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October 2013

Halloween sweetens the bait in this timely production

Agatha Christie catches you in her Mousetrap — the longest running show in the world — baited by Twin Beach Players with Halloween lure.     Enter the cozy North Beach Boys and Girls Club and you step into the spell. Cobwebs drape the gate of Christie’s barely illuminated Monkswell Manor, now a guesthouse.     In the dark theater, the tune of Three Blind Mice (the play’s original title), played on piano, breaks the silence. The eery music yields to a shrill whistle and a woman’s scream.

How many geri-action stars does it take to escape from prison?

No prison can hold Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone: Bullet to the Head). He’s literally written the book on prison security, breaking out of dozens of super max facilities to prove his point.     Yet he hesitates when a CIA operative asks him to test the security of a black site holding facility. They want him to go in blind. His team won’t know his location, and he’ll be out of touch with the outside world. It’s a risky deal, but the money is good, and he enjoys a challenge.

Lutheran Trunk or Treat • free

Kids dress up for best for treats and sweets, games and Halloween fun. 4-5:30pm at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Lusby: 410-231-2075;

Church Fall Fun Fest • free

Families enjoy activities, games, great food, trunk-or-treat and much more at one of Heritage Baptist Church’s biggest events of the year; all welcome. 3-6pm at Heritage Baptist, Annapolis: 410-263-6680;

KIDS Cedar Grove Trunk or Treat • free

Come in costume for treats, games and Halloween fun. 1-3pm at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Deale: 410-867-7417;

KIDS Costume & Halloween Party • free

Children enjoy a costume and Halloween party. 1-3pm at Chesapeake Beach American Legion: 301-855-6466;

Smokey Joe’s Halloween Party

Grown-ups enjoy DJ & dancing, a costume party with contests and drink specials. 9pm-1am at Smokey Joe’s, Chesapeake Beach: 410-257-2427.

Get Freaky at Tiki

Adults dress up for the Tiki Bar Halloween Closing Party for liquid treats, chilling fun and goodbye to the season. 8pm at the Tiki Bar, Solomons. $15/person; $20/couple: 410-236-4075;

KIDS Baptist Trunk or Treat • free

Go on hayrides, play games and gather sweet treats at the Dunkirk Baptist Church Festival Trunk or Treat. 5pm at Dunkirk Baptist Church: 301-855-3555;

KIDS Boo Bash • free

Dress for the season for a parade, trick-or-treating and costume judging with treats handed out by local businesses. 3-5pm at North Beach boardwalk: 301-855-6681;