Events and Exhibitions
■ The Lucretia Carter Memorial “Small Fry Original” display will be at the Soldotna Public Library from January to February of 2016. Lucretia Carter worked as a 2nd grade teacher at Soldotna Elementary from 1966-1985. Each year, all of her students would sign a “Small Fry Original” plate. The library will display 20 years’ worth of the plates. Come see if you can find your name or a family member’s name.
■ Peninsula Art Guild presents “Take Me Deeper,” a show about worship featuring artists Sharon Heselius, Rene Gervais, Stephanie Alward, Joy Alexander, Rick Cupp, Moira Ireland, Lori Sisson, Dot Hagen-May, and Cyndye Brower. This show is worship-based art in multiple mediums. Also on display is the annual KFAC Student Show containing works from Kenai Peninsula Borough students in a wide variety of mediums. Kenai Fine Art Center and all galleries are open daily from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, manned by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.
■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has live music at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, and live music at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Call 283-2725 for reservations.
■ The Kasilof Pinochle Club meets at Hooligan’s in Soldotna from mid-October to mid-April Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. Bring your own partner as the club plays team partnerships. Anyone interested in playing can call Jay at 907-252-6397.
■ 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. Sharpen your dart skills with a fun tournament every Sunday during the season. The number of players will determine the game. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. Not a member? Stop by and we can show you how to become a part of this special veteran’s organization. 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 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.
■ 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 Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
■ The Anchorage Symphony is hosting a Silent Film Night featuring Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights on Jan. 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. City Lights follows Charlie Chaplin’s character, the Little Tramp, as he falls in love with a blind flower girl who mistakes him for a wealthier man.
■ The Homer Council on the Arts is hosting a Second Friday on January 8 to celebrate Gundega Šnepste’s beautiful hand-made Puzuri decorations at the HCOA gallery, 335 W. Pioneer Avenue. Reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., with refreshments and a silent auction. Sign up for a Puzuri workshop! The decorations are created from stalks of wild rye grass growing in abundance on the coastal flats along Homer Spit as well as cow parsnip (pushki) stalks, kelp, fir cones, alder berries and lupine seed pods. Gundega explores the old traditional Latvian method of ceiling-hung straw decoration called Puzuri, which is the central piece here and improvised with pushki stalks and other nature found materials. Puzuri have been used as Winter solstice decoration not only in Latvia, but all Baltic sea regions since ancient times before the now traditional Christmas fir tree with manufactured adornments.
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