Around Town

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2009


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.

Public Works and Facilities Committee meeting, 11 a.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: 586-0216.

Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library. At 11 a.m. at the Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Special seminar by fisheries candidate William Bechtol, 2 p.m., Lean Point Fisheries Facility, 17101 Lena Point, Room 101. Title: "Abundance, Recruitment, and Environmental Forcing of Kodiak Red King Crab." Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Lands and Resources Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: 586-0216.

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

Arts Roundtable, 5:15 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. To talk about current local events in the arts world. Bring questions, updates on happenings in your organization, gallery or studio, and other topics of interest in the arts. Details: or 586-2787.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Public Heath Center, downstairs conference room. Details: 789-8884.

Human Resources Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: 586-0216.

Children and families support group, 6-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Registration required. Details: Jean, 463-6134.

Early pregnancy and prenatal parenting class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: Cheri, 586-1203.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Regular Assembly meeting, 7 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: 586-0216.

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

"Live & Let Live" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Rainforest Recovery Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Terry, 463-3372.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

Children's Dental Health Fair, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau Dental Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive. Free. For children ages 5 or younger. Details: Lexi, 463-6678.

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

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

"Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon Family Group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

Stitch 'N' Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, downstairs at the Juneau Family Birth Center. All are welcome. Details: Shayna, 321-4121.

"Business Planning for Nonprofits" Foraker Group class, 1-5 p.m., 213 Third St. With Terry Horton. Open to the public. $125 non-partner, $50 partner. Details: 907-743-1200 or

School Board Executive Session, 5 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. Topic is union negotiations. Board budget workshop to follow at 5:10 p.m.

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

Title 49 Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marine View Center, 230 S. Franklin St., fourth floor, Community Development Conference Room 426. To review ordinance amending Title 49 Chapter 15 Article IV: Minor & Major Subdivisions. Details: 586-0715.

Planetarium show, 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. Make the stars shine. Free. Details: 586-1517 or

Healthy Relationships Class for Women, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Tuesdays from Jan. 20 to March 24. Facilitated by Saralyn Tabachnick and Ellen Naughter Andrews. Details: Ellen, 586-6623.

"1,000 Moons" planetarium show, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Help make the stars shine. Call Monday-Friday after 6 p.m. Details: 463-2614 or

Narcotics Anonymous game night, 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

"Flyfishing 101" class with Tony Soltys, 7:30 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School, library and gym. Learn fly casting, to tie a great roadside fly and when, where and how to flyfish roadside waters. $21. Details: 780-2074.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Native Issues Forum, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Featured speakers include Rep. Sharon Cissna and Sen. Bettye Davis. Everyone welcome. Bring a lunch or purchase buffet-style lunch. Details: Myrna, 463-7105.

Brown Bag Travel Slideshow: "My 734-miles Southeast Kayak Summer" by Scott Foster, noon, KTOO, Egan and Whittier. Details: 463-6425.

Juneau Job Fair, 2-6 p.m., Centennial Hall. For more information, visit

Thursday, Feb. 26

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.

Juneau School District Indian Studies Program Board meeting, 5:15 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School, Room 206 off the commons area. Public invited. Details: 780-2037.

Team Survivor Perseverance "Focus on Fitness" meeting, 6-7 p.m., Silverbow Back Room. Free. With Nancy Duhaime, of Bartlett Regional Hospital and JRC The Alaska Club, speaking on February's topic, "Nutrition and Fitness." Details: Sara, 789-7081 or

Benefit for the Whale Project, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. With featured speaker Ginny Jurasz Palmer, pioneer whale observer, and showing of "Cry of the Bubble Warriors," a film by the Alaska Whale Foundation. Free. Donations welcome. Details:

Trail Mix monthly meeting, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. Come and share your trail comments and concerns. Details: 790-6406.

"Flyfishing 101" class with Tony Soltys, 7:30 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School, library and gym. Learn fly casting, to tie a great roadside fly and when, where and how to flyfish roadside waters. $21. Details: 780-2074.

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

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