What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2001

Best Bets

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

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a family and community folk dance at 7 p.m. Saturday 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; anyone under 16 will be admitted free with an adult. Potluck refreshments are encouraged. For more information, call 283-9227.

Events and Exhibits

Kenai Peninsula College will show the film "Pollock" today at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The Decanter Inn presents rock and roll with Guitar Wally at 9 p.m.

Kenai Peninsula College presents a public informational meeting Friday at noon in the KPC Commons to discuss the Masters of Public Administration degree that can be obtained through Kenai Peninsula College.

The Kenai River Council on the Arts will hold a meeting Saturday 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 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai.

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 Saturdays.

Kenai Peninsula College is seeking original works by peninsula writers and artists for its art and literary magazine, "Driftwood," to include memoirs, stories, novel excerpts, essays, poetry, prose and artwork. Call 262-0364 for submission guidelines.

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 Vagabond Inn presents live music by Love Tap at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers presents music by Lois Holleman from 6:30 to 9 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

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.

The Performing Arts Society presents "Contrasts," an evening of classical and jazz music with flutist Dorli McWayne and pianist Educard Zilberkant Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission. Tickets are available at Northcountry Fair and River City Books in Soldotna and at Alaska Gift Gallery in Kenai or at the door.

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.

The Pratt Museum is soliciting entries for its Juried Art Show 2002. The show is open to artists residing in South Central Coastal Alaska, from Prince Williams Sound to Kodiak and on the Kenai Peninsula as far north as Hope. Preliminary selection will be from 35 mm slides only. Each artist may submit up to four entries. Works in any media are accepted. Only works not previously shown and completed in the last two years will be accepted. Slide entries must be received by the museum no later than Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. Each entry much be accompanied by an Artist Entry Form along with a $15 entry fee. Prospectuses are available now at the Pratt Museum admission desk.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Miami City Ballet in "Jewels" Friday and Saturday 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 Sunday.

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

The Anchorage Concert Association presents a cappella groups Anonymous 4 and Lionheart performing "Gods and Mortals," a repertoire of sixteenth century Italian music Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available now at www.anchorageconcets.org, at 1-800-478-7328, at all Carrs locations and at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.


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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