Arts council hosts Community Day

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009

JUNEAU - Nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in Community Day on Campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the University of Alaska Southeast to share information with people about their summer programs for children, opportunities to get involved, or just to let people know what their group does in the community.

The event is free and open to one and all. More than 1500 people come out to enjoy the music, get the kids signed up for summer activities, visit with friends, find out about opportunities in the community and generally have an old-fashioned good time.

A collaboration between Juneau Jazz & Classics, which offers an array of live music, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, which organizes Quick Draw - local artists creating masterpieces in one hour, Southeast Road Runners, which sends two legs of its SeaCoast Relay through campus during the event, and the University of Alaska Southeast, which sets up the grill, this event has become Juneau's kickoff for summer.

This year the event includes music, pony rides, barbecue and old-fashioned banana splits, camp registrations, petting zoos, voter registrations, volunteer opportunities and hot dogs. The new Auke Bay Trail will be open with interpreters to talk about the historical highlights along the way.

Organizations wishing to participate and individuals who would like to help out are invited to contact the Arts Council at 586-2787 or email to get more information.

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