Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Community Schools still has class openings for the spring

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Community Schools still has openings in the following classes: Belly dance, 7-9 p.m. Monday; Kundalini Yoga, 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday; Aikido, 6:40-7:50 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; Beauty and Skin Care 101, 7-9 p.m. Thursday; Crocheted Drawstring Tote/Backpack, 6-8 p.m. Thursday; Fly Fishing 101, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Card Clinic, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday; Mini Albums, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday; and Year In Review Scrapbook, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

To register or find out the exact dates call Community Schools at 523-1774.

The Learning Connection hosts iPod drawing, free classes

Representative Andrea Doll and Mayor Bruce Botelho will visit The Learning Connection on Thursday and Friday at Cedar Park and Gruening Park to draw the winning tickets for the residents who will win an iPod Shuffle and a $50 iTunes Gift Card. Rep. Andrea Doll will pull the winning ticket at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, and Mayor Botelho will pull the winning ticket at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at Gruening Park. The iPod drawing is open to residents of Cedar Park, Geneva Woods and Gruening Park.

The Learning Connection provides free GED and adult education services, computer training, family education programs and job search assistance at four locations in Juneau.

Basics of Computers class will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 5 to 28. Microsoft Word classes from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 1 to 27. English as a Second Language classes will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Citizenship classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays from Feb. 3 to March 27.

All classes are free and take place at The Learning Connection (formerly the Juneau Adult Education Center), 210 Ferry Way. For more information, call 586-5718.

AARP sponsors two two-day workshops at Centennial Hall

AARP invites the public to attend two two-day seminars - one on financial education, and one on consumer protection. The workshops will both be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 15 at Centennial Hall.

Are you prepared financially for retirement? If you're not sure, you need to attend the financial education workshop. Participants in the consumer protection workshop will learn about identity theft, the latest on frauds and scams and much more.

AARP membership is not necessary to attend either workshop. For all ages. No registration fee. To register or for more information, call AARP at (866) 227-7447.

Glacier Swim Club begins annual Aqualaps fundraiser

For the Glacier Swim Club's annual Aqualaps fundraiser, swimmers will continue to take pledges until April 29. When each swimmer will have two hours to swim between 25 and 200 laps, according to their ability.

Glacier Swim Club is a nonprofit organization offering a year-round swim program for boys and girls from 5 to 18 years of age. Swimmers travel throughout Alaska and the Lower 48 representing Juneau in competition. Aqualaps comprises a significant part of the club's budget to make this happen.

For more information about this fundraiser or sponsorship opportunities, call Valerie Mertz at 586-2796.

High school preparation event to be held Sunday

High school students planning to attend college in the fall are invited to participate in College Goal Sunday, a college preparation event hosted by the University of Alaska Southeast, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Juneau-Douglas High School commons.

Financial aid experts from UAS and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will be on hand to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring 2006 tax information including W-2s, year-end pay stubs and investment information, which will be used during the line-by-line instructions on completing the FAFSA.

All participants are entered for door prizes. Similar events are happening in Sitka and 17 other locations throughout the state.

'Lips, Fingers and Chords' recital takes place Feb. 16-17

Rick Trostel, director of Thrush Hill Music, will give his 2007 recital, "Lips, Fingers and Chords," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Chilkat Center in Haines.

The recital will feature Rick Trostel's trumpet lips, Nancy Nash's piano fingers and Patricia Hull's vocal chords, performing Hummel's Trumpet Concerto in Eb, Beethoven's Fantasy for Piano, Op. 77, Schumann's Three Romances, Thomas Reiner's Solo/Duet for Trumpet and CD, and Scarlatti's 7 Arie con Tromba Sola.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Hearthside and at the door. Music students are free with a paying ticket holder.

Thrush Hill Music is a nonprofit private lesson studio hosted at Resurrection Lutheran Church. It provides downtown studio space for teachers and students, offering instruction in piano, flute and brass instruments. Thrush Hill regularly sponsors musical events such as recitals, master classes, chamber performances and concerts such as this one. Teachers and students who are interested in joining the studio can contact Rick Trostel at 723-3564.

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