Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005

Writer to speak about Middle East experiences

Karen Button, an Alaska freelance writer, has returned from the Middle East and will share a report and photos from her travels from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. Topics will include the World Tribunal trials in Turkey, Iraqi refugees in Jordan and humanitarian aid effort she is organizing. The presentation is sponsored by People for Peace and Justice. For more information, call Natasha at 335-1478.

Boy, girl scouting training slated

· The Tustumena District of the Western Alaska Council, Boy Scouts will hold leader training on the following dates and times: Basic cub leader training at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward; basic cub leader training at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna. For more information, call Steve Coen at 283-1699.

· Central Peninsula Girl Scouts will offer new leader training at the Studio 2B level from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24. Location will be announced. It is open to adults interested in learning about youth development for girls ages 11 to 17. There will be a lunch break. For more information, call Carrie Henson at 262-2829 or e-mail

SPCA hosts dinner, auction

The SPCA of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. will host its logo contest winners ceremony Sept. 23 at Paradios Restaurant in Kenai. There also will be a buffet dinner and auction. The cost is $25. Reservations are required. For more information and time, call 262-8550.

Guitar lesson available

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is offering guitar lessons from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday beginning Oct. 3 at the club. Children ages 9 to 18 are eligible to participate. Dustin Aaronson will be the instructor. Registration deadline is Sept. 28. For more information, call 283-2682, ext. 233.

Hurricane relief fund-raiser set

The Peninsula Christian Center has placed donation jars around the community to collect money to help Hurricane Katrina’s evacuees in Lafayette, Louisiana and surrounding parishes. For more information, call 262-7416 or 262-8871.

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