Home Safety and Fall Prevention: 10 a.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

Learn how to decrease your fall risks and make your home a safer place to prevent falls. Sign up at the front desk.

Crafterwork: 6 p.m. to 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.

Tenant’s Rights and Evictions in Baltimore County: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

A Maryland Legal Aid staff attorney discusses the legal requirements and mechanisms for evictions in Baltimore County as well as both statutory and common law tenant defenses. Q&A session to follow.

Citizenship Preparation Class: 11:30 a.m. to 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 www.bccc.edu/citizenship.

Humanim SNAP Outreach: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

A Consumer Benefits Coordinator from Humanim, Inc. provides one-on-one assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) applications and re-determinations.

4th Annual Boating Safety Day! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilson Point Park, 950 Beech Drive.

Water safety demos, prizes, various local food trucks, and a ton of different vendors and displays! Free to the public.

Pet Food and Nutrition: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

A speaker from the pet charity Thankful Paws, accompanied by Hope the dog, discusses the pet food industry and origins of modern-day pet food. Learn to make the best decisions about food for your house pet by deciphering nutrition labels and understanding caloric counts.

Middle River Fireworks Fundraiser! 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Sunset Cove, 3408 Red Rose Farm Rd.

Join us as we raise funds for the annual Middle River Fireworks. 100% of the cover will go directly to the Middle River Firework Fund.

• Doors open at 11 a.m.

• DJ Jon Boesché at 12 p.m.

• Live music with Rooftop Radio at 6 p.m.

• DJ Isaac 10at p.m.

• Raffles

• Giveaways and more!

Rosedale Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

In collaboration with Hazelwood-East and Linover Community Associations, Rosedale Branch is hosting a Community Yard Sale. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Hall Closet Thrift Shop: 8:30 a.m. to 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. Pit beef sandwiches will be for sale also. For more information, call 410-687-9483.

Rain Garden Workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1706 Old Eastern Ave.

Do you want to make your backyard more beautiful? Want to know how your garden can help improve our local waterways? Rain Gardens are specially designed to reduce stormwater runoff and provide wildlife habitat for pollinators. The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s “Clear Creeks Project” is looking for volunteers to participate in this hands-on learning experience, which includes planting a rain garden at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Register online at gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/calendar or contact Amy Young (ayoung@gunpowdervc.org 410-404-4748).

CCBC 2019 Commencement Ceremony! Congrats, Grads!

10:30 a.m. at the Multipurpose Field at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Best Friends Day: Bracelet Making 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

Join in celebrating National Best Friends Day by making a bracelet with your best friend! If your best friend is unable to attend, make one to take and surprise them with it later. Materials provided.

3rd Annual Strawberry Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm, 2526 Proctor Lane.

Enjoy fresh strawberry treats, live music, food trucks, gem mining, tractor rides, aqua art, and more. Pancake breakfast available at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., $8 for adults, $5 for children.

BRRC River Fest 2019! 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Conrad’s Ruth Villa, 3301 Edwards Lane

Join the Back River Restoration Committee in protecting the Chesapeake Bay while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere created by waterfront views, beautifully landscaped gardens and a cool Southern breeze at the Historic Conrad’s Ruth Villa. Enjoy the festivities provided by 4 Great Bands — Shake the Room, Kickin’ and Screaming, Dean Crawford and the Dunn’s River Band and Eclipse the Ultimate Journey Tribute.

Lunch & Learn: Reverse Mortgages:

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

Enjoy a summer kick-off lunch as you learn about reverse mortgages from Scott of YIG: Your Insurance Group. Call 410-887-0235 to register.

High-Performance Resume and Interview Skills: 3 p.m. to 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.

Food Truck Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m to 8:30 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.

Forever Young Adult Book Club: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle

Join us for a lively discussion on young adult literature. Read one of the following: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart or The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco. Come prepared to tell why you loved it — or why you didn’t. For older teens and (young-at-heart) adults who love young adult books.

#Popscope Public Astronomy Night: 8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

#Popscope is an urban movement that aims to reconnect diverse communities to the night sky and to each other by hosting free “pop-up” telescope astronomy nights in public spaces.

HACCP: How to Calibrate a Food Thermometer: 10 a.m. at Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

A properly calibrated thermometer is essential for safe food handling and cooking. Learn how easy it is to calibrate your thermometer using the ice-point method.

Harm Reduction Outreach: 1 pm. to 3 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Visit with a member of the Baltimore County Harm Reduction team for education and support related to drug use and sexual health, including overdose education and naloxone (also known as Narcan). Held weekly every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Small Business Counseling: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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!

Computers for Beginners: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Learn computer basics and improve your typing. Registration required.

Pets: Life Events & Planning for the Unexpected: 11 a.m. at Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road

This training will help answer questions about temporary emergency and permanent caregivers for your pets as well as other resources in the event the unexpected occurs. Call 410-887-0235 to register.

DIY Bath and Shower Bombs: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Join us for a fun bath and shower bomb-making workshop and take home a luxurious, fizzy creation! All supplies provided. Program is intended for adults.

Rockin’ Out with Pitties & Purrs: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Woody’s Pub Grub, 11 Margaret Ave.

Fundraiser and adoption event featuring good food, cold drinks, raffle prizes, P&P merchandise for sale. Adoptable dogs attending, live Music and more. For entry & Happy Hour specials: $10 donation at door!

4th Annual Wish Race 5K: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Join Merritt Clubs at the gorgeous Marshy Point Nature Center as we raise funds for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic! Take part in either the 5K, 1-Mile Walk or the Virtual 5K if you can’t make it race day. 100% of net proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s goal of granting the wish of every child experiencing a life-threatening condition. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. $25 for 5K Run/Walk, $15 for 1-Mile Walk, $10 for Virtual 5K.

NASA’s BEST Students: Build and Launch a Satellite to Orbit Mars: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle

Design and build a satellite that meets certain requirements for traveling to the surface of Mars, highlighting the engineering design process that NASA uses, while learning the value of teamwork and problem solving. Registration required.

Strawberry Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chesaco United Methodist Church, 901 Chesaco Ave.

Flea market, crafters, crab cakes, hot dogs, bake table and ice cream with cake and strawberries. Come rain or shine! For vendor space, call Doe at 410-391-1564.

Make the Wright Design: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Celebrate the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright on his birthday as we share stories of his inspirations, designs and developed style known as organic architecture. Then, design your own dream home using blueprints.

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