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    Mimi Mesdag
Pickleball for Beginners
Learn to play the fastest growing sport in America. Pickleball's rapid growth is due to its popularity with seniors who found a sport that puts less stress on their bodies and was easy to learn. Playing pickleball provides active movement without the joint punishment in sports like tennis or softball. It helps your hand-eye coordination, balance, foot and hand speed, and leg strength, and it’s fun!

This class is for those who haven't played or want to work on the basics. We will concentrate on serving, dinks, and volleys. This is for adults, preferably over 50, but not exclusively.

Equipment will be provided.

Susan Warner discovered pickleball recently and was hooked. She has been working on bringing the sport to Juneau, and she wants everyone to have the opportunity to learn and play this addictive game. She is also devoted to the idea of Juneau being the best place to retire, and fitness activities are essential to the wellbeing of all. Other experienced players will be on hand to give tips.

Session #1
Dates: February 18, 25 and March 4, 11
Class meets: Sundays (4 classes)
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Susan Warner

Session #2
Dates: March 18, 25 and April 1, 8
Class meets: Sundays (4 classes)
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Susan Warner
Qigong: Internal Energy Workout
The Qigong is good for health, balance, arthritis, and Martial Arts.  It teaches a more effective way of moving for all sports and physical activities. Some of the Qigong is Tai Chi based, some is Xingyi. Xingyi energy theory is based on the Acupuncture Five Element theory, with different elements strengthening different internal organ systems.

The Traditional Qigong taught are centuries old, and include the Unbendable Arm of Aikido, Zhan Zuang: Embrace the Moon of Tai Chi and Standing Pole of Shaolin. The Qigong teaches how to feel Qi, through sensing-seeing with your gut (Lower Dan Tien), hands, feet etc. Many objective tests and drills are used for helping with self-correction, and having moving meditation.  Qigong is stationary and moving. Also Northern Shaolin Buddhist meditation based Qigong. more than just 'visualizing.'  Learning to feel Qi, through sensing-seeing with your gut (Lower Dan Tien), hands, feet etc. 

Master Hayes studied Qigong, Tai Chi, Chi Sao and Shaolin Buddhist meditation a Northern Shaolin based style, from Grandmaster Joseph Greenstein, called the Wide Circle of Kung Fu.  Grandmaster Joseph Greenstein was also known as the Mighty Atom, and had many strength records documented in Ripley's Believe it or Not five times and  in the 1976 Guinness Book of World Records. 

Sifu Greg Hayes trained under Grandmaster Wong Jack Man of San Francisco Jing Mo; in the San Francisco / Bay Area of California, studying Tai Chi, Shaolin, Xingyi and other Internal Martial Arts. The recent film Birth of a Dragon, is about Grandmaster Wong Jack Man beating Bruce Lee in a match.

Sifu Hayes has taught at: the Yoga Den in Juneau (now Rainforest Yoga), from 1991-1998; Juneau Public School's Community Schools, from 1991-2005 and private lessons in Juneau, since 1995. 

Qigong Master Greg Hayes was featured to thousands of listeners on Qigong Masters blog radio by host Lama Tantrapa,  in 2011:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/qigongmaster
s/2011/05/03/interview-with- greg-hayes

Greg has written a book on Qigong, Tai Chi and Xingyi called Axe Hand; Hsingi & Internal Strength Workout. This book is available on Amazon but is not required for this class.

Option #1
Dates: February 14 to March 21
Day: Wednesdays (6 classes)
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Marie Drake Building, Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Greg Hayes

Option #2
Dates: March 28 to April 11
Day: Wednesdays (9 classes)
Extended sessions for those that would like to continue after the first six classes detailed above.
Class Fee: $54.00
Instructor: Greg Hayes
Basic Street Self Defense
Students will be exposed to self-defense techniques against pushes, punches, grabbing, hugging, choking, ground fighting, and various weapons attacks. The class format will be a short warm-up, followed by a review of previously taught skills. The more you know and practice these skills, the more proficient you will become at using them.

