Peter & the Wolf
Oct. 17-Nov.22. Sergei Prokofiev’s popular tale of good versus evil performed by Puppet Co. $10. Times vary, see website. K-6th grade. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo. www.thepuppetco.org.
Boo at the Zoo
Animal encounters, festive decorations, and keeper talks. 5:30-8:30 p.m.. National Zoo, Washington D.C. Ages 2-12 with caregiver. $20/members, $30/nonmembers. Children under 2 free. www.nationalzoo.si.edu.
The National Colonial Farm transformed into a haunted cemetery. 7-9 p.m.. Volunteers must be 10 and older. 301-283-2113, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek.
4th Annual Hike & Seek with National Wildlife Federation
Family outing that inspires a child’s sense of adventure by combining a nature hike and scavenger hunt. Noon-5 p.m. Druid Hills Park in Baltimore. www.hikeandseek.org.
Flashlight Fun at the Boo-seum!
Dress up, bring a flashlight to seek out little ghosts and goblins hiding in and around the display cases at the Bayside History Museum. Then head over to the North Beach boardwalk for the Boo Bash parade. Free. 1-3 p.m. www.baysidehistorymuseum.org.
Pumpkin Carving Program
Learn how early settlers carved jack-o-lanterns and how ancient custom originated. Bring pumpkins. Knives and patterns supplied. Kids 8 and up. 6- 8 p.m. $5/person. Soldiers Delight, Owings Mills. www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/soldiersdelight.asp.
Bark ‘N Dash 5K
Family Dog Walk and Tail Wagger Trot for Kids. Fun race through Quiet Waters. Well behaved and socialized dogs welcome. 8 a.m. $25 adult 5k, $20 youth 5k, $10 Family Dog Walk, $5. Quiet Rivers Park, Annapolis. 8 a.m. -noon. www.aacounty.org/RecParks/movemore2013.cfm.
Trick or Treat Among the Trees
Tick-or-treating adventure along the Robinson Nature Center trail. Each stop along the way has fun, live interpretation of fall nature happenings and goodie to take home. See website for times. $7. Free for kids under 3 yrs. www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.
Annual Monster Mash Cruise and Costume Contest
Cruise for the goblins and their families. Adults, $8; kids 5-12, $7; kids 4 and under $5. 4:30-5:30 p.m. www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/events/calendar.php.