Announcements should be received by noon two weeks before requested publication date.
At the churches
Lenten Services -- hosted by Emmanuel Lutheran Church at noon and 7 p.m. at the church, 929 Ingleside Ave., through April 1.
Lenten Service -- at St. Agnes Catholic Church, "Carrying the Cross Toward Our Resurrection," led by Friar Joachim Anthony Giermek, 7 p.m., March 29-April 2, Route 40 and St. Agnes Lane.
Call Mary Kay at 410-744-2900.
Lenten Services -- at Salem Lutheran Church, 905 Frederick Road, 7:30-8:15 p.m. through April 1. This year's theme is "Sunday Saints, Monday's Ministries."
Recycled Blessings -- Gift and thrift store at Emmarts United Methodist Church, corner of Dogwood and Rolling Road, Saturdays. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner -- March 21, 5-7 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 4922 Leeds Ave. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Food, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and more.
Monday bingo -- 12:30 p.m. American Legion Dewey Lowman Post 109, 1610 Sulphur Spring Road.
Tuesday bingo -- 9 a.m. St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road.
Wednesday bingo -- 7 p.m. American Legion Dewey Lowman Post 109, 1610 Sulphur Spring Road.
Friday bingo -- 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Victory School, 4416 Wilkens Ave.
Vera Bradley Bag/Longaberger Basket Bingo -- hosted by Mothers Day Out of Westchester, March 27, 6:30 p.m. at The Lodge.
Games start 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $13 before March 13; $15 in advance/$18 at the door.
Some food will be sold. Sorry, no children.
Proceeds benefit the preschool.
American Sewing Guild -- meets third Saturdays, 10 a.m. at Catonsville United Methodist Church social hall, 6 Melvin Ave.
410-242-0123 or email@example.com.
American Legion Dewey Lowman Post 109 -- welcomes new members to its meetings, third Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at 1610 Sulphur Spring Road.
Call Mickey at 410-747-7986.
Carroll Park Ladies Golf Association -- accepting new members for the season beginning April 2.
Players of all skill levels are welcome.
Call Janice at 410-944-2022.
Catonsville Lions Club -- meets second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at Leon's Triple L Restaurant, 5309 East Drive.
Catonsville Men's Civic Association -- meets first Wednesdays, 8 p.m., at 7 Bloomsbury Ave.
Moms Club of Catonsville -- a social support group for mothers and their children, meets fourth Wednesdays at Christian Temple, 5820 Edmondson Ave.
Call Tabitha at 410-747-5933.
Mothers of Preschoolers -- meets Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m., at St. Timothy's Church, 200 Ingleside Ave.
Parents at Home of Greater Catonsville -- at-home caregivers and their children meet at 10 a.m. third Wednesdays at Christian Temple, 5820 Edmondson Ave.
Ravens Roost 55 -- meets fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus hall, 1010 Frederick Road.
Paradise Ravens Roost 88 -- meets fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus hall, 1010 Frederick Road.
Rotary Club of Catonsville -- meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at the Candle Light Inn, 1835 Frederick Road.
Call Toni at 410-935-2936.
Rotary Club of Catonsville-Sunrise --meets Wednesdays at 7:25 a.m. at the Cafe on the Grove.
Sunshine Club of Catonsville -- "a group of ladies doing good deeds," meets third Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Spirit of America 6458 -- meets third Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave.
410-788-3113 or 410-747-7681.
Cajun/Zydeco Dance -- hosted by Somebody Scream Productions, March 20, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus St. Agnes Hall, 20121 Frederick Road.
Admission of $15 includes beer and setups.
410-935-6002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Book Sale -- hosted by St. Timothy's Church, 200 Ingleside Ave. through March 27. Adult and children's books at 30 percent off the retail price.
Weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Monday, March 23, 7-9 p.m.
Some Enchanted Evening Dinner/Dance -- hosted by the Arbutus Community Association, March 28, 6-11 p.m., Arbutus Town Hall, 1349 Stevens Ave.
Imperial crab dinner followed by music and dancing to hits from the '30s, '40s and '50s provided by DJ Ken Jackson from WYPR AM radio. Cost is $25.
