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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2007

Kake to host Honoring Our Veterans potluck

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KAKE - The 10th annual Honoring Our Veterans potluck dinner takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Kake Community Center. This event is sponsored by the Kake Healing Heart Council.

The dinner will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by the Honoring Our Veterans walk that follows a short course from the Kake Community Center parking lot to Gunnuck Creek and back. Participants are encouraged to wear their military or Native regalia during the walk, and to bring their American flags. People should bring their favorite dish to share at the dinner, and healthy traditional Native foods are encouraged.

The Honoring Our Veterans walk also will serve as an early celebration of two major health promotion events both scheduled for Wednesday, National Native American Health and Fitness Day and World Diabetes Day.

National Native American Health and Fitness Day promotes health and wellness in Native American and Alaska Native communities around the country, while World Diabetes Day is designed to raise awareness about diabetes around the world. Native Americans and Alaska Natives have some of the highest rates for diabetes among the country's major ethnic groups, and the best way to control or prevent diabetes is with regular physical activity and healthy eating.

For more information on the Honoring Our Veterans dinner and walk, contact SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium community wellness advocate Georgie Reese at 785-3260 or Dinah Aceveda at 785-4892.

Pianist Shannon Curtis to perform Saturday

JUNEAU - Pianist Shannon Curtis will perform in concert at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. The performance is open to everyone. Cost at the door is $5 for nonstudents and free for students.

When she was 7 years old, Curtis' piano teacher told her she played like a boy. Today, Curtis still kills her piano and delivers a vocal performance in her signature style, breathtakingly intimate and ear searingly powerful.

The Los Angeles Times describes Shannon as "a beautiful piano player who sounds like the love child of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones." As a performer, she endears her audiences with her living-room demeanor and sparkling humor. As a songwriter, she is unflinching.

For more information, visit her site at www.myspace.com/shannoncurtismusic.

Sons of Norway host holiday bazaar

JUNEAU - The Sons of Norway are holding a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Juneau Yacht Club, off Egan Drive in Aurora Harbor.

Scandinavian baked goods, sandwiches, soup, fruit cups, waffles with strawberries and whipping cream and hot beverages will be served all day from the Norwegian bakery, Konditori. Dale Wygant will play songs on his accordion. Door prizes will be given out every half hour.

For more information, call Barbara at 790-3038.

Longworth holds energy healing workshops

JUNEAU - Dr. Maureen Longworth will hold energy healing self balancing workshops in November and December.

Free meditation classes and energy balancing instruction will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Alaska Holistic Family Medicine, 119 Seward St., Suite 17. Donations are accepted. All levels welcome. There are no prerequisites.

Longworth will hold a "Stepping Fully Into Your Light" workshop on moving beyond depression and fatigue from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 and from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 in the Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, downtown.

"Stepping Fully Into Your Light" will teach you how to bring natural sunlight energy into your energy field. Focus your awareness on energy points in and around the body for overall physical and mental balance, improved concentration, sleep and mood control.

Registration cost is $175 by Nov. 15, $200 by Dec. 15 and $225 after Dec. 15.

For more information, visit www.alaskaholistic.com or call 523-9355.



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