Peninsula residents young and old will be donning their masks and makeup tonight to celebrate Halloween. For those who might be interested in doing more than trick-or-treating around the neighborhood — or would just prefer to do their trick-or-treating indoors — here is a list of some of the holiday events happening around the community.
The Kenai Community Library will be hosting their 4th annual “Literary Haunted House” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to take a free “not-too-scary” tour and learn about some of the most infamous monsters and villains around, from Dracula to the Mad Hatter to the Joker. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 907-283-4378 for more information.
The Kenai Performers will be hosting their “Shriek Mystique!” Halloween Walkthrough Fundraiser at their theater behind the Subway on 44045 Kalifornsky Beach Road. From 6:30. p.m. to 9 p.m., families can enjoy interactive games, tableau actors and selfie booths. The event is free for adults, $3 for one child, $5 for two children, and $10 for four or more children. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and there will be free coffee for parents. For more information call 907-352-6808.
The Cannery Lodge at 2101 Bowpicker Lane in Kenai will be hosting their first annual Halloween Party. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. residents of all ages are invited to the lodge for games, trick-or-treating, door prizes and food including “mummy dogs” and a taco bar. Entry and games are free, and food is $6 per child, $10 per adult or $35 for a family of five.
After 6 p.m., the lodge will host an adult-only Halloween Bash featuring a costume contest, door prizes and “spooky cocktails” for residents who are 21 and older. Call the Cannery Lodge at 907-261-9499 to learn more.
At Brew@602, residents will have the opportunity to ride the Ghost Train, which is described as “like a haunted house, only on the train!” The Soldotna coffee shop will host two trips on their Ghost Train Thursday night: one G-rated trip for the whole family from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a second one from 7-9 p.m. rated PG-13. Admission is $3 per person or $15 for groups of six. Admission includes a goodie bag, and the full espresso and waffle bar will be available for purchase. A portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the Kenai Animal Shelter. Brew@602 is located at 43540 Whistle Hill Loop in Soldotna, and residents can call 907-598-3764 for more information.
The Kenai Senior Center will be holding an indoor trick-or-treating event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free for all ages and will feature hot chocolate and apple bobbing. The Kenai Senior Center is located at 361 Senior Court in Kenai, and residents can call 907-283-4156 for more information.
Meanwhile, at the Sterling Senior Center, residents can stop by for the first annual “Community Spooktacular” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature trick-or-treating in the parking lot, a chili cook-off with a free chili meal, a pumpkin-carving contest, crafts and games for the kids and a haunted garage. The senior center is located at 34453 Sterling Highway. Residents can call 907-262-6808 to learn more.
At Kenai Peninsula College, revelers can take part in the “Halloween Spook-Tabulus Event” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a free night of trick-or-treating on the Kenai River Campus. The event is open to all ages.
For the folks in Nikiski and the rest of the northern peninsula, the Nikiski Community Recreation Center will be hosting their annual “Trick or Treat Alley.” The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and free for everyone. All children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. The Nikiski Community Recreation Center is located at 55176 Poolside Ave., or Mile 23.4 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Those who are interested can call 907-776-8800 to learn more.
Jack White Real Estate will be holding an indoor trick-or-treating event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their Soldotna office. Jack White Real Estate is located at 34851 Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. Call 907-420-0655.