Defenders Day is coming up!

September 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mark your calendar for the annual Fort Howard Defenders Day Event! There will be re-enactors, games, food, etc. Come join us and celebrate the Battle that saved the nation during 1814. Open to the public. Sponsored by the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society.

The Battle of North Point, Lithograph of an original painting by militiaman and amateur painter Thomas Ruckle. Ruckle served with the Washington Blues, a unit of the Maryland Militia, at the Battle of North Point.

• SUMMER THURSDAYS: FREE Concerts in the Park are sponsored by the Dundalk Eastfield Recreation Council. Location: Dundalk Heritage Park. All shows run from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Vendors will be available for some purchases. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs, both of your ears and your dancing feet!

THIS WEEK: Deni Starr Band — Hard driving rock n roll

August 15: Special Folk Music Event — Acoustic numbers with Who Knew & some top local groups

August 22: Pique Collective & Special Guest Artist

• Friday, August 9:

Gunpowder VFW 10067 AUX. 6309 Ebenezer Rd. will hold their monthly Dinner event on Friday August 9, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner to include, Crab Cake, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Pasta Salad, with Dessert & Drink. Open to All. Donation will be $15.00 prior to event.$18.00 at the door. For more information call the Post @ 410-335-8933

• Wednesday, August 14:

Overlea Fullerton Rosedale Business Association Networking Meeting and Active Shooter Seminar presented by the Baltimore County Police. Rosedale Meeting Room in the Rosedale Library at 7 p.m.

CRASE Training is Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events. Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The presentation is followed by a question and answer section.

Light refreshments available. Please RSVP to Donna at or 410-665-6551. This event is open to the public and especially our business owners/managers.

• Thursday, August 15:

Gunpowder VFW 10067 AUX. 6309 Ebenezer Rd. will be hosting our first SIP & PAINT Thursday August 15, 2019. Event starts 7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Ticket to include your painting experience and two drinks, beer, wine, soda, water. Food items will be available for sale. Open to All. Donation will be $30.00. For more information call the Post at 410-335-8933.

• Saturday August 17:

Dundalk Farmer’s Market in Veterans Park, Market Place and Shipping Place on Main Street in Dundalk, MD 21222. The market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June through October. Enjoy the freshness seasonal fruits, vegetables, jams and honey, chicken, eggs, baked goods and more at the Dundalk Farmer’s Market. Soft crabs, in season, are also be available, but remember they sell out quickly! Nice if you can bring your own bags!

• Saturday August 17-18:

Todd’s Inheritance to present “Remembering the Mill Town and the Bungalows,” commemorating the town and communities of Sparrows Point.

Author Elmer Hall will display a PowerPoint presentation on both days. The first on will be shown at 11 a.m. and will cover the No. 26 streetcar — the Red Rocket. The second presentation will be at 1 p.m. and will highlight the town of Sparrows Point and the Bungalow community.

Todd’s Inheritance will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors $7. Children under 15 free. All others $10. The No. 26 Streetcar book will be available to purchase. Two copies of “Diary of a Mill Town” will be raffled off.

So come on out and bring your memories and reminisce about the good old days on the Point!

Staples is hosting a Block Party! On August 17-18, Staples is hosting a two day neighborhood event frilled with shopping, savings and a whole lot of fun! School supplies are available for donation, and all school supplies are 20 percent off. You can help a teacher by enrolling in their classroom rewards program.

• Saturday, August 24:

Bull & Shrimp Roast at Wise Ave. Fire Company! 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 214 Wise Avenue, Dundalk 21222. Donation: $45 per person. DJ, Money Wheel, 50/50, Raffles. Pit beef/Ham/Turkey/Steamed Shrimp/Grilled Chicken/Mac & Cheese/Baked Ziti/Steamed Vegetables, Assorted Salads, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine. Cash bar available. All proceeds to benefit Wise Ave. Fire Co.! For tickets contact Christina at 410-499-1816.

Dundalk Farmer’s Market in Veterans Park, Market Place and Shipping Place on Main Street in Dundalk, MD 21222. The market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June through October. Enjoy the freshness seasonal fruits, vegetables, jams and honey, chicken, eggs, baked goods and more at the Dundalk Farmer’s Market. Soft crabs, in season, are also be available, but remember they sell out quickly! Nice if you can bring your own bags!

• Sunday, September 1:

Patapsco High School Class of 1965 a mini-reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1st from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Seasoned Mariner, 601 Wise Ave. George “The Music Man” Raab will be singing your favorite songs from the past. All PHS graduates are welcome! Each attendee is responsible for his or her own bill. For more information, call Bob Halin at 443-271-5782 or Stan Morrow at 410-982-3624.

2nd Annual Chase United Methodist Church Crab Feast & Hot Buffet! Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets — $60.00.

