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Halloween Carnival kicks of the season

CARLSBAD — Kelly Elementary School, 4885 Kelly Drive, invites the community to join them at the annual community Halloween Carnival from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 on the school grounds. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kelly School’s art, music, dance and P.E. programs in addition to supporting its Books & Beyond Reading Program and funding teacher mini-grants that help subsidize classroom expenses.
Open to the public, this year’s theme, The Nightmare before Halloween promises to bring an outstanding lineup of local performers, restaurants, new carnival games and entertainment that includes Lazer Tag, silent auction, professional face-painting, costume contest, pumpkin patch and the annual Haunted House.
This year’s live entertainment line-up includes:
— 1 p.m. Kjel Holmes accordion player
— 2 p.m. Carlsbad High School Choir
— 2:30 p.m. Costume Parade and Contest
— 3 p.m. Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers
— 4 p.m. Goju Karate
— 4:20 p.m. Family Fun Contests
— 5:30 p.m. Carlsbad Dance Center performers
New this year will be local favorite food vendors serving their specialties, including Senor Grubby’s, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Olive Garden, Souplantation, Pat & Oscar’s, Hot Dog on a Stick and Sun City Italian Ice.
Carnival tickets can be purchased in advance at the Kelly School front office, or on Oct. 16 on the Kelly School campus. Credit cards may be used (via PayPal) to purchase tickets and silent auction items. Food vendors will be on a cash basis and all other activities will operate with tickets.