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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 18

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.

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

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

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.

"Financing Your Small Business Start-Up" class, 4-5 p.m., Juneau Empire Building, third-floor conference room. $25. Scholarships available. Pre-registration required. Sponsored by Alaska Small Business Development Center. Details: 463-3789.

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.

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.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Juneau Raptor Center Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., downtown library, small conference room. Details: 586-8393.

Widowed Persons Program potluck dinner, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place dining room. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

Juneau Relay for Life committee meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Volunteers needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, etc. Details: Sharon, 789-1821 or

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

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 19

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.

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.

Solstice Gold Benefit, 6-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Golf Course. Second annual tournament. All proceeds and donations go to Mark Reese and his family, to help offset ongoing medical expenses relating to an accidental 50-foot fall he took last summer in Ketchikan. No alcohol is allowed on course. Details: Nancy or Chuck, 789-1221.

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.

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

Saturday, June 20

Saturday Wild: Wildflower walk, 9 a.m., Eagle Beach recreation area, meet in highway parking lot. With Mary Lou King and Pat Harris leading a short walk in the meadows near the river to look for and identify wildflowers. Free. Dress for the weather. Details: Mark, 789-9841.

Spirit of Admiralty: Week-long sailboat race around Admiralty Island, 9 a.m. start, Auke Bay. Race ends June 26. Sponsored by SouthEast Alaska Sailing. Details: Brian, 723-1730.

Montana Creek clean-up, 9-11 a.m., parking lot at the end of Montana Creek Road. Bring boots, waders and rain gear. Details: Lia, 586-6853.

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

"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.

Spirit of Adventure race around Admiralty Island, 10 a.m. start, South Shelter Island. With mandatory skippers meeting on Friday. Entry fee is $75 for nonmembers and free for members. Sponsored by the Juneau Yacht Club. Details: Kurt, 723-1248 or

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.

Interplay class, 10 a.m.-noon, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9161 Cinema Drive. Uses incremental "forms" to lead participants to movement and stories, silence and son, ease and amusement. For adults of all ages and physical abilities. No experience necessary. $10-20 sliding scale donation to Aldersgates's greater missions, outreach. Details: Judy, 523-2914 or

"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.

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.

"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.

Second annual "White Nights" Festival of Russian Culture, 3:30-9:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Free. Families invited. $10 donation suggested. Details: Alexander,, 789-3854 or

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.

Minnesota Boys Choir in concert, 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Sponsored by the Alaska Youth Choir. Tickets available at the door: $10 per person, $25 per family of four. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

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

Sunday, June 21

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

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.

Family Robot Day, 10 a.m.-noon, The Canvas, 223 Seward St. Celebrate Father's Day by creating your own robot or family of robots. Free. Details: 586-1750 or

Knight's of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

"Installing a Ceiling Fan" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

"Easy Window Projects: Repairing Screens and Installing Window Film" workshop, 2 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Open gym, 3-5 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. $3 per person. Details: 780-2073.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.

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