What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2001

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The Quilting on the Kenai seventh annual Quilt Extravaganza will be held today and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. The event features guest artist Letitia Hutchings, a wearable art fashion show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, vendor's booths, demonstrations and door prizes. For more information, call Robin Place Fabric at 262-5438.

The seventh annual Jeff Ransom Memorial Fun Run will be held Saturday at the Johnson Lake picnic area in Kasilof. The run starts at 10 a.m., followed by a family barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Mike Morgan at 262-6548.

Events and Exhibits

The Twin Cities Raceway will feature stock car racing Saturday at Shotgun Drive across from Beaver Loop. The gates open at 5 p.m. with races starting at 7. General admission is $5 for adults and kids under 10 get in free, Bicycle races will be held on the track for kids. For more information, call 283-8321 or 283-9078.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center presents "2001:A Fish Odyssey" through Sept. 3. The show features original artwork from more than 100 artists. Media include basketry, carving, fiber, painting, photography, quilting, scrimshaw and sculpture. Admission is $3 for adults and students and children are free. For more information, call 283-1991.

The Kenai Fine Arts Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers will feature Connie Goltz as its artist for the month of June.

Members of the North Kenai Baptist Church will do quilting and crafts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the church. It is open to the public. For more information, call 776-8234.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery has a variety of works by local watercolorist Rube Tikka on display through the middle of July, along with Jim Evenson's most recent stone lithograph, "Wilderness Experience," and the last few available copies of his "High Flyer" and "Crossing the Kenai Bar," plus wood bowls and other items by Al Janonis.

Northcountry Fair in Soldotna offers pottery by Libby Berezin; silver jewelry by Judie Gumm; aluminum clocks by Andy Kirsch; painted ceramics by Jeannie Shirk; ceramic fish drawer pulls by Shawnee Kinney; and switch plate covers by Judy Winn.

Birch Tree Gallery offers new works by Peggy Thompson; watercolors by Kathleen Logan and Jean Shadrach; carved birds by John Nelson; hand-woven baskets by Kim Hyde and Pat Morrison; stained glass by Lisa Carlon, Joyce Getchell and Rob Jolly; jewelry by Tami Marsters and Laurine Maxwell-Evans and wearable art by Lila Krohn and Vivian McCain.

Claudette's Folk Art and Collectables in Soldotna features Loraine Larsen's Alaska jewelry and fur work, Stephanie Wortham's Alaska folk art furniture and wood pieces, Kerry Cline's hand-painted silk scarves, Claudette Barber's sewing and silk arrangements, Dorothy Bush's birch bark baskets, Becky Holloway's pottery, Scott Hanson's chain saw carving and Dean Talley's diamond willow canes.

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, pottery by Laura Faeo and salmon rod holders by Bob Condon.

Peninsula Furs Inc. at Mile 80 of the Sterling Highway features Native arts and ivory by area artists, including Michael Sausedo, Joe Blachford, John Morris, Doug Linstrand and Sonny Miller.

Fireweed Herb Garden in Kenai has quilted wall hangings by Ann Berg and Betty Newton; decorative plates by Jean Rogers; fish chimes by Vickie Duggin; birdhouses by Bernie Titera; and beaded jewelry by Norma Johnson.

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.


There will be metal music by InCide and Chowder at the Soldotna Sports Center from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call Sean Autry at 283-9173 or Diane Autry at 262-5990.

Kaladi Brothers will present music by Mike Morgan Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Vagabond Inn will present live music by Love Tap Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

Mykel's Restaurant presents dinner music by Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Katmai presents karaoke with Sherri on Fridays at 9 p.m. The Danglin' Wrangler performs music at 9 p.m. Saturday.

George's Casino has a DJ playing Top 40 music every Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is live music.

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

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

In the Future

Twin Cities Bronze, the English handbell group from Minnesota, will perform at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center July 2 following lunch. For more information, call Kathy Isaak at 283-4156.

The Rainbow Bar will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration pig roast July 7 at 4 p.m. with music by the Mabrey Brothers.

The Kenai Kennel Club will present dog shows and obedience and agility trials July 13, 14 and 15 at Skyview High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on conformation and obedience, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405; for information on agility, call Cindy at 262-5369.

Down the Road

Pier One Theatre presents the final weekend of Dance Theatre North's "Ascension," choreographed by Lynne Roff. Shows will be held today at 7:30, and Friday and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. Call (907) 235-7333 for reservations.

The Pratt Museum will feature the outdoor exhibit and performance art show titled "Facing the Elements," a walk-through exhibit behind the museum along the nature trail. An opening reception will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

The William Henry Gallery presents "Of Tides and Time," color photography by Nancy Levinson, through July 4.

The Pratt Museum is featuring a solo exhibition by Ron Senungetuk titled, "Isami," through Aug. 5.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will present the Summer String Festival in Homer Aug. 2-12. The week will be filled with concerts. Call 235-6318 for more information.

Anchorage Events

Jerry (Sivaluaq) Lieb Jr., Eskimo artist and storyteller, will show handmade drums and tell stories in Gallery 7 of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art at 3 p.m. every Thursday in June.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present an Alaska film series every day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call (907) 343-4326.

The Saturday Market, featuring local produce and hand crafts, will be held every Saturday through September on Third Avenue and E Street. For more information, call (907) 276-7207.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present a summer fine arts camp titled "The Bug Book," held Monday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," Sept. 21-27 at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. For more information, call (907) 272-1471.


For local listings and times see our movie page

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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