Fall Events This Week: October 24-October 30

Oct 24 2022

Fall Events This Week: October 24-October 30

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week.

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Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party”

  • Date: Tuesday, October 25
  • Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden,186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Join us on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones (3-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden.

This Week’s Book: Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party, by Erin Barker

You are cordially invited to “Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party!” Lady Nightshade will bring three jars of jelly to share, while four swooping bats fly through the air. What will our other guests bring to Mr. Pumpkin’s ghoulish tea party?  Join and find out! Come dressed for a tea party looking divine, then peruse the garden for pumpkins you’ll find!

Cost$10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for. HA Members and Active Military; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members.

MCAAHC Fall Symposium 2022

Join the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) for their Fall 2022 Symposium: The Pursuit of Organizational Health, Healing and Wholeness in the African American Community. This exciting two-day event will be jam-packed with highly educational experiences and impactful professional development opportunities for both individuals and organizations.

There will also be a youth track for students to explore topics such as anti-bullying, healthy & positive relationships, medical careers, the civil rights movement in Maryland, and Morgan State University campus tours.

This event is presented in partnership with The Du Bois-Diggs Center for Race and Social Justice at Morgan State University, The Benjamin A. Quarles Humanities and Social Science Institute at Morgan State University, and Banneker-Douglass Museum. This is a free event, but registration is required.

Peale Portrait Tour

  • Date: Thursday, October 27
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

This 90-minute tour delves into the fascinating world of the Peale family and their artwork. Highlights include selected works from the special exhibit ”Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis” as well as an 1835 Rembrandt Peale painting of George Washington and a rare landscape scene by James Peale. Price: $15, Members: $10.

AACPL Family Story Time

  • Date: Thursday, October 27
  • Time: 3:00-3:30 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

London Town welcomes Anne Arundel County Public Library!​

Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities. Build early literacy skills and enjoy the beautiful sound and sensory garden at historic London Town in Edgewater, MD.​ This program is free and no admission fee will be charged.

Historic Hauntings Ghost Tours

  • Date: Thursday, October 27 – Friday, October 28 – Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30
  • Time: 7:30-9:10 pm
  • Location: Meet at the Market House Park, 25 Market Space, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Looking for ghost tours in Maryland? On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the month of October, Annapolis Tours by Watermark is partnering with Historic Annapolis to offer Special Historic Hauntings.

Your spirited guide will lead you through the dark alleys, spooky side streets, and lesser-known haunted sites of the old and creaky town of Annapolis. Hear from real diary entries and newspaper articles of what frightened early 18th century folks. Also included is a stop inside historic Hogshead, where you will be immersed in the tales of those living in Annapolis during the Revolutionary War. Listen to stories of spirits that linger in the mist, and explore one of Annapolis’ best-known cemeteries. Special Historic Hauntings takes you back to a time of superstition and legend. And who knows, after a trip inside Hogshead, your own story may be added to the history of Annapolis!

Cost: Adults, $26; Children (3-11), $15; Infants (2 and under), Free. Historic Hauntings is presented in partnership with Watermark.

Pumpkin Walk

  • Date: Friday, October 28
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Join Hammond-Harwood House for their annual Pumpkin Walk! Come celebrate the spooky season with games, crafts and a costume parade around the mansion. This event will also feature a brief tour of the mansion to introduce children to colonial superstitions and the special architecture of the Hammond-Harwood House. This family event is an Annapolis tradition not to be missed! Costumes encouraged. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. $10 Per child. $5 Members.

Day of the Dead Festival

  • Date: Saturday, October 29
  • Time: 4:00-9:00 pm
  • Location: Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: City of Annapolis

This event, organized by the City of Annapolis Office of Community Services, will include a kid’s zone, vendors and artists, a Latino art gallery, an altar, professional photo portraits of those that come in dress and/or have traditional face painting, face painting booths, and a full program on stage including traditional dance groups of Latin American origin, Latin American musicians, salsa class, and a DJ throughout the event. The event is free and open to the public. 

Hearth Cooking Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30
  • Time: 10:15 am-4:00 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

Join historian, educator, and 18th century cook, Rebecca Suerdieck, as she teaches a day-long class on colonial cooking methods and recipes. ​Pre-registration is required. Limited spots available. Must be 16 years or older.

Full Moon Tour

  • Date: Saturday, October 29
  • Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Night was a perilous time in early America as thieves, wayward travelers, and even evil spirits lurked around the corner for our early ancestors. Families engaged in a process of shutting in, barring the front door, and retreating to the inner sanctity of family life. Others chose to frequent taverns and frolic in the night, much to the distress of proper society.

On this interactive tour visitors will learn about what night was like during the early 19th century when the beautiful Frances Townley Chase Loockerman lived on the property with her eccentric husband Richard and their young family. Visitors will hear about the rise and fall of this Annapolis family. Price: $15, Members: $10.

Halloween Pet Parade

  • Date: Sunday, October 30
  • Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Location: Hancock’s Resolution, 2795 Bayside Beach Rd, Pasadena
  • Host Organization: Hancock’s Resolution

Dress your pet (and maybe yourself) in their favorite Halloween Costume and join the pet parade. Prizes awarded in many categories. Registration of pets: 1:00-1:45. Pet Parade begins at 2:00

Contact us at [email protected] if you have a Fall Heritage event. As always, be sure to check the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.