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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2004

Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council to hold fund-raiser

JUNEAU - The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council will hold its second annual fund-raiser from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4.

The event, the S'more Salmon & Silent Dessert Auction, will be held at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, 1061 Salmon Lane. The facility is handicapped-accessible, heated and covered.

All-you-can-eat salmon, chicken and barbecued pork will be the main dishes. A sing-along with the Little Brownie Singers and Tongass Camp Crooners will be part of the entertainment during the event.

A silent dessert auction will feature cookies, cakes and pies whipped up by local chefs including Beth Kerttula, school librarian Pat McLear, Teresa Newton, Susan Hickey of Hearthside Books, Taylor Daniels, attorney Bruce Weyhrauch and chef Joan Deering of Paradise Lunch.

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under. They are available at the Tongass Alaska office, now located at 316 W. 11th Street, or from board members, or by calling 586-1710. Tickets will also be available at the door.

JAHC to host local auditions for 'The Nutcracker'

JUNEAU - The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, with the support of Janice Holst Dance Studio, Juneau Dance Unlimited and L'Ecole de Ballet, is offering a chance to audition for a part in the Oregon Ballet Theatre's upcoming presentation of Act II of George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker."

The performances will be held the weekend of November 27-28, 2004.

Auditions run from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. They will be conducted by Tracey Taylor, ballet mistress/rehearsal assistant of the Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Ten angels (9-10-year-olds), eight polichinelles (or clowns) (12-14-year-olds) and eight candy canes (14-20-year-olds) need to be cast.

Requirements:

• Angels - walk and count

• Candy canes - piqué, soutenue and jeté

• Polichinelles - piqué, Arabesque followed by Chausseé tour jeté, echappé and releve, passé.

For more information, call the arts council at 586-2787, email jahcadmin@gci.net or ask your dance teacher.



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