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Wednesday, Mar. 18
Calendar 031809 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Wednesday, Mar. 18
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Calendar

Wednesday, Mar. 18

- JUNEAU -

Low Impact Exercise, 10 a.m. Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196.

Ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Storytime, 11a.m., Downtown library.

"Write For Your Life" writing group, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

Contract Bridge, 1-4 p.m. Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196.

Free Salsa/Bachata lessons. 3-4 p.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School. Details: rumbalaska@gmail.com.

Free English as a Second Language Class, 5-6:30 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.

"Future Prospect for Tibet" presentation by Lobsang Nyandak, 5:30 p.m., KTOO. Sponsored by the Juneau World Affairs Council.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker, 6 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Jewelry studio, 6:15-9 p.m., The Canvas. An opportunity to work independently under guidance of an advanced artist. For intermediate and advanced students. Drop in one session or attend all four. $15 per session. Bring your own supplies. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

UAF Science for Alaska Lecture Series, 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall. "SEAMONSTER: Learning About the Glacier in Your Own Back Yard." Details: Ann Ringstad, (907) 474-5922.

Renewable Energy Presentation and Legislative Awards and Community Dinner, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Nativity. Teens will talk about their Renewable Energy Campaign and honor Alaska legislators whom they have chosen to receive awards in recognition of their environmental work and support of youth programs. Open to partners and members.

Battles of Fire and Water performance at Perseverance Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Pay-as-you-can UAS Night. Details: 463-TIXS

Free Silverbow Movie: I Served the King of England, 8 p.m.

Live Trivia, 8 p.m., Imperial Billiard & Bar, downtown. Details: 586-1960.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

Karaoke/open mike, 9 p.m.-close, Rendezvous with Juneau idol "LZ" welcoming singers, musicians, poets, jugglers, comedians. Details: 586-1270.

Wet Wednesdays live music, 9 p.m., Squires Rest. Details: 789-7829.

- HAINES -

Takshanuk Watershed Council meeting on Mammals of the Chilkat Valley, 6 p.m. at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Public welcome.

Thursday, Mar. 19

- JUNEAU -

Breath and Stretch, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Senior Center, 463-6196.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce lunch, noon-1 p.m. Moose Lodge.

Baby-parent time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Admin. Building classroom. Class and support group for new parents and their infants up to 1 year. Registration not required; come with your baby. Details: 796-8975.

The Dahl-Kenney Lent Lunch Series, sponsored by the Juneau Cooperative Church Council will take place at Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th Street, every Thursday during Lent at noon. This week's speaker: Tom Dahl's daughter-in-law, Jo Dahl, a teacher at Johnson Youth Center. $5 suggested donation to the Glory Hole. Details: Jesse Perry, 586-3131 or jessperr@gmail.com.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. Juneau Senior Center, 463-6196.

Mental fitness games, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center, 463-6196.

Toddler Time Group. 3-4.30 p.m. at Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Toddlers can play in our activity room, and adults can meet and share parenthood. Details: 586-1203.

Open fencing 4:30 p.m., UAS Recreation Center; beginners Tues/Fri, experienced fencers Thurs/Sat. $3 gym floor fee for non-students. Equipment available. Details: Even, 321-9779 or haines.maestro@gmail.com.

L.A. Style Salsa lessons at the Canvas with Heather and Antonio. 6-7 p.m. beginning, 7:15-8:15 intermediate. $10 adults, $8 students at the door. No partner necessary. Details: rumbalaska@gmail.com.

Nutrition for Pregnancy Class 6-7 p.m. Free. At Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Details: 586-1203.

"Introduction to Wheel Throwing" class with Sarah Arntson, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. First of six-week class held Thursdays, March 19-April 23. Cost is $210 for all six. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Widowed Persons Program Pot Luck Dinner, 6:30 pm in the Dining Room at Fireweed Place. Please bring a dish to share and invite other widows/widowers to attend. For further information or a ride, please contact Sandy at 789-0355 or Sue at 586-6424 (suen@gci.net).

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.

Evening Masters Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown pool. Details: 586-5325.

"March into Spring," JDHS and TMHS student choir and orchestra concert. 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium.

Learn to Fox Trot with Dan and Lorinda Kassner, Feb. 5-March 26,

7-8:30 p.m. Downtown Racquet Club

Details: Leah, 789-2181 ext 321 or lcazemier@thealaskaclub.com

Juneau School District Board of Education Community Forum on Search for the next Superintendent. 6-7:15 p.m. at ANB Hall. Dinner and public discussion about the qualities necessary for the future leader of the school district. Public comment will be taken at the meeting and the feedback will be incorporated into the recruitment process. Details: Kristin Bartlett, 523-1707.

