Fun springs up around town as the weather warms

The Dundalk Eagle - - EDITORIAL - Opin­ions ex­pressed are those of the writer and do not rep­re­sent the opin­ion of The Dun­dalk Ea­gle or Adams Pub­lish­ing Group. By NI­COLE ROD­MAN nrod­man@ches­pub.com

We are firmly into spring now and, fi­nally, the weather is start­ing to re­flect that fact.

As the sun fi­nally shines her warmth upon us, here in Dun­dalk, peo­ple are shak­ing off the win­ter dol­drums with a va­ri­ety of events across the area.

For kids of all ages, there is the on­go­ing Col­gate Car­ni­val, held on the field be­hind the U-Haul (for­merly K Mart) at East Bal­ti­more Street and North Point Boule­vard. The car­ni­val will run through Satur­day, May 12. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit youth pro­grams of the Col­gate Re­cre­ation Coun­cil.

For lovers of the arts, the Dun­dalk-based Cho­rus of the Ch­e­sa­peake barbershop har­mony cho­rus will make beau­ti­ful mu­sic, from tra­di­tional fa­vorites to Bea­tles tunes, dur­ing their an­nual spring show, “Fab­u­lous Four­somes,” on Satur­day, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kraushaar Au­di­to­rium at Goucher Col­lege, 1021 Du­laney Val­ley Rd. The show will also fea­ture award-win­ning quar­tets Lus­tre and Gimme Four. Premium seat­ing is $30, other tick­ets will be $25. An af­ter­glow party will be held at Tow­son Amer­i­can Le­gion; tick­ets are $15. To or­der, visit www.dun­dalk.org or con­tact Lin­den White, 1615 Honey­suckle Dr., For­est Hill, MD 21050 or call 410-836-7594.

It is awards sea­son, and as such, there have been many cel­e­bra­tor y ban­quets across the com­mu­nity. One of the big­gest such events is the Op­ti­mist Club of Dun­dalk’s Ci­ti­zen and Hu­man­i­tar­ian of the Year awards ban­quet. This year’s event, hon­or­ing Ci­ti­zen of the Year Shirley Gre­gory and Hu­man­i­tar­ian Emory Williams, will be held be­gin­ning at 6:30 p.m. on Tues­day, May 15, at the UAW hall at 1010 S. Old­ham St. Tick­ets cost $40 per person. For more in­for­ma­tion, and tick­ets, call 410-2152189 or email wjwhit­comb@gmail.com.

For the en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly­minded among us, Clean Bread and Cheese Creek has re­mained busy all spring, host­ing clean ups of ponds, streams and parks across the com­mu­nity. The group’s next clean up will be held at Stans­bury Park on Satur­day, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vol­un­teers are asked to meet near the park pavil­lion. For more, visit https:// www.face­book.com/ events/724797514392284.

For busi­ness own­ers and op­er­a­tors, the Dun­dalk Cham­ber of Commerce will host its an­nual Busi­ness Expo on Wed­nes­day, June 6, at the Spar­rows Point Coun­try Club, 919 Wise Ave., from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will nclude net­work­ing, break­fast, key­note speak­ers Aaron To­mar­chio of Trade­point At­lantic and Shan Byrne of Ama­zon, ex­hi­bi­tion hall, work­shops and more. For more, con­tact Vicki at 410-284-3700.

As res­i­dents un­der­take spring clean­ing, there are also a va­ri­ety of yard sales and flea mar­kets for bar­gain hunters to en­joy.

The North Point Vil­lage Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will host its an­nual Spring Flea Mar­ket at 4021 North Point Blvd. On Satur­day, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ss­paces are $10 for mem­bers and $15 for non-mem­bers. Bring your own ta­bles. De­posit is re­quired. Call 410477-4095 or email npvca@hot­mail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Wise Av­enue Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany, 214 Wise Ave., will also hold an in­door/out­door flea mar­ket on Satur­day, May 12, from 6 a.m. to noon. Ven­dors are wel­come. Out­door spaces are $10; in­door spaces are $15. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able for pur­chase. For more, call Jerry 443-8419692.

More list­ing are avail­able in the church news pages, com­mu­nity cal­en­dar and in the clas­si­fieds.

For more spring fun across the area, keep an eye on the pages of the Ea­gle!

PHO­TOS COUR­TESY CLEAN BREAD AND CHEESE CREEK

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek vol­un­teers will clean up Stans­bury Park on May 19.

BY VIR­GINIA TERHUNE

Pats Pizze­ria and Grill of Dun­dalk of­fered a sam­pling of crab to Diane Les­man of the Dun­dalk Re­nais­sance Corp. at the Dun­dalk Cham­ber of Commerce’s 2016 Busi­ness Expo at the Spar­rows Point Coun­try Club.

PHOTO BY MIA MCCASLIN

The Op­ti­mist Club hon­ored 2017 Ci­ti­zen of the Year Alan Hol­comb (left, with 2016 hon­oree, Ron­ald Met­z­gar Sr.) dur­ing last year’s awards. This year’s hon­orees, Shirley Gre­gory and Emory Williams, will be hon­ored on May 15.

PHOTO BY NI­COLE ROD­MAN

Dun­dalk’s Cho­rus of the Ch­e­sa­peake, seen here in 2016, will per­form their spring show on May 12.

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