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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday, April 23

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Faith Community School open house and registration, 4 p.m., Faith Community School, Auke Bay Bible Church, 11970 Glacier Highway. Nonprofit Christian school for pre-kindergarteners through eighth-graders. Details: 790-2240, or

Auke Bay Co-op Preschool open house, 5-7 p.m., Chapel by the Lake, around the back. Where children 3 to 5 years old learn and explore through play. Classes are 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. Details: 789-2302 or

"Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

"Pulling Together for Health" Juneau Health Summit community dinner and award ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Tlingit & Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive. Fish dinner provided by Abby's Kitchen. With keynote speaker America Bracho. Tickets $10 individuals and $25 families, available at Hearthside Books. Details: Larry, 586-4648 or

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Focus on Fitness: Team Survivor Perseverance strategy seminar, 6-7 p.m., Silverbow Back Room. This month's program: "Starting a Running Program" presented by Nancy Jones. Free. Open to the public. Details: Sara, 789-7081 or

Native dance practice, 6-8 p.m., Gastineau Elementary School gym. Everyone welcome. Children under age 8 must be attended by parent. Details: Jennifer, 209-4421.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Widowed Persons Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave., Parlor Room. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

"Creating Emotional Green Zones" public talk by Susan Chapman, 7 p.m., Synagogue Sukkat Shalom, 211 Cordova St. Details: Dian, 586-6987.

Relay for Life team captain meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Relay to be held July 18 to 19 at Dimond Park. Details: Tracy, 789-1747.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, April 24

"Pulling Together for Health" Juneau Health Summit, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tlingit & Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive. All-day planning session to identify goals and realistic steps to be taken during the next year to advance the vision of health and wellness in Juneau. With keynote speaker America Bracho. Details: Larry, 586-4648 or

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

"What is New in the World of Autism" presentation by Dr. Charles Cowan, 1-3 p.m., Baranof Hotel, Treadwell Room. Free. By neuro-developmental and behavioral pediatrician and medical director of the Autism Clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital Details: Betsy, 907-334-1331 or

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seminar, 3:30-5 p.m., Lena Point Building, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. "Application of Otolith Chemistry to Fish Ecology and Management in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia" by Dr. Andrew Munroe. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Arbor Day celebration, 5-7 p.m., Sandpiper Cafe, Willoughby Avenue. Free. Food, friends, "Juneau Garden Gem" slide show. Details: Pat, 790-4388.

SouthEast Alaska Sailing spring beach party, 5-7 p.m., Sandy Beach. Opportunity for captains to find crew, new or seasoned sailors to find boats and to meet others interested in sailing. Details: Brian, 723-1730 or Jim, 723-9003.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Performance by piano virtuoso Alexander Tutunov, violinist Steve Tada and pianist Mary Watson, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall. Includes Beethoven's Spring Sonata, Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Moonlight and Schubert's Fantasie. Also including conversations on Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Seating limited. Arrive early. Free. $10 suggested donation. Details: Alison, 463-3126.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Saturday, April 25

Glacier Valley Parent Group annual garage sale, 7 a.m.-noon, Glacier Valley Elementary School gym. Clean, lightly used items for donation may be dropped off after 3 p.m. Friday. Details: Keela, 780-1403.

Thunder Mountain Football Team fundraiser breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Thunder Mountain High School. $9 per plate. Car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: Christy, 463-6142.

Springtide Scramble, 8:30 a.m., Fish Creek Park, North Douglas. Three-mile run out and back across the wetlands from Fish Creek parking lot to checkpoint at the end of Mendenhall dike trail. All runner 13 years and younger must be accompanied by a partner. Pre-register or register 7:45-8:15 a.m. the day of the race. Sponsored by the Southeast Roadrunners. Details: Suzanne, 364-5264.

Capital City Forum, 9 a.m.-noon, Centennial Hall. Citywide town hall meeting to gather ideas to improve and enhance Juneau's service to the state and to complement the ongoing work of the Alaska Committee. Details: Bruce, 586-5240 or

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

PEO Chapter G second annual Women's Boutique fundraiser, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Parkshore Clubhouse. New and nearly new women's clothing, artwork and baked goods. All proceeds to fund UAS and JDHS scholarships. Details: Pam, 463-3995 or Shirley, 780-4207.

Juneau Community Health Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nugget Mall. Free health screenings, health education, low-cost blood test, comprehensive blood test ($40), thyroid blood test ($30), prostate blood test ($25), vitamin D blood test ($50). Details: Pam, 723-5100 or or

Annual Southeast Alaska Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9:40 a.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Theme "Keep Conquering the Evil With Good." First of two-day program to include Bible discussions to help "maintian Christian integrity amidst declining standards of this world." With "All Evil Will Soon End" public talk at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Public welcome.

