• Saturday, November 23:
Charm City East Moose Lodge 70 will host a Thanksgiving pot luck at 7418 Eastern Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by country singer Mike McManus. For members and qualified guests only.
UAW Local 239 will hold its annual Bull Roast and Shrimp Feast Christmas Fundraiser, at 1010 Oldham St. from 7-11 p.m. The event will feature food, drinks, a live deejay, music, wheels and raffles. UAW Local 239 is accepting unwrapped gifts for this event. This event is for adults 18 years old and older only. Tickets are 40 each, and the deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 18.
• Saturday, November 30:
Middle River Lighted Boat Parade - To register, text your name, address and boat size to 410-463-2686.
Charm City East Moose Lodge 70 will host a Mexican Night at 7418 Eastern Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. Tacos and all of your favorite Mexican foods are available at $5 per person. The “my favorite things” party will begin at 7 p.m. Guests are asked to bring three of the same items to exchange. For members and qualified guests only.
• Saturday, November 30:
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society will begin its 20th annual train garden, to be displayed at the Society’s museum at 4 Center Place – opposite the Dundalk Post Office.
This year’s train garden will be available for public viewing starting November 30. The trains will operate Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-7 p.m. Starting Dec. 21, hours will be from 1-7 p.m. through Jan. 5, 2020. The only exceptions will be Christmas Eve, when the garden will close at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through Christmas Day. Admission is free.
The multiple-tiered layout will consume about 350 square feet of the museum’s exhibit space and will feature about 90 animated items which will depict various themes. Returning this year will be the popular scavenger hunt, where families can search the garden to find multiple objects and characters. New this year will be a counting contest. Just fill out an entry form with your guess of the number of a specific item. Of all correct entries, a random drawing will determine the winner of a special prize.
For more information regarding the train garden, call the historical society at 410-284-2331, or visit online at dundalktraingarden.blogspot.com.
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual train garden. The train garden will be open for viewing at 214 Wise Ave. on weekends from noon-9 p.m., and Monday-Friday from 6-9 p.m.
• Thursday, December 5:
CCBC Dundalk will host its annual Winter Bazaar 11 a.m.-3 p.m in the College Community Center Lobby at 7200 Sollers Point Road. The Winter Bazaar is a fundraiser to benefit the CCBC Dundalk Student Life Pantry.
The CCBC Dundalk Winter Bazaar is free and open to the public, featuring a wide variety of holiday items and gift ideas for family, friends and even pets. Local vendors will be on site with handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry and more.
Over the past year, CCBC Student Life Pantries have distributed more than 24,000 items to aid CCBC students and their families. But the struggle goes beyond the boundaries of CCBC. According to a 2019 study performed by the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, approximately 48% of community college students are food insecure.
For additional information about the Winter Bazaar, contact Jacqueline Bullard at 443-840-3809.
• Friday, December 6 and 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 Ellareid17@gmail.com. The fundraiser will be at 9401 North Point Rd.
• Friday, December 6:
Police Community Relations Council Dundalk will be holding their Annual Children’s Christmas Toy Party from 7-11 p.m. at the Seasoned Mariner, 601 Wise Ave. There will be food, raffles, a Chinese auction and door prizes. People can drop in anytime during the event, but no children under 21 years of age can be admitted. Admission is a new unwrapped toy(s) for child ages newborn–18. If you have toys to donate and can’t make the party, please drop them off at Police Precinct 12, 428 Westham Way. For questions call Brenda Patro at 410-336-1518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Saturday, December 7:
Essex Volunteer Company No. 51 will host a Christmas fair from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Rockaway Beach Hall off Turkey Point Road.
Cost per person is $95.00 before September 19. After September 19 cost is $100. Make checks payable to Patapsco Class of 1969. Other Patapsco High alumni and guests are welcome!
The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation will host its annual Holiday Hoopla Street Fair in the Historic Dundalk Town Center from 12 to 4 p.m. The event will feature a train garden. Children can submit letters to Santa. Vendors and holiday inflatables will be present. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
Dundalk Eastfield Recreation Council’s Annual Christmas Parade and Santa-in-the-Park will begin at 4 p.m. in front of Dundalk Elementary School. The parade will proceed through the Dundalk Shopping Center before returning to Heritage Park. Any organization is welcome to be a part of the parade. Contact Alan Holcomb at 410-790-2948 for more information.
Charm City East Moose Lodge 70 will host a painting afternoon, located at 7418 Eastern Ave., from 3-5 p.m. Price is $30 per person. They will have tuna or chicken salad sandwiches with chips and a soda for sale for $5. Please either mail email@example.com or call Jeff at 410-598-7857 to make a reservation. For members and qualified guests only.
• Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8:
Santa’s Workshop takes place from noon-4 p.m. at the Takos Visitors Center at North Point State Park. Activities will include photos with Santa, a Peanuts train garden, a silent auction, Christmas crafts for kids, Secret Santa, Scales and Tails and more. Snacks and drinks will be available. Admission is free, but a park entrance fee of $3 will be in effect. This event is sponsored by North Point State Park Volunteers. For more information, call 410-477-0757 or follow North Point State Park Volunteers on Facebook.
• Sunday, December 8:
Chorus of the Chesapeake will host Toys for Tots at American Legion Post 38 (3300 Dundalk Ave.), beginning at 3 p.m. The Chorus will host a benefit show for Toys for Tots. The cost of admission is one unwrapped toy with a minimum value of $10 or a donation. Checks must be maid payable to Toys for Tots.
The benefit show will feature performances by Chorus of the Chesapeake, Bay Bridge Connection BHS quartet, Star-Spangled Chorus Sweet Adelines, Lustre Sweet Adelines quartet, Heart of Maryland Chorus, Taylor Made BHS quartet, and Even Money BHS senior quartet.
• 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.
• 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.