Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Fencing aficionados sought

The Boys & Girls Club of Juneau is looking for people who are interested in or knowledgeable about the sport of fencing. Please call Jay at 790-4534, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Juneau History Grant raffle winners

Congratulations to the Juneau History Grant Raffle Winners: Ralph S. Horecny, grand prize, eight-day Southeast Alaska cruise for two from Juneau or Sitka, donated by Glacier Bay Cruiselines; Jean Kline, first prize, coho print and etched glass block donated by Beasley's Art Gallery; Bill Bean, second prize, ivory hunter carving by Levi Tetpon, donated by Mt. Juneau Trading Post; Karyn Price, third prize, pearl necklace and earrings and heart ornament donated by Dockside Jewelers and Northern Lights Candle Company; Rachel Beck, fourth prize, a carved porcelain vase by Paul Voelckers, and an Alaska painting by Suzan Anderson.

The Juneau History Grant Raffle was sponsored by the Gastineau Channel Historical Society and benefits the Juneau History Grant, an annually awarded grant started by an endowment from the 1980 Centennial Committee. Students, teachers, organizations and individuals of all ages are invited to apply for up to $1,000 to assist in projects that document, preserve or improve access to the history of the Juneau-Douglas area. Applications and more information are available on our Web site: or by phone: 586-3572.

The City Museum is downtown at the corner of Fourth and Main streets and is a facility of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.

Women's creativity, spirituality retreat

Join women from all walks of life at the "Walking in the world with our creativity and spirituality - a woman's retreat," from Friday evening March 26 to Sunday noon, March 28, at Northern Light United Church in Juneau. Spiritual leader Janice Stamper will ease the stress of today by taking us on a journey towards creativity and spirituality. Special guest will include Lynne Snyder and Dottie Villesvik, who will share their personal journey on a global mission trip to Ghana and Kenya. The cost of $45 includes four meals and all sessions. If you are able, please reserve your spot before March 20.

For more information and registration, please contact Pam Roope at, P.O. Box 2176, Wrangell, AK 99929, (907) 874-3212, or e-mail Hosted by the women from the Alaska Presbytery, also known as "Dangerous wild women drinking tea."

Guard women's charity dinner, auction

Join the Coast Guard Women's Association at its 17th Annual Charity Dinner and Auction, "Mardi Gras in March," on Saturday March 13 at the Baranof Hotel. Attractions include great food, fun prizes and terrific items for auction, including Alaska Airline tickets, helicopter excursions, original art and much, much more. A silent auction, complimentary shrimp and no-host cocktails will kick off the event at 6 p.m. Dinner featuring Cajun cuisine will follow at 7 p.m. The live auction will begin at 8 p.m. Admission to the live auction is free. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organizations. To purchase dinner tickets or for more information, call Deana at 463-2050 or 463-3434, or Danette at 789-8470.

Adolescent mental health workshop

An adolescent mental health workshop will be held at Centennial Hall, Egan Room, on Friday March 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Part 1 will explore "Therapeutic Interventions with Adopted Adolescents," and Part 2 will be "Coming to Your Senses - How Sensory Systems Relate to Behavioral Organization."

The workshop is free and 4.0 CEU hours are available. Social workers, counselors, teachers, parents and interested persons are invited to attend. The presenters are licensed therapeutic staff from Intermountain Hospital in Boise, Idaho. RSVP at 800-321-5984, ext. 299. For information, call 800-321-5984, ext. 281.

Christian Ministries annual convention

The Alaska Christian Ministries Association is holding its 11th annual convention, Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, at Chapel by the Lake.

Featured workshops include ministry with women; personal and family finances; church development through team ministry; and teaching for spiritual growth. Friday evening features a special ladies' tea featuring Sharon Kohring from Denver. Her topic is "Trust and Obey - Is There No Other Way?"

For more information and prices, please pick up a brochure in a church office or Northern Echoes Bible Shoppe, or call George Sturm at 790-6551.

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