Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Visitor Center's 40th birthday

The Alaska Natural History Association, U.S. Forest Service and Fee Demo Project are sponsoring Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's 40th birthday celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 25. Inside the visitor center there will be traditional pie and live music from Betsy Sims and Martha Scott Stey of The Glacial Erratics.

Built in 1963, the center was the first visitor center built in a United States national forest. Since then, the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center has proven to be a very popular place to visit. Admission is free. For information, call Michelle at 789-6635.

Contra-dancing gala Friday

For their 11th year, Juneau Contra Dancers will get together for a weekend of lively contra dancing on Friday evening, July 25, at the Eagle River Methodist Camp, mile 28 in Juneau. The event, called Camp Damp, runs all Saturday, ending Sunday afternoon, July 27.

This year's musical group is Phantom Power from Boston, playing traditional New England fiddle repertoire for contemporary dance crowds. This group consistently delights and excites its audiences.

There are still a few spots available. The cost for the whole weekend is $80. If interested, please call Eileen at 789-2912, John at 586-1548, or Sally at 586-5621.

Children win in weekly drawing

Every week the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries sponsor a drawing for kids who come into the library to borrow items.

Local businesses have generously donated prizes.

This week drawing winners are: Breckan Kibby, a gift certificate from Timberwolf; Seth Bodine, a gift certificate from Rainy Day Books; Casey Germain, a gift certificate form Domino's Pizza; Logan Holt, a gift certificate from Alaska Fudge Co.; Lindsey Hanna, a gift certificate form Fred Meyers; Niko Hebert, a complimentary tram pass for 2 from Gold belt and a gift from Hickok's Trading Post; and Alethaia Lane, a gift certificate from the Amazing Book Store and a coupon from Udder Culture.

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