■ Triumvirate Theatre’s political satire “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” runs October 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at the Triumvirate Theatre North, 42715 Kenai Spur Highway, North Kenai. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door only. Purchase tickets online at www.triumviratetheatre.org, and click the “buy tickets” button. Tickets will be available at the door, but availability will be limited based on what has already sold online. There will be no reserves offered.
Events and Exhibits
■ Local author Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir, “Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas” on today at 6 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus Resident Hall, Multi-purpose Room. Sponsored by KRC Student Union and River City Books. Free and open to the public.
■ Kenai River Brewing in Soldotna hosts artist J. Jason Lararus’ “Stories Fading Fast: Capturing the Remnants of the Alaskan Gold Rush” through Nov. 1. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
■ Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a Children’s Book making workshop Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai. This is in conjunction with the Experimental Art Show called “Beyond the Covers,” a show about books. There is a $3 fee for each child. If your child would like to participate, or you have any questions, please call Joy at 907-283-0515.
■ The Voices of Alaska Wilderness Art Show, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wilderness with this state-wide travelling art show by artists in residence from around Alaska, is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center through Saturday. For more information about the show contact Michelle Ostrowski at 907-260-2839.
■ The Peninsula Art Guild’s 2014 Experimental art show called “Beyond the Covers” is at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Olde Town Kenai, across from the Oilers Bingo Hall.
■ Triumvirate Theatre is holding auditions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Saturday at noon. The performance dates for this show are Dec. 12, 13, 26 and 27. Auditions will be held at Triumvirate North, 42715 Kenai Spur Highway, about five miles north of Kenai.
■ The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase Series Presents “Denali’s Deadliest Climbing Disaster” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, KRC McLane Commons. Andy Hall, author of “Denali’s Howl,” will be on campus to talk about his recent book, which concerns Denali’s deadliest climbing disaster and the events leading up to it. Sponsored by the KPC Showcase Series and River City Books. Free and open to the public.
■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center Art Gallery Two will host the Soldotna High School Art Club in November. Visual Arts Students from grades 10 – 12 will display artworks they have created outside the classroom. The creations are in varied mediums chosen by the student artists. The show will be an exciting display of the different styles of artwork, as varied as the students themselves, of their creations and their interpretations of the world around them. For more information write Stephanie Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org
■ The third annual Recycled Runway Design Competition is Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Cooper Landing Community Club. Create a fashion forward garment with accessories from materials that are used, post-consumer, or on the way to a landfill. Sign up by Nov. 10 by filling out the entry form and sending it to CooperLandingRecycle@gmail.com. A complete list of rules and the registration form can be found at www.facebook.com/CooperLandingRecycle. Free to all ages. Hosted by AmeriCorps.
■ The KFAC Art Gallery Two will host the Soldotna High School Art Club in November. Visual Arts Students from 10-12 will display artworks they have created outside the classroom. The creations are in varied mediums chosen by the student artists. The show will be an exciting display of the different styles of artwork, as varied as the students themselves, of their creations and their interpretations of the world around them.
■ Call for water color artists to enter their art in the Peninsula Art Guild’s November, 2014 Water Color Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The Entry is due by Saturday Nov. 1 by 5 p.m. There are no size restrictions. Each entrant may enter a maximum of three entries. To be included in the exhibit, all wall art is required to have wire installed on the back for appropriate installation. Participating artists are encouraged to attend the First Thursday opening reception on Nov. 6 from 6-8 p.m. This is not a juried exhibit. Call 283-0515 or 283-7040 for details.
Halloween and Harvest Happenings
■ Strut Your Mutt Howl’oween Dog Costume Contest Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Dogs must on a leash and people friendly.
A 5K Costume Run is Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Prizes for the best costume, all ages. Bring canned food to support the Nikiski food drive.
■ Star of the North Lutheran Church is having its annual Harvest Festival with games, fishing, bean bag toss, darts, cupcake walk and candy. All are welcome! Saturday at 6 p.m. at 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. Call 283-4153 with any questions.
■ Nikiski North Star Elementary School will host a Fall Carnival from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The carnival will feature many new games for all ages, including Twister, Catchphrase, Wrap a Mummy in Toilet paper, and more. New this year is a carved pumpkin contest; bring in your already craved pumpkin for a chance to win a prize. A costume contest will start at 1:30 p.m. with the youngest age group and progress to older aged kids throughout the afternoon. Classroom auction boxes also will be up for bid.
■ Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold its fourth annual Spook Night event Sunday at the Skyview Trailhead. Costumed kids ages 10 and under can trick-or-treat on a 1-kilometer section of the trails, from stations sponsored by various businesses and organizations in the community. The cost is $10 per child for the first two kids in a family, and $5 for each additional sibling up to six kids total. There is no charge for chaperones (required). Advance registration is available at www.tsalteshi.org. Day-of-event registration and preregistered check in begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 26. Trick-or-treating opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. A 5-kilometer Zombie Run begins at 6 p.m. Advance registration is available at www.tsalteshi.org. Day-of-race registration and preregistered check in begins at 5 p.m. Costumed dogs on leashes are welcome. Cost is $30, with a $5 discount for active TTA members (enter promo code TTAMEMBER in online registration) and an additional $5 discount for those in costume. The event includes a free chili feed, and prizes for winning runners.
