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Adkins Arboretum Announces ‘Native Table’ Raffle

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Adkins Arboretum Announces ‘Native Table’ Raffle

Early-afternoon brunch en plein air with fall leaves drifting lazily to the forest floor…a sunset dinner on the wetland overlook set to a serenade of spring peepers…indulgent desserts in the Native Plant Nursery’s lush greenhouse. These delights are what winners of Adkins Arboretum’s Native Table raffles can anticipate.

Beginning this spring, the Arboretum will hold two Native Table raffles annually. Winners will receive a seasonal dining experience for 20 inspired by the Arboretum’s wild edibles. Only 100 tickets will be sold per raffle, with proceeds used to support the Arboretum’s mission of conserving the Chesapeake Bay region’s native landscapes.

The winner of the first Native Table raffle will receive Brunch Under the Branches, a decadent brunch for 20 catered by chef Steve Konopelski of Turnbridge Point Bed & Breakfast. Guests will indulge in offerings inspired by the field and forest, including wild onion frittata, banana and black walnut muffins, sassafras sweet tea, highbush blueberry cobbler, and field greens garnished with wood sorrel in a sumac vinaigrette.

Konopelski is a classically trained pastry chef and couture wedding cake designer who graduated at the top of his class from the prestigious French Culinary Institute. A former Broadway performer, he infuses his creations with passion and artistry. His love of performing and ability to connect with people have made Konopelski a popular teacher whose love of teaching is almost matched by his love of baking. Konopelski and his husband, Rob Griffith, own and operate Turnbridge Point, an upscale bed and breakfast and event venue in Denton.

Brunch Under the Branches will be held under the Arboretum’s new education pavilion on Sun., Sept. 18 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ticket sales are underway and will end on Thurs., June 30 or when all 100 tickets are sold. The winner will be selected by a random drawing on Fri., July 1. Tickets may be purchased at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0. for more information, visit adkinsarboretum.org

Preston Historical Society to host three events

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Preston Historical Society to host three events

The Preston Historical Society invites you to three events in the town of Preston on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

An Antique Car Show will be held on west Main Street in the field next door to the ASG office. Dash plaques and trophies will be awarded.  Registration is $15.00, to register or for more information on the Antique Car Show call 410-673-7032 or 410-310-4333.

A Chicken BBQ will take place in the parking lot alongside Bethesda Methodist Church at 155 Main Street.  The dinners, prepared by Andy Garey and Troy Brooks, will feature ½ BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad, rolls, and a drink for $9.00.  A bake sale table will also be available to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Pre-sale tickets are being sold, their purchase is strongly encouraged as last year’s dinner sold out in less than two hours.  To purchase tickets call 410-200-6547.

A working, vintage Erector Toy Set will be on display at the Preston Historical Society at 167 Main Street.  This display will delight the young and bring back memories for those who remember playing with erector sets as a child.  There is no admission to visit the display.

For more information on any of the day’s events visit www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com or call 410-200-6547.

Paddlefest 2016 Postponed: Check back for future date

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Paddlefest 2016 Postponed: Check back for future date

Due to the forecast of extreme weather conditions, including a small craft advisory, the 7th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 has been canceled.  We regret any inconvenience and are making every attempt to reschedule for a future date in August or September.

Entries will be honored for the future date. Registrant packets and t shirts are available for pick up at the Chamber office.

The raffle drawing for a crab feast cruise for 10 guests will still take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Choptank River Yacht Club.

Your support of Paddlefest is highly appreciated!

Third Thursday in Denton on May 19th!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Third Thursday in Denton on May 19th!

May 19th is Third Thursday in historic Denton, Maryland! Check out this month’s fantastic offerings as businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials, including a Brewer’s Art Tap Takeover at the Market Street Public House, a Spice, Sip and Shop at Joviality featuring Night Kitchen Coffee‘s custom spice blends, a Batik Night at the Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc.‘s Foundry and an Open House at Patti’s Petals Florist, Gardens and Gifts featuring vintage chalk-painted furniture!

