Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Dimond rec center meeting Thursday

Comments on the feasibility study for the new Dimond Park Community Recreation Center are being sought at a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Hall.

The meeting will be hosted by the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department. Copies of the study are available at public libraries.

For more information call 586-5226.

Himalayas focus of Fireside talk

An elementary school teacher who volunteered last summer as a farm worker in the Himalayas is the subject of a Fireside Program at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Mary Noble will present "A Summer in Shangri-la," examining issues with the Ladakhi culture as it struggles with an increasing number of visitors. The program is suitable for all ages.

Programs will continue every Friday through March 23. For more information call 790-7425, or get a schedule at the visitor center or the Forest Service Information Center at Centennial Hall.

Women's Council seeks nominees, events for calendar

The Juneau Women's Council is accepting applications from people interested in becoming board members. Applications are available at the city clerk's office at City Hall, 155 S. Seward.

The council is also organizing a community events calendar for Women's History Month in March. Those wishing to list events are asked to call Kathy Stepien or Elanor Vinson at 789-4336 before Jan. 31.

The organization's next meeting is from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the downtown public library's conference room.

MADD president to speak at reception Saturday

The 34th Annual Reception and Membership Drive of the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Treadwell Room at the Baranof Hotel. The guest speaker will be Millie Webb, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

A $10 donation is optional. For more information call 463-3755.

Reservations for park space begins Feb. 1

Juneau Parks and Recreation will on Feb. 1 begin accepting reservations for the shelters at Twin Lakes and Cope Park, and the shelters and volleyball courts at Sandy Beach/Savikko Park.

Shelters and courts can be reserved from April 20 through Sept. 16. Twin Lakes rents for $10 an hour; Cope Park and Sandy Beach/Savikko shelters rent for $15 an hour. There is no charge for reserving the volleyball courts.

Reservations must be made in person at the parks and recreation office at City Hall, with payment made at the time of reservation. For more information call 586-5226.

COMTECH volunteers meeting Feb. 1

A meeting for COMTECH volunteers is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the downtown public library.

Registration and session assistants are being sought. Volunteers receive one session pass to the technology show for every two hours of assistance.

For more information call 586-6806 or e-mail

Marine safety training offered in February

A marine safety training course will be offered Feb. 20 and 21 in Juneau by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association. The course is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels.

To register or obtain more information call AMSEA at 747-3287.

Current, former Alaskans to meet in Las Vegas

The Alaskans, a social club formed to allow former and current state residents to keep in touch, will celebrate their 25th annual convention at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas from March 25-30.

Recreational activities, a general meeting with keynote speakers, cocktail parties and other events are scheduled. Non-members are invited to the event.

For more information contact Joseph Dandona Sr. at (805) 964-2005, fax him at (805) 692-5225, or write him at P.O. Box 3128, Santa Barbara, CA 93130.

Free ESL, adult eduction classes offered

Free English as a Second Language classes are being offered from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Smith Hall in the valley. Classes are also being offered from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Juneau Adult Education Center downtown.

Adult education classes for those seeking a GED are being offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Smith Hall.

For more information on the Smith Hall classes call 790-4102. For more information on the Juneau Adult Education Center call 586-5718.

Bereavement support group to begin meeting

A bereavement support group for adults who have experienced a loss through death during the past two years is scheduled to begin meeting Feb. 14.

The group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 21. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register call Hospice and Home Care of Juneau at 463-3113.

Summer camp guide offered to parents

A brochure providing guidelines for parents looking to send their children to a summer camp program is being offered by the nonprofit agency Just For Kids Inc.

The publication lists a variety of questions on topics such as cleanliness, policies, staff training and activities. For more information call 490-6722.

MADD elects members to local chapter's board

The Juneau Mother's Against Drunk Driving chapter has received recognition status by the MADD national headquarters and elected a board of directors.

Board members are Gene Miller, president; Chanda Kulm, vice president; Marcy Pilcher, secretary; Matt Felix, treasurer; and Dawn Miller, education director.

Those interested in MADD can contact the Juneau chapter at 211 4th St., Suite 102, Juneau, AK 99801; by phone at 463-2562; fax at 463-2540; or e-mail at

Donors sought for used clothing sale

The Southeast Alaska Friends and Montessori will hold their 7th annual "Nifty, Thrifty, 50/50 Sale" of used clothing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Cathedral Parish Hall, 430 5th Street. Donations of clothing are being sought.

All funds from the project will support Montessori education in Juneau public schools.

To donate clothing or get information on how to offer items for consignment call Catherine at 789-1825.

State to survey Southeast deer hunters

About 4,000 hunters in Southeast Alaska will receive the annual Deer Hunting Survey from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game within the next few weeks.

Participants will be selected at random from those who picked up deer harvest tickets for the August 2000 - January 2001 deer hunting season.

The survey is used to estimate total deer harvest and hunter success rate. They also evaluate deer populations and determine what areas are important to hunters.

Responses are kept confidential, but a summary of the results will be sent to all selected to participate in the survey.

A detailed report on last year's survey is available at

Nominees for volunteer awards sought

Nominations for the 22nd annual First Lady's Volunteer Awards, honoring residents for volunteer activities, are being sought.

Any individual or organization may nominate a person who meets one or more of the following criteria: lengthy serive to community or state; extraordinary personal commitment; participation in an innovative or creative volunteer program, event or project; or significant impact on, or benefit, to a community or the state.

Nominations must be postmarked by April 2. Forms are available by writing to the Anchorage Office of the Governor at 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1700, Anchorage, AK 99501 or calling 269-7450.

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