Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Alaska Day tour set of state Capitol

A new celebration will take place this year for Alaska Day, Oct. 18.

Juneau residents will be able to take a tour of the state Capitol Building to learn the history of the building and the various legislative offices and committee rooms in it.

Touring the Capitol will also provide an opportunity for adults and children to understand the significance of Juneau as the state capital and its importance in Alaska's history.

The tours, which are sponsored by the Alaska Committee and the Alaska Democracy Project, will take place on the hour and half-hour between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. They will start from the lobby of the Capitol on 3rd and Main.

JKC schedules a Sunday pool session

JKC will have a pool session Sunday, Oct. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Augustus Brown Pool. We will have a volunteer instructor on hand to help those who need it, or you are welcome to practice on your own. JKC does not provide kayaks or gear. The kayak must be completely clean both inside and out, even under the seat, or you will not be admitted to the pool (and your payment will not be refunded since your space is reserved). Cleaning materials will not be available on site.

Pre-registration is required. To reserve your space, please mail your check (not cash) for $17 per person, addressed to JKC, PO Box 21865, Juneau 99802. Payment must be received by Friday Oct. 19. If we have not confirmed nine participants and a volunteer instructor by this date, the pool session will be cancelled and your check will be torn up.

More pool sessions are scheduled for November and December. Kayak water polo for our local whitewater maniacs is also in the works for one or two of these dates. Stay tuned for more information.

For more information call Teri Camery at 586-1281.

Sitka college plans degree program

Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka is planning to offer a bachelor's degree and certificate program in human services by fall 2002.

Currently, the school offers an associate degree in human services, a field which includes substance abuse counseling and treatment, domestic violence and child abuse prevention, vocational rehabilitation and supported living services.

The new degree program is being led by new faculty member Dr. Dorothy Shepherd, who came to the college from the University of Alaska extension program in Cordova.

For more information about the Human Services Program, call (907) 747-5222.

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