The 7th Annual “Paddlefest on the Choptank” hosted by the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 6th 2016.
Paddlefest features a 7.7 mile paddle down the Choptank (going with the current) starting in Greensboro and ending at the Choptank River Yacht Club in West Denton with a festival beginning at 11am. Enjoy live music by Flatland Drive performing bluegrass, the Lockerman Middle School Jazz Band, a variety of food, displays and activities including the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Fish Mobile, Scales and Tales, and the Paddle Poker awards presentation, all on the beautiful Choptank River.
On-site registration and check in for paddlers begins at 8am at the boat launch in Greensboro, followed by the launch at 10am. Shuttle buses are available in the morning to take paddlers from the parking area near the finish in West Denton back up to the start in Greensboro.
For 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
You’re not going to want to miss this month’s Third Thursday in Denton on July 21st from 5-7pm! Head downtown for this monthly event where businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials on the third Thursday of every month. July’s offerings include a Cornhole Tournament on Market Street, a 3-Course Beer Tasting Dinner at Harry’s on the Green, a Lagunitas Tap Takeover at the Market Street Public House, a Sip and Shop at Joviality, a $5 Drop-In Yoga Class atEnergy In Progress, an Open House at Patti’s Petals Florist, Gardens and Gifts where you can reserve your seat at the Supper at Sunset Farm to Table Dinner, $20 limited-edition “Tattooing to Save Babies” t-shirts to benefit the March of Dimes at Black Anchor Tattoo, and 20% off coupons to be redeemed in August for those that stop into Parlour 7 & co. Salon.
Play the Downtown Denton Poker Run for your chance to win $250! Shop at any participating Denton business from July 2nd – July 8th and make a purchase to collect a playing card. On July 8th, bring your cards to the DDMS booth at the Friday Night Cruise-In on Market Street at 6:30pm, and the best hand will win $250!
Participating Businesses: Turnbridge Point, Harry’s on the Green, Defining Moments, Market Street Public House, Joviality Gifts, Wright Real Estate, Patti’s Petals Florist, Garden & Gifts, Energy in Progress, Black Anchor Tattoo, Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery
Thursday, June 16th is Third Thursday in historic downtown Denton! Rediscover Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
This month’s event will feature a Corn Hole Tournament on Market Street, Tattooing to Save Babies t-shirts for $20 at Black Anchor Tattoo to benefit the March of Dimes, Paint Night at the Foundry with artist Joanne Gelles, a Sip and Shop at Joviality Gifts, an Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at the Market Street Public House, a Wine Tasting Dinner at Harry’s on the Green, $5 Yoga Class at Energy in Progress, a Buy-One, Get-One Half Price Sale on all Dancing Waters Jewelry at Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery and an Open House at Patti’s Petals Florist Garden and Gifts.
Welcome summer by participating in the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout, June 25 and 26 at Adkins Arboretum! Join a naturalist-led “walk and wade” along the Blockston Branch, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, catch fireflies, take a flashlight hike and scan the night sky with Delmarva Stargazers. Children’s crafts, campfire songs, spooky stories, a morning bike ride, and squirt gun and sprinkler time round out the fun.
Campers should bring their own water bottles, camping gear, flashlights and a side dish to share. Bikes, guitars and water pistols are optional. The Arboretum will provide hot dogs, buns, marshmallows, paper goods and breakfast.
The campout is $20 for adults, $10 for children. Reserve your spot at adkinsarboretum.org, or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0. Visit adkinsarboretum.org for a schedule of events.
Early-afternoon brunch en plein air with fall leaves drifting lazily to the forest floor…a sunset dinner on the wetland overlook set to a serenade of spring peepers…indulgent desserts in the Native Plant Nursery’s lush greenhouse. These delights are what winners of Adkins Arboretum’s Native Table raffles can anticipate.
