University of Alaska Fairbanks Juneau Center seminar: Videos of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, 3:30 p.m., Anderson Building Room 221, 11275 Glacier Highway.
Public comment on alternative heliport study due today, 4:30 p.m., CBJ Touruism, 155 Seward St., or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center Level II Backcountry Avalanche Workshop begins today, runs through Monday. Advanced registration required. Details: 586-5699.
Fireside Program: Mother Nature, Moderation, Money and ... Salmon, 7:30-9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Juneau International Folk Dancers, 7:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Kids Day Program: Why Glaciers?, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 789-6640.
Sled 'n Sew, a family activity event held by the Juneau School District Indian Studies Program, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Floyd Dryden Commons area. Native sewing projects, sledding and snacks. Details: 463-1700 x310.
"Scrappy-do," a scrapbook workshop, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Salvation Army, 439 Willoughby Ave. Bring photos and scrapbook, and dish for a potluck lunch. Details: 586-2136.
Gastineau Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m., the Family History Center, Church of Latter Day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway. Beginners welcome.
Tryouts for "Man of La Mancha," presented by Broadway and Chocolate, 3 p.m., Mendenhall River Community School music room. Details: 789-3977, evenings.
Family Bead Circle, 4-5:30 p.m., City Museum. Details: 586-3572.
Hot Salsa, Cool Ballroom, a benefit for Juneau Montessori featuring Salsa Borealis and the Thunder Mountain Big Band. Dance demo and instruction, 7-8 p.m., open dance, 8-11 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets at Hearthside and JMS. Details: 364-3535.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Contra Dance trip to Haines, for more information visit the web site: www.ptialaska.net/~ddonalds.
Juneau Alpine Club will climb at the Rock Dump. Details: Kathy Landry, 789-7058.
Monday, Jan. 28
Toddler Time, 10 a.m., Downtown Library, and 11 a.m., Valley Library.
Toddler Time, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH. A playtime for toddlers and class/support group for parents.
Free ESL Classes, 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Daycare may be available.
Meeting with the Rasmuson Foundation to describe grant guidelines, noon, UAS Mourant Building's Lake Room. Details: 465-6416.
Planning and Policy Committee meeting, noon, Chambers.
Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation Workshop, noon-1 p.m., every Monday, Dimond Court House, Courtroom "A". Details: 463-4755.
Free GED Prep Courses, 12:30-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Daycare may be available.
Youth on the Street meeting, 4:45-6 p.m., Marie Drake School Room 316. All welcome. Details: Ric, 463-5226, or 789-2728.
Lands Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Chambers.
Free English as a Second Language Classes, every Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., SERRC, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.
Human Resources Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Chambers.
Assembly Meeting, 7 p.m., Chambers.
Foster Care Orientation, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Foster Parent Training Center, 3032 Vintage Blvd. #102 (across from Carrs). Details: Candice, 465-3740, or Janna, 790-4246.
Adult badminton open gym, 8-10 p.m., Auke Bay Elementary School. Teen-agers and adults encouraged to attend. All skill levels welcome. Gym fee is $3, shuttlecocks provided. Details: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
"Working Together: Tourism in Southeast Alaska," a 3-day symposium at Centennial hall, begins today. Registration required, call Marti, 586-8872.
Alaska Travel Industry Association marketing meeting, 8 a.m., Ray Renshaw Room of the Aspen Hotel, across from the airport. Details: Mark, (907)646-3311.
Valley Toastmasters meeting, every Tuesday, 6:10 a.m., Henry's (in the Mendenhall Mall). Details: Jim, 789-3074.
Life Ring, a support group for women, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday, Cathedral of the Nativity basement, 5th and Gold Streets. Lunch is provided, all are welcome. Details: Kathee, 354-2131, or the Cathedral, 586-1513.
Quilting Resource Center, noon-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.
Airport Board Finance Committee meeting, 2-4 p.m., Glacier Restaurant Conference Room. FY03 and FY04 budgets to be discussed.
Juneau Drum Dancers, 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Cedar Park Recreation Hall. Details: 586-3347.
Meeting regarding kidney dialysis, patients, families and friends invited, 7 p.m., BRH Admin. Building.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at email@example.com. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.