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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009

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

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.

Beginning and intermediate English as a Second Language class, 5-6:30 p.m., The Learning Connection 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-6718.

"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.

Juneau Relay for Life team captain meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall valley library, large conference room. Details: Tracy, 789-1747.

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

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.

Friday, May 15

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.

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

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

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.

"Can Obama REALLY Change US Foreign Policy: A Discussion of US Responsibility in the MIddle East" by Ann Wright, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. Free. Public invited. Details: 957-1956 or 586-4409.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Juneau Dance Unlimited May Dance Recital, 7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. $5. Details: 463-5327.

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.

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

Saturday, May 16

Alaska Youth Choir auditions, Northern Light United Church. For boys and girls ages 6 to 18. Call for appointment. Details: Heather, 790-3310, or

P.E.O. Chapter G garage sale, 8 a.m.-noon, 3379 Meander Way. Tools, sporting goods and women's clothing. To help fund scholarships to UAS and JDHS.

HomeChoice home-buyer education class, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Riverbend Apartments, 2800 Postal Way, Community Room. Free. Sponsored by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. Register at or call. Details: Sam, 800-459-2921.

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

Juneau Yacht Club Swap and Sell, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Swao or sell new and used boat parts, outboard motors, fishing gear, boats or trailers. $20 to register a table or the back of your pick-up truck. $100 to register a boat. Set up and registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Details: Tom, 523-5101.

Gastineau Elementary School Marathon Club Walk to Fight Diabetes, 10 a.m., Twin Lakes. Young runners will run and walk the one-mile bike path along Twin Lakes with aid stations at the turn-around point. Picnic celebration to follow at the playground. Details: Dirk, 463-1999.

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

Interplay class, 10 a.m.-noon, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9161 Cinema Drive. Uses incremental "forms" to lead participants to movement and stories, silence and son, ease and amusement. For adults of all ages and physical abilities. No experience necessary. $10-20 sliding scale donation to Aldersgates's greater missions, outreach. Details: Judy, 523-2914 or

"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 explor the wonders of nature with a Forest Service naturalist. Details: 789-0097.

Juneau Museum Day, noon-5 p.m., Alaska State Museum, Juneau-Douglas City museum, Last Chance Mining Museum, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and House of Wickersham. National day to celebrate museums. Free. Family activities and free shuttle service. Details: 465-2901 or Alicia, 586-3572.

Juneau Dance Unlimited May Dance Recital, 2 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. $5. Details: 463-5327.

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

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.

Spring Formal dance, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. With Thunder Mountain Big Band and 7:30 p.m. swing lesson. Formal attire encouraged. $15 general, $10 students available at the door. All ages invited. Sponsored by the Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 209-8367.

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

Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, Fifth and Gold streets. Live music by the Grateful Celtics and special guest fiddler, and Odette Foster calling contra dances. No experience or partners necessary. Details: Tom, 463-3214.

Sunday, May 17

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.

Knight's of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual.

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.

Get-together for Juneau residents with Type 1 diabetes, 4-6 p.m., 430 Hemit St. Opportunity to connect with others of all ages and share resources and experiences. With Bartlett Regional Hospital's diabetes education coordinator Cynthia Nickerson. Details: Margie, 586-4619.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.

• Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at They also can be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive or faxed to 586-3028. The deadline is noon two days prior to the event.

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