What's Happening

Halloween and Harvest Happenings


■ The merchants at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna welcome everyone to come to a Halloween Carnival today from 5-7 p.m. There will be games, prizes, candy and a light show.

■ The Nikiski Community Trick or Treat Alley is today from 4:30-5:30 p.m. inside the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Admission is free. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call 776-8800.

■ From 5-7 p.m. today the Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425 will be hosting their annual Spooktacular event. There will be games, prizes, candy, food, and a costume contest ages 1 to 12. Please put on those costumes and bring the family for a great time at the Kenai Elks. Any questions please call the lodge at 283-7776.

■ The Truth Time Machine takes place from 6-9 p.m. today at the Soldotna Church of God on the corner of West Redoubt and Binkley in Soldotna. Enjoy candy and refreshments in a safe environment. For more information, call 262-4729.

Events and Exhibits

■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), presents Link Up: The Orchestra Moves. This educational concert will feature various elementary students from Redoubt, K-Beach, Kaleidoscope, Ninilchik, and Chapman schools singing and performing on the recorder. Visual aids will augment the entire performance. In addition, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 movement 1, and and the opening of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Guest vocalists include Rodney French, Audra Faris, and Crista Cady. Marc Berezin will provide interesting facts about music and a few laughs as host of the concert. Concerts are Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the KCHS Renee C. Henderson auditorium and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the Homer Mariner Theater.

■ The Peninsula Art Guild and the Kenai River Council on the Arts host two October Exhibitions: “22 Stories” by Kathy Matta in Gallery One and “Coming Around” by Robert Range in Gallery Too at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. Call 283-7040, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays for more information.

■ The next TriviaPalooza is right around the corner, Friday, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Get your team of 6-8 people together, show up and win the cash! Entry is $15 per person. Contact the Kenai Chamber and Visitors Center to register your team at 283-1991.

■ The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild will have a photograph display through November at the Cottonwood Gallery, on the second floor of the Peninsula Community Health Services building at 230 East Marydale.

■ The Soldotna Senior Center will hold its annual Amateur Art Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

■ Rick Cupp will be displaying composite photographs all November at the Ed Jones building in Kenai on Trading Bay Road, at the back of the Home Decor building. A First Friday opening will be from 6-8 p.m. with refreshments and the opportunity to meet the artist.

■ White Dove Gallery will host a First Friday event with photographer Mark Pierson. His photography at the gallery at 36901 Mallard Road. Call 283-3969. Mark will be there from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

■ The KPC Showcase and River City Books present author Tom Kizzia, who will discuss his recent book “Pilgrim’s Wilderness” Wednesday at 7 p.m., Room 109, Ward Building, Kenai Peninsula College. Free and open to the public. The author will be joined by Cheri Smith, Director of the Lee Shore Center, and Dr. Pamela Hays, for further discussion of issues raised by the story of the Pilgrim Family.


■ A Halloween Party with live music will be held at 9 p.m. Friday at the 4 Lands Bar.

■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is as Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m.

■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music with the Charmer’s Daughters Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

■ The Vagabond on Kalifornsky Beach Road will have live music with 150 Grit Saturday at 9 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.

■ 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.

■ Tustumena Lodge will feature the music of The 907 Band Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. An open mic night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 with a $100 prize for the best original song, admission is $10.

■ 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 Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. Robb Justice, and Fridays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.

■ Caribou Family Restaurant in Soldotna has live music by Roy Mullin, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

■ The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio.

■ Main Street Tap and Grill has Wednesday karaoke with KJ Natalia, Thursday acoustic music with Dustin and Friends and Keeley & Nelson, and live music and dancing with 9Spine Friday and Saturday.

Markets, Fairs and Bazaars

■ An Arts & Crafts Market will be held inside the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center on November 8 and November 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be featuring Alaskan Made Crafts, Alaskan Photos, Jellies, Honeys, Belt Buckles made from bullets, Scrimshaw, Glass & Crystal Jewelry, Soapstonz and many more items for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Local vendors will include, Fred’s Alaskan Photos, Alaska Knife & Sheath, Alaska Art Detour, 2-Chicks Steel Art, Just Scraps, Needles-N-Pins Stitchers, and more. For more information, call 907-283-1991 or harold@visitkenai.com


■ 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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