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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today, Dec. 10

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

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-0434.

Retired Public Employees of Alaska monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. Bring your parking ticket for stamping. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

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

Family Caregiver Support Group, noon-1 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 West 10th St. Drop-in support group for those caring for elderly friends or family at home or long distance. Sponsored by Southeast Senior Services. Details: 463-6177.

Bartlett 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.

Yoga class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Taproot Yoga, 2211 Dunn St. Drop-in, $15. Four-week session, $50. Details: Christin, 523-9848.

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

Helping Hands Christmas wrapping, 1-7 p.m., Fred Meyers. Details: Karen, 209-2520.

Toddler Time Group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Birth Center. All welcome. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out in our large activity room. Details: 586-1203.

"Introduction to Computers, Internet and E-mail" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

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

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 1980 Reunion planning meeting, 6 p.m., Baranof Hotel, Bubble Room. Details: Mona, 321-2601.

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

Nutrition for Pregnancy class, 6-7 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Good nutrition for healthy pregnancy, food craving, prevention of common pregnancy or birth problems and proper weight gain during pregnancy. Details: 586-1203.

Our Time Support Group, 6-8 p.m., 419 Sixth St. Weekly support group for parents and children with special needs. Dinner and child care provided. Please RSVP. Details: 321-8311.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Friends of Recycling meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., downtown library. Meet Jim Penor, the city of Juneau's new solid waste coordinator. Everyone welcome. Details: 780-4212.

"Nutrition for Pregnancy" class, 7 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Free! Nutrition to promote healthy pregnancy and to prevent complications. Details: 586-1203.

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

Children's Writers Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library large conference room. Sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Details: Dordie, 907-530-7018 or

Perseverance Young Company presents "Dracula," 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, Douglas. Based on a novel by Bram Stoker. Adaptation by Don Fleming. Details: 364-2421.

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. 11

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

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-0434.

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.

Helping Hands Christmas wrapping, 1-7 p.m., Fred Meyers. Details: Karen, 209-2520.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Juneau Dance Unlimited's "The Nutcracker" performance, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. $15 adults, $10 children 12 years and under and seniors 60 and older; $40 for families four or more. Tickets available at the JDU office, Hearthside Books, Juneau Arts & Culture Center and at the door. Details: 463-5327 or

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.

Juneau Lyric Opera "Holiday Pops Concert," 7:30 p.m., Chapel by the Lake. $10 adult, $8 students and seniors, children in laps are free. Group of five or more gets 15 percent off total price. Details:

Perseverance Young Company presents "Dracula," 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, Douglas. Based on a novel by Bram Stoker. Adaptation by Don Fleming. Details: 364-2421.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Winter arts and crafts fair, Mendenhall Mall.

Holiday bazaar, 9 a.m.-noon, Glacier Valley Elementary School commons. Shop for holiday gifts such as aprons, doll clothes, beaded earrings and necklaces, hats and scarves, stocking, treats, stocking stuffers, etc. Classes will perform holiday songs. Details: Bobbie, 780-1447.

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: 463-1224.

Saturday Wild: "Tracks & Signs" presentation, 10 a.m.-noon, Brotherhood Bridge parking lot. With naturalist Kevin O'Malley. Families welcome to come study local mammal and bird populations and their relationships to their environment. Children must be accompanied by adult. No dogs. Free.

Coffee & Collections Series: "A Lesson in Written Communication and Historical Research," 10:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets. Author R. Phillip Ritter will talk about the research for his recent publication, "The Heart of Abigail," which tells of a young nurse working at St. Ann's Hospital during the height of the gold mines. Details: Alysia, 586-3572.

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