Today, March 18
Eaglecrest skiing: Spring Telemark Series Race No. 3, time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.
Juneau Nordic Ski Club spring barbeque relay: Time TBA at lower loop at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001.
Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club: NRA sporting rifle shooting event, registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or http://go.to/jrpc/.
Saturday, March 24
ORCA Ski-A-Thon: Time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area. If Eaglecrest is closed, it's a Hike-A-Thon at Brotherhood Bridge Trail. Fund-raiser is for adaptive recreation programs in Juneau. Gala awards banquet 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at Juneau Yacht Club. Info: ORCA, 586-0104.
Eaglecrest skiing: Juneau Ski Club's 'King Kong's Run' giant slalom race series (Junior-4 and J-5 age groups). Also, Juneau Ski Club's Mitey Mites Championships (ages 8-younger) on March 24-26. Both events, time TBA at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Info: Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School, 790-2001, or Pat Harmon of Juneau Ski Club, 586-9532, or http://www.juneauskiracing.org.
Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club: Juneau Gun Club Legislative three-gun shoot (centerfire pistol, smallbore rifle and shotgun), time TBA at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Juneau Gun Club, 789-9844, or http://go.to/jrpc/.
Sunday, March 25
* Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club: High-power rifle shooting event, registration 9 a.m., shooting starts 10 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road. Info: Steve Bennett, 789-1717, or http://go.to/jrpc/.
Juneau Racquet Club 2001 spring badminton tournament: Tournament takes place March 16-18, with finals on Sunday, at Valley location of JRC. Entry deadline was Monday, March 12, and entry fee is $25 plus tax. Competition in singles, doubles and mixed events. Info: Russ Stevens, 789-2181, or http://www.juneauracquetclub.com.
Juneau 4-H running club: Registration for a new youth running club will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Commons. The club is for runners in grades K-5 and will meet every Thursday through July 5 from 5-6 p.m. at locations to be announced. The club will have a final run on Saturday, July 7, during the Governor's Cup fun run. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell will lead the club, and volunteer coaches are welcome. Call the Bursells at 789-5997 to find out about the 4-H screening procedure. If there is interest for a middle school running club, contact the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service. The cost of joining 4-H is $6. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, 465-8749.
Juneau Sports Association softball registration: JSA will hold all team sign-ups for the 2001 JSA adult slow-pitch softball season on Wednesday, March 21, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons area. Registration for coed teams will be from 6-7:30 p.m., while men's and women's team register from 7:30-9 p.m. Teams wanting to participate in 2001 must register during their specified time period. Coed team fees are $300 for 12-game schedule and $400 for 16-game season, with a $23 player fee. Men's and women's team fees are $670 for 22-game schedule, with $23 player fee. Info: JSA office, 463-3633, or http://www.jsaweb.org.
Juneau Youth Football League Crimson Bears chorebusters: The Juneau Youth Football League's Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears annual chorebusters service is now taking reservations. Reserve early for yard work, general cleaning and other small jobs. Info and for chorebusters requests: coach Reilly Richey, 789-4361.
Youth open gyms: From 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (3/24, 3/31 and 4/7) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, and from 8-11 p.m. on Fridays (3/23 and 3/30, no open gym on 4/6) at Floyd Dryden Middle School. No cost for students grades 5-12. Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms: at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Cost is $4. From 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (3/18, 3/25 and 4/1) and Fridays (3/23 and 3/30). Volleyball/basketball court rentals available Saturday mornings. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms: Open gyms are on Sundays through March 18. Softball: At Riverbend Elementary School: ages 10-younger meet noon to 2 p.m., ages 11-12 meet 2-4 p.m., ages 13-14 meet 4-5 p.m., ages 15-16 meet 6-8 p.m. Info: MaryLou Bavard, 789-7458. Baseball: At Auke Bay Elementary School: ages 6-8 meet noon to 1 p.m., ages 9-12 meet 1-3 p.m., all ages pitching meet 3-4 p.m. At Harborview Elementary School: ages 13-16 meet noon to 2 p.m. Info: Chip Mixson, 789-9806.
Open Badminton Gym: From 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Auke Bay School gym. All skill levels encouraged to attend. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.
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