DJ & Door Prizes, Good Food, Good Friends & Fun! Columbus Gardens: 4301 Klosterman Avenue; Nottingham, Maryland 21236. Plenty of parking available. Last Day to purchase tickets is August 18. For Tickets call office at 410-335-2172.

• Friday, September 6:

At 10 a.m., the 5th Annual Paws at the Point golf tournament to benefit Baltimore Animal Rescue Center (BARCs) will be held at Sparrows Point Country Club. The cost to play the scramble format tournament is $150 per person. It includes golf, boxed lunch, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks all day and a buffet style dinner after golf. There will be several giveaways and a silent auction of different items. All of the tournament proceeds go directly to BARCs and all donations are tax deductible. There will also be several animals at the tournament to adopt as well. It is a great venue to play golf and raise money for an even better cause.

Cory Grossman, a SPCC member and Bear Creek native, established this tournament with his wife Stephanie, after adopting their dog, Lola, from BARCs. The tournament has raised over $60,000 the past four years.

Cory is currently looking for sponsors and players for the upcoming tournament. If you wish to play, be a sponsor or just donate to give back to the over 11,000 homeless animals each year, please contact Cory at

• Saturday, September 7:

Fall Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup with the International Ocean Conservancy: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2408 Plainfield Road, Dundalk. Help us clean up this beautiful little historic stream that flows into Back River and the Chesapeake Bay with the International Ocean Conservancy. Service Learning/Community Service Hours Available! Email

12th Annual BRRC Rockfish Tournament! Back River Restoration Committee hosts their 12th annual rockfish tournament. Guaranteed prizes: 1st place: $3,500; 2nd place: $1,500; 3rd place: $1,000. PLUS an extra $250 prize. For biggest fish brought in by a boat purchased at or renting a slip from Riverside Marina 410-6986-1500. ENTRY FEES: $150 per boat if registered by August 31. $180 per boat after Sept. 1. Up to six anglers per boat. Ask about kid’s registration with special prizes. For more info, call Karen at 443-983-2945 or email All proceeds after costs go directly for cleanups and protecting the future of Back River and the Chesapeake Bay.

Dundalk Farmer’s Market in Veterans Park, Market Place and Shipping Place on Main Street in Dundalk, MD 21222. The market is open every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June through October. Enjoy the freshness seasonal fruits, vegetables, jams and honey, chicken, eggs, baked goods and more at the Dundalk Farmer’s Market. Soft crabs, in season, are also be available, but remember they sell out quickly! Nice if you can bring your own bags!

Dundalk Renaissance Corporation’s Maker’s Market! 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come shop at the Makers Market on September 7th at the Historic Dundalk Town Center. Local businesses include crafters, designers, artist, and much more. There are activities and games for kids too. Free admission for all.

• Sunday, September 8:

Dundalk High School Classes 1950 — 1959 Annual Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 8th at the Dundalk Athletic Club, 7801 Seaside Rd., Dundalk, MD 21222 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Bring your own Lunch & Beverages. For more information Contact Mary (Hall) Ruble at 410-866-1827 or

• Friday, September 6 — Sunday, September 8:

Watersedge Fall Festival is back! Located at the end of Dundalk Avenue, Watersedge Fall Festival will take place at Watersedge Waterfront Park.

Friday Hours: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday Hours: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday Hours: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION and parking. Annual Fundraise for Watersedge Rec. Festival consists of carnival rides, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and LIVE MUSIC on stage all weekend long! There will also be raffles and games of chance.

New this year: Russ Amusements will provide a new carnival midway and rides. Advanced discount ride wristbands available prior to event for $15. These are on sale now! They will be full price at the event.

For sponsor info, vendor info or to purchase wristbands, contact Todd Smith at 443-695-5022 or Scott Smith at 410-978-3529.



6:30 — 10 p.m.: Signal 13 (Rock n Roll Party Band)


2 — 4 p.m.: Wrapped in Flannel (90s Alternative Rock)

4:30 — 6:30 p.m.: My Boy Blue (Rock + Country)

7 — 10 p.m.: Guilty as Charged (80s, 90s and Today’s Rock)


2 — 3 p.m.: Watersedge Rec. Dancers and Cheerleaders

3:30 — 6:30 p.m.: Ronnie Wayne and Tidewater (Classic and Current County)

7 — 9 p.m.: Surge (20th Century Rock n Roll)

• Friday, September 13:

Sip & Taste — sponsored by Tradepoint Atlantic. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tradepoint Atlantic Community Room 1600 Sparrows Point Blvd. Over 20 vendors expected. The evening includes a variety of food samplings, beer and wine, coffee and desserts, music, raffles, and more! For more information, please call the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce at 410-284-3700. Purchase tickets at dcc2019sip&

• Saturday, September 14:

Essex Day! Information forthcoming.