Master Michael Schroeder, 6th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, advanced belt in Korean Hap Ki Do, 41 years of martial arts experience.

Dates: February 20 to April 10
Class meets: Tuesdays (8 classes)
Time: 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Location: Harborview Elementary Commons
Class Fee: $48.00
Instructor: Michael Schroeder
Animal Frolics Qigong
The set of qigong exercises known as Animal Frolics is an exercise system created by a famous Chinese physician in the late first century A.D. and have been practiced for 2000 years. The exercises roughly relate to movements of five animals; deer, bear, monkey, deer, and tiger. The exercises emphasize a calm focused mind, the union of intent, breath and movement and, harmony with the animals and of all nature.

Glen Ray’s professional background is in the areas of education and health promotion. In additions he has been a student of meditation for over 35 years, incorporating qigong into meditation practice in 1994 and in 2006 began exploring meditative qualities in the dance-like movements of tai chi. His teachers are Yvonne Rand (meditation), Ken Cohen (qigong) and Hong Yang (tai chi).

Dates: February 15 to April 5
Class meets: Thursdays
(8 classes)
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Floyd Dryden Middle School, Commons
3800 Mendenhall Loop Rd.
Class Fee: $48.00
Instructor: Glen Ray
Pickleball II
Pickleball II is for those have been playing pickleball and who feel comfortable on the court, know the rules and scoring, and want to take it to the next step. Classes will begin with drills to refine your serving and playing techniques. Then we will spend much of class just playing.

Susan Warner discovered pickleball recently and was hooked. She has been working on bringing the sport to Juneau, and she wants everyone to have the opportunity to learn and play this addictive game. She is also devoted to the idea of Juneau being the best place to retire, and fitness activities are essential to the wellbeing of all. Other experienced players will be on hand to give tips.

Session #1
Dates: February 18, 25 and March 4, 11
Class meets: Sundays (4 classes)
Time: 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Susan Warner

Session #2
Dates: March 18, 25 and April 1, 8
Class meets: Sundays (4 classes)
Time: 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Susan Warner
Beyond Beginning Knitting
If you know the basic knit and purl skills but would like to learn how to read patterns and find the answers to other knitting related questions, then this is the class for you.

If you were in Sherry’s beginning knitting class and would like to continue to learn more specific patterns and how to read them, then please sign up.

I love to knit!!!.....says instructor Sherry Anderson. She has been knitting off and on since she was 12 years old. The past 8 years she has dipped her toe into spinning and hand dyeing yarn and loves that as well. Hope to see you all in the knitting class!

Dates: February 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 12
Class meets: Mondays
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Dzantiki Heeni Middle School - Library
1600 Renninger St.
Class Fee: $60.00
Instructor: Sherry Anderson
Grow Your Own Food: A Hands-on Tutorial
Use the knowledge gained in "Introduction to Growing Indoors” to design and create your own at home garden and take home your choice of living plant with customized instructions for care. This class will be in a laboratory setting which will allow participants to learn through doing with guidance from an experienced farmer.

Each student needs to bring to class:
1.) One 20-25 gallon tote with lid.
2.) $10.00 cash or check for instructor to collect for the materials cost.

Wray is a lifelong Juneauite, who developed his love of working with plants through his decade of employment with Glacier Gardens Yard Doctor. Having hands on experience in a commercial nursery led him to discovering his true passion of farming. In 2013 he became Co-Owner of Panhandle Produce, a business offering high-quality locally grown produce for the community. As a local foods advocate he aims to share his knowledge and experience using various growing mediums that can be adapted to our unique climate conditions.

