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.

May 23

11 a.m. at Conrad’s Ruth Villa, 3301 Edwards Lane

Entertainment: DJ, Corn Hole, Can Jam, and more! Bull Roast Menu: Pit beef, pit ham, hot dogs, beef BBQ, Maryland crab soup, potato salad, vegetarian baked Beans, Caesar salad, brownies, ice cream, fountain soda, and draft beer. Tickets: $25.

May 24

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

Let’s bring in the season with fun. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $2. Sign up by 4/25.

May 24

10 a.m.-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.

May 24

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.

May 25

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

Islands of the Bay have changed over the century. Join Capt’n Jim as he explains what you’ll see on this trip and how it’s different from just a few years ago. Ages 8 or older. Space is limited. $7 per person, $5 for members.

May 25

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

Build an island, pick a disaster card and work in teams to solve the problem. All supplies provided. Registration required.

May 25

3-7 p.m. at St. Clare Church, 714 Myrth Ave.

Trophies awarded to Top 20, Best in Show, People’s Choice and Club Participation (club with highest show attendance). For info or registration forms call or visit JB’s Auto Machine, 9701 Philadelphia Road, Rosedale, MD 21237, 410-686-6530 or email jbsautomachine@verizon.net. All proceeds to benefit St. Clare Church. Food, rides, carnival stands, music! Fun for the entire family!

May 25

7-10 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle

No one’s going to tell you to shush! Come get loud in the branch after hours with three local bands and beer provided by Grape & Grain. Featuring: The Goddamn Beatles — internet trash can; Skapparoneday — like if someone threw ‘90s punk in a blender; BraceFace — sweaty pop-punk for bookworms and nerds. This is an after-hours event for ages 21 and up.

May 26

5-9 p.m. at the River Watch Restaurant & Marina, 207 Nanticoke Rd.

Memorial Day — the official kickoff to warmer months, boat season, and Chapel Road’s summer run of shows.

May 26

2-4 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Drop in and make a craft or bring one you’ve already started. Adult coloring and handmade greeting card making also available. Supplies, good music, coffee, tea and snacks provided. You bring the conversation.

May 26

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

Warmer water temperatures have brought animals back into the shallows. Join a naturalist to net up some of the residents of Dundee Creek.

May 28

4:30-8:30 p.m. at 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. We will be serving beer and wine along with soda products, water, and juice. Dogs are welcomed! Must be leashed and under control of the owner.

May 28

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 29

10 a.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

Have questions about your computer, laptop or Android device? Drop in for advice.

May 29

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

Let’s build things together! Come to create a suspended Mod Podge recycled planter to take home. Registration required.

May 29

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

Social isolation can include lengthy periods of time being home alone to having no communication with friends or family. Join us for a few tough conversations about lasting memories, shouldering loss together, and the highs and lows of true friendship.

Talk 1 — The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life (16.02).

Talk 2 — A Hilarious Celebration of Lifelong Female Friendship (15.44).

May 29

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.

May 29

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

The Baltimore County Department of Health presents opioid overdose response training. Learn what an opioid drug is and how to recognize, respond to and prevent an overdose. Also learn how to safely administer the prescription drug naloxone to reverse an overdose. At the end of the training session, participants receive a certificate of completion and a naloxone kit. Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. Register at baltimorecountymd.gov/odresponse or call 410-887-3828.

May 30

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.

May 30

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.

May 30

6:30-7:30 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.

June 1

1-2 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.

Rosedale Community Yard Sale

June 1

9 a.m.-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

June 1

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 will be for sale also. For more information, call 410-687-9483.

Rain Garden Workshop

June 1

10 a.m.-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).

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