What's Happening

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2000

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The second annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival, sponsored by the Moose Pass Sportsmen's Club, will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. A big game barbecue will feature halibut, moose sausages, buffalo, caribou and musk ox. There will be a beer booth, bake sale, pie contest, live auction, carnival games, arts and crafts, live music, horse rides and activities for children. The Kenai Crewsers will compete with the Anchorage Rowing Association in 1,000-meter sprint races. The festival ends with the raffle for two round-trip tickets to Hawaii and other prizes. Proceeds will help maintain the Moose Pass Community Hall, the fire department and the library and support community programs.

Events and Exhibits

"Alaska 2000: A Celebration of Wildlife Art" is on display through July 31 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The exhibit includes more than 75 original paintings of Alaska wildlife by 28 artists from Alaska and other parts of North America. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 283-1991.

Kaladi Brothers features a mixed media show by Ben Hastings and Steve Hileman through the month of June.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery will have selected works through the month of June, including stone lithographs by Jim Evenson of Nikiski and watercolors by Paula Dickey of Homer.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital is featuring oil paintings by Andrea Moyer in June.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yup'ik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. Complimentary Alaska videos are available for viewing. Admission is free. For more information, call 283-1991.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The center is located on Ski Hill Road near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7021.

Birch Tree Gallery offers several watercolors by Anchor Point artist Peggy Hunt; wearable art items by Lila Krohn, Nancy Engle and Kathleen Logan; spruce burl furniture by Bob Kuiper; silver and gold jewelry by Tami Marsters; baskets by Kim Hyde and Pat Morrison; fox-trimmed slippers by Stephanie Neering; pottery by Libby Berezin, Elizabeth West and Peggy Thompson; and stained glass by Joyce Getchell, Rob Jolly and Lisa Carlon.

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


BJ's Lounge will present Hobo Jim today, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

Millie's Moose River Inn presents Turk at 9 p.m. Friday is Millie's birthday. A barbecue-style potlatch will be held in the beer garden. A pool shootout will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday.

George's Casino features music by a DJ starting at 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

The Maverick Club presents karaoke Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music with the Mabrey Brothers Band every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

The Old Town Village Restaurant will feature the performance of Mike Morgan at 6 p.m. today and Friday.

The Katmai will present music by Mark the Dangling Wrangler on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m.

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

Kaladi Brothers presents the Midnight Sun Strings Trio at 2 p.m. Friday and Mike Morgan 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Vagabond Inn presents the music of Milburn Elks at 10 p.m. Friday

The Tustumena Lodge will present music by Ice Box on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

Upcoming Events

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will offer six weeks of beginning guitar lessons from June 28 to Aug. 2. The maximum number of students is 15, and registrations are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Lasting Stitches will host "Sew Saturday," at The Old Town Village Restaurant at 9 a.m. July 15. Bring a sewing machine, project and supplies. Space is limited, call 283-9470 for reservations. The cost is $15 for morning snack and lunch. The next "Sew Saturday," is planned for Aug. 12.

A concert featuring Food for the Soul will be held to celebrate the retirement of longtime Kenai Peninsula College psychology professor Marge Hays at Charlotte's in Kenai on June 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. It is open to the public. Seating is limited, so to reserve a spot or for more information, call 262-0672 or 283-3877. Admission is free.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum will open the 21st exhibition of the Juried Art Show on Friday. A special reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. The show is open to the public.

The Pratt Museum presents "River of Bears," which will run through summer. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

"Recent Vessels," a ceramic work by James Brashear will run through July 5 at the William Henry Gallery.

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will offer a watercolor workshop July 8 and 9. JoAnne Wold will present a workshop titled "Portraits in Watercolor and Seeing Color." The workshops are open to the public. To register, call (907) 235-9098.

The William Henry Gallery presents an outdoor "Saturday Art a-Fair" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday throughout the summer. Artists will paint and display work for sale on the deck and grounds in front of the gallery.


The Imaginarium is a science discovery center located at 737 W. Fifth Ave. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 276-3179.


n The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge features free wildlife films on Saturday and Sunday hourly from noon to 4 p.m. The films showing in June are "Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Where Wildlife Comes First," "Miracle of the Scarlet Salmon" and "Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge." Visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. You also may fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net. For questions, call 283-7551.

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

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