Your Weekend Begins Here!
If you're planning your weekend, take a look at these options in Upper Marlboro and elsewhere.
Get some extra mileage out of your Halloween costume this weekend by donning your disguise and heading out to one of these events happening around the area. There are opportunities for runners, kids, adults and even pets to get into the spirit.
Where/When: all day, Friday, Prince George's Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro
Why Go: Homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes can visit hundreds of exhibits at this free home show. Exhibitors include merchandise booths, product demonstrations and sample interior/exterior vignettes. Times vary each day.
What: Halloween On Ice
Where/When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Allen Pond Park, Bowie
Why Go: Donate canned food to the Bowie Food Pantry as well as door prizes, a costume contest, treat bags and music.
Cost: $3 skate rentals
Where/When: 8 a.m., Sunday, Big Vanilla, Arnold
Why Go: The race begins at Big Vanilla in Arnold with the course running through Anne Arundel Community College. Participants must be 13 and will be entered into a raffle for prizes from the event sponsors. The proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kid-friendly activities at the race start/finish line.
What: Kids Halloween Bingo
Where/When: noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall, Severna Park
Why Go: Costume contest, haunted lab, prizes, crafts
Cost: Three cards for $8
What: Howl-o-Ween Barkin’ Bash
Where/When: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
Why Go: Enjoy games and prizes for costume contests such as Most Annapolitan, Funniest, Scariest and Dog-Owner Combo, while helping to raise money for the dog park.
Cost: $6 per dog, $5 online pre-registration
Where/When: noon, Saturday, 988 Galesville Road, Galesville
Why Go: Pumpkin and face painting and other fall activities. Narrated hayrides and village walking tours. Oktoberfest foods, cider and beer to drink. A collection of 15 to 20 antique tractors.
Cost: Free, minimal cost for food.