General Facility Rental

For information regarding general use rental of district facilities, please contact the following:

Downtown Rentals: 907-523-1761 Suzanne Ainsworth

Valley Rentals (including DZ) 907-780-2075 Mimi Mesdag

For information regarding use of school kitchens and teaching kitchens See Kitchen Use Information block

Auditorium Scheduling/ Building Scheduling

For information contact Suzanne Ainsworth at 907-523-1761.

Neuroplasticity & Strategies for Improving Memory
  • Dates:  Mondays, November 8, 15, 22 (Interactive ZOOM class)
  • Time:  6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Class Fee: $36.00

Instructor: Mary SzczepanskiRN, MS,Certified Holistic Nurse

& Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor

Many people take memory for granted until we can’t remember something. Yet, making small choices every day can have a big impact on improving memory. In this class we will discuss very basic structure and functions of the brain as well as what helps or hinders the formation of memories. Neuroplasticity allows the brain to develop new pathways. Thoughts and activities can modify the brain. There will be an emphasis on using holistic practices for overall health and improved brain functioning.

Learn:

·Why Alzheimer’s Disease is being called Type 3 Diabetes- and how a balanced blood sugar is key for healthy brain function

·How to avoid toxic substances and behaviors that harm the brain

·How memories consolidate during sleep

·Why physical exercise improves brain function

·Brain training games and skills to improve memory

·Meditation and other self help techniques to help clear and balance energy for health of body, mind, and spirit

This class will take place via Zoom.  You can be in the comfort of your home and take this class!   It will be live on the dates indicated.  You must have a computer, access to the internet and a webcam to participate.  This is an interactive class.

Mary Szczepanski, MS, RNhas been a nurse for many years in mental health, addiction treatment, education, and holistic nursing.  Her private practice is called Healing Touch Alaska. Mary has published three books related to Energy Healing:Energy Healing: Reflections on a Journey, a book describing theory and basic techniques, her experiences with energy healing: two fiction books:

A Path of HealingandStrands.

To take this wonderful class:

1.)Go to FALL CLASS REGISTRATION listed in the second block of this webpage.

2.)Click to register and complete registration form.

3.)Call Suzanne at 523-1761 to pay the class fee of $36.00 by credit or debit payment.

Sorry, at this time we do not have an on-line payment system.

4.)A few days before the class begins you will emailed the Zoom link and other pertinent class information.  Your registration is not complete until the class fees have been paid.

Adult Nutrition and Behavior Change

Interactive ZOOM class takes place:

  • Dates:  December 6-10 (Pre-register & pay by Dec. 1st)
  • Times: 12pm to 1pm
  • Class Fee:  $45.00

Want to make a healthy change?  This is your first step!

Zoom in during your lunch hour and learn and interact with Audra, Functional Nutritional Therapist and Nutrition Educator about adult nutrition and behavior change. In this class we will focus on eating a nutrient dense, properly prepared diet, safe and fun ways to move our body, and healthy habit formation.

What does health mean to you? Is it strong daily energy, a clear and sharp mind, physical stamina and endurance, a body free of extra weight, or a strong immune system?

Every moment of everyday life we are presented with choices. These choices can either impact our health in a positive direction, or a less positive direction. Having good health is an active process. As they say, "What we do everyday matters more than what we do once and a while. Weactively contribute to our health and wellbeing through our daily choices, which over time, become our habits. Habits start with DAILY ACTION.

Sound nutrition affects every cell in our body.We want to focus on eating whole, unprocessed food that is full of nutrients and does not contain added chemicals and preservatives.


Keep it simple. "Eat real food, mostly plants, not too much".   In this class we will focus on eating a nutrient dense, properly prepared diet, safe and fun ways to move our body, and healthy habit formation.

Audra Henderson is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, fitness expert and Nutrition Educator for the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension in Juneau. She has a Master's in Public Health and works with both groups and individuals focusing on nutrition, physical activity and behavior change.

NOTE:

a.) Pre-registration is required.

Registration and class fees must be received as soon as possible or at the latest by Dec. 1st.

1.) Please click on the registration block located at the top of the web page to register for this class.

2.) Registration will not be considered complete without payment.  Payment:  Credit and debit card payments can be made by calling Suzanne at 523-1761.

3.) You will be emailed the Zoom link once the class start date nears and registration and payment is received.

