Marie Drake Planetarium features Jason Ginter and volunteers who give a presentation from 6-7 p.m. each Tuesday to see the stars and make them shine. Open to the public. Call Ginter at 586-6862 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Go online to mariedrakeplanetarium.org.
Tlingit Language Class, every Tues, 7-9pm, Sheldon Museum (Haines).
Free English as a Second Language Class, every Mon & Wed 5-6:30pm, Tues, noon-1:30pm, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way, 586-5718.
Alaska Vocational Institute Orientation Sessions, every Tues 11-noon to learn more about the computer and office skills training courses, 586-5718.
Juneau Taku Toastmasters, every Mon, Federal Bldg room 541, noon. Open to public. 465-6121.
Juneau Valley Toastmasters, every Tues, Henry's Restaurant, 6:15 am. Open to public. 789-0374.
Rainy Day Stars Shine, every Tues, 6-7pm, Marie Drake Planetarium, 586-1517.
Juneau Chess Club, Every Tues, 7-9pm, Downtown Library. The public is welcome to attend and boards and pieces typically provided. Rules taught to those interested. Contact Brian Bezenek, 790-1934.
Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, every Wed, VFW, noon-1 pm.
1St City Rotary in Ketchikan , every Thurs, Cape Fox Hotel Conference Room, 7am, Jeremiah's, 225-7002.
Rotary 2000 in Ketchikan, every Tues, noon, Eagles Club, 225-6166.
American Legion Post #3 in Ketchikan, every Mon, 7pm, 631 Park Ave, 225-2021.Eagles Meetings in Ketchikan: Aerie No. 162 Meetings: Board of Trustees, every Tues, 5:30pm followed by regular meeting at 7pm, Eagles Auxiliary No. 162 Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tues, 7pm, Eagles Club at #7 Creek Street, 225-5162.
The Widowed Persons Monthly Brunch is on Sunday, Oct. 5 in the Nugget Room at the Baranof Hotel. All widows and widowers are invited to attend this social event. If you wish further information regarding this brunch or the Widowed Persons Program, please contact Sue at 586-6424 or Sandy at 789-0355.
Mental Illness Awareness Week events Oct. 5-11. This is a National Week long event of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, recognized in all 50 states and internationally. The first gathering and Kick-Off event of the Juneau Partners for Mental and Physical Health will be Oct. 9. A coalition of education, support and advocacy organizations working together and/or in support of individual, family and community health from 6:15-8:30pm at the Juneau Senior Center. Bring a desert and enjoy the evening. Reading of the Governor's Proclamation in support of Mental Illness Awareness Week will be at 12:15pm at the Capital Steps. Come and support families and individuals struggling and working toward a higher quality of life and recovery.
Heathside Books evens for October include: Banned Books Week from Sept. 27 - Oct. 4. Displays of Banned Books at both stores! www.hearthsidebooks.com. First Friday on Oct. 3, book signing from 4:30-7pm. The book is "In Sisterhood: The History of Camp 2 of the Alaska Native Sisterhood" with Kimberly Metcalfe, editor, at the downtown Hearthside Books. Book reading and signing on Oct. 16 from 7-8pm with Alexander Dolitsky, author of "Spirit of the Siberian Tiger: Folktales of the Russian Far East," at the Nuggett Mall Hearthside Books.
The Alaska Vocational Institute will be starting a 20-week office and computer skills training beginning Nov. 10. This full-time training prepares clients for entry-level work in office occupations. Call The Learning Connection at 586-5718, visit our website at www.serrc.org or stop by 210 Ferry Way for an application, funding options and more information.