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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009

Today, 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

Juneau School District special board meeting, 9 a.m., Thunder Mountain High School library conference room. Executive session on selection of finalists for the superintendent position. Details: Lara, 523-1702.

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.

Juneau Dance Unlimited "April Showcase," 2 and 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children 12 and younger and seniors age 60 and older available at Hearthside Books. Details: 463-5327 or

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

• Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at They also can be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive or faxed to 586-3028. The deadline is noon two days prior to the event.

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