Events Calendar

 Events for the week of Feb. 25, 2015

Art Shows

  • The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus has “Rarefied Light 2014” on display through March 6. The show includes 55 pieces of fine art images by photographers from Barrow to Kodiak.
  • The Kenai Fine Arts Center has an exhibit by the Kenai Peninsula College Student Art League on display through February.
  • The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has “Dena’inaq’ Huck’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” on display until May.
  • The Peninsula Art Guild is accepting entries to its 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Artists may submit up to two pieces by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. The show will be on display in March. Call 741-8011 for more information.
  • 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 to the center at 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town. For information on entry specifics, email ourkfac@gmail.com.
  • The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra requests submissions of visual art in any medium inspired by the musical work of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” On Aug. 7 and 8, KPO will be perform “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and submitted artwork will be shown in a multimedia presentation during the performance, as well as exhibited the art in the lobby of both performances. The submission deadline is July 1. For more information, visit KPO’s website, at kpoalaska.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

  • The Sterling Community Center has gym walking from 9 to 10 a.m., hip hop aerobic classes from 10 to 11 a.m. and toddler time from noon to 1 p.m. All are open to the public and free for community club members or $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call 262-7224 or visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has Bouncing Babies story time for ages birth to 18 months at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
  • The Kenai Community Library holds preschool story time for ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has sign language for parents from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 in the Community Room. Bring your baby or toddler and learn how to sign common words with them.
  • The Kenai Community Library will hold a videoconference on “Immigration with Angel Island, California” at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 25. It is free and open to the public.
  • The Kenai Community Library has family craft time making handmade books, for ages 8 and up, at 4 p.m. Feb. 25.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has teen hangout time from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the Community Room, with video games, board games and snacks.
  • 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.
  • Beginning square dance classes are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sterling Senior Center. They are open to the public. For more information, call Theresa at (360) 790-1757 or 262-6808.

Thursday, Feb. 26

  • The Sterling Community Center has pickleball from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays. It is open to all ages and is free for community club members or $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call 262-7224 or visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com.
  • The Soldotna Library has free tax preparation help with AARP Tax Aide volunteers from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through April 9, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 11. Call 262-4227 to reserve a spot. Walk-ins are welcome, time permitting.
  • The Kenai Community Library will hold a Science with Mr. Dan session at 4 pm. Feb. 26. Come learn about ecology with Dan Pascucci from the Kenai Watershed Forum. Kids younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Sterling Community Center holds “Let’s Get Healthy” sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sessions are open to the public. The cost is $3 per session, or free for community club members. For more information, call 262-7224 or visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com.
  • The Soldotna Library has family story time at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the children’s area.
  • The Kenai Community Library holds its knitting club at 6 p.m. Thursdays by the fireplace. Bring your own needles and yarn.
  • The Soldotna Drama Troupe at Soldotna High School presents a dinner theater production of “Play On,” by Rick Abbot, a comedy about the hazards of producing a play, at 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at Soldotna High School. Tickets are $40, and include an Italian dinner with coffee and dessert. The 6 p.m. performance on Feb. 28 will have a silent auction of local services and goods. There also will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 for $15. All proceeds will support a drama troupe trip to London.
  • 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. 27

  • The Trustworthy Hardware annual ice-fishing derby runs through February. Ice fishing enthusiasts can submit their catch to Trustworthy Hardware for a chance to win prizes. With divisions for adults and kids. For rules and more information, visit http://www.soldotnahardware.com or call 262-4655.
  • The Sterling Community Center has gym walking from 9 to 10 a.m. It is open to the public and free for community club members or $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call 262-7224 or visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com.
  • The Kenai Community Library holds Imagine and Play for ages birth to 5 at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, with music, stories, movement and play.
  • The Soldotna Drama Troupe at Soldotna High School presents a dinner theater production of “Play On,” by Rick Abbot, a comedy about the hazards of producing a play, at 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at Soldotna High School. Tickets are $40, and include an Italian dinner with coffee and dessert. The 6 p.m. performance on Feb. 28 will have a silent auction of local services and goods. There also will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 for $15. All proceeds will support a drama troupe trip to London.
  • A closing reception for the Kenai Peninsula College Student Art Exhibition at the Kenai Fine Arts Center will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27.
  • The Kenai Performers present the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” directed by Terri Zopf-Schoessler and Donna Shirberg with vocal direction by Audra Faris, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $15 for students, military and seniors, available at Curtain Call Consignment and Charlotte’s Restaurant in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna, and at the door.