Project Clean Stream -- Area Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops will pick up trash and debris along Herbert's Run March 29.
Call 410-247-8623 for meeting time and location.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt -- sponsored by the Catonsville Men's Civic Association, Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council and the Association of Government Accountants, will be held April 4 at 3 p.m. More than 5,000 Easter eggs will be scattered at Catonsville High School on the back hill above Valley Road.
Free for children up to the age 12.
Call John Jacob at 410-747-4823
Lasagna with Barbershop -- dinner and show hosted by the Heart of Maryland Barbershop Chorus of Catonsville, April 5 at The Lodge on Frederick Road, 5 p.m. Lasagna by Casa Di Pasta, Little Italy. Music by the Heart of Maryland Chorus and PDQ Quartet. Tickets $20.
410-788-4595 or www.HeartofMaryland.Org.
Community Easter Egg Hunt -- sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2001 Old Frederick Road, April 11, 10 a.m.
Children ages 2-10 can decorate cookies, create Easter crafts and have a large group presentation before the hunt. Special prize eggs.
Cost is $1 per child.
Call Barb at 410-747-1897.
Hunting Hills Swimming Club -- accepting members for 2009 summer season.
410-566-3087 or www.huntinghillsswimclub.com.
Spring Yard Sale -- hosted by the Academy Heights Community at Academy Road and Edmondson Avenue, April 25, 8 a.m. Rain date is May 2.
Mother's Day Spring Plant Sale -- held by Hillcrest Elementary P.T.A., May 8. Pre-orders due by March 30.
Hanging baskets are $13.50-$19.50 including tax. Flowers and flats available, too.
To order or for information contact Jen or Ken at 410-788-6352 or email@example.com or go to http://hillcrestes.bcps.org/.
Open House -- hosted by Heritage Instructional Services March 23, 7 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 202 Ingleside Ave.
Free Gardening Seminars -- hosted by Valley View Farms Garden Center and Nursery at 11035 York Road in Cockeysville.
March 21: Spring Lawn Clinic, 9 a.m. Bring a soil sample for free pH analysis.
March 21: Vegetables are Cool!, 11 a.m. Learn where to place plants and seed in the garden.
For seminar dates and times, go to www.valleyviewfarms.com.
Safe Boating Class -- taught by Flotilla 22-04 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Essex from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 21 and 22. Graduates receive state of Maryland certification required for those born after July 1, 1972.
Instruction is free but a charge of $25 per student covers administrative costs.
Contact Chris at 443-567-9720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Open House -- for prospective students in grades 6-12 March 29, noon to 2 p.m., at Cardinal Gibbons School, 3225 Wilkens Avenue.
410-644-1770 ext.109 or email@example.com.
Four Scholarships -- offered by Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council to two boys and two girls graduating from local high schools in June who will start college or trade school in the fall. Eligible seniors must have participated in Rec & Parks programs for at least two years and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Applications must be received by April 10. Send to:
2009 Scholarship Committee
c/o Kevin Leahy
124 Newburg Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228
College scholarships -- applications accepted by the Catonsville Lions Club from students who live in the Catonsville area and will graduate from high school in June. Applications must be received by April 15. For information or an application, write:
Catonsville Lions Club
Attn.: Edward F. Miller
P.O. Box 3155
Catonsville, MD 21228
Aid and Attendance Veterans' Program -- presented by Caritas House Assisted Living on the Jenkins Senior Living Campus, 3308 Benson Ave. March 18, 5:30 p.m. The program is open to anyone who was a veteran or spouse of a veteran to provide additional pension monies to help with assisted living, long-term care and in-home care-giving costs.
For information, call Barb Kendrick at 410-646-6563.
Kindergarten Round-Up -- Westchester Elementary Kindergarten registration for the 2009-2010 school year will be held April 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment and to receive a registration packet.
Preschool Registration -- for the 2009-2010 school year at Christ Lutheran Nursery School, 5700 Edmondson Ave.
Spaces available for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds.
Free Separation and Divorce Seminar -- hosted by Hodes, Pessin & Katz, March 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 650, in Columbia.
