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Heartland Quilters Host Shop Hop & Exhibits

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Heartland Quilters Host Shop Hop & Exhibits

Heartland Quilters of the Eastern Shore will host its 7th Annual One Stop Shop Hop on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the Denton Volunteer Firehouse, located in downtown Denton, Maryland.  Shopping hours will be 2pm – 8pm.  There is a nominal admission fee of $3, which includes an entry ticket for fantastic door prizes, provided by our vendors.  Inside the firehouse you will find twenty-five vendors from the Mid-Atlantic region, including quilt and fabric shops, crafters, a long arm dealer, raffle quilts, door prizes and so much more!

Just blocks away from the firehouse, there is an antique quilt display located at Caroline County’s Rural Life Museum where you will be able to step back in time to enjoy a journey of quiltmaking! Featured from the collection of Heartland Quilt Guild members will be quilts from as early as 1840 to the red/green applique quilts of the 1860′s to the depression era quilts of the 1930′s. There will also be featured a series of quilt tops which were “works in progress”. Learn the types of stitches and stories that quilters used to render these old but beautiful quilted treasures. Quilts on display 7/29 thru 8/31.

Then, be sure to visit the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) to view “A Showcase of Heartland Talent”.  This quilt exhibit features 25 quilts that have been made by members of the Heartland Quilt Guild of the Eastern Shore. In one room there will be patriotic quilts to honor those who have served our country. The second room will feature a spring/summer theme that is sure to inspire! Quilts featured at FACES from 6/22 thru 8/8.

Heartland Quilters, currently with a membership of 40, was established to bring together persons interested in quilts and quilting. We support and encourage the art of making, studying and enjoying quilts. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of programs, lectures, and classes/workshops related to quilting. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Choptank Electric Meeting Room (Alt 404 & Rte 328) in Denton, MD.

American Pickers is coming to Maryland!

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

American Pickers is coming to Maryland!

American Pickers on History, a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking,’ is on the hunt for interesting characters in Maryland with unique items! This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former glory, and learn a thing or two about American history along the way.

American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50’s western gear.

The team will film episodes throughout Maryland in early August. If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com 855-OLD-RUST.

 

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FACES Classes & Exhibits: Summer 2015

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

FACES Classes & Exhibits: Summer 2015

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), located at  7 N. 4th Street,  in historic Denton, Maryland is a destination for the area’s many quilt and fiber art enthusiasts, visitors, and residents to view historic and recent works by quilters and fiber artists from Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Delmarva Peninsula. 

Exhibit Information

Heartland Quilters of the Eastern Shore: Summer Floral and Patriotic Quilts, on display through August 8, 2015. Denton’s own local quilt guild will be joining us to show off their best work in this collective quilt show. Taking on two summer themes of flowers and patriotism, the group members will be showing off technique, color, and fun.


Common Sense and Pin Money: The Material Culture and Legacy of Lula Annie Butler,
on display August 13 through November 14, 2015. An inter-generational and multi-media exhibition of four generations of former Caroline County residents. The focal point of the show will feature the modern quilts of Mrs. Butler made from scraps to supplement her income. Her family then followed in their own creative paths to create art including poetry, photography, fiber art, jewelry, and painting. Each subsequent generation adding to the family treasures.

Class Information

Friday Night Teen Sew-In Club; Teen led sewing projects on the first Friday of every month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Advisor Lynn Davis; $20 annual dues; for ages 14-18. Group to determine sewing projects using donated supplies.  Encouraged to bring your own sewing machine. Drop-ins welcome to observe. First Friday dates: August 7, and September 4.

Sip & Sew Ladies Night at FACES;  Instructor led sewing projects on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Instructor Lynn Davis; $15/members, $20/non-members; for adults 21 and over; supplies and pizza included; bring your favorite beverage. Drop-ins welcome to observe.

  • Thursday, August 20, 6-9pm, Infinity Scarf. The must-have accessory for fall.  “Sew” stylish.

Scrappy Stars; Sunday, August 9, 9am-4pm and Monday August 17, 6-9pm; Instructor – Lynn Davis; $30; for 16 and up. Use your scraps to make 12 ½ inch wonky stars for an easy quilted throw using the quilt as you go method.

For more information and to register for classes visit www.fiberartscenter.com or contact (410) 479-0009, info@fiberartscenter.com

 

Denton’s Third Thursday on July 16th

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Denton’s Third Thursday on July 16th

You’re not going to want to miss Third Thursday this week! Explore downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials this Thursday, July 16th from 5-7pm.

This month’s offerings include a Wine & Pastry Tasting at Turnbridge Point, a 3-Course Tasting Menu with Wines at Harry’s on the Green for $25, a Tall Tales Tap Takeover at the Market Street Public House with Buy a Pint – Keep the Glass, Open Gallery at Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery, a Sip-and-Shop Summer Sale at Joviality, Sip-and-Sew Ladies Night at Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shoreand Open Houses at Patti’s Petals Florist, Gardens and Gifts, Black Anchor Tattoo and Parlour 7 & co. Salon!

 

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Denton Ghost Walk July 18, August 15 & August 21

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Denton Ghost Walk July 18, August 15 & August 21

Feeling brave? Chesapeake Ghost Walks is leading a haunted stroll through Downtown Denton on Saturday, July 18th, Saturday, August 15th and Friday, August 21st. The walking tours, which last between 1 – 1.5 hours, begin at 8pm. 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 8pm. 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.

