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n The Summertime in Soldotna – Music in the Park Concert Series will feature the Robb Justice Band and 907 from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Events and Exhibitions

n The Kobuk Kaladi Brothers features Alaskan photography displayed on metal prints by Laurie Johnson for the month of June.

n Opening First Thursday July 6, 5 – 7 p.m. will be an exhibition by Sonya Kelliher-Combs, at Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai. All galleries are open from noon to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday, staffed by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.

n Donations are requested for original works of art to be auctioned off at Kenai Fine Art Center’s annual Harvest Auction September 30, at the gallery located at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. Donations may be submitted from noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday until August 26. The donated works will become the September show, hanging September 1 – 29. For more information, call 907-283-7040 or stop by during open hours.

n Kenai Performers is hosting a July 4th Cosplay Costume Contest as part of Kenai’s July 4th festivities held on the green strip park by the softball fields. Cash prizes. Costume parade and judging at 1:30 p.m. This is a family friendly event open to all ages. Costume rules and entry forms available at Curtain Call Consignment Boutique in Kenai and online at www.kenaiperformers.org. Call Terri at 262-5486 or 252-6808, if more information is needed.

n Art Quilts Extraordinaire, a judged exhibit, is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai. All galleries are open from noon-5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, manned by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.

n The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners 2017 Summer Exhibit is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Call 283-1991.

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 17th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival is June 22-25 at the Susan B. English School in Seldovia. Headliners performing Friday and Saturday include Alex DePue and Miguel DeHoyes, world renowned violinist and guitarist; and the Denali Cooks band. Other performers include: The Hannah Yoter Band, Elena Lukina on violin, the Umpqua Singers from Oregon, Patrice Webb, a country singer from Nashville, Ryan Hiller from Kenai on guitar, Wes Westlake and Judi Works on guitar, and Betsy Scott on banjo and ukulele from Seldovia. Events include an Open Mic night Thursday, busking performances around Seldovia Friday, yoga, song circle and workshops on Saturday with evening performances starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “En Plein Air” art event for visiting artists will also happen throughout the weekend. Tickets: entire festival including workshops: Adults: $49, Teens $16, under 12-free. More info: 907-399-7379, Facebook at Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, or at seldoviamusicfestival.info.

n The Alaska Ocean Observing System is now accepting submissions for their 2017 short film contest! Films should center around Alaska’s coast and oceans, and must be under 10 minutes in length. The deadline to submit is September 15. For more information and to submit a film, go to aoos.org. Questions can be directed to Holly Kent at kent@aoos.org.

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Entertainment

n The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with the Zack Daniels Band 8 p.m.-midnight Friday only. This is a non-smoking show.

n Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday, and live music on Saturday with Just We Two at 6:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725.

n Goody2Shoes Dancehall and Cafe, Mile 132.6, 13364 Sterling Highway in Ninilchick, has a DJ and karaoke on Friday from 5-8 p.m. $5 cover. Saturday features the Dogwood Blossom Trioplaying traditional country from 5-8 p.m., $5 cover. On Sunday, Mario Carboni, “The Honky Tonk Rebel” from Portland, Oregon, plays from 3-7 p.m., $14 admission. Goody2Shoes is a non-alcoholic, non-smoking establishment. For more info call 907-252-6326 or www.goody2shoes.us

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 Kalifornsky 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 “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.

Films

n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 or visit http://www.orcatheater.com for listings and times.

n Visit Kenai Cinema at www.catheatres.com for listings and times.

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Fairs, Markets and Bazaars

n The Saturday Market at the Kenai Visitors Center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 2.

n The Farmers Fresh Market is open from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays into September at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

n The Soldotna Wednesday Market is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Soldotna Creek Park.

n The Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at the corner of East Corral and the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna.

Down the Road

n The Pratt Museum in Homer is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

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