Non-Profits

Gunpowder VFW Karaoke 
Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road in Middle River, will host Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. For more information, call 410-335-8933.
Essex American Legion Karaoke 
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave., will host Karaoke with Jimmy and Judy D from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 26; Karaoke with Lightning Rod from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 27; and Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. For more information, call 410-686-2353.
'I Hate Shakespeare' at CCBC 
The Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale, will present "I Hate Shakespeare" Oct. 27-Nov. 4. The production features an ensemble cast of 10 student actors from Baltimore city and Baltimore and Harford counties. The show will be staged at 1 p.m.  Oct. 27 and 28, and Nov. 3 and 4, with a sensory-friendly show at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Performances will be held in the Administration Building lecture hall, a wheelchair-accessible facility near parking lot 4. Tickets cost $10 and can be ordered in advance by calling 443-840-2787. Tickets will be sold at the door only if space permits.
Bull and Oyster Roast 
The Friends of the Oliver House will hold a bull and oyster roast from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Oliver Beach Community Hall, 13203 Susquehanna Road. Tickets cost $45. For more information, call Keith, 443-977-7499, or Bernie, 410-335-3744.
CCBC Bull Roast   
The CCBC Foundation will hold a bull roast and shrimp feast from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the UAW hall, 1010 S. Oldham St. in Baltimore. The menu will include pit beef, turkey, ham and Italian sausage, steamed shrimp, a variety of side dishes, breads and desserts and draft beer, coffee, iced tea and soda. Games of chance will be available and music will be provided by a DJ. Tickets cost $40. All proceeds will benefit the foundation's Marie Lloyd/Ed Lamon Scholarship Fund. For more information, or to buy tickets, call 443-840-3675.
Fall Craft Show
The Parkville High School Athletic Booster Club will hold its fall  craft show and flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the school, 2600 Putty Hill Ave. Vendors are needed for the all-indoor event. Admission charge is 50 cents per visitor (all proceeds benefit athletic teams). For more information, send an email to phsathboosters@yahoo.com, or call 443-809-5430.
Armistice Centennial Concert 
The Chorus of the Chesapeake will present its Armistice Centennial Concert and tribute to veterans at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Dundalk Knights of Columbus hall, 2111 Eilers Ave.  The event will include a post-concert "Afterglow" with light refreshments (cash bar available). Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12. Advance ticket sales only; none available at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at Dundalk.org. For more information, call Larry Delss, 410-375-6724. For ticketing issues, call Linden White, 410-836-7594.
Hunter Sight-Ins
Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association, 3400 Northwind Road in Carney, will conduct hunter sight-ins for rifles and shotguns from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 10 and 17; and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays Nov. 11 and 18. The cost is $5 per weapon. For more information, call Robert Batchelor, 410-592-9276.
Bake Sale to Benefit Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek will hold a fundraising bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Walmart in Dundalk, 2399 North Point Blvd. All proceeds will go toward buying equipment and supplies for future community and creek cleanups in the Dundalk area. Donations of baked goods are welcome. To make a donation, call 410-285-1202 or send an email to Info@BreadandCheeseCreek.org.

