3 things to do this week
Wear something gaudy Today’s the day to break out your most dazzling, wackiest, wildest outfit. Monday, Oct. 17 is Wear Something Gaudy Day.
According to Merriam-Webster, “gaudy” is an adjective that means “marked by extravagance or sometimes tasteless showiness.” That means frills. That means sequins. That means painfully bright colors. Not only do you have an excuse to abandon all conventional fashion sensibilities; you have an obligation. Have fun.
Eat some soup for a good cause On Thursday (Oct. 20), the Rotary Club of North East will hold its 5th annual Soup Cook-Off charity event at the VFW Post 6027 in North East. Participants will have the opportunity to taste and vote for a number of soups from local restaurants.
Tickets cost $10 at the door; children under 10 eat free. Three Cecil County food bank organizations will benefit from the proceeds: The St. Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church Outreach, The Ray of Hope Food Pantry and Nicanor, Inc.
Spook yourself on a ghost walk Chesapeake City is hosting its 20th annual ghost walk series on Friday and Saturday, with tours leaving from town hall every 15 minutes from 6 to 9 p.m. For the 10th year, local writer Michael Collins has scripted and will produce the event.
It’s not exactly clear what scare tactics will be employed in this year’s version, but these family-friendly walks have featured zombie pirates, giant chickens from space and reanimated murderous mummies in the past.
Tickets purchased at the door $12 for adults and $8 for children. In advance, it’s $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call 410-885-2415.