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Events and Exhibits

■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center has issued a call for artists for its October 2014 Experimental Exhibit. Call Joy, 283-0515, if you have questions.

■ Voices of Alaska Wilderness Art Show celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wilderness with this state-wide travelling art show by artists in residence from around Alaska. The opening reception will be held Oct. 3 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. For more information about the show contact Michelle Ostrowski at 907-260-2839.

■ Tickets for Triumvirate Theatre’s political satire “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” will be 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. The show will run October 24, 25, 31 and November 1.

■ Kenai Mayor Pat Porter invites you to her “First Saturday Coffee” on October 4 , downstairs in city hall. Fall is here with winter right around the corner. The subjects are yours, look around Kenai to offer ideas, solutions and concerns that will help us to plan for the winter and what we might want to see happen next summer. The coffee and morning pastries will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. Mayor Porter looks forward to this opportunity to meet and visit with our Kenai neighbors. Our resident ideas are always welcome. The city coffee cup will be yours to take home. For more information contact our City Clerk, Sandra Modigh at 283-8247.

■ Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a First Thursday Art Reception for the 2014 Experimental art show called “Beyond the Covers” on Thursday Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Olde Town Kenai – across from the Oilers Bingo Hall.

Entertainment

■ At Veronica’s cafe in old town Kenai, this Friday we have our always fun open mic from 6:30-9 p.m., and on this Saturday we have the beautiful Charmers Daughters starting at 6:30 p.m., so come in and enjoy our home made food, desserts and coffees that are heavenly, come and enjoy one of the many great nights at Veronica’s Cafe. Have a blessed week.

■ 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.

■ 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.

Markets, fairs and bazaars

■ 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. Anyone interested in participating in the bazaar as a vendor is encouraged to apply. Applications can be picked up at the Care Package Gift Shop at the hospital, or by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Jim Childers at 714-4543. Vendor applications are due October 7.

■ The Soldotna Library Friends will be hosting a free Harvest Faire at the library on October 4 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with entertainment by Bull Don and The Moose Nuggets, juggling demonstrations, scavenger hunt, face painting, and other free activities. Basket auction and bake sale. Baskets are currently on display at the library. Kids need to bring their favorite adult.

■ Table space is available for the 2nd Annual Craft Bazaar at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai on October 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and October 11 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Any questions or for a table space application please contact Karen at 907-350-0843 or Joan at 907-283-2020.

■ The Sterling Community Center invites artists, crafters, and vendors to participate in its Fall Craft & Vendor Fair to be held October 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SC Center. $30 for a space, $10 to rent a table. Limit 1 vendor per product line. Visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com for a registration form, or stop by the Sterling Community Center in person. Call 262-7224 or email sterlingcommunityclub@live.com for more information.

■ Dear Arts and Crafts Lovers, the annual arts and crafts fair will be held again at the Kenai Central High School. This is the main source of revenue that supports the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Come have fun, visit with Santa, and be awed by the awesome display of art, crafts, baked goods, and the love and energy put into the work at these booths. More than 220 vendors with room for a few more. To rent a booth call Joyce at 260-5996. Santa Claus on location on Friday Nov. 28 and Saturday Nov. 29 at Kenai Central High School.

Film

■ 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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