Quarter Auction 
A quarter auction to benefit the Polar Bear Plunge and Maryland Special Olympics will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at the Dundalk Knights of Columbus hall, 2111 Eilers Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7. Admission, which includes two paddles, is $5. Extra paddles will be available. Light fare, snacks and drinks will be sold.
CCBC Alumni Crab Feast
The CCBC Alumni Association will hold its annual crab feast from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the U.A.W. hall, 1010 S. Oldham St. in 
East Baltimore. Tickets cost $60 and will not be sold at the door. The menu will include steamed crabs, pit beef, ham and turkey and a variety of side dishes, salads, soup, desserts, beer, wine and soft drinks. Music will be provided by a DJ and games of chance will be available. All proceeds benefit CCBC scholarships and programs. To buy tickets, call 443-840-3544, or send an email to
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, Sept. 21. Call the post, 410-288-2297, for more information.
Essex Legion Karaoke 
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave., will host Karaoke with Lightning Rod from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 21; Music Solutions with Ricko and Bo from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 22; and For the Good Times Karaoke with Percy and Fred from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Line dancing is held in the hall from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays. Call 410-686-2353 for more information.
Middlesex Yard Sale  
The Middlesex row home community (across from Kenwood High School in Essex) will hold its community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 (rain date Sept. 29). Many community residents throughout the development will participate.
FOP Designer Bag Bingo 
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 34, 730 Wampler Road in Middle River, will hold a designer bag bingo Saturday, Sept. 22. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7. Tickets (which include 20 regular games) cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the FOP Distress Fund and the Perry Hall High School girls basketball team. For more information, call Ari, 410-982-1673, or Angie, 410-236-6146.
DCT Annual Fundraiser Concert 
Dundalk Community Theatre, in residence at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road, will hold its annual fundraiser, "There's No Business Like Show Business," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the John E. Ravekes Theatre in K Building. The cast of the evening of song and dance will include Ken Ewing, Rob Tucker, Sarah Chrzanowski, Becca Vourvoulas, John Desmone, Tiffany Walker Porta-Burrows and students from the Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex. Tickets cost $25. For tickets, call the CCBC box office, 443-840-2787.
Dundalk American Legion Vendor Fair
Dundalk American Legion Post 38 Auxiliary, 3300 Dundalk Ave., will hold a vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. In addition to a variety of retail vendors, the event will also feature crafts, raffles,  concessions and gift-wrapping.
Shrimp Feast 
Military Order of Cooties Pup Tent 4, will hold a shrimp feast from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Essex-Holly Neck VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road. The menu will include shrimp, sausage and peppers, fried chicken, hot dogs and sauerkraut, string beans, rice and desserts. Includes beer and setups; BYOB. Music provided by Rock'n' Rich. Tickets cost $35. All proceeds benefit hospitalized veterans. Tickets are available at the post canteen. For more information, call Dennis Hecko, 410-665-1287, or Jim Lopez, 443-519-6539.
Victory Stars Dance 
Middle River Recreation Council will hold registration for its Victory Stars dance program from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 25 and 26, at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River. Ballet and tap lessons are offers for ages 3-6 and ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and pointe lessons are offer for ages 7 and up, including adults.
First in Flight
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport will hold its "First Flight" program on Saturday, Sept. 29. Middle and high school students in Baltimore County or city who have never flown on a commercial flight or in a private plane are eligible for the free five-hour workshop that includes a tour of the museum, a pre-flight classroom session, the exploration of a general aviation craft and each participant's first airplane ride. The program is designed to encourage an interest in aviation careers. Each participant will receive a Certificate of First Flight upon completion of the program. Applications are available online at For more information, call 410-682-6122.
Astronaut to Celebrate with Scouts  
Former NASA astronaut Tom Jones, an Essex native and graduate of Kenwood High School, will be the guest speaker when Boy Scout Troop 355 holds its 80th anniversary celebration. The gathering will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Essex Elks Lodge, 1007 E. Homberg Ave. Jones achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 355. All current and former scouts of all ranks are invited to attend. Tickets cost $25 for ages 11 and older and $15 for children ages 2-10. The meal will be catered by Mission BBQ. Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 1. To buy tickets, send an email to Rebecca Douglas at, or send a text message to 410-299-0660.
WAVFC Quarter Auction
Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Co., 214 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, will hold a quarter auction Thursday, Oct. 4, in the rear hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7. Admission, which includes three paddles, is $5. Additional paddles cost $2 each. Food and drinks will be sold. For more information, call Jerry, 443-841-9692.
Hunter Sight-In 
The Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association, 3400 Northwind Road in Carney, will hold a hunter sight-in for muzzleloaders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The cost is $5 per gun. For more information, call Robert Batchelor, 410-592-9276.
Gunpowder VFW Car Show  
Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road in Middle River, will hold its All-American Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 (rain date is Oct. 20). The event will feature music, food and trophies to winners. The car registration fee is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit local veterans in need. For more information, call Ralph, 410-335-8673, or Brian, 443-255-6749.
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.

