• Saturday, July 4

The Dundalk Eagle, in partnership with the Dundalk Heritage Association and sponsored by Tradepoint Atlantic, will hold the first-ever Dundalk Virtual Heritage Fair. People can visit the Virtual Heritage Fair for free at our website, www.dundalkeagle.com/heritage_fair. We have a lineup of some of your favorite bands who have performed at the Dundalk Heritage Fair in past years. Browse our photo carousel of past fairs, fireworks, races and July 4 parades. See messages of support and nostalgia from prominent community members. It’s all at the 2020 Dundalk Virtual Heritage Fair!

The 86th Annual Dundalk Independence Parade will take place from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The Dundalk Parade Committee has been working behind the scenes with Baltimore County Government and the Baltimore County Police Department to find a way to celebrate our nation’s birth.

While unable to have a traditional parade, we have been able to create a safe alternative, the 2020 Dundalk Independence Day Community Caravan Celebration!

We have local businesses and community organizations as participants. The “caravan” will start at 9:30 am on the main streets of our town, and will continue on to some of the traditional route, ending in front of Dundalk Elementary School. The parade route is printed in this issue of the Eagle.

Sunday, July 5:

New Light Lutheran Church will hold an in-person outdoor worship service, beginning at 10 a.m. What to expect: a shorter service (around 30 minutes)

socially distanced seating (bring your own camp or lawn chairs),adapted communion practices, no touch sharing the peace stationary not passed, offering plate not passed, everyone wears masks, no full voice singing – humming or singing under your breath like a whisper, no bulletins, attendance taking for contact tracing, no children’s sermon, no access to church bathrooms, parking on side streets and not on the lot, no fellowship or social time, and seeing the faces you have missed of your brothers and sisters in Christ praying together and feeling the Spirit.

There will be 10 parking spaces saved on one side of the lot for those who would like to worship in their cars. You will be able to hear the service through your car radio and can worship in isolated and cool comfort. These spaces are available by calling the church (410-284-6840) and requesting one and will be reserved on a “first come, first served” basis with priority given to our older and more vulnerable members.

The Greater Dundalk Chamber of Commerce will hold a Farmers Market from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 44 Shipping Place. The Farmers Market will be open every Saturday at the same time and location throughout the summer.

• Saturday, July 11:

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Community Cleanups is holding War of 1812 Monuments and Parks Cleanups from 8 a.m.-noon at Battle Acre Park, 3115 Old North Point Road. For safety’s sake we will break volunteers in to groups of less then ten people to cleanup each of the areas if many volunteers attend this event. When volunteers arrive at Battle Acre Park they will immediately be giving supplies and sent to a designated area to begin cleaning up so no one will have to linger together in one area and we can safely social distance..

Thank you so very much for your interest in Clean Bread and Cheese Creek. We can certainly use all as many volunteers as possible of all ages and abilities and we look forward to the possibility of working with you! We are all aware of the importance of our community’s history and particularly the important role it played during the War of 1812, Battle of North Point. The importance of preserving this history cannot be overstated. This event will be run in conjunction National Public Lands Day.

Please join us on July 11, 2020 as we cleanup three of our communities War of 1812 Monuments: Battle Acre Park, North Point Battlefield Park, and the Methodist Meeting House Monument. Registration will be located Battle Acre Park, 3115 S North Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222. Looks for the “Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the cleanup will run from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. We have also included a flyer for this cleanup for your use.

We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we need people to run water, snacks, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. We will provide snacks and water as well as gloves. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them

Volunteers are also needed to arrive early and stay late for setup and break down. Photographers and Videographers are also needed.

• Sunday, July 12: 

A Black Lives Matter protest will begin at 4 p.m. at Turner Station. 

This is an invitation to the community to walk from Turner Station Park to Dundalk Center to stand against Racism, Injustice, & Inequality! This march is in collaboration with Turner Station Conservation Teams, Inc., Turner Station Rec Council, and local Pastors and the NAACP.
 
There will be several pits stops to pray, sing, chant, and do spoken word. The walk will begin at the Turner Station Park behind Friendship Baptist to Veteran Park at Dundalk Center and return to end at the Turner Station Park. Please make sure you wear a face mask and bring water. Voter registration will be conducted on site. 
 
We need your voice. Please come out. For those who can't walk there will be 45 minutes of activity at Turner Station Park and again at Veterans Park in Dundalk Center. You can meet and raise your voice in support at either location.

• Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19:

Todd’s Inheritance will host Lighthouses of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay, beginning at 10 a.m. both days. Start the 2020 season with a free outside event on our beautiful lawn. Face masks required with social distancing. Free admission to property with fee for inside tours. Visit the cemetery & old farm equipment display. Bring your lunch & lawn chairs to visit with neighbors and friends. Enjoy beautiful farm & waterfront views. House tours available for $10/adult every hour from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. but must reserve a space. Limited numbers allowed hourly. House will be disinfected each morning before opening. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. If you have questions, call Carolyn at 443-803-0517.

• Monday, July 20- Thursday, July 23:

The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation is excited to announce our virtual celebration for our 2020 Milestone and Gemstone Award winners! While we are disappointed we won’t be able to congratulate our award winners in person, we believe this is the best decision to keep everyone safe from COVID 19.

We will kick our Milestone festivities on July 20 with a social media celebration on Facebook and instagram. Follow #Milestone2020 to learn more about our awardees!

We will host a virtual award ceremony for our winners on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. We hope you’ll join us in honoring the movers and shakers of Dundalk and all the great things they do for our community.