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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009

Today

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.

Rainforest Classic VII Old Timers Hockey Tournament, 3-10:30 p.m., Treadwell Arena. Ages 35 and older. Teams from Anchorage, Dawson City and Watson Lake, Yukon, take on local teams. Details: Chip, 789-0930.

"Predation by Bears on Salmon: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution" seminar by Dr. Thomas Quinn, 3:30-5 p.m., Lean Point Fisheries Facility, 17101 Lena Point, Room 101. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Home Show Wine Tasting, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. Sponsored by Southeast Furniture Warehouse Inc. Details: 463-5774.

Black History Month celebration: "Motown Karaoke Night," 6 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Motown sound, soul food dinner, door prizes, auction, etc. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students (with ID), free for children 4 years old and younger, available at Hearthside Books. Sponsored by the Black Awareness Association. Details: 957-0630 or 957-2424.

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

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Fireside Lecture: "Giant Pacific Octopus: The Elusive Cephalopod" with Sherry Tamone, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 789-6635.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Taproot Yoga Open House, 7 p.m., Taproot Yoga.

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

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Talk with author Dan O'Neil, 7:30 p.m., downtown library. About his award-winning book "A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River." Details: 586-0434.

Saturday, Feb. 28

Rainforest Classic VII Old Timers Hockey Tournament, 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Treadwell Arena. Ages 35 and older. Teams from Anchorage, Dawson City and Watson Lake, Yukon, take on local teams. Details: Chip, 789-0930.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

Shaman's Journey Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Healing Circle Massage, 314 D St., Douglas. Two-day workshop on how to take the shaman's journey to "non-ordinary reality" and explore first-hand the ancient spiritual practice of Shamanism. $100. Sponsored by Four Winds Workshop. Details: Amy, 723-3423 or www.healingcirclealaska.com.

Eaglecrest 50th Statehood Celebration, 10 a.m., Eaglecrest Ski Area. Features obstacle course; Nordic, Classic and snowshoe races; jam sessions for range of ages; 50th Statehood Celebration Historical Exhibit and cake. Details: 586-3572.

New Salvation Army Thrift Store grand opening, 10 a.m., 500 West Willoughby Ave. New 6,000-square-foot store adjacent to original thrift store. Details: 586-2136.

"Paint Like a Pro" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: www.homedepot.com.

Southeast Alaska Tongass Chapter of Harley Owners Group (HOG) general membership meeting, 10 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. To discuss chapter business and upcoming events. New members encouraged to attend. Details: Chris, 586-2248.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

LAP-BAND AP system seminar with Dr. Pamela Gruchacz, 10 a.m.-noon, Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom 204A, Bartlett Regional Hospital. Free. About weight-loss options, including the LAP-BAND AP, and FDA-approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight reduction. Details: 796-8700 or www.lapband.com.

Home Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets $5 admission. Children under 12 free. With presentations by former Juneau resident Thad Mills, of Trading Spaces. Details: 463-5774.

Coffee & Collections Series: "The Douglas Island Gun: Alaskan History Hiding in Plain Sight" with Mark Whitman, 10:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Coffee provided by Heritage Coffee Co. Details: 586-3572.

Rotary club's "Pre-Spring Cleaning" food drive, 10:30 a.m., at Safeway, Super Bear, Alaskan & Proud market and Fred Meyer. Drop boxes available until 4 p.m. at Super Bear, 4:30 p.m. at A&P and Fred Meyer, and 5 p.m. at Safeway. Details: Charity, 789-0899, Kevin, 463-3448 or Mindy, 790-6253.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"How to Lay Tile" workshop, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: www.homedepot.com.

Forest Explorer Programs, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For children 4-6 years old and their caregivers to explore the wonders of nature with a Forest Service naturalist. Details: 789-0097.

Juneau School District Superintendent Search Committee meeting, 12:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School front commons area. Details: Lara, 523-1702.

Gastineau Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m., Family History Center, Church of Latter-day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway. With presentation on "An Immigrant Family in North Dakota in the 1930s" by genealogist Elfrida Nord. Beginners and interested genealogists welcome. Details: 586-3695.

"Small Bath Updates" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: www.homedepot.com.

"Girls Rock Science!" Winter Day, 1-4 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Free. Hands-on activities for ages 7-14. Celebrate winter with the girls and women of our community. Dress for the weather. Details, Jess, 586-1710 or tagsc5@gci.net.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group monthly meeting, 1:30 p.m., Wildflower Court. Details: Linda, 957-2142.



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