Arts Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2003

Racing Lions meeting Friday

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions, Circle Track Division, will hold its monthly general meeting at 6 p.m. Friday downstairs at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Any drivers interested in the program are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Chet Soares at 283-9078 or Mike Young at 283-8321

Writer's Night accepting submissions

Submissions are being accepted for the Central Peninsula Writer's Night event, a showcase of creative writing on the central Kenai Peninsula.

Entry blanks and guidelines are available at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Entrants must live between Ninilchik and Cooper Landing. There are separate categories for adults and high school students. The entry deadline is 4 p.m. Sunday. Entries can be brought to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, mailed to the center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611 or e-mailed to Writer's Night will be held March 6 at the center. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Part of visitors center closed

The cultural history museum section of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will be closed for much of the month of February for renovation. The natural history museum and gallery space will remain open, as will the visitors center and conference room gallery.

For more information, call 283-1991.

Boys and Girls Club holds show

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai will host a talent show at the Kenai clubhouse on Feb. 22. The show is open to all 2003 club members ages 6 to 18. The registration deadline is Feb. 13. All types of entertainers are encouraged to enter their talent in the show.

The top performances will be video taped and the tape will be submitted to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's national Conference Talent Search. National winners will be invited to perform in Orlando, Fla. For more information, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

GCI solicits poems for insert

Published poets are asked to submit a poem for the GCI National Poetry Month insert. The insert goes into each GCI bill throughout the state in April, reaching more than 100,000 people. Poems must be Alaska-related and authors may submit up to two poems. Poems may be a maximum of 12 lines, typed on white, 8.5- by 11-inch paper and in 12-point font.

Submissions must include the author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address, a one-page list of publications and a one-paragraph biography.

Entries should be mailed to Alaska State Council on the Arts Poetry Submission, 411 W. 4th Ave., Suite 1E, Anchorage, AK 99501-2343. The postmark deadline is Feb. 14. Manuscripts will not be returned. Authors should include a a self-addressed stamped envelope or e-mail address to receive notification of selection.

Talent show accepting acts

Application forms are available for the 2003 Nikiski Talent Show, to be held March 1. Forms can be obtained at the Nikiski Middle-Senior School, the Nikiski Post Office, M & M Market, Great Northern Video and Old Time Music in Kenai. The entry deadline is Feb. 14. All ages and talents are encouraged. For more information, or to have a form faxed to you, call Darlene Gehrke at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School and 776-3456.

Museum hosts free day

The Pratt Museum in Homer will host a Family Free Day on Feb. 15 where no admission will be charged to the museum. There will be special WHIZ Kids activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Museum hours are from noon to 5 p.m.

Arts entries accepted

The Kenai Fine Arts Center will accept entries for its juried exhibit Feb. 25 and 26. The juror is abstract artist Graham Dane from Anchorage. The exhibit opens with a reception Mach 1. For more information, call 262-1777.

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