COMMUNITY CALENDAR

• Items will be run for two weeks prior to the event.  Deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. See Church News, Meetings and Reunions columns for more events.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4
    QUARTER AUCTION fundraiser to help with medical expenses for Dee Halsee starts at 7 p.m. at Battle Grove Democratic Club, 7900 New Battle Grove Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and include two paddles; additional paddles cost $1. A wide variety of vendors will be represented. Raffles available and food and beverages will be sold. For more information, call Felicia at 443-519-8754 or Angel at 443-742-9971.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5
    QUARTER AUCTION fundraiser for the Edgemere-Sparrows Point Extreme Cheer program begins 7 p.m. at Battle Grove Democratic Club, 7900 New Battle Grove Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and include two paddles; additional paddles cost $1. A wide variety of vendors will be represented. Raffles available and food and beverages will be sold. For more information, call Felicia at 443-519-8754 or Angel at 443-742-9971.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6
    CLEANUP of Battle of North Point historical sites at Bear Creek Park and Charlesmont Park, sponsored by Clean Bread and Cheese Creek, runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, beginning at Bear Creek Park. Volunteers for several tasks are needed. Supplies, bottled water and snacks provided. Volunteers are asked to bring tools if they have them. For more information, contact John Long at  410-285-1202 or at info@breadandcheesecreek.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
    QUARTER AUCTION sponsored by the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Department starts at 7 p.m. at the station hall, 214 Wise Ave., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Christina the Purse Lady and other vendors will be represented. No bid more than two quarters. Food and drink available for purchase. Tickets are $5 for three paddles; extra paddles, $2. Proceeds benefit Wise Avenue VFD. To reserve seats, call Jerry at 443-841-9692. 
    BLOOD DRIVE sponsored by the American Red Cross will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Francis X. Knott Conference Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus. Donors are encouraged — but not required — to schedule a double red cell blood donation, which doubles the amount of red cells collected during a sitting. Participants will receive a meal coupon, parking pass and gift from Bayview. To make an appointment or for more information, call 410-550-0289.

Ongoing
     FARMERS MARKET at Eastpoint Mall is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 29 in the parking lot across from the McDonald’s, rain or shine. The market provides area residents with fresh produce, fruit, eggs, cheese and other foods from local farms. WIC accepted. The Farmers Market is coordinated through the Maryland Department of Agriculture. For more information, visit wwweastpointmall.com or www.facebook.com/eastpointmall.
 KARAOKE hosted by Dundalk American Legion Post 38 takes place every Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the post home, 3300 Dundalk Ave. All are welcome. Non-Legion members must sign in as guests of the post.    
  FIRST THURSDAY BINGO NIGHT takes place the first Thursday of every month at the North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department hall, 7500 North Point Road, at 7 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. The cost is 25 cents per card. Winners split the pot. Hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches and chips will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the NP-E VFD.
    CELEBRATE RECOVERY, a 12-step ministry at Eastern Assembly of God, offers redemption and release from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behavior through eight recovery principles every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the church, 7923 Wise Ave. For more information, visit www.easternassembly.org and click on “ministries.”