■ The Soldotna High School Drama Troupe will host a Haunted House fundraiser at the Soldotna Mall from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 28 and Oct. 30, and from 1-3 p.m. 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The Oct. 28 event and the early event on Oct. 31 will be for children, and the evening events on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 will be for teenage and adult audiences. The cost will be $5 for students and adults, and $2 for kids under the age of kindergarten. Proceeds will go toward the drama troupe’s trip to London.
■ Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on K-Beach Road is pleased to announce their fourth annual Kids Harvest Carnival. It will be held on October 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. The carnival features games, candy, hot dogs, temporary tattoos, a costume contest, and a puppet show. Awards for the costume contest will be given at 7:40 p.m. followed by a puppet show. Admittance is free. Supplies are limited to the first 150 kids who come. Please, no scary or inappropriate costumes. More information can be found at www.peninsulagrace.org or by calling 907-262-6442.
■ Join the Kenai Elks Lodge #2425 for their annual Spooktacular event! Food, games, candy, prizes, and a costume contest for ages 2-10. Bring your family to the Kenai Elks Lodge on Halloween from 5-7 p.m. for a great time.
■ Birch Ridge Community Church is hosting it’s annual Fear Not Festival on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a free event featuring games, prizes, candy, and much more. Bring the family!
■ Kenai New Life Church would like to invite kids and their families its annual Harvest Carnival on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will be dozens of carnival games, a bounce house, a cakewalk, a snack bar, and (of course) lots of candy. Please avoid scary or inappropriate costumes. For more information, visit kenainewlife.org or call the church office at 907-283-7752. Kenai New Life Church is located at 209 Princess Street in Kenai.
■ Visit Soldotna Church of God at the corner of Binkley and Redoubt in Soldotna for the Truth Time Machine on Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. for Bible based adventure, loads of fun and lots of candy. For more information contact the church at 262-4729.
■ The Que’ana Bar and Sleeping Lady Gifts at Mile 122.5 of the Sterling Highway in Clam Gulch will host a free all ages Halloween Party from 7-9 p.m., October 31 with a costume contest with prizes, scary snacks and live music. Lodging and free camping available. Call 907-567-3454.
■ Trick or Treat Alley is October 31, 5-6 p.m. inside the Nikiski Community Recreation Center for children accompanied by parent or guardian. Free admission.
■ The Boys and Girls Club annual Trunk or Treat is from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Boys and Girls Club at 705 Frontage Road in Kenai.
■ Veronica’s Cafe in old town Kenai has open mic from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, and live music with Randy Marley Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
■ Join Steve and Fern Holloway for karaoke every Saturday night at the Kenai Moose Lodge. Singing starts at 9 p.m. and everyone is welcome.
■ 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 its 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 1:00 p.m. For more information call 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 Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.
■ The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio.
■ The Pinochle Club, formally from Kasilof, will be playing at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna. Starting with a play day on Saturday Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. League will start on Sat. Oct. 11. Bring a partner and come along for some winter fun. Questions? Cal Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.
■ The Performing Arts Society will present UAA professors Dr. Armin Abdihodzic, guitar, and Zach Milliman, tenor, in two school concerts on Wednesday Oct. 22, at Soldotna High School and Nikiski Middle-High School will be the venues. Music teachers Kent Peterson, Vernel Schneider and Kristen Dillon will be hosting the events. For more information, please call 283-3024.
Markets, fairs and bazaars
■ The Redoubt Homemakers FCE Fall Bazaar is Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, Mile 17.9 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Wares include quilts, pillows, aprons, towels, quilt patterns, wool fabric, simplicity bobbin winder, complete felting kit, cookbooks, hot pads, scrubbies, goat’s milk soaps, organic and locally grown jams-jellies-syrups, “Spirit of Alaska Women” books, baked goods and more.
■ Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Bazaar, Bake Sale and Annual Amateur Art Show will be held on Nov. 7-8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Buy the finest crafts and gifts for the upcoming holidays, delectable baked goods, jams and jellies and enjoy the area wide amateur judged art show. A festive lunch menu will be available. For more information call 262-2322.
■ The Sterling Senior Center is seeking vendors for their annual fall bazaar Nov. 14-15 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tables are available for $25 each for both days. Merchandise must be hand crafted. Tables can be reserved by calling the Center at 262-6808 or Glenda Graham at 262-2943.
■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center annual arts and crafts fair will be held again at the Kenai Central High School Nov. 28-29. The fair includes more than 220 vendors with room for a few more. To rent a booth call Joyce at 260-5996. Santa Claus will be at the fair on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 at Kenai Central High School.
■ The Peninsula Center Mall craft food fair is Nov. 21-22. Tables are still available; call 252-3292.
■ Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members and members from the South Alaska Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a Christmas Bazaar to help fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally. The Bazaar will be held Nov. 15 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. For more information call 283-4153.
■ The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the Denali Conference Room at the hospital.
■ Nikiski Community Recreation Center is now taking vendor registration for annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 13. For additional information, please call 776-8800.
■ 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 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
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