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September 29 6:30-8 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Minecraft can be fun whether you’re 9 or 49! Explore, create, and battle with other Minecraft enthusiasts at an evening of positively square fun. No Minecraft account needed. All equipment provided. Registration required.
September 29 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Parkville-Carney Branch Library, 9509 Harford Rd.
Who can build the best LEGO structure using 150 pieces in 45 minutes? Space is limited to 15 participants ages 6 to 17 — children under 8 with adult. Tickets given out 30 minutes before the program.
September 29 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.
September 29 6-7 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
Are you crafty? Come socialize with other knitters, doodlers and crafters. Bring your own project or make one with the supplies provided.
September 29 10:30- 11 a.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Connect with your baby through stories, rhymes, bounces and songs, followed by a play time. Registration required.
Vera Bradley Bingo
September 30 5:30 p.m. at the Rosedale American Legion Post 180, 1331 Seling Ave.
Doors open at 5:30 and bingo will begin at 6:30. Food and refreshments will available for purchase. Tickets are $15.00. Please call Susan Bode at 410-391-5132 with any questions. Hosted by the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Toddler Story Time
September 30 10:30-11 a.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Engage your toddler through stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities, followed by a play time. Registration required.
Casey Cares Fundraiser
October 1 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Harvey’s Pub, 400 Myrth Ave.
Hosted by Maidens Choice WMC. Celebrity bartender night with Dean Crawford and Michael El behind the bar. DJ, raffles, and food. All tips will go to the Casey Cares Foundation.
October 1 2-3 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
Combine art and engineering to make your own drawing machine. Registration required.
October 1 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Orems United Methodist Church at 1020 Orems Rd.
Local crafters will be selling Halloween and Christmas items, jewelry, artwork, handmade cloth items (bags, scarves, blankets, etc.), blown glass, doll clothing, needlework, etc. Pit beef and ham, hotdogs, BBQ, drinks and desserts will be sold. A $1.00 fee OR a canned good for the Church Food Pantry will be collected from shoppers (under age 10 free). Free give-aways throughout the day. Hope to see you there. For more info, call Church office at 410-687-9483.
Rain Garden Workshop
October 1 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 9801 Davison Road, Middle River.
Do you want to make your backyard more beautiful? Want to know how changing 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 a private residence in Middle River. Register online at gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/volunteer or contact Amy Young (email@example.com 410-404-4748).
Animation for Beginners
October 1 2-4 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Sam Bass, an award-winning animator, introduces the techniques and joys of basic animation. Learn different processes and methods to create your own looping animation.
Family Camp Out in the Park
October 1 6 p.m. at Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
Enjoy an evening under the stars at Marshy Point.
Bring your own tent and camping gear. We’ll provide the campfire with s’mores and a night hike. A parent must attend. Limited space. $5 per person, $3 pp for members. Registration required.
How Animals Work
October 1 2-3 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
The zoo meets the makerspace! Build a simple machine based on a real, living animal that you can see and touch. This inspiring, hands-on experience shows kids how animal bodies are designed and function. Everyone goes home with an original invention and stories about their experience with a living creature! Perfect for ages 7 and up, or parents with younger children working as a team. Only 20 spots available. Registration required.
Gardens at Rest
October 2 2-3 p.m. at the Parkville-Carney Branch Library, 9509 Harford Rd.
Presented by Master Gardeners, this child-friendly program explores the ways we put our gardens to bed each year and what we can look forward to in the spring.
Weekend of Karaoke
September 30-October 2 Essex American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Avenue
Karaoke with Lightning Ron, on Friday, Sept. 30th, from 8:00 pm to midnight. On Saturday, Oct. 1st, from 8:00 pm to midnight, P&J Karaoke. And on Sunday, Oct. 2nd, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Karaoke with Fun Time Karaoke with Annette and “Wild” Bill. Come join us for a weekend of good singing and a fun time. Please call the Post at 410686-2353 for kitchen availability, menu and specials.
Quit Smoking for Good
October 3 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
A six-week program designed to help you quit smoking for good. Free nicotine patches and gum provided. Sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Health. Registration required. Please call 410399-2001 to register.
Pre-K Nature Drop In
October 3 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at 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. This program is for families. Groups must call the office to schedule a trip. Donations needed.
Shake, Rattle and Read
10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Mr. Robert highlights his favorite picture books in song, dance and rhythm.
Resume Writing Workshop
11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Learn tips and tricks for successful resume development and bring your current resume for an expert critique.
Make a Fall Harvest Suncatcher
October 4 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Parkville-Carney Branch Library, 9509 Harford Rd.
Use old CDs to create a fall harvest-themed suncatcher that looks like stained glass. All supplies provided. Registration required.
White Marsh Book Club
October 5 7-8 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
Join us for a lively discussion of A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.
Small Business Counseling
October 5 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
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. Registration required. Contact branch to register.
Tots at The Avenue
October 6 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Blvd.
A morning filled with fun activities geared toward children 5 and under. Explore a hands-on animal exhibit and learn all about local wildlife and conservation.