What’s Happening

■ Annual Christmas Comes to Kenai events are Friday. At 10 a.m., the doors open for the Kenai Arts Guild arts and craft fair at Kenai Central High School. At 11, a.m., Santa arrives at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center aboard a City of Kenai fire truck. Meet Santa and his jolly elves and enjoy hot cocoa cookies, candy canes and grab bags. The Electric Lights Parade starts at 6 p.m. at Spur View Road and moves along Frontage Road to the Kenai Chamber Cabin Parking lot followed by a bonfire and hot chocolate. Grand Finale Fireworks are at 7 p.m., sponsored by the City of Kenai and Doyle Fuel/Weaver Brothers.

■ Christmas in the Park is Dec. 3 at Soldotna Creek Park. Come enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, the tree lighting and a screening of the Polar Express to welcome in the holiday season. Fun begins at 5 p.m.

■ 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.

■ The Kenai Performers presents Sudden Theatre, an evening of 10-minute plays (rated PG-13)in the theater’s rental space behind Subway on K-Beach Road. The event will also feature a silent auction, appetizers and no-host beer and wine. There will be showings at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 26 and again on Dec. 2 and 3. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 at the door. For more information, call Terri at 252-6808 or Sally at 394-8104.

■ 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.

■ Michael Shawn and the Graceland Connection will play at the Vagabond Inn on K-Beach Road on Nov. 19 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ There will be a regular bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Blazy Mall in Soldotna through November and December.

■ The Homer Council on the Arts annual Nutcracker Faire is Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 4, noon to 6 p.m. Live music, local food and handmade gifts, and even an appearance by Santa!

■ The Friends of the Soldotna Public Library Holiday Extravaganza with art, books and crafts plus a specialty bake sale is Dec. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Soldotna Public Library. All proceeds support activities, programs and items for the Soldotna Public Library.

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

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

■ 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.

■ “Inspired by Diaries” is on display at the Pratt Museum in Homer, featuring artwork inspired by personal and historical diaries. Also on exhibit will be numerous excerpts and original historical diaries from the Pratt Collections. This exhibit runs through December 31, 2016.

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

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