The fall season of Friday Nites in Caroline continues in November with The Bay Country Chorus at the Caroline County Public Library’s Federalsburg Branch, on Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 pm. Admission is free.
This is barbershop at this best! This all-male barbershop chorus, founded in 1995, is sure to delight. Classic four-part a cappella; with lead, bass, tenor and baritone…their music is in the style of “old songs” from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley.
For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Caroline County Public Library, Caroline County Public Schools and Caroline County Recreation and Parks; is sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, and the Maryland State Arts Council. It is FREE for all attendees (donations are welcome).
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore invites you to explore Art from the Edge featuring the artists from the Bayside Quilters Fiber Arts Bee. This exhibit showcases the quilters’ imagination and creativity, using every trick in the fiber artist bag. Working from concepts and ideas they have created one of a kind pieces that show us what it really means to think outside the box.
Participating artists include:
Monica Agapaloglou, Sandy Bemis, Sheri Burke, Jeanne Hechmer, Janie Kelting, Alice Malik, Phyllis Parker, Marge Pendleton, Margaret Roberts, Sylvia Snyder, and Susan Williams.
Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm. The exhibit is on display until November 15 during opening hours: Thursday to Saturday from 12-4pm, or by appointment. The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is a program of the Caroline County Council of Arts and is located at 7 N. Fourth Street, Denton. For more information visit fiberartscenter.com or contact (410) 479-0009, email@example.com.
Join the Chesapeake Culinary Center for a spooktacular time at their inaugural Halloween Bash on Saturday, November 1st from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The event, which will take place at 512 Franklin Street in Denton, will featuring a costume contest, frightfully-good food, spirits, children’s activities and more!
Come in costume for your chance to win the Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded for funniest, scariest and most original costumes. There will also be children’s activities for the younger crowd, including Decorate-a-Cookie and a showing of a Halloween-themed kids movie.
Admission to the Halloween Bash is $10. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Culinary Center, a community-driven facility that promotes a positive culinary learning experience for students, and a professionally trained workforce for the hospitality industry. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling 410-479-2144
About the Chesapeake Culinary Center
The Chesapeake Culinary Center is a grassroots, nonprofit organization committed to the betterment of the community through job training and economic development. Established in the fall of 2004, this organization provides culinary training to youth and adults and offers many student-run programs, affording practicum-learning experience. In 2014, the Chesapeake Culinary Center moved into the recently rehabilitated circa 1903 Caroline Schoolhouse. In addition to serving as the headquarters for the organization, the multi-use facility is home to the Career and Technology Center’s culinary arts classes. The center also features a Commercial Kitchen Incubator, where prospective clients, including caterers, bakers and farmers, are able to produce their culinary product in a health-approved commercial facility that provides a wealth of shared resources. For more information on the Chesapeake Culinary Center, please visit www.chesapeakeculinarycenter.com.
An unprecedented reunion is set for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the “Grassroots” bluegrass concert at North Caroline High School, near Denton, Maryland. The three sons of beloved local banjo player Ed Walls will be reuniting after a 20 year hiatus as “The Walls of Bluegrass.”
Ed Jr., Mike, and Chris Walls are the sons of a popular bluegrass musician from Centreville who entertained local mid-shore residents since 1954. Mr. Walls passed away in 2011 from Agent Orange related Leukemia, after serving three tours in Viet Nam during his 30 year Army career. “Big Ed,” as many locals knew him played the mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo, entertained troops in Viet Nam, and was the founder of the Bay Country Gentlemen, now led by Clerk of the Court for Queen Anne’s County , Scotty MacGlashan, who was a close friend of Mr. Walls. (Mr. Walls served at Denton Town Manager in the early 1990’s.)
The three brothers played professionally from their teens through their early 30’s locally, and competed regionally, winning several instrumental and group music competitions at bluegrass festivals. All three boys were taught to play and sing harmony beginning at ages 5 and 6 by their father. Ed Jr. plays rhythm and lead guitar, Mike plays mandolin, Chris plays bass fiddle, and their voices blend in close harmony, as only the voices of the same family can do. Although they performed extensively for a number of years, when the boys married and began families and careers of their own, they rarely played in public, but would typically jam during family gatherings or at festivals. The youngest son, Chris Walls, played for several years with the band Good Deale Bluegrass from Deale Island, MD.
