Non-Profit Events

Dundalk Concerts in the Park   
The Dundalk-Eastfield Recreation and Parks Council has announced the lineup for its 28th annual Concerts in the Park series at Heritage Park in downtown Dundalk. The schedule is as follows: July 19, Family Tradition Band (country rock); July 26, No Drama (acoustic classic rock); Aug. 2, Who Knew (classic rock); Aug. 9, The Point Boys (classic rock); and Aug. 16, Gravity (rhythm and blues). All concerts are free. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
Dundalk Legion Karaoke 
Dundalk American Legion Post 38, 3300 Dundalk Ave., will host Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 20. For more information, call 410-288-2297.
Essex Legion Karaoke  
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave., will host Larry's Concert Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 20; Karaoke with Jimmy and Judy D from 8 p.m to midnight Saturday, July 21; and For the Good Times Karaoke with Percy and Fred from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 22. For more information, call 410-686-2353.
‘Little Mermaid' at Cockpit in Court
Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale, will present "The Little Mermaid" from July 20 through Aug. 5, at the college's F. Scott Black Theatre in the Romadka College Center. The show will be staged at 8 p.m. July 20, 21, 27 and 28, and Aug. 2, 3 and 4; and at 3 p.m. July 22 and 29 and Aug. 5. The musical, with lyrics by Baltimore-born Howard Ashman, is being presented as part of CCBC's year-long Baltimore Stories program. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $14 for students. Group rates are available. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the CCBC box office, 443-840-2787.
'Jimmy Dean' at Cockpit in Court
Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale, will present "Come Back to the Five and  Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" from July 21 through Aug. 5. The show  will be staged in the Cabaret Theatre in the Romadka College Center at 8 p.m. July 21, 27 and 28, and Aug. 3 and 4; and at 3 p.m. July 22 and 29, and Aug. 5. General admission tickets cost $17; senior citizens pay $15. For tickets, call the CCBC box office, 443-840-2787.
Youth Fishing Derby  
North Point State Park, 8400 North Point Road in Edgemere, will host its annual catch-and-release Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 21. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the derby will run from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the most fish caught, the biggest fish and the most unusual fish. The registration is $3 per child and the park entrance fee is $4 per car. Bring your own rods and bait. For more information, call the park, 410-477-0757, or visit the North Point State Park Volunteers Facebook page.
Summer Luau Party
Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road in Middle River, will hold a summer luau party at noon Wednesday, July 25. Music and line dance calling provided by Lee Glab. Hawaiian lunch catered by Glenmore. Tickets cost $10 and must be purchased before July 18.
Kids Fishing Day  
Register by July 28 for the Kids Fishing Day at Wilson Point Park on Saturday, Aug. 4, starting at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Essex-Middle River Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. The fishing day is free and is limited to 50 kids accompanied by an adult. All kids will receive a rod and reel combo and a tackle pack to take home. Food and refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call Bill at 410-335-9480.
Woman's Club of Perry Hall Paint Night
The Woman's Club of Perry Hall will hold a paint night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Perry Hall Library, 9685 Honeygo Blvd. Participants can choose either a flamingo or pineapple design. The cost is $32 and covers all materials, light refreshments and soft drinks. To register, send an email to, call 443-267-8826, or visit The deadline to register is July 26.
Martin Airport Flea Market Season  
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Hangar 5, 701 Wilson Point Road in Middle River, seeks vendors and shoppers for its outdoor flea market season, with events set for Aug. 11 and Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces cost $15 and spaces with a table cost $25. Household items, arts and crafts, fashion, services and unique market finds will be available to bargain shoppers. To reserve a space, call 410-682-6122, or send an email to
Free Bingo at Eastpoint Mall  
Eastpoint Mall holds a free bingo session in its food court area the third Thursday of each month. The next session is from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 21.
Essex Senior Center 40th Anniversary Celebration  
The Essex Senior Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Conrad's Ruth Villa, 3301 Edward's Lane in Middle River. The menu will include pit beef and ham, hot dogs, beef BBQ, crab soup and a variety of side dishes and desserts. Fountain soda and draft beer are included. Tickets cost $25; this is a member-only event. Tickets are available at the center, 600 Dorsey Ave. in Essex. For more information, call 410-887-0267.
Fall Coin Show  
The Middle River Recreation Council Coin Club will hold its fall coin show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River. Dealer tables cost $35 for the first one and $30 each for additional tables. Admission is free for spectators. Refreshments will be sold. To reserve vendor space, call 410-687-1517, or send an email to

