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Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2005

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An Octoberfest dinner karaoke event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The event is put on by the center and a civics class from Kenai Central High School. Money raised will be used for the senior prom breakfast put on by the Senior Connections group. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and youths 12 and under and $35 for a family of four. Tickets are available at the center, at Charlotte's in Kenai and from the high school seniors involved.

First Thursday events today include an artist reception for Marty Hapeman at Already Read used book store in Kenai at 4:30 p.m., a reception for the Kenai Watercolor Group at the Kenai Fine Arts Center at 6 p.m., an artist reception for Sue Caswell at Art Works in Soldotna from 6 to 8 p.m., a bluegrass jam at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna at 6:30 p.m., and live music by Keeley and Dave Boyle at Veronica's Coffee House in Kenai at 6:30 p.m.

Events and Exhibits

Twin Cities Dance Club will put on a community dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the club on the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Beaver Loop Road in Kenai. Dance lessons are given from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the club. For more information, e-mail twincitiesdance@acsalaska.net.

The premier showing of "The Best of Both Worlds," a film by Brandon Chenault, will be at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. Admission is $5 at the door. The film is rated PG-13.

The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna has a display of paintings and mixed media work by Spelman Evans Downer on display through Oct. 13.

Mykel's in Soldotna has Sierra Ball as its artist of the month for October.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has a chess club that meets at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has "Alaska Wild," a statewide photography exhibit, on display. The center also has natural history mounts, historic items and Native Alaska artifacts on display. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.

The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every day and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. Area artists and crafters are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-0822.

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 and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

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

The Big T bar in the Tustumena Lodge has live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays.

Hooligan's in Soldotna has live music by 9 Spine at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday followed by a DJ.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has live acoustic folk music by Nancy Anderson from 6:30 to 9:00 p m. Saturday.

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

Mykel's in Soldotna has live music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music by the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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

The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music by LuLu Small at 8 p.m. Friday.

Veronica's Cafe in Old Town Kenai has live music by Keeley and Dave Boyle at 6:30 p.m. today, the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Sue Biggs and Jack Will at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

VFW Post No. 10046 in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.

Upcoming events

The 26th annual Christmas Boutique sale of handmade gifts made by local crafters will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase program presents "The Spirit Between the Lines: Spiritual Forces in U.S. Latina Literature," a presentation and book singing by KPC professor Dr. Barbara Christian in celebration of the release of her book, "Belief in Dialogue: U.S. Latina Writers Confront Their Religious Heritage," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the KPC commons.

World Music for the Kenai, KDLL and the KPC Multicultural Center present a concert by 2005 Juno award winners the Wailin' Jennys at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Peninsula Grace Church Auditorium, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The band is a trio of singer-songwriters from Canada who unite classic and contemporary folk, alternative pop music, Celtic and country influences in three-part harmonies. Tickets will be available only at the door on the day of the show for $23 for general admission, $20 for seniors, students and KDLL members, $15 for teens accompanied by an adult and free for children under 12. Family discounts will be available. For more information, contact Mike Morgan at mjmorgan@gci.net or 262-6548. For more information on the band, visit its Web site, www.thewailinjennys.com.

Films

Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for weekly listings and show times.

Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for weekly listings and show times.

Down the Road

Damon McLay will have digital art and photography on display at the Homer Council on the Arts building on Pioneer Street in Homer starting with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

"Winter Light," a display of oil paintings by Sharon Nichols, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Fireweed Gallery in Homer and runs through Nov. 2.

Anchorage events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has work by Alaska weavers Teri Rofkar and Arlene Skinner on display through Oct. 30, "Cabinets of Curiosities from the Wood Turning Center" through Nov. 13, "Quonset: Metal Living for a Modern Age through Dec. 24 and "Spot the Dog," the annual children's gallery exhibit, through May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 in the Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage. Tickets are available at Centertix, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office, and by calling 263-ARTS. Ticket prices range from $18 to $33. For discounts for groups of 12 or more call 272-1471. Season subscriptions to the dance series are available at the Anchorage Concert Association at 272-1471 or on the Web at www.anchorageconcerts.org

What's Happening submissions can be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the Clarion's Kenai office. The deadline s 5 p.m. Mondays. For more information, call Jenny Neyman at 283-7551 or e-mail jennifer.neyman@peninsulaclarion.com.



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