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February 14

All day at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Make a special valentine for your loved one! Materials and supplies available all day.

February 14

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.

February 14

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

Straight from the heart! Homemade chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, lemon pound-cake, and iced tea. Cost: $5.

February 15

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 January 11 to March 29, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To register, bring your green card and Social Security number to any class between January 11 and March 1. Walk-ins welcome! For more information, call 410-986-3201 or visit www.bccc.edu/citizenship.

February 14

12:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

Drop in for a sweet treat following lunch on Valentine’s Day. $1 donation appreciated.

February 15

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

An introduction to apps for smartphones and other mobile devices. Learn how to download apps, hear about some of the best ones out there and share your favorites!

February 16

1-4 p.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ, 7146 Golden Ring Rd.

Cash bingo in our Christian Education Building — Lower Hall. $13 and $20 game packages are available for purchase as well as a variety of snacks and drinks. Must be 18 or older to play.

February 16

4-7 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 201 Bowleys Quarters Rd.

Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Adults: $10, ages 6-12: $8, and 5 and under are free. Call 443-742-1101.

February 16

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

Make a fun kinetic sculpture with recycled materials. Program limited to the first 12 families.

February 16

11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

In celebration of Black History Month, join a variety of characters in stories from the folktale traditions from across Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. Bright Star Theater presents stories that include Anansi, pourquoi tales and trickster tales.

February 16

7 p.m. at the Marco Hunting & Fishing Club, 1307 Wilson Point Rd.

Presented by the Marco Club Ladies Auxiliary. Doors open at 6:00pm, Auction starts at 7:00pm. $5.00 for 2 paddles, Children are welcome. Call Kathy 443-425-7408 for more information.

February 16-17

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

How do you get sap from a tree, how is maple sugar made, who made syrup? Join us for this ongoing weekend program where we’ll tap a tree, taste sap and boil up maple syrup. Tree tapping hikes every hour until 3:00 pm.

February 19

1-3 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Stop by for free hot cocoa and meet the Baltimore County Harm Reduction Team! Learn about harm reduction and the services offered. Overdose prevention training and naloxone is also available.

February 19

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

Join us for another workshop and learn how to create 3D designs from start to finish using Tinkercad and a 3D printer. Due to time constraints, any items will be printed and ready for pickup at the next session. All materials provided. Participants are encouraged to create their own Tinkercad account at tinkercad.com prior to the program. Registration required.

February 19

7 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Chief apiary inspector for the state of Maryland, Cybil Preston will share how Mack the bee dog is able to sniff out bee diseases.

February 19

1-3 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Are you or do you know someone facing homelessness in Baltimore County? Prologue, Inc. presents a discussion and refers customers to available services. All community members welcome.

February 19

12-2 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Join other homeschool parents to learn how to navigate reviews, umbrella schools, co-ops, COMAR, portfolios, curriculum and more. Find homeschool resources and meet homeschool families near you. Children are welcome. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

February 19

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

Have you been trying to figure out that new tablet? Is your laptop on the fritz? If so, join Ken Yannacci for one-on-one computer instruction. Sign up for a half-hour appointment and do not forget your gadget and tech questions.

February 19

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!

February 19

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

Learn about protecting yourself from identity theft and how to be a smart consumer. Presented by the CASH Campaign of Maryland. Seating is limited: To reserve your space, please register here.

February 20

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

Drumming accelerates physical healing and boosts your immune system. It also reduces tension, anxiety, and stress. Stop in for a fun, feel good, therapeutic music experience. Facilitator: Al Muehlberger.

February 20

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

Enjoy pizza and drinks as you learn how to protect your assets and maximize your income. Presented by YIG ~ Your Insurance Group

February 20

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

Did you receive a new tablet or cell phone for the holidays? Are you clueless as to how to operate it? If so, join us as Essex librarians provide assistance for those new devices.

February 21

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

Explore dancing, shaking and singing your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Cruise Party

February 21

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

Imagine yourself somewhere in the Caribbean. Flowered shirts, flip flops and sunhats encouraged! Dance to the Calypso beat of the Ukulele Brothers. See front desk for tickets and more information.

Bingo Night

February 21

2-8 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Join us in our meeting room for a lively game of bingo. All are welcome.

Know Before You Go- Medicaid & Long Term Care

February 22

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

Join Scott Smith from Riverview Rehabilitation and Health Center to learn how Medicaid and long term care work together. Donuts and coffee will be served. Sign up at the front desk.

3D Printing Certification and Tinkercad Training

February 23

2-3:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Let’s build things together! Become certified in 3D printing at Baltimore County Public Library branches and learn how to create your own 3D prints from start to finish using Tinkercad. During this librarian-guided makerspace, learn the basics of how 3D printers work, create a Tinkercad account and create a design to print at the branch to take home. Parents are encouraged to attend. Registration required.Note: All participants will take a certification quiz at the end of the session to be able to use the branch 3D printer independently. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a certified adult when using the branch 3D printer.

3rd Annual Sweetheart Breakfast

February 23

8-11 a.m. at Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Rd.

Back by popular demand! Enjoy all of your favorite breakfast fixings right alongside our shelter guests, featuring omelettes made to order. Everyone is invited! Bring the friends, family, and a hearty appetite. All proceeds benefit the Streets of Hope Cold Weather Men’s shelter. Children 7 and under: $7 Please call 443-764-4249 to purchase.

Bullet Journal Basics

February 23

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

Learn about the customizable Bullet Journal Method for tracking personal goals and organizing your appointments, to-do lists, sketches and diary entries. All supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring your own notebook and pen. Limited to the first 20 participants.

AARP Walk-in Tax Day

February 23

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Stop by for a free federal and state tax preparation and filing service from AARP. Tax returns are prepared by IRS-certified tax preparers. The service is aimed at low-to-moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those aged 50+, but there is no age/income threshold. Service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration required.

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