Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Call to artists

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council invites the public to enter its handcrafted designs in the second annual Wearable Art Extravaganza. Anything that can be worn such as jewelry, clothing, quilting, traditional regalia or costuming is applicable for admission.

Applications for entries are available at the JAHC office. Feb. 11 is the deadline for submissions.

The wearable Art Extravaganza and Dance is Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the ANB Hall. This annual event is a fund-raiser for the JAHC scholarship and grant program. For details, call 586-ARTS.

Bridge Adult service participates in USDA food program

The Bridge Adult Day Program, a part of Catholic Community Service, announces its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. Meals will be made available to adults enrolled in the Bridge program at no separate charge, without regard to race, color, handicap, age, sex or national origin.

The income of the adults enrolled in the program determines the eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. For specific eligibility requirements, call 463-6170.

Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against should write immediately to the USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Ave. SW, Washington D.C., 20250-9410.

Grants for nonprofits available from CGWA

The U.S. Coast Guard Women's Association is currently accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations. Applications must be postmarked by March 16.

Interested parties should call 790-4297 to request an application. All completed applications must be returned by mail to CGWA of Juneau, P.O. Box 35121, Juneau 99803. No hand-delivered applications will be accepted.

Charter School to hold fund-raiser

The Juneau Community Charter School will present its annual fund-raiser concert and silent auction Saturday, March 16.

The Spring for the Arts Gala begins at 6 p.m. at the Juneau-Douglas High School with a silent arts auction. The event is one of the most important fund-raisers for the school, and donations are needed to ensure its success. Contributions can come in one of several forms, such as a piece of art, a photograph, music lessons, pottery or hand-made clothing or jewelry.

All proceeds fund the school's student activities fund, which is designated to foster education through any and all art forms.

The school looks forward to Gala 2002 being more successful than ever. People interested in donating can call 463-3336 to make arrangements.

The Juneau Community Charter School is grateful for the support of all artists in Juneau, and appreciates their contribution to the artistic well-being of our community and children.

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