Around Town

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2000


Christmas Tree Sale (jack pine and fir from Hoonah), 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., South Franklin Street, next to the Filipino Community Hall, $10 per foot, benefits Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. Details: 463-3113.

Salvation Army Angel Trees on display at Nugget Mall, Mendenhall Mall, Fred Meyer, Big Kmart, Moose Lodge, Foodland Super Drug and Alaska State Federal Credit Union. Gifts must be placed under trees by Dec. 19.

Third Annual Foster Child Christmas Sharing Tree on display at Nugget Mall. Opportunity to purchase gifts for foster children. Gifts must be placed, unwrapped, in decorated box at Hearthside by afternoon of Dec. 20..

There will be no storytime at the Juneau public libraries until after recess in January. Details: 586-5303.

Amazing Bookstore Annual Free Books table now open, near Village Barber Shop in Mendenhall Mall. Sponsored by Friends of the Juneau Public Library.

Juneau-Douglas High School Art Show, opening reception 4-7 p.m., City Museum at 4th and Main. Details: 586-3572.

Santa's Ride, 6 p.m. in Juneau (from Franklin Street to Glacier Avenue) and about 7:30 p.m. in West Juneau (bridge to Cedar Park). Two fire trucks with Santa and reindeer drive by with candy. Sponsored by Juneau-Douglas Volunteer Firefighters. Details: Jim Carroll, 586-6115.

Parents Anonymous en Espanol, 6-8 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul, 8617 Teal. Proveemos cuidado de ninos y la cena. Details: 790-4102.

"Cyrano de Bergerac," (1990) classic French romance/tragedy with English subtitles, 7 p.m., UAS Hendrickson Building, Room 113.

"Greater Tuna," 8 p.m. today and Saturday, at the Palace Theatre, 100 N. Franklin. Tickets $12 at Hearthside Books and the door. Comedic two-man show, produced by Aside Theatre Group.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Juneau Christmas Bird Count, meet no later than 8 a.m. Volunteers from downtown and Douglas at downtown McDonalds and participants counting north of Salmon Creek at valley McDonalds. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Details: Mark, 789-9841.

St. Ann's Care Center craft fair, 10 a.m., to sell holiday goods made by staff and residents. Details: Val Cummins, 586-3883, ext.. 425.

Last chance to buy UNICEF cards, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nugget Mall. Details: Janet Kussart, 586-6457.

Gastineau Humane Society holiday tree, staffed noon-4 p.m., Nugget Mall. Help by donating to spay and neuter program. Gift cards available. Details: Johanna Fagen, 789-4608.

Wickersham Society Friends and Neighbors holiday social, 4-6 p.m., House of Wickersham, 213 Seventh. Tea, coffee and cookies will be served. Details: Elva, 586-9001.

Christmas Lights by Helicopter, 4-7 p.m., north wing of Juneau Airport. See the Christmas lights from Santa's viewpoint. Fund-raiser for neurofibromatosis. Details: 789-4419.

Juneau Symphony Winter Concert, with Youth Concerto Competition winners Megan Bush and Niko Hoskins and the Juneau Lyric Opera Choral Ensemble. 8 p.m., pre-concert talk at 7 p.m., JDHS Auditorium. Tickets available at Hearthside Books, $14 general, $12 students and seniors, ($2 more at the door), $5 children.

Juneau Singles meet for Juneau Symphony Winter Concert, at 7 p.m. at JDHS Auditorium for pre-concert talk or 7:30 p.m. in school commons to gather for 8 p.m. concert. Details: 789-7870.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church parish hall, 9055 Atlin. Details: Helen Idzik, 463-6155 or 790-2919.

Monday, Dec. 18

The Assembly Lands Committee meeting for tonight has been canceled. Details: 586-0207.

English as a Second Language, 10 a.m.-noon, Smith Hall in the valley. Details: St. Vincent de Paul, 790-4102..

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2 meeting, 7 p.m., ANB Hall at 320 W. Willoughby. Details: Alberta, 586-2602.

Foster Care orientation and pre-service training, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Foster Parent Training Center at Vintage Business Park, across from Carrs. Details: Candice, 465-3740, or Janna, 790-4246.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Sewing Circle, noon-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center, next to St. Paul's Church. Details: Betty Cole, 789-7236.

Social Service Advisory Board, 5-7 p.m., downtown public library. Details: 586-0346.

Thursday, Dec. 21

Mini's Swim Program for children ages 5-7, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Augustus Brown swimming pool. Must be able to demonstrate at least advanced preschool or level II beginning skills. Details: 586-5325, best to call Mon-Fri, 6:30-8 a.m. or 2-5 p.m, and Sun., noon-6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23

Juneau Singles Christmas Caroling, 7 p.m., starting at St. Ann's Care Center and concluding with cocoa and cookies at 8756 Haloff Way. Details: 790-4751.

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