Today, Oct. 26
Library story hour, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library.
Theater organ concerts, noon, State Office Building atrium.
Foster care orientation, noon-2 p.m., Alaska Foster Parent Training Center, Vintage Business Park. Details: Candice, 465-3740, or Janna, 790-4246.
University of Alaska Southeast Evening at Egan lecture: "Other Planets, Other Stars," 7 p.m., Egan Library. Details: Scott, 465-6530.
Saturday, Oct. 27
AWARE self-defense class for women, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at AWARE. Cost is $10, wear loose clothing. Pre-registration is required, call AWARE at 586-6623.
Saturday Hike: Treadwell Ditch area. Meet at 9:30 a.m., snowmobile parking lot on Jackson St. up from Cordova Street on Blueberry Hill.
The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest, sponsored by the Zach Gordon Youth Center and Don Abel's, carving begins at 10 a.m., judging at noon, at the Don Abel Building Supply and Garden Center. Details: 586-2635.
Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors monthly meeting, noon, Baranof Hotel Gold Room.
Scrapbook workshop and craft sharing, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Salvation Army, 439 Willoughby Ave. Details: Nila, 586-2136.
Forest Service Kids Day Program: Beautiful Bats, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: 789-6640.
Family Bead Circle, 4-5:30 p.m., Juneau City-Borough Museum. Details: 586-3572.
AWARE's 2nd annual family dance for peace with the Thunder Mountain Band, 7-10 p.m., the Armory (next to Centennial Hall). $2 per person.
Juneau Singles Spooky Halloween Party, 7 p.m., 6885 A Lesley. Bring potluck dish, beverage, a pumpkin for carving and a costume (optional). Details: 789-2840.
Dances of Universal Peace, 7-9 p.m., Unity Room in the Valentine Building. Details: Nina, 463-4627.
Halloween barn dance, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Live music with Juneau's "Grateful Celtics," dance caller Odette Foster. Beginners welcome. Details: 463-3214.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Special Olympics bowling competition, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Channel Bowl. Forty-five athletes will compete for the chance to go to the state bowling meet in Anchorage. Public is invited to come and cheer.!
Underwater Halloween party held by the Juneau SCUBA divers, noon-4 p.m., Auke Recreation Area. Participants are asked to bring a potluck dish and a $5 donation for A.W.A.R.E. (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsiblity and Education). Details: 790-4665 or 789-5115.
"Where the Wild Things Are," an afternoon of opera, musicals, Halloween fun and magic for kids presented by KTOO, 2-5 p.m., at KTOO, 360 Egan Drive. Details: Sue, 463-6421.
Monday, Oct. 29
Toddler Time, 10 a.m., downtown library, and 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library.
Free ESL Classes, 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Daycare may be available.
Juneau Economic Development Council Meeting, noon, 612 Willoughby Ave., Suite A.
Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation Workshop, noon-1 p.m., every Monday, Dimond Court House, Courtroom "A". Details: 463-4755.
Free GED Prep Courses, 12:30-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Daycare may be available.
Juneau SBDC Seminar, Low Tech Business Bookkeeping, 1-5 p.m., third floor conference room of Juneau Empire Building. $25. Pre-registration: 463-3789.
Venture Crew Meeting, 2:30-3:30, JDHS Library. Details: John, 789-8440, email@example.com.
Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Board of Trustees Annual Meeting, 5 p.m., JAHC. Members invited. Details: 586-2787.
End of Gastineau Society v. Planning Commission Appeal Hearing, 5 p.m., Assembly Chambers.
Juneau Women's Council, 5:30 p.m., Adult Education Center on Ferry Way.
Free English as a Second Language Classes, every Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., SERRC, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.
Healthy Pregnancy Class, 6-8 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital's administration building classroom. Details: 586-8424.
"Scary Stories on a Dark Night," Halloween Stories, 8 p.m., UAS Student Activities Center.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.