What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2001

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The Anchor Point Snow Rondi will take place today through Sunday with a series of events. An auction will take place today at 7 p.m. at the Anchor River Inn and bingo and a pool tournament will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the inn. Events on Saturday and Sunday include a pancake breakfast, parade, snowshoe softball, pinewood derby, ice bowling, archery, a costume ball, craft fair and ski races. For more information, call the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-2600.

The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will hold an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility at Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway, in the Richards Veterinary Clinic building. The event is in conjunction with Responsible Pet Owners Month. Scheduled demonstrations are conformation at 11:30 a.m., clicker training at noon, bird work at 12:30 p.m., obedience at 1, agility at 2, retrieving at 3 and skijoring at 3:30. Plus there will be videos and printed literature, all promoting fun and positive activities to do with dogs, dog health and safety. Groups represented at the open house will include the Kenai Kennel Club, Kenai and Soldotna animal shelters, Peninsula Retrievers Association, 4-H Guide Dog Program and Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management. There also will be refreshments and prizes. For more information, call 262-6846 or 283-7515.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Performers and Twin Cities Productions present "The Music Man" at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium today, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and March 2, 3 and 4. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m.; all others are at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $5 to $12 and are available at Malston's, the Merit Inn, Halcyon Spalon, Charlotte's, Zumwalt's Music Shoppe, The Music Box, River City Books and Sweeney's. For more information, call 283-2133.

The "Original Quilt Art" exhibit is at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center through March 10. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Peninsula Ice Racing Association will hold the Kasilof-Homer Invitational Ice Race on Saturday and Sunday at Decanter Lake. Time trials start at 11 a.m. For more information, call Marylyn at 262-5917.

River City Books presents stories for kids with Tom Anderson at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. At 7 p.m., Stan McLane and Joan Lahndt will present "Living with Foxes," a history of 30 years of fox farming on the Kenai Peninsula.

The Sterling community is putting on a Fun Day Saturday starting at 4 p.m. There will be a potluck with free hot dogs. There also will be games, a pie auction, regular auction and fireworks. The Fun Day is a fund-raiser for the hockey rink and improvements to the Sterling Community Park.

The eighth annual Cook Inlet Lions Kenai Peninsula Cribbage Tournament will be held Sunday at the Nikiski Senior Center at 3 p.m. The tournament takes place each Sunday through May 6. For more information, call Bob Harrison at 776-5339.

The Kaladi Brothers artist of the month is Emily Steele.

There will be a quillo class -- blanket in a pillow -- Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the J and H Sewing and Vacuum Center, 222 N. Binkley in Soldotna, with Brenda Cook. Class fee is $10, plus supplies. For more information, call 262-6363.

Works by area artists are on display and for sale at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Cook Street in Old Town Kenai, including pottery, paintings and jewelry. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-7040.

Birch Tree Gallery offers watercolors by Alaska artists Jean Shadrach and Mary Ann Dunham; wearable art items by Lila Krohn, Vivian McCain and Kathleen Logan; bead-weaving broaches and barrettes by Laurine Maxwell-Evens; silver and gold jewelry by Tami Marsters; baskets by Pat Morrison; fur-trimmed slippers by Stephanie Carroll; pottery by Libby Berezin and Peggy Thompson; and stained glass by Joyce Getchell, Rob Jolly and Lisa Carlon.

Claudette's Folk Art and Collectables in Soldotna features works from area artisans, including Stephanie Wortham's Alaska folk art furniture and wooden decorations, Dorthy Bush's birch bark baskets, Star McCloud's whimsical folk art characters, Loni Galloway's stained glass, Claudette Barber's fabric pieces and Kris Wisher's antique fork shelves and old door knob coat racks.

Malfunction Junction Gifts at the "Y" in Soldotna offers handcrafted originals by area artists, including fur hats, gloves and slippers by Lee Martin; fused and slumped glass window art, lamps and "hippie candles" by Jana Coffey; carved masks and "spirit dancers" by David Hendron; sea grass baskets by Pat Morrison; pottery by Laura Faeo; and salmon rod holders by Bob Condon.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yupik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. Admission is free. For more information, call 283-1991.

Old Town Village Restaurant features historic pictures of the early days in Kenai.

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. There are many scenic hiking trails, including the Kenai River trail, which begins near the center. 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.


The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by the Maybrey Brothers every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

George's Casino has a DJ playing Top 40 music every Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

J-Bar-B, six miles south of Soldotna, presents karaoke by the Mic Hoggers on Friday nights.

The Katmai presents live music by Mark the Danglin' Wrangler on Friday and Saturday nights at 9.

The Riverside House presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

B.J.'s Lounge will present live music by Edgeville Exit at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Vagabond Inn present the music of the Baked Alaskans Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers presents music by Mike Morgan Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

In the Future

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a community contra dance at 7 p.m. March 10 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. There will be homemade goodies in a nonalcohol, smoke-free environment. Cost is $5; those 16 and under are free with an adult. For more information, call 283-9227.

The fourth annual Central Peninsula Writers' Night will be held at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai on March 15.

The Peninsula Art Guild will sponsor a star accordion bookmaking workshop with Kacky Wells at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on March 17. For more information, call 283-7040.

Down the Road

The William Henry Gallery presents "Pen, Ink and Intaglio," an exhibit by Nina Struthers of Houston through February. For more information, call (907) 235-3411.

The Pratt Museum's WHIZ Kids program will be held through March. WHIZ Kids programs will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the lower level of the museum, including hands-on arts and crafts activities that explore the history, art and cross-cultural connections in the museum's exhibits and collection. The program is open to the public and free.

"Rarefied Light," an exhibit of fine art photography from the Alaska Photographic Center, will be at the Pratt Museum through April 15.

Folk music artists Peter Mulvey and Jennifer Kimball will play at Alice's Champagne Palace on Pioneer Avenue today at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call (907) 235-1921.

Alice's Champagne Palace presents folk and country performer Cheryl Wheeler on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call (907) 235-1921.

The Lazer Vaudeville Circus is coming to the Mariner Theatre on March 31. For more information, call the Homer Council on the Arts at (907) 235-4288.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present a free family day with storyteller Opalanga Pugh on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present violinist Kyung Wha Chung accompanied by Itamar Golan, pianist, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. For tickets, call (800) GRT-SEAT.

The International Ice Carving Competition will be held beginning Tuesday through March 1 in the town square. For more information, call (907) 276-5015.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present "Chicago," the musical, May 9 through 13 at 7:30 p.m. and May 10, 12 and 13 matinees at 3 p.m. at the Evangeline Concert Hall. For tickets, call (800) GRT-SEAT.


See listings and profiles in our movie section.

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

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

If you have an event to include in our Thursday InSide section, send the information, in writing, to "What's Happening," c/o the Peninsula Clarion, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net.

To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 283-7551.

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