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Essex Senior Center‘s 40th Anniversary Celebration
11 a.m.-2 p.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, Mar yland crab soup, potato salad, vegetarian baked beans, caesar salad, brownies, ice cream, fountain soda, and draft beer. Tickets: $25.
Tell Your Story in 2018!
2 p.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.
Join us for this unique series for 2018. Use writing prompts and explore different medias to share your life story- it’s yours to share.
Fiber Arts Workshop: Shibori Dyed Fabrics
6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Learn the art of shibori dyeing, the Japanese technique of folding cloth to create patterns after dyeing with indigo. Class limited to 12 participants. Registration required.
Trail Guide Training
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
Marshy Point Nature Center and Cromwell Valley Park are looking for volunteers to help teach about nature! Trail guides work with group programs, special events, and animal care. Training will familiarize you with popular program and the ecosystems of Baltimore County.
Flu Shot Clinic
1-3 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Flu shots are no cost to Medicare B beneficiaries, Bravo, and Aetna participants. Pneumonia shots are no cost to Medicare B beneficiaries. Cost to all others: $80 FluAD (high-dose) flu, $35 Quadrivalent (low-dose) flu, $95 Pneumovax23 vaccine. Cash or Check payable to Maxim Healthcare Services. You must bring your original Medicare Card or Health Insurance Card and picture identification to receive a shot.
11-3:30 p.m. at Essex Elementary School, 100 Mace Ave.
A fun block party, with food and entertainment, offering a variety of basic mainstream resources to help maintain and improve community health.
GloryWay Quartet Live In Concert
7-9 p.m. at Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Rd.
GloryWay Quartet, based in Mansfield, Ohio, travels nationwide averaging over 200 concert dates per year. Beautiful four-part harmony is what they do. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken.
2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament
12-7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 180, 1331 Seling Ave.
This year’s tournament will benefit Horizon Day Camp. Tickets to participate in the tournament are $50 per each team of 2 players, and includes access to the pre-tournament cookout with lunch catered by Mission BBQ, soft drinks, draft beer, and wine.
LEGO Marble Maze
2-3 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Draw, design and build your own labyrinth marble maze! Registration required.
Basic Paddling Course
10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
Learn basic strokes from our American Canoe Association certified instructors and then practice your new skills on Dundee Creek. Ages 8 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult, Registration required. $7 per person, $5 for members.
Introductory Drone Workshop
2-3 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Learn about drones and how they are used in a variety of fields. Participants have the chance to fly drones of different sizes and types with a licensed Global Air Media instructor. Registration required.
Learning Party: Drama
10-11:30 a.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Make learning fun! Explore different ways to experience the arts with your child through play. Learn fun tips and take home activities to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Ideal for children ages 2 to 4 years old, younger and older siblings are welcome to attend. Registration required.
Karaoke and Line Dancing
September 14-16 at the Essex American Legion, Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave.
Come join us for a weekend of good singing and a fun time. Please call the Post at 410-6862353 for kitchen availability, menu and specials.
What’s so Grand about Grandparenting?
10:30 a.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.
Discuss the joys and challenges of grandparenting with Dr. Frances Bond.
High-Performance Resume and Interview Skills
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.
Free Speaker Series: The Most Important Fish in the Sea
7 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
This magnificent creature, the menhaden, provides amazing filter feeding benefits that have the power to significantly improve water quality in the bay. Mr. Loren Lustig will give a view of the critical decisions being made to encourage recovery of this essential species.
Ask-A-Lawyer During Lunch
12 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Local Attorney, Jerry Lambdin, will be in during our lunch hour to answer any legal questions you may have during an open forum.
Community Blood Drive
2-7:30 p.m. at Chick-Fil-A, 1202 Martin Blvd.
Giving blood doesn’t require much time. About an hour should do it. And in that time, you can save up to three lives. The need is ongoing but the supply is not. Register online.
Help for the Homeless
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.
9-11 a.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.
No appointment necessary. See front desk for more info.
Basic Crime Prevention Tips
1 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Older adults are often the target of crime, so join us to learn about tips that can help you not become a victim. Join us as Officer Dietsch gives us tips on remaining safe.