Preserving Juneau's Bounty
  • Dates:  Saturdays, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18

(Registration, class, supply fee due by November 22)

  • Times:  1:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location:  Live Class at Juneau-Douglas High School, 1639 Glacier Ave.
  • Class Fee:  $120.00 and Supply Fee:  $79.00

Instructor:  Sarah Lewis (scroll within this block for full details)

Berries and rosehips; salmon and halibut; venison and grouse; carrots, cabbage, potatoes and apples….there’s a bounty of food to grow and harvest and hunt in Southeast Alaska.  But each has its season.  Why not extend your favorite harvest season by learning to safely and simply preserve Juneau’s bounty.  In this class you will learn to: make sauerkraut, pickles, infused vinegars, jams and jellies. We’ll also pressure can fish, meat and vegetables in jars, dehydrate fruit and vegetables, grind sausage and make jerky.

***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.  Limited to 6 bubble groups.  tWO PERSONS TO EACH BUBBLE GROUP.Registration, class and supply fees must be received as soon as possible and at the latest November 22, 2021.   Call Suzanne at 523-1761 if you have questions about any of this.(Class size is limited to 12 students.)

B.) Student will be required to purchase ahead of time and bring to the first class 2 boxes of 12 wide-mouth, half-pint canning jars. (This is not included in the supply fee, more information upon registration.) Student may also bring a favorite cooking knife and a dish towel or two (though these will also be provided for those who choose not to).

COVID-19:

1.) Masks, or similar facial coverings designed to mitigate COVID-19 transmission and are well-fitted covering both mouth and nose, are required for all persons indoors in Juneau School District facilities.

2.) Adult Daily Entrance Health Screen Protocol

To be cleared for entry into any building or site, a person must be symptom free and ensure a

“no” to questions below each day.

Section 1: Symptoms

1. Have you had any fever (over 100.4F) within the last 48 hours?

2. Has any medication been used to reduce a fever in the last 24 hours?

3. Do you have a cough that causes trouble breathing currently (for people with chronic

allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)?

4. Do you currently have a sore throat?

5. Do you have diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain?

6. Do you have congestion and/or a runny nose?

7. Have you had difficulty breathing in the last 7 days?

8. Have you lost your sense of taste or smell?

9. Do you have a headache or muscle/body aches?


HOW to REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS:

1.)Go to FALL CLASS REGISTRATION listed in the second block of this webpage.

2.)Click to register and complete registration form.

3.)Call Suzanne at 523-1761 to pay the class fee and supply fee by credit or debit payment.

Sorry, at this time we do not have an on-line payment system.


Audra Henderson
Let's Make Pottery Gifts for the Holidays
  • Dates:  Tuesdays:  Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7
  • Times:  6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location:  Thunder Mountain High School
  • Class Fee:  $144.00
  • Supply Fee: $25.00 (former students that have tools $15.00)

Instructor:  Louise Kuntz-Tadda (scroll within this block to see full class details)

In this hand building pottery class you will learn about the properties of clay and have fun working and creating functional and beautiful pottery.  You will even be able to make things to give as presents for special people in your life.  During the six week course you will learn how to make ornaments, platters, gift boxes, candle holders, holiday decorations (tree, stars, angels, Santa) and mugs.  The fifth class we will prep our pieces that are dry and get them ready for the first kiln firing.  The final class will be for glazing all of our pieces.

Louise Kuntz-Taddahas been teaching classes in ceramics to adults and children throughout the past twenty plus years.  She studied ceramics at UAA and switched from being a silk screen artist to a potter after being hooked on pottery.  She taught classes for several years at the Northwest college campus as an adjunct ceramics teacher in Nome.  After coming to Juneau, Louise taught children and adult classes at the Canvas.  She taught classes in wheel throwing, hand building, raku firing.  She has had pottery shows at the canvas, Annie Kaill's, Adorn, and the JAHC.

Louise enjoys throwing pieces on the wheel and hand building, as well.  She feels that we don't need just a potter's wheel to create wonderful works of art.   We can form and engineer fun and functional pieces of pottery using our hands and our imaginations, as well.  Each piece is like a blank canvas when it is first formed and fired.  Louise feels that the challenge is to convey her art in drawings and glazes on each piece.  She loves using nature as her inspiration.

