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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009


Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

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

Tongass Science Symposium, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Centennial Hall. With Jerry Franklin presenting "Conservation Management of Old Growth Forests." Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Audubon Alaska. Details: Carol, 523-8157.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Alaska Historical Commission meeting, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Willoughby Building, 400 Willoughby Ave., fourth floor conference room. For people interested in addressing the members of the commission. Public comment scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Details: or 907-269-8721.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Southeast Alaska Native Veterans special meeting, noon-1 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, third-floor conference room. Details: Ozzie, 463-7135.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Mental Fitness Group, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Do brain teasers, puzzles and other brain exercises to build your mental muscles and promote healthy aging. Sponsored by Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska. Details: Amber, 586-6044.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

"What's Happening to the Arctic? A Thinking Person's Guide to the Future" presentation, 5:30-7 p.m., KTOO. By Dr. Neil Hamilton. Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund and the Juneau World Affairs Council. Details: Layla, 523-5438.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Family Law Self-Help Clinic, 6-8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Miller Room. Free. For anyone with divorce, custody or child support issues who does not have an attorney. Sponsored by Alaska Legal Services Corp. Details: Leona, 586-6425.

Native dance practice, 6-8 p.m., Gastineau Elementary School gym. Everyone welcome. Children under age 8 must be attended by parent. Details: Jennifer, 209-4421.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Widowed Persons Program dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Rodfather's Restaurant, in the Nugget Mall. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, Feb. 20

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.

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

"Physical Oceanography of the Gulf of Alaska Shelf" seminar by Thomas Weingartner, 3:30-5 p.m., Lean Point Fisheries Facility, 17101 Lena Point, Room 101. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Renewal Weekend service, 6:30 p.m., Chapel by the Lake. With guest speaker Dr. Kenneth Bailey, author of "Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes." Details: Linda, 209-3003 or

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