PUBLISHED: 7:50 PM on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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.

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.

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.

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

Free computer classes at The Learning Connection. Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007 on Mondays and Wednesdays, starts Nov. 3 and ends Nov. 26; Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starts Nov. 4 and ends Nov. 25. All classes take place at The Learning Connection at 210 Ferry Way in downtown Juneau. These classes fill up fast, please call 586-5718 to register or for more information.

Celebrate Family Caregiver Month in November with a Caregiver Education Series Mondays at noon at the Juneau Senior Center, 895 W 12th. On Monday, Nov 3: "What Caregivers Need to Know about Memory Loss and Assisted Living." Free, open to all caregivers, snacks provided, and parking is available at the Bill Ray Center. Call 463-6177 for more information and the speaker schedule.

The Widowed Persons Monthly Brunch is on Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Nugget Room at the Baranof Hotel. Plans for 2009 will be a topic of discussion. 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.

Haunted Halloween Party with Salsa Borealis, Friday, October 31st, 9:30 p.m. till the witching hour, Jaded in the Goldbelt Hotel. $5.00 cover per person. Come dressed to kill, thrill and delight!

JDHS Theatre will perform "Auntie Mame," a two act comedy written by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, at 7pm in the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium on Nov. 7, 8, 14, & 15. Tickets will be sold about 2 weeks before the show at Hearthside Books and JDHS activities office. The price of the tickets bought early will be $8 for adults and $6 for K/students/seniors. The tickets will cost $2 more at the door. The play is designed, produced, and directed by Michaela Moore & Lucas Hoiland, the same team that brought the community Les Miserables, Into the Woods and MASH.

Learn to Ice Skate with the Juneau Skating Club. Our second session of the year begins Nov/ 7. Classes meet one time per week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights 6:30-7:30 pm or Saturday mornings 11:45 am -12:45 pm.kills classes start Sunday November 9 at 10:30 am. Registration forms are available at or at the rink. Questions can be directed to or 523-9115.