Thursday, March 16
Life Ring, a support group for women, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., basement of the Cathedral of the Nativity at 5th and Gold. All women invited to learn new skills, interests and meet other women. Lunch provided. Call Sue at 364-3193.
All-Age Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m., Douglas library.
``Beginning a Business, Mortgaging a Home, Banking Services for Women,'' presented by National Bank of Alaska, noon-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Mendenhall library.
``Taxes and Transit for Seniors,'' noon, Northern Light Fellowship Hall. Free. 463-2624.
Baby-Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital, Administrative Building classroom. A class and support group for parents of babies from birth to 12 months. No need to register. Call Bartlett Beginnings, 586-8424.
Bill Egan's Forum, noon, Barnanoff Hotel. Guest speakers Rep. Sharon Cissna and Rep. Hal Smalley discuss, ``Why Democrats?''
Free Evening Computer Classes, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Edu- cation Center, 210 Ferry Way. Call 586-5718 to reserve a spot. Additional spaces on a first-come, first-served basis.
Capital Community Broadcasting, board of directors meeting, 5:30 p.m., 360 Egan Drive, conference room. 586-1670.
English Language and Citizenship Classes, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Sponsored by South East Alaska Literacy. Call 586-5718.
Asthma and Allergy Support Group, 6 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Administration Building, second floor. Presentation from Seattle physician on ``Pediatric Asthma and Inhaled Corticosteroids Risks and Benefits.''
Public Information Meeting on Juneau Access, hosted by Juneau Chamber of Commerce, 7-9 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. The director of the Southeast region of DOT/PF will discuss Juneau access issues.
Juneau Parks and Recreation Public Comment Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Juneau library. Chicken yard safety improvement.
``Teen Marijuana and Other Drug Use in the Millennium'', presented by CBJ Health and Social Services and JDHS Health Center, 7 p.m., JDHS library.
Adult Bead Circle, 7-9 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave. Call 463-3220.
Hambo Class II,, 7 p.m, McPhetres Hall. Second of two classes, all are welcome. $3 donation.
Contra Dance Thursday, 8 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Everyone welcome. $3 donation.
Friday, March 17
All-age Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library.
American Water Resources Association Brown Bag Lunch, ``Tulsequah Lake Outburst Floods,'' video and discussion. Noon-1 p.m., Department of Natural Resources, 400 Willoughby, fourth floor conference room.
NAMI Iris Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Juneau, will host an Irish dinner, 6:30 p.m., 5980 Thane Road. 789-5028.
Juneau Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, 7-9 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital, Administration Building, Room 204. Certified diabetes instructor will speak on ``Complications from Diabetes.''
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Program Series, ``Yukon Gold and Mount Edziza Trekking,'' presented by Barbara and Kim Turley, 7:30-9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Free. 789-6440.
Juneau T&H Community Council Bingo, 7:30 p.m., 3235 Hospital Dr. Call 463-5680.
Saturday, March 18
Community Breakfast Feed Fundraiser, 8-11 a.m., Gastineau School gym. $3 adults, $2 children and $8 for families. 463-1999
AMSEA's Fishing Safety Drill Course, 18-hour course approved by U.S. Coast Guard, starts 8 a.m., UAS Marine Tech Building near Harris Harbor. $125, scholarships available. 907-747-3287.
League of Women Voters Board of Directors Meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center, upstairs conference room. 465-2501.
Friends of Recycling Glass Crushing, 9-11 a.m., DOT lot at 7 mile of Glacier Highway.
Juneau Alpine Club Climb, Mount McGinnis, ice ax and crampons needed. Call 789-7058 for details.
Parks and Recreation Saturday Hike, 9:30 a.m., meet behind Crow Hill condos. Hike to Gastineau Meadows, a moderate to slightly difficult hike depending on conditions. Wear warm clothes, bring food and water, snow shoes and cross country skis. No dogs or firearms.
Juneau Joeys perform, 10-4 p.m., Super Bear Supermarket.
Free Cholesterol Screening, sponsored by Bartlett Regional Hospital, 11-3 p.m., Nugget Mall. Cholesterol and glaucoma screening. 586-8424.
Perseverance Theatre Playreading Festival,``Bedfellows,'' 2 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, 914 Third Street, Douglas. Free.
Great Decisions/World Affairs Discussion, ``Middle East at the Millennium.'' Free video and group discussion about U.S. military and foreign policy. 3:30-5 p.m., Downtown library. Sponsored by Juneau World Affairs Council. Free
Free step aerobics classes, 4-5 p.m., Zach Gordon Center. Sponsored by Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion Dept. To sign up, call Andrea at 463-5846.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, sponsored by Juneau's Senior Nutrition Program, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Fireweed Place Dining Room. $10. 463-6154. Proceeds will got toward Meals on Wheels program and noontime meals served at the Douglas and Valley senior centers.
Swing Dance Benefit, for Juneau Dance Unlimited. 7:30 p.m., Scottish Rites Temple. Swing lessons at 6:30. Sponsored by the Juneau Friends of Traditional Dance and Song. Rainlight Dance Band performs. $10, $8 for senior and students, kids under 12 are free.
Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2 Bingo, 7:30 p.m., ANB Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Sunday, March 19
Perseverance Theatre Playreading Festival, ``The Granny,'' 2 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, 914 Third Street, Douglas. Free.
Filipino Community Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Filipino Community Hall, 251 South Franklin St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Around Town is for nonprofit groups and all events listed are open to the public. Political fund raising and events restricted to club members will not be listed. Contact recovery groups directly for meeting times. Deadline is noon, two business days before publication. Fax items to 586-3028 or take them to 3100 Channel Drive.