Friday, March 17
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 for fourth and fifth grade classes, 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, 10 a.m., meet at the end of North Douglas Highway. Hike to Peterson Creek, an easy tour at sea level. Five miles roundtrip. Wear warm clothes and bring food and water. 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 go toward Meals on Wheels program and noontime meals served at the Douglas and Valley senior centers.
Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2 Bingo, 7:30 p.m., ANB Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Sunday, March 19
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, 9-11:30 a.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Avenue. $4 adults, $2 children under 12 and kids under 6 are free.
Day of Mindfulness, Day of Meditation and Yoga, sponsored by the Mindfulness Center. 10-4 p.m., Methodist Camp at Mile 28 Glacier Highway. 789-0140 for details.
Perseverance Theatre Playreading Festival, ``The Granny,'' 2 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, 914 Third Street, Douglas. Free.
Rainbow Planet Concert, community benefit concert for the Juneau Community Food Bank, 4 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, $10 adults, $5 children.
Chapel by the Lake Dessert Program, guest speaker will discuss issues surrounding the welfare of women and children in the Middle East. Everyone is welcome. 789-9694
Full Moon Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Yoga Den in the Emporium Mall on South Franklin. Bring a drum or percussion instrument if you have one. Women and girls welcome.
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.