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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009


Alaska Charter School Association conference, Centennial Hall.

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Denali Commission quarterly meeting, 9 a.m., Centennial Hall, Egan Room. Teleconference call-in number available at Details: Adison, 907-271-1640.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

"What Are We Feeding Our Children?" Dahl-Kenney Lent Lunch, noon, Northern Light United Church. With speaker Jo Dahl. Soup provided by Northern Light. Music by singers from Holy Trinity Church. $5 suggested donation. Details: Jesse, 586-3131.

Open mic with students from Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School, noon-1 p.m., Heritage Coffee, downtown. Details: Ann, 523-1805.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Juneau School District Indian Studies Program Board meeting, 5:15 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School front office conference room, #E-110. Public invited. Details: Sally, 780-2037.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

"SCRAP Attack!" art through recycling family night and potluck, 5:30-7 p.m., Chapel by the Lake, Smith Hall. School and Community Reuse Action Project from Oregon will lead creative art activity. For preschoolers age 3-5. Bring a dish to share. Details: 789-1235.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Tourism Best Management Practices "How Are We Doing?" public comment session, 6-7 p.m., TEMSCO Helicopters. Details: Kirby, 463-3900.

Juneau School District Board of Education community forum on the search for the next superintendent, 6-7:15 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Dinner and public discussion on the qualities necessary for future leader of the school district. Public comment taken. Details: Kristin, 523-1707.

Family Law Self-Help class, 6-8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Miller Room. Details: Leona, 586-6425.

Native dance practice, 6-8 p.m., Gastineau Elementary School gym. Everyone welcome. Children under age 8 must be attended by parent. Details: Jennifer, 209-4421.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

"Introduction to Wheel Throwing" class with Sarah Arntson, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. First of six-week class held Thursdays, March 19-April 23. Cost is $210 for all six. Details: 586-1750 or

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Widowed Persons Program potluck dinner, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place dining room. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Women's Summit community event: Presentation by Cecelia Fire Thunder, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. A tribal leader from South Dakota and advocate for women and reproductive health services, she was the first female leader of the Oglala Siuox. Details: Geran, 907-334-3055.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

Committee Chairman meeting for the 2009 Juneau-Douglas Relay for Life, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library conference room. Details: Sharon, 789-1821.

"March into Spring" high school choir and orchestra performances, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Free. JDHS and Thunder Mountain High School. Details: 586-1500.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

"The Taming of the Shrew" performance, 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall, old Elks Hall, 117 South Franklin. $16 adults in advance, $18 at the door, $10 students and seniors, $5 for children 5 and under. Details: 209-0867.

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Terry Miller Legislative Offices gym, old Capital School gym. Live music by Impromptu and calling by Tom Paul. No experience or partners necessary. All dances taught. Small donation. Details: Jan, 463-3214.

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