Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, September 08, 2006

Co-op nursery has openings for the fall

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The Juneau Co-op Nursery School, a nonprofit and parent-run organization, has a few openings for the fall semester, which starts Sept. 11.

Children range in age from 18 months to 3 years old and typically attend school one day a week from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Families are expected to volunteer time and spend time in the classroom on a rotational basis. For more information, contact Sante Lesh at 463-3129.

Douglas church holds dessert social, auction

The Douglas Community United Methodist Women will hold a Fall Into Fun Dessert/Ice cream Social, with service and silent and outcry auctions, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

The entry fee is a non-perishable item for the food pantry. A free will donation is welcome. Silent auction items will be open for bid from 7 to 8 p.m., with an outcry auction at 8 p.m., for items beginning over $100. Ice cream and desserts will be served throughout the event.

For additional information, call Beth McEwen at 209-3502 or 523-6028 or e-mail her at

Parks and Rec accepts comments until Sept. 29

Parks and Recreation will take written public comment on proposed regulation amendments regarding dogs in Juneau-area parks and trails until 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29. To see the proposed changes, visit Dog regulations are listed under News Updates.

A public hearing will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Assembly Chambers.

For questions or to have a copy of the dog regulations mailed, call Parks and Rec at 586-5226.

AHFM offers two classes this weekend

This weekend, Alaska Holistic Family Medicine will hold two energy balancing classes - "Introduction to stress reduction and unwinding, using energy balancing techniques" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and "Energy Balancing Basics: How our overall vitality is blended by each of the chakras (energy organs) in our body" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Classes will be held at Alaska Holistic Family Medicine, 119 Seward St., Suite 17, downtown in the Valentine Building.

Taught by medical doctor and energy balancing expert and teacher Dr. Maureen Longworth, these classes offer a safe approach for self-healing based on time-tested healing traditions. Courses may be taken separately or together.

No prerequisites required. Call 523-9355 for information and to register, or come 30 minutes early to register.

UAS literary journal open to submissions

The University of Alaska Southeast is opening its literary and art journal, Tidal Echoes, to all Southeast writers and artists. The journal editors welcome submissions in the areas of fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, transcribed oral stories, short plays, poems and artwork.

A panel of UAS professors and student editors will review all submissions and select pieces for publication. For submission guidelines go online at and click on the Tidal Echoes icon. Submission deadline is Dec. 1.

For more information, call Kevin Myers at 796-6530, or the UAS Tidal Echoes faculty advisor at 796-6113.

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