What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2000

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The Homestead Museum in Soldotna has added a homesteader kitchen display and a collection of dental tools used by Dr. Clayton Pollard in the 1940s to its existing exhibits. The museum is operated by the Soldotna Historical Society and is on Centennial Park Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors receive a free cookbook.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild Summer Exhibition, featuring area photographers is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai through Friday. Admission is $3. 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 presents artwork by Bill Major for the month of September.

Planned Parenthood of Alaska-Soldotna Center presents the Harvest Art Show through Sept. 23 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. All show pieces are available for sale to the highest bidder. The show is free and open to the public.

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 weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

Birch Tree Gallery offers several watercolors by Alaska artists Jean Shadrach and Mary Ann Dunham; wearable art items by Lila Krohn, Vivian McCain and Kathleen Logan; bead-weaving broaches and barrettes by Laurine Maxwell-Evens; silver and gold jewelry by Tami Marsters; baskets by Pat Morrison; fur-trimmed slippers by Stephanie Carroll; pottery by Libby Berezin and Peggy Thompson; and stained glass by Joyce Getchell, Rob Jolly and Lisa Carlon.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery in Kenai features photography, watercolor and pencil art by Richard and Melba Duttle today. Other artists on display are Clarice Kipp and Dottie Sanders (paintings), works in wood by George Bechtel (marquetry), Bob Hain (carving) and Mike Efta (clocks).

Old Town Village Restaurant features historic pictures of the early days in Kenai.


Mykel's Restaurant presents dinner music by Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass every Friday and Saturday from 7 until 9 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 Riverside House presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

The Katmai presents live music by Mark the Danglin' Wrangler Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers presents the music of Chris Riley from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Upcoming Events

A dog agility American Kennel Club sanctioned match will be held Sept. 16, beginning at 11 a.m. behind the Soldotna Sports Center.

Down the Road

The Kenai Peninsula United Way will have its Homer-area Kickoff today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Homer Senior Center. There will be music, refreshments, door prizes and information about what United Way is doing in the Homer area. For more information, contact Evy Gebhardt at 283-9500.

Art for Kids has moved to the Homer Council on the Arts building. The first fall session for kindergartners through second-graders begins Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. Classes meet each Monday through Oct. 23. The first session for third through sixth grade begins Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Classes meet each Wednesday through Oct. 25. For more information, call 235-4288.

The Homer Council on the Arts will host its annual meeting and open house at its new home at 355 W. Pioneer Ave. on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. An introduction of the new board members will follow.

Auditions for the Nutcracker Ballet will be held at Homer High School Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 235-4288.

German pianist Arnulf Von Arnim will perform at Faith Lutheran Church Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Homer Council on the Arts will provide a dessert reception after the performance. For more information, call 235-4288.

The Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery presents KN Goodrich's "Etre Masque," beginning Friday and running through Oct. 4.

The William Henry Gallery will present the black and white photography exhibit "Homer Dogs and What They Do" through Oct. 3. Also running until Oct. 3 is the Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society exhibit "Watercolor in Nature." For more information, call (907) 235-4288.

The Homer Council on the Arts and KBBI present singer and songwriter Greg Brown in Concert Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Homer High School Mariner Theater. Tickets are available at the Homer Bookstore, Solstice Music, Etude Studio and Homer Council on the Arts.

The William Henry Gallery is currently seeking applications for entries for the Alaska Juried Glass Exhibition in the areas of hot glass, warm glass and cold etched or carved glass. The juror will be Fritz Dreisbach of Seattle. For an application, contact Irene Randolph, William Henry Gallery, 432 E. Pioneer, No. A, Homer, AK 99603 or call (907) 235-3411. Application deadline is Nov. 3.

The William Henry Gallery will exhibit Cordova artist David Rosenthal and his land and seascape oil paintings of Alaska and the Antarctic today.

The Pratt Museum presents "River of Bears," which will run through this weekend.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra's Pops Concert will feature Tony Award winner Michael Maguire as its guest artist Saturday at the Atwood Stage in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Reservations can be made by calling Cheryll Boren Heinze at (907) 561-6273.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents Cubanismo on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets are available by calling (907) 263-ARTS or (800) GRT-SEAT.

Mikhail Baryshnikov and The Artists of the White Oak Dance Project present their world premiere White Oak Soiree Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alaska Ballroom at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. Tickets are $125 for individuals, $100 for dress circle patrons and $1,250 for a table of 10. For reservations, call (907) 272-1471.

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.


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, P.O. 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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