Around Town

Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2009


Alaska Anthropological Association annual conference, Centennial Hall.

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

"Oriental Brush Painting and Paper Folding for Kids" class, 9 a.m.-noon, The Canvas. With Fumi Matsumoto and MK MacNaughton. First of two-day workshop for ages 9 and older. $45. Details: 586-1750 or

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

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

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. With guest speakers Bob Thibodeau and Scott Foster. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Lunch and Learn Series: "Carved Halibut Hooks of Southeast Alaska" presentation by Donald M. Gregory, noon, The Glory Hole. Tlingit artist to discuss traditional methods, techniques, materials and changes in halibut hook designs through time and Southeast Alaska regions. Seafood chowder, creamy vegetable soup, salad, crumpets and dessert to be served. $7 suggested donation. Details: 586-4159 or

"What Are We Feeding Our Children?" Dahl-Kenney Lent Lunch, noon, Northern Light United Church. With speaker Paul Spangler, director of Youth Spiritual Formation at Northern Light. Soup provided by Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Music by Brett and Cheryl Crawford. $5 suggested donation. Details: Jesse, 586-3131.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

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.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Diabetes screening, 4-7 p.m., Juneau Family Health & Birth Center. Free. No appointment necessary. Details: Dawn, 586-1203.

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

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Native dance practice, 6-8 p.m., Gastineau Elementary School gym. Everyone welcome. Children under age 8 must be attended by parent. Details: Jennifer, 209-4421.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Widowed Persons Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave., Parlor Room. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Juneau Audubon Society monthly meeting, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Building, Room 221-222. With Jensen-Olson Arboretum manager Merrill Jensen sharing photos, stories and history of the property since it was homesteaded in 1902. Details: Merrill, 789-0139.

Relay for Life captain meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library conference room. Anyone interested encouraged to attend. Businesses and individual teams sought. Juneau Relay for Life will be from noon July 18 to noon July 19 at Dimond Park. Details: Tracy, 789-1747.

"Survivor Melanesia: Archaeology and the Secrets to Human Survival in the South Pacific" presentation by John Terrell, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Building, Room 112. Details: Erica, 796-6017 or

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

"The Taming of the Shrew" performace, 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall, old Elks Hall, 117 South Franklin. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 209-0867.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, March 13

Alaska Anthropological Association annual conference, Centennial Hall.

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.

"Fiesta de Colores" community event, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Community Charter School, 430 Fourth St. Free. Crafts, foods, Mexican dance. Everyone welcome. Details: 723-6870.

Regional Science Fair: Open house and preview, 5-8:30 p.m., Marie Drake gym. Details: Bonita,

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

Fireside Lecture: "On Your Knees Cave and the Shuka Kaa Honor Ceremony," 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Terry Fifield to share details on study of ultimate homecoming of Alaska's oldest man. Details: 789-6635.

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.

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

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.

"The Taming of the Shrew" performance, 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall, old Elks Hall, 117 South Franklin. $16 adults in advance, $18 at the door, $10 students and seniors, $5 for children 5 and under. Details: 209-0867.

"A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom" Northern Lights Junior Theatre performance, 7:30 p.m., First Church of God, 2215 Ka-See-An Drive. Advance tickets $12 adults, $8 students K-12 and seniors, available at Hearthside Books. Add $2 at the door. Details:

Saturday, March 14

Alaska Anthropological Association annual conference, Centennial Hall.

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

"Spring Cleaning Tips" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details:

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

"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.

• 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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