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What’s Happening

Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006

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· The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a dog agility trial Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Kenai Little League Ball Fields on Spruce Street in Kenai. The event begins at 9 a.m. each day; there is no cost. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating and be prepared for inclement weather. Only dogs entered in the trial are allowed on the grounds. For more information, call KKC at 335-2552.

Events and Exhibits

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna is featuring art by Kevin Harding through today.

· Winners of the Arctic Winter Games “Release the Spirit Within” quilt art challenge are on display at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska and the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai and the Aspen Hotel, Robin Place Fabrics, Hutchings Chevrolet, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Mykel’s Restaurant, Wells Fargo Bank and Raven’s Roost in Soldotna.

· The Kasilof Historical Society’s cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment. It has historical displays and 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 or to set an appointment, call Dave at 262-5125.

· 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 in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.

· The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has “The Kenai Experience,” which features art in many mediums, on display through today. It also has animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.

· Farmers’ markets with locally produced crafts and produce run Saturdays at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center’s parking lot in Kenai and the bus turnaround on Coral Street in Soldotna.

Entertainment

· The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live 12-string guitar music Saturday night.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna has an open jam session at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Ten Cent Zen at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dan Sullivan at 7 p.m. Sundays, Bill and Grady at 10 p.m. Mondays, 150 Grit at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and karaoke at 10 p.m. Wednesdays.

· The King’s Inn in Kenai has a nine-ball tournament at 8 p.m. today, karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. today and Monday, live music with Tuff-e-Nuff at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a jam night at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

· The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a poker challenge at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

· Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai has an open mic at 6:30 p.m. today, the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and Stefane Bouchard, Katie Evans and Robert Pepper at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

· Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna has music by Dave Unruh at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

· Moosequitoes in Sterling has music by Paul Davis on Friday and Saturday nights.

· The Riverside House in Soldotna has “After 10,” a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music.

· AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays and blind darts at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

· George’s Casino in Kenai has a poker challenge at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays.

· The Hunger Hut in Nikiski has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has acoustic folk music by Nancy Anderson and the Anderchix from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

· The Place Bar and Grill in North Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Saturdays and Texas Hold ’Em poker at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.

· The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

· Vagabond Inn in Kenai has Texas Hold ’Em at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Upcoming Events

· The Kenai Fine Arts Center has the seventh annual Harvest Art Show on display through Sept. 23, when the donated pieces will be auctioned for the benefit of the Peninsula Art Guild and participating artists. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the center, 816 Cook St. in Old Town Kenai.

Films

· 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

· Homer will host “Tamamta Katurlluta — A Gathering of Native Tradition 2006” on Friday and Saturday. Events include the opening receptions for the Sami exhibit at the Pratt Museum at 7 p.m. Friday, a vessel landing ceremony on the beach behind Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit at 10 a.m. Saturday, a potluck lunch at noon Saturday at the Pratt, Native Youth Olympian demonstrations and harbor seal biosampling Saturday afternoon at the Pratt and a performance by the Savoonga Drummers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mariner Theatre in Homer High School.

· Pier One Theatre in Homer presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. The play centers on two elderly sisters who are famous for their numerous acts of charity, and who also populate their cellar with the bodies of lonely old men they have “helped find peace.” Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today, and 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For ticket reservations and more information, visit www.pieronetheatre.org or call (907) 235-7333.

· The Fireweed Gallery has the work of mixed-media artist Judy Winn and paintings by Catherine Senungetuk on display through September with an opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday.

· The Sea Lion Gallery on the Homer Spit has the work of marine artist Robert Lyn Nelson on display through today. For more information, call (907) 235-0104.

· The Pratt Museum has fish feedings at 4 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays, and “Facing the Elements,” a natural art installation outside the museum on display through September. The museum also will host an opening reception for an exhibit called “The Sami: Reindeer People of Alaska” at 7 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will be on display through September. The museum, at 3779 Bartlett St. in Homer, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Anchorage events

· The Anchorage Symphony and special guest vocalists will perform and evening of Broadway hits at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

· The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has on display “Hunters of the Sky: An Exhibition on Birds of Prey” and “Southwest Alaska: A World of National Parks and Wildlife Refuges at the Crossroads” though Sept. 17. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

What’s Happening submissions may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the Clarion office at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.



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