NEW CALENDAR ITEMS
Juneau Alpine Club event change - The Mounts Gastineau, Roberts, Sheep and Clark Traverse originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, has been changed to Saturday, Oct. 9. Please RSVP with the trip leader for this moderate-difficulty trek. Info: Dave Lefebvre, 789-4099.
Southeast Road Runners club membership meeting - Meet from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club to vote on officers for the 2005 season and plan for next year. Deborah Rudis is running for president, Debbie Groves for vice president and Dawn Walsh for race director coordinator, but the positions of secretary and treasurer need candidates. Also, the club's webmaster position is being vacated by Doug Jones and needs to be filled. On another note, a race director is needed for the East Glacier Trail Tangle scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, and a person needs to take on this job by Tuesday, Sept. 21. Potential race directors should contact Dawn Walsh at 364-3410, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: SERR president Nancy Thomas, 463-4424, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Today, Sept. 19
Juneau Alpine Club - Mount Meek climb: Call the trip leader for details on this moderate climb. Info: Trip leader Art Peterson, 586-6374.
Friday, Sept. 24
Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears host the Chugiak Mustangs in a Cook Inlet Football Conference game with state playoff implications. The varsity game is at 8 p.m. at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field. The Juneau junior varsity team hosts the Ketchikan varsity at 5 p.m. at the football field. These are the last home games of the regular season for the Juneau teams.
Saturday, Sept. 25
Juneau-Douglas High School tennis team - Mixed Doubles Mixer and Art Auction: This fund-raiser for the Crimson Bears features a mixed doubles mixer from 2-5 p.m. and an art auction from 5-6 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley location of JRC/The Alaska Club. Framed and unframed art can be donated for the auction, which will use silent and outcry methods. Drinks and hors d'oeurves will be provided. Info: John McConnochie, 789-2181 or 723-1876 (cell), or Julia Smith Kibby, 789-9899.
Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Rams vs. Cowboys, 10 a.m., and Titans vs. Seahawks, noon. Junior Division: Hawkeyes vs. Badgers, 2 p.m., and Spartans vs. Huskies, 4 p.m. Senior Division: Hurricanes vs. Cougars, 6 p.m., and Bruins vs. Sitka, time TBA. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, except Bruins vs. Sitka, which is at Sitka's Moller Field.
Juneau Freewheelers cycling club - Treadwell Trails Mountain Bike Race: Details are TBA for this mountain bike race around the Treadwell Historic Trails near Sandy Beach in Douglas. Info: Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Women's indoor classic soccer league - The registration deadline for this no-experience-required league for women was Thursday, Sept. 16, and play starts on Monday, Sept. 20. Older women and new players are welcome to this league, which is sponsored by the Capital City Soccer League and has games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday nights at the Mount Jumbo Gym in Douglas. The cost to join this league is $30 and forms are available at the Zach Gordon Youth Center or on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.com. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available. Info: Karen Blejwas, 586-4827.
Hank Harmon Rifle Range, Inc., meeting - Meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, on the second floor of the Rayco Sales building at 8371 Old Dairy Rd. to discuss the future of the range. The meeting is open to the public and all rifle range users are invited. After the meeting, members of the Juneau Assembly-appointed Juneau Shooting Range Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in the Mendenhall library. Info: Ray Coxe, 789-4862, or Mal Menzies, 789-9025.
Augustus Brown Pool/American Red Cross Lifeguard instructor class - A lifeguard instructor class will be held Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 28-31, open to those age 17-older with a current Fundamental of Instructor Training certificate. Participants must pass a pre-course written and skills test that will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. The test will include demonstrations of CPR, first aid and lifeguarding skills. For more information, including registration costs, contact the pool office at 586-5325.
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.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Adult volleyball/basketball open gyms - Basketball and volleyball open gyms for adults are held Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost is $5 per session and participants should bring their own volleyballs or basketballs. Ten-session punchcards are available for $40 each and are available from the Juneau Community Schools office or from the gym supervisor. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
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 reopened with ice on Tuesday, Sept. 7. A schedule is posted on the rink's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays starting Sept. 20 at the Auke Bay Community School gym. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center guided hikes - The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center offers twice-daily, one-hour guided hikes on the Trail of Time. The free hikes, led by a naturalist from the visitor center, meet at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the flagpoles in the first parking lot. Info: Wayne Ward, 789-6640.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.
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