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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2001

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

Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof will hold a hat-raising party Sunday at 2 p.m. where a 12-foot hat will be placed on the sign in front of the lodge.

Events and Exhibits

A juried outdoor and nature photography exhibition, "Alaska Wild," is on display through Nov. 21 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. A special closing reception will be held Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to critique the exhibit and provide outdoor and nature photography tips. The exhibit and evening reception are fee and open to the public. The center's hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 14th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center through Nov. 30. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse youth group will hold a drug- and alcohol-free benefit dance to raise money for the New York disaster Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Great Skate Roller Rink in Soldotna. There will be skating, dancing, raffle prizes and live music from the Mabrey Brothers.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents Chelline Larson as its artist of the month.

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.

Entertainment

The Acousticats will play at Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling at 7 p.m. Friday.

Ten Cent Zen will play at the Vagabond Inn at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

King's Inn in Kenai presents music by Butch Leman at 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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

Singer/songwriter Tim Easton of Los Angeles will perform at Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna Nov. 18 at 7:30 pm. David and Keeley Boyle will open the show. Tickets are $15 and sold only at the door.

A Ten Thousand Villages sale, put on by the Soldotna United Methodist Women, will be held Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley.

Films

See our movies page for current 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.

Down the Road

The Fireweed Gallery presents an informal Art Talk and Tea event Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. with guest speaker Karla Moss Freeman. The topic is Jackson Pollock. Call 235-3411 to make a reservation.

The Bunnell Street Gallery presents An Evening of Turkish Arts, with music, dance and visual arts, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 235-2662.

Michelle Shocked will perform at Alice's Champagne Palace at 8 p.m. Sunday. For time and ticket information, call 235-7650.

The AIDS Awareness Ball will be held Nov. 17. Location and time to be announced. For more information, call Kachemak Bay Family Planning at 235-3436.

The Fireweed Gallery presents a holiday arts and crafts fair Nov. 17 from 10 to 6 p.m. with artful gifts, demonstrations, music and refreshments.

The Pratt Museum presents a stocking stuffer party Nov. 24 with fun for kids, including cookie decorating, graham cracker houses, art activities, storytelling, musicians and Santa Clause. For more information, call 235-8635.

"Homer for the Holidays" will be Nov. 30 with a Santa parade and a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. On Dec. 1, Homer businesses will hold open houses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 235-7740.

The Fireweed Gallery presents "Between the Spaces," a collage by Judith Hoesting, Friday through Nov. 30.

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 Museum presents an art exhibit by David J. Woodie through Sunday.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents a cappella groups Anonymous 4 and Lionheart performing "Gods and Mortals," a repertoire of 16th century Italian music, Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at www.anchorageconcets.org, (800) 478-7328, Carrs and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

The Anchorage Museum Association presents the Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Nov. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. Tickets are $35 for museum members and $45 for nonmembers and are available at 343-6179.

The Anchorage Opera will present Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca," Saturday, Wednesday, Nov. 16 and 18 in the Discovery Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. All performances will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets range in price from $20 to $75 and are available at Carrs Tix locations, by calling (907) 263-ARTS or at www.tickets.com.

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 "The Nutcracker Ballet," performed by Ballet West, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and local dancers coordinated by Alaska Dance Theatre, will be performed Nov. 23 through 25 at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Carrs locations, the box office, online at www.anchorageconcerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328.

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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