AARP Gift Wrapping begins today, the Nugget Mall, runs through Dec. 24. Details: Val, 789-0828, or Gene, 586-3816.
Pancake Brunch to benefit Otto and Verma Whitfield, whose home was damaged by fire. 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church.
Peter Jenkins, author of "Looking For Alaska," the nation's No. 1 travel book, will hold a slide show and talk, 3 p.m., the Juneau Empire, 3100 Channel Drive.
27th Annual Senior Citizen's Holiday Dinner, 4 p.m., ANB Hall. Sponsored by the Juneau Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer's Association. Details: 463-2128.
Jerry Levin, former CNN bureau chief in Beirut and first American hostage in Lebanon in 1984, and his wife, Sis, an international peace educator, will speak on peace in a violent world, 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4th and Gold streets. Sponsored by Alaskans for Understanding.
Monday, Dec. 10
First day of Hanukkah
Toddler Time, 10 a.m., Downtown Library, and 11 a.m., Valley Library.
Toddler Time, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH. A playtime for toddlers and class/support group for parents.
Free ESL Classes, 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Day care may be available.
Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation Workshop, noon-1 p.m., every Monday, Dimond Courthouse, Courtroom "A". Details: 463-4755.
Free GED Prep Courses, 12:30-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Day care may be available.
Diabetes Senior Support Group, 1 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Don, 586-2611.
Free English as a Second Language Classes, every Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., SERRC, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.
International Human Rights Day celebration: Candlelight reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 5:30 p.m. under the Marine Park shelter. Info: Amy 789-0308
Between the Lines, readings by Juneau writers, 7 p.m., Silverbow. Details: 586-ARTS.
Peter Jenkins, author of "Looking For Alaska," the nation's No. 1 travel book, will hold a slide show and talk, 7 p.m., the Back Room.
DZ Beginning Orchestra Concert for Spruce House, Hemlock House period 8, 7 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Santa's visit to the Juneau Senior Center, noon.
School District Facilities Committee meeting, noon, School District Central Office. Details: 463-1750.
Valley Toastmasters meeting, every Tuesday, 6:10 a.m., Henry's (in the Mendenhall Center). Details: Jim, 789-3074.
Life Ring, a support group for women, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday, Cathedral of the Nativity basement, 5th and Gold streets. Lunch is provided, all are welcome. Details: Kathee, 354-2131, or the Cathedral, 586-1513.
Quilting Resource Center, noon-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.
Juneau Drum Dancers, 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Cedar Park Recreation Hall. Details: 586-3347.
Cancer Support Group Christmas Party Potluck, 6 p.m. Address and information: Carole, 789-3345.
UAS Climbing club, 7 p.m., Student Activities Center.
JDHS Music Department Winter Holiday Concert: Jazz choir, treble choir, concert choir, string orchestra, chamber orchestra and the combined concert choir and chamber orchestra. 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium.
DZ Beginning Band Concert for Spruce House, Hemlock House period 8, 7 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Memoir Writing Group, 10 a.m., every Wednesday, Valley Library. Details: Bill, 789-7586.
Day of Quilting, Sewing and Good Fellowship, 10 a.m., every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Everyone welcome, quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.
Library Story Hour, 11 a.m., Downtown Library.
Baby-Parent Support Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center, 3225 Hospital Drive. Details: Ami, 586-1203.
Peace Vigil Held by Juneau Friends Meeting (Quakers), noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Federal Building. Details: Louise, 586-4460.
Juneau Housing Trust orientation meeting on its new homes for sale, 5 p.m., Downtown Library. Details: 463-1276.
CBJ Historic Resources Advisory Committee Meeting, 5 p.m., Marine View Building 4th floor conference room.
Bartlett Regional Hospital Planning Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., administration boardroom.
Class to prepare for U.S. citizenship test, every Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Society. Details: SERRC Adult Education Center, 586-5718.
Informational Meeting for the Juneau Dance Allstars, a new dance group for girls in ninth through 12th grades, 6 p.m., Marie Drake Room 314. Details: 789-2286.
Infant/Child CPR class, 6-10 p.m., Southeast Alaska Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3200 Hospital Drive No. 203. Details: 463-5713.
Juneau SBDC Seminar: Small Business Tax Basics, 6-9 p.m., 3rd floor conference room of the Juneau Empire building. Details and registration: 463-3789.
Jerry and Sis Levin will present a discussion on Palestine, Israel, Bush and bin Laden, 6 p.m., first floor of the Dimond Courthouse. A reception and book-signing of Jerry Levin's "Beirut Diary" will be held before the talk at 5:30 p.m.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Meeting, 6-8 p.m., DIPAC. Details, 586-3350.
Airport Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Aurora Room.
4-H Nordic Ski program sign-up meeting, 7 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Ski rental for the season is $20, and 4-H fees are an additional $6. Opens to youths in grades K-12, parents are encouraged to learn with children. Details: Jim, 465-8756.
Passenger Fee Proceeds Committee public hearing on use of passenger fee funds, 7 p.m., Assembly chambers.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.