Halloween is Almost Here

Today we started walking downtown even before the high school students had made their way to the bus-stop to catch the 6:30 a..m. cheese-wagon. Hard to believe, but we no longer have any kids at home waiting for the bus, and potentially missing it. What a chore it was, rousing them out of bed. Now we just have to get ourselves out the door and some morning, particularly when it’s still dark, it’s hard to get up and get going.
But it’s worth it, to see the pink sunrise over the water walking down Main Street.
This week I’ve gotten email notices about two Halloween kid parties this year open to the community. One, The Pumpkin Walk, I used to take my kids to and it’s Friday evening 4:00-6:00 at Hammond-Harwood House, regardless of the weather. For only $6 your children or grandchildren can participate in a costume parade down Cumberland Court and Maryland Avenue and then enjoy face-painting and apple bobbing plus listen to a crafty witch tell scary stories. Refreshments– apple juice and donut holes are included. For adults, wine and beer is available for purchase.
Sunday at the William Paca House and Garden from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. they are holding a slightly pricier event– a Monster Mash Birthday Celebration for William Paca. General admission is $15 ($12 for members and volunteers)– but it all goes to a good cause to support historic restoration and education programs plus this event gives out prizes for the best costumes plus goodie bags. Enjoy historic crafts, activities, and games, take a ghost tour and hear “real ghost stories. To register for the Monster Mash visit the HAF website or call 410-267-7619.
The best part of any Halloween celebration are the costumes. For the adults, the fun will take place on Saturday night. We’re still gathering our materials for costume creation. More on that later. Enjoy the old photo of my daughter Alex (now in college) with her friend Sofia and our beloved dog (recently departed) Grace. (I still have that flower wreath from the Renaissance Festival.)

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Author: Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, in charge of three magazines: "What's Up? Annapolis", "What's Up? Eastern Shore", and "What's Up? Weddings", former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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