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April, 2014
April 4, 2014

EASTON....
April 4-June 3 . . . Troika Gallery in downtown Easton hosts its popular annual Spring Group Show, featuring new works by many of the gallery’s 34 renowned artists. Meet some of the artists at an Opening Reception on April 4 from 5-8pm during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk. This sophisticated gallery has an elegant ambiance, yet offers the charm and warmth of a friendly working studio found nowhere else on the Eastern Shore.
  • Troika Gallery is located at 9 S. Harrison St. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm, and Sunday by appointment. Artist portfolios and gallery information are available online at www.troikagallery.com
  • For more information, email art@troikagallery.com or phone 410.770.9190.

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    April 19, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    Season: April to October 2012

    Saturdays, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

    Muskrat Park on the St. Michaels Harbor, at Willow and Green Streets, one block from Talbot Street

    Located in historic town of St. Michaels, MD, on the Eastern Shore, this FRESHFARM Market is directly on the harbor, one of the loveliest market settings in the country. The market is a Saturday destination for locals, weekenders and boaters. Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow's milk cheeses, orchids, eggs and honey. We also host events and activities throughout the season, including our Chef at Market events and a community cook-off.

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    April 19, 2014

    EASTON....
  • Good News! The opening date of the market will be Saturday, April 12 and will continue through the Saturday before Christmas. The Wednesday market will begin the Wednesday before the 4th of July.
  • (Open Saturdays, April through December)
    Open every Saturday, 8am – 1pm

    The Market is located on the Town parking lot on N. Harrison St., with ample free parking available across the street. Many familiar faces return – farmers with fresh local produce and farm products, as well as a wide variety of talented crafters with unique handmade items. Meet the folks who grew it, created it, and can tell you about it.
    Support your local Shore economy!

  • Live music 10:30am-12:30pm

    Easton Farmers Market is the work of the Avalon Foundation.
    www.theavalonfoundation.com
    Contact Carolyn 410-253-9151

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    April 21, 2014

    EASTON....Bay Country Chorus invites you to visit its rehearsals....singers and visitors welcome. Looking for prospective members.
  • We are always looking for men of any age to join us in our hobby. We meet every Monday evening at 7:00 PM at the Talbot County Senior Center, Brookletts Avenue, Easton.
  • Be prepared for an evening of singing, fun, and fellowship in the "Barbershop Style of Music."

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    April 23, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    On Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00pm, Carpe Diem Arts in partnership with St. Michaels Community Center, will present a community concert at St. Michaels Auditorium, featuring the award-winning duos MAGPIE (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino) and KIM & REGGIE HARRIS – in celebration of Earth Day and in tribute to the legacy of Pete Seeger. Opening the evening will be Chris Noyes, known far and wide for her angelic voice and great taste in songs, and for her years of teaching and performing in Talbot County.

  • Tickets are made available on a pay-what-you-can basis, with suggested donation of $5-$15 for adults, and free for children. Tickets will be available at the door. ALL ages welcome.

  • To schedule interviews with the artists, or for more information about the concert, please contact BusyGraham@gmail.com / 301-466-0183. www.CarpeDiemArts.org

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    April 25, 2014

    Join professional painter CINDY BARON in this 4-day workshop at Easton Studio. An accomplished plein air and landscape painter in both watercolor and oils, Cindy Baron believes in the power of painting, and through it, celebrates life. She is known to explore the challenges of each medium as she determines which one reflects the mood and best tells the story. You will have the option of painting with Cindy in either watercolor or oil - or both if you like! Whichever medium you choose to work in, the quality of instruction will be second to none. To register or for more information contact (410) 770-4421 or eastonstudio3@verizon.net.
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    April 25, 2014

    EASTON....
    April 25, 1:00pm
    River House at Easton Club, Easton, Maryland in support of The Parent Coalition.a
    $100 includes Golf, Gift Bag, Lunch, Hors d’Oeuvres & Prizes

  • Tournament Schedule:
    11:30a.m. Golfer Registration, Lunch & Practice Range Open
    1:00p.m. Shotgun Start-Scramble Format
    6:00p.m. Hors d’Oeuvres, Prizes & Silent Auction

  • For more information: www.parentscoalitionoftalbotpartnership.org/

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    April 25, 2014

    EASTON....Easton Volunteer Fire Department, 315 Aurora Street / 410-822-4848

    Easton Vol. Fire Department presents BINGO, Every FRIDAY!!!!

