Neighbors Digest

Staff reports

Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005

Center offers citizen preparation classes

The Southeast Regional Resource Center's Valley Adult Education Center will offer free citizenship preparation classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday evening from April 11 to May 18.

Contact Sebastian Lilienthal at the Family Resource Center at 463-6188 for more details.

Women's group to put 'Action Into Words'

Hearing Women's Voices will hold "Putting Action Into Words" from noon to 3:30 p.m., April 9 at the Filipino Community Hall.

The keynote speaker will be Juneau activist Kim Metcalfe. Sen. Lyda Green, R-Wasilla, will be a featured speaker.

Hearing Women's Voices is an opportunity for women to be heard and is open to women of all ages and backgrounds. Details: Barbara Belknap at 780-8602.

Juneau School District to begin testing kids

Juneau School District serves students with extraordinary academic gifts. Fifth- and eighth-grade students can test to qualify. Complete testing requires two Saturday morning sessions. Tests can be taken on April 9, 16, 23 or 30 at Juneau-Douglas High School. Each test two and a half hours.

Parents must sign a permission form before students can test. Details: 523-1624.

Ed course available for homeowners

A continuing education course is offered for homeowners, builders and realtors on April 13 and 14 in the Glacier Room at Travelodge.

The course includes workshops on carbon monoxide hazards, mold hazards and energy efficiency. Classes are taught by Scott Waterman from Alaska Housing Finance Corp.

The event is free and is sponsored by Southeast Alaska Board of Realtors and Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association. Continuing education credits are available at a nominal fee. Register at For more information, call 463-5774.

SE Youth Summit to be held April 20-22

Southeast teens can register for the Southeast Youth Summit held April 20-22 in Sitka.

The summit is sponsored by Alaska Youth for Environmental Action. This leadership training event is open to high school- and eighth-grade students who want to learn about regional environmental issues, develop leadership skills, learn about culture and create a network of youth leaders.

Teams of two or three youths per community are encouraged to register. Register online at, or call (907) 339-3907.

Public invited to pray for new pope

The public is invited to join the Juneau Catholic Community in evening prayers for the selection of a new pope.

Prayers will be held during the nine days prior to the beginning of the conclave at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The schedule is as follows:

• 5 p.m., April 9.

• 5 p.m., April 10.

• 5:15 p.m., April 11-15.

• 5 p.m., April 16.

• 5 p.m., April 17.

Juneau Jumpers to perform show

The Juneau Jumpers will perform their annual year-end show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Since 1985, this team has entertained spectators with fast twirling rope tricks and acrobatics. Team members have won awards at all levels of competition.

Tickets cost $3 per child, $5 per adult or $10 per family.

Jumpers will sell raffle tickets at the door to help pay for transportation to shows and other team expenses. The drawing will be held during the show. The grand prize is a trip for two on Alaska Airlines, with three other travel prizes. Details: 789-5044.

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