Non-profit Events

Essex VFW Karaoke
Essex VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road, will host Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 12. Call 410-391-5200 for more information.
Karaoke/Line Dancing
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave., will host Music Solutions with Ricko and Bo from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 12; For the Good Times Karaoke with Percy and Fred from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 13; and Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. For more information, call 410-686-2353.
Martinville Train Garden 
The 4th annual Martinville Christmas Train Garden at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport,  701 Wilson Point Road in Middle River, is open through Jan. 13. The holiday display of miniature planes and trains will be open during museum hours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The train exhibit is included in the museum admission of $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information, call 410-682-6122.
Living Rosary 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus Council 2452, 1707 Eastern Blvd. in Essex, will present the Living Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Refreshments will be served at the end of the service. For more information, call Gary Heil, 443-563-0020.
Crosstown Rivals to Play
Chesapeake High School will host Kenwood in a crosstown basketball competition Wednesday, Jan. 17. The JV game will begin at 4 p.m. and the varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m. The gym will open at 3:15 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door; all must be purchased in advance at Chesapeake and Kenwood from Jan. 2 through Jan. 12. Students must have a BCPS ID to buy tickets. Adults and senior citizens can buy their tickets from Chesapeake High Athletic Director Rod McMillion. BCPS and senior citizens pay $3; adults pay $5. Concessions will be sold. Spectators who leave the gym for any reason will not be readmitted. For more information, call McMillion, 410-687-5242.
 
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, Jan. 19. For more information, call 410-288-2297.
Karaoke/Line Dancing  
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave., will host Karaoke with Lightning Rod from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 19; Music Solutions with Ricko and Bo from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 20; and For the Good Times Karaoke with Percy and Fred from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. For more information, call 410-686-2353.
Spaghetti Dinner 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus Council 2452, 1707 Eastern Blvd. in Essex, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Beer and wine will be sold separately. Carryout meals will be available. The event will feature a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit Maryland Special Olympics. For more information, call Gary Heil, 443-563-0020. The inclement weather date is Jan. 27, same time.
SOAR Meeting 
The Senior Organization of Active Retirees Local 9477 (SOAR) will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 1010 S. Oldham St. For more information, call Don Kellner, 410-227-8462.
Lenten Fish Fry 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus Council 2452, 1707 Eastern Blvd. in Essex, will hold its annual Lenten fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent (Feb. 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30). The menu includes Alaskan pollack or butterflied shrimp (or combo), cole slaw, dessert and coffee, tea, lemonade and soda. Other beverages will be sold separately.  The children's meal offers fish sticks, macaroni and cheese and dessert. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call Gary Heil, 443-563-0020, or Charlie Knott, 410-925-2046.
Craft/Vendor Fair
Mars Estates Elementary School, 1500 E. Homberg Ave. in Essex, will hold a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  April 14, 2018, at the school. The event is sponsored by the PTA. For more information, send an email to Jessie Karpus, jkarpus@verizon.net.
Bull and Oyster Roast
The Parents Club of Boy Scout Troop 745 will hold a bull and oyster roast from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive in Essex. Food catered by McKinney's catering will include pit beef, ham and turkey, oysters on the half shell, side dishes, desserts, beer, wine and soda. Music will be provided by DJ Kevy V. The event will include a silent auction and games of chance. Tickets cost $40 each. For more information, call Brooke, 443-804-9398, or send an email to ParentsofTroop745@yahoo.com.

Church Events

Zion UCC Book Sale 
Zion United Church of Christ, 7146 Golden Ring Road in Essex, will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the church hall (one block past the church on the right). The sale, held by the Woman's Guild, offers hardbacks for $1 each and paperback books and video tapes for 25 cents each. magazines are free. For more information, call Retha, 410-682-6571.
Friendship Circle Flea Market  
Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 201 Bowleys Quarters Road in Bowleys Quarters, will hold its annual indoor Friendship Circle flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Food and baked goods will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Friendship Circle, which regularly hosts luncheons for residents of three local assisted living facilities. For more information, call the church office, 410-335-6927.

Ongoing Events

Legacy Leaders for Youth 
The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, 516 Eastern Blvd. in Essex, invites community youngsters ages 10 and up to join its new Legacy Leaders for Youth program.  The program’s goal is to teach area youth about the history of their community while encouraging them to get involved and to help preserve its future. Participants can earn school system-required service learning hours. Parents and grandparents are also welcome to attend. For more information, call 410-574-6934 or visit www.essexmuseum.com.
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.
Cash Bingo 
Cash bingo is held every Friday at Essex-Holly Neck VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road in Essex, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. and the kitchen is open from 6 - 9 p.m.) Bingo is sponsored by the Riverside Democratic Club, with proceeds benefitting its scholarship fund. For more information, call Jean, 410-391-7444.