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Out and About

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2003

Feb. 16: 20th Annual Sweethearts' Relay Race, 1 p.m., Douglas Fire Hall. Southeast Roadrunners Club event. Details: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997.

Feb. 16-17: "We Love Snow Weekend," Eaglecrest Ski Area Platter Pull lift open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., tickets needed but no charge. $15 lessons at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other lifts and trails closed due to shortage of snow. Details: 586-5330 or www.skijuneau.com.

Feb. 16: Snowbirds' Dual Slalom race, 1 p.m., Eaglecrest. Details: 790-2001.

Feb. 16-17: Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by National Audubon Society and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Details: www.birdsource.org/gbbc.

Feb. 17: Juneau Alpine Club kayak trip. Details: Larry Musarra, 586-0152.

Feb. 17: "Spying on Volcanoes from Space," lecture by Ken Dean, research associate professor, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Feb. 18: Discovery Day program for third- and fourth-graders, 9 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Hiking, tracking, role-play games and art based on the theme, "Adaptation and Survival." Transportation from downtown, 8:30 a.m. from Harborview Elementary School. $40 for members of Discovery Southeast, $45 for nonmembers. Scholarships available. Preregister at 463-1500.

Feb. 18: Juneau Yacht Club monthly meeting and dinner, 6:30 p.m., club building near Aurora Basin.

Feb. 22: Treadwell Arena ice rink grand opening. Ceremony at 11 a.m., free open skating sessions at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Hockey games at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Figure skating show at 11:30 a.m. Details: 586-5226.

Feb. 22: Juneau Alpine Club Davies Creek hike. Details: Don Larsen, 789-2036.

Feb. 23: High-power rifle and sporting rifle meet at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, 8:30 a.m. registration, shoot at 9:30 a.m. Details: www.go.to/jrpc/.

Feb. 23: Juneau Alpine Club slide show and potluck, 5:30 p.m. Call Tom and Eva Bornstein, 790-4050, for directions.

Feb. 24: "Linking Alaska's Landscape to Salmon Populations," lecture by Patricia Heiser, assistant professor, UAA Department of Geology, part of the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 465-6530.

Ongoing: Trap shooting at the Juneau Gun Club, on Montana Creek Road, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Details: 789-9844.

Ongoing: Parks and Rec hikes, Saturdays and Wednesdays starting about 9:30 a.m. Call 586-0428 for time and location or check www.juneau.lib.ak.us/parksrec/hike/schedule.php.

In season: Black bear (Sept. 1-June 30), wolf (Aug. 1-April 30, Douglas Island closed), and red and blue king crab (Oct. 1-March 31). (Seasons and limits are more complex than can be detailed here. Always check regulations before heading out.)

Submit calendar items to eschoenfeld@juneauempire.com.



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