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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Perseverance Trail head. Seven miles round-trip. Hike meeting at noon and lunch stop. Bring ice cleats, sturdy boots, warm layers, food and water. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-5226.

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: Ellen, 463-6175.

"Write For Your Life" group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

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

Brown bag concert, noon, State Office Building. Featuring The Apollo Trio. Free.

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: 789-8884.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 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.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Alaska Youth Choir auditions for 2008-09 season, 5-7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. For youth ages 6-18. May 19-23. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

"Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Al-Anon Douglas Serenity Seekers, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Turning the Tides meeting, 5:30 p.m., Silverbow Inn & Bakery. Working to reduce use of plastic bags and restore ocean health. Everyone welcome. Details: Dixie, 789-0449.

Mendenhall Flying Lions meeting, 6 p.m., Jovany's. Details: 321-0524.

Suicide Loss Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Twin Lakes. Sponsored by Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. Details: Ron, 790-4371.

Freedom From Smoking Group clinic, 6-8 p.m., Nugget Mall. $75 for eight sessions, which started April 9. Details: 796-8422.

"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.

"Watercolor Basics" class with Barbara Lydon, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Canvas. $90 for series of four. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Drum Making" class with Linni Esther, 6:30-9 p.m., The Canvas. First of two-day class. Place an order for drum size when registering. $55 class fee. Drum fees vary depending on size. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Assembly meeting, 7 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: www.juneau.org.

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

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 dordiecarter@yahoo.com.

"Plays Out Loud" meeting, 7:30 p.m., Valentine's Coffee House. 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.

Thursday, May 22

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.

Cycle Alaska Jack & Jill time trial, 10 a.m., False Outer Point. Details: John, 586-3641.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Information session for the Language Interpreter Center, 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m., Dimond Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room. Details: Barb, 907-279-2457.

Brown bag concert, noon, State Office Building. Featuring Misha Amory, Alexander Fiterstein, David Brown and Marija Stroke. Free.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Hangar Ballroom. 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.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Beginning English class, 2-3 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Thursday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Parent training/student orientation for Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Calif., 3-4 p.m., Vocational Training and Resource Center, 3239 Hospital Drive. Sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Education. For parents, students or tribal members. Details: 951-276-6325 ext. 287.

Dimond Park Pool Task Force meeting, 4:30 p.m., downtown library conference room. Details: 586-5226.

Alaska Youth Choir auditions for 2008-'09 season, 5-7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. For youth ages 6-18. May 19-23. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

"Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007" 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.

Knowledge Industry Network Pub Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sandy Beach, Savikko Park Shelter 2. Sponsored by the Juneau Economic Development Council. Details: Rebecca, 523-2334.

Outdoor casting lessons and demonstrations, 6-8 p.m., Twin Lakes. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited, Raincountry Flyfishers and 4-H. Free. With instruction on various casting techniques and rod demonstrations. Equipment provided. Hot dogs, burgers and soft drinks available. Details: 586-3754.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, Classroom. Free. Details: 796-8422.

"Drum Making" class with Linni Esther, 6:30-9 p.m., The Canvas. Second of two-day class. Place an order for drum size when registering. $55 class fee. Drum fees vary depending on size. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Juneau-Douglas High School orchestra concert and silent dessert auction, 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Desserts to be on display at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds to help students travel to spring music festival in Ketchikan.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

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