Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Janice D. Holst School of Dance is offering classes once again, ranging from ballet to tap and hip-hop. To sign up for classes or for more information contact Janice Holst by e-mail at or call 586-1462 or call the studio at 723-1462.

JDHS Theatre will perform "Auntie Mame," a two act comedy written by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, at 7pm in the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium on Nov. 14-15. Tickets will be sold about 2 weeks before the show at Hearthside Books and JDHS activities office. The price of the tickets bought early will be $8 for adults and $6 for K/students/seniors. The tickets will cost $2 more at the door. The play is designed, produced, and directed by Michaela Moore & Lucas Hoiland, the same team that brought the community Les Miserables, Into the Woods and MASH.

Learn to Ice Skate with the Juneau Skating Club. Our second session of the year began Nov. 7. Classes meet one time per week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights 6:30-7:30 pm or Saturday mornings 11:45 am -12:45 pm.kills classes start Sunday November 9 at 10:30 am. Registration forms are available at or at the rink. Questions can be directed to or 523-9115.

Juneau Community Schools announces it's November Open Gym Schedule. All open gyms are held at Thunder Mountain High School from 6:30-8:30pm. Cost is $3.00 per person per session. Sessions are as follows: Nov. 12, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26 and 30. For more information please call 780-2075. Community Schools has court rentals available on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm at DZMS. Cost for the rental is $30 per hour per court. To reserve a court call Community Schools at 780-2075.

The Widowed Persons Program is pleased to sponsor a public program on the topic of Grief and the Holidays. This program entitled "Coping with Loss During the Holiday Season" is for families and friends who have lost a loved one through death. The presenter again this year will be Jamie McLean, M. A., L.P.C. The program will offer suggestions on how to navigate the holiday season and how to create new traditions that pay tribute to the memory of your loved ones. This public program will be held on Nov. 19 at 6pm at the Mendenhall Library Conference Room. For further information on the Widowed Persons Program or this public event, please contact Sue at 586-6424 ( or Sandy at 789-0355.

Local filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, will be on hand for the Sitka Debut of "Eating Alaska" on Nov. 15 at the new Sitka High School auditorium. The film is a serious and humorous quest for the "right" thing to eat. It focuses on local food, subsistence, health and the environment and will start at 7pm, with community booths starting at 6pm.Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 dollars for student and seniors. Half of the proceeds go towards film editing and outreach expenses and the other half will be dedicated to the new Sitka Community Greenhouse seed money fund. Creating a Community Greenhouse was identified as a top priority at the 2008 Sitka Health Summit. For more information contact Natalie at 747-7509.

Memory Screening, presented by the Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska and Southeast Senior Services. When: Nov. 19 from 10am-2pm. Where: Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St.Take advantage of this FREE screening to determine a need for additional medical attention. Memory loss is NOT a normal part of aging; the Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska will help with the next step towards care. For more information call Amber Smith at 586-6044 or visit our website at

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