NEW CALENDAR ITEM
Juneau Douglas Ice Association - Registration for the youth hockey program for ages 5-18 and for the age 4-5 introduction to hockey program take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Mendenhall Mall. Scholarships and equipment are availab. Info: Ken or Jeannette Collison, 790-2763.
Saturday-Monday, Sept. 4-6
Juneau Yacht Club-Sailing Squadron - 2004 Juneau Cup Challenge, Round Six, Legs 12-13: The last two races in this summer-long sailing series take place on Saturday and Monday, with boats heading on a 17-mile race from Douglas to Taku Harbor on Saturday and returning on Monday with a day off on Sunday for recreational activities. The series is for all single-hulled sailboats, including boats used as liveaboards, and a handicapping system is used to even out the standings. There is a mandatory captains' meeting at the Juneau Harbormaster's office at Aurora Harbor, and the race starts about 10 a.m. near Mayflower Island (by Douglas Harbor). Info: Jim Mahan, 463-6470 or 780-4565, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneauyachtclub.org (then click on the Sailing Squadron links).
Thursday, Sept. 9
Meet U.S. Olympic basketball team member Carlos Boozer - A 1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and a power forward for the Utah Jazz, Boozer will be in town making a guest appearance from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Carr's/Safeway store. Boozer will be autographing complimentary t-shirts, mini-basketballs and custom posters featuring Boozer and former Cleveland Cavalier guard Trajan Langdon of Anchorage. He also will be giving away books to kids as part of the Reading is Fundamental program. Sprite sodas in custom cans featuring Boozer also will be available, as well as $1 hot dogs and Coke products (proceeds will go to a local non-profit charity in Juneau, but the promoters have yet to announce which program).
Friday, Sept. 10
Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Rams vs. Titans, 6 p.m. Senior Division: Hurricanes vs. Bruins, 8 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.
Saturday, Sept. 11
Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the Rainier Beach Vikings in a nonconference game at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The varsity game is at 8 p.m. and the junior varsity game is at 5 p.m. Rainier Beach is a Class 3A school in the Seattle area and the Vikings were ranked third in the Seattle Times preseason poll for Washington's Class 3A teams.
Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Cowboys vs. Seahawks, 10 a.m. Junior Division: Badgers vs. Spartans, noon and Badgers vs. Huskies, 2 p.m. Senior Division: Cougars vs. Sitka, time TBA. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, except Cougars vs. Sitka at Moller Field in Sitka.
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 Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the downtown library meeting room, located above the parking garage at the Juneau Library's downtown location. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.
Glacier Swim Club season begins - The fall season for this club youth swimming program for ages 6-18 begins Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Returning swimmers should check the GSC bulletin board in the pool lobby or the team's Web site, http://www.gsc-swim.org, for practice schedules. Registration for new swimmers takes place from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons area, with tryouts for new swimmers from 8-9 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the pool. New swimmers should contact assistant coach Kathie Millhorn to schedule a tryout. New head coach Scott Griffith, who is moving to Juneau from Waynesboro, Va., where he coached the Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club, is expected to arrive in mid- to late-September to take over the club. Info: Kathie Millhorn, 523-0840.
JRC/The Alaska Club fall raquetball league season begins - The registration deadline for the fall season is Friday, Sept. 10, at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. League matches take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights from Sept. 14 to Oct. 12. League costs are $25 plus tax for JRC/The Alaska Club members and $30 plus tax for non-members. Info: Eileen Wilson, 789-2181.
Hunter education course - This course takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Juneau Gun Club shooting range on Montana Creek Road. All people participating in the course need to pick up a packet of study materials (cost $10) from the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Room 210. This course covers firearms safety and gun handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. It is recommended for all hunters in the Juneau area, and it is required for all hunters younger than 16 years old who want to hunt waterfowl without adult supervision on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. Info: Denise Woivin, ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation, 465-4265.
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.
Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool fall schedule - The pool's fall operating schedule started on Monday, 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.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and running through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
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/.