Kids bead circle, 4-6 p.m., Spirit Beads, 217 Fifth St. Details: 463-3220.
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.
"Dirty Diesel in Alaska" town meeting, 7 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple, corner of Fourth and Seward. Sponsored by the Alaska Public Interest Research Group. Details: 278-3661.
Book discussion group, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Will discuss "The Thief" and "The Queen of Attolia" by Megan Whalen Turner. This will be a prelude to her visit in March. Details: Carol, 586-0434.
"The Mining History of Juneau: 1895-1966," a slide show by Judge Tom Stewart, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral Parish Hall, 430 5th St. Sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. Details: 790-4402.
Thursday night contra dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Terry Miller Legislative Offices gymnasium. All dances taught, beginners welcome, no partners necessary. Details: 463-3214.
Friday, Feb. 28
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.
Fourth annual Juneau-Douglas High School Art Exhibit opens, 4:30-7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 4th and Main streets. Details: 586-3572.
Southeast Regional Science Fair project viewing, 4:30-6 p.m., Marie Drake gym. Details: Anne, 465-6558.
Water Walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. This is a low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.
"Images and Stories of Backpacking the Lee Metcalf Wilderness," Fireside Chat with Michael Wilcox, 6:30 p.m. and again at 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: Larry, 789-6640.
Workshop on Nonviolence, 7 p.m., Marie Drake School library. Details: 789-9229 or 586-6738.
"Scrappydoo" scrapbook workshop, 7 p.m., the Salvation Army, 439 W. Willoughby. Scrapbook supplies provided. Details: Nila, 586-2136.
Polaris House Snack and 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, March 1
Workshop on nonviolence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Marie Drake School library. Bring sack lunch. Details: 789-9229 or 586-6738.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Day at the Glacier: Water World, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 789-0097.
Southeast Regional Science Fair awards ceremony, noon, Marie Drake gym. Details: Anne, 465-6558.
Juneau-Douglas High School art demonstrations, 1-3 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Details: 586-3572.
The Juneau Bead Society hosts "Beading Tea," 2-4 p.m., parish hal of the Cathedral of the Nativity.
Tlingit Language Circle, 2-4 p.m., Naa Kaani Room at the Goldbelt Hotel. All speaking levels invited.
Juneau Seventh Day Adventist school fund-raiser auction and bake sale, 7 p.m., 4890 Glacier Highway.
Sunday, March 2
Nondenominational devotions, 10 a.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Details: 789-0808.
Open gym for Gastineau Channel Little League baseball players, 1-4 p.m., Auke Bay School. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players. Details: Lisa, 789-4486.
Workshop on nonviolence, 1-5 p.m., Marie Drake School Library. Bring sack lunch. Details: 789-9229 or 586-6738.
Family bead circle, 4-5:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Details: 586-3572.
Monday, March 3
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.
Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation Workshop, noon-1 p.m., every Monday, Dimond Courthouse, Courtroom "A". Details: 463-4755.
Taku Toastmasters, 12:05-1 p.m., Federal Building room 541. Public invited. Details: Britt Gibson, 364-2222.
English as a Second Language Class, 5:30-7 p.m., SERRC Adult Education Center at 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.
"Easter Island: A Far Corner of Polynesia," presented by archaeologist Pat Bower, 7-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 790-7477.
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 email@example.com. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.