Elkridge: From bull roast to golf, volunteer firefighters extend invitation

Our volunteer firefighters have plenty for you to do in the next month.

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department's annual shrimp and bull roast is this Saturday, Sept. 8, 6-10 p.m., at the fire hall, 6275 Old Washington Road, Elkridge.

Hosted by the dedicated Ladies Auxiliary, tickets are $40 and the menu features pit beef, ham and turkey; shrimp; oyster fritters; salads and sides; beer, set-ups, and sodas.

Enjoy live music, the ever-popular Big 6 game wheel and plenty of door prizes.

For ticket availability, contact Tami Scovitch at 410-456-5896 or via email at frefroggie@verizon.net.

The department's Junior Firefighters will sponsor a "Wacky-Tacky" youth dance for ages 9-15 on Saturday, Sept. 15, 7-10 p.m., at the fire hall.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person with a maximum of 200 tickets sold. Food and beverages (pizza, corn dogs, pretzels, nachos, candy, water and sodas) will be sold at the dance.

The department does have a "no exceptions" policy on appropriate behavior and dress code for its dances, and also enforces a strict adult sign-in/sign-out procedure for attendance.

For more information, call 410-761-6633 (option 5), or go to http://www.ElkridgeVFD.org.

A bad day on the golf course beats any day at work, so grab your clubs and pull together a fun foursome for the fire department's fourth annual Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, at Compass Pointe Golf Course, 9010 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena.

Registration and breakfast will be 7-8 a.m. It's a shotgun start (four-person captain's choice best ball); $100 per person or $400/team (includes greens fee, cart rental, continental breakfast, lunch banquet, unlimited on-course refreshments and a pre-tournament gift bag).

Soft spikes required; no jeans; no professional golfers.

For more information on registration, sponsorships, donating door prizes, or volunteering, contact chair Tami Scovitch at frefroggie@verizon.net or 410-456-5896, or on the department voice mail system at 410-761-6633 ext. 8.

The third annual Give Where You Live 5K Family Fun Run, a benefit on behalf of the Elkridge Food Pantry and Garden, will be Sunday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. at 5660 Furnace Ave., Elkridge.

The course is flat, paved, and free of traffic. Baby strollers and wheelchairs welcome. No bikes, roller blades, skateboards, scooters or motorized vehicles allowed.

There is also an optional 2-mile walk, and the fundraiser will take place rain or shine. One hundred percent of the proceeds directly benefit the food pantry. Sign up online today at http://www.summersend5k.org.

Got zumba? The Elkridge Senior Center will host a six-session program, Zumba Gold, on Mondays beginning Sept. 17, 2:45-3:30 p.m. The cost is $40 for all six weeks.

Zumba Gold incorporates all the fun dance movements of regular zumba, but the intensity is specially designed for seniors and beginners to easily participate. So, get your dancing sneakers on and join the fun!

Well, it's officially football season, and, no matter what team colors you fly, gridiron excitement abounds in Elkridge, and the Elkridge Senior Center is no exception!

The center will host a Raven's Kick-Off Tailgate Party (sorry, Redskin fans), Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tickets are only $4 each to join the fun. Get your game on, and celebrate the Ravens at this tailgate party featuring plenty of food, games, music and more.

And, don't forget to show off your Raven's gear for this designated "Purple Day!" For more information on these events, contact the senior center at 410-313-5192 or 410-313-4930.

The Howard High School Class of 1962 is having its 50th class reunion.

Other classes from Howard have been invited to attend this special part of history, and the reunion committee has also invited a number of teachers from Howard to take a stroll down memory lane with the school's alumni.

The reunion will be held at Rolling Road Country Club, 814 Hilltop Road, Catonsville, Saturday, Oct. 27th, 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person and the event features hors d'oeuvres, finger foods, salads and desserts.

R.S.V.P. with check and names of attendees to Mary Ann Lubinski Hoffman, 10305 Spruce Way, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

The planning committee is working diligently to create an evening to remember, and they look forward to catching up with as many former "Lion" schoolmates as possible.

For additional information, contact Andy Young at andyyoung@mris.com, Carole Woodall Haker at haker415@aol.com or Beth Blumenfeld Hibbard at ehibbard1@gmail.com.

A great big (albeit late) happy birthday shout out to a very special young man, my son, Luke Filar, who celebrated his 16th birthday on Aug. 21. A junior at Howard High School, Luke is a multi-sport athlete and an honor roll student.

His dad, Greg, and sister, Rachel, (and many family and friends) also extend their wishes to Luke for health, success, and joy today and always.

That's all for this week, but keep those emails coming and let me know what's going on in your back yard.

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