Dates: February 27 and March 1
(Tuesday and Thursday)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School
3101 Dimond Park Loop – Room C-101
Class Fee: $24.00
Instructors: Eli and Kylie Wray
Fencing
Attack! Parry! Want to learn (Olympic/Collegiate-style) competitive fencing? If you’ve never fenced and want to learn, or fenced before and want to get back into it, here’s your chance. Beginners will cover basic footwork, attacks, and defense. More experienced fencers will improve basic skills, learn compound attacks, and work on strategy. Club equipment available (loaner gear) or students can purchase their own equipment with instructors help. Please wear sweat pants (no jeans) and gym shoes with good traction. For more information you can search for the “Juneau Fencers” group on Facebook, email: thekarlmarx@cs.com or call Karl at 209-8143.

Karl Marx has been practicing fencing since the early 1980’s. He has held National ratings in foil, epee and sabre, as well as coaching certifications in each weapon from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Karl has also practiced other forms of sword fighting such as SCA and Kendo.

Dates: February 12 to April 2
(No class March 12 and 19)
Class meets: Mondays
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Glacier Valley Elementary Gym
3400 Tongass Blvd.
Class fee: $54.00
Instructor: Karl Marx
Introduction to Growing Indoors
The growing season in Southeast Alaska is short and sweet. Learn how to grow plants indoors to extend your season or harvest produce year-round. Discussion includes soil (organic) and soil-less mediums with an emphasis on various hydroponic growing methods.

Eli Wray is a lifelong Juneauite, who developed his love of working with plants through his decade of employment with Glacier Gardens Yard Doctor. Having hands on experience in a commercial nursery led him to discovering his true passion of farming. In 2013 he became Co-Owner of Panhandle Produce, a business offering high-quality locally grown produce for the community. As a local foods advocate he aims to share his knowledge and experience using various growing mediums that can be adapted to our unique climate conditions.

Dates: February 20 and 22
(Tuesday and Thursday)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School
3101 Dimond Park Loop – Library
Class Fee: $24.00
Instructor: Eli Wray
Introduction to Yang Style Tai Chi
Tai chi can be a gentle step in one’s journey toward a fuller sense of health and harmony. Tai chi is intended to be practiced as a slow, relaxed, focused and continuous set of dynamic movements. These same qualities can be said to be the foundation of experiencing a healthful relationship with oneself and the world. Western science notes positive health outcomes from tai chi practice in areas of improved balance, leg strength, stress reduction, lower blood pressure and a sense of wellbeing.

This class will introduce participants to the first seven movements of the most popular form of tai chi in the world. These movements are challenging and require lower body strength, practice and focused attention.

Dates: February 13 to April 10
Class meets: Tuesdays
(8 classes, no class March 6)
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Floyd Dryden Middle School, Commons
3800 Mendenhall Loop Rd.
Class Fee: $48.00
Instructor: Glen Ray
(See class instructor information under Animal
Frolics class.)
Winter Olympics Special: Sausage and Sauerkraut and Homemade BBQ Sauces (February 10)
At all of this year's sports events, from the Olympics to pee-wee hockey, amaze your friends and relatives with homemade sausage and delicious sauerkraut. In this class you’ll learn to make several types of sausage, using wild game, commercial meats, and fish, as well as how to easily ferment cabbage in perfect kraut.

Sarah Lewis is the Family and Community Development Agent for the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Sarah fishes, hunts, harvests and gardens just like most Juneauites, and loves to open home-canned jars of sauerkraut and applesauce in the middle of winter.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible noon on Friday, Feb. 9th.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $24.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Fly Fishing 101
Many fly fishers prefer company for safety and to share experiences. It is indeed most enjoyable when shared with others. This course will teach you what you need to know to start on your own, improve your present knowledge, or fish with more experienced fly fishers without being a drag. 

Juneau is an absolutely wonderful place to fly fish even if you have never fished before. Our scenic waters are full of char, salmon and trout that anglers "down-south" can only dream about.

