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Maryland events for preschoolers in October

More October events for preschoolers

jack o lantern kids17 Monday

Music and Movement
Explore stories, through music, dancing and movement. Ages 5 and younger. Free. 9:30am. Annapolis library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

18 Tuesday

Witches Hand Popcorn Treats
Children culinary workshop using all natural ingredients. Registration required. $5. 11-11:45am. Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. 410-573-1800, regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1860499

19 Wednesday

Mr. Pacas Backyard Preschool Program
Meet Pumpkin Jack and learn about the lives of Jack-O-Lanterns while exploring how pumpkins grow throughout the year. We will visit our garden to explore the changes to plants and trees in the fall and make crafts using leaves. $7; members, $5. 10-11:15am. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. 410-990-4543, annapolis.org/media/48-140-mr-pacas-backyard-preschool-program

20 Thursday

Family Movie Night
Watch “The Angry Birds,” rated G. Popcorn provided. Free. 6:30pm. Linthicum Library. 410-222-6265, aacpl.net/location/linthicum

21 Friday

Pet Care with the SPCA
SPCA staff will prepare you for the pet you might own or pet sit one day. Staff will be bringing a rescue dog or rabbit. Registration requested. Free. 10-11am. Crofton Library. 410-222-7915, aacpl.net/location/crofton

Pumpkin Walk
Games, costume parade, superstitious tours and more. Wine and beer are available for purchase. $15; parents, free. 4-6pm. Hammond Harwood House, Annapolis. 410-263-4683, hammondharwoodhouse.org/upcoming-events

$2 Family Fun Night
Crafts, story time and more. Discounted admission prices only for tickets purchased after 4pm. $2 per person; ages younger than 2, free. 4-8pm. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore. 410-727-8120, portdiscovery.org

Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 21-23. Treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats and more. $20-$30. 5:30-8:30pm. National Zoo, Washington D.C. 202-633-4888, nationalzoo.si.edu

22 Saturday

Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival
Ikea Urban Pumpkin Patch, petting zoo, face painting and more. Free, additional costs are required for some activities. 10am-2pm. West Shore Park, Baltimore. 410-779-4700, waterfrontpartnership.org

Toy Boat Building
Build a toy boat. $2 donation is requested per boat. 2-4pm. $9, adults; $4, children. 10am-5pm. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 410-326-2042, calvertmarinemuseum.com

Kent Island Fall Fest
Fall-themed kids’ activities, live music, food and more. Free. 10:30am-6pm. Camp Wright, Stevensville. facebook.com/kentislandfallfest

Boo Bash
Celebrate Halloween with games, fun, candy, music, and a costume parade. $2. 11am-1pm. Langley Park Community Center, Hyattsville. 301-445-4508, pgparks.com/page68887.aspx

‘A Bug’s Life’
Watch “A Bug’s Life” rated G. Make a craft while you watch. Free. 2pm. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library. 410-222-1770, aacpl.net/location/eastport

Creature Feature: Raptors
Meet and learn about the centers birds of prey. Ages 3 and older. Reservations required. $4. 2-3pm. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702, mncppcapps.org/calendar/pgparks

Campfire Classics Bonfire & Movie
Large bonfire, food trucks, face painting, games, lego building, first aid kit making, pie making contest, and more. Showing of “Zootopia” at 6:30pm. Free, some activities require a small fee. 3:30-8:30pm. Nantucket Field, Crofton. 410-897-2069, eventbrite.com/e/cvpra-campfire-classics-2016-tickets-27270863888

Pirate Party Afloat
Fundraiser for Chesapeake Children’s Museum. Refreshments, games, ship rides and more. Advance tickets are required. $25; $12, ages 2 and younger. 4:30-7pm. Pirate Adventures, Annapolis. 410-990-1993, theccm.org

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Campfire
Dazzling display of 50 hand-carved illuminated jack o’ lanterns, campfire, haunted Halloween tales, prizes and more. $4; ages 4 and under free. 7-8:30pm. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010, pgparks.com/page68223.aspx

Brick Fest Live
Oct. 22-23. Life sized lego models and cities, build and race your own lego cars, lego mini golf course and more. $24; Ages 2 and under, free. Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. 1-866-442-4433, brickfestlive.com

23 Sunday

Cider Days
Sip on apple cider, learn about pollination and the history of apples, use the old fashioned hand crank and more. $7. 2-3pm. Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda. 301-765-8660, activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/activity_search/cider-days/18647?

