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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2004

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The Soldotna Lions Club will have its 15th annual gun show at the Soldotna Sports Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. In conjunction with the show, the club will hold a Two Rifle Raffle, where a $3 ticket buys the purchaser a chance to win one or both firearms in the raffle at the ticket drawing at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The gun show and raffle are fund-raiser for the club. For more information or to reserve a spot for a vendor booth, contact Paul Zimmerman at 262-7223 or Brock See at 283-9243.

The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai has "Small Shots," a photography exhibition, on display. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events and Exhibits

"Wild Alaska: Bounty of the Sea," including artwork by 75 Alaska artists, is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is $3 for adults and free for students. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Art Works in Soldotna has "Artist as Jester," a self-portrait show, on display through Monday.

The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College will have a multimedia portraits show on display from June 7 to 18.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Chelline Larson as its artist of the month. It also hosts a chess club every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and a cribbage club every Sunday at noon.

Artwork by Kenai Peninsula artists can be viewed and purchased at the following area businesses: Art Works, Birch Tree Gallery, Claudette's Folk Art and Collectibles, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts, Northcountry Fair and Tammy's Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna; Alaskan Gift and Gallery, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, Kenai Fine Arts Center and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai; and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

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 near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

Hooligans in Soldotna presents the Alaska Dinner Show starring Hobo Jim and the Klondike Girls. Showtimes Mondays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. The price, which includes dinner and the show but not gratuity, is $42 for general admission, $39 for seniors 62 and over, $35 for children under 12 and free for children under 2 and seniors over 80. For reservations, call 262-9951.

The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch presents music by Jammin' with Jer on Saturday.

Sackett's Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing presents acoustic blues, folk and Hawaiian music by Mike Morgan at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The VFW post in Soldotna has karaoke at 8 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

The AMVETS Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.

Upcoming Events

The third annual KDLL Art and Music Festival will be from noon to midnight June 19 at the Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Performers will include Alaska singers and songwriters Hobo Jim, Andy Baker, Mike Faubion, Josh Fryfogle and Katie Skrha. Vendor booths, food and drinks, a beer garden and arts and crafts also will be available.

World Music for the Kenai presents Australian singer-guitarist and didgeridoo performer Xavier Rudd on June 23 at Morgan's Moose Pasture in Kasilof. Opening for Rudd will be New Orleans ragtime, blues and jazz singer-pianist Radoslav Lorkovic, along with local singer-songwriters Katie Skrha and Holly Wiley. The show begins at 5 p.m. with Lorkovic at 7 p.m. and Rudd at 8:30 p.m. The concert site is near Mile 106.5 of the Sterling Highway. Look for signs on the highway on the day of the show. Tickets are available only at the door on the day of the show and are $23 for general admission, $20 for seniors, students and KDLL members, $15 for teens accompanied by a parent and free for children 12 and under. Family discounts will be available. For more information on the concert, contact Mike Morgan at 262-6548 or mjmorgan@gci.net. For more information on Rudd, visit www.xavierrudd.com. For more information on Lorkovic, visit www.rados lavlorkovic.com. Concert-goers can bring blankets, chairs, pillows, coolers, food, beverages and appropriate attire for the weather. Barbecue grills will be available for use.

Films

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

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

Down the Road

Pier One Theatre in homer presents "The Electric Rolaids Antacid Test," a reprisal of David Webster's original musical about four aging band members who go on the road in search of fame and fortune. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday and 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday this week and June 3, 4 and 5 next week. For ticket reservations and more information, call (907) 235-7333.

Duggan's Waterfront Pub in Homer presents music by Trish and the Sugar Daddies at 10 p.m. June 4 and 5.

The Pratt Museum in Homer presents an opening celebration for a "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place" exhibit at 7 p.m. June 12. Also on display is the "Juried Art Show 2004" through June 6, a "SeeBirdCam" broadcasting live video of nesting shorebirds from Gull Island and "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Historic Harbor Walking Tours on the Homer Spit will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. during the summer. Tickets are $5 and tours start at the Pratt Museum's wheelhouse booth next to the Salty Dawg on the spit.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has a display of contemporary Alaska Native art through Sept. 5, and "Points of View V" where a guest curator chooses work from the collections department to be displayed in the galleries on display through Sept. 25. Museum winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

If you have an event to include in our Thursday InSide section, send the information to the Peninsula Clarion, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax it to 283-3299 or send it by e-mail to clarion@alaska.net.

The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call Jenny Neyman at 283-7551.



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