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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2009

Thursday, April 9

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, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Auke Bay Elementary School play: "The Tree of Peace: The Origins of Democracy in America," 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Auke Bay Elementary School gym. Original play about Albany Congress of 1754, with original music and traditional colonial dances. $5 donation suggested per family. Details: Ann, 463-1775.

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

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

Retired Public Employees of Alaska meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. With guest speaker Joelle Hall from AFL-CIO in Anchorage. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

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

Juneau School District Program Evaluation meeting, noon, Central Office conference room.

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: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Get Ready for Kindergarten and Learn About School Choices" informational session, 5-6 p.m., Juneau-Douglas Head Start Center, 201 Cordova St. First of three sessions sponsored by the Juneau School District, Association for the Education of Young Children and Tlingit & Haida Head Start. With pizza, activities and free book for kids entering kindergarten in the fall. Details: Susan, 523-1704.

"Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007" 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.

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.

Native dance practice, 6-8 p.m., Gastineau Elementary School gym. Everyone welcome. Children under age 8 must be attended by parent. Details: Jennifer, 209-4421.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

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

"Get Ready for Kindergarten and Learn About School Choices" informational session, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gruening Park community recreation center, #G49, Northwood Drive. Second of three sessions sponsored by the Juneau School District, Association for the Education of Young Children and Tlingit & Haida Head Start. With pizza, activities and free book for kids entering kindergarten in the fall. Details: Susan, 523-1704.

"Albatross in the North Pacific; Far Flying Visitors Come to Alaska" presentation by Kim Rivera, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Building, Room 22½22. Details: Merrill, 789-0139.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Thursday Night Contra dance, 7:30 p.m., Terry Miller Legislative Offices gym, old Capital School gym. Jerry Fiscus and Friends band as well as open band. Details: Jerry, 586-2987.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, April 10

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

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

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

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Stone Soup Group Autism Awareness Month celebration, 6-8 p.m., Silverbow Back Room. Showing of either "Autism is a World" documentary about Sue Rubin or "Snow Cake" starring Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver. No-host bar and menu. Details: Lori, 321-8311.

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

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Alaska Women's Lobby dance and auction, 7-11 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Salsa dance and lessons, auction. $10 at the door, free for children 12 years and younger. Doors open at 7 p.m. Details: 789-5003.

Water survival gear testing session, 8:45-10:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Free. Session to test any water survival gear you plan to use this summer, such as survival suits, life jackets, etc. All equipment must be cleaned prior to arriving at the pool. All ages encouraged to attend. Free swimming not allowed. Details: 586-5325.

Saturday, April 11

All-Hazard Homeland Security Initiative Community Partnership and Awareness Training, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Centennial Hall. With complementary continental breakfast. Free. Details: Ken, 586-1737.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

Waterfront AWAREness Race, 10 a.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. 5K walk or run hosted by AWARE and Southeast Road Runners in honor of survivors of child abuse and sexual assault. Registration forms available at JRC The Alaska Club, Pavitt's Health and Fitness, Foggy Mountain, Nugget Alaskan Outfitters and AWARE. Details: Candice, 586-6623.

Zach Gordon Youth Center Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Adair Kennedy Park, next to Floyd Dryden Middle School. For children 10 years old and younger. Pre-register from March 23 to April 10 at the center, or between 9 and 9:45 a.m. the day of the event. Pre-registration is $3 per child, $5 on the day of teh hunt. Details: 586-2635.

Southeast Alaska Tongass Chapter of Harley Owners Group general membership meeting, 10 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library meeting room. Details: Chris, 586-2248.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 463-1224.

"Installing Interior & Exterior Doors" clinic, 10-11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collection for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., door-to-door around Juneau. Details: Chris, 790-2557.

Easter celebration, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nugget Mall. "Breakfast with the Bunny," egg hunt, egg coloring, etc. Details: 789-4439 or

Pre-Folk Fest jam session, 10:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. All musicians and music lovers welcome. Bring your own instruments or just your ears. Details: Alysia, 586-3572.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"Tiling Floors and Walls" clinic, 11 a.m.-noon, Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

"The Bears of Jordan Creek" presentation, 1 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Learn about bears that live around Jordan Creek. All ages welcome. Details: Beverly, 586-6853.

"Eco Options" clinic, 1-2 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Adult hula class for beginners, 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Halau Hula 'o 'Olili'ula Dance Studio, 5750 Glacier Highway, E1. This class concentrates on the fundamentals of hula basic steps, movement, posture, chanting and body strengthening. Space limited. Bring water bottle. Wear comfortable gym clothes. Details: Leimomi, 723-2708 or

Juneau Karma Krew and the Body Shop at Home Spa Day fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., Taproot Yoga Studio, 2211 Dunn St., second floor. Free. To raise money and donations for the AWARE shelter. Details: 523-9848.

Gaming night for families and kids, 6-9 p.m., downtown library. Enjoy pizza, games, Wii and more. Bring your own laptop or use the library's. Details: Amelia, 586-5303.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

Ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m., Centennial Hall. DJ music suitable for popular ballroom and Latin dances. $5 include free waltz lesson at 7:30 p.m. with Bryan Nord, of Juneau Dance Unlimited. Theme is "Parisian Parade." Sponsored by the Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: Eric, 209-8367.

Sunday, April 12

Easter worship services:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 11 a.m., 9161 Cinema Drive, near the movie theater. With 6:30 a.m. sunrise service at Skater's Cabin, 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the church, 9:45 a.m. adult Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt for preschoolers through third-graders. Details: 789-4050.

Auke Bay Bible Church, 10:45 a.m., 11970 Glacier Highway, across from Fishermean's Bend. Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Auke Village Recreation Area. Easter breakfast at 7:15 a.m. at the church. Details: 789-9318 or

Cathedral of the Nativity, 8:30 and 11 a.m., 416 Fifth St. Details: 586-1513 or

Chapel by the Lake, 8, 9 and 11:15 a.m., Mile 11 Glacier Highway, next to the University of Alaska Southeast on Auke Lake. Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Details: 789-7592.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 a.m., 10300 Glacier Highway. Details: or 790-4267.

Douglas Community United Methodist Church, 11 a.m., corner of Third and E streets in downtown Douglas. With breakfast potluck at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Details: 364-2408.

Douglas Island Bible Church, 11 a.m., 2770 David St. Details: 586-6350.

Faith Lutheran Church, 10 a.m. with Communion, 2500 Sunset Drive, across from Egan Drive from the Mendenhall Mall. Breakfast brunch at 11:30 a.m. Children's Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. Details: 789-7568.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Ann's Parish Hall, Fifth and Gold streets downtown. With festive potluck brunch to follow 11 a.m. service. Details: 586-3532.

Juneau Christian Center, 10:30 a.m., 8001 Glacier Highway, across from Fred Meyer. Details: 789-2176 or

Northern Light United Church, 11 a.m. with Communion, 400 West 11th St. With brunch sponsored by the NLUC Men's Fellowship to follow. Details: 586-3131.

Resurrection Lutheran Church, 9:30 a.m., 740 West 10th St. Details: 586-2380 or

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 8:15 and 11 a.m., 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road. Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Skater's Cabin. Easter breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Details: 789-4093 or

St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Skater's Cabin. Easter brunch and egg hunt for youth to follow Eucharist. Details: 957-0695.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 8 and 10:30 a.m., 9055 Atlin Drive. Details: or 789-7307.

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