Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Juneau Symphony opens concert season Oct. 28

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The Juneau Symphony opens its 2006-2007 concert season with a Halloween Family Fright-acular performance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

The symphonic spook-tacular features the Harry Potter Suite by Hollywood composer, John Williams; Paul Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice, made famous in Fantasia; and other spooky classics. Audience members are invited to dress up and enter in a costume contest. In addition to the costume contest, the winning stories of the Juneau Symphony's Scary Story Contest for fourth- and fifth-graders will be read.

The Juneau Symphony also will perform through the Music in the Schools program at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 at the JDHS auditorium for local fourth- and fifth-graders. The Music in the Schools program is sponsored by the Coast Guard Women's Association and is one part of the Juneau Symphony's mission to offer musical opportunities and support for youth. Symphony musicians will visit over 30 classrooms the week prior to the performance to demonstrate their instruments and share their love of music.

Advanced Tickets, $20 general, $15 students or seniors, are available at Hearthside Books and online at www.juneausymphony.org. Tickets at the door are $22 general and $17 students or seniors. At the matinee on Oct. 29, there is a special $12 ticket price for children under the age of 12. Season tickets are also available at the door, and subscribers save up to 30 percent over the cost of single tickets.

Holst dancers perform for Red Ribbon Week

Janice D. Holst and the Dancers Against Drugs will perform during the national Red Ribbon Week celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Mendenhall Mall.

There will also be a poster and poetry contest open to all ages. Submit a "Just Say No" entry to the Mendenhall Mall no later than Oct. 23 to qualify for a prize.

The event is free and open to all ages. For more information or to find out how you or your child can become involved, call Janice at 586-1462 or e-mail holst@gci.net.

Christmas bazaar held Saturday in Douglas

The Douglas Community United Methodist Church is having a "Fall into Old Fashioned Christmas" bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

There will be arts and crafts, bakeds goods, RADDA knives, collectibles, attic treasures, post office items and children's carnival.

For more information, call the church at 364-2408.

Grief support group to begin on Oct. 26

"The Wished For Child," a grief support group will be held at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday each month at Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, starting Oct. 26.

The group is for those who have experienced infant loss, miscarriage, infertility, failed adoption or abortion.

For details, call Cathryn Foster at 463-6106.

Valley library will be closed Oct. 28 to Nov. 12

The Juneau Public Libraries would like to remind library users that the Mendenhall Valley Library will be closed from Oct. 28 through Nov. 12 for painting and carpeting.

Please pick up all holds and interlibrary loans before 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

The Valley library will reopen on Nov. 13. The Juneau and Douglas libraries will be open during this time.



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