Cancer Support Group Christmas Party Potluck, 6 p.m. Address and information: Carole, 789-3345.
UAS Climbing club, 7 p.m., Student Activities Center.
JDHS 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.
D-Z Beginning Band Concert for Spruce House, Hemlock House period 8, 7 p.m., D-Z commons.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Juneau Artists Alan Munro, Carol Bodenhamer, Sharron Lobaugh, Alice Tersteeg, Rick Claire and Michael Hunter will be holding an "open studio," 1-5 p.m., through Dec. 16. After Dec. 16 the studio will be open by appointment. Gallery Art and Framing, 3340 Fritz Cove. Details: 789-7604.
Memoir Writing Group, 10 a.m., every Wednesday, 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.
Annual Governor's Holiday Open House, 3-6 p.m., 716 Calhoun Ave. Guests will special accessibility needs should call Karen Newton, 465-3500.
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 4th 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.
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., 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Juneau Empire Building. Details and registration: 463-3789.
Jerry and Sis Levin will present a discussion on Palestine, Israel, Bush and 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., D.Z. 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., Chambers.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Juneau Commission on Aging, 9:30-11 a.m., 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.
Richard Marshall will show slides of a 1976 trip to Afghanistan, 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall (4th and Gold). A holiday fund raiser for Southeast Alaska Land Trust.
Friday, Dec. 14
Library Story Time, 11 a.m., Valley Library.
Salt Lake City Olympic Torch Committee meeting, 11:30 a.m., Chambers.
Santa's visit to the Valley Senior Center, noon.
Foster Care Orientation, for those interested in learning more about providing foster care, noon-2 p.m., Alaska Foster Parent Training Center, 3032 Vintage Bluvd. #102 (Across from Carrs). Details: 465-3740 or 790-4246.
Gastineau Channel Senior Centers Advisory Council, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 586-6231.
Pet photos with Santa, sponsored by the Capital Kennel Club of Juneau, 5-9 p.m., Nugget Mall. Details: DOG-E-WAG (463-3924).
"Together," a Swedish comedic film, 7 & 9 p.m., Goldtown Nickelodeon Theatre. Details: 586-ARTS.
The Juneau Lyric Opera presents Handel's "Messiah," 7 p.m., Chapel by the Lake.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.