Beginning this spring, the Arboretum will hold two Native Table raffles annually. Winners will receive a seasonal dining experience for 20 inspired by the Arboretum’s wild edibles. Only 100 tickets will be sold per raffle, with proceeds used to support the Arboretum’s mission of conserving the Chesapeake Bay region’s native landscapes.
The winner of the first Native Table raffle will receive Brunch Under the Branches, a decadent brunch for 20 catered by chef Steve Konopelski of Turnbridge Point Bed & Breakfast. Guests will indulge in offerings inspired by the field and forest, including wild onion frittata, banana and black walnut muffins, sassafras sweet tea, highbush blueberry cobbler, and field greens garnished with wood sorrel in a sumac vinaigrette.
Konopelski is a classically trained pastry chef and couture wedding cake designer who graduated at the top of his class from the prestigious French Culinary Institute. A former Broadway performer, he infuses his creations with passion and artistry. His love of performing and ability to connect with people have made Konopelski a popular teacher whose love of teaching is almost matched by his love of baking. Konopelski and his husband, Rob Griffith, own and operate Turnbridge Point, an upscale bed and breakfast and event venue in Denton.
Brunch Under the Branches will be held under the Arboretum’s new education pavilion on Sun., Sept. 18 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ticket sales are underway and will end on Thurs., June 30 or when all 100 tickets are sold. The winner will be selected by a random drawing on Fri., July 1. Tickets may be purchased at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0. for more information, visit adkinsarboretum.org.
The Preston Historical Society invites you to three events in the town of Preston on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
An Antique Car Show will be held on west Main Street in the field next door to the ASG office. Dash plaques and trophies will be awarded. Registration is $15.00, to register or for more information on the Antique Car Show call 410-673-7032 or 410-310-4333.
A Chicken BBQ will take place in the parking lot alongside Bethesda Methodist Church at 155 Main Street. The dinners, prepared by Andy Garey and Troy Brooks, will feature ½ BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, rolls, and a drink for $9.00. A bake sale table will also be available to satisfy your sweet tooth. Pre-sale tickets are being sold, their purchase is strongly encouraged as last year’s dinner sold out in less than two hours. To purchase tickets call 410-200-6547.
A working, vintage Erector Toy Set will be on display at the Preston Historical Society at 167 Main Street. This display will delight the young and bring back memories for those who remember playing with erector sets as a child. There is no admission to visit the display.
For more information on any of the day’s events visit www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com or call 410-200-6547.
Due to the forecast of extreme weather conditions, including a small craft advisory, the 7th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 has been canceled. We regret any inconvenience and are making every attempt to reschedule for a future date in August or September.
Entries will be honored for the future date. Registrant packets and t shirts are available for pick up at the Chamber office.
The raffle drawing for a crab feast cruise for 10 guests will still take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Choptank River Yacht Club.
Your support of Paddlefest is highly appreciated!
May 19th is Third Thursday in historic Denton, Maryland! Check out this month’s fantastic offerings as businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials, including a Brewer’s Art Tap Takeover at the Market Street Public House, a Spice, Sip and Shop at Joviality featuring Night Kitchen Coffee‘s custom spice blends, a Batik Night at the Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc.‘s Foundry and an Open House at Patti’s Petals Florist, Gardens and Gifts featuring vintage chalk-painted furniture!
Shore Shakespeare Company opens its spring season with three performances of the Bard’s classic tragedy Macbeth this weekend at Adkins Arboretum. Directed by Shelagh Grasso, this famous play explores the darker side of the human soul as the title characters confront ambition, temptation, prophesy and murder.
Featuring Greg Minahan as Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, and Avra Sullivan as his wife, Lady Macbeth, the production features a seasoned and talented cast and is presented to take advantage of the outdoor setting. Actors move in and through the audience, integrating them into the action of the play. The audience is encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and a picnic.
Performances are Fri. and Sat., May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and Sun., May 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext 0.
Shore Shakespeare is a pan-community theatre group established to present the classic works of the theatrical repertoire and to encourage its audiences to support local community theater all over the Shore.
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