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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006

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· The annual Christmas Comes to Kenai event with a visit from Santa Claus, the Electric Light Parade, bonfire and fireworks will be held Friday in Kenai. For more information, call the Kenai Chamber of Commerce at 283-7989.

· Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna presents “Over The River and Through The Woods,” directed by Angie and Jamie Nelson, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Tickets are $10 and available at the Triumvirate Bookstore from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. See story, this page.

Events and Exhibits

· The Peninsula Art Guild will hold its annual arts and crafts fair at Kenai Central High School on Friday and Saturday.

· The 18th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition is on display until Nov. 30 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai.

· Kaladi Brothers has the Kasilof Watercolorists as its artists of the month.

· 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 at the cabin on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information or to set an appointment, call Dave at 262-5125.

· 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 in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.

· The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts on display. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.

Entertainment

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

· BJ’s in Soldotna has blind darts around 6 p.m.

· Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

· The 406 Bar at the Kenai Spur Lodge in Kenai has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Friday, pool league on Tuesdays and darts Wednesdays.

· George’s Casino in Kenai has a poker challenge at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna music by the Free Beer Band Mondays, 150 Grit Tuesdays, karaoke Wednesdays and Tuff-e-Nuff on Friday and Saturday.

· The Hunger Hut in Nikiski has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has music by Michael Deraitus from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays and live music by Dan Sullivan Thursday nights.

· Moosequito’s in Sterling has music by Wishbone Creek on Friday.

· The Place Bar and Grill in North Kenai has Texas Hold ’Em poker at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

· The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a poker challenge at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

· The Riverside House in Soldotna has “After 10” with Top 40 dance music Friday and Saturday nights.

· The Vagabond Inn in Kenai has a Texas Hold ’Em tournament at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

· Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has music by the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trip at 6:30 p.m. Friday and open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Upcoming Events

· Soldotna High School will perform the play “A Piece of My Heart” at 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at the school.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna will host a speed dating event for single professionals Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for ages 39-49 and 8:30 p.m. for ages 29-42. Register online at www.Cupid.com/PreDating.

· Kenai Peninsula College’s Winter Art Extravaganza will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The event includes refreshments, music by Robb Justice and Lee Johnson, an auction of student artwork, family and individual portraits by digital photography students and student artist Pat Lytle will draw portraits on the spot. Admission is $5 at the door. Raffle tickets for two Barry McWayne matted and framed photography prints are $5 or five chances for $20 at the KPC bookstore.

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.

Down the Road

· The Pratt Museum has fish feedings at 4 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays; and “Kachemak Heritage Land Trust — For The Love of the Land,” a photographic exhibit featuring some of the first donors of conservation land in Alaska, on display through Dec. 30. The museum, at 3779 Bartlett St. in Homer, is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Anchorage events

n The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has on display “Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection” through Dec. 3; “Inuit, Inupiq and Siberian Prints” through Jan. 7; “Sharing Knowledge: Alaska Native People and the Smithsonian Collections” through March 26; and the children’s exhibit, “Zoom! Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” through May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.



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