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Halloween open house — Hosted by From the Heart Doggie Daycare, Sat., Oct. 29, noon-5 p.m., 8574 Laureldale Drive. Door prizes, dog costume contest, photographs and nail clinic for dogs. Refreshments served. 301-725-3647, http://www.fromtheheartdogs.com.
Halloween Spooktacular — Sponsored by the city of Laurel, Sat., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. sharp, Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. Entertainment, food, costume judging with prizes. Come dressed to be judged. Co-sponsored by Laurel Lions. 301-497-0300.
Safe Halloween and Costume Party — Sat., Oct. 29, 2-4:30 p.m., Cherry Lane Nursing and Rehab, 9001 Cherry Lane. For infants to 14 years old. Games, pinatas and best costumes for different age groups. Residents give out candies and fruit to community children. No reservations needed.
Halloween Kiddie Cabaret — Sat., Oct. 29, 3-7 p.m., Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St. For ages 3-12. Costume contest, games and treats. Light refreshments provided. Proceeds go to Laurel Boys and Girls Club. Ticket information, Shirley Bell, 240-461-2690 or Sherylyn Roberson, 301-910-9209. Admission, $5 at door; free for children under 4.
Halloween Trunk-or-Treat — Sat., Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 300 Brock Bridge Road. Safe environment for children to trick-or-treat. Car trunks are decorated and cars parked in church parking lot. Children visit trunks and receive candy. Costume contests, games, crafts, campfire. Reservations not required. 301-725-4918.
Montpelier Film series — Dinner and movie, Sat., Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. "The Orphanage" (El Orfanato), Spain, 2007 (R). Spanish ghost story about mother returning with her family to run orphanage where she grew up. Spanish cuisine served. Tickets for both dinner and film, $15, must be bought by noon Friday, Oct. 28. 301-377-7800.
Hitchcock after Dark — Venus Theatre presents a tour guided by Norman Bates, Sat., Oct. 29, 8-10 p.m., Riverfront Park at Avondale Street. Four tours, half a mile each, starting at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. S'mores, fall beverages, outdoor movie, "The Birds." Best Hitchcock costume wins door prize. Wear comfortable shoes and bring flashlight and movie-watching blanket. Featuring Independent Dance Company. Buy tickets, $10, at the door, 21 C. St.; or in advance, web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/243. email@example.com.
Adult Masquerade Ball — Sat., Oct. 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St. Music by DJ Mr. Melody. 50/50 raffle to benefit Laurel High School varsity basketball team. Door prizes for best, scariest, funniest and most original costume. Light refreshments provided. Event proceeds benefit Laurel Boys and Girls Club. Tickets: $15, in advance; $20, at door. For tickets, Shirley Bell, 240-461-2690; or Sherylyn Roberson, 301-910-9209.
Children's Halloween party — Hosted by American Legion Post 60, Sun., Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m., Legion Hall, 2 Main St. Kids' crafts, pumpkin decorating, refreshments and costume judging. 301-725-2302.