What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Best Bet

* The Kenai Community Library will host Naomi Gaede-Penner, author of "Prescription for Adventure Series" at 6 p.m. today at the library at 163 Main St. Gaede-Penner will give a presentation on the challenges of the writing process and the importance of saving and sharing family stories. She also will be available to sign books. She also will be the featured speaker at the Writers' Group meeting at 6:30 today in the conference room at the library.

Events and Exhibits

* The final Soldotna Wednesday Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park along the Sterling Highway.

* Artists Without Boarders in the 4D building in Soldotna has "Red is Blue? Green is White? Blue is Blue?", an experiment in color by Bill Hutchinson on display this month.

* Art Works in Soldotna has Celia Anderson as its artist of the month.

* Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Theresa Napolitano as its artist of the month.

* The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway displays 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.

* 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 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 Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road outside Soldotna shows films on wildlife, the refuge and the history of the area daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.


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

* The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

* The 406 Bar at the Kenai Spur Lodge in Kenai has karaoke with Steve Holloway and Debbie at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

* Hooligan's in Soldotna has music by the Free Beer Band on Monday nights, karaoke Wednesday nights, 150 Grit on Thursday nights and live music Friday and Saturday nights.

* Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has music by Rob Justice at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Loretta Spalding at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

* The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays and live music by the Free Beer Band on Sunday nights.

* Moosequito's in Sterling has a Texas hold 'em poker tournament every Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m., and karaoke on Thursdays.

* Mykel's' has music by Dave Unruh at 6:30 Friday and Saturday through November.

* The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has karaoke at 10 p.m. Thursday and Bull Don and The Moose Nuggets at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

* The Riverside House in Soldotna has "After 10" with Top 40 dance music Friday and Saturday nights.

* Veronica's in Old Town Kenai has open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; and music by Stefanie Bouchard on acoustic guitar at 6:30 p.m. Friday.


* 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

* The Homer Council on the Arts will present two workshops in preparation for its upcoming second annual Wreath Exhibition and Auction. Lynn Marie Naden will offer a wreath making workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to bring their own collectibles but other materials will be provided. On Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. story telling artist Jerry Falek will offer a workshop entitled, "the Art of Forgiveness." Workshops will be held at 355 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite 100, Homer. The fees will be: general public $30 for adults, $50 for parent and youth and $20 for additional youth; or HCOA members $40 for adults, $60 for parent and youth and $20 for additional youth. For more information, call (907) 235-4288, e-mail hcoa@homerart.org or visit www.homerart.org.

* The Pratt Museum in Homer live remote Wildlife Cameras: View the seabird rookery at Gull Island. The SeeBird Cam is visitor-controlled and always on. The Bear Cam is done for the season but there is pre-recorded bear footage to view on the museum big screen. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Current exhibits include "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place"; "Kachemak Perspectives," an exhibit of art depicting various aspects of the bay area; and "Tradition, Inspiration, Innovation, which features contemporary Native influenced mixed-media art by Alvin Amason, Lena Amason, Perry Eaton, Jerry Laktonen and Rebecca Lyon. Winter hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The museum will host the Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska joint conference. Noted historians from around the state and country present sessions on Alaska history and museum experts present on educational topics. Volunteers are needed to help with the conference that is held in Homer only every couple decades. Volunteers will be able to attend conference session free. To view the conference schedule visit www.museumsalaska.org. To find out about other activities at the museum, call (907) 235-8635.

* Homer Theatre will host the following documentaries at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Sept. 28 through Oct. 4: "Sicko", "Arctic Tale", "In the Shadow of the Moon" and "No End in Sight." The price of admission is $7 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children. Festival passes are available to all six films for $28 for adults and $16 for seniors and children.

Upcoming Events

* Restless Heart, known for "Bluest Eyes of Texas," "Why Does it Have to be Wrong or Right?", "I'll Still Be loving You" and "Fast Movin' Train," will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Kenai Central High School. Thom Bresh, singer, songwriter and guitar impressionist, also will perform. Proceeds will benefit Safety Bear, Explorer Scouts, DNA identification kits and youth sports on the peninsula. For more information or tickets, call 283-9302.

Anchorage Events

* A mystery convention with hundreds of authors, publishers, literary agents will be held Wednesday through Sept. 30 at the Egan Convention Center. To register for writers workshops, e-mail Marcy Gentemann at marcy@mgentemann.com. To register for librarians workshop, e-mail Stetson Momosor at momosorsp@muni.org. (Young writers workshops and for librarians only are free of charge.) A $10 charge for the adult writers workshops will be taken at the door. All proceeds go to the Suzan Nightingale Literacy Fund. To register for workshops and see a schedule and listing of presenters visit www.Bouchercon2007.com.

* The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will host the following events: Brown Bag Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Loussac Library, assembly chambers. Participants will send an hour with Maestro Randall Craig Fleisher as he discusses "Carmina Burana." Words of Music at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Atwood Concert Hall, ACPA. Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Education Consultant Susan Wingroves will give a pre-concert lecture on "Carmina Burana." Opening concert "Carmina Burana" at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 and 4 p.m. Sept. 30 a the Atwood Concert Hall, ACPA. For more information, call (907) 263-2787.

* Riders In The Sky will present "Celebrate Centennial Salute To Gene Autry" concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Atwood Concert Hall. For more information call, (907) 272-1471 or e-mail anchorageconcerts.org.

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