■ Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s 10th Annual Halloween Carnival will be held at the Redemptorist Center at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. The games, fun and food will be available from 4-8 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. This is sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna.
■ The Nikiski Pool’s Pumpkin Plunge is Friday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. for children 3-6 years old. Swim with a pumpkin and decorate it. Call 776-8800.
■ Nikiski North Star will be having the fall carnival early this year, from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday . The PTA needs many volunteers to make this a FUN event. This is a great opportunity for students looking for hours for the Alaska Performance Scholarship and for community members of all ages to get involved and have fun with kids in costume! There are many many ways to help. Please call Janell Grenier at 252-0457 today.
■ The North Peninsula Rec 5k Costume Run is Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Nikiski Community Recreation Trails. Registration is from 10-10:45 a.m. Entry is a donation of canned food. Call 776-8800.
■ The Fraternal Order of Eagles-Kenai is having its annual Children’s Halloween Party for kids up to the age of 10 from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday with hot dogs, chips and refreshments. There will also be lots of games, tricks and treats for the kids! The Kenai Eagles aerie is located at 5765 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai.
■ Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold its fifth annual Spook Night event Sundayat 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 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. 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. Costumed dogs on leashes are welcome. The cost is $30, with a $5 discount for active TTA members and an additional $5 discount for those in costume. The event includes a free chili feed, and prizes for winning runners.
■ The Strut Your Mutt Howl’oween pet costume contest is Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Call 776-8800.
■ Peninsula Grace Church’s annual Kid’s Harvest Carnival will be Oct. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event is free to attend and will feature hotdogs, games, candy, puppet show, and the carnival’s first ever chili cook-off! For more information, visit www.pgkids.webs.com or call the church office at 907-262-6442.
■ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church, located at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna, will host a Halloween Drop-In for those out trick or treating to enjoy a warming cup of hot chocolate, or a hot dog from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 at O’Neill Hall.
■ The Nikiski Community Trick or Treat Alley is Oct. 31 from 5-6 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Call 776-8800.
■ The Boys and Girls Club Trunk or Treat is from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club on Frontage Road in Kenai.
■ The Kasilof Boys and Girls Club and Kasilof Library are partnering for a Trunk or Treat event from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Tustumena Elementary School.
■ The Soldotna area merchants Halloween Trick or Treat is from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.
■ Join Soldotna Church of God on Oct. 31 for its annual Truth Time Machine from 6-9 p.m. Come enjoy the wonderful stories that brought to life to help you understand the amazing grace that God has given to us. Candy, snacks and fun!
■ The Soldotna Public Library will host a concert at 3 p.m. on Friday in the Community Room. Join the Soldotna Public Library for a fun concert with “Guitar Wally” Hyde! For more information, contact Reilly Selmser, Library Clerk, at 262-4227.
■ “Resources,” an exhibit of work by Kaitlin Vadla, is on display at the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College from Oct. 26-Nov. 20. An opening reception will be held Nov. 5 from 4:30-6 p.m.
■ Triumvirate Theater will be holding a reception for artist, Sandy Stevens at its building at mile 16 Kenai Spur Highway at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 30. Come to the unveiling of her beautiful stained glass chandelier and enjoy some light refreshment. Free admission.
■ The Performing Art Society presents its first concert of the 2015-16 season, Tomoka Raften flutist and Maria Allison pianist, in a concert of chamber music. On the program are works by Bach, Reinecke, Liebermann, Chaminade, great works that are cornerstones of the flute repertoire. Mrs. Raften, a Soldotna-based flutist trained in Japan and Germany, has performed many concerts in the Central Peninsula area since moving here three years ago. Maria Allison is a longtime Kenai Peninsula resident, pianist, accompanist and member of other musical groups on the Peninsula. The concert takes place on Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and youth, and are available at Northcountry Fair, River City Books, Already Read, Country Liquor and at the door.
