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Bayside Art Bee exhibits at FACES August 25 – November 15

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Bayside Art Bee exhibits at FACES August 25 – November 15

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore invites you to explore Art from the Edge featuring the artists from the Bayside Quilters Fiber Arts Bee.  This exhibit showcases the quilters’ imagination and creativity, using every trick in the fiber artist bag. Working from concepts and ideas they have created one of a kind pieces that show us what it really means to think outside the box.

Participating artists include:
Monica Agapaloglou, Sandy Bemis, Sheri Burke, Jeanne Hechmer, Janie Kelting, Alice Malik, Phyllis Parker, Marge Pendleton, Margaret Roberts, Sylvia Snyder,  and Susan Williams.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm.  The exhibit is on display until November 15 during opening hours: Thursday to Saturday from 12-4pm, or by appointment. The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is a program of the Caroline County Council of Arts and is located at 7 N. Fourth Street, Denton. For more information visit fiberartscenter.com or contact (410) 479-0009, info@fiberartscenter.com.

Third Thursdays in Downtown Denton September 18th

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

Third Thursdays in Downtown Denton September 18th

Where can you shop for Fall decor, get your car washed by a Denton Police Department Explorer Cadet, enjoy delectable dining, check out some of latest Open Houses in Denton or get in a quick workout? Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays!

Rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours on the 3rd Thursday of every month. September’s event will take place on Thursday, September 18th from 5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm.

September offerings include a one-night-only sale on Fall wreaths at Patti’s Petals Florist and Gifts, an Open House at Black Anchor Tattoo, a Sip & Shop September Sale at Joviality Gifts, and a drop-in Muscle Sculpting class from 5:00 to 5:45pm at Energy in Progress. Harry’s on the Green will be offering Fiesta Thursday with Tex Mex cuisine, specials on Margaritas and live music by Tina Holt and Ampersand. Enjoy fabulous food and a mixture of blues, folk and bluegrass by the fireplace on their outdoor patio.

A new participant this month is the Denton Police Department Explorer Cadets, who will be hosting a Car Wash on the corner of 3rd and Market. Car washes are free, and they will be accepting donations towards their program.

Champion Realty will also be participating and hosting five Open Houses that night from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Each Open House will have food and drinks or a giveaway.  Attendees will also be able to enter their names into drawings at each Open House for a chance to win a gift certificate of choice to one of the other participating businesses. The addresses for Champion’s Open Houses include 800 Market Street, 
608 5th Avenue (The Sophie Kerr House),
103 7th Street, 110 S. 8th Street, and
201 Carter Avenue (The Carter House.)

Don’t forget to visit the businesses that are open late regularly, including the Market Street Public House. There is something for everyone in Downtown Denton. For more information on Third Thursdays, visit www.downtowndenton.com.

 

Linchester Mill to Host Antique and Art Festival

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Linchester Mill to Host Antique and Art Festival

Come join the fun at the Linchester Mill’s Antiques and Art Show on Saturday, October 11th, a day filled with antiques, history, art, food, music and fun! The event, which will take place from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, will feature more than 40 quality antique and art dealers.

In addition to a large number of quality antique dealers, the event will also feature live music, food vendors and artisan demonstrations.

Attendees will be able to tour the Linchester Mill, one of the last operating water powered mills on the Eastern Shore that Charles Kuralt described as “treasure of America” because its original equipment reflects the long evolution of American milling. The Linchester Mill Campus also includes the recently restored Hog Island Schoolhouse, the Miller and Assistant Miller’s Houses and a Nature Braille Trail.

Admission to the event is $5 or $2 with a copy of this article, and proceeds support the Caroline County Historical Society.

The Linchester Mill Campus is located at 3390 Linchester Road in Preston, MD. For more information on the event, please contact Sally Campbell  of Tandem Antiques and Fine Arts, LLC at 410-829-3559.Art-Antiques

 

 

September Offerings at Tuckahoe & Martinak Parks

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September Offerings at Tuckahoe & Martinak Parks

September is right around the corner and the Tuckahoe State Park Complex in Caroline County will debut several month-long programs for both children and adults that are guaranteed to keep the season of outdoor fun going into the fall! Parents looking for fun and safe opportunities to expose their pre-schoolers to the area’s natural resources and adults looking to master some creative campfire cooking techniques will not be disappointed by the list of offerings.

