NEW CALENDAR ITEM
Juneau 4-H cross-country ski program sign-up - Registration for the Juneau 4-H cross-country ski program will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at Riverbend Elementary School. Sign-up will be from 1:30-2 p.m. for returning skiers, and 2-4:30 p.m. for those new to the program. Cost is $6 to join 4-H, and $50 for ski equipment for the season ($20 will be refunded if the member attends at least seven of the 10 sessions). Sessions will be held 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons from January 2 through March 7. Info: Judy Covey at 4-H, 465-8749.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team annual Christmas tree sale - Sale continues until all trees are sold at the Fred Meyer parking lot next to Juneau Electronics. Hours are 5-8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Info: JDHS swim coach John Wray, 789-1759.
Gastineau Channel Little League on-line registration - On-line registration for the 2005 season begins on December 8 and runs through February 28. Early registration rates are valid through January 30. Look on the Web at www.eteamz.com/gcllak. Info: GCLL, 789-9803.
Juneau Adult Hockey Association registration - The JAHA is accepting registrations now through December 15 for its winter 2005 coed adult recreation hockey league. The league offers four tiers of play - beginner, intermediate and advanced coed, and women's - and is open to players age 18 and older. The 14-week season starts January 10. For more information, including all necessary registration paperwork, visit JAHA's Web site at www.juneauhockey.org. Info: Suzanne Hebert, 364-5264.
Eaglecrest Ski Area Snowflake Festival - Eaglecrest's annual Snowflake Festival is scheduled to run from December 18 to January 2. The festival kicks off on December 18 at 3:30 p.m. with an outdoor tree lighting ceremony in front of the lodge. On December 24, the Christmas Eve celebration starts at 3:30 p.m. and will include ornament decorating, holiday music, the traditional torchlight parade at 5:30 p.m., a kids' torchlight parade at 6 p.m. and the arrival of Santa at 6:15 p.m. On New Year's Day there will be live music and fireworks, and at 12:30 p.m. on January 2 there will be a drawing for a trip for two to Alyeska Ski Resort - enter each time you visit. Juneau skier Matt Beedle will offer an all-day World Cup Telemark skiing clinic on January 2, and there will be two ski and snowboard holiday camp sessions - Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 27-31. For more information, look on the Web at www.skijuneau.com or call 790-2001.
Juneau Skating Club holiday exhibition skate - Performance starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, at Treadwell Arena. There will be four skating performances by 13 members from the club, then the public is invited to join the skaters on the ice until 6:15 p.m. Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance. Info: Beth Rhoden, 586-4436 evening, 789-2817 days.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
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