Adults, young people and families will all get something out of the annual Haunted Hickory, held Friday, Oct. 25, on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory by its crew.
The annual haunted house (or, rather, ship) is also a food drive to support the Homer Food Pantry. Crew members deck out the ship and turn its various nooks and crannies into an engaging haunted experience. It’s also members of the crew who dress up to scare the living daylights out of the Homer community, to the tune of about 1,200 people, according to a press release from the Hickory.
Last year’s event helped local members of the Coast Guard collect more than 2,000 pounds of food for the pantry, the press release stated.
The Hickory caters to different guests at different times. The easily scared or those with young children should attend from 4-5 p.m. for the more tame version of the experience. From 6-10 p.m., the crew turns up the thrills for the older audience. This time period is not suitable for those under 13 years old.
The Hickory is not ADA complaint, as it’s a working vessel. Guests are reminded to be mindful of steep staircases and walkways, according to the press release.
Admittance to the Haunted Hickory is a suggested donation of two nonperishable food items for the Homer Food Pantry.
Other notes:Do not consume alcohol prior to attending. No person appearing to be under the influence will be admitted.
Leave any and all weapons at home.
Dress for the weather for the waiting period on the pier.
South Peninsula Hospital
Trick or Treat Fun House
Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3–5 p.m. Enjoy tricks, treats and games at the hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Gym. Perfect
for kids under 7 and their families. In the SPH Rehabilitation Department (use the hospital’s lower-level west entrance).
Trick or Treat
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4:30-8 p.m. Trick or Treat in Long Term Care at South Peninsula Hospital
Great Candy Exchange
Saturday, Nov. 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids 10 and under can weigh and trade in their Halloween candy for fabulous prizes at the Pediatric Therapy booth at the Rotary Health Fair at Homer High School.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
For the first time in several years, Homer has its own production and showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. A night of cult classic fun will also support a good cause, as the event is a fundraiser for the R.E.C. Room, run by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic.
The show starts at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Homer Theater. Tickets are $35 and are available at the theater, online at eventbrite.com/e/lets-do-the-time-warp-again-a-fundraiser-event-for-kbfpc-tickets and at the Homer Bookstore. All proceeds go to support the activities of the R.E.C. Room, which is a safe place for Homer youth that fosters healthy relationships through various programming, including the training of teens to be peer educators in local schools.
The show includes both the film and a shadow cast acting it out in front of the screen. It is being hosted by Kachemak Bay Family Planning and members of the Homer Cabaret Project.
Prop bags will be available for purchase before the show. Outside prop bags brought from home will not be permitted. This film is rated R and no one under 16 years old will be permitted without a parent or guardian.
SPARC will host a Halloween skate party and costume contest from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Come out to SPARC for a spooky night of roller skating, games and prizes. Best costume will win a one year SPARC membership. All ages are welcome.
Trunk or Treat