Around Town

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009

Today

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, alaskayouthchoir@gci.net or www.alaskayouthchoir.com.

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 www.ahfc.us 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 www.interplay.org.

"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: Celebrating trees and Alaska's Arbor Day, 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. Dress for the weather. Details: 789-0097.

Juneau Chess Tourney, noon-5 p.m., downtown library. U.S. Chess Federation-rated tourney. Three rounds game in 40 minutes. No entry fee. USCF membership required but will be available at site. Details: Brian, 790-1934 or 723-7526.

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.

Primrose Festival and Garden Tour, 2 p.m., Jensen-Olson Arboretum, Mile 23 just past the Shrine of St. Therese. Arboretum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Details: 789-0139.

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 www.halauhulaooliliula.org.

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

Juneau Ranger District live bird banding demonstration, 8 a.m.-noon, Juneau Community Garden large pavilion. With Forest Service wildlife technician Gwen Baluss. All ages welcome. Limited parking; bicycling and car-pooling encouraged. Details: Gwen, 789-6254.

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.

Monday, May 18

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society's 27th annual National Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cetennial Hall. Details: www.nafws.org or 303-466-1725.

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

Beginning and intermediate English as a Second Language class, 10-11:30 a.m., The Learning Connection Gruening Park location, across from Wal-Mart. Free. Details: 586-6718.

"Introduction to Microsoft Word" class, 10 a.m.-noon, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Intermediate English as a Second Language class, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Learning Connection Gruening Park location, across from Wal-Mart. Free. Details: 586-6718.

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.

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

"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.

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2 meeting, 6 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

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.

Tuesday, May 19

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

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society's 27th annual National Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cetennial Hall. Details: www.nafws.org or 303-466-1725.

"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.

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.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Board Finance Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center Board Room. Details: Toni, 796-8438.

Juneau People for Peace and Justice, 5:15 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Open to the public. Details: Amy, 586-4409.

Juneau World Affairs Council Travelogue: "Jews in Belarus" with Susan Fitzgerald, 5:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Fitzgerald recently returned from a trip to Europe, including a week in Minsk, Belarus. Details: 586-2875.

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

Juneau Yacht Club monthy dinner and program, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. With Mike Folkerts presenting the 2009 Recreation Boating Safety Requirements. Details: David, 586-4886.

The Grand Finale: Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School band concert, 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium.

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 20

Native American Fish & Wildlife Society's 27th annual National Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cetennial Hall. Details: www.nafws.org or 303-466-1725.

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.

Beginning and intermediate English as a Second Language class, 10-11:30 a.m., The Learning Connection Gruening Park location, across from Wal-Mart. Free. Details: 586-6718.

"Introduction to Microsoft Word" class, 10 a.m.-noon, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

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

"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.

Intermediate English as a Second Language class, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Learning Connection Gruening Park location, across from Wal-Mart. Free. Details: 586-6718.

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.

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

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

Presentation by Joseph Montville, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Director of Toward the Abrahamic Family Reunion and founder of Preventive Diplomacy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Details: Clayton, 465-6198.

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

Mendenhall Flying Lions meeting, 6 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: 796-2092.

"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.

50th Anniversary of Statehood volunteer meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall valley library. Details: Kaysa, 957-6665.

Civil Air Patrol meeting, 7 p.m., CAP Hangar, Juneau International Airport. Details: Ken, 789-1492 or CAP, 789-0245.

"Plays Out Loud" meeting, 7:30 p.m., JACC. Details: 586-2787.

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.

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