Taming of the Shrew by Theatre in the Rough. 7:30 p.m. at the Old Elks on Franklin St. Pay-as-your-can.

Contra Dance, 7:30-9:30 pm in the Terry Miller Office Building gym at 6th and Main. Featuring live music by Impromptu and calling by Tom Paul. No experience or partners are necessary. Small donation. Details: 463-3214.

Battles of Fire and Water performance at Perseverance Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Details: 463-TIXS

Open mike at Alaskan Bar, 9 p.m., downtown. Details: 586-1000.

DJ dance music, hip-hop, 9 p.m., Imperial Billiard & Bar, downtown. Details: 586-1960.

DJ Battle, hip-hop, 9 p.m.-close, Back Alley at the Viking. Details: 586-2159.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

Karaoke with Mike, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

Salsa night at the Rendezvous. Free lessons, no cover. 21+. Drink Specials, espresso drinks available. Details: Antonio at 988-7378.

Music with DJ Fez, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Imperial Saloon. Details: 586-1960.

- HAINES -

Senior Center lunch program, noon.

American Legion Hamburger Feed, 5-7 p.m.

Haines Elks Lodge, Regular Monthly Meetings, first and third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

- KETCHIKAN -

First City Rotary meeting, Cape Fox Hotel Conference Room, 7 a.m., Jeremiah's. Details: 225-7002.

Storyhour at the Library, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, finger plays and a short film beginning around 10:40 a.m. Different story themes each week. Appropriate for infants through pre-school age children. Details: 225-0370.

First City Toastmasters meet Thursdays at noon at the Presbyterian Church, 2711 2nd Ave. Practice your public speaking, guests are welcome. Details: 225-3519.

Family Night at the Ketchikan Public Library beginning at 5:30pm offers an evening of food, fun and new books for families with preschool age children. This month the theme is diving and snorkeling in Southeast Alaska. Tickets are free and available in advance in the children's library as space is limited. Details: 225-0370

Thursday Food and Flicks, 6 p.m. every Thursday, Ketchikan Coffee Company and the New York Hotel. Café is open from 5-9:30 p.m. Details: 247-BEAN.

Jam to gospel/bluegrass music 7:30 p.m., every Thursday at at the stARTled Salmon in the Cape Fox Market Place, 500 Mission Street #5. Sponsored by Squares and Contras. Details: 225-2211.

- WRANGELL -

Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau meeting, 6:30 pm. Wrangell CVB regular meetings are the third Thursday of each month. Please call City Hall at 874-2381 for more information about workshops or special meetings.

Friday, March 20

- JUNEAU -

Low Impact Exercise, 10 a.m. Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196.

Storytime, 11a.m., Valley Library.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196

Organ concert, J. Allen MacKinnon. Noon, State Office Building.

Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau March Membership Luncheon. Noon, Baranof Treadwell Room. Doors open at 11:30. To reserve your seat call Theresa Sullivan at 586-1737 x104.

Student Free Speech Forum, 12:30 p.m., JDHS Auditorium. The Juneau School District will be hosting a forum on Student Free Speech Rights. Professor Stewart Jay from the University of Washington Law School will discuss the current state of the law on student speech and its practical implications. Ann Gifford, counsel to the Juneau School District and Douglas Mertz, counsel to Joseph Frederick, will speak on the subject. The forum is open to high school students, faculty, staff and the public on a first come first served basis. Details: Kristin Bartlett, Juneau School District, 523-1707

Glacier Valley Rotary Boat and Sports Show, 4-9 p.m. Centennial Hall. $5.

Auction of JPD Forfeited and Unclaimed Vehicles. 4 p.m. Copies of auction items available at www.juneaupolice.com. Details: 586-0600.

Open Ultimate Frisbee. 5:30, UAS Student Rec Center. Every week. Free for Members, $3 for Non-Members. Details: 796-6544.

Juneau Archery Club Youth Shooting, 6-8 p.m. Space limited, $1.00 per session. Details: 789-3422.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Fireside Chat at Mendenhall Glacier. 6:30 and 8 p.m. Details: 789-0097.

