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Halloween 2009: Some stuff to do

* Annual Hawaii Island Humane Society Halloween Pet Walk – 8 a.m.

Join us for our annual HIHS Halloween Pet Walk. Animals and their owners will walk from Hale Halewai to Kailua Pier and back. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 per family in advance or $35 on day of event. Pledge/Registration forms available at any HIHS Shelter (Kona, Waimea or Keaau) or from area veterinarians.

Prizes awarded for the top three walkers raising the most pledge money! Plus Best Costume, Best Pet Trick, Hot Dog Eathing Contest, Best Canine Kisser and more! $50 in pledges gets a free T-shirt.

For further information, contact Hawaii Island Humane Society at 329-1175 or

* Kona book fair – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Friends of the Library, Kona are hosting a Book Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Kona Coast Shopping Center’s food court. Fill a bag for only $5, plus receive a free Halloween gift with purchase.

* ZOOBOO! – 10:30 a.m.

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens in Hilo Hawaii will celebrate Halloween with a ZOOBOO!

The ZOOBOO! is 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and will feature a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, pumpkin bowling, kid-friendly Halloween stories, ”spooktacular” face painting, a costume parade and contest, a “ghoulish” grinds food booth and other frightfully fun crafts and games.

Stop by the petting zoo 1:30-2:30 p.m. Stick around until 3:30 p.m. for Tiger Feeding and visit with Namaste, the white Bengal Tiger.

Prizes in the costume contest will be awarded to the funniest, most colorful, most adorable, “greenest” (using recycled materials) and most zoo-related costume in the following age groups: ages 0-5 and ages 6-12. The costume contest will begin at 11 a.m. in the grassed area above the main pavilion.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Terry Moniz at (808) 959-7224 or email him at

* Kailua-Kona Block Party – 2 p.m.-midnight

Vendors, three stages, hair show, costume contest. Benefit for the Hawaii Island Food Bank. Alii Drive will be closed 2 p.m.-midnight from Kailua Pier to Hualalai Road.

* Frankenstein’s Follies – 2 p.m.

Frankenstein’s Follies will be presented at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (77-165 Lako Street; at the bottom of Lako Street) in Kailua-Kona.

The play is performed by children and young adults from 8 to 18 years old. It features a monster, his bride and his friends Dracula and Vampira. As they journey, they encounter ghouls, witches, skeletons and a teenage werewolf while singing “I Feel Pretty,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Tomorrow” and more. Robb Dahlke is director, and Francine Alexander is musical director.

Purchase tickets at Pacific Gold Jewelry, next to Island Lava Java in Kailua. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for children.

For more information, call 322-2394.

* Queens’ MarketPlace – 4-8 p.m.

The Queens’ MarketPlace hosts a trick or treat session and Halloween costume contest is 4-8 pm. Stores will have candy, coloring books and more to distribute with a trick or treat bag compliments of Queens’ MarketPlace. Entertainment will be non-stop, there will be a costume contest for the keiki and the best dressed family. Also, a pumpkin carving contest between the Queens’ MarketPlace stores and restaurants with several other resort properties showing their carving skills.

* Candy Land at Old Kona Airport – 5-8 p.m.

Solid Rock Ministries, along with the county Department of Parks and Recreation, is hosting the sixth annual Candy Land on the football field.

Free family-friendly event, which offers a life-size maze of the board game Candy Land, complete with characters like King Kandy, Lolly and Gloppy.

There will also be more than 1,500 pounds of candy, carnival games, face painting, costume contest, prizes, jumping castles, hot dogs, various desserts and refreshments, and a climbing wall

For more information about Candy Land, call Solid Rock Ministries at 327-6543 or visit

* Trick Or Treat Through Old Pahoa Town – 5-7 p.m.

To commemorate Pahoa’s centennial year, Mainstreet Pahoa Association and area businesses present “Trick Or Treat Through Old Pahoa Town,” a fun and safe event for keiki of Puna and elsewhere. 5 p.m. — 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. All ages welcome. Candy and other treats provided to keiki only. Motorists should be on the lookout for keiki and proceed with caution down Pahoa Village Road.

