Around Town

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008


Juneau Fourth of July parade, 11 a.m. Details: 790-4444.

Sandcastle Challenge, 11 a.m. registration, Sandy Beach. Award given at 4 p.m. Details: Gerald, 586-3552.

Deep Pit Beef Barbecue Fundraiser, noon-5 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. $12 adult, $8 children 5-11, free for children under 4 years. Sandwiches and chips $6.

Great Alaska Steamboat Race, 1 p.m., starting at Marine Park. Ends at Sandy Beach at 1:30 p.m.

Thunder Mountain Riders and 4H Club pony rides, 1-5 p.m., Savikko Park, Field 1. $5 per ride. With horse demonstrations at the beginning of each hour.

Douglas 2-mile Fun Run, 1:30 p.m., rotary side of the Douglas Bridge. Finish at Douglas Fire Hall. Register 12:30-1:25 p.m. No pre-registration or entry fee. Details: Paul, 364-3265.

Douglas Fourth of July parade, 2 p.m., Gastineau Elementary School. Gather at 1:30 p.m. No preregistration or entry fee. Details:

Hot dog sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in front of the Douglas Fire Hall. Fundraiser for Juneau Youth Sailing.

Field Sports, 2:30 p.m., Savikko Park, Field 2.

Society for Creative Anachronism medieval fighting and dance, 2:30 p.m., Savikko Park, Field 4. Details: Carl, 789-2891.

Final Soapbox Challenge, 3 p.m., St. Ann's Ave. For ages 5-6, 7-8 and9-10. Details: Robert, 364-3134.

Dog Frisbee contest, 3:30 p.m., Savikko Park, Field 3. $5 donation. All dogs must be licensed. Details: 789-0260.

"Make & Break: Olde Time Firemen's Hose Race," 4 p.m., in front of the Douglas Fire Hall.

Dance, music and other entertainment, 4-9 p.m., Savikko Park, Field 2. With bands Lifted Embrace 4-5 p.m., Avantgarde 5-6 p.m., Lulu and the Aquanets 6-8 p.m., and Mystery Machine 8-9 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

Keep the Pace walking club, 8:45 a.m. every Saturday, Brotherhood Bridge Trail. Rain or shine. Pedometers available. Details: Christy, 364-4457 or

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

Dads and Babies Play Group, 9-11 a.m., REACH, 213 Third St. For dads and their babies, 0-3 years old. Details: Michelle, 796-8463.

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

"Decorative Paint Techniques" clinic, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free.

Nick Frangos Memorial Road Race, 10 a.m., Mike Hatch Jeep parking lot, North Douglas. Sponsored by the Juneau Freewheelers Bicycle Club. Details: Janice, 463-1237.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

Al-Anon Family Group Staying Alive meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Barbara, 790-1029.

Mendenhall Glacier Summer Kids' Day program, 10:45 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center pavilion. For children 4-6 years old and their parents. Free. Details: Elayne, 789-6636.

Class of 1988 picnic, 11 a.m., Sandy Beach. Former Juneau-Douglas High School teachers/staff invited. Please RSVP. Details: Jennifer, 723-5157.

"Tiling Floors and Walls" clinic, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free.

"Installing a Ceiling Fan" clinic, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free.

Reception for Fourth of July Grand Marshal Katie Hurley, 2:30-6:30 p.m., Parkshore Condo Reception Center. For family, friends and longtime friends. Details: Kaysa, 957-6665.

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.

Class of 1998 reunion potluck, 7 p.m., Hangar Ballroom. Please bring dish to share. RSVP. Details: 321-3072.

Concert on Campus, 7-8:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Noyes Pavilion. Every Saturday from June 7 to July 12. Details: 586-2787 or

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, July 6

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.

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.

Widowed Persons Program monthly brunch, noon, Nugget Room in the Baranof Hotel. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

"Installing a Retaining Wall" clinic, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free.

Haida Dance Group practice, 2 p.m. every Sunday, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Ethel Lund Building. Details: 209-9943.

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

Adult open gym, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. $4. Details: 523-1774.

Monday, July 7

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

Toddler Time, 10 a.m., downtown library. Mendenhall Valley library Toddler Time is at 11 a.m. Details: 586-5267.

Alaska State Library Historical Collections talk by author Evelyn Edson, noon, State Office Building, eighth floor.

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation workshop, noon-1 p.m., every Monday, Dimond Courthouse, Room 312. Details: 463-4765.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, 12:05-1 p.m., Federal Building Room 541. Public invited. Details: Steve, 586-1053.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30 p.m. every Monday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Juneau State Parks Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Department of Fish and Game, 1255 West Eighth St., conference room. Details: 465-2483.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Public Heath Center, downstairs conference room. Details: 789-8884.

Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education membership meeting,6 p.m., Mi Casa Restaurant. Details: Ken, 723-4450.

Early pregnancy and prenatal parenting class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: Cheri, 586-1203.

"Oil Painting: Beyond the Basics" class with Miah Lager, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. Fifth class of six. $130, plus $25 materials fee. Details: 586-1750 or

Talking Circle, 6:15-8 p.m., SEARHC Behavioral Health Department, 3245 Hospital Drive, Suite 109 Room 121. Ceremony to experience interconnection and spiritual balance, share songs and Native food, and heal our spirits. Participants may smudge with sage and sweet grass. Participants will smudge outside to accommodate those with allergies. Free and open to the public. Details: Cathy, 364-4472 or Norene, 463-6670.

• Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at They also can be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive or faxed to 586-3028. The deadline is noon two days prior to the event.

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