Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004

Martial arts classes offered this fall

A Kung Fu and Tai Chi class will be taught by Greg Hayes from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 30. The class will include Tai Chi, Hsing Yi, Ba Gua, Qi Gong and meditation. Advanced students may learn combat combinations, Praying Mantis, Northern Shaolin, Lohan and/or Iron Shirt. Class will entail constant movement.

There will be a martial Qi Gong class offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 29 to Dec. 1. The class will include Tai Chi Qi Gong and Ba Gua Circle Walk Qi Gong for building Qi (Chi). Hsing Yi Nei Gong will be used for the tuning and building of martial Qi. Tongzi Gong will be used for balancing soft and hard energies and to purify and nourish the Qi. Class will also entail constant movement.

The classes cost $53 and will be held at Juneau-Douglas High School. The instructor has over 35 years of martial arts training, most recently under Wong Jack Man of San Francisco. To register, call 463-1717.

Urological group offers free prostate screenings

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Alaska Urological Associates is offering free prostate cancer screenings on the following dates: Sept. 27, 29, from 5-8 p.m., and Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call to be make an appointment during those hours: 586-5656.

KTOO-FM looking for donations for record sale

KTOO-FM is looking for donations of used records, CDs, videos and DVDs in preparation for its semi-annual Used Record and CD Sale. The sale is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the KTOO Studios. The event is part of the station's fall membership drive.

"Looking through these records of the past is better than an espresso drink," said Cliff Nelson, who will host the sale.

Proceeds from the sale benefit KTOO-FM, Juneau's public radio station.

Donations can be dropped off at KTOO, 360 Egan Drive, during business hours. For more information, please call KTOO at 586-1670.

Sign-up nights allow kids to join Juneau 4-H

Sign-up nights for Juneau 4-H will be held Monday, Sept. 27, at Riverbend Commons; Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Commons; and Thursday, Sept. 30, at Harborview School Library.

Juneau 4-H offers dog training, cooking, sewing, sailing, shooting, arts and crafts, elementary running, middle school running, high school running; cross-country skiing and horses training. Most clubs begin at third grade. Kindergarten through second grade students are eligible to join Cloverbuds if there are volunteer leaders.

If you have questions about 4-H, come to sign-up nights or contact Judy at the Cooperative Extension Office at 465-8749.

Students seek ideas from the public

Students at 90-member Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School are seeking ideas from the public for community service and service learning projects.

These students, ages 16 through 20, are required to be either employed part time, to participate in a job internship, to provide community service or to implement a service learning project. This requirement helps the students to gain work readiness and social skills. In addition, research shows that the drop out rate of students involved in quality service learning projects decreases while academic achievement increases.

If you know of internship, community service, or service learning opportunities, please e-mail them to or call Cheyenne Cuellar at 586-5742.

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