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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2004

Eaglecrest prepares for New Year's fireworks

JUNEAU - Eaglecrest Ski Area will host its annual New Year's Day fireworks show on Saturday, Jan. 1, whether or not the hill is open.

The Musical Friends of Eaglecrest, a group of local musicians organized by Teri Tibbett, will start playing at 3 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 5 p.m. The afternoon includes hot drinks, snacks, food and hospitality tents. The Eaglecrest cafeteria will also be open.

Symphony calls for musicians for 2005

JUNEAU - The Juneau Symphony will begin rehearsing for its winter concerts next week and is welcoming new musicians for its 2005 season.

Music and practice materials are available at the Symphony's office. Call 586-4676 for more information.

The first rehearsal is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the Juneau-Douglas High School band room. The first performance of the year is 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the high school auditorium.

The orchestra will perform Mahler's "Symphony No. 1," Grieg Piano's "Concerto No. 1 in A minor (first movement)" and Handel's "Overture to the Royal Fireworks."

Complete rehearsal schedule - 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, Juneau-Douglas High School band room; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, JDHS band room; 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, TBA; 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, JDHS band room; 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, JDHS band room; 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, JDHS band room; 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, JDHS stage; 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, JDHS stage; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, JDHS stage.

Trostel, Smith plan evening of Americans

JUNEAU - Trumpeter Rick Trostel and pianist Doug Smith will present a concert of American composers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The program includes Herbert Clarke, Eric Ewazen, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein.

Tickets are $10 at Hearthside Books or at the door. Students are allowed in free with a paying ticket holder.

There will be a free preview at noon Jan. 7, at the State Office Building, and several school shows - Tuesday morning, Harborview Elementary; Wednesday morning, Glacier Valley Elementary; Thursday morning, Floyd Dryden Middle School; and Friday morning, Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Libaries to resume storytime program

JUNEAU - Juneau Public Librar-ies will resume its storytime program on Jan. 3, and continue until May.

The schedule is as follows: Mondays, 10 a.m., toddlertime, downtown library; 11 a.m., toddlertime, Valley library; Wednesdays, 11 a.m., storytime, downtown library; Thursdays, 11 a.m., storytime, Douglas library; Fridays, 11 a.m., storytime, Valley library.

Details: 586-0435.

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