    - Doors open at 6:30 P.M.
    - Games start at 7:30 P.M.
    - Intermission at 8:30 P.M.
    - Food provided by the EVFD Auxiliary

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    April 26, 2014

    OXFORD....
    The Oxford Museum, founded April 3, 1964, houses a diverse and ever-growing collection of artifacts and memorabilia that chronicles the history of one of the oldest towns in America. The idea for a museum was born from the accidental discovery during excavation work, of bits of pottery and other materials found throughout the town. Lee Willey, a local builder, unearthed these artifacts, mounted them, and obtained space to display them in the town’s municipal building. He called a meeting of interested residents, and the Oxford Museum was founded.

  • Several events and activities are planned throughout 2014. Members and guests are invited to attend the Annual Meeting Celebration on May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall in Oxford.
  • On June 13, through the generosity of the Judy and Tom Bixler, a “Full Moon in June” cruise will be offered as a fund-raising event (tickets will be required).
  • Other activities will be publicized, and the year will culminate with the annual holiday party.

  • The Museum will open for the season on Oxford Day, Saturday, April 26 with a special exhibit of “How the News Came to Oxford.” A lecture on this topic by Oxford resident Stephen Goldman will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 11 am at St. Paul’s Church (corner of Morris and South streets in Oxford). Dr. Goldman will reflect on the exhibit which presents a six-hundred year journey through history using the “time machine” of early newspapers. The exhibit will remain open into the summer.

    • Hours are Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10-4 and Sundays from 1-4 through May. Beginning June 1 the museum is also open on Wednesdays 10-4. Call (410) 226-0191 for more information.

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    April 26, 2014

    TRAPPE....Celebrating its 10th consecutive year, Trappe United Methodist Church hosts a Country Church Breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 7 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

    The down home, all-you-can-eat menu includes eggs, pancakes, French toast, warm syrup, grits, home-fried potatoes, sausage (nitrate free and fresh ground by Simmons Center Market in Cambridge), scrapple, sausage gravy, biscuits, strawberry preserves, coffee, tea, orange juice, and tomato juice.

    TUMC is also the home of the "Martha's Closet" Yard Sale and Community Outreach Store, which is always open during the breakfast and also every Wednesday from 8:30 until noon.

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    April 26, 2014

    OXFORD....
    Additional info TBA

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    April 26, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    WineFest at St. Michaels 2014 – Wine aficionados can once again experience over 300 International, US and Maryland wines during WineFest at St Michaels 2014. The theme will be “Wines from Around the World” which will truly be brought to life in beautiful St Michaels. This fifth annual event will be held from 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, 2014.

    This popular streetscape event will be held throughout the waterfront town of St Michaels, Maryland, a charming historic town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Different than most wine festivals, WineFest at St Michaels offers the wine lover the experience of visiting over 15 pouring venues within walking distance of each other. In addition, this event will once again include two popular VIP events, the reason many serious wine drinkers come to WineFest at St Michaels. The first VIP venue will offer tastings of fine wine during a one-hour cruise aboard the “Patriot.” The “Patriot” cruise boat is located in the St. Michaels Harbor, and during WineFest will take VIP ticket holders on a tour of the beautiful Miles River. Unfamiliar to many attendees, the Miles River is a gorgeous body of water with views of historic mansions including two used in the filming of the movie “The Wedding Crashers.” Upon disembarking from the “Patriot,” a private shuttle will take VIP guests to the second VIP wine-tasting venue located at the “Old Brick Inn.” The “Old Brick Inn,” one of the premier inns in St Michaels, will host highly rated international and US wines, many with limited production. European and US winemakers come to this VIP venue especially to showcase their excellent wines and to meet and greet those attendees who LOVE great wine. Many of these wines are difficult or impossible to purchase outside of WineFest. All VIP wines will be available for tasting and purchase at the VIP venues at special festival discount pricing. VIP ticket sales will be limited and tasting times will be scheduled through the “Patriot” venue in order to give VIP ticket holders the best possible tasting experience.

    All festival ticket purchasers will be able to “Walk St. Michaels” using a WineFest map as their guide. Attendees can also take advantage of free parking and shuttle busses provided by WineFest. The town will be overflowing with great wine, fantastic food, retail specials, local artisans, and renowned jazz musicians. For more information on the town of St. Michaels, visit www.stmichaelsmd.com.
  • For specific event details and to purchase early discounted tickets go to www.winefestatstmichaels.com.
  • Buy tickets early for the best pricing and availability (2014 Saturday ticket sales will be reduced by 25%+ from this year’s numbers to ensure that all attendees have a positive wine-tasting experience).
    REMEMBER TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR: WINEFEST AT ST MICHAELS TICKETS WENT ON SALE JANUARY 1, 2014.