In two meetings, I will cover the essential information to get you started fly fishing road side waters in Juneau. We will cover knots, leaders, fly lines, backing, rods and reels- what to use and how to save money and frustration. I will offer unbiased recommendations on your equipment to help you avoid needless cost and frustration and will evaluate presently owned fly rods, reels, and lines on request. Where and when to fish roadside waters, techniques that work, flies to use and fly fishing customs and ethics will be covered.  During the workshops, you will have the opportunity to tie and keep a fly I prefer for roadside waters. 

 
March 5 and 7 we will tie my favorite fly for Silver Salmon. 

Additionally session 1 will emphasize specifics to catch Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout.  Session 2 will emphasize specifics related to catching Silver Salmon.

Best to pick the session you are most interested in. Two sessions can be selected also but that requires signing up and paying for two separate sessions. 

You will probably find that catching a salmon or trout on your own fly will give you special satisfaction. By tying the fly yourself, you will know how to customize it to make it more effective for specific situations. 

This workshop is most appropriate for anyone considering fly-fishing for the first time but experienced fly fishers seeking local knowledge are also cordially invited.

Feel free to call the instructor (789-9159) for additional information if needed.

Option #1
Dates: February 13 & 15 (Mon. and Wed.)
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School, Library
3101 Diamond Park Loop.
Class Fee: $24.00
Supply Fee: $5.00
Instructor: Tony Soltys

Option #2
Dates: March 5 & 7 (Tues. and Thurs.)
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Location: Thunder Mountain High School, Library
3101 Diamond Park Loop.
Class Fee: $24.00
Supply Fee: $5.00
Instructor: Tony Soltys
(See Fly Casting for instructor info.)
Pickling and Fermenting (Feb. 17)
Sauerkraut, kimchi, vinegars, and pickled or fermented vegetables - come learn the basics of lacto-fermentation and vinegar pickling for both homemade snacks and digestive health. This class is for all experience levels.

Sarah Lewis is the Family and Community Development Agent for the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Sarah fishes, hunts, harvests and gardens just like most Juneauites, and loves to open home-canned jars of sauerkraut and applesauce in the middle of winter.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest February 14, 2017.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 12 - wide mouth, half pint jars and 2 quart jars. (Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, February 17
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $24.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Canning Pantry Staples – (March 3)
Home canning of stock, broth, beans, and other staples can save you money. Having them ready-to-go on your pantry shelves can save you time. Come learn how to easily and safely pressure can and boiling water bath can some of the most used pantry items. This class is for all experience levels.

Sarah Lewis is the Family and Community Development Agent for the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Sarah fishes, hunts, harvests and gardens just like most Juneauites, and loves to open home-canned jars of sauerkraut and applesauce in the middle of winter.


NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest February 28.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 12 – wide mouth, half pint jars. (Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $30.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $20.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Starting a Cottage Food Business (April 14)
Learn the basics of starting a home-based, “cottage foods” business in Alaska. Includes an introduction to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) cottage foods regulations and information about the “non-potentially- hazardous” food preservation methods allowed by the cottage foods permit exemption: drying, boiling water bath canning, and fermenting.

Sarah Lewis is the Family and Community Development Agent for the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Sarah fishes, hunts, harvests and gardens just like most Juneauites, and loves to open home-canned jars of sauerkraut and applesauce in the middle of winter.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest April 11.
(Class size is limited to 30 students.)

Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $12.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
The Naturally Clean Home (April 7)
A few harsh chemical cleaners have a place in every home, but most everyday cleaning and even deep cleaning can be done using simpler ingredients. You probably have most of these ingredients in your home already! In this class you will learn to make simple, effective cleaners and room fresheners with ingredients you can be comfortable having in your home.

Sarah Lewis is the Family and Community Development Agent for the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Sarah fishes, hunts, harvests and gardens just like most Juneauites, and loves to open home-canned jars of sauerkraut and applesauce in the middle of winter.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest April 4.

