This Halloween as you wander about, be on the lookout for superheroes, witches, ghosts, goblins, princesses, monsters and more, all who will be on the hunt for treats. To help provide these trick-or-treaters and their adult companions with the best experience in our community this year, Homer News has compiled a list of Spooktacular Halloween Happenings.
Monday, Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m.: The Bayview and Mountain View neighborhood is Homer’s annual hotspot for spectacular costumes, fantastic decorations and a plentiful maze of trick-or-treating opportunities. There will be one-way traffic in those areas beginning at 5 p.m., with Homer Police patrols to keep trick-or-treaters safe until 8 p.m. when the roads are returned to both ways. HPD suggests you park elsewhere and walk the neighborhood.
Monday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Homer Thrift employees will be handing out candy. Families are invited to stop in.
Monday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.: The 12th Annual Trunk or Treat in the Cheeky Moose Parking Lot in Anchor Point. Free, but donations for the food pantry are greatly appreciated. Prizes for best-decorated car. Cars must be in place by 4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.: Trick-or-treat at South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care, sponsored by residents in the nursing home. Protective masks are strongly encouraged to protect residents and elders. Please do not visit if you have any symptoms of illness. Access through the lower level PT entrance.
Monday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.: The Homer Chamber of Commerce hosts Pioneer Avenue Trick-or-Treat, with 44 downtown businesses giving treats to little and big trick-or-treaters. Homer Rocks will have goody bags with painted rocks and candy at a booth outside Bay Realty. Stop by the Chamber for a kid’s costume contest, games, crafts, and light refreshments. A map of participating businesses is available online at homeralaska.org. For more information, call 907-235-7740
Monday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.: Seaworthy Functional Medicine Clinic welcomes trick-or-treaters to stop by for healthy snacks and non-edible treats. 203 W Pioneer Avenue.
Monday, Oct. 31, 5-6:30 p.m.: Trick or Treat at the Homer Senior Center. Residents will be in the main lobby to greet families and hand out candy. Candy donations can be dropped off at the main office, 3935 Svedlund Street
Monday, Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Christian Community Church hosts its 12th annual Homer Harvest Carnival at 3838 Bartlett Street. Everyone is welcome to stop by for carnival games, candy prizes, a photo booth, free hot dogs, fun costumes, and a preschool booth area. This event is a collaboration between Christian Community Church, Homer Assembly of God, and Salvation Army Homer.
Monday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.: Glacier View Baptist Church hosts its annual Trunk or Treat. Pets welcome. 960 East End Rd.
Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: South Peninsula Hospital hosts the Great Candy Exchange at the Homer High School. Children ages 10 years and under can trade their trick-or-treat candy in for great prizes. More information at www.sphosp.org.