Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Alaska State Museum accepts entries for 'Bra-Dazzler' art exhibit

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JUNEAU - Team Survivor Perseverance, of the Alaska State Museum, is accepting entries for the "Bra-Dazzler," a bra-inspired art exhibit, until Oct. 4.

Submit your entry at Friends of Alaska State Museum Gift Shop & Gallery, 124 Seward St., daily between noon and 6 p.m.

Show your support for Team Survivor's fitness based women's cancer support programs. Exhibit opens First Friday on Oct. 5.

Call 957-0381 for more information.

Juneau Dance Unlimited offers healthy eating presentation Oct. 3

JUNEAU - Juneau Dance Unlimited will offer a "Health, Nutrition, and Eating Disorders" presentation with Dr. Mary Owen from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the JDU studio, 8420 Airport Blvd., Suite 202. This informative session is for anyone interested in these important topics and is appropriate for those age 8 years and older.

Parents are encouraged to attend. Owen received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and practices at SEARHC in Juneau. There is no charge for attending.

Juneau Dance Unlimited is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing dance instruction and performance opportunities throughout the year. For further information, call 463-5327 or visit

JAHC announces next season program,'A World of Arts'

JUNEAU - Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced the 2007-2008 Season Program, "A World of Arts."

Travel with JAHC from Mongolia to Moscow, Madrid to Mexico and Massachusetts next season. Countries represented are as follows:

Mongolia: A performance of Tuvan throat-singing, beautifully other-worldly, deeply spiritual music rooted in the sounds of nature, "Huun Huur Tu," will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Centennial Hall. Tickets for this show are available at JAHC, Hearthside and Rainy Day books.

Russia: Moscow Circus "A Russian Folk Fair" will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Spain: Fiery, passionate, traditional Spanish flamenco, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana "Carmen: El Baile," will be at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Centennial Hall.

Urban United States: "Ball in the House" - five guys, five voices, incredible soul and R&B - will be at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the University of Alaska Southeast Student Activities Center.

Mexico: Magical puppetry that pulls at your heartstrings, Marionetas de la Esquina "Emilio and the Enchanted Cow," will be at 5 p.m. April 27 at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center.

Tickets for most performances are $22 general, $18 students and seniors or $10 youth. Groups of 5 or more get a 15 percent discount. Season Tickets are for sale until Oct. 26, with a 10 percent discount for the regular price and 20 percent discount for members.

There also will be a throat singing workshop with the Tuvan artists of Huun Huur Tu at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center. Cost is $40. Sign up early by calling JAHC at 586-2787 or e-mail

AEYC to sponsor aninfant-toddler careinformative session

JUNEAU - The Association for the Education of Young Children is sponsoring an informative session, "Options for Infant-Toddler Care and How to Start a Parent Co-op," from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mendenhall Valley library.

The session is for parents needing to care for their infant or toddler while they work part time or just to catch their breath once in a while.

For more information, call AEYC at 789-1235.

Sitka to celebrateInternational Walk to School Day Oct. 3

SITKA - Most adults can remember the days of walking to school, chatting with friends and neighbors on their way to class. Few children will share those memories, as most ride to school in cars or on buses, even though they may live less than a mile away.

International Walk to School Day is Oct. 3. The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion department and SEARHC Steps to a Healthier Southeast Alaska program are encouraging parents to walk or bike to school with their children that day.

Walking or biking to school with their children is a good way for parents to catch up on what's happening in their children's lives, and it's a good way for parents see if there are things along the route that can be done to improve safety. Other benefits to walking or biking to school include less traffic, cleaner air, friendlier communities and better safety awareness.

The American Heart Association reports United States children today are less fit than they were a generation ago. Many are showing early signs of cardiovascular risk factors, such as higher blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity.

For more information on International Walk to School Day, contact Doug Osborne at (907) 966-8734, Gretchen Clarke at (907) 966-8629 or Steps to a Healthier Southeast Alaska School and Workplace Coordinator Bradelle Padon at (907) 364-4404.

The Alaska Safe Routes To School program has an online action kit - with sample fliers, banners and stickers to help schools create their own celebrations - at The Alaska Safe Routes to School Coordinator is Steve Soenksen,

NAMI to begin Family to Family education program today

JUNEAU - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Juneau will present their Family to Family education program beginning at 6 p.m. today in the Juneau Youth Services Building located next to Lyle's in the Mendenahll Valley.

The Family to Family education program is a free, 12-week course for family and caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Snacks, instruction and all materials will be provided at no charge.

Call 463-4251 for more information or to register.

International Pageants take applications for Mrs. Alaska International

JUNEAU - International Pageants Inc. is now accepting applications for the title of Mrs. Alaska International 2008, an official preliminary to the Mrs. International Pageant, held July 15-26, 2008, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Theater in Chicago.

The woman selected as Mrs. Alaska International 2008 will become an ambassador from Alaska and will receive an official title and sash. Contestants must be married and between the ages of 21 and 56.

For more information, contact National Executive Mary Richardson at (540) 989-5992 or

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