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October 2017

Trick & Treat in the Garden

Dress the family (no pets) for trick-or-treating on the wooded garden path, where costumed spirits hand out treats at booths decorated by community organizations and businesses; enjoy free spooky art activities and more; buy devilishly delicious food and drink; photo opportunities abound. 11am-4pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $2 or $5 fast pass (online only):

Community Fall Fest

Play games, win prizes, take pony and hay rides, enter the costume contest and Touch-A-Truck at this festival and vendor fair; food and drink sold. 11am-4pm, Severn Christian Church, free:

Harvest Taste of Solomons

Taste the fare of the diverse places to eat in this waterfront community at this one-day food festival. 11am-4pm, Solomons Boardwalk, $4:

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.

Fall Harvest Day

Enjoy taking hay rides, painting pumpkin, making floral crowns, sampling fall treats and playing games. 10am-5pm, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn, free (fee for activities):

Mordant Printing

Learn how historic Indian and English calico cottons were printed. 10am-3pm, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, free, rsvp:

Harbour Center Hallowfest

Dust the cobwebs off those costumes for a day of free family fun on the deck with the kids band SQRRL (10am) and kids (ages 10 and under) costume contest  (1-2pm); plus live music, moon bounce, pumpkin decorating, face painting, tractor rides and store-to-store treating. 10am-2pm, Annapolis Harbour Center, free:

Community Day on the Water

Try out kayaks and paddleboards, go fishing, play games, take hikes or help clean up Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctury or join the nature-themed sugar skull mask design competition. 10am-1pm, Wootons Landing, Harwood, free:

Garden Smarter

Learn to gather and use foliage, berries, cones and vegetation to decorate your home. 10-11:30am, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, free: 410-535-0291.

Compost Workshop

Learn to compost with Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners; receive a free compost bin. 10am, weather permitting, Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, $6 parking: [email protected]