Adkins Arboretum has announced the winter and spring lineup for its popular Soup ’n Walk programs. Discover green plants in winter, early blooms and wildlife, ephemeral flowers and sure signs of spring. Following a guided walk through the Arboretum’s woodland, meadows and wetland, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief talk about the meal’s nutritional value. Copies of recipes are provided. Offerings include:
Sat., Feb. 20, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Seek out green plants that cherish the warm winter sun and trees with distinctive bark. Plants of interest include mosses, cranefly orchid, magnolia and holly leaves, and the green stems of strawberry bush and greenbrier. Menu: hearty chili, sweet and tangy sauerkraut salad, brown rice bread with spinach dip, dark chocolate chewy cookies.
Early Songbirds & Spring Frogs
Sat., March 19, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Early pink, white and purple blooms are beginning to appear. Look for skunk cabbage, paw paw, spring beauty and bloodroot while listening for early songbirds and spring frogs. Menu (vegetarian): borscht beet and cabbage soup, Waldorf apple salad, pumpernickel bread with strawberry jam, amaranth date bars with orange glaze.
Sat., April 23, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Appearing in early spring, ephemerals flower, fruit and die back in a short period of time. Join a walk to look for pollinators and to catch glimpses of pink spring beauty, may apple and dogwood blossoms, golden groundsel, sassafras and spicebush blossoms, and white beech tree blossoms. Menu (vegetarian): ginger sweet potato soup, Eastern Shore crunchy coleslaw, spice pumpkin bread with apple butter, cinnamon crunch apple cake.
Tuckahoe Creek & Box Turtles
Sun., May 22, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Creek is a beautiful, tranquil spot that provides views of many flowering plants. Look for box turtles along with mountain laurel, beech and tulip tree blossoms, pink lady’s slipper and Solomon’s seal blooms, and may apple fruit. Menu (gluten free and vegetarian): kale, apple and lentil soup; roasted red beets and carrots; quinoa, green bean and tomato salad; almond coconut cupcakes with lemon frosting.
Each Soup ’n Walk program is $20 per person for members, $25 per person for non-members. Advance registration is required. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0. The Arboretum gift and book shop is open during the program and offers a 20% discount to program participants.
To schedule Soup ’n Walk programs for groups of 15 or more, contact Ginna Tiernan at 410.634.2847, ext. 27 or email@example.com.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature, conservation and gardening. For more information about programs, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.
Indulge your senses at Chocolat, a decadent event to benefit the Chesapeake Culinary Center on February 12th 2016 featuring a chocolate-inspired gourmet menu and cocktails.
The event will take place at 7pm at the Chesapeake Culinary Center, located at 512 Franklin Street in historic Denton, Maryland. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Culinary Center.
Reservations are required. To reserve your seat, visit http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=chocolat-a-decadent-evening-to-benefit-the-chesapeake-culinary-center-2138841040.
The Mid-Shore Community Band concluded its 2015 season with a bang. The band performed its annual Christmas concert at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Easton, MD on December 6, 2015. This is the band’s sixth Christmas concert which benefits the Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund. The band performed to a packed house and was able to raise a total of $616. The band could not have had this success without the continued support of the Talbot County Arts Council, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, and the members of the community, who support the band year after year.
The MSCB played a second concert on Tuesday December 8, 2015 in the auditorium of North Caroline High School in Ridgely, MD. For this concert, the band invited some of North Caroline’s band students on stage to perform several Christmas carols. The MSCB was able to raise $716 at the concert, all of which was given to the North Caroline High School Band of Blue music program. This second concert was made possible with the generous help of several Caroline County sponsors. The MSCB sends a special thank you to Towers Concrete, Bargain Beverage, Combined Technology Solutions, Blueprint Home Inspections, Blue Heron Christmas Tree Farm, and Smiles by Holsinger and Higgins for their sponsorship. The Mid-Shore Community Band is dedicated to enriching the mid-shore counties through music and welcomes the opportunity to perform in a variety of venues.
The MSCB will resume in 2016 under new leadership. Please visit www.mscb.org for updates regarding upcoming performances in the new year.
Celebrate the season and shop local at this month’s Third Thursday in downtown Denton on Thursday, December 17th! At this monthly event, restaurants and businesses in Denton extend their hours and offer specials from 5pm – 7pm on the third Thursday of every month.
For the month of December, the Market Street Public House is hosting a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover their Pale Ale, Nooner Pilsner and Torpedo Extra IPA. Enjoy a pint of the craft brewed ale and keep the glass.
Joviality Gifts, located at 406 Market Street, invites you to find the perfect gift at their Holiday Sip & Shop. Stop by to check out their latest offerings.
Patti’s Petals Florist, Garden and Gifts, located at 219 Market Street, is hosting a Christmas Sale. Shoppers will find an assortment of wreaths, bows, ornaments and more to deck their halls.
Parlour 7 Salon, located at 7 N. 6th Street, will be collecting “Toys for Tots.” They will also have holiday gift sets and gift certificates for sale.
In the Denton Artsway, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is hosting their monthly Sit and Sew Ladies Night from 7pm – 9:30pm. This month’s project is a Christmas Tree Napkin led by Lynn Davis. 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. Pizza will be provided.
Bit of Country, located at 1135 Blades Farm Road in Denton, invites you to Men’s Night, which features a mystery discount from 5pm to 7pm and holiday refreshments.
