· The annual peninsulawide senior Olympic games for seniors age 55 and older will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 26 at the Kenai and Soldotna senior centers. Activities will include pool, darts, shuffleboard, bowling, basketball toss, bridge, pinochle, cribbage, Texas Hold ’Em poker, table tennis, a walk-a-thon and dominoes. There will be food and entertainment throughout the games. For more information or to sign up, call 262-2322, 283-4156 or your area senior citizens center.
Events and Exhibits
· The Sterling Senior Center will host a tropical paradise fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the center. The event features hula dancers, music and skits, based on the musical “South Pacific,” and a roast pork dinner. Tickets are $15 at the center.
· The G.L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has a ceramics exhibit by Halibut Cove artist Annette Bellamy on display through February.
· The Kenai Fine Arts Center on Cook Street in Old Town Kenai is hosting watercolor and 3-D exhibits through February. The sales gallery also is open. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. A grand reopening will be held Feb. 25 with 10 percent off everything in the sales gallery.
· Mykel’s restaurant has Andy Hehnlin with egg tempera paintings as its artist of the month.
· The Kasilof Historical Society’s cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. Area artists and crafters are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-0822.
· 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 in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.
· The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has “Fish Tracks,” by Sarah Glaves, and the “Kenai Quilt Expo” on display, as well as animal mounts, historic items and Native Alaska artifacts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.
· The Soldotna Animal Hospital at 42479 Sterling Highway has work by Kenai Peninsula College art students through February. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The exhibit features pieces in various mediums that focus on animals in art. For more information, call 260-7851.
· AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays and blind darts at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
· George’s Casino in Kenai has a poker challenge at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays.
· Hooligan’s in Soldotna has an open jam session Thursdays at 10 p.m. and live music by 9 Spine at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has live music by Nancy Anderson and the Anderchix from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.
· The Place Bar and Grill in North Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Saturdays and poker at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Sundays.
· Kenai Peninsula College has an open mic night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Ward Building addition.
· The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music by the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a poker challenge at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
· Kenai Joe’s has live music from the Couzins Band at 9 p.m. Friday.
· The Riverside House in Soldotna presents “After 10,” a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music.
· VFW Post No. 10046 in Soldotna has bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.
· Veronica’s Cafe has an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and live music by the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Mike Morgan and Friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday
· Triumvirate Theatre will perform “Cast-ablanca,” a spoof of the movie “Casablanca,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Riverside House in Soldotna. Dinner will be provided by the Riverside House. The event also includes an art auction to benefit the nonprofit theater. Tickets are $20, available at the theater in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Art up for auction may be viewed at the theater. To order your choice of meal, call the Riverside House by 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at 262-0500. For more information on the show or auction, call Chris at 776-8669.
· The Kenai Performers will present “Adam and Eve through the Ages,” a comedy about relationships at all ages and stages of life at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, 25, March 3, 4, 7 and 9 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5 at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale at Charlotte’s in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna.
· “What’s it Worth to Ya?” a slapstick detective spoof of “The Antiques Roadshow” written and directed by Carla Jenness, will be performed March 2-4 and 6-11 at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. All shows are at 7 p.m. except closing night, March 11, with a show time of 8:30. Tickets are $10 at the door and available presale at the Triumvirate Bookstore.
· Pamyua, the Native American Music Awards 2003 Record of the Year winner, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 4 in the Ward Building at KPC in honor of the Arctic Winter Games. Pamyua (which means “encore” in the Yup’ik language) has been described as a mix of Inuit and African rhythms. Tickets are on sale at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna and the KPC Bookstore on the Soldotna campus.
· The Tim Sturm Band will play at 9 p.m. March 5 at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. Admission is $10.
· 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 has an “Emerging Artists” show on display.
· A My Word Against Yours Scrabble tournament will be held March 18 and 19 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer, hosted by the Friends of the Homer Library. There are several divisions, with prizes awarded in each. Admission is $10 per person. Advanced registration is required by March 10. To register or for more information, visit www.friendshomerlibrary.org or call (907) 235-9042.
· The Anchorage Symphony will perform its February concert, “Gold and Gusto,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Featured performer is pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch, who was honored in 2001 at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal. The medal is considered the most coveted prize in the piano world. Tickets are $20 to $42 for adults and $10 to $21 for youth and seniors. For more information, call (877) 278-7849 or visit www.centertix.net.
· The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has “All-Alaska Juried XXXI,” a biennial exhibition for Alaska artists, through March 5; a solo exhibition by Anchorage artist Susan Joy Share through March 12; and “Spot the Dog,” the annual children’s gallery exhibit, through May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
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