Quilting on the Kenai gets under way today and runs through Saturday at Cook Inlet Academy on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The event includes a quilt show, demonstrations, classes, special exhibits, vendors and door prizes. The event ends with the Wearable Art Fashion Show, featuring the national Hoffman Challenge and the N.W. Panel Play Project, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the quilt show is $3.50 and $5 for the fashion show.
The sixth annual Jeff Ransom Memorial Fun Run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Johnson Lake Day picnic area on Johnson Lake and Crooked Creek road in Kasilof. The 5-kilometer family-style run, roll, walk, bike or crawl will be followed by a barbecue, starting at noon, three hours of live music and an awards ceremony. Registration for the event will be held at the race site from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Donations will be accepted in lieu of registration fee. All proceeds will be donated to the Alaska Mountain Safety Center. For more information, call Mike Morgan at 262-6548.
Events and Exhibits
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 Friday 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 283-3877. Admission is free.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will offer six weeks of beginning guitar lessons from Wednesday through 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.
"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 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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. Admission is $3. 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.
Mykel's Restaurant presents Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
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 music by 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, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. DJ Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.
The Vagabond Inn presents music by Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans Dance Band at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
The Tustumena Lodge will present music by Ten Cent Zen on Saturday at 10 p.m.
BJ's Lounge will present Hobo Jim on June 29 at 9 p.m.
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.
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.
Down the Road
Pier One Theater presents Betty John's "Libby" today through Saturday and "Invisible Ink" June 30, 31 and July 1.
The Pratt Museum presents its 21st exhibition of the Juried Art Show. The show is open to the public. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
The Pratt Museum presents "River of Bears," which will run through summer.
"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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, call 283-7551. Information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m.
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