Non-Profit Events

Patapsco High Presents 'Eastland'  
The Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts' Theater Department will present the Maryland premiere of the musical, "Eastland." Originally produced at Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, the show follows the true stories of thousands of Western Electric employees and their families as they board the SS Eastland for an annual company outing. Overflowing with passengers about to depart, the ship leans to one side and doesn't lean back. Within minutes, cries fill the air, families are torn apart and unexpected heroes emerge to rescue dozens of passengers from a watery end. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on May 24, 25 and 26, and at 2 p.m. May 26 and 27. Because of some mature language and content, the show is recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be ordered at For more information, call Kelly Carlson, 443-809-6269. or send an email to
Gunpowder VFW Karaoke  
Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road, will host Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 25. For more information, call 410-335-8933.
Essex 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, May 25; Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 26; and GG&B Karaoke from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27. For more information, call 410-686-2353.
Polish Picnic
Knights of Columbus Bethlehem Council 2605, 7401 Bay Front Road in Edgemere, will hold its annual Polish picnic from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Tickets cost $17 per person. The menu will include traditional Polish foods, including kapusta, peirogies and haluski; hot dogs and hamburgers; corn on the cob; dessert; and beer wine and soda. Reservations due by May 25, Call 410-477-5225.
WAVFC Quarter Auction 
Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, 214 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a quarter auction at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in the rear hall. Admission, which includes three paddles, is $5. Additional paddles are available for $2 each. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be sold. For more information, call Jerry, 443-841-9692.
Fullerton Fireworks Golf Tournament
The 2nd Annual Fullerton Fireworks Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Wetlands Golf Club, 740 Gilbert Road in Aberdeen. Tickets are $100 person until May 27, and $125 afterward. The fee includes golf, cart, range balls, lunch and unlimited domestic beer, soda, Gatorade and water, Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.; tourney begins with a shot gun start at 8:30 a.m. The event will include games of chance, a Chinese auction, closest to the pin and longest drive holes and a hole-in-one contest, with a Toyota Highlander as the prize. For more information, call Rick Swinder, 410-977-7829, or Dominic Costello, 443-739-1445, or send an email to
Wise Ave. VFC Pit Fundraiser  
Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company, 214 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, will hold pit beef, ham and turkey fundraisers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out) on Saturdays, June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11. Sandwiches cost $6. Meals, which include chips and a can of soda or bottle of water) cost $8. Meals for children 7 and younger cost $5. The event will be held on the front ramp.
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 June 9, July 14, 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
Western Electric Retirees Reunion 
Western Electric retirees and Telephone Pioneers will hold their final reunion bull roast from noon to 4 p.m. June 14, at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. in Nottingham. Western Electric retirees, Telcom Pioneers, friends and family members are invited to attend. For more information, call Maria, 410-529-0155.

Church Events

Patapsco UMC Rummage Sale 
Patapsco United Methodist Church, 7800 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. Shoppers will find an abundance of clothing, toys and household items at bargain prices. Event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Beverly, 443-467-2027.
Flea Market/Car Wash  
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7834 Eastern Ave. in Eastpoint, will hold a flea market and car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Flea market spaces are available to outside vendors for $15 each. To reserve a space, call Lillian Tomecek, 443-290-4603, or the church office, 410-288-0537, by May 19.
Memorial Day Mass  
Sacred Heart of Mary Church will hold a Memorial Day Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery, 7501 German Hill Road in Dundalk. The service will celebrate and remember the lives of all buried at the cemetery. In case of inclement weather, mass will be held at the church, 6739 Youngstown Road in Dundalk. For more information, call 410-633-2828.
Orems UMC Thrift Shop 
Orems United Methodist Church, 1020 Orems Road in Middle River, will hold its monthly Hall Closet Thrift Shop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2. Collectibles, adult and children's clothing, toys, books, jewelry and housewares and bedding will be available at bargain prices. Pit beef sandwiches will be sold. For more information, call 410-687-9483.
Chesaco UMC Strawberry Festival
Chesaco United Methodist Church, 901 Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale, will hold a strawberry festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, rain or shine. The event will include a flea market and crafters. Food, including crab cakes, hot dogs, baked goods and desserts, will be sold. For vendor space information, call Doe, 410-391-1564.
Flea Market
St. John's Episcopal Church, 11901 Belair Road in Kingsville, will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Spaces are free but limited; participants must register in advance. Food will be sold. For more information, call 410-592-8570.
Spring Bazaar/Strawberry Fest  
Hope Lutheran Church, 1901 Middleborough Road in Essex, will hold its spring bazaar and strawberry festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Vendors are needed; no flea market items allowed. Table are $20. Event will be held rain or shine. Fore more information, call Sandy, 443-324-8355.
Praise Covenant Conference  
Shiloh Baptist Church, 2499 Sycamore Ave. in Edgemere, will host the 17th annual Praise Covenant Interdenominational Fellowship National Conference on June 22-24. "Cultivating a Deeper Life in God" will feature Odell Dickerson, Alicia Chole, Bishop Heber M. Brown III, Kia Hood and Bishop John Bryant. For more information, call the church, 410-477-8886.
Vacation Bible School  
Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Road in Parkville, will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 24-28, for ages 3 through elementary school. Registration forms will be available mid-May at the church's website,
Parkville Baptist VBS  
Parkville Baptist Church, 3309 Taylor Ave. in Parkville, will hold "Gear Up! Get Ready! Game On!," its summer vacation Bible school, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 25-29. The program is open to children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Participants will enjoy Bible stories, snacks, music, missions and crafts. For more information, call 410-444-6188 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or send an email to
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 11-13. The presenter will be Steve Gambrill Jr., known as the "Extreme Balloon Man." The program is faith-based with a different theme for each day. Activities will include a mix of illusions, puppets and balloons. Each evening will begin with a light dinner. The program is open to children from age 3 (must be potty-trained) through fifth grade. There is no cost. Space is limited. Call 410-687-5531 to register.
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


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

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.