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■ Triumvirate Theatre’s political satire “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” runs Friday and Saturday at the Triumvirate Theatre North, 42715 Kenai Spur Highway, North Kenai. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door only. Purchase tickets online at www.triumviratetheatre.org, and click the “buy tickets” button. Tickets will be available at the door, but availability will be limited based on what has already sold online. There will be no reserves offered.

■ Join Naomi Gaede-Penner as she presents her Prescription for Adventure book series Nov. 6 at noon, in the Community Room at the Soldotna Public Library. Listen to excerpts from her books and see slides from her family’s early homesteading years on the Kenai Peninsula. Her Alaska History Study Guide has been used by students across the state, grades 6-12, especially those needing to complete their Alaska History credit requirements. A discussion to follow. For a sneak peek visit Naomi’s website at http://www.prescriptionforadventure.com. For more information, call 907-262-4227.

Events and Exhibits

■ Kenai River Brewing in Soldotna hosts artist J. Jason Lararus’ “Stories Fading Fast: Capturing the Remnants of the Alaskan Gold Rush” through Nov. 1. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

■ The Peninsula Art Guild’s 2014 Experimental art show called “Beyond the Covers” is at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Olde Town Kenai, across from the Oilers Bingo Hall.

■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center Art Gallery Two will host the Soldotna High School Art Club in November. Visual Arts Students from grades 10 – 12 will display artworks they have created outside the classroom. The creations are in varied mediums chosen by the student artists. The show will be an exciting display of the different styles of artwork, as varied as the students themselves, of their creations and their interpretations of the world around them. For more information write Stephanie Cox at scox@kpbsd.k12.ak.us

■ The third annual Recycled Runway Design Competition is Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Cooper Landing Community Club. Create a fashion forward garment with accessories from materials that are used, post-consumer, or on the way to a landfill. Sign up by Nov. 10 by filling out the entry form and sending it to CooperLandingRecycle@gmail.com. A complete list of rules and the registration form can be found at www.facebook.com/CooperLandingRecycle. Free to all ages. Hosted by AmeriCorps.

■ Call for water color artists to enter their art in the Peninsula Art Guild’s November, 2014 Water Color Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The Entry is due by Saturday Nov. 1 by 5 p.m. There are no size restrictions. Each entrant may enter a maximum of three entries. To be included in the exhibit, all wall art is required to have wire installed on the back for appropriate installation. Participating artists are encouraged to attend the First Thursday opening reception on Nov. 6 from 6-8 p.m. This is not a juried exhibit. Call 283-0515 or 283-7040 for details.

Halloween and Harvest Happenings

■ The Soldotna High School Drama Troupe will host a Haunted House fundraiser at the Soldotna Mall from 5-8 p.m. Today, and from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Friday. The early event on Friday will be for children, and the evening events on today and Friday will be for teenage and adult audiences. The cost will be $5 for students and adults, and $2 for kids under the age of kindergarten. Proceeds will go toward the drama troupe’s trip to London.

■ There will be a Halloween movie marathon today at the Kenai Community Library, call 283-4378.

■ Join the Kenai Elks Lodge #2425 for their annual Spooktacular event! Food, games, candy, prizes, and a costume contest for ages 2-10. Bring your family to the Kenai Elks Lodge on Halloween from 5-7 p.m. for a great time.

■ Birch Ridge Community Church is hosting it’s annual Fear Not Festival on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a free event featuring games, prizes, candy, and much more. Bring the family!

■ Kenai New Life Church would like to invite kids and their families its annual Harvest Carnival on Friday from 6-8 p.m. There will be dozens of carnival games, a bounce house, a cakewalk, a snack bar, and (of course) lots of candy. Please avoid scary or inappropriate costumes. For more information, visit kenainewlife.org or call the church office at 907-283-7752. Kenai New Life Church is located at 209 Princess Street in Kenai.

■ Visit Soldotna Church of God at the corner of Binkley and Redoubt in Soldotna for the Truth Time Machine on Friday from 6-9 p.m. for Bible based adventure, loads of fun and lots of candy. For more information contact the church at 262-4729.

■ The Que’ana Bar and Sleeping Lady Gifts at Mile 122.5 of the Sterling Highway in Clam Gulch will host a free all ages Halloween Party from 7-9 p.m., Friday with a costume contest with prizes, scary snacks and live music. Lodging and free camping available. Call 907-567-3454.

■ Trick or Treat Alley is Friday, 5-6 p.m. inside the Nikiski Community Recreation Center for children accompanied by parent or guardian. Free admission.

■ The Boys and Girls Club annual Trunk or Treat is from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Boys and Girls Club at 705 Frontage Road in Kenai.

■ Trunk or Treat at Kenai Christian Church from 5-7 p.m.

■ Nikiski Pool Pumpkin Plunge for 3- to 6-year-olds is Friday at 6 p.m. Come join us for fun, prizes and pumpkins!

Entertainment

■ Veronica’s Cafe in old town Kenai has open mic from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, and live music 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, formally from Kasilof, will be playing at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna. Starting with a play day on Saturday Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. League will start on Sat. Oct. 11. Bring a partner and come along for some winter fun. Questions? Cal Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.

■ The Performing Arts Society will present UAA professors Dr. Armin Abdihodzic, guitar, and Zach Milliman, tenor, in two school concerts on Wednesday Oct. 22, at Soldotna High School and Nikiski Middle-High School will be the venues. Music teachers Kent Peterson, Vernel Schneider and Kristen Dillon will be hosting the events. For more information, please call 283-3024.

Markets, Fairs and Bazaars

■ Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Bazaar, Bake Sale and Annual Amateur Art Show will be held on Nov. 7-8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Buy the finest crafts and gifts for the upcoming holidays, delectable baked goods, jams and jellies and enjoy the area wide amateur judged art show. A festive lunch menu will be available. For more information call 262-2322.

■ The Sterling Senior Center is seeking vendors for their annual fall bazaar Nov. 14-15 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tables are available for $25 each for both days. Merchandise must be hand crafted. Tables can be reserved by calling the Center at 262-6808 or Glenda Graham at 262-2943.

■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center annual arts and crafts fair will be held again at the Kenai Central High School Nov. 28-29. The fair includes more than 220 vendors with room for a few more. To rent a booth call Joyce at 260-5996. Santa Claus will be at the fair on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 at Kenai Central High School.

■ The Peninsula Center Mall craft food fair is Nov. 21-22. Tables are still available; call 252-3292.

■ Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members and members from the South Alaska Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a Christmas Bazaar to help fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. Baked goods and craft items will be available for sale to provide funds for mission projects. For more information call 283-4153.

■ The 4th Annual Black Friday Bazaar will take place on Nov. 28-29 at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai. For vendor information email: bazaar@douthits.com.

■ The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 5 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 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

 

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