Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sealaska Heritage to release ancient remains documentary

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Sealaska Heritage Institute is showing a 30-minute documentary "Kuwot yas.éin, "His Spirit is Looking Out From the Cave," at noon, June 2 and at 5 p.m., June 3 during Gavel-to-Gavel Alaska's coverage of Celebration 2006.

The video - about the discovery of ancient human remains found in the 1990s and the partnership that arose among Alaska Native people, scientists and government agencies - will also be shown during Celebration on June 2 at Centennial Hall.

The video also is available through SHI for $25.

Juneau public libraries host summer reading program

This summer, children are invited to the Juneau public libraries' "Paws, Claws, Scales, & Tales" summer reading program - from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at the downtown library, Thursdays at the Douglas library, and Fridays at the valley library - from June 3 to Aug. 5.

In addition to helping the Juneau Raptor Center and the Gastineau Humane Society, children will earn tokens, which the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries will turn into monetary donations to the Raptor Center and the Humane Society; play reading games; listen to storytime; do crafts; attend in Toddler Times; participate in chapter book clubs; and enter a drawing for a prize donated by local businesses.

The following are the Juneau public libraries' special programs at the downtown library: Summer Party of "Paws, Claws, Scales & Tales" with stories, crafts and snacks at 10 a.m., June 10; gaming night for middle school kids at 6 p.m., June 16; Midsummer Magic with Jeff Brown at 10 a.m., June 24; and presentation by storyteller Joy Steiner at 10 a.m., July 1.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins June 3 at any of the public libraries.

American Red Cross sponsors kids' Refrigerator Art Contest

The American Red Cross is holding a Refrigerator Art Contest for kids ages 5 to 12. For the contest, kids will draw of their best representations of the American Red Cross of Alaska in action in Southeast Alaska.

Submissions should be sent, with name, age, address and phone number, to American Red Cross of Alaska, 3200 Hospital Drive No. 203, Juneau, AK, 99801.

Deadline for submissions is June 25.

Senior center offers medication management luncheons

The Juneau Senior Center is offering "Managing Your Medications" luncheons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday during the month of June at the Juneau Senior Center, 895 West 12th St., and on June 6 and 20 at the Douglas Senior Center in the Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

The luncheons are available to seniors interested in blood pressure checks, watching a presentation on topics related to proper medication management, and receiving a free lunch and door prizes. Seniors may also bring their medications for a free personal consultation.

For meal reservations, call 463-6196, and for free transportation to the event, call Care-A-Van at 463-6194. For more information, call Marianne Mills at 463-6154.

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