Also performing with the Walls of Bluegrass are Jon Simmons on fiddle, and Wes Parks on banjo. Jon has fond memories of his early bluegrass years playing with Big Ed and the boys, in addition to playing in his own family band with his brother and sister. In recent years Jon was part of the local band Bitter Creek, and currently performs with New and Used Bluegrass. Wes Parks has been described as a Delmarva bluegrass legend, and has performed locally with various bands, including the Timmons Family. Wes also played banjo at Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
The boys agreed to reunite as The Walls of Bluegrass for the October 18th concert to benefit the Caroline County Arts Council. The headline band is “Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen,” whose recent album singles have zoomed to the top of the bluegrass song charts, including a song written by Chris Walls and his wife Karen.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen is the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association’s ‘Instrumental Group of the Year.” Frank was also nominated as male vocalist of the year, and mandolin player of the year. Band member Mike Munford, from Baltimore, was again nominated as ‘Banjo Player of the Year’ after winning that honor in 2013. Also participating in the evening concert will be Flatland Drive, another popular local bluegrass band.
Tickets may be purchased for the October 18th Grassroots concert at North Caroline High School auditorium by calling 410-479-1009 or purchasing on line at www.carolinearts.org. Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door will be $25. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Where can you enjoy Game Day food and drink specials, shop for Halloween and Fall décor, enjoy delectable dining or check out three Open Houses? Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays!
Rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours on the 3rd Thursday of every month. October’s event will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
October’s offerings include a Fall and Halloween Sale at Patti’s Petals Florist and Gifts, an Open House featuring limited edition posters with art by Denton’s very own Ken Motter at Black Anchor Tattoo, a Sip & Shop at Joviality Gifts and Thursdays NFL Game Day Specials at the Market Street Public House. The Caroline County Public Library will be offering a Family Game Night from 6 – 7:30 pm, and families are welcome to drop in and play a classic board game, supplied by the library!
Harry’s on the Green will have live Jazz and Show Tunes by Tina, and Champion Realty will also be hosting three Open Houses that night from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. At each Open House, visitors will be able to enter their names into a drawing for a chance to win a gift certificate to any participating business. The addresses for Champion’s Open Houses include 110 S. 8th Street, 605 Randolph Street and 209 Kerr Avenue. The drawing will be held at 7:30 pm that evening at Harry’s on the Green, and winner must be present to claim their prize.
For more information on Third Thursdays, visit www.downtowndenton.com.
Feeling brave? Chesapeake Ghost Walks will be leading a haunted stroll through Downtown Denton on Wednesday, October 8th. The walking tour, which will last about an hour, begins at 7:00 p.m. Sites on the Denton tour include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, the old St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’ graveyard and the Courthouse Green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter.
COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
Advanced Registration is required.
REGISTER: Register online at chesapeakeghostwalks.com
TIME & WEATHER: Ghost Walk begins on time at 7:00 pm. Walks take place in all kinds of weather except heavy rain and thunder storms. Dress for the weather and be aware that each ghost walk takes at least an hour and covers between 1 and 1.5 miles.
- Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Bring a flashlight and a camera.
For more information, visit cheseapeakeghostwalks.com.
Celebrate the life and times of the American writer and humorist Mark Twain on Saturday October 11, 2014 at the Caroline Golf. The event kicks off at 6pm. Guests will be treated to a fun-filled evening of good food, entertainment, words, and wit. While not required, guests are encouraged to get into the spirit of the event (and Halloween) by dressing in period or themed attire.
Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by local members of the community, featuring Rob Honer, Jim McPherson, Keith Shaffer, Greg Minahan, Chrissie Barr, Toni Bryant, Katyra Byris, Sunyata Courie, and Sarah Gorman. Guest speaker, Dwayne Eutsey, will present “No Humor in Heaven”: Mark Twain’s Life, Writings, and Religious Views. For nearly two decades, Dwayne Eutsey has been researching and writing on the unconventional religious views of Mark Twain. As an independent scholar in Twain studies, he’s received two Quarry Farm Research Fellowships from Elmira College’s Center for Mark Twain Studies and is published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals. He has also presented several times at the college’s International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies and was an invited speaker at a special symposium there on Twain’s travel writings.
The dinner buffet will include some of Twain’s favorite American dishes:
Oyster Stew with Crackers
Sliced Roast Beef Au Jus
Southern Style Greens with bacon
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Hot Biscuits with American Butter
Homemade Apple Pie
Coffee and Tea
Space is limited so be sure to reserve your seat today! Tickets available at the Denton Library, Caroline Golf, The Foundry, online at carolinearts.org or by phone 410-479-1009.
