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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Today, Jan. 26

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

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

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

"Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon Family Group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

Juneau School District high school level Battle of the Books, 12:15 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School library. Details: Raandi, 780-1995.

Stitch 'N Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Free. Meet other new parents and share the joys and challenges of parenthood. Topics change weekly. Details: 586-1203.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Roundtable, 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Third of four roundtables on jobs and economic growth. Public invited. Details: 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382.

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

Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors meeting, 5:15 p.m., BRH Administration Building, Board Room. Details: Jim, 796-8463.

Juneau People for Peace and Justice weekly meeting, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Everyone welcome. Details: Judith, 789-9229.

Housing First Inc. Board of Directors monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Open to the public. Details: Jennifer, 463-1276.

Tai Chi Level One class, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Five-week class held Thursdays. $50 for series. Registration required. Details: 586-1203.

Planetarium show, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. Free. Make the stars shine. Everyone welcome. Details: or 586-1517, after 6 p.m.

Healthy Relationships class for women, 6-7:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital, Administration Building, Room 203B. 10-week series on Tuesdays from Jan. 5 to March 9. Free. Childcare available if arranged in advance. Details: Ellen, 586-6623.

Community information session: High school voluntary drug testing progam, 6-7:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School library. Details: 523-1707.

Childbirth Preparation class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Six-week series covering relaxation techniques, labor and birth, preventing complications, breastfeeding, bonding and birth plans. Details: 586-1203.

"Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?" workshop, 6:30 p.m., downtown library. Free discussion and exploration of the nature of spiritual experiences. Presented by the Juneau Eckankar Group. Details: 586-5955.

Portrait drawing class with Jackie Manning, 6:30-9 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Tuesdays Jan. 5-26. $125. Details: 586-1750 or

Narcotics Anonymous game night, 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Juneau Young Democrats' "Drinking Liberally," 7-10 p.m., Bergmann Bar. Topic for this weekly session of beer and politics is the Alaska Democratic Central Committee. Details: Kim, 586-2113.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: hotline, 586-0428.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

Storytime, 11 a.m., downtown library. Details: 586-0434.

"Write For Your Life" group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

Virtual vacation: "Southern Spain" with DJ Thomson and David Thomson, noon, KTOO Studio, 360 Egan Drive. Details: Jeff, 463-6425.

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

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 463-1224.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 1-6:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

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

Craft night for adults, 5-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Free. Sponsored by Community Schools. Bring your craft projects and supplies. Be prepared to spend an evening finishing those long-overdue projects. Feel free to bring a snack. Details: Joyce, 780-2073 or

Democratic Leadership Forum, 5:15 p.m., Silverbow. With featured speakers House Democratic press person Frank Ameduri and House Democratic Rep. Chris Tuck, of Anchorage. Public invited. Food and drink available for purchase. Details: Kim, 586-2113.

"Douglas Serenity Seekers" Al-Anon Family Group, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Marsha, 364-2472.

Nicotine Anonymous meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Assembly Building, Suite 106.

Hip-hop class for kids ages 5 to 7, 6-6:45 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. $40. Ten-week series held Wednesdays. Registration required. Details: 586-1203.

Bipolar/Depression Support Group, 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday, downtown library. A consumer-led-consumer support group with confidentiality and understanding.

Healing Touch Introduction, 6-8 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital, Robert Valliant Building. Free. All are welcome. Details: 796-8422.

Juneau School District Budget Committee meeting, 6-8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School, Room 206. Details: Lara, 523-1702.

"Parenting Your Infant: Birth to Age One" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Eight-week class held every Wednesday. Free. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

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

"Alaska to Finland: A Cultural Exchange" presentation by Alysia McLain, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. TO discuss her participation in the 2009 Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange program to Southern Finland and Estonia. Details: Alysia, 586-3572.

Bipolar Disorder/Depression Peer Support Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library conference room. Free. Details:

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