Blood Bank of Alaska blood drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Alaska Electric Light and Power, Line Crew Room. Details and appointment: Martha, 463-6340.
Low Impact Exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.
Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5303.
Spring Strawberry Luncheon and Celerity Thrift Store Fashion Show, sponsored by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Salvation Army Corps, 439 W. Willoughby Ave. $10 at the door.
Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., "The Little Brown House" next to the ANB Hall.
Gardening at Noon: Spring Clean-up, 12:05-12:55 p.m., Centennial Hall, JCVB meeting room.
By the People: speaker/discussion of "Scenes from an Endless War", 12:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Mourant Student Lounge. Details: 465-6455.
Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.
"International Shark Fin Markets and Shark Management: An Integrated Market Preference-cohort Analysis of the Blacktip Shark," by Dr. Quentin Fong, 3:30 p.m., UAS Anderson Bldg., Room 221.
Gamblers Anonymous meeting, 5 p.m. every Friday, Assembly Building, 211 Fourth Street Suite 102.
JDHS Girls Softball Team Spaghetti Feed/Dessert Auction fund-raiser, 5:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m., ANB Hall. Details: Lynn, 321-8385, or 465-5560.
Water Walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.
"Berners Bay: History, Culture, Ecology and Recreation," by John Hudson, presented by Juneau Audubon Society, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: Matt, 586-5816.
Popcorn and a movie at Polaris House, 7-10 p.m., 1705 Anka St. No. 1, next to the Gastineau Human Services campus. Details: 780-6775.
Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7:30 p.m., 3235 Hospital Dr. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.
Poetry reading by author Olena Kalytiak Davis, 8 p.m., downtown library. Details: Carol, 586-0434.
Saturday, April 24
Gastineau Channel Little League Opening Ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Adair Kennedy Field.
Blood Bank of Alaska blood drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nugget Mall, Community Room. Details and appointment: 790-4072.
Earth Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. Guest speakers, informative booths, kids activities, guided nature hikes, and more. Details: Clayton, 586-6853.
Juneau Astronomy Club meeting, noon-1 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Details: 586-3034.
Gastineau Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m., Family History Center, Church of the Latter Day Saints, 5100 Glacier Hwy.
Tlingit Language Circle, 2-4 p.m. every Saturday, Naakaani Room at the Goldbelt Hotel. Gather to speak Tlingit, share stories and learn from one another. Details: 790-4990.
Family Bead Circle, 4-5:30 p.m. every Saturday, Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Details: 586-3572.
Empty Bowls fund-raiser, sponsored by the Glory Hole, 5-7 p.m., Centennial Hall. $25, for ceramic bowl and soup feed. Details: Jetta, 586-4159.
UAS and Northern Nights Ballroom Dance Club Spring Dance, 7-10 p.m., UAS Student Activity Center. Details: 790-4997.
Girl Scouts early registration and free swim, 8:30-10 p.m., Augustus G. Brown swimming pool. Details: 586-1710.
Sunday, April 25
West Coast Swing Dancers, noon-1 p.m., UAS Student Activities Center.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. They can also be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at email@example.com. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.