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■ The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s annual fundraiser, the Soup Supper and Auction will be held on Saturday at Kenai Central High School beginning at 5:30 p.m. For Soup Supper tickets, please call 907-262-3111 or stop by the Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. Tables for 8 may be reserved by calling the Food Bank. Tickets are also available at Charlotte’s in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna. Tickets are $40 each through July 31, beginning August 1 they are $50 each. Volunteers needed now and on August 29.

Events and Exhibitions

■ Marion Nelson’s 22 encaustic (also known as hot wax) and cold wax paintings are now on display at Veronica’s Café & Coffee House in Old Town Kenai and will be shown through Sept. 30. There will be a mid show reception on Sept. 4, 6-10 p.m. with refreshments and music.

■ A Watercolor and Pottery Show, featuring “Inspirations for Watercolor Paintings” by Gwen Thomas, and “Clay on Display” by the Kenai Potters Guild, runs From Aug. 6-29 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. The Kenai Fine Arts Center is open from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

■ “The View from Here,” an exhibit of work by Glenna Gannon, is on display at the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College through Sept. 10, with a closing reception from 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 10.

■ The Peninsula Art Guild is calling for artists to donate up to two of their own original artworks for the Sept. 26 Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction for the benefit of the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Artists are asked to bring their art donations to the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai by 4 p.m., Aug 29. The art centers is open noon-5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Call 262-7767 or 252-3661 for details.

Auditions

■ Auditions for the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will be held on September 8 and 9. The ASO has permanent openings for the following positions: Principal Harp, Principal Timpani, Second Clarinet, Violin 1, Violin 2, and Viola. Musicians interested in substitute positions for any orchestral instrument are also welcome to audition. Those auditioning should be ready to perform musical excerpts provided by the ASO office and an allegro movement from a concerto of their choice. Some sight-reading may also be required. Auditions will be heard by ASO Music Director/Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer and the Audition Committee. All auditions are by appointment only on the evenings of September 8th and 9th. To schedule an audition, call the ASO office at 274-8668. Approximately 80 orchestra musicians are required for each of the five Classic Concerts scheduled this season. In addition, the ASO will perform three special concerts (Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies, the silent film City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin and Music of James Bond and Beyond), the Anchorage Concert Association’s production of The Nutcracker, two Young People’s Concerts, and a Neighborhood Concert. If you have any further questions, please call the ASO office at 274-8668.

■ Triumvirate Theatre will be holding auditions for their student drama troupe on Sept. 12. This is a competitive audition and only the most highly dedicated students 7th through 12th grade are admitted. Kids that complete the program are entitled to scholarships for college. Recipients have received as much as $1,500 each. To apply, please find the form at www.triumviratetheatre.org. Forms must be received by Sept. 7. For more information call Joe Rizzo at 394-1159.

Entertainment

■ The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with the Robb Justice Band Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m.

■ Veronica’s in Old town Kenai has open mic from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, and live music from 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

■ Stop by Soldotna Creek Park every Wednesday at 6 p.m. for a new Music in the Park series. This free “Live after Five” series will also include extended hours for the Wednesday Market so you won’t miss out on local food, vendors, craft beer and some fantastic local musicians. Bring a blanket and enjoy our new park with the entire family. For a full schedule visit www.visitsoldotna.com.

■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts a blind draw Horseshoe Tournament every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Blind draw, double elimination, food, fun and cash prizes. Call 907-262-9887 for more information.

■ Beginning square dance classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. Classes are open to participants of all ages. For more information, call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757, or the Sterling Senior Center at 907-262-6808.

■ Beginning square dance classes will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Classes are open to participants ages 10 and up. For more information, call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757, or the Kenai Senior Center at 907-283-8211.

■ The Corner Cafe in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna has open mic night for all writers, storytellers and poets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski.

■ The Flats Bistro on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Garrett Mayer on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Raymond Machen-Gray on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m.

■ AMVETS Post 4 is open to all military veterans and their families for support and camaraderie. Join us for Friday night tacos, or Saturday night steaks with Karaoke. Sunday afternoon it’s super hamburgers. Not a member? Stop by and we can show you how to become a part of this special veteran’s organization. AMVETS is located in the Red Diamond Center next door to IDEA Schools.

■ Sharpen your dart skills with a fun tournament every Sunday during the season at the AmVets in the Red Diamond Center. The number of players will determine the game. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. For more information call 907-262-3540.

■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m.

■ Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has poker Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

■ The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays.

■ Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.

■ The Pinochle Club, formerly from Kasilof, plays at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Questions? Call Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.

■ The Soldotna library hosts a board game night on Tuesdays from 5-7:45 p.m. in the conference rooms, 235 N. Binkley Street. It’s time to get your game on! Have you ever wanted to try something other than another round of Monopoly, or to break out of that old Scrabble routine? Come ready to meet new people, engage your imagination, and have a great time.

Markets, Fairs & Bazaars

■ The Sterling Senior Center will hold a flea market Fridays through August 28. Participants can rent space for $10 a day. Renters must provide their own tables. To rent a space call Michelle at the Center at 907-262-6808.

■ The Central Kenai Peninsula Farmer’s Market is open each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m until Sept. 12 at the corner of Corral Street and the Kenai Spur Highway at the bus turnaround. The market features only Alaskan Grown and Alaska Made products and includes fresh baked goods, jams, jellies, fresh vegetables and hand made gift items. New vendors are welcome. The market will host a “Chef at the Market” Saturday from 11a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call Carolyn at 907-262-7502.

■ The Farmers Fresh Market is open Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. until September in Kenai Peninsula Food Bank parking lot, at the corner of Kalifornsky Beach Road and Community College Drive. The only all-food market in the central peninsula benefits the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Call 907-260-5295.

Films

■ Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.

■ Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

Down the Road

■ The Pratt Museum in Homer is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

 

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