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    May, 2014
    May 1, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND.... Embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the M/V SHARPS ISLAND, on excursions that take you back through the storied history of the Chesapeake Bay and its lighthouses. Your trip is hosted by Captain Mike Richards whose 31 years on the Chesapeake Bay gives him a unique perspective to share with the passengers.

    Visit 5 historic famous Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses. These lights can be seen in detail ONLY by boat. We provide close up photo ops and a comprehensive narrative history of every light. This trip also passes under the Bay Bridge, an interesting experience in itself. Departs from Tilghman Island at the Bay Hundred Restaurant.

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    May 1, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND....
  • - Cruises Daily by Reservation at 6:30pm.
  • CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE - Departing from Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, 21604 Chicken Point Road, Tilghman Island, MD 21671. Romantic Champagne Sunset Celebration Cruise, on the Miles River about 1 hour before sunset. Celebrate the end of another day in Paradise. Watch the sunset over the Chesapeake Bay. Cruise includes complimentary beer, wine, champagne, soda, and snacks and photo souvenir.
  • Complimentary Transportation Provided from St. Michaels for Guests Having Sunset Cruise Reservations.

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    May 1, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND....Sails every Friday, May - September.
    Embark on a voyage aboard the M/V SHARPS ISLAND, on excurisons that take you back through the history of the Chesapeake Bay and its lighthouses. Captain Mike Richards hosts your trip. He has 31 years of experience of the Chesapeake Bay and provides an exciting history and a close up look at two of its lighthouses.
  • Great photo op and your return during sunset will be an extra bonus!
  • BYO drinks and snacks.
  • Call 800-690-5080 for your reservations.

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    May 1, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND....also available for private charter.
    Embark on a voyage aboard the M/V SHARPS ISLAND and view two lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay.

    Captain Mike Richards is your host, whose 31 years of experience on the Chesapeake Bay provides you with a unique perspective of this beautiful body of water and its history. You will depart 2 hours before sunset and complimentary champagne is served.
  • All trips depart from historic Tilghman Island.

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    May 1, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND....Sails every Wednesday & Saturday.
    Embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the M/V SHARPS ISLAND, on excursions that take you back through the storied history of the Chesapeake Bay and its lighthouses. Your trip is hosted by Captain Mike Richards whose 31 years on the Chesapeake Bay gives him a unique perspective to share with the passengers.

    He provides an exciting view of some of the finest lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay. Traveling by FML (fast motor launch) their full day trips provide an opportunity to view up close 10 lighthouses with great photo ops at each one. Their half-day trips give a close up view of five major lighthouses.

  • Lunch at Tolchester Marina Restaurant, on own , or you may pack a lunch and use their picnic area
  • Reservations are required, and in advance if possible, 800-690-5080.


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    May 1, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND....Embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the M/V SHARPS ISLAND, on excursions that take you back through the storied history of the Chesapeake Bay and its lighthouses. Your trip is hosted by Captain Mike Richards whose 31 years on the Chesapeake Bay gives him a unique perspective to share with the passengers.

    Passengers on this 2 day trip will see 13 mid and southern bay lighthouses and structures. First day lunch is in historic Reedville, Virginia at the Crazy Crab Restaurant. Following lunch we head East passing through Tangier Island. We overnight in the quaint town of Onancock, VA which has a number of fine restaurants and B & B’s, a hotel and a country inn. The second day we pass North through Tangier Sound and have a box lunch aboard the Sharps Island. All of the lights we visit can only be seen by boat. This trip is a mid to high level adventure experience. It has been described as the “Best Lighthouse experience on the Chesapeake Bay” by seasoned lighthouse visitors.

  • BYO drinks and snacks
  • Lodging list and phone #’s provided
  • Box lunches for day two; minimal fee & choice of
  • Advance reservations requested, please call 800-690-5080
  • 10% discount on rooms at Lazyjack Inn for tour guests, Friday & Sunday
  • We look forward to talking to you!

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    May 1, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    Selina II's season will be through mid October, sailing from the St. Michaels Harbour Inn & Marina.

