Home security was among the lead items on the agenda when the Baltimore Highlands Community Association met Sept. 17 in Christ United Methodist Church for its monthly meeting.

Ofc. Tom Warheim of the Wilkens Police Station's Outreach Unit told the group there had been 50 break-ins reported in the community during the month of August, as well as the theft of one car. Most of the burglaries took place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Residents are urged to call the station to request a home security check, which will involve a visit and inspection by local police, to learn how safe their homes are.

Residents are also encouraged to join the Citizens on Patrol group. Diana Bergman leads the group and would welcome some volunteers to serve as street captains.


"Like" explorebaltimorecounty's Facebook page

Among the association's members in attendance at last week's Monday evening meeting were: Christina Umstead, Frank Hullihen, Rich Parker, Sherry Tarun, Melissa Weiford and Stacy Lambert.

Also, Billy Harman, Ada Nuffer, Jeff and Mary Greene, Pete Kriscumas and Jamie Rodriguez.

The English Consul Volunteer Fire Department, 2827 Michigan Ave., will host a roast beef dinner, Oct 5, at 6:30 p.m., followed by bingo at 7:30 p.m. Otts Hoffman and his kitchen crew will prepare a meal for the Friday evening event that is second to none for $8; $12 more pays for bingo until the numbers run out.

If you need a ride, call the hall at 410-636-4434.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, the department's offers its annual crab feast from 7 p.m. to midnight. Eat all the crabs you want for $45. All proceeds benefit the department.

Friday Fun Night is set at Christ United Methodist Church for Oct 5, 6:30-8 p.m. Mikie Johnson and Lauren Brumbaugh will cook up food and entertainment for all.

• The church's United Methodist Men will prepare their annual spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 20, for $7.

Call 410-789-9058 for delivery service.

The Wilkens Police and Community Relations Organization sponsors a Wild West Country Western Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 6, at Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109, located at 1610 Old Sulphur Spring Road.

Tickets are $20 per person or $150 for a table of eight. Beer and set-ups provided.

Ofc. Jim Wickless from the Wilkens Station will provide music. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, dance team will also perform, back by popular demand. Send the celebrity politician of your choice to the temporary jail cell, using the on-site judge, sheriff and deputy.

Call Lorna Rudnikas, 410-461-9736 for tickets or more information.

It's time again for the 27th Haunted Hollows in Southwest Area Park, supervised by Pat Burke and Stacy Burke. The 25-minute walk along the trail of terror through the woods takes those brave enough to venture out past 20 scary attractions. Youngsters ages 3-12 will be charged $4. Those older will pay $6. Haunted Hollows is open Thursday, Oct. 18, 7-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 -20, 7 p.m. to midnight.

The Burkes still need more adult assistants. If you can help, call the recreation department at 410-887-1453.