B.) Student will need to purchase ahead of time and bring to the class: 5 - 32 oz. spray bottles and 1 pint jar or lidded container.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $12.00
Ingredients & Supplies: $15.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
The Waste Free Kitchen (April 21)
What did your grandparents say? “Waste not, want not!” That’s the motto for this class. Come learn how to save time, money, food, and environmental resources. You will learn tips and tricks for reducing waste, as well as do simple hands-on projects (sewing, cooking, preserving, composting) in class that you can take home and put to use immediately. No experience is required except having a kitchen!
Note: Each student to bring a pair of scissors, one used t-shirt of any size, and any old towels they have available. All other materials and ingredients included in ingredients & supplies fee.

Sarah Lewis is the Family and Community Development Agent for the Juneau District of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Sarah fishes, hunts, harvests and gardens just like most Juneauites, and loves to open home-canned jars of sauerkraut and applesauce in the middle of winter.

NOTE:
A.) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Registration and class fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest April 18th.
(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
1639 Glacier Ave. - Room 114
Class Fee: $24.00
Supply and Ingredients Fee: $15.00
Instructor: Sarah Lewis
Fly Casting 101
Fly casting is both beautiful and enjoyable. This two day workshop is about an art that must be mastered to fully enjoy fly fishing. Good casting is not at all intuitive. Unfortunately "self learning" often leads to developing incorrect techniques that can take years to unlearn. Although this workshop is designed for beginning casters, it is open to anyone wishing to work out casting problems and/or learn good techniques to improve their casting.

We will cast indoors for two nights and a total of four hours. Bring your own fly rod so you can learn to cast the fly rod you will be using to fish. This is not required. I will bring a modern graphite rod to share.

Free membership for Raincountry Flyfishers meetings for 2018 will be included in the price of this workshop!

Tony Soltys has fished Juneau's road side waters since 1977 and extensively down south (New England and Florida) and abroad (Christmas Island, Canada and Mexico). He has been President of the Raincountry Flyfishers for over twenty years. His yearly workshops since 1993 have been very well received by a wide range of people including youngsters (accompanied by an adult if under 12). He has introduced many to the wonderful sport of fly fishing.


Tuesday and Thursday: April 3 and 5
Time: 7:00 to 9:00pm
Class Fee: $24.00
Supply Fee: $5.00

Floyd Dryden Middle School - GYM
3800 Mendenhall Loop Rd.
Instructor: Tony Soltys

Hey! What’s that bird?
What makes a bird chirp. Local birds - residents and migrants. Plenty of hands on material. You’ll have fun because I don’t volunteer unless I have fun. This is my sixth season as Juneau Audubon’s educator. See offer for single classes in “Migrants” and “Warblers” also through Community Schools.

Patricia Wherry is the chairperson for the Juneau Audubon Education Program. Patricia has eight years of experience as an elementary teacher and is a lifelong outdoor-citizen science enthusiast! Patricia has extended her birding knowledge over the years to many groups, to include; summer day camps, the R.A.L.L.Y. program, and the Campfire Boys and Girls Program in the Anchorage area.

Dates: February 8, 15, 22 and March 1
(4 classes)
Day: Thursday
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Location: Harborview Elementary, Commons
1255 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $36.00
Instructor: Patricia Wherry
Roller Derby Skills & Scrimmage Clinic
Looking for a new challenge or a chance to take your Roller Skating 101 skills to the next level? Learn how to play roller derby! The goal of this course is to help aspiring skaters develop the competencies needed to safely and effectively play the sport. Sessions will provide an overview of the rules and strategies of the game with an emphasis on non-contact skill development, teamwork, communication and safety. Ideal for new league recruits, recreational skaters, junior derby players or anyone that feels adventurous and wants to try out the basics of roller derby in a fun and supportive environment!