    Enjoy a day or sunset sail on a beautiful vintage cat boat on the Chesapeake Bay. Selina II is docked in St. Michaels, Maryland, a quaint Eastern Shore town known for its' wonderful seafood and quaint small town feel. You will be treated to an unforgettable sailing trip with Captain Iris Clarke, the owner of the sailing yacht. We also offer overnight sails and honeymoon getaways for those who want to spend more time on the water.

    Designed after the classic New England Crosby cat Designed boats, The Selina II was built in 1926 at Sweets Shipyard in Greenport, NY. At 41'6" overall length and 16' beam. She is the largest of the surviving vintage catboats. She is gaffed rigged, with a 48' mast and a 35' boom.

    On a normal sailing day we carry about 1000 sq. ft. of canvas and our guests are treated to an old fashioned sailing experience. In the fall of 1980, an extensive restoration was begun to keep the Selina II in sailing condition. Fifty-five new white oak ribs had to be fashioned, bent and installed. Additional flooring timbers were required, and then a replacement of the cockpit and cabin interior which had been removed to reveal the ribs. Except for some changes in the galley and storage areas, as well as accommodations for navigational and safety aids, the Selina II has been kept as nearly possible true to her original design, including a full 6'2" headroom in the open saloon. In 1976, Selina II was among 90 US ships invited to participate in the Parade of Operation Sail in New York Harbor on the July 4th Bicentennial celebration. Since then she has been in the New York Harbor Festival in 1977, Boston's 350th anniversary in 1980, Norfolk, VA's Portfest in 1983, the Parade Of Ships in celebration of the Constitution's 200th anniversary in 1986, Albany's Portfest in 1989, Columbus's famous voyage parades in 1992, and OP Sail 2000 in New York and Boston.

    Her ship's compliment has included children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of her original owners. After seventy-five years of plying the waters of Long Island, the Selina II came to her new home on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. She sails in and around the St. Michaels area of the Eastern Shore. Raised on and around the Selina II, her current Coast Guard Licensed Captain, Iris Clarke is a grand daughter of her original owners.
  • The Selina II limits her passengers to just 6 guests for an intimate taste of the history of sail.

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    May 2, 2014

    EASTON....
    May 2 - July 25 . . . 717 Gallery presents National Artists Invitational Exhibition featuring 14 nationally recognized artists Carolyn Anderson, Garin Baker, Eleinne Basa, Marcia Burtt, John Michael Carter, Romel de la Torre, Louis Escobedo, Max Ginsburg, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Robert Lemler, Jennifer McChristian, Ned Mueller, Ray Roberts, and William Wray. The gallery will host an opening reception on May 2 from 5-8:30pm during Easton?s First Friday Gallery Walk. 717 Gallery is located at 717 Goldsborough Street in Easton. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5:00pm, and Sunday by appointment.
  • More information is online at www.717gallery.com. Contact by email at info@717gallery.com, or phone 410.241.7020.

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    May 2, 2014

    EASTON....
    Beginning on April 4, Easton’s Gallery Walk will move from the first Saturday to the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm. Start the weekend by visiting Easton’s art galleries and strolling the historic downtown area while local galleries host exhibit openings and serve refreshments. First Friday Gallery Walk presents new work and feature shows created by dozens of artists represented by multiple galleries located in one of the region's thriving cultural centers. Featured artists often attend openings to chat with collectors or give talks during the gallery walk.

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    May 2, 2014

    EASTON....
    May 2 - July 25
    717 Gallery presents National Artists Invitational Exhibition featuring nationally recognized artists Carolyn Anderson, Garin Baker, D. Eleinne Basa, Marcia Burtt, John Michael Carter, Romel de la Torre, Louis Escobedo, Max Ginsburg, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Robert Lemler, Jennifer McChristian, Ned Mueller, Ray Roberts, and William Wray.

    The gallery will host an opening reception on May 2 from 5-8pm during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk. 717 Gallery is located at 717 Goldsborough Street (across from the Country School) in Easton. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5:00pm, or by appointment.
  • More information is online at www.717gallery.com. Contact by email at info@717gallery.com, or phone 410.241.7020.

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    May 3, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....Sail on an authentic working Skipjack. One of the newer vessels to be built for the rigors of Maryland's wintertime commercial oyster dredging fishery. She was launched in 1966 in Harry Hogan, Virginia, by the Krentz Shipyard for Captian David Lewis of Wingate, MD.

