Adults can join revelry on nights of ghosts and goblins at area dances

THE BALTIMORE SUN

WAIT UNTIL you see my costume for my Halloween party," my friend said excitedly. "This year my theme is 'Women's Achievements in the '90s -- Fact or Fiction?'

"I'm going as Marcia Clark before her make-over," she announced. "I thought about Janet Reno, but frankly, with the presidential elections next year I'm concerned I wouldn't get more than one year's use from a Reno outfit."

I no longer do costumes. Not after the 1987 "Humpty Dumpty" episode. For several years after the party I repeatedly was accosted by strangers asking if I wanted any eggs. Trick or treat, Glen Burnie.

'Howl at the moon'

Several Halloween parties in the area this weekend will give adult revelers a chance to "howl at the moon".

VFW Post 160 will hold a Halloween dinner-dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the post hall, 2597 Dorsey Road.

The dance is a joint effort of post members and the Ladies Auxiliary. Costumes are optional.

Tickets cost $12 and include dinner. Proceeds will benefit cancer research and needy American veterans.

For ticket information, call 767-9802.

Halloween dance

Costumes are encouraged, but they are not necessary to enjoy the Country Club Estates Recreation Association's annual Halloween dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the association's hall on Paul Marr Drive.

Music will be provided by Tim Konig Entertainment Services.

Tickets cost $8 per person, $15 per couple. Admission includes snacks, beer and set-ups.

For ticket information call Sue Martin, 761-0317.

Church party

A nonsmoking alternative is available when the Church of the Good Shepherd celebrates Halloween with a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the church hall, 1451 Furnace Ave.

Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, along with several door prizes. A $1 donation buys a chance for a raffle for a basket of cheer.

Music will be provided by Kelly Favorite.

Tickets cost $9 per person, $15 for a couple.

For information call, 768-0188 or 766-3724.

School CRAFToberfest

More than 100 artisans will exhibit their original creations at Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School's annual CRAFToberfest, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 120 Dorsey Road.

For information, call 859-1282.

Craft dealers needed

Craft dealers are needed for a holiday craft fair at Freetown Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the school's multipurpose room.

Spaces can be rented for $5. Tables will be provided for an additional $5 fee.

For reservations, call 360-8292.

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