Non-profit Events

Cox’s Point Haunted Mansion
The 49th annual Cox’s Point Haunted Mansion is open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28, at Cox’s Point Park, 820 Riverside Drive in Essex. Sponsored by the Essex-Stembridge Recreation Council since 1968, the event is the country’s oldest nonprofit haunted house, according to organizers. General admission is $10 per person. With interactive and “in your face” scares, the haunted production is not recommended for small children. For more information, call 410-887-0255 or visit www.coxspoint.org.
World Famous Fish Fry
Dundalk Knights of Columbus Council 2942, 2111 Eilers Ave. in Dundalk, will hold its World Famous Fish Fry from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. The meal will include Alaskan pollock, fries, cole slaw, roll, beverage and dessert. Beer and wine will be sold at an extra cost. Eat-in meals cost $12 and carryouts are $13. For more information, call Joe Witomski, 410-409-8173 or 410-285-6660.
Ravens Roost Auction
Ravens Roost 71 will hold a charity quarter auction Friday, Oct. 20, at the Chug-A-Mug banquet hall, 121 Earls Road in Middle River. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7. Tickets, which include two paddles, cost $5. Seating is limited. Food will be sold. For tickets, call Debbie, 410-679-6130.
Dundalk Legion Karaoke
Dundalk American Legion Post 138, 3300 Dundalk Ave., will host Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 20. For more information, call 410-288-2297.
Karaoke, Line Dancing
Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave in Essex, will host Music Solution from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 20; Karaoke with Jimmy and Judy D from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 21; and Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and Wild Bill from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Line dancing with The Dude will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in the hall. Call 410-686-2353 for more information.
Chesaco UMC Turkey Dinner
Chesaco United Methodist Church, 901 Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale, will hold a turkey dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The cost for the meal, which includes dessert and beverage, is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available for adult portions only. Local delivery will be available. Call 410-687-0250.
Knights of Columbus Crab Feast
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Knights of Columbus Council 2452, 1707 Eastern Blvd. in Essex, will hold a crab feast  from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. The menu will include crab soup, pulled pork, hot dogs and various side dishes. Tickets cost $45. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Gary, 443-563-0020.
Spaghetti Dinner
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, will hold a spaghetti  dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets cost $7 for adults; $4 for children 4 and older; and children 3 and younger eat for free. Carryouts will be available. For more information, call Chris Ewing, 410-419-7734.
Halloween Costume Party
Essex-Holly Neck VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road in Essex, will hold a Halloween costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Live music will be provided by Impulse. Light fare will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will include draft beer, set-ups and door prizes. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets cost Connie, 443-600-5931 or Jean, 410-804-2734.
Bull, Oyster and Shrimp Roast
The Daniel Carl Torsch Foundation will hold its annual bull, oyster and shrimp roast from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. in Nottingham. The Halloween-themed event will include a costume contest. The menu will also include pit ham and turkey, hot and cold buffets, taco bar, desserts and open bar (liquor, beer and wine). Tickets cost $45. For more information, call Julie, 443-804-6330, or Toni, 443-554-6150.
Bull and Shrimp Roast  
The GM Salaried Retirees Club will hold its 6th annual bull and shrimp roast from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale. The event will include food, beer and setups, wheels of chance and door prizes. Music will be provided by Impulse. Tickets cost $45. To order tickets, call 443-402-0373.
Shrimp/Bull Roast
The CCBC Dundalk Foundation will hold its annual shrimp and bull roast from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the UAW Hall, 1010 S. Oldham St. in East Baltimore. Tickets cost $40. All proceeds will benefit the Marie Lloyd/Ed Lamon Endowment. Checks for tickets can be mailed to the CCBC Foundation office, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21222. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.ccbcmd.edu/Support-CCBC/Giving-to-CCBC/Give-Online.aspx. For more information, call Gail Bennett, 443-840-3675.
Casino Night/Bull Roast
St. Joseph School-Fullerton, 8416 Belair Road, will hold Back to the ‘80s Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The event for adults only will include a bull roast and games of chance, including blackjack, craps, roulette and a money wheel. Casino bucks (for use at game tables) and the meal, beer and wine  are included in the price of tickets. Game tokens can be cashed in for prizes, which include sports memorabilia, electronics, merchandise and gift cards. Tickets cost $50 each. For more information, call 410-256-8026. Order tickets at www.stjoeschool.org.
Turkey Dinner 
St. Francis of Assisi Church, 3615 Harford Road in Baltimore, will hold its 62nd annual turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. The cost is $13 for ages 12 and older; $6 for children ages 3-11; and free for children 2 and younger. The event will include a silent auction and wheels of chance. For more information, call 410-467-1683.
Craft Show, Flea Market
The Parkville High School Athletic Boosters Club will hold a craft show and flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the school, 2600 Putty Hill Ave. in Parkville. The event will have more than 100 tables. The entry fee for individuals is 50 cents. Vendors are still being accepted. For more information, call 410-887-5430 or send an email to phsathboosters@yahoo.com.
Hunter Sight-Ins Offered
Baltimore County Game and Fish Protective Association, 3400 Northwind Road in Carney, will hold hunter sight-ins as follows: Saturdays, Nov. 11 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 12 and 19, from noon to 3 p.m., for shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. The cost is $5 per rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader. For more information, call Robert Batchelor, 410-592-9276.
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.

