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Friday, Aug. 18
Juneau-Douglas High School football - The defending state champion Crimson Bears (1-0) make their home debut at 8 p.m. against their Railbelt Conference rivals, the Lathrop Malemutes (0-1), at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.
Stage 1 of Mountain Bike Stage Race - The Juneau Freewheelers present the first stage of the Mountain Bike Stage Race. The start and finish of this time trail is at the end of Montana Creek Road. Fee is $5. The race starts at 7 p.m. Info: Scott Yarnall, 789-0263.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Stage 2 of Mountain Bike Stage Race - The Juneau Freewheelers present stage two of the Mountain Bike Stage Race. The Treadwell Mountain Bike Race starts at Sandy Beach Picnic Shelter 2. It starts at 10 a.m. and the fee is $5. Info: Scott Yarnall, 789-0263.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Stage 3 of Mountain Bike Stage Race - The Juneau Freewheelers present the third stage of the Mountain Bike Stage Race. The Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race starts at the end of Dredge Lakes Road at 10 a.m. Fee is $5. Info: Scott Yarnall, 789-0263.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Disc Golf Workshop - The Juneau Disc Golf Association is hosting a disc golf workshop at noon on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Aant'iyeik Park Disc Golf Course in Auke Bay. This free workshop will concentrate on rules, rule changes, putting, throwing techniques and different formats of play. Info: Juneau Disc Golf Association, 463-3353.
Sunday, Sept. 10
Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament - The annual Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament takes place Sunday, Sept. 10. at Aant'iyeik Park Disc Golf Course in Auke Bay. The open division registration is at 9:30 a.m. and costs $25 for 36 holes. The winner earns 25 percent of the purse. The amateur division registration is at 12:30 p.m. and costs $10 for 18 holes. Prizes will go out to the winner. The tournament benefits the Gastineau Humane Society. Info: Juneau Disc Golf Association, 463-3353.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thunder Mountain Sports Camps lost and found - Juneau Parks and Recreation has three boxes full of miscellaneous lost and found items, such as sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, shoes and water bottles. Anyone locating a missing item can call the office at 586-5226. Parks and Recreation will hold all items until Aug. 21.
Indoor Soccer Registration - The Juneau Parks and Recreation indoor soccer registration will continue through Sept. 1 at the Parks and Recreation office. Forms can be accessed at www.juneau.org/parksrec. The season runs from Sept. 30 to Dec. 9. Coaches and referees are needed. Please mail registration forms to 115 S. Seward St., fax to 586-5677. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.
Start Smart Program - The Start Smart Sports Development Program is for boys and girls ages 4-5 to prepare them for organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work with their child to learn basic skills such as throwing, catching, kicking and batting for sports like soccer, baseball, etc. It is a six-week program, one hour per week on Saturdays at Mt. Jumbo Gym from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. running from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. Fee is $25 and each child will receive a t-shirt, workbook and a participant manual. Register at www.juneau.org/parksrec. Info: 586-5226.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com
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.
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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