 

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Shore Shakespeare Brings Macbeth to Adkins Arboretum This Weekend

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Shore Shakespeare Brings Macbeth to Adkins Arboretum This Weekend

Shore Shakespeare Company opens its spring season with three performances of the Bard’s classic tragedy Macbeth this weekend at Adkins Arboretum. Directed by Shelagh Grasso, this famous play explores the darker side of the human soul as the title characters confront ambition, temptation, prophesy and murder.

Featuring Greg Minahan as Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, and Avra Sullivan as his wife, Lady Macbeth, the production features a seasoned and talented cast and is presented to take advantage of the outdoor setting. Actors move in and through the audience, integrating them into the action of the play. The audience is encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and a picnic.

Performances are Fri. and Sat., May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and Sun., May 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext 0.

Shore Shakespeare is a pan-community theatre group established to present the classic works of the theatrical repertoire and to encourage its audiences to support local community theater all over the Shore.

Denton Farmers’ Market Returns May 14th

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Denton Farmers’ Market Returns May 14th

The Downtown Denton Main Street Organization will be hosting its annual Farmers Market opening from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday May 14, at the corner of Market and Third Street in downtown Denton.

New this year is the addition of a flea market and craft fair. The market has been renamed “Farm & Flea” and will be held each Saturday from May 14 through October.

Also new this year is the addition of the Farm & Flea in the second Friday of each month from May to September. At the same location from 5 to 8 p.m. this will be held in conjunction with the Friday Night Cruise In monthly car show in downtown Denton.

Shop for locally grown produce, flowers, plant, dairy products, baked goods and more.

Special for the grand opening of the Farm & Flea will be free yoga in the street event at 11 a.m. and a special performance by the Lockerman Middle School Jazz Band.

For vendor space contact Lisa at 410-479-2050 or email manager@downtownden ton.com

“A Stitch in Time: Our Stories in Quilts” at Preston Historical Society

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

“A Stitch in Time: Our Stories in Quilts” at Preston Historical Society

The Preston Historical Society invites you to “A Stitch in Time: Our Stories in Quilts,” a quilt exhibit on Saturday, May 7, 2016  at 167 Main Street in Preston. The exhibit will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Local quilt historians Kay Butler and Cathy Spence will be on hand the day of the exhibit to share their knowledge with attendees.

With an emphasis on antique quilts (quilts more than 100 years old) and vintage quilts (quilts made between 1920  to 1950), the quilts tell the stories of the quilters and the times in which they lived through their fabrics, styles, and stitches.  There will be over 60 quilts on display, and each room will feature a certain genre of quilts. Show highlights  include red/green 1860 quilts, an 1870 Pennsylvania signature album quilt, depression era 1930s quilts, a 1930s quilt that portrays biblical stories, and local vintage quilts from Caroline County, including a 1936 signature quilt from Smithson (Hog Creek) Homemakers Club bearing the names of many local families.

There will be a $5.00 admission fee the day of the exhibit.  For more information on the exhibit please visit the PHS website, www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com, the  Preston Historical Society Facebook page or call 410-673-2775.

 

Explore Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays on April 21st

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Explore Downtown Denton during Third Thursdays on April 21st

Downtown Denton invites you to spend a spring evening exploring its downtown community on Thursday, April 21st from 5pm – 7pm during Third Thursdays, where restaurants, businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

For the month of April, the Market Street Public House will be offering a Rubber Soul Brewing Company Tap Takeover, featuring four of Rubber Soul’s brews on tap.

Harry’s on the Green will have live music by Tina and Jeri’s Three-Course Summer Suppers. Each course will be paired with a tasting of summer wine. Offerings include a first course of blackened scallops with gorgonzola dill sauce or lollipop lamb chops on cranberry walnut bread pudding, a second course of spicey gazpacho or strawberry and brie salad with lemon vinaigrette, and a third course of honey-fried chicken or grilled nicoise salad.