Marshyhope Duck Derby in Federalsburg

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Marshyhope Duck Derby in Federalsburg

You’re not going to want to miss the 4th Annual Marshyhope Duck Derby and Festival on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in historic Federalsburg, Maryland!

See 5,000 ducks race down the Marshyhope Creek at this Federalburg Lions Club event at Marina Park! The event also features a Lip Sync Contest, Poker Run, Little Miss/Mr. Duckling pageant, live music by Mike Himes & The Look, fireworks, vendors, food and more!

Ducks are on sale for $2, and tickets can be purchased from any Federalsburg Lion prior to the event or by calling 443.786.3943 or emailing federalsburglions@gmail.com.

 

Schedule of Events

9am– Poker Run

2pm– Kick-Off, Gospel Concert

3pm – Little Miss/Mr. Duckling

4pm –  Cardboard Boat Races

5pm – Flatland Drive Contest

7:30 –  Mike Hines Concert and

9:30pm – Fireworks

Duck Race when tide is ready.

June Happenings in Caroline County

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Tourism News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

June Happenings in Caroline County

The June edition of the Caroline Weekly has information on all of the fantastic upcoming events in Caroline County!

Check it out here!

Denton’s 3rd Thursdays June 18th

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Denton’s 3rd Thursdays June 18th

From a 3-course wine tasting menu at Harry’s on the Green to free gemstone pendants at Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery, there are many reasons to head to downtown Denton this Thursday, June 18th! Spend an enjoyable evening exploring historic Denton as part of Third Thursdays, where restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer from 5pm – 7pm.

For the month of June, the Market Street Public House is hosting a Victory Brewing Company Tap Takeover featuring Buy a Pint – Keep the Glass. Harry’s on the Green will have live music by Tina on the patio, $3 pints of Blue Moon and a three-course tasting menu with wine for $25. The menu includes Seared Scallops Rockefeller on Potato Pancake, Grilled Vegetable Cheesecake, Gazpacho, Caprese Salad, Duck Leg Confit on Corn Bread Pudding and Seafood Creole on Wild Rice Pilaf , all served with perfectly paired wines.

J.D.’s Hair Plus is celebrating 15 years in business and will be offering tips for healthy summer hair, quick up-dos using Invisi-bobble and discounts on all retail purchases. Parlour 7 Salon invites you to their Open House, which will feature free raffles and coupon giveaways.

Patti’s Petals Florist and Gifts and Black Anchor Tattoo are both hosting Open Houses, and Joviality Gifts invites you to check out their latest gifts, jewelry and home décor at their monthly Sip and Shop.

Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery is offering a free gemstone pendants to those who visit the shop. Visitors to the gallery can also sign up for the Wednesday Fun Paint Nite, which starts on June 24th. Make sure to stop by Coffee and Crème, a coffee house that will be opening this summer, for samples of Rise Up Coffee.

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is hosting their monthly Sip and Sew Ladies Night, where participants will make jewelry pouches. 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.

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Mana Saxophone Quartet at Adkins Arboretum

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Mana Saxophone Quartet at Adkins Arboretum

Mana Saxophone Quartet returns to Adkins Arboretum for a unique improvisatory performance in the forest on Friday, June 12th at 4pm.

Positioning themselves in various places in the forest, within hearing distance though not necessarily within sight of one another, these innovative musicians will respond to each other’s playing in a musical conversation winding through the trees. Following this event, they will give a brief concert in the Visitor’s Center.

Championed by Chamber Music Magazine as “Saxophone Ambassadors,” the Mana Quartet has presented fresh interpretations of twenty-first-century repertoire and many virtually unheard-of twentieth-century masterworks since its inception in 2007. Using vintage instruments built to the specifications of the saxophone’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, Mana’s passionate presentations offer audiences a chance to view the saxophone in a new light—a striking aesthetic characterized by intrinsic warmth, dynamic range of character, and absolute versatility. Mana redefines the saxophone quartet and the saxophone’s place in classical music.

In 2009, the group became the first saxophone quartet in history to receive the coveted Grand Prize at the Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition, quickly elevating them to the professional chamber music arena. Since then, the group has taken on a growing list of residencies at major music festivals and universities, as well as countless community outreach concerts and events throughout the United States and Europe. Mana is repeatedly featured on NPR’s Performance Today, with orchestras across North America in featured concerto appearances, and maintains a high profile on the chamber circuit.

Mana is currently the Resident Chamber Ensemble at the National Music Festival, where they recently performed Philip Glass’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet with the festival orchestra and hosted their 5th annual Mana Saxophone Institute, an internationally attended two-week intensive apprenticeship program. The performance is presented in concert with the National Music Festival.

This program is free. Gallery seating is limited. Early registration is highly recommended at AdkinsArboretum.org.

Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Rd
Ridgely, MD 21660
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Turnbridge Point Opens in Historic Denton

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Turnbridge Point Opens in Historic Denton

Caroline County is now home to Turnbridge Point, a waterfront bed & breakfast in historic Denton, Maryland that offers epicurean escapes, on-site catering, cooking classes and more! Make your vacation at Turnbridge Point a one-of-a-kind experience with a private baking class, a 4 or 6-course local tasting menu, a wine or whiskey tasting, or a spa package, all available when booking online at turnbridgepoint.com! 

Turnbridge Point
119 Gay Street
Denton, Maryland 21629
443-448-4782
TurnBridgePoint.com
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