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.
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.
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.
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.