Third Fridays Music at the Canvas, 7-9 p.m. Third Friday in March features two local bands. "Maybe It's Reno" with Bridget Cross & George Kuhar start off the evening at 7, and Cayenne Blue continues from 8-9. Pie in the Sky will open at 6:30 so you can settle in with a hot drink and a treat. Pay as you can: proceeds from the door go to musicians. Details: 586-1750

Cribbage, 7 p.m.. Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196

Battles of Fire and Water performance at Perseverance Theatre. 7:30 p.m.. Details: 463-TIXS

Taming of the Shrew by Theatre in the Rough. 7:30 p.m. at the Old Elks on Franklin St. $16 adults, $10 students, $5 under five. Tickets at Hearthside Books.

DJ Judo Local Hip-Hop, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. at The Rendezvous bar. 21+ , no cover. Details: 586-1270

Salsa / cha cha / tango, 10:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m., FREE, Zephyr.

Ultimate Frisbee UAS REC center, 5:30 p.m. Details 796-6544

- HAINES -

Sheldon Museum Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon

Haines Elks Lodge Hamburger Feed, 5-7 p.m.

- KETCHIKAN -

Storyhour at the Library, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, finger plays and a short film beginning around 10:40 a.m. Different story themes each week! Appropriate for infants through pre-school age children. Details: 225-0370.

The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau March Membership Luncheon. Noon - 1 pm at the Best Western Landing Sunny Point Conference Center. Scheduled speakers Kyan and Stephen Reeve will present a prgoram on the benefits of Historic Preservation in Ketchikan. Lunch menu will feature a South of the Border Taco bar. $16 per person with reservation by 5pm on Wednesday, March 18. $20 thereafter or at the door. Details: KVB at 225-6166.

Story Craft at the Children's Library from 5-6pm as part of the downtown First Friday evening out. This month kids will hear stories about rain and make kaleidoscopes. No registration required. Details: 225-0370

Live Music at the New York Café. 6 p.m. to midnight. Bluegrass jams every Friday of the winter months. Light dinners and appetizers served from 5-9 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in the music-making or just come to listen. Details: 225-0246.

Friday Night Insights. 7 p.m., Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Theater. Free, open to the public. Details: 228-6220.

Over the Tavern, a First City Players performance. 7:30 p.m. $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors/Military, $5 for Youth. Details and tickets: 225-4792.

- TENAKEE SPRINGS -

Tenakee Springs Fireman's Ball, 5 p.m., Tenakee Springs Community Center. All proceeds benefit the Volunteer Fire Department. $10 adults, $5 children. Spaghetti dinner, refreshments, door prizes and dancing to live acoustic music. Details: Pete, 907-736-2211.

- SITKA -

Supernatural Creatures Art Show & Reception, 5 p.m. Paintings and carvings by Alexandra Gerber will be on display in the UAS Sitka Campus atrium. There will be a reception on March 20 at 5pm. Work will be on display through March 31.

The Bobs concert, 7:30- 9:30 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Vocal pyrotechnicians The Bobs return to Alaska with a hysterical, audacious show. This is not your father's a cappella band. Classics will be skewered and rules broken as they feature songs from their 14th CD, "Get Your Monkey off my Dog," recently named one of the Top 25 Independent CDs of 2008. Sponsored by Sitka Fine Arts.

Saturday, Mar. 21

- JUNEAU -

Juneau-Douglas High School Dance Team clinic will start at 8 a.m. at the JDHS main gym. K-3 will register at 7:45 a.m., with clinic 8-11 a.m. and show 11-11:45 a.m. Fourth- through 12th-graders register at 12:15 p.m., with clinic 12:30-4 p.m. and show 4-4:45 p.m. Cost is $40. Wear comfortable dance or workout clothing and gym shoes.

Glacier Valley Rotary Boat and Sports Show, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall. $5.

SAGA hosts their First Annual Winter Jamboree at the Eagle

Valley Center. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A free day filled with fun activities for the whole family. Cross country ski races, snowshoe naturalist hikes, snow shelter

tours, concessions and more. Registration required. Details: adventure@servealaska.org or 789-7035.

Learn Spanish through Art & Play, Northern Lights Church, 400 W. 11th

Street. Spanish play group for ages 2-6 at 10 a.m.; Spanish club for ages

7-12 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $12/child or $10 with a punch card. Song book

provided. Parents welcome.

