Wednesday-Today, March 5-9
Juneau Tennis Association - Wells Fargo Spring Tennis and Racquetball Tournament: The tournament takes place at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. Events include men's open singles, men's A/B singles, men's open doubles, men's A/B doubles, women's open singles, women's A/B singles, women's open doubles, women's A/B doubles, mixed open doubles and mixed A/B doubles. Please contact JRC/The Alaska Club if you need a doubles partner. Info: JRC/The Alaska Club tennis director Hassan Bani Saaid, 789-2181.
Thursday-Today, March 6-9
Juneau Billiard Association - Capital City Classic: Juneau's premiere pool tournament takes place March 6-9 at the Viking Lounge. This year's Capital City Classic features 9-ball preliminaries on Thursday, March 6; 8-ball preliminaries on Friday, March 7; Scotch doubles preliminaries on Saturday, March 8; and all finals on Sunday, March 9. For those players who don't win an entry scholarship through a mini-tournament, each division costs $50 to enter. Players need to check in at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for preliminary rounds, while check-in on Sunday will be about 10 a.m. Sunday's finals are expected to start at 4 p.m., with some losers' bracket matches about noon. Info: Tournament director Campbell Jackson, 209-2678, JBA president Justin Kanouse, 723-9701, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneaupool.com.
Saturday, March 15
Southeast Road Runners club - 20th Annual Flannagan's Run: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Douglas Fire Hall for a 10 a.m. race start. The course is for a 5-mile run (for age 14-older only) or a 1-mile walk. Info: Jessica Menendez, 586-2246, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kim Metcalf, 586-2113, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Juneau Alpine Club - Mount McGinnis trek, this is a high-energy trek that requires snowshoes, ice axe, crampons and safety gear. Always contact the trip leader before attending. Alternate date is Saturday, March 22, if weather is poor. Info: Trip leader Tim Arness, 209-2589.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Eaglecrest Ski School nordic ski workshop - Former U.S. Olympic Ski Team member Adam Verrier of Anchorage will be in town March 7-9 to give a nordic ski workshop at Eaglecrest Ski Area. The tentative schedule for Friday includes an advanced skating or freestyle class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by an advanced diagonal or classic session from 1:30-4:30 p.m., both with an emphasis on racing. On Saturday, the schedule calls for a beginning skating class from 9-10:45 a.m., a beginning classic class from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and an intermediate/advanced classic session from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday's schedule features a beginning classic class from 9-10:45 a.m., a beginning skating class from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and an intermediate/advanced skating class from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sessions are possible on Monday if there's enough interest. Each class will be limited to 10 students, with a fee of $25 for the morning classes on Saturday and Sunday and $35 for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon classes and the Friday classes. Registration opens to the general public on Saturday, March 1, and payment is required to hold a spot in a class. Eaglecrest needs to be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the class of any cancellations in order to qualify for a refund. Info: Eaglecrest Ski School, 790-2001.
Gastineau Channel Little League tryouts - Tryouts take place Saturday-Monday, March 8-10, with softball tryouts at Riverbend Elementary School and baseball tryouts at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. All players (boys and girls) age 9-12 must try out during one of the sessions unless they are returning to the same Majors Division team as last year. All boys baseball players age 13-16 must try out unless returning to the same Senior Division team as last year. All girls softball players age 13-16 must try out unless returning to the same Junior or Senior Division team. Baseball sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. (age 9) on Saturday, with other sessions at 10:30 a.m. (age 10), 11:30 a.m. (11), 12:30 p.m. (12), 2 p.m. (13), 3 p.m. (14) and 4 p.m. (age 15-16). Saturday's softball sessions are the same for in the morning, with afternoon sessions at 1:30 p.m. (age 13), 2:30 p.m. (14) and 3:30 p.m. (age 15-16). Sunday's baseball and softball sessions are 1 p.m. (age 9-10), 2 p.m. (11-12), 3 p.m. (13-14) and 4 p.m. (15-16). Monday's baseball sessions are 6 p.m. (age 9-10), 7 p.m. (11-12) and 8 p.m. (age 13-16). Monday's softball sessions are 6 p.m. (age 9-12) and 7 p.m. (age 13-16). League age is based on a players age on July 31, 2003. All players, unless returning to the same team, must attend at least one session. If a player is not available, please call to make arrangements for another time. Info: Lisa Baker (baseball), 789-4486 or 723-0486, or Mary Lou Bavard (softball), 789-7458.
Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Rich Culver will show how to tie flies used to catch coho (or silver) salmon in saltwater. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.
Juneau-Douglas Ice Association - Registration for the second Learn to Skate session takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the Nugget Mall. The cost is $50 for the five-week session, which begins on March 23. Info: Ken or Jeannette Collison, 790-2763, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska's Bowl for Kids' Sake - This 23rd annual fund-raising event takes place on Saturday, March 15, at Channel Bowl (registration closed on Feb. 15). Teams and individual participants can double-check bowling times by calling 586-3350, or on the Web at http://www.southeastbigs.org. Info: Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, 586-3350.
Juneau, Alaska, Ice Hockey Tournament - The inaugural hockey tournament at the new Treadwell Ice Arena takes place on March 14-16. The tournament is for players age 32-older, although some exceptions for younger players will be considered if a waiver application is filed before the tournament. The tournament is expected to field four A level teams and six B level teams, with visiting teams from Whitehorse and Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, Atlin, British Columbia, Anchorage and several combined-town teams. Info: Joe Geldhof, 586-8193, by fax at 586-8216, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Juneau Youth Football League annual meeting - Meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. Topics include a wrap-up of the 2002 season, election of board members for the 2003 season and preregistration for players for the 2003 season. Info: JYFL Hotline, 463-3001.
MS Walk or Run (5K) - Registration for this fund-raising event is going on now, and team registration forms can be picked up at JRC/The Alaska Club, Foggy Mountain Shop or Mendenhall Auto. This event takes place at 10 a.m. at the Brotherhood Bridge Parking Lot, with registration at 9 a.m. Groups of four or more can enter as teams. Info: PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3540, or Gary Anderson, 789-3678.
Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (March 15 open gym has been canceled) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (March 14, with 7-9 p.m. times on March 21 and 28) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (March 9, 16, 23 and 30) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (March 14, with 7-9 p.m. times on March 21 and 28) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (March 16, 23 and 30) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 17 and 24, the March 10 open gym is canceled) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms - Gym time for GCLL players is scheduled each Sunday through April from 1-4 p.m. at Auke Bay School. Players ages 8-9, as well as all new players, should arrive at 1 p.m. Players ages 10-12 should come at 2 p.m. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players in a variety of activities and drills. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.
Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (March 9, 23 and 30, open skate time TBA on March 16), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (March 16, 23 and 30, no open skate on March 9), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (March 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 10, 17, 24 and 31), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday (March 12, 19 and 26), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (March 21 and 28, no open skate on March 14), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (March 22 and 29, open skate time TBA on March 15), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (March 22 and 29, open skate time TBA on March 15) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Open skate costs are $4 adult (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rental available at $2 a pair. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena adult only open skates - Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena youth only open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 on Fridays (March 21, from 10-11:30 a.m. and 3:45-5:15 p.m. on March 28, no open skate on March 14), at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Elementary school age only open skates are 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (March 13, 20 and 27), with a special open skate from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Middle school and high school age only open skates are 3:15-4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, and 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena pond hockey times - Meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (March 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
4-H Nordic Ski Club - The fifth year of this club for youth and adult skiers will meet every Sunday afternoon through March 16 at various locations TBA with club leaders Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant ($6 membership fee). The club has a limited number of pairs of classic and skating ski sets for rent for $20 for the entire winter season. Club leaders will help parents size skis for their children. The club only rents youth skis, adults must provide their own. If families couldn't attend the Dec. 14 registration meeting, they should call the 4-H office and enroll by phone. Info: Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.
Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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