The new Sprouts! program for 3 to 4 year olds will provide the youngest park visitors a fun, safe and structured environment to first experience the natural world. Bring your “sprouting” naturalists out to the park’s Lake Pavilion on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for a 45-minute program featuring a story, craft and activities that will spark your child’s love of nature and wildlife. Pre-registration is required.

Tuckahoe’s Sunset Series is designed for all ages and will be held every Wednesday at the Lake Pavilion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Topics covered will include “Paddling 101” (canoeing and kayaking on Tuckahoe Creek), a reptile and amphibian identification and search, hawk migration with falconry demo, and how to construct rain barrels and rain gardens. Both the Sprouts! and Sunset Series are free.

Campfires aren’t just for s’mores and hotdogs any more! Each Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Martinak State Park in Denton will host a Campfire Cuisine program exploring innovative ways to create new family classics – all while enjoying the great outdoors! A different main dish and dessert will be featured weekly; participants can sign up for just one session or attend them all. Children are welcome but must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. $5 per person per class or $15 for all 4; pre-registration is required and spaces are limited.

To register for these or any other programs offered at the Tuckahoe State Park Complex, call the park office at (410) 820-1668, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To learn more about activities offered at Tuckahoe and other parks around the state, be sure to check out the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Online Calendar at http://dnr.maryland.gov/calendar/.

Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm to Host Alpaca Festival

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Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm to Host Alpaca Festival

Outstanding Dreams Farm invites you to their 6th Annual Alpaca Festival on Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, September 21st from noon- 5:00 pm.  The farm, which is located at 24480 Pinetown Road in Preston, is home to more than 25 Huacaya Alpacas and a gift shop featuring one-of-a-kind merchandise crafted from Alpaca fiber.

The event will feature fun for the whole family, including fiber arts demonstrations, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, and of course, lovable Alpacas and their products.  Attendees will also be able to meet the owners of Outstanding Dreams Farm, Phil and Vickie Liske, and learn about the wonderful world of alpacas.

Visitors to the festival will find a variety of products crafted from alpaca fleece at the Outstanding Dreams Farm Store. Alpaca fleece is a soft and durable fiber that is renowned for it’s hypoallergenic qualities, and the shop carries an array of products made from the luxurious natural fiber. Products available for purchase include scarves, clothing, hats, children’s toys, raw fiber and more.

Admission to the event is free, and donations are gratefully appreciated. For more information on the Open House & Alpaca Festival or to arrange a tour of the farm, please contact Phil and Vickie Liske at (410) 673-2002 or visit www.OutstandingDreamsFarm.com.

 

 

Haunted Ghost Walk in Denton

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Haunted Ghost Walk in Denton

Feeling brave? Chesapeake Ghost Walks will be leading a haunted stroll through Downtown Denton on Saturday, September 13th 2014. The walking tour, which will last about an hour, begins at 7:30 p.m. Sites on the Denton tour include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, the old St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’ graveyard and the Courthouse Green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter.

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old. 
Advanced Registration is required.

REGISTER: Register online at http://chesapeakeghostwalks.com/event/denton-ghost-walk-09-13-14/

TIME & WEATHER: Ghost Walk begins on time at 7:30 pm. Walks take place in all kinds of weather except heavy rain and thunder storms.  Dress for the weather and be aware that each ghost walk takes at least an hour and covers between 1 and 1.5 miles.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight and a camera.

 

For more information, visit cheseapeakeghostwalks.com.

Shop Local at Third Thursday August 21st in Denton

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Shop Local at Third Thursday August 21st in Denton

 Where can you find one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor, dine on the porch with views of the Choptank River, enjoy a delectable fusion of Irish-American fare in a traditional public house or check out the latest fiber arts gallery exhibit? Downtown Denton during August Third Thursdays.

Come rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours on the 3rd Thursday of every month. August’s event will take place from 5pm – 7pm on Thursday, August 21st.

For August, Black Anchor Tattoo will be hosting an Open House and Joviality Gifts will offer their Sip n’ Shop and jewelry by Barbara Martin Designs. The Samaritan House will be hosting a Shop ‘till You Drop, and Another Look Consignment will be extending their hours and offering 10% off merchandise. Patti’s Petals Florist & Gifts will be extending their hours, and FACES (the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore) will be hosting an Open House.