Will discuss the separation and divorce process, the different options for seeking separation and divorce and financial aspects of separation and divorce.
Contact Lynne Gallagher at 410-740-20000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Economic Development Seminar -- sponsored by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, March 25, 4-6 p.m., at CCBC-Catonsville, Building K, room 100. Get practical information on starting a business or expanding an existing one.
Surviving in tough economic times -- a free symposium presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Upsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter March 28, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church, 154 Winters Lane in Catonsville.
The forum will include workshops with industry experts and corporate partners, such as Bank of America, Thompson Financial Group, and Maryland Homeowners Preservations Coalition.
www.akabaltimorecounty.org or www.msbcministries.org or call 410-747-3417.
Gang Awareness Forum -- presented by Southwest/Northwest Wellness Educators Linking Lives Coalition will be held March 31 at 7 p.m. at Southwest Academy, 6200 Johnnycake Road.
Topics include: What a gang is, why young people join gangs, how to recognize signs of a gang in the community and how to prevent gangs.
Guest speaker is Frank Clark, assistant director, gang intelligence unit, office of inspector general.
38th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon -- hosted by the Women's Club of Catonsville March 26 at Turf Valley, 11:30 a.m., features clothing by Chico's.
Call Harriet Arnold at 410-875-9009.
5th Annual Spring Gala -- presented by St. Agnes Foundation at the Maryland Science Center, March 28, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Live music, dancing, auctions, cocktails and buffet. Tickets: $200.
Online auction until March 23 at www.stagnesauction.cmarket.com.
43rd Annual Fashion Show -- hosted by Mount St. Joseph High School Mothers' Club, March 29, 1-5 p.m., BWI Airport Marriott. Hors d'oeuvres, luncheon and dessert. Silent auction, gift baskets raffle, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
Proceeds benefit the Mount Saint Joseph Scholarship Fund. Cost is $40,
Call Pat Randall at 410-566-6561 or email@example.com.
Quarter Auction -- hosted by the Parent Student Organization of United Cerebral Palsy's Delrey School in Lansdowne, March 29, 1 p.m. at the Arbutus Social Club, 1338 Stevens Ave. to raise funds for Delrey programs. Door prizes, lunch, a raffle and other family activities, too.
Tickets are $20 in advance and include admission, paddle and $10 in quarters; $25 at the door; extra paddles are $5.
Contact Fran Ring at 410-314-5000, ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Used electronic items -- cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players and iPods and digital cameras being collected by Catonsville High School PTSA.
Health & Fitness
Low impact aerobics classes -- hosted by St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 901 Courtney Road at Wilkens Avenue, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 6:45-8:00 p.m. March 30 through May 21.
Cost is $56 for two classes a week or $65 for three classes.
Prenatal Yoga and Support Class -- offered by Yoga for Moms Mondays 6-8 p.m. at Christian Temple Church, 5820, Edmondson Ave. Cost is $60 for four classes or $20 to drop in.
Beginning Level Yoga Class -- at Christian Temple Church, 5820 Edmondson Ave., Tuesdays, beginning March 24-April 28, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Cost is $60 for six classes or $12 to drop in.
Yoga class -- Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at The Avalon Yoga Studio, 77 Mellor Ave. Cost is $7.
410-869-9771 or www.avalonyogastudio.com.
Spring Aerobics -- offered by Catonsville Rec and Park at the Bloomsbury Field House, April 1-May 29, 8-9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost is $48 for two days a week; $64 for three days.
Call Fran Chambers at 410-788-0615 or Mary Beth Gourley at 410-788-5712.
Catonsville Library -- 1100 Frederick Road, 410-887-0951.
Preschool Story Time: Stories, activities and reading for ages 2-5. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Improv at the Library: Learn the basics of improvisational acting with the Baltimore Improv Group, March 18, 7 p.m.
Book Group: Adult discussion of This Republic Is Suffering, by Drew Gilpin Faust, March 19, 7 p.m.
Learn Chess: Beginning to intermediate level players learn how to increase chess skills every Saturday through April 25, 2 p.m.
Baby-sitting Training Course: Get certification from the American Red Cross, March 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn first aid, diapering, feeding techniques and more. Registration required.
