Posted: Friday, May 11, 2001

Citywide litter, stream cleanup set for Saturday

Volunteers are being sought Saturday for Juneau's annual Litter Free Clean Up Day, plus an accompanying Spring Stream Clean Up. A free barbeque picnic for litter pick-up volunteers will follow the event.

Participants in the trash pickup will clean public areas, streams and road systems throughout the city starting at 9 a.m. Trash bags will be available until noon at the Foodland Center Parking Lot, Western Auto, Fred Meyer, Duck Creek Market, Super Bear and the University of Alaska Southeast Student Center. Volunteers are asked to wear protective gloves.

The barbeque is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. at the Duck Creek Market parking lot.

Maps for the stream clean-up, sponsored by the Mendenhall Watershed Partnership, are available at the Duck Creek Market parking lot.

Also, used car oil and other toxic substances can be dropped off free of charge May 19 at CBJ's Household Hazardous Waste Clean Up at 5436 Commercial Blvd. near Costco from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on Saturday's roadside clean-up call Randy Hurtte of Litter Free at 790-4033 or visit Stream Clean Up questions can be directed to Cheryl Van Dyke at the Mendenhall Watershed Partnership at 586-6853 or visit

Cards for ex-teacher's 80th birthday sought

Cards for the 80th birthday celebration of Doris Jean Cranfill, a music teacher at Juneau-Douglas High School from 1956-1974, are being sought by Sunday.

The cards will be sent to Kansas City, where a celebration for Cranfill is scheduled May 19. Cards may be left at either Hearthside Books, or senders may contact Myrna Allen at 789-7212 for more information.

Annual MS Walk to raise funds this weekend

The 2001 MS Walk to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brotherhood Bridge parking lot.

Participants are asked to gather pledges for the approximately four-mile walk. Registration forms are available at the Juneau Racquet Club, by calling the Southeast Alaska Independent Living Office at 586-4920, or visiting and clicking on the MS Walk Event for Juneau link.

On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. the day of the walk. Those raising at least $75 will receive a MS 2001 event T-shirt.

For more information call Ken Dean at SAIL at 586-4920 or PeggyAnn at 586-3540.

Museum quilt exhibit features lectures, auction

An exhibit of 45 quilts or quilted items made before statehood will open Sunday at the Alaska State Museum. Quilting and historical presentations are scheduled throughout the day.

"Quilts of Alaska: A Textile Album of the Last Frontier" will open at 1:30 p.m. with remarks by guest curator Jane Hall, followed by a walking tour lecture by nationally-known quilt scholar Merikay Waldvogel. A book signing by Hall and others who helped prepare the exhibit catalog is scheduled at 3 p.m.

The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, with free admission to the day's events.

At 7 p.m. Laurel Horton, a folklorist and quilt researcher from North Carolina, will present a slide presentation about quilt-making by men, focusing on a "soldier's quilt" from the Klondike Gold Rush that is now part of the Smithsonian Institution. The talk will be followed by a quilt auction at 8 p.m.

The exhibit will remain on display at the museum through Sept. 29.

For more information call Bruce Kato at 465-2901.

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