Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2000

'Telescopes' show at planetarium

The Marie Drake Planetarium will present the three free showings of "Telescopes" Nov. 7 and 8.

A 30-minute show at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 is aimed at children ages 4 to 6. A 60-minute show Nov. 8 is for youths from 6 years old through those in their teen-age years. A 60-minute show at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 is aimed at adults.

The planetarium is located downtown between Juneau-Douglas High School and Harborview School. For more information call 463-3563 or e-mail

4-H launching youth fishing club

A new 4-H Fishing Club for youths in grades 3-12 is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The club will meet every Tuesday evening for at least four months.

The sessions will focus on fishing techniques, places to fish, how to build tackle and other topics. The meetings, taught by Jon Lyman of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will be 90 minutes each. Parents are invited to attend.

A $6 fee to join 4-H and a small charge to cover materials used during the class will be assessed. The club is limited to 20 members.

For more information call the Alaska Cooperative Extension at 465-8749.

Buck, Soboleff get human rights awards

Marsha Buck and Vicki Soboleff were honored Sunday by the City and Borough of Juneau's Human Rights Commission for their efforts on behalf of human rights and to end discrimination.

Buck was recognized for her work on behalf of people with disabilities, and the gay and lesbian community. Soboleff was honored for her work with children, especially Native youths, through the dance group All Nations Children Dancers.

Raffle for Special Olympics quilt scheduled downtown Sunday

A raffle for a locally made Special Olympics quilt, with proceeds benefitting local athletes participating in the event, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Channel Bowl.

About 400 tickets remain. They are available for $5 each or five for $20. Special Olympics athletes will sell tickets at Carrs from 3 to 7 p.m. today through Friday and from 8 a.m. until tickets sell out on Saturday.

For more information call Brenda at 790-2635 or 321-9450.

Donations for Ritter sought

Donations for Buzz Ritter, owner of downtown's Paradise Lunch Cafe, are being accepted to help pay for injuries sustained in a recent motorcycle accident in New Mexico.

Donations may be made to The Buzz Ritter Fund, account number #2102105865, at any National Bank of Alaska branch in Juneau. Those wishing to write to Ritter should write to: Robert Ritter, c/o UNM Hospital, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE #401, Albuquerque, N.M., 87106.

For more information call Ann Foster at 463-5070.

Master gardener's class starts November 13

The Southeast Alaska Master Gardener Class will be taught from Nov. 13 through Dec. 9 at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

The dates for the classes are Nov. 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29, and Dec. 2, 4, 6 and 9. Monday and Wednesday classes will be from 7 to 10 p.m., with Sunday classes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The class is $60 and each student will owe the Master Gardener program 40 hours of volunteer time upon graduation. The class will be taught by members of the Juneau Master Gardeners and by Alaska Cooperative Extension agent Jim Douglas.

Potential students must have gardened in Southeast Alaska for at least two years to be considered for the class.

Space in the class is limited. For more information call 465-8749.

Tax volunteers sought

Free tax preparation training for people interested in volunteering to help others fill out returns is being offered by the Internal Revenue Service and American Association of Retired Persons.

For more information call 271-6200 or write the IRS Taxpayer Education Office, 949 E. 36th, M/S A180, Anchorage, AK, 99508.

Junior Miss application deadline is Nov. 30

Nov. 30 is the deadline for applicants interested in the annual Alaska Junior Miss competition, scheduled for Jan. 27, 2001, at Soldotna High School.

Judging will be based on interviews, scholastic achievement, creative and performing arts, fitness and poise.

Cash and tuition scholarships are awarded as prizes in 11 categories, with the overall winner participating in the America Junior Miss National Finals in Mobile, Ala., next June.

There is no entry fee. Women graduating from high school in the spring of 2001 who are interested in the competition should contact their high school counselor for an application packet, or call Reean Pitts at 262-5919 or visit for more information.

Tutors for adults sought

The Juneau Adult Education Center is seeking volunteer tutors to work with students of all skill levels in areas such as including English, math, reading, writing and English as a second language.

For more information call 586-5718 or visit 210 Ferry Way downtown.

Crafts for Juneau Senior Center bazaar wanted

Hand-crafted items are being sought for the Juneau Senior Center's 11th annual Holiday Bazaar, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the senior center at 895 W. 12th Street.

Proceeds will maintain the Juneau Senior Nutrition Program and the Senior Ceramics Program. Individuals wishing to donate items should call 586-6231 or drop them off at the senior center Nov. 16 and 17.

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