Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm invites you to get a head start on your holiday shopping at their 3rd Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event, which will take place at 24480 Pinetown Road in Preston, will feature a raffle, farm tours, unique holiday gifts, seasonal refreshments and more.
From luxurious Alpaca sweaters to toys crafted from Alpaca fiber, you’ll find a gift for everyone on your list at this family-friendly event. Alpaca fleece is a soft and durable fiber that is renowned for it’s hypoallergenic qualities. At the Farm Store, you will find an array of products, including scarves, hats, sweaters, vests, children’s toys, raw fiber and the wonderfully soft and warm Paca-Socks!
Those who come to the Holiday Open House will have a chance to meet the growing herd of Huacaya Alpacas at Outstanding Dreams while enjoying light refreshments. Phil and Vickie, owners of the farm, are eager to share their love and knowledge of the gentle animals with visitors.
“We encourage everyone to come out and learn about the world of Alpacas,” says Phil Liske. “But be warned, they will steal your heart.”
For more information on the Holiday Open House or to plan a visit to Outstanding Dreams Farm, please contact Phil and Vickie at (410) 673-2002. More information is also available at www.outstandingdreamsfarm.com
Downtown Denton will be hosting an Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 6th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This event, which takes place in historic downtown Denton, will feature free holiday hayrides on the Candy Cane Express, decorated holiday windows, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas carolers, wreath-making and more.
Denton will become illuminated as merchants and business owners decorate their windows and storefronts in the holiday spirit. Viewers are encouraged to stroll or take a free holiday hayride on Denton Ace Hardware’s “Candy Cane Express” through the streets of historic Denton to view the decorated window. The “Candy Cane Express” will depart from Denton Ace Hardware, located at 328 Market Street.
Carolers will be strolling the streets, singing old-fashioned Christmas songs. Patti’s Petals, located at 219 Market Street will be offering fresh wreath making demonstrations. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be hearing holiday wish-lists.
The Foundry, Caroline County’s Community Arts Gallery, will be hosting Caroline Hospice’s Festival of Trees, so visitors will be able to view and bid on ornately decorated Christmas Trees.
Joviality Gifts, located at 406 Market Street, will have a storyteller in costume reading seasonal children’s books from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm.
Visitors will also be able to get a head start on their holiday shopping, as many of the downtown shops will be staying open late. While you’re downtown, be sure to stop in to Harry’s on the Green, the Market Street Public House or the Salad Star to enjoy a delicious dinner or drink.
In addition to Old Tyme Christmas, the annual Denton Holiday Parade will be taking place on Thursday, December 5th in downtown Denton. For more information on this free, family event, please contact Patti Wood at 410-479-4445.
Celebrate the season at Christmas on Belle Street on Friday, December 13th from 5pm – 7pm. Have your picture taken with Santa, meet your favorite Christmas characters, shop from an array of local vendors and more! Sponsored by the Ridgely Pharmacy and the Ridgely Historical Society.
Christmas on Belle Street
Friday, December 13th
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ridgely Railroad Memorial Park & Pharmacy
Contact: Cathy (419) 991-8225 or Brenda (410) 924-7710
On Saturday December 14th, the Ridgely and Denton Lions Clubs will co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Santa Chase Luminary 2 Mile Fun Run & Walk as part of Santa’s Magic Workshop and the Enchanted Christmas Forest at Martinak State Park. This year’s race will be co-sponsored by the Lions, the Caroline County Recreation and Parks, the MD Park Service and the Caroline County Humane Society. All proceeds from the Fun Run will support Lions vision and community programs as well as the Caroline County Humane Society.
The Santa Chase will begin promptly at 7:30pm with race check-in and registration beginning at 6pm. The flat 2 Mile course will be lighted with over 500 luminaries. This is a pet friendly event, but please remember to have your pet on a leash. All runners, walkers and their four-legged friends are encouraged to dress in their best holiday costumes. Prizes with be awarded to the best male, female, family and pet costumes. All registered runners and walkers will be entered into a drawing for prizes and gifts donated for the event.
Advance registration for the Santa Chase will be $15/ person, $50 for a family of four and for a pet and person team: $20. You can get a Santa Chase registration form at the Caroline Rec & Parks office at 107 South 4th Street in Denton or on line at www.carolinerecreation.org. All participants are also asked to donate a non-perishable pet food item to support the Pet Pantry at the Caroline County Animal Shelter.
For Santa Chase information and registrations contact Caroline County Recreation and Parks office at 410-479-8120 or at www.carolinerecreation.org.
Santa’s Magic Workshop will be happening at Martinak State Park from 4pm-7pm. Everyone is encouraged to come out early to take a hayride through the Enchanted Campground, create holiday crafts, decorate ornaments, visit Santa, check out model trains, and enjoy tasty goodies and hot cocoa. For more information about Santa’s Magic Workshop and the Enchanted Forest at Matinak State Park call 410-820-1668 or go www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/martinak.asp.
Celebrate the holidays with national recording artist Deanna Loveland as she performs songs from her new Christmas album at this FREE concert series on November 30th in downtown Denton! Deanna’s performance will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Caroline County Public Library, located at 100 Market Street in downtown Denton.
Originally hailing from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Deanna now travels the country performing both classic and original songs. In addition to singing, she also plays harp, keyboard and violin.
Make the night even more special by beginning or ending the evening with a special meal at Harry’s. CDs will be available for purchase and autographing at the Meet and Greet at Harry’s following the concert. Reservations are suggested, as seating will be limited.
This event is presented by Harry’s on the Green in support of the Downtown Denton Main Street Program. For more information, please contact Harry’s at (410) 479-1919.