■ Open enrollment continues in the Kenai Performers weekly, after-school drama club for youth in grades 6-12. Meets on Mondays, 4:00-5:30 p.m., at the former Peninsula Athletic Club behind Subway on Kalifornsky Beach Road at Harvard Avenue. Monthly dues are $60. For more information, call Sally at 394-8104 or Terri at 262-5486.
■ The KPC Showcase Series returns. All events are in the McLane Commons, at Kenai River Campus, Kenai Peninsula College and are free and open to the public.
— October 22, 6:30: Alaska Fisher Poets. Join local fisher poets, celebrating the sea and the commercial fishing life. Many of these participants performed at the annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon last spring. More info to come.
■ The Pratt Museum’s 30th Anniversary Ritz, with the theme “Havana Nights! Ritz at the CopaCabana,” is Nov. 7 at Wasabi’s in Homer. Celebrating the 1940s and 50s that was Cuba in its heyday, this year’s Ritz will include Cuban food, music, dancing, diamonds, pearls, bright lights, rum, and cigars (to take outdoors). The event will feature a live and silent auction, featuring artwork and other items donated by artists, businesses and individuals throughout Alaska. All funds raised at the Ritz will help the Pratt Museum continue to increase the diversity and quality of its exhibits and programs. Call Michele Miller at 435-3343 for more information.
■ Veronica’s in Old town Kenai has open mic from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, live music from Bill Larned from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Dan and Amy Pascucci from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts a blind draw Horseshoe Tournament every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Blind draw, double elimination, food, fun and cash prizes. Call 907-262-9887 for more information.
■ The Kasilof Pinochle Club meets at Hooligan’s in Soldotna from mid-October to mid-April Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. Bring your own partner as the club plays team partnerships. Anyone interested in playing can call Jay at 907-252-6397.
■ Beginning square dance classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. Classes are open to participants of all ages. For more information, call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757, or the Sterling Senior Center at 907-262-6808.
■ Beginning square dance classes will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center. Classes are open to participants ages 10 and up. For more information, call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757, or the Kenai Senior Center at 907-283-8211.
■ The Corner Cafe in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna has open mic night for all writers, storytellers and poets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
■ 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 Garrett Mayer on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Raymond Machen-Gray on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 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 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 it’s 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.
■ Sharpen your dart skills with a fun tournament every Sunday during the season at the AmVets in the Red Diamond Center. The number of players will determine the game. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. For more information call 907-262-3540.
■ 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 Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.
■ The Soldotna library hosts a board game night on Tuesdays from 5-7:45 p.m. in the conference rooms, 235 N. Binkley Street. It’s time to get your game on! Have you ever wanted to try something other than another round of Monopoly, or to break out of that old Scrabble routine? Come ready to meet new people, engage your imagination, and have a great time.
■ Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will host its 3rd Annual Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 225 S. Spruce Street in Kenai across from the Kenai Little League Fields. To reserve a table, contact Lori at 283-3315 or Karen at 350-0843.
■ The Redoubt Homemakers bazaar is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be polar star trivets, unique ornaments, Alaska-themed jean potholders, organic jams, jellies, and syrups, small quilts for your animals, quilts for your dolls, crocheted hats, craft aprons, and many more. Quilts of all sizes, pillows, cookbooks, scrubbies, and short stories in a book called “Spirit of Alaska Women.” Fresh baked goods including Norm’s brownies, raspberry rolls, and fruit nut bread will also be available. The bazaar is at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, Mile 17.9 Kenai Spur Highway.
■ The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary’s 11th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale which will take place Dec. 7-8.
■ The Nikiski Senior Center at 50810 Island Lake Road will hold their Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale on Nov. 13 and 14. Vendors may call LoRetta at the Nikiski Senior Center at 776-7654 to reserve a table for $10.00 per day, per table.
■ Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.
■ Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.
■ The Pratt Museum in Homer is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
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