Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006

Halloween carnival set to spook

The Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna will hold a Halloween carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bring canned food items to the Buck Buck Store for tickets to be used for various carnival games and events throughout the mall. Triumvirate Theatre will have a haunted house for $3 at the door. For more information on the carnival, call 262-9001.

Kasilof ‘trunk or treat’ set

The fourth annual “trunk or treat” event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tustumena Elementary School parking lot. In addition to offering Halloween candy, a car costume contest will be held. Judges will pick three winners from the auto lineup.

Free community Halloween party slated

The Kenai Elks Lodge will host its annual free community Spooktacular from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the lodge. A carved pumpkin contest begins at 6:30 p.m. (entries must be brought from home already carved), and a costume contest begins at 7 p.m. Food, games, a cake walk, haunted house, candy and prizes are some of the planned events. For more information, call 283-7776.

Harvest festival set to entertain

Kenai New Life Assembly of God Church will hold a harvest festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Games, candy, food, a cake walk and jumping balloon castle are some of the planned events. Tickets are 25 cents each and will be available at the door. For more information, call 283-7752.

Kenai ‘trunk or treat’ set

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai club in conjunction with “Sparky,” Peninsula Safe Kids and the Coast Guard, will host a “trunk or treat” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the club. The event will be held outdoors and participants are reminded to dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Light-up toys will be available for purchase and a concession stand will have hot dogs, cotton candy, nachos and popcorn for sale. For more information, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2683.

Haunted swamp party planned

Decanter Inn RV Park will host a Haunted Swamp for children in the Kasilof community at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Candy and prizes are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Robin Williams at 262-5917.

Sports swap gears up

Kenai Sports Swap will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the lunch room at Kenai Central High School. Items may be dropped off from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the lunch room. Waxing will be available.

For information, call Larry or Susan Semmens 262-9022.

SoHi craft fair planned

Soldotna High School will hold its annual craft fair from 10 am. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 and from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Vendor space is available. For more information, call 262-2892.

Full swing golf available

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center has full swing golf. Over 20 courses to choose from. For more information, call 776-8800.

Challenger Center seeks volunteers

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai is looking for community members interested in volunteering at the center on a part-time or full-time basis. Volunteer credit hours are available as the center is a nonprofit organization.

For more information or to volunteer, call 283-2000.

Developmental screenings available

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold developmental screenings for children ages birth to 5 years from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Frontier Community Services on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Vision and hearing tests also will be available.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Renie Aragon at 714-6647.

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