Give yourself a post-holiday gift and join Chesapeake Forum on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024 at 3:30pm at the Academy Art Museum in Easton to see what ahead for winter. Enjoy light refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and a series of short course introductions that will provide a flavor of both the subject and the teacher. There are always some surprise favorites. The event is free, but registration is required. Sign up at https://chesapeakeforum.org.Read more!
The Easton Police Department is excited to announce its first Community Police Academy. The goal of this program is to educate the public about the Easton Police Department and to increase the rapport between community members and police officers.Read more!
Upper Shore Aging (USA) was recently awarded a 2023 Thome Aging Well grant to support the expansion of its diabetes education program for seniors. The goal of the grant project is to use the more than 84,000 Meals on Wheels meals delivered annually through USA as a vehicle for diabetes/health screening and education, social connection, and engagement in Senior Center services.Read more!
On Sunday, December 17th the Tilghman United Methodist Church is hosting a Christmas Concert of local musicians. The concert features vocalist Beth Ann Dorman of Four All Seasons accompanied by Melinda Finlay singing a selection of Christmas and Holiday songs. Opening the evening is vocalist and flutist Ashton Mooday of Salisbury accompanied by JoAnn Kelley of Tilghman. We will end with music by David Miller and a few carols for all.Read more!
Grace Street and the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office this week announced a Christmas shopping program for children and teens affected by substance use in Talbot County.Read more!
Brookletts Place’s Travel Log for 2024-2025 will be available soon!! Please contact Teresa at the Center with any questions or to sign up at 410-822-2869 ext. 222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete Calendar of Events visit us on our website: www.brooklettsplace.orgRead more!
Engage East End, the project website for the East End Small Area Plan, is now live and available to the public. Engage East End is the public interface that gives citizens project information, opportunities to ask questions, respond to surveys, take polls, and learn about upcoming events. The website also gives citizens the option to create an account to receive email notifications. Alternative language options, including Spanish, are available.Read more!
Come experience the changing of the seasons at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) by participating in our Guided Birding tour. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy identifying and learning about the many species of birds that inhabit the refuge.Read more!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge will offer furbearer trapping rights on a sealed bid basis for the 2024 season.
Fifteen trapping units will be available. An individual may bid on one or more units, but only three units will be awarded to any bidder. The successful bidder must personally trap the unit; subleasing is prohibited. Bid invitations, maps, and other details are available by calling Matt Whitbeck, Wildlife Biologist, at 410-221-2034. Inspection of the units will be allowed from 9am to 3pm, December 4-7 and December 11-14, 2023, with a scouting permit.
Christmas in St. Michaels is hosting its 36th year of celebrating joy with a full menu of weekend events taking place in the heart of historic waterfront St. Michaels, Maryland this December 8 – 10.
This is the event’s 36th year of fundraising festivities, including a Lighted Boat Parade and festive Talbot Street Parade; a Tour of Homes; Breakfast with Santa; Holiday Music and Meals; a Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe, and more.
The Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe located at St. Mary’s Square’s Granite Lodge kick off the weekend event at noon on Fri., Dec. 8. Proceeds from every sale benefit local nonprofits, with shoppers finding one-of-a-kind, artisan-crafted items and culinary delights available only during this weekend event. The Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe are open during select hours through Sun., Dec. 10 at 3pm.
Holiday music will fill the air throughout the weekend event, including music provided by Union United Methodist Church beginning at 5:30pm on Sunday.
Family-favorite events include Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa for children ages 4 to 9 years old, which takes place from 8-10:00am at the waterfront Foxy’s Harbor Grille, with limited $10 tickets available for online purchasing. The 10:30am. Talbot Street Parade and the beginning of the Tour of Homes are wonderful mid-day events, with the Lighted Boat Parade beginning along St. Michaels Harbor at 6pm. Parade routes, event details, online tickets, and more are at christmasinstmichaels.org.
“We love to see our local friends return and new guests take in our events year after year, especially for our homes tour,” says Christmas in St. Michaels Board President Pat Martin. “Ours is one of Maryland’s longest-running home tours, showcasing a curated collection of beautifully decorated homes in our historic district and among the area’s wide expanses of country and watersides.”
The Tour of Homes takes place during select hours on Saturday and Sunday, with tickets available for advanced online purchase. The $30 per person ticket includes one-time admission to all tour homes; transportation to the countryside homes; a detailed tour guide booklet with local information and other major St. Michaels landmark descriptions; and free admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Classic Motor Museum, and the St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square for Saturday and Sunday.
Christmas in St. Michaels’ Old Fashioned Eastern Shore Christmas Dinner takes place on Sat., Dec. 9 starting at 11am and lasting until 3pm, or when the meals are sold out. Dinners include sliced roast turkey, Maryland fried oysters, and a large assortment of sides and desserts. The event will be held at the Union United Parish Hall on Fremont Street in St. Michaels with dine-in and carry-out dinners available at $25 per person, with tickets sold at the door, on the day of the event.
The 2023 Christmas in St. Michaels ornament is the 20th in the collection. In keeping with this occasion, the ornament features the Talbot Street buildings that comprise the Christmas in St. Michaels logo, set in a three-dimensional snow scene, surrounded by lacy snowflakes.”
“When Christmas in St. Michaels was founded in 1987, local artists Betty List and Martha Hudson collaborated on creating a logo that conveys a traditional holiday flavor and celebrates the charming architecture of the town of St. Michaels,” says Martin. “That same logo is still in use today.”
In recognition of the nonprofit’s 20th ornament, local artist and designer Scott Sullivan used the original logo as his muse and created a montage skyline of buildings fronting Talbot Street. The Limited-Edition Ornaments are packaged in a keepsake box and are available for purchase at select area stores and on the Christmas in St. Michaels website.
Since the all-volunteer organization’s beginnings, sponsors and patrons of Christmas in St. Michaels have helped raise more than $1.4M in support of local children and adults served by family-focused, education and child development, and community enhancement organizations. Event updates, online ticket and ornament purchases, and more about Christmas in St. Michaels are at christmasinstmichaels.org.