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October 2016

Raptors Reign

Get up close with birds of prey with ­falconer Rodney 

North Beach Halloween

Hound of the Town (noon-2pm) welcomes pets in their own costume contest ($7) to raise funds for Calvert Animal Welfa


Sip wine and beers from local vendors, watch demos, make crafts, enter the costume contest and raffle. Noon-4pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, free ($12 wristbands for beer and wine tastings):

Howl-O-Ween Barkin Bash

Dress up your pup for contests, raffles, demos, food vendors and doggie socializing. 11am-3pm, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, free: 410-222-1777.

Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunt

Costumed dogs and human companions figure out clues on an interactive scavenger hunt sponsored by Paws Pet Boutique an

St. Michael’s Oysterfest

Celebrate the Bay’s favorite bivalve with live music, oysters steamed or raw, boat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demos, oyster tonging, documentary films, retriever demos, harvesting displays, cooking demos, oyster stew competition, costume contest and children’s activities. 10am-4pm, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, $18 w/discounts:

Local Author Festival

Meet with dozens of local authors from a wide variety of genres to talk, buy and sign books.

Zombie Run

The living dead stalk you along the 5K 

Church Flea Market

8am-1pm, St.

Bark ‘N’ Dash 5K/Family Dog Walk

Kick off the