Events and Exhibitions
• “Threads &Dots!” and “Olga’s Oils” are on display for the month of November at the Kobuk Kaladi’s Coffee Shop. There will be an Opening Reception today from 4-6 p.m. Meet the artists Connie Goltz and Olga Silver.
• Peninsula Art Guild/Kenai Fine Art Center’s Whimsical Wearable Arts show opens today and hangs through Nov. 25 at Kenai Fine Art Center.
• Soldotna High School’s drama program is performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Nov. 9-11 at the SoHi auditorium. Showtime is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
• Richard Bornengo’s impressionistic paintings are on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center through Nov. 6. Onewall of the exhibit is dedicated to the work of emerging artist Maryvonne Guillermin. The visitors center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
• ARTspace Drawer is on display at the Soldotna Library, the first annual collection of locally created 2D art. The first of its kind in Alaska, this display is made possible by a partnership between Soldotna Rotary, ARTspace Inc., and the Soldotna Public Library.
• Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday, and live music with The Fabulous Pepper Shakers on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725.
• 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 Daniel Tuttle Mondays from 6-8 p.m.; Pat Wendt on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.; Garrett Mayer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Robb Justice on Fridays from 8-10 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 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don.
• 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.
• The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays.
• Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 or visit http://www.orcatheater.com for listings and times.
• Visit Kenai Cinema at www.catheatres.com for listings and times.
Fairs, Markets and Bazaars
• Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Bazaar Craft Sale and Art Show fundraiser will be held Nov. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four categories of Artwork will be on display: Paintings in all types, Fibers, Three Dimensional, and Photography. Also, the finest in crafts on the peninsula will be for sale for those special gifts or your own home. A homemade bake sale and café refreshments will also be available for purchase. For more information call 262-2322. This Bazaar is open to the public.
• The Annual Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 3. There will be over 24 vendors including great new artists with a variety of products. Stop by the Denali Room at Central Peninsula Hospital and kick off your holiday shopping and help support the Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship fund.
• The Redoubt Homemakers FCE Fall Bazaar is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, Spur Hwy Milepost 17.9.
Items for sale will inlcude quilts, pillows, aprons, towels, cookbooks, hot pads, scrubbies, Alaska-grown jams and jellies, “Spirit of Alaska Women” books, unique ornaments by Margaret Dubber, quillows, baked goods and much more.
• Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members are hosting a Christmas Bazaar to help fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N Forest Drive in Kenai. Baked goods and craft items will be available for sale to provide funds for mission projects. Members distribute all funds to help those less fortunate. For more information call 283-4153 or 398-4846.
Down the Road
• The Pratt Museum in Homer is from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
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