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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007

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* The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will host a free celebration of national American Indian Heritage Month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. The day-long celebration will have cultural performances and demonstrations, arts and crafts and a youth career and post-secondary education fair. Alaska musical group Pamyua will perform at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Proceeds will help support the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's youth programs. For more information, call Michael Bernard at 283-3633.

* The Skyview High School Drama, Debate and Forensics Club will host "Skyview Spectacular Spectacular" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Triumvirate Theater in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. One-act plays, stories, poetry and dessert auction are planned. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Proceeds benefit the club. For more information, call Debbie Tressler at 260-1300.

Events and Exhibits

* The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary annual holiday bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the Denali Conference Room. The bazaar will feature gift and craft items and baked goods made by hospital employees, vendors and volunteers. Proceeds benefit the auxiliary scholarship program and other volunteer activities.

* The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center annual fall bazaar and bake sale will be held today through Saturday. For more information and times, call 776-7654.

* The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual fall bazaar, craft sale and art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Arts, crafts, jewelry and a variety of baked goods, sandwiches, chili, hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call 262-2322.

* The Ninilchik School band will host a holiday bazaar and rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. Call Lisa Nissly at (907) 567-3301 for details on renting tables.

* A slide show and auction to benefit project Salvador will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Soldotna United Methodist Church. The Schmitter-Schrier family of Soldotna will present a slide show on their eight months in El Salvador. They will share their experiences living and teaching English in a Salvadoran village and auction a variety of pottery, textiles and other crafts from throughout Central America to support Project Salvador. The project helps send young Salvadorans to high school and purchases books for the schools and library in the village where the family lived. Admission is $5 for adults, and kids are admitted free. For more information, call 262-7852.

* Already Read Books will have rune readings with Doc from 5 to 7 p.m.

* Artists Without Borders November show will feature Helena Moses with her show of creative quilting. There will be a meet-the-artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the upstairs in the conference room of the 4D Professional Building on the corner of Marydale and the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. For more information, call Susan at 262-3958.

* Art Works in Soldotna will host an artist reception for photographer Hal Gage from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

* Coffee Roasters will present an exhibit of Kenai Peninsula College's intermediate and experimental photography classes' works. Opening night reception for KPC Professor Jayne Jones and her students will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today in the Red Diamond Center at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road Suite 22. Photographers include Eric Dabney, Michael Dinkel, Kathleen Freeman, Kennaty Kerley, Ward Person, Danielle Pettijohn and Allan Rudisill. Photographs will be on display through November.

* Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Gaye LaRane and friends as its Artists of the Month. An artists' reception will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today.

* The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway displays animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It will host "Inheritance," a solo exhibit by Sandy Gillespie through October. The center will hold an opening reception for the Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild Group Exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Area photographers will display scenic landscapes, wildlife, and contemporary photos through November. For more information, call 283-1991.

* The Kenai Potters Guild will host potters Ida Cockroft and Peggy Gill Thompson in a partnership clay show at the Kenai Fine Arts Center through Nov. 30. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The guild will sell pottery at the Kenai Fine Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. Proceeds will benefit the Kenai Clay Exhibition expense and potters studio equipment. For more information, call the center at 283-7040 between noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The center is at 816 Cook St. in Kenai.

* The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. It has historical displays and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work on weekends. The cabin is at Mile 1.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Dave at 262-5125.

* The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road outside Soldotna shows films on wildlife, the refuge and the history of the area daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Entertainment

* AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturday and blind darts at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

* Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna will host a bluegrass jam at 6:30 p.m. today.

* The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

* Hooligan's in Soldotna has music by the Free Beer Band on Monday nights, karaoke Wednesday nights, 150 Grit on Thursday nights and live music Friday and Saturday nights.

* Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has live music with Rob Justice from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Melissa Kay from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

* Mykel's' has music by Dave Unruh at 6:30 Friday and Saturday through November.

* Veronica's in Old Town Kenai has open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; and Katie Evans and Vicki Tinker playing folk and original songs at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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.

Upcoming Events

* Peninsula Artists in Motion dance company will hold its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Artists will include Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy, Nikiski High School Dance Company and Encore Dance Academy. Choreography will be by Chris Morin and Rick Langley. Live music will be provided by The North Road Pounders. General admission is $10, students and seniors $8 and children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Encore Dance Academy and Charlotte's in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna.

Down the Road

* Fireweed Gallery will present "Recent Works," abstract and landscape paintings by Talkeetna artist Tony Crocetto through Nov. 27. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The gallery is located at 475 E. Pioneer Ave. in Homer. For more information, call 235-3411.

* Homer Council on the Arts at 355 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite 100, will present fiber artist Carrie Reed's "Kaleidoscope Quilts," in addition to fiber art workshops offered by Kathy Pfundt. The opening exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Hand spinning demonstrations, refreshments and live music performed by Tim Quinn, Brian Corte and Sunny Sjoberg is planned. Pfundt will offer knitting workshops from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 and 21 for children ages 6 to 11 and for ages 12 and up from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 29. In December, she will offer a specialized form of knitting to felting to the adults from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19. A community group called Knitting Around will have its monthly gathering at the Homer Council on the Arts from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17. It is open to the public. For more information, call (907) 235-4288, fax (907) 235-4308, e-mail hcoa@homerart.org or visit www.homerart.org.

* The Pratt Museum in Homer live remote Wildlife Cameras: View the seabird rookery at Gull Island. The SeeBird Cam is visitor-controlled and always on. The Bear Cam is done for the season but there is prerecorded bear footage to view on the museum big screen. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Current exhibits include "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place"; and "Facing the Elements." Poets, writers, musicians, dancers, performance artists and actors have been invited to participate in exhibit, along with visual artists, on the Pratt Museum's Forest Ecology Trail. Winter hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at 3779 Bartlett St. in Homer.



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