Send your calendar entries to edi[email protected]enuenews.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 edi[email protected]enuenews.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.
Trim the Tree
12 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.
Come for lunch, help trim the tree, bake some cookies and stay for the movie at 1 pm. Sign up in the Eating Together book to receive a meal.
Family Craft Night
6-7 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Join us for a fun and easy craft! All supplies provided.
Crafterwork: Gift Toppers
6-7:30 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
Stressed? Relax and socialize with an easy craft each month. Adults only, please. All supplies provided.
1 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.
This month’s selection is The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. Books are available now at the front desk. Discussion will be led by a BCPL librarian from the Rosedale branch.
Classical Student Recital
November 30 12:20-1:20 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Arts & Humanities Hall (AHUM), Recital Hall, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
CCBC Essex applied music students will offer a diverse program of vocal and instrumental classical music ranging from the Baroque to contemporary eras.
Know Before You Go- In-Patient Rehabilitation
10 a.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.
Join Scott Smith from Riverview Rehabilitation and Health Center for a presentation and Q&A session.
The Hall Closet Thrift Shop
8:30-12 p.m. at the Orems United Methodist Church, 1020 Orems Rd.
Lots of items, collectibles, adult and children clothing, toys, books, jewelry, housewares and bedding. All reasonably priced. Many Christmas items too. For more information, call 410687-9483.
5th Annual Breakfast with Santa
9 a.m. at the FOP Lodge 34 , 730 Wampler Rd.
Tickets are $9 per person for ages 3 to adult and free for ages 0-2. Order now on Eventbrite or make arrangements to pick up from Ari Warren or at the FOP lounge after 11/4.
Holiday Vendor Bazaar
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Seneca Elementary School, 545 Carrollwood Rd.
Join us for an afternoon of shopping and fun. Shop local handmade items and vendors. Free crafts for the kids, baked goods, food, hot cocoa, door prizes and a guest appearance by Santa! Santa will be here from 11am — 1pm This event is free and open to the public. Support Seneca Elementary PTA.
Pancakes with Santa
8-11 a.m. at Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave.
Enjoy breakfast with Santa and the elves. Bring your camera and capture the moment to share during the Holiday Season. After breakfast, make an ornament for your tree to display your picture with Santa. $6 for those 7 years and older (three stack), $4 for those 6 years and under (Two stack).
Donation Day — Essex and Middle River Memorabilia
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc., 516 Eastern Blvd.
We are looking for donations that represent Essex and Middle River businesses and communities. Donated items will support new exhibits and preserve community heritage. Please consider a donation of artifacts, stores, landscapes, events, textual items, or genealogy. Items of interest are court or magistrate records, police, or fire memorabilia as related to our original firehouse.
Let It Go: A Frozen Afternoon Party
2-4 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Wear your favorite Frozen costume, choose a craft, eat snacks and sing along with the movie on a large screen.
2-3 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Spend time with family playing bingo and winning prizes. All supplies provided.
Breakfast with Santa
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grill, 203 Nanticoke Rd.
All tickets are $15 and children 3 and under are free. Breakfast will include eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, biscuits, cream chipped beef, sausage gravy, fresh fruit, waffles & omelet station.
2-2:45 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
Use your imagination to build houses out of gingerbread and candy. Registration required.
Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show
9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Bowleys Quarters Vol. Fire Department, 900 Bowleys Qtrs Rd.
Adults, $7, Seniors $6, and children 4-12 $4. For more information call 410-3358820.
Y2K Escape Room Countdown
December 2 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:303:15 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
It’s a race against time! Come to our 1999-themed escape room to solve puzzles and clues in order to survive the Y2K Virus Countdown! Registration required for children. Parents are invited to attend and participate. Please register for one session only.
Karaoke and Line Dancing
November 30-December 2 at the Essex American Legion, Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave.
Karaoke with Larry’s Concert Karaoke, on Friday, Nov. 30th, from 8:00 pm to midnight. Line Dancing with “The Dude” will also be in the hall from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Fridays. On Saturday, Dec. 1st, from 8:00 pm to midnight, Karaoke with Music Solution with Ricko & Bo. And on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Karaoke with G.G. & B. Come join us for a weekend of good singing and a fun time. Please call the Post at 410-686-2353 for kitchen availability, menu and specials.
Historical Places in Baltimore County
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Take a look at some of the historic sites, museums, and landmark buildings located in Baltimore County, Maryland. Presenter: Denny Lynch.
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.
7-9 p.m. at the Essex American Legion, Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Ave.
Beginner Line Dancing with “The Dude” on Tuesdays. Contact Anthony at 443-801-5678 for additional details.
10 a.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Join us for tree trimming, music, laughter, and fun.
Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention
6:30-7 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Learn what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it, the risk and warning signs and what can be done to prevent it. This community-based presentation covers the general scope and research on suicide. Presentation appropriate for ages 15 and up.
Small Business Counseling
10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Bring your questions to an individual session with an adviser from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The adviser can provide counseling, capital and contracting expertise so small businesses can confidently start, grow and recover. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment needed!
College Promise Info Session
6 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Student Services Center, Suite 103, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
Attend an information session to learn about the Baltimore County and the Maryland Community College Promise scholarships, the benefits, requirements, and application process. Class of 2019 and Class of 2018 graduates of public, parochial or private high schools, home instruction programs, GED recipients and their parents are invited to attend. Students can apply now for College Promise scholarships to attend CCBC full time for Fall 2019.
Kitchen Kaizen: A Safe Food Handling Program for Your Home
7-8:15 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Dr. Shauna Henley teaches you ways to improve your meals no matter how long you have been preparing food for yourself and others. This workshop lets you get your hands both dirty and clean! Return home with the tools, confidence and knowledge to avoid a kitchen calamity. Provided by the University of Maryland Extension. Registration required.
Throwback Thursday Auction Fundraiser
1 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Help to support our Center during this FUN-raiser. A $1.00 will get you one paddle. We are currently accepting items for the auction. Please see front desk for more details.
Breakfast with Santa
9 a.m. at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Blvd.
Join Santa and helpers for pancake breakfast including eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice, hot tea and hot chocolate. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.middleriverrec.com.
Craft and Vendor Bazaar
9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Rd.
Enjoy hot dogs, BBQ, coffee and cold drinks. To reserve a table, contact 443447-4765.
Maker Workshop for Kids: Annual Holiday Bazaar
11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Back by popular demand — the 4th annual Holiday Do-It-Yourself Bazaar for Kids! Learn about winter holidays around the world, create original gifts for loved ones at engaging craft stations and connect by taking fun selfies. Younger siblings are able to connect with DUPLOs, a story time and a coloring station.
Essex Tree Lighting and Museum Open House
5-7 p.m. at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc., 516 Eastern Blvd.
This year we have planned a fun family event with a visit from Santa courtesy of Essex Volunteer Fire Company, gifts for the kids, music by DJ Leon Moses and MC Karie May, snacks and more. Our tree has been generously donated by Paul Stiffler of Frostee Tree Farm in memory of its founders, George and Helen Winter who ran the business for more than 30 years.