An art program called Outside Art is offering new art enrichment classes in Caroline County. Outside Art is a “plein air” art program offering inspiring outdoor art lessons, workshops and classes for all levels at beautiful outdoor locations. Outside Art Lessons encourage students to study, discover and communicate their individual perceptions of nature in a relaxed, informative and nurturing environment. Students have opportunities to create with varied media and styles, learn professional art elements and techniques and creatively express themselves while absorbing the beauty and messages of nature.
Outside Art’s Founder and Teacher Dawn Malosh is a local artist and art educator who recently moved to Caroline County. Throughout her many years in the field, Dawn has served as an art department head, an art specialist at multiple environmental and conservation learning centers, an arts grant recipient, and an art business owner. Most importantly, Dawn has facilitated the artistic growth of thousands of blossoming artists for the last two decades.
Upcoming workshops include: Plein Air Painting in Autumn’s Splendor at Linchester Mill, November 9, noon to 2:30 pm, Linchester Mill, Preston, $30 per person, materials included.
Alpacas in Pastel, November 16, noon to 2 pm, Outstanding Dreams Farm, Preston, $25 per person, materials included. Learn how to draw and paint alpacas in pastels while observing them. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Nature Bells and Chimes, November 30, noon to 2 pm, and continuing on December 14, noon to 2 pm, Linchester Mill, Preston, $30 per person, Materials and clay firing included.
RSVP by phone and pre-registration required. Call 410 212-9320 and email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or inquire about this new and exciting art program that teaches about nature through art.
Outside Art offers lessons for all ages and stages of artistic development. Adults, children, teens and seniors are all welcome to experience Outside Art programs. Lessons can be scheduled at convenient times and locations for students. Outside Art also offers fun and rewarding Plein Air Art Workshops and parties at home gardens and specially scheduled locations! Rates will vary depending on focus, group size, media, location and scheduling. Call (410) 212-9320 for scheduling.
On Saturday, November 2nd, the community of Federalsburg will be hosting a G.A.R. Rededication Ceremony to honor the soldiers of the Civil War buried in the cemetery. The event will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, which is located on Bloomingdale Avenue in Federalsburg. Following the rededication, there will be a reception at the Federalsburg Area Historical Museum (behind the Federalsburg Town Hall.) For further information, contact Gary Bee, Jr. at 410-754-8360.
Haunting Tales, a spooky, candle-lit walking tour through historic Denton returns on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th.
Take a step back in time as you stroll through downtown Denton and hear spooky tales culled from the town’s rich history. This year’s Haunting Tales features stories laced with folklore and historical facts. The tour lasts about one hour, and concludes at the Museum of Rural Life with a hot beverage and a sweet treat.
Tours depart from the Museum of Rural Life, located at 16 N. 2nd Street in Denton, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight. The cost of the tour is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Advanced reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the Caroline Office of Tourism at (410) 479-0655.
Friday Nites in Caroline presents a signature event free concert featuring The Deanna Bogart Band on Friday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. at North Caroline High School Auditorium.
Drawing on a variety of musical sources ranging from boogie-woogie to New Orleans R&B to swing to rock & roll, singer and barrelhouse pianist Deanna Bogart emerged as one of the most eclectic performers in contemporary blues. Blues music award winner and multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter Deanna Bogart has been a successful bandleader for over twenty years. Playing dazzling piano and soulful saxophone, her eclectic streak and style of adventurous “blusion” has garnered her numerous awards and accolades while touring throughout the US and abroad.
Opening for Bonnie Raitt at The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival last May, Deanna Bogart has performed with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, James Brown, Little Feat, The Neville Brothers and Robert Cray amongst many others. Today, Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone. As a bandleader/singer/songwriter/producer/pianist/sax player, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz.
Down Beat magazine describes Deanna Bogart as “an extravagant entertainer”– and entertain is what Bogart does best. The Baltimore-based blues and boogie pianist / saxophonist combines the energy of 1930′s style boogie piano blues with contemporary blues sounds emanating from places like New Orleans, Chicago and Memphis. “The goal when we play live,” says Bogart, “is to create a fusion of all these different musical styles with the blues and boogie genuinely at the core.”
For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343, email@example.com Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts, and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library and the Maryland States Arts Council and is FREE for all attendees.
On Saturday, October 26th 2013, the Lincoln’s Platform quilt block replica will be unveiled at the Museum of Rural Life in Denton as part of the “Stitching Stories of Freedom” Byway Quilt Trail project. The unveiling will take place at 11:30 p.m. at 16 N. 2nd Street in historic downtown Denton.
“Stitching the Stories of Freedom: A Byway Quilt Trail Honoring the Underground Railroad” is a public art project developed by the Caroline County Arts Council and the Caroline County Tourism Office with support from the Maryland State Arts Council. Sixteen quilt block replicas are being installed on structures along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Caroline County throughout 2013 – a year that marks the 100th anniversary of Tubman’s passing.
“Through this partnership, we have been able to honor the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and tell the story of the Underground Railroad through public art,” says Marina Dowdall, Executive Director of the Caroline County Council of Arts.
Eight quilt blocks have already been unveiled as part of the project. These include Chips and Whetstone at the Linchester Mill, Tobacco Leaf at the Village of Choptank, Whig’s Defeat at the Williston Church, Sailboat at the Choptank River Heritage Center, Cotton Boll at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, Garden Maze at the Foundry, and Pine Tree and Wild Goose Chase at Adkins Arboretum. A map-guide with information on all of the quilt blocks will be available when all of the replicas have been unveiled. Information on the blocks can be found online at www.fiberartscenter.com.
This project has been made possible through the contributions of numerous volunteers and the Maryland State Arts Council. For additional information on the Byway Quilt Block Trail or to get involved in the project, please visit www.fiberartscenter.com or contact Marina Dowdall at 410-479-1009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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