Around Town

Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009

Today, Oct. 1

United Way's Day of Caring, at various locations in Juneau. Event matches about 90 volunteers from 14 local workplaces with 16 projects at area nonprofits. Details: or Brenda, 463-5530.

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-0434.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Juneau School District Facilities Committee meeting, noon, JSD Office, 1208 Glacier Ave., board room. Details: 463-1750.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Quality Assurance Committee meeting, noon, BRH Administration Building, Board Room. Details: Jim, 796-8463.

Bartlett Baby Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Yoga class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Taproot Yoga, 2211 Dunn St. Drop-in, $15. Four-week session, $50. Details: Christin, 523-9848.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Toddler Time Group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Birth Center. All welcome. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out in our large activity room. Details: 586-1203.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences special seminar, 3:40-5 p.m., Lena Point Fisheries Building, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road, Room 101. "How well do current models predict the dilution of cruise ship wastewater discharges?" by Jim Gendron. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Poetry reading by Jen Vernon, author of "Rock Candy," 4:30-6:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Bookstore, 11798 Glacier Highway. Details: 796-6401.

"Introduction to Powerpoint 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Juneau Democrats' monthly meeting, 5:15 p.m., IBEW Hall, 813 W. 12th St. All area Democrats welcome.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

"Parenting Your Toddler: Ages One to Three" class, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Eight-week series start Sept. 17, Jan. 7 and May 13. All family members welcome. Details: or 586-1203.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation workshop, 6-9 p.m., Dimond Courthouse, Room 312. Details: 463-4719.

Widowed Persons dinner, 6:30 p.m., Rodfather's Restaurant, Nugget Mall. All widows and widowers invited. Details: Sue, 586-6424.

"Christmas Card" clinic taught by Gina Shirey-Potts, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. $18. Details: Debbie, 780-2075.

4-H Outdoor Skills Club Juneau meeting, 7 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School, Life Skills Room. Topic: Mendenhall Wetlands and duck hunting. Details: Ken, 321-3079.

First Thursday Reviewers' Circle, 7-8 p.m., downtown library. Book club for adults and young adults who love to read. Come prepared to talk about a book or audiobook. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Theatre in the Rough's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" preview, 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall (Old Elks Hall), 117 S. Franklin. Free. Details: Aaron, 586-2115 or 209-0867.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Details: or 463-8497.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, Oct. 2

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-0434.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seminar, 3:30-5 p.m., Lena Point Fisheries Building, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road, Room 101. "What's genetics got to do with it?" by professor Anthony Gharrett. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

"Our Place Among the Planets: Extraterrestrial Geography" presentation, 5:30-7 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Science on a Sphere presentation led by Dolly and John Kremers. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Evening at Egan presentation: History professor Robin Walz talks about the popular French crime novel, 7 p.m. Friday, University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. Pre-lecture event to be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the UAS Bookstore, 11798 Glacier Highway. Details: Katie, 796-6530.Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Candidate Speed Dating Event, 7-8:30 p.m., Silverbow Inn. Fun, informal conversation with candidates running for public office. Hosted by Elevate Alaska, Details: Nils, 907-351-4982.

Live jazz, 7-10 p.m., Zephyr Restaurant. Tom Locher, piano, Wayne Norlund, sax. Details: 780-2221.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Details: or 463-8497.

Theatre in the Rough's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" opening night, 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall (Old Elks Hall), 117 S. Franklin. $18 advance, $20 at the door, $5 kids ages 5 and under, $15 students and seniors. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday matinees through Oct. 31. Details: Aaron, 586-2115 or 209-0867.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Dads and Babies Play Group, 9-11 a.m., REACH, 213 Third St. For dads and their babies, 0-3 years old. Details: Michelle, 796-8463.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

Juneau Community Health Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nugget Mall. Sponsored by Alaska Health Fair Inc. Details: Pam, 723-5100 or

"Interior Painting" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 463-1224.

Rotary Spring Bulb Sale pick-up, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. Details: Kaye, 796-2450 or

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