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Discovery Days at Eaglecrest
Join Discovery Southeast at Eaglecrest on Jan. 2 and get to know the mountain environment from a whole new perspective. Schedule of events includes a snowshoeing adventure for kids age 10-12 from 10 a.m.-noon, a noon talk in the day lodge by Beth Weigel, PhD, Executive Director for Discovery Southeast, entitled "Discovering the Mountain Environment," and, also for kids age 10-12, an exploration of the lower mountain on skis from 1- 3 p.m. The day will end with a nature ski movie featuring the Snow Monsters for kids of all ages at 2:30 in the day lodge. Join in the fun by visiting Discovery Day stations on the mountain. Stop by Discovery Southeast's table on Jan. 2 in the lodge for a guide. Learn more about terrain, wildlife, snow, and wind. Space is limited for outdoor activities, and weather-appropriate clothing is necessary. Snow shoes will be provided, but participants will need their own alpine skis or rentals from Eaglecrest. For special Discovery Day promotions on the mountain or in the rental shop contact Eaglecrest. Kids participating in the ski adventure should be able to confidently ski the lower mountain from the Hooter chairlift. Call 463-1500 to register. All activities free for Discovery Southeast members and a small donation for non-members. Visit www.discoverysoutheast.org. Future Discover Days are Feb.16 and March 27.
Martin Luther King Day Community Needs Drive. To make Martin Luther King Day a "day on, not a day off," SAGA will mark the holiday leading a Community Needs Drive throughout Juneau. The project will bring together students, parents, teachers, AmeriCorps members, and senior volunteers to collect supplies at various locations beginning Dec. 26. Donation boxes will be located at several local businesses until Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. A celebration will take place to thank the community, distribute the donations to various non-profits, and celebrate diversity and community development in Juneau.Donation boxes are located at Super Bear, WalMart, A&P, Rainbow Foods, SERRC and the
Mendenhall Mall. For more information about the national day of service visit www.mlkday.gov.
John Straley: Poetry, Prose and Private Investigations. Jan. 24 at
7 p.m. at the Downtown Juneau Public Library. Former Alaska Writer Laureate and Shamus Award winner John Straley will discuss variations in the narrative approach taken in his work as a novelist, poet and private investigator. Straley will also read from and discuss his two latest works, "The Big Both Ways" and the poetry collection, "The Rising and the Rain." A short Q&A and book signing will follow and copies of both books will be available for purchase. For audio samples of John Straley's public appearances check out www.juneaubookblog.wordpress.com. For more information call Jonas at 586-0436. Sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library.