Halloween and Harvest Happenings
■ Peninsula Grace Church’s annual Kid’s Harvest Carnival will be Friday 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 saturday at O’Neill Hall.
■ The Kenai Elks’ Spooktacular is Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Kenai Elks Lodge. The event includes a kids carnival, costume contest, prizes and candy galore, and mac and cheese and hot dogs.
■ The Nikiski Community Trick or Treat Alley is Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday at Tustumena Elementary School.
■ The Soldotna area merchants Halloween Trick or Treat is from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.
■ Join Soldotna Church of God on Saturday 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!
Events and Exhibitions
■ Kaladi Brothers will be showing the work of the “Aqua4” watercolor artists during the month of November at their Kobuk location. The artists featured in this month’s display are Gwen Thomas, Jan Sherwood, Juli Sexton and GeorgAnne Phillips.
■ The Homer Council on the Arts is bringing Letters Aloud to Homer for its presentation of “FAME, they’re not gonna live forever,” Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mariner Theatre. General admission is $25, $20 for HCOA members, $15 for youth 10-18 (not recommended for children under 10). Tickets available at HCOA, The Homer Bookstore, and online at HomerArt.org.
■ “Resources,” an exhibit of work by Kaitlin Vadla, is on display at the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College through Nov. 20. An opening reception will be held Nov. 5 from 4:30-6 p.m.
■ The Kenai Performers will have a membership event and annual meeting with prizes, a costume contest, karaoke and treats Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the former Peninsula Athletic Club behind Subway on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Bring a finger food to share. The event is family friendly but youth under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Terri at 262-5486.
■ 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 Friday. 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 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 by The PepperShakers from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Jack Will and Sue Biggs from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Saturday’s Halloween theme is Star Wars.
■ 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.
Markets, fairs, and bazaars
■ 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.
Down the Road
■ 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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