What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2001

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"An Afternoon with Hemingway" will be held today at 1 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College and at 7 p.m. at River City Books. As Hemingway, Fletch Burrus, an Alaska resident since 1980, tells about himself and brings us face to face with the heroes of his four greatest novels -- "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "The Sun Also Rises," "A Farewell to Arms" and "The Old Man and the Sea." Admission is free.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital Gallery is displaying oil paintings by Corrie Fairchild, mosaic furniture by Jan and Judy Odhner and watercolors by Marian Bowser in October.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center presents "Earth, Fire and Fiber," a traveling juried art exhibit for the media of clay, fiber, wood, stone, bone, ivory, glass and metal. The exhibit runs through Oct. 26 and consists of 53 pieces by 45 artists from 15 Alaska communities, including Homer and Kasilof. For more information, call 283-1991. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna is featuring Rube Tikka and Dottie Sanders as its artists of the month.

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

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 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.

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.


The Inlet View in Ninilchik presents music by the Baked Alaskans at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Kaladi Brothers has music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling presents music by Holly Wiley and Lois Holleman at 7 p.m. Friday and music by Mike Morgan from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna presents music by Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The Lighthouse Inn in Nikiski presents music by Melborne Elks on Friday and Three-Legged Mule on Saturday, starting at 9 p.m.

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 at 9 p.m. Fridays, The Danglin' Wrangler performs country music at 9 p.m. Saturdays and 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

"Life Streams," 24 mixed media works by Halibut Cove artist Jan Thurston, will be showcased at the Fireweed Gallery through Tuesday.

Upcoming Events

Art works in Soldotna will hold an area artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. For more information, call 262-1777.

Kenai Peninsula College shows films every other Thursday in room 110 at 7 p.m. Upcoming films include "Dogma" on Oct. 4 and "Pollack" Oct. 18. They are free and open to the public.

Latin-American vocalist Irene Farrera will perform in Seldovia Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Susan B. English School commons. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children before the concert or $15 and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from Seldovia Arts Council members. For more information, e-mail Susan at rowing@ptialaska.net.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Concert Association will present "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," through today at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. For more information, call (907) 272-1471.

The Saturday Market, featuring area produce and hand crafts, will be held Saturday on Third Avenue and E Street. This is the final market. For more information, call (907) 276-7207.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents Barry Douglas with Camerata Ireland Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

The Anchorage Museum presents "Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Pottery Work in Traditional Styles by Modern Potters" September through Oct. 21.


See our movies page for weekly listings and show times... or

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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