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Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008

Today, March 14

Lifelong Learning Series: "Basic Computer" with Alice Sollie, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University of Alaska Southeast Whitehead Building, Room 102. Second of two classes. Details: Heather, 796-6147.

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

"Board Roles and Responsibilities" class, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., REACH, 213 Third St. $65 nonpartner, $23 partner. Details: or 907-743-1200.

Story time, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Juneau School District Policy Committee meeting, noon, Juneau School District Central Office, conference room.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Poetry on Wheels performance of original, winning selections by Poetry OmniBus winners, noon, meet at the bus stop in front of the downtown library. Readers and riders will depart in bus and loop through downtown area. As part of the Cabin Fever Arts Festival. Details: Robyn, 723-5550.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

"Creative Marketing on a Budget" presentation, noon-1 p.m., downtown library. Sponsored by the Juneau Small Business Development Center. Details: 463-3789.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

"High Performing Boards" class, 1:30-3:30 p.m., REACH, 213 Third St. $65 nonpartner, $23 partner. Details: or 907-743-1200.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Friday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Open lab 1-3 p.m.; Lego robotics 3:30-5 p.m.; prize raffle 4 p.m.; Torch Club 4-5 p.m.; movie/tournament 4:30-6:30 p.m.; teen skills lab 5-7 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

"Effective Board Meeting" class, 4-6 p.m., REACH, 213 Third St. $65 nonpartner, $23 partner. Details: or907-743-1200.

Recreational target shooting, 5-7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Hunter Education Facility, 5670 Montana Creek Road. Details: 586-4101 or

Friends of Admiralty Island's annual meeting and community potluck, 5-8:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Business meeting at 5 p.m., potluck at 6:30 p.m. After dinner program is "Spending Time with Stan Price at Pack Creek." Details: 790-2120.

"Papermaking with Silk" class by Anji Gallanos, 5:30 p.m., The Creating Place. $60. Details: or 780-5437.

Spring Fever Community Bike Ride, 5:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School main entrance. With post-bike ride barbecue at Sandy Beach. Bring your own grill item, side dish or beverage to share. Sponsored by the University of Alaska Southeast Bicycle Club and Critical Mass of Juneau. Details: Karen, 503-317-6344.

Glacier Fireside Series: "Bears on Thin Ice" by Nick Jans, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 789-0097.

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.

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

"Lockers" production by Northern Lights Theatre, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Mall. $6.

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.

Ball in the House vocal quintet performance, 7:30 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Sponsored by the University of Alaska Southeast and Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. Tickets available at Hearthside Books, Rainy Day Books, JAHC or UAS Student Services. Details: 586-2787.

New England barn dance, 7:30 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Center, Fifth and Harris streets downtown. Dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. $8 public, $7 members of Alaska Folk Festival and Juneau International Folk Dancers, $5 seniors and students. Details: David, 321-3109.

Saturday, March 15

Floyd Dryden Dance Team garage sale and bake sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Floyd Dryden Middle School commons. Funds go toward uniforms. Details: Kari, 209-5540.

Book sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Proceeds go to new books for children in Valley Head Start at St. Brendan's. Details: Joyce, 780-6676.

"Beginning Precious Metal Clay" class by Heidi Johnson, 9 a.m., The Creating Place. $60. Details: or 780-5437.

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Saturday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

"Soldering for Beginners" class by Anji Gallanos, 9 a.m., The Creating Place. $60. Details: or 780-5437.

"Publishing, From Concept to Printed Product" presentation by Peter Metcalf, 9 a.m., Alaska Litho. Must preregister at Free.

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

"Buying on eBay for the Absolute Beginner" class by Christina Della Rosa, 10 a.m., Nugget Mall. $15 or two for $20. Details: 723-1555 or

"Making Easter or St. Patrick's Day Gift Box" class with Peggy Mattson, 10 a.m., The Creating Place. Details: or 780-5437.

Southeast Roadrunners Flannagan's Run, 10 a.m., Douglas Fire Hall. One or 5 miles. Details: JaneAnn, 789-9895.

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

Spanish play group for 2- to 6-year-olds, 10-11 a.m., Northern Light United Church. Learn Spanish through songs, stories and play. Details: 209-3566.

Coffee & Collections Series: "The History of Coffee" presentation by Grady Saunders, 10-11:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Details: Alysia, 586-3572.

"Music Business" workshop with Ball in the House vocal quintet, 10 a.m.-noon, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. $22. Details: 586-2787.

Arts and crafts fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nugget Mall. Details:789-4439.

Al-Anon Family Group Staying Alive meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Barbara, 790-1029.

Spanish Club for 7- to 14-year-olds, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Learn Spanish through songs, stories and play. Details: 209-3566.

Afternoon of gardening classes, 12:30-4 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With David Lendrum to speak on shrubs, Merrill Jensen to speak on bulbs and the Carolyn Jensen Arboretum, and Elfrida Nord to give a slideshow on perennials. Public welcome. Refreshments to be served.

"Digital Filmmaking: Editing 101" class by Pat Race, 1 p.m., Ruby Room, in the Emporium Mall. Pay-as-you-can. Preregister by calling. Details: 586-3440.

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