What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2000

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The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery presents an exhibit by Jim Evenson of Nikiski through Nov. 10. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. For further information, call 262-0370.

The Kenai Potters Guild 13th Annual Juried Clay Exhibition is showing at the Kenai Fine Arts Center through Nov. 30. There will be an opening reception Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. with an awards presentation at 3 p.m. The center's hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Peggy Gill Thompson at 283-7827.

Events and Exhibits

River City Books in Soldotna will hold a presentation at 7 p.m. Saturday of "Early Peninsula Big Game Guides: 1890-1930," a slide show and stories by Gary Titus, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge ranger and historian. On Sunday at 2 p.m., Dick Reger will explore the cultural and religious significance of Yup'ik masks.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center presents AlaskaWild 2000, a photography exhibit, through Nov. 18. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Toppenberg's original wildlife photographs are on display at the combined offices of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, Kenai Watershed Forum and The Nature Conservancy. The groups' offices are on the second floor of the Blazy Mall in Soldotna. All photographs on display are for sale, with 10 percent of the proceeds going toward Kenai River conservation efforts.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery is featuring artwork by area author and artist Tom Willard.

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.

Birch Tree Gallery offers several watercolors by Alaska artists Jean Shadrach and Mary Ann Dunham; wearable art items by Lila Krohn, Vivian McCain and Kathleen Logan; bead-weaving broaches and barrettes by Laurine Maxwell-Evens; silver and gold jewelry by Tami Marsters; baskets by Pat Morrison; fur-trimmed slippers by Stephanie Carroll; pottery by Libby Berezin and Peggy Thompson; and stained glass by Joyce Getchell, Rob Jolly and Lisa Carlon.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yup'ik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. Admission is free. For more information, call 283-1991.

Old Town Village Restaurant features historic pictures of the early days in Kenai.


Kurt Eriksson, Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans will perform at the Vagabond Inn on Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

The Katmai presents live music by Mark the Danglin' Wrangler Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m.

George's Casino has karaoke with Dee every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and live music by Tuff-e-Nuff at 10:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Upcoming Events

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will hold beginning and intermediate guitar classes beginning Nov. 13 for those ages 8 to 18. Registration deadline is Wednesday. For more information, call 283-2682.

The Kenai Performers will present "The Foreigner" Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19 at the Old Town Restaurant in Kenai. Tickets for the dinner theater Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18 are $25 per person; matinees on Nov. 12 and 19 are $10. They are available at Old Town, the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and River City Books. For more information, call 776-8308.

The Christ Lutheran Church's annual lutefisk and lefse dinner will be held Nov. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is at Mile .25 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-4757.

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a family and community folk dance Nov. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. There also will be live music and food in a nonsmoking and nonalcoholic environment. Admission is $5; it's free for those under 16 with an adult. For more information, call 283-9227.

The Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase will present "ArtSound: Music and Images" on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Soldotna campus. There will be a lecture and demonstration, with Maria Allison performing music to complement visual art pieces presented by Gary Freeburg.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum's presentation of the "Ritz 2000 Art Show" ends today. A gala and auction will take place at the museum Saturday. For more information, call 235-8635.

The William Henry Gallery presents an exhibit, "Love and Mountains," wood engravings and etchings by Rebecca Poulson of Sitka, beginning Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (907) 235-3411.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Concert Association will present "La Bottine Souriante" on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) GRT-SEAT.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed Nov. 24 through 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are available by calling 263-ARTS or (800)-GRT-SEAT.


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

To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.

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