    The H.M. Krentz is 49 feet in length on her deck, 70 feet overall in length, a 15.5 feet beam, draws 4 feet/ 10 inches with the centerboard up and carries amost 2000 square feet of sail.

    The open deck, so necessary for oyster dredging under sail, creates a very stable ride. It is a perfect setting for social gatherings or business meetings and makes a great outdoor classroom for educational groups of all ages.

    The H.M. Krentz is U.S.Coast Guard certified to carry 32 passengers. Private charters are perfect for "Corporate" groups, cocktail parties, birthday and family outings, weddings and anniversary parties, and any occasion.
  • Daily 2 hour sailing schedule....10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. ; 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. and evening to sunset.
  • Departure is from the Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michaels. $

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    May 3, 2014

    EASTON....
    The Multicultural Festival celebrates cultural diversity by providing events that positively showcase cultural differences and encourages people to share and celebrate in unity.

    Saturday, May 3, 2014
    10am – 2pm
    Idlewild Park ...
    115 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, Maryland

  • If you would like to be a sponsor, vendor or exhibitor please call 410-822-7299 or email colleen@theavalonfoundation.com

    www.theavalonfoundation.com

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    May 3, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND....Climb aboard history. Sailing into her 3rd century, REBECCA welcomes you to sail back in time. She is one of 17 newly designated National Historic Landmarks, and is the oldest working skipjack of a vanishing fleet that is declared one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

    Sail with 5-th generation Tilghman Island skipper Capt. Wade Murphy, Jr., for a hands-on sailing experience while hearing stories of Chesapeake ecology, maritime history, nautical anecdotes, and even dredge for oysters. USCG certified for 49 passengers.

    In the late 1890s hundreds of skipjacks plied the Chesapeake Bay to dredge for oysters. Today only a dozen working boats remain. Now, 116 years since the planks were cut for REBECCA, she carries passengers to bring alive maritime history and waterman culture, and to portray the present ecology of the Chesapeake.

    Walk ons, buses, families, weddings, and beautiful sunsets. BYOB or catering available.

    Sails....Sunday thru Friday, 11am to 1pm / 5pm to 7pm.
    Saturdays, 11am to 1pm / 1pm to 3pm / 3pm to 5pm / 5pm to 7pm.

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    May 3, 2014

    TILGHMAN ISLAND....
    Phillips Wharf Environmental Center invites you to our First Earth Day Celebration. Saturday, May 3 / 10am to 4pm
    People of Earth: Come on Down! (to the Narrows)

    Here's a great chance for you to join your fellow Earthlings, celebrate our planet, and have a darn good time. It's spring. Let's party on Knapps Narrows!

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    May 3, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS.... Offering our DAILY cruises
    11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4pm

    Contact 410-745-3100 or chesapeakebaycruises@verizon.net for further information about chartering the PATRIOT for your special event.

    See our website at: www.patriotcruises.com

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    May 4, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    Tall ships will be in St. Michaels, MD May 4-19 and docking at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM). CBMM welcomes the schooner Sultana, shown here, May 4-10, with onboard tours offered from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Niña and Pinta, are also set to dock at CBMM May 10 – 18, with daily boarding opportunities for the public.
  • For more information, visit www.cbmm.org

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    May 4, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    The replica schooner Sultana is scheduled to dock at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD beginning late Sunday, May 4 through the early morning of Saturday, May 10. Sultana will open for boarding to all museum visitors from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. The tour is free for museum members or with general admission.
  • During Sultana’s visit, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s waterfront campus and 12 exhibit buildings are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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    May 4, 2014

    EASTON....
    Sunday, May 4
    Talbot Mentors Spring Brunch, 11:00 a.m. Talbot Country Club. Live music, silent auction, raffle. $75 per person, benefits Talbot Mentors. Reserve by April 25. Tickets are $75 each, available by calling the Talbot Mentors office at 410-770-5999. The deadline for reservations is April 25.
  • For more information, to make a contribution, or to volunteer as a mentor, call Talbot Mentors at 410-770-5999 or visit www.talbotmentors.org

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    May 5, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    Brown Bag Lunch St. Michaels Library
    Monday, May 5, 2014 at noon
    Author, Oscar Fitzgerald
    Three Centuries of American Furniture

    Historian Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald will be the speaker for the Brown Bag Lunch at St. Michaels Library on Monday, May 5, 2014 at noon. 20th Century Furniture is currently a favorite subject for collectors and Dr. Fitzgerald will share his knowledge on that subject as well as a broad range of information about American furniture. Dr. Fitzgerald is the Director of the Navy Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in American, European, and Far Eastern history from Georgetown University and is an avid collector of American furniture of the Queen Anne and Chippendale periods. He is active in historic preservation as well as a member of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission and the Alexandria Antiques Forum Committee.

