Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006

Living Well Alaska health workshop starts Sept. 13

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Living Well Alaska, a six-week workshop for people with chronic health conditions, will start Sept. 13 and run every Wednesday for six weeks from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bartlett Regional Hospital conference room.

The workshop will address arthritis, heart conditions, diabetes, vision loss, cancer, emphysema, HIV and AIDS, asthma, stroke and chronic pain.

Class size is limited. To register, call Bob Chatfield at 796-8622 or Justine Muench at 465-8234.

Community Garden hosts 14th annual Harvest Fair

The Juneau Community Garden is celebrating the summer with its 14th annual Harvest Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the Community Garden, on Montana Creek Road on the left just past the Juneau Gun Club.

Exhibit entries must be submitted between 9 and 10:30 a.m. The judging will be completed by 12:30 p.m., at which time the exhibits will be open for public viewing. There will be an award ceremony and drawing for door prizes at 1 p.m.

Along with the exhibits there will be: a farmer's market with locally-grown produce for sale; a hot food concession with hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and corn on the cob; special activities for kids; and tours of the Community Garden.

For more information and a complete schedule, call or stop by the Cooperative Extension Office, 465-8749 in Vintage Park, near the Mendenhall Post Office, as early as a week before the fair to get a brochure. Entry forms and brochures will be available at the Juneau Community Garden starting at 9 a.m. the day of the fair.

New nonprofit corporation created to help children

Carmel Children's Hope Inc., a new Alaskan nonprofit corporation, was established in December 2005. It is organized to help improve the lives of underprivileged children around the world by providing tuition fees, clothing, medical needs and direct support to children's organizations to purchase supplies and equipment.

Carmel Children's Hope Inc., will hold its first annual fundraiser with a South Indian Dinner and Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, at the Juneau Senior Center. Cost is $30. Tickets available at Hearthside Books and Curves.

For more information, call Pona or Priya at 789-2393. Any donations may be mailed to Carmel Children's Hope Inc., 1442 Mendenhall Peninsula Road, Juneau, AK, 99801.

Pioneers of Alaska holds rededication for monument

As part of their homecoming meeting, the Pioneers of Alaska Igloo No. 6 will rededicate the Joe Juneau-Richard Harris monument at Gold Creek and Willoughby at 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The ceremony will also honor Chief Kowee for his role in bringing the prospectors from Sitka to Juneau and showing them where to look. Descendants of Kowee, Juneau and Harris are especially welcome to attend.

For more information, call Lorinda at 586-1213 or Joe at 463-2624.

Helping Hands sponsors benefit dinner and auction

Helping Hands is sponsoring a benefit dinner and auction on Aug. 26 at the Valley Chapel, 9741 Mendenhall Loop Road. The dinner is at 5 p.m., and the auction is at 6 p.m.

The menu consists of roast turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad, dinner rolls and a variety of homemade pies.

Cost is $10. Kids under 6 years old are free. Call Betty Kaplor at 789-4390 for tickets, or buy them at the door.

Montessori school seeks certification candidates

The Juneau Montessori School is seeking individuals interested in obtaining the Association Montessori Internationale certification as a Montessori primary teacher this academic year, starting Sept. 1.

A primary teacher works with children ages 2.5 to 6-plus years. Juneau Montessori School will sponsor a candidate who is willing to commit to work for Juneau Montessori School for three years after training is completed. Juneau Montessori School will cover costs of training and a stipend.

Applicants may submit a letter of intent and a resume, including three references, to or fax to 364-3537. For more information, call 364-3535.

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