The KPC Showcase Series and 49 Writers present Don Rearden, author of “The Raven’s Gift,” and Deb Vanasse, author of “Cold Spell,” along with Seth Kantner, author of “Ordinary Wolves” for a book reading and presentation entitled “Fact and Fiction: Life into Story.” This Showcase event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at Kenai Peninsula College, in KRC’s McLane Commons. It is open to the public and free of charge. Rearden and Vanasse, both award-winning authors, will be leading writing workshops on Saturday in room 132 at KRC. To get more information and to register or the workshops please visit www.49writingcenter.org or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost for the workshops is $45 each for members of 49 Writers and $50 for non-members.
Events and Exhibits
■ 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 Oct. 25. For more information about the show contact Michelle Ostrowski at 907-260-2839.
■ Tickets for Triumvirate Theatre’s political satire “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” will be 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. The show will run October 24, 25, 31 and November 1.
■ 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 two performances. Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” will be held Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m. Roles for actors of all ages are available. The performance dates for this show are Dec. 5, 6, 19 and 20. Auditions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are on Oct. 25 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.
■ A Flute and Piano Recital with pianist Maria Allison and flautist Tomoka Raften will take place Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 N Soldotna Ave, Soldotna. Entry is by donation to Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. Music selections include pieces by J.S. Bach, Prokofiev, Debussy etc.
■ 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.
■ Veronica’s Cafe in old town Kenai has open mic from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, and live music Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
■ The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Robb Justice Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Saturday is a smoke-free show.
■ 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.
Markets, fairs and bazaars
■ 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. Anyone interested in participating in the bazaar as a vendor is encouraged to apply. Applications can be picked up at the Care Package Gift Shop at the hospital, or by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Jim Childers at 714-4543. Vendor applications are due October 7.
■ Table space is available for the 2nd Annual Craft Bazaar at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai on October 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and October 11 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Any questions or for a table space application please contact Karen at 907-350-0843 or Joan at 907-283-2020.
■ The Sterling Community Center invites artists, crafters, and vendors to participate in its Fall Craft & Vendor Fair to be held October 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SC Center. $30 for a space, $10 to rent a table. Limit 1 vendor per product line. Visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com for a registration form, or stop by the Sterling Community Center in person. Call 262-7224 or email email@example.com for more information.
■ Dear Arts and Crafts Lovers, the annual arts and crafts fair will be held again at the Kenai Central High School. This is the main source of revenue that supports the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Come have fun, visit with Santa, and be awed by the awesome display of art, crafts, baked goods, and the love and energy put into the work at these booths. More than 220 vendors with room for a few more. To rent a booth call Joyce at 260-5996. Santa Claus on location on Friday Nov. 28 and Saturday Nov. 29 at Kenai Central High School.
■ 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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