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Briefs November 11, 2010

| November 11, 2010 8:00 PM

Pilgrim to discuss Holy Land visit

COEUR d'ALENE - Local businessman and resident Kyle Helmhout will share personal experiences of his nine-day pilgrimage to Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, and the prison-city of Akka' at the celebration of the Birth of Baha'u'llah at 7 p.m. Friday at the Baha'i Center, 2705 N. Howard St.

The public is invited to share in the festivities and to hear stories of the life of the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah, who was banished to Palestine (Israel) by the Ottoman Empire in 1868 and died there in 1892, still a prisoner and in exile from his homeland of Persia, modern day Iran.

Information: 765-1830

Eagle cruise to help Boy Scouts

COEUR d'ALENE - The Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America presents its "Twilight Eagle Cruise & Dinner Auction" on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The cruise is provided by Lake Coeur d'Alene Resort Cruises. Boarding time is at 3 p.m. and sailing time begins at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Camp Easton on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Tickets are $45 each and table sponsorships are $500.

Auction items include a one night's stay at the Davenport Hotel Tower, Triple Play Family Fun Park passes and Spokane Symphony tickets.

Tickets can be purchased at www.northwestscouts.org or by calling Jessica Bussard at (800) 945-4390. at (509) 325-4562 or visit the council website at www.northwestscouts.org.

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