Events Calendar

Events for the week of Feb. 3, 2016

Art

  • The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has an exhibit of traditional and contemporary Ravenstail weaving by Kay Field Parker on display.
  • ARTSpace has its Drawers display of locally created, 2D art available for viewing at the Soldotna Public Library.
  • The Kenai River Council on the Arts and Peninsula Art Guild invite artists to apply for month-long exhibitions in calendar years 2016 and 2017 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. Entries may be submitted by mail to P.O. Box 703, Kenai, AK, 99611, emailed to ourkfac@gmail.com or dropped off at the center at 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town. For information on entry specifics, email ourkfac@gmail.com.
  • Local artists (particularly art students) are encouraged to submit their artwork for future display at the Soldotna Art Park at Soldotna Creek Park. Contact Joe Kashi at kashi@alaska.net at Cam Choy at 262-0274 for more information.
  • An art reproduction and printing center is available at the Soldotna Public Library, allowing local artists to photograph their work and print high-quality reproductions. Equipment and supplies are provided for a reasonable fee. An orientation session is required. Call the library for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

  • The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association is offering four-week sessions of indoor rowing classes at CrossFit Kainos in Soldotna. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $80 per month, which includes eight, one-hour, UCanRow2 certified instructor-coached sessions and four sessions on your own with a coach-provided workout. Connections students can earn physical education credits. For more information, visit www.alaskamidnightsunrow.com or call 907-252-3547.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has Bouncing Babies story time for ages birth to 18 months at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s area, and the YA Café teen hangout time from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room.
  • The Kenai Community Library holds preschool story time for ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Odie’s Deli holds a pub quiz event at 6 p.m. The entry fee is $5 per teams of four or $10 for teams of five. The winning team takes home the entry fees.

Thursday, Feb. 4

  • The Soldotna Public Library has preschool story time for ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. and family story time at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the children’s area.
  • A guided winter walk will be held at the Kenai National Wildlife Visitors Center at 1 p.m. Feb. 4. Bring ice cleats. Snowshoes will be provided if snow conditions allow.
  • AK Catch A Date will offer speed dating for singles at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 for ages 35 and up, and 7 p.m. Feb. 12 for ages 21 to 35 at Don Jose’s in Soldotna. Admission is $25. Enter a raffle in a drawing box at Don Jose’s for a free event ticket. For more information and to sign up, visit akcatchadate.com.
  • An acoustic music jam is held at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sessions meet at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church the first Thursday of the month and the Kenai Senior Center the rest of the month. They are free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 5

  • The Kenai Community Library holds Imagine and Play for ages birth to 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6

  • The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center shows free movies on Saturdays. Films in February are “Hot Times in Alaska” at 1 p.m., “Everest: The Death Zone” at 2 p.m. and “Gone Gone Addiction” at 3 p.m.
  • ARTSpace will offer an art supply and photo gear swap-sell-trade event from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Soldotna Public Library Community Room. It’s free and open to the public to participate, with 25 tables available on a first come, first served basis. Email kashi@alaska.net to sign up.
  • A Digital camera photo safari will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Kenai National Wildlife Visitors Center. Cameras will be provided. It’s open to all ages.

Sunday, Feb. 7

Monday, Feb. 8

  • The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association is offering four-week sessions of indoor rowing classes at CrossFit Kainos in Soldotna. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $80 per month, which includes eight, one-hour, UCanRow2 certified instructor-coached sessions and four sessions on your own with a coach-provided workout. Connections students can earn physical education credits. For more information, visit www.alaskamidnightsunrow.com or call 907-252-3547.
  • The Kenai Community Library has Lego Makers at 4 p.m. Mondays for ages 6 to 12 (kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult).

Tuesday, Feb. 9

  • The Kenai Community Library holds Wee Read story time for ages birth to 3 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has toddler story time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Children’s area.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has LEGO Club at 4 p.m. Tuesdays in the Community Room. Adult supervision is needed for kids under age 10.

Upcoming events

  • The Last Frontier Freethinkers will hold a Humanist Happy Hour at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna, where anyone interested can get together and chat while enjoying food and libations. There’s no set topics or philosophical challenges, just a way to connect and get to know one another. For more information, visit info@lastfrontierfreethinkers.org.
  • Soldotna Parks and Recreation is showing free, family-friendly movies at Soldotna Creek Park this winter, with warming fires and ice skating (depending on the weather). Bring chairs or blankets and dress for the weather. “Inside Out” will play at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, with free light refreshments available, sponsored by the Kenai Watershed Forum. “The Good Dinosaur” will play at 6:30 p.m. March 12, with pizza from Papa John’s available for purchase.
  • The Last Frontier Freethinkers will offer a presentation on “Evolution: What it is, how it works and common misconceptions” by Dr. David C. Wartinbee at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the residence hall at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus. For more information, visit info@lastfrontierfreethinkers.org.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has a Healthy Start Weight Loss Support Group at 10 a.m. every other Saturday, Feb. 13, led by ER nurse Monica Henson, with periodic guest speakers. Coffee and a healthy snack will be provided. Meetings are open to the public.
  • The Funny River Chamber of Commerce and Community Association will hold a Sweetheart Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13, with a silent auction, split-the-pot raffle and entertainment by the Forget-Me-Not Band. Tickets are $28, by reservation only. Reservations are due at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 Call Katie at 262-1409 to pay via check or cash, or Linda at 260-4746 to pay via card.
  • Forever Dance Alaska presents the Aurora Dancers’ annual showcase, “The Traveler,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. Tickets are available at Forever Dance Alaska (197 Shady Lane, Soldotna) and at the door for $10 (rear row seating) and $15 (front row seating). Learn more about the showcase here.
  • The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center has its monthly PEEPs preschool program at 9 and 10:30 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. The topic Feb. 18 will be weasels.
  • The 20th annual Hospice of the Central Peninsula Winter Wine Tasting and Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Fireweed Fellowship Hall and the Soldotna Catholic Church. Cocktail attire. The age limit is 21. Tickets are $150 each or $1,200 for a table of eight, available from Hospice.
  • A full moon showshoe walk will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, for ages 12 and up. Preregistration is required by calling 260-2820.
  • Odie’s Deli in Soldotna holds teen trivia from 6 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month, Feb. 23. Admission is $5 for teams of four or $10 for teams of five. The winning team takes home the entry fees.
  • Tom and Mary Rhyner will give a presentation on their trip along the Appalachian Trail at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The entry fee is $10, which will benefit the Tsalteshi Trails Association. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Nightlife

  • Veronica’s Café in Old Town Kenai has open mic at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, and live music from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays and  Saturdays.

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

7 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. 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

  5. Bill and Sue Cowart

    Lived in anch for years and they can’t compete with the peninsula in things to do and so much talent!

  6. Margo Dias

    I’m looking for the info for Black Friday craft fair .

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