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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009

Today, Nov. 16

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

Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library. At 11 a.m. at the Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seminar by Master of Science fisheries candidate Christie Hendrich, 1 p.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. "Alternative escapement goals and spawning area investigations for Chinook salmon on the Unuk River, Southeast Alaska."

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

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

Christmas Card Clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Hosted by Stampin' Up! demonstrators Gina Shirey-Potts, Lecia Kahklen and Kandi Claassen. $1 per card, plus $2 entry fee to help pay for room rental. Also includes gift tags, ornaments, Bear-A-Bear workshop sizzix dies and My Digital Studio program preview.

Family to Family class, 5-7 p.m., NAMI Juneau. Free. Nine-week class for family members or friends of seriously mentally ill people. Sept. 14-Nov. 9. Details: 463-4251 or 586-4882.

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2 meeting and elections, 6 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

HomeChoice eight-hour home-buying seminar, 6-10 p.m., Riverbend Apartments, 2800 Postal Way, Community Room. First session of two. Sponsored by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. Register by calling or visiting Details: Samantha, 800-459-2921.

Juneau Student Symphony Peace Concert, 7 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School. Pay-as-you-can. Details: or Rick, 723-3564.

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

"Live and Let Live" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Rainforest Recovery Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Terry, 463-3372.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Community Café, 10-11:30 a.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Snacks provided and childcare provided if needed.

Commercial Lending, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau Empire, 3rd Floor conference room. Workshop to helo you understand atll that is involved to prepare and apply for a small business loan. Details: April Smith, 463-3789.

Family Caregiver Education Series, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mountain View Community Room, 895 W. 12th St. Amber Smith will discuss keeping a positive attitude and a healthy emotional balance in your role as caregiver to an elder. Details: Mary Lou, 463-6177.

Seminar on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues, noon, Wildflower Courty, 2000 Salmon Creek Lane. Sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Alaska Chapter. Details: Betsy, 463-2125 or

Brown-bag lecture series with Daniel Lee Henry, noon-1 p.m., Sealaska Plaza, fourth-floor boardroom. Nineteenth century encounters between Natives and non-Natives in Chilkat country. Details: Rosita, 463-4844.

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

Juneau School District Indian Studies Program Board meeting, 5:15 p.m., Marie Drake Building upstairs, Room 311. Public invited. Details: Sally, 523-1737.

Parent Information Night, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. This seminar is part of the new high school drug testing program as entitles "Policies and Procedures of the new JSD Drug Testing Policy." Details: Rhonda Hickok, 790-1910.

HomeChoice eight-hour home-buying seminar, 6-10 p.m., Riverbend Apartments, 2800 Postal Way, Community Room. Second session of two. Sponsored by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. Register by calling or visiting Details: Samantha, 800-459-2921.

Juneau Yacht Club annual meeting, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Informal program. 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:15 p.m. meeting. Meeting to focus on election of officers for 2010. Details: David, 723-7786.

"The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan" presentation by Dahr Jamail, 7-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall. Details: 586-4409.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Cut Your IT Costs, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Centennial Hall (Hickel room), Featured speaker Dave Robbins, NetApp CTO will deliver seminars in Juneau. Attendees at each event will be entered into a raffle for a STIHL chain saw. Details: Dick Jablonowski, 907-272-2888 or for details and registration.

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

Prenatal Parenting Class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health & Birth Center. Free class to help prepare you for your upcoming role as a parent. Includes practical advice on how to prepare your home and family, an overview of baby's development in the womb, and ways to experience and enjoy prenatal time with your child. All family members are welcome. Details: 586-1203.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Juneau School District Facilities Committee meeting, noon, JSD Central Office Board Room. Details: Kristin, 523-1707.

Brown-Bag Lecture Series, Wally Olson, noon-1 p.m., Sealaska Plaza, fourth-floor boardroom. Early Exploration in Southeast Alaska and the pragmatic partnerships formed between explorers and Alaska Natives. Details: Rosita, 463-4844.

Trailmix annual gala auction and barbecue, barbecue dinner by the Spinnin' Pig, 5:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Music & Dancing with The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band. Tickets are on sale at Hearthside Books. Proceeds from the event will support the organization's work on several popular Juneau trails in 2010, including major work on the Treadwell Ditch Trail and the new Under THunder Trail in the Mendenhall Valley. Details: George Schaaf, 790-6406.

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