Fun springs up around town as the weather warms
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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!
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek volunteers will clean up Stansbury Park on May 19.
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.
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.
Dundalk’s Chorus of the Chesapeake, seen here in 2016, will perform their spring show on May 12.