Around Town

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Today, Nov. 14

Sound off on the important issues at

Alaska Committee meeting, 7 a.m., 612 W. Willoughby. Details: Trisha, 463-3488.

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: Ellen, 463-6175.

"Write For Your Life" group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

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

Storytime plus crafts, 11 a.m., downtown library.

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: 789-8884.

"Gift Card Holders" class, 12:15-1 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m., The Creating Place, 226 Seward St. Details: Anji, 780-5437 or www.thecreatingplace.com.

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

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Wednesday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Arts and crafts 2:30-5 p.m.; power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 3-4 p.m.; smart kids 4-5 p.m.; guest speakers 4-5 p.m. on alternate weeks; digital arts 5-6 p.m. details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Reiki and Healing Touch workshop, 4 p.m., Best Western Country Lane Inn, 9300 Glacier Highway. Details: Ilse, (800) 478-2345, Room 224, or (907) 766-3111.

"Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007" 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., Robert F. Valliant Center. Details: 796-8438.

Al-Anon Douglas Serenity Seekers, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

"Caregivers Count" discussion, 5:30-7 p.m., downtown library. Sponsored by National Organization of Women's Mothers Matter/Caregivers Count advocacy campaign, in celebration of National Caregiver's Month. Details: Barbara, 209-8602.

Lifeguard training class, 5:45-8:45 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Participants must be 15 years old and able to pass a swim test prior to enrolling. $52.50 registration, plus $42.99 materials and certification. Details: 586-5325.

"Parenting Your 3 to 6-year-old" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free class. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: 586-1203.

"Developing a Business Plan" presentation, 6-9 p.m., Juneau Empire Building, third floor conference room. Sponsored by the Juneau Small Business Development Center. Details: Karen, 463-3789.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

Juneau Raptor Center monthly board meeting, 6:30 p.m., downtown library small conference room. Details: Pat, 364-3389.

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

Friends of Recycling meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Douglas library. Everyone welcome. Details: 780-4212.

"Freedom From Smoking" program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert Valliant Building. $75 for eight sessions. Details: 796-8422.

"Living Well with Chronic Illness" self management class, 6:30-9 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert Valliant Building. Free six-week class. Details: Bob, 796-8622.

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

Rotaract meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Juneau Economic Development Council Building. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Meetings usually involved planning events and volunteer opportunities. Details: Melissa, 364-5201.

Thursday, Nov. 15

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

"YogaFit Stretch" class, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Storytime plus crafts, 11 a.m., Douglas library.

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

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.

Dementia support group meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Valley Senior Center.

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

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Thursday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 3-4 p.m.; skill tech/open lab 5-7 p.m.; sports challenge 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Task force exploring activities money, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School, Room 214. To address accessibility and affordability of school sports and activities. Details: Andi, 789-4292.

"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.

Lifeguard training class, 5:45-8:45 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Participants must be 15 years old and able to pass a swim test prior to enrolling. $52.50 registration, plus $42.99 materials and certification. Details: 586-5325.

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

"Quit Smoking with EFT" class in celebration of the Great American Smoke-out, 6-8 p.m., Healing Touch Alaska, 9000 Glacier Highway, Room 302. Details: Mary, 790-2402.

Holiday program, 6:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library conference room. Sponsored by Widowed Persons Program of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. Details: 586-6424 or suen@gci.net.

Widowed persons holiday program, 6:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library conference room. Designed to help family members navigate the holiday season following the death of a loved one. Sponsored by the Widowed Persons Program. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or suen@gci.net.

"The Process for Permitting Mine Projects in Alaska" workshop, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Egan Room. For the public to learn and ask questions of state and federal agency representatives. Details: Andrea, (907) 269-0899 or www.dnr.state.ak.us/mlw/mining/largemine/.

National Family Caregiver Education Series: "Alzheimer's and Supporting the Caregiver" with geriatric nurse Merritt Andruss, 7-8 p.m., The Bridge Adult Day Center, 1803 Glacier Highway. Details: Mary Lou or Jim, 463-6177.

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

Community management meeting on grief and suicide, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. Sponsored by the Juneau School District. Details: Doug, 523-1760.

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



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