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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2007

Shrine of St. Therese closed until Sunday due to teen retreat

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JUNEAU - The Shrine of St. Therese will be closed to public until noon Sunday due to the Teen ACTS Retreat happening during that time.

Teen ACTS is a youth Christian retreat sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Juneau. It is open to Catholic and non-Catholic high schoolers and college freshmen. The emphasis is to help youth come to a closer relationship with their Lord and that includes being of service to others in the community.

The shrine will reopen Sunday in time for people to attend the 1:30 p.m. Mass. For more information, contact the shrine director Thomas Fitterer at 780-6112.

Widowed Persons Service to hostpicnic at Lena Beach

JUNEAU - The Widowed Persons Service will host a picnic at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lena Beach picnic area. Burgers, condiments, chips and coffee will be provided. Please bring a potluck dish to share.

All widows and widowers are invited to bring a guest and join us for this social event. Watch for balloons to designate our picnic area.

The WPS Support Group also meets every Tuesday evening during the summer for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Rodfather's Restaurant, formerly The Broiler, in the Nugget Mall. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parlor at Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave. The next Brunch will be at noon on Aug. 5 at the Breakwater Restaurant.

Contact Sue Nielsen at 586-6424 or Sandy DeLong at 789-0355 with any questions. This program is sponsored by the AARP Alaska Widowed Persons Service.

Teen Health Center offers free health clinics on Tuesdays

JUNEAU - Juneau-Douglas High School Teen Health Center will offer summer health clinics for high school-age teens on Tuesdays, July 31 and Aug. 7 and 21, at the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

The health center's mission is to improve the health status and promote health awareness of teens. The summer clinic provides the following free health services, either directly or by referral to other providers: health assessment/physical exams, medical diagnosis and treatment of minor illness and injury, wellness promotion, and referrals and follow-up for serious health problems.

Cost is free. Contact the Zach Gordon Youth Center at 586-2635 for appointments.

Book committee seeks applicants for third volume of publication

JUNEAU - The Pioneer Book Committee seeks applicants to be included in "Gastineau Channel Memories, Volume III" publication.

Applicants must have arrived on the Gastineau Channel by 1967.

Deadline for submissions is July 31. Call 586-3637 or 789-9423 for more information.

Alaska Youth Choir hosts summer music camp Aug. 13-17

JUNEAU - Alaska Youth Choir will host its Summer Sing Music Camp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13-17 at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

The camp is open to all Juneau youth ages 8 to 18

Form more information and registration visit Registration deadline is Aug. 1.

Haines to hold first Bald Eagle GolfClassic tournament

HAINES - All golfers are invited to the first Bald Eagle Golf Classic tournament on Aug. 4, at the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links in Haines. The event is organized by Educational Travel and Tours Alaska.

The event is primarily a fundraiser for the American Bald Eagle Foundation. At the golf celebration dinner, held Aug. 4, at least one ABEF volunteer will be awarded an honorary life membership and receive a personalized embroidered jacket.

Last year's honorary life membership award went to Susan Johnston, longtime volunteer administrator of ABEF. The fund raising donation to ABEF is $1,000 for an honorary life membership.

For more information, call 766-3094 or send e-mail

City Museum now registering for Juneau Explorers Week

JUNEAU - The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is now accepting registration for their Juneau Explorers Week summer camp from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily, Aug. 6-10, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

The camp combines outdoor and indoor adventures, such as hiking historic trails, nature walks, touring public art, panning for gold and related arts and craft projects. Cost is $25 a day and $125 a week. Class size is limited so register today.

Call 586-3572 or stop by the museum for more information.

Vacation Bible School to start Aug. 6 at Shepherd of the Valley

JUNEAU - Children 3-12 years old are invited to "Vacation Bible School:The Great Bible Reef" from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.

This fun-filled week will have kids flipping their fins about God's love. Evenings will include a kid-friendly dinner at 5 p.m.

Aldersgate United Methodist and St. Brendan's Episcopal are partners in this annual vacation Bible school. Call one of the churches at 789-4050, 789-5152 or 789-4093 for more information or to register.

City Museum accepts applications for solo artist exhibition

JUNEAU - The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is now accepting applications for solo artist exhibitions for the fall 2008-winter 2009 season. Completed applications must be postmarked by Aug. 15.

The museum encourages a variety of exhibition types and all media will be considered. Artwork that strongly relates to the Museum's mission will be given preference. Exhibits will be up for approximately one month.

Applications can be found at the city museum or online at

For more information, contact the museum at 586-3572 or online at The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a facility of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Eagles vs. Ravens kickoff celebration held at noon Sunday

JUNEAU - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's 2007 Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge kicks off from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Tlingít-Haida Community Center.

The celebration features event registration, Native dancing and a potluck picnic, with healthy foods and T-shirts for the first 400 people who register for this year's event. No T-shirts will be mailed. Tlingít elder Paul Jackson will offer an opening prayer and will give a brief introduction to the event. Two hours into the celebration, participants will walk to Twin Lakes to hold a play session for kids and adults at the playground.

Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge is from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 and is open to all Juneau residents, regardless of age or whether they are Native or non-Native. More than 300 people signed up last year, and more are expected for this year's challenge.

Juneau residents can go to to register for the challenge. Online registration opened July 15 and closes on Aug. 15. For more information, contact Alan Travasso at 364-4458, Cachet Garrett at 463-4092, Christa Lott at 364-4460 or Christy Wallace at 364-4457. Additional information is online at

AWARE to offer advocacy training beginning Aug. 20

JUNEAU - Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies is offering advocacy training for professionals, community members or potential volunteers to begin on Aug. 20.

Training will feature lessons in domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, court and hospital advocacy, crisis intervention, peer counseling and much more.

For more information or to pre-register, call Meghan DeSloover at 586-6623.

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