Community calendar

Thursday, Nov. 18

BCPS hosting Job Fair in Dundalk

On Thursday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dundalk High School, BCPS will be seeking qualified applicants interested in joining our team. At this job fair, we will be recruiting art, elementary, English, French, math, music, physical education, science, social studies, Spanish, special education, and technology education teachers as well as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing and teachers of the visually impaired. BCPS will also be recruiting additional adult assistants, library media specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school nurses, social workers, speech language pathologists, and substitute teachers. Please apply online before the event.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Scout parents hosting holiday kickoff party

A kickoff party for the holidays to benefit Scouts Troop 884 will feature an Italian dinner.

The Parents Club of 884 will be hosting the holiday party at 6 p.m. onSaturday, Nov. 20 to benefit the Scouts of boys and girls Troop 884, which meets at the Dundalk Optimist Club on North Point Boulevard.

Cost is $25 per person, and includes Italian-themed food, draft beer, and a cash bar, catered by the Genco Gang. It will be held at the Balco Club, 9318 Todd Ave, Ft Howard, 21052.

Tickets are available at the door. For more information contact Robert Carrigan, 410-241-8932 or

Quarter auction benefits local Realtor

A quarter auction to aid a local Realtor who is fighting COVID-19 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department at 7500 North Point Road, Edgemere 21219. Door will open at 5 p.m., and the auction will run from 6 to 10 p.m.

Kristi Booth, of Advance Realty Direct, is fighting COVID-19 with “everything she has” according to the realty company, which is putting together the quarter auction in late November. All of the proceeds from the quarter auction will be donated to help her in her time of need.

Tickets are $5 for 2 paddles, and must be ordered in advance. Additional paddles will be available at the door.

Those who can’t make it, or who would like to make an additional donation now, are invited to help Booth by donating to a GoFundMe at

For more information, contact Becky Martin at 410-236-5001 or becky

“Country Christmas” fundraiser will get kids presents

Santa’s Helpers will be throwing a “Country Christmas” fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The local charity, which raises funds to help area families in need during the holiday season, will be kicking off the festive time with their annual shrimp and bull roast.

The event will be held at the UAW Local 39 Hall at 1010 Oldham Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 on Saturday.

There will be food, drinks, a DJ, music, wheels and raffles to raise funds for families, as well as a table decorating contest. This year, there will be a “Country Western” theme!

Tickets are $40, and parking is free. Attendees must be 18 or older. For more information, contact Dawn Frazier at 410-627-6654 or email

Santa coming to Eastpoint in style

Santa Claus will be coming to Eastpoint Mall on Saturday, Nov. 20 on a sleigh ride led by a white stallion, along with other festivities surrounding his arrival.

Santa will arrive at 2 p.m. that day, and his appearance will feature a photo opportunity with the sleigh and all of Santa’s little helpers, as well as face painting, balloon twisting, a jazz trio, the Jokesters, favorite holiday characters, activities, treats and more.

Monday, Nov. 22

Soup for the Soul hosting Thanksgiving dinner

Soup for the Soul is holding a “huge” Thanksgiving meal and take-home meals on Monday, Nov. 22 beginning at 3 p.m. The outreach team is joining forces with Love thy Neighbor food pantry and The Agape Project, as well as Danny McGhee.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Wise Ave. VFD train garden back in action

The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Christmas train garden will be opening on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the firehouse, located at 214 Wise Ave.

The annual train garden, a Dundalk tradition for nearly 100 years, will be open every weekday from 6 to 9 p.m., and on weekends from noon to 9 p.m. It will be closed on Christmas Day. Masks are encouraged, but not required. For more information, contact the firehouse at 410-288-0710.

Sunday, Nov. 28

Historical Society’s train garden opening up

The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society’s 21st annual community train garden will be open for visitors beginning Sunday, Nov. 28.

The free train garden will run through Jan. 2, 2022 in the historical society building at 4 Center Place, opposite the Dundalk post office. It will be open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., and open from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The train garden will be closed on Christmas.

For more information, contact the historical society at 410-284-2331 or visit

Thursday, Dec. 2

Tradepoint lighting the star

Tradepoint Atlantic will hold its annual Star of Bethlehem Steel lighting on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

There will be light refreshments as well as an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the star lighting this year.

Guests will need to park at Tradepoint’s corporate office building, 1600 Sparrows Point Blvd, and take a shuttle to the event location. They are asked to park on the southwest side of the building near Tradepoint Avenue, closest to Under Armour, and board at the Security entrance. The shuttle will begin running at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Santa Claus Anonymous’ 2021 Holiday Stroll will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at Sparrows Point Country Club, 919 Wise Avenue.

The stroll costs $20, and benefits children throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan area who face the prospect of a Christmas without gifts.

Enjoy the holiday music and goodies while you take a stroll through the scenic paths of the golf course. Holiday costumes (and masks) are encouraged!

For more information and registration please go to: www.SantaClausAnonymous/events.

Please contact Jim Russell at 410-591-2921 to sponsor or for more information.

Christmas Parade and other hoopla set

Historic Dundalk’s “holiday hoopla” will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 beginning at 2 p.m., with the Dundalk-Eastfield Rec Council’s annual Christmas parade stepping off at 3 p.m. and heading through the town center.

At the town center, there will be kids’ crafts, giveaways, music and more.