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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Today, Oct. 16

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Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:10 a.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

"YogaFit Stretch" class, 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

"Guys Read!" reading group, noon, downtown library. For fourth- to fifth-grade guys and their dads, grandpas, cousins or big brothers. Details: Jonas, 586-0436.

Juneau School District Facilities Committee meeting, noon, Juneau Fire Hall classroom. Details: 463-1750.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

Al-Anon Family Group Serenity meeting, noon-1 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Marsha, 364-2472.

Stitch 'N Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, downstairs at the Juneau Family Birth Center. All are welcome. Details: Shayna, 321-4121.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Tuesday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed is earlier. Career launch 4-5 p.m.; power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 5-6 p.m.; sports challenge 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

"Using the Internet and E-mail for Beginners" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Juneau People for Peace and Justice, 5:15 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Open to the public. Details: Amy, 586-4409.

Planetarium show with Jason Ginter and volunteers, 6-7 p.m., every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. All welcome to see the stars and make them shine. Details: Jason, 586-6862, or

Healing Circles, 6-8 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive. The Healing Circle helps people within the community address tough issues and offers healthy alternatives to activities. A smudging ritual begins each Healing Circle, and songs are shared by individuals who want to sing. Details: Norene, 364-4445.

Juneau Cancer Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Cancer Connection Office. Details: 796-2273.

Juneau Yacht Club monthly dinner and program, 7 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Public invited. Details: Commodore Lawrence Oldacker, 789-5847.

Al-Anon Family Group Back to Basics meeting, 7-8 p.m., Smith Hall, 8619 Teal Ave., next to St. Vincent de Paul. Details: Marie, 789-3272.

Basketball open gym, 7-8:30 p.m., Mount Jumbo Gym. $5. Details: Erik, 465-8713.

Narcotics Anonymous game night, 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

"Write For Your Life" group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

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

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 789-8884.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Arts and crafts 2:30-5 p.m.; power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 3-4 p.m.; smart kids 4-5 p.m.; guest speakers 4-5 p.m. on alternate weeks; digital arts 5-6 p.m. details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Parks and Recreation adult basketball team registration, 5 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: 586-5226 or

Native Women's Cancer Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., 358 W. Willoughby Ave., next to the Andrew Hope Building. Details: 500-9741.

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

Bartlett Regional Hospital Finance Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center. Details: Michelle, 796-8463.

Al-Anon Douglas Serenity Seekers, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Mendenhall Flying Lions meeting, 6 p.m., Jovany's. Details: 321-0524.

"Parenting Your Three to Six-year-old" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free class. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

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

Friends of Recycling monthly meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., downtown library small conference room. Everyone welcome. Details: 780-4212.

Juneau-Douglas Officials Association basketball officials meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Interested basketball referees for the adult Ordway City League or high school officiating should attend every Wednesday. Details: Mike, 789-3295 or Dave, 586-5226.

"Freedom From Smoking" program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert Valliant Building. $75 for eight sessions. Details: 796-8422.

"Living Well with Chronic Illness" self management class, 6:30-9 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert Valliant Building. Free six-week class. Details: Bob, 796-8622.

KTOO TV's "Alaska College Track 2" debut screening, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. Followed by a panel and audience discussion of problems and triumphs of rural students attending the University of Alaska. Details: Elizabeth, 463-6479.

Rotaract meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Juneau Economic Development Council Building. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Meetings usually involved planning events and volunteer opportunities. Details: Melissa, 364-5201.

Thursday, Oct. 18

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

"Seasonal Changes" Jr. Ranger program, 9 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For children grades 2-4. Registration required. Details: Karen, 789-6267.

"YogaFit Stretch" class, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Kids Club: "My Own Scrapbook" for kids ages 8 and up, 10 a.m.-noon, The Creating Place, 226 Seward St. Details: 780-5437.

Storytime plus crafts, 11 a.m., Douglas library.

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

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.

Dementia support group meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Valley Senior Center.

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

Alaska Day celebration, 4 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. With Jim Fowler sharing stories, Ann Boochever and Auke Bay Elementary School students singing the Alaska Flag Song and performance by the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Indian Studies Dance Group. Details: Carol, 586-0434 or

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