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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009

Today, 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.

UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seminar with Daniel Schindler, 3:30-5 p.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road, Room 101. "Ecological Responses to Climate Change in Aquatic Ecosystems: What Can We Do About It?" Details: 796-5441.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

5th annual Live Nativity, 6:30-8 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 10300 Glacier Highway, across from DMV. Details: Lynda, 789-9028.

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 juneaudance@gci.net.

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: www.juneauopera.org.

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.

"Interior Paint" workshop, 10 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

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.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

"Tiling Floors and Walls" workshop, 11 a.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

Juneau-Douglas High School ensembles and jazz groups performance, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nugget Mall. Fundraiser and holiday special. Details: 523-1707.

National Active & Retired Federal Employees Christmas Celebration, noon, TK Maguire's. Call for reservation. Proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army food drive and National Alzheimer's Organization. Details: Karen, 789-5447.

Sugar Plum Fairy luncheon, 12:30-2 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Children can meet a few of their Nutcracker characters while enjoying lunch, sweets, holiday music, stories and more. Each child will receive a complimentary photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy. $15. Details: 463-5327 or juneaudance@gci.net.

"Learn How to Install Crown Moulding" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

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

Flag Football, 4 p.m. every Saturday, turf field near Juneau-Douglas High School. Free. For youth of all ages. Details: 586-2635.

5th annual Live Nativity, 6:30-8 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 10300 Glacier Highway, across from DMV. Details: Lynda, 789-9028.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

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 juneaudance@gci.net.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

Juneau Lyric Opera "Holiday Pops Concert," 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. $10 adult, $8 students and seniors, children in laps are free. Group of five or more gets 15 percent off total price. Details: www.juneauopera.org.

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.

Winter Ball with Thunder Mountain Big Band, 8-11 p.m., Centennial Hall. Theme: Black and white. Band plays at 9 p.m. DJ music suitable for ballroom dance starts at 8 p.m. $15 general, $10 students at the door. Formal attire encouraged. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: Eric, 209-8367.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Winter Arts & Crafts Fair, Mendenhall Mall.

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

Vinyasa Yogo Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. $10, Yoga for 'every-body': a gentle stretch to open up your day. Details: 586-1203.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

"Installing a Programmable Thermostat" workshop, 1 p.m., Home Depot. Free. Details: 463-5034.

"Bring Your Own Crafts" session, 1-5 p.m., Douglas library, Community Room. Bring your crafting projects. Tea and hot chocolate provided. Details: 586-0434.

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

Juneau Skating Club's Holiday Recital, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Treadwell Ice Arena, Douglas. Free. Also featuring dessert auction. Details: 523-9115 or juneausk8@hotmail.com.



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