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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004

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The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase program will stage a "Blu-Grassical" concert featuring local vocalist Judy Russell accompanied by other area singers and musicians in a program that combines bluegrass, opera and classical music. This program will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the KPC commons and is free and open to the public.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has "Alaska WILD '03," a traveling exhibit of the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers on display.

Events and Exhibits

The Peninsula Promenaders hold square dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Partners are not necessary. Admission is $4.

The Kenai Potters Guild has the16th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 815 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai, until the end of the month.

The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. Area artists and craftspeople are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends and weekend hours may be extended. The cabin is at .5 Mile of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Anyone interested in displaying artwork, donating historical items or more information may call 262-0822.

The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has paintings by Asia Freeman on display until Friday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Melinda Hersberger as its artist of the month. It also hosts a chess club every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and a cribbage club at noon every Sunday.

Mykel's Restaurant and Lounge in Soldotna has Kevin Harding as its artist of the month.

Art Works in Soldotna has work by Thor Evenson on display until Jan. 5.

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 Collectibles, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts, Northcountry Fair and Tammy's Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna; Beluga Lookout Gifts, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, Kenai Fine Arts Center and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai; and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

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. 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.


Veronica's in Kenai presents an open mic night today, acoustic folk music by Nancy Anderson at 7 p.m. Friday and music by Holly Wiley at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mykel's Restaurant and Lounge in Soldotna presents music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Hooligan's in Soldotna presents Texas hold 'em poker and live music by Spine at 9 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents acoustic folk music by Nancy Anderson from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road presents music by the Danglin' Wrangler, Mark Lebrelle, at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The VFW post in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.

The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

The AMVETS Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.

Upcoming Events

The Kenai Performers present "Murder by Bequest" a murder-mystery face written by Mike Druce, at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 and at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The show will be presented as as dinner theater fund-raiser in conjunction with the senior center. Seating is limited, so buying advance tickets is recommended. Tickets are $20 and are available at Charlotte's, River City Books and at the senior center.

The Kenai Art Guild's annual arts and crafts fair will be held Nov. 26 and 27 at Kenai Central High School. Handmade and handcrafted items will be sold by more than 100 vendors. The event is a fund-raiser for the guild's scholarship program.

An ugly truck contest and Chinese auction fund-raiser will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Place Bar and Grill in Nikiski. The event is to raise money for Kenai Central High School's choir's trips to All-State Choir and Europe. Donations for the auction are being accepted in advance at The Place.


Call Orca Theaters 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 Pratt Museum in Homer presents "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place" exhibit, a "SeeBirdCam" broadcasting live video of nesting shorebirds from Gull Island and "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Anchorage events

The Anchorage Concert Association will stage "The Nutcracker," choreographed by Val Caniparoli, in conjunction with the Cincinnati Ballet, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and Alaska Dance Theatre, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 27 and 28 at the Atwood Concert Hall.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has "Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents; from Newark Museum" and "The Art of Gold" on display.

To submit information to our InSide section, send it to the Peninsula Clarion, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax it to 283-3299 or send it by e-mail to news@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. For more information, call Jenny Neyman 283-7551.

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