Those looking to grab a bite or enjoy a drink can head to Harry’s on the Green for Happy Hour-priced pitchers of beer and live music. Don’t forget to visit the businesses that are open late regularly, including the Market Street Public House! There is something for everyone in Downtown Denton! For more information on Third Thursdays, visit www.dentonmaryland.com.

Caroline Summerfest: Cruising Back to the 50s

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Caroline Summerfest: Cruising Back to the 50s

Caroline Summerfest, the traditional end of the summer celebration in historic downtown Denton, will celebrate the sights and sounds of the fabulous 1950s on Friday, August 15th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and on Saturday, August 16th from noon to 9:00 pm.

The free festival features three stages of regional and local entertainment, a pedestrian parade, a classic car display, fireworks, strolling performers, free KidZart! activities and food and gaming vendors, benefiting local nonprofits. Free parking and shuttle bus transportation is available from the Health and Public Services Building off 6th Street (across from Fire Hall) on both days.

 

Festival highlights include:

 

Live Music ­– A variety of mu
sic performed on three stages throughout the festival, including OH BOY! A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Mike Hines and the Look, the Ashley Mitchell Band Trio, Flatland Drive, and Vic Vacuum and The Attachments. For a complete performance schedule, visit carolinesummerfest.com.

 

Pedestrian Parade – The parade steps off in front of the Denton Town Office at 7:00 pm on Friday. Compete for cash prizes for 
the best ‘50s themed costume 
or mini-wagon float. On site registration closes at 6:30 pm.  No vehicles are permitted.

 

Fireworks Display – Fireworks launch from the bottom of Market Street at 9:00 pm on Saturday. Fireworks will be ushered in with the classic jazz music of the U. S. Navy Commodores, bringing to life the ‘50s repertoire of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk.

 

KidZart!! –  Enjoy a variety of family-friendly free activities and crafts at the open lot off Market and Third streets under the big tent on both Friday and Saturday until 8:00 pm.

 

The festival also feature rides and games, face painting, sand sculpting, street performers and other activities that will keep kids and adults busy for hours. And, of course, you can also enjoy the variety of festival foods and gaming vendors benefiting local nonpprofits. Check out the Summerfest Map 2014 for more information.

 

Caroline Summerfest is a pet-free, wheel-free and alcohol-free event. Park your bicycle, scooter and skateboard on the bike racks located at Third and Gay streets. For more information, call 410-479-8120 or toll-free 888-SUNFEST (786-3378) or visit CarolineSummerfest.com. Like us on Facebook for festival updates at facebook.com/carolinesummerfest. The rain date for Saturday only is Sunday, August 17th.

The festival is supported in part by a grant from the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Maryland State Arts Coun- cil and the Maryland Tourism Development Board. The Town of Denton and Caroline County Recreation & Parks produce the event with the volunteer support of hundreds of citizens and local nonprofit organizations. More than 100 area businesses support the festival through donations and in-kind gifts.

2014 Tubing on the Choptank to take place on August 30th

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2014 Tubing on the Choptank to take place on August 30th

Join the fun and come float or boat down the Choptank to benefit the Caroline Foundation for Mental Health at the 2014 Tubing on the Choptank! Launch from the Choptank River Yacht Club in West Denton at 10:30am and end your on-river cruise at Martinak Sate Park with a cookout and dessert.  Those who are feeling creative are encouraged to don any type of crazy headgear or hat, and there will be prizes for Best in Show!

$30 donation includes lunch, beverages, tubes and towing!  In the event of inclement weather, ticket holders can receive a rain check for next year’s event. Tickets to reserve your tube and lunch are available through Caroline Mental Health Clinic, 606 Sunnyside Ave, Denton 410.479.3800 or by calling Sara Visintainer at 410.924.7423.

August Events in Caroline County

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August Events in Caroline County

Summer is in full swing in Caroline County and there are tons of fantastic events taking place this month! Check out the Caroline Weekly for the latest information on upcoming events in Caroline!

The Caroline Weekly

 

The Caroline Weekly is published by the Caroline Office of Tourism. If you are hosting an upcoming event that you would like included, please contact info@tourcaroline.com.