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■ The Soldotna High School drama department will present the play “Flowers for Algernon,” written by David Rogers, at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Soldotna High School. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased the nights of the performance. “Flowers for Algernon” is the story of Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged young man with an I.Q. of 68 who volunteers to undergo an experimental operation to increase his intelligence. The operation has already been performed on a mouse named Algernon with great success. Algernon’s intelligence has been increased fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, whose intelligence changes to that of a genius. He becomes far more intelligent than his teacher Alice Kinnian or the doctors who developed the procedure. As Charlie approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows signs of regression, which forces Charlie into a race against time in an attempt to hang on to his new intelligence and the new life he has built.

Events and Exhibits

■ Marion Nelson’s exhibition of Encaustic works is on display at Kenai Peninsula College’s Gary Freeburg Gallery through Dec. 12.

■ A Blue Grass Jam will be held at the Kenai United Methodist Church on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. All are invited to listen and participate. The church is located next to the Boys and Girls Club on the Frontage Road in Kenai. There is no charge.

■ Watercolor art by Brenda Zubeck, Kathryn Joyce and Donna Schwanke-Cooper will be on display at Mugz Cafe in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna through November.

■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center presents their watercolor show in Gallery One, juried by Barabara Lavalle, and in Gallery Too, a group of paintings making Social statements. These shows run through the month of November at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in old town Kenai.

■ The Cottonwood Gallery on the second floor of the Peninsula Community Health Services building in Soldotna will hosts an exhibit of work by members of the Kenai Peninsula Photographers’ Guild. Work will be on display through January.

■ The Kenai Performers present “Sudden Theatre,” and evening of 10-minute plays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Triumvirate Theater in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday show at 3 p.m. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at River City Books, Peninsula Center Mall, Curtain Call Consignment Boutique, www.kenaiperformers.org, and at the door. Note: Shows are PG-13 for adult content and language.

■ The annual Kids Art Show at the Kenai Fine Arts Center’s Gallery Too will be on display in December. Children ages 2-12 may submit up to three pieces of artwork. The entry fee is $2. Deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 1. Call 283-7040 for more information. An artist’s reception will take placefrom 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6, with appreciation awards at 6:30 p.m.

Holiday fairs

■ North Peninsula Recreation is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Public admission is free. Vendor space is available. For more information please call 776-8800.

■ The Annual Ten Thousand Villages Sale will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24 at Soldotna United Methodist Church, 158 S. Binkley Street. Arts and crafts from around the world. Sale proceeds are returned to the program. Fair Trade creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to ear income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.

■ The Kenai’s Saturday Market in having a “Winter Market” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The market will be hosted in the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be “Made in Alaska” local arts and crafts, clothing, baked goods, honey, and glass and crystal jewelry available for Christmas shopping. For more information call 283-1991.

■ The Peninsula Art Guild is accepting vendor applications for its 13th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Thanksgiving weekend at Kenai Central High School. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 21 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Call 776-4008 or 283-7040 for more information and to reserve a spot.


■ An all acoustic jam takes place at the Kenai Senior Center from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays.

■ Kenai Joe’s will have 907 Saturday for a smoke free show at 9 p.m.

■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai will host Open Mic from 6:30-9:30 p.m. On Saturday, Veronica’s will have live music with Crow Shoes at 6:30 p.m.

■ The Studio Espresso Shop at Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts an open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Call 776-7655.

■ St. Elias Brewing Company has live music Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

■ AMVETS Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds steel-tip darts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; steak dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; and karaoke at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m.

■ Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has poker Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

■ The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

■ Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music by Robb Justice from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, and jazz with Dave Unruh and Bob Ramponi from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

■ Caribou Family Restaurant in Soldotna has live music by Wally Hyde 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

■ Main Street Tap and Grill has a Tuesday jam night with Shon, Wednesday karaoke with Mark Gage, Thursday acoustic music, live music on Friday and Saturday night, Sunday NFL Ticket, and Monday Night Football.


■ Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.

■ Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

Down the Road

■ The Pratt Museum in Homer is open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.


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