Non-profit Events

American Legion Karaoke, Line Dancing
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave. in Essex, will host Music Solution from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 18; Karaoke with Jimmy and Judy D from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 19; and For the Good Times Karaoke with Percy and Fred from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Line dancing is offered from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays in the hall. Call the post, 410-686-2353, for kitchen availability and specials.
Dundalk American Legion Karaoke
Dundalk American Legion Post 38, 3300 Dundalk Ave. in Dundalk, will host Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 18, and from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Call the post, 410-288-2297, for more information.
Quarter Auction
The Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, will hold a quarter auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road in Middle River. Tickets, which include two paddles, cost $5 in advance and can be purchased at the front desk. Call 410-887-0235 for more information.
Dinner on the Bay
Knights of Columbus Bethlehem Council 2605, 7401 Bay Front Road in Edgemere, will hold its monthly Dinner on the Bay from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. The menu will include fried chicken, meat loaf, pulled pork and a variety of side dishes, rolls, dessert and soft beverages. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 8-12. Reservations are recommended. Call 410-477-5225 to reserve seats.
Row House History
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, will host an illustrated presentation on the history and architecture of the Baltimore row house at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23. Pre-registration is requested for the program presented by local historian Wayne Schaumburg. The program is free to all center members.
Wise Ave. VFC Flea Market 
Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, 214 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a flea market and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Indoor spaces in the rear fire hall cost $20 each (includes a table). Outdoor spaces on the lot cost $10 without a table and $15 with a table. To reserve spaces/tables, send an email to Amanda Mertens at BCFD270498@gmail.com.
Defenders Day Celebration
Defenders Day will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Howard Park at the end of North Point Road on the North Point peninsula. The event will include a reenactment of the Battle of North Point. Free admission and parking; no pets or alcohol allowed in the park. For more information, call 410-284-2331.
Wise Avenue VFC Quarter Auction
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Co., 214 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a quarter auction  at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the rear fire hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission, which includes three paddles, is $5. Additional paddles are $2 each. Food and drinks will be sold. For more information, call Jerry, 443-841-9692.
Rosedale VFC Crab Feast
Rosedale Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a crab feast from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Road. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. In addition to crabs, the menu will include crab soup, fried chicken, beef BBQ, a variety of side dishes, rolls, chips and pretzels, watermelon and desserts. Tickets cost $50 in advance and $55 at the door. Food will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. Games of chance and raffles will be available. For more information, call 410-866-2598, or send an email to rvfdbullroast@gmail.com.
American Legion Post 130 Bingo
American Legion Post 130, 8666 Silver Lake Road in Perry Hall, will hold a bingo night Thursday, Sept. 7. A light fare dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. and bingo games will begin at 7 p.m. Regular bingo games will pay out $65 regardless of attendance. Organizers will offer two jackpot games. The first, just before intermission, will pay out up to $1,000. The second, the last game of the evening, will be a three-part game paying out a total of $350. Admission costs run from $20 to $40, depending on how many games you choose to play. All proceeds help the post support its community outreach efforts in the Perry Hall and Fullerton communities. For more information, call the post, 410-870-0625.
Senior Center Crab Feast
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, will hold a crab feast from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The menu will include crabs, crab soup, fried chicken, a variety of side dishes and beverages. Tickets cost $35. You must be a club member to attend; membership is free to seniors 60 and older. Call the center, 410-887-0235, for more information.
Senior Center Flea Market
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, will hold a flea market  from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Members pay $8 for spaces; all others pay $10.  Bring your own tables. Vendors must pay in advance at the center and must be on the lot by 7:30 a.m. Call 410-887-0235 for more information.
Watermen’s Crab Feast 
The Baltimore County Watermen’s Association will hold its 12th annual crab feast from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Clare Church, 716 Myrth Ave. in Essex. Tickets cost $45. In addition to Maryland blue crabs caught by local watermen, the menu will include sliced beef and gravy, Old Bay chicken, crab soup, a variety of side dishes and beer and soda. To order tickets, call Russ, 410-477-3291 (Dundalk-Edgemere); Martin, 410-592-2889 (northern Baltimore County); Barb, 410-574-6759 (Middle River area); or Salty Dog Crab House (410-388-0515).
Dundalk Chamber Golf Tourney 
The Dundalk Chamber of Commerce will hold its 10th annual golf tournament to benefit the CCBC Scholarship Fund on Monday, Sept. 25, at Sparrows Point Country Club, 919 Wise Ave. in Dundalk. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and competition begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start. The cost for individual golfers is $160. Many levels of sponsorship exist. For more information, call Woody Powell, 443-840-3548 or 410-952-5874, or send an email to wpowell@ccbcmd.edu.
American Legion Post 38 Paint Night
American Legion Post 38, 3300 Dundalk Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a paint night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The cost is $35. Basic bar food and beverages will be available for purchase before and during the event. For more information, call Cindy, 410-790-0603.

