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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007

Today, Dec. 6

Sound off on the important issues at

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Subcommittee meeting to review the West Valley Sewer Project, 10 a.m., Marine View Building, Engineering Department conference room, third floor Room 354. Details: Roger or Rorie, 586-0800.

"YogaFit Stretch" class, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Storytime plus crafts, 11 a.m., Douglas library.

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

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.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska monthly meeting, 1:15 p.m., Zen Restaurant, in the Goldbelt Hotel. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Thursday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Power hour 3-5 p.m.; open lab 3-4 p.m.; skill tech/open lab 5-7 p.m.; sports challenge 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

Task Force Exploring Activities Money meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School Room 206. Details: Lara, 523-1702.

Juneau Democrats monthly meeting, 5:15 p.m., IBEW Hall, 811 W. 12th St. Including a discussion of the upcoming Super Duper Tuesday caucuses and the Central Committee winter meeting. Details: Kim, 586-2113.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Mandatory pre-course session for those training to be a water safety instructor, 5:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Participants must be 16 years old and able to pass a pre-course skills test and possess a current Fundamentals of Instructor Training certificate. $78.75 registration, plus $57.95 materials and certification. Details: 586-5325.

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

Childbirth preparation class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. Six-week series Nov. 1-Dec. 13. Details: 796-8422.

Widowed Persons Program dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Rodfather's Restaurant. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

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

Contra dance with live music by the Grateful Celtics, 7:30 p.m., Terry Miller Legislative Offices gym, old Capital School gym. Use Sixth Street entrance. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. $3 donation. Details: David, 321-3109.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, Dec. 7

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

Storytime plus crafts, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library.

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: Ellen, 463-6175.

Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, 2:30-7 p.m. every Friday, 8825 Mallard St., behind the Nugget Mall. Open noon-7 p.m. on days school is closed or dismissed earlier. Open lab 1-3 p.m.; Lego robotics 3:30-5 p.m.; prize raffle 4 p.m.; Torch Club 4-5 p.m.; movie/tournament 4:30-6:30 p.m.; teen skills lab 5-7 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.

"Music of Bach and Mozart for the Holiday Season" performance by the Juneau Bach Society, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Tickets $12, $10 students and seniors, at Hearthside Books.

Seminar by Julie Nielsen, 3:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Anderson Building, Room 221. Details: 796-6441.

"Crafts & Coffee" event, 4:30 p.m., Paradise Cafe, downtown. Contemporary crafts will be sold by the local craft team "The Craft Addicts." Featuring prints, boxes, cupcakes, artful coffee mugs, never-before-seen bookmarks, quilted cup cozies and beanies. Details: 500-9004.

"Rip Some Lips" book signing with Kevin Curry, 4:30-7 p.m., Rainy Day Books, 113 N. Seward St. Featuring a live model window display by Perseverance Theatre to promote upcoming production of "Black Comedy." Details: Don, 463-2665.

Native Arts and Craft Fair, 4:30-8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets. Details: 586-3572.

Juneau Jazz and Classics open house, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 350 Whittier St., former National Guard Armory. With performance by the Juneau String Ensemble. Details: 586-2787 or www.jahc.org.

Gallery walk book signings authors M.J. Kirchhoff and Ernestine Hayes, 5-9 p.m., Hearthside Books. Kirchhoff will sign "Jack Dalton: Alaska Pathfinder." Hayes will sign "Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir." Details: 789-2605.

Spaghetti feed silent auction fundraiser for Sean Cropley, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. $10 adults, $5 children under 12. Details: 463-5526.

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: Ellen, 463-6175.

First Friday Literary: Celebrate Winter, 7 p.m., downtown Library. Holiday literary. Bring your writing, poems or readings to share. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Singing Christmas Tree, 7 p.m., Juneau Christian Center. Free. Details: Barbara, 789-2176.

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.

Moonlight open swim, 8:15-10:15 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. $4.75 adults, $2.75 youth, $2 seniors. Details: 586-5325.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Keep the Pace walking club, 8:45 a.m. every Saturday, Nugget Mall entrance closest to JoAnn's. Pedometers, water and snacks are available for club members. Free membership. Details: Christy, 364-4457 or christy.wallace@searhc.org.

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Saturday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Lifeguard training class, 9 a.m.-noon, Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Participants must be 15 years old and able to pass a swim test prior to enrolling. $52.50 registration, plus $42.99 materials and certification. Details: 586-5325.

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

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

Spanish play group for 2- to 6-year-olds, 10-11 a.m., Northern Light United Church. Learn Spanish through songs, stories and play. Details: 209-3566.

"Crafts & Coffee" event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday in December, Paradise Cafe, downtown. Contemporary crafts will be sold by the local craft team "The Craft Addicts." Featuring prints, boxes, cupcakes, artful coffee mugs, never-before-seen bookmarks, quilted cup cozies and beanies. Details: 500-9004.



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