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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2001

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There will be a potluck dinner and musical by Anne Coyle entitled "Starship Bethlehem," at the Carol Bock Hall, Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik today at 5:45 p.m. The play is accompanied by the local choir and special music. For more information, call Delores Linderman at 567-3424 or Kathryn Kennedy at 567-3914.

The Soldotna Sports Center learn to skate program will present a Christmas show Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Following the show, the public can skate for the admission of a can of food, which will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. For more information, call Madolyan at 262-3151.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Community Library book club meets tonight at 7 in the library. They will select books for 2002. The public is welcome to attend. There will be a drawing for the book "A Christmas Carol" on Sunday.

"Lights, Camera, Alaska," a photography exhibition put on by the Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild, is on display through Jan. 25 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free during the winter.

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

The Sterling Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual kids Christmas party Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. All Sterling area kids of all ages are invited to attend. For more information, call 262-6808.

River City Books in Soldotna presents a one-hour bird workshop with Jack Sinclair at 7 p.m. Saturday as a warm-up for the Christmas bird count. For more information, call 260-7722.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents art by Dennis Anderson in December.

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.

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 from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents music by Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Vagabond Inn presents music by Tuff-E-Nuff at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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

The Clam Shell Lodge will have a New Year's Eve party with music by Tuff-E-Nuff from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dec. 31.

The Nikiski Middle-Senior High School drama department presents "An Evening Without Sinatra," a musical production written and directed by Nikiski drama teacher Joe Rizzo, Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. at Nikiski High School's theater. Tickets are $10 at the door or $7 in advance. For more information 776- 3456.

Films

Log on to the movies page on our website for local 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 "Timeless Images," a black-and-white photography show by Aleda Yourdon through Jan. 2.

The Pratt Museum presents "Eons of Ingenuity," an exhibition celebrating the quality of being ingenious with objects possessing a cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design from those who have made Kachemak Bay their home for centuries. The exhibition will be on display until the end of the year.

The Pratt Museum presents fish feedings Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m.

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

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

The Anchorage Museum presents a Dolls and Toys show through Dec. 31 and holiday concert every Sunday.

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 preshow 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.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Brazilian Guitar Quartet Jan. 13 at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Discovery Theatre. Tickets are available at all Carrs locations, the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, online at www.anchorageconcerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328. Ticket prices range from $17 to $32.

Diavolo Dance Theater will perform Jan. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at all Carrs location, the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, online at www.anchorageconcerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328. Ticket prices range from $17 to $34.

The Anchorage Concert Associa-tion presents the Turtle Island String Quartet with three-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D'Rivera at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

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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