Out & About

Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday, Oct. 16

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Series, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. Rampant drift in the endangered tidewater goby. Details: Tyler McCraney 796-5441.

Thunder Mountain High School football cheerleader Cheer Camp, 7:30 a.m. registration, Thunder Mountain High School auxiliary gym. For grades 1-8. $40 per day or $75 for both days. Pack a lunch. Details: Julie, 957-0380.

Discovery Days, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Eaglecrest Ski Area. Outdoor exploration and nature education for youth ages 7-9. Transportation is provided to and from Mendenhall River and Harborview Elementary schools. Discovery Southeast members attend for free. Nonmembers pay $30. Bring own lunch and water bottle and come prepared for the weather. Call to register. Details: David, 463-1500.

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

October Fest for Breasts, 8 p.m.-close, Hangar Ballroom. $5. Silent auction and raffle. With DJ Shorthand playing a wide range of dance-friendly beats. Sponsored by Juneau Rotaract Club. Shirts designed by the Aurora Project. Details: Amanda, 209-7889.

Evening at Egan Lecture Series: Undersea video "Origins, Evolution, and Destiny: Clues from the Deepest Sea" with Dr. David Gallo, 7 p.m., UAS Egan Library. Details: Katie, 796-6530.

Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym, Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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

Saturday, Oct. 17

"Ropes Course Facilitation, Level 1" two-day workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SAGA's Eagle Valley Center, 24600 Amalga Harbor Road. $60. Details: 789-7035 or adventure@servealaska.org.

Jamboree on the Air, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., National Weather Service building, Back Look Road. Juneau Amateur Radio Club and NWS invite all Boy and Girl Scouts to participate. Details: David, 789-3431 or www.scout.org/jota.

Fire Prevention Month event for kids, 1 p.m., Douglas library. Stories, songs, fire engines and firefighters. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

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

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

Reception and speech by international peacemaker Delia Leal, 10 a.m., Northern Light United Church. Ordained Nazarene pastor from Guatemala will speak about peace and justice issues and her work with women who are victims of violence. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. Light refreshments to be served. Details: 586-3132 or 586-6738.

Taproot Yoga, instructor Christin Gelinas is inviting everyone to join her yoga practices in the valley this fall. Students receive a discounted $10 drop-in rate for all classes with a valid student ID. Classes are Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m. for hatha yoga, level one, and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., all levels. Go to www.taproot-yoga.com/schedule.php for more information.

"Energy" workshops, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Saturdays in October, each one covering different topics about energy efficiency. Details: 463-5034.

Flag Football, 4 p.m. every Saturday, turf field near Juneau-Douglas High School. Free. For youth of all ages. Details: 586-2635.

Sunday, Oct. 18

"Ropes Course Facilitation, Level 1" workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SAGA's Eagle Valley Center, 24600 Amalga Harbor Road. $60. Details: 789-7035 or adventure@servealaska.org.

Monday, Oct. 19

Armoured sword fighting by Karl Marx, 6-8 p.m., Riverbend Elementary School. Cost: $44. Details or to register: 780-2075.

HomeChoice home-buying seminar, 6-10 p.m., Riverbend Apartments, 2800 Postal Way, Community Room. First of two sessions for total eight-hour seminar offered by Alaska Housing Finance Corp. Details: www.ahfc.us or 800-459-2921.

Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym, Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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

Prenatal Yoga class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. This ongoing class encourages gentle exercise and stretching for the pregnant woman. Details: 586-1203.

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

Judo - the gentle way by Jay Watts, 6-7 p.m., ages 8-12, age 13 and up, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'I Heeni Middle School. Cost: $5. Uniform is recommended. Details or to register: 780-2075.



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