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Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2002

Lip sync contest applications deadline Sunday

Applications for Showin' Off the Kids, a lip sync contest, are available at Soldotna area elementary and middle schools, Dairy Queen and in the Soldotna Community Schools brochure. Applications, with an audio tape, can be dropped at Dairy Queen. The deadline is Sunday. The full-costume dress rehearsal is scheduled for 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at Soldotna High School, and the performance will be at 6 p.m. March 2 in the SoHi auditorium. For more information, call 262-6768.

Science discoveries featured in course series

The Pratt Museum and the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College present "Discoveries in Science," a weekly course on the historical impact of great scientific discoverers and their work, from Galileo to Einstein and Rachel Carson.

The course features visiting presenters from the University of Alaska and other institutions, who will give one-hour lectures on the science of the great discoveries, followed by a one-hour discussion led by Michael Hawfield, museum director and university adjunct professor of history.

The course is a requirement for students pursuing the university's bachelor of liberal studies degree. Students wishing credit must register with the KPC Kachemak Bay Campus. Each session is open free of charge to members of the Pratt Museum. The sessions are open to the public, and there will be a small charge at the door for nonmuseum members.

Each session will be held at the east campus of the college, 533 E. Pioneer Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The schedule of topics are: Wednesday -- "Discovering the Heavens: Astronomy" (Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton) presented by Rob Carillo of the Challenger Learning Center; Feb. 20 -- "Discovering Evolution" (Charles Darwin) with Dr. Alan Boraas of Kenai Peninsula College; Feb. 27 -- "Discovering the Earth: Geology and Glaciology (Alexander von Humbolt) with Dr. Palmer Bailey of the Kachemak Bay Campus, KPC; March 6 -- "Discovering the Molecular World: DNA (Antoine Lavoisier) with Dr. David Wartinbee of KPC; March 13 -- "Discovering the Atomic World: Thermodynamics" (Josiah Willard Gibbs, Marie Curie and Albert Einstein) with Allen Houtz of KPC; March 27 -- "Discovering the Environment: Conserving the Planet" (Rachel Carson) with Carla Stanley of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife national Maritime Refuge; April 3 -- "Discovering Health and Medicine" (William Harvey and Louis Pasteur) with Catherine Pearce of KPC.

Art festival looking for musicians, vendors

The KDLL Art and Music Festival is seeking vendors and musical acts to round out its program. Anyone interested in signing up or being a volunteer can call Allen Auxier at 283-8433.

The festival will take the place of and build on KDLL's Bluegrass, Brats and Brew Festival. The festival will feature bands, both local and statewide, arts and crafts booths, a beer and wine garden and activities for kids of all ages. The festival will be June 22.



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