"Installing Interior & Exterior Doors" clinic, 10-11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 463-1224.

Vessel safety check, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Western Auto parking lot. Free. Bring your trailered boat to get it checked our for the new boating season. Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxilliary.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"Tiling Floors and Walls" clinic, 11 a.m.-noon, Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Car seat inspection, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Police Department, 6255 Alaway Ave. Free. Certified child passenger safety technicians will assist with proper car seat use, safety and installation. Details: Jennifer, 586-0600.

Gastineau Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m., Family History Center, Church of Latter-day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway. "How to Volunteer to do Genealogical Work in the Juneau Area" presentation by Mary Jefferson. Beginners and interested genealogists welcome. Details: 586-3695.

"Eco Options" clinic, 1-2 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group monthly meeting, 1:30 p.m., Wildflower Court. Details: Linda, 957-2142.

Adult hula class for beginners, 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, call for location. Class concentrating on the fundamentals of hula basic steps, movement, posture, chanting and body strengthening. Space limited. Bring water bottle. Wear comfortable gym clothes. Details: Leimomi, 723-2708 or

Friends of the NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Centennial Hall. Dinner at 7 p.m. Live auction, silent auction, raffles, prime rib dinner. Tickets sold prior, no tickets sold at the door. Details: Kathy, 790-4957.

Juneau Skating Club's annual spring recital: "Skate Through Time," 5:30 p.m., Treadwell Arena. Including performance by JSC's Adult Synchro team, basic skills skaters and figure skaters. With special guest star Keegan Messing. Bid on dessert auction. Free. Details: Pam,

Aurora Knights synchronized swimming show, 6-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Featuring 10 Juneau girls and 10 from Canada. Free. Including gift-basket auction. Details: Rochelle, 723-7412.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

"Open the Doors" gala fundraiser for Holy Trinity Church, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. To help complete the church and McPhetres Hall. Tickets $10 at the door, Hearthside Books or Rainbow Foods. With Aurora Strings, Bob Banghart, Collette Costa, Cheryl and Brett Crawford, Philippe Demerval, Patricia Hull reprising Patsy Cline, the new Possum Lodge Men's Glee Club and Kathleen Wayne. Silent and outcry auctions to feature home-cooked meals, antique maps, art, desserts and travel experience. Details: 586-3532 or

Presentation by "Coraline" puppet creators Georgina Hayns and Mark Gaiero, 7 p.m., downtown library. To discuss making the movie "Coraline" and their role as puppet creators for the animation. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries and JUMP Society. Details: 586-0434.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

Beatniks Poetry Slam, 7-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Student Recreation Center. Details:

"What to Wear in Juneau Alaska" Fasion Show fundraiser for United Way, 8 p.m.-midnight, Marlintini's Lounge. With nine stores showcasing spring and summer fashions and auctioning items throughout the show as the models exhibit on the catwalk. $20 general, $30 VIP, available at United Way and various locations. Details: Cachet, 463-5530.

Sunday, April 26

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Annual Southeast Alaska Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9:40 a.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Theme "Keep Conquering the Evil With Good." Second of two-day program to include Bible discussions to help "maintian Christian integrity amidst declining standards of this world." With "All Evil Will Soon End" public talk at 1:30 p.m. Public welcome.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

Workshop with "Coraline" puppet creators Georgina Hayns and Mark Gaiero, 1-5 p.m., Douglas library. Make simple puppets, work with professional armatures and learn the basics of stop-motion. Film experience suggested. $10 material fee. For ages 12 and up. Call or e-mail to register. Details: JUMP, 586-3440 or

"Repairing Drywall" clinic, 2-3 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Open gym, 3-5 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. $3 per person. Details: 780-2073.

Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Glory Hole, 5-7 p.m., Centennial Hall. $30. Includes handmade bowl, soup, bread and homemade cookies. With music, vocal performance and speech. Tickets at Hearthside Books, Rainbow Foods and the Glory Hole. Details: 586-4159 or

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and dessert auction fundraiser for Andre Bunton, 6-8 p.m., Valley Chapel, 9741 Mendenhall Loop Road. For local athlete to represent Team Alaska at the International Track and Field Tournament in Australia. Tickets $10 each, $30 per four-person family. Donations welcome. Details: Andre, 957-6176 or Jennifer, 209-0540.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.

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