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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday, April 16

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.

"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.

Bingo Schmingo Storytime with Kathleen Rushing, noon, Douglas library. To help celebrate Folk Fest. Enjoy interactive musical entertainment for all ages. Details: 586-0434.

City of Juneau Title 49 meeting, noon, Marine View Building, fourth floor. To discuss Chapter 35, Public Improvement, specifically oversight of individual on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems, construction waivers for public roadway construction outside the urban services area, and minimum separation distance for street jogs. Details: Tim, 586-0756.

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

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.

Airport Board Operations Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: 789-7821.

"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.

Water Safety Instructor course mandatory pre-course session, 5:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Pre-course session for classes that open April 28 and run through May 23. Bring swim suit and be prepared to take a swimming test. Details: 586-5325.

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

"Get Ready for Kindergarten and Learn About School Choices" informational session, 6-7 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School. Last 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.

Family Law Self-Help class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: Leona, 586-6425.

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.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Juneau Raptor Center Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., downtown library, large conference room. Details: 586-8393.

Widowed Persons Program potluck brunch, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place dining room. Please bring a dish to share and invite other widows or widowers. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

Relay for Life committee chairman meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Volunteers needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend support. Details: or Sharon, 789-1821.

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

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

Tim Easton Band, 9 p.m., The Rendezvous. Tim Easton, of California, and Kliff "Fliffy" Hopson, of Fairbanks, playing together for a night of "unbridled merriment." Details: 500-9749 or

Friday, April 17

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.

Bingo Schmingo Storytime with Kathleen Rushing, noon, Mendenhall Valley library. To help celebrate Folk Fest. Enjoy interactive musical entertainment for all ages. Details: 586-0434.

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.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seminar, 3:30-5 p.m., Lena Point Building, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. "Spatial Scales of Connectivity and Adaptation in the Sea" by Dr. Paul Bentzen. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

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.

Saturday, April 18

Auke Bay Co-op Preschool kids-stuff garage sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Chapel by the Lake, Smith Hall. Only kids or baby related stuff. Multi-family garage sale and coffee and bake sale. Dads on Duty raffle ticket drawing at 11 a.m. during the sale. Details: 789-2302 or

Boys and Girls Club of Juneau garage sale fundraiser, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Boy and Girls Club. Donations of gently used household items in good, sellable condition accepted prior, noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Details: 790-4535.

Heart of Hospice Run: 5K and 1 mile walk, 9 a.m., Twin Lakes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers to help set up at 8 a.m. appreciated. Bagels, donuts, juice, water and T-shirts. To benefit Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. For 18 and under, $15 pre-registration and $20 on race day; for 19 and older, $20 pre-registration and $25 on race day. Pre-register by 4 p.m. the day before. Details: Tony, 463-3987 or

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

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.

Interplay class, 10 a.m.-noon, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9161 Cinema Drive. Uses incremental "forms" to lead participants to movement and stories, silence and son, ease and amusement. For adults of all ages and physical abilities. No experience necessary. $10-20 sliding scale donation to Aldersgates's greater missions, outreach. Details: Judy, 523-2914 or

Antiques and Collectibles Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nugget Mall. Details: 789-4439 or

"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.

"It IS Easy Being Green" Earth Day celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. "The Lorax" with Ranger Brandon at noon, All Nations Children Dancers at 1 p.m., Daughters of the New Moon at 2 p.m. Bird walks with the Audubon Society at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Details: Irene, 789-0097.

Fundraiser for Floyd Dryden Middle School archers, noon-3 p.m., Nugget Mall, Archery Range. For Amber Carella and Jade Saavedra to travel to National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., on May 8. Donations to be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon. Details: Molly, 463-1850.

"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, call for location. Class concentrating 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

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.

Beatniks' poetry slam, 7-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center. Details: Kaleigh, 790-9863.

Sunday, April 19

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Knight's of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

Antiques and Collectibles Fair, noon-5 p.m., Nugget Mall. Details: 789-4439 or

"Repairing Drywall" clinic, 2-3 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Open gym, 3-5 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. $3 per person. Details: 780-2073.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.

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