■ Christmas Comes to Kenai is Friday. The Kenai Fine Arts Guild Arts and Crafts Fair opens at 10 a.m. at Kenai Central High School. Santa arrives at the Kenai Visitor Center on a City of Kenai Fire Truck at 11 a.m. The Electric Lights Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Frontage Road in Kenai, ending by the Kenai Chamber Cabin and followed by a bonfire and hot chocolate. The Grand Finale Fireworks are at 7 p.m.
Events and Exhibitions
■ Kaladi Brothers will be showing the work of the “Aqua4” watercolor artists during the month of November at their Kobuk location. The artists featured in this month’s display are Gwen Thomas, Jan Sherwood, Juli Sexton and GeorgAnne Phillips.
■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce presents Christmas in the Park from 4-5 p.m. Dec. 5 at Soldotna Creek Park. The event includes a tree lighting, cookies, and hot cocoa, a visit from Santa and the Kenai Performers’ presentation of “Rollin’ in Dough in Mistletoe, or, Don’t Crack Jingle Bell Rock.”
■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has live music with “Food for the Soul,” also known as Sue Biggs, Jack Will, Vickie Tinker, Bonnie Nichols and Suzanne Little at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and live music with Laura Bean, Southern California acoustic rock-a-billy, folk, bluegrass musician, at 6:30 p.m. 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.
■ Beginning square dance classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. Classes are open to participants of all ages. For more information, call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757, or the Sterling Senior Center at 907-262-6808.
■ Beginning square dance classes will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Classes are open to participants ages 10 and up. For more information, call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757, or the Kenai Senior Center at 907-283-8211.
■ 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. 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 p.m. 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.
Markets, fairs and bazaars
■ The Kenai Fine Arts Guild Arts and Crafts Fair is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Kenai Central High School.
■ Annual Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale at Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 S. Binkley in Soldotna from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. All items are Fair Trade and proceeds are returned to the program.
■ The Kenai Potters Guild Annual Christmas Pottery Sale will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 5 at 816B Cook Avenue in the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town. The proceeds from this event help pay the expenses for this organization.
■ The annual Nutracker Faire is 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m Dec. 5 and noon-6 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Homer High School, 600 E Fairview Ave., Homer. Listen to live music, browse the local food booths, support Homer’s nonprofits, visit many arts and crafts booths.
■ The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary’s 11th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale which will take place Dec. 7-8.
■ 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.
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