Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Adopt-A-Family program

The St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to announce its annual Adopt-A-Family program. Families needing assistance this holiday season must register in person at the main office at 8617 Teal St. Registration forms are now available through Friday, Dec. 12. SVdP warmly encourages families and organizations to become sponsors and to help grant the wishes of local families in need. Holiday food baskets will also be provided. Help spread holiday cheer and volunteer to assemble and distribute these gifts and food baskets. Holiday food donations are always welcome. For more information, please contact Sebastian at 789-5535, ext. 11. Good tidings to all!

Foster Child Christmas Sharing Tree on display

The sixth annual Foster Child Christmas Sharing Tree is on display at the Nugget Mall near the middle entrance. Once again our community has the opportunity to select an ornament from the tree and then purchase an age-appropriate gift for a foster child. The gift must be placed, unwrapped, in the decorated box located at Hearthside Books in the Nugget Mall. Please have gifts to the box by Wednesday evening, Dec. 17. For more information, please call Candice with the State of Alaska, Office of Children's Services, at 465-3740.

Cub Scouts collect blankets

Cub Scout Pack 7 is collecting clean, new or used blankets to give to the Salvation Army for distribution to the needy in Juneau. Please assist us in this effort by depositing clean blankets in the collection bin in the Nugget Mall between now and Dec. 18, 2003.

8th Annual Native Arts & Craft Fair

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Sealaska Heritage Institute will host the 8th annual Native Arts & Craft Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. A family event, the fair gives children and adults the opportunity to learn about Alaska's Native cultures through demonstrations by local Native artists.

The fair, a free event, is a wonderful addition to Gallery Walk plans. Saturday will feature a free drop-in children's trade bead activity that includes a $5 materials fee; supplies are limited. Free cider, cookies and punch will be provided both days.

The City Museum's gift shop, which features gifts, books, and artwork by local writers and artists, will also be open to the public for holiday gift giving. For more information on the Native Arts & Crafts Fair and other City Museum activities and programs, contact the City Museum at 586-3572.

The City Museum is at Fourth and Main streets and is a program of the Parks and Recreation Department.

City offers free parking for holiday shoppers

As it has in the past, the City and Borough of Juneau is offering free parking for holiday shoppers. This free service will run through Jan. 2, 2004, for up to four hours in coin-op spaces only at the Marine Parking Garage. Permit spaces will still require CBJ issued monthly permits.

If you have any questions, please contact Parks & Recreation at 586-5226, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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