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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.

Minecraft Pick-Up-and-Play

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.

LEGO Chal­lenge

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.

Bi­b­lioBOP

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.

Crafter­work

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.

Baby Time

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.

Art Bots

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.

Craft Fair

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 (ay­oung@gun­pow­dervc.org 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

Oc­to­ber 3

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

Oc­to­ber 3

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.

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