■ The Kenai Senior Center and Kenaitze Indian Tribe present Fall Fest, today from 4:30-9:30 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Activities include crafts, games, food, hayrides, dancing and apple pie. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family.
■ The Double O Express at the Kenai airport and the Kenai Peninsula Performers present: “Seance at the Double O,” Friday. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Double O, Curtain Call and River City Books. For more information call 398-9273 or 395-0995.
Events and Exhibitions
■ The Peninsula Art Guild’s Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai. Silent auction bidding is open and will continue through the Oct. 1 auction event. The Kenai Fine Art Center is open from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 283-7040 for details.
■ The annual Evening of Classics fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be held at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Local musicians will be performing classical solo and chamber music and the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra will perform, conducted by Tammy Vollom-Matturro. Tickets are available at the door, general admission $15, and young people 18 and under are admitted free.
■ The Fireweed FiberFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Sterling Community Center. There is no entrance fee, and the event features adult and children’s classes, vendors, unique yarns, excellent finished products, ongoing demonstrations, livestock exhibits, shearing and herding demos. More details are available at fireweedfiberfest.com. This is a Celebration of Natural Fibers, for the serious and the curious. For questions, please contact Lee Coray-Ludden at 394-6146.
■ Kenai Performers present a weekly, drama club for youth in grades 7-12. The group meets on Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in same building as Subway restaurant on Kaliforsnky Beach Road (backside of building). Club dues $50/month. Discount for siblings. Call Terri, 252-6808 or Sally, 394-8104 for more information.
■ “Keen on the Kenai,” an exhibition of artwork exploring the concept of what it means to live, work and play on the Kenai Peninsula, is on display at the Kenai Cultural and Visitors Center, on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.
■ 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.
■ “Inspired By Books” is an exhibit comprised of 17 art quilts by 5 artists based on three books and will be on display the month of September at the Homer Council on the Arts building, 355 W. Pioneer in Homer. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. and on second Saturday of each month.
■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic on Thursday at 6 p.m. live music at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 283-2725.
■ The Alaska Roadhouse hosts a Blind Draw Horseshoe Tournament every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Double Elimination and Blind Draw means anyone can win! All are welcome, call 262-9887 for more information.
■ 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 has reopened in its brand new building on K-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 DJ Roy, and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Frank.
■ 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.
Markets, fairs and bazaars
■ The Sterling Community Center is holding its’ Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Fair Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with more than 46 booths filled with local crafters and vendors. The Sterling Community Center Snack Shack will be selling handmade breakfast sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, homemade coleslaw and more. Call 907-262-7224 or email: email@example.com for more information.
■ Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai will host its fourth annual craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7–8, at the church located at 225 S. Spruce Street. To reserve a table, contact Lori at 283-3315 or Karen at 350-0843.
■ 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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
■ The Pratt Museum is excited to extend an open call to artists of any level or medium. Have you ever kept a diary or journal? Had the opportunity to peruse the personal writing or your ancestors? Several diaries and journals are held in the collections of the Pratt Museum: their stories range from weather reports and moose sightings to extended narrative and personal reflection. Oftentimes, the written word leaves much to be imagined, and could serve as a jumping-off point for something more. The Pratt Museum is extending a call for works of art in any medium, inspired by personal diaries or journals. Artwork may be submitted from Oct. 25-Nov. 11. For more information, call Scott Bartlett 907-435-3335.
Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.