Dave Pahl’s Hammer Museum is one of 49 roadside attractions nationwide featured in a new board game, “Zillionaires Road Trip USA.” The game is akin to Monopoly, as players “bid, bluff and buy up America’s legendary roadside attractions.” Other attractions include Alaska’s Igloo Hotel in Cantwell, London Bridge in Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. The minimum bid on the Hammer Museum is $4 zillion, twice the value of the Igloo Hotel but $1 zillion cheaper than the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The game is created by Big Potato Games and is recyclable.

A federal grant is allowing the Haines School food program to tap into fresh, local food sources. Foodservice coordinator Kaitlin McLaughlin said offerings include salmon and halibut dishes with seafood from Haines Packing Co., vegetables from Marvin’s Garden, and fresh fruit. A sub-legal moose from the recent hunt in Haines will become moose tacos, moose and barley stew, and moose-loaf. McLaughlin started on the job Aug. 10.

Starting Nov. 2, the Ripinsky Rippers are hosting a sewing circle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on alternating Wednesdays upstairs in the Presbyterian Church. Participants are encouraged to bring handwork or sewing machines, projects in progress, or completed to show. The circle is open to all fiber arts including embroidery, knitting, crocheting, felting, and hand-sewing. An optional small donation will be collected to benefit a selected charity. If needed, preschool child care can be provided if a request is made to Becky Nash on Mondays before the meeting. Coffee and tea will be provided. Bring your snack or lunch. For information, call Becky at 766-3104.

Former KHNS news reporter Claire Stremple and former Haines court clerk Caitie Rothbart are living in the same apartment building in downtown Juneau. Stremple now reports at the public radio station KTOO. Rothbart holds a supervisory position in the state court system.

Henry Pollan’s king outfit took top honors at the costume contest at the Pioneer Bar Friday. Shannon Stevens won the funniest costume award for her zombie pilot car outfit, complete with a hardhat, blinking light, and sign reading “Follow Me to Your Doom.” Darel Jerue and Rebekah Waddell shared the award for the scariest costume. Candi Bradford reports 219 trick-or-treaters stopped at her house on Lynnview Drive, a perennial epicenter for candy stalkers.

Haines School art teacher Giselle Miller was scheduled to be in Juneau this weekend for the opening of her encaustic art pieces at Devil’s Club Brewing Co. during the Capital City’s First Friday art event. Encaustic art uses pigmented wax to create images on surfaces such as wood. It’s an ancient art form dating back to around 200 B.C.

Tracey Harmon’s “feet loaf,” a meatloaf shaped into two human-like feet, complete with onion-skin toenails, was among the buffet offerings at Lynn Canal Community Players “Clue” murder mystery Saturday night at the Chilkat Center lobby. Twenty actors participated in the whodunit. Monsieur Gray, played by Tracey’s husband Gabe Thomas, was revealed as Mr. Boddy’s murderer. Twenty-eight people attended. The cast included Luck Dunbar, Wendell Harren and Tyler Huling.

Andrew LetchworthDana Perreard, and Andrew’s friend Bobby Quinn of Redding, California hit paydirt while angling in Chilkat Lake last week. After three days of getting skunked, they caught a haul of sockeye, coho, and dollies in a single day, fishing from a skiff they rowed and hauled into the lake.

Don Nash said the boys’ basketball team grossed more than $3,000 at its king salmon dinner fundraiser Saturday at the high school cafeteria. Twelve players helped serve the meal. Team moms made desserts and helped with prep and clean-up. Troll-caught white kings from Yakobi Fisheries in Pelican were served.

The Haines Dance Team made a flash mob appearance at the fairgrounds during the trick-or-treating event there. Dancers included Lani Lynch, Silvia Lynch, Brinley Ganey, Natalee Grant, Violet Crowe, Loralai DeWitt, Mackenzy Wright, Sita Price, Hazel Wray, Lylah Wray, Sophia Hedden, Lolana Hart, Meg Davis, Ella Scott, Ivy Elliott and Lila Tarleton. The team is coached by Sabrina Harvey and Stojanka Lynch.

The Haines Chamber of Commerce is holding a planning meeting for holiday events, 3 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Three Northmen. The house is covering beverages for the first five attendees to show up.