Around Town

Posted: Monday, October 20, 2008

Today

Bartlett Regional Hospital front lobby ribbon-cutting ceremony, 10 a.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital main entrance. Details: Michelle, 796-8463.

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

Toddler Time, 10 a.m., downtown library. Mendenhall Valley library Toddler Time is at 11 a.m. Details: 586-5267.

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

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation workshop, noon-1 p.m., every Monday, Dimond Courthouse, Room 312. Details: 463-4765.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

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

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

"Job Search Techniques" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Includes instruction on resumes, cover letters, WorkPlace Alaska and ALEXSYS. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Juneau Retired Educators Association monthly social meeting and program, 5:30 p.m., Mountain View Senior Center. With guest speaker new School Board member Ed Flanagan. Details: Denise, 586-6115.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Public Heath Center, downstairs conference room. Details: 789-8884.

Children and families support group, 6-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Registration required. Details: Jean, 463-6134.

Early pregnancy and prenatal parenting class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: Cheri, 586-1203.

Talking Circle, 6:15-8 p.m., SEARHC Behavioral Health Department, 3245 Hospital Drive, Suite 109 Room 121. Ceremony to experience interconnection and spiritual balance, share songs and Native food, and heal our spirits. Participants may smudge with sage and sweet grass. Participants will smudge outside to accommodate those with allergies. Free and open to the public. Details: Cathy, 364-4472 or Norene, 463-6670.

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

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Monday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Live & Let Live" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Rainforest Recovery Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Terry, 463-3372.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

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

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

"Writing a Fund Development Plan" class, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., REACH, 213 Third St. Taught by Laurie Wolf. Sponsored by the Foraker Group. Public welcome. $125 non-partner, $50 partner. Register online. Details: www.forakergroup.org or 907-743-1200.

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

School District Facilities Committee meeting, noon, Juneau Fire Hall classroom, 820 Glacier Ave. Details: 463-1750.

"Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon Family Group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

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 earlier. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Board of Education worksession, 5 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. Student Achievement Report, School Climate Survey Report.

"Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007" 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, BRH Board Room. Details: Michelle, 796-8463.

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

Chilean Economic Development Agency presentation, 6 p.m., Westmark Baranof Hotel, 127 North Franklin St. To describe development plans to open and improve marine tourism business opportunities in Chilean Patagonia. Held as part of a tourism technology and knowledge transfer tour sponsored by the government of Chile. Details: davidcarter604@hotmail.com.

School Board meeting, 6 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library.

Healthy Relationships Group for Women, 6-7:30 p.m., call to register. A 10-week course on Tuesday evenings. Details: Ellen, 586-6623.

"Let's Quit!" group smoking cessation program, 6-8 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center classrooms. Tuesdays from Sept. 23 to Nov. 4. $75 for seven sessions. Sponsored by Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 796-8422.

Cancer Support Group monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. This month's topic is "How to Balance Needs for Privacy and Needs for Support When Dealing With Cancer." Newly diagnosed, survivors and their caregivers invited. Facilitated by Susan Wylie. Details: 796-2273.

The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team finally found some offensive success by shuffling their lineup at Mount Edgecumbe Saturday night, but fell short after pushing the Braves to four games.

The Crimson Bears carried over their offensive struggles from Friday night's loss, losing 12-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-25.

The squad once again struggled with passing, one of their strengths early in the season, with starting setter Krista Barril still playing through an injury and secondary setter Nia Maake fighting through illness this week.

The offense did pick up for Juneau-Douglas in the second and third games, when coach Sandi Wagner shifted right hitter Sarah Tarver to the left side of the net. Tarver sparked the team with eight kills on the weekend, all coming in Saturday's final three games.

"They knew what we were doing and we just had to mix it up and show them something different," Wagner said. "Sarah seemed to like that side better and she was able to keep her hits in play and find the floor."

Tarver, a sophomore, was also the team's blocks leader on the weekend, finishing with nine. Senior middle hitter Kristie Ely led the team with 33 kills over the two matches, and Rachel Peyton set the tone passing with a 2.3 average out of every three passes on her 68 attempts.

The team experienced its most success serving, where Barril and Peyton combined to keep all 50 of their attempts in play. Peyton finished with four aces.

Wagner also spent part of her weekend with 32 younger Crimson Bears who traveled to Ketchikan for a small schools tournament. The group broke up into four teams and had plenty of success, even picking up a few wins against varsity squads.

"Our young kids got a lot of playing time in and they have improved tremendously as the season has progressed," Wagner said.

The Juneau-Douglas teams will hit the road again this weekend for Thursday matches against Service. They will then participate in the Service-Dimond meet over the weekend.



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