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7th Ole Time Ridgely Days Returns on May 3rd 2014

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

7th Ole Time Ridgely Days Returns on May 3rd 2014

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 mscakel1@aol.com.

FHS Sponsors 12th Annual Hobby Fair

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

FHS Sponsors 12th Annual Hobby Fair

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 bart@mris.com.

Third Thursdays in Downtown Denton

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Third Thursdays in Downtown Denton

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. Third Thursday kicks off on April 17 from 5pm – 7pm.

For April, Harry’s on the Green will have live music by Tina Holt and jewelry by WildFire Glass & Metal, Joviality will offer their Sip n’ Shop, Black Anchor Tattoo will be hosting an Open House, Freddie Bell Jones, Inc. will be offering free makeup lessons, the Market Street Public House will offer extended Happy Hour, Patti’s Petals Florist, Gardens and Gifts will be offering a showcase of Easter and Administrative Professionals Week arrangements and the The Salad Star and Dobson’s Dogs will be extended their hours. Why not spend a spring evening enjoying all that downtown Denton has to offer?

Paddlefest 2014 set for May 17th

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Paddlefest 2014 set for May 17th

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.

Delmarva Driving Club’s Pleasure Carriage Driving Show

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Delmarva Driving Club’s Pleasure Carriage Driving Show

The Delmarva Driving Club’s Pleasure Carriage Driving Show is one of the Eastern Shore’s best-kept secrets. This event opens with formal classes in the morning, followed by an afternoon of participants competing in obstacle and cross-country carriage driving events.

Refreshments are available for purchase. For more information, contact 410-708-3588 or visit www.delmarvadrivingclub.com.

Arbor Day 5K at Adkins Arboretum

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Arbor Day 5K at Adkins Arboretum

What better way to welcome spring than with a walk or run in the woods. The 9th Annual Arbor Day Run promises family-friendly fun as runners and walkers traverse a 5K route through the Arboretum forest and meadow.

Managed by TriSport Events, the Arbor Day Run includes a free Healthy Kids Dash, T-shirts for 5K participants, a native tree raffle, awards, refreshments and children’s nature activities.

Register for this popular family-friendly event by March 29th and save on the entry fee. To register, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org

Denton to be Aglow with Fairies at Joviality’s Fairy Forest Garden Party

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Denton to be Aglow with Fairies at Joviality’s Fairy Forest Garden Party

Denton will be aglow with fairies at Joviality Gift Shop’s third annual Fairy Forest Garden Party to benefit the Denton Child Development Center. The event, which will take place at Joviality Gifts on Friday, April 25th and Friday, May 2nd, will feature fairies, face painting, scavenger hunts and more.  Stop by 406 Market Street in Denton between 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. to experience this enchanted evening.

Joviality’s courtyard will be transformed into a magical fairyland with twinkle lights, fairies, gnomes, and fairy houses. Activities include a scavenger hunt through the garden, face painting and story time. Real fairies will be on hand to help children make wishes at a wishing tree.

Admission to the Fairy Forest Garden Party is $2.00. All proceeds from the entrance fee will be donated to the Denton Child Development Center.   Joviality Gifts is located at 406 Market Street in historic downtown Denton.  For more information, please contact Abby McNinch at 410-479-0426.

St. Paddy’s Day 5-K Returns to Caroline!

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

St. Paddy’s Day 5-K Returns to Caroline!

The St. Patty’s Day 5K will be returning to Caroline County on Saturday, March 15th 2014! The race is a certified, fast, and scenic course through Denton neighborhoods that benefits community-based programs for children in Caroline County as well as animal services provided by the Caroline Humane Society.  This is a perfect way to start your salute to the Irish!

Costumes are encouraged, and the event is open to all ages. Check-in starts at 7:30 am and race begins at 9am.  Cost is $20 if registered by March 7 or $25  after March 7. Register online at seashorestriders.com.

Saturday, March 15th
Check-In at 7:30 am, Race at 9:00 am
General James F. Fretterd Community Center, Denton

Mary Claytor to Retire from Joviality

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Mary Claytor to Retire from Joviality

Mary Claytor, co-owner of Joviality Gifts, has announced her retirement from the specialty gift shop in downtown Denton.  Joviality will remain open under business partner and friend Abby McNinch, who co-founded the store with Claytor three years ago.

McNinch and Claytor opened Joviality, located at 406 Market Street in Denton, in 2011 following renovations to the historic property.  They have since expanded, adding new items on a regular basis, and hosting events such as Fairy Forest Garden Party and Mommy’s Morning Out.

“We wanted to invest in our community by giving residents and visitors a place where they could find unique, high quality gifts and home décor,” says McNinch. “Mary has been incredible to work with, and I will miss her passion and great sense of style.”

For more information on Joviality Gifts, you can find them on Facebook or visit their blog at JovialityGifts.wordpress.com.

Adkins Arboretum Offers Soup ’n Walk Programs

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Adkins Arboretum Offers Soup ’n Walk Programs

Adkins Arboretum has announced the winter and spring lineup for its popular Soup ’n Walk programs. Discover green plants in winter, early blooms, 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 lesson about the meal’s nutritional value. Copies of recipes are provided. Offerings include:


Seeking Sun and Winter Warmth
Sat., Feb. 22, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

On this wintry 90-minute walk, seek out green plants that cherish the warm winter sun. Plants of interest include mosses, cranefly orchid, magnolia and holly leaves, pine and red cedar needles, Christmas fern, and the green stems of strawberry bush and greenbrier. Menu: caldo verde with turkey sausage, pasta primavera, pumpernickel bread with spinach spread, cranberry nut bread.

Early Purple and Pink Blooms
Sat., March 22, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Early pink and purple blooms are beginning to appear. Look for skunk cabbage, paw paw, spring beauty and bloodroot on this 90-minute early-spring walk. Menu: chicken soup with greens and sweet potatoes, broccoli bud salad, dill rye bread with mint jelly, gingerbread carrot cake with lemon sauce.

 

Fleeting Ephemerals
Sun., April 6, 12:30–3 p.m.

Appearing in early spring, ephemerals flower, fruit and die back in a short period of time. Join a 90-minute walk to catch glimpses of pink spring beauty, Mayapple, and dogwood blossoms, yellow trout lily, golden groundsel, sassafras and spicebush blooms, and white beech tree blossoms. Vegetarian menu: spring lentil soup, ginger carrot salad with cranberries, ancient grain bread with orange marmalade, fudge cake brownies.

 

Tuckahoe Creek
Sat., May 3, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Enjoy the beautiful view along Tuckahoe Creek on this 90-minute walk. See mountain laurel, beech and tulip trees, black cherry tree blossoms, pink lady’s slipper and Solomon’s seal, and Mayapple fruit. Menu: Scallop and vegetable soup, roasted red beets and carrots, apple date walnut bread with apple jelly, fruity nutty oatmeal bars.

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. Sweet Bay Gifts, 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, Adult Program Coordinator, at 410.634.2847, ext. 27 or gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org.