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n The Good Time Travelers are a multi-instrumental duo with a vibe so big they have been described as a “2-piece power trio.” Their sound is rooted in bluegrass and folk music, but the sentiment is pure rock and roll. They will play at the Cannery Club on Cannery Road in Kenai on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $16 at the door, or $14 online. Go to Justice Productions on Facebook for more information.

n A presentation on “Visual Arts and the Life History of Bowhead Whales” will take place today Thursday at 7 p.m., at Tustumena Elementary School. This is a free presentation for all ages by local resident and oceanographer, Steve Okkonen. It is a synthesis of science, art and culture. Okkonen works through the Institute of Marine Science, UAF with collaborating investigators to identify relationships between marine mammal foraging behaviors and oceanographic conditions in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Sponsored by the Kasilof Historical Association and the Kasilof Public Library.

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Events and Exhibitions

n The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase presents “Alaska Fish and Fire.” Join Mike Chihuly, Alaska outdoorsman, biologist, fishing guide and fire chief, as he talks about his recently released book. After his presentation, Chihuly will have a book signing. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 9 in the KRC McLane commons. For more information, contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.

n Meghan Linsey, runner up on ‘The Voice’ last year, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Before The Voice, Meghan was one half of the chart topping country duo Steel Magnolia. The duo’s debut single “Keep On Lovin You” landed the No. 4 Position on the Billboard Country chart and was the highest charting debut single from a co-ed duo in country music history. Find tickets at https://meghanlinseykpfair.eventbrite.com.

n The Biennial Judged Show is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center. Professor Cam Choy of Kenai Peninsula College judged this fine collection of work containing all media. The show will hang until March 25 at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai, and opens all galleries from noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, manned by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.

n The current art show at Kenai Peninsula College’s Gary Freeburg Gallery features 25 encaustic and cold wax paintings by Marion Nelson. Encaustic paint is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment and is also known as Hot Wax, since heat is involved in the painting process. Cold wax is a mix of cold wax medium that is mostly beeswax, and oil paint. The gallery is open to the public. There will be a show closing reception on March 30 from 4-6 p.m.

n KDLL Public Radio is asking local musicians to write an original theme song for its new “Drinking on the Last Frontier” show with Bill Howell. Songs should be written and performed by you, be up-tempo and celebrate local beer culture — but not drinking to excess. The submissions will be played on air, and the selected song will be credited in every show. Submissions are due April 21. For more information and to submit mp3 files, email info@kdll.org.

n Forever Dance Alaska’s Aurora Company Showcase, “Be Light Be Love,” will take place at 7 p.m. March 24-25 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Reserved seating is $10-$15. Tickets available at the studio, 197 Shady Lane in Soldotna, or at the door. Call 262-1641.

n 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.

n 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.

n The Peninsula Art Guild is issuing a Call for Artists for its June 2017 Art Quilts Extraordinaire judged exhibit at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. June 1. There is a $25 entry fee for Peninsula Art Guild members and $35 for non-members. Call 262-7767 for details.

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Entertainment

n Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Jam on Friday at 6 p.m. and live music with Jack Will and Friends, Sue Biggs Birthday Bash on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725.

n 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.

n 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.

n 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.

n 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.

n AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on KBeach 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 “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don.

n 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.

n The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m.

n The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays.

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Films

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

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

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Fairs, Markets and Bazaars

n Sterling Community Center is having an indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 8. It costs $45 per booth plus sales tax comes with one 6-foot table and two chairs. Also open to food vendor trucks. It costs $40 without electricity and $50 with electricity limited to 20 amp. Vendors must complete a contract and payment prior to the garage sale. Sign up at the Sterling Community Center. Call 907-262-7224 or email at scc@acsalaska.net.

n Sterling Community Center Annual Spring Craft and Vendor Fair Sign up begins March 27 for Sterling Community residents, April 3-16 registration opens for Soldotna and Kenai, April 17 opens for all others. $45 per 8 x 8 booth plus sales tax comes with (1) 6-foot table and 2 chairs. All necessary forms are found on our web site www.sterlingcommunitycenter.com.

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Down the Road

n The Pratt Museum in Homer is from noon-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

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