    The Friends of the Library are sponsors of the speaker series and everyone is invited to bring lunch and enjoy coffee and dessert provided by the library. All library programs are free and open to the public.
  • For more information you can check the library website at www.tcfl.org or call (410) 745-5877.

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    May 5, 2014

    EASTON....
    The Tidewater Camera Club will be hosting a seminar entitled "Color Theory - Art and Photography" presented by Jennifer Casey from 7-9pm in the Wye Oak Room at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton.
  • The seminar is free and open to the public. Please check the website, www.tidewatercameraclub.com for more information about our club or contact Randy Welch at 410-822-5441 with questions or for information about possible changes in venue.

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    May 10, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will present a discussion by local author, Kate Blackwell. The topic of Ms Blackwell’s talk is The Magic of Short Stories. Kate Blackwell is the author of a collection of short stories, under the umbrella of, You Won’t Remember This.

    Kate Blackwell has worked as a journalist, a free-lance writer, and an editor before turning full-time to fiction. Her story collection, You Won't Remember This, was published in 2007 by Southern Methodist University Press. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and several anthologies.

    Ms Blackwell shares her time between Washington, D. C. and Neavitt, MD. The monthly speaker series will take place the 2nd Saturday of each month.
  • For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org

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    May 10, 2014

    EASTON....
    May 10, 2014
    201 North Washington Street
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • What: Centennial Celebration Community Open House
  • Food, Music, Games, Displays
  • When: May 10, 2014. Rain or shine (the event will be tented).
  • Where: 201 N. Washington Street, Easton, MD (right in the heart of downtown Easton).
  • Why: For the past century, Easton Utilities has had the honor and privilege of serving our friends and neighbors and we want to say “Thank you” with this celebration. Easton Utilities is a unique and innovative municipal utility that offers.

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    May 10, 2014


    The Pinta and Niña will be docked in St. Michaels, MD at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum from May 10 through the 18th, with on-board tours available. The Niña is an exact replica ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world. The Pinta was built 15 feet longer and eight feet wider than the original to accommodate more people, and to be used for dockside charters and events.
  • For more information, visit www.thenina.com or www.cbmm.org

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    May 14, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels is offering five boater safety courses, beginning in April and continuing through August. The courses will be held from 6 to 10 pm each day on CBMM’s campus and runs April 16-17, May 14-15, June 18-19, July 16-17, and August 13-14. The cost is $25 per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration required.

    Any Maryland boater born after July 1, 1972, is required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education in order to operate a vessel. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater.

    The certificate is obtained by passing a Department of Natural Resources approved boating safety course, and is valid for life. Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive this Certificate.

  • Early registration is recommended as classes fill fast. Contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.

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    May 16, 2014

    EASTON....
    Four Ways to Tackle a Painting – LARRY MOORE
    May 16 through May 19, 2014
    9 am – 4 pm

    EASTON STUDIO
    307 E. Dover, Easton
    www.easton-studio.com

    Award winning artist LARRY MOORE brings his years as an illustrator and fine artist to this informative and fun workshop. Believing that there is more than one way to tackle a painting, Larry will explain them all through a combination of daily demos and discussion on the elements of a good painting – drawing, composition, color, value and you, the artist! Workshop will take place outdoors or in-studio depending on the weather. Larry has been a participating artist in Plein Air Easton and won the award for Best Pastoral in 2009. As Larry says, “Fun and learning together, who knew?!”
  • To register or for more information contact 410 770 4421 or eastonstudio3@verizon.net

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    May 17, 2014

    EASTON....
    The Mid-Shore Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Inc. invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Gospel Festival at the Talbot Agriculture & Education Center, 10659 Hiners Lane, on May 17. Be prepared to enjoy an amazing day of musical praise and partake of great food as we raise funds for pancreatic research, raise awareness in our community of this disease and provide hope for all who have been touched by cancer.
  • For more information: www.midshorepancan.org or call Bill or Jean at 410-745-9243.

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    May 17, 2014

    EASTON....
    Get ready to strap on your helmet and start moving for a good cause. The Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure, slated for Saturday, May 17, is the perfect time to cycle and help the fight to Stop Diabetes®. The one-day tour, designed as a unique combination of family fun, fitness, new challenges and philanthropy, offers a wheeled-journey through Talbot County for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist.

