CECIL COUNTY — With Halloween right around the corner, several towns and other venues across Cecil County are getting into the spirit of things by hosting events leading up to the spooky holiday. Here is a roundup of some of the events happening this week and next week.

ELKTON — The town’s annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 25, has returned just in time to inspire some seasonal fear — but mostly cheer — in participants and spectators of all ages with costumes and floats abound.

NORTH EAST — Get ready to paint the town and all that jazz as Cecil College’s Milburn Stone Theatre prepares to present the musical “Chicago” in February 2020.

NORTH EAST — Beneath flashy lights, expensive clothes and intricate skin care routines, rage boils over in New York City’s Upper West Side in Milburn Stone Theatre’s production of the “American Psycho” musical.

The Cecil County Farm Museum (CCFM) will be holding its annual Apple Butter Making Event on Saturday, Oct. 19, at its location adjacent to the Cecil County School of Technology on Appleton Road. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be packed with fun-filled activities throughout th…

ELKTON — As the end of summer gives way to autumn this month, downtown Elkton will usher in the new season with its annual Fall Fest on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21.

PERRYVILLE — With several breweries, wineries and other vendors represented at Saturday’s Tap Into The Tavern event, community members had the chance to sample and learn more about the local businesses gathered at the historic Rodgers Tavern.

PORT DEPOSIT — When community members congregate at the former U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge on Sept. 15 for the annual Bainbridge Day celebrations, they will be stepping back through time to recall the base’s history and continue to write its legacy.

ELKTON — Three years after Lee Lewis started leasing a property on Main Street, his dream of turning the building into a theater will finally be coming true as Showcase on Main plans to open its door Friday, Sept. 6.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Eighty-one of the world’s top classical musicians were locked out of symphony hall during a rancorous labor dispute. Donors deserted in droves. Faced with a massive deficit, the symphony’s board of directors raided the endowment and demanded hefty pay cuts. The public sided …

EARLEVILLE — In honor of the largest water lily in North America, Mount Harmon’s Lotus Blossom Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, will feature the event’s eponymous flower, an array of artisans and craft vendors, colonial living history, bluegrass music and much more.

NORTH EAST — Hilarity ensues in Milburn Stone Theatre’s production of “Anything Goes” when a hopeless romantic Wall Street broker, the heiress he is pining after, the over-the-top British nobleman she is engaged to, a nightclub singer, second-rate gangsters, and the rest of the show’s eclect…

OXFORD, Pa. — For worldly art and music selections, one need not travel much further than 5 miles over the Maryland-Pennsylvania line to the second annual Oxford Connective Art & Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.