Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007

First Church of Christ, Scientist to celebrate Thanksgiving

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JUNEAU - First Church of Christ, Scientist will hold a Thanksgiving service from 10 to 11 a.m. today at 4:30 Main St., on the corner of Fourth and Main streets.

The service will include singing hymns, readings from the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" presentation by Mary Baker Eddy, and a time for expressions of gratitude from those in the congregation.

No collection will be taken. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the service. For more information, call 789-4992.

Sponsor-a-Family needs sponsors this holiday season

JUNEAU - Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies Inc. is in need of sponsors for their Sponsor-a-Family program this holiday season.

Any individuals or groups who would like to provide holiday gifts and dinner for a family in need of assistance can contact AWARE Inc. at 586-6623.

With your help a local Juneau family will have a very special holiday this year.

Friends of the Alaska State Museum to hold workshop for youth

JUNEAU - The Friends of the Alaska State Museum will continue its series of youth activities for this school year with two workshops, "Beads and Fiber," held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Alaska State Museum. The workshop will be conducted by Juneau artist Watiri Boylen. A workshop for kindergarten through fourth-grade students will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and a workshop for third- through eighth-grade students will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshop is inspired by the Alaska multi-media craft "Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVI" exhibition currently on display at the Alaska State Museum. Students will learn a bead braiding technique great for making everthing from necklaces to tool and sword belts and create their own wearable art from beads and fiber.

The workshop is free. Pre-registration is required. Students can sign up for either the morning or afternoon workshop by calling the Alaska State Museum at 465-2901 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Assistance is available for visitors with special needs. Please contact visitor services at 465-2901 before the visit.

Denali KidCarepediatric dental clinic to be held in Angoon

ANGOON - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Angoon Health Center will host a special Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinic on Dec. 3-7.

This special pediatric clinic will feature dental examination appointments on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 3-4, with follow-up treatment taking place later in the week (Dec. 5-7). The clinic is open for children younger than 18 years old who are currently enrolled in the State of Alaska's Denali KidCare program or are on Medicaid. Dr. Joseph Kelly will lead the pediatric dental team for the clinic.

Parents and guardians who wish to have their children participate in this special clinic should call Tina Gamble at the SEARHC Angoon Health Center at 788-4655 to schedule an exam appointment. For more information about SEARHC's Denali KidCare special clinics, contact Dr. Barbara Beach, DMD, or Colleen Jackson of the SEARHC Dental Program in Sitka at 966-8343, or call Tina Gamble at the SEARHC Angoon Health Center number.

Denali KidCare is a state program designed to make sure Alaska resident children younger than 18 of working and non-working parents, and expecting mothers who meet income guidelines, have insurance so they have full access to health care. SEARHC partners with the Denali KidCare program to provide special clinics when pediatric dentists are available.

For more information on the Denali KidCare program and eligibility requirements, go to

Learning Connection extends its hours for month of December

JUNEAU - The Learning Connection, which provides free GED and adult education services, computer training, family education programs and job search assistance at four locations in Juneau, will extend its hours for December.

Saturday school on Dec. 8 will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to its regular hours, TLC is open until 7 p.m. every Thursday, through Dec. 20.

These extended hours offer students an additional opportunity to prepare for and take the GED. Please call 586-5718 for more information.

Three Little Elves to offer gift-makingactivities for youth

JUNEAU - Three Little Elves gift-making events will be held at the Public Market for children ages 3-10 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 350 Whittier St.

The Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School after-school Girls Club is hosting a session a from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday. Girl Scouts Troop 2 is hosting sessions from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Glacier Valley Arts is sponsoring a session from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Cost is $10 per one-hour session. For more information, contact Joy Lyon at 789-1235.

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