Briefly

Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2001

Coast Guard scholarships offered to women

Applications for the Coast Guard Women's Association Scholarship are available at Juneau-Douglas High School, the Federal Building Education Office, or by calling Kim Goettler at 790-4504.

Eligible scholarship recipients include dependent spouses and children of active duty, retired, reserve or deceased military personnel residing in Juneau. All applications must be returned via United States Postal Service and postmarked by March 9. To ensure fairness in meeting the application deadline, no hand deliveries or e-mail will be accepted.

Jumper show at Glacier Valley Feb. 17

The Juneau Jumper Rope Skipping Demonstration Team's 2001 Valentine Show will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 17, at the Glacier Valley School gym.

The Jumpers will be joined by members of the Sitka Skippers, including Derek Hirai, the 2000 Single Rope National Champion. A homemade pie and dessert auction will be part of the fund-raising event.

A suggested donation of $3 will be accepted at the door and will be used toward team travel costs.

City museum seeking comments on operations

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is seeking comments on the museum's public perception and expectations at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

A summary of the meetings comments will be presented to professional museum surveyors who visit later this year. Refreshments will be served at the meeting.

The museum is located at 4th and Main streets. For more information call 586-3572.

Housing assistance offices move downtown

The offices of Housing First Inc. and the Juneau Housing Trust Inc. have moved to 119 Seward St., No. 4. The two nonprofit housing organizations will share an office during the upcoming constructuion of four new houses for low-income home home buyers.

The agencies may be reached by phone at 463-1276, fax at 463-1266 and e-mail housingfirst@gci.net.

Nature program looks at reuse, recycling of litter

Forest Service Naturalist Denise Wolvin will present "Looking at Litter," a youth-oriented one-hour program on improving waste disposal habits, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Children ages 7-12 are invited to attend, or those under 7 who are accompanied by a parent. The emphasis will be on reusing and recyling trash.

For more information call the center at 789-6640.

Training for adult tutors offered Feb. 21

A tutor training session will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 by the South East Regional Resource Center and its Adult Education Center.

Space is limited and registration in advance is requested. Alternative times are available.

For more information call 586-5718 or visit the center at 210 Ferry Way.

Cash raffle benefits local contractor, family

The Home Builders Association of Juneau is sponsoring a raffle to benefit contractor Bill Bosse of Consak Inc., who needs a liver transplant, and his family.

Each ticket costs $20. First prize in the drawing is $500, second prize is $250 and third prize is $100. The drawing is March 29.

For more information call the HBA office at 463-5774.

Open house features family agencies

A community open house showcasing services available to young children and families is scheduled from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral Hall at 430 5th Street.

More than 20 groups, such as AWARE, Catholic Community Services and REACH Infant Learning, will provide information about their services. Visual displays, staff and participants in the programs will be presented. Refreshments and live music will also be featured.

For more information call Joy Lyon at 789-1235.

Lenten Lunches resume in March

The Juneau Cooperative Church Council will host Lenten Lunches, featuring a speaker and music, at McPhetres Hall at noon on Thursdays from March 1 to April 5.

The lunches are free, although donations will be accepted and given to various local social service agencies. A Salvation Army van will transport people from Northern Light United Church to the lunches at 11:30 a.m.

Salvation Army offers women's, girls' events

A series of events for women and girls are being offered by the Salvation Army this month.

The women's activities include a "Ladies Night Out" at 6 p.m. Thursday featuring Dutch dinner and shopping. There is also a scrapbook workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with participants asked to bring pictures and scrapbooks to work on and $5 for lunch.

Girls and their parents are invited to an informational tea at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 to learn about Girl Guards for youths in grades 5 through high school and Sunbeams for girls ages 6 to 11. The groups are similar to scouting programs with a spiritual emphasis.

All activities meet at the Salvation Army building at 439 Willoughby Ave. For more information call 586-2136.

Volunteers sought to help DWI offenders

The Department of Corrections is seeking volunteers to assist with risk management of DWI offenders at the Juneau Probation/Parole office. Contact Thomas at 269-7382 or e-mail thomas_vaccaro@orrect. state.ak.us for more information.

Helpers for family activities day sought

Community Schools is planning an afternoon of free activities for families Feb. 19 at Juneau-Douglas High School. The school is looking for individuals or groups willing to provide activities for kids.

Volunteers are asked to design an activity, determine participant age (activities do not have to be for all ages) and Community Schools will provide space and advertising.

Currently participants include the story tellers guild, activities in the planetarium, and Jeff Brown and his magic balloons. Other suggested activities include music, dance, theater, face painting, art and cooking.

For more information call 463-1927.



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