Haunted trails await visitors to Forest of Fear


October 24, 1997|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HALLOWEEN is a week from tonight, and that means haunted trails, halls and houses sponsored by local groups.

The youth groups of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold their annual Forest of Fear from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight in the woods behind the church on Fort Smallwood Road.

Costumed guides will lead the way through the forest full of spooky critters, ghosts and goblins. Admission is $2. With a canned good for the food pantry, admission is $1.

School's haunted halls

Northeast High School drama and music departments will haunt the halls of the school on Duvall Highway from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow.

A less frightening haunted hallway for children younger than 12 will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Regular admission is $3. Admission is $2.50 for children younger than 12 and $1 for adults accompanying children.

Hayrides at park

The Friends of Lake Waterford Park will sponsor "Haunting in the Park" for youngsters age 10 and younger from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Rain date is Sunday.

Participants should wear costume and bring a bag to take home goodies collected on the trail.

The park staff is preparing hayrides, story time, a sing-along and a game toss area. The cost is $2 per child. Adults accompanying children will be admitted free.

The park on West Pasadena Road will be closed to the public until noon tomorrow so the park staff and volunteers can prepare for the event.

Scarecrow making

Last weekend's craft fair at Downs Park may have been washed out by the rain, but the children's events that were to go along with it have been rescheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, games and face painting will be offered.

A costume contest for children younger than 12 begins at 1 p.m.

Entrance to the park will be free Sunday.

Democratic dancing

Stoney Creek Democratic Club on Fort Smallwood Road sponsors country dancing from 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays.

Admission is $8 for lessons, open dancing, an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, door prizes and contests.

Dance lessons for beginners start at 7 p.m.

Those who attend four Friday nights will be admitted to the fifth one free.

Information: 410-255-7739.

Harvest Bazaar

Galilee Lutheran Church on Mountain Road will have its annual Harvest Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow on the church grounds.

Spokeswoman Cindy Stivers said artist Joyce King will paint portraits, and the "junktique" area will be open while craft workers sell their wares.

Face painting, games and balloons will be available for children.

Refreshments and barbecued chicken will be available.

Profits will go to church mission programs and to help pay for church and Sunday school programs.

Information: 410-255-6874.

Hog Neck Scamper

The Annapolis Striders and county Department of Recreation and Parks are sponsoring the Hog Neck Scamper, a five-mile run, one-mile fun run and tot trot Nov. 1 at Downs Park.

Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. The fun run begins at 8: 05 a.m., with the 100-yard tot trot for children age 6 and younger at 8: 20 a.m. The five-mile race starts at 8: 30 a.m.

Advance entry fee is $3 for Striders members, $4 for nonmembers. The entry fee on race day is $5. No fee is charged to enter the fun run or tot trot.

Race T-shirts will be awarded to all participants. Hams and plaques will be awarded to the overall male and female winners. Plaques will be awarded to first- and second-place age division winners. Ribbons will be awarded to all tot trot runners.

The course at Downs Park is mostly flat on hard surface trails that wind through the woods and provide views of the Chesapeake Bay. Strollers, headphones and in-line skates are barred.

Information: Strider's hot line, 410-268-1165.


The Ladies of Knights of Columbus Council 10966 will sponsor a dinner-bingo Nov. 8 at St. Jane Frances Hall on St. Jane Drive in Riviera Beach. Doors will open at 5: 30 p.m., dinner starts at 6 p.m. and bingo is at 7: 30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and include a spaghetti and meatball platter with bread, dessert, coffee and tea.

Information: 410-255-9561 or 410-360-5575.

Optimist Club roast

Fort Smallwood Optimist Club is sponsoring a bull and oyster roast from 7 p.m. to midnight Nov. 15 at the Columbian Center on Ritchie Highway.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door. Food will be served from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by New South.

Proceeds will help support Optimist youth programs, including spring and fall sports leagues, an oratorical contest and the HOBY (Hugh O'Brien Youth) Foundation for high school students.

Information: 410-255-9372.

Pub Date: 10/24/97

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