'Annual Halloween Party' A costume party with candy, refreshments, dancing and a costume contest, sponsored by the Student Association Campus Activities Board, will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Anne Arundel Community College's Student Union dining hall, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2218 or aacc.edu/studentlife/cab.
Lecture Daniel Selcer, associate professor and director of graduate studies at Duquesne University, will speak at 8:15 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Opera The Annapolis Opera begins its season at 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis, with a celebration of the company's 40th anniversary and Verdi's 200th birthday with a production of "Aida." The production features a full orchestra and double chorus, including members of the Morgan State University Choir. It is sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Tickets are $20, 60 and $75, with group discounts available. Information: 410-267-8135, 410-580-2640 or annapolis.org.
Halloween party The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society hosts a children's Halloween party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Benson-Hammond House Museum, 7101 Aviation Blvd. The event features old-fashioned games, making a straw buddy and ghost stories. Admission is free. Information: 410-647-0936 or aachs.org.
'Apple Fest Family Fun Day' Celebrate the local apple harvest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whole Foods Market at Annapolis Towne Centre, 200 Harker Place. Free pie tins to the first 200 guests, hot apple cider samples, free recipe cards and caramel-apple making are among the included activities. All are welcome. Information: 410-266-5761.
Chamber music The Annapolis Chamber Players presents "Classics & Gems" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at St. John's College's McDowell Hall, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors; and free for students younger than 25. Information: 410-349-1856 or annapolischamberplayers.org/upcoming.html.
'The Story of Luis Hane: Holocaust Survivor' The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents a program by Luis Hane at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments follow the presentation. Free. Information: 410-760-9679 or aagensoc.org.
Classical concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The orchestra will be accompanied by cellist Zuill Bailey for these concerts, which feature Haydn's Symphony No. 88 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. For tickets and more information, call 410-263-0907 or go to annapolissymphony.org.
Meet the authors Three authors, Corban Addison, Chris Pavone and Roger Rosenblatt, will discuss their latest works of fiction and nonfiction at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Admission is $30 in advance; $35 at the door. The presentation will be followed a by wine-and-hors d'oeuvre reception and book signing. For tickets and more information, call 410-757-8570 or go to stjohnscollege.edu/events. Handicapped parking will be available at the Campbell Hall lot on campus.
Concert Singer/songwriter Dirk Hamilton performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The performance is part of the hall's ongoing "Showcase Artist Series." Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.
Tribute concert Annapolis Maritime Museum presents "Above and Beyond," a musical tribute by Trio Galilei to wounded soldiers and sailors from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 at 723 Second St. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
Fundraiser The annual Cardinal Gibbons Bull Roast & "Friend" fundraiser event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 at Leadership Through Athletics, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne. Proceeds will used for needs-based scholarships for local students. Cost is $45 per person. For tickets and more information, call 410-744-0900.
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