TOWN CRIER Toddler Story Time
Send your calendar entries to edi[email protected] 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 edi[email protected] 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.
Family Jeopardy Night
6-7 p.m. at the Essex Branch Librar y, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Test your knowledge and win prizes!
Crafterwork: Quilted Pot Holders
6-8 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.
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.
New Year’s Eve Party Crackers
2-3 p.m. at the Parkville-Carney Branch Library, 9509 Harford Rd.
Bring in the new year with a pop! Craft your own confetti-filled party cracker with festive paper, cardboard and ribbon. Materials provided.
Public Paranormal Investigation
8-11 p.m. at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc., 516 Eastern Blvd.
Join The Baltimore Paranormal Society for a public paranormal investigation of the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River located in Essex, MD. Now the home of the Heritage Society, the building once housed the former community firehouse, police station, and courthouse. Hear about the experiences staff and visitors have had inside the building as well as the activity captured by BPS. All proceeds will benefit the Heritage Society.
Bring Your Coloring to Life
1-2 p.m. at the Essex Branch Librar y, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Color a coloring page and watch it change into a 3D virtual drawing. Using the QuiverVision app and coloring sheets, watch as your coloring moves and interacts with you!
Visit the Cuddle Shuttle
11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
Baltimore County Animal Shelter’s Cuddle Shuttle makes a stop at the White Marsh Branch! Meet adoptable animals, learn about its spay and neuter services and pick up other useful information.
Feathers and Fur
1-2 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
These adaptations keep animals warm through the cold days of winter. Meet our furry and feathered animals.
Noon Year’s Eve
11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
5-4-3-2-1! We count down to noon at this rockin’ child-friendly version of New Year’s Eve. Enjoy crafts and music.
Noon Year’s Eve: Dance Party, Countdown and Craft
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch LIbrary, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
We count down to noon at this rockin’ child-friendly version of New Year’s Eve.
Small Business Counseling
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.
Hook ‘n’ Stitch for Fun and Charity
6:30-8 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Bring your yarn and needles to make knitted/crocheted donations for charity or work on your own projects and socialize. Learn new patterns and make new friends!
Throwback Thursday Presents: “The Blackout” New Year’s Party
12 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Join us for our festive New Year’s Party with great food and entertainment. Meal includes: Meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, and homemade apple cobbler for dessert. Cost: $8.00. Tickets must be purchased by 12/27
Computers for Beginners
6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Interested in learning computer basics and want to improve your typing? Join us for an introductory computer course. Registration required.
2-3:30 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
Learn how humans have been able to withstand winter conditions through history. Dress for the weather as we will go outside to build a shelter.
Life Line Screening
9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Back River United Methodist, 544 Back River Neck Rd.
Sign up early to get an early appointment time!
3 easy ways to get registered! Call: (800) 690-6495 Book now with Facebook (follow this link and click ‘book now’ on the site) www.facebook.com/pg/420587095145436/ ser vices/ or visit www.lifelinescreening. com/communitycircle. Register with one of the above and get a special discount!
Build an Igloo
2-3 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
Learn how to build an igloo with mystery supplies. All materials provided.
We Can’t Resist the Snow: An Art Class for Kids
1-2 p.m. at the Essex Branch LIbrary, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
A special art class, teaching marker and watercolor resist techniques to build your very own snowman. Please arrive on time. All supplies provided.
Yoga for Beginners
2-3 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Learn basic yoga poses and stretches to increase concentration, calmness, flexibility and overall wellness. Registration required.
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.
Pre-K Nature Drop-In- Feed Your Feathered Friends
11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the 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 together. This program is for families. Groups must call the office to schedule a trip. Dress for the weather. Please arrive and sign-in before start time.
Make Pretend Snow
6-7 p.m. at the Essex Branch LIbrary, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Have a chance to not only play in the snow, but make your own with simple household items. You don’t need a coat or gloves, but be prepared to get messy! Registration required.
CAS Application Workshop
10-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Student Services Center (SSRV) 103, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
SHP Admissions Office staff members will be available to assist prospective SHP students with the application during handson workshops on the dates listed below. You do not need to pre-register for the workshops.