Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Lighthouse fund-raiser

The Juneau Lighthouse Association is sponsoring a fund-raiser for the fireworks on July 3. Participants will enjoy the fireworks from the M/V Keet on the Gastineau Channel.

Boarding starts at 8:30 p.m., at the Seadrome dock, 76 Egan Drive, and the boat will return to the dock after the fireworks display. Tickets are $50 a person and may be purchased at the Seadrome Building (must be 21 or older). The Red, White, and Blues Cruise will feature live music by the band Moses Kain and include refreshments.

Refreshments will include traditional Fourth of July fare as well as Alaska seafood. Beer and wine can be purchased while sodas and coffee are included in the ticket price. Tag Eckles' band, Moses Kain, is made up of well-known Juneau musicians and always provides great entertainment.

The Juneau Lighthouse Association is a non-profit organization with a 30-year lease to the Five Finger Lighthouse, 64 miles south of Juneau in Stephens Passage.

Its mission is to preserve and maintain the lighthouse. To find out more about the association, please contact Jennifer Klein at 364-3632 or Lynne Anderson at 789-0275. The current board of directors includes Jennifer Klein, Edward McIntosh, Lynne Collins and James Barrett.

Gold Rush Days needs participants, vendors

The booths under the big blue tent at Gold Rush Days need vendors. The event is June 28 and 29. Anyone interested in renting space or needing more information can contact Arlene at 789-0047 or 789-6075.

Marriage vow renewal

The annual Shrine of St. Therese Renewal of Vows Liturgy will take place at 7 p.m. on June 29, in the Shrine Chapel. Bishop Michael Warfel will be the celebrant and lead the marriage vow renewal service.

All couples and their families or friends are invited to attend. It is open to Catholic and non-Catholic couples who would like to re-commit themselves to one another in a special place of worship.

Following the liturgy, there will be a small social in the LeVasseur Cabin. No registration is required, and the cost is free. For further information, visit the Shrine website at, e-mail or call the shrine office at 780-6112.

Council seeks artists, art for JAHC Gallery

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is seeking artists interested in showing their art at the JAHC Gallery. JAHC asks that artists submit their resumes and up to 10 samples of their work. Slides, Polaroid photos or prints from 35 mm film are all acceptable forms for sample submissions and should be dropped off at the JAHC office at 206 North Franklin St. The deadline for consideration is Monday, July 1. For more information, call 586-ARTS.

July 4 birthday party features Mr. McFeely

KTOO is hosting a Children's Birthday Party from 10-11 a.m. on July 4, at the KTOO Studio to celebrate 25 years in Public Television.

Kids are invited to meet Mr. McFeely, the Speedy Delivery man on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, prior to the start of the parade. Punch, cookies, ice cream and birthday cake will be served, and gifts and prizes will be available for all children who attend.

Mr. McFeely will also be making daytime appearances around Juneau on July 3. He will perform with Purple Panda at the "Marine Park Plaza Grand Opening and Community Celebration," sponsored by the City of Juneau, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on July 3. For more information, please call Susan at 586-6472.

Cranes as peace symbols

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 8 recently helped the Juneau People for Peace and Justice fold paper cranes for the 4th of July Parade.

Last year, the Juneau People for Peace and Justice took part in the 4th of July Parade by folding paper cranes, carrying them in the parade and inviting by-standers to join with them in the march. Since the effort was such a success, the organization decided to do it again this year.

The troop completed their leadership requirement as part of their Silver Award by choosing to focus on their mediating skills. Working with the Juneau People for Peace and Justice helped the troop learn that paper cranes are a symbol of peace in our world today.

Girl Scouts resident camp

The Girl Scouts are holding a resident camp, from July 14-18 at Eagle River Boy Scout Camp near 27 mile, northwest of Juneau.

Camp Feather Winds 2003 is for girls entering grades 4-12 in fall 2003. Campers will learn and grow in a natural setting that covers more than 60 acres of forest, pond, meadow and river. Under the supervision of volunteer staff, girls will develop outdoor skills, learn water safety, practice conservation and develop an appreciation for the environment.

Girls who attend should be able to work in a group atmosphere in order to participate in activities such as hiking, sports, games, archery, arts and crafts, singing and skits.

Camp fees are $169 for registered Girl Scout members and $149 for registered Girl Scout members living outside the Juneau-Douglas school district. For new Girl Scout members in Juneau, the fee is $184. The fee for nonresidents does not cover transportation costs to and from Juneau.

Girl Scouts encourage adults to register as well. The Council needs an accurate head count of volunteers before the camp begins. Adult volunteers receive room, board and a $50 discount on one daughter's registration fee. Program Aides (girls entering grades 7-12 in the fall) are also needed. The fee for program aides is $129.

Mail registrations to TAGSC, 1000 Harbor Way No. 201, Juneau, Alaska 99801. For details about scholarships, call 586-1710. If you would like to be on the TAGSC e-mail list, send your e-mail address to

Southeast Youth Camp

Southeast Youth Camp will be held July 7-11 at the Methodist Youth Camp. The camp is sponsored by the 4-H program and is open to all youth ages 9-12. The camp starts at 1 p.m. on July 7 and ends at 11 a.m. on July 11.

Camp events include archery, air rifle, drama, bracelet-making, tie dying, outdoor cookery, skits, songs, capture the flag, hikes to Eagle Beach for evening play, and using the rope swing over Saturday Creek.

Camp is led by district 4-H agent, Jim Douglas, and 20 teenagers will serve as the camp counselors. The camp capacity is 65 participants, so families need to enroll soon. Camp cost is $105. To enroll, please call the Cooperative Extension Service at 465-8749.

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