WHEN IT COMES to celebrating Halloween, Pasadena has heartily embraced the spooky, spider-webbed version of this once low-key candy-collecting event.
Homemade and cheap is out. Ditto raiding the rag bag or your parents' closet. Now it's the total look from head to toe, no matter what your age. A quick visit to any Halloween store will confirm that the more mature kiddies also are doing some heavy-duty spending.
Hey, what's money for anyway?
Be safe and drive carefully this Halloween weekend.
An array of entertainment awaits trick or treaters of all ages.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 8615 Fort Smallwood Road, will sponsor the Forest of Fear Halloween trail, starting at 7 p.m. today. The final trail walkers will be admitted at 9: 30 p.m.
Admission is $1 and a canned good or $2.
Refreshments, face painting and goodies will be inside the church hall.
Proceeds from this youth group-sponsored event help group activities and various charities.
Family fall festival
New Hope Community Church will have a family fall festival from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the Elizabeth Landing common grounds near the farmhouse.
Pony and hay rides, games, face painting and other activities will be offered. Hot dogs, cider and goodies will be served.
Admission is one bag of wrapped candies per child or a maximum of three bags per family.
Costume is optional.
Lake Shore Halloween dance
The auxiliary of Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a Halloween dance for ages 8 to 13 from 6: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the fire hall, 4498 Mountain Road.
Admission is $3.50 per child. Costume is optional. Parents must sign children in and out.
Snack foods and refreshments will be sold.
Information: Debbie Simoni, 410-315-8166, or Sandy Schloer, 410-768-0423.
Chesapeake Christian Center on Tick Neck Road will hold its alternative to Halloween celebration from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. tomorrow.
The Hallelujah Fall Festival will feature a hay ride around the church grounds, games for all ages, a bonfire with marshmallow roasting and entertainment.
Hot dogs, pizza, cupcakes, juice and other goodies will be served.
A costume contest will be held, but no scary costumes are allowed.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, will sponsor a Christian Halloween party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Children are invited to dress as their favorite Bible character.
A costume contest, games, craft activity, music, singing and refreshments will be included in the program.
The party is one of a series of special events in the "Month of Sundays," leading up to the consecration of the new St. Andrew's church building Nov. 29.
Halloween for adults
The Lake Shore fire hall at 4498 Mountain Road will be the site of an adult Halloween dance, sponsored by the auxiliary, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow.
Tickets are $10 and include beer, soda and setups.
Music will be provided by D&J; Entertainment.
Information: 410-315-8166 or 410-768-0423.
The Ladies of the Knights of Columbus Council 10966 will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the St. Jane Frances school hall, 8315 St. Jane Drive.
Shopping, food and refreshments will be featured.
Information: 410-255-2619 or 410-255-9561.
Gibson Island Country School, 5191 Mountain Road, will hold its fall open house from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
The open house will feature tours of the school and an opportunity to talk with teachers, students, parents and administrators.
Located at the end of Mountain Road, the coeducational day school for children prekindergarten through grade five has served families in the county since 1947.
The Pasadena Business Association will have a networking breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Kurtz's Beach.
Members can make dozens of business calls during the 90-minute event.
The cost for PBA members is $10 with reservations, $15 at the door. Reservations must be made by today.
A taste of Florida
The Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road is sponsoring a Florida fruit sale featuring navel oranges, red grapefruit and sunburst tangerines.
Oranges and grapefruit are available in a small box (2/5 bushel) or large box (4/5 bushel).
Orders must be placed by Nov. 6.
Pickup is scheduled from 9: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Angel's Market on Mountain Road.
Proceeds help support Kiwanis community service projects. The club meets the first three Tuesdays of each month at 6: 45 p.m. in the Wooden Nickel Restaurant.
Orders: Don Allen, 410-761-2487.
Entertainment Book '99
Galilee Lutheran Church Women's Missionary League is selling Entertainment Book '99, which includes discounts at local restaurants and entertainment events.
Books are $35.
Pub Date: 10/30/98