Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Benefit film showing for boys' soccer team

There will be a special showing of the independent hit film, "Bend It Like Beckham," (rated PG 13) to raise money for uniforms for the Juneau Reign, the U13 (12-year- olds) boys' Juneau Soccer Club team.

The benefit screening will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Goldtown Nickelodeon theatre downtown behind City Hall in the Emporium building. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for ages 13 and older, and $7 for ages 12 and younger.

Drawings for door prizes begin at 6:30 p.m. and home-baked treats will be be sold. Soccer fans of all ages are invited to wear their uniforms or a soccer jersey.

The Juneau Reign U13 boys, coached by Doug Badilla, will be traveling to Washington to play in the Diadora Cup in July and they will make their first appearance in the Alaska State Cup competition in August.

"Bend It Like Beckham" is "the standout sleeper hit of the season," according to USA Today. It's set in London and tells the story of Jess - the teenage daughter of traditional Indian immigrant parents - who dreams of becoming a professional soccer player like her hero, Manchester United's David Beckham.

For more information, call Betsy Brenneman, 586-2817.

Quilt show wants entries

Quilting on the Kenai 2003 is looking for quilt projects from around Alaska. Quilting on the Kenai 2003 is being presented June 19-21 in Soldotna. This is a community quilt show traditionally displaying more than 100 quilts, dolls and art-to-wear projects. Please join us by sharing your quilt projects, handmade dolls or art-to-wear garments.

The deadline for submission is June 10; there are no fees for sharing your projects. Plan to join us for the quilt show and the art-to-wear fashion show.

Rachel Clark and Judy Niemeyer will be joining us at the show. They are nationally recognized quilt artists and teachers. Rachel Clark is a contemporary folk artist with a wonderful sense of color and design. Judy Niemeyer is a wizard in foundation paperpieced techniques. Both will be offering classes around the quilt show dates and class sizes are limited, so call soon if you are interested in learning more.

We look forward to hearing from you. For more information call (907) 262-5438 or e-mail us at

Old-timers' potluck

The annual potluck of the Auke Bay "Old Timers" will be held June 7 at the Chapel By the Lake social hall. If you've lived in the Auke Bay area (that includes Fritz Cove Road and "out the road") long enough to consider yourself an "Old Timer," come join us and meet others who have lived in the area for more years than they care to remember. Although food will be served around 6 p.m., come half an hour early and socialize. Bring a dish (salad, main course or dessert) large enough to feed eight people. Reservations aren't necessary but helpful for planning. Please call Judy Haffner at 789-7489 and let her know you are attending or if you have any questions.

Springtime 4-H fair

The 4-H program will hold an end of springtime 4-H fair at the Nugget Mall on Saturday, May 31. The fair will open at 10 a.m. with the judging of all inside exhibits. At 11 a.m. there will be a small animal fair and at noon a 4-H dog show. The fair is open to the public and there will be no charge.

Exhibits will include arts and crafts, clothing, foods, tied flies, carved duck decoys, and of course small pets and the dogs. Come to the fair.

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