Friday, Oct. 3
Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Rams vs. Cowboys, 6 p.m. Junior Division: 49ers vs. Sitka, 8 p.m. Both games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field.
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 3-4
Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza: The Crimson Bears host several teams TBA in this annual tournament. Times and matchups are TBA Friday and Saturday at the JDHS main and auxiliary gyms.
Saturday, Oct. 4
Juneau-Douglas High School football - State playoffs: The Crimson Bears host the Dimond Lynx in a first-round state playoff game, 7 p.m. (time tentative) at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.
Southeast Road Runners Club - East Glacier/Moraine Trail Tangle: Meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead just past Garnet Road (off Mendenhall Loop Road) for a 10 a.m. race start. This is the final Empire Cup race of the season. The course will be somewhere about 6 miles long. Info: Layne Brant, 789-7549, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juneau Youth Football League - Pee-Wee Division: Titans vs. Seahawks, 11 a.m. Junior Division: Steelers vs. Broncos, 1 p.m. Senior Division: Vikings vs. Chiefs, 3 p.m.; Chargers vs. Ketchikan, 4 p.m. All games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park football field, except Chargers-Ketchikan game which is at Norman Walker Field in Ketchikan.
Juneau Alpine Club - Bullard Mountain trek, this is a high-difficulty trek with steep climbs, lots of bushwhacking and a stream crossing. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to go. Info: Trip leader Greg Bledsoe, 463-3211.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation youth basketball participants and coaches - Due to lingering construction projects at some schools making it difficult to secure reliable gym times, the coaches' meetings have been moved to the week of Sept. 29 from the week of Sept. 22. Coaches should already have been notified if they are coaching a team. The season will start on Saturday, Oct. 4, as originally planned. Parents, if your children have not heard what team they'll be on by Thursday, Oct. 2, feel free to call the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office after 3 p.m. on Oct. 2. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Juneau Soccer Club annual general meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. The FY04 budget will be presented to the members for approval and elections will be held for six board positions. If members are interested in running for board positions, they should contact a current board member before the annual meeting. Info: Rod Flynn, 364-3772.
Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team training clinics/tryouts - JDHS Dance Team coach Leslie Dahl will be holding training clinics in advance of team tryouts. Clinics and tryouts are open to all JDHS students; those interested in trying out for the team are encouraged to attend as many clinics as possible. Training clinics will be held in the Marie Drake gym from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2; Monday, Oct. 6; Tuesday, Oct. 7; and Wednesday, Oct. 8. There will also be a training clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tryouts will be held at the Marie Drake gym at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Info: Christa Baxter, 364-3502.
Hunter education course - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is sponsoring this course Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at the Juneau Gun Club. This event was rescheduled from its original September dates. This course focuses on firearms safety, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and responsibility. The class is recognized throughout North America for states requiring mandatory hunter education. It is required of anyone age 16-younger who plans to hunt waterfowl in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge without adult supervision. The course meets from 5:45 to 9 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. All those interested in taking the course should pick up a packet of study materials from the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game by Tuesday, Sept. 30. The study materials cost $10. Info: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.
Basketball referees' meetings - Local basketball officials will be holding meetings at from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 8. Anyone interested in officiating local basketball games this winter is encouraged to attend. Info: Mike Kelly, 789-9699.
Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the downtown library meeting room, located above the parking garage. Due to local elections, the meeting date was changed from the usual Tuesday date. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.
Glacier Swim Club 30th season kickoff potluck - Meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Juneau-Douglas High School Commons. Bring a food dish to this team function. Info: GSC coach David Maker, 523-0840, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Web at http://www.gsc-swim.org.
Indoor shooting range meeting - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Division of Wildlife Conservation will hold an informational meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Juneau Gun Club on Montana Creek Road. The meeting topic will be about the opening and operating of a hunter education/indoor shooting range. A timeline for the new range's opening and shooting hours will be presented, and tours of the range will be given. Info: Anne Post, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.
International Bowhunter Education Program course - All hunters wanting to participate in "archery only" hunts must complete an IBEP or other Alaska Department of Fish and Game-approved bowhunter course before taking part. A IBEP course will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, in Room 221 of the Egan Library on the University of Alaska Southeast campus. The course will feature classroom training, a written test and the shooting of broadhead-tipped arrows. Advance registration is required and archers must bring their own bow, arrows and broadheads. Info: Neil Barten, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation 2003-04 Ordway League basketball team registration - Registration takes place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Juneau Assembly Chambers downtown. Late registration takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation office at city hall; a $10 late fee will be charged. League play begins on Nov. 9 and runs through the first week of February. Team registration packets are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ordway.php.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League registration - Registration forms are due by Friday, Oct. 24, for this less-competitive league for older women, or women with less time due to kids, work and other commitments. The women's division in the Ordway League (see above) is for highly competitive women. Preseason practices begin in November, followed by games once a week on Wednesdays through January. Teams play 10 games in the season. The cost is $47.25 per player (includes tax), which covers the player fee, a share of the team fee, plus use of a numbered jersey. Players register individually with the Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, and staff members or volunteers will put teams together. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office, Room 218 of the Municipal Building. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec office, 586-5226, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php.
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