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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2007

Concert in the Park to have Stroller White

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JUNEAU - On June 1, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and Holland America Line began their free open air concerts at Marine Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays from June 1 to Aug. 10.

This Friday's concert will feature performances by the Juneau Pride Chorus, Tlingit Gospel Choir and Stroller White Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers.

Next June Concerts will feature Salsa Borealis and Rumbalaska Dancers on June 15; Fleet Street on June 22; and Carl Reese, Patshiva and Woosh.ji.een Dance Group on June 29. If it rains, concerts will take place in the Assembly Chambers.

For more information, visit or call 586-2787.

National Men's Health Week June 11-17

SITKA - National Men's Health Week takes place June 11-17, and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium WISEGUYS men's health group encourages every adult male resident of Southeast Alaska to schedule an annual check-up. Getting regular check-ups can help men protect their family and live longer lives.

National Men's Health Week is designed to help break down some of the barriers related to men's health. There is a national awareness campaign to let men learn about health concerns and risk factors that are specific to men, and to promote early health screenings. At the same time, the Men's Health Network is working on national issues such as better insurance coverage and access to health care for men.

For information on the SEARHC WISEGUYS program, contact Doug Osborne at (907) 966-8734 or To schedule a check-up, contact your local SEARHC provider. For more information on the Men's Health Network, go to

Widowed Persons Service to hold regular brunches

JUNEAU - The Widowed Persons Service program will hold dinner meetings every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months starting June 12 at Rodfather's Restaurant, formerly The Broiler.

The Widowed Persons Support Group will continue to meet during the summer months, on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Parlor Room at Fireweed Place, 425 Willoughby Ave.

For more information regarding the WPS program, contact Sue at 586-6424 or or Sandy at 789-0355. The AARP Alaska State Office supports this program for widowed persons of all ages.

SEARHC program awards seven worksite grants

SITKA - The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Steps to a Healthier Southeast Alaska program awarded small grants worth nearly $12,000 to seven Sitka organizations so they can implement summer employee wellness programs or policy changes. The grants were presented at the May 16th meeting of the Sitka Chamber of Commerce.

The grants were awarded to: Sitka Pioneer Home, $2,396; Center for Community, $1,600; White's Inc.; Sitkans Against Family Violence, $800; University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus, $2,400; Southeast Alaska Independent Living, $800; and Sitka Community Hospital, $2,400.

The SoutheastARHC Steps to a Healthier Southeast Alaska program targets three main focus areas - obesity, diabetes and asthma - by working with schools, worksites and other community groups to increase physical activity, encourage healthy eating and reduce tobacco use. For more information, contact Steps to a Healthier Southeast Alaska Grant Manager Grace Brooks at (907) 966-8865.

Three-day garden design workshop starts June 14

JUNEAU - The Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects will host a three-session garden design workshop on June 14, 21 and 23 at the Bill Ray Center in Juneau. This popular event has been held in Anchorage for the past five years.

Workshop times are 6:30-8:30 p.m. on June 14; 6:30-8:30 p.m. on June 21; and 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. on June 23.

All classroom time and workshop sessions will be taught by members of the American Society of Landscape Architects from Juneau and by other members flown in from around the state.

Cost is $225. Registration closes June 13. For reservations and additional information, call Chris at 789-4528 or e-mail

New summer concert series starts Saturday

JUNEAU - The University of Alaska Southeast, in collaboration with Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, is hosting a series of concerts, "Concerts on Campus," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays until July 21 in the Noyes Pavilion at UAS.

The concert series will include performances by local musicians, poets, actors and entertainers. This Saturday's concert will feature performances by Carl Reese and Kray van Kirk. Next Saturday, June 16, will include The Treadwell Two.

For more information, visit or call 586-2787.

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