Around Town

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2003

Thursday, Feb. 20

Kids Bead Circle, 4-6 p.m., Spirit Beads, 217 Fifth St. Details: 463-3220.

Juneau-Douglas High School Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4-7 p.m., Marie Drake building.

West Egan Drive Corridor Study public open house, 4:30-8 p.m., Mendenhall Mall. The Alaska Department of Transportation will give presentations at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Word 2000, (6 part class), 5-7 p.m., downtown SERRC Adult Education Center. Lab opens at 4:30 p.m.

Forum on Alaska's Fiscal Future presented by Alaska Common Ground and the League of Women Voters, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: (907) 747-1432.

Juneau Macintosh Users Group, 6:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library conference center. Details: Tim, 789-8470.

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

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 7 p.m., 8445 Duran St. TOPS is a nonprofit weight loss support group. Details: Susan, 790-3422.

The Amchitka Project public meeting, 7-9 p.m., Teamster's Hall, 306 Willoughby Ave. For former workers from 1964-93 and their survivors. Details: Toll free, 1-888-827-6772, or check www.akteamsters.com/.

Friday, Feb. 21

Polaris House Self Help Peer Support Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 170 Anka St. on the Gastineau Human Services campus. NAMI Juneau peer support and recovery program welcomes mental health consumers. Details: 780-6775.

Ballroom Dance practice, noon-1 p.m., Elks Lodge, 109 S. Franklin. Open to all, no partner required. Details: 364-2334.

Water Walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. This is a low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Polaris House Snack & a Movie Friday, 7-10 p.m., 170 Anka St. on the Gastineau Human Services campus. Free. Details: 780-6775.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7:30 p.m., 3235 Hospital Dr. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Garage Sale to benefit the Riverbend Breakfast Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Riverbend Learning Community Commons. The benefits go toward feeding children on school mornings without charge.

Treadwell Arena Grand Opening. Hockey exhibition game, 9:30 a.m.; opening ceremony, 11 a.m.; figure skating exhibition, 11:30 a.m.; free skate, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; youth hockey exhibition, 2 p.m. Details: 586-5226.

Habitat for Humanity Saturday work party, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4888 Kanat'a St. (off Threadneedle St.). Skilled and unskilled volunteers needed. Details: 789-1417 or e-mail jebsan@gci.net.

Kids Day at the Glacier: "It's Snow Time", 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 789-0097.

Tlingit Language Circle, 2-4 p.m., Naa Kaani Room at the Goldbelt Hotel. All speaking levels invited.

Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat Auction, 3 p.m., T.K. Maguire's Prospector Hotel. $20, tickets available at Hearthside Books and at the door. Benefits Team Survivor Perseverance, a non-profit organization providing fitness and exercise programs for women affected by cancer.

Juneau Soccer Club Family Fun Luau and Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Tlingit-Haida Center Salmon Creek. Fundraiser for three State Champion teams competing in Honolulu. Details: 364-3772.

Dinner for the Rev. Hankins, 5-8 p.m., Buoy Deck at Coast Guard station.

Juneau Singles dinner, 6 p.m., Red Dog Bar and Restaurant. Afterwards will either go to dance at St. Ann's Hall or to the ice skating rink. Details: 789-7870.

New England Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Center, 430 Fifth St. Features live music by the Grateful Celtics and calling by Odette Foster. All dances taught, beginners welcome and no partners necessary. Details: 586-1787.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Nondenominational Devotions, 10 a.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Details: 789-0808.

The Rev. Hankins, 10 a.m., Restoration Grace Church.

Open Gym for GCLL baseball players, 1-4 p.m., Auke Bay School. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players. Details: Lisa, 789-4486.

String Workshop Recital, 4 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Hendrickson Building, Room 113. Children ages 3 to 16 play classical music by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart and others. Reception will follow.

International Folkdance, 6-8 p.m., downtown Juneau Racquet Club. Instruction, no charge, no partner required. Details: 364-2334.

Monday, Feb. 24

Polaris House Self Help Peer Support Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 170 Anka St., on the Gastineau Human Services campus. NAMI Juneau peer support and recovery program welcomes mental health consumers. Details: 780-6775.

Toddler Play Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH, 3272 Hospital Dr. A playtime for toddlers and class/support group for parents.

Taku Toastmasters, 12:05-1 p.m., Federal Building room 541. Public invited. Details: Britt Gibson, 364-2222.

Water Walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. This is a low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Juneau Chess Club, 7-9 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Some chess sets provided, rules taught, all are welcome. Details: 790-1934.

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. They can also be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at nrclerk@juneauempire.com. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.



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