'Forever Plaid’ at Cockpit in Court
Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale, kicks off its 45th season with “Forever Plaid.” The musical runs through June 25, with performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Cabaret Theatre. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and children 12 and under. Call the CCBC box office, 443-840-2787, between 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, to reserve tickets.
Charles Evering VFW Karaoke
Charles Evering VFW Post 6506, 8777 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, will host Fun Time karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24. The full dinner menu will be available. Call 410-391-6506 for more information.
Essex American Legion Karaoke
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave., will host Karaoke with Lightning Rod from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 23; Karaoke with Jimmy and Judy D from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 24; and For the Good Times Karaoke with Percy and Fred from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Line dancing is also held from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays in the hall. Call 410-686-2353 for kitchen availability, menu and specials.
The Great Baltimore Fire
Baltimore historian Wayne Schaumburg will talk about the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River. Schaumburg will use photographs and anecdotes to recount the triumphs and tragedies of the disaster. The program is free; reserve your spot before June 14. Call 410-887-0235 for more information.
‘Age in Place’
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, will host “Age in Place,” an edition of a health information series presented by MedStar Franklin Square, at 1 p.m., Friday, June 23. Find out what the term means and what you need to know about aging in place. Registration is free; reserve your spot before June 16. Call 410-887-0235 for more information.
Rockaway Beach VFC Bingo
The Ladies Auxiliary of Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 2212 Seneca Road in Essex, will hold a bingo Friday, June 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7. The cost is $15 and includes most games. Raffles and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Nancy, 410-391-1781.
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, will hold bunco at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 26. Come enjoy this easy-to-learn dice game. Registration deadline is June 19. Call 410-887-0235 for more information.
WAVFC Quarter Auction
Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, 214 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a quarter auction Thursday, July 6, in the rear fire hall. Admission, which includes three paddles, is $5. Additional paddles available for $2 each. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be sold. For more information, call Jerry, 443-841-9692.
Kids Fest at St. John’s
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 518 Franklin Ave. in Essex, will hold its Maker Fun Factory Kids Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24. The free event will include games, a musical exploration station, Plinko, face painting, and crafts. Each person will receive a free hot dog, drink and popcorn. All community members are welcome to attend. Call 410-687-4621 for more information.
SHM Bible School
Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Ave. in Dundalk, will hold its annual vacation Bible school July 10-14. Children in Pre-K4 through eighth grade are welcome to participate in “Jesus and His Miracles.” Activities will include Bible stories, arts and crafts, music and a picnic. Closing Mass will be held at 11 a.m. July 14. The school will meet in the lower church hall. For more information, call 410-633-2828.
Holy Trinity VBS
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1131 Mace Ave. in Essex, will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 12-14. Presented by Steve Gambrill Sr., known as “The Extreme Balloon Man,” the program will begin each night with a light dinner and include a mix of illusions, puppets, balloons and other activities that follow a different theme each night. Classes are open to children age 3 (must be potty-trained) through fifth grade. There is no cost to participate. Space is limited. Call the church, 410-687-5531, to register.
‘Christmas in July’ VBS
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1803 Dundalk Ave. in Dundalk, will hold its vacation Bible school, “Christmas in July,” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 17-21. Each class will begin with dinner and include Bible stories, activities and crafts for children ages 3 to 18. For more information, call Michelle, 443-570-3701.
Queen of Peace Bingo
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold its Summer Fling Bingo on Saturday, July 29. Doors open for dinner at 5:15 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, which include a fried chicken dinner and 16 regular cash bingo games, cost $22 in advance and $28 at the door. Dinner-only tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 4 to 9; children younger than 4 eat for free. For more information, call 443-676-6460.
Crabs and Casino Trip
Church of the Annunication, 5212 McCormick Ave. in Rosedale, will hold a bus trip to Kentmorr Crab House and Delaware Park Casino on Sept. 6. The trip will include a crab feast at Kentmorr followed by four hours at Delaware Park. The cost is $78. A $25 deposit is due when reservations are made and the balance is due Aug. 1. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 9:45 a.m. and return around 9 p.m. For more information, call Joan at 410-866-8016.
Delaware Casino Trips
The Church of the Annunciation, 5212 McCormick Ave. in Rosedale, will hold a bus trip to the Delaware Park and Dover Downs casinos Sept. 20 - 21. The cost of the overnight trip is $130. A $25 deposit is required when the reservation is made; the balance is due July 16. For more information, call Joan at 410-866-4577.
Point Breeze Pioneer Reunion
The Point Breeze Pioneer Club will hold its annual reunion for Western Electric Co. retirees from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Conrad’s Ruth Villa. The group will collect nonperishable food items at the gate for distribution to local food pantries. For ticket information, call Jack Dohony, 410-426-1722, or Charles Hirsch, 410-687-4514.
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).