Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007

Community Schools seeks teachers for fall

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JUNEAU - Community Schools is recruiting teachers for its fall session. If you have a skill, hobby or talent that you would like to share please contact Joyce Kitka at 523-1773.

Classes will start in September and may be weekly, monthly or one-time events.

Deadline for signing up to teach is July 12.

Class of 1987 celebrates 20-year reunion

JUNEAU - Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 1987 will celebrate its 20-year reunion June 29-30 and July 1.

The three-day event will include: a buffet dinner/no host bar from 7 p.m. to midnight on June 29 at the Juneau Yacht Club (spouses optional); a dinner/no host bar from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 30 at the Thane Ore House (adults only); and a family picnic from noon to 7 p.m. on July 1 at Sandy Beach, Shelter 2.

Cost is $60 for the entire weekend. To download a registration form and send payment, visit Call Kathy Peterson at 723-2546 with any questions.

There will also be a teacher reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 2 in the JDHS commons. Have coffee and cookies with some of your favorite teachers from the past, and check out the newly remodeled high school. Following the teacher reception will be a tailgate party and football game, from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 2 at the new JDHS turf field.

Perseverance adult acting class starts Monday

JUNEAU - If you've ever wanted to try your hand at acting, now's the time. Perseverance Theatre is hosting a two-week adult summer acting class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the University of Alaska Southeast.

The class is for those 18 years of age and older and costs $225. Upper-division UAS credit is available for an additional fee.

To register or for more information, call 364-2421 ext 245.

Arctic Warrior Band to play during Fourth of July

JUNEAU - The 9th Army "Arctic Warrior" Band, under the direction of Commander William S. McCulloch, will perform on July 3 and 4 in during the Fourth of July celebration in Juneau.

The band will perform concerts featuring patriotic music and world famous marches, as well as Dixieland music served up by "Jammin' Salmon Dixieland Band," led by SSG Wayne Hunter.

On July 3, the band plays at noon at the State Office Building and 5 p.m. at Marine Park. On July 4, it plays at 11 a.m. during the downtown parade, 2 p.m. during the Douglas parade and 5:30 p.m. at Sandy Beach.

All performances are free and open to the public. For more information contact Valeria at (907) 353-6146.

Kathy Buss birthday, fundraiser held June 24

JUNEAU - A birthday celebration and fundraiser for longtime Juneau resident and cancer patient Kathy Buss, who is undergoing treatment in Portland, will be held 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.

A mission cake will be featured asking everyone to donate either the number of dimes they are old or a donation of their choice. Since Buss cannot have visitors during her short stay in Juneau, friends are encouraged to attend and briefly visit with her at this event. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 780-6460.

Invasive Plants Action sponsors two weed pulls

JUNEAU - In celebration of Alaska Weed Awareness Week, June 24-29, Juneau Invasive Plants Action, in partnership with other organizations and agencies, invites the community to roll up its sleeves and join them as they "pull together" at two invasive weed pulls at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 29, in Juneau.

To pull invasive weeds in downtown Juneau, meet at the dirt parking lot next to Alaskan and Proud market. To pull weeds near Auke Village Recreation Area, meet at the Lena Park baseball diamonds.

Locations and times are subject to change. For more information, contact the Juneau Watershed Partnership at 586-6853 or

Forest Service hosts Crystal Lake Day Camp

JUNEAU - The Forest Service invites children ages 10-13 to join naturalists at the Crystal Lake Day Camp Monday-Friday, June 25-29, at Dredge Lakes. Camp will run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., meeting at the new Forest Service office on Back Loop Road, adjacent to the weather station.

Participants will learn about plants of the Tongass, including edible and medicinal plants, and about tree products, such as paper and spruce tip jelly.

For more information, call 789-6267 or 209-8600.

Southeast Conference names new director

JUNEAU - Shelly Wright, of Juneau, was appointed as the new executive director for the Southeast Conference. Carol Rushmore, president of the Conference Board of Directors and economic development director for the city of Wrangell, announced the appointment on June 8.

Southeast Conference was formed in 1958 as an association, and incorporated in 1988, to support the Alaska Marine Highway System. Since then, the conference has worked to support the region's timber, mining, tourism, fisheries and energy industries, as well as health services. The organization is a combination of municipal and private sector members.

The conference holds a mid-winter summit in March of each year and its annual membership meeting in September. This year the annual meeting will be in Skagway, Sept. 18-20. Call 523-2310 for more information.

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