Concert: The Music of Tilghman May 9

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“THE MUSIC OF TILGHMAN” Mother’s Day Concert

This free concert on May 9th celebrates Mother’s Day with a selection of music from Broadway shows, presented by the talented vocal ensemble Heart & Music. Their music will inspire, entertain and take you back in time.

“The Tilghman United Methodist Church (TUMC) is excited and pleased to have Heart & Music perform here.“ says Debra Brookhouser of TUMC “our concert series is about celebrating the work of our local and regional artists and Heart & Music’s cast not only includes local artists that are dear to the hearts of our community, but talented people from around the region. Most importantly they are a perfect fit for Mother’s Day. Their music ranges from lively to sentimental and this concert provides a lovely way for families to celebrate the special day.”

The Heart & Music production was established five years ago by Ed and Beth Langrell to perform a special annual program to benefit For All Season’s behavioral health and rape crisis center. This special Mother’s Day program is being offered as part of the Music of Tilghman Concert Series. The ensemble includes Gail Aveson, Maureen Curtin, Ellen Barry Grunden, Jane Copple, Katie Cox, Marcia Gilliam, Bill Gross, Beth Anne Langrell, Ed Langrell, Amy Morgan, Lisa Roth, Heather Scott, John Swann, Joe Tyler, