There is a growing user group at the Treadwell Arena. I happen to know there are many transplanted Juneauites who grew up in towns where ice rinks are commonplace. Moreover, some have even played hockey right up through the ranks to the collegiate level. I ask that you pass on what you have learned - coaching for example - in 2005. There is a kiosk in the rink with plenty of groups to contact. They will appreciate any volunteered effort regardless of experience.
The Parks and Recreation Department is requesting proposals from interested public or private nonprofit organizations for the delivery of various youth activity programs. Youth Activity Grant applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Department in City Hall. Interested agencies should call the Parks and Recreation Department at 586-5226 for further information. The grant application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.
Juneau Archery Club Youth Shooting at the range in the Mendenhall Mall will be canceled on Dec. 31 due to New Years Eve.
Youth Shooting will resume 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 7. Space is limited in each session and is available on a first-come, first- served basis. Cost per session is $1. All youths are invited. Details: 789-3422.
Eaglecrest celebrates the New Year, Jan. 1 with a brilliant fireworks display and the public is invited. The fun begins at 3 p.m. in the Day Lodge with live music from Musical Friends of Eaglecrest. Fireworks at 5 p.m. Fireworks paid for by Span-Alaska Consolidators, Arete Construction, and Juneau Chapter of ATIA, and by Alaska Travel Adventures, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group of Alaska, Super Bear, Eric Prestegard and Rob Parsons. Details: 790-2001.
Friends of Recycling is sponsoring a one-day only opportunity to recycle all those holiday catalogs and magazines. This will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 8, in the DOT parking lot at 612 mile Old Glacier Highway. Save your catalogs and please recycle. For more information call: 463-3372.