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.
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 Tornadoes Wrestling Club - The youth wrestling club hosts its annual tournament from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School. The tournament features athletes from Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell and Klawock. There is a $1 admission fee. Info: Steve Martin, 790-2206.
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.
Gastineau Channel Little League preseason sessions for volunteers - A coaches' clinic for Minors and Farm League baseball division volunteers takes place from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Mendenhall River Community School. The session will be led by Rod Baker and Ron Flint, who are longtime GCLL managers, with assistance from other coaches. All volunteer coaches for these divisions are expected to attend. This year's GCLL Opening Day celebration takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball field. The snack bar will open at 9 a.m. and teams will begin assembling at 9:30 a.m. Games for competitive divisions will start at 12:30 p.m. at various fields around Juneau and Douglas. Info: GCLL Hotline (coaches leave a message only if you are unable to attend the volunteer session), 789-9803.
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.
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.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (April 13, 20 and 27), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (April 20 and 27, no open skate on April 13), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (April 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (April 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 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 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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