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March 23-April 3
Spring Break at Eaglecrest - Eaglecrest Ski Area will be open everyday during spring break. There will be ski and snowboard camps for all ages from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Info: 790-2000 x211.
Monday-Thursday, March 27-30
Ski and Snowboard Camps - There will be four-day ski and snowboard camps at Eaglecrest Ski Area from March 27-30. Participants can choose the 10 a.m. to noon session or the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. session. It is open to all ages. Info: Snowsports school, 790-2000 x211.
Saturday, April 1
Glacier 10K - The Southeast Road Runners host the Glacier 10 K on Saturday, April 1. This even will feature 1-mile and 10-kilometer races and will start at 10 a.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Parking Lot. The event will support the Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team. Info: Scott May, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday-Saturday, March 28-April 1
2006 Princess Cruises/Hooptime Shootout - This premier middle school basketball tourament tips off Tuesday and will run straight through April 1. Teams from Sitka, Nome, Haines, Angoon, Petersburg, Hoonah and Juneau will battle it out for the title. Games will take place at Floyd Dryden Middle School, Glacier Valley Elementary School and Mendenall River Elementary School. Tournament schedule can be found at www.hoop-time.org. Info: Jeannie Drapeaux, 957-0724.
Saturday, April 8
JDHS Dance Team clinic - The Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic Saturday at JDHS. The cost is $35. Registration is available at JDHS on the day of the clinic only. The first session is for grades K-3 and registers at 7:45 a.m. and ends with a parent show at 11:30 a.m. The second session is for grades 4-12 and registers at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Participants will learn a fun hip-hop routine and will receive a t-shirt and certificate. A snack is included. Info: Beni Laliberte, 789-1096 or www.jdhsdance.com
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Learn to ice skate - The Juneau Skating Club will be holding group skating lessons for all levels and ages starting this weekend. The six-week session starts Friday, March 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Registration forms are available at Treadwell Arena and online at www.juneauskatingclub.org. Info: 523-9115 or email at email@example.com.
Buckwheat Ski Classic registration - The 20th annual Buckwheat Ski Classic is scheduled for March 25 at Log Cabin, British Columbia, Canada. There will be fast ferry service on March 24 to get Juneau and Haines skiers to the event. There will be 50K, 25K and 10K cross-country ski races as well as a 5K kids race and a 5K snowshoe race. There will be pre- and post-race events in Skagway with an awards banquet and dance at Eagles Hall. The race is a fund raiser for the Skagway Ski Club and traditionally hosts more than 200 participants from Alaska, Yukon Territories and elsewhere. Info: Kristin Wilkinson, 983-2854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coed Classic Soccer League - The Coed Classic Soccer League is designed for soccer players ages 30 and older who wish to continue their glory days of playing in an exclusively non-competitive but fun and enjoyable environment. Games take place every Sunday at the Floyd Dryden Middle School gym from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a $50 fee to join up for the season. Info: Moctar Diouf, 586-3256.
Community Schools Open Adult Gym time - There will be open adult gym at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for soccer on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For basketball and volleyball, there will be open gym time on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 fee and players should bring their own soccer balls, basketballs or volleyballs. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Badminton open gym - There will be badminton open gym on Mondays and Thursday at the Auke Bay School gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring a racquet if you have one. Birdies provided. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499
Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays through April 28. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee or punchcards for $10 or $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th St. in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are availble. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226.
Treadwell Arena schedule - People can sign up for hockey leagues, classes, camps and skating lessons for the fall season. Treadwell Arena can rent private ice to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.
Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.
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