Discover the bounty of Caroline County! The Denton Farmers Market returns to downtown Denton in June! The market runs on Saturdays from 8am – 1pm at the corner of 3rd & Market Streets in historic Denton, Maryland. Make the market your one-stop-shop for farm-fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, crafts and more!
Join us for the inaugural Garden Gala to benefit the Denton Community Demonstration Garden! The event will take place Saturday, June 20th from 4pm – 8pm by the garden, located in the Denton Artsway, 4th Street in historic Denton. The event will feature seasonally-inspired cuisine, a sampling of local wines and brews, live entertainment, a children’s area and more. Come learn how you can get involved in your neighborhood community garden. Tickets are available at the Caroline County Central Library, the Denton Town Hall, the Foundry and online at DentonCommunityGarden.com. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13 0 20 and free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit DentonCommunityGarden.com or call 410.479.1009.
Downtown Denton invites you to spend a spring evening exploring its downtown community on Thursday, May 21 from 5pm – 7pm during Third Thursdays, where restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
For the month of May, the Market Street Public House will be offering a Boston Beer Tap Take Over featuring Buy a Pint – Keep the Glass, giveaways, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Summer Ale, Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Ale and Rebel IPA. Harry’s on the Green will have live music by Tina, Harry Hour and a three-course tasting menu with wine for $25.
J.D.’s Hair Plus is offering an Open House and Vendor Showcase featuring Dirt and Fire Pottery. Parlour 7 Salon, a new salon on 6th Street in Denton, will be hosting a Hair for a Purpose Benefit, and 20% of all sales will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). They will also be offering colored hair extensions for $10 to benefit LLS.
Patti’s Petals Florist and Gifts invites you to gather your friends and uncork your creativity at Corky Canvas Paint Night, which will take place on the Patio at Harry’s on the Green. Participants must pre-register by calling 410-479-4445, and the class fee is $30. Check out the latest gifts, jewelry and home décor at Joviality’s Sip and Shop, or stop into Black Anchor Tattoo for their Open House.
FACES (the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore) is hosting a Sip and Sew Ladies Night, where participants can complete a fun sewing project. Students should bring a sewing machine and thread. Fabric kits and supplies are included, and pizza will be provided. Drop-ins are welcome to observe and explore the gallery, but participants must pre-register to participate in the project, which costs $20/ $15 for FACES members.
The Caroline County Central Library invites you to Family Game Night from 6 – 7:30 pm, where families can drop in and play a classic board game, supplied by the library! Champion Realty will also be hosting Open House throughout downtown Denton. Locations of the Open Houses include 920 Pine Drive and 306 5th Avenue.
Grab some birthday cake, a bottle of wine and a blanket and head over to The Meadow at Adkins Arboretum for William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors!
This rollicking comedy features not just one, but TWO sets of twins and their adventures when one set arrives in Ephesus, unknown to, and unaware of, the other. Confusion reigns, and hilarity ensues, as the straight-laced Syracusans come face-to-face with the free-spirited Ephesians. The Comedy of Errors was Shakespeare’s first big hit. It became the basis for the smash Rogers & Hart Broadway musical The Boys from Syracuse. Shore Shakespeare Company’s production is directed by Greg Minahan.
Performances of The Comedy of Errors will be held al fresco in The Meadow at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely on Friday, May 1st at 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm, and Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15. All proceeds benefit Shore Shakespeare and Adkins Arboretum.
Director Greg Minahan is a Broadway veteran, having performed for several years in such musicals as Cats and Peter Pan. He has written and directed plays for schools in New York City, and may be remembered by local audiences for his performance as Mercutio in Shore Shakespeare’s 2014 production of Romeo & Juliet. He has chosen to stage Shakespeare’s comedy in the round, intermingling actors and audience, and imbued it with lots of excitement, movement, and music.
Mr. Minahan and Chris Rogers as the Antipholuses, along with Howard Mesick and Robbie Spray as the Dromios, anchor an accomplished and experienced ensemble. The Comedy of Errors also features the talents of company co-founder Avra Sullivan as Adriana, Chrissie Barr as Luciana, Brian McGunigle as AEgeon and Julie Yankovich as AEmelia, along with Juanita Wieczoreck, John and Jane Terebey, Richard Smith, Keith Shaffer, Andrew Mimms and Colin Graves.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. Reservations and more information are available by callling the Arboretum at 410 634 2847 or by visiting www.adkinsarboretum.org.
Weather-related updates may be had by calling Shore Shakespeare at 410 690 3165, or by visiting www.shoreshakespeare.com.
Shore Shakespeare Company is a non-profit pan-community theatre group affiliated with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. We encourage and support participation in all community theatre. Donations to the Shore Shakespeare Fund are fully tax-deductible.
This Saturday, May 16th is the 6th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank hosted by the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce. The event features a 7.7 mile paddle from Greensboro to Denton, Maryland, where there will be a family friendly festival from 11am – 4pm.
On-site registration and check in for paddlers will begin at 8am at the Boat Launch in Greensboro followed by the launch at 10am. The course will be a 7.7 mile paddle down the Choptank (going with the current) and ending at the Choptank River Yacht Club in West Denton where the festival will begin at 11am. You can enjoy live music with Flatland Drive performing bluegrass, the Lockerman Middle School Jazz Band, a variety of food, displays and activities including the Paddle Poker awards presentation, all on the beautiful Choptank River.
