Neighbors briefs

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2001

Club sets programs

The Boys & Girls Club of Juneau, a nonprofit youth organization, serves young people between the ages of 8 and 18 with a program based facility that includes a games room with recreation equipment and a PowerUP computer learning center with Internet access.

The Club will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the winter holidays. Winter Break programming includes:

Extended Hours on Dec. 28 and Jan. 2-4 because of school closure for winter break. The Club will be open from 12 - 7 p.m.

In partnership with the 21st Century Community Learning Center, the Club will sponsor an Open Gym at DZ Middle School from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 28, 31, and Jan. 2-4. Alberta Jones, DZ P.E. teacher, and Boys & Girls Club of Juneau staff will supervisor and lead game activities. Everyone is invited!

Other activities at the Club include arts & crafts projects, movies, and game tournaments.

The Boys and Girls Club of Juneau is located at 8825 Mallard Street (right behind the Nuggett Mall). For more information, please contact Elizabeth Williams, Director, at (907) 790-4535 or ewilliams@bgcalaska.org.

Relay items for sale

The CBJ Parks and Recreation Department has Salt Lake City Olympic Torch Relay T-shirts and baseball hats for sale to commemorate the Olympic Torch coming to Juneau. Stop by the Parks and Recreation office 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to purchase the souvenirs.

Parks and Recreation is also looking for volunteers to help with the Torch Relay when it visits Juneau. Assistance is needed, from decorating to hosting a Torchbearer to showing enthusiasm along the way. Call 586-5226 for more information.

Tree chipping slated

Don't miss the annual Christmas Tree Chipping event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002. Christmas trees will be collected at a new location, the Capital Disposal Landfill at 5600 Tonsgard Court in Lemon Creek at the CBJ Recycling Center.

This service is free of charge. Trees must be free of all decorations, tinsel, tree stands and nails. No trees will be collected after 2 p.m.

A container will be on-site for foodbank donations. The public is also encouraged to bring cardboard, newspaper, glass and cans for recycling. Proceeds from the sale of aluminum cans will be donated to the Red Cross. For more information call 780-6888.

Tlingit beading class scheduled

Florence Sheakley, expert Tlingit bead artist will offer a class in the Tlingit two-needle beading technique. Students will make a geometric design on felt, and time permitting, move on to other simple projects offered by the instructor. This class is for adults and youth 16 and older. Class size is limited to 12. Pre-registration and pre-payment required one week before class starts. The event is on Jan. 12, 19, 26 at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 4th and Main Streets from 1-4 p.m. The cost for the class is $45 plus materials fee. Call: 586-3572 for more information and to register.

Students earn awards

The recipients of this year's Hilary Lindh Silver Medal Scholarships are Dannah Honse, a fifth grader at Gastineau Elementary School, and Emmett Davis, a ninth grader at Thunder Mountain Academy. Dannah and Emmett will receive season ski passes to the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

The scholarship program was created in 1992 to honor Olympic Silver Medalist Hilary Lindh, who began skiing in Juneau at an early age. Each year a pass is awarded to a boy and girl in grades K through 12. Applications are considered on the basis of scholastic achievement, previous participation in skiing/snowboarding competitions, competitive spirit, positive attitude and financial need.

Juneauites named to OSU honor roll

The names of those students who made Oregon State University's Scholastic Honor Roll for Fall term have been announced.

A total of 438 students earned straight-A (4.0) Another 2,248 earned a B-plus or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Three Juneau students earned a 3.5 or better. They are: Leslie Ahlgren, freshman; Heather Haase, sophomore; and Kelly Richards, junior.



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