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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today, Dec. 17

Office Of Children's Services open house, Vintage Park, 3025 Clinton Drive, first floor. Gifts that were placed in the box located in Hearthside Book store will be dispersed to foster parents to give to their children for Christmas. Details: Candice, 465-3740.

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences special seminar, noon, 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. "In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.S. Degree in Fisheries" by Lisa Kamin. Details: Louisa, 796-5441.

Cooperative Church Council's Advent Luncheon, noon-1 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Lunch of homemade soups, breads and holiday cookies. Donation requested for the Glory Hole. Details: 586-2380 or 586-9562.

Bartlett Baby Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Yoga class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Taproot Yoga, 2211 Dunn St. Drop-in, $15. Four-week session, $50. Details: Christin, 523-9848.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

Toddler Time Group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Birth Center. All welcome. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out in our large activity room. Details: 586-1203.

"Introduction to Computers, Internet and E-mail" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 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.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Widowed Persons Christmas dinner, 6 p.m., Baranof Hotel. All widows and widowers cordially invited. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355..

Holiday jazz concert, 6-8 p.m., The Canvas, 223 Seward St. To feature five local singers, Beatrice Caujolle, Patricia Hull, Tre Ford, Alyssa Fischer and Sarah Johnson; Tom Locher, piano; and Clay Good, drums. Pay-as-you-can. Proceeds go to the musicians. For all ages. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Our Time Support Group, 6-8 p.m., 419 Sixth St. Weekly support group for parents and children with special needs. Dinner and child care provided. Please RSVP. Details: 321-8311.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

Juneau Jumpers Holiday Show, 7 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School. $5 per person, $3 per person with two cans of food for the Food Bank, $10 per family, $8 for family with two cans of food. Special appearance by the Auke Bay Ropers jump rope team.

Thunder Mountain High School band, orchestra and choir Winter Music Concert, 7 p.m., TMHS auditorium. Directed by Brian VanKirk and Tyree Pini.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

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. 18

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Juneau School District Indian Studies Program Board meeting, 11:30 a.m., Breakwater Restaurant. Public invited. Details: Sally, 523-1737.

Special theatre organ and The Reindeer Band concert, noon, State Office Building. Featuring a variety of holiday and Christmas music. With J. Allan MacKinnon on the Kimball Theatre Organ.

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.

Christmas Lights Flights, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Gate 1. Annual helicopter flights to see Christmas lights of the Mendenhall Valley. $30. Proceeds to benefit Children's Tumor Foundation and the Lions Sight Projects. Details: 789-5600.

Santa on the Fire Truck, 6 p.m., starting at Mount Roberts Tramway, up South Franklin to the Governor's Mansion, down 12th Street, down old Glacier Highway, over the bridge to Cordova heights and onto Douglas. Arriving in Douglas around 8:45 p.m. Details: 586-0262.

Kids night archery shoot, 6-9 p.m., Juneau Hunter Education Facility, 5670 Montana Creek Road. Three one-hour sessions at $1 per session per child. With certified instructors. Bows and arrows included. Sponsored by the Juneau Archery Club. Details: Amy, 957-1985.

Trail Mix annual business meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. To include presentation by Juneau naturalist Richard Carstensen and slideshow of past year's projects. Details: info@juneautrails.org or 790-6406.

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.

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.

Opera To Go's one-act operas by Michel Chordas: "The Last Leaf" and "The Gift of the Magi," 8 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. $20 general, $15 seniors, $5 students. Details: 586-2255.



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