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NEW CALENDAR ITEM
Note to waterfowl hunters - Hunters seeking waterfowl hunting permits to take waterfowl, snipe or cranes on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge can obtain the permits at Western Auto, Rayco Sales or at the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The permit is meant as an orientation for hunters using the refuge and also allows ADF&G to collect duck hunting effort and harvest data. All hunters should pay careful attention to the orientation information that comes with the permit. Info: Douglas office of ADF&G, 465-4265.
Friday, Aug. 20
Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the Service Cougars in their Cook Inlet Football Conference opener at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The varsity game is at 8 p.m., the junior varsity plays at 5 p.m. It is Juneau's first home game of the season.
Saturday, Aug. 21
Southeast Road Runners - Nifty Fifty Relay: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Cowee Creek, about 1 mile before the Echo Cove boat ramp at the end of Glacier Highway, for a 9 a.m. race start. The 50-kilometer route, divided into three legs of 10-11 miles each, follows Glacier Highway to Eagle Beach State Park. Runners follow the state park loop road four times, then run to the Windfall Lake Trailhead. The final stretch is the Windfall Lake-Montana Creek traverse, and the race ends at the end of Montana Creek Road. Info: Shawn Miller, 523-3035 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Dimond Park mountain bike race: Meet at time TBA at Dimond Park for a loop race featuring several laps around the edges of the park. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team - The JDHS tennis team is recruiting players for its second season. Students will all levels of tennis experience are welcome to participate. Practices are held at JRC/The Alaska Club's Mendenhall Valley location on weekdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The season has just started and will last through mid-October. Info: John McConnochie, 723-1876.
Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - Registration for the 2004 autumn coed and women's leagues is taking place during August. JAHA features four tiers of hockey based on experience and/or gender for players age 18-older (younger players need an exemption to join the league). League play for the autumn season runs from Sept. 20 through Dec. 15. Registration runs through Sept. 1 and takes place at Treadwell Arena in Douglas, the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office downtown and at Skater's Edge in the Mendenhall Valley. Info: JAHA registrar Emily Richardson, 790-5333, or on the Web at http://www.juneauhockey.org.
Juneau Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration - Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball registration for ages 6-18 opens Monday, Aug. 16, and continues through Friday. Sept. 3. Forms are available on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec, or can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office on the second floor of City Hall. A special, one-day-only registration session will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nugget Mall. Fee is $40, with discounts for families with three of more children. The season runs from Oct. 2-Dec. 11. Volunteer coaches and paid game officials are also needed, and training is available. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.
Water Safety Instructor course - The American Red Cross and Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool are sponsoring this four-week WSI class designed to certify swim instructors. A mandatory pre-course session was held Aug. 19. The course itself takes place from 5:45-8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from Sept. 7 through Oct. 5. Participants must be at least 16 years old, pass a pre-course skills test and possess a current Fundamentals of Instructor Training certification. FIT will be offered at the end of the WSI course. There is a $78.75 course fee (payable to the City and Borough of Juneau), a $57.95 materials and certification fee (payable to American Red Cross), and $11.50 (if needed) for FIT materials and certification. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool, 586-5325.
Waterfowl Hunting Clinic - The 2004 clinic is hosted by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and the Juneau Gun Club and will provide local waterfowl hunters a chance to review local regulations, hunting ethics and safety rules and a chance to improve their shooting skills. The course takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Juneau Gun Club's shooting range on Montana Creek Road. The cost is $10 per person and covers the seminar, clay targets and one box of steel ammo. There also will be ammo available to test pattern your shotgun. Info: ADF&G Douglas office, 465-4265.
Juneau Disc Golf Association registration - The Juneau Disc Golf Association's season is underway. The new course is at Aant'iyeik Park, located above Glacier Highway between the Auke Rec turnoff and Lena Loop Road. For more information on joining the JDGA and about tournaments, call the JDGA at 463-3353.
Thunder Mountain Sports Camps lost and found - Items left at the field during July's Thunder Mountain Sports Camps can be picked up Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office in downtown Juneau at 155 S. Seward Street. For more information or to identify an item, call 586-5226.
Juneau Parks and Recreation Department survey - Juneau Parks and Rec invites sports participants and parents to complete an Internet survey about P&R sports programs. To combat declining participation the department is considering changing when sports are offered through the year, and it is seeking public feedback. The survey can be found on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/youth/form/survey.htm. Hard copies can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office in City Hall or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
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.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New 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.
Treadwell Arena schedule - The arena is closed for maintenance through Monday, Sept. 6. It will reopen with ice on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Adult indoor soccer open gyms - Sessions are held from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and most Fridays at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Check http://www.juneausoccer.com for updated schedules. Open to players 18 and older; cost is $5 per session. Contact: Pat Race, 586-3440.
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.
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.