What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2000

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The Kenai Potters Guild 13th annual Juried Clay Exhibition showing at the Kenai Fine Arts Center ends today. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Peggy Gill Thompson at 283-7827.

The third annual Ninilchik Native Descendants Christmas Bazaar will be held at Ninilchik School on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information or to reserve tables, contact Sheri Liebenthal at 567-3603.

Events and Exhibits

Skyview High School will present a special dessert presentation today on the "Roaring Twenties" at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 each. Tickets are available at the school office.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital is featuring Tanya Clark today. Clark is displaying a variety of oil paintings.

River City Books in Soldotna will have stories for kids with Connie Tarbox at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Folk guitarist Nancy Anderson will perform at the store at 7 p.m. Mike Morgan will perform Sunday at 2 p.m. Tuesday at 5 p.m., the Skyview drama club will perform.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery will have its annual Christmas open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a sign-up for the drawing of a Santa sculpture by Linda Lansing. Other works on display at the gallery include paintings, prints, silk scarves, clay masks, pottery, knives and ulus, ivory jewelry and carvings, wood products, clocks, jewelry, dolls, baskets, slippers, books, glassworks and tapes and CDs.

The featured artist at Kaladi Brothers is Chelline Larson.

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.

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.

Claudette's Folk Art and Collectables is Soldotna features works from area artisans. Loni Galloway is the featured artist this month with her stained glass. Other works include Dorthy Bush's birch bark baskets, Marianne Hyman's picket fence furniture, Claudette Barber's fabric pieces and Kris Wisher's antique fork shelves and old door knob coat racks.

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.


The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has music by the Maybrey Brothers today, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

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

J-Bar-B, six miles south of Soldotna, presents karaoke by the Mic Hoggers on Friday nights.

The Vagabond presents music by Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

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

The Riverside House presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

Mike Morgan and Friends will perform at Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

In the future

Toyz for Totz will be held at the Goodnight Lounge on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. For more information, call 776-4065.

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a family and community folk dance Dec. 9 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.

Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase presents "Winter Wind," a recital by the College Community Chorus at 3 p.m. in the KPC Brockel Building on Dec. 10. Admission is free and a reception will follow the recital.

Down the Road

The William Henry Gallery presents the Alaska Juried Glass Exhibition on Friday. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday. Also showing is the watercolor illustrations by Marybee Kaufman. For more information, call (907) 235-3411.

The Homer Council on the Arts will present the 12th annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, with Saturday evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. For more information or tickets, call (907) 235-4288.

The annual Nutcracker Arts and Crafts Faire will be in conjunction with the first performance on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. There will be 100 booths of handcrafted items, as well as food and photos with Santa.

Peter Case will perform at Alice's Champagne Palace on Dec. 7.

Anchorage Events

The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts will present MOMIX on Dec. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. 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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