An Evening of Classics performance fund-raiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday 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 Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has wood relief sculpture by Sandy Stolle on display through Oct. 15.
Events and Exhibits
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna has the Junior Duck Stamp competition on display through October. The annual art contest asks kindergarten through 12th-graders to create a duck stamp. The 2004 best in show winner for Alaska was Aurora Firth from Anchor Point. Other Kenai Peninsula winners in various categories were Barnabas Firth, Anchor Point, second place; Josiah Firth, Anchor Point, third; Sarah Firth, Anchor Point, third; Silas Firth, Anchor Point, honorable mention; Marie Johnson, Soldotna, first; Alex Martushev, Homer, second; David Martushev, Homer, honorable mention; Elena Martushev, Homer, third; and Joe Martushev, Homer, first. The refuge also has an educational kit available for school groups to check out, including curriculum, brochures and supplies. For more information, call Nicole Johnson, education specialist, at 262-7021.
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 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; Beluga Lookout Gifts, The Cove 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.
Veronica's Coffee House and Cafe in Old Town Kenai presents an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. today and acoustic music by the Tim Sturm Band at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Kenai Joe's presents music by Ten Cent Zen from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.
George's Casino in Kenai presents live western music Friday and Saturday night.
Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents blues, classic rock and Hawaiian folk music music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna presents music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Vagabond Inn presents music by Mark Lebrelle and the Danglin' Wranglers at 9 p.m. Saturday.
The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch presents music by Wishbone Creek from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
Todd Snider will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer. The opening act is Stephan Smith.
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.
On display at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art is "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 email@example.com.
The deadline for information is Tuesday at 5 p.m. For more information, call Jenny Neyman at 283-7551.
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