The lowdown -- Support the Humane Society of Baltimore County on Sunday at its Paws on Parade Walk. Bring your pet and take a 1.5-mile walk through the Humane Society's 365-acre wildlife refuge. Also enjoy activities such as a costume competition for animals, live music by Karen Goldberg and by A Cat Called Cricket, canine Frisbee and flyball demonstrations, and a blessing of the animals by the Rev. Joyce Klein.
If you go -- The walk is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and activities are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Humane Society of Baltimore County, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown. Participants can collect pledges or make a donation to the Humane Society. Call 410-833-8848 or go to hsbcanimals.org.
Make a lantern
The lowdown -- Check out Sunday's lesson on how to make a personalized classic box lantern at the Creative Alliance. The lanterns will be used in the Great Halloween Lantern Parade on Oct. 27 at Patterson Park.
If you go -- Lantern-making workshops are at 10 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. The workshop at 4:30 p.m. is an advanced lantern-making workshop for people familiar with the process. Free, but registration is suggested and is required for groups of five or more. To register, call 410-276-1651.
The lowdown -- Experience traditional Russian heritage at the 34th annual Russian Festival tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, this festival features traditional homemade Russian food including borsch, stuffed dumplings and homemade breads as well as a Russian Tea Room where people can sip tea while nibbling on pastries. Unique Russian imports will also be sold, and music and dances will be performed.
If you go -- The festival is noon to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 1723 E. Fairmount Ave. Admission is free tomorrow and $2 on Saturday and Sunday. Call 410-276-6171 or go to holytrinityorthodox.com/festival.