Around Town

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Today, Oct. 30

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Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:10 a.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

"YogaFit Stretch" class, 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

"Guys Read!" reading group, noon, downtown library. For fourth- to fifth-grade guys and their dads, grandpas, cousins or big brothers. Details: Jonas, 586-0436.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

Al-Anon Family Group Serenity meeting, noon-1 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 West 10th St. Details: Marsha, 364-2472.

Stitch 'N Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, downstairs at the Juneau Family Birth Center. All are welcome. Details: Shayna, 321-4121.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Tuesday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed is earlier. Career launch 4-5 p.m.; power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 5-6 p.m.; sports challenge 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

"Using the Internet and E-mail for Beginners" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Planetarium show with Jason Ginter and volunteers, 6-7 p.m., every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. All welcome to see the stars and make them shine. Details: Jason, 586-6862, jason_ginter@jsd.k12.ak.us or mariedrakeplanetarium.org.

Healing Circles, 6-8 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive. The Healing Circle helps people within the community address tough issues and offers healthy alternatives to activities. A smudging ritual begins each Healing Circle, and songs are shared by individuals who want to sing. Details: Norene, 364-4445.

Mendenhall Refuge Citizens Advisory Group Meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Library. The public is welcome and seats are available for membership. Details: 465-4359.

Al-Anon Family Group Back to Basics meeting, 7-8 p.m., Smith Hall, 8619 Teal Ave., next to St. Vincent de Paul. Details: Marie, 789-3272.

Narcotics Anonymous game night, 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

"Write For Your Life" group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

Storytime plus crafts, 11 a.m., downtown library.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

Arts Roundtable, noon, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council Gallery, 206 N. Franklin St. To talk about current local events in the arts world. Bring questions; updates on happenings in your organization, gallery or studio; and other topics of interest in the arts. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Special Board of Directors meeting, noon, Robert F. Valliant Center. Details: 796-8438.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 789-8884.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Arts and crafts 2:30-5 p.m.; power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 3-4 p.m.; smart kids 4-5 p.m.; guest speakers 4-5 p.m. on alternate weeks; digital arts 5-6 p.m. details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Halloween party, 4:30-7:30 p.m., The Canvas Art Studio, 213 Third St., at REACH downtown. In conjunction with the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Featuring a mad scientist lab, decoupage lanterns, face painting and trick-or-treat bag decorating. Free. Details: 586-1750.

Halloween Extravaganza: Storytelling by Grace Elliot, Sheila Fisher and Pat McLear, 5 and 6 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets. Also featuring events from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Canvas Art Studio. Details: 586-3572.

"Introduction to Microsoft Excel" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Al-Anon Douglas Serenity Seekers, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

"Peacekeeping in Western Sahara" presentation by Frank Ruddy, 5:30 p.m., downtown library. Sponsored by the Juneau World Affairs Council. Details: Dave, 209-1597.

"Parenting Your Three to Six-year-old" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free class. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

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

"Freedom From Smoking" program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert Valliant Building. $75 for eight sessions. Details: 796-8422.

"Living Well with Chronic Illness" self management class, 6:30-9 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert Valliant Building. Free six-week class. Details: Bob, 796-8622.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Alaska Health Fair, 7:30 a.m.-noon, University of Alaska Southeast Mourant Building Lake Room, off the cafeteria.

"YogaFit Stretch" class, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Storytime plus crafts, 11 a.m., Douglas library.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., Goldbelt Hotel restaurant. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Hangar Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Dementia support group meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Valley Senior Center.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Thursday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 3-4 p.m.; skill tech/open lab 5-7 p.m.; sports challenge 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Juneau Democrats' monthly meeting, 5:15 p.m., IBEW Hall, 811 West 12th St. Topics under discussion include event planning, Central Committee meeting planning and the 2008 election year. Details: Kim, 586-2113.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.



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