Thursday-Today, April 3-6
Youth American Bowling Alliance state tournament - The first sessions of the 22nd annual YABA state tournament take place Thursday through Sunday, April 3-6, at Channel Bowl in Juneau, with the second sessions scheduled for Saturday-Monday, April 26-28. There is a possibility of a third session on April 18-20. Bowling this weekend starts at 8 a.m. and runs through the night to 5 a.m. each day. Info: Channel Bowl, 586-1165.
Friday-Today, April 4-6
Juneau Soccer Club/Yukon Soccer Association - Juneau-Whitehorse Exchange Indoor Soccer Tournament: Nine girls teams from Juneau, Ketchikan and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, will compete in Juneau, while seven boys teams from Juneau and Whitehorse will meet in Whitehorse this week. There are three age divisions and the girls games will be played at Floyd Dryden and Dzantik'i Heeni middle schools. Games start Friday night and the championship games are on Sunday. Info: Laura Fleming, 586-1587, or on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.org.
Thursday, April 10
Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team annual community show - The annual JDHS Dance Team Show will be held at 7 p.m. in the JDHS main gym. Tickets are $8 in advance at Hearthside Books or JDHS Activities Office, or $10 at the door; advance purchase is recommended. Info: Leslie Dahl, 789-2286 home, 790-5182 work, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 11
Southeast Showdown roughhouse boxing - The top fighters from Southeast Alaska compete in three weight classes with an eight-man bracket for each weight. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, with boxing starting about 7 p.m. for a total of 15-20 fights in one night. Ringside table seats are $37, with general admission $27. Tickets are available at Marlintini's Lounge and at ANB Hall. Info: Joe Isturis, 723-0915, or Bob Haag of Anchorage-based Big H Promotions, 1-907-274-8575.
Saturday, April 12
Juneau Alpine Club - Benjamin Island kayaking trip, bring your kayak and safety gear for this moderate trek. All participants need to RSVP with the trip leader. Info: Trip leader Larry Musarra, 586-0152.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Michael Wilcox will present a slide show of his backpack fly fishing trips to Montana. There also will be a flea market/silent auction of fly fishing equipment at this meeting. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.
MS Walk or Run (5K) - Registration for this fund-raising event is going on now, and team registration forms can be picked up at JRC/The Alaska Club, Foggy Mountain Shop or Mendenhall Auto. This event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Brotherhood Bridge Parking Lot, with registration at 9 a.m. Groups of four or more can enter as teams. The run is untimed. Info: PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3540, or Rick Anderson, 789-3678.
HoopTime basketball shooting clinic - Former Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball coach Jim Hamey will be teaching basketball players ages 10-18 various types of shots on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. The fee for this two-day clinic is $50 for members of the Amateur Athletic Union (all HoopTime players that have paid their fees are AAU members) or $62 for non-AAU members. There is a small fee for online registration. The clinic is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and only 80 players will be accepted. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Web at http://www.hooptime-basketball.org.
Water Safety Instructor course - This WSI course, cosponsored by the American Red Cross and the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, takes place from April 22-May 17 at the pool and is for anybody wanting to be certified to teach swim lessons. All participants must be at least 17 years old and be able to pass a precourse skills test and possess a current FIT (Fundamentals of Instructor Training) certificate, although FIT classes will be offered in conjunction with the WSI course. There is a mandatory precourse session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, and you should bring a swimsuit to the class for work in the pool. Course times are 5:30-9 p.m. on April 22, 24, 29, May 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 26 and May 17. The course fees are $78.75 (payable to the City of Juneau), with a materials and certification fee of $56 (payable to the American Red Cross). Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.
Treadwell Arena closing - The last day for ice at the Treadwell Arena will be Sunday, April 27. The rink will be closed to skating during the summer, but will be used for other purposes. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Juneau-Douglas High School Swim Team/Glacier Swim Club wildlife cruise - This three-hour wildlife viewing cruise departs from the Allen Marine Tours dock at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and returns at 5 p.m. The cruise costs $50 per person, and the price includes food and refreshments. Tickets are available from GSC senior swimmers and JDHS team members. Make checks payable to "Glacier Swim Club." All proceeds go to help fund the two swim programs. Info: John Wray, 789-1759, or Cyndy Guylas, 586-2955.
Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (April 12) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (April 11) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (April 6 and 13) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (April 11) or from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (April 6 and 13) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays (April 7 and 14) at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Gastineau Channel Little League open gyms - Gym time for GCLL players is scheduled each Sunday through April from 1-4 p.m. at Auke Bay School. Players ages 8-9, as well as all new players, should arrive at 1 p.m. Players ages 10-12 should come at 2 p.m. Coaches will be available to supervise and assist players in a variety of activities and drills. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.
Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (April 6, 13, 20 and 27), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (April 6, 20 and 27, no open skate on April 13), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (April 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (April 7, 14 and 21), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays (April 9, 16, 23), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (April 11, 18 and 25), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (April 12, 19 and 26), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (April 12, 19 and 26) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Open skate costs are $4 adult (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rental available at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena adult only open skates - Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena youth only open skates - Youth only open skates are from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays (April 8, 15 and 22) and from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (April 10, 17 and 24). Open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena pond hockey times - Meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
4-H cross-country running program - This year's program starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Mendenhall River School covered play area and will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club, and registration will take place at the April 17 meeting. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation sports field-use registration - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation on Monday, April 7, will begin accepting reservations to use Dimond Park and Savikko Park during the summer. Reservations can be made to being using the fields starting on Friday, April 11, with a cost of $15 per hour, plus tax. Until April 21, reservations can only be made in person at the Parks and Rec office downtown at City Hall. Faxed and mailed reservation requests won't be taken until after April 21. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play available for teens through adults. Bring a racquet, birdies will be provided. Cost is $3. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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