What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2001

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River City Books will have stories for kids with Kari Mohn at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. At 7 p.m., geologist Dick Reger will discuss "How the Ice Age Formed Our Landscape." On Sunday, Mike Morgan will talk about the soundtrack of the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" at 2 p.m.

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

Events and Exhibits

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 ends Friday. For more information, call 283-1991. The center's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Art works in Soldotna presents "The Spirit Moves," an open exhibit of spiritual and inspirational pieces, through Wednesday.

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

The Kenai New Life Assembly of God Church presents a carnival for children ages 3 to 11 Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 209 Princess St. with candy, food, games, prizes and cakewalks. For more information, call 283-7752.

The Kenai Teen Center will hold a Halloween dance for seventh- and eighth-graders Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be a costume contest, games and food. Tickets are $4 at the door. For more information, call Scott at 283-3855.

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.


Anchor Point VFW Post No. 10221 presents rock, pop and blues by Love Tap at 9 p.m. Friday.

Millie's Moose River Inn in Sterling will have music by Guitar Wally at 9 p.m. Friday. There also will be a costume contest.

Kaladi Brothers will have music by Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Anchor River Inn presents Love Tap for a Halloween party Saturday at 9 p.m.

The Vagabond Inn will host a Halloween party with music by Full Tilt at 9:30 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

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

Irish musicians Johnnie Cunningham, Susan McKeown and Aidan Brennan will perform Celtic music Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call 262-6548.

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 may 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 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 is holding two quilt shows. "Quilts of Alaska" will run through Nov. 18, and "Quilt national" is at the museum through Dec. 31.

The Anchorage Museum presents "A Clay Arts Celebration!" The show and sale will be held Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 343-6163.

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 16th century Italian music Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at www.anchorageconcets.org, (800) 478-7328, Carrs and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.


See our movies page for local show times and 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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