Church Events

Arnolia UMC Movie Night 
Arnolia United Methodist Church, 1776 E. Joppa Road in Parkville, will hold a free movie night Friday, Aug. 25, featuring “Toy Story 3.” Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:30. The youth group will sell snacks and drinks as a fundraiser. For information, call 410-665-7005.
Queen of Peace Flea Market
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold a flea market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 (rain date is Sept. 16). Registration begins at 6 a.m. The cost is $10 for two parking spaces (one vending spot and one parking spot). No reservations are needed;  pay the morning of the market. Bring your own tables. No firearms can be sold at this event.
Perry Hall UMC Flea Market
Perry Hall United Methodist Church, 9515 Belair Road in Perry Hall, will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 (rain date Saturday, Sept. 16). Spaces cost $15 each. Breakfast will be sold from 8 to 10 a.m. and lunch will be sold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a space, call the church office, 410-256-6479.
Hiss UMC Flea Market
Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Road in Parkville, will hold an outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 (rain date Sept. 23). Vendor spaces cost $15 each (bring your own table). For more information, call the church office, 410-668-5665 or Karen Hasenei, 410-663-6388, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or visit Hisschurch.org.
Queen of Peace Crab Feast
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold its annual parish crab feast from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. Tickets cost $42. Crabs will be steamed on-site by Salty Dog Crab House. All other food will be catered by Knights of Columbus Council 13859. The menu will include crab soup, corn on the cob, pit beef, sausage with peppers and onions and a variety of side dishes, salads and desserts. Tables of eight and 12 are available in advance only; indoor and outdoor seating is offered. For more information, send an email to mkahl58@comcast.net.
Orems UMC Seeks Crafters
Orems United Methodist Church, 1020 Orems Road in Middle River, will hold a craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Organizers are recruiting crafters who would like to sell their handmade creations. One table costs $30; two tables cost $50; three tables cost $75. Call the church office, 410-687-9483, for a registration form. The deadline to register is Sept. 17.
Crafters Needed
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold a car and craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Craft space is available at $15 per table or $25 for two tables (six-foot tables will be provided). The craft show is for makers of handcrafted items only; no flea market or retail items. Car show registration is $15 ($10 per vehicle before Sept. 30). For more information, visit www.olqpmd.org or send an email to olqp@olqpmd.org.
Scenic Railroad Trip
St. Michael Lutheran Church, 9534 Belair Road in Perry Hall, will sponsor a bus trip to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland on Oct. 17. The three-hour train ride will include lunch. The bus will leave Perry Hall at 7 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. The cost is $114 per person. For more information, call Emma Hahn, 410-592-8512.

Reunions

Essex Reunion 
The second annual Essex Reunion will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive in Essex. The reunion is open to anyone who grew up or resided in Essex during the 1940s - 1980s. There is no cost to attend. Pay for your drinks as you go; 50/50 raffle to help defray costs for the use of the building. Bring your own food. For more information, call Ed Slifker (443-224 8203); Vaughn Kapp (443-834-2678) or Rod McMillion (410 687-5242).
Western Electric Retirees 
Western Electric retirees and Telephone Pioneers are invited to a reunion shrimp feast from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. in Rosedale. Music will be provided by Tim Sullivan. For ticket information, call Maria Kowalevicz, 410-529-0155.
Kenwood Class of 1972 
Kenwood High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 16, at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Road. Break out the Hawaiian shirts and skirts and enjoy luau cuisine. The event will include dancing, door prizes and games of chance. The reunion invitation is extended to former elementary and junior high classmates who did not graduate from Kenwood. Tickets cost $45 and will not be available at the door. The deadline to order tickets is Tuesday, Sept. 5. Call Thelma Creel Flanagan, 410-428-7473 or send an email to KHS72Reunion45years@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
Dundalk Class of 1972 
Dundalk High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45-year union from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Sparrows Point County Club, 919 Wise Ave. in Dundalk. The event includes salad, cheese and pasta bars, beer, wine, soda and coffee. Tickets cost $45 and will not be available at the door. Make checks payable to Dundalk Class of 1972 and mail to Joan Johns, 9008 Avenue B, Edgemere, MD 21219. Tickets will not be mailed; a reservation list will be at the door. SPCC has a “no jeans” dress policy. Information: Claudette, 410-375-3462 or claudette.birchett@yahoo.com; Kate, 410-893-0058; or Theresa, 443-402-1391.
Eastern Stainless Steel 
All former Eastern Stainless Steel employees are invited to what organizers say will be the final company reunion from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive in Essex. The event will include food, wine and soda. Tickets cost $25. To buy tickets, call Lee Carson, 410-687-8574, or Grace DiBattista, 410-952-8990.
Kenwood Class of 1967 
Kenwood High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50-year reunion from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Marco Club, 1307 Wilson Point Road in Middle River. Tickets for the bull and oyster roast cost $45. Beer, wine and set-ups are included (BYOB). A DJ will provide entertainment. Deadline to order tickets is Sept. 1. Make checks payable to John Campbell and mail to John at 11808 Gontrum Road, Kingsville, MD 20187. For more information, send an email to jjc1949@comcast.net or bettycassano@comcast.net.
EVT Class of 1977 
Eastern Vocational Technical High School class of 1977 will hold its 40-year reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30, at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. in Nottingham. Organizers are looking for classmates without contact information on file. If interested, contact Martin Friedel, 410-458-9039, or Madman@closecall.com.
Perry Hall Class of 1977 
Perry Hall High School Class of 1977 will hold its 40-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Seasoned Mariner restaurant, 601 Wise Ave. in Dundalk. Tickets cost $25. The event includes light fare, nonalcoholic drinks, door prizes, raffles and a DJ. Cash bar. Information: 77phreunion@gmail.com.
Patapsco Class of 1972
The Patapsco High School Class of 1972 will hold its 45-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Fiesta Banquet Hall (formerly Del Capri), 302 German Hill Road in Dundalk. Tickets cost $45 and include a sit-down dinner, open bar and music by DJ Joey McCann. Memory Books may be ordered in advance for $20. Make checks payable to Class of ‘72 and send to George Hale, 3058 Jodi Lane, Dover, PA 17315, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Married females are asked to please note maiden name. For more information, call George, 717-292-7269, or Pam Bukowski-Spittel, 443-768-3210.

Ongoing Events

Legacy Leaders for Youth 
The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, 516 Eastern Blvd. in Essex, invites community youngsters ages 10 and up to join its new Legacy Leaders for Youth program.  The program’s goal is to teach area youth about the history of their community while encouraging them to get involved and to help preserve its future. Participants can earn school system-required service learning hours. Parents and grandparents are also welcome to attend. For more information, call 410-574-6934 or visit www.essexmuseum.com.
Cash Bingo 
Cash bingo is held every Friday at Essex-Holly Neck VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road in Essex, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. and the kitchen is open from 6 - 9 p.m.) Bingo is sponsored by the Riverside Democratic Club, with proceeds benefitting its scholarship fund. For more information, call Jean, 410-391-7444.