Around Town

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2001


Eaglecrest Friday Night Skiing, 4-9 p.m., Eaglecrest Ski Area. Details: 790-2001.

JDHS Students for Social Responsibility and Mediation hunger banquet, 5-8 p.m., Northern Light Church, downtown. The meal is $1 or a canned food donation to be given to local food banks. Details: Amy, 463-1900 ext. 400.

The Juneau Soccer Club dishes up chili and cornbread, 5-8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School commons. $5 per person; $20 per family. Silent auction, 5-7. Details: Dorie, 789-3504 or 780-8671.

Ye Olde Renaissance Faire, 5-9 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Food, crafts, plays and puppet shows, Stroller White Pipes and Drums, Daughters of the New Moon, SCA Dueling Knits and Grateful Celtics.

Spring Art Exhibit, Mendenhall Center. Artists' Reception, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Commissions donated to the Meals on Wheels Senior Nutrition Program.

Parents Anonymous en Espanol, 6-8 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 8617 Teal. Proveemos cuidado de ninos y la cena. Details: 90-4102.

"Trails of the Unseen" Fireside Program, 7:30-9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Alaskan author Nick Jans will present a slide show and reading from his new book, "Trails of the Unseen." Details: Dale Campbell, 790-7425.

Saturday, March 17

Mt. McGinnis Winter Climb. Meet at 6:45 a.m., West Glacier Trail. Details: Kim and Bob Turley, 789-7058.

Final Junk Car Roundup, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1725 Anka Street. Bring your vehicle and $50 in cash or check made out to the city and borough of Juneau. Complete a release form, available on site. Details: 586-5230.

Household Recycling, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Capital Disposal, Tonsgard Court in Lemon Creek. For glass, aluminum, tin, cardboard and newspaper. Details: 586-5274.

Beginning Synchro Lessons, 8:45-10 a.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool, Glacier Avenue. $15 plus tax. Swimmers will learn various sculling techniques, novice figures and a novice routine. Details: 586-5325.

AARP 55 Alive Driving Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Valley Senior Center, 9055 Atlin Drive (near St. Paul's Catholic Church). $10 charge for workbook. Details: Norma McCorkle, 586-2493.

Water Safety Instructor Aide Course, 9:45-11:45 a.m., Augustus Brown Pool. Course runs through April 28. There is a $37.50 fee for the course, plus tax. Details: 586-5325.

Appraisals by Cummings & Assoc., noon to 6 p.m., Mendenhall Center. $10 for first item; three items per turn in line. Details: 789-0900.

St. Patrick's Day Party, free family event, noon to 1:30 p.m., Douglas Library. Wear green. Grace Elliot and Cindy Boesser tell stories. Lis Saya and friends perform traditional Irish music. Pat McLear tells an Irish tale. Green snacks will be served, and there will be magic by Jeff Brown.

A sit-down dinner in celebration of St. Patrick's Day for Juneau Singles club members. The dinner will be at the home of Suzanne, 8617 Marilyn Avenue, beginning at 6 p.m. Festivities include corned bee, cabbage, and Irish soda bread. Please bring salads or desserts and BYOB. Details, reservations: 789-7870.

St. Patrick's Day barn dance, 7 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple. Contra dance to Gustavus fiddler Ellie Sharman, Juneau musicians and caller Tom Paul. No partners necessary. Details: 463-3214.

Juneau Job Center's third annual Juneau Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nugget Mall. Details: 465-2964.

Sunday, March 18

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church Parish Hall, 9055 Atlin Avenue. Adults $4; children 12 and under $2; younger children, free. Details: Brian Idzik: 463-6155.

Brunch to benefit the Glory Hole, 11 a.m-2 p.m., Elks Lodge, 109 Franklin. Eggs, potatoes, sausage, country gravy, biscuits, coffee, tea, juice, pastries. Adults, $10; families, $25; elderly, $5; children under 6, $5.

Spring Telemark Series #3, 1-4 p.m., Eaglecrest Ski Area. Last week. Open to telemark skiers of all ability levels. $30/session. Details: 790-2001.

Antiques and Collectibles show appraisals by visiting appraisers, Cummings & Assoc., noon to 5 p.m., Mendenhall Center. $10 for first item appraised; three items maximum per visit. Details: 789-0090.

Spring for the Arts, 3 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium, second annual benefit for Juneau Community Charter School. Music, drama, silent auction and food. $12 adults; $5 for kids.

Monday, March 19

Toddler Time, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 789-0125.

Toddler Time, 10-10:30 a.m., downtown library, 292 Marine Way. Details: 586-5267.

Taku Toastmasters meeting, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, Room 541. Details: Pamela Finney, 586-5080.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation's Board of Trustees monthly meeting, noon, Juneau Empire Building. Public welcome. Details: 463-5704.

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