Friday, October 21, 2011

Gearing up for Halloween

Ha ha ha ha (spoken like a witch)! Halloween is a little more than a week away, and as such, I thought I'd devote this Friday fun post to some of the Halloween happenings around the county.

Here's some of the fun stuff going on this weekend. And check our calendar section for stuff happening later in the week and next week.

-Hyattsville Mom

Halloween Happenings!

Oct. 21
Magic Show ($). Wear your costume and enjoy a magic show at the Potomac Landing Community Center. The show lasts from 7-9 pm and costs $5. For more information, contact the community center, 12500 Fort Washington Road in Fort Washington, 301-292-9191.

Halloween Party ($). For kids ages 3-12, come out and enjoy this Halloween party. Each child will receive their own treat bag. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $6.

Oct. 22
Jack-O-Lantern Campfire ($). Come out and see a bevy of carved, lit Jack-o-Lanterns at the Darnall's Chance House Museum. The fun, which includes a camp fire, roasted marshmallows, scary stories and fortune telling, starts at 7 pm. The cost is $3 per person. For more information, contact Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro, 301-952-8010.

Haunted Hayride and Egg Hunt ($). Aimed at ages 6-12, this haunted hayride and flashlight egg hunt will be held at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road in Fort Washington. The fee is $7 per person. For more information, call the center,301-203-6040.

Spooky Storytime. Aimed at kids ages 7 and up, this storytime at the Beltsville Library branch, 4319 Sellman Rd. in Beltsville, will feature spooky stories just in time for Halloween. The FREE fun begins at 2 pm. For more information, contact the Beltsville Branch Children's department, 301-937-0294.

Happy Hallowmarine!($). Wear your costume and enjoy trick-or-treating at the National Aquarium, Batlimore. In addition to trick-or-treating, there will be several other fun interactive events going on between 10 am and 4 pm. This event is included in museum admission. Event is also happening Oct. 29. For more information, contact the aquarium, 410-576-3800,

Oct. 23
Watkins Farm Halloween ($). Crafts, cider, cookies, a costume contest and hayrides will all be happening at Watkins Park's Old Maryland Farm halloween celebration. The fee is $2. For more information, contact Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Drive in Upper Marlboro, 301-218-6770.

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