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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2005

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The KDLL Art and Music Festival will be held from noon to midnight Saturday at the Diamond M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road with vendor booths, a beer garden and live music by Paul Gerardi, Mike Morgan, Worth Many Cattle, the Spur Highway Spankers, the Mabrey Brothers, 60/40, Nancy Anderson, the Gottsche Family Band, Katie and the Couzins, the North Road Pounders, David Edwards-Smith and Turk, the Tim Sturm Band, the DNA Band and Mo Betta Blues. Admission for KDLL members is $35 for a family of two adults and three kids, $10 for seniors 60 and older, $12 for adults, $5 for kids age 6 to 14 and free for kids age 5 and under. Admission for non-KDLL members is $45 for a family, $12 for seniors, $15 for adults, $8 for older kids and free for younger kids. Pets are not allowed.

World Music for the Kenai presents a double bill concert with England's 3 Blind Mice and the return of Cajun-blues keyboardist Radoslav Lorkovic at Mike Morgan's Moose Pasture in Kasilof on Sunday. The show begins at 4 p.m. with performances by Alaska artists, including Katie and the Couzins, Nancy Anderson and Caleb Aronson. Follow the signs at Mile 107.1 of the Sterling Highway. Tickets are available only at the door on the day of show and are $25 for general admission, $23 for seniors, students and KDLL members, $15 for teens with an adult and free for children under 10. Family discounts are available. For more information, call or e-mail Mike Morgan at 262-6548 or mjmorgan@gci.net. For more information on the performers, visit their Web sites, www.catsaway.com for 3 Blind Mice and www.radoslavlorkovic for Lorkovic.

Events and Exhibits

Family Fun in the Midnight Sun will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski. The fun run registration begins at 9 a.m. Booth and age appropriate games. Prizes will be given.

Art Works in Soldotna has "Illustration," a show by artist and illustrator Chris Jenness on display through July.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Rhon Lyons as its artist of the month, a chess club that meets at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and a cribbage club that meets from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has "Alaska 2005 — Native Arts Now" on display. The center holds weekly features: At 3 p.m. Friday is the Alaska heritage interpretive program, and Monday at 3 p.m. is the science on the Kenai program. The interpretive programs are free and open to the public. The center also has natural history mounts, a historic area and Native Alaska artifacts on display. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 283-1991.

Saturday markets are held at the bus turnaround at the corner of Corral Street and the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna and outside at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Items offered from vendors include art, crafts and produce.

The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every day 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 near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road has natural history mounts, including the world-record king salmon on display, and a boardwalk along the Kenai River. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, call 262-1337.


VFW Post No. 10046 in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.

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.

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.

Veronica's Coffee House has live music by the Tim Sturm Band at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mike Morgan on Friday and Caleb Aronson on Saturday.

The Clam Shell Lodge has music by Ben at 9 p.m. Friday and Yukon Rider at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar will have music by the Mabrey Brothers tonight.

Upcoming Events

There will be a fly-in barbecue at Nikiski Airport this July 2, including hamburgers and hot dogs for $5. For more information, call 776-3500.


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

The 27th annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be vendor booths, arts and crafts, an auction and raffle, games for kids, food, a pie baking contest, beer garden and live music by the Spur Highway Spankers, Backstrap, Caines Head, Incoming and Emily Kern. Admission is free. For more information, call (907) 288-3150.

DJ's Wheelhouse in Seward has live music by 9 Spine Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 20.

Picture Alaska gallery, 448 E. Pioneer Ave. in Homer, has "Wildlife Alaska," a show by Nikiski artist and illustrator Chris Jenness, on display through June.

Ptarmigan Arts at 471 Pioneer Ave. in Homer is showing the work of Ninilchik photographer Susan Dionne in the Back Room Gallery through June 29. For more information, call (907) 235-5322.

The Matt Lewis Band from Salt Lake City will perform at Duggan's Waterfront Pub in Homer on Saturday and at the Yukon Bar in Seward on July 1, 2 and 4. For more information on the band, visit the Web site at www.mattlewisband.com.

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward hosts marine life artist Wyland on June 25. Wyland will create a sea-life themed mural at the center with children and adults from noon to 3 p.m. The event will include live music by Good Dog, environmental updates from conservation groups and guided nature walks with naturalists along Resurrection Bay that start at 9 and 10 a.m.

The fourth annual tour of homes, a benefit fund-raiser for the Homer Council on the Arts, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 25 with a reception at Bear Creek Winery from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The tour will include the architecture, landscaping and interior design of distinctive Homer area homes. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 for two people, available from the council, (907) 235-4288.

Anchorage events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has "The Shamans: Spirit Guides of Siberia" on display through Sept. 18; and "Points of View VI: Defiant Objects," which juxtaposes selections from the museum's collection of contemporary arts and crafts with items in its ethnographic collection, through Sept. 11. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

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