Around Town

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008


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

"Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007" class, 10 a.m.-noon, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Story time and crafts, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

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.

Alaska Day star-hanging celebration, 2-4 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Decorate and hang 49 stars. Details: 586-5249.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Friday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

School Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seminar by Joe Liddle, 2:30-5 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Anderson Building, Room 221. Details: Louisa, 796-6441.

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 lecture: "Constructing, Maintaining, or Renovation in a Miserable Climate," 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. By Marquam George. 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.

Ballroom dance instruction, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited. Waltz and cha-cha. Details: 463-5327.

"Simple Books" class with Merridy Davis, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. $21. Details: 780-2073 or 780-2074.

Baltimore Consort, 7:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Virtuoso Renaissance folk instrumentalists. In celebration of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council's 35th anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of Statehood. Details: 586-2787, or

Saturday, Oct. 18

People to People Ambassadors program garage sale fundraiser, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School commons. Featuring donations from many families. Details: Kathleen, 789-1740.

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

Juneau Concert Band rehearsal, 9:30-11 a.m., Salvation Army Church, 439 W. Willoughby Ave. For adult wind ensemble concert on Nov. 9. Details: Bill, or 789-0777.

"Creating an Energy Efficient Home" clinic, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free.

First Introduction to Wheel Throwing class, 10 a.m., The Canvas. Details: 586-1750 or

First Holiday Giftmaking class, 10 a.m., The Canvas. Details: 586-1750 or

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

Coffee & Collections series: "Running Toward the Fires: A City and its Firefighters, 1885-1987" presentation, 10:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. With Sandy Harbanuk and members of the Juneau Volunteer Firefighters Association. Details: 586-3572.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

Fall Saturday Kids' Day Program, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For ages 4-6. Adults please accompany your child. Details: 789-0097.

"Tiling Floors and Walls" clinic, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free.

2008 Women's Health Forum, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Centennial Hall. With free healthy, risk-reducing lunch at noon. "Vitamin D - What's In It For Your Health" presentation at 12:30-1:30 p.m. "Let's Talk" question and answer with Deborah Lessmeier at 1:45-2 p.m. Details: Cancer Connection, 796-2273.

Pet festival, noon, Nugget Mall. Featuring vendors and events. Sponsored by Gastineau Humane Society. Details: Bea, 789-4439.

Autumn Festival, noon-11 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Local arts and crafts vendors, beer garden starting at 2 p.m., live music, food, games and home-brew awards. Tables available for $50. Details: or Rachael, 364-4684.

"Installing Interior Lighting: Electrical Safety" clinic, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free.

Family fire safety clinic, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: Kathryn, 714-940-3696.

Low Vision Support Group meeting, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: SAIL, 586-4920.

University of Alaska Civic Conversation: "Alaska 2058: The Next 50 Years" teleconference, 2-5 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall, Room 112. Join discussion with panel of experts in various subjects. Free. Open to the public. Details: Katie, 796-6530.

Obama/Biden "Rain Gear Rally" Alaska Day event, 3 p.m., Twin Lakes. Please car pool to make more parking available. Bring positive signs supporting the Obama presidential campaign. Details: Mark, 790-3018 or

Northern Lights Junior Theatre annual meeting, 4-5 p.m., Nugget Mall, space next to Jensen's Home Furnishings. Public invited.

Juneau Ski Club open house celebration, 5-7 p.m., Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge. With dinner, door prizes, silent auction, etc. Everyone welcome. Details:

Reese family Oktoberfest-themed dinner fundraiser, 5-11 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. $10 donation includes dinner. Cash bar. Silent and live auctions. Free shuttle from Mendenhall Mall and Grant's Plaza. All proceeds will go to help the family of Mark Reese, who was seriously injured in a fall in Ketchikan. Details: Michelle, 321-4466.

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

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

"Simple Books" class with Merridy Davis, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. $21. Details: 780-2073 or 780-2074.

Saturday Barn Dance, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Knight's of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

"Winterizing Your Lawn" clinic, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.

Adult open gym, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. $4. Details: 523-1774.

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