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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2000

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New Years Eve events on the Kenai Peninsula.

Events and Exhibits

Guys Love Tools: Works in Wood is on exhibit at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center through Jan. 27. 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.

The featured artists at Kaladi Brothers through Sunday are Rube Tikka and Pam Mersch.

The featured artist at Soldotna Animal Clinic through Sunday is Tanya Clark.

Works by area artists are on display and for sale at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Cook Street in Old Town Kenai, including pottery, paintings and jewelry. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 283-7040.

Birch Tree Gallery offers 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.

Claudettes 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 Bushs birch bark baskets, Marianne Hymans picket fence furniture, Claudette Barbers fabric pieces, Kris Wishers antique fork shelves and old door knob coat racks and Alaska folk art furniture and wooden items by Stephanie Wortham.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yupik 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 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

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by the Maybrey Brothers on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

Georges 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 on 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.

Veronicas Coffee House in Kenai presents music by Mike Morgan and Friends at 7 p.m. Saturday.

n Kaladi Brothers presents the music of Nancy Anderson at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

In the future

Lasting Stitches will host Sew Saturday Jan. 13 at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. To make reservations, call Pauline at 283-9470.

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a family and community contra dance at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School.

The 2001 Shining Stars Talent Show will be held Jan. 20 at Soldotna High School. Those interested can pick up a registration packet at any high school office. Cash prizes and gift certificates will be awarded.

Down the road

The William Henry Gallery will host Solar Max #23, an exhibit of work by local aurora photographer Dennis Anderson. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 5. The exhibit runs through Jan. 31. For more information, call (907) 235-3411.

Anchorage events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present the Alaska Society of Medua Photographers Straddling the Fence:One Foot in Editing and One Foot in Shooting with Anchorage Daily News photographer and photo editor Anne Raup on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present the Rossetti String Quartet Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets range from $14 to $24. For more information, call (907) 272-1471.

Out North Contemporary Art House will present Under 30 featuring new performances created by Alaskans from Jan. 4 through 13. Each performance is under 30 minutes long. The cost is $15 in advance or $16.50 at the door.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, Jan. 16-21 at the Discovery Theater. Ticket prices range from $19 to $45. For more information, call (907) 272-1471.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Famous People Players on Jan. 21 at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets range from $11 to $24. For more information, call (907) 272-1471.

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 Whats 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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