  • For complete event and registration information, visit the American Diabetes Association, Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure at www.diabetes.org/chesapeaketourdecure.

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    May 17, 2014

    OXFORD....
    May 17 & 18: 30th anniversary Fine Arts @ Oxford features 40 mid-Atlantic juried artists exhibiting and selling their work, benefits Oxford Community Center, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4; admission $5, under 12 free.

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    May 17, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    Now in its third year, the St. Michaels Running Festival includes a USATF certified Half Marathon, 10k and 5k through historic St. Michaels. The race is set for May 17, 2014.

    The St. Michaels Running Festival is one of the premier destination races in the Mid-Atlantic. The event is managed by Eastern Shore Endurance Events LLC, a partnership between St. Michaels residents Peter Paris and Sparrow Rogers.
  • Visit www.runstm.com for more information.

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    May 17, 2014

    EASTON....
    Back by popular demand, this themed benefit raises funds to support our Court Appointed Special Advocates' work with Talbot and Dorchester County children who are under court protection due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. On Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 5 - 8:30 p.m., CASA is off on their second annual Preakness-themed event under a stunning tent at the edge of the Miles River. Featuring live blue grass music, gourmet Maryland cuisine, signature Preakness cocktails, and prizes galore, the Preakness race will stream live on screens throughout the tent. Ladies, this calls for your most glamorous hat, and gents, find that dandy bow tie or favorite seersucker jacket as you prepare for the Preakness® Stakes with a casually elegant buffet dinner and cocktails at Bruce Wiltsie and Bill Davenport's enchanting Hemmersley Farm at Emerson Point.

  • To make a reservation to attend Off to the Races, or to support this event, please call 410-822-2866 or visit the CASA website at www.casaoftalbot.org. Tickets are $150 per person, $100 of which is tax-deductible. Sponsorship packages are available as well.

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    May 18, 2014

    EASTON....
    The Chesapeake Bay Community Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 18, 2014. The performance will begin at 2:30pm on the stage of the Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover Street, Easton, MD.

    Titled Tales of the Sea, the performance will include Hands Across the Sea by John Phillip Sousa, Herbert L. Clarke’s Bride of the Waves, which features Retired United States Army Field Band Trumpeter Scott Holbert, The Middy March by Kenneth Alford, and a piece composed by Annapolis resident and Chesapeake Bay Community Band Bassoonist Randy Neilson titled, Thomas Point Suite. Finishing out the program will be Richard Wagner’s stormy sea inspired overture from The Flying Dutchman.

  • Tickets are $12 for Adults and $6 for Senior Citizens and Children and may be purchased online at www.ChesapeakeBayCommunityBand.org or by calling 410-703-0755.

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    May 19, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    Join us on Monday, May 19th at 1:00 pm at the St. Michaels Branch of Talbot County Free Library for a presentation about “Compton” the family home of Governor Samuel Stevens.

    Barton Ross and Cindy Schmidt will present a study of the Stevens family lands in Grubin Neck of Talbot County. The presentation will include maps, depicting the change of land holdings over time as well as architectural evolution drawings to show the same for the house. Stevens (1778-1860) was the 18th Governor of Maryland. Stevens' tenure is remembered for the enfranchisement of the Jews, the abolition of a religious test for Maryland office holders, the extension of the civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights to State law, and the creation of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. After Stevens’ last term in Annapolis he returned to Compton which he had inherited from his father in 1794.

    Barton Ross is an award-winning preservation architect and city planner who has worked all over the United States. He has worked on numerous historic homes including James Madison’s brick row house in Philadelphia, Benjamin Moore’s home in NJ, the John James Audubon house in Key West, FL, and the Charles Carroll House in Annapolis. Mr. Ross is a graduate of Columbia University, the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design and holds a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Cindy Schmidt is a native of Talbot County who has over thirty years of management experience as a genealogical researcher with a specific expertise in the Eastern Shore’s local history. Cindy, along with other local authors has published a variety of reference materials required for historical research. She is currently the administrator of The Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland Genealogy online research group, the lead Land Researcher for The Hill Community Project and does independent land research under “Let the Land Tell the Story”. Cindy received The Historical Society of Talbot County’s Heritage Award in 2011.

  • All Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information you may call (410) 745-5877 or check the library website at www.tcfl.org.

