Out and About

Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2003

Feb. 2: Eaglecrest Ski Area Platter Pull lift open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., tickets needed but no charge. $15 lessons at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other lifts and trails closed due to shortage of snow. Details: 586-5330 or www.skijuneau.com.

Feb. 2: 4-H Nordic Ski Club meeting. For location and activity, call the 4-H office, 465-8749.

Feb. 3: "Gentle Giants, Alaska's Humpback Whales," lecture by marine biology professor Jan Straley, the first in the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Feb. 4: Juneau Alpine Club annual meeting, 6 p.m., Douglas library. Pizza provided, bring a dessert to share. Details: Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.

Feb. 7: "Walrus Island: Through a Caretaker's Eyes," 6:30 and 8 p.m., Fireside program at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center with Fish and Game biologist Polly Hessing. Details: 789-6640.

Feb. 7: Juneau Raptor Center Auction, preview at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m., Hangar on the Wharf. Tickets, $15, at the door or Hearthside books, include Spanish tapas. Details: 586-8393.

Feb. 8: Kids Day at the Glacier: "Light of the Night," on the aurora borealis, with Forest Service naturalist Denise Wolvin, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For children ages 7-12, younger kids welcome with adult supervision. Details: 789-0097.

Feb. 8: Juneau Gun Club ATA or PITA registered shoot, registration 9 a.m. Details: www.go.to/jrpc.

Feb. 9: Smallbore rifle silhouette at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, 8:30 a.m. registration, shoot at 9:30 a.m. Details: www.go.to/jrpc.

Feb. 10: "Exploring the Secrets of the Aurora Borealis," lecture by Syun Akasofu, director of the International Arctic Research Center, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Feb. 13: Slide program on Pitcairn Island group with Theresa Svancara and Jeff Sauer, Juneau Audubon Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Feb. 17: "Spying on Volcanoes from Space," lecture by Ken Dean, research associate professor, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Feb. 24: "Linking Alaska's Landscape to Salmon Populations," lecture by Patricia Heiser, assistant professor, UAA Department of Geology, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Ongoing: Trap shooting at the Juneau Gun Club, on Montana Creek Road, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Details: 789-9844.

Ongoing: Parks and Rec hikes, Saturdays and Wednesdays starting about 9:30 a.m. Call 586-0428 for time and location or check www.juneau.lib.ak.us/parksrec/hike/schedule.php.

In season: Black bear (Sept. 1-June 30), wolf (Aug. 1-April 30, Douglas Island closed), wolverine (Nov. 10-Feb. 15), and red and blue king crab (Oct. 1-March 31). (Seasons and limits are more complex than can be detailed here. Always check regulations before heading out.)

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