Coffee and Collections at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. "The History of Gold Medal" presented by Dr. Walter Soboleff and members of the Lion's Club. 10:30 a.m. In conjunction with the opening of the Museum's summer exhibit Hoop Time: Gastineau Channel Basketball through the Years and the 63rd Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Dr. Soboleff and the Lions Club will take a look back at the tournament's history and its focus on fun, friendly competition and good sportsmanship. Coffee provided by Heritage. Details: 586-3572

Fertility Awareness Workshop. 3-4.30pm. Join Dr Emily Kane for tea and a discussion of fertility awareness and enhancement. Women only please. At Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Details: 586.1203.

Adult hula class for beginners, 4-5 p.m. Saturdays, Halau Hula 'o 'Olili'ula Dance Studio, 5750 Glacier Highway, E1. This class concentrates on the fundamentals of hula basic steps, movement, posture, chanting and body strengthening. Space limited. Bring water bottle. Wear comfortable gym clothes. Details: Leimomi, 723-2708 or www.halauhulaooliliula.org.

Open Fencing 4:30 p.m., UAS Recreation Center; beginners Tues/Fri, experienced fencers Thurs/Sat. $3 gym floor fee for non-students. Equipment available. Details: Even Hales 321-9779 or haines.maestro@gmail.com.

Bachata and Son Dance Instruction with Antonio Diaz. 6:30-8 p.m. at JDU Dance Studio, 8420 Airport Blvd., Ste. 202. $60 for six week session. Register at JDU office or juneaudance.com. Details: 463-5327.

Gala Celebration for the Downtown Public Libraries' Twenty Years on the waterfront. 7 p.m. Guest Speakers include Donna Pierce, past Library Directory; Paul Voelckers, Library Architect; Mayor Bruce Botelho; and Linda Thibodeau, State Library Director. Live music by Aurora Strings and Tom Locher, stories of authors by students as statues, and chocolate and pastries.

Taming of the Shrew by Theatre in the Rough. 7:30 p.m. at the Old Elks on Franklin St. $16 adults, $10 students, $5 under five. Tickets at Hearthside Books.

Battles of Fire and Water performance at Perseverance Theatre. 7:30 p.m.. Details: 463-TIXS

Carnival celebration featuring Salsa Borealis and Latino food. 7:30 at Juneau Arts & Culture Center. $10 adults, $8 students, under 10 free. No host bar for 21+. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 988-7378.

Open Gym at DZ, 8-11 p.m. For grades 6-12, bring basketball or volleyball Details: 523-1774.

Argentine Tango practice at the Sandbar, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Led by Pat Belec.

Hot Salsa Nights at the Rendezvous Bar. 9:30 p.m.-close. Free lessons by Antonio Diaz. No cover, drink specials.

- HAINES -

Haines Elks Lodge, Roast Pork Dinner, 6 p.m. PER Fundraiser.

- KETCHIKAN -

Monthly Grind 7 p.m. at the Saxman Tribal House. Wear some green, and get ready to be entertained by the Kanayama Kids, Otter Limits, Harvey Hansen, Tom and Carl Thompson, Jarrad Fudge, The River People and Gracecase. $5 adults, $1 children. Bring a homemade dessert and get a refund.

Talented young women of Ketchikan compete for the title "Alaska's Junior Miss," March 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Kayhi Auditorium. The winner will then go on to compete for America's Junior Miss. Details: Robert McClory, Ketchikan High School Counselor at 225-9815, x211.

Open Mic Night at Wired Alaska Internet Café. 7-10 p.m. every Saturday. Located between the police station and the tunnel on Grant. Details: 225-6119.

Over the Tavern, a First City Players performance. 7:30 p.m. $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors/Military, $5 for Youth. Details and tickets: 225-4792.

Sunday, March 22

- JUNEAU -

Glacier Valley Rotary Boat and Sports Show, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Centennial Hall. $5.

Taming of the Shrew by Theatre in the Rough. 2 p.m. at the Old Elks on Franklin St. $10 general admission, $5 kids under five. Tickets at Hearthside Books.

Stories of Sitka National Historical Park, 2 p.m. at ANB Hall. Many of you in Juneau are a part of the story told at Sitka National Historical Park and we need your help. The oldest national park in Alaska shares the living culture of the Tlingit, Russia's long history of Southeast Alaska, and the amazing ecosystems which have shaped those stories each day to visitors from around the world. The public is welcome to help evaluate how these stories are told and to help shape the future of the park for years to come.

Dan Hopson at the Gold Room, Baranof Hotel, 6-7 p.m.

