What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2001

Best Bet

The Seldovia Arts Council will sponsor the Seldovia Folk Festival through Sunday. Today there is a contra dance workshop at 8 p.m.; Friday there will be an Open Festival Stage; Saturday there will be a contra dance and a beach bonfire at midnight. Other activities are planned. Festival tickets for all events are $15. Individual events cost $7 each. For more information, call Susan Mumma at (907) 234-7614.

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 and 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.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna is featuring photographs by John Toppenberg in July.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital upstairs gallery is featuring paintings and wreaths by Liz Chase during July.

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

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.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery has 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.

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 carvings and Dean Talley's diamond willow canes.

Malfunction Junction Gifts 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; stained-glass garden fairies and window designs by Joyce Getchell; decorative plates by Jean Rogers; Alaska print backpacks by Lori and Jeannie; fish chimes by Vickie Duggin; birdhouses by Bernie Titera; pewter design jewelry by Judie Gumm; 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 presents music by Mike Morgan from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Satur-day.

The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road will feature Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Clam Shell Lodge at Mile 118 of the Sterling Highway will have live music by the Rockwells at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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

The Soldotna Senior Center will hold a summer bazaar July 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center. Homemade crafts, a bake sale and a quilt show will top the festivities. For more information, call 262-2322.

Down the Road

Pier One Theater in Homer presents "Art," a play directed by Kathleen Balsemo, through Sunday. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday and at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. General admission is $12, $10 for seniors, $9 for supporting members and $7 for those under 21. The cost for families is $40.

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.

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. For more information, call 235-6318.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present a lecture by Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters in the auditorium at 7 p.m.

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 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.


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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