Books, Coffee and Conversation: Share thoughts and ideas about books March 25, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Woodlawn Library -- 1811 Woodlawn Drive, 410-887-1336.
Preschool Story Time: Stories, activities and songs for ages 2-5. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Music & Theater
Meet Me at Luigi's -- presented by Catonsville United Methodist Church Youth Group, March 27, 7 p.m. and March 28, 6 p.m.
The interactive dinner theater at the church social hall includes a complete lasagna meal.
Tickets are $15 adult, $12 student, $7 children ages 10 and under.
Contact Jack Treiber at email@example.com.
The Servant of Two Masters -- March 25-28, in the Q Building Theatre at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road.
Performances are 8 p.m. March 25, 27 and 28; 2 p.m. March 26; and 10 a.m. March 27.
Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 seniors and $2 CCBC students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Call the box office at 443-840-ARTS (2787).
Music of the British Isles -- presented by the Baltimore Victorian Consort, March 29, 3 p.m., at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown retirement community, 711Maiden Choice Lane.
Mount de Sales Academy Class of 1959 -- will hold its 50-year reunion May 23.
Contact Alicia DeNardis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-744-8498 ext. 265.
Archbishop Keough Alumnae Association -- hosts its annual Reunion Day, March 29, 2-5 p.m., 1201 Caton Ave.
Members of all AKHS classes are invited. No charge.
Contact Sharon Donoghue Knisely at email@example.com
Lansdowne High School Class of 1994 --holds its 15-year reunion May 9 at Fish Head Cantina, 4802 Benson Ave.
Cost is $35 per person for beer, wine, rail drinks, soda and appetizers,
Contact Kevin Link at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-465-3159 by April 25.
Catonsville Senior Center -- hosts the following at 501 North Rolling Road:
March 19: Leprechaun visits, 12:45 p.m.
March 20: Sing Irish songs, 12:45 p.m.
March 22: Dance with Nance, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $8 in advance; $10 at the door.
March 23: Learn about reverse mortgages, 10:30 a.m.
March 24: Bountiful Buzzes-life of the honeybee, 12:45 p.m.
First Place Singles -- a group for singles over 40.
March 20: Happy hour, TGI Fridays, 8330 Benson Drive, Columbia, 6 p.m.
March 23: Happy hour, Loafer's, 6518 Baltimore National Pike, 6:30 p.m.
For schedule, go to www.firstplacesingles.org.
Alzheimer's support group -- meets first Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Brightview Assisted Living, 912 S. Rolling Road.
410-788-5001 or go to www.brightviewseniorliving.com.
Blue Star Mothers of America, Maryland Old Line Chapter -- a support group for families with members in the armed forces, meets first Sundays, 1 p.m.
Call Marianne at 410-591-1819 or Joann at 410-242-4659.
Family support groups for those touched by leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and MDS -- meets third Tuesdays at St. Agnes Cancer Center.
Heart patients support group -- meets second Tuesdays at noon and fourth Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Hospital.
Recovery from Food Addiction -- meets Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1905 Edmondson Ave.
Call Lynne at 410-744-0940.
St. Agnes Stepping Stones -- a holistic breast cancer support group, meets first Thursday of month at St. Agnes Hospital comprehensive breast center reception area, 900 Caton Ave.
Call Mary Capano at 410-368-2306.
International Azalea Festival -- April 30 to May 3, offered by Catonsville Senior Center. Cost: $525.
Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany -- sponsored by St. Mark's Roamin' Catholics of St. Mark Church, Sept. 4-13. 2010.
The world-renowned play happens only once every 10 years. Also visit Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria.
Cost of $4,999 includes airfare.
Call Carol at 410-744-7092.
Sight and Sound Theater -- April 22, sponsored by St. Mark's Roamin' Catholics of St. Mark Church.
See "Behold the Lamb" at the Lancaster, Pa., theater and have lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant.
Cost is $95.
Call Carol at 410-744-7092.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland -- needs volunteers to deliver meals from its West Distribution Site at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., to homebound residents in the area.
Contact Dejanelle Peterkin at 443-573-0926 or e-mail email@example.com.