Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2004

Community Preparedness Day set for Sept. 18

The Juneau office of the Red Cross has partnered with Costco and Capital City Fire and Rescue to bring the message of preparedness to the community.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Costco parking lot and will include a proclamation by Gov. Murkowski declaring Sept. 18 Community Preparedness Day. There will be workshops on how to create a disaster plan, demonstrations on how to build a supplies kit, and life-saving skills demonstrations (CPR, automated external defibrillator use and first aid).

Sandy Beach cleanup scheduled for Sept. 18

The 19th Annual International Coastal Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Sandy Beach. The public is welcome.

The day marks the world's largest one-day volunteer effort to remove marine debris. Over seven and a half million pounds of trash was collected in 2003. This year, cleanup efforts come to Sandy Beach where everyone is invited to come spend the morning helping clean up one of Juneau's most accessible beaches. Trash bags and gloves will be provided and a trash container will be provided at Sandy Beach. Stop by for an hour or stay for the whole morning. Details: 586-1971.

Kid's Day Program teaches children about beavers

Join a Forest Service naturalist to learn about beavers from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Mendenhall Glacier's covered viewing area.

The program is free and will be held outside, so dress appropriately. Children ages 4 to 7 are invited to attend. Adults are asked to accompany their child.

For more information about the program, call the visitor center at 789-6640.

Classes teach public how to Soul Travel

A free four-week class on Harold Klemp's "Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel" will be presented by the Alaska Satsang Society, a chartered affiliate of Eckankar.

Participants will learn how to recall and resolve past-life lessons, interpret dreams with the help of a Dream Master, and discover their natural ability to Soul Travel.

The first class begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the downtown library, followed by classes on Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and 13. The series will be repeated on Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at the Valley library.

Klemp's book is recommended but not required. Copies will be available at Hearthside Books. If sold out, books can purchased by calling the Juneau Eckankar Center.

For more information, contact Juneau Eckankar Center at 586-5955 or visit To preregister, contact the center.

Yom Kippur services to be offered Sept. 24-25

The Juneau Jewish Community invites the public to attend Yom Kippur services at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church at 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road. For more information, contact Shari (586-2638) or Chava (789-0260).

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