Fore more information or to register as a paddler or vendor/exhibitor go to www.carolinechamber.org or contact the Chamber office at 410-479-4638 or email@example.com.
Schrader’s inaugural Spring Fling on May 16th has something for everyone! The event will take place from 4pm – 8pm at Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor, 16090 Oakland Road, Henderson MD. Come join staff, guides, friends and family for an evening of fun, food and community.
Entertainment includes live performance by Vic Vacuum and the Attachments, featuring our very own Brother McBride! Brother has performed with several well known artists including Johnny Paycheck on his record hit “Take This Job”. Chicken Barbeque will be provided by Church Hill Fire Department. Definitely the best in the area! But, you be the judge…
There will also be a Cornhole Tournament, area vendors, and cars displayed by numerous area Classic Car Clubs. The event is BYOB and BYOChair. Tickets are $20 advanced or $25 at the gate. Advanced tickets are encouraged, each advanced ticket sold will be entered in a drawing to win your choice of a Goose Hunt or a One Night Stay for 2 at the Bridgetown Manor.
For questions or to reserve your tickets, call 410-758-1824 or visit schradersoutdoors.com
Denton will be aglow with fairies at Joviality Gift Shop’s fourth annual Fairy Forest Garden Party to benefit the Denton Child Development Center. The event will take place at Joviality Gifts on Friday, May 1st and Friday, May 8th and will feature fairies, face painting, a wishing tree, scavenger hunts and more. Stop by 406 Market Street in Denton between 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. to experience this enchanted evening.
Joviality will be transformed into a magical fairyland with twinkle lights, fairies, gnomes, and fairy houses. Activities include a scavenger hunt through the garden, face painting and story time. Real fairies will be on hand to help children make wishes at a wishing tree.
Admission to the Fairy Forest Garden Party is $2.00. All proceeds from the entrance fee will be donated to the Denton Child Development Center. There will also be additional special activities sponsored by DCDC for a small fee, including cupcake decorating.
Joviality Gifts – your headquarters for fairy accessories – is located at 406 Market Street in historic downtown Denton. For more information, please contact Abby McNinch at 410-479-0426 or find them on Facebook.
Downtown Denton invites you to spend a Spring evening exploring its downtown community on Thursday, April 16th from 5pm – 7pm during Third Thursdays, where restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
For the month of April, the Market Street Public House will be offering a Sweetwater Brewing Company Tap Takeover, featuring four of Sweetwater’s brews on tap. Harry’s on the Green will have live music by Tina and a three-course tasting menu with wine for $25.
J.D.’s Hair Plus is offering an Open House and Vendor Showcase featuring Bare Bones Jewelry, Thirty-One and Younique Makeup. Patti’s Petals Florist and Gifts will be showcasing gifts and arrangements for Administrative Professional’s Week and Joviality Gifts will have a Sip and Shop and a drawing for a free pair of earrings. Stop by Black Anchor Tattoo for their Open House or drop by Energy in Progress to try out a free exercise class from 6:30 pm – 7:30pm and learn about their Healthy Living Lifestyle program.
The Caroline County Central Library invites you to Family Game Night from 6 – 7:30 pm, where families can drop in and play a classic board game, supplied by the library! Champion Realty will also be hosting an Open House at 920 Pine Drive in Denton from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm where visitors will be able to enter their names into a drawing for a chance to win a gift card.
Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. In the game or cheering from the sidelines, The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program celebrates this connection in the traveling exhibition Hometown Teams: Sports in American Communities. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Celebrating Sports in American Communities is coming to Federalsburg April 4 – May 23rd, and the Federalsburg Historical Society is the only museum on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to host this exhibit.
The Federalsburg Area Heritage Muesum is located behind the Federalsburg Town Hall at 100 Covey & Williams Alley and is open Monday – Thursday from 10am – 4pm, Friday from 10am – 7pm and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. Don’t miss this fantastic, free exhibit. For more information, visit historicfederalsburg.org/exhibits/hometown-sports or call 443-786-1614.
The Chesapeake Culinary Center has a full lineup of classes this Spring. The offerings include:
Cooking for Kids
April 9th 2015 • 5pm – 7pm
Learn to make an Italian meal including a salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette, ravioli with homemade pasta and your own breadsticks! $20 ( ages 10-14)
Knife Skills 101
April 23rd 2015 • 5:30pm – 7pm ($15)
Learn techniques to be both safe and efficient in your kitchen at home. After all the work is done, enjoy the fruits of your labor in a delicious snack. $15 (18 and older)
The Art of the Appetizer
May 14 2015 • 5:30pm – 8pm
Learn how to turn simple ingredients into sophisticated and delicious appetizers for your next get together. $35 (21 and older)
Fun with Flatbreads
May 28 2015 • 5:30pm – 8pm
Starting with creating the perfect dough, discover your creative side and create delicious flatbreads to make at home. $35 ( 21 and older)
You can reserve your spot online at ChesapeakeCulinaryCenter.com or by calling 410-479-2144.
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