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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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Downtown Denton Farmers Market returns in June

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Downtown Denton Farmers Market returns in June

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!

 

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Garden Gala to benefit Denton Community Garden

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Garden Gala to benefit Denton Community Garden

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.

 

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Third Thursdays on May 21st

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

Third Thursdays on May 21st

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.

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Shore Shakespeare at Adkins Arboretum

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

Shore Shakespeare at Adkins Arboretum

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.

Paddlefest on the Choptank on May 16th 2015

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Paddlefest on the Choptank on May 16th 2015

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 annjacobs@carolinechamber.org.

 

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