Young and young-at-heart costumed characters will be roaming around the River Hill Shopping CenterFriday evening, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come join the party.

Bring the kids to Trick or Treat the village merchants. Visit the haunted house at Claret Hall or catch a Mad Science show there at 6:30 or 7:15 p.m. The Haunted Hallows Eve celebration is fun for all.

For many, Oct. 31 marks Reformation Day commemorating the date when a German monk posted his 95 Theses on a door and changed the course of history. He and others searched and followed Scripture, but what else do you know about Martin Luther?

Actually there is much known accurate information about the man. Christ Lutheran Church invites you to "Meet Martin" at 12570 Clarksville Pike this Saturday at 4 p.m. This special presentation is free. To learn more, call 301-854-2100, e-mail office@christlutheran.net or go to http://www.christlutheran.net/.


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The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus will perform "Carmina Burana" to begin its 36th season at the Jim Rouse Theatre on Oct. 27 beginning at 8 p.m. The Women of the River Hill High School Choirs will be featured under the direction of Amy Hariston.

Laura Whittenberger, a Howard County native studying at the Peabody Institute is the concert's soprano soloist. For tickets and information, call 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107. You can order online at http://www.procantare.org/.

An important event took place on Oct. 8. Joyce and Lloyd Ludy celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. Congratulations and best wishes for many, many more.

All are invited to share a Fall Festival at Triadelphia Seventh-day Adventist church on Brighton Dam Road Oct. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Candy Iverson promises fun for all ages with pumpkin decorating, egg/spoon relay, cupcake walk, games and prizes. Create your own unique picture frame at the photo booth. Food will be available including caramel apples, popcorn, cider, veggie hot dogs and more.

Listen and Learn with Renee A. Foose, Howard County Public Schools Superintendent in the River Hill High cafeteria on Oct.29, 7-8:15 p.m. Register to ensure available space. You can submit questions at registration or at the session.

If you have no questions for Supterintendent Foose, you may want to go to Glenelg High for "Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention" starting at 6:30 p.m. Don't think this could never happen in your family or to someone you know. It does. All middle and high school parents are welcome.

Paula Forman and Margaret Walton recently attended Relay University at the Sheraton in Towson. Paula is Chair for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Western Howard County.

Margaret is the advocacy chair for this event. Western Howard County received an award for a per capita contribution of 93 cents for all county residents. Participants are committed to eradicate the cancers which have claimed the lives of so many loved ones.

Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 are the final dates scheduled this fall to give River Hill High 20 percent of coupon sales at Ruby Tuesday. Contact the school or go to http://www.riverhillprincipal.com to get your coupon.

The PTA Coat Drive is wrapping up Oct. 31. New or gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves are needed for students in this county. Bring clean items sized for children, teens and adults to schools. Be sure zippers and buttons work. Email fishfam2000@yahoo.com if you have questions.

It hardly seems possible, but the River Hill High School Theatre Arts Department is in its 17th year. The fall production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" shows in rustic comedy that the course of true love never did run smooth.

The cast and crew of over 60 will transport you through the complications. Performances are Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 in advance or $12 at the door. Bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Howard County Food Bank for the lower price at the door or just bring food because you want to keep others from being hungry. Find tickets on-line at http://www.seatyourself.biz/rhhs. For more information, call 410-313-7120 or pland@hcpss.org.

The River Hill Music Boosters citrus fruit sale has begun. Order Florida navels, red grapefruit and tangerines or variety packs by Nov. 2 for delivery Nov. 17. Order forms can be found at http://www.riverhillmusic.org or you can contact wakegirl185@yahoo.com.

The annual Linden-Linthicum ham and oyster supper is set for Nov. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. Enjoy hand-patted fried oysters, ham, potato salad, succotash, rolls, jelly, relishes, iced tea and coffee served family style. Desserts are priced separately. There is an optional dessert bar.

Grandma's Attic will be filled with hand-crafted items and gently used Christmas decorations. A children's menu is also available. Tickets are $17 in advance or $19 at the door. The cost for children 10 and under is $5. For tickets call 410-531-5653 or go to http://www.l-lumc.org/. The church is located across from Freestate gas station on Route 108.