Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Gastineau Humane Society holds annual Pet Festival Saturday

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The Gastineau Humane Society is holding our Annual Pet Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nugget Mall.

Exhibitors and special events will include Hamster Ball races, Wienie Dog Races, Kids Color Their Favorite Animal Coloring Contest and the new Pawsitively Fabulous Pets and Their People Fashion Show, where all of Juneau's pet owners who dress their pets will come out of the proverbial closet and strut their stuff. All events are free and open to the public.

Sign up for events at the shelter at 7705 Glacier Highway. For more information, call Chava Lee at 789-0260.

Free introductory workshop to energy balancing offered Saturday

Dr. Maureen Longworth is offering a free Introduction to Energy Balancing Medicine workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1. No RSVP necessary

Longworth's group, "Acceptance, the Place Where Change Begins," starts from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and will continue on Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 17 and Jan. 7. Cost is $200 by Nov 5.

For more information or to register, call 523-9355.

Regional science fair looking for volunteers for March 16, 17 2007

The Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair is seeking parents and community members interested in science and science education to help the 2007 Science Fair on March 16 and 17.

There are lots of different jobs: public relations, awards ceremony organization, set-up, clean up, judging, etc. To prepare, volunteers will meet at 5 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Jonathan Smith's science classroom, Room 202 at Juneau-Douglas High School.

For more information, contact Koren Bosworth at or at 586-4837.

Worksite wellness program for Juneau employers held Oct. 30

Juneau employers interested in worksite wellness are invited to meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Department of Environmental Conservation Building, 410 Willoughby St., Room 108.

This meeting is the first of seven follow-up meetings for the local business, tribal and governmental entities that took part in SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's Well Workplace University in September. All interested businesses are welcome to attend, whether they took part in the university or not. Well Workplace University materials will be available at the meeting, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Evelyn Williams of the SEARHC Steps to a Healthier Southeast Alaska program at 364-4454 or Carol White of the Alaska Division of Public Health at 465-8670.

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