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.

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.

Tots@10:00

May 2

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

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

May Essex Community Association Meeting

May 2

6-8 p.m. at VFW Post 2621, 206 Riverside Rd.

Join us to discuss mail issues, local crime and any issue that may be important to you!

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.

Citizenship Preparation Class

May 3

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 www.bccc.edu/citizenship.

Humanim SNAP Outreach

May 3

9-11 a.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.

The Hall Closet Thrift Shop

May 4

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. Pit Beef Sandwiches for sale also. For more information, call. 410-687-9483.

May the 4th Be with You Celebration

May 4

11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Celebrate Stars Wars with two movies and crafts.

What's in the Doctor's Bag?

May 4

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

Little Medical School of Baltimore brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining and fun way. An introduction to several tools and instruments that real doctors use to perform physical exam assessments. Registration required.

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.

Yoga for Beginners

May 5

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

Learn basic yoga poses and stretches to increase concentration, calmness, flexibility and overall wellness. Registration required.

2019 Spring Festival

May 3-5

6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 1704 Old Eastern Ave.

Join us for food, family, and fun at our annual Spring Festival.

Medicare Basics

May 6

12:30 pm at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Road

Learn the “ins and outs” of Medicare including how to select the best health care coverage for yourself now and in the future. Presented by SHIP. Call 410-887-0235 to register.

Pre-K Nature Drop In- Baby Plants

May 6

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.

High-Performance Resume and Interview Skills

May 6

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.

End of the year BBQ

May 7

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center's Patio, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Come celebrate the end of the school year with treats, giveaways and fun. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life, 443-840-1571 or 1572

Diabetes Prevention Program

May 7

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. With the help of a lifestyle coach, learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to daily life, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. Takes place Tuesdays, April 23, 2019-March 10, 2020. Registration required. To register, call 855-218-2435.

Small Business Counseling

May 8

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.

Harm Reduction Outreach

May 8

1-3 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.

Silver Pen Creative Writing Workshop

May 8

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

This free, 1- hour workshop is for all writers who are interested in submitting entries into the 2019 Silver Pen Creative Writing Contest. The goal is to provide thought-provoking insight into writing styles and how to develop a masterpiece on paper. Please direct questions to the Baltimore County Department of Aging Office of Communications at 410-887-2002.

Mind Matters: Taking a Look at the Aging Brain

May 8

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

Emotional and physical well-being are directly impacted by the health of the brain. Kim Burton, director of Older Adult Programs for the Mental Health Association of Maryland, explores common age-related changes and challenges that impact thoughts, behaviors, mood, memory and other quality-of-life issues. Topics include anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment, stress management, self-care and warning signs of a problem. Learn practical strategies for positive mental health as well as resources for support.

Wiggles and Giggles Story Time

May 9

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.

New Shingles Vaccine ~ Shingrix vs Zostavax

May 9

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

Learn what studies have shown, what the CDC recommends and why, about Shingrix and Zostavax. Call 410-887-0235 to register.

Glass Painting Night

May 9

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

A night of festive glass painting just in time for Mother's Day! Bring your own wine glass, tumbler, vase or glass object of your choice to decorate! All art supplies provided and we will have a supply of glasses on hand. Program intended for adults.

Pre Mother’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Showcase

May 10

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

This will be a Mother’s Day event that you won’t want to miss! We’ll have an amazing meal followed by our Fashion Showcase starring our members and those of surrounding centers. Menu: Chicken salad on croissant, broccoli salad, pasta salad, dessert, and a glass of sangria. Cost: $8. Sign up by 5/3.

Auxiliary Supper

May 10

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

Dinner to include, hot roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy and choice of corn or green beans with dessert and drink. Open to all. Donation will be $10. For more information call the Post at 410-335-8933

Learn the Art of Bookbinding

May 10

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

Create a beautiful, heirloom-quality blank book in honor of Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute. Learn paste paper painting and simple bookbinding techniques from artist Val Lucas of Bowerbox Press in this two-session workshop designed to be accessible to older adults. Participants should plan to attend both sessions on Friday, May 10 and Friday, May 17. All supplies provided. Registration required. Register once for both sessions.

Neighbors in Need Breakfast

May 11

9-11 a.m. at the Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Rd.

Enjoy eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, fruit cup, orange drink, iced tea. The clothes closet will be open. For more information, call 410-686-8810.

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