Easter Egg Hunt Cancellation
The North Point State Park Volunteers' Easter Egg Hunt has been canceled this year due to unforeseen circumstances. The public is invited to attend these other forthcoming NPSP Volunteer-sponsored events: Earth Day (date/time TBA); Youth Fishing Derby, July 21 from 8 a.m. to noon; Santa's Workshop, Dec. 1 and 2, noon to 4 p.m. For updates on these events, visit, check out the group on Facebook or call 410-477-0757.
DPN Historical Society Meeting
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society will meet on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the society's museum at 4 Center Place in Dundalk. Marc Mazer from the Maryland Paranormal  Society will be our speaker. Several months ago they came to the museum to determine if there was any paranormal activity on site. Marc, a psychic, was present and will speak on the paranormal society and the investigation. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Call 410-284-2331 for more information.
Rosie the Riveter Event Canceled
Due to the approaching winter weather, the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum has canceled its March 21 event celebrating National Rosie the Riveter Day. With wet and icy weather forecast, it will not be a safe commute for the ladies and we do not want to do the day without them. So instead of an on-site recognition of the Rosies on this day, the museum will do a social media celebration throughout the day, posting stories of our ladies who were pioneers of the 1940’s. According to the museum's research, Glenn L. Martin was the first industrial manufacturer in the 1940's to hire women for men's jobs, starting his first group of 19 women on Aug. 19, 1941, thus beginning the Rosie the Riveter experience before the Rosie song, Norman Rockwell’s magazine cover or the Howard Miller “We Can Do It” poster for Westinghouse hit the scene. These amazing women and the many more who joined them at the Martin plant for building the B-26 Marauders, PBM Mariners and the Maryland and Baltimore light bombers, keeping the homefront moving when the men went to war, contributed to the US winning World War II with their “We Can Do It" spirit. For more information, call 410-682-6122.
Rain Barrel workshop
Save money, save water and save our creeks and bay at the same time! Learn about the benefits of rain barrels and then build your own at this free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24, hosted by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy's Clear Creeks Project at Zion United Church of Christ, 8701 Cottington Road in Nottingham. If you live in our project area (Middle River, Essex, Perry Hall, White Marsh and Nottingham) each barrel will cost only $30 and you are eligible for free installation. For all others, the cost for rain barrel and assembly kit is $60. Register online at or contact Amy Young (, 410-404-4748). Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 21.
BCGS Meeting
The Baltimore County Genealogical Society (BCGS) will meet on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Andy Hochreiter with his presentation, “Genetic Genealogy:  Understanding and Applying your Test Results” which will discuss how to understand and analyze results from DNA tests and how to use the results to find family and apply the findings to genealogical research. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit call 410-665-8769.
Drug Awareness - Opioid Overuse & Overdose Prevention
Would you know if a loved on was an addict? Learn how prescription drugs can lead to heroin abuse, how to prevent an addiction and what to do once an addiction develops on Thursday, March 29, 6 - 8 p.m. at Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall. Speakers include Dr. Yngvild Olsen, addiction doctor and specialist, a peer support specialist and others. Most of the evening will be dedicated to questions and answers. Refreshments and lite fare provided. For more information, contact


Grocery Assistance Volunteers Needed
The Meals on Wheels Grocery Assistance Program is looking for volunteers! Do you have three hours a month to help a home bound individual? Do you like to shop? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity with flexible hours? Then we need your help! Our Grocery Assistance Program pairs volunteers with a client in need, and with their shopping list in hand the volunteer goes to the store on the client’s behalf. You don’t spend any of your own money and may make a friend for life! If interested, contact Meals on Wheels at 443-573-0933 or
Norwood Elementary Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Registration
Norwood Elementary School will hold prekindergarten and kindergarten registration on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 26. Prekindergarten students must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, and kindergarten students must be five years old on or before Sept. 1.

Screening and registrations are by appointment only. Please call Norwood Elementary School at 410-887-7055 or stop by the school to request a registration packet.
Glenmar ES Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration
Glenmar Elementary School, 9700 Community Drive in Middle River, will hold screenings for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten on Friday, April 27. To be considered for pre-kindergarten, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2018. Children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2018, and live within the Glenmar Elementary School boundaries must be enrolled in a Kindergarten program. If Glenmar Elementary School is your zoned school, call 410-887-0127 to receive a registration packet and an appointment time.
HNCA Scholarships
The Holly Neck Conservation Association is awarding scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are accepted at an accredited college or university for studies in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Marine Biology or a related environmental/science field. If you are interested in applying, you may download the application form directly from our website, Mail the completed form to: The Holly Neck Conservation Association, P.O. 16666, Baltimore, Maryland 21221. It must be received or postmarked by Friday, April 27.


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.
Maryland Senior Citizens HOF seeking nominations
Maryland residents, 65 years of age or older, who as active volunteers (since age 65) have made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of others in the community are eligible for nomination to the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Nominations will be reviewed and up to 50 qualified nominees will be selected for induction into the 2017 Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Nomination forms and specific details for eligibility are available at or by contacting Tom Kline at or 410-322-5193. All nomination forms must be received by April 10.
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 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, 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
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