The Kenai Peninsula College Arts Gallery presents "Greeting Laticia," a media of stone sculptures by Kenai artist Joy Falls, through Oct. 13 at the Soldotna campus. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. For further information, call 262-0370.
The 21st annual Christmas Boutique Craft Show will be held Saturday at the Kenai Senior Citizen's Center. Distinctive hand-crafted gifts by 13 area artisans and craftspeople will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Events and Exhibits
The Kenai Fine Arts Center presents Connie Goltz of Soldotna and her fiber art collection, "Aussie Illusions in Sync," through October. The show includes not only fiber art, but quilting, beaded work, buttons and other items. Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Performing Arts Society presents Arioso, a chamber music quartet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Christ Lutheran Church. All principal players are players in the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $15 and available at Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Veronica's Coffee House in Kenai and at the door.
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 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 is featuring artwork by Libby Berezin in October.
Alaskan Gift and Gallery is featuring artwork by area author and artist Tom Willard.
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.
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.
Veronica's Coffee House in Kenai presents music by Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass Saturday at 7 p.m.
George's Casino features music by a DJ starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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.
Sackett's Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing presents Mike Morgan Friday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Vagabond Inn presents Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans on Saturday at 10 p.m.
Kaladi Brothers presents the music of Alan Avery on Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The Performing Arts Society will present Arioso, a chamber music quintet with all principal players in the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Christ Lutheran Church. Tickets are $15 and are available at Northcountry Fair, Veronica's Coffee House or at the door. A reception will follow.
The Cook Inlet Lions Club will hold "Putting on the Ritz," a beauty pageant where 20 men dress up like women, to raise funds for Special Olympics and community activities. The event, which includes a prime rib dinner, will take place at the Kenai Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained in advance by calling 776-7652.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of the Kenai Peninsula will have a Fall Festival fund-raiser Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. There will be crafts, tags, membership forms and contests for the best dog tricks, costumes (for owners and dogs) and weight pulling for dogs 20 pounds and under. Events are $6 per entry, and admission is $3 per person; children 6 and under are free. For more information, call 262-8800 or 262-8550.
Lasting Stitches will host a Sew Saturday on 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 a sewing machine. For more information or to make reservations, call Pauline at 283-9470.
The 13th Kenai Clay Exhibition will be held Nov. 13 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the center. For more information, call Peggy Gill Thompson at 283-7827.
Down the Road
Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery will present Quotidian Eccentrics, mixed media drawings by Ellen Chamber, Friday through Nov. 1. An open reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday.
The Pratt Museum will present the Ritz2000 Art Show from Friday through Nov. 2. A gala and auction will take place at the museum Nov. 4. For more information, call 235-8635.
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.
Mikhail Baryshnikov's "PASTforward" project will appear in the Discovery Theater in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts through Saturday. 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. Sunday. 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 Anchorage Concert Association presents the Sydney Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21. Ticket prices range from $18 to $28 and can be purchased by calling (800) GRT-SEAT.
The Imaginarium presents is Annual Trick or Treat Town at the Alaska Communications System garage Oct. 27 and 28. Tickets go on sale Sunday. Also on Sunday, admission to the Imaginarium is free, as is parking. For more information, call 274-1643 or 243-8543.
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art's business hours have changed. The museum will be closed Mondays. They will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
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