Briefly

Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Help our elders

Volunteers are needed every day throughout the week for various activities to enhance the lives of residents of Wildflower Court. Please apply if you want to be involved in the lives of our elders or assist in the upkeep of our new landscaping. If you are interested, please contact Val Cummins at 463-8725, or come by our beautiful new facility just behind Bartlett Regional Hospital next to the mountainside. (Those who are adept at quilting are needed to initiate a quilting class.)

Mount McKinley reunion

The USS Mount McKinley AGC-7 will hold a reunion in Cleveland, Ohio, September 5 through 9. The reunion is for veterans of the Army, Navy and Marines who served on the Amphibious Force Flagship, USS Mount McKinley, anytime during her 26 years of commissioned service. Contact Dwight Janzen, E. 2515 N. Altamont Blvd., Spokane, Wash. 99202-4247, or call (509) 534-3649 for more details.

Housing education

The Juneau Housing Trust, Inc. a local non-profit housing organization, will hold a one-hour public education session on Wednesday, June 6, at 4:45 p.m. at the downtown library. The trust will present plans for a four-house project it's building this summer, and will have applications available for potential homebuyers. Call 463-1276 for more information.

Teen health services

Juneau Teen Health Center services are free and available this summer. Beginning on June 12. Every Tuesday between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., teens entering grades 9 through 12 can make an appointment at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Karl Bausler, physician's assistant from SEARHC will provide free sport physicals for the upcoming school year, medical diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, evaluation and treatment of skin conditions and immunizations such as Hepatitis A and B, tetanus and TB testing. For more information, call the staff of Zach Gordon Youth Center at 586-2635.

Juneau Aurora Knights

Saturday June 9, the Juneau Aurora Knights will compete at their home training ground in the first ever Juneau Open. The local synchronized swimmers are hosting teams from Yukon and Montana at the Augustus Brown Pool. The meet starts at 8:45 a.m. with the figures competition. The event is similar to compulsory school figures in figure skating. Each swimmer does four figures that test movement and body position. 10 a.m.-noon will be solo, duet and team routines set to music. Saturday evening swimmers will present a show with a figures demonstration, routines and awards. The program starts at 7:15 p.m. Both the day competition and the evening presentation are free and open to the public.

Aid for homeless pets

The 2001 "Running with the pack" fund-raiser for the homeless pets of Juneau will be held Sunday, June 3, at 10 a.m. at the Brotherhood Bridge trailhead.

Registration is at 9 a.m. Participants may run a 3-mile course or walk a 2-mile course. Registration is $10 - waived for participants bringing $50 or more in pledges.

Pledge forms are available at Gastineau Humane Society or at the Wee Fishie Shoppe. Prizes will be awarded in adult-and-under-12 categories for first across the finish line, most pledges collected, and best costume.

Walk or run with or without your dog!

All dogs must be on a leash and must have a current CBJ license. Call 789-0260 for more information.



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