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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday, Feb. 13

Registration for 2009 Master Gardener training, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Bill Ray Center. Training begins Feb. 23. Details: 796-6221.

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Sister City Committee first meeting, noon-1 p.m., downtown library, small conference room. Details: Glenn, 789-7822.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Science and Advocacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" seminar by Jeffrey W. Short, 3:30-5 p.m., Juneau Center, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, 17101 Lena Point, Room 101. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

40-Day Party for Ricky Shane Sumdum, 5 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Community invitation from the family of Janice Bennett. Details: Janice, 321-2627.

Friends of Admiralty Island annual meeting, potluck and program, 5 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Business meeting at 5 p.m., potluck at 6:30 p.m., program 7:30-8:30 p.m. with John Neary presenting "One World - Comparing the African National Parks of Gabon and Rawanda" and the importance of protecting fast disappearing ecosystems. Details: KJ, 586-6738.

Fireside Lecture: "Juneau's Winter Whales" presentation, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With NOAA researcher John Moran, who studies humpback whales. Details: 789-6635.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

"Dying City" performance, 7:30 p.m., old Elks Lodge. Directed by Ryan Conarro. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Theatre Project. Tickets at Hearthside Books. Details: 364-2421.

"Puppet Play" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre Second Stage. Written by Bo Anderson. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 364-2421.

Excellent Radio's Disco Ball, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. A 70s and 80s disco dance party. All ages welcome. Features beer garden from the Alaskan Brewing Co., and video dance hits from Polarsounds Entertainment. $5 cover, $5 beers. Details: 463-6499 or andy@ktoo.org.

Saturday, Feb. 14

UAS Day at Eaglecrest, all day, Eaglecrest Ski Area. UAS students get $10 lift tickets and $14 lesson packages by showing ID. Bus leaves DeHarts at 9:30 a.m. Also including music, raffle, obstacle courses, etc. Details: Shea, 796-6546.

Registration for 2009 Master Gardener training, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Bill Ray Center. Training begins Feb. 23. Details: 796-6221.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

"Paint Like a Pro" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: www.homedepot.com.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"How to Lay Tile" workshop, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: www.homedepot.com.

"In the Heart of the Forest" Glacier Kids Day program, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For children 4-6 years old and their caregivers. Details: 789-0097.

"Puppy Love" meet and greet with pure-bred labrador retrievers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 232 Behrends Ave. Celebrate a love for puppies with playtime, activities and more. Details: Lisa, 586-6461.

Health screening, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nugget Mall. Non-fasting finger stick blood draw, glucose and cholesterol screening. Free. Sponsored by Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 796-8422.

Valentine's Day pony rides, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Swampy Acres. Snow or shine. Wear warm layers and bring a camera. Proceeds benefit Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club's travel to educational and competitive events in Canada and Alaska. $2 per round, $5 for three rounds. Details: JoAnn, 789-7253.

National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Juneau Chapter 2088 meeting, noon, Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. With speakers Amber Smith and Jim Oliver. Details: Malin, 789-9423.

"Small Bath Updates" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: www.homedepot.com.

Hula class, 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Halau Hula 'o 'Olili'ula Dance Studio, 5750 Glacier Highway, E1. Space limited. Bring water bottle. Wear comfortable gym clothes. Details: Leimomi, 723-2708 or www.halauhulaooliliula.org.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

2009 Wearable Art show: "Altered State," 7-10 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.

"Shakespeare's R&J" performance, 7:30 p.m., old Elks Lodge. Directed by Flordelino Lagundino. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Theatre Project. Tickets at Hearthside Books. Details: 364-2421.

"Puppet Play" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre Second Stage. Written by Bo Anderson. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 364-2421.

Missed by the Ends concert, 8 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Student Recreation Center. With opening by Calling All Dinosaurs. Free for UAS students, $3 for public. All ages welcome. Details: Phil, 796-6545.

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