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A What's Up? Weekend 10/27/16

Oct 27, 2016 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Eric McGill -- Blue Suede Photography

From the time that he was a toddler, Fred Hammond was destined to take his talent for singing and his devotion to faith and spread it amongst others. Today, he holds Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET, and N.A.A.C.P awards, has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, and has a dedicated fan base.

Taking his talents on the road, Fred, along with his brother Ray, has created a way for people to get the utmost personal experience of his musical talents by developing the Festival of Praise tour.

“We want them to take away a wow moment that God is not just in the little box we put him in over the last 50 years. He’s bigger, he’s greater, and that it’s no need for us to play second best to the world or to anybody else.”
– Fred Hammond

The Festival of Praise will be coming to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury on Thursday, November 3rd, 7:30 p.m. Accompanying Fred this year will be Karen Clark Sheard, Comedian Earthquake, Regina Bell, Casey J, Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, and special appearances by Donnie McClurkin. Tickets range from $30–45 and can be purchased here.

Read our exclusive interview with Fred Hammond here

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Fierce. Fall. Fashion.
Thursday, October 27th, 5–10 p.m.
Join us for our third annual Fierce. Fall. Fashion. Event at the Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge. This two-day pop-up begins Wednesday, October 26th,10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Thursday, October 27th 12-10 p.m. The best part is you can be a part of the fashion event for free!

Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Thursday, October 27th, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Join host Kerry De Vivo at Excel Pilates in Annapolis and allow her to share the benefits of Pilate’s credentials as well as a Pink Ribbon Program certified teacher. During this one hour information and experiential session, you will learn how Pilates supports/benefits breast cancer patients and survivors. There is no free for the event, but RSVP’s are required.

Unmask Your Beauty for Breast Cancer – Ladies Night Out
Thursday, October 27th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Gather your girlfriends for an epic night of fun at Effective Medspa located at the Waugh Chapel Shopping Center. Your donation ticket includes a mini make-over with award-winning GloMinerals make-up line and your choice of a fantasy photo shoot by Krista Williams of “A Pictured Perspective” with the “masked phantom hunk” or solo glamour headshot. The ticket also includes a magic show and psychic/tarot card readings. Fabulous raffle prizes will be offered. Don’t miss this unforgettable event to benefit the Rebecca Fortney Breast Cancer Center at AAMC.

VIP Ladies Night of Ghoulish Delight
Thursday, October 27th, 6–8 p.m.
Join A La Mode Intimates for Ghoulish Delight. Bring your best "ghoul" friends, enjoy spooky treats, and sit for a free palm and tarot reading by Ariana Lightningstorm. Complimentary nibbles and drinks, along with a Halloween treat are included with purchase. It’s the perfect time to trade in that dead bra for a $5 new bra, right? Costumes encouraged!

Halloween Happening at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Thursday October 27th, 7–10 p.m.
Scare up some thrills and chills at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds’ Halloween Happening! The event is a frightful and fun family-oriented attraction that features three haunted attractions including a haunted barn and hayride. It’s a great place to scare up some excitement for Halloween!

Charity Crab Feast for Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control
Friday, October 28th, 7–11 p.m.
Two great things are combined when you can eat crabs while helping homeless animals. Leash Free Living is hosting a Charity Crab Feast to benefit Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control. Tickets include crabs, BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, cole slaw, md crab soup and desserts. A cash bar offers Draft beer and sodas. The entertainment will be provided by DJ Stevie G, Big 6 Wheel. Raffles and Door Prizes will also be available!

Halloween Bash with The Reagan Years, Pasadena and more!
Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th, 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
Union Jack’s will throw the largest and most extravagant Halloween costume party that is so big it takes up two full nights of fun. On Friday, enjoy the Reagan Years and Saturday don’t miss Pasadena and more! Participate in the massive costume contest and have the chance to win over $1,000 in cash and prizes including a grand prize of a free Jamaica vacation on Friday and a vacation to New Orleans on Saturday. Prizes are awarded for most original, sexiest, and best overall costumes!

