Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2004

Friendly Planet to host Alaska Youth Choir

JUNEAU - An ensemble of the Alaska Youth Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Friendly Planet, 200 Seward Street.

Admission is $6 and will help support the choir's upcoming trip to San Francisco, June 12-16. The ensembles plans to sing folk, spirit, gospel and torch songs.

City Museum offers tour guide training

JUNEAU - Tour operators, guides, and the general public can participate in an overview of Juneau history, geography and mining at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum with Linda Daniel, longtime Juneau and Alaska educator.

Workshops dates are 9:30 a.m.-noon April 17, 6:30-9 p.m. April 19, 6:30-9 p.m. May 13, and 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. June 5.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. For more information, call 586-3572.

Daniel will also share information about Juneau's local points of interest, including bird and wildlife watching and historic sites in downtown Juneau.

The City Museum is located at Fourth and Main streets.

School's 'Spring Gala' set for Friday

JUNEAU - The Juneau Community Charter School will hold its annual Spring for the Arts Gala at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at ANB Hall.

Doors will open and food will be sold beginning at 5:30 p.m. Native Storyteller Ishmael Hope, jazz singer Julie Rehfeld, and the Latin dance group Salsa Con Lluvia will perform. The Bobb Family Band will take over the stage around 7:30 p.m. for a community "swing boogie" dance.

Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 4-12. Tickets can be purchased at Hearthside Books, Rainy Day Books or at the door.

UAS drama class to hold free presentations

JUNEAU - The University of Alaska Southeast's Drama II Scene Study class, under the direction of Anita Maynard-Losh, will hold its final presentations at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 19.

The show is free and open to the public.

The students are: Lauren Brooks, Liz Clement, Jerry Demmert, Clint Farr, Anna Gagne-Hawes, Charis Jackson, Brad Johnson, Logan Lott, Marcus Narvaez, Alan Plaster, Lexy Wagoner and Mariah Warren.

Daughhetee, others to be honored at gala

JUNEAU - The Alaska Photographic Center's 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art.

The event honors 10 individuals, including Alaska State Museum curator Mark Daughhetee, who have been selected to receive the "Excellence in Fine Art Photography" award. An exhibition will feature photographs by the honorees: Daughhetee, Juneau; Barry McWayne, Fairbanks; Dennis Witmer, Fairbanks; Sheryl Maree Reily, Ester; Alan Parks, Homer; Charles Mason, Fairbanks; Richard Murphy, Anchorage; Jo Dagon, Anchorage; Deborah Tharp, Anchorage and Mariano Gonzales, Anchorage. Sam Kimura will be honored posthumously with a lifetime achievement award.

McWayne, who currently serves as the coordinator of fine arts at the University of Alaska Museum, will be presented with the "achievement in photography" award.

Tickets are $25 per person ($35 at the door). For tickets or more information contact APC Director Hal Gage at 272-4356 or

German feng shui experts to visit Juneau

JUNEAU - Two German architects, the husband and wife team of Sahaj Kaur Korner and Guru Surya Schaberle, will visit Juneau from April 16-May 15 to give introductory and in-depth courses in the Qi-Mag school of feng shui as taught by the Master Dr. Jes T.Y. Lim in Europe and Mexico.

The series starts with an introduction to Feng Shui, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Little Brown House, next to the ANB Hall. Cost is $36.

The workshops resume with the two-day course "First-Aid Feng Shui 1: for your Home and Better Health," 9 a.m-6 p.m Saturday-Sunday, April 17-18, $275; the two-day "Business Feng Shui for Prosperity Consciousness," designed for people who run a business, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, $552; and the three-day "QI-MAG Feng Shui 2: Training in Compass-Feng Shui," 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 30-May 2, $398. All courses are at the Little Brown House.

A limited number of personal feng shui appointments are also available.

Feng Shui is the ancient science of creating harmonious and healthy personal environments. Check out the architect's Web site at

For more information and registration, call Geri Mata at 463-7350 or 209-7350.

Film fest premieres April 23-24 in Haines

HAINES - The fourth Panhandle Picture Show, the short film festival of Southeast Alaska & Beyond, will premiere in Haines on April 23 and 24.

Thirty-five short films, including shorts from Juneau filmmakers Joel Bennett, Arlo Midgett and Greg and Connor Chaney will be screened during the two-night event at the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Juneau resident Tony Tengs and his edible art invention are the subject of one of the films. Juneau composer Stefan Hakenberg will also be accompanying the film he scored, "Displacement Map." A few film-related lectures are planned as well. For more information please visit

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