Montgomery Parks is currently accepting passengers for a pair of spooky Halloween train rides.
The fun and festive “Eye Spy” Halloween Train at Cabin John Regional Park offers a “not-so-scary” ride, designed with children 8 and younger in mind. A journey through the haunted forest allows children to spot familiar friends hiding in the woods. Rides will be held from 1-8 p.m. through Sunday, and also from 3-8 p.m. weekdays and 1-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 25-31. Tickets are $5.
Meanwhile, ghouls, goblins and blood-covered zombies will board during the CP Hauntington Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park. Intended for ages 8 and older, frightening Halloween films are included with admission. Rides will be held from 6-8 p.m. through Sunday, and from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25-31. Tickets are $5.
Patrons to both events are encouraged to wear costumes, and to bring canned food items to benefit Manna Food and Metropolitan United Ministries. To purchase tickets online, visit www.ParkPass.org.
On Saturday, The NIH Philharmonia, under the direction of Dr. Nancia D'Alimonte, will present the “Italian-German Alliance'” at 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Rockville. The program includes Rossini's “William Tell Overture,” Haydn's “Symphony No. 94,” Brahms' “Academic Festival Overture” and Respighi's “Pines of Rome.”
Admission is free. For more information, visit www.nihphil.org.
Philippe Beuzelin will host a fellowship performance, “Love in Songs and Poetry,” at 6 p.m. Sunday at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. The recital will be presented in French and English, and will feature works by both French and American poets and composers. For more information, call 301-424-4347.
Also on Sunday, violinist RoseAnn Markow Lester, cellist Denise Nathanson and pianist Noel Lester will present a concert of piano trios at 3 p.m. at Hood College’s Brodbeck Music Hall. The program will feature Beethoven's “trio in E-flat, Op. 1, No. 1,” Mendelssohn's “Variations Concertante in D Major,” and Brahms's “Trio in B Major, Op. 8.” All three musicians have performed together extensively since 1998. The concert is free. For more information, visit www.hood.edu.
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s presentation of the Bard’s “Cymbeline” opened Thursday, and will run to Oct. 27, with performances scheduled for this weekend. Directed by Sally Boyett-D’Angelo, Shakespeare’s romance will be staged at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, visit www.annapolisshakespeare.com.