Around Town

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Today

Last Native Issues Forum, 9 a.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. With speakers Sen. Albert Kookesh and Rep. Bill Thomas, and emcee Ron Williams. Everyone welcome. Details: 463-7105.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

"Write For Your Life" group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

"Make a Guest Dress" drop-in encaustic painting activity, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

"Eyes Wide Open - The Human Cost of the Iraq War to Alaska" exhibit, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Details: Amy, 586-4409.

Story time, 11 a.m., downtown library. Details: 586-5267.

Performance of folksongs and stories by autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller, 11 a.m.-noon, downtown library. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, noon, Red Cross, 3200 Hospital Drive, Suite 203. Details: 586-5278.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 789-8884.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 1-6:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby; and infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Performance of folksongs and stories by autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller, 3-4 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Human Rights Commission meeting, 4:30 p.m., downtown library, small conference room. Details: Shelly, 321-3656.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board meeting, 5:15 p.m., City Hall, Room 224. Details: 586-5226 or www.juneau.org/parksrec.

Al-Anon Douglas Serenity Seekers, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Turning the Tides meeting, 5:30 p.m., Silverbow Inn & Bakery. Working to redo the use of plastic bags and to restore ocean health. Everyone welcome. Details: Dixie, 789-0449.

Gastineau Humane Society Board meeting, 6 p.m., Gastineau Humane Society Building. Details: Chava, 789-0260.

Freedom From Smoking Group clinic, 6-8 p.m., Nugget Mall. $75 for eight sessions, which start today. Details: 796-8422.

"Parenting Your Three- to Six-year-old" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free class. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Airport Board monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: www.juneau.org/airport/meetings.php.

Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, 7 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School library. With presentation by Mark Kaelke on his float trip down the Alagnak River. Details: Tony, 789-9159.

Folk Festival performance by Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School eighth-grade orchestra, 7-7:15 p.m., Centennial Hall, main stage.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group, 7-8 p.m., Polaris House, 434 Willoughby Place. Details: Susan, 789-4814.

Children's Writers Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library large conference room. Sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Details: Dordie, 907-530-7018 or dordiecarter@yahoo.com.

Rotaract meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Juneau Economic Development Council Building. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Meetings usually involved planning events and volunteer opportunities. Details: Melissa, 364-5201.

Thursday, April 10

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

"Make a Guest Dress" drop-in encaustic painting activity, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Story time, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Hangar Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Litter Free meeting, noon, Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Lunch will be provided. Annual Litter Free clean-up is May 10.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Beginning English class, 2-3 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Thursday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Alaska Association of Student Governments Student Council Conference opening ceremony, 4:15 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. With speech by Gov. Sarah Palin. Details: 523-1508 or 321-5064.

Introduction to computer concepts, Windows XP, Internet and e-mail class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Childbirth preparation class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center, classroom. Six-week class started March 6. May join mid-way. Details: 796-8422.

Widowed Persons Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave., Parlor Room. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

"Hare Hair and Marmot Maulings: Climate Change is One Piece of the Wildlife Conservation Puzzle" presentation by Dr. Scott Mills, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

Public Nature Series: "Juneau's Underwater Neighborhood" presentation by Annette Smith, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Building, Room 22½22. Sponsored by the Juneau Audubon Society. Details: 321-4739.

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