Friday, December 13:

Odd Fellows North Point No. 4 will hold its annual Christmas gift-wrapping fundraiser and is seeking volunteers. This begins at 6:30 p.m. on both days. Volunteers will wrap gifts for a minimum fee, and will put items together. Volunteers will also respond to children’s letters to Santa. For more information, contact Ella Reid by email at The fundraiser will be at 9401 North Point Rd.

New Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 105 East Avenue, will host a Christmas Fellowship Game Night from 7-9 p.m. Bible Trivia, Name that Tune, Family Feud and other games will be available. A Best Christmas Sweater Contest will also happen that night. This is the last day to bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Food and drinks will be provided.

Saturday, December 14:

St. Johns Lutheran Church’s annual toy give-a-way- If you are clearing out your children’s/grandchildren’s toys in anticipation of Christmas, please consider donating any good, useable toys, dolls, games, puzzles, books etc. to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 518 Franklin Avenue in Essex. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All toys are given away free at our annual toy give-a-way. Help make a Christmas for other children who may not be as fortunate as yours.

Patapsco High School will hold a Christmas party at the Seasoned Mariner, 601 Wise Ave., from 4-8 p.m. All classes are welcome to attend. Each attendee will be responsible for his or her own bill. For more information, contact Stan Morrow at 410-285-8475.

Cookies and Hot Chocolate with Delegate Bob Long will be held at Boulevard Diner from 3-6 p.m. The event is free. Everyone who attends is asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need.

Drug City Pharmacy is hosting sELFies with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults and children will have the opportunity to have a free polaroid taken with Santa Claus and small gifts will be available for all the good boys and girls. Friendly and well-behaved pets are also welcome.

Shop small this holiday season and support your neighbors! Dundalk Renaissance Corporation is holding its first ever holiday vendor village in the Forge (11 Center Place) with several vendors who live and/or work in the Dundalk area. There will be whiskey and bourbon from Twin Valley Distilleries, artisan pickles from Yummi Bunny, and much more.

After you finish shopping, join the community and celebrate the Dundalk Community Tree Lighting sponsored by Eastern Regional Lions Club at the Popular Place Shopping Center (on the corner of Wise Avenue and Merritt Boulevard). The Tree lighting starts at 4 p.m.

The Baltimore Orioles are hosting their first-ever Winter Warmup at Camden Yards, beginning at 11 a.m. Celebrate {span}the holiday season at Camden Yards with food trucks, holiday music, complimentary hot chocolate and coffee, a conversation with Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde, Sig Mejdal, and more.}

Admission is $5 or a winter coat donation for all non-Birdland members. The event is free for 2020 Birdland members. Complimentary parking will be available in Lot A at Oriole Park. Visit for more details.

• Sunday, December 15:

The Watersedge Recreation Council is hosting its annual Watersedge Rec Christmas Party at 7894 Dundalk Ave. from 4-6 p.m. All children are welcome. Santa and Mrs Claus will be in attendance for kids to take pictures with, and all children will receive a toy and tasty treat. For more information, contact Scott Smith at 410-978-3529.

• Friday, December 20:

The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Train Garden Committee will host the annual Dundalk Luminaria Night, beginning at 6 p.m. In addition to the display of luminaria, white paper bag lanterns will be displayed throughout Veterans Park. The evening will include caroling and outdoor musical performances, weather permitting. Light refreshments will be served to all attendees. The highlight of the event will be the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by fire truck at approximately 6:30 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to visit Santa inside the museum, explore a vintage fire truck outdoors, and the train garden will operate additional hours as necessary, based on public turnout.

• Saturday, January 25:

The Patapsco High School Boosters Fundraiser Class of 2022 will hold a public event at Pinland Bowling Lanes at 10 N. Dundalk Ave. from 6-9 p.m. Cost of admission is $10 per person. Shoe rental is concluded. A bake table, 50/50 and raffle baskets will be available. Twenty percent of Duckpond sales will be donated to the organization.

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