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Holiday Party

December 6

12 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

Menu includes stuffed chicken breast, white and wild rice, carrots, peas and onions, wine and dessert. $5 per person. Dance and sing along with the TMT Duo following the meal.

December 6

7-8:15 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Dr. Shauna Henley teaches you ways to improve your meals no matter how long you have been preparing food for yourself and others.

Throwback Thursday Auction Fundraiser

December 7

1 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Help to support our Center during this FUN-raiser. A $1.00 will get you one paddle. We are currently accepting items for the auction. Please see front desk for more details.

December 8

9 a.m. at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Blvd.

Join Santa and helpers for pancake breakfast including eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice, hot tea and hot chocolate. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.middleriverrec.com.

December 8

9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Rd.

Enjoy hot dogs, BBQ, coffee and cold drinks. To reserve a table, contact 443-447-4765.

December 8

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Learn about winter holidays around the world, create original gifts for loved ones at engaging craft stations and connect by taking fun selfies.

Jazzy Sounds of the Season

December 8

1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Join Phil Ravita and Skip Grasso for holiday music played in the jazz idiom!

December 8

12-4 p.m. at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Come join your favorite animals and staff members for a wonderful party to celebrate the holidays!

December 8

2-3 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

Create handmade gifts for anyone on your list as well as a special craft for those in need. All supplies provided.

December 8

9 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 518 Franklin Ave.

We are a church looking to help those that might have a problem getting Christmas Toys for their children. So will be giving away gently used, new toys and bikes. Please come early to get in line! If you have any questions, please call 410-687-4621

December 10

7-8 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Mandy Katz, registered dietitian and in-store nutritionist at Giant Food, presents an informative discussion on how to enjoy the holiday season without any of the guilt.

December 10

4-6 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Maryland Legal Aid lawyers are on hand to offer free legal advice. Please bring all relevant documents. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Diabetes Presentation

December 10

10 p.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

Jennifer Dennis from Walgreens Pharmacy will discuss the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of diabetes. You will learn how to minimize your chances of developing diabetes and how to prevent complications of the disease.

Handling Your Own Conflicts

December 11

3-4 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Learn ways to approach and manage conflict with less harm to yourself and others. Facilitated by the Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County.

December 11

10 a.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

A nurse from Franklin Square Hospital will conduct free blood pressure checks.

December 11

5-6 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.This free hour-long workshop presented by facilitators from the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County shows you ways to cope with stress, manage domestic conflict and provide a safe environment to raise a healthy, happy family.

December 11

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Learn about the features of a coin, how to find its value and how to navigate the modern-day coin marketplace.

December 12

6-8 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Get in the holiday spirit by creating a frosted winter wonderland gingerbread house out of graham crackers and candy.

December 12

12:30 p.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

Scott Marsh from YIGwill explain all you need to know about the benefits of annuities, term and whole life insurance and final expense preparations.

Great Physioballs of Fire- Drum Circle

December 12

1-3 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Stop in for a fun, feel good, therapeutic music experience. Use Rumba shakers, physioballs, drums (feel free to bring your own), and some background music. Facilitator: Al Muehlberger.

Gingerbread Houses for Adults

December 12

6:30-8:30 p.m at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

Decorate your own gingerbread house. Adults only, please. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Small Business Counseling

December 12

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.

Explore Your Medicare Options Holiday Party

December 13

11 a.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

Join Pauline Gibbs from Kaiser Permanente to explore your Medicare options and enjoy a festive holiday celebration.

Wiggles and Giggles Story Time

December 13

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.

Winter Wonderland

December 14

12-3 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Snowmen, reindeer, and snowflakes. Great music, delicious food, and a little cake! Join us in all white for this holiday event! Menu includes ham in pineapple sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, roll, dessert, and a drink. Entertainment by: The Monaldi Brothers Tickets: $12, limited to 80 people. White attire is strongly encouraged.

December 14

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!

December Birthday Celebration

December 14

12:30 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Come and celebrate your birthday with us! If your birthday is in December (even if it is not), stop in for a slice of cake! We’ll even sing happy birthday to you. Sponsored by River Point Apartments.

Holiday Jazz Concert

December 15

7-9:30 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center (ROMA), F. Scott Black Theatre, 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Come ring in the Holidays with Cockpit in Court and the Bel Air Jazz Band conducted by Scott Sharnetzka. Your master of ceremonies for the evening is our own Artistic Managing Director, James Hunnicutt. Featured vocalists include Liz Boyer Hunnicutt, Ken Ewing, Darren McDonnell and Nadine Wellington. Tickets on sale now! Adults $22 | Seniors $20 | Children $14. Call the Box Office 443.840.2787 or purchase online.

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