NEW CALENDAR ITEMS
Gastineau Channel Little League annual meeting - The GCLL's annual meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. All who were involved in the 2004 season are welcome to attend. There will be a report from each officer about the past season, as well as an election to fill board vacancies. For information about serving on the board, call 789-9803 and a board member will contact you.
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: Meet at 10 a.m. at Sandy Beach for an 11 a.m. race start for this mountain bike race around the Treadwell Historic Trails near Sandy Beach in Douglas. Course will be two or four laps. Info: Dennis Travis, 789-7050, or Chris Chiles, 789-5138 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
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, Deborah Craig for secretary and Dawn Walsh for race director coordinator, but the position of treasurer needs candidates. Also, the club's Webmaster position is being vacated by Doug Jones and needs to be filled. Info: SERR president Nancy Thomas, 463-4424, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball team registration - Registration will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers at City Hall. Late registration will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. League play begins Nov. 7 and continues through the first week of February. For more information and to receive a team registration packet, look on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ordway.php or call Juneau Parks and Rec at 586-5226.
Juneau Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League - Registration forms are due by Oct. 22 for this league, which is open to women who want to play team basketball but are older, new to the game or have limited time available due to other commitments. Aggressive play is strongly discouraged. Preseason practices begin in November, with one game a week on Wednesdays - 10 games total - through Feb. 2. The cost is $47.25 per player; Juneau Parks and Rec staff will assemble teams. For more information and to receive registration forms, look on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php or call Juneau Parks and Rec at 586-5226.
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.
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 now open with ice. 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 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.