What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2001

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The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's fifth annual Soup Supper and Auction will be Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are $25. All proceeds will benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

The Soldotna Senior Center will hold its annual fall roundup chuck wagon-style dinner Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. with live music, clogging, square dancing, a precision horse team, pony and carriage rides, line dancing, door prizes and tall tales. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Funds will help build a vehicle shelter. Tickets can be purchased at 197 W. Park Ave. in Soldotna or by calling 262-2322.

Events and Exhibits

Planned Parenthood of Alaska is holding its second annual Harvest Art Show through Sept. 22 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The exhibit showcases works of area artists in multimedia. There will be a Gala Auction Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Jackie or Jen at 262-2622.

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

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward features works by Karla Morreira, an artist from Chugiak. For more information, contact Lynn Nappi at (907) 224-6301.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Stephanie Clark as its artist of the month.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from Athabaskan, Yu'pik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. The cultural history room also has items on exhibit that represent the Russian eras, the homesteading period, gold mining and oil production on the Kenai. The center's natural history room displays "the king of snags" taken from the Kenai River, and birds, fish and wildlife indigenous to the area. Admission to the center is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Artwork by Kenai Peninsula artists can be viewed and purchased at the following area businesses: Artworks, Birch Tree Gallery, Claudette's Folk Art and Collectables, Malfunction Junction Gifts and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Alaskan Gift and Gallery and Fireweed Herb Garden in Kenai and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

The Soldotna Historical Society Homesteader Village and Museum is open through Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is on Centennial Park Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3832.

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.

Entertainment

Kaladi Brothers Coffee and World Music For the Kenai present multi-instrumentalists Korby Lenker and Christopher Glass of Bellingham, Wash., today at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 admission fee.

The Decanter Inn presents country and western music with Bubba and Sue on Friday and Saturday and rock and roll with Guitar Wally on Saturday; music starts at 9 p.m.

The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road presents music by Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents Nancy Anderson from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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

The Katmai in Kenai presents karaoke with Sherri on Fridays at 9 p.m. Ladies night karaoke is Tuesdays.

George's Casino in Kenai 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 Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum presents "Facing the Elements," outdoor art along the forest trail. See birds, live on camera from gull Island, and bears, live on camera from McNeil River Sanctuary, through Friday. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

"In the Pink," paintings by Shirley Timmreck, will be featured at the Fireweed Gallery Friday through Sept. 17.

The Pratt Museum presents "Bead International," a juried art exhibit from around the world, through Sept. 20. Creations using anything pierced as the media are displayed in the museum's changing exhibits gallery.

Anchorage Events

The Saturday Market, featuring area 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 hold an After Hours event featuring special tours of "Distant Shores," led by Doug Capra, Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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.

Films

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.

Information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.



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