Around town

Posted: Friday, May 05, 2000

Friday, May 5

``Alaska's Natural Wonders,'', 7-8 p.m., Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, 50 Main Street. Presentation and slide show presented by Bob Armstrong.

``Where is Dinah Diatom,'' authors Rita O'Clair and Kathy Hocker talk about their new children's book, 7-9 p.m., downtown library, free family program and booksigning.

T& H Community Council Bingo, 7:30 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. 463-5680.

Saturday, May 6

Audubon Bird Trip, 8 a.m., Mendenhall Wetlands, meet at Radcliffe Road. Bring binoculars and rubber boots. 789-1633.

Alaska Gardening Conference, 8 a.m., Chapel by the Lake. Workshops will take place all day. Call 465-5749.

Parks and Recreation Saturday Hike, 8:30 a.m., meet at end of Douglas Highway. Hike to Shaman Island and across Outer Point, seven miles at sea level. Wear warm clothes, waterproof hiking or rubber boots and bring food and water. No dogs or firearms.

Museum Volunteer Training and Season Preview, 9-noon, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 155 South Seward Street. People interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend.

Multiple Sclerosis Walk, register at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m., Brotherhood Bridge. 790-4467.

Friends of Recycling Glass Crushing, 9-11 a.m., DOT lot at 7 mile of Glacier Highway.

Car Seat Safety Checks, 10-2 p.m., Lewis Motors, 5245 Glacier Highway.

Blessing of the Fleet, 10 a.m., Alaska Commercial Fisherman's Memorial near the tram.

Kayak Play Day, 10-4 p.m., Twin Lakes. Kayaking on the lake, demonstrations, obstacle course and rubber duckie race. Free. 586-1281.

Annual Indian Studies Annual Family Picnic, 11-2 p.m., Sandy Beach. Main course provided, please bring salad or desert.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Meeting, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library conference room

Destination Juneau Association Gala Welcome, 11 a.m., cruise ship terminal. Music, dancers and food vendors will greet first large ship of the season. Time changed from 1 p.m. after Nieuw Amsterdam's arrival was moved up.

Free Step Aerobics Class, 4-5 p.m., Zach Gordon Center. Sponsored by Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion Dept. To sign up, call Andrea at 463-5846.

Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2 Bingo, 7:30 p.m., ANB Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Sunday, May 7

First Annual Juneau Appreciation Day, 9-9 p.m., downtown. Sponsored by Downtown Business Association. Downtown businesses will offer special discounts and prizes. Free tram rides on Mount Roberts tramway.

Mary DeSmet's Music Students Recital, 3 p.m., Chapel by the Lake. Everyone is welcome.

Juneau Jumper Year End Performance, 6 p.m., JDHS, $5 per person.

UAS Spanish Club Graduation Dance and Party, 7 p.m., Baranof Hotel.

Filipino Community Bingo, 7:30 p.m., Filipino Community Hall, 251 S. Franklin Street. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 8

Taku Toastmasters, noon, 5th floor of Federal Building, room 541. Improve your public speaking skills. Visitors welcome. Call Peter, 463-6339.

Helping Children through Divorce and Dissolution Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Dimond Courthouse. Free. 463-4755 to register.

Diabetes Senior Support Group Monthly Meeting,, 1-2 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, conference room, 465-1240. Candi Harris, of Dr. Akiyama's office, will give advice about insurance and bills.

Around Town is for nonprofit groups and all events listed are open to the public. Political fund raising and events restricted to club members will not be listed. Contact recovery groups directly for meeting times. Deadline is noon, two business days before publication. Fax items to 586-3028 or take them to 3100 Channel Drive.

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