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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2004

CodePink chapter to start in Juneau

JUNEAU - A group of Juneau women would like to start a local chapter of CodePink Women For Peace and are considering starting the project with a fall film festival, possibly in October.

They're soliciting ideas from people who would like to join the group or make movies for the festival.

For more information, contact Corlé at luciesunion@arabia.com. Any exchange of ideas is welcome.

According to its Web site, CodePink is "a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and nonviolent direct action." The group emerged on Nov. 17, 2002, when about 100 women marched through Washington, D.C., and camped in front of the White House for four months to protest the planned war on Iraq.

For more information, and for links to other local CodePinks, visit www.codepink4peace.org.

Video puppeteer to lead Fine Arts Camp

JUNEAU - Vermont video puppeteer Meredith Holch will be the main guest artist at the 26th Annual Juneau Dance Unlimited Fine Arts Camp, June 7-July 3 at Juneau-Douglas High School

Holch will teach a puppetry class, helping children in third through fifth grades produce small and large puppets. She will also lead video animation workshops for high school kids and sixth through eighth graders. Holch has toured with the Bread & Puppet Theatre and has done post-production work for HBO and MTV.

Other instructors include Teri Tibbett, music; Dane Harlamert, martial arts; Alanna Malone, Doniece Falcon and Kate Kiely, drama; Heidi Reifenstein, Miah Lager, Dianne Anderson and Jane Lindsay, art; and Whitney Harding, Becky Engstrom, Roger Dillahunty and Eckhard Heidrich, dance.

This year's camp will include the first Summer Art Intensive, a video, drama, art and dance program for high school teens, June 7-July 2.

The camp will culminate with several performances: Silverbow screening of video animation shorts, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1; presentation of songs, dance and visual art, noon Friday, July 2; First Friday Empire Gallery student exhibition, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, July 2; Concerts in the Park African and Jazz dance presentations, 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Marine Park; African dance show, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3; grand finale in drama, music and art, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3; puppets and masks in Fourth of July parade, Sunday, July 4.

For more information about the camp, call JDU at 463-5327 or visit www.juneaudance.com.

Junior theater offers summer camps

JUNEAU - Northern Light Junior Theatre will present "The Trial of Goldilocks" and "Us & Them" this summer during its annual summer day camp program. Both camps are at Northern Light United Church.

The "Goldilocks" camp is 1-4:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 23, culminating with a performance at 5 p.m. Friday, July 23. Cost is $60, $48 for siblings, if received on or before July 2; $70 on or after July 3.

The "Us & Them" camp is 1-4:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, through Friday, Aug. 6, ending with a performance at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. Cost is $60, $48 for siblings, if received on or before July 16; $70 on or after July 17.

Cost for both camps is $110, $90 for siblings, on or before July 2; $140 on or after July 3.

Scholarships are available. For more information, contact director J. Althea at 586-4933 or jalthea@gci.net.



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