Out & About

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2009

Today, Oct. 23

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

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.

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.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Series, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. Current fish research in the Chukchi Sea. Details: Louisa Hayes, 796-5441.

Saturday, Oct. 24

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

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.

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

"Be Safe Be Seen" get-reflectorized workshop, 1-3 p.m., 410 Willoughby Ave., Room 108. Free workshop about safety reflectors. Bring your child in with their Halloween costume or winter coat. Details: Maria, 465-4170.

350 Day event, 3:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Noyes Pavilion. 350 Day is a global visual petition that will be sent to world leaders when they meet in Copenhagen in December to discuss a new climate treaty. Everyone will gather to take a photo of participants spelling out "350" by standing next to each other. Details: David, 209-5419.

Teton Gravity Research "Re:Session" ski and snowboard film showing, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Tickets $10, available at the Aurora Project and at the door. Local sponsors include Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation and University of Alaska Southeast. Details: www.tetongravity.com.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Firefighter Training, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5200 block of North Douglas Highway. Capital City Fire/Rescue will be conducting a live fire training event. Please exercise caution in the area as firefighters will be operating near the roadway. Details: Nathan Young, 586-5322.

Session to see and try the Juneau Aurora Knights Synchronized Swimming Team, 10-11:45 a.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Details: Agnes, 957-6320.

Rocktoberfest Fall Climbing Competition, 3 p.m. All ages and difficulty levels welcome, hundreds of dollars in prizes up for grabs. Competitors are $15 in advance at the Rock Dump or $20 at the door. UAS students are $10, Cory Hansen at the Rec. Center. Details: 586-4982.

Juneau Raptor Center bird release of a barred owl, Henry, 5 p.m., Thane Ore House. Note that parking is limited, so park safely. Details: 586-8393 or Pat, 364-3389.

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