For more information on Third Thursday, please visit DowntownDenton.com.
Downtown Denton’s Holiday Marketplace has returned for the season! The Marketplace, located at 300 Market Street in historic downtown Denton, features crafts, pastries, jewelry, holiday gifts and more. Brought to you by the Downtown Denton Main Street Organization.
The Marketplace is open the following days:
Sat, Nov 28: 9am – 5pm
Thurs, Dec 3: 5pm – 8pm
Fri, Dec 4: 12pm – 8pm
Sat, Dec 5: 11am – 5pm
Fri, Dec 11: 12pm – 8pm
Sat, Dec 12: 11am – 8pm
For more information or for a vendor application please click here or call Patti at 410-479-4445.
Shop for unique, hand-made holiday gifts at the FACES Fiber Arts Bazaar! Fiber artists from around the region will be selling their work in the FACES gallery, located at 7 N. 4th Street in Denton, leading up to the holiday season. The Fiber Arts Bazaar is open Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and by appointment.
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is a destination for the area’s many quilt and fiber art enthusiasts. FACES offers an ever-changing array of exhibits, classes, workshops & more!
For more information, contact 410.479.1009 or FiberArtsCenter.com.
From a three course wine-tasting menu and live music at Harry’s on the Green to an 16 Mile Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at the Market Street Public House, there are many reasons to explore downtown Denton this Thursday, November 19th! Spend an enjoyable evening exploring historic Denton as part of Third Thursdays, where restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials from 5pm – 7pm.
For the month of November, the Market Street Public House is hosting a 16 Mile Brewing Company Tap Takeover featuring Inlet India Pale Ale, Delaware Oyster Stout, Tiller Brown Ale and Devil’s Risk. Enjoy a pint of the craft brewed ale and keep the glass.
Harry’s on the Green is offering a special 3-course tasting menu for $25. The first course features roasted vegetables on grilled polenta or Creole seafood cakes with remoulade sauce paired with a tasting glass of Stags Leap Viognier. The second course offerings are a curried peanut bisque or a wedge salad with blue cheese served with a tasting of The Calling Dutton Ranch Chardonnay. The third course features petite grilled lamb chop on sage and cranberry bread pudding or shrimp sautéed with tomatoes, lemons, kalamata olives and capers paired with a tasting of Golden Eye Pinot Noir. Harry’s will also have their regular menu as well as live music by Tina and new martinis for October by Dolly.
Parlour 7 Salon is hosting a Toys for Tots promotion where you can bring a toy in to donate and receive a 20% off coupon for January or February.
Patti’s Petals Florist, Garden and Gifts invites you to check out their Thanksgiving centerpieces and is also offering a pre-Christmas Sale. Joviality Gifts is offering their monthly Sip & Shop. Stop by to check out their latest offerings!
Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery, located in the Denton Artsway, invites you to check out their Thursday specials while enjoying a glass of wine. Also in the Artsway, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is hosting their monthly Sit and Sew Ladies Night from 6:30pm – 9pm. This month’s project is a Ten Minute Table Runner. Participants will be making two table runners – one to take home and one to donate to N.U.T.S., a local organization that donates Thanksgiving dinners to families in need. 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. Pizza and supplies are included.
For more information, please visit DowntownDenton.com.
Enjoy the magic of caroling along candlelit woodland paths when Adkins Arboretum hosts its annual Candlelit Caroling Celebration, a special evening celebrating music, light and nature, on Sat., Dec. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Ring in the season with sweets, savory treats, wine, and live music by Nevin Dawson, Dovetail, and Bells of Praise, then take a candlelit walk through the woods along the Blockston Branch, stopping along the way to sing carols and sip hot cider by a roaring bonfire. Join Delmarva Stargazers in the meadow to discover the beauty of the winter sky, and top off the evening with a winter hayride and cookies, hot chocolate and tree trimming at the Funshine Garden.
Tickets for adults are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Children 18 and under are $6, and children 2 and under are free.
To reserve tickets for the Candlelit Caroling Celebration, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.
Steve Konopelski, pastry chef and owner of Turnbridge Point bed and breakfast in Denton will be teaching a four-part Thanksgiving baking series throughout November. Konopelski is a classically trained pastry chef who will soon be competing in Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship, which premiers on November 1st at 9:00 p.m.
The Thanksgiving baking series includes four classes. The first class on November 3rd will feature two pie recipes and tips for making the perfect homemade pie crust. The second class on November 10th will focus on decorating techniques for cakes and cookies. The third class on November 17th will feature four different cookie recipes that incorporate fall flavors. The final class on November 23rd will feature sweet and savory breakfast breads.
“Baking is a true art form,” says Konopelski. “I love helping people create something they’re proud to show off and share with others. Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity to do that.”
Before graduating at the top of his class from the renowned French Culinary Institute, Konopelski was a Broadway performer. His theater background helps him create a class atmosphere that is engaging and fun. “We’re learning professional baking techniques, but we’re also laughing a lot,” says Konopelski, describing his teaching style.
All classes will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Chesapeake Culinary Center at 512 Franklin Street in Denton. Registration is available online at www.TurnbridgePoint.com. The class fee is $100 per class or $350 for the entire four-part series. For additional information, please contact Turnbridge Point at 443.448.4782.
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