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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2001

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A slide presentation and narrative account by Jill Fredston, author of "Rowing to Latitude," will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at River City Books in Soldotna.

The Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase program presents the College-Community Choir in a "'Fibber McGee and Molly' Christmas Show -- Fibber Paints a Christmas Tree," Sunday and Monday in the Brockel Building. The program invites a studio audience to enjoy music and jokes for the radio show that was last heard in December 1945.

Events and Exhibits

Central Peninsula Mall will have a local crafts and products fair every weekend through Dec. 23.

The 14th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center through Friday. Gallery hours today and Friday are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital Gallery presents oil paintings by Corrie Fairchild and watercolors by Marian Bowser through Friday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents art by Chelline Larson.

The Kenai Performers present Hot Times, Cold Read Theater Thursdays, where actors do a cold read-through of plays at River City Books in Soldotna every Thursday, excluding First Thursday, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 13.

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

Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling presents music by Mike Morgan at 7 p.m. Friday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents music by Bill Larned at 6:30 p.m. 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

"Creating a family storytelling tradition," an evening story time for the entire family, will be held at the Kenai Community Library Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Carol Ford and Mike Morgan will lead the program. For more information, call 283-4378.

The Ninilchik Native Descendants fourth annual Christmas bazaar will be Dec. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Ninilchik School. For more information, call Jamie Leman at 567-3361.

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library and city of Kenai will hold a Christmas open house Dec. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 283-4378.

Films

See our movies page for local 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 Merry Olde Arts and Crafts Faire Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Fireweed Gallery presents "Timeless Images," a black and white photography show by Aleda Yourdon Dec. 7 with artist discussion at 4:30 p.m. and reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through Jan. 2.

The Fireweed Gallery presents "Art Talk and Tea" Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. with photographer Aleda Yourdon.

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

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 Concert Association presents "Footloose -- The Musical" at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall Tuesday through Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 and 9 at 3 p.m.

The Oak Ridge Boys will perform Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Southcentral Alaska American Red Cross. Tickets include a pre-show reception with complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres for $100 and can be purchased by calling (800) 478-7328 or at Carrs Tix, Blues Central and tickets.com.

"Quilt National" is at the Anchorage Museum through Dec. 31.

The Anchorage Museum presents a Dolls and Toys show Tuesday through Dec. 31 and holiday concert every Sunday starting this Sunday. A visit with Santa will be from 9 to 11 a.m.

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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