Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Big Brothers' 'Guys Night Out' held at last JDHS football game

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska, with the support of the Juneau Youth Football League, invites all current and former Juneau School Program and Community Program Big Brothers to attend "Guys Night Out" at 6 p.m. in the Floyd Dryden Middle School commons.

Big Brothers are welcome to bring a friend who they think would make a great Big Brother, to bring their Little Brother, if they are matched in the Community Program or to just bring themselves.

The evening begins with a tailgate party. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. At 8 p.m., the Crimson Bears face off against the Scott's Valley, Calif., Falcons. Big Brothers will be seated in a special section of the bleachers and will be recognized during halftime.

Ten free game tickets for Big Brothers and 10 free game tickets for Little Brothers are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office to reserve tickets.

For more information on the "Guys Night Out," call 586-3350 or e-mail info@southeastbigs.org.

Juneau Kids Coalition sponsors free vaccination clinic on Oct. 7

The Vaccine Juneau Kids Coalition is sponsoring a free vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Valley Medical Clinic. All students needing a tuberculosis test - kindergarteners, seventh graders, new to district and Head Start - need to come with a parent or guardian.

Tetanus boosters will also be available free to all students who need one, ages 11 through 18. Tetanus boosters are needed every 10 years, and the last one was probably kindergarten for most students. Shot records are needed for the tetanus booster.

All students are welcome and if you are not sure about your child's shot record, please check with your health care provider or your school nurse. For questions, call Janet Capito at 463-1999 or Justine Muench at 465-8234.

Sports development program offers six-week class starting Oct. 14

Start Smart Sports Development Program is open to youngsters ages 4 to 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday starting Oct. 14 at the Mount Jumbo Gymnasium.

A parent or other adult must accompany the six one-hour sessions with them. The Start Smart Program helps kids develop basic motor skills needed ot particiate in sports.

For information, call Andrea Carioti or Myiia Whistler at the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department, 586-5226.

Widowed Persons Service serves brunch at support group Sunday

The AARP Widowed Persons Service will hold a brunch at noon Sunday at the Breakwater Restaurant. All widows and widowers are invited to attend this social event.

The Widowed Persons Service in Juneau hopes to provide some social events in addition to a support group for the newly widowed.

For more information, contact Sue at 586-6424 or Sandy at 789-0355.



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