SAN FRANCISCO — The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California and Japanese Community Youth Council will present the annual Halloween Carnival and Early Bat Dinner on Friday, Oct. 26, at the JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown.

The Early Bat Dinner, served from 5 to 6 p.m., includes salad, spaghetti anc garlic bread (vegetarian available on request). Reservations are required.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Halloween Carnival will feature games and prizes, tricks and treats, arts and crafts, and goodies to eat.

Cost of the dinner is $7 for adults, $4 for youth. Admission to the carnival is $5 per person at the door.

“Dodging for Dollars: Throwdown in J-Town” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JCCCNC. Student groups or college-aged individuals (18 to 25) are being sought to participate in the dodgeball tournament.

Dodgeball champs will win $500 for their organization or the organization of their choice. (Funds must be used to promote an organization’s growth and development and to support community growth.) There is also a $150 prize for the best team costume.

Registration is $50 per team. Each team must have a minimum of six players and no more than 10. Deadline to sign up is Oct. 24.

“Dodging for Dollars” sponsors are Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Japanese Community Youth Council, Pika Pika SF, and Sumo Fish.

For more information or to sign up for either event, call (415) 567-5505 or email

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