Events Calendar

Events for the week of Oct. 22, 2014

Art Shows

  • The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at the KPC Kenai River Campus has “Twisted and Forged,” an exhibit by Brad Nichols, assistant professor of metalsmithing at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, on display through Nov. 13. A closing reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 13, and Nichols will give a demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 in Room 104 at KRC.
  • The Kenai Fine Arts Center has “Beyond the Cover: Artists’ Interpretation of Books” on display during October. Featured artists include Joyce Cox, Joy Falls, Lily Huebsch, Linda Robinson, Connie Tarbox, Jan Wallace and Kathryn Zerbe. Call the center at 283-7040 for more information.
  • The Kenai Fine Arts Center Gallery Two has work by the Soldotna High School Art Club on display in November. For more information, contact Stephanie Cox at scox@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.
  • The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has “Voices of the Wilderness,” a statewide touring art show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, on display through Oct. 25. For more information about the show, visit www.alaskageographic.org/post/voices-of-the-wilderness-traveling-art-exhibit.
  • The Soldotna Senior Center will hold its Fall Bazaar and 18th annual Open Amateur Art Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8. Art check-in is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, and check0out is after 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Items will be accepted in three categories — drawings and paintings, fibers and three-dimensional works. Entries are limited to three per artist, with a $4 entry fee per item. All wall-hanging entries must be framed and ready to hang. Items may be displayed for sale, with a 20 percent consignment to the senior center. A people’s choice award will be selected Nov. 7 and displayed Nov. 8. For bazaar information, call the center at 262-2322. For show information, call George Parks at 260-6461.
  • The Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a watercolor show in November at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Artwork is due by Nov. 1. and all wall art is required to be ready for hanging. There are no size restrictions, but a limit of three pieces per artist. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6.  To participate or for more information, call Joy at 283-0515.

Arts and Crafts Fairs

  • Redoubt Homemakers FCE will hold a Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, Mile 17.9 Kenai Spur Highway, with handmade crafts, soaps, organic jams, jellies and syrups, baked goods, “Spirit of Alaska Women” books and more.
  • The Peninsula Art Guild’s annual arts and crafts fair will be held Nov. 28 and 29 at Kenai Central High School, with a visit from Santa and more than 220 vendors. To rent a booth, call Joyce at 260-5996.
  • The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Holiday Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Denali Conference Room at the hospital. Anyone interested in participating as a vendor is encouraged to apply. Applications are available at the Care Package Gift Shop at the hospital, and by contacting Jim Childers, volunteer coordinator, at 714-4543.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • The Sterling Community Center has gym walking from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost is $3 for nonmembers and free to SCC members. Please wear non-marking shoes. For more information, visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com or call 262-7224.
  • The Soldotna Public Library will hold a free “Social Security and Your Retirement” seminar at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Community Room, for ages 55 to 62. Get information on receiving Social Security benefits, how to evaluate the possible routes you can take to maximize Social Security benefits and ways to develop a retirement income plan that considers your Social Security situation. Contact the library to reserve a spot at library@ci.soldotna.ak.us or 262-4227.
  • Odie’s Deli holds a pub quiz event at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The entry fee is $5 per teams of four or $10 for teams of five. The winning team takes home the entry fees.
  • The Sterling Community Center has beginning yoga and stretch class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Wednesdays. For all skill levels, open to the public.  For more information, visit  www.sterlingcommunityclub@live.com or call 262-7224.
  • LGBT: An Alliance Group meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the KPC Kenai River Campus Residence Hall’s Fireplace Commons. The group is a supportive, safe, confidential and comfortable environment where people with any sexual and gender preference can come together and have discussions, watch movies and interact with each other. It is open to the public. For more information, email apbell2@alaska.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 23

  • Local author Dave Atcheson will discuss his memoir, “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the KPC Kenai River Campus Residence Hall’s multipurpose room. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 262-0339.
  • The Soldotna Public Library will hold a basic sourdough baking workshop at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Community Room, presented by Brandy Nelson, including information on the health benefits of using sourdough, how to feed and care for a live starter culture and some simple sourdough recipes. A limited amount of extra glass jars will be provided to take home a bit of the sourdough starter, and participants are welcome to bring their jar (1 cup capacity or larger).
  • The Sterling Community Center holds pickle ball from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday. It is open to the public. For more information, visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com or call 262-7224.
  • Square dance lessons are offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Ninilchik Senior Center. Lessons are open to the public.

