Where can you shop for the freshest floral arrangements, find one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor, dine on the porch with views of the Choptank River or enjoy a delectable fusion of Irish-American fare in a traditional public house? Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays!
Come rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours on the 3rd Thursday of every month. July’s event will take place from on Thursday, July 17th from 5pm – 7pm..
For July, Harry’s on the Green will have $5 pitchers of beer and live music. Joviality will offer their Sip n’ Shop and the Black Anchor Tattoo and FACES will be hosting Open Houses. Those looking to get a workout in can head to Energy in Progress where they will be offering a drop-in yoga class for $10 from 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm. Another Look Consignment Shop and the Samaritan House will be extending their hours until 7pm.
Don’t forget to visit the businesses that are open late regularly, including Patti’s Petals and the Market Street Public House! Stop by Patti’s Petals Florist & Gifts to shop for an assortment of unique gifts and flower arrangements or grab a drink or a bite to eat at the Market Street Public House. There is something for everyone in Downtown Denton!
On Saturday, July 19th, the public is invited to participate in the FACES Quilt Documentation Project from 12pm – 4pm, at the Queen Annes County Arts Council in Centreville, where a written and photographic record of their antique (pre-1950) quilts will be documented. Documentation requires about 20 minutes per quilt for measuring, photographing, dating fabric, identifying patterns, and recording the quilt history. FACES will maintain this information in a database in order to preserve the legacy of quilt making, recognize its heritage, and share its story. Every quilt will be given a documentation tag, and quilt owners will be able to access their information on the website via an identification number.
The FACES Quilt Documentation Project is sponsored by Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc., with production support by the Queen Anne’s County Quilt Guild & FACES volunteers. Quilt values will not be appraised and pre-registration is recommended to avoid a long wait time. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time allows.
For more information and to register visit: www.fiberartscenter.com or contact 410 -479-1009/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 12th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Caroline Golf, Pealiquor Road, Denton
Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Show at 8:00 p.m.
Head to Caroline Golf for a night of comedy featuring the renowned Mark Matusof and Kier! Funnyman Mark Matusof has opened for the likes of Jeff Foxworthy and Drew Carey. A first generation American, Mark’s material ranges from his immigrant family to the aggravations of modern life. There’s even a little music tossed in for good measure – with a closing finale of offbeat mandolin playing. Kier, who has appeared on Nashville Network and opened for Kenny Rogers, Roy Orbison, Reba McIntire and Don McLean, has almost two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. Kier transforms himself into such notables as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. Don’t miss this spectacular evening of entertainment! For reservations, call the Choptank Grille at Caroline Golf at 410-479-0373.
On exhibit at FACES June 19th – August 23rd
FACES (Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore)
7 N. 4th Street, Denton, MD
Take a jump into the wonderful world of dolls at “The Art in Dolls” exhibit at FACES, where you can discover paper, wood, fabric, or porcelain dolls! Generations of children and adults have enjoyed dolls and the comfort they give. FACES is proud to host this whimsical look at some remarkable dolls and their makers.
These one of a kind pieces will be shown alongside their handmade clothes. In addition, contemporary and antique doll quilts will enhance the gallery. For more information, visit www.fiberartscenter.com/the-doll-family/.
Bleuette reproduction doll and various outfits
Paper Dolls by Vicki Christopherson
Hand Carved dolls by Donna Garmen
Doll quilts by Pam Sullivan
Doll Houses by Bunny Zaremba & Peggy Lee
Saturdays through November
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Market Place Parking Lot, Morris Avenue, Federalsburg
Find farm-fresh produce and more at the Federalsburg Farmers’ and Flea Market, which takes place in downtown Federalsburg every Saturday. Shop from a huge selection of products, including just-picked strawberries, plants, veggies and more! There is also a food vendor, so come early!
The Caroline County Council of Arts invites the public to attend their 7th annual Community Arts Block Party on Saturday, June 7th from 4-8 pm on Fourth Street between Market and Gay Streets, in downtown Denton.
Attendees will enjoy a free celebration of the arts – with live entertainment from A Breath of Fresh Air, artists’ demonstrations, art activities for all ages, and lots of fun for the whole family. Activities will take place throughout the Artsway area including The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), The Denton Community Demonstration Garden, and The Foundry community arts gallery.
Food and drink concessions will be available. The community is encouraged to come out have fun, show support, and find out more about the Artsway, the Arts Council, and its many programs. For more information please contact the CCCA office 410-479-1009.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Fourth Street between
Market & Gay Streets
Time to dust off that picnic basket, grab a bottle of wine and a blanket and head on over to The Meadow at Adkins Arboretum for Shore Shakespeare’s production of Romeo & Juliet! In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, experience again the timeless tale of the two star-cross’d lovers and their warrings families. Arguably the best-known play of all time, our production of Romeo & Juliet is directed by Shelagh Grasso, who recently directed the critically-acclaimed The Spitfire Grill for Church Hill Theatre. Mrs. Grasso has chosen to set Romeo & Juliet in the 1930′s, with music by George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.
