Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006

JAHC looking for concert performers

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JUNEAU - The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is accepting applications for its summer concert series at Marine Park, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday, June 9 through mid-August.

There will be three sets per night, each lasting 25 minutes.

Applications are available at the JAHC office, 206 N. Franklin St., online at or by calling 586-2787.

Glacier Center prepares for Earth Day

JUNEAU - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will hold a festival for Earth Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

The theme, "You Can Make A Difference," is intended to emphasize the idea that people's actions can affect the environment.

Mayor Bruce Botelho and District Ranger Pete Griffin will open the ceremonies at 10 a.m.

The day's entertainment includes "Acting Locally," by Brenda Kelly; "The Wilderness Idea," by Kevin Hood; a presentation on Oceana by Jon Warrenchuk; The Heartstrings violin ensemble; tunes by Liz and Leif Saya; and "The Lorax," by Dr. Seuss.

The following organizations will have tables: Juneau Raptor Center; NMFS; Juneau Audubon Society; Alaska Biofuels Alliance; Friends of Recycling; USFS Wilderness Rangers; SEACC; Oceana; Turning the Tides; SAGA; Carol Biggs; Bill Leighty Foundation; Lauren Hopson (student Science Fair); Mendenhall Watershed Project; and NOAA.

Kid's Day activities, and a scavenger hunt for recycling tips, will be held all day. A contest will be held for the most creative recycled item. Prizes will be awarded for children and adult categories.

Harborview first-grade class to exhibit artwork

JUNEAU - Fred Hiltner's first-grade class at Harborview Elementary will host, "Sticks and Stones," an exhibition of artwork, from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Hangar Ballroom.

The evening will also include a screening of Andy Goldsworthy's "Rivers & Tides" and an interactive Goldworthy-style art project. Dzantik'i Heeni student Haley Nelson is presenting the evening as part of her ROPES project.

Donations will be accepted, and all proceeds will be donated to Alex Cesar, the Juneau boy who had a marrow transplant last October as part of his treatment for leukemia.

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