Around Town

Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2008

Today, Jan. 24

The Department of Natural Resources public meeting to discuss the Taku River hoverbarge proposal announced in Thursday’s Around Town was changed to 7-9 p.m. Feb. 4 at Centennial Hall.

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Parent and tot open skate and lesson, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Treadwell Arena. $4 adults, $3 youth, $2 skate rental. Details: 586-0410 or

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Hangar Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Board of Education work session, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Juneau School District Office conference room. Topic is the Juneau Community Charter School contract. Details: 523-1702.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Beginning English class, 2-3 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Thursday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 3-4 p.m.; skill tech/open lab 5-7 p.m.; sports challenge 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Intermediate-level English class, 5-6:30 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

"Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Task Force Exploring Activities Money meeting, 5-7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School Room 206. Details: 523-1702.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Knowledge Industry Network Pub Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Island Pub. Statewide program that brings young and seasoned professionals together to meet, network, exchange ideas and develop professionally. January focus is on government jobs. Details: Becca, 523-2334.

Public meeting to discuss the Taku River hoverbarge proposal, 6 p.m., Juneau Arts and Cultural Center.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

"Wikis, Blogs, RSS Feeds and You" laptop presentation, 6 p.m., downtown library. Details: 586-5267.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation, 6-7 p.m., Centennial Hall. For fifth-grade Juneau School District students graduating from the nine-week program. Details:

"Connected and Protected: Internet for Home and Small Office" course, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School. Details: Carrie, 523-1774.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

New England barn dance, 7:30 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Center, Fifth and Harris streets. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. $8 public, $7 members of the Alaska Folk Festival or Juneau International Folkdancers, $5 seniors and students. Details: David, 586-1787.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, Jan. 25

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Friday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Open lab 1-3 p.m.; Lego robotics 3:30-5 p.m.; prize raffle 4 p.m.; Torch Club 4-5 p.m.; movie/tournament 4:30-6:30 p.m.; teen skills lab 5-7 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Women's recreational target shooting, 5-7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Hunter Education Facility, 5670 Montana Creek Road. Details: 586-4101 or

Annual "Fiesta de Colores" celebration of Hispanic culture, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Community Charter School, 430 Fourth St., downtown. Free. Featuring crafts, food, music and dancing. Details: 586-2526.

Benefit for artist John Stoll, 6-10 p.m., Hangar Ballroom. Featuring live music, Cajun food, silent and regular auctions. Proceeds go to help Stoll with medical bills. Donations accepted.

Fireside Series: "Southeast Alaska's Whales" by photographer John Hyde, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: Laurie, 789-6640.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Presentation on the history and context of Bizet's "Carmen" by Kyle Pickett, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. Details: Katie, 796-6530.

LUNA Fest film festival, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and children available at the door or Hearthside Books. Details: or

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Saturday, Jan. 26

"Healing Touch Level 1" class, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Board Room, Robert F. Valliant Center. Class toward a certificate of completion in healing touch, which incorporates basic to advanced healing modalities. Cost is $225. Details: 796-8422.

Keep the Pace walking club, 8:45 a.m. every Saturday, Nugget Mall entrance closest to JoAnn's. Pedometers and incentives for walkers. Details: Christy, 364-4457 or

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Saturday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

"Advanced Felting: Hats" class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Canvas. Call to register. Details: 586-1750.

Spanish play group for 2- to 6-year-olds, 10-11 a.m., Northern Light United Church. Learn Spanish through songs, stories and play. Details: 209-3566.

• Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at They also can be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive or faxed to 586-3028. The deadline is noon two days prior to the event.

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