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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009

Today, June 11

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.

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

Second kids felted bead class with Lynn Schell, 10 a.m.-noon, The Canvas, 223 Seward St. $40. Materials included. Details: 586-1750 or

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. With guest Peter Jurasz, from Merril Lynch, to speak about investing. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Litter Free Inc. meeting and lunch, noon, Mendenhall Valley library conference room.

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: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Assembly meeting as the Human Resources Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall conference room 224, second floor. To interview candidates for the Bartlett Regional Hospital Board and Eaglecrest Ski Area Board. Details: Laurie, 586-0216.

Beginning and intermediate English as a Second Language class, 5-6:30 p.m., The Learning Connection 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-6718.

"Introduction to Access 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.

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

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

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

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

Capital City Celebrations volunteer meeting for the 50th Anniversary of Statehood, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Kaysa, 957-6665 or Kathy, 723-3621.

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, June 12

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Around the Americas Ocean Watch sailboat open house, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., NOAA Dock, downtown near the Coast Guard building. Public vessel tours, photo exhibit, dockside science demonstrations. Details: Theresa, 364-2577.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Performance by local rock band The Revengencers, 7-8 p.m., The Canvas, 223 Seward St. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 586-1750 or

Concert in the Park, 7-8:30 p.m., Marine Park, downtown. Every Friday through Aug. 14. Musicians, dancers, comedians, theater groups, storytellers, etc., all are invited to perform. Downloaded applications online. Details: 586-2787 or

Bearfoot in concert, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Must be 21 or with a parent or guardian to attend. $17, $12 and $7. $2 discount if purchased before June 12. Details: or 586-2787.

Screening of "A Sea Change" documentary, 7:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall. Sponsored by Around the Americas and the Ocean Watch crew. Details: Theresa, 364-2577.

Saturday, June 13

Juneau Symphony annual Pops concert, 8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Advance tickets $20 general, $15 students or seniors, available at Hearthside Books, Juneau Arts & Culture Center, symphony office or online. Tickets $2 extra at the door. Details:

Charity yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Valley Chapel parking lot, 9741 Mendenhall Loop Road. Antiques, kayaks, furniture, etc. All proceeds go to Love Inc.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

Family Fishing Day at the Lake, 10 a.m., Twin Lakes. Bait, rods and life jackets provided. Games for kids who can't fish start at 11 a.m. Hot dogs, soda and chips for sale starting at 11:30 a.m. Details: PeggyAnn, 723-8642.

"Interior Paint" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Interior paint techniques and how to protect places you don't want to paint. Details: 463-5034.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 463-1224.

Vinyasa Yoga, 10-11:15 a.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Everyone welcome. $10. Mats are limited, so bring your own if you have one. Details: Lindsay, 209-8713.

SEAS Cup Round 3: Juneau to Admiralty Cove, 10:30 a.m. start, Marmion Island starting line. Two-day sailing race. For race registration, visit Details: Ed, 957-0824.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"Installing Laminate Flooring" workshop, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. How to plan and install laminate flooring that fits your style and budget. Details: 463-5034.

National Cancer Survivors Day celebration: Celebration of Life Walk and award luncheon, 11 a.m., Centennial Hall. Cancer survivors and their families are welcome. Free, but call to register for noon luncheon at Baranof Hotel. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Forest Explorer Programs, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center pavilion. For children 4-6 years old and their caregivers to explore the wonders of nature with a Forest Service naturalist. Dress for the weather. Details: 789-0097.

No Trash Bash, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. A trash-free community potluck featuring local musicians, speakers and 50th Anniversary of Statehood cake provided by Capital City Celebrations. Details: 463-5530 or

Juneau Community Gardens annual rhubarb potluck and orange hawkweed weed pull, 11:30 a.m., Juneau Community Gardens. Potluck at 11:30 a.m. Presentation and hands-on weed pull at 12:15 p.m. Details: Marie, 796-6241.

"Deck Installation, Maintenance & Repair" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Discussion about labor-saving tips and new materials to make the best of your time and dollars. Details: 463-5034.

Widowed Persons Program annual picnic, 1 p.m., Lena Beach picnic area. Burgers and hot dogs provided. All widows and widowers invited. With tour of Jensen-Olson Arboretum at noon. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

"Destination Juneau" ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m., Centennial Hall. DJ music suitable for popular ballroom and Latin dances. $5, includes mambo lesson at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: Eric, 209-8367.

Juneau Symphony Pops Concert, 8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Tickets available at Hearthside Books, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, at the door or online. $20 general, $15 students and seniors, $2 more at the door. Details:

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