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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

2009 Homeless Count in Juneau, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., The Glory Hole. Other participating organizations include AWARE, Catholic Community Services, Gastineau Human Services, Juneau Youth Services, REACH, JAMI, SAIL, SERRC, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, Bartlett Hospital and many others. Details: Stan, 780-4475 or 635-5005.

"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.

Native Issues Forum, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. With Sen. Kim Elton and Rep. Beth Kerttula speaking. Everyone welcome. Bring a lunch or purchase buffet-style lunch. Details: Myrna, 463-7105.

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.

Low Vision Support Group meeting, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: SAIL, 586-4920.

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, downstairs at the Juneau Family Birth Center. All are welcome. Details: Shayna, 321-4121.

"Introduction to Microsoft Word 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., Robert F. Valliant Center, BRH Board Room. Details: 796-8463.

Juneau School District Indian Studies Program Board meeting, 5:15 p.m., Auke Bay Elementary School library. Public invited. Details: Sally, 780-2037.

Creative Economy Forum, 5:30-7 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, 914 Third St., Douglas. Moderated panel about the role of culture in the economic and social health of Southeast Alaska. Details: Flordelino, 364-2421 ext. 230.

Southeast Alaska Independent Living Inc. Board of Directors monthly meeting, 5:45 p.m., 3225 Hospital Drive, Suite 300. Details: Joan, 586-4920.

Healthy Relationships Class for Women, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Tuesdays from Jan. 20 to March 24. Facilitated by Saralyn Tabachnick and Ellen Naughter Andrews. Details: Ellen, 586-6623.

"Let's Quit!" smoking cessation group, 6-8 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, classrooms. Saturdays from Jan. 6 to Feb. 17. $75 for seven sessions. Details: 796-8422.

"Art, Music & Science Celebrated by the Color of Ice" presentation by NASA astrophysicist Peter Walileski, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Glacier View Room. Melding science and art in the study of ice crystals, as seen at "Frizion" exhibit at the Alaska State Museum. Details: Mary, 523-2336 or www.frizion.com.

"Life on Mars" formal planetarium show, 7 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Details: 465-1517 or mariedrakeplanetarium.com.

"Climate Change & Alaska's Seas" presentation by Dr. Brendan Kelly, 7-10 p.m., Centennial Hall. UAS professor currently working with the National Science Foundation will present his work on climate change and Alaska's oceans. Details: Paula, 321-3451.

"Wireless Towers: Friends or Fiends?" presentation, 7-8 p.m., Valley Chapel, Montana Creek Road intersection. Learn about all the towers coming to town and concerns about impacts on health and property issues. Sponsored by the West Mendenhall Valley Neighborhood Association. Details: Jackie, 789-5044.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Health reform briefing, morning session, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Baranof Hotel, Gastineau Suite. Alaska health care experts to brief legislators on reform issues. Details: Rod, 321-2461.

2009 Homeless Count in Juneau, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Polaris House. Other participating organizations include The Glory Hole, AWARE, Catholic Community Services, Gastineau Human Services, Juneau Youth Services, REACH, JAMI, SAIL, SERRC, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, Bartlett Hospital and many others. Details: Stan, 780-4475 or 635-5005.

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.

Fisheries seminar by Dr. Tyson MacCormack, 10:30 a.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road, Room 101. Title: "Thriving in Harsh Environments: Ecophysical and Biochemical Adaptation in Temperate and Tropical Fishes." Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

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

"Write For Your Life" group, 11 a.m.-noon 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.

KTOO slideshow: "My Trip Around the World (On a Freighter)" by Martha Moore, noon, KTOO. Pack your own lunch. 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: 789-8884.

2009 Homeless Count in Juneau, 1-3:30 p.m., Front Street Clinic. Other participating organizations include The Glory Hole, AWARE, Catholic Community Services, Gastineau Human Services, Juneau Youth Services, REACH, JAMI, SAIL, SERRC, Southeast Alaska Food Bank, Bartlett Hospital and many others. Details: Stan, 780-4475 or 635-5005.

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

Women Infant 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.

Health reform briefing, afternoon session, 1:15-3:15 p.m., Capitol, Fahrenkamp-Butrovich Room 203. Alaska health care experts to brief legislators on reform issues. Details: Rod, 321-2461.

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