Because Baltimore County's Senior Expo was just a few days before Halloween, a holiday atmosphere permeated the cavernous Cow Palace, somewhere between a rodeo and a rock festival for the retirement crowd. A river of humanity poured through the aisles, stuffing their complimentary tote bags with pens and candy bars. Then they would get to my table. Instead of trick-or-treat snacks or pillboxes with logos, we were handing out Advanced Directives and talking about "death with dignity."
An assortment of vintage teacups and dishes gleamed atop crisp white tablecloths as Laura Rogers, of Westminster, and two others served an almost-full house of 17 guests in the Carroll County Farm Museum's Carroll Tea Room. The special occasion was the museum's first Masquerade Tea for Children, held on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31.
In theory, this is the second half of "American Horror Story's" annual Halloween two-parter, but "Room Service" feels much more like a regular episode, random folks in costume aside. I¿d probably be more annoyed about this if this wasn't one of the best episodes the "AHS" had in years.
The line began forming outside the Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands Senior Center 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the center's Oct. 31 Halloween party. Some were in costumes, ranging from a witch and a priest to a member of the rock band Kiss, while others were in more sedate attire.
The "Federal Hill-O-Ween" bar crawl through Federal Hill on Saturday was billed as Baltimore's largest Halloween event. By 6 p.m., more than 4,300 had already bought tickets to the event and revelers were filling the street trying to buy what wristbands were left that enabled them to get $3 beer and "shooter specials" at more than 17 local bars and restaurants.
For kids, Halloween is one of the most fun days of the year. It can also be one of the scariest. And no, we aren't talking about those two neighbors in Mount Airy who turn their garages into a house of horrors each year.
Carroll families may be waiting until Halloween on Saturday to wear their costume, but if you want a healthful dress rehearsal before trick or treating, Carroll Hospital has you covered with its sixth annual Total Health Expo.
Some experts recommend having the end-of-life care conversation at Thanksgiving, when families gather together. But today, as I drove through my area, with its gravestone-covered front yards, I began to think 'perhaps Halloween.'
As All Hallows Eve approaches with the promise of jack-o'-lanterns and ghouls, the Maryland Johnson Sewing Design Studio in Laurel is burning midnight oil stitching glitz and glamour to suit the fantasies of those who want to masquerade about town in style.
For Jeff Zolkiewicz and Greg Keller, two Mount Airy neighbors that team up to create a garage and front yard haunt each year, planning their walk through requires 10 months of planning, mechanical expertise, robotics work and a lot of latex.
Take the kids to the annual Trick or Treating on Main Street in the historic district on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m where residents and participating stores give away sweets to little ghosts and goblins
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A 5K Run, Halloween activities for kids and families and the Reality Rides simulator highlight the 7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Trick or Treat Walk on Saturday, October 31, at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College.
Dunmore, with its sidewalks and lack of through streets, is a destination for trick-or-treaters from all over the Catonsville area whose own neighborhoods aren't as walker friendly, Palmer said, and he and his family appreciate the opportunity to show off their Halloween display to the crowds.
In the 29 years Kathy Miller has lived on Brewster Street in Arbutus, the eccentric Halloween decorating has kind of developed a life of its own. In the beginning, she and her husband kept it simple. They would just put some corn and hay decorations up, she said.
According to Linus Van Pelt, care of Charles Schultz, each year the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch he feels is most sincere to bring presents to all the good girls and boys. For Carroll residents looking to celebrate Halloween with a jack-o'-lantern, sincerity is likely less a concern than pumpkin selection.
As the leaves fall onto the ground, and decorations go up, there's an extra chill in the air for Halloween approaches. For families of creeps and ghouls looking to escape their crypts and tombs, Carroll will be the haunted home to a number of spooky, creepy and fun Halloween events and celebrations.
Children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year, and Safe Kids Carroll County reminds parents and caregivers to make sure children going trick-or-treating are walking safely and staying visible to drivers.
There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined in numerous fishing Halls of Fame, he has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which issued a stamp commemorating a fly that Kreh made.