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Thursday, April 20
Gastineau Channel Little League umpire clinic - The GCLL umpire clinic will be held Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School. The clinic is for youth and adult umpires. Info: gcllak.aol.com or 789-9803.
Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22
Juneau-Douglas High School soccer - The Crimson Bears' boys and girls soccer teams host Chugiak, Pine Creek and Bellarmine Prep for a series of games at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park. The girls will play Chugiak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, against at 1 p.m. Saturday then take on Pine Creek at 5 p.m. The boys face Chugiak at 7:15 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Saturday before battling Bellarmine Prep at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Friday-Saturday, April 21-22
Juneau-Douglas High School softball - The two-time defending state champion Crimson Bears make their home debut against Colony at Melvin Park for a pair of games. On Friday, the Crimson Bears junior varsity plays at 4 p.m. with the varsity following at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the varsity takes the field at noon with the junior varsity playing at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 22
Magnificent Mendenhall Mudpuddle Meet - The Southeast Road Runners present the season's first long run, the Magnificent Mendenall Mudpuddle Meet. The race will be either 9 miles or 1 mile in length. It starts at 9 a.m. at the UAS Auke Lake Parking Lot. Info: Glenn Frick, 789-7279.
Sunday, April 23
Juneau Skating Club recital - The Juneau Skating Club will hold "A Sunday Matinee" at 3 p.m. at Treadwell Arena. The season-ending recital will feature Juneau's youth figure skaters. All students are invited to participate. There are 17 numbers planned, including solos from skaters and those who won medals in the JSC's first skating competition. There will be a free skate following the recital at 4 p.m. Info: JSC, 523-9115, email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 25
Juneau-Douglas Ice Association charity game - Two of the Juneau Adult Hockey Association's top teams take to the Treadwell Arena ice at 6 p.m. for a game benefitting the Juneau-Douglas Ice Association. The JDIA is the local governing body for youth hockey. The adult teams are preparing for a tournament starting April 28.
Thursday, April 27
Glacier Swim Club tryouts - The Glacier Swim Club will be holding tryouts Thursday, April 27, at 5:20 p.m. at the Augustus Brown Pool. Interested swimmers should have some previous swimming instruction, level III or higher Red Cross lessons preferred. Info: Scott Griffith, 523-0840.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Soccer Club tryout schedule - Juneau youth interested in trying out for a Juneau Soccer Club competitive team should participate in the appropriate age group tryout. All JSC team tryouts will be held at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.
U12 Boys: players born between 8/1/94-7/31/95, Tryout: 4/23 at 11:30 a.m., contact Mike Sigler 780-6359.
U12 Girls: players born between 8/1/94-7/31/95, Tryout: 4/23 at 12:45 p.m., contact Meghan Kennedy-Brown 523-6075 .
U13 Boys: players born between 8/1/93-7/31/94, Tryout: 4/23 at 9 a.m., contact Troy Choquette 780-8671.
U13 Girls: players born between 8/1/93-7/31/94, Tryout: 4/23 at 11:30 a.m., contact John Newell, 789-9893.
U14 Boys: players born between 8/1/92-7/31/93, Tryout: 4/23 at 10:15 a.m., contact Moctar Diouf 586-3256.
U14 Girls: players born between 8/1/92-7/31/93, Tryout: 4/23 at 9 a.m., contact Kristi West 364-2824.
U15 Boys: players born between 8/1/91-7/31/92, Tryout: 4/23 at 12:45 p.m., contact Matt Dusenberry 586-3053.
U15 Girls: players born between 8/1/91-7/31/92, Tryout: 4/23 at 10:15 a.m., contact Noel Shima 789-1525.
U16 Boys: players born between 8/1/90-7/31/91, Tryouts: TBA, contact Doug Badilla 789-5751.
U16 Girls: players born between 8/1/90-7/31/91, Tryouts: TBA, contact Tom Rutecki 780-6176.
U17 Girls: players born between 8/1/89-7/31/90, TBA: TBA, contact Tom Rutecki 780-6176.
U17 Boys: players born between 8/1/89-7/31/90, TBA: TBA, contact Charlie Ford 364-3338
Tryout fee is $25 with a signed JSC registration form. No fee for current JSC members. Registration forms will be available at the tryout or online at http://www.juneausoccer.org.
Info: Noel Shima at 789-1525 or Amy Skilbred at 780-4649.
Capital City Soccer League schedule - The Capital City Soccer League will hold its open soccer schedule on Sundays at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, May 24 and May 31, at Adair Kennedy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Info: CCSL, 523-9196.
Community Schools Open Adult Gym time - There will be open adult gym at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for soccer on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For basketball and volleyball, there will be open gym time on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 fee and players should bring their own soccer balls, basketballs or volleyballs. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
JDHS Softball Team spaghetti dinner: The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team will host their annual spaghetti feed dinner and dessert auction on Monday, April 24 at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the ANB Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years old, $23 for a family and $5 for seniors. Tickets are available from the team or at the door. Info: Dave Massey, 321-1909
Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.
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