Around town

Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Alaska Committee meeting, 7 a.m., Juneau Economic Development Council Conference Room. Call Win at 463-7201.

Wednesday Breakfast Club, 8 a.m., Silverbow Back Room. The Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets to discuss local and global social issues. Call 586-3694.

Wednesday adult hike, 9:30 a.m., trailhead at 28 mile Glacier Highway. Hike to Herbert Glacier, an easy, 9-mile round trip with a 50foot elevation gain. Limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Sponsored by Juneau Parks and Recreation. No dogs or firearms, please. Wear waterproof hiking boots and bring plenty of food and water. Call 586-5226 after 4:30 p.m. for recording of details.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., AWARE Shelter. Crisis intervention, education, life skills and support provided. Call: 586-6623.

All-age Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m., downtown library. Call 586-5259.

Cornerstone Home Health free blood pressure checks, 11 a.m., Valley Senior Center. Call Teresa at 586-6838.

Vladivostok artists, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Sale and exhibit of oil paintings and carvings by seven Russian artists. Sponsored by the Juneau International Relations Committee and Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.

Free evening computer classes for beginners, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Call 586-5718 to reserve a place. Additional spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.

Introduction to the Internet, 6-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Class is designed for the absolute beginner. Call 789-0125 to pre-register.

Free step aerobics classes, 6-7 p.m., Zach Gordon center. Sponsored by SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion Dept. To sign up, call Andrea at 463-5846.

Home Buyer Education Seminar, 6-10 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. Continues Thursday, Feb. 17, 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by HomeChoice. Free 8-hour seminar. Registration is necessary; call 1-800-459-2921.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Group, 6-8 p.m., AWARE Shelter. Crisis intervention, education, life skills and support provided. Call: 586-6623.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebration, 6:30, Juneau T&H Community Council, 3235 Hospital Dr. Reception.

Bereavement Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3200 Hospital Drive, Suite 100. For adults who have experienced a loss through death within the past two years. Call 463-3113.

American Diabetes Association meeting, 7-9 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital, room 204. Diabetes basics: what it is, how it affects you, and what you can do about it. Call Kay at 780-4949.

Alaskans for Juneau presentation, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. Presentations on the Tulsequa Chief mine, at the headwaters of the Taku River, and on the proposed Juneau Airport expansion into the Mendenhall wetlands. Call Skip at 780-4854.

Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners meeting, 7 p.m., Floyd Dryden commons area. Program topic is ``Small Ponds and Fountains,'' presented by Brian McWhorter of Don Able Building Supply.

Juneau Bridge Club, 7 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby. Duplicate bridge, all welcome. Call Barbara, 789-7218.

World Readers Club, 7 p.m., downtown library. This week Walt Chapman leads exploration of animal adaptation, using Alaska's animals as illustration. For kids 7 and up. Call 586-5303.

Caregiver support group, 7 p.m., 3200 Hospital Drive, upstairs conference room. For those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or related disorder. Call Kitty, 586-6044.

Thursday, Feb. 17

Life Ring, a support group for women, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., basement of the Cathedral of the Nativity at 5th and Gold. All women invited to learn new skills, interests and meet other women. Lunch provided. Call Sue at 364-3193.

All-age Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m., Douglas library.

Web masters' meeting, noon, Myriad Cafe. For anyone who works in the new technologies. Lunch and speaker sponsored by Webgrrls. Call Melanie at 364-3169.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Administrative Building classroom. A class and support group for parents of babies from birth to 12 months. No need to register. Call Bartlett Beginnings, 586-8424.

Bill Egan Forum, noon, Baranof Hotel. Reps. Reggie Joule and Mary Kapsner talk about ``The Bushkins.'' Call 790-3931.

Juneau Public Health Fair organizational meeting, 12:10-1 p.m., downtown library. Call 790-4072.

Teen Health Fair, 3-6 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center. Free health services, including blood pressure check, height and weight, vision check, nutrition and fitness training. Plus demonstrations and booths. Free food and door prizes.

Free evening computer classes, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Call 586-5718 to reserve a spot. Additional spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.

English language and citizenship classes, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Sponsored by South East Alaska Literacy. Call 586-5718.

Introduction to the Internet - for absolute beginners, 6-8 p.m., downtown library. Call 586-5267 for reservations.

Childbirth preparation, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Administrative Building classroom. What to expect in labor and coping strategies. Call Debi at Bartlett Beginnings, 586-8424.

Juneau Airport Draft Environmental Assessment hearing, 7 p.m., Smith Hall, Chapel by the Lake. USKH consultants will be on hand to present the draft and take comments. Call Julianne at USKH, 790-2901.

Polka class and contra dance, 7 p.m., McPhetres Hall, 4th and Gold. All levels welcome. $3. Call 586-6882. Followed by Contra Dance at 8 p.m. with music by Andy's Old Time Band and caller Tom Paul. Suggested donation for dance admission is also $3.

Adult Bead Circle, 7-9 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave. Call 463-3220.

Support group for friends, family members of suicide victims, 7 p.m., 222 Seward St., Suite 202. Share grief in a confidential setting. Call Becky, 586-3728.

Around Town is for nonprofit groups and all events listed are open to the public. Political fund raising and events restricted to club members will not be listed. Contact recovery groups directly for meeting times. Deadline is noon, two business days before publication. Fax items to 586-3028 or take them to 3100 Channel Drive.

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