Around Town

Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today, Nov. 11

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: hotline, 586-0428.

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: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

Honor ceremony for Southeast Alaska Native Veterans, 11 a.m., Centennial Hall. To conclude by march from Centennial Hall to the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Short program, lunch and entertainment to follow. Details: 463-7172.

Storytime, 11 a.m., downtown library. Details: 586-0434.

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

Veteran's Day annual program, lunch and ceremony, 11:30 a.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Native Veterans. Everyone welcome. Details: Ozzie, 463-7135.

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

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: 463-1224.

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

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 1-6:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

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

Bartlett Regional Hospital Planning Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., BRH Administration Building, Board Room. Details: Jim, 796-8463.

Juneau Commission on Sustainability's Food Security Subcommittee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library, conference room. Details: Sarah, 586-0871.

"Douglas Serenity Seekers" Al-Anon Family Group, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Marsha, 364-2472.

Juneau National Organization of Women monthly meeting, 5:15-7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Open to the public. Details: www.juneaunow.org.

Gastineau Humane Society Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., GHS Building, 7705 Glacier Highway. Free. Open to the public. Details: Sue, 789-1269.

Nicotine Anonymous meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Assembly Building, Suite 106.

Parenting Your 3-6 year old, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Montessori School, class is free with free childcare provided and light dinner. Details: 364-3535.

Bipolar/Depression Support Group, 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday, downtown library. A consumer-led-consumer support group with confidentiality and understanding.

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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group, 7-8 p.m., Polaris House, 434 Willoughby Place. Details: Susan, 789-4814.

Bipolar Disorder/Depression Peer Support Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library conference room. Free. Details: bp_belle@mac.com.

Rotaract meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., location varies. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Details: Marc, 321-2261 or www.juneaurotaract.org.

Thursday, Nov. 12

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

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-0434.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

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

Sisters Cities Committee meeting, noon, downtown library, small conference room. Details: Sue, 523-2330.

Family Caregiver Support Group, noon-1 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 West 10th St. Drop-in support group for those caring for elderly friends or family at home or long distance. Sponsored by Southeast Senior Services. Details: 463-6177.

Juneau School District Board of Education Program Evaluation Committee meeting, noon-1 p.m., JSD Central Office Board Room. Details: Kristin, 523-1707.

Bartlett 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.

Yoga class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Taproot Yoga, 2211 Dunn St. Drop-in, $15. Four-week session, $50. Details: Christin, 523-9848.

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

Juneau Economic Development Council's presentation of a draft of the update to the Human Services Coordination Element of the city Public Transit Plan, 3-4:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. All transportation providers and general public welcome to participate and provide comment or take the transportation survey at jedc.org. Details: Meilani, 523-2341 or mschijvens@jedc.org.

Toddler Time Group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Birth Center. All welcome. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out in our large activity room. Details: 586-1203.

Current Issues in Marine Policy: Cruise Ship Impacts in the Marine Environment Preserve, 3:40-5 p.m., Lena Point Fisheries Building. Effects of Cruise Ship on Visitor Experiences in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Jane Swanson, Forest Resources, University of Washington. 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. Details: 796-5441.

"Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

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

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Nutrition for Pregnancy class, 6-7 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Good nutrition for healthy pregnancy, food craving, prevention of common pregnancy or birth problems and proper weight gain during pregnancy. Details: 586-1203.

Our Time Support Group, 6-8 p.m., 419 Sixth St. Weekly support group for parents and children with special needs. Dinner and child care provided. Please RSVP. Details: 321-8311.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Mandatory pre-course session for lifeguard class, 6:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Participants must be 15 years old before the end of the course and must successfully complete the pre-course in order to take the lifeguard class. Registration is $52.50. Materials and certification is $42.99. Details: 586-5325.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Children's Writers Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library large conference room. Sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Details: Dordie, 907-530-7018 or dordiecarter@yahoo.com.

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Terry Miller Office Building gym, Sixth Street entrance. With live music by The Jig is Up. Dances taught and called by Tom Paul. No experience or partners necessary. $3 donation requested. Details: Tom, 463-3214.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, Nov. 13

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

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-0434.

Organ concert with TJ Duffy, noon, State Office Building.

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

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences lecture series, 3:30-5 p.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. "Rampant drift in the endangered tidewater goby." Details: Tyler, 796-5441.

"Learn to Skate" Session 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Treadwell Arena, Douglas. First class. Classes meet once a week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights or Saturday mornings, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Hockey skills classes start Nov. 15. Details: www.juneauskatingclub.org, juneausk8@hotmail.com or 523-9115.

