NEW CALENDAR ITEM
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. Info: GCLL Hotline, 789-9803.
Today, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ordway.php.
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. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php.
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 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 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.
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.