Send your calendar entries to Low-cost, local events happening this week. To be included, your event must be family friendly, cost less than $25 per person and take place in Baltimore County as well as adjoining areas with a 20-minute drive. Please submit the event title, time and address to with Town Crier in the subject line. Once approved by an editor, the event will be listed until its completion date. It will run in the print edition as space allows. You can also submit to a separate online calendar at

January 31

6:30-8:30 p.m. at Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave.

County Executive Johnny Olszewski will be hosting a series of town hall meetings across our county focused on the County’s current fiscal climate, future budget priorities, and ensuring that community members have the opportunity to provide input into the budget planning process. This meeting will be co-hosted by Councilman Todd Crandell

January 31

6-7:30 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

Stressed? Relax and socialize with an easy craft each month. Adults only, please. All supplies provided.

January 31

6-7 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Join us for a fun and easy craft! All supplies provided.

February 1

12:20-1:20 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Arts & Humanities Hall (AHUM), Recital Hall, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

CCBC faculty members, Dr. John Morgan and Professor Monica Otal will lead an informative and interactive seminar on the physical problems and stressors facing musicians, actors and dancers. All are welcome to attend and participate in learning how to sustain a career in the performing arts. Free to all, no ticket needed!

February 2

6 p.m. at F.O.P. Lodge 34 Lounge, 730 Wampler Rd.

Pre-purchased tickets $5, includes 2 paddles. Additional paddles will be for sale the day of the event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

February 2

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Orems United Methodist Church, 1020 Orems Rd.

Lots of items, collectibles, adult and children clothing, toys, books, jewelry, housewares and bedding. All reasonably priced. For more information, call 410-687-9483.

February 2

2-2:45 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Mike Rose presents an entertaining and motivational magic show that promotes reading and library use.

February 2

6-9:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 5050 Bucks School House Rd.

Come out for a night of fun while helping our youth go to summer camp! Designer Bags include Michael Kors, Coach and Dooney & Bourke. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call the Church or stop by to get your tickets!

February 2

2-3 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Have you ever seen hair different from your own and just wanted to run your fingers through it? Has anyone ever ran their fingers through your hair without permission? Hear the story Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller and do a special craft related to different hair textures.

February 2

6-10 p.m. at American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave.

Aid Our Veterans is holding a Fundraiser Bull Roast. Enjoy music, door prizes, games, 50/50s, silent auctions and wheels of chance along with pit beef, ham, turkey, sides, and sodas and craft beers. All proceeds benefit homeless or struggling veterans.

February 3

2-3:30 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku by printing fish on your pillowcase. All material provided. $7 for pillowcases, $5 for members.

February 3

2-2:45 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

CAPE Science presents a thrilling show about electricity and magnetism. Form your own tangible magnetic field structures with our iron filing and ferrofluid manipulatives. Then, hop up to hold on to an Oudin coil or Van de Graaff generator to personally experience the properties of electricity. Registration required.

February 4

12:30-2 p.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

A holistic approach to stress management. An interactive presentation for recognizing, dealing with and preventing stress through meditation, exercising, acupuncture, herbs, oils and more. Call 410-887-0235 to register.

February 4

10-11 a.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Please join us for this free yoga demo class. If the class is well received, we will offer it in the weeks to follow. Instructor: Shruti Dahai.

February 4

11 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. Dress for the weather. Please arrive and sign in before start time. This program is for families. Groups must call the office to schedule a trip.

February 4

3-5 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Learn proven methods for interviewing and developing a resume that will get you the attention of employers. Bring your current resume for an expert critique.

February 4

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rosedale American Legion Post 180, 1331 Seling Ave.

The screenings offer a 5-test package to thoroughly check you for risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. The combination of these tests helps detect problems – before you have symptoms and while your doctor can still take action. So that you can keep doing the things you love.

February 5

6-7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Explore your money values and habits, learn to create manageable financial goals and create a spending plan to set you on a path to meet your goals. Presented by the CASH Campaign of Maryland. Seating is limited.

February 6

1-4 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Learn about medical cannabis, the lingo, methods of consumption, strains, and what are considered qualified. Host: Steve of Charm City Medicus.

February 6

7-8 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Buying your first house can be daunting. This workshop helps you approach one of the biggest purchases of your life with confidence. A speaker from Maryland REALTORS discusses the process from offer through closing. Learn the basics of preparing for home ownership, including financial readiness, understanding credit, mortgage basics and choosing a realtor. Other topics include housing counseling, fair housing, and mortgage and down payment assistance programs available to first time buyers.

February 6

1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Topics covered include basic principles of first aid, such as helpful tips and pointers for safe responses to minor skin alterations, using appropriate first aid procedures and techniques for certain identifiable wounds, and how to identify medical emergencies. Free first aid kits provided. No prior knowledge or experience necessary; all community members welcome! Presented by Rosemary Rich, RN of the Baltimore County Harm Reduction Program.

February 6

10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Bring your questions to an individual session with an adviser from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The adviser can provide counseling, capital and contracting expertise so small businesses can confidently start, grow and recover. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment needed!

February 7

12-3 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Featuring Charles Lee. Meal includes: Fried chicken breast, macaroni and cheese, green beans, roll and dessert. Cost: $12.00.

6th District Town Hall

February 7

6:30 at McCormick Elementary School, 5101 Hazelwood Ave.

County Executive Johnny Olszewski will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetings across the county to discuss the budget and offer residents the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and priorities. Hosted by County Executive Olszewski and Councilwoman Bevins. Please plan ahead to attend, and make your voice heard.

February 8

6-8 p.m. at Victory Villa Elementary School, 500 Compass Rd.

Cost: Free Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase! Wear red and white! Activity and crafts will be provided along with music. Adults must be accompanying the children the whole time.

February 8

5-7 p.m. at the Gunpowder VFW 10067 Auxiliary, 6309 Ebenezer Rd.

Dinner to include, homemade lasagna, green beans with salad and bread. Includes dessert and drink. Open to all. Donations will be $12. There will be live music following the dinner by the Joe Caleb Band. Adult beverages available for purchase. For more information, call the Post at 410-335-8933.

February 9

2-3 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by playing around with candy hearts and participating in cool Valentine’s Day STEM experiments. Then, design your own heart necklace and valentine pencil to take home and make a greeting card. Supplies provided. Registration required.

Jazz in the Library: Music of the 1920s to 1940s with the Carl Grubbs Ensemble

February 9

12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Celebrate Black History Month with a free concert by the Carl Grubbs Ensemble. Listen to the songs of African American musicians and composers popular in the 1920s through 1940s, including Duke Ellington — composer, musician and band leader who encompassed the rhythm and feelings of the whole country in his music.

Richardson Farms 2019 Winter Craft Show

February 9-10

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Richardson Farms, 5900 Ebenezer Rd.

Our winter craft show, hosted in our heated garden center is an event you won’t want to miss! Candle makers, floral designers, pottery, woodworkers, jewelers, illustrators, basket weavers, etched glass, and so much more under one roof...but just for 2 days!

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