Every 2nd & 4th Thursday  |  Juneau Birth Center  |  586-1203  |  Free  

If you’re suffering from depression, anxiety or you’re just “not yourself” due to pregnancy or childbirth, please join us for an hour of confidential talk and support. The facilitators are Ellen Naughter and Betsy Longenbaugh.

Childcare provided with advance notice. Call the Juneau Birth Center at 586-1203 for more information.

Sponsored by the Partnership for Families and Children and the Association for the Education of Young Children, Southeast

 

Resiliency & Bouncing Back

What:  Two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Who:  Robyn M. Henry & Annie Hopper, a member of the UAF Faculty.

When:  Aug. 31, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm & Sept. 1, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where:  POW Vocational Traini’!S Center, Klawock

Cost:  $50, payable to Alaska Community Foundation/POW Health Network Fund

ASIST has saved and changed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. For information about the training, please visit the ASIST website.

Participants will receive a 12-hr. signed training certificate at the end of training. Your organization can pre-apply for the training to receive CEUs for a specific certification.

To register contact Gretchen Klein at 617-7635 or Forest Anderson at 401-0769.

Sponsored by Prince of Wales Health Network.

 

SAFV’s Annual FREE Community Training

SAFV is offering sessions on all issues surrounding interpersonal violence and abuse at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 408 Marine Street.

The goal is to bring this essential information to as many people as possible. In a town where every other woman has experienced some kind of interpersonal violence, this is an issue that touches all of us. Call Martina at 747-3370 with any questions.

Find the detailed schedule at safv.org. You may attend as many sessions as you’d like.

Dates:

  • Sept. 17 
  • Sept. 19 
  • Sept. 20 
  • Sept. 21 
  • Sept. 24 

 

CBJ Parks and Recreation Department hotline (586-0428)

Free hiking groups organized by the City and Bureau of Juneau (CBJ) Parks and Recreation Department meet every Wednesday and Saturday. Interested hikers should call the Parks and Rec hotline the day before the hike. Recorded information about what to bring, where and when to meet is available on the hotline. 

Information from the Parks and Rec website: “Recreational hikers of all abilities are welcome to join in and experience Juneau’s gold mine of exciting trail lore, wildlife, flora and fauna. Hikes are offered every Wednesday and Saturday by volunteer hike leaders who educate while they lead. Hike leaders are certified in CPR and first aid. Explore some of Juneau’s history as you travel over trails once used by the gold miners of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers and good company. No dogs or firearms, please. Hike destination information will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Parks and Recreation Department hotline (586-0428).”

Congratulations! If you are thinking about quitting smoking, you’ve taken the first step to quitting for good.

Freedom From Smoking®, the leading adult smoking cessation program for over 30 years, shows you how to quit in a safe, supportive environment. You’ll be given the tools and resources to overcome your tobacco addiction so you can enjoy the benefits of better health, extra money in your pocket and healthier relationships.

The upcoming Freedom From Smoking® Clinic will be held on September 21 – November 2 at the SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center (1200 Salmon Creek Lane) in Juneau.

Clinic sessions will be on Wednesday evenings from 5 PM to 6:30 PM.

Registration is required to attend. Space is limited. Please contact clinic facilitator Leah Todd via 907.364.4549 or leaht@searhc.org to reserve your seat at the clinic.

The 2016 Wild Kitchen Retreat will be held at the Eagle River United Methodist Camp from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. It will include sessions on enjoying Juneau’s wild edible plants and berries, from finding and foraging to cooking and preserving. There will be opportunities for foraging hikes and hands-on cooking, as well as time to relax and enjoy the day. Plants you’ll see and collect may include cranberries, lingonberries, blueberries, Labrador tea and mushrooms.

You can register for the Wild Kitchen Retreat here.

The cost per person is $80, and lunch and dinner are included.

For more information, please call Sarah or Susie at 907-523-3280.

he goal of the festival is to foster greater food self-sufficiency by bringing together consumers, growers, and producers of local foods with the intent of encouraging local sustainability through backyard gardening and small business initiatives. The market also offers a place for non-profits to raise money through sales of produce or baked goods containing locally grown or harvested ingredients.

Saturday, August 27 at 9 AM – 1 PM

Juneau Arts and Humanities

350 Whittier St, Ste 101, Juneau, Alaska 99801

Day/Time:  Saturday, 8/20 from 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Location:  5669 Montana Creek Rd, Juneau

Hosted by Juneau Community Garden

Purchase fresh vegetables grown in Juneau gardens, flower and vegetable judging (9am -10:15am), tour the garden plots to learn what can grow here, games for kids, and food for purchase. A fun time for all.

 

Back to school tips from SEARHC.

SEARHC pediatrician, Dr. Marna Schwartz will be on KINY’s Capital Chat radio show talking about getting kids ready for school and how to keep their health on track throughout the school year.

She’ll be discussing

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical exercise
  • Immunizations, annual well child visit, dental and optometry
  • Staying well while at school
  • Homework/reading

If time allows, she’ll also talk about what to do when your child is struggling at school?

KINY can be found on the AM dial at 800 at 103.9 on FM. The show also streams live at KINY.com or is available on-demand so you can listen at your convenience.