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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2005

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The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has the statewide photography show "Rarefied Light" on display through Jan. 29.

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a smoke- and alcohol-free community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music will be provided by the Contra BanD. Beginners should come early, since the easiest dances start at 7 p.m. Participants should bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck snacks to share. Partners are not required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 can get in free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Theresa Holland at 260-4171.

Events and Exhibits

The Peninsula Promenaders hold square dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Partners are not necessary. Admission is $4.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has a collection of Alaska photographs by Mary Hayes on display through Jan. 21.

The Kenai Fine Arts Center has the Kenai Art Guild's 13th annual Kids Show on display through January. The center is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 810 Cook St. in Old Town Kenai.

The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. Area artists and craftspeople are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends and weekend hours may be extended. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Anyone interested in displaying artwork, donating historical items or more information may call 262-0822.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Mary Lane as its artist of the month. It also hosts a chess club every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and a cribbage club at noon every Sunday.

Mykel's Restaurant and Lounge in Soldotna has May Oehlert as its artist of the month.

Art Works in Soldotna has multimedia work by Theresa Napolitano on display.

Artwork by Kenai Peninsula artists can be viewed and purchased at the following area businesses: Art Works, Birch Tree Gallery, Claudette's Folk Art and Collectibles, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts, Northcountry Fair and Tammy's Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna; Beluga Lookout Gifts, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, Kenai Fine Arts Center and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai; and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is on Ski Hill Road near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

Veronica's Cafe in Kenai has an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. today and live music by the Tim Sturm Band at 6:30 Friday and Sarah Glaves and Friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has music by LuLu Small from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has live acoustic folk music by Nancy Anderson and the Anderchix from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The VFW post in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.

The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

AMVETS Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.

Films

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

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

Down the Road

Homer Council on the Arts presents a performance by the Jazzline Dancers and Guests with choreographer Jocelyn Shiro-Westphal at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 and 3 p.m. Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 at the Mariner Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for council members and $8 for youth 18 and under. Ticket are available at HCOA, Home Bookstore and Etude Studio. To charge by phone, call (907) 235-4288.

Anchorage events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art an exhibit of multimedia work by Anchorage artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs from Sunday through Feb. 27; "Earth, Fire and Fibre," a biennial statewide craft exhibition, from Sunday through March 13; and "The Blue Guitar: An Exhibition of Music in Art" in the children's gallery through May. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Anchorage Symphony and Anchorage Opera present Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman," a ghostly tale of love and redemption, Jan. 21, 23 and 29.



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