NEW CALENDAR ITEMS
Juneau Parks and Recreation Women's Classic Basketball League skills clinic - A clinic for Women's Classic Basketball League players will be held Monday, Nov. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Gastineau Elementary School gymnasium. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226.
Friday, Nov. 5
Roughhouse Friday boxing - Bouts start at 9 p.m. at Marlintini's Lounge. Tickets available at Marlintini's Lounge and at ANB Hall. Ten bouts are scheduled. Info: Marlintini's Lounge, 789-0799.
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, 957-1833, or Gen Moreau, 723-2260.
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 Parks and Recreation Ordway Basketball scorekeepers meeting - All interested scorekeepers for the 2004-05 Ordway Basketball season must attend a meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the City Hall conference room 224. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226.
Juneau Parks and Recreation adult basketball team managers meeting - Adult basketball team managers for the upcoming season are to meet at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Assembly Chambers at City Hall. Schedules will be distributed at the meeting. One representative must be present for teams to receive credit for a bonus win, which will count toward the final standings. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226.
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.
Raincountry Flyfishers meeting - The club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first and third Thursday each month at the Mendenhall River School library. The program for the Nov. 4 meeting features Tom Morphet discussing the new federal subsistance regulations and their effect on the Juneau road system fisheries. Info: Mark Vinsel, 586-3424.
Yukon River Quest 2005 registration - The longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world is accepting applications for its 2005 race. The race takes place June 29 through July 3, and the 460-mile (740-kilometer) course follows the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The deadline for entries is May 26, 2005, and more information is available on the event's Web site at http://www.yukonriverquest.com. Last year 51 teams from around the world, including racers from Southeast Alaska, started the race and 35 teams finished. A limit of 70 teams has been set for 2005 and the race is open to tandem and solo kayaks and recreational tandem canoes and voyageur canoes (that seat 6-14 paddlers). Entry fees are $600 (Canadian) for tandem canoes and kayaks, $300 for solo kayaks and $200 per person for voyageur canoes. The total purse for the race is $15,500 (Canadian), which is distributed among the top 10 teams overall and to category winners. The first-place team receives $3,000 and an entry into the 2006 race. Info: Peter Coates (of Whitehorse), YRMPA president, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff Brady (of Skagway), YRMPA vice president, by e-mail at email@example.com.
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.
Juneau Parks and Recreation Department survey - Juneau Parks and Rec invites sports participants and parents to complete an Internet survey about P&R sports programs. To combat declining participation the department is considering changing when sports are offered through the year, and it is seeking public feedback. The survey can be found on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/youth/form/survey.htm. Hard copies can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office in City Hall or at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Recreation supervisor Myiia Whistler, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
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.