Briefly

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Humane Society seeks foster families

The Gastineau Humane Society is seeking foster parents for shelter animals who need to recover from an injury or simply to spend some time away from the facility.

For more information call 789-0260.

Habitat for Humanity meeting scheduled

A meeting for persons applying for the houses to be built by Habitat for Humanity this year is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday at Northern Light United Church. Applications to the organization are due March 31.

For more information call 789-1417.

Seven-course meal benefits pet shelter

A ``Kibbles and Chefs'' event to benefit the Gastineau Humane Society is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Fiddlehead.

The event features a seven-course meal in the restaurant's upstairs room. Tickets are $85 in advance, $95 at the door. A total of 75 tickets are being sold for the event.

For more information call 789-0260.

Grant writing workshop offered in Anchorage

The Alaska Funding Exchange is offering grant writing workshops the first Thursday and Friday of each month this year.

The workshops at the Ship Creek officer of the Alaska Funding Exchange cost $225. For more information call 455-4104.

Home schooling seminar offered at Mendenhall Valley library

The Juneau Home Education Association will host a panel of local parents speaking on home schooling from 7 to 9 p.m. March 28 at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library conference room.

The event is intended for families new to home schooling or interested in it. For more information call Nora Muller at 586-5030.

Host families for Japanese exchange students sought this summer

Host families are being sought for Japanese youth, ages 12-18, who will visit Juneau from late July to late August.

The students are members of a Japanese organization called Labo, which is devoted to the study of foreign cultures and languages. The youth are placed in homes where there is a host sibling of the same age and gender.

Families do not necessarily have to be 4-H members before participating, although they must be willing to become involved in local 4-H activities during the exchange. Students come expecting to be treated as a family member, including helping with chores.

Families can also make efforts to visit their exchange student in Japan, either through the 4-H exchange or through private travel.

For more information and applications contact Annie Smith at 789-4284.

PET OF THE WEEK

Zoe is a 3-year-old spayed female german sheperd. She is described as intelligent and she is being taught basic obedience commands. Zoe gets along with cats, but should be the only dog in a family. To adopt Zoe, visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.



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