NEW CALENDAR ITEMS
Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool fall schedule - The pool's fall operating schedule starts on Aug. 23 and runs through Nov. 7. The two main changes to the schedule are the elimination of the 8:45 p.m. swims on Mondays and Wednesdays and the 9 p.m. swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They have been replaced to allow for earlier pool rental times. Complete schedules are available on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/pool/. Info: Augustus G. Brown Swimming 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. starting Aug. 28 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.
Adult open gyms - Basketball and volleyball open gyms for adults will take place from 7-9 p.m. starting on Aug. 27 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost is $5 per session and participants should bring their own volleyballs or basketballs. Ten-session punchcards are available for $40 each and are available from the Juneau Community Schools office or from the gym supervisor. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Today, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club - Dimond Park mountain bike race: Meet at 9 a.m. at Dimond Park for a 10 a.m. race start. The course is a loop race featuring several laps around the edges of the park. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Juneau Youth Football League - Round-robin tournament: This preseason event starts at 10 a.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park and involves four pee-wee division teams (Cowboys, Rams, Seahawks, Titans), four junior division teams (Badgers, Hawkeyes, Huskies, Spartans) and three senior division teams (Bruins, Cougars, Hurricanes).
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 opened 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. 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.
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.
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 on Thursday, 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.
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.