Around Town

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009


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

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 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.

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

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

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

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.

Battle of the Books: High school level, 12:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School library. Details: Raandi, 780-1994.

Mental Fitness Group, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Do brain teasers, puzzles and other brain exercises to build your mental muscles and promote healthy aging. Sponsored by Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska. Details: Amber, 586-6044.

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

Battle of the Books: 7/8 level, 3:15 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Details: Pat, 463-1850.

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

Native Dance Group, 5-7 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. First practive for a Native dance group open to youth and adults. Regular practices will be scheduled at other locations thereafter. Details: Jennifer, 209-4421.

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

University of Alaska Southeast School of Education informational night, 5:30 p.m., UAS Egan Room 112. Learn about earning a Master's in Teaching for elementary or secondary grades. Details: Kent, 796-6525.

Battle of the Books: ¾ level, 6 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School library. Details: Lorrie, 463-1801.

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

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Battle of the Books: 5/6 level, 6:15 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School library. Details: Lorrie, 463-1801.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

"Childbirth Preparation" class, 6:30-9 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, classrooms. Thursdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12. Six-week series. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Presentation and book signing by Alaska Native activist Willie Hensley, 7 p.m., Baranof Hotel, Treadwell Room. Also a former legislator and author of "Fifty Miles From Tomorrow." Details: Katrina, 789-2605.

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

Thursday Night Contra dance, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Terry Miller Legislative Offices gym, Capital School, gym. Live dance music with Lis and Leif Saya, dance band The Jig is Up and dance caller Tom Paul. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. Details: Tom, 463-3214.

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. 30

Aiport Board Finance Committee meeting, 9 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: John, 789-7821.

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

School of Fisheries seminar by Dr. Martha Mather, 3:30-5 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road, Room 101. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Fireside Lecture series: "Mendenhall's 2008 Changes" with University of Alaska faculty and student researchers, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Experts share the results of their glacier and lake surveys during the summer 2008. Time-lapse photography illustrates the story of recession. Details: Laurie, 789-6635.

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.

"A Night for Wounded Warriors" benefit and silent auction, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. To benefit disabled and wounded veterans. Sponsored by the Extreme Edge Foundation. Featuring complimentary gourmet dessert bar by Abby's Kitchen, cash bar provided by Marlintini's Lounge, silent auction items and live piano and guitar music. Tickets $15, available at Hearthside Books or at the door. Details: Maggie, 364-1538.

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