Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

BBBS holds cross-cultural communications training

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Big Brothers Big Sisters will hold a cross-cultural communications training session at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Nugget Mall across from Jo-Ann's.

Five panelists representing unique cultural perspectives will address the topic of how to engage dialogue with others across cultural boundaries. Following these presentations will be discussion and questions on related topics and experiences from the community. All are invited to join, learn and share their perspectives.

For more information, call Lauren at 586-3350.

Visiting author Antonia Juhasz speaks Thursday

Antonia Juhasz, a Visiting Scholar with the Washington D.C. Institute for Policy Studies, will give a public lecture, "The Economic Invasion of Iraq. Why we are Fighting a War for Oil," at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

Juhasz will focus on the side of the war rarely spoken to: the changes in Iraq's centrally controlled, state run economy to an open market system modeled on neo-liberal economic theory.

Juhasz will follow her visit in Juneau with speaking engagements and book signings in Anchorage and Fairbanks. For more information, call 586-4409.

Zach Gordon Youth Center offers spring break class

The Zach Gordon Youth Center is sponsoring a five-day class, "Let Me Entertain You!", during Parent/Teacher Conference Week, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 27-30, at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St.

Taught by Zach Gordon Youth Center recreation staff, the class will offer a variety of different games, projects and field trips. Activities will include bowling at Channel Bowl, swimming at Augustus Brown Pool, balloon animals, fun with food, ice skating at Treadwell Arena, tubing at Eaglecrest and more.

The classes are for youth ages 8-12 (7-year-olds accepted if they can swim the length of the pool).

Cost is $50 per person, plus sales tax. Registration is required at the Zach Gordon Youth Center or by charging your VISA or Mastercard by phone. Register early; class size is limited. A minimum of five students is required to hold the class. For more information, call 586-2635.

JAHC seeks artists for solo exhibit, Juried Art Show

Artists interested in being considered for a solo exhibit at the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery during the 2007-2008 season may apply by 5 p.m. on April 30. Applications are available to download from

JAHC also invites artists to submit works for consideration in their Juried Art Exhibition of Southeast Alaskan artists in July. Fairbanks artist Kes Woodward will act as juror. Applications due by 5 p.m. on May 1 and are available to download from

For more information, contact the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council at 586-2787 or

Adult softball registration is Wednesday at DZ

The Juneau Sports Association will begin registering teams for the 2007 Juneau Adult Softball season on Wednesday in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons. Co-ed sign-up is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Men's or women's leagues are from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Softball season starts May 7.

Men's or women's league is $660 per team for a 20-game season. Co-ed league is $420 per team for a 14-game season. There is a $40 player's fee.

A rules clinic will be held on Thursday, April 19 at Dzantik'i Heeni. There will be season schedules available and sign-up for the Lynn Cox Memorial One-Pitch Tournament.

For more information, call JSA's Executive Director Mark Potts at 463-3633. Office hours and information can also be found online at

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