Today, Aug. 15
Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the East Anchorage Thunderbirds in their Cook Inlet Football Conference opener, junior varsity at 5 p.m. and varsity at 8 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Due to construction projects at Floyd Dryden Middle School, there is extremely limited parking at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The Juneau Youth Football League will be running a shuttle van from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. so people can park at the Church of Christ on Trinity Drive, Glacier Valley School, the Church of the Nazarene on Mendenhall Loop Road, or at St. Brendan's Episcopal Church on Mendenhall Loop Road.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Southeast Road Runners Club - Eaglecrest Road Race and 1-mile: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Mile 0.5 Fish Creek Road (the road to Eaglecrest Ski Area) for a 9 a.m. race start. There is a 5-mile run (for runners age 14-older only) from the base of the hill to Eaglecrest Ski Area. There also is a 1-mile run (for younger runners, parents and speedsters) that starts in the Eaglecrest Ski Area parking lot (register at the base of the hill before the 5-miler). Info: Donna Hahnlen, 364-3376, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Juneau Alpine Club - Observation Peak climb, this is a high challenge trek and the group may camp on Saturday night. Call the trip leader for details and to RSVP. Info: Bill Scheding, 780-6894.
Juneau Gold Miners' Posse/Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club - Cowboy Action Shoot: Registration opens at 9 a.m. at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range on Montana Creek Road and shooting starts at 10 a.m. There will be long range rifle and Derringer sidematches after the main shoot on the main stages. New shooters and townfolk welcome, cowboy attire requested. Info: John "Evengood Guysmiss" Barnett, 364-2514.
Juneau Archery Club - String Shoot: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Montana Creek Road archery range (near the end of Montana Creek Road), with shooting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will shoot at 3-D targets for prizes. Event is open to the public. Info: Dan Collins, 723-3315.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 16-17
Ultimate Players of Southeast Alaska - Juneau Disc Games: This two-day event features individual and two-person team flying disc events (disc golf, distance and accuracy games) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Dimond Park. It also features an Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Sunday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, with registration at 10 a.m. and an 11 a.m. start. Saturday's events are free. Sunday's Ultimate tournament costs $10 for Ultimate Players of Alaska/UPSEA members and $20 for non-UPA/UPSEA members. Info: Joe Sears, 790-3311, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Eaglecrest Inaugural Blueberry Festival - This event features the Southeast Road Runners Club's Eaglecrest Hill Climb run (see details above) and an afternoon of blueberry picking on Saturday, Aug. 16. On Sunday, there is a blueberry pancake brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge with the Channel Bowl Cafe's famous blue cakes and a farmers' market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with live music and games. The market includes a blueberry culinary contest, two-team blue-panty races, slow-as-you-can bike races and the fish-out-of-water race. Info: Debbie Hart, Friends of Eaglecrest, 463-4400, or on the Web at http://www.friendsofeaglecrest.org.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Glacier Swim Club age 8-younger team tryouts - A tryout clinic to introduce young athletes to competitive swimming takes place from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, Aug. 11-21, for swimmers age 8-younger at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. There will be a time trial from 8-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The clinic cost is $25 if paid by July 31, or $30 after Aug. 1. This clinic is for young swimmers ages 6-8 who already know some swimming basics. Older Glacier Swim Club members will help team coaches so each swimmer will get lots of individual attention. Info: GSC coach David Maker, 523-0840, or on the Web at http://www.gsc-swim.org.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration - Sign-up for youths age 6-18 will run Aug. 11-22. The season runs from early October through mid-December. The fee is $40 per player, with discounts for families with three or more children signing up. Volunteer coaches and paid referees are also needed. Info: Recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Registration for the 2003 early winter season opened on Friday, Aug. 1, and continues through the month of August for JAHA's coed recreational hockey leagues. The early winter season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. This is a two-tiered league - with a division for experienced hockey players and one for older players or those new to the game. Both divisions are coed, open to players age 18-older and are non-checking leagues. New this year is a women's league, designed for novice and intermediate players who don't want to compete in the coed leagues. Players who register after Aug. 31 will have to pay a late fee, or risk not being able to get onto a team. Info: Christopher Mertl, 586-3232, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Meet NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek - Alaska residents can help raise money for two Sitka brothers seeking kidney transplants and meet NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek at the same time. Nemechek and his 2003 Monte Carlo will take part in a tour sponsored by Cellular One Alaska and the Children's Organ Transplant Association that includes a visit to the the Juneau Cellular One office (in the Nugget Mall) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. For a $1 donation, Alaska residents can buy raffle tickets with a chance to win a grand prize drawing for a trip for two to the NASCAR race in Phoenix on Nov. 1. The tour is raising funds to help cover transplant-related expenses for Zachary Swanson, 12, and his younger brother Joseph, 4, who have both been diagnosed with chronic renal failure and are awaiting kidney transplants at Seattle Children's Hospital. The brothers are the sons of Patrick and Jean Swanson of Sitka. Transplant expenses for the brothers are estimated at $150,000.
Thunder Mountain Sports Camps lost and found - Lost and found items from the four Thunder Mountain Sports Camps held in July can be claimed at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office in City Hall through Aug. 31. If you think you lost something, contact Myiia Whistler at 586-5226.
Klondike 'Trail of '98' International Road Relay - Local runners who haven't found a Klondike team or local teams seeking Klondike runners can contact the Southeast Road Runners Club for a match. The race starts Sept. 5 in Skagway and finishes Sept. 6 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The SERR Web master will post messages about Klondike teams and runners on the social page of the SERR Web site. Info: SERR Web master Doug Jones, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.com/serr/.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Meet from 7-9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Cost is $4 and open gym is limited to adults (age 18-older) only. Info: Community Schools, 463-1700, Ext. 325.
Treadwell Arena summer programs - Through Aug. 22, the arena is available for drop-in basketball from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; drop-in in-line skating from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, and from 3-5 p.m. on Fridays; drop-in tennis from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; and drop-in in-line hockey from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental times also are available from 7:30-10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In-line skating and basketball fees are $4 for adults, $2 for youth (17 and under), $1.90 for seniors (65 and older). Hockey and tennis passes are $5 for adults, $4 for youth and $3 for seniors. Court rentals for tennis and basketball are $20 per hour. Facility rental is $75 per hour or $500 for seven or more hours. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or check on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Juneau Youth Football League cheerleading practice - Practice for peewee (age 8-9), junior (age 10-11) and senior divisions (sixth through eighth grade girls) is from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Glacier Valley School covered play area. Wear sweats (pants or shorts without zippers) and tennis shoes with good support. Bring a water bottle. Slots are still available but are filling fast. Sign-up is available at practice, or on the Web at www.juneau.com/jyfl/. Info: Senior Division cheer coach Michelle Workman, 789-1661.
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.
Juneau Disc Golf Association's Sunday Singles mini-tournaments - A weekly Sunday Singles disc golf mini-tournament takes place at 4 p.m. each Sunday (except when there are big JDGA tournaments) at the Dimond Park disc golf course. The cost is $2 per person, with a 100-percent payout. The Sunday mini-tournaments are open to all players. Info: J.D. Brown II, Juneau Disc Golf Association founder, 463-3353.
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