Free English as a Second Language Classes, every Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., SERRC, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.
International Human Rights Day celebration: Candlelight reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 5:30 p.m. under the Marine Park shelter. Info: Amy 789-0308.
"Between the Lines," readings by Juneau writers, 7 p.m., Silverbow. Details: 586-ARTS.
Peter Jenkins, author of "Looking For Alaska," will hold a slide show and talk, 7 p.m., the Back Room.
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School beginning orchestra concert for Spruce House, Hemlock House period 8, 7 p.m., school commons.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Santa's visit to the Juneau Senior Center, noon.
School District Facilities Committee meeting, noon, School District Central Office. Details: 463-1750.
Valley Toastmasters meeting, every Tuesday, 6:10 a.m., Henry's in the Mendenhall Mall. Details: Jim, 789-3074.
Life Ring, a support group for women, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday, Cathedral of the Nativity basement, Fifth and Gold streets. Lunch is provided, all are welcome. Details: Kathee, 354-2131, or the Cathedral, 586-1513.
Quilting Resource Center, noon-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.
Juneau Drum Dancers, 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Cedar Park Recreation Hall. Details: 586-3347.
Cancer Support Group Christmas Party Potluck, 6 p.m. Address and information: Carole, 789-3345.
University of Alaska Southeast Climbing Club, 7 p.m., Student Activities Center.
Juneau-Dougals High School music department winter holiday concert: Jazz choir, treble choir, concert choir, string orchestra, chamber orchestra and the combined concert choir and chamber orchestra. 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium.
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School beginning band concert for Spruce House, Hemlock House period 8, 7 p.m., school commons.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Memoir Writing Group, 10 a.m., every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Bill, 789-7586.
Day of Quilting, Sewing and Good Fellowship, 10 a.m., every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Everyone welcome, quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.
Library Story Hour, 11 a.m., downtown library.
Baby-Parent Support Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center, 3225 Hospital Drive. Details: Ami, 586-1203.
Peace vigil held by Juneau Friends Meeting (Quakers), noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Federal Building. Details: Louise, 586-4460.
Juneau Housing Trust orientation meeting on its new homes for sale, 5 p.m., downtown library. Details: 463-1276.
CBJ Historic Resources Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Marine View Building fourth floor conference room.
Bartlett Regional Hospital Planning Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., administration boardroom.
Class to prepare for U.S. citizenship test, every Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Society. Details: SERRC Adult Education Center, 586-5718.
Annual Governor's Holiday Open House, 3-6 p.m., 716 Calhoun Ave. Guests will special accessibility needs should call Karen Newton, 465-3500.
Informational Meeting for the Juneau Dance Allstars, a new dance group for girls in 9th through 12th grades, 6 p.m., Marie Drake Room 314. Details: 789-2286.
Infant/Child CPR class, 6-10 p.m., Southeast Alaska Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3200 Hospital Drive #203. Details: 463-5713.
Juneau SBDC Seminar: Small Business Tax Basics, 6-9 p.m., third Floor conference room of the Juneau Empire Building. Details and registration: 463-3789.
Jerry and Sis Levin will present a discussion on Palestine, Israel, President Bush and Osama bin Laden, 6 p.m., first floor of the Dimond Court Building. A reception and book-signing of Jerry Levin's "Beirut Diary" will be held before the talk at 5:30 p.m.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Meeting, 6-8 p.m., DIPAC. Details, 586-3350.
Airport Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Aurora Room.
4-H Nordic Ski program sign-up meeting, 7 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Ski rental for the season is $20, and 4-H fees are an additional $6. Opens to youths in grades K-12, parents are encouraged to learn with children. Details: Jim, 465-8756.
Passenger Fee Proceeds Committee public hearing on use of passenger fee funds, 7 p.m., assembly chambers.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Juneau Commission on Aging, 9:30-11 a.m., assembly chambers.
Library Story Time, 11 a.m., Douglas library.
Santa's visit to the Douglas Senior Center, noon.
Assembly Committee of the Whole Meeting, re: USFS EIS Helicopter Landings and Harbors Issues, 5 p.m., Chambers.
JDHS music department winter holiday concert: Jazz band 1, jazz band 2, intermediate band, concert band and wind ensemble. 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium.
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