What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2001

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A musical production of Judy Blume's book, "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great," will be performed by the ArtsPower's National Touring Theater group of New Jersey at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kenai Central High School Auditorium. Tickets are available through CarrsTix or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, call 283-2133.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough High School Honor Choir 2001 will perform at Kenai Central High School at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Donations will be taken at the door to help with expenses. Students from Homer, Kenai, Nikiski, Seldovia, Seward, Skyview and Soldotna high schools will perform under the direction of Dr. Axel Theimer.

Events and Exhibits

Lasting Treasures will hold its 12th annual craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. There will be artists from Eagle River to Homer displaying furs, stained glass, Christmas and Halloween decorations, tole painting, dolls, folk art, polar fleece, fimo and dough art, jewelry, wearables, plates, florals and other items. Door prizes will be drawn; Visa and Master Card are accepted.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center presents "Earth, Fire and Fibre," a traveling juried art exhibit for the media of clay, fiber, wood, stone, bone, ivory, glass and metal. The exhibit runs through Oct. 26. 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 Satur-days.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents John Winters as its artist 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 Clam Shell Lodge presents music by Love Tap at 9 p.m. Friday at the Hippie Olympics.

The Vagabond Inn in Kenai presents music by the Baked Alaskans Band at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

King's Inn in Kenai presents music by Butch Leman at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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.

Upcoming Events

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

The Sterling Senior Center will host an Oktoberfest celebration on behalf of the Kenai Peninsula United Way Oct. 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will feature a traditional German-style menu. For more information, call 262-6808.

The Kenai River Council on the Arts will hold a meeting Oct. 20 for the artists and cultural organizations of the Kenai Peninsula for an exchange of ideas regarding the educational, economic and aesthetic impact of the arts in the communities. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai.

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a family and community folk dance at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. It will feature Anchorage caller Jim Haack and live music by The Contra BanD. Homemade goodies and instruction will be available. Bring clean, nonmarking shoes. Admission is $5 per person; those younger than 16 are free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 283-9227.

The Greater Kenai Chamber of Commerce presents its 17th annual Festival of Bacchus auction and raffle event Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Diamond Rose in Kenai. Advance tickets are available.

Kenai Peninsula College presents "Yoga and the Mind-Body Connect," a Sunday Showcase lecture by Ann Marina Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the commons. For more information, call 262-0330.

Kenai Central High School presents "The Wizard of Oz" Nov. 8 through 10 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call 283-7524.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum presents a free WHIZ KIDS family activity program. Workshops will be held Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the lower level of the Pratt Museum from 3 to 5 p.m. On these days, kids ages 5 to 95 are invited to drop in at the museum to participate in hands-on arts and crafts activities that explore the history, art and cross-cultural connections in the museum's exhibits and collections. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

Anchorage Events

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 Concert Association presents the Miami City Ballet in "Jewels" Oct. 19 and 20 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" through Oct. 21.

The Anchorage Museum presents an art exhibit by David J. Woodie through Nov. 11.


See our movies page 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, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net.

Deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.

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