Alaska Ocean Film Festival, 7 p.m. at Silverbow. Free with tickets from JAHC, 350 Whittier or 463-ARTS.

Battles of Fire and Water performance at Perseverance Theatre. 7:30 p.m.. Details: 463-TIXS

- KETCHIKAN -

The Yarn Bee continues at the Ketchikan Public Library! Join yarn enthusiasts who knit or crochet for tea, cookies and new books while you work on projects from 1-3pm. Details: Lisa Pearson at 225-0370

Teen Advisory Group meeting, in the adult library from 2-4 p.m. Details: Kelly Johnson at 25-0370.

Monday, March 23

- JUNEAU -

Lapsit Storytime at 10 a.m. at the Juneau Downtown Library and at 11 a.m. at Mendenhall Valley Library

Low Impact Exercise, 10 a.m. Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196

Juneau Taku Toastmasters meeting, noon. Federal Bldg room 54. Open to public. Details: 465-6121.

Spring Break Kids Explorer Week presented by the City Museum and the Canvas. Monday, March 23 through Friday 27, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The Canvas and the City Museum join forces to provide a program for kids over spring break. Details: 586-3572 or www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/juneauexplorers.php.

Contract Bridge, 1-4 p.m. Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196.

Free English as a Second Language Class, 5-6:30 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.

Drop-in Cycling Class. 6:15 p.m., UAS Student Rec Center. Every week. Free for Members, $3 for Non-Members. Details: 796-6544.

Argentine Tango at the Dance Loft, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 7630 Glacier Hwy. More advanced steps are taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free practica 7:30-8, beginning steps 8-9 p.m. Details: 523-1995 or thedanceloft@gci.net

Writing Group at Downtown Library, 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.

International All-Star Circus Performance. 7 p.m. Juneau advance ticket prices are $11 for children and $19 for adults for general admission and $22.50 and $30 for VIP seating. Tickets purchased at the door are $14 and $22 for general admission and $27.50 and $35 for VIP seating.

Tickets at www.takemetothecircus.com or at Hearthside Books & Toys.

Free movie at Silverbow, 8 p.m.

Hip-Hop Night at the Alaskan. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Hip-hop night at the Alaskan Bar is back! Hosted by local DJs Judo and Redeem. 21+, no cover.

- HAINES -

Senior Center lunch program, noon

Haines Public Library, Film Club for Teens, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ages 12 & up.

American Legion Military Mondays, serving dinner to our troops from5-7 p.m.

- KETCHIKAN -

The Ketchikan Garden Club will meet at the Ketchikan Public Library in the children's annex at 6:30pm. This month the Garden Club will talk about Hellebores and Heucheras.

- SITKA -

Journey to Statehood Alaska history program with John H. Venables. 7 p.m. at Kettleson Library. Venables will appear in period attire as William Henry Seward, Judge James Wickersham and E.L. "Bob" Bartlett, giving historical vignettes of the times they lived. Free and open to the public. Details: johnhenryvenables@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Mar. 24

- JUNEAU -

Juneau Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., St. Paul's Parish Hall. Open to the public. Details: 463-4099.

Breath and Stretch yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196.

Sewing Circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

Alaska Vocational Institute Orientation Sessions, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn more about the computer and office skills training courses. Details: 586-5718.

Free English as a Second Language Class, noon-1:30 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way, Details: 586-5718.

Stitch & Knit, 12:45 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6196

International All-Star Circus Performance. Shows at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Juneau advance ticket prices are $11 for children and $19 for adults for general admission and $22.50 and $30 for VIP seating. Tickets purchased at the door are $14 and $22 for general admission and $27.50 and $35 for VIP seating. Tickets at www.takemetothecircus.com or at Hearthside Books & Toys.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Bring your baby! All are welcome. Details: 586-1203.

Open fencing 4:30 p.m., UAS Recreation Center; beginners, Tues/Fri; experienced fencers, Thurs/Sat. $3 gym floor fee for non-students. Equipment available. Details: Even Hales, 321-9779 or haines.maestro@gmail.com.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors meeting. 5:15 p.m. at Robert F. Valliant Center.

Marie Drake Planetarium. Come make the stars shine in Juneau every Tuesday. Details: mariedrakeplanetaroium.org. 586-1517.

Cuban Salsa/Rueda lessons at the Canvas with Heather and Antonio. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Bachata, 7:30-8:30 intermediate. $10 adults, $8 students at the door. No partner necessary. Details: rumbalaska@gmail.com.