Church Events

Blood Drive at St. Luke's Lutheran
St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1803 Dundalk Ave., will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19. All donors will receive two Baltimore Orioles baseball ticket vouchers. To make an appointment, call Judy Kruse, 410-477-5271, or visit and enter the sponsor code of saintlukesevangelical.
SHM Sodality Luncheon/Cash Bingo
The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality of Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a luncheon and cash bingo on Sunday, July 22. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and bingo games will begin at 1:30. The cost is $25. All proceeds will benefit the church and its many programs.
'Splash Canyon' at St. Matthew's
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 3620 Red Rose Farm Road in Bowleys Quarters, will present its vacation Bible school, "Splash Canyon," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 23-27. The cost is $5 per student, with a maximum charge of $15 per family. Payment is due upon arrival at VBS. For more information, call the church, 410-335-4210, or register online at
SHM to Honor St. Anne with Mass 
Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a special mass at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in honor of St. Anne, the patroness of mothers, grandmothers, childless couples, pregnant women, homemakers, miners, equestrians, seamstresses and Canada. Father John Kingsbury, C.Ss.R., will celebrate the Mass. For more information, call 410-633-2828.
Piney Grove UMC Spaghetti Dinner
Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 201 Bowleys Quarters Road in Middle River, will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The menu will include spaghetti with plain or meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, desserts and soft drinks. The cost is $10; children under 5 eat for free.
Summer Fling Bingo 
Our Lady Queen of Peace, Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul the Great Council 13859, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold its Summer Fling bingo and chicken dinner Saturday, July 28. Tickets, which include 16 regular cash games and a fried chicken dinner, cost $22 in advance and $28 at the door. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 Tickets for the meal only cost $12 for adults, $8 for children under 10 and kids under 4 eat for free. To order tickets, call 443-676-6460, or send an email to
'Shipwrecked' at St. Michael Lutheran 
St. Michael Lutheran Church, 9534 Belair Road in Perry Hall, will hold its vacation Bible school, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus," from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 30-Aug. 3. Registration information is available on the church's website: Donations of green poster board, carpet and wrapping paper tubes and snacks are needed. Volunteers are still needed. The week will culminate with a VBS-themed worship service in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, followed by a church picnic in the fellowship hall, forecourt and front lawn. For more information, call Kelly Lehr, 443-271-1120.
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. 16. The event will feature crabs steamed on-site by Salty Dog Crab House and food catered by Knights of Columbus Council 13859. The menu will include crab soup, a variety of pit meats, side dishes, salads, desserts and beer, wine and soda. Tickets cost $48 and will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, and after all masses from Aug. 4 through Sept. 9, will still available. For more information, send an email to


Eastern Tech Class of 2008
Eastern Technical High School Class of 2008 will hold its 10-year reunion from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. in Nottingham. Tickets cost $50. The event includes hot hors d'oeuvres and open bar. PayPal:; Venmo: etclassof08.
Essex Community Reunion 
The 3rd annual Essex Community Reunion will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive in Essex. The event is open to anyone who lived in Old Essex during the 1940s-1980s. There is no cost to attend but a $5 50/50 raffle will be held to help pay for the use of the building. The hall will have food and drinks for sale. For more information, call Ed Slifker, 443-224-8203; Vaughn Kapp, 443-834-2678; or Rod McMillion, 410-687-5242.
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
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.

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.
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
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.