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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Glacier center hosts family weekend

A Family Weekend, featuring films about Alaska wildlife and activities for kids, is scheduled at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday.

The programs start at 11 a.m. both days with a one-hour nature presentation for kids. Activity tables for youths will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. both days, with recycling, tree identification and self-made projects among the options.

Three nature films ranging in length from 30 to 60 minutes will be shown each day beginning at 12:30 p.m., with 30 minute intermissions in-between.

The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weekend. Winter admission and programs are free.

For more information call Karen Lechner at 789-6640.

Football players offer chore services

The JYFL Crimson Bears football team is offering their annual chorebusters service, with reservations for yard work, general cleaning and other small jobs being accepted.

For more information call Reilly Richey at 789-4361.

Volunteers sought for summer season

Volunteers for the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau Information Program are being sought for this summer.

Day, evening and weekend shifts are available downtown, at the Juneau Airport and the ferry terminal. The bureau provides training and benefits. For more information call Pam Johansen at 586-2201 or stop by the Davis Log Cabin at Third and Seward streets.

Volunteers sought for victim impact classes

The Department of Corrections is seeking volunteers to assist with victim impact classes at the Juneau probation/parole office. For more information contact Thomas at 269-7382 or e-mail thomas_vaccaro@ correct.state.ak.us.

Garage sale to benefit youth dancers scheduled Saturday

A garage sale by the YunShuKa Dance Group is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Northern Light United Church. The sale is a fund-raiser to send youths to the state Native Arts Festival.

For more information call Victoria Johnson at 586-5505 after 5 p.m.

Memorial wall to commemorate Alaska drunk driving victims

A memorial wall for people killed by drunk drivers is being posted in Department of Motor Vehicle offices throughout Alaska.

For information on how to submit a name for the wall, contact Cindy Cashen at the Juneau Mothers Against Drunk Driving Chapter, 211 Fourth Street, Suite 102, Juneau, AK 99801, phone her at 463-2562 or e-mail her at jnumadd@ptialaska.net.

Make-A-Wish asks for donations

The Make-A-Wish foundation is seeking donations to help fulfill its mission of trying to grant the dreams of children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.

The foundation finances its work through individual contributions and corporate donations to defray the costs of goods and services. The average value of a wish is $8,000. Of that, $3,200 is needed in cash; the rest usually comes in in-kind contributions.

Contributions of securities or real estate and deferred gifts such as bequests, life insurance or charitable trusts are also accepted. Frequent flier airline miles can be donated.

In addition, volunteers to work as wish grantors or assist in fundraising and administrative projects are being sought.

Donations can be sent to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho and Washington, 3201 C St., Suite 610, Anchorage, AK 99503. For more information call 258-9478 or visit www.makeawishwa.org.



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