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Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2004

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Walter Jackinsky and Jackie Pels, subject and author of the book "Any Tonnage, Any Ocean: Conversations with a Resolute Alaskan," will do book signings at Veronica's in Kenai on Friday and River City Books in Soldotna on Saturday.

The Peninsula Art Guild has its fourth annual Harvest Art Show on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai across for the Oilers' bingo hall. The auction will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The event is catered, includes live music and silent and outcry auctions will begin at 8 p.m. A $20 admission donation is requested. Proceeds benefit the guild and area artists. Admission to see the show before the auction is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Events and Exhibits

The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has wood relief sculpture by Sandy Stolle on display through Oct. 15.

"Wild Alaska: Bounty of the Sea," including artwork by 75 Alaska artists, is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is $3 for adults and free for students. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center hosts square dancing at 7 p.m. every Thursday. The event is casual dress, and there will be a caller and instructor.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Connie Goltz and Retired Hands as its artists of the month. It also hosts a chess club every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and a cribbage club at noon every Sunday.

Artwork by Kenai Peninsula artists can be viewed and purchased at the following area businesses: Art Works, Birch Tree Gallery, Claudette's Folk Art and Collectibles, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts, Northcountry Fair and Tammy's Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna; Alaskan Gift and Gallery, Beluga Lookout Gifts, The Cover Gallery at Kenai Landing, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, Kenai Fine Arts Center and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai; and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

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.

Entertainment

Sackett's Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing presents blues, classic rock and Hawaiian folk music by Mike Morgan and friends at 7:30 p.m. today.

Hooligan's in Soldotna presents a performance by the "World's Top All-Male Revue" in a Las Vegas-style production at 8 p.m. today.

Veronica's Coffee House and Cafe in Old Town Kenai presents an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. today and blues and folk music by the Hamiltons from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna presents music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and by Dave Unruh and Jeani and Rob Hamilton from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents blues, classic rock and Hawaiian folk music music by Mike Morgan and friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The VFW post in Soldotna has karaoke at 8 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

The AMVETS Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

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

Upcoming Events

An Evening of Classics performance fund-raiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Local musicians and vocalists, many of whom are members of the orchestra, will perform solo and ensemble pieces. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. A reception will follow.

The Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers will hold its annual fund-raising concert featuring '60s rock and roll music by Paul Revere and the Raiders and Michael Johnson on Oct. 22 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai Central High School. The primary use of the funds raised will be to continue the work of the FOAST Charity Corp. with children's activities and the Safety Bear Reflector Program. For more information, call Leo Siefner at 283-9302.

World Music for the Kenai presents a double bill concert with David Mallett and Bill Staines at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Peninsula Grace Auditorium on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for students, seniors and KDLL members and free for kids under 12. Family and teen discounts are available. For more information, contact Mike Morgan at 262-6548 or mjmorgan@gci.net.

Films

Call Orca Theater 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 Pratt Museum in Homer presents "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place" exhibit, a "SeeBirdCam" broadcasting live video of nesting shorebirds from Gull Island and "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Anchorage Events

On display at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art are "Points of View V," where a guest curator chooses work from the collections department to be displayed in the galleries, through Saturday; and "Rarefied Light", an annual statewide juried photographic exhibition showcasing the work of Alaska photographers, through Oct. 17.

If you have an event to include in our Thursday InSide section, send the information to the Peninsula Clarion, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax it to 283-3299 or send it by e-mail to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

The deadline for information is Tuesday at 5 p.m. For more information, call Jenny Neyman at 283-7551.



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