Church Events

Queen of Peace Flea Market  
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road, will hold a flea market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration
begins at 6 a.m. The vendor cost is $10 (one vending spot and one parking spot); no reservations are needed. Bring your own tables. Firearms may not be sold at this event. For more information, call the church office, 410-686-3085.
Essex UMC 'Huge Yard Sale'  
Essex United Methodist Church, 524 Maryland Ave., will hold a "Huge Yard Sale' from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, during Essex Day festivities.
Fall Peach Festival  
Zion United Church of Christ, 8701 Cottington Road in Nottingham, will hold its Fall Peach Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will feature a flea market and craft show. Food, including pit beef, drinks, peach desserts and peach sundaes, will be sold. Vendor spaces are still available. For more information, call the church office, 410-931-8400.
Fall Flea Market  
Arnolia United Methodist Church, 1776 E. Joppa Road in Parkville, will hold its fall flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 (rain date is Sept. 29). The event will feature 50 vendor spaces and white elephant tables. Baked goods, hot dogs, Italian sausage  and barbeque will be sold. For more information, call the church office, 410-665-7005, or visit
Car and Craft Show
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold its fifth annual car and craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The event is open to all imported and domestic vehicles; trophies will be awarded. Registration costs $10 by Sept. 30; $15 afterward. Crafters are still needed. Crafter registration fee is $15 for one six-foot table and $25 for two tables. The craft show is open to handmade items only; no flea market or retail items allowed. For more information or a registration form, send an email to
Community Flea Market
Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road in Essex, will hold a community flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The church will provide a table to vendors for $15 each or bring your own table and pay $10. Baked goods, breakfast and pit beef sandwiches and hot dogs will be sold. Table reservations: Betty, 410-870-0458.
Orems UMC Seeks Crafters  
Orems United Methodist Church, 1020 Orems Road in Middle River, seeks crafters for its craft fair set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The fees are $30 for one six-foot table; $50 for two tables; and $70 for three tables. No vendors; crafters with handmade items only. For more information or to request a registration form, call the church office, 410-687-9483.
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, Oct. 19 and 20. Shoppers will find clothing, toys and household items at bargain prices. Baked goods will be sold. For more information, call Beverly, 443-467-2027.
Surviving the Holidays Seminar
Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Road, will host "Surviving the Holidays" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20. The cost is $10, which covers the cost of a book. Seminar is limited to 50 people. Registration closes Oct. 1. For more information, call the church, 410-686-8810.


Chesapeake Class of 1983 
Chesapeake High School Class of 1983 will hold its 35-year reunion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Sue Island Grill and Clubhouse (at the boat bar). Attendees will pay for their own meals and drinks. For more information, send an email to
Patapsco High Class of 1973 
Patapsco High School Class of 1973 will hold its 45-year reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Balco Club, 9318 Todd Ave. in Fort Howard. The menu will include dinner, draft beer, red and white wine, soda, coffee and bottled water. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets cost $50 and must be purchased by Sept. 15. Make checks payable to Patapsco High School Class of 1973 and mail to Karen Rzepiennik, 14 Bonnie Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014. 
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
Sparrows Point Class of 1963 
The Sparrows Point High School Class of 1963 will hold its 55-year reunion from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Balco Club, 9318 Todd Ave. in Fort Howard. Tickets for the event, which includes food, drinks and music, cost $45. To buy tickets or for more information, send an 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.
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
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.