Saturday, Feb. 28

  • The Central Peninsula Health Foundation will hold its Way Out Women snowmachine event fundraiser at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at Freddie’s Roadhouse at Mile 16 Oil Well Road in Ninilchik. For more information call 283-7602 or 398-4853.
  • The Trustworthy Hardware annual ice-fishing derby runs through February. Ice fishing enthusiasts can submit their catch to Trustworthy Hardware for a chance to win prizes. With divisions for adults and kids. For rules and more information, visit www.soldotnahardware.com or call 262-4655.
  • The existing Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the new visitors center is completed. Nature movies are available by request at the front desk.
  • Facilitation for Dialogue and Action training will be held Feb. 28 at the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus Residence Hall. Lunch and snacks will be provided, provided by People Promoting Wellness through Community Action and the Roundtable: Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue. The training will focus on two types of meetings, a roundtable or community dialogue process, and a more classic action meeting.
  • The Soldotna Public Library has free tax preparation help with AARP Tax Aide volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 11 and 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through April 9. Call 262-4227 to reserve a spot. Walk-ins are welcome, time permitting.
  • The Kenai Community Library will hold a workshop on meal planning and healthy eating on a budget at noon Feb. 28, with Colleen Sonnevil. Participants will make their own healthy meal to for lunch. Register at the front desk, or by calling 907-283-4378.
  • The Kenai River Ducks Unlimited annual banquet, with dinner, auctions and raffles, will be held Feb. 28. at Kenai Catering. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are available online at www.ducks.org, or call Arika 398-9154 or Mary 398-4282.
  • The fourth annual Taste of the Kenai will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Sterling Community Center, featuring a sampling of food and drink from all over the Kenai Peninsula, door prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Tickets are$60. Call 262-5229 or visit tasteofthekenai.com/tickets.
  • The Soldotna Drama Troupe at Soldotna High School presents a dinner theater production of “Play On,” by Rick Abbot, a comedy about the hazards of producing a play, at 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at Soldotna High School. Tickets are $40, and include an Italian dinner with coffee and dessert. The 6 p.m. performance on Feb. 28 will have a silent auction of local services and goods. There also will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 for $15. All proceeds will support a drama troupe trip to London.
  • The Kenai Performers present the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” directed by Terri Zopf-Schoessler and Donna Shirberg with vocal direction by Audra Faris, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $15 for students, military and seniors, available at Curtain Call Consignment and Charlotte’s Restaurant in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna, and at the door.

Sunday, March 1

  • Events at Tsalteshi Trails are on hold pending snowfall. The Fuzzy Predator skate and classic ski race is currently postponed, as is Tsalteshi’s Youth Ski program and a Learn to Ski Day for kids and teens with special needs. Evens will be rescheduled once there’s skiable snow. Keep up on trail conditions and further announcements by following Tsalteshi on Facebook and visiting www.tsalteshi.org.
  • The Trustworthy Hardware annual ice-fishing derby runs through February. Ice fishing enthusiasts can submit their catch to Trustworthy Hardware for a chance to win prizes. With divisions for adults and kids. For rules and more information, visit www.soldotnahardware.com or call 262-4655.
  • 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.
  • The Kenai Historical Society will hold a presentation by Shana Loshbaugh on early land titles in the Kenai area, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Nikiski Senior Center on Lake Marie off Holt-Lamplight Road. For more information on the meeting, call June Harris at 283-1946 or email kenaihistory@gmail.com.
  • The Kenai Performers present the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” directed by Terri Zopf-Schoessler and Donna Shirberg with vocal direction by Audra Faris, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $15 for students, military and seniors, available at Curtain Call Consignment and Charlotte’s Restaurant in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna, and at the door.

Monday, March 2

  • The Sterling Community Center has gym walking from 9 to 10 a.m. and hip hop aerobic classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Both are open to the public and free for community club members or $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call 262-7224 or visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com.
  • The Sterling Community Center has pickleball from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. It is open to all ages and the public and is free for community club members or $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call 262-7224 or visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com.
  • The Kenai Community Library holds its Knit 2 Read 2 club for teens at 3 p.m. in February. No experience necessary.
  • Copper Top Lounge in Soldotna holds free line dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays.

