Friday-Saturday, Oct. 29-30
Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving - Southeast Region Championships: The Crimson Bears host the 2004 Southeast swim and dive championships at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. Preliminary heats start at 6 p.m. on Friday, and the event finals start at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Swimmers from across the region will compete for berths at the state meet Nov. 4-5 in Anchorage.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5-7
Juneau Adult Hockey Association - Juneau Jamboree women's hockey tournament: Players are expected from Anchorage and the Yukon Territory for this jamboree-style event, the first women's hockey tournament in Juneau. Four games take place on Friday starting at 5:15 p.m.; eight games are on Saturday starting at 8 a.m.; and four more games take place on Sunday starting at 6:45 a.m. at Treadwell Arena in Douglas. This event requires players to register as individuals, then teams will be formed to mix locals and out-of-towners and to merge players of all skill levels onto each team. Each team will play four games over the weekend in round-robin fashion and not official champions will be named. Info: Carrie McMullen, 789-1972.
Saturday, Nov. 6
Southeast Road Runners - Veterans Day 8K: The Southeast Road Runners' last race of the year starts at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. registration) from the Brotherhood Bridge parking lot and covers an out-and-back route on the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei along the Mendenhall River. There will be long-sleeve T-shirts for the first 50 runners who register. Info: Mike McKrill, 789-9116.
Juneau Ski Club/Juneau Ski Patrol 51st Annual Ski Sale - The annual fund-raiser takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Centennial Hall. Admission is $2 (age 12-younger free), and there is a door prize of a season pass from Eaglecrest Ski Area. In addition to the ski swap, people can register for Juneau Ski Patrol, the Juneau Ski Club race program and lessons at Eaglecrest, plus they can buy Eaglecrest season passes. People can check in items for sale ($5 minimum sale price per item) from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4-5, and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. Info: Stacy Goade, 790-4030.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Soccer Club registration - Registration for the 2004-05 season is underway through October. This program is for young soccer players in grades 4-12 of all skill levels. There are year-round developmental teams and competitive programs that travel to state and regional tournaments. Players are grouped by age and gender. Info: Noel Shima, 789-1525, or Amy Skilbred, 780-4649, or on the Web at http://www.juneausoccer.org.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunter education course for women - This class for and taught by women will be held Oct. 28-30 at the indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. Class times are 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. The class will include instruction on firearm safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, hunter ethics and hunter responsibility. Successful graduates will receive lifetime hunter education certification recognized throughout North America. Those taking the course need to pick up a packet of study materials, costing $10, at the Douglas ADF&G office, Room 210, by Thursday, Oct. 21. Info: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 465-4265.
Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting - Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the downtown library meeting room. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.
Eaglecrest Snowsports School film - The group hosts the 55th annual Warren Miller film, "Impact," at 5:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Centennial Hall. Tickets are $8 at the door. This year's film features skiing and snowboarding scenes from around the world, including Bulgaria, France, Canada and the United States. Scenes from Alaska were shot near Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, in the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains and around Cordova. Info: Eaglecrest Snowsports School, 790-2001.
Note to waterfowl hunters - Hunters seeking waterfowl hunting permits to take waterfowl, snipe or cranes on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge can obtain the permits at Western Auto, Rayco Sales or at the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The permit is meant as an orientation for hunters using the refuge and also allows ADF&G to collect duck hunting effort and harvest data. All hunters should pay careful attention to the orientation information that comes with the permit. Info: Douglas office of ADF&G, 465-4265.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Youth open gyms - Meet from 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Youth open gyms are free for students in grades 5-12. Info: Community schools director Joyce Kitka, 463-1700, Ext. 327.
Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Treadwell Arena schedule - The arena is now open with ice. A schedule is posted on the rink's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
Recreational badminton - Auke Bay group: This group meets from 8-10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Auke Bay Community School gym. This badminton open gym is for teens and adults of all skill levels and it costs $3 per person per night. Bring a racquet, if you have one. Info: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.
Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.