Where can you shop for Fall decor, get your car washed by a Denton Police Department Explorer Cadet, enjoy delectable dining, check out some of latest Open Houses in Denton or get in a quick workout? Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays!
Rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours on the 3rd Thursday of every month. September’s event will take place on Thursday, September 18th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
September offerings include a one-night-only sale on Fall wreaths at Patti’s Petals Florist and Gifts, an Open House at Black Anchor Tattoo, a Sip & Shop September Sale at Joviality Gifts, and a drop-in Muscle Sculpting class from 5:00 to 5:45pm at Energy in Progress. Harry’s on the Green will be offering Fiesta Thursday with Tex Mex cuisine, specials on Margaritas and live music by Tina Holt and Ampersand. Enjoy fabulous food and a mixture of blues, folk and bluegrass by the fireplace on their outdoor patio.
A new participant this month is the Denton Police Department Explorer Cadets, who will be hosting a Car Wash on the corner of 3rd and Market. Car washes are free, and they will be accepting donations towards their program.
Champion Realty will also be participating and hosting five Open Houses that night from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Each Open House will have food and drinks or a giveaway. Attendees will also be able to enter their names into drawings at each Open House for a chance to win a gift certificate of choice to one of the other participating businesses. The addresses for Champion’s Open Houses include 800 Market Street,
608 5th Avenue (The Sophie Kerr House),
103 7th Street, 110 S. 8th Street, and
201 Carter Avenue (The Carter House.)
Don’t forget to visit the businesses that are open late regularly, including the Market Street Public House. There is something for everyone in Downtown Denton. For more information on Third Thursdays, visit www.downtowndenton.com.
Come join the fun at the Linchester Mill’s Antiques and Art Show on Saturday, October 11th, a day filled with antiques, history, art, food, music and fun! The event, which will take place from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, will feature more than 40 quality antique and art dealers.
In addition to a large number of quality antique dealers, the event will also feature live music, food vendors and artisan demonstrations.
Attendees will be able to tour the Linchester Mill, one of the last operating water powered mills on the Eastern Shore that Charles Kuralt described as “treasure of America” because its original equipment reflects the long evolution of American milling. The Linchester Mill Campus also includes the recently restored Hog Island Schoolhouse, the Miller and Assistant Miller’s Houses and a Nature Braille Trail.
Admission to the event is $5 or $2 with a copy of this article, and proceeds support the Caroline County Historical Society.
The Linchester Mill Campus is located at 3390 Linchester Road in Preston, MD. For more information on the event, please contact Sally Campbell of Tandem Antiques and Fine Arts, LLC at 410-829-3559.
September is right around the corner and the Tuckahoe State Park Complex in Caroline County will debut several month-long programs for both children and adults that are guaranteed to keep the season of outdoor fun going into the fall! Parents looking for fun and safe opportunities to expose their pre-schoolers to the area’s natural resources and adults looking to master some creative campfire cooking techniques will not be disappointed by the list of offerings.
The new Sprouts! program for 3 to 4 year olds will provide the youngest park visitors a fun, safe and structured environment to first experience the natural world. Bring your “sprouting” naturalists out to the park’s Lake Pavilion on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for a 45-minute program featuring a story, craft and activities that will spark your child’s love of nature and wildlife. Pre-registration is required.
Tuckahoe’s Sunset Series is designed for all ages and will be held every Wednesday at the Lake Pavilion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Topics covered will include “Paddling 101” (canoeing and kayaking on Tuckahoe Creek), a reptile and amphibian identification and search, hawk migration with falconry demo, and how to construct rain barrels and rain gardens. Both the Sprouts! and Sunset Series are free.
Campfires aren’t just for s’mores and hotdogs any more! Each Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Martinak State Park in Denton will host a Campfire Cuisine program exploring innovative ways to create new family classics – all while enjoying the great outdoors! A different main dish and dessert will be featured weekly; participants can sign up for just one session or attend them all. Children are welcome but must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. $5 per person per class or $15 for all 4; pre-registration is required and spaces are limited.
To register for these or any other programs offered at the Tuckahoe State Park Complex, call the park office at (410) 820-1668, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To learn more about activities offered at Tuckahoe and other parks around the state, be sure to check out the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Online Calendar at http://dnr.maryland.gov/calendar/.
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