Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Cabaret workshop

Registration begins on Dec. 15, 2004, for Juneau Jazz & Classics' "Winter Cabaret Workshop." For information, call 463-3378.

AWARE honorees

AWARE, Inc. is pleased to announce the honorees for its Ninth Annual Women of Distinction Award: Joy Lyon, Kim Metcalf-Helmar, Jeri Museth and Laura Stats. These four Juneau women have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women and children in our community, and their accomplishment will be honored by AWARE at the Women of Distinction Dinner on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Centennial Hall.

All proceeds from the dinner will be used to help adults and children who have been victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information about the dinner, please contact AWARE at 586-6623.

Brass concert

At 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Northern Lights Church, there will be a performance of brass music by the Orion Trombone Quartet. The concert program includes a variety of music from Bach to selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker to traditional Christmas carols arranged in untraditional ways. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door and at Hearthside Books. The performance is a fund-raiser for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. The event is sponsored by the Harper Arts Touring Program, funded by the Rasmuson Foundation and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Sponsored in part by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council.

Benefit chopper flights

At 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, the public is invited to take a 10-minute helicopter ride over the Mendenhall Valley to see the Christmas lights.

The $25 per person donation will benefit neurofibromatosis and the Lions sight projects.

Flights will leave the north wing (old section) of the airport terminal and will be on a first-come, first- served basis. No prior reservations.

The event is sponsored by Coastal Helicopters and the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club. Coastal Helicopters will be providing the helicopters, Coastal pilots will be donating their time. Fuel will be provided by Coastal Fuel and Petro Marine, and the Lions will be providing ground support.

All flights are weather permitting.

We would also like to ask that valley residents turn their lights on to really light up the valley.

For additional information contact: Coastal Helicopters 789-5600 or Neil Atkinson 789-9179.

KTOO dog & cat show

Can dogs and cats get along together? They can - if they're part of KTOO's upcoming Dog & Cat Show, scheduled for March 2005.

During the course of a year, the station normally hosts the works of a variety of local artists. For a change, we decided to have a show dedicated to artwork featuring dogs and cats.

"We know many who have been inspired by their pets, and we'd like to showcase their art featuring those inspirations," said Jeff Brown, organizer of the show.

The exhibition is open to all kinds of artists, but is limited to work ready to hang, with a maximum size of 20 by 30 inches or free-standing - if a pedestal is provided. The art must arrive at KTOO during business hours between Feb. 28 and March 2, unless other arrangements have been made.

"We are open to most things, including art by dogs and cats themselves," Brown said, "as long as it's presented well."

An opening-night celebration is planned for Friday, March 4, at KTOO.

Works will be judged by a group of artists and pet lovers, and a variety of prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded. Many of the works will hang in the KTOO hallways for the month of March. Any proceeds from the sale of the works will benefit KTOO-FM, Juneau's public radio station.

As part of the exhibit, KTOO-FM will also host a radio call-in program, inviting listeners to call in with their personal pet stories, as well as featuring songs about dogs and cats during various music shows. For more information, please call Jeff Brown at 463-6425.

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