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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Widowed persons' brunch to be held Sunday

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JUNEAU - Widowed Persons Service will hold a brunch at noon Sunday at the Breakwater Restaurant.

All widows and widowers are invited to attend this social event.

For more information regarding the WPS program, contact Sue at 586-6424 or Sandy at 789-0355. This program is sponsored by the AARP Alaska Widowed Persons Service.

Eagles vs. Ravens open house set for Thursday

JUNEAU - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the SEARHC Juneau Health Promotion Office, 3245 Hospital Drive, lower floor.

The open house will give 2007 Eagles vs. Ravens participants a chance to meet SEARHC Juneau Health Promotion staff, and learn about various services and programs available through SEARHC.

In addition to Juneau Health Promotion, other SEARHC departments will be represented, such as dental, behavioral health and the WIC (Women, Infants, Children) nutrition program. Doug Osborne from SEARHC Health Promotion in Sitka also will be available to discuss workplace wellness. Biometric screenings (blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and glucose) will be available, and light snacks will be provided.

Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge participants who attend the open house and receive a biometric screening will earn 100 points. The 2007 Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge started on Aug. 1 and ends Sept. 30. It's an eight-week program where Juneau residents compete as individuals, small teams and/or for their respective moieties. Participants earn points for physical activity and other wellness activities, such as quitting tobacco, improving their nutrition, getting annual check-ups, reducing their stress, mentoring, or for taking part in or attending various community and cultural events.

"This will be a chance to meet and greet our staff and others," said Alan Travasso, SEARHC Juneau Health Promotion Manager. "It's a good time to get Eagles vs. Ravens t-shirts, for those people who haven't already received them, and to have a good time with our staff. We can talk about the Eagles vs. Ravens Wellness Challenge, take feedback about the program so far, and discuss wellness in general."

For more information, contact Alan Travasso at 364-4458, Cachet Garrett at 463-4092, or Christy Wallace at 364-4457. Additional information is online at http://www.searhc.org/evr/.

JDHS Class of 1988 Reunion needs alumni for planning committee

JUNEAU - The Juneau-Douglas High School class of 1988 is planning its 20th reunion.

Can you believe it's been 20 years already? The first meeting will take place sometime during Sept. 6-10. Coordinators would like to have a great group of alumni to make the reunion next summer one of the best ever.

Contact Jennifer Miller at 723-5127 if you are interested in being a part of the reunion planning extravaganza it's sure to be.

Celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Sept. 8 at Nugget Mall

JUNEAU - The Grateful Dogs of Juneau will celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day with an educational event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Nugget Mall. The goal of the event is to educate dog owners about the responsibilities of dog ownership and to enhance dog owners' relationships with their pets.

Local organizations and businesses will hold free events and provide free information along with fun, engaging, and informative activities for every dog owner. Capital Kennel Club of Juneau will provide live demonstrations of canine performance sports such as agility and obedience. The Gastineau Humane Society, American Red Cross and Bridge Veterinary Services will provide brief presentations on numerous topics including: skijoring, nail-trimming, preparing your dog for a visit to the veterinarian, how to use a training collar and much more. A number of vendors, as well as Nugget Mall merchants, will be offering dog related supplies for sale.

Local listings of all events and activities being held Sept. 8 can be viewed online at www.gratefuldogsofjuneau.org/RDO.



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