The Kodiak Middle School Drama Club presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 7 p.m. tonight and 3 p.m. Saturday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium drama pod. The performances are free, but seating is limited.
The Kodiak Maritime Museum hosts a Thelma C cleanup and barbecue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Thelma C work shed at Kodiak College. Volunteers are wanted to prepare the Thelma C for storage ahead of its installation on a site in downtown Kodiak.
Saturday is Family Day at the Baranov Museum. Discover portraits from Kodiak's past and the personalities behind them, mix and match faces puzzles for the littlest museum visitors. Have your photo taken as their favorite Kodiak character or take home an art activity, "when I'm 100," where kids will talk about what they imagine their life to be like far in the future and make a cute 100-year-old portrait of themselves. All activities are free with admission, $5 for adults and teens, free for 12 and under. Questions? Call 486-5920.
The Humane Society of Kodiak is holding the 16th annual Dog Trot and Pet Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s School. Take your favorite canine companions on a 2.1-mile walk starting at St. Mary’s and afterward visit with dog-related services and businesses. Microchipping will be available for a $50 fee. There will also be an obstacle course for dogs, refreshments and door prizes. The Chitsuwa Marimba ensemble will provide musical entertainment. The $15 walk entry fee proceeds will go toward the Humane Society’s spay and neuter program.
The 2013 Alaska Special Olympics torch run takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday. The run starts at the downtown Wells Fargo office and ends at Kodiak High School, where lunch will be served.
The 5K Coast Guard “Run to Remember” honors Coast Guardsmen killed on duty since Sept. 11, 2001. The run begins at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Golden Anchor. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. to anyone with a Coast Guard gate pass.
Come celebrate International Migratory Bird Day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The refuge will build bird feeders with children and their families to increase awareness of migratory birds on the island. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a live Northern Goshawk presentation with Gloria Beckham of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center.
Members of the Alaska Community Forestry Council and Kodiak Future Farmers of America will observe Alaska Arbor Day 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday by sprucing up the flower beds and shrubs underneath the “Welcome to Kodiak” sign that greets boaters on the ocean side of the ferry terminal downtown. They will also plant a decorative tree next to the sign.
The Kodiak Public Library will host author Sara Loewen from 3-4 p.m. Saturday as she reads selections from her new book, “Gaining Daylight.” The reading will be followed by a book signing and a brief conversation with the author. Refreshments will be provided.
Discover Kodiak will hold its fifth annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling and Salmon Art Auction from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. There will be a silent auction featuring baked goods, art and other local specialties. For more information contact Discover Kodiak at 486-4782.
Kodiak High School graduation ceremonies for the class of 2013 begin at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium.