Thursday, Jan. 27
English language and citizenship classes, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Sponsored by South East Alaska Literacy. Call 586-5718.
Board of Education Budget Committee meeting, 5 p.m., District Office.
Twin Lakes Restoration Group meeting, 5 p.m., DIPAC conference room. Discussion involves Twin Lakes' problems, sources of revenue for solutions. Call Bruce at 463-5566.
Juneau Alliance for the Mentally Ill meeting, 5:15 p.m., Green Doors, 201 Franklin St.
Childbirth preparation, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Administrative Building classroom. What to expect in labor and coping strategies. Call Debi at Bartlett Beginnings, 586-8424.
Harbor Board meeting, 7-9 p.m., Assembly Chambers.
Adult Bead Circle, 7-9 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave. Call 463-3220.
Contra Dance Thursday, 8 p.m., McPhetres Hall, 4th and Gold. Music by Andy and Ellen, with caller Charli Meacham. Wear cool, comfortable clothes and low-heeled shoes. Preceded by waltz class conducted by Charli and Chuck Meacham, 7-8 p.m. $3 donation for the class. Call 586-6882.
Friday, Jan. 28
All-age Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library.
Assembly, Juneau legislative delegation joint meeting, noon, Assembly Chambers.
``Insights into Alaskan Crab Population Dynamics,'' 3:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Anderson Bldg., room 221. Speaker is marine fisheries scientist Gordon Kruse.
``Using Archaeology and Ethnography to Explore the Hoonah Tlingit Homeland in Glacier Bay,'' 7:30-9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Part of the center's Fireside Program Series. Admission is free. Call 789-6640.
Juneau T&H Community Council Bingo, 7:30 p.m., 3235 Hospital Dr. Call 463-5680.
Open Badminton Gym, 8-10 p.m., Gastineau School. $2.50 per person; $5 family rate. Call 586-3070.
Saturday, Jan. 29
Friends of Recycling glass crushing, 9-11 a.m., DOT lot at 7 mile of Glacier Highway.
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center winter hours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays. Call Dale at 790-7425.
Parks and Recreation Saturday hike, 9:30 a.m. Starts at the Dan Moller trailhead, then up to the water tower to access the Treadwell Ditch trail. About 6 miles. Bring crosscountry skis or snowshoes. No dogs or firearms. Wear warm layers of clothing and bring plenty of food and water. If you need a ride or have questions, call Caroline at 463-1546.
Chilkat weaving demonstration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sealaska Plaza lobby. Featuring Chilkat blanket weaver Anna Brown Ehlers. At 2 p.m., Rosita Worl will talk on ``The Significance and Meaning of Naxin: the Chilkat Blanket.''
Winter Birds, noon, Mendenhall Valley library. Learn about winter birds and making bird feeders with the Juneau Audubon Society's Dayna Focht.
Gastineau Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m., Church of the Latter Day Saints, 5100 Glacier Hwy. A short talk on the use of census records for genealogical research will be given. Call 586-3695.
Quilters exhibit highlights, 1-3 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Opening reception for ``Hearts and Hands Across the Americas'' exhibition of quilts, with squares made by Southeast Alaska students. Free. Call Lisa at 465-2901.
Juneau Joeys - Clowns of America meeting, 2 p.m., Glacier Valley Baptist Church. Call 789-5662.
Free step aerobics classes, 4-5 p.m., Zach Gordon Center. Sponsored by SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion Dept. To sign up, call Andrea at 463-5846.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence annual reception, 6-8 p.m., Hangar on the Wharf ballroom. Awards ceremony and membership meeting. Call 463-3755.
Dances of Universal Peace, 7-9 p.m., St. Brendan's Episcopal Church. Beginners welcome. Call Leah, 789-3993.
Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2 Bingo, 7:30 p.m., ANB Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Sunday, Jan. 30
4-H Crosscountry Ski Program, 1:30 p.m., call 465-8749 for location. For kindergartners and above, and families.
Filipino Community Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Filipino Community Hall, 251 South Franklin St. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Around Town is for nonprofit groups and all events listed are open to the public. Political fund raising and events restricted to club members will not be listed. Contact recovery groups directly for meeting times. Deadline is noon, two business days before publication. Fax items to 586-3028 or take them to 3100 Channel Drive.