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.

Vegetable Gardening in Containers

April 25

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

Master Gardeners teach you how to grow vegetables in containers. Topics covered include growing needs, container types, growing media and what vegetables to plant. No experience necessary. Registration required.

April 25

5:30-9:30 p.m. at Seneca Elementary School, 545 Carrollwood Rd.

Basket Bingo to benefit the 5th grade end of the year activities! 20 Games, Specials, Extra Cards, Raffles and Food Available for purchase. All Proceeds benefit the 5th grade end of the year activities. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or the PTA — we accept cash, checks, money orders payable to Seneca Elementary PTA and even accept paypal to

April 25

5-7 p.m. at Kenwood High School, 501 Stemmers Run Rd.

Featuring artwork from Stemmers Run, Middle River Middle, Essex, Martin Blvd., Orems, Mars Estates, and Hawthorne Elementary.

April 25

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.

April 26

11:30 a.m.-2: 30 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

April 27

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Chesapeake Park Plaza, 2333 Eastern Blvd.

Join the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments for a day of public safety displays, demonstrations, and community resource information! Free safety kits will be available for children and vulnerable adults. Also on site will be the Police and Community Relations Council (PCRC) Car Show featuring historical, classic, and import vehicles. Free admission and parking.

April 27

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

Using innovative puppets, magic, original music, humor, storytelling and more, The Puppet Lady and her amazing puppet friends help your imagination grow by bringing new and old fairy tales to life. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character.

April 27

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

Join Culture Queen in celebrating the joy of dancing to different rhythms from many royal lands in honor of International Dance Day.

April 27

1 p.m. at the Charles Evering VFW, 8777 Philadelphia Rd.,

Join Alice as she jumps down the rabbit hole into a magical land of fun for Girls, Moms, Grandmas and family and friends! Fantastical fun shall be had in the themed photo area, playing games, making crafts, and more. Come dressed to impress and enter the contest for the best hat. Enjoy a riddling good time at The Jaberwocky Market bidding on family friendly baskets and prizes. A four course tea will be served that includes homemade scones with traditional clotted cream and lemon curd, fruit parfait, a variety of tea sandwiches, and desserts galore. Pre-registration required. $15.00 per adult, $10.00 per child. Email to register.

April 28

10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The New Sue Island Grill and Crabhouse, 900 Baltimore Yacht Club Rd.

DJ at 10 a.m., live music at 2, and a silent auctions. Trophies will be given out for best custom hot rods, modified car, and more. For more information, call 410-574-0009.

Basic Paddling Course

April 28

8-11 a.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Learn the strokes needed to maneuver a canoe. $7 per person, $5 for members. Ages 8 and older. Registration required.

April 29

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 29

5:30-7 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

Learn about the naturalization process, filling out your application, interview tips, eligibility requirements, case processing times and much more at this information session presented by a community relations officer from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

April 29

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. This program is for families. Groups must call the office to schedule a trip

April 30

4-8 p.m. at the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, 10331 Philadelphia Rd.

Come join us for some good food from various food trucks at our station, every Tuesday (weather depending). Seating will be available on our patio and inside our community room.

April 30

6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

In Amina’s Voice, life in middle school is hard enough for Amina, as her friend Soojin seems more concerned with becoming more American and spending time with another girl. But when the Islamic Center is vandalized, Amina finds solace in her family, friends and community, and discovers she has the power to use her own voice. Book sales and signings available after program.

April 30

5-6 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

A free 12-month lifestyle-changing program to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. This program is designed for those 18 years of age or older, overweight and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. . To register, call 855-218-2435.

April 30

2-6 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!

May 1

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.

May 1

9-1 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Law Day is held on May 1 every year. It celebrates the role of law in our society and the cultivation of understanding the legal profession. As a result, attorneys will be in to provide free Advanced Directives to our members. Advanced sign-up is required.

Birthday Bingo

May 1

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

If you have a Birthday in May you will play for free and receive a free dauber.


May 2

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

Celebrate Spring with us and take home a flower to watch it grow.

Know Your Civil Rights

May 2

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

This short educational presentation provides an overview of the services and responsibilities of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. The information gives audiences a better understanding of civil rights protections in Maryland.

Complete Your Self-Care

May 2

10 a.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road

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

Free Comic Book Day

May 4

All day at all BCPS libraries.

Visit any branch and get a free comic book. While you’re here, check out our wide selection of graphic novels and comics. One free comic per school age customer, while supplies last. Sponsored by Collectors Corner.

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