Around Town

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2001

Today

Juneau and Valley libraries close at 4 p.m. Douglas closed.

Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard Holiday Camp 2 begins today, runs through Jan. 4.

New Year's Eve at the Juneau Elks Lodge, 109 S. Franklin. Prime rib dinner from 6-9 p.m., music by Martin at 9 p.m. Free champagne and balloon drop at midnight. Open to Lodge members and invited guests. Details and reservations: 586-2420.

New Year's Eve Contra Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Scottish Rite Temple. Live music, alcohol-free event. Bring a non-messy snack to share. Beginners welcome. Details: Cecily, 586-4078.

Juneau Singles meeting, 8 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple. The Singles will join the contra dance New Year's Eve Party. Details: 789-7870.

Dances of Universal Peace Global Peace Dance, 9 p.m.-midnight, at the Unity Room, 219 Seward St., Suite 1. With hors d'oeuvre and dessert potluck. Call 463-4627 or 789-3993 for details.

Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 2's Annual New Year's Dance, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., ANB Hall. Live music from The North Pacific Band. Admission $3.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Libraries closed. No Capital Transit bus service.

Ninth Annual Polar Bear Dip, 1 p.m., Auke Rec. All ages welcome. Details: Mary, 586-1988.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Peace Vigil held by Juneau Friends Meeting (Quakers), noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Federal Building. Details: Louise, 586-4460.

Thursday, Jan. 3

Parks and Rec. Youth Indoor Soccer Coaches meeting, noon-1 p.m., Room 224 of City Hall. Details: Laurie, 586-5278.

Juneau Garden Club Business Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Vivian, 790-2156.

Baby-Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Beginnings Family Birth Center, Bartlett administration building classroom. For new parents and their infants up to 1 year. No registration required.

Americans with Disabilities Act Committee, 5:30 p.m., Mendenhall Library.

Friday, Jan. 4

Theatre Organ Concert, noon, State Office Building. Alice Branton, organist and former Juneau resident, will present a program of music on the Kimball Theatre organ.

Alaska Native Brotherhood, Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2 installation of officers and reception, 7 p.m., ANB Hall, 320 West Willoughby Ave. Public welcome.

"Buddhism in the East - People and Temples," 7:30-9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. First in the 2002 Fireside Program Series. Hosted by Linda Buckley.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Waste Management Inc. free Christmas tree chipping, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Capital Disposal Landfill, 5600 Tonsgard Court. Tree must be free of all decorations and nails. Food bank donations also accepted. Public is encouraged to bring cardboard, newspaper, glass and cans for recycling. Proceeds go to Red Cross. Details: 780-6888.

Juneau Singles Twelfth Night Party, 6 p.m., 8617 Marilyn Ave. Bring a potluck item and beverage for a celebration to end the Christmas season. Details: 789-5654.

Sunday, Jan. 6

Juneau-Douglas High School Baseball Clinic, 4-6 p.m., Marie Drake gym. Open to players ages 10-14. Featuring former JDHS players Chad Bentz and Rob Conway. Cost is $25 at the door. Details: Jim Ayers, 586-9832, evenings.

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at nrclerk@juneauempire.com. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.



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