Saturday, October 29th, 12–4 p.m.
Join Maryland Hall for their first annual OctobARTfest! This seasonal event will feature wine from Great Frogs Winery, fall beers from Mills Fine Wine and Spirits, local vendors, art and craft beer demos, family friendly crafts, a costume contest, a raffle, and so much more!​

Masquerade Ball–Unmasking the Scars of Domestic Violence
Saturday, October 29th, 8 p.m.–12 a.m.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), Anne Arundel County Chapter, will host a “Masquerade Ball.” Prizes will be awarded to the best costume. Proceeds from the Masquerade Ball will benefit NCBW Scholarship Fund and The YWCA’s Domestic Violence Safe House Shelter, Arden House.

Hammond-Harwood House's St. Anne's Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 29th, 4p.m.
Come out and see several of the Hammond-Harwood House’s former occupants who are buried in St. Anne’s cemetery. On this interactive cemetery tour you will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called the great house home. Stories of love, tragedy, and insanity will be unearthed in this hour-long tour through the winding hills of the burying ground. You will also receive a half hour admission ticket to the Hammond-Harwood House Museum.

Howl-o-ween Paw-ty
Saturday, October 29th, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Everyone is invited to Anne Arundel County Animal Control's second Howl-o-ween Paw-ty, a fun four hours for children and adults alike. Meet adoptable animals from both the shelter and some of its rescue group partners, participate in safe trick-or-treating, enter the children's costume parade, have candy with a cop, and enjoy live music. Plus enter the Friends of AACAC's raffle for two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets to anywhere the airline flies in the United States–all for free!

What's DOPE presents 70’s Players Ball Halloween Party
Sunday, October 30, 8 p.m. –12 a.m.
Come out to the Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge for yet another Halloween event, the 70's Players Ball Halloween Party. Costumes are welcome and encouraged! Enjoy drink specials and music from WHAT'S DOPE! This event is $5 and restricted to 18 and over. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m.

Annapolis Halloween Walk
Sunday, October 30th, 12–2p.m.
Avergan Foundation will host The Annapolis Halloween Walk, a one mile fun walk that will start and finish at the Susan Campbell Park in City Dock Annapolis. All walkers (adults, kids and pets) are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and contest winners will receive great prizes from local businesses! Back at the park, there will be music and pumpkin painting. At the end of the event, your wristband will get you into an exclusive after party on the rooftop at Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge! All proceeds from the event benefit the scholarship program for Avergan Foundation.

Eastern Shore

Chesapeake Film Festival
Thursday, October 27th, 12 p.m.
A hidden gem of natural wonder and cultural diversity, the Eastern Shore is embodied in the Chesapeake Film Festival. Nearly 40 features, shorts, and documentaries are the “hidden treasures” slated for showing. The highlight of this year’s festival is certain to be the awarding of the first annual Chesapeake Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award to John Avildsen, best known as the director of Rocky, The Karate Kid, Lean on Me, Save The Tiger, and Joe. In addition to screenings of several of Mr. Avildsen’s films, the festival will feature an exclusive preview screening of a new documentary by Derek Wayne Johnson about the director’s career.

A Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
Friday, October 28th, 12–9 p.m.
Now in its 16th year, Sultana’s Down rigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival at the Chestertown Waterfront has evolved into one of the largest annual tall ship gatherings on the East Coast. Visitors to festival can expect to see a waterfront packed with ships, schooners, and wooden boats, performances by world-class musicians, lectures by nationally recognized authors and filmmakers, plenty of opportunities to go sailing as part of a fleet of “Tall Ships”, and the chance to spend the weekend in Chestertown - one of America’s best preserved historic seaports. Don’t miss out!

