NEW CALENDAR ITEM
Gastineau Channel Little League - Adult umpires are needed for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons. Umpires will officiate at various age levels, both behind the plate and on the bases. Flexible schedules exist with night and weekend games. The league season opens on Saturday, April 24. Training clinics take place from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, April 14-16, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Mendenhall River Community School. All potential umpires should attend at least one night session and the Saturday session. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.
Today, April 9
Roughhouse Boxing Marlintini's Belt Championships - Twelve boxing matches in four divisions - lightweight, middleweight, heavyweight and women's - are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge. Tickets are available at Marlintini's or at ANB Hall. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0799.
Saturday-Sunday, April 10-11
Eaglecrest Ski Area - Final weekend of the season events: The final public race of the season is the Grand Spring Dual Slalom Championship held at 11 a.m. Saturday on Ego for all skiers and snowboarders; the Easter Bunny visits on Saturday with events starting at 12:30 p.m.; there is an Easter breakfast special at time TBA on Sunday; an Easter bonnet contest at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the day lodge; and the Slush Cup at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the end of Lower Hilary's, with judging for style, costumes, speed and amplitude. Info: Eaglecrest Ski Area, 790-2001.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Soccer Club competitive team tryouts - Tryouts for the various JSC competitive teams started on Sunday, April 4, and continue through Saturday, April 10, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Tryouts set for Sunday, April 4, are for U16 boys (born Aug. 1, 1988, through July 31, 1989) and U17 boys (born Aug. 1, 1987, through July 31, 1988), with both tryouts taking place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tryouts for U12 boys (born Aug. 1, 1992, through July 31, 1993) are 2-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. The tryouts for U13 boys and girls (born Aug. 1, 1991, through July 31, 1992) are 3:30-5 p.m. on Aug. 10. The tryouts for U14 boys and girls (born Aug. 1, 1990, through July 31, 1991) are 5-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. The tryouts for U15 boys and girls (born Aug. 1, 1989, through July 31, 1990) are 6:30-8 p.m. on Aug. 10. The tryouts for U16 girls are 2-3:30 p.m. on April 10. The tryouts for the U12 girls are TBA. The tryout fee is $25 per player with a signed JSC registration form. There is no fee for current JSC members. Registration forms are available at the tryouts or online at http://www.juneausoccer.org. Last year three Juneau Soccer Club teams won state titles in their respective age groups. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525.
Juneau Parks and Recreation sports field reservations - Juneau Parks and Rec began accepting summer sports field reservations for Dimond and Savikko Parks on Monday, April 5. Fields are available for use starting Friday, April 9, and continuing through the summer. Cost is $16 per hour plus tax, and goes down as hours of use increase. Reservations must be made in person at the Parks and Rec office at City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season will be starting soon. The first of four monthly tournaments is scheduled for May 1-2 on the new course at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. 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 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Mount Jumbo Gym preschool open gym - This Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation program is open from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 909 Fourth Street in Douglas for children ages 1-6 and their parents or caregivers. A ratio of four children to one adult must be met. Balls, mats, trikes, scooters, large building blocks, parachutes and a Little Tykes climber system will be available for use. There is a $1 per child per day charge (please no bills larger than $20). Punchcards are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Juneau 4-H Spring Running Club - This program is for runners in grades 1-5, with a separate club for runners in grades 6-8. The club meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at various locations around town through the spring and summer, at least through the Douglas Two-Mile run on July 4. Bring a water bottle and be dressed to run. If you did not attend the first meeting on April 8, please contact the University of Alaska Extension Office to register. Local runners John and Jamie Bursell lead the group for grades 1-5, while Craig Farrington leads the middle school group. Parents are encouraged to run with their kids. The cost to join this program is $6 with checks made out to Juneau 4-H. Info: John and Jamie Bursell, 789-5997, Craig Farrington, 789-7963, or the UA Extension Office, 465-8749.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 3-7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3-9 p.m. on Fridays. 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.
Treadwell Arena programs - The ice arena is open seven days a week with a variety of public open skates, youth open skates, pond hockey and rental times available (see Treadwell Arena Web site for details). The rink is closed for ice maintenance from 7:45-10:45 a.m. on Mondays and from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Fees for open skates are $4 adults, $3 youths (age 17-younger) and $2 seniors (age 65-older). Fees for pond hockey are $5 adults, $4 youths and $3 seniors. Skate rental is $2 for adults and youths, and $1.90 for seniors. Passes are available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rental. Facility rental is $150 an hour. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.
Gastineau Channel Little League baseball open gyms - GCLL baseball open gyms for kids ages 8-12 will be held at Auke Bay School from 3-5 p.m. on Sundays beginning Feb. 21. Bring tennis shoes and a baseball mitt. Info: Lisa Baker, 789-4486.
Juneau Nordic Ski Club - The latest ski reports for local nordic skiers can be found on the club's Web site, http://home.gci.net/~jnordski.
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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