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  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:19pm
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■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents the 2016 Pops concert “Remember when? Movie and TV Favorites,” with music from the mid 1950’s to the present. Come and listen to music you grew up hearing at the theaters or on your TV! Concerts are Saturday, 3 p.m. at the Homer Mariner Theater, and Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Renee C. Henderson auditorium in Kenai. General admission is $15; $10 for Crescendo Club; youth 18 and under free. Tickets for sale at the door; credit cards accepted.

Events and Exhibitions

■ “Outside the Palace,” a collection of works by Celia Anderson, is on display until Friday at Kenai Fine Art Center, at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. The KFAC is open daily from noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, staffed by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.

■ Triumvirate Theatre’s “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses: An Evening of Civilized Alaska Politcal Discourse … With Jokes,” is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Nov. 4-5 at the Triumvirate Theatre just north of Kenai. Tickets are $15; find details at https://www.facebook.com/triumviratetheater/.

■ Kenai Peninsula College Showcase presents “Reading the Yukon: A Honeymoon Voyage,” at 6:30 p.m. today in the McLane Commons at the Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus. Three days after their wedding, John and Mollie Messick caught a ride with a friend to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. For their honeymoon, they traveled more than 700 miles by canoe through Canada and Alaska. Join them as they share insights on the culture, literature and landscape of the third longest river in North America.

■ The Peninsula Artists in Motion 15th anniversary dance concert is at 7 p.m. Nov. 4-5 in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and are available at Encore Dance Academy and Curtain Call Consignments in Kenai, and at Orange Poppy in Soldotna. Visit peninsulaartistsinmotion.shutterfly.com, email peninsulaartistsinmotion@hotmail.com, or call 907-283-3140.

■ 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.

■ 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.

Halloween and Harvest Happenings

■ Redoubt Riders Pony Club is excited to announce a small-kid friendly hay maze, tractor hay ride and campfire at Ridgeway Farms (1/2 mile down Strawberry Road) Saturday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m., and a Trick or Treat maze on from 4-9 p.m. Oct. 31.

■ Strut your Mutt will take place on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Nikiski Rec Center. Bring your costumed pooch and have a dog-gone good time. Trick or Treat Alley will be held on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Nikiski Rec Center.

■ Dia De Los Muertos Festivale at the Homer Council on the Arts gallery Saturdayat 6 p.m. Peruse the community show before it comes down, followed by fire dancing and spinning on the back lot. If you’re feeling extra festive, wear your best Day-of-the-Dead-themed makeup and attire!

■ The Kenai Elks Lodge #2425 will be hosting their annual Spooktacular Event, Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is a free indoor carnival open to the public where the kids ages 0-12 can win prizes and candy before they head out trick or treating. Costume contest will start at 6 p.m. starting with the youngest age group which will be 0-4, then 5-8, then 9-12.

■ The annual Mountain View Elementary School Carnival will be on Nov. 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the school on Swires Road in Kenai and is open to the public. All funds earned will go towards student field trips or student activities, such as artists in schools, for all students. Proceeds may also be used for grade level equipment and supplies. There will be lots of food, games and prizes. Tickets are 25 cents each and most games cost 2-4 tickets to play.

Entertainment

■ The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with the Extra-Tuf Cowboys at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Saturday Halloween party will include a costume contest and potluck.

■ 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.

■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic on Thursday at 6 p.m. live music at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 283-2725.

■ 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 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.

■ 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 has reopened in its brand new building on K-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 DJ Roy, and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Frank.

■ 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.

Markets, fairs and bazaars

■ Soldotna Senior Center’s Fall Bazaar, Bake Sale and 19th Annual Amateur Judged Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5. Buy the finest crafts and gifts for the upcoming holidays and delectable baked goods, jams and jellies and enjoy the area wide Amateur Art Show. A festive lunch menu will be available. For more information or to enter artwork for the Art Show, call 262-2322.

■ There will be a regular bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Blazy Mall in Soldotna through November and December.

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 from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

■ The Pratt Museum is excited to extend an open call to artists of any level or medium. Have you ever kept a diary or journal? Had the opportunity to peruse the personal writing or your ancestors? Several diaries and journals are held in the collections of the Pratt Museum: their stories range from weather reports and moose sightings to extended narrative and personal reflection. Oftentimes, the written word leaves much to be imagined, and could serve as a jumping-off point for something more. The Pratt Museum is extending a call for works of art in any medium, inspired by personal diaries or journals. Artwork may be submitted from Oct. 25-Nov. 11. For more information, call Scott Bartlett 907-435-3335.

 

Submissions may be emailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.

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