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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2010

First Thursday events

* St. Elias Brewing Co. in Soldotna, next to Fred Meyer, will host Mike Morgan playing the blues, folk and classic rock today from 7 to 9 p.m.

* New works by Andy Hehnlin at a r t w o r k s from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

* "Illuminated" by Tracie Howard at the Kobuk St. Kaladi Brother's from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

* "KPC Critical Eye" group exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The Critical Eye Club is a group of art students whohelp each other grow artistically bycritiquing each others art work.

* "At The Last Minute" by photographers William Heath, Genevieve Klebba, Wade Wahrenbrock, Sandra Sterling and John Demske at the Funky Monkey from 6 to 8 p.m. with music by jazz guitarist J. D. Uponen.

* Bluegrass Jam at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today.

* Closing reception for "Rarified Light" at Kenai Peninsula College from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today.

Best Bets

* A free concert with Dennis Agajanian will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Kalifonsky Christian Center, at Mile 17 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

A love offering will be collected. For more information, call 283-9452.

* The 2010 Alaska Ocean Film Festival washes ashore at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Friday. The festival features two hours of short films on coastal cultures, marine science, and saltwater adventure. Entries will take festival attendees from Skagway to Seattle and around the world to seek adventure, learn about what lies beneath. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Events and Exhibits

* The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. It has historical displays, and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work on weekends. The cabin is at Mile 1.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-5125.

* The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road outside Soldotna has films on wildlife, the refuge and the history of the area daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. For more information and complete program listing, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

* AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind draw darts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Texas Hold 'Em at 7 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. Sundays; and open house and dinner at 6 p.m. and karaoke with Mary and Jack at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

* The Funky Monkey in the C Plaza in Kenai, in conjunction with Mike Morgan, will host Wednesday nights Acoustic Song Circle and Jam Session from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

* Rainbow Bar in Kenai has free Texas Hold 'Em at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; live music with Acoustic Rhythm Machine from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and pool leagues Tuesday; and live music with the Maybrey Brothers Thursday through Saturday.

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

* The Riverside House in Soldotna hosts; the After 10 party Fridays and Saturdays with Rock Star DJ Service. Dancing until 5 a.m. and at 6 p.m. free Poker Night with Texas Hold"em Tournaments hosted by Kenai Peninsula Poker Association.

* The Hunger Hut at Mile 26.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway host karaoke with Shane and Sarah at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

* The 406 in Kenai has karaoke with Steve and Debbie at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

* Mugz Coffee Lounge in The Blazy Mall will host Robb Justice from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; and open mic Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

* Mykel's in Soldotna has music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 Friday and Saturday.

* Veronica's in Old Towne Kenai, will host open mic from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; and Don Weller and J. D. Uponen will be playing live acoustic music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Films

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

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

Upcoming events

* Ripple Effect Film Series -- The second Thursday of each month at Kenai Peninsula College at 7:15 p.m. in room 115. Sometimes controversial, always thought provoking films that explore the connection to and impact on the planet.

For more information, follow this link: http://chinook.kpc.alaska.edu/~naomi/images/Climate%20Change%20exhibit%20%20dialogue_1%2010.pdf

or call Dave Atcheson at 262-0346 or e-mail indaa@kpc.alaska.edu or call Krista Timlin at 262-0337 or e-mail inklt@uaa.alaska.edu.

* Nate Dunn, a 1997 graduate of Soldotna High School, and his wife, Liz, who live in Salem, Ore,, have recorded their first CD of original worship music.

They will give a hometown concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at Soldotna Bible Chapel. For more information, visit www.natelizdunn.com, www.myspace.com/natelizdunn or call Nate Dunn at 262-4865.

* Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community contra dance Feb. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. ContraBanD provides live music.

Beginners are welcome. Dances are taught and called.

Bring clean, dry, non-marking shoes to dance in.

The cost is $5 for adults and no charge for children under age 16 when accompanied by an adult. Potluck snacks are optional. For more information e-mail Tricia @haywoodpatti4@msn.com.

* Kenai Performers will present the musical, "Grease" at Kenai Central High School in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium from Feb. 19-21 and 26-28. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door, River City Books or Charlotte's. The cost is for $15 for general admission or $12 for seniors and students.

Submissions may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.



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