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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday, Aug. 20

Alaska Youth Choir auditions, call for appointment, Northern Light United Church. For youth ages 6 to 18. Call or e-mail, alaskayouthchoir@gci.net. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Stories and crafts for all ages, 11 a.m.-noon, Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Bartlett Baby Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Toddler Time Group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Birth Center. All welcome. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out in our large activity room. Details: 586-1203.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Diabetes Education Class, 6-8 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Administration Building, BRH classrooms. Second of four-part series: Aug. 18, 20, 25 and 27. Topics include living with diabetes, nutrition, physical activity and medication. Details: 796-8649.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Juneau Raptor Center Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., downtown library, large conference room. Details: 586-8393.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

Messages from the other side with psychic medium John Edward, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. After sold-out tour in Anchorage last year, Edward brings his messages from the other side to Juneau for the first time. Details: Katrina, 866-286-6060.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, Aug. 21

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Stories and crafts for all ages, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Live jazz, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Timberline Bar & Grill, Mount Roberts Tramway. With Tom Locher, piano, and Wayne Norlund, saxophone. Details: 463-3412.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Marimba concert, 7 p.m., The Canvas. With Zimbabwean musician Paul Mataruse and his band, Ruzivo, of Whidbey Island. Everyone welcome. Pay-as-you-can. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Recital of songs, arias and duets by students of John d'Armand, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall. Singers are Philippe Damerval, Catherine Pashigian, Raleigh Bartholomew, Matthew Talley, T. J. Merry, Samantha Alex, Megan Wright and David Miller, accompanied by Sue Kazama. Free admission.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

"Sprout," an evening of dances by choreographer Jody Weber, 8 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Tickets $5, available at Juneau Dance Unlimited, Hearthside Books or the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. Details: 463-5327.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Alaska Youth Choir auditions, call for appointment, Northern Light United Church. For youth ages 6 to 18. Call or e-mail, alaskayouthchoir@gci.net. Details: Heather, 790-3310.

Annual Fireweed Classic Horse Show, registration opens at 7 a.m., show starts at 8 a.m., Fairweather Equitation Center. Open horse show for all breeds and abilities. $6 per class. Details: Jennifer High, 789-7428.

17th annual Harvest Fair, 9 a.m., Juneau Community Garden, 5669 Montana Creek Road. Exhibits 9-10:30 a.m. Events 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All Juneau gardeners invited to exhibit their prize veggies and flowers. Farmers market, good, kids activities, garden tours and balloon animals. Details: Alan, 586-3856.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

"Interior Paint" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 463-1224.

Community Marima workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Canvas. With Zimbabwean musician Paul Mataruse and his band, Ruzivo, of Whidbey Island. For all ages. Free. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Art Conservation Clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Part of the Western Association for Art Conservation's annual meeting to be held Aug. 19-21 in Juneau. Free. Details: Scott, 465-4806 or scott.carlee@alaska.gov.

Trail Mix trail work project, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jensen-Olson Arboretum, Glacier Highway Mile 24. Trail construction and rehabilitation. Volunteers should wear closed-toe footwear and work clothes. Rain gear recommended. Details: Garrett, 321-4700.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"Tiling Floors and Walls" workshop, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Forest Explorer Programs, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center pavilion. For children 4-6 years old and their caregivers to explore the wonders of nature with a Forest Service naturalist. Dress for the weather. Details: 789-0097.

JDHS Football Cheerleaders car wash, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Parts Plus parking lot. $10. Rain or shine. Details: Kari, 209-5540.

CPR/First Aid class, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nugget Mall. Tongass "Alaska Star" Training Institute. Details: Pam, 523-8402.

Auke Bay Loading Facility grand opening ceremony, noon-3 p.m., on Glacier Highway, just north of Alaska Glacier Seafoods and the Ferry Terminal. Details: 586-0294.

"Repairing Drywall" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Master Gardener Association annual Garden Tour, 1-4 p.m., gardens of Back Loop Road and Auke Bay. Tickets $15, available at Hearthside Books. Maps can be picked up noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Juneau Community Garden Harvest Fair, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bill Ray Center downtown, or Sunday in the parking lot of Valley Auto Parts. Details: 796-6221.

"Intro to Marima" classes for ages 12 and older, 2-4:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., The Canvas. With Zimbabwean musician Paul Mataruse and his band, Ruzivo, of Whidbey Island. $35 per session. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Flag Football, 4 p.m. every Saturday, turf field near Juneau-Douglas High School. Free. For youth of all ages. Details: 586-2635.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Blue Mass, 10:30 a.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. To honor active duty military, law enforcement or fire/rescue personnel. Come in uniform and be honored. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Details: Frank, 206-375-4991.

"Intro to Marima" classes for ages 12 and older, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2-4:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., The Canvas. With Zimbabwean musician Paul Mataruse and his band, Ruzivo, of Whidbey Island. $35 per session. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

"Small Bath Updates" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Home Sick Haida Dance Group, 1-3 p.m. every Sunday, SEARHC Ethel Lund Building, conference room. Details: Osce, 209-9943.

Master Gardener Association annual Garden Tour, 1-4 p.m., gardens of Mendenhall Valley. Tickets $15, available at Hearthside Books. Maps can be picked up Sunday in the parking lot of Valley Auto Parts. Details: 796-6221.

"Closet Organization" workshop, 2 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.

Monday, Aug. 24

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library. At 11 a.m. at the Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Bartlett Toddler Play Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH, 213 Third St. Playtime for toddlers and support group for parents. No need to register. Details: 796-8975.

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

152nd birthday observance of Judge James Wickersham, 5-7 p.m., House of Wickersham, 213 Seventh St. With John Venables as Judge James Wickersham, Reps. Beth Kerttula and Cathy Muñoz, and Juneau Chamber of Commerce officers and members. Details: johnhenryvenables@yahoo.com

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Public Heath Center, downstairs conference room. Details: 463-1224.

Breastfeeding Success and Newborn Care and Brain Development classes, 6-8 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital classrooms, Robert F. Valliant Administration Building. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Prenatal Yoga class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. This ongoing class encourages gentle exercise and stretching for the pregnant woman. Details: 586-1203.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Monday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Live and Let Live" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Rainforest Recovery Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Terry, 463-3372.

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