• Wednesday, September 18:

Dundalk High School Class of 1948 — 71st Reunion Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 18, at 12 noon at The Seasoned Mariner, 601 Wise Ave. Attendees will order from the menu and receive separate checks. Members of the Class of ‘47 and ‘49 are invited to join us. If you plan to attend, please contact Lillian Noel at 410-248-9191 or Sally Harper at 410-282-4444.

Premium Crabs Steamed on Site By Salty Dog Crab House

Food : Catered By Knights Of Columbus #13859

• Friday, September 20:

CCBC Alumni Crab Feast! 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at UAW Hall. 1010 S. Oldham Street, 21224. Menu: Unlimited steamed crabs, shrimp soup, pit beef, ham, turkey, a variety of homemade salads, mashed potatoes, hot vegetables, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, dessert, and much more!

Entertainment: Music by DJ, games of chance, prize wheels, 50/50, raffle, silent auction and more!

Cost: $65 beginning August 2. No ticket sales at the door. FOR MORE INFORMATION or to purchase tickets: Call 443-840-3120 or e-mail

• Sunday, September 22:

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Peace Annual Parish Crab Feast! Food Served 1pm — 4:30pm — Crabs Served 1:30pm — 4:30pm. $50.00 Per-Person. Tables of 8 and 10 Available In Advance ONLY. Tickets on sale Thursday, August 1st from 5-7pm and After All Masses beginning August 3rd through Sunday, September 1st while available. Interior — Hall Seating limited to 250. Outside — Pavilion seating available.

This event will sell out quickly so get your tickets early!! Credit Cards Accepted! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!! Sign up in the Gathering Space. DONATIONS of Cakes and/or Liquor are needed for the Wheels. Additional Information email :

Steamed Crabs, Mrs. Pat’s Crab Soup, Corn On Cob, Pit Beef, Mild Sausage with Green Peppers & Onions, Hot Dogs & Sauerkraut, Fried Chicken, Fresh Salad Bar, Bliss Red Potatoes , Greek Style Green Beans, Baked Beans, Mr. Tim’s Penne Pasta Salad, Mrs. Kathy’s Cole Slaw Desserts: Brownies, Watermelon Beverages: Beer, Wine, Soda

• Saturday, September 28:

Bear Creek Cleanup with the International Ocean Conservancy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bear Creek Park near the pumping station, Dundalk. This cleanup will be in support of International Youth Service Day. Service Learning/Community Service Hours Available! Help us cleanup the trash before it flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Email

Orems United Methodist Church at 1020 Orems Road in Middle River will hold a Craft Fair with Autumn and Christmas Crafts on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you are a Crafter and interested in participating in this 4th annual event, please contact the church office at 410-687-9483 for a registration form. One table is $30.00, two tables are $50.00 and three tables will be $70.00. Tables are 6 feet long. No vendors, only crafters please.

Car and Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or Shine Sponsored by: **Open to all cars Import & Domestic** Car Show Trophy Awards — Car Show Registration: $15 Day of Show or $10 if registered by September 21st. Email for registration form.

ALL CRAFTERS WILL BE INDOORS — Limited craft vendor spaces — First Come, First Served! Craft Vender Registration: $ 15 per table or two tables for $25. 6 ft tables will be provided. Email Kathy at to register. Craft Show is for Hand-Crafted Items ONLY!! (No Flea Market or Retail Items!!) For more information or visit our website Join us for Cars, Crafts, Food, Moon Bounce, and much, much more!!!

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church — 10003 Bird River Rd — Middle River, MD 21220

• Saturday, October 5th:

VFW Post 10067 All American Car & Truck Show! American made only, 1979 or older. Saturday Oct 5th 2019 (rain date Oct 6th), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food and Drink, Trophies, Music and More! $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show. 6309 Ebenezer Road — Middle River, MD, 21220. Contact Ralph @ 410-335-8673 ( or Brian @ 443-255-6749.

• Saturday, October 12:

Sparrows Point High School Class of 1974 — 45th reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Bowman Restaurant, 9306 Harford Road, 21234. Cost is $40.00 per person and includes hot buffet, DJ and cash bar. No tickets will be sold at the door. Deadline for tickets is Sep. 21st. Checks made payable to SPHS Class of 1974, mail to: SPHS 1974 Reunion PO Box 124 Fork, MD 21051. For more information contact Roseann Price Tucker 443-904-0602 or Joyce Jacobs Mason 410-499-4151 or email

• Saturday, October 19:

Patapsco High School Class of 1968 and 1969 50th Year Reunion! 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Boumi Shrine Center at 5050 King Ave. in Rosedale, MD 21237. For more information, please contact Janice (Copeland) Jacksits at 410-335-6624 or Pam (Lewis) Abate at 410-391-9232. or or

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!

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