Sound off on the important issues at
Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.
Advent lunch, noon, Northern Light United Church. With speaker Father Thomas Weise from Cathedral of the Nativity. $5 donation. Sponsored by Juneau Cooperative Church Council. Details: 364-2468.
Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.
Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital administration building classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old.
Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.
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 dismissal is earlier. Power Hour 3-5 p.m.; Member and Computer Lab Orientation, open lab 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Skill Tech 5-6 p.m.; Sports Challenge 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.
Computer classes, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Adult Education Center. Resumes and Internet Job Search. Free. Details: Carin, 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.
Ballroom Dance Extravaganza, 6 p.m., Auke Bay Elementary School gym. Featuring Thunder Mountain Big Band and dance exhibitions by Auke Bay School's fourth and fifth-graders. Dance instruction by Shane Wirtz and silent holiday dessert auction. $5 donations. Details: 463-1775.
St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.
"The Wished For Child" grief support group, 6 p.m., Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. For those who have experienced infant loss, miscarriage, infertility, failed adoption or abortion. Details: Cathryn, 463-6106.
Alaska Legal Services Family Law Self-help Clinic, 6-8 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: Leona, 586-6425.
English as a Second Language class, 6:30-8 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Adult Education Center, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: Rosa, 586-5718.
Juneau-Douglas High School winter choir and orchestra concert, 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Details: Ken, 523-1531.
Southeast Wild-Public Lecture Series, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall, Room 112. Presented by Mark Schwan on Juneau's fall and early winter birds. Sponsored by Juneau Audubon.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 7-8 p.m., St. Paul's Parish Hall. Details: 789-8884.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.
"7 Gypsies" Charm Bracelet Class, 7-9 p.m., 226 Seward St. Sponsored by the Creating Place. Details: Anji, 780-5437.
"Grant Writing for Nonprofits Using Foundation Center" class, 8 p.m., downtown library. Details: Jeremy, 586-0442.
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. 15
Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.
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.
Bartlett Regional Hospital Finance Committee meeting, 12:15 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Administration Board Room. Details: Toni, 796-8438.
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 dismissal is earlier. Open lab 1-3 p.m.; Lego Robotics 3:30-5 p.m.; prize raffle 4 p.m.; guest speakers 4-5 p.m. on alternate weeks; movie/tournament 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Teen Skills Lab 5-6 p.m. Details: 790-4534, 790-4535.
Pet loss support group, 5 p.m., call for location. Sponsored by Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. Details: Ila, 957-6266 or Valerie, 789-9466.
Nicotine Anonymous, 5-6 p.m. every Friday, 211 Fourth St., Suite 101. Details: 463-3755.
Fire truck ride through Juneau and Douglas with Santa, 6 p.m., Mount Roberts Tramway. Details: 586-0262.
Geocaching White Elephant Potluck, 6 p.m., 3200 Hospital Drive #203. Details: Shad, 463-5713.
Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.
Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Ellen, 463-6175.
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.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Saturday, Juneau Youth Services, 2075 Jordan Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Details: Charles, 796-4149.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.
Tlingit and Haida Community Council annual Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. Cost to reserve a table is $20. Details: 463-5680.
Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mendenhall Mall.
Al-Anon Family Group Staying Alive meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Barbara, 790-1029.
Photos with Santa done by Steve Reid, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mendenhall Mall.
Afternoon of musical creativity with Jeff Brown, 1-3 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. For kids 8 and older to paint and assemble a LimberMoose. $22.35 and includes all materials. Pre-registration and prepayment required. Details: Alysia, 586-3572.
Boy Scouts caterpillar and gift wrap, 1-5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall.
"Altered Tin Christmas Lunchbox" lunchpail-making class, 4-6 p.m., The Creating Place, 226, Seward St. Details: Anji, 780-5437.
Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.
Holiday Barn Dance, 7:30 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall. Sponsored by the Juneau Contra Dancers. Details: David, 321-3109.
Sunday, Dec. 17
Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Juneau Youth Services, 2075 Jordan Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Details: Charles, 796-4149.
Knight's of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual.
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.
Arts and Crafts Fair and photos with Santa by Steve Reid, noon-5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall.
Boy Scouts caterpillar and gift wrap, 1-5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall.
Folkdancing, 6 p.m., downtown Juneau Racquet Club. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers, there is no charge for instruction. Partners are not required and beginners are welcome. Details: 364-2334.
Adult open gym, 6-8 p.m. every Sunday, Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. $4. Open to women and men over 18 years old. Participants must bring their own volleyball or basketball. Details: Community Schools, 523-1775.
"Longest Night" service, 7 p.m., Chapel by the Lake. This is a special service for those who are in the midst of depression, mourning or loss. Details: 789-3537.
Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. They can also be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at email@example.com. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.