Fun all around town this month; send us your spook­i­est Hal­loween house pho­tos!

The Dundalk Eagle - - OPINION - By NI­COLE ROD­MAN nrod­man@ches­pub.com

Now we’re re­ally get­ting into it, the busy sea­son is here!

Around Dun­dalk, there are tons of events to keep fam­i­lies across the area run­ning all sea­son long.

This week­end is a big one in Dun­dalk. On Satur­day, Oct. 7, the Wise Av­enue Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment marks 75 years with a pa­rade down Wise Av­enue, fol­lowed by a cel­e­bra­tion at the North Point Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter. Ex­cited pa­rade-go­ers should be sure to line up early, as the pa­rade will de­part from Wise Av­enue and Grays Road at 9 a.m. on its way to Church Road and the Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter grounds. (See front for more.)

Satur­day is also the fi­nal Mak­ers Mar­ket, spon­sored by the Dun­dalk Re­nais­sance Cor­po­ra­tion, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cen­ter Place in the Dun­dalk Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­ter. Come on out to shop lo­cal crafters and ar­ti­sans and en­joy live mu­sic, food and crafts for the kids. Main Street busi­nesses Lit­tle Crys­tal Bijoux and Zal­lies Bou­tique, both lo­cated on Cen­ter Place, will both be cel­e­brat­ing an­niver­saries with give­aways and specials all day long. (See front for more.)

Bar­gain hunters also have a rea­son to re­joice on Satur­day as, just down the street in Veter­ans Park, the Dun­dalk-Pat­ap­sco Neck His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host its fall flea mar­ket. Al­ways chock-full of deals, the flea mar­ket, open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., will de­light vis­i­tors while sup­port­ing the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety’s wor­thy mis­sion.

And don’t for­get to stop at the Dun­dalk Farm­ers Mar­ket, just on the other side of Veter­ans Park, from 7:30 a.m. to noon for farm-fresh good­ies!

But this week­end’s fes­tiv­i­ties aren’t the only high­lights on this month’s cal­en­dar.

The Todd’s In­her­i­tance His­tor­i­cal Site, at 9000 North Point Road, will also play host to sev­eral in­ter­est­ing events this month.

On Sun­day, Oct. 15, John Quincy Adams him­self (okay, not him­self, rather Mas­sachusetts-based ac­torhis­to­rian Jim Cooke) will stop by the Todd house to per­form “John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Un­con­quer­able!” at 1 p.m. Ad­mis­sion for adults is $10.

(The next day, Mon­day, Oct. 16, Cooke will reprise his role as Adams at the Aquila Ran­dall Mon­u­ment, 3970 North Point Road, at 10 a.m. Event is free to at­tend.)

Todd’s In­her­i­tance will also en­ter­tain ghosts and goblins of all ages with Hal­loween week­end tours and treats on Satur­day, Oct. 28, and Sun­day, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. For more, visit Todd’s In­her­i­tance on Face­book.

Speak­ing of Hal­loween, the Dun­dalk Re­nais­sance Cor­po­ra­tion will again of­fer cos­tume con­tests, pump­kin dec­o­rat­ing, trick-or-treat­ing, ven­dors, re­fresh­ments and much more at its an­nual Fam­ily Fall Fest in Dun­dalk’s Veter­ans Park. On Satur­day, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., res­i­dents of all ages are in­vited to dress up, come out and cel­e­brate the sea­son. For more, call Chris at 410-282-0261 or email chris@dun­dalkusa.org.

And, of course, don’t for­get about the Fort Howard Haunted Dun­geons, of­fer­ing up scares each week­end start­ing at dusk at Fort Howard Park, 9500 North Point Road.

October is al­ready burst­ing at the seams with fun fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, and these are just a few high­lights. For more, check out the Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar, the Church News page and keep your eyes on the Dun­dalk

Ea­gle for more events as the sea­son con­tin­ues.

And re­mem­ber, the Ea­gle can’t do it with­out you! We want to hear from read­ers. Send us your news tips, com­mu­nity events, meet­ings, church news, school an­nounce­ments, let­ters to the editor — what­ever you’ve got.

We are also look­ing to high­light Dun­dalk’s spooook­i­est Hal­loween houses, so send us pic­tures of your dec­o­rated houses and busi­nesses. Se­lect pho­tos will ap­pear in the Oct. 26 edi­tion of the Dun­dalk Ea­gle.

Pho­tos, an­nounce­ments, news tips and more can be sub­mit­ted to nrod­man@ches­pub.com.

I look for­ward to hear­ing from you!

Opin­ions ex­pressed are those of the writer and do not rep­re­sent the opin­ion of The Dun­dalk Ea­gle or Adams Pub­lish­ing Group.

COUR­TESY DRC

Rev­el­ers of all ages are in­vited to don their Hal­loween cos­tume for this year’s Dun­dalk Fam­ily Fall Fes­ti­val.

COUR­TESY PHOTO

Fre­quent pa­tron Con­nie Collins shops at the Dun­dalk Farm­ers Mar­ket on a re­cent Satur­day. The mar­ket is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Satur­days in the Dun­dalk Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­ter.

Craft ven­dors shared their wares with at­ten­dees dur­ing a Mak­ers Mar­ket last May.

PHOTO BY NI­COLE ROD­MAN

The Todd house at Todd’s In­her­i­tance, as seen from the fam­ily’s on­site grave­yard.

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