What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2001

Best Bet

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

Events and Exhibits

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; students and children are free. For more information, call 283-1991.

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.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital upstairs gallery will feature paintings and unique wreaths by Liz Chase during July.

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

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.


Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna will present Mike Morgan playing acoustic classics Friday at 6 p.m.

The Vagabond Inn will present Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans playing blues and classic rock Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

The Katmai presents karaoke with Sherri on Fridays at 9 p.m. and The Danglin' Wrangler's 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.

Kaladi Brothers will present the music of Joe Reinhardt from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The featured artist of the month is John Toppenberg.

In the Future

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.

n the Old Town Village Restaurant. Sign-up for participants will be held at 6 p.m., and the event will start at 7. Tickets are $17, which includes soup, salad bar and drinks. For more information, call 283-4378.

Down the Road

An opening reception for "Touring Alaska," watercolor paintings by Dot Tideman will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William Henry Gallery in Homer. The exhibit will run through Aug. 1.

"The Curious Savage" will continue through Saturday at Pier One Theater. Show times are 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Homer resident Traveler Terpening will present slides and natural history information about the reptiles and amphibians of Panama he recently studied in Panama at 7:30 p.m. July 13 at the Pratt Museum in Homer.

A beading workshop will be held July 28 and 29 at the Pratt Museum. The workshop will be presented by Kate Boyan and Susan Anniskett. The cost for the two-day workshop is $50 including most materials. For more information, call the museum at (907) 235-2764.

Pier One Theatre presents "Invisible Ink," stories by Homer residents, July 16 and 17. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call (907) 235-7333.

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

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

The Girdwood Forest Faire will be held Saturday and Sunday in Girdwood. For more information, call (907) 783-2931.

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 Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present Jazz Night with Melissa Bledsoe Fischer from 7 to 8:30 tonight.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present Family Night on Things that Buzz or Sting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present watercolor artist Helen Simeonoff from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Bear Paw Festival will be held July 15-17 in Eagle River.

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 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.


See our movies page for local times and listings

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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