September

ESCA Meeting
The Eastfield-Stanbrook Civic Association will hold its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Grange Elementary School cafeteria, 2000 Church Road in Dundalk. We will discuss the future of the association. We are asking for ideas for speakers and any areas of concern. For more information, call Karen Cruz at 410-285-7399.
Free Breakfast
Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Road, will hold a free breakfast for our neighbors in need on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 - 10 a.m. Menu includes eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, fruit cup, bread and butter, orange drink and coffee. We look forward to seeing you! Vans will pick up at the Eastern Resource Center at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 410-686-8810.
Learn the signs of Alzheimer's
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, invites the community to learn the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s, being presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Maryland on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. Please pre-register by calling 410-887-0235.
BCGS Meeting
The Baltimore County Genealogical Society (BCGS), 8601 Harford Road in Parkville, Room 308, will meet on Sunday, Sept. 23, and at 3 p.m. will feature guest speaker Nick Fessenden, presenting “Baltimore’s Great Wave of Immigration.” It is a little-known fact that from 1830 to 1914, 1.5 million immigrants landed in Baltimore, America’s third largest port of entry. Nicholas will describe the stories of the major groups who came to Baltimore: Germans, Irish, Jews, Poles, Lithuanians, Czechs and Italians. He will discuss why the immigrants left their homelands, how they crossed the ocean and how they fashioned new lives in their adopted country.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information about this speaker or upcoming programs visit:
http://www.baltimoregenealogysociety.org/BCGShome/program-of-speakers or call 410-665-8769.
Learn about Medicare Benefits
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, invites community members to learn more about Medicare benefits in the new year on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m. The Medicare year begins Oct. 1. Learn what your options are for Medicare Advantage Plans, Supplement Plans and Prescription Drug Plans. No fee; preregister at the front desk.
Hunter Safety Courses
The Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association will conduct hunter safety courses on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Classes will be held Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a Field Day Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Classes are free. Class size is limited to 60 seats. Register online at www.register-ed.com. For more information, call 443-695-2565.
29th Div. Association Post 58 searching for WWII veterans
Local Post 58 of the 29th Division Association, which is based in Essex, is searching for WWII veterans who participated in the liberation of France. The French government will award the Legion of Honor to veterans who participated in the liberation of France during the Second World War. The project is an ongoing effort to find living veterans or local families to be recognized at a ceremony in November. Names can be submitted to Post Adjutant Bruce Kahl at brucekahl@gmail.com.

The Post membership is made up of regular and associate members who mostly live in the eastern part of Baltimore County, but is open to all regardless of where you live. Regular members are individuals (and their descendants) who serve or have served in any unit that was organic to or affiliated with the 29th Division at any point in the history of the division. Associate members are individuals who served in any other branch of military service or had a family member who served in any other branch of the military.

Ongoing

Fly the Flag for our Troops!
The Angels Supporting Your Troops Inc. are in their eighth year of bringing a "touch of home" to our military troops in the war zone.

Therefore, we are asking for supplies to fill the care packages such as: Beef Jerky, Freeze Pops, Nuts, Trail Mix, Cookies, Jelly, Crackers, Tuna or Chicken in pouches, Drink mixes, Little Debbie Cakes, Nutella, Slim Jims, Dental floss, bars of soap, Deodorant, Foot powder, Chap stick, Baby wipes, Feminine products,  Wrapped Hard Candy, Gum, Mints, Razors, Shave cream (no aerosols) Frisbees, Basketballs, Footballs, Seek a wood books, Water balloons, Toothpaste, Tooth Brush, Wash clothes, Microwave popcorn, Pop Tarts, Aspirin, Bandaids, Cough drops, Pringles, Granola bars, Any Size Zip-Loc Bags.