JDHS Class of 1980 Reunion Committee meeting, 5-7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. To discuss the upcoming 30th reunion plans for 2010. Details: Mona, 321-2601.

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

HELP drive for children in the Philippines: Clothes, stuffed animals and school supplies, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Canvas. Details: Olivia, 500-2013 or Tori, 500-2401.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

International folk dance instruction with master teacher Lee Otterholt, 7 p.m., Filipino Hall, 251 South Franklin St. $10 per person per session. Weekend package is $45. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 364-2334, jifdance@hotmail.com or www.jifdancers.org.

Evening at Egan: Alexander Tutunov, 7 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. He is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding piano virtuosos of the former Soviet Union. He is first Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Competition.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Juneau Lyric Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," 7:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. $20 adults, $15 students and senior, $10 children ages 10 and under. Buy tickets at www.juneauopera.org, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at Hearthside Books.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Arts and crafts fair, Mendenhall Mall. Details: 789-0940.

Auke Bay Co-op Preschool annual rummage and bake sale, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Chapel by the Lake. To donate, drop things off at Smith Hall at Chapel by the Lake from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. No computers or carseats. Details: 789-2302.

Piano Master Class with Alexander Tutunov, 9 a.m.-noon, University of Alaska Southeast. Pay only one semester's tuition and fees. Call Virginia Berg to register: 796-6405, Soboleff Building.

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

Sons of Norway annual holiday bazaar and cultural event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Several vendors will be selling their arts and crafts, plus Scandinavian baked goods, waffles, soup, sandwiches, music, door prizes and culture table.

"Repairing Drywall" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

International folk dance instruction with master teacher Lee Otterholt, 10-11 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 2:45-4:15 p.m., Filipino Hall, 251 South Franklin St. $10 per person per session, weekend package is $45. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 364-2334, jifdance@hotmail.com or www.jifdancers.org.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 463-1224.

Beginning horsemanship classes for 6- to 10-year-olds, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., Swampy Acres. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club, a horse project working to raise money for equine educational and competitive travel in Alaska and Canada. Each two-hour session includes 40 minutes of riding, 40 minutes of grooming, saddling and equine education, and 40 minutes of cleaning, feeding and vet science. $75 for the weekend or $50 for either Saturday or Sunday. Details: Wendy, 321-3222.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"Laminate Flooring" workshop, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Home Depot energy workshop: "Energy Efficient Appliances," 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Flag Football, 4 p.m. every Saturday, turf field near Juneau-Douglas High School. Free. For youth of all ages. Details: 586-2635.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

Ballroom Dance, 7-10 p.m., Centennial Hall. Free dance lesson with Lee Otterholt at 7:15 p.m. and the band Full Circle will play at 8:15 p.m. $10 at the door. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: Eric, 209-8367.

Juneau Lyric Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," 7:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. $20 adults, $15 students and senior, $10 children ages 10 and under. Buy tickets at www.juneauopera.org, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at Hearthside Books.

Juneau Student Symphony Peace Concert, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Pay-as-you-can. Details: juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony or Rick, 723-3564.

Praise and worship benefit concert for Ray Lemons, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church. Featuring musical groups One Body and Earthen Vessel. Free. Details: Lynne, 790-4435.

Sunday, Nov. 15

Arts and crafts fair, Mendenhall Mall. Details: 789-0940.

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Vinyasa Yogo Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. $10, Yoga for 'every-body': a gentle stretch to open up your day. Details: 586-1203.

Beginning horsemanship classes for 6- to 10-year-olds, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., Swampy Acres. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club, a horse project working to raise money for equine educational and competitive travel in Alaska and Canada. Each two-hour session includes 40 minutes of riding, 40 minutes of grooming, saddling and equine education, and 40 minutes of cleaning, feeding and vet science. $75 for the weekend or $50 for either Saturday or Sunday. Details: Wendy, 321-3222.

Knight's of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual.

"Bearing Witness to the Political Process" presentation by Kristen Bomengen, 10:30 a.m., Sukkat Shalom Temple, Douglas. Sponsored by the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

"Small Bath Updates" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

International folk dance instruction with master teacher Lee Otterholt, 1-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-4:15 p.m., Filipino Hall, 251 South Franklin St. $10 per person per session, weekend package is $45. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 364-2334, jifdance@hotmail.com or www.jifdancers.org.

Juneau Lyric Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," 2 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. $20 adults, $15 students and senior, $10 children ages 10 and under. Sunday matinee is kids' day: One child, ages 18 and younger, is free with one paying adult. Buy tickets at www.juneauopera.org, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at Hearthside Books.

Juneau Student Symphony Peace Concert, 4 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Pay-as-you-can. Details: juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony or Rick, 723-3564.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.



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