Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Juneau Jumpers offers free workshops

Try out for the team.

Free drop- in workshops will be available to all youth, second grade and up.

Learn skills and routines necessary to try out for the Juneau Jumpers Team.

Dates of free workshops are Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 23, Sept. 28, Sept. 30, Oct. 5 and Oct. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Glacier Valley Elementary School gym.

Actual try-outs will be Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Call for more information: 780-6949.

Bartlett offers arthritis self-help classes

Bartlett Regional Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation are sponsoring a six-week arthritis self-help class for adults with arthritis. The public can learn basic information about arthritis, strategies to decrease pain and stress, relaxation and safe-exercise methods, good nutritional habits and more. The classes emphasize goal-setting, lifestyle changes and active class interaction.

All classes must be atended as a series; class times are 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 5, through Nov. 9. The location is in the administration building at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Registration is required, and the class size is limited to 12 participants. The cost is $45 for the series and $15 for the textbook.

To register, call Bartlett Regional Hospital at 796-8422.

Free winter admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum

For the fourth year in a row, we are pleased to offer free winter admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum through generous sponsorship by local organizations and individuals.

First-year sponsor, the Gastineau Channel Historical Society, will keep the doors open throughout October.

"The GCHS wholeheartedly supports the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in bringing local history to our community," says June Hall, GCHS President. "By making the museum free and accessible to the public during the winter months, after our crowds of visitors have gone, local folks have a chance to reconnect with their museum's exhibits and activities."

The Pioneer Book Committee, a second-year sponsor, will host the month of November. Founding sponsor Harold O. Fossum continues his support through the months of December and January. Local residents Michelle and Robert Storer continue with their second year of generous support by keeping our doors open February, March, April and the first two weeks in May!

"It's a nice thing to do for the community," explains Michelle Storer, who also volunteers at the Museum. "For a relatively small amount of money, a lot of people can benefit."

Three previous years of free winter admission combined with increased open hours have been a great success for the Museum. This last winter we greeted 4,407 visitors, 900 more than the year before.

Free winter admission allows people to drop in for short and repeated visits, and to enjoy the many new exhibits and community programs offered throughout the winter season. It provides an appreciated service to local residents, out-of-town visitors and seasonal residents. It also helps Juneau become a more vital and interesting Capital City during the legislative session.

Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Free winter hours begin Sept. 24 and continue through mid-May 2005.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is downtown at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, and is a program of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 586-3572. The mission of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is to promote and preserve the local history and culture of the greater Juneau area.

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