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    June, 2014
    June 4, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) is welcoming the Mano Saxophone Quartet on Wednesday, June 4 for a live performance. The quartet presents 21st-century repertoire and 20th-century tours de force masterworks on vintage instruments. Beginning at 6pm at the Tolchester Beach Bandstand, the concert is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation made at the door. Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase, with the public invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the performance.
  • Carry-on alcohol is prohibited. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org

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    June 5, 2014

    OXFORD....
    Oxford Community Center. June 5, 7:00 p.m. Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day features the Easton High School JROTC color guard and a presentation by U.S. Naval Academy Professor Emeritus Craig Symonds, Ph.D., on his new book, "Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings." Book will be available for purchase and signing. Admission $10/person.

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    June 7, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    “Celebrate the Eastern Shore strawberry harvest with over 50 artisans displaying quality crafts of all kinds and strawberries to eat and take home. Join us at St. Luke’s United Methodist’s 25th Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Show at St. Luke’s Church, 304 Talbot Street, St. Michaels, Saturday, June 7th, from 10 am to 5pm. Enjoy it all: crafts, lunch, bake sale, with food and fun for everyone. There is no admission fee.
  • For further information call the church office at 410-745-2534.”

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    June 13, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    This Father’s Day weekend, the 27th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD, bringing more than 100 classic and vintage boats to CBMM’s docks and campus, along with a juried art show, children’s activities, a nautical flea market, and more. Boat rides will be available, along with a selection of regional foods, beer, and other beverages.
  • For more information, visit www.cbmm.org/acbf or call 410-745-2916.

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    June 14, 2014


    CBMM is offering a two-day relief carving class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 14 & 15, with participants creating a carving of a pineapple, similar to this example here. Craftsman John Garlick will lead the class, with participation limited and advanced registration needed. The cost for the weekend workshop is $85 for CBMM members and $100 for non-members.
  • To register or for more information, email afad@cbmm.org or call 410-745-4980.

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    June 21, 2014

    OXFORD....
    9:00am until 1:30pm
    See www.oxfordcbr.org for details.

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    July, 2014
    July 5, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels welcomes The Shades of Blue Orchestra to its waterfront campus for this year’s July 5 Big Band Night and fireworks. The performance takes place from 7-10pm at the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand, followed by St. Michaels’ fireworks. Guests are invited to bring chairs, picnics, and blankets, with food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase on campus. The rain date for the event is July 6.
  • The event is generously sponsored by Eastern Shore Tents & Events, with proceeds benefitting the children and adults served by CBMM’s educational, boat restoration, and exhibit programs.
  • For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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    July 12, 2014

    EASTON....
    Plein Air-Easton! Make sure you save the date for our 10th Anniversary. The festival will run July 12-20, 2014.
    www.pleinaireaston.com
    (410) 822-7297

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    November, 2014
    November 14, 2014

    EASTON....
    Waterfowl Festival - A Wildlife Art & Sportsman’s Expo!
    The ultimate weekend for the sophisticated sportsman or art lover. Venues throughout Easton feature world-class wildlife paintings, sculpture, carvings and photos. Collectible decoys, sporting gear and adventures to delight every outdoorsman. A wine tasting pavilion not to be missed. Also scheduled are World Championship Calling Contests, decoy auctions, shooting, retriever and fly-fishing demonstrations, a sporting clays tournament, kid’s activities and evening concerts. 18,000 visitors mingle with 400 of the nation’s finest wildlife artists, craftsmen and vendors. A festive atmosphere topped by great food and music make this event a must each November. Free parking and shuttle service.
  • www.waterfowlfestival.org

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    November 28, 2014

    EASTON....
    The Festival kicks off our holiday season with something for everyone. Decorated trees, dancing, shopping, carolers, and even a walk/run the day after Thanksgiving.

    This year we start the festivities in September with a fall fashion show. And we all look forward to the holiday activities at the end of November. A perfect way to start your holiday season. More information TBA.

  • www.festival-of-trees.org

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    December, 2014
    December 12, 2014

    ST. MICHAELS....
    This year, Christmas in St. Michaels will take place on Dec. 12, 13 and 14.
  • More info TBA.

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    December 31, 2014

    EASTON....
    FIRST NIGHT TALBOT 2015
    ENTERTAINMENT in DOWNTOWN EASTON
    New Year's Eve 2012
    6 pm through Midnight
    www.easternshore.com/firstnighttalbot

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