Around Town

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Today, Aug. 11

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

"Clay at Lunch" tile-making class, noon-1:30 p.m., The Canvas. From a baby's handprint to an elegant wall tile, make art during lunch. $15 per tile. Donations welcome for Five Fingers Lighthouse. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

"Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon Family Group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

Stitch 'N Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. All welcome. Bring your baby to meet other new parents. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau School District Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School commons. With worksession, topic "Drug Testing Task Force Work," at 4:30 p.m. Details: Lara, 523-1702.

Childbirth Preparation class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Six-week series covering relaxation techniques, labor and birth, preventing complications, breastfeeding, bonding and birth plans. Details: 586-1203.

"Try the Wheel" class with Barbara Lydon, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. Learn the basics of centering and shaping. $65. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

HomeChoice home-buying seminar, 6-10 p.m., Riverbend Apartments, Community Room. Free eight-hour seminar done in two days. Offered by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. Register at ww.ahfc.us or by calling. Details: Samantha, 800-459-2921.

"Back to Basics" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8 p.m., Smith Hall, first floor, 8619 Teal Ave., next to St. Vincent de Paul. Details: Marsha, 789-1324 or Marie, 789-3272.

Narcotics Anonymous game night, 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: hotline, 586-0428.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

Stories and crafts for all ages, 11 a.m.-noon, downtown library. Details: 586-5267.

"Write For Your Life" group, 11 a.m.-noon every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 463-1224.

"Clay at Lunch" tile-making class, noon-1:30 p.m., The Canvas. From a baby's handprint to an elegant wall tile, make art during lunch. $15 per tile. Donations welcome for Five Fingers Lighthouse. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Juneau Economic Development Council Board meeting, noon-2 p.m., JEDC Conference Room. Details: Brian, 523-2337.

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

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 1-6:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Planning Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., BRH Administration Building, Board Room. Details: 796-8463.

Juneau Commission on Sustainability's Food Security Subcommittee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Details: Sarah, 586-0871.

"Douglas Serenity Seekers" Al-Anon Family Group, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Lenne, 586-0152.

Juneau National Organization of Women monthly meeting, 5:15-7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Open to the public. Details: www.juneaunow.org.

Gastineau Humane Society Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Gastineau Humane Society. Public welcome. Details: Sue, 789-1269.

Nicotine Anonymous meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Assembly Building, Suite 106.

"Watercolor 101" class with Barbara Lydon, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. $35, includes materials. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Airport Board meeting, 7 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: 586-0960.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group, 7-8 p.m., Polaris House, 434 Willoughby Place. Details: Susan, 789-4814.

Bipolar Disorder/Depression Peer Support Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library conference room. Free. Details: bp_belle@mac.com.

Perseverance STAR performance: "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," 7:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Noyes Pavilion. $10 adults, $5 students, $25 pass for three shows. Details: 364-2421.

Rotaract meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Baranof Hotel, Douglas Room. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Details: Marc, 321-2261 or www.juneaurotaract.org.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Stories and crafts for all ages, 11 a.m.-noon, Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. With guest speaker Mary Veale. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Family Caregiver Support Group, noon-1 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 West 10th St. Drop-in support group for those caring for elderly friends or family at home or long distance. Sponsored by Southeast Senior Services. Details: 463-6177.

Bartlett Baby Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

"Clay at Lunch" tile-making class, noon-1:30 p.m., The Canvas. From a baby's handprint to an elegant wall tile, make art during lunch. $15 per tile. Donations welcome for Five Fingers Lighthouse. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Quality Assurance meeting, 3 p.m., BRH Administration Building, Board Room. Details: 796-8463.

Toddler Time Group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Birth Center. All welcome. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out in our large activity room. Details: 586-1203.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Executive Committee meeting, 4 p.m., BRH Administration Building, Board Room. Details: 796-8463.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Nutrition for Pregnancy class, 6-7 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Good nutrition for healthy pregnancy, food craving, prevention of common pregnancy or birth problems and proper weight gain during pregnancy. Details: 586-1203.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

"Try the Wheel" class with Barbara Lydon, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. Learn trimming and how to throw pots. $65. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Juneau Minister of Magic, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. An evening of frantic frivolity and frenzied frolic for the whole family. Details: MJ, 586-5303.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Perseverance STAR performance: "Kóoshdaa Kaa," 7:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Noyes Pavilion. $10 adults, $5 students, $25 pass for three shows. Details: 364-2421.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

• Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at nrclerk@juneauempire.com. 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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