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■ On Saturday the Kenai Potters Guild will hold their annual Mother’s Day Pottery Sale from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. or until sold out at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai (look for signs). This is a first come first served event. Bring a box and a friend! For more information, email stoneware10@gmail.com or call 283-7040.

Events and Exhibits

■ Triumvirate Theatre presents “Scenes to See,” an evening of one-act comedies, at 7 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17 at the theater in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Tickets are $15 and are available at River City Books and at the door.

■ The Kenai Fine Art Center May 2014 All-Media Curated Open Show, held in conjunction with the May 2014 Kenai Birding Festival, and has a “Flight” theme. The exhibit will be on display through May 31, Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5 p.m.

■ The Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival’s PEEPs Young Artist Exhibit will be on display the month of May at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Awards will be announced at the  Birding Festival Kickoff May 15 at the Kenai Visitors Center. For more information on the PEEPs Exhibit or the May Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival, visit www.kenaibirdfest.com.

■ The Alaska Watercolor Society is accepting submissions to the 40th Annual Alaska Juried Watercolor Exhibition. Submission deadline is June 4. Paintings must be primarily aqua media over natural or synthetic paper, and matted and framed under clear acrylic or glass. All submissions will be through CaFE.org (www.callforentry.org). Up to $4,000 in prizes. Prospectus available at akws.org.

Entertainment

■ Veronica’s cafe has open mic at 6:30 p.m. Friday and live music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

■ 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 as 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 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind doubles darts every Friday evening with sign up at 6:30 p.m. Tacos are available; and burn your own steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m every Saturday with Karaoke after dinner from 8 p.m. to midnight.

■ Four Royal Parkers on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna has live music with Bob Ramponi and the Alaska Swing Company Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

■ 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 Studio Espresso Shop at Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts an open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Call 776-7655.

■ 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.

■ The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio.

■ Main Street Tap and Grill has Wednesday karaoke with KJ Natalia, Thursday acoustic music with Dustin and Friends and Keeley & Nelson, and live music and dancing with 9Spine Friday and Saturday.

■ This week’s Fine Art Friday event will be the Kenai Writers presenting new work at the Kenai Fine Arts Center from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The public is invited and, as always, the Kenai Fine Arts Center provides refreshments.

Markets, fairs and bazaars

■ Kenai’s Saturday Market starts on May 24 and runs for 17 Saturdays, until Sept. 13. It is held in the grassy area across the parking lot from the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The market will include very talented folks selling beautiful Alaskan Arts & Crafts. Fresh vegetables will start showing up about the middle of June. Vendor rates are as low as $20 per Saturday and spaces are limited, so pick up an application at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center or call Harold at 283-1991.

■ A new farmers’ market in downtown Ninilchik will open May 24, Memorial Day weekend, featuring homegrown plants and veggies, a wide variety of crafts, handmade artisan sea salt and dog cart rides. It will be across from the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds. Vendors are needed! For an application or information call Michelle Hogan 299-4999. Cost for a booth is $25 for the season or $5 per day.

■ Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from local artists and food vendors to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival on June 6, 7 and 8 at Centennial Park in Soldotna. Space is limited. Please visit www.kenaiwatershed.org for more information and application details. Last year’s event attracted over 10,000 people! Early deadline for applications is May 12.

■ The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is accepting booth applications from local vendors, organizations, groups and other parties interested in reserving booth space at the annual Family Fun in the Midnight Sun Event, June 21 at the NPRSA facilities in Nikiski. Interested vendors are encouraged to contact us early. The deadline to apply is May 31. Applications are available online at www.northpenrec.com or can be picked up at the Nikiski Pool or Nikiski Community Recreation Center. For more information or application details please contact Rachel at 776-8800.

Films

■ Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.

■ Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

 

Submissions may be emailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.

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