Church Events

Patapsco UMC Rummage Sale 
Patapcso 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. 20 and 21. Items for sale will include clothing, toys and household items. Baked goods will be sold. For more information, call Beverly, 443-467-2020.
Zion UCC Turns 150
Zion United Church of Christ, 7146 Kelso Drive in Essex, will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a banquet at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, on Oct. 21. Tickets cost $30. The church will also hold an anniversary service Sunday, Oct. 22, at 9:45 a.m. All past and present Zion members are invited to both events. For more information, call the church office, 410-687-0980.
Polish Dinner-Dance
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 10003 Bird River Road in Middle River, will hold a Polish dinner-dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The menu will include Polish food, soft drinks and beer. The event will also include games of chance and raffles. Tickets cost $24 for adults and $12 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free of cost. Music will be provided by TKO. No tickets will be sold after Oct. 15. For more information, call 410-686-3085.
Fall Charity Bazaar
First Lutheran Church of Gray Manor, 210 Oakwood Road in Dundalk, will hold its fall charity bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will feature Christmas treasures, the Cookie Walk, baked goods and the Country Shops. Lunch items, including crab and potato soups, barbeque, hot dogs and sour beef and dumplings, will be sold from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Raffles and door prizes will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Good Samaritan Fund.
SHM Bull/Oyster Roast
Sacred Heart of Mary Church, 6736 Youngstown Road in Dundalk, will hold its annual bull and oyster roast from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the church. The event will include music by TKO, prize wheels, door prizes and raffles. The menu, catered by Superior Catering, will include pit beef, turkey and ham, raw oysters, Maryland crab soup, Italian sausage with peppers and a variety of side dishes, salads and desserts, and beer and wine (BYOB). Tickets cost $40. For more information, call Mike Carnahan, 443-837-5077, or the parish office, 410-633-2828.
'Country Gospel Christmas'  
St. Michael Lutheran Church, 9534 Belair Road in Perry Hall, will sponsor a bus trip to the Pennsylvania Opry on Nov. 9. The trip, which includes a ticket for "A Country Gospel Christmas" and a buffet meal at the Keystone Family Restaurant, costs $117 per person. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. For more information, call Emma Hahn, 410-592-8512.
Crafters Needed
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 11901 Belair Road in Kingsville, will hold a craft show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Crafters and vendors are needed for the show. For more information, send an email to office@stjohnskingsville.org.
Hiss UMC Fall Festival
Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Road, will hold its Fall Festival and ham and oyster dinner Saturday, Nov. 18. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the dinner will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. The festival will have vendors with a variety of goods, including antiques, jams and jellies, candy and baked goods. The dinner menu will feature oysters, ham, potato salad and cole slaw, Hiss pickled beets and other side dishes, rolls, desserts and beverages. There is no cost to attend the festival. Dinner tickets cost $22 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children under 3 eat for free. Carryout orders cost $22.50. For more information, call the church, 410-668-5665.
Christmas Fair Vendors Sought
Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Road in Parkville, needs vendors for its annual Christmas Vendor Fair set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. In addition to vendors selling a variety of goods, the fair will include a children’s gift shop and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be available for photo opportunities. Concessions will be sold. Call Sue Crue, 410-599-7925, to register as a vendor.

Halloween/Fall Events and Activities

Cox’s Point Haunted Mansion
The 49th annual Cox’s Point Haunted Mansion is open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28, at Cox’s Point Park, 820 Riverside Drive in Essex. Sponsored by the Essex-Stembridge Recreation Council since 1968, the event is the country’s oldest nonprofit haunted house, according to organizers. General admission is $10 per person. With interactive and “in your face” scares, the haunted production is not recommended for small children. For more information, call 410-887-0255 or visit www.coxspoint.org.