Halloween on the Farm
Join us down on the farm for an autumn celebration. Crafts, games, a costume contest and hayrides. $4. 4-7pm. Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6770, pgparks.com/page69098.aspx

24 MondayBooAtTheZoo

Halloween Toddler Time
Halloween story time. 18-36 months. Free. 9:30am. Edgewater Library. 410-222-1538, aacpl.net/location/edgewater

25 Tuesday

Halloween Hoopla
Listen to not-so-scary stories, songs, activities and fun. Wear your costume and join in the annual parade. Free. 9:30am. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

Spooky Craft Day
Wear your Halloween costume and make a spooky craft. Free. 6-7pm. Odenton Library. 410-222-6277, aacpl.net/location/odenton

26 Wednesday

Halloween Toddler Time and Costume Parade
Toddlers can listen to a railroad story, create a craft and follow Choo Choo Blue for Halloween costume parade. $12-18. 10:30am. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. 410-752-2490, borail.org

Family Halloween Story Time
Spooky stories and activities including a costume parade around the branch. Free. 6:30pm. Broadneck Library. 410-222-1905, aacpl.net/events/family-halloween-storytime-89859

27 Thursday

AVAM’s Fall Halloween Celebration
Tour the museum, make a eerie luminary lantern and watch Young Frankenstein, rated PG. Bring your own glass jar for craft, all other materials will be provided. Free. 5-7pm. Movie starts at 7pm. American Visionary of Art Museum, Baltimore. 410-244-1900. avam.org

Monster Mash Party
Games, stories, a monster parade and more. Costumes are welcome. Free. 6:30pm. Glen Burnie Library. 410-222-6270, aacpl.net/location/glenburnie

Halloween BINGO
Halloween bingo, candy corn, prizes and more. Free. 7pm. Severn Library. 410-222-6280, aacpl.net/location/severn

Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart
Oct. 27-30. Featuring Dory from “Finding Dory,” the cast of “Inside Out,” Olaf and Kristoff from “Frozen” and more. $17-47. Check website for times. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore. 410-347-2020, royalfarmsarena.com/events/all

28 Friday

Oct. 28-30. Free trick-or-treating, costume contests, carnival games and more. $13-18. 10am-4pm. The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore. 410-396-7102, Marylandzoo.org

Glow Maze
Oct. 28-29. Glow in the dark corn maze. $8. 6-8pm. Horsmon Farm, St. Leonard. 443-532-5761, horsmonfarm.com

Haunted Hangar
Wear your costume and join in the Halloween fun with arts, crafts, hayrides and more. $5. 7-9pm.
College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, 301-864-6029, collegeparkaviationmuseum.com/page69313.aspx

29 Saturday

Bark ‘N Dash 5K and Family Dog Walk
5K and family dog walk. All dogs must be leashed. $25; $20, ages 18 and under; $10, family dog walk. 7:45am. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. 410-222-7313, aacounty.org/services-and-programs/race-series-bark-n-dash-5k-and-family-dog-walk

BMI Farmers Market
Fall harvest family fun day, pumpkin decorating, sack races and more. Free. 9am-1pm. Baltimore Museum of Industry. 410-727-4808, thebmi.org/programs-events

Family Fun Fair & Silent Auction
Food, carnival games, health & wellness demonstrations, DJ, photo booth, balloon creations, and a silent auction/raffle. Free, some activities require a small fee. 11am-3pm. Hillsmere Elementary School, Annapolis. 503-970-8687. aacps.org/html/schol/Elementary/Hillsmes.asp

Halloween in the Garden
A day time trick-or-treating parade, free ooky, spooky art activities, food and more. $1. 11am-4pm. Annmarie Garden, Dowell. 410-326-4640, annmariegarden.org

‘Hotel Transylvania 2’
Watch “Hotel Transylvania 2” rated G. Free. 1pm. Severn Library. 410 257-2101, calvert.lib.md.us/fairview.html

‘Not-So-Scary’ Halloween Party
Inside and outside attractions, happy haunts and more. 6-9:30pm. Adventure Park USA, Monrovia. 301-865-6800, adventureparkusa.com

30 Sunday

Halloween Walk
One mile fun walk. Along the way there will be official trick-or-treat spots. All walkers are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes. At the end of the walk there will be music, pumpkin painting, information booths and more. $5. Proceeds benefit the Avergan Foundation scholarship program for children on the autism spectrum. Noon-2pm. Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis. 443-758-8938, averganfoundation.org/our-events/annapolis-halloween-walk

Halloween Pet Parade
Enter your pet in the costume parade. Prizes awarded to the winners. Free. 1-4pm. Hancock’s Resolution, Pasadena. 410-255-4048, historichancocksresolution.org

Free Family Sunday
Try your hand at charcoal and chalk figure drawing. Free. 2-5pm. Baltimore Museum of Art. 443-573-1700, artbma.org

31 Monday

Preschool Halloween Party
Stories, halloween fun and more. Ages 3-5. Free. 11am. Severn Library. 410-222-6280, aacpl.net/location/severn

Harvest Celebration
Learn about the farm animals, hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin picking and more. Bring s’more fixins for the campfire from 1:30-3pm. Registration required. Adults attending with children, free. $8. Noon-3pm. Sharps at Waterford Farm, Brookeville. 410-489-2572, sharpfarm.com

Halloween Story time: Little Goblin Spooktacular
Spooky ( but not too spooky) stories, dancing and Trick or Treat in the Library. Costumes welcomed. Ages 5 and under. Free. 2-3pm. Riviera Beach Library. 410-222-6285, aacpl.net/location/rivierabeach


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