Around Town

Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009


Multi-family garage sale and pony rides, 7 a.m.-noon, Swampy Acres, 10400 Glacier Highway. Pony rides cost $2 per round or $5 for three rounds. All proceeds benefit Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club. Details: Wendy, 321-3222.

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.

Monday, April 27

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

"Introduction to Microsoft Word" class, 10 a.m.-noon, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

American Fisheries Society 13th annual Student Symposium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lena Point Building, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences students to present thesis research in format similar to scientific meeting. Topics include salmon biology, crab biology, genetics, pollock biology, Pacific walrus biology and many others. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library. At 11 a.m. at the Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

Arts Roundtable, 5:15 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. To talk about current local events in the arts world. Bring questions, updates on happenings in your organization, gallery or studio, and other topics of interest in the arts. Details: or 586-2787.

Meeting for all community auditorium user groups, 5:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Agenda: Auditorium Update and 2009-10 school year schedule. Details: Joyce, 780-2073.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Public Heath Center, downstairs conference room. Details: 463-1224.

Human Resources Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: Laurie, 586-0216.

Early pregnancy and prenatal parenting class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: Cheri, 586-1203.

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

"Beyond the Occupation: The Future of the U.S.-Iraqi Relationships" presentation by Raed Jarrar, 7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Iraqi architect and political analyst will speak on the American occupation in Iraq. Details: Amy, 586-4409.

Regular Assembly meeting, 7 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: Laurie, 586-0216.

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

"Live & Let Live" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Rainforest Recovery Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Terry, 463-3372.

"Face to Face with the Whales" presentation by Flip Nicklin, 7:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. $10 suggested donation toward The Whale Sculpture Project by R.T. "Skip" Wallen for Juneau's waterfront. Details:

Showing of "American Experience: We Shall Remain" PBS series, 8 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library. Third of five-part series shown at 8 p.m. Mondays from April 13 to May 11. To be followed by informal discussion. Details: Wendy, 796-6515.

Tuesday, April 28

Dedication of the new Lena Point Fisheries Facility, 9 a.m. tours, 11 a.m. ceremony, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. Details: 796-5441 or point.

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

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

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

• Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at They also can be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive or faxed to 586-3028. The deadline is noon two days prior to the event.

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