 Friday, Oct. 24

  • The Sterling Community Center has gym walking from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost is $3 for nonmembers and free to SCC members. Please wear non-marking shoes. For more information, visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com or call 262-7224.
  • The Nikiski Community Recreation Center will hold its annual Strut Your Mutt Howl’oween Dog Costume Contest at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Dogs must be on a leash and people friendly.
  • “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses,” Triumvirate Theatre’s election-season satire show, will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at Triumvirate North, five minutes north of Kenai at 42715 Kenai Spur Highway. Tickets are $15 in advance online, at http://triumviratetheatre.ticketleap.com/lameducks/, or at the door.
  • Beginning Square and Round Dancing is held from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at the VFW Post 10046 in Soldotna. It is free and open to the public. Beginners welcome. For more information, call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757.

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • The Nikiski Community Recreation Center will hold a 5K costume run at 11 a.m. Oct. 25, with prizes for the best costume. Bring canned food to support the Nikiski food drive.
  • The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna shows free films every Saturday at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Upcoming films are “Siberian Tiger Quest” on Oct. 18 and “Extreme Ice” on Oct. 25.
  • The Peninsula Art Guild will hold a children’s book-making workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The fee is $3 per child. For more information, call Joy at 283-0515.
  • “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses,” Triumvirate Theatre’s election-season satire show, will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at Triumvirate North, five minutes north of Kenai at 42715 Kenai Spur Highway. Tickets are $15 in advance online, at http://triumviratetheatre.ticketleap.com/lameducks/, or at the door.

Sunday, Oct. 26

  • Local artist Marion Nelson offers a beginning/intermediate-level encaustic workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26 in her encaustic studio in Kenai. Participants will learn how to create encaustic works using a unique wax painting process. Registration is $100 and payment is required in advance in order to hold a space. There are only five spaces available. To register, call Nelson at 283-4632 or 398-8669.
  • A darts tournament is held Sundays during the winter at AmVets in the Red Diamond Center on K-Beach Road. The number of players will determine the game. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. For more information, call 262-3540.
  • Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold its fourth annual Spook Night event Oct. 26 at the Skyview Trailhead. Costumed kids ages 10 and under can trick-or-treat on a 1-kilometer section of the trails, from stations sponsored by various businesses and organizations in the community. The cost is $10 per child for the first two kids in a family, and $5 for each additional sibling up to six kids total. There is no charge for chaperones (required). Advance registration is available at www.tsalteshi.org. Day-of-event registration and preregistered check in begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 26. Trick-or-treating opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. A 5-kilometer Zombie Run begins at 6 p.m. Advance registration is available at www.tsalteshi.org. Day-of-race registration and preregistered check in begins at 5 p.m. Dogs on leashes (and in costume!) are welcome. Cost is $30, with a $5 discount for active TTA members (enter promo code TTAMEMBER in online registration) and an additional $5 discount for those in costume. The event includes a free chili feed, and prizes for winning runners. Sponsors are needed for Trick-or-Treat Trail stations. To reserve a station or for more information, contact Jenny Neyman at jennyneyman@gmail.com

Monday, Oct. 27

  • Round dancing is held from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Soldotna Senior Center. It is open to the public.
  • Toastmasters meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays at Soldotna City Hall.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

  • Stress-relief Qigong practice with Duane Gibson is held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays in October in the Community Room.
  • The Sterling Community Center holds pickle ball from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday. It is open to the public. For more information, visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com or call 262-7224.