Bennett's Curse: The Ultimate Fear Experience 2017
Bennett's Curse, 7578A Eastpoint Mall (next to Shoppers World in the former DSW Shoe Warehouse), is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29; Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and 31; and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4. General admission is $25 in advance, Speed Pass is $35 in advance and the VIP Experience costs $40 in advance. All tickets cost an additional $5 at the gate. Group discounts are available. Bennett's Curse is ranked one of the country's scariest halloween attractions as rated by The Travel Channel, according to the group's Facebook page. Organizers say their haunted house "continues to raise the bar when it comes to executing mind-numbing horror." The event is not recommended for children younger than 10. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/bennettscurse/.


The Haunted Dungeons of Fort Howard
Sponsored by the Edgemere-Sparrows Point Recreation Council, the Haunted Dungeons take advantage of creepy indoor military installations and outdoor wooded trails at Fort Howard Park, 9600 North Point Road in Fort Howard to produce a Halloween experience that is "the most fun you will ever have ... being scared," according to the group's Facebook page. The Dungeons will be open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29. Tickets cost $15. Tours begin at dusk and the park closes when it reaches group capacity. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/haunted.dungeons/   or call 443-216-9001.

Halloween at Todd's Inheritance Historic Site
Todd's Inheritance Historic Site, 9000 North Point Road in Edgemere, will host trick-or-treating for the kids and house tours for the adults from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for senior citizens; and free for children under 15. Annual family memberships, which allow unlimited access to the house and scheduled special events, cost $30.

Family Fall Festival
The Dundalk Renaissance Corp. will hold its annual Family Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Veterans Park on Shipping Place in downtown Dundalk. The event will include scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, music, kids' activities, vendors, a costume contest for canines and kids and trick-or-treating at Main Street businesses. Costume contest prizes will be awarded in best by age category, best overall and best creative costume. Food will be sold. The event is free. For more information, contact Chris at chris@dundalkusa.org.

Valley of the Haunted
Valley of the Haunted, 4722 Mellow Road in White Hall, features a 1.2-mile walking trail through the woods crawling with ghosts, zombies and other scary creatures. The attraction is open Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30.  Valley of the Haunted offers free onsite parking, haunted hayrides, live bands and food and drinks for sale. For young children, Little Haunts Sundays are held from 2 to 5 p.m. Regular tickets start at $12 in advance and cost $20 at the gate. Little Haunts tickets cost $5 each. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County. For more information, visit valleyofthehaunted.com.

ZooBooo!
Take the entire family to ZooBooo! at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for a day of trick-or-treating, games, costume contests, live entertainment, kid-friendly food and special Halloween treats for the animals. ZooBooo! will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday, Oct. 27-29. The event is free with paid admission to the zoo.

Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival
The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, with the crowd gathering at the Patterson Park Pulaski Monument. The event will include a costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, yoga, live music and crafts market, local food trucks and a beer garden. All are welcome to dress in costume, bring a lantern and march in the parade. The festival begins at 3:30; the parade lineup begins at 6:30 and the parade kicks off at 7. For more information, visit creativealliance.org.

Spooky Science
The Maryland Science Center at the Inner harbor will host Spooky Science from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. "Creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time," according to the organization's website. Kids can make "gooey, glowing slime, launch creepy catapults, see our mad scientists in a creepy interactive demonstration and even watch us chuck pumpkins off of the roof." Activities are free with paid admission and completely free for members.

Funtober
Funtober is a website that lists many Halloween-related events, including costume contests for youngsters and pub crawls for adults. To check out the listing, visit https://www.funtober.com/halloween/baltimore/.

Halloween Costume Party 
Essex-Holly Neck VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Road in Essex, will hold a Halloween costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Live music will be provided by Impulse. Light fare will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will include draft beer, set-ups and door prizes. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets cost Connie, 443-600-5931 or Jean, 410-804-2734.

Edgemere Fall Fest  
Edgemere Church of God, 7414 Ellen Ave. in Edgemere, will hold its Fall Fest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. The event will include trunk-or-treat for children, a chili cook-off, and most creative trunk and pumpkin contests. Light refreshments, including popcorn and apple cider, are included. The event is free. For more information, call 410-477-0697.

Hiss UMC Fall Festival
Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Road, will hold its Fall Festival and ham and oyster dinner Saturday, Nov. 18. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the dinner will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. The festival will have vendors with a variety of goods, including antiques, jams and jellies, candy and baked goods. The dinner menu will feature oysters, ham, potato salad and cole slaw, Hiss pickled beets and other side dishes, rolls, desserts and beverages. There is no cost to attend the festival. Dinner tickets cost $22 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children under 3 eat for free. Carryout orders cost $22.50. For more information, call the church, 410-668-5665.
 

Reunions

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.