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■ Triumvirate Theatre presents a free community performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 4 p.m. Saturday in Soldotna Creek Park, followed by a ceremonial lighting of the city Christmas tree in the park at 4:30 p.m. Dress for the weather. Free hot chocolate and cookies available.

Events and Exhibits

■ The Peninsula Art Guild will host a First Thursday Opening Reception at 6 p.m. today for two December exhibits at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. “Dreams are Real,” a solo exhibit of works by Pati Deuter, and the “Annual Kids Art Exhibit” will both feature some exceptional local art. Art center hours are Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. The Kenai Fine Arts Center will be open through Dec. 23 only to view these two great exhibits. Call 283-7040 for more information.

■ A exhibition of work by students Sue Covich, Jessica Isenman-Bookey, Alisah Kress, Chelsea Springer and Sandra Sterling is on display in the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College through Jan. 1. There will be an artists’ reception from 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 11. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.

■ A community choir, The Kenai Peninsula Singers, is open to everyone who wants to be there, whether it is their first time singing or they sang at The Met. The choir will rehearse every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Kenai Central High School choir room. Call or email for more details: 907-283-2125 or simjnissen@gmail.com.

■ The Triumvirate Theatre on the Kenai Spur Highway just north of Kenai presents two live shows during the holiday season. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” shows at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 and Dec. 26, and 3 p.m. on Dec. 13 and Dec. 27. “A Christmas Carol” dinner theater presentation is at 6 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 19-20. (These shows include a delicious holiday dinner). A show-only presentation of “A Christmas Carol” is at 7 p.m. Dec. 18. For tickets visit www.triumviratetheatre.org.

■ Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is pleased to present “An Evening of Christmas” on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at Renee C. Henderson Auditorium, Kenai Central High School. This program of holiday music features solos, ensembles, Central Peninsula Community Orchestra directed by Mellisa Nill, Redoubt Chamber Orchestra directed by Tammy Vollom-Matturro, introducing Kenai Peninsula Singers under the direction of Simon Nissen, and our always popular sing-alongs! Admittance is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $25 for families at the door.

Entertainment

■ 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.

■ Veronica’s Cafe in old town Kenai has open mic from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, and live music with Jesse Tauriainen Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

■ 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, formerly from Kasilof, plays at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Questions? Call Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.

Markets, fairs and bazaars

■ The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the Denali Conference Room at the hospital.

■ Nikiski Community Recreation Center is now taking vendor registration for annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 13. For additional information, please call 776-8800.

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 open Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

 

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