Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

JCCC sponsors Lenten Lunch Lectures

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The Juneau Cooperative Church Council is sponsoring a series of lunches, Dahl-Kenny Lenten Lunch Lectures, with speakers from noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday during Lent at Northern Light United Church. This year's theme is "The Beatitudes."

The lunches have been titled the Dahl-Kenny Lenten Lunch Lectures in honor of the late Tom Dahl, former pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, who died last year after a fall while helping rebuild houses after Hurricane Katrina; and the late Bishop Michael Kenny, beloved Catholic bishop residing in Juneau, who died in 1995 while on a trip to Jordan. Both men were active in support of the Lenten lunches.

Speakers in the following weeks will be: Judith Maier, retired elementary teacher, will speak on Thursday; the Rev. Bob Stevens will speak on March 1; Father Thomas Weise, of the Cathedral of The Nativity, will speak on March 8; Rep. Andrea Doll will speak on March 15; Nancy Davis, retired public health nurse, will speak on March 22; and Martha Zimmerman will speak on March 29.

A lunch of soup and bread will be served. A $5 donation is appreciated. Proceeds will be given to The Glory Hole. Everyone is welcome. A $5 donation is appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Glory Hole.

UAS hosts production of 'Vagina Monologues'

University of Alaska Southeast Student Wellness is hosting a production of "Vagina Monologues" at 7 p.m. on March 1 and 2 at the UAS Student Recreation Center.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 19. This performance will be held as a benefit for AWARE. For more information, call Cheryl at 957-1534.

Applications due for Public Health Fair

The Juneau Public Health Fair is just around the corner, April 6 and 7.

Those interested in providing health education or volunteering at this event should call 790-4072 or visit to download an application.

The deadline for exhibitor applications is March 19.

Railroad Corp. seeks poster submissions

The Alaska Railroad Corporation is soliciting submissions for its 2009 print, poster and lapel pin. The artwork has become a favorite among rail fans and Alaska art collectors.

The artist chosen to design the 2009 print will be paid $3,000, and be given 10 artist proofs and 20 posters. The artist must agree to appear at a signing in Anchorage and in Fairbanks.

Mail or deliver the sketch no later than March 23 to Gary Scott at Bernholz and Graham Inc., 433 West 9th Ave., Anchorage, AK, 99501. Artwork can be retrieved between April 9 and April 13. Submissions must include a self addressed, stamped envelope in order to be returned by mail. If submissions are not picked up or returned by April 13, they will be discarded.

For more information, contact Gary Scott at Bernholz and Graham Inc., (907) 561-4488 or e-mail to

Reading Rainbow calls for young writers

Reading Rainbow is holding its 13th annual Public Broadcasting Station Competition, the national Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, for kindergarten-third-graders.

Applications and additional information are available on The deadline for entries is March 30.

Sponsored by the award-winning PBS television series READING RAINBOW, the Contest attracts about 100 entries locally and more than 40,000 entries nationally each year. KTOO and Alaska One together, with more than 100 other PBS stations nationwide, sponsor the contest. Kindergarten through third graders enter by creating an original story with illustrations and submitting it with an official entry form to KTOO / Alaska One. Rules and entry forms contest are available at

For more information, call Susan Stopher at 586-1670 or e-mail

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