Church Events

Blood Drive
St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1803 Dundalk Ave., will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. To make an appointment, call Judy Kruse, 410-477-5271, or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code saintlukesevangelical when registering.
Trunk or Treat  
Zion United Church of Christ, 8701 Cottington Road in Perry Hall, will hold Trunk or Treat at noon on Sunday, Oct. 28. This free event will be held rain or shine. All are welcome. For more information, call 410-931-8400.
Trunk or Treat  
Christian Fellowship Church, 12909 Eastern Ave. in Chase, will hold Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to participate.
All Saints Day Mass Schedule 
All Saints Day, Thursday, Nov. 1, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Ave. in Dundalk, will hold mass (vigil) at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Our Lady of Fatima Church, 6420 E. Pratt St. in east Baltimore, will hold mass at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and at 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Spanish). St. Rita Church, 2907 Dunleer Road in Dundalk, will hold mass at 8 a.m. and noon on Nov. 1.
All Souls Day 
Sacred Heart of Mary Church will hold mass at noon on Nov. 2, at the Sacred Heart of Mary Church Cemetery, 7401 German Hill Road in Dundalk, in remembrance of all those buried on the grounds. Procession and blessing of the graves will take place. The congregations of Sacred Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Rita churches will hold a memorial mass in honor of all loved ones who died in the past year at 7 p.m., Nov. 2, at St. Rita Church, 2907 Dunleer Road in Dundalk. For more information, call 410-633-2828.
Orems UMC Hall Closet 
Orems United Methodist Church, 1020 Orems Road in Middle River, will hold its Hall Closet thrift shop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3. Collectibles, clothing for adults and children, toys, books, jewelry, housewares and bedding are available at bargain prices. For more information, call 410-687-9483.
Holiday Bazaar Vendors Wanted  
Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 201 Bowleys Quarters Road in Middle River, seeks vendors for its annual Holiday Bazaar, set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The event will feature craft vendors and baked goods. Hot dogs and homemade soups will be sold. Vendor space with a table costs $20. Bring your own table for $15. For more information, or to reserve space, call Juanita, 443-231-5132.
First Lutheran Charity Bazaar  
First Lutheran Church of Gray Manor, 212 Oakwood Road in Dundalk, will hold its annual fall charity bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The event will offer Christmas treasures, The Country Shops, a baked goods sale, cookie walk and face painting. Lunch items, including crab soup, potato soup, barbeque, hot dogs and sour beef and dumplings, will be sold from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the church's Good Samaritan Fund.
Ham and Oyster Dinner   
Essex United Methodist Church, 524 Maryland Ave., will hold its 44th annual all-you-can-eat ham and oyster dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The menu will include ham, freshly padded fried oysters, potatoes, green beans and a variety of other side dishes, rolls, coffee and hot and iced tea. Tickets cost $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Carry-out tickets cost $23 in advance and $25 at the door; children ages 5-12 eat for $6 and children younger than 5 eat for free. Baked goods will be sold. A flea market will be held in the basement from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, call the church office, 410-686-2867, or send an email to essexumc@gmail.com.
Turkey Dinner at St. Luke's
St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1803 Dundalk Ave., will hold its annual all-you-can-eat turkey dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The menu will include turkey, dressing, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, beverages and dessert. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children 5 and younger eat for free. Carry-outs available. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 410-633-5374.
SHM Bull Roast 
Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Road in Dundalk,will hold a bull and oyster roast from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the lower church hall. The event will include music by TKO and dancing. The menu will include pit beef, ham  and turkey; raw oysters; crab soup; a variety of side dishes, salads and desserts; and beer and soda. BYOB. Tickets cost $40. Space is limited, order tickets early. Call the parish office, 410-633-2828, or Michael Carnahan, 443-837-5077, or send an email to SHMparish@gmail.com.
'Voices of Faith' Christmas Concerts
Voices of Faith Chorale, under the direction of Don Appel, will offer several free concerts during the Christmas season. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Perry Hall United Methodist Church, 9515 Belair Road in Nottingham; and at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at St. Luke's catholic Church, 7517 North Point Road in Edgemere. This year's concert is titled "A Still and Silent Night' and honors the 220th anniversary of the writing of "Silent Night." The concerts will include pop, gospel, contemporary and classical Christmas favorites. Admission is free for the entire family.

Reunions

KHS ’66 Birthday Bash  
Kenwood High School Class of 1966 will hold a 70th birthday party for all classmates from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Steelefish Grille, 660 Boulton St. in Bel Air. No tickets are required; individuals will pay for their own food and drink as ordered.  More information is available on the Kenwood High School Class of 1966 Facebook page. All notifications will be made through emails and Facebook announcements.
Patapsco High Class of 1978 
Patapsco High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Seasoned Mariner restaurant, 601 Wise Ave. in Dundalk. The event will include an open bar, hot hors d'oeuvres, entertainment by a DJ and dancing. The cost is $40. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, call Mary Sweeney, 410-9525; Roxanne Marsilglia, 410-933-6656; Donna McShane, 410-391-2139; or Shelly Rossmark, 410-256-1924.

Ongoing Events

Help Out a Local Sister 
The East County Times continues to collect tampons and feminine hygiene pads for distribution to local shelters. These items can be cost-prohibitive to many homeless or financially struggling women and meeting the need for them is a constant challenge. Supplies are running low, and summer is a tough donation time, with schools closed and many participating organizations meeting less often. Donations can be dropped off at our office, 513 Eastern Blvd. in the heart of Essex, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, year-round.
TOPS Weight Loss Group 
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a 70-year-old nonprofit weight loss group. We meet each Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. in the Rosedale area. Come join us to lose your extra weight. For more information, call Rachel, 410-687-6390.
Seafood Wednesdays
Rosedale American Legion Post 180, 1331 Seling Ave. in Rosedale, offers seafood dinners from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The menu includes fried oysters, butterfly shrimp, fish and chips, coddies, mussels, clam strips, steamed shrimp, crab cakes, cheese poppers and french fries. For more information, call 410-866-9656, or visit www.rosedalepost180.org.
 
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.
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.