For further information, contact Tiffany Edwards Hunt at 938-8592 or

* Sea View Circle Haunted House – 5:30 p.m.

Once again the Haunted House at the bottom of Sea View Circle will be open from dark until about 9 p.m. We are once again asking for a non-perishable food item as a donation for the Food Basket of West Hawaii. Donations are not required … it is just a nice thing to do.

For further information, contact Timothy Ewing at 987-1750 or or…

* Halloween Costume Party – 5:30 p.m. – midnight

Come join us at the Blue Dragon for a Delicious and Rocking Halloween Night Costume Party! We’ll feature “3 Peace” and “Uncle Boogie” from 5:30 pm until midnight. Our dinner menu features fine, fresh, festive flavors from the coasts around the globe. $10 with reservation / $13 at the door.

For further information, contact Tom Mitchell at 889-1988 or or

* Trick or Treat at Prince Kuhio Plaza – 6-7:30 p.m.

Calling all goblins, ghosts and witches to come to the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Halloween. Come dressed in your costume and enjoy a safe evening of trick or treat!

For further information, contact Prince Kuhio Plaza at 959-3555 or or…

* Halloween at Discovery Harbor – 6-10 p.m.

Keiki Costume Contest at 6 p.m., Safe Treats For All. Adult Halloween Party to follow. Bring a pupu to share. Lots of games, prizes for best costume and more. Ticket price is a non perishable food item to be donated to the Ka’u community food drive.

RSVP 929-9576 or 929-9001

* Imiloa’s Halloween Spooky Science Hall Party – 6-8 p.m.

The Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii in Hilo invites guests to a Halloween Party under the stars.  Guests can arrive in festive costumes to take a spooky tour through Imiloa’s version of a ‘haunted house’ Exhibit Hall, and other special activities such as ‘alien autopsy,’ ‘pit of science’ and ‘brains in space.’ Enjoy this evening of sweet surprises, a great alternative to navigating the tricky (sometimes rainy) streets of Hilo on Halloween.  Each participant who completes a ‘spooky hall pass’ receives a treat bag. Admission is $5 for all participants, adults and children. No fee for infants under 2 years old.For more information, visit or call 969-9700.

* Halloween Double Feature at the Palace Theater – 7 p.m.

Big Island Weekly and The Palace Theater present A DOUBLE FEATURE! A special Halloween night of Classic Horror Movies.

DRACULA (NR) Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye Directed by Tod Browning This 1931 film is the first screen version of Bram Stoker’s famous tale based on the smash hit stage production.

FRANKENSTEIN (NR) Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles Directed by James Whale Made in 1931 and still unnerving to this day, Frankenstein adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness, and features Boris Karloff’s legendary, frightening performance as the monster.

Tickets are $7/general, $6/seniors and students, and $5/friends of the palace.

For further information, contact Kimberly Bright at 934-7010 or The Palace Theater at 934-7010 or

* Halloween Party at Pakini Grill – 9 p.m.

Join us for some freaky fun including goulish games, costume contest and freakish food.

For further information, contact Brandon Lee at 885-3333 or or

A reminder to be safe

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly four times as many children ages 5-14, are killed while walking on Halloween evening than other time of the year.

Here are some tips on staying safe while having fun:

* Carry flashlights to see and be seen.

* Use reflective tape or stickers on bags or costumes.

* Use crosswalks and sidewalks. If no sidewalks are available, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

* If masks are used, it shouldn’t obstruct a child’s vision; consider face paint or makeup instead.

* Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard.

* Be especially careful in residential areas by slowing down and looking for keiki on roadways, on median and curbs.

* Watch for keiki darting out from between parked cars.

* Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.

* If you are drinking this evening, don’t drive – make sure you have a reliable, licensed designated driver before you start drinking!

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