Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2007

Peaceful people to meet

People for Peace and Justice will host a screening of "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna.

The film probes the psychology of how Americans came to commit atrocities and explores the policy decisions that eroded compliance with the Geneva Convention. For mature audiences, due to the film's intensity and graphic content. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Public health plans 1-day closure

Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Thursday. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday. For more information, call 335-3400.

Fair trade bazaar planned

The Soldotna United Methodist Church women's group will hold its 25th annual Ten Thousand Villages fair trade handicraft sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church at 158 S. Binkley, behind Safeway in Soldotna. Handcrafted merchandise ranging from folk art to ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry and musical instruments, international music, fair traded gourmet coffee and chocolate made from fair traded cocoa beans will be offered. For more information, call Susie at 283-7469 or

Skyview prepares for graduation

Senior parents and community members interested in planning Skyview High School's graduation and after-graduation celebrations will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 in the school's commons. The purpose of the meeting will be to brainstorm ideas and organize committees. For more information, call Matt Fischer at 260-2300 or e-mail him at

Counseling association seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula Counseling Association is seeking counseling professionals, students and interested community members. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Peninsula Community Health Center at 230 E. Marydale Ave., Suite 2, in Soldotna. For more information, e-mail Beth at

Women's basketball league forming

The Boys and Girl Club is taking registrations for Women's City League basketball. The deadline to register is Dec. 21. The cost is $250 per team and $50 per player. The season runs January to March. Packets are available at the Kenai Recreation Center. For more information, call 283-3855.

Habitat applications offered

Central Peninsula Habitat of Humanity has re-opened the application period for a 2007 habitat home. The new home will be ready Dec. 31.

Applications for the 2008 home are open. A family will be selected March 15 and the new home will be ready by Nov. 1, 2008. For more information, qualifications or to volunteer, visit or call Sharon at 262-7534.

See's candy fundraiser continues

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula annual See's candy fundraiser has begun. The group will have order tables set up from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna from Nov. 24 through Christmas.

For more information or to place an order, call Lyn at 262-9253.

Senior center events announced

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold the following events: Today art class at 10 a.m., dancing at 10:30 a.m. and music at 11:45 a.m.; Tuesday cards and board games at 1 p.m.; Wednesday cards at 10 a.m., music at 12:15 p.m., crafts and shopping at 1 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday closed for Thanksgiving.

Happy birthday to Ben Keenan today, Nov. 19; Carolyn Prince on Nov. 21; Betty Smith on Nov. 23; and Katie Mac-Leod and Bunny Chong on Nov. 25.

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