Evening Masters Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Augustus Brown Pool. Details: 586-5325.

Savvy Caregiver course, 6:30-8:30 on Tuesday evenings March 17-April 21 at the Juneau Senior Center. Presented by Amber Smith of ADRAA Juneau. Free, for family caregivers of a loved one with dementia. Details and pre-registration: Amber, 586-6044

Life drawing, Ruby Room in Emporium Mall. Show up between 6:40 and 6:55 p.m. Front door locked at 7:30 p.m. $15 for two hours; 10-session punch cards are $100. Every Tuesday. Details: Rob, 321-3356 or juneaudrawing@gmail.com or Sarah, 586-3440 or sarah@lrcd.com.

UAF Science for Alaska Lecture Series, 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall. "The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Tragedy, Mystery and Optimism." For more information about the Juneau series, contact Ann Ringstad, director of community advocacy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, at 907-474-5922.

Juneau Chess Club meeting, 7-9 p.m., downtown library. The public is welcome to attend and boards and pieces typically provided. Rules taught to those interested. Details: Brian Bezenek, 790-1934.

Free movie at Silverbow, 8 p.m. "I Served the King of England."

- HAINES -

Senior Center lunch program, noon.

Haines Emblem Club Taco Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 pm., all you can eat.

Tlingit Language Class, 7-9 p.m., Sheldon Museum.

- KETCHIKAN -

Rotary 2000 meeting, noon, Eagles Club. Details: 225-6166.

Rainy Day Recorders, every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Details: MJ Turek, 225-2592.

The Ketchikan Food Club will meet for ordering from 4:30-5:30 in the children's annex on the library This non-profit buyers group orders natural food groceries in bulk from Seattle. Details: Charlotte, 225-0370

Signs and Symptoms for Supervisors Training. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tongass Substance Screening Training Center, 120 Carlanna Lake Road. $75 per person, registration required. Details: 247-1431 or email ginny@tssakstar.com.

Ketchikan Community Chorus, every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Details: 247-2356.

- WRANGELL -

Journey to Statehood Alaska history program with John H. Venables. 7 p.m. at the Nolan Center. Venables will appear in period attire as William Henry Seward, Judge James Wickersham and E.L. "Bob" Bartlett, giving historical vignettes of the times they lived. Free and open to the public. Details: johnhenryvenables@yahoo.com.

Planning Ahead

- JUNEAU -

Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes & Clans, Centennial Hall, March 25-28. Native elders and experts in traditional culture, academic scholars and students will share their knowledge and work involving a wide variety of topics. The conference will afford a rare opportunity for key researchers, Native elders, and cultural leaders to share information with their colleagues, students, members of the Native community, and the public. The 2009 theme, "Haa Shkalneekx'í Wooshteen Kanaxtulaneegí: Telling Our Stories" highlights the importance of oratory and writing to modern Tlingit culture. Other sessions and presentations on a wide variety of topics relating to Tlingit culture.

- KETCHIKAN -

Totem to Totem Half Marathon May 9. Relayers & walkers welcome. Start at Totem Bight State Park and finish at Rotary Beach (Bugge Beach). Race Fee: $30 includes Tee shirt. Race day Registration begins at 7:45 am. Start time is 9 am for runners. Walkers may not start before 8 am. Runners under 12 years of age are not allowed to run solo, but can participate as a team. Great post-race food and prizes! Volunteers needed and appreciated. Details: Race Director Gretchen Klein, (907) 225-2702.

- SITKA -

Registration for the 2009 Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Open on a first-come, first-served basis. The camp offers over 60 classes per session in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, writing, and Alaskan Native Arts. Two sessions for different student age groups: The middle school camp, for students entering grades 6-9, runs from June 14-27; the high school camp, for students entering grades 9-12, runs June 28-July 12. Details: www.fineartscamp.org or 747-3085.

The third annual Heritage and Cultural Tourism Conference will be held in conjunction with National Scenic Byways: Opportunities for Indian Tribes in Sitka at the Harrigan Centennial Hall, March 31-April 2.

The three-day event includes workshops and field activities designed for anyone involved in tourism, museums, attractions, governmental entities, and those interested in learning about the growing business of culture- and heritage-based tourism.

Registration for full conference or individual sessions is open now through March 28. More information is available at www.sitka.org/public. Inquiries may be directed to Tonia Rioux at 747-7158 or hctc@sitkatribe.org.


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