What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2000

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The Ninilchik Senior Center will host the annual pie auction and dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the center. Proceeds will go to benefit the Kenai Peninsula United Way. Cost is $10 per adult, ages 6-12 get in for $5 and children under 6 get in free.

The auction is open to the public.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host an open house Saturday at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. Events begin at 11 a.m. and go through 3 p.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon.

Events and Exhibits

Carol Ford will teach the first Kenai Performers Director-Producer Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The group also will hold auditions for Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" Monday at 2 p.m. at Charlotte's. The show will run Nov. 10 -19. Five men, two women and one teen boy are needed.

The All-Alaska Juried Art Show, the oldest juried show in the state, will run through Oct. 21 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is free. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-1991.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital Gallery is featuring oil paintings by Mieke through Saturday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 260-7851.

The Kenai Community Library presents the first Prime Time Family Reading Time, a nationwide program that brings families and storytellers together in libraries, every Monday night through Oct. 30. Area storyteller Carol Ford will be featured. For more information, call 262-6548.

Kaladi Brothers presents artwork by Bill Major through Saturday.

The Alaskan Gift and Gallery is featuring art works by area author and artist Tom Willard.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor 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.

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.

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.

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


George's Casino features music by a DJ starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Live music by Sucker Punch will be presented at 10:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Football can be seen every Sunday and Monday.

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 Mike Morgan and Friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Millie's Moose River Inn in Sterling presents the music of Turk Friday at 8:30 p.m.

The Anchor River Inn presents the rock and blues band Love Tap Saturday at 9 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Lasting Stitches will host Sew Saturday Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Necessary items to bring are supplies and sewing machine. For more information or to make reservations, call Pauline at 283-9470.

The Performing Arts Society opens its 2000-01 season with a performance by the chamber ensemble Arioso Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Tickets are $15 and available at Northcountry Fair in Soldotna and Veronica's Coffee House in Kenai. For more information, call 262-4084.

The 13th Kenai Clay Exhibition will be Nov. 1-30 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The exhibition is open to central Alaskan potters, with all aspects and only original works accepted. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the center. For more information about eligibility and awards, call Peggy Gill Thompson at 283-7827.

Down the Road

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

The William Henry Gallery will feature Karen Roush's black and white photography exhibit, "Homer Dogs and What They Do" through Tuesday.

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will exhibit Watercolor in Nature through Tuesday.

The Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery presents KN Goodrich's "Etre Masque" through Wednesday.

Art for Kids has moved to the Homer Council on the Arts building. The fall session for kindergartners through second-graders meets each Monday through Oct. 23. The session for third through sixth grade meets each Wednesday through Oct. 25. For more information, call 235-4288.

The William Henry Gallery currently is 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 Pratt Museum will present the Ritz2000 Art Show from Oct. 6 through Nov. 2. A gala and auction will take place at the museum Nov. 4. For more information, call 235-8635.

Anchorage Events

The Alaska Geographic Society will host a reception and book signing at 5 p.m. Friday at Artique Ltd. Gallery. The new book "Painting Alaska" and author Kes Woodward will be introduced along with other artists featured in the book. Other book signings will be at Cook Inlet Book Co. at 2 p.m. Saturday and Borders Books and Music at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Mikhail Baryshnikov and The Artists of the White Oak Dance Project present their world premiere White Oak Soiree at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Alaska Ballroom of the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $125 for individuals, $100 for dress circle patrons and $1,250 for a table of 10. Baryshnikov's "PASTforward" project will appear in the Discovery Theater in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday through Oct. 7. For reservations and more information, call (907) 272-1471.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents international opera star Deborah Voigt, accompanied by pianist Brian Zeger, at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts at 4 p.m. Oct. 8. For more information, call 272-1471.

Harvest of Wines 2000, a wine tasting and silent auction, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the BP Atrium. Proceeds benefit public radio broadcasting in Southcentral Alaska. Tickets are now available. For more information, call (907) 563-7070.

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.


Go to our Movies sections for local listings

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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