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12-3 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Featuring Charles Lee. Meal includes: Fried chicken breast, macaroni and cheese, green beans, roll and dessert. Cost: $12.00.
6-8 p.m. at Eastern Technical High School, 1100 Mace Ave.
Listen in on a session with Dr. Karen Swartz, Johns Hopkins Medical: Understanding Adolescent Depression
6:30 p.m. at McCormick Elementary School, 5101 Hazelwood Ave.
County Executive Johnny Olszewski will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetings across the county to discuss the budget and offer residents the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and priorities. Hosted by County Executive Olszewski and Councilwoman Bevins. Please plan ahead to attend, and make your voice heard.
6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Do you enjoy books by Sister Souljah, Zane, or Ashley and JaQuavis? Join us for a lively discussion of The Streets Have No King by JaQuavis Coleman. New members always welcome!
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center (ROMA), upper and lower lobby, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
Students can connect with vital resources such as Academic Advising, College and Community Outreach, the Library, the Writing and Literacy Center, and the Student Success Center. Representatives from these departments will be available to answer questions and highlight the many resources students have access to at the CCBC. For more information, contact 443-840-1572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.
It’s the year of the pig! Join us for a Chinese lunch and special version of BINGO. Tickets ($8) can be purchased at the front desk.
6-8 p.m. at Victory Villa Elementary School, 500 Compass Rd.
Cost: Free. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase! Wear red and white! Activity and crafts will be provided along with music. Adults must be accompanying the children the whole time.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, 7146 Golden Ring Rd.
The hall is located one block past the church on the right. New books are arriving weekly with several large print books available. Hardback books and DVDs are $1.00 with paperback books and VCR tapes only 25 cents. Magazines (up to 10) are free. For more information or to make arrangements to donate books prior to the sale, please call 410-686-4043.
2-3 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by playing around with candy hearts and participating in cool Valentine’s Day STEM experiments. Then, design your own heart necklace and valentine pencil to take home and make a greeting card. Supplies provided. Registration required.
4-8 p.m. at Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Rd.
Boy Scout Troop 372 is raising funds for bus transportation to New York. $10 a person.
12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Celebrate Black History Month with a free concert by the Carl Grubbs Ensemble. Listen to the songs of African American musicians and composers popular in the 1920s through 1940s, including Duke Ellington — composer, musician and band leader who encompassed the rhythm and feelings of the whole country in his music.
2-2:45 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.
CAPE Science presents a thrilling show about electricity and magnetism. Form your own tangible magnetic field structures with our iron filing and ferrofluid manipulatives. Then, hop up to hold on to an Oudin coil or Van de Graaff generator to personally experience the properties of electricity. Registration required.
1-3 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
From cacoa plant to the chocolate box. Leanr the history of this food and make a Valentines treat. $3 per person, $2 per member.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Richardson Farms, 5900 Ebenezer Rd.
Our winter craft show, hosted in our heated garden center is an event you won’t want to miss! Candle makers, floral designers, pottery, woodworkers, jewelers, illustrators, basket weavers, etched glass, and so much more under one roof…but just for 2 days!
9 a.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
Explore the estuary and more with our expert birdwatchers
6-7 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Learn about famous people in Black history and win prizes at this special kids-only bingo event!
11 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.
Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. Dress for the weather. Please arrive and sign in before start time. This program is for families. Groups must call the office to schedule a trip.
6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Hone your writing skills and polish your stories. Local author Dale E. Lehman presents an exploration of fiction writing principles and techniques. Bring your stories and ideas along to this hands-on workshop.
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Victory Villa Rec Center, 404 Compass Rd.
Enjoy a valentine’s breakfast and music. Decorate your own cupcakes, make paper flowers, and decorate a valentine’s bag to take home your valentines in. (Members: free, non-members: $5 per family).
10 a.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.
A nurse from Franklin Square Hospital will conduct free blood pressure checks.
6-7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Learn how to get your credit report and why it is important, what affects your credit score and ways to build — or rebuild — a positive credit history. Presented by the CASH Campaign of Maryland. Seating is limited: To reserve your space, please register here.
12 p.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.
Yolanda’s famous meatballs, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert, drink and entertainment. $8 Members/$10 Non-Members. Purchase tickets by 2/8.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
Bring your questions to an individual one-hour appointment with an adviser from the Small Business Resource Center. The adviser can assist with business plan development, marketing, loan preparation and minority business enterprise. Appointment times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m. Contact branch to register.
5-7 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Learn about the naturalization process, filling out your application, interview tips, eligibility requirements, case processing times and much more at this information session presented by a community relations officer from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
1-4 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Using roleplay and interactive audience participation, volunteer actors of Mental Health Players will be in to expand awareness and educate us on social isolation, substance abuse, loneliness, and grandparenting.
All day at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
Make a special valentine for your loved one! Materials and supplies available all day.
12:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.
Drop in for a sweet treat following lunch on Valentine’s Day. $1 donation appreciated.
10:30-11 a.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.
An inclusive story and play time using preschool-age materials. For children who are sensitive to large groups, sensory overload or who are experiencing developmental delays. We welcome all children who will benefit from opportunities for interaction and movement.
12-3 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.
Straight from the heart! Homemade chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, lemon pound-cake, and iced tea. Cost: $5.
11:30 a.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.
Share a hot Eating Together lunch with center members. Stay for bingo.
1-2 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.
An introduction to apps for smartphones and other mobile devices. Learn how to download apps, hear about some of the best ones out there and share your favorites!
1-4 p.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ, 7146 Golden Ring Rd.
Cash bingo in our Christian Education Building — Lower Hall. $13 and $20 game packages are available for purchase as well as a variety of snacks and drinks. Must be 18 or older to play.