Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2004

Glacier Center to host Halloween Fun Night

JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service will host Kids' Halloween Fun Night from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

There will be nature activities, games and treat bags.

The normal Saturday morning Kids' Day program will be canceled that day.

"We will have different games and activities including, the skat wheel and nature's yucky table," said coordinator Maegan Ciecel in a press release. "We will also have the Juneau Raptor Center with an owl and a red-tailed hawk."

Children of all ages are invited to attend this free program, preferably in costume. Adults should accompany their child.

Kids' Day programs will continue from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 20 at the center. Programs will cover a wide variety of topics, introducing children to nature.

For more information about the programs, please call the visitor center at 789-0097.

Tongass Girl Scouts plan auction, fund-raiser

JUNEAU - The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council will hold its 13th annual auction as the concluding event of its 2004 annual meeting and training conference, Train and Sustain, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Treadwell Room of the Baranof Hotel.

The fund-raiser includes silent, outcry and "dollar" auctions throughout the evening. An auction preview begins at 6 p.m., and there will be an appetizer buffet with cold and hot appetizers.

A no-host bar means that those who attend must be at least 21. Tickets are $20 for the event or $15 for Girl Scout leaders. Admission includes the buffet, as well as chances at a slew of door prizes.

Auction items include art, jewelry, whale-watching cruises, fishing charters, a T-shirt signed by basketball star Carlos Boozer, an American Girl doll, helicopter tours and more. Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau, will serve as auctioneer.

A raffle will also be held, and first prize is two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines.

For tickets, call the new TAGSC Service Center at 586-1710 or buy at the door.

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