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The Strand Theater — 1823 N. Charles St., hosts Spooky Campfire Folklore, Oct. 28, 6:45 p.m. presented by the Maryland Humanities Council. Includes fire-eating and storytelling. Free. Call 410-685-0095 or go to

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. — presents Spooky Science Day, Oct. 29, noon–4 p.m. "The Pumpkin Wizard" will be on hand to demonstrate how to carve jack-o'-lanterns. Also features crafts, games and experiments. Wear costumes. Free with paid admission to the center. Go to or call 410-685-5225.

Maryland Zoo — in Druid Hill Park presents ZooBoo, Oct. 28-30, 10-4 p.m., in the waterfowl lake pavilion area. Includes Halloween trick-or-treating, visits from "animal ambassadors," a costume contest each day, carnival games, crafts, a hay maze and live entertainment. Go to or call 410-366-5466.

Harbor East — in the area of Fleet and Aliceanna streets — hosts the Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Includes performances by top Baltimore bands, face-to-face encounters with spooky strolling entertainers, and a few "tricks" to savoring the season. Free. Go to

Patterson Park — on Eastern and Linwood avenues hosts the Great Big Halloween Parade of Light & Luminaria, Oct. 29. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with live music, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and owl lantern-making. The parade lines up at 6:30 p.m. and starts at 7. Meet at the Pulaski Monument. Go to

Peabody Dance Studio — 21 E. Mount Vernon Place, offers master classes and a ballet teachers' seminar Oct. 30. Registration is at 9 a.m. Includes two sessions of master classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the seminar from 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. Call 410-234-4525, email or go to

The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles St., presents Fabulous Fakes Lecture, a discussion and viewing followed by a champagne reception, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m., in Graham Auditorium. Cost is $50. Call 410-547-9000 or go to

The Baltimore Museum of Industry — 1415 Key Highway, presents the exhibit "Hard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry," until Dec. 31. Includes artifacts, arts and crafts, and photographs. Free with general admission. Call Robin Gabriel at 410-727-4808, ext. 146, or email

Central Library — 400 Cathedral St., offers a three-part "Art of the Novel" writing workshop Nov. 2, 6 p.m., as part of Novel Writing Month in November. Registration required. Call 410-396-5402 or 410-396-5487.

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