To donate, or for more information, contact Irene Spatafore at 410-284-5275 or drop items off on the picnic table at 7914 Diehlwood Road (off Wise Avenue & Lynch Road)

The “Angels” packing location is the Sonshine Fellowship Church, 7201 Sollers Point Road in Dundalk, across from CCBC Dundalk.
Senior Steelworkers 9477
Senior Steelworkers United, the country's largest steelworker retiree group, meets the third Wednesday of each month at Local 2609 Hall, 550 Dundalk Avenue., beginning at noon. Coffee, donuts and lunch are provided, with a brief business meeting between the meals to discuss matters like pensions, medical insurance, Social Security and more. All Sparrows Point retirees are invited. Dues are $30 per year. For more information, call Don Kellner at 410-227-8462.
SOAR Meetings
Chapter 8-1 of Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the UAW Hall 1010 S. Oldham Street in Baltimore. Meetings feature lunch and updates on current issues facing retirees. Retirees from any organization are welcome to join; yearly dues are $12 for retirees and $3 for spouses. For more information, call Don Kellner at 410-227-8462.
Self-Esteem Anonymous
Self-Esteem Anonymous™ is an organized support group with a 12-step program. Its purpose is to give emotional support to people who need help achieving their goals. There are many people who feel the way you do, who want to feel more confident about themselves and who want to have more control over their own lives. This group meets Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the parish hall at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1131 Mace Ave. in Essex. Call 410-687-5531 for more information.
Aviation Volunteer Search
Volunteers are needed at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum as it prepares for the opening of the 2016 school year. Qualifications for education volunteers include experience working with children and a minimum availability of two days per month, three hours per day. There is also an opening for someone with web design experience to manage its website at www.mdairmuseum.org. The museum, located at Martin State Airport has been operated by a group of dedicated volunteers for over 25 years serving the community as a cultural and educational resource. To apply for a volunteer position, contact Volunteer Coordinator Peggy Smith at 410-682-6122.
Humane Society Volunteers
The Humane Society of Harford County has volunteer opportunities at the PetSmart at 1559 Merritt Blvd. in Dundalk, and you can make an impact helping the animals up for adoption there. Our volunteers commit to just one shift per week for one or two hours each time. You will provide as much love as you can while cleaning their cages, washing bedding, mopping the floor and other light duties. If you think you’re the purr-fect person, emailRebecca@HarfordShelter.org to get started!
Food Pantry
Peninsula Baptist Church, 222 Carroll Island Road in Middle River, provides a monthly food pantry on the third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Emergency food baskets provided by appointment. In order to receive a food pantry basket, you must be on public assistance (SNAP, medical assistance, TCANF, EUSP, energy assistance), on unemployment or have a household income below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Limit of one basket every 30 days. For more information or to arrange an emergency basket, contact Donald Eder at 410-812-5255 orederdonald@yahoo.com.
Cooties Collecting for Comrades
The Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent 4 is collecting toiletries for male and female hospitalized veterans at the Loch Raven VA Community Living and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore to be distributed during the monthly visit with the veterans. Items requested include one-gallon zip-lock bags, liquid hand soap, shampoo, disposable razors, shave gel, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, denture cleaner, non-alcoholic mouthwash, nail clippers, combs, socks, feminine sanitary products and wordsearch/crossword puzzles. Items can be brought to the Essex-Holly Neck Memorial VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road, between the hours of 2 - 10 p.m.
Brightview Volunteers Needed
Brightview White Marsh assisted living, 8100 Rossville Blvd., is in need of volunteers to help with things like Rosary, cooking, short stories, games, discussions and visiting for their residents. For more information, contact Diane Gibson at 410-668-1588.
Free Mammograms
Baltimore County Womens Cancer Protection is currently offering free mammograms to those who wish to be screened. Call 410-887-3432 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Bluegrass, Country Music Jamboree
Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River, hosts a Bluegrass and Country Music Jamboree, at 6 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. The event has been run by the Cogar Family since 1972. Come enjoy bluegrass and country music to sing and dance to. Refreshments are available. Come join the fun!
Food Pantry
Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, 1626 Lynch Road, has a food pantry with non-perishable food items. If you are in need or are interested in donating, please call the church at 410-288-5136.
County Looking For Volunteers
The Baltimore County Department of Aging Home Team Program is looking for volunteers willing to assist elderly Baltimore County residents with shopping, running errands and doctor appointments. Volunteers are needed for four hours per month. For more information, call the Home Team Office at 410-887-4141.
Volunteer for Hospice
Amedisys Hospice of Greater Chesapeake is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to home hospice patients and their families.  Presently we are in need of volunteers to help our patients in the Essex, Rosedale and White Marsh areas. We are planning a class to prepare you to become a volunteer. To learn more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity, please call Richard Parron at 410-686-5635 or e-mail richard.parron@amedisys.com.