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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008

Today, May 9

Juneau World Forum: South Asia, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Featuring four diplomatic and academic speakers on political affairs in South Asia, including Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. Details: Dave, 209-1597 or jwac.org.

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

Story time, 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.

Gastineau Channel Senior Centers Advisory Committee meeting, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center.

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

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Friday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Demonstration protesting the rate hikes of Alaska Electric Light & Power Co., 3 p.m., Capitol steps.

Emotional Freedom Technique class, 5-6:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classrooms. Free. Details: 796-8422 or staffdevelopment@bartletthospital.org.

Freewheelers Bicycle Club North Douglas time trial, 6 p.m., False Outer Point. Details: Kevin, 523-0308.

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: Ellen, 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.

Saturday, May 10

Auke Bay Volunteer Firefighters pancake feed, 7-11 a.m., Auke Bay Fire Station. Details: 789-0124.

Airport Dike Trail bird walk, 8 a.m., Radcliffe Road entrance to the wetlands. Wear rubber boots. Sponsored by the Juneau Audubon Society. Details: www.juneau-audubon-society.org.

Keep the Pace walking club, 8:45 a.m. every Saturday, Nugget Mall entrance closest to JoAnn's. Pedometers and incentives for walkers. Details: Christy, 364-4457 or christy.wallace@searhc.org.

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

Windfall Lake Challenge, 9 a.m., mile 27 trailhead.

Annual Super Plant Sale, 9-11:30 a.m., Safeway parking lot. Bedding plants, hanging plants, vegetable plants, perennials, annuals and bare root trees and shrubs. Details: Elfrida, 789-6974.

Community wide Litter Free Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon, various locations. Pick up yellow trash bags and green recycle bags (plastic and aluminum only) at the following sites: Douglas Fire Hall, Alaskan & Proud market, Western Auto Marine, Lyle's Home Furnishings, Super Bear, Duck Creek Market and the University of Alaska Southeast bookstore. Place tied full bags at a prominent location on a main roadway for pickup by 2 p.m. Details: Laurie, 586-0216.

Juneau World Forum: South Asia, 9 a.m.-noon, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Featuring four diplomatic and academic speakers on political affairs in South Asia, including Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. Details: Dave,209-1597 or jwac.org.

"Painting with Egg Tempera" class with Charles Rohrbacher, 9 a.m.-noon, The Canvas. Third of five classes. $115, plus $35 materials fee. Details: 586-1750.

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

Chess tournament, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., KTOO, conference room. Sponsored by the Juneau Chess Club. Three-round game in 45-minute tourney. No entry fee other than valid USCF membership. Details: Brian, 790-1934.

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council music scholarship auditions, 9:30 a.m-4:20 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. For the Fine Arts Scholarships and Advanced Artist Achievement Award. Open to the public. Cosponsored by UAS. Details: 586-2787.

March of Dimes "March for Babies" (formerly WalkAmerica) 1K walk, 10 a.m., Alaskan & Proud market, main parking lot. Registration at 9 a.m. Details: Gina, 586-1650.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee working retreat, 10 a.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Glacier Room. Public welcome. Details:586-5226.

"Ways to Water in Drought" clinic, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

Spanish play group for 2- to 6-year-olds, 10-11 a.m., Northern Light United Church. Learn Spanish through songs, stories and play. Details:209-3566.

Juneau Storm Girls Soccer Club car wash fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wal-Mart parking lot. Proceeds go to the club's participation in the Oswego Nike Cup Soccer tournament in July in Oregon. Details: Peggy, 789-5490.

"ReEngergizing Juneau: A Community-Wide Conference on Energy Use," 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mendenhall Mall and Mendenhall Valley library. Free. Details: Sarah, 586-0871.

Al-Anon Family Group Staying Alive meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Barbara,790-1029.

"Tiling Floors and Walls" clinic, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free.

Spanish Club for 7- to 14-year-olds, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Learn Spanish through songs, stories and play. Details:209-3566.

Juneau Fire Fighters' "Fill the Boot" fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, noon-4 p.m., at SuperBear, Costco and Mount Roberts Tramway. Cash donations accepted. Details: Noah, 209-4722.

"Installing a Deck" clinic, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free.

Life Chain along Egan Drive, 1 p.m., McDonald's, Mendenhall Valley. From McDonald's to Loop Road. Details: Joan, 789-9858.

Helping Hands spaghetti feed and silent auction, 5 p.m., Juneau Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road. $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under 6. Details: Betty, 789-4390.

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.

"Around the World in 80 Minutes" Alaska Youth Choir spring concert, 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. With guest performer the Juneau String Ensemble. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

"Artful Instruments: A Gala Evening of Auctions, Dancing & Desserts" art auction and dance fundraiser, 7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. With no-host bar and desserts for sale. Sponsored by the Juneau Symphony. Tickets $12 at Hearthside Books and at the door.

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 11

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.

Freewheelers Bicycle Club Mother's Day ride, 10 a.m., Mike Hatch Jeep parking lot, North Douglas.



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