Send your calendar entries to editor@avenuenews.com. 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 editor@avenuenews.com 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 www.avenuenews.com.

April 4

12 p.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

$5 Members/$6 Non-Members. Enjoy a ballpark lunch as we kick off the Baltimore Orioles 2019 season ~ hot dogs, soda, peanuts, popcorn, nachos and cheese. There will be giveaways and a 50/50 raffle. Wear Orioles attire or orange and black. Purchase your tickets at the front desk.

April 4

6-7 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Student Services Center, Suite 103, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Attend an information session to learn about the Baltimore County and the Maryland Community College Promise scholarships, the benefits, requirements, and application process. Class of 2019 and Class of 2018 graduates of public, parochial or private high schools, home instruction programs, GED recipients and their parents are invited to attend. Students can apply now for College Promise scholarships to attend CCBC full time for Fall 2019.

April 4

9-10 a.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Learn how to use the benefits of infant massage to heal and soothe your baby.

April 4

4:30-5:30 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

Hop on the bike and pedal to make a nutritious smoothie! Presented by University of Maryland Extension. Registration required.

April 4

10 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Avenue in White Marsh. 8125 Honeygo Blvd.

A morning of entertainment and activities geared toward children 5 and under. Don’t miss Story time, hosted by Barnes & Noble each month! Story time will be hosted inside of the bookstore at 10 a.m. .

April 4

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

Yoga offers confidence, movement and mind and body awareness for preschoolers and caregivers. Registration required.

April 5

1 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering a free, two-hour training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using intranasal naloxone— a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose. Register in the program book at the front desk to attend. This event is open to the public.

April 5

6 p.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

2 paddles for $5, extra paddles $1 each. Food and drinks available for purchase. Bids range from 25¢ to 75¢. Purchase your tickets at the front desk.

April 5

10-11:30 a.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Learn computer basics and improve your typing. Limited to the first 10 participants.

April 6

9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at FOP Lodge 34, 730 Wampler Rd.

Guests will enjoy breakfast. Kids can make crafts while parents shop our vendors. Parents can take photos upon Easter Bunny’s arrival after breakfast. Tickets are $9 for ages 3 and up. Ages 0-2 are free.

April 6

6:30 at Golden Ring Middle School, 6700 Kenwood Ave.

Vendors include Thirty-one, Paparazzi, Premiere Design Jewelry, Princess House Crystals, Pampered Chef, Color Street, and more. Bring a set of new pajamas to donate to Casey Cares to be entered in a raffle for a special basket. For tickets email grmspta@gmail.com or message us on Facebook @golderingmspta. Food and drink will be available for purchase!

April 6

1-2:30 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Learn how to transform your property into the perfect wildlife habitat. Handouts and a hike to the pond will be included. Wear waterproof boots.

April 6

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

Lots of items, collectibles, adult and children clothing, toys, books, jewelry, housewares and bedding. All reasonably priced. Also pit beef sandwiches will be for sale. For more information, call 410-687-9483.

April 6

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

Spring is here! Paint a mini flower pot and plant a seed inside at this fun story time.

April 6

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc., 516 Eastern Blvd.

Check out new exhibits at the opening day of the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River’s season.

April 6

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

Spring is here! Paint a mini flower pot and plant a seed inside at this fun story time.

April 7

8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Essex Volunteer Fire Company, 2212 Seneca Rd.

All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, biscuts, fruits, and pastries.The cost will be-$8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $4 for children ages 4 to 10, and a free breakfast for children under the age of 4. Come out and support your local volunteer fire company.

April 7

2-4 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Our first canoe trip of the season. Join us to limber up your muscles and paddle Dundee Creek with a naturalist. $7 per person, $5 for members. Registration required.

April 7

2-3:30 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle

April is National Poetry Month! Local poet Brooke Bognanni gives a reading of her work and discusses writing and publishing.

April 8

7-8:15 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

A seven-week program designed to help you quit smoking for good. Free nicotine replacement therapy provided. Dates of the program are March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6. Sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Health. Registration required. Contact Crystal Andre at 410-252-8058, extension 206 to register.

April 8

6:30-8 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Bring your yarn and needles to make knitted/crocheted donations for charity or work on your own projects and socialize. Learn new patterns and make new friends!

April 9

1-2 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

This interactive, educational session will focus on the risk factors, signs and prevention of stroke. Learn techniques that will aid in reducing your chances of having a stroke. Free Stroke Prevention Kits will be given to all participants.

April 10

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

Bring your questions to an individual one-hour appointment with an adviser from the Small Business Resource Center. The adviser can assist with business plan development, marketing, loan preparation and minority business enterprise. Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m. Contact branch to register.

April 10

6-8 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Learn about the importance of having a will at this information session. After a brief presentation, lawyers from St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center prepare a simple will for you at no cost or to answer legal questions you may have about wills and estates or related housing issues. Services provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a valid ID for on-site completion of will. Please note that while the information session is open to everyone, the number of wills prepared is limited; 10 tickets for will preparation will be available at the service desk 60 minutes before the start of the program.

April 10

12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Learn the signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatment options that are related to leg vein disease. Following the presentation, members have the option of a lower leg vein ultrasound screening.

April 11

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

Take control of your credit and finances with Yolanda Hobbs, financial well-being coach from Operation HOPE.

April 11

10:30-11 a.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

An inclusive story and play time using preschool-age materials. For children who are sensitive to large groups, sensory overload or who are experiencing developmental delays. We welcome all children who will benefit from opportunities for interaction and movement.

April 11

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

Sundaes will include: vanilla ice cream, bananas slices, peanut butter whipped topping, and a Maraschino cherry. Entertainment by Richard Blane. Cost: $4.

April 11

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

Color a coloring page and watch it change into a 3D virtual drawing. Using the QuiverVision app and coloring sheets, watch as your coloring moves and interacts with you!

April 12

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

A free citizenship preparation class hosted by Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). Citizenship classes prepare students with the English skills and U.S civics knowledge needed to pass the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) citizenship exam and successfully become U.S citizens. Learn about the entire citizenship process, from sending the application to taking the Oath of Allegiance. The class is held every Friday from April 12 to June 28, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To register, bring your green card and Social Security number to any class between April 12 and May 31. Walk-ins welcome! For more information, call 410-986-3201 or visit www.bccc.edu/citizenship.

April 13

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ, 7146 Golden Ring Rd.

New books are arriving weekly with several large print books available. Hardback books and DVDs are $1.00 with paperback books and VCR tapes only 25 cents. Magazines (up to 10) are free. For more information or to make arrangements to donate books prior to the sale, please call 410-686-4043.

Star Wars Celebration

April 13

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

Celebrate all things Star Wars at this fun family event!

Bird Watching Hike at Honeygo Run Regional Park

April 13

10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

Join us on a bird watching hike (moderate) through the trails at Honeygo Run Regional Park with expert birder Matt Hafner. Meet at Honeygo Run Regional Park at the picnic pavilion closest to the turf field. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Light rain or shine.

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