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Events and Exhibitions

■ “Outside the Palace, ” a collection of works by Celia Anderson, is on display until Oct. 28 at Kenai Fine Art Center, at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. The KFAC is open daily from noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, staffed by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.

■ The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase presents “Truth or Deception in the Media?” today at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenai Peninsula College McLane Commons. KPC Instructor Ron Levy will discuss current and historical media “transgressions” as well as ethical issues and perspectives relevant to anyone creating or viewing media, including social media. Levy has a 30-year career photographing for news agencies, magazines, and corporations, and his images and articles have appeared in publications throughout the world.

■ ARTSpace and Soldotna Rotary Club will conduct a free training session Saturday at the Soldotna Public Library from 1-3 p.m. about how local artists can produce high-quality archival photo books of their work using equipment available for free at the library. These photo books are relatively inexpensive and straightforward to produce and are a great way to not only archive and publicly display your art for the long haul, but also excellent Christmas presents for relatives. They’re also needed to copyright your art should you choose to do so. You will need to take this training to be authorized to use that equipment.

■ Triumvirate Theatre’s “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses: An Evening of Civilized Alaska Politcal Discourse … With Jokes,” is at 7 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5 at the Triumvirate Theatre just north of Kenai. Tickets are $15; find details at https://www.facebook.com/triumviratetheater/.

■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents the 2016 Pops concert “Remember when? Movie and TV Favorites,” with music from the mid 1950’s to the present. Come and listen to music you grew up hearing at the theaters or on your TV! Concerts are Oct. 29, 3 p.m. at the Homer Mariner Theater, and Oct. 30, 3 p.m. at the Renee C. Henderson auditorium in Kenai. General admission is $15; $10 for Crescendo Club; youth 18 and under free. Tickets for sale at the door; credit cards accepted.

■ Kenai Peninsula College Showcase presents “Alaska and the Ballot: the Importance of the Vote on the Road to Civil Rights in Alaska,” a community conversation with alaska constitutional founding father, Victor Fischer. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in rooms 102 and 104 of the Ward Building at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna. This is being video conferenced from Homer. The topic, on the eve of the national election, is the importance of the ballot, civic participation and the right to vote by all citizens, in the eyes of one of the founders of the State of Alaska.

■ Kenai Peninsula College Showcase presents “Reading the Yukon: A Honeymoon Voyage,” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the McLane Commons at the Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus. Three days after their wedding, John and Mollie Messick caught a ride with a friend to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. For their honeymoon, they traveled more than 700 miles by canoe through Canada and Alaska. Join them as they share insights on the culture, literature and landscape of the third longest river in North America.

■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents the 2016 Pops concert “Remember when? Movie and TV Favorites,” with music from the mid 1950’s to the present. Come and listen to music you grew up hearing at the theaters or on your TV! Concerts are Oct. 29, 3 p.m. at the Homer Mariner Theater, and Oct. 30, 3 p.m. at the Renee C. Henderson auditorium in Kenai. General admission is $15; $10 for Crescendo Club; youth 18 and under free. Tickets for sale at the door; credit cards accepted.

■ The Peninsula Artists in Motion 15th anniversary dance concert is at 7 p.m. Nov. 4-5 in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and are available at Encore Dance Academy and Curtain Call Consignments in Kenai, and at Orange Poppy in Soldotna. Visit peninsulaartistsinmotion.shutterfly.com, email peninsulaartistsinmotion@hotmail.com, or call 907-283-3140.

■ 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.

■ 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.

Halloween and Harvest Happenings

■ Redoubt Riders Pony Club is excited to announce a small-kid friendly hay maze, tractor hay ride and campfire at Ridgeway Farms (1/2 mile down Strawberry Road) Saturday and Oct. 29, 4 p.m.-9 p.m., and a Trick or Treat maze on from 4-9 p.m. Oct. 31.

■ The Nikiski North Star Parent-Teacher Association will host a fall carnival at Nikiski North Star Elementary School off Holt Lamplight Road on Saturday, from 2–5 p.m. There will be bingo, two cake walks, a water balloon scarecrow shoot, musical chairs, fish bowl pong, arts and crafts, face painting, crazy hair design, Charlie’s Pizza, a barbecue with cheeseburgers and hotdogs, a costume contest, a live band, an outdoor tent if the weather permits and more. For safety reasons, only elementary school children will be allowed to wear masks with their costumes. The event is open to the community and is for all ages. For more information, call Janell Grenier at 252-0457.

■ The annual Mountain View Elementary School Carnival will be on Nov. 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the school on Swires Road in Kenai and is open to the public. All funds earned will go towards student field trips or student activities, such as artists in schools, for all students. Proceeds may also be used for grade level equipment and supplies. There will be lots of food, games and prizes. Tickets are 25 cents each and most games cost 2-4 tickets to play.

Entertainment

■ The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with AK Blues Saturday at 9 p.m. The Vagabond will have live music with the Extra-Tuf Cowboys at 9 p.m. Oct. 28-29. The Oct. 29 Halloween party will include a costume contest and potluck.

■ Bluegrass players and bluegrass listeners are invited to the Kenai United Methodist Church on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. to enjoy good music. There is no charge. Participants enter through the side door off the parking lot and often bring a small snack to share. The church is located on Frontage Road across from Wells Fargo Bank. All are welcome to attend.

■ The Kasilof Pinochle Club season is under way at noon on Saturdays. The season runs through April 15, 2017. Call the club’s president, Jay Vienup, at 907-252-6397 with any questions.

■ 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.

■ 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 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 local Special Olympics is hosting their annual Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Kenai Central High School. There are 40 vendors signed up to sell their arts and crafts. There will also be a silent auction as well as door prizes throughout the day. Those who come can also partake in onsite Heartwise: Cardio and Stroke Screening. Start holiday shopping or look for birthday, baby shower or anniversary gifts. Contact Tina Strayhorn at 907-223-1255 for questions.

■ Redoubt Homemakers FCE Fall Bazaar is Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, Spur Hwy Milepost 17.9. Wares include quilts, pillows, aprons, towels, quilt patterns, cookbooks, hot pads, scrubbies, organic and locally grown jams and jellies, “Spirit of Alaska Women” books, baked goods, unique ornaments, and much more.

Films

■ 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 from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 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 news@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.

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