What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2000

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Kenai Peninsula College presents the showcase "Winter Wind," a recital by the College Community Chorus, Sunday at 3 p.m. in the KPC Brockel Building. Admission is free and a reception follows.

Saturday and Sunday, the Kenai Grace Brethren Church will have its drive-through Nativity scene with live actors and animals. It will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. both days. The church is located at Mile 9.2 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Peninsula College Art Faculty show is on exhibit through Wednesday at the Soldotna campus. Art gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Peninsula Center Mall will hold a craft fair each weekend through Christmas. Hours are Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 260-2663.

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

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

Old Town Village Restaurant will hold a sewing group Saturday. The cost is $15, which reserves a seat and pays for a morning and afternoon snack.

The featured artist at Kaladi Brothers is Chelline Larson.

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 in 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.

Entertainment

The Air Force Brass Quartet will perform at Soldotna Middle School on Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

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 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.

The Vagabond presents music by Milburne Elks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Down the Road

Peter Case will perform at Alice's Champagne Palace today.

The Homer Council on the Arts will present the 12th annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Friday and Saturday with the Friday show at 7:30 p.m. and the Saturday performance at 3 p.m. For more information or tickets, call (907) 235-4288.

Artist Jon Van Zyle and his wife, author Joan Van Zyle, will be at the Art Shop Gallery, 202 W. Pioneer Ave., Dec. 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. for a book signing. The Van Zyles recently collaborated on a new book, "Jon Van Zyle's Iditarod Memories: 25 Years of Poster Art From the Last Great Race."

Anchorage Events

The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts will present MOMIX on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 263- ARTS or (800) GRT-SEAT.

The Anchorage Opera will co-produce the festive New Year's Eve Ball with KAKM TV/KSKA FM at the Captain Cook Hotel. The theme for the evening will be "Great Performances" and there will be cocktails, dinner and dancing to celebrate. The cost is $125 per person. Silent and live auctions will take place, as well as live entertainment. For more information, call Florence Rooney at (907) 522-1707.

Films

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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