Joviality, now located at 214 Market Street, and Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery will both be hosting Sip and Shops. Shop for unique gifts, artwork, home décor and more.

Patti’s Petals Florist, Garden and Gifts will be hosting a Preview Party for Administrative Assistant’s Week, which takes place from April 24th through April 30th. Preview and pre-order gifts and arrangements for your administrative assistant.

Stop by Black Anchor Tattoo for their Open House or drop into Energy in Progress to try out a $5 Drop-In Yoga Class. Be sure to where loose clothes – yoga mats will be provided.

Turnbridge Point invites you to learn the secrets of making perfect croissants at their Croissant Class with chef Steve Konopelski.  Pre-registration at Turnbridgepoint.com is required for this 3-hour class, which costs $80.

The Foundry Community Arts Gallery is hosting a Paint Night with artist Janice Knauss from 6pm – 9pm. All materials will be provided to paint a cat in a garden. Pre-registration is required, and the event costs $25 for CCCA members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is available online at FoundryArtsGallery.com or by contacting 410-479-1009  or ccartscouncil@verizon.net.

For more information on Third Thursdays, visit downtowndenton.com.

 

 

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Motors for Mutts to benefit the Caroline Humane Society

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Motors for Mutts to benefit the Caroline Humane Society

The Caroline County Humane Society in partnership with the SGA of the Caroline Career & Technology Center invites you to the “Motors for Mutts Car Show” on Saturday, April 30th from 10am – 2pm. The show will be in downtown Denton on the 2nd and 3rd block of Market St. Open to cars, truck and motorcycles, categories will include best paint, best interior, most modified, muddiest (trucks), best suspension mods (truck), nicest engine (motorcycles), most unique (motorcycles) and overall favorites.

Winners will receive awards and there will be a “Top Dog” trophy for Best in Show, “Motor Mutt” Trophy for Best Rat Rod, “Cruisin’ Canine” trophy for farthest distance traveled and a Most Novel trophy Sponsored by Combined Technology Solutions .

This is a family friendly event that will feature a bounce house, DJ, food vendors, dunk tank, face painting, cake wheel, food, games, vendors, adoptable pets, auto meet & greet and more!!

All monies raised benefit the animals of the Caroline County Humane Society.

Car show: Pre–register $10, at the show $15. To pre-register for car show or for information on how to become a vendor email info@carolinehumane.org or call 410-820-1600. No rain date or refunds

Adkins Arboretum Announces 2016 Native Plant Nursery Opening, New Hours

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Adkins Arboretum Announces 2016 Native Plant Nursery Opening, New Hours

Adkins Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery, offering the Chesapeake gardener the largest selection of native plants for more than 20 years, marks its 2016 season with new weekend hours and a special Opening Day sale for members on Sat., April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All members are invited, and new members are welcome to join on the day of the sale.

Following the members’ sale, the Nursery will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July. The Nursery will close August 1 and will reopen for September’s Fall Open House.

Plants for sale on the Opening Day and throughout the growing season include a wide selection of landscape-quality perennials, ferns, vines, grasses, and flowering shrubs and trees. Native flowers and trees provide food and habitat for wildlife and make colorful additions to home landscapes, whether in a perennial border, a woodland garden or a restoration project.

The Arboretum is a participating nursery in the Marylanders Plant Trees native tree discount program. For any native tree valued at $50 or more, shoppers will receive a $25 discount. Some of the special larger trees available for this discount include birch, dogwood, buckeye and several cultivars of redbud.

The Arboretum gift shop will be open during the Nursery Opening Day and will offer books and nature-inspired gifts for gardeners. Members receive a 10% discount on plant, gift shop and book purchases. Members at the Contributor level ($100) and above receive a 20% discount on plants.