Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2005

Perseverance Theatre to hold 'Hair' auditions

JUNEAU - Perseverance Theatre will hold 10-minute auditions from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, for its upcoming production of "Hair."

The play, directed by PJ Paparelli, runs from March 10 to April 16. The first rehersal is Jan. 17.

To set up an audition, prepare a song from the show and call production director Sarah Denhardt at 364-2421 extension 231 or e-mail her at

Bach Society concert set for weekend

JUNEAU - The Juneau Bach Society will present a program of Johann Sebastian Bach work at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, at Fourth and Gold streets in downtown Juneau.

The program includes "Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Praise God in all Lands)," with soprano Kathleen Wayne, trumpet player Rick Trostel and a chamber string orchestra conducted by Bruce Simonson. The evening will also include "2nd Partita in D minor," with Steve Tada on solo violin; and "Bach's Prelude and Fugue in F major," with Sue Kazama on piano.

Tickets are $10 and available at Hearthside Books, Rainy Day Books and at the door.

Friday's Egan lecture canceled

JUNEAU - The Evening at Egan lecture scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, has been canceled.

The series will continue Friday, Oct. 14, with "GIS in the Tongass: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees," by Sanjay Pyare, UAS assistant professor of GIS & Landscape Ecology.

Sons of Norway to host membership dance

JUNEAU - The Sons of Norway membership dinner and dance will be held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Juneau Yacht Club in Aurora Harbor

Door prizes will be awarded, and Dale Wygant will play the accordion. Chef Tom Schwartz's dinner menu includes baked chicken, hassle back potatoes, vegetables and baked apple dessert.

Saturday's program will be: "Gardening in Norway," with master gardener Elfrida Nord; and "Norwegian Journalist/Author/Actor-Erik Bye, 1926-2004," with P.W. & Diane Andresen.

Bye was one of Norway's most popular radio and television personalities of the 20th century.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students, $12 for children 12 and under and $60 for families. Call 790-3038 for reservations.

Writer chosen for Port Townsend show

JUNEAU - Two works by Juneau artist Devita Stipek Writer have been selected for the Art Port Townsend/Expressions North juried art show, opening Oct. 8, at Northwind Gallery in Port Townsend, Wash.

Juror Esther Luttikhuizen, director of the Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound, chose 100 works from 90 artists. More than 500 submissions were received from artists in Washingotn, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and Alaska.

For more information about the show, check out For more about Writer, visit

Downtown library to celebrate 'Memory'

JUNEAU - The Downtown Public Library will hold a themed program based on "Memory" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Anyone interested in presenting a five-minute skit of reading, poetry or art is encouraged to attend. All ages are welcome.

The library is holding themed programs on the first Thursday of each month.

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