An Eerie Evening in the Woods

In a prelude to Halloween, the Clearwater Nature Center will treat visitors to a haunted woodland starting tomorrow. A guide will tell scary stories to children 8 and older, who will begin the evening with a short train ride in the woods. A park naturalist will share spooky tales while leading the group through the dark to look for real-life creatures, including bats and night owls. Tours will be given every 15 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; the last tour starts at 9 p.m. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. The cost is $6. 301-297-4575.

A Busy Day on the Farm

Smoking meat, stringing vegetables, making brooms and candles, banking, stripping tobacco and woodworking were just some of the chores practiced by residents of an 18th-century middle-class tobacco farm. On Saturday, reenactors at National Colonial Farm will teach visitors about period life as part of "Colonial Day." Besides demonstrations of work life, there will also be games, an 18th-century magic show and live folk music. Admission is $2 for adults and 50 cents for children. The event takes place rain or shine from noon to 4 p.m. at the farm, in Piscataway Park, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-283-2113.

Drum One, Drum All

Rusted Root's Jim Donovan is back for his second appearance at Joe's Movement Emporium to host an "Interactive Drumming Workshop." The drummer for the rock band, known for its percussive beats, will teach rhythms from around the world and how to enhance creativity and listening skills. No drumming experience is needed for the workshop, which runs from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Joe's Movement Emporium, 3802 34th St., Mount Rainier. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door; students, $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance registration is required. 301-699-1819.