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Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6
Tour of Juneau Bicycle Race - The Juneau Freewheelers present the annual Tour of Juneau bicycle race. Friday's stage starts at 6:30 p.m. and is a Blueberry Hill climb. The start is on Sitka Street. Fee is $10 for licensed riders or $25 for all three Tour events. Addition $10 per day if unlicensed. Stage 2 is a 40-kilometer Time Trail that starts at the Kowee Creek Bridge on Douglas Island at 1 p.m. The final stage is the Auke Rec. Circuit Race at 10 a.m. The start is the Auke Bay Recreation Area by the totem pole. Info: Joe Sorenson at 790-2252.
Saturday, Aug. 5
Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half-Marathon - The 15th annual Frank Maier Memorial Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon will take place Saturday. The marathon starts at 7 a.m. while the half-marathon starts at 9 a.m. There are earlier start time available for slower runnrs. Cost is $30 for the marathon or $15 for the half-marathon. Race day registration for the half-marathon is $18. Info: Bob Marshall, 586-6200, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chilkoot Trail Hike - SAGA's Eagle Valley Center will be leading a hike of the historic gold rush trail of 1898 for youth and teens ages 14-16. The cost is $395 per person and includes meals, supervision, trail permits, ferry north and south, shuttle to trailhead, White Pass and Yukon Route train rides. Info: 789-7035 email@example.com.
Sunday, Aug. 13
Alaska Sporting (Hunter) Rifle Championship - The Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club presents the Alaska Sporting Rifle Championship at the H. Harmon Rifle Range. Sign-up and set-up from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Safety meeting from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. followed by a 32-shot, 4-position match. Info: 789-9025, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Youth Football League registration - Juneau Youth Football League practices have already begun for the 2006 season. Saturday, Aug. 25, is the last registration weekend for players and cheerleaders. No registrations will be accepted after Aug. 25. Space is limited. Log on to www.juneaufootball.com for player and cheerleader practice information or to download a registration form. The JYFL Cheer Program is holding a Cheer Camp on Aug. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverbend Elementary School. Info: 209-8473, email@example.com.
Co-ed Master's Soccer League - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer League is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Field time is for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. There will be an outdoor training session starting on Aug. 27. Games will be played Sundays at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial park. Cost is $20. Info: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaska Wrestling Camp of Champions - The Juneau Youth Wrestling Club is sponsoring the Alaskan Camp of Champions with Ken Ramsey, Jr., head coach at Embry-Riddle University at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Aug. 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Ramsey was an assistant coach at Ohio State for 11 years, coached more than 20 All-Americans and helped the team rank fifth in all-time wins and earn the most takedowns in a single season. Camp will focus on toss, turn and pin, intensive technique and competition and intensive leg attacks and takedowns. Wrestlers in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. Cost is $20. Please bring a sack lunch. Wrestlers younger than grade 6 must have an adult accompany them for all the sessions. Info: Lee Kadinger, 723-2879, email@example.com.
JDHS swimming and diving meeting - There will be a mandatory meeting for all high school students interested in joining the JDHS swimming and diving team on Monday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. All students should meet at the front door of the JDHS commons at 2 p.m. Swim practice is at 3 p.m. on that Monday while diving practice will be at 7 p.m. Swimmers should bring dry land and swim workout clothes and a completed physical screening form. Info: John Wray (evenings), 789-1759.
Juneau Parks and Recreation volleybal packets available - Juneau Parks and Recreation men's and women's volleyball team manager packets are available at the Parks and Recreation office, located on the second floor of the municipal building, Room 218. Team registration will be conducted on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 5:15 p.m. in the assembly chambers. Late registration will be taken Friday, Aug. 11, at the Parks and Recreation office. League play begins Sept. 5. Registration information can be found at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/mwvolleyball.php. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Ultimate Frisbee pickup games - On Sundays in August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be ultimate frisbee pickup games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Beginners are welcome. Info: Cody Bennett, 790-2639, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mona Yarnall, 789-0263, email@example.com.
Football officials needed - The Juneau-Douglas Officials Association is looking for individuals to be football officials. Officiating is a great way to not just watch the games, but to become an active participant in them. Officials are responsible for both Juneau Youth Football Association games and the Juneau-Douglas High School games. Info: Juneau-Douglas Officials Association, 789-3852.
Kids' Camps at JRC/The Alaska Club valley location - Camps will be going on through August 18 at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Day camps for youth ages 6-12 include different activities such as tennis, racquetball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, frisbee golf, step aerobics and more. Info: 789-2181 x305.
Women's Classic Soccer League - The Women's Classic Soccer League, sponsored by the Capital City Soccer League, will start in early July. No previous soccer experience is necessary while new and older players are welcome to join. Games are once a week and usually on Sundays or Mondays. Info: CCSL, 523-9196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treadwell Arena Summer Schedule - Treadwell Arena will host a variety of summer activities this season, which will run from June 5 to August 11. There will be open gym Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be drop-in lacrosse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Drop in roller hockey for kids 12 and under will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by roller hockey for athletes 13 and older from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Friday night, there will be disco roller rink form 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Info: 586-0410 or www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.
Volunteer soccer coaches needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is looking for people who are knowledgeable about soccer and enjoy working with youth to be soccer coaches. Interested coaches need to file a volunteer application and a copy of an Interested Persons Report. Coaches may be at least 15 years old. The season runs from July 8 to September 16. The commitment is no more than four hours per week. Teams usually have one weekday practice and one Saturday game. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.
Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the Mendenhall Golf Course. League play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. Golfers may want to contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221; Donna Schultz, 789-3996; Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.
Juneau Youth Football League volunteers needed - The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers to fill coaching and board vacancies. If you are interested in working with some of Juneau's young athletes or help shape youth football in Juneau, this would be the position for you. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8437.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19-older. Participants must be able to swim crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.
Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.
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