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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2000

Sobriety rally Saturday

Sobriety Rally Celebration 2000 will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave.

Master of ceremonies is Sgt. Ben Coronell and the program includes the Dzantik'i Heeni Culture Group, Too Wueen Tl'seen Shaa drummers group, the Juneau Tlingit Dancers, Judge Peter Froehlich, Dorothy Owen, Doloresa Cadiente, Ishmael Hope and Cyril George.

Halibut chowder and stews will be served and there will be door prizes. Call 463-7350 for details.

Stamp show this weekend

Gastineau Philatelic Society PANEX XL will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Nugget Mall.

The 40th annual stamp exhibition and sale will honor the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Library of Congress and the 100th anniversary of the Alaska State Library and Museum.

For information, call Ted at 586-6785 or Virginia at 364-3188.

Elementary music fest Tuesday

The Elementary Choral Music festival will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

Children from each elementary school will sing together in a mass choir. Music from America's history will be featured in the free concert.

March of Dimes walk is Saturday

WalkAmerica, an event that raises money for the March of Dimes, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mendenhall Mall. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hundreds of people are expected to march after collecting pledges.

Groups receiving March of Dimes grants include the Juneau School District, for a program aimed at reducing teen pregnancies, and Ketchikan General Hospital, for a program providing prenatal education on Annette Island.

4-H tree sale planned at Carrs

The annual 4-H tree sale will be May 13 starting at 9 a.m. at Carrs parking lot.

This year's sale will offer several new species, plus shrubs, roses and, for the first time, strawberries. Trees and shrubs are priced from $5 to $35.

The sale is the major fund-raiser for Juneau 4-H clubs and for the 4-H Leaders Association that sponsors scholarships for members to attend state and national meetings.

Walk to benefit Multiple Sclerosis

The Annual MS Walk is scheduled at 10 a.m. May 6 at the Brotherhood Bridge parking lot. The event is designed to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and to raise awareness of the disease.

The walk starts and ends at the parking lot. Registration starts at 9 a.m.

Registration and pledge forms are available at both locations of the Juneau Racquet Club. Interested persons are encouraged to pick up a registration and pledge form beforehand. Food and beverages will be provided, as will opportunities to win prizes based upon the number of pledges the registrant brings in to the walk. For more information call PeggyAnn McConnochie at 586-3540 or Ken Dean at 789-9665.



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