Learn how roller derby is played and get hands-on coaching by trainers from the Juneau Rollergirls All-Stars and Attitude 58 Junior Roller Derby. No roller derby experience necessary! Enrollment in the Roller Skating 101 class is strongly recommended for newer skaters participating in this course, however skaters of all levels are welcome to dual enroll in both of these skill- and confidence-building courses to get the maximum benefit from the training program. Everyone starts somewhere and we want you to
Start with us!

Required gear: Roller skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards and mouth guard.
There is a limited supply of skates and protective equipment that new skaters may try on or make arrangements to borrow for the duration of the course. Please contact the instructor for more information about sizes and availability.

About the Trainers - Juneau Roller Derby are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA.com). The league has been bringing its “delightfully competitive” roller derby experience to eager recruits and fans around the world since 2010! The Community Schools classes are coordinated by Coach “Just Julie” Sanbei with hands-on assistance from a variety of the top skaters and fan favorites from the league. Whether the goal is “laughs” or “laps”, class participants will benefit from exposure to a diverse range of skating styles in a low pressure training environment that is proven to get game-changing results. Let the good times roll!

Dates: February 15 to April 12
Class meets: Thursdays
(8 classes, no class on March 8)
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $72.00
Instructors: Juneau Roller Derby
Roller Skating 101 (Roller Derby Primer Course)
Juneau Rollergirls and Community Schools are teaming up again to offer you an excellent primer course covering everything a new skater needs to know to roll into a derby training program with confidence! No experience necessary – all you need is roller skates, protective gear, a can-do attitude and the desire to learn.

The Roller Skating 101 sessions are a fusion of fun and fitness. Weekly classes provide a great workout that develops the non-contact skating skills required to begin training to safely and effectively play roller derby.

This is a great introduction to a variety of skating skills with the special training needs of newer skaters in mind, but classes are open to skaters of all ages and skill levels. Perfect for new league recruits, recreational skaters or anyone that wants to get a little taste of the roller derby experience before considering a long-term training commitment. Let’s have some fun skating together!

Required gear: Roller skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Don’t own gear or aren’t sure what you need: Contact training@juneaurollergirls.com about borrowing gear or trying on some skates!

About the Trainers – Juneau Roller Derby are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA.com). The league has been bringing its “delightfully competitive” roller derby experience to eager recruits and fans around the world since 2010! The Community Schools classes are coordinated by Coach “Just Julie” Sanbei with hands-on assistance from a variety of the top skaters and fan favorites from the league. Whether the goal is “laughs” or “laps”, class participants will benefit from exposure to a diverse range of skating styles in a low pressure training environment that is proven to get game-changing results. Let the good times roll!

Dates: February 18 to April 8
Class meets: Sundays (8 classes)
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Marie Drake Gym
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $72.00
Instructors: Juneau Roller Derby
Warblers of Juneau
Our colorful warblers will be migrating back to our area soon. Learn how to recognize them by coloration, song and behaviors. Quick before the leaves bud out and hide these active birds. Open to beginning birders adults and interested youth.
Patricia Wherry is the chairperson for the Juneau Audubon Education Program. Patricia has eight years of experience as an elementary teacher and is a lifelong outdoor-citizen science enthusiast! Patricia has extended her birding knowledge over the years to many groups, to include; summer day camps, the R.A.L.L.Y. program, and the Campfire Boys and Girls Program in the Anchorage area.

Dates: Thursday, May 10
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Location: Riverbend Elementary Commons
2901 Riverside Dr.
Class Fee: $9.00
Instructor: Patricia Wherry
Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold. This class is perfect for older adults, large bodied and less active people who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.
It’s make Wednesday the best day of the week!

Scott McAdams has been a certified Zumba instructor for one year. Scott brings his enthusiasm and excellent teaching skills to the dance floor. Scott currently works for the Alaska Dept. of Education and has several years of teaching to his credit to make this a class that is super fun!

Dates: February 14 to March 28
Class meets: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Marie Drake Building, in Yakoos Commons
1415 Glacier Ave.
Class Fee: $42.00
Instructor: Scott McAdams