Around Town

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, May 11

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.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Planning Committee meeting, 11 a.m., BRH Board Room. Details: Toni, 796-8438.

Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee meeting, noon, Assembly Chambers. Details: Beth, 586-0203.

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

"Making the Most of Your Health Care Visits & Medication Safety" presentation, 1-2 p.m., Mountainview Senior Center, 895 West 12th St. Free. Open to the public. Details: Judy, 796-8919.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Assembly Lands Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: Beth, 586-0203.

"Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Public Heath Center, downstairs conference room. Details: 463-1224.

Assembly Committee of the Whole work session, 6 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: Beth, 586-0203.

"Weight Loss Surgery Options" seminar, 6-7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. Free. Register at www.nwhospital.org/weight-loss. Details: Dr. Joseph Chebli, 877-839-8916.

Early pregnancy and prenatal parenting class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: Cheri, 586-1203.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Monday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Live & Let Live" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Rainforest Recovery Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Terry, 463-3372.

Showing of "American Experience: We Shall Remain" PBS series, 8 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library. Last of five-part series shown at 8 p.m. Mondays from April 13 to May 11. To be followed by informal discussion. Details: Wendy, 796-6515.

Tuesday, May 12

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

"Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon Family Group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

Stitch 'N Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, downstairs at the Juneau Family Birth Center. All are welcome. Details: Shayna, 321-4121.

Juneau School District special Facilities Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m., Juneau School District Office, conference room. Topic: Marie Drake and District Office Relocation Plan. Details: Deb, 463-1750.

"Introduction to Web Page Design" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

4-H Running Club meeting, 5:30 p.m., Auke Village Recreation Area, large shelter. Kids in third grade to middle school welcome to attend, and parents are encouraged to run as well. $6 annual 4-H fee is required for kids running. Come a bit early. Details: Sherry, 321-8559.

Planetarium show, 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. Make the stars shine. Free. Details: 586-1517 or mariedrakeplanetarium.com.

Diabetes Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., SEARHC - WIC Classroom, first floor dental building, Hospital Drive. With different topic each month. Community invited. Details: Christy, 364-4457.

"The Faces of Mining: The Personalities that Shaped Juneau's Mining History" presentation with David Stone, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Tickets $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and youth 18 and younger. Details: 586-3572.

"The General Dilemma: A Murder Mystery" original piece by Perseverance Theatre's Young Company, 7 a.m., Perseverance Theatre, Phoenix stage. Details: 364-2421.

"Not in Our Town" town meeting to discuss generating respect and communication among all groups in Juneau, 7 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. An initial event to proactively respond to discrimination, bullying and misunderstanding. Everyone welcome. Details: MC, 780-4075.

Planning Commission public hearing, 7 p.m., Assembly Chambers. On VAR2009-00005, a variance request to reduce the minimum required front yard setback from 25 feet to 12 feet for a proposed garage roof extension; and VAR 2009-00008, a variance request to exceed the maximum height limit to 10 feet by a maximum of 2 feet for three canopy segments on parking garage. Details: 586-0715.

"Back to Basics" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8 p.m., Smith Hall, first floor, 8619 Teal Ave., next to St. Vincent de Paul. Details: Marsha, 789-1324 or Marie, 789-3272.

Family Caregiver Support Group, 7-8 p.m., Bridge Adult Day Center. Drop-in support group for those caring for elderly friends or family at home or long distance. Sponsored by Southeast Senior Services. Details: Jim, 463-6177.

Narcotics Anonymous game night, 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Wednesday, May 13

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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.

"Write For Your Life" group, 11 a.m.-noon every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 463-1224.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 1-6:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Gillnetters' last-chance informational meeting, 5-6 p.m., The Buoy Deck, U.S. Coast Guard Building, 345 Egan Drive. Sponsored by Southeast Alaska Rainforest Wild, Southeast Alaska's Regional Seafood Development Association. To answer questions about and discuss what the RSDA could do for Juneau's gillnet fleet and the gillnet self-assessment vote this month. Details: Elizabeth, 321-7221 or elizabeth@rainforestwild.org.

"Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Juneau Commission on Sustainability's Food Security Subcommittee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Details: Sarah, 586-0871.

"Douglas Serenity Seekers" Al-Anon Family Group, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Lenne, 586-0152.

Juneau National Organization of Women monthly meeting, 5:15-7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Open to the public. Details: www.juneaunow.org.

Nicotine Anonymous meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Assembly Building, Suite 106.

"Parenting Your Three- to Six-year-old" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free class. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Airport Board regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: 789-7821.

"The General Dilemma: A Murder Mystery" original piece by Perseverance Theatre's Young Company, 7 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, Phoenix stage. Details: 364-2421.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group, 7-8 p.m., Polaris House, 434 Willoughby Place. Details: Susan, 789-4814.

Emma's Revolution, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. With Juneau Pride Chorus opening. Tickets $17 adults; $12 students, seniors and low-income. $2 discount for advance purchase at Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Rainy Retreat Books or Hearthside Books. Details: Jetta, 209-7984.

Rotaract meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Baranof Hotel, Douglas Room. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Details: Marc, 321-2261 or www.juneaurotaract.org.

Thursday, May 14

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Board Planning Committee meeting, 10:30 a.m., Robert F. Valliant Center Board Room. Details: Toni, 796-8438.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Caregiver Education Series: "Exercise While Sitting!" with Jan Rice, noon-1:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Free. Details: Mary Lou, 463-6177 or seniorinfo@gci.net.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Board Executive Committee meeting, 1 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center Board Room. Details: Toni, 796-8438.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Introduction to Web Page Design" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Native dance practice, 6-8 p.m., Gastineau Elementary School gym. Everyone welcome. Children under age 8 must be attended by parent. Details: Jennifer, 209-4421.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Widowed Persons Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave., Parlor Room. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

"The General Dilemma: A Murder Mystery" original piece by Perseverance Theatre's Young Company, 7 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, Phoenix stage. Details: 364-2421.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Children's Writers Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library large conference room. Sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Details: Dordie, 907-530-7018 or dordiecarter@yahoo.com.

Bicycle Film Fest: "Breaking Away" film, 8 p.m., Silverbow Backroom. In celebration of Bike Week, May 11-15. Details: 586-4146.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

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