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October 2017

Homestead Fall Festival

Fall Fest includes a corn maze plus hay and pony rides; Pumpkin and Pollinator Express; jumping pillow, pipe slide, corn box and moon bounce; food and live entertainment. Sa watch Nancy Baker demonstrate extreme pumpkin carving (noon-4pm). Sa 11am-6pm, Su 11am-5pm, Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville, $12: www.homesteadgardens.com.

Halloween Acrylic Workshop

Learn to create two fall paintings with tips from Darlene Brown Basile and Priscilla Catterton; best costume wins two prints. 10am-3pm, Artworks@7th, North Beach, $40, rsvp: 410-474-8076.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Pull on your fishnets for the time warp back to the 1970s to shimmy along with Magenta, Frank N Furter & Riff Raff. No outside beverages or props permitted (ages 18+). 11:30pm-2:30am, Hard Bargain Amphitheater, Accokeek, $15 plus $12 prop bags: http://bit.ly/2xjjcy3.

Family Fall Festival

Come out for costume contest, dancing, games and treats. 3-5pm, Union Church, North Beach, free: 410-257-3555.

PING Performs

Hear a concert of music from the 16th century to the present. 3pm, Brick Chapel of 1667, Historic St. Mary’s City, free: www.hsmcdigshistory.org.

Beginner Guitar

Bring your instrument and learn chords, songs and tricks (ages 9+). 2:30pm, Broadneck Library, free, rsvp: 410-222-1905.

Extreme Couponing

Learn how to understand, organize and use coupons. 2pm, Crofton Library, free: 410-222-7915.

Human Library

Meet interesting people and hear their stories. 1pm, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, free: 410-535-0291.

Bluegrass for Hospice

Listen to music by Sister Sadie, the Virginia Ramblers and more; bid in a silent auction; take your chance on raffles and win door prizes; benefits St. Mary’s Hospice House. Noon-8pm, Flat Iron Farm, Great Mills, $30 w/ discounts, rsvp: www.bluegrassforhospice.com.

North Beach Halloween

Hound of the Town (noon-2pm) welcomes dogs in their own costume contest ($7) to raise funds for Calvert Animal Welfare League. Then humans party at the town Boo Bash (3-5pm) with trick-or-treating and costume judging with kids treats handed out by local businesses. Return at dusk to watch the movie Ghostbusters. North Beach Boardwalk: www.northbeachmd.org.