Around Town

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Today, Nov. 18

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.

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.

"Cut Your IT Costs" seminar, 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, 907-272-2888 or www.nbsys.com.

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

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.

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

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

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

Mendenhall Flying Lions meeting, 6 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Details: 796-2092.

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

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.

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.

Civil Air Patrol meeting, 7 p.m., CAP Hangar, Juneau International Airport. Details: Ken, 789-1492 or CAP, 789-0245.

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

"Plays Out Loud" meeting, 7:30 p.m., JACC. Details: 586-2787.

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. 19

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.

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

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 Board Room. Early Exploration in Southeast Alaska and the pragmatic partnerships formed between explorers and Alaska Natives. Details: Rosita, 463-4844.

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.

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.

"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.

Trailmix annual gala auction and barbecue, 5:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Music and dancing with The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band. Tickets on sale at Hearthside Books. Proceeds to support the organization's work on several Juneau trails in 2010, including major work on the Treadwell Ditch Trail and the new Under Thunder Trail in the Mendenhall Valley. Details: George, 790-6406.

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

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.

"Psychedelic Psax" concert, 6-8 p.m., The Canvas, 223 Seward St. Tom Locher , piano; Wayne Norlund, saxophone; Adrian Minne, bass; and Clay Good, drums. Details: www.canvasarts.org.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Juneau Raptor Center Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., 8500 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 586-8393.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

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

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. 20

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 J. Allan MacKinnon, 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 seminar, 3:30-5 p.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. "Rampant drift in the endangered tidewater goby." Details: Tyler, 796-5441.

Annual Sled-head Party, 4 p.m., Henry's Food & Spirits. All ages welcome. With two snow machine films. $5. Proceeds go to the Darryl "D-Rail" Tait fund. Details: 796-3765.

Live music by Room4to, 6-9 p.m., Jaded, Goldbelt Hotel. Easy listening music featuring acoustic guitars and keyboards with harmony vocals by "LZ" and "BC." All appetizers $5. Details: Brian, 209-8207.

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

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.

Evening at Egan Lecture Series: "Predator Control in Alaska: Is Sound Science Constrained by Politics?" by Victor Van Ballenberghe, 7 p.m., UAS Egan Library. Details: Katie, 796-6530.

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.

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) annual benefit auction, 7-9 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets $25, available at Hearthside Books. Entertainment and dessert provided. Details: 780-4090.

Northern Lights Junior Theatre performance: "Sound of Music," Thunder Mountain High School. Directed by Cinnamon Simpson, choreography by Janice Hurley, costumes by Shelly Wright, vocal direction by Charlotte Truitt. Details: nljtheatre@gmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Nugget Mall.

11th annual National Survivors of Suicide Day "Healing After Loss," 8:30-10:30 a.m., Ethel Lund SEARHC Medical Clinic, 1200 Salmon Creek Land, ground-floor conference room A and B. A diverse panel of survivors and mental health professionals will address the questions that so many survivors face. Details: Destiny, 463-4087.

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

Third annual Juneau Robot Jamboree, 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Centennial Hall. Awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Best time for public viewing will be 1-3 p.m. Details: Becca, 523-2334 or rparks@jedc.org.

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

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

"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.

Juneau Moose Family Center open house, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 8335 Airport Blvd. Free. Open to the public. Come for hot dogs, cotton candy, games for the kids and door prizes. Details: Dave, 789-1777.

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

Gourmet Dog Treats Bake Sale, 1-5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall. Homemade, Gourmet dog treats for sale. Details: Pat Kalbaugh, 789-2979.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 2-5 p.m., Juneau Family Health & Birth Center. This is a condensed class, intended as a refresher for previous parents, or for those who cannot attend the full six-week series. We will cover as much as we can in three hours including labor and birth, preventing complications, bonding and birth plans. Details: 586-1203.

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.

Tellebration, 7:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center. Tellebration is a worldwide celebration of story. It's time again to gather 'round the fire and be regaled with tales. Featured Storytellers: Liana Wallace, Grace Elliot, Patricia Hull, Patrick Murphy, Pete Griffin. Admission by donation. Details: Grace Elliot, 789-6958.

Northern Lights Junior Theatre performance: "Sound of Music," __ p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Directed by Cinnamon Simpson, choreography by Janice Hurley, costumes by Shelly Wright, vocal direction by Charlotte Truitt. Details: nljtheatre@gmail.com.

Holiday Pet Portraits, 1-5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall. $10. Pets must be clean and on a leash or in a suitable carrier.

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