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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2005

Haunted house set to spook

The Nikiski Drama Debate and Forensics team will hold a haunted house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday at the Triumvirate Theatre across from Subway in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The cost is $2 per person, per night.

Community Halloween party planned

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau in conjunction with Safeway in Kenai will host a family Halloween celebration and pumpkin carving contest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. One hundred and fifty pumpkins will be available (one per family) to carve. Templates will be available. Participants are asked to bring carving tools.

Pumpkin carving, face painting, candy and other Halloween activities are planned. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers to help in all areas are needed. Face painting artists also are sought. Nonprofit organizations interested in hosting bake sales may call Dana at 283-1991.

Boo review party set

The Kenai Community Library and Kenai Performers will host a Halloween variety show at 1 p.m. Sunday at the library. Treats will be provided for children in attendance. Costumes are encouraged.

Elks Halloween party slated

A community Halloween party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kenai Elks Lodge, between the Post Office and the Kenai Recreation Center. Prizes, costume contests, dinner buffet, cake walk, games, candy and a fortune teller are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Sabrina at 283-2708.

Country jamboree planned

Peninsula Grace Church will host a country jamboree from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Solid Rock Bible Camp. A hay maze, bonfire, hot dogs, singing, hayrides and “trunk-or-treating” are some of the planned activities. The cost of admission is $2 per person, the hay maze is an additional $3. For more information, call Carmen at 262-6442.

Haunted swamp needs extra goblins

The Decanter Inn will host its third annual Haunted Swamp Halloween celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the RV park. Volunteers are needed to create spooky spaces and hand out treats to children.

Free hot dogs and soda will be available after the event in the Decanter Inn’s Cafe. For more information or to reserve a space, call 262-5917.

Halloween fun fest set

The Nikiski Girl Scouts will host a free family Halloween fun fest from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Community Center. Games, costume contests and prizes are planned. For more information, call Amy Kivi at 776-3778.

Developmental screening fair scheduled

Frontier Community Services will hold a kids screening fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at its office in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Children ages birth to 3 are eligible to attend.

Free vision and hearing screenings will available for children ages birth to 5.

Developmental toy options for children and playgroups will be available for viewing. For more information or to scheduled an appointment, call Renie Aragon at 714-6647.

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