PUBLISHED: 6:21 PM on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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, 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.


Red Ribbon Rally against drugs, Oct. 26, 12-5 p.m. at the Mendenhall Mall. DARE Officers, "Inspector McGruff", Dancers Against Drugs, Singers, NCADD. For more info call Janice D. Holst at 586-1462

Heathside Books evens for November include: Book reading and signing on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. with John Straley, author of "The Big Both Ways," at the Nugget Mall Hearthside Books; holiday event Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Nugget Mall with refreshments, live music and local author signings. Confirmed authors include: Jim King, Mark Kelley, John Straley, Nick Jans, Richard and Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Jeff Brown and Alexander Dolitsky.

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 or stop by 210 Ferry Way for an application, funding options and more information.

Community Schools Adult Gym will be held at Thunder Mountain High School during October. Cost is $3.00 per session and participants are encouraged to bring their own basketball or volleyball. All sessions are from 6:30-8:30pm. Sessions will be held on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Info: 780-2075.

Haines community events for the rest of October include Haines Emblem Club Taco Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 pm on Oct. 28

The Janice D. Holst School of Dance is offering classes once again, ranging from ballet to tap and hip-hop. To sign up for classes or for more information contact Janice Holst by e-mail at or call 586-1462 or call the studio at 723-1462.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us in a one mile walk or a 5K fundraiser run hosted by AWARE and Southeast Road Runners, in honor of Juneau's White Ribbon Campaign, where people pledge to not commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women. The event will be held at Sandy Beach on Oct. 25 at 10am. Run in your Halloween costume or walk a mile in high heels! Serious runners and walkers are welcome as well. $20 if you pre-register or $25 on race day. Children 10 and under are free. Scholarships are available. Registration forms can be picked up at JRC, Pavitts, Fitness Essentials, Foggy Mountain, Nugget Outfitters, Curves, and AWARE. For more information call AWARE at 586-6623.

Douglas Halloween Events include:

Ghost Walk Oct. 31, 4:30- 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Jumbo Gym, 909 4th St. Sponsored by Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School; Halloween Skate Oct. 31, 7:45 - 9:30 p.m., Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road.

Sponsored by CBJ Parks & Rec.

Halloween Carnival: Helping Hands will be holding a Halloween Carnival Oct. 25 at the Switzer Village rec. hall, 6590 Glacier Highway. From 2-5 p.m. will be 10 years and younger; from 5:30-8 p.m. 11-15 year olds. Admission is $5 and include eight game tickets to play for some good prizes. Food available for purchase.

Juneau CommunityHealth Fair wilil be held Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nugget Mall. There will befree health screenings, health education, low cost blood tests. Comprehensive blood test $40 (fast for 12 hours prior).Thyroid blood tests $30, Prostate blood tests $25. New this year Vit D blood test $50.For more info call 907-278-0234 or visit