CONSIDERATION: This class has a serious commitment to timelines as each class session builds upon the next.  Check your calendar so you are ready to learn and create with your clay for these dates**:  Tuesdays:   Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7.**

Feel free to call Suzanne at 523-1761 about any of these details mentioned.

COVID-19:

1.) Masks, or similar facial coverings designed to mitigate COVID-19 transmission and are well-fitted covering both mouth and nose, are required for all persons indoors in Juneau School District facilities.

2.) Adult Daily Entrance Health Screen Protocol

To be cleared for entry into any building or site, a person must be symptom free and ensure a

“no” to questions below each day.

Section 1: Symptoms

1. Have you had any fever (over 100.4F) within the last 48 hours?

2. Has any medication been used to reduce a fever in the last 24 hours?

3. Do you have a cough that causes trouble breathing currently (for people with chronic

allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)?

4. Do you currently have a sore throat?

5. Do you have diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain?

6. Do you have congestion and/or a runny nose?

7. Have you had difficulty breathing in the last 7 days?

8. Have you lost your sense of taste or smell?

9. Do you have a headache or muscle/body aches?

HOW to REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS:

1.) Go to FALLREGISTRATIONlisted in the second block of this webpage.

2.) Click to register and complete registration form.

3.) Call Suzanne at 523-1761 to pay the total fees of $169.00 by credit or debit payment.

Sorry, at this time we do not have an on-line payment system.

Your registration is not complete until the class fees have been paid.

Re-potting Plants with Morgan
  • Date:  Sunday, Nov. 14 (Nov. 9 reg. & payment due)
  • Location:  Harborview Elementary
  • Time:  1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Class Fee:  $12.00
  • Supply Fee:  $15.00 for soil

Instructor:  Morgan Johnson of "The Plant Studio

(Scroll within this block to see full details)

Do you have some plants that have outgrown their pot?  This class is a wonderful chance to get together with other plant people to learn how to make your own soil mixtures that will make your plant thrive in its new pot.  Depending on your needs.

**Pick option #1 or #2 below.**The general rule of thumb is when repotting you are looking for the new pot to be 1-2" diameter bigger than the current pot.  (Diameter is measured by a straight line passing from side to side through the center.)

Option #1 - Project

What YOU bring:

1.)One plant in a 6-8" diameter pot (that needs repotting).

2.)An empty new pot that measures 8-10" in diameter.*

We provide:

1.)Soil mixture for your new pot to for your plant to thrive.

2.)A fun time repotting your plant.

Option #2 - Project

What YOU bring:

1.)Two plants currently in 4-5" diameter pots (that needs re-potting).

2.)Two empty 5-6" diameter pots.*

We provide:

1.)Soil mixture for your new pot to for your plant to thrive.

2.)A fun time repotting your plants.

*Finding new pots……….The Plant Studio has several sizes of pots to purchase and you can talk to Morgan (owner) about any plant questions or concerns in order to be ready for the class.  Several other stores in Juneau have pots to purchase also.

Morgan Johnsonstarted house sitting and this involved taking care of people's plants while they were away.  Morgan came to Juneau for college and was doing a lot of house sitting gigs and taking care of people's plants.  She learned that she could start taking cuttings from these plants to grow a new plant.  After a while she had so many cuttings she decided she could sell them.  This side hustle turned into a business.

COVID-19:

1.)Masks, or similar facial coverings designed to mitigate COVID-19 transmission and are well-fitted covering both mouth and nose, are required for all persons indoors in Juneau School District facilities.

2.)Adult Daily Entrance Health Screen Protocol

To be cleared for entry into any building or site, a person must be symptom free and ensure a

“no” to questions below each day.

Section 1: Symptoms

1. Have you had any fever (over 100.4F) within the last 48 hours?

2. Has any medication been used to reduce a fever in the last 24 hours?

3. Do you have a cough that causes trouble breathing currently (for people with chronic

allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)?

4. Do you currently have a sore throat?

5. Do you have diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain?

6. Do you have congestion and/or a runny nose?

7. Have you had difficulty breathing in the last 7 days?

8. Have you lost your sense of taste or smell?

9. Do you have a headache or muscle/body aches?

HOW to REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS:

1.)Go toFALL CLASS REGISTRATIONlisted in the second block of this webpage.

2.)Click to register and complete registration form.

3.)Call Suzanne at 523-1761 to pay the class fee and supply fee by credit or debit payment.

Sorry, at this time we do not have an on-line payment system.