Friday-Sunday, April 25-27
Youth American Bowling Alliance state tournament - The second session of the 22nd annual YABA state tournament takes place this weekend at Channel Bowl, with bowlers from Juneau and Eagle River finishing out the tournament that started the weekend of April 3-6. Bowling times are TBA. Info: Channel Bowl, 586-1165.
Saturday, April 26
Gastineau Channel Little League opening day - This year's GCLL Opening Day celebration takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park baseball field. The snack bar will open at 9 a.m. and teams will begin assembling at 9:30 a.m. Games for competitive divisions will start at 12:30 p.m. at various fields around Juneau and Douglas. Info: GCLL Hotline (coaches leave a message only if you are unable to attend the volunteer session), 789-9803.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Floyd Dryden Middle School library as Warren Van Sickle demonstrates how to tie a shrimp pattern for steelhead. Materials will be provided. Bring three flies you've tied, something flyfishing related worth $5 or a $5 bill to get into the drawing. New members are welcome. Info: Tony Soltys, 789-9159, or Steve Martin, 790-2206.
Gastineau Channel Little League registration for younger players - GCLL registration continues for younger players, with age 5-7 players signing up for Tee Ball and age 8-9 players registering for Farm League baseball or softball. A player's age is determined by the player's age on July 31, 2003. Practices and play for these age groups opens on GCLL Opening Day, Saturday, April 26 (at 10 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park). To register on the Web, go to http://www.juneau.com/littleleague, or pick up registration packets at the Nugget Outfitter in the Nugget Mall or at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown at city hall. Late registration for other age groups will also be taken, but players might be wait-listed. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.
HoopTime basketball shooting clinic - Former Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls basketball coach Jim Hamey will be teaching basketball players ages 10-18 various types of shots on Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. The fee for this two-day clinic is $50 for members of the Amateur Athletic Union (all HoopTime players that have paid their fees are AAU members) or $62 for non-AAU members. There is a small fee for online registration. The clinic is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and only 80 players will be accepted. Info: Edd Webb, 789-8436, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Web at http://www.hooptime-basketball.org.
Juneau Soccer Club tryouts - The Juneau Soccer Club will be holding outdoor competitive team tryouts for all boys and girls ages 11-14 starting Sunday, April 27, at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. A $20 tryout fee will be collected at the field. Tryout times for each age group can be found on the Web at www.juneausoccer.org, or by calling Noel Shima at 789-1525.
Treadwell Arena closing - The last day for ice at the Treadwell Arena will be Sunday, April 27. The rink will be closed to skating during the summer, but will be used for other purposes. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Ultimate Frisbee registration - The Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska (UPSEA) are accepting registrations for their 2003 summer league, which runs from May 4 through August. It is a coed league of all ages. New players are encouraged to join, and weekly instructional clinics will be held in May and June. Games are held weekly. The cost is $35 for the season. More information and on-line registration and payment can be found at www.upsea.org. Info: Peter van Tamelen, 790-6678.
Juneau-Douglas High School Swim Team/Glacier Swim Club wildlife cruise - This three-hour wildlife viewing cruise departs from the Allen Marine Tours dock at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and returns at 5 p.m. The cruise costs $50 per person, and the price includes food and refreshments. Tickets are available from GSC senior swimmers and JDHS team members. Make checks payable to "Glacier Swim Club." All proceeds go to help fund the two swim programs. Info: John Wray, 789-1759, or Cyndy Guylas, 586-2955.
Julie Hughes Triathlon volunteers - Volunteers are needed for the 19th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka. The triathlon takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, and all registration takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Adult athletes will cover a course with a 1,000-meter swim, a 12-mile bike and a five-mile run. Youth athletes (age 12-younger) will have a course with a 500-meter swim, a four-mile bike and a two-mile run. Info: Kristy Totten, 1-907-747-3024.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays (April 26) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Friday night youth open gyms at Floyd Dryden Middle School have been canceled due to lack of participants. 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 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (April 25) and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays (April 20 and 27) at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Adult soccer open gyms - Meet from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays (April 25, May 2, 9 and 16) at Floyd Dryden Middle School gym. Cost is $4. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Treadwell Arena public open skates - Meet from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on Sundays (April 20 and 27), meet from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Sundays (April 20 and 27), meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (April 21, 23 and 25), meet from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays (April 21), meet from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays (April 23), meet from 8-9:30 p.m. on Fridays (April 25), meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays (April 26), and meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturdays (April 26) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Open skate costs are $4 adult (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rental available at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena adult only open skates - Meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 22 and 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena youth only open skates - Youth only open skates are from 3:15-4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays (April 22) and from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Thursdays (April 24). Open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64), $3 for youth (age 17-younger) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Treadwell Arena pond hockey times - Meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April 22 and 24) at the Treadwell Arena in Douglas. Adult open skate costs are $4 for adults (age 18-64) and $2 for seniors (age 65-older), with skate rentals at $2 a pair. Buy 10, get one free passes available for open skates, pond hockey and skate rentals. Info: Treadwell Arena manager Myiia Whistler, 586-0410.
Adult open soccer games - Open soccer scrimmages for adults age 18-older take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays (April 20, and from 5-7 p.m. on April 27) at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football/soccer field. Info: Kurt West, Capital City Soccer League, 364-2503.
4-H cross-country running program - This year's program will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through the summer at various locations around Juneau. The upcoming schedule has the April 24 meeting at Sandy Beach, the May 1 meeting at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park track, the May 8 meeting at the Wetlands Trail (at the end of Radcliff Road), the May 15 meeting at Perseverance Trail (end of Basin Road), the May 22 meeting at Riverbend School (for the 4-H Outdoor Olympics) and the May 29 meeting at Cope Park. There will be two running clubs this year - one for elementary school students led by Jamie and John Bursell, and one for middle school students led by Craig Farrington. The two age groups will have different workouts, but will meet near the same place to make car-pooling easy for parents. The season will culminate with the Douglas Two-Miler run on July 4. There is a $6 enrollment fee to join the club. Info: Jim Douglas at the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation sports field-use registration - The Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation on Monday, April 7, will begin accepting reservations to use Dimond Park and Savikko Park during the summer. Reservations can be made to being using the fields starting on Friday, April 11, with a cost of $15 per hour, plus tax. Until April 21, reservations can only be made in person at the Parks and Rec office downtown at City Hall. Faxed and mailed reservation requests won't be taken until after April 21. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Badminton open gyms - Auke Bay: Auke Bay open gyms are done for the year. Douglas: Meet from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of April at the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. All levels of play welcome. Bring a racquet. Cost is $3. Info: Jag Yellesetty, 586-3598, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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