Colin Graves as Romeo and Elizabeth Jones as Juliet anchor an accomplished and experienced cast, which also features the talents of Juanita Wieczoreck as the Nurse, Robbie Spray as Benvolio, Greg Minahan as Mercutio, Brian McGunigle and Margaret Garey as Lord and Lady Capulet, and Chris Rogers as Friar Laurence. Rounding out the cast are Howard Mesick, Andrew Mimms, Chelsea Clough, John Feldman, Patrick Fee, Catharine Jacobs, John and Jane Terebey, and Peter Howell. The Choruses which open Acts One and Two will be presented by drama students at Queen Anne’s County High School.
Technical direction and scene construction are by Carmen Grasso, ably assisted by Chip Whitaker. Lights and sound are designed by Chris Rogers. Rehearsal space has been graciously donated by Symphony Village in Centreville.
Performances of Romeo & Juliet will be held al fresco in The Meadow at Adkins Arboretum on Saturday, May 31st at 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 1st at 3:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, a bottle of wine, and a blanket or lawn chair. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and Adkins members. Box meals form Lily Pad Cafe in Denton, Maryland, may also be reserved. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call the Arboretum directly at 410-634-2847 or visit www.adkinsarboretum.org.
More information about Romeo & Juliet and Shore Shakespeare Company is available at www.shoreshakespeare.com.
On May 3rd, 2014, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, the 7th Ole Time Ridgely Days will be held in the Town’s Railroad Memorial Park located just off Central Avenue, rain or shine. If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive day out right in your own back yard, come out and enjoy a family oriented event. In addition to the traditional 50 cent hot dogs, and 50 cent ice cream, there will be other traditional favorites: Including funnel cakes provided by the AmVets, burgers by the Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department cadets, and pork parfait by the Ridgely Lions Club.
In 2008, the Ridgely Historical Society along with Brenda & Chuck Walls from the Ridgely Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor had planned to put on an ice cream social in the park. However, with donations from local businesses such as Tri-Me Warehouse Foods in Ridgely and Save-a-Lot in Greensboro, as well as the participation and help of many other local organizations and people of Ridgely, the event soon expanded to the first Ole Time Ridgely Days, to be held the first Saturday of May each year.
Antique cars will be parked in front of the Ridgely Pharmacy, and farm tractors will be on display along Bell Street. There will be the traditional cake wheel with many of the cakes donated by local residents. Kids games, face painting will be available to entertain the young ones (come early). Tuckahoe Scales & Tales will be making an appearance, and pony rides will be provided by Angels GatherHere Horse Farm. Talley Ober of Eagle Productions will DJ the event, and Sweetwater, a local area band, will perform southern rock and other music live between 1pm and 3pm. Vendors, crafters, and much more will be scattered throughout the park
Over the past 7 years Ridgely’s Railroad Memorial Park itself has experienced quite a few changes itself. If you haven’t checked it out, Saturday, May 3rd, would be a great time to do so, and enjoy a day of festivities. Admission is free. For further information, contact Cathy Schwab at 410-991-8225, or email her at email@example.com.
Youth and adults alike are encouraged to exhibit a favorite hobby or collection when the Federalsburg Historical Society sponsors its annual Hobby Fair on Saturday, April 26 at the Federalsburg Elementary School.
The Hobby Horse Monument, entitled “The Spirit Of Play’, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year! It is made of bronze and has plates attached to the front listing early past winners. The Hobby Fair originated in the early 1930′s. A ceremony honoring the monument will be held at noon behind the school.
The Hobby Fair celebrates its 12th year and will mark the occasion with a new Christmas ornament depicting the Hobby Horse Monument located in back of the school. This ornament will be for sale along with several other FHS products as well as memberships in the organization.
Hours for the fair will be from 10 am until 2 pm. Awards will be given in the youth and adult divisions Hot dogs and sodas will be for sale at lunchtime along with bake sale items. Admission is free.
The school is located on University Avenue, Federalsburg. To reserve a table or for more information contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Paddlers and non-paddlers alike join us on the beautiful Choptank River for a paddle down the river from Greensboro to Denton and a free family festival at the 5th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank hosted by the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce. Paddlers can participate in Poker Paddle and win one of several great prizes including a grand prize weekend getaway paddle package.
On Saturday morning, May 17th paddlers may check in and drop off their vessel at the boat launch area in Greensboro from 8:30 until 10:00 am. Free parking will be available near the Choptank River Yacht Club and shuttle busses will be provided to transport paddlers from their vehicles back to Greensboro for the launch which is scheduled for 10:30 am.
The course will be a 7.7 mile paddle down the Choptank (going WITH the current) and ending at the Choptank River Yacht Club where a free family festival will begin at 12:00 noon am and go until 5:00 pm. There will be live music with bluegrass band Flatland Drive and the Lockerman Middle School Jazz Band. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, hand cut French fries, barbequed chicken, fried fish, Italian sausge, fresh kettle corn, peanuts, homemade ice cream and Italian ice. Displays and activities will include an Indian Life exhibit, Scales and Tales wildlife exhibit, live alpacas, a canoe ballet performance, and more along with the Paddle Poker awards presentation – all on the beautiful Choptank River.
It is not too early to register to participate in the 5th Annual ‘Paddlefest on the Choptank’ hosted by the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to register to paddle go to www.carolinechamber.org or contact the Chamber office at 410-479-4638.
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