Tuesday, March 3

  • The Soldotna Public Library has toddler story time for ages 18 months to prekindergarten at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
  • The Kenai Community Library holds Wee Read story time for ages birth to 3 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
  • A breastfeeding support meetup is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, sponsored by Just Breathe Childbirth Services. For the location and more information, call Danielle at 260-3950 or Bethe at 715-7867.
  • The Soldotna Library holds stress relief QiGong practice with Duane Gibson from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Community Room, with meditation to restore balance and easy and fun exercises, with no previous experience or level of physical ability necessary. Parents and children are welcome
  • The Soldotna Library holds its LEGO Club for ages 6 and up at 4 p.m. Tuesdays in the Community Room. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Soldotna Public Library holds a board game night from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays in the Conference Room.
  • Sterling Community Center holds “Let’s Get Healthy” sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sessions are open to the public. The cost is $3 per session, or free for community club members. For more information, call 262-7224 or visit www.sterlingcommunityclub.com.
  • The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a Tie One On fly-tying event at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at Main Street Tap and Grill in Kenai. It is free and open to all ages. Materials and vises are limited, so guests are encouraged to bring their own fly-tying tools if possible.
  • The Kenai Singers community choir meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the choir room at Kenai Central High School. It is open to anyone wishing to participate, no matter their level of singing experience.

Upcoming events

  • The Peninsula Art Guild will hold a Frist Thursday artists reception for the 2015 Biennial Judged Exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m. March 5 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai.
  • Denniece Lofgren with Miss Dee Dee’s Art for kids will hold a spring break art camp for first-graders through teens, from noon to 3 p.m. March 9 through March 13. The cost is $40, with a $5 discount for early registration by March 5. Lunch will be provided. To register and for more information, call 394-6303 or visit MissDeeDeesArtForKids.com.
  • Hooligan’s Saloon will have a concert by Delmag and the Eternal Cowboys at 10 p.m. March 6.
  • The Sterling Community Center will hold a community garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7. Booths and tables can be reserved by calling 262-7224.
  • Ice races are held at the Decanter Inn in South Soldotna. March 7 will be an ice-fishing derby. March 8 will be memorial races and an old-timers race, and March 15 will be a bathing suit race and canned food drive, to get a $5 discount on parking for donating a can of food.
  • A Multiple Sclerosis support meeting is held the second Thursday of the month at Heritage Place, 232 W. Rockwell Ave. in Soldotna. For the time and more information, call 907-756-1282 or visit www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/WAS/Groups-and-Discussions/Programs/Soldotna-Kenai-Self-Help-Group.
  • A Spring is in the Air bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
  • The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center on Ski Hill Road holds Little PEEPS programs for preschool kids ages 2 to 5 the third Thursday of the month, from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Story time, active games, a snack and a craft are all included. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and siblings are welcome. For more information, call 260-2839.
  • Triumvirate Theatre presents its 10th annual fish-themed movie spoof dinner theater and auction fundraiser, “The Princess Brine,” on March 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Mykel’s in Soldotna. Donations of art, goods or services are being accepted for the auction.  To donate or for more information, contact Chris Jenness at 690-2018 or triumviratetheatre@gmail.com.
  • PAM Unplugged dance performance by Peninsula Artists in Motion will be staged at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 21 at Triumvirate Theatre five miles north of Kenai on the Kenai Spur Highway. Admission to the 5 p.m. show is $8. The 8 p.m. show is for ages 21 and over and includes desserts, wine and beer for $30. Tickets are available online at www.triumviratetheatre.org, and at the door. For more information, call 283-3140.
  • The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold a Clash of the Culinary Kings fundraiser March 21 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. Area chefs will compete in creating dishes from surprise ingredients in a mystery box. The hors d’oeurves competition, with wine and beer served, starts at 6 p.m., with the entrée and dessert competition at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75, available at the food bank. For more information, call 262-3111.
  • Copper Top Lounge in Soldotna will hold a concert by Beasto Blanco, with Iron Maiden tribute band Strangers in a Strange Land opening, at 8 p.m. March 21. Beasto Blanco consists of Chuck Garric of Alice Cooper, Christopher Latham of Paperback Hero and special guest Calico Cooper. Tickets are available at www.flavorus.com.
  • Love in the Name of Christ will hold a Love Music and Art fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. March 28 at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church, featuring an art auction and music by pianist Svetlana Velichko, flutist Tomoka Raften and violinist Dr. Robert Thompson. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids under 12 or $50 for a family. Call 283-5252 or 283-5683.
  • A wedding showcase will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 19 at Kenai Catering. Admission will be free. To sign up as a vendor, contact Tosha Kelley at 907-562-9031 or tosha@alaska.net.

Nightlife

  • The Bow Bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music every Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m.
  • The Flats Bistro on K-Beach Road in Kenai has live music by Raymond Machen-Gray from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Garrett Mayer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
  • The Kenai Moose Lodge has karaoke with Steve and Fern Holloway at 9 p.m. every Saturday.
  • 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.
  • The Vagabond on K-Beach Road has the Robb Justice Band form 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Saturday is a smoke-free night.
  • Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has open mic music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and live music 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!

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  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

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