Friday, April 22
Juneau Freewheelers Outer Point Time Trial bike race - This 10-mile time trial starts at 6:30 p.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot on North Douglas Highway. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Riders will start one at a time in a race against the clock; all ability levels are welcome. The ride is free, but requires club membership. The complete Freewheelers race schedule is available on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/freewheel/. Info: Doug Woodby, 463-3095.
Saturday, April 23
Spring MS Walk/Run - This 3-mile walk/5-kilometer run starts at 10 a.m. at the Brotherhood Bridge parking lot. Race-day registration begins at 9 a.m. Registration forms are also available at Foggy Mountain Shop and both locations of JRC/The Alaska Club. The event races money to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. The minimum registration donation is $15; individuals or teams are encouraged to collect additional pledges, with a variety of prizes available depending on money raised. Info: PeggyAnn McConnochie, 586-3641.
Saturday, April 23
Kids' Rotary Park Run - Kinds have three races to chose from - one, two or three laps around the Duck Pond. First race starts at 1 p.m. at the Duck Pond (Rotary Park) on Riverside Drive in the Mendenhall Valley. Race-day registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Registration forms are also available at the valley location of the JRC/The Alaska Club. Registration is $1 per child. This year, kids have to pick which race they want to enter - no multiple races please. Info: Shelly, 790-2566.
Thursday, April 28
Glacier Swim Club Tryouts - The Glacier Swim Club will be holding tryouts on Thursday, April 28, at 5:15 p.m. at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. GSC provides competitive swimming for Juneau's youth ages 6 to 18. Participants should be able to swim one length on their stomach an back. Info: On the Web at http://www.gsc-swim.org, or call head coach Scott Griffith, 523-0840.
Saturday, April 30
Play Women's Ice Hockey For Free - The Juneau Adult Hockey Association will be hosting a "come try ice hockey" event for women on Saturday, April 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Treadwell Arena. The event is free and hockey equipment, including goalie gear, will be provided. Skates may be rented from the arena for $2. On-ice instruction in hockey basics will be followed by a scrimmage. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
Yukon River Quest 2005 registration - The longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world is accepting applications for its 2005 race. The race takes place June 29 through July 3, and the 460-mile (740-kilometer) course follows the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The deadline for entries is May 26, 2005, and more information is available on the event's Web site at http://www.yukonriverquest.com. Last year 51 teams from around the world, including racers from Southeast Alaska, started the race and 35 teams finished. A limit of 70 teams has been set for 2005 and the race is open to tandem and solo kayaks and recreational tandem canoes and voyageur canoes (that seat 6-14 paddlers). Entry fees are $600 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $300 for solo kayaks and $200 per person for voyageur canoes. The total purse for the race is $15,500 (Canadian), which is distributed among the top 10 teams overall and to category winners. The first-place team receives $3,000 and an entry into the 2006 race. Info: Peter Coates (of Whitehorse), YRMPA president, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff Brady (of Skagway), YRMPA vice president, by e-mail at email@example.com.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Treadwell Arena schedule - An ice rink schedule is posted on the arena's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Juneau Archery Club youth shooting - Archery shooting is held on Friday nights, with sessions at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of each session is $1, and they are designed to help youngsters learn the basics of archery. Info: John Cooper, 789-3422, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.
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