Around Town

Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2001


Adoptive families weekend gathering at Echo Ranch, through today. Families and prospective families welcome. Details: Mary, 789-3049.

International Museum Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special events planned at the Juneau-Douglas Museum, Alaska State Museum, Last Chance Mining Museum and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. Free shuttle service. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Anniversary celebration for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Veterans Memorial Building, 11:30 a.m., Fourth and Main Streets.

Mining Hall of Fame inducts Ben Stewart, 3:30 p.m., City Museum.

June Hall, guest curator of the quilts exhibit, will present opening remarks at the Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier Street, 1:30 p.m. Free. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.

Merikay Waldvogel will lead "Quilt Revivals in Alaska," a walking tour of the quilt exhibit, State Museum, 2 p.m. Free. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.

Laurel Horton, a North Carolina folklorist, artist and quilt researcher, will give a slide presentation at 7 p.m., Centennial Hall, about quilt-making by men. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.

Quilt auction for Alaska Quilt Survey, 8 p.m., Centennial Hall ballroom. Details: June, 586-6790.

Help prevent deaths from guns. Cyber march with Million Mom March. Details: Call 1-888-989-MOMS or Patty Owen, 586-6202. Voice mail: 463-5411.

Film about Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition, with original footage from the 1919 expedition to Antarctica. 2 and 7 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre, Emporium Mall. Details: 586-ARTS.

Monday, May 14

Registration for weekday youth and preschool swimming lessons, noon to 2 p.m., Augustus Brown Pool. Registration continues through May 25. Class dates, June 4-15, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Details: 586-5325.

A brown bag presentation on "Finding Foundation Funding on the Web," noon to 1 p.m., downtown library large conference room. Details: Barbara, 586-0442.

Planning & Policy Committee meeting, Assembly Chambers, noon. Details: Beth McEwen, 586-5278.

Monthly meeting of the Diabetes Senior Support Group, Don Novotney, R.N., will perform foot screens for sensation in the feet. This is a simple, painless test that looks for nerve damage. 1-2 p.m., day room, Juneau Senior Center, 12th and Egan. Details: Don, 463-8649; Sally, 465-3353.

Juneau Assembly, special meeting about emergency ordinance correcting the Roaded Service Area property description, 5 p.m., Assembly chambers. A Board of Equalization meeting will follow. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Juneau Home Educators Association, 6:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library conference room.

Tuesday, May 15

Fundraising seminar for charities, 9 a.m., UAS Egan Library. Call 465-6416 for reservations.

Juneau Energy Advisory Committee, noon, City Hall conference room. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Trails Working Group, noon, downtown library. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Mayor's Task Force on Youth, 12:05 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Building Code Advisory Committee, 5 p.m., Juneau Fire Hall. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Social Services Advisory Committee, 5 p.m., downtown library. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Finance and Executive Committee, 5:15 p.m., Bartlett administrative boardroom.

Mendenhall Watershed Partnership, 6:30 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Bring questions about landscaping next to a stream. Details: Cheryl, 586-6853.

Parents for a Safe Graduation planning meeting, 7 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, band room. Details: Shelley Harmon, 586-9532.

Gastineau Philatelic Society, 7 p.m., Juneau Senior Center, 895 West 12th Street. Details: Ted, 586-6785 or Virginia, 463-3188.

Capital City Emergency Planning Committee, 7 p.m., Juneau Fire Hall. Details: Beth, 586-5278.

Wednesday, May 16

Continental Math League award ceremony for elementary students, 5:30 p.m., University student activity center. Details: 463-1700.

New parent support group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. This week's topic is infant massage. Details: Ami, 586-1203.

Thursday, May 17

Public meeting sponsored by the Transportation Steering Committee, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. Comment on the Draft Juneau Transportation Plan.

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at Deadline is 5 p.m. the previous day for Tuesday-Friday papers, and noon Friday for Sunday's and Monday's edition.

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