Catoctin Colorfest in Thurmont
Welcome fall at the 37th Annual Catoctin Colorfest Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday and Sunday in Thurmont. The event will feature the wares of more than 360 juried craftspeople. Browse the many stands displaying paintings, stained glass, pottery, baskets, tablecloths, leather and woodcrafts. Feast on your choice of crab cakes, soup, hot dogs, apple pie and barbecue chicken. Entertainment will be provided by the Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association and students of Linda L. Elower's Studio of Dance.
The festival's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free, but parking is $2 per person or $5 per carload. No charge for children under 12. Shuttle-bus service is available at parking areas. Thurmont is on U.S. 15, 17 miles north of Frederick. Call 301-271-3762.
Scared silly in Philly
Watch for the "not-so-friendly" ghosts of Al Capone and Willie Sutton during Halloween-season tours of the dark, crumbling cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary, an abandoned prison. Theatrical lighting, sound and special effects, lasers, high-tech and three-dimensional elements add to the horror.
Tours begin today and continue through Oct. 31. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. The penitentiary is at 2124 Fairmount Ave. Call 215-236-3300. - Molly Baldwin