Upcoming events

  • The Soldotna Public Library’s 10th annual pumpkin-carving/decorating contest will be held between Oct. 27 and Oct. 30. Library patrons of all ages are welcome to bring in their own carved pumpkin anytime during library hours those days. Entries will be separated into costumed, painted and carved categories. Winners will be announced Oct. 30. Families and businesses are encouraged to participate. For more information, call 262-4227.
  • The Soldotna Public Library will show a free movie at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Community Room, rated PG. Refreshments will be served.
  • Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road will hold its fourth annual Kids Harvest Carnival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29, with games, candy, hot dogs, temporary tattoos, a costume contest and puppet show. Awards for the costume contest will be given at 7:40 p.m., followed by the puppet show. Admittance is free. Supplies are limited to the first 150 kids who attend. Please no scary or inappropriate costumes. More information can be found at www.peninsulagrace.org or by calling 262-6442.
  • Free “yoga strength” sessions are offered from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31 in the Community Room at the Soldotna Community Library. Set to modern music, this class is an introduction to yoga or an addition to an existing routine. Participants should bring their own mat.
  • The Nikiski Community Recreation Center will hold a Trick-or-Treat Alley from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 for children accompanied by parent or guardian. Admission is free.
  • “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses,” Triumvirate Theatre’s election-season satire show, will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Triumvirate North, five minutes north of Kenai at 42715 Kenai Spur Highway. Tickets are $15 in advance online, at http://triumviratetheatre.ticketleap.com/lameducks/, or at the door.
  • An all-ages Halloween Party will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Que’ana Bar and Sleeping Lady Gifts, Mile 122.5 Sterling Highway in Clam Gulch, with a costume contest, prizes, food and live music. Lodging and free camping are available. For more information, call 907-567-3454.
  • The third annual Cooper Landing Recycled Fashion Show will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Cooper Landing Community Club. Participants are needed. Enter to be the Recycle Fashionista of the Year in this runway design competition using recycled materials. Sign up by Nov. 10 by filling out an entry form and sending it to CooperLandingRecycle@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CooperLandingRecycl.
  • The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge holds PEEPS programs for preschoolers ages 2 to 5 the third Thursday at the month, from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Michelle Ostrowski at 260-2839.

Nightlife

  • Caribou Family Restaurant in Soldotna has live music by Roy Mullin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays.
  • The Duck Inn has music by the Robb Justice Trio from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays.
  • The Robb Justice Band will perform at The Flats restaurant in Kenai from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
  • Four Royal Parkers in Soldotna has live music by the Alaska Swing Co. with Bob Ramponi from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music by Robb Justice and friends Thursdays, and Bob Ramponi on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • The Studio Espresso Shop at the Kenai Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts open mic music at 7 p.m. Saturdays. Call 776-7655.
  • Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has open mic music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and live music by Randy Marley from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

To include events in our calendar, email redoubtreporter@alaska.net.

5 responses to “Events Calendar

  1. Bob & Debbie Jameson

    Thanks so much this information about the annual craft fair. We looked every where on the web and you were the only site we could find that had information about it.
    Kudos!
    Bob & Debbie

  2. Judy Cloud

    Loved the article regarding “Relay for Life”. Great Job everyone!
    Judy

  3. Dee Dee Lofgren

    I have to tell you, these “seem so quiet” little towns of ours, here on the peninsula, are so filled with things to attend and things to go, (Events Calendar) that’ it’s a wonder and blessing you do this service for us so well. I am among those who very much appreciate you. Thank you Jenny!

  4. Pingback: Kenai Peninsula Christmas Events! | Natalia Aulenbacher | Real Estate | Homes For Sale | Kenai | Alaska | Property Search

  5. There will be a free play (The Winter Bear) at the Ninilchik Fair Grounds Friday, April 25th at 7:30 hosted by NTC Behavioral Health. If you could please post this to your events calendar, we would really appreciate it. Thank you for your consideration. Best, Maureen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s