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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today, 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 Details: Meilani, 523-2341 or

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, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. With Jane Swanson, Forest Resources, University of Washington. 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.

Social Services Advisory Board worksession meeting, 5:15-7 p.m., discussing the CBJ Social Services Grant Procedures, City Hall Conference Room #224. Details: Angelica Lopez-Campos, 586-0341 or Angelica

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

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:, 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, or

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, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at Hearthside Books.

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