The Lost Caravan will present poetry, skits, songs and short stories during its "Halloween Spooktakular" performance Saturday for children ages 4 to 10 at the Chesapeake Music Hall. The performance will feature three characters in Halloween costumes performing several two- to three-minute skits. The 45-minute Vaudeville-esque show also will include magic and pumpkin carving. The performance will begin with a poem about fun things to do for Halloween. Children are encouraged to come in costume. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich or hot dog lunch will be served a half-hour before the show. The performance will begin at 12:30 p.m. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-626-7515 or www.chesapeakemusichall.com.
Live music, games, rides, book signings, demonstrations and workshops will be part of a Homestead Gardens tribute to fall. The festival, which began Oct. 2, runs through Oct. 31. This weekend's offerings include a workshop, "Fall Tree Care," by Tyler Balderson; live oompah music by the Incidental Brass; a book signing by Katie Moose, author of "New England's Bounty"; and a question-and-answer session with horticulturist Gene Sumi, Homestead Gardens' education coordinator. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Free; some events have an admission fee. 443-607-1986 or www.homesteadgardens.com.
'Charlie Brown' on Stage
A musical version of the Charles Schulz comic strip "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" chronicles the lives of Snoopy, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, Sally and Charlie Brown. Performed by the theater company at Arundel High School. 7 p.m. today-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Auditorium, Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Rd., Gambrills. $7; $5 in advance. 410-674-6500.