Quota Club Christmas Gift & Craft Show
Friday, October 28th, 4–8 p.m., Saturday, October 29th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., & Sunday, October 30th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The 30th annual Christmas Gift & Craft Show sponsored by Quota International of Salisbury returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center this fall! The fair features 150 crafters and local vendors with a variety of items for sale. Don’t miss Santa Claus when he makes a special appearance on Saturday and Sunday! Children visiting during this time can also take home a free book as a part of the Quota Club’s Cops 'N Kids Program, which is held in partnership with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and Salisbury City Police. Proceeds from the event are used to serve the local community.

Oyster Fest
Saturday, October 29th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting Oyster Fest, a celebration of the Chesapeake’s favorite bivalve. The event features live music on two stages, an oyster stew competition, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and other local fare, cooking demonstrations, along with children’s activities, oystering demonstrations, harvesting displays, and more. In addition to the museum’s floating fleet of historic vessels, several commercial watermen and their boats will be dockside to share the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster dredging and hand tonging traditions. Limited boat rides with Chesapeake watermen with oyster tonging demonstrations will also be offered.

Seaside 10 Mile Run/5k
Saturday, October 29th, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Don’t miss the 23rd Seaside 10 Miler/5k. This straight out and back 10-mile course gives runners the chance to take advantage of the OCMD boardwalk. The 5k course will start and finish at the same location. This is a fantastic way to gear up for the Halloween Holiday. All 10 miler finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. All are welcome to come wearing the most outrageous costumes you can dream up!

Saturday, October 29th, 10 a.m.
Free family fun returns to Ocean City Maryland for O.C.Toberfest! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, creepy clowns, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Don’t miss out on the new Howl-O_Ween Pet Parade! Dress up your pets and parade the board walk or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite. Lots of prizes and surprises will be awarded. While the event is free to participate, donations of pet supplies and monetary donations will be collected.


Disney on ice Presents Follow Your Heart
Thursday, October 27th, 7:30 p.m.
Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney on Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. Celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart!

Heather L. Hurd 5K Run/Kids Trick or Treat Walk
Saturday, October 29th, 8 a.m.
The eighth annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run & Kids Trick or Treat Walk, presented by the Kent Schwab Allstate Agency, will kick off Halloween weekend at Harford Community College. New this year will be a kids trick or treat walk for ages 10 and younger in the popular children's area featuring bounce houses, costumed characters, balloon art, face painting, a costume contest for the kids, and more! The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting.

Milburn’s Trick or Treat Weekend!
Saturday, October 29th, 10 a.m.–5p.m.
Come out to Milburn’s for a fun weekend of tricks and treats! Weekend events include: Hayrides, Corn Maze, Boo Barn, Bale Trail, MilkySway Tunnel, Cycle Circle, Straw Jump, Tractor Tunnel, Obstacle Bounce, Giant Spider Web, Rope maze Family challenge, Tractor Tire Tower, Farmyard Playground, Barnyard buddies zoo, Ground Hog Hill, and more!

Halloween Costume Parades 
Saturday, October 29th, 11 a.m.
Parades for everyone will be held at Clark Elioak’s Farn in Clarksville. Parades will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, there will also be special rides, face painting, a Pumpkin Patch, an Enchanted Pine Tree Forest & Rope Maze, as well as the opportunity to find gemstones and minerals at the flume. Enjoy some Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream, CJ’s Pit Beef and fresh local cider!

5K Challenge Race: Run. Climb. Crawl 
Sunday, October 30th, 8 a.m.
Experience Howard Community College’s beautiful campus and unique race course in the third annual HCC 5k Challenge Race. The race originated as a way to promote corporate wellness in the community and raise money for student scholarships. As an educational institution, along with key partners like the Columbia Association, HCC seeks to help advance the value of education in the community to create healthy minds, health lives, and healthy habits. The race focuses on corporate and community teams. Sorry, no individual entries. While it is a 5K race, it has some fun challenges like the tire drill and medicine ball carry!

Second Annual Community Kids Trick or Treating Night of Fun
Sunday, October 30, 6 p.m.
Bring the kids for some fun and games, plus free pizza and snacks to the second annual Community Kids Trick or Treating Night of Fun at Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa! Wear your costumes and get into the spirit of Halloween!

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