Around Town

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009

Today, May 8

Small craft safety skills session, 8:45-10:15 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Free. For public to practice safety skills with their kayak or canoe before going on the water. Each participant will be assigned 30-minute session. All ages encouraged to attend. All equipment must be thoroughly cleaned before arrival. Details: 586-5325.

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.

Storytime for all ages, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Organ concert with Alice J. Branton, 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.

Caregiver Education Series: Tea honoring all caregivers, 1-2:30 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Also in honor of National Older Americans Month. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

Faith Community School Spring Musical, 6:30 p.m., Auke Bay Bible Church sanctuary. Free. Public invited. Details: 790-2240.

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.

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.

Mendenhall Wetlands Celebration, 7:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With slideshow and booksigning by Robert Armstrong. Free. In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day and a recent award for the Mendenhall wetlands. Details: Laurie, 789-0097.

Saturday, May 9

Garage sale and car wash, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Valley Chapel. Baked goods, Alaska-grown plants, etc. Details: Krista, 780-8664.

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

Juneau Appreciation Day, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mount Roberts Tramway. Details: www.juneauraptorcenter.org or 586-8393.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Fine Arts Scholarships music category auditions, 9:40 a.m.-1:40 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library, Egan Wing 223, and Hendrikson Building, Room 113. Public invited to watch the auditions. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.

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

Community Schools summer youth programs registration day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nugget Mall. Details: Carrie, 780-2074.

Bike Rodeo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wal-Mart parking lot. Geared toward students in kindergarten through eighth grade but open to the public. Sponsored by the Safe Routes to School program. Details: Michelle, 465-8487.

"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.

Forest Explorer Programs, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For children 4-6 years old and their caregivers to explore the wonders of nature with a Forest Service naturalist. Details: 789-0097.

Weekly community motorcycle ride, noon, starting at Safeway parking lot, by the gas station. Any community member welcome. Newcomers to be provided with an orientation to safe group riding. Sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Tongass Chapter of HOG. Details: Chris, 586-2248.

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 www.halauhulaooliliula.org.

Spring Into Summer annual fundraiser, 5-9 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, 1601 Salmon Creek Lane. Evening of family fun with the Zahasky Family Band, dancing, food, beer or wine, a dessert auction and a silent auction. Details: Susan, 796-2457.

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.

Alaska Youth Choir 15th Anniversary Concert, 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. With the Juneau Bach Society and other featured artists. Tickets $10 each, $25 per family of four, available at the door. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

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

Sunday, May 10

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.

Mother's Day brunch, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Roberts Tramway. No reservations required. Details: 463-3412.

"ReEnergizing Juneau" community conference on energy use, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mendenhall Mall and Mendenhall Valley library. Free. Forum will focus on immediate and long range energy issues in Juneau. Details: Sarah, 586-0871.

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.

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

Small craft safety skills session, 6:30-8 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Free. For public to practice safety skills with their kayak or canoe before going on the water. Each participant will be assigned 30-minute session. All ages encouraged to attend. All equipment must be thoroughly cleaned before arrival. Details: 586-5325.

Alaska Youth Choir 15th Anniversary Concert, 3 p.m., Northern Light United Church. With the Juneau Bach Society and other featured artists. Tickets $10 each, $25 per family of four, available at the door. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

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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