Non-Profit Events

'Seussical Jr.' at CCBC
Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale, will present  "Seussical Jr." at 1 p.m. March 17 and 18,  and at 4:30 p.m. March 17, in the Administration Building lecture hall. The 4:30 staging on March 17 will be a sensory-friendly performance and the 1 p.m. show on March 18 will include sign language interpretation provided by CCBC students. Tickets cost $10. Advanced ticket reservations are highly recommended. Call the box office, 443-840-2787, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
‘World Famous Fish Fry’
Dundalk Knights of Columbus Council 2942, 2111 Eilers Ave. in Dundalk, will hold its 13th annual "World Famous Fish Fry" from noon to 6 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through March 30). The menu will include Alaskan pollock, French fries, cole slaw, roll, beverage and dessert. Tickets cost $12 each. Carryout meals cost $13.00. For more information, call Joe Witomski, 410-409-8173 or 410-285-6660.
Lenten Fish Fry 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus Council 2452, 1707 Eastern Blvd. in Essex, will hold its annual Lenten fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent (through March 30). The menu includes Alaskan pollack or butterflied shrimp (or combo), cole slaw, dessert and coffee, tea, lemonade and soda. Other beverages will be sold separately.  The children's meal offers fish sticks, macaroni and cheese and dessert. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call Gary Heil, 443-563-0020, or Charlie Knott, 410-925-2046.
Golden Age Bingo 
Sandalwood Golden Age Club will hold a bingo luncheon Wednesday, March 14, at Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and games will start at 10. The entry fee of $10 includes one early-bird card, roast beef meal and dessert. A package of 20 bingo games costs $10, and a second package costs $5. For more information, call Sharon Parker, 443-825-8189.
Eastern Tech Basket Bingo
Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave. in Essex, will hold a basket bingo Friday, March 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2018's after-prom party. For tickets, send an email to, or call Kim, 410-663-5050.
Air Museum Bus Trip
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport will hold a bus trip to the Dover Air Mobility Command Museum in Delaware from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The bus will leave the airport at 8:10 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Housed in a historic World War II hangar at Dover Air Force Base, the Air Mobility Command Museum has on exhibit 30 aircraft, including a B17 Flying Fortress and a VC-93 that served as Air Force One and Air Force Two from 1975-2011. Exhibits feature airlifts of Berlin and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Bring your own lunch; the museum offers only beverage and snack machines. The cost is $40 for GLMMAM members and $45 for nonmembers. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited and are available through paid reservations. For more information, visit, send an email to or call the museum, 410-682-6122.
Induction Banquet 
The Maryland Slow Pitch Softball Association will hold its induction banquet from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the UAW Hall, 1010 S. Oldham St. in East Baltimore. Tickets cost $40. For more information, call Phil Kyte, 410-239-0220, or John Powell, 410-703-4453.
Pancake Breakfast with the Bunny 
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department, 900 Bowleys Quarters Road, will hold a pancake breakfast and craft show from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 25. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to attend. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for children ages 4-12. For more information, call 410-335-8820.
Good Friday Dinner 
Knights of Columbus Bethlehem Council 2605, 7401 Bay Front Road in Edgemere, will hold its Good Friday dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 30. The menu will include crab and cod fish cakes, steamed shrimp, French fries, cole slaw, cake, soda and coffee. Tickets cost $15. Reservations are required and must be placed by March 23. Call 410-477-5225 to make reservations.
Steelworkers Appreciation 
The 4th Annual Steelworkers Appreciation Reunion will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Fleming Community Center, 641 Main St. in Dundalk. The keynote speaker will be Iris Allegra-Powell, author of "Steel-Town Girl." The event, held by the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group, serves to honor the many contributions of black steelworkers to the community. The program is free and open to the public. The traditional steelworkers' lunch of hot dogs and baked beans will be served. RSVP by March 28 by calling 240-425-2486 or sending an email to For more information, call 443-248-4430 or 904-614-3238 or email
Spring Bingo 
American Legion Post 130, 8666 Silver Lake Drive in Perry Hall, will hold its Spring Bingo Palooza from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Each regular game will pay out $65, regardless of attendance.
Middle River Coin Show 
The Middle River Coin Club will hold its spring coin show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River. Dealer tables cost $35 for the first and $30 for a second. Admission to the show is free. For more information, or to reserve table space, call 410-687-1517 or send an email to
Craft/Vendor Fair
Mars Estates Elementary School, 1500 E. Homberg Ave. in Essex, will hold a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  April 14, 2018, at the school. The event is sponsored by the PTA. For more information, send an email to Jessie Karpus,
Panther Pride Spring Vendor Sale
Golden Ring Middle School, 6700 Kenwood Ave. in Rosedale, will hold its spring vendor sale Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the gym. Costs are: $25 for a 10x10 space (15 available), $35 for a 10x15 space (14 available), and $30 for a 20x6 space (2 available). Each space will have one table (you may bring additional items to set up with in your space). We will only be accepting one of each kind of vendor (Scentsy, Lipsense, Tupperware, etc). Payment (cash, money order or check made payable to Golden Ring Middle School PTA) due with registration and is non-refundable. Send all questions to
Bull and Oyster Roast
The Parents Club of Boy Scout Troop 745 will hold a bull and oyster roast from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive in Essex. Food catered by McKinney's catering will include pit beef, ham and turkey, oysters on the half shell, side dishes, desserts, beer, wine and soda. Music will be provided by DJ Kevy V. The event will include a silent auction and games of chance. Tickets cost $40 each. For more information, call Brooke, 443-804-9398, or send an email to
Underground RR Bus Trip 
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum will hold a bus trip to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and Museum on the Eastern Shore on Wednesday, April 25. The bus will leave the American Legion parking lot at 3300 Dundalk Ave. at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The cost, which includes transportation, snacks, lunch and a tip for the driver, is $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers. No refunds after March 28. For more information, call 410-284-2331.

Church Events

Lenten Fish Fry 
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent (through March 30). The menu offers choice of white pollock, coddies, fried shrimp or one-half pound steamed shrimp with french fries, one side dish, dessert and a drink. Tickets cost $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens over 62; and $6 for children under 10. Additional meals include one crab cake ($14) and two crab cakes ($19). Crab cakes are not available at the child’s meal price. For more information, contact Mike Kahl at
SHM Lenten Mass Series
Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 6736 Youngstown Ave. in Dundalk, will hold Mass at 7 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent. The schedule is as follows: March 14, the Rev. Douglas Sutton, retired; and March 21, the Rev. Sal Furnari, pastoral director of St. Jude Shrine. All are welcome to hear each priest's take on the journey of Lent.
Piney Grove UMC Offers Lenten Foods  
Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 201 Bowleys Quarters Road in Middle River, offers seafood selections for the Lenten season. The menu includes padded oysters ($3), crab cakes ($6), salmon cakes ($3), macaroni and potato salads ($3 per pound), cole slaw ($3 per pound) and cinnamon cake ($4), all freshly made by loving hands in the church's kitchen. Food will be available for pick up between 1 and 6 p.m. Fridays, March 16, 23 and 30. Order by 4 p.m. Wednesday for the following Friday. To order, call 410-335-6255.
St. Rita's Celebrates St. Patrick 
St. Rita Catholic Church will host a St. Patrick's Day dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Our Lady of Fatima Brother DeSales Hall, 6400 E. Pratt St. in East Baltimore. The menu will include homemade Irish potato soup, corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, green beans and Irish mini-cupcake. Assorted beverages, including green beer, will be sold separately. The event will include games of chance. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Rita parish office, 2907 Dunleer Road. For more information, call 410-284-0388.
Holy Trinity Easter Egg Sale
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1131 Mace Ave. in Essex, will hold its annual chocolate-covered Easter egg sale. The fundraiser will offer coconut, peanut butter, vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream eggs for $1 each or $12 a dozen. Orders will be accepted through March 18. For more information or to place an order, call Kandie, 410-574-3884; Beverly, 410-682-6714; or Grace, 410-335-1987.
Craft/Vendor Event at Back River UMC
Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road in Essex, will hold a craft and vendor event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The event will feature many handcrafted items, including beaded jewelry, crocheted items, soaps and lighted glass blocks, as well as several commercial vendors. For more information, send an email to
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast  
Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual Palm Sunday pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 25, at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale. The menu will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit cup, coffee, tea and orange drink. Baked goods will be sold separately. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to attend. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens 60 and older, and $4 for children 12 and younger. All carryout meals cost $7 each.
Breakfast with the Bunny 
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 25. The menu will include eggs, potatoes, sausage, ham, pancakes, French toast sticks, coffee, tea and juice. The event will also include an Easter egg hunt. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children under 10 and free for children under 5. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul the Great Council 13859. For more information, send an email to Mike Kahl at
SHM Luncheon Bingo 
Sacred Heart of Mary Church's Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality will hold a cash luncheon bingo in the church hall, 6736 Youngstown Ave. in Dundalk, on Sunday, April 8. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and games will begin at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance. For more information, contact the church office, 410-633-2828; Stephanie Sparzak, ssparzak@rcmd.con; or Donna Rosenthal, 410-288-5516.
Jolly Club Bingo 
Our Lady of Fatima Church, 6420 E. Pratt St. in East Baltimore, will hold its Jolly Club luncheon bingo Wednesday, April 11. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $20 and will include a hot meal with dessert and bingo package deals. For more information, call Kathy Buleza, 410-391-8322.


Patterson High Reunion
Patterson High School classes of 1978 and '79 will hold a reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the UAW Hall, 1010 Oldham St. in East Baltimore. Tickets cost $50. Make checks payable to Patterson High Reunion 78-79 and mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Betty Stouten, 809 Wise Ave, Dundalk, MD 21222.
Kenwood Class of 1968  
Kenwood High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 13, at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. in Nottingham.  Tickets cost $50. The event will include a meal with premium open bar and music provided by Joey McCann. Tickets will be sold until Sept. 13. Make checks payable to Kenneth E. Fahnestock and mail to 3216 Holly Knoll Court, Abingdon, MD 21009. For more information, send a email to

Ongoing Events

VFW Cash Bingo 
The Riverside Democratic Club holds a cash bingo every Friday at Essex-Holly Neck VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road in Essex. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the kitchen is open until 9 p.m. All proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship fund. For more information, call Jean, 410-391-7444.
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
Line Dance Lessons
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave. in Essex, holds beginner country line dance lessons and dancing every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call Anthony, 443-801-5678.