National presidential election plus state races and ballot measures. Juneau polling places are open until 8 p.m..
Sewing Circle, noon to 4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. All ages are welcome. Information: Marianne Miles, 463-6154, or Betty, 789-7236..
Free Evening Computer Classes for Beginners, "How to Start from Nowhere." 4:15 lab opens; classes, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Computers are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis..Information: 586-5718.
Meet Sitka-born author Jan Harper-Haines from 5-7 p.m. at Hearthside Books, Nugget Mall. Harper-Haines will be signing her new book, "Cold River Spirits: An Athabascan-Irish Family from Alaska's Yukon River." Details: Susan Hickey, 586-1726. Harper-Haines also will give a formal reading from "Cold River Spirits," with questions and answers from the audience to follow, 7:30 p.m., The Lake Room (off main cafeteria), University of Alaska Southeast. Free event. Details: 465-6407..
General meeting and dinner of Douglas Indian Association, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Tlingit & Haida Community Center. Details: Lucille Dundas, 364-2916.
Eaglecrest Ski Area board of directors meets 5:30 p.m., downtown library, large conference room.
Parents Anonymous group for parents of special needs children, 6-8 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 8617 Teal. Child care and dinner provided. Details: 790-4102.
JDHS choirs and orchestras perform at 7 p.m., JDHS Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations accepted. JDHS bands perform 7 p.m. Thursday.
Life is better with bread class. Learn the basic ingredients of good bread. Focus of the evening will be on bread machines, but information will also apply to those who make bread by hand. 7-9 p.m., Floyd Dryden Home Economics Room, $5. Instructor is Kristy Long. Register by calling 465-8749 or stopping by the Extension office at 1108 F Street.
"Telescopes," a 30-minute show aimed at children ages 4 to 6, 7 p.m., free, at the Marie Drake Planetarium, located between Juneau-Douglas High School and Harborview Elementary. Information: 463-3563.
Wednesday, Nov. 88
All-Age Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m., Juneau Library. Celebrating American Native Heritage Month.
"The Bus Rider's Union," film, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School, documentary by Haskell Wexler. Tickets, $7. Free for high school students. $3 for seniors and UAS students.
"Rebirth and Renewal: Native History," a discussion among UAS anthropologist Dan Monteith, Pattie Adkisson, manager of the Native and rural student center, and student Jason Thomas. 2-3 p.m., Lake Room, Mourant Building, UAS. Free.
"Telescopes," a 60-minute show aimed at youths from six to 19 years of age, 7 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, located between Juneau-Douglas High School and Harborview School. A 60-minute show on the same subject aimed at adults will focus in at 8 p.m. Programs are free. Information: 563-3563.
Glacier Bay Compensation Program public meeting, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Sheffield Room, Centennial Hall. Southeast Alaskans affected by commercial fishing restrictions in Glacier Bay are invited to attend. Formal comments will be recorded at the evening meeting. Details: Dave Nemeth, 907 697-2230.
Parents Anonymous, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Gastineau Human Services, 1613 Anka. Snack provided. Details: 790-4102.
Slide presentation by Alaskan author Larry Bartlett, plus a signing of his book, "A Complete Guide to Float Hunting Alaska," 5-7 p.m., Hearthside Books, Nugget Mall. Details: 789-2750.
"Introduction to Word 2000," Free evening computer class for beginners, Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. 5-7 p.m. Details: 586-5718.
Thursday, Nov. 9
"Introduction to the Internet," free evening computer classes for beginners. Lab opens, 4:15; classes, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Information: 586-5718.
"What it means to be a Native writer," a discussion with author Jan Harper-Haines, noon, UAS Cafeteria.
"Researching Your Roots and Writing Your Family History," with author Jan Harper-Haines, 7 p.m., downtown library, 292 Marine Way, free. Details: 586-5324.
Monthly meeting of the Juneau Audubon Society, 7:30 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. Two speakers. Kerry Howard will share his experiences with sea turtles in South America, and Steve Kocsis will present a slide show on teahouse trekking in Nepal and train travel in India.
Unveiling of a restored 100-year-old Tlingit canoe, featuring Northwest Coast author, woodworking expert and historian Steve Brown of Seattle. 6:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Followed by free presentation at 7 p.m. by Brown on Northwest Coast canoes. Details: Jane Lindsey, 586-3572.