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Around Town

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Today

Juneau Chess Club, 4-8 p.m., downtown public library. Sets provided, rules taught, all welcome. Details: Brian, 790-1934.

Juneau Economic Development Council seminar, "Employee and Self-employed Benefits", 5:30-8:30 p.m., JEDC, 612 W. Willoughby. Details: 463-3662.

Winter Classics Juneau Concert, featuring musicians of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, 8 p.m., Northern Light Church. Tickets at Hearthside or at the door.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Library Story Time, 11 a.m., Douglas library.

Bill Egan Forum: Senate Democratic leader Johnny Ellis will speak, noon, the Baranof. Details: Cindy, 790-3931.

Housing First program to assist low-income homebuyers, noon-1 p.m., Gruening Park community room, 1800 Northwood. Details: 463-1276.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Open House, noon-1 p.m., Back Room of the Silverbow, 5-6:30 p.m., downtown library conference room. Details: 586-3350.

Baby-Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital administration building classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old.

GED Orientation workshop, 1:30-2:30 p.m., SERRC Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.

Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. regular board meeting, 5:15-7 p.m., Green Doors, 310 Second Street. Details: 463-3303.

Informational meeting about UAS Master of Arts in Teaching program, 5:30 p.m., Mourant Building, Auke Lake campus. Details: 465-6429.

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development public meeting on health and safety in Alaska's workplaces, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: Becky, 269-4939.

Amnesty International Meeting, 6 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Amy, 789-0308.

Parks department meeting with Mendenhaven area neighbors to discuss planning for the park, 6-8 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School library.

Informational meeting on the Airport Environmental Impact Statement, 7 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Library. The Mendenhall Refuge Citizens Advisory Group is sponsoring the meeting. Details: Carl Schrader, 465-4287.

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.

Friday, Feb. 1

Library Story Time, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library.

Board of Education Policy Committee, noon, School District Office. Details: 463-1700.

Airport Board Finance Committee Meeting, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Glacier Restaurant Conference Room.

Opening Reception for artists Artemis BonaDea and Mary Ellen Frank, 4:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier Street. Details: Mark Daughhetee, 465-2901.

Public Opening Reception for Juneau painter Dan Fruits, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Exhibition of new works of Juneau historic buildings and village life recollections. Details: Jane Lindsey, 586-3572.

Juneau International Folk Dancers, 7:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple.

Fireside Program: "Shuyak Island State Park," 7:30-9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Rabies Clinic for Dogs, All day, Gastineau Humane Society. Cost is $10 per pet. Details: 789-0260.

Family Fun Activity, "Scales, the Truth is Fishy," 10-11 a.m., DIPAC. Learn how biologists read about a fish's secret life from a single scale. Details: Rich or Rob, 463-4810.

Saturday Morning Kids Day Program: "Rambunctious Red Squirrels," 11-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 789-6640.

Special Saturday free program with Juneau artist Dan Fruits, 1-2:30 p.m., City Museum. Fruits will talk about his painting process and give tours of his exhibit. Details: Jane Lindsey, 586-3572.

Monday, Feb. 4

Free English as a Second Language Classes, Mondaythrough Friday, 10-noon, St. Vincent de Paul, Smith Hall on Teal Street. Details: 789-4622.

Toddler Play Group, 11:30-1 p.m., REACH.

Tlingit Story Telling, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen Northup, 463-6175.

Appeal Hearing before the Assembly regarding HSHA vs. PC, 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.

"Breastfeeding Success and Newborn Care and Infant Carseat Safety," 6-8 p.m., Classroom in Bartlett Regional Hopital's Administration Building. Details or to register: 586-8424.

Free Science for Alaska lecture by Roger Smith, Director, UAF Geophysical Institute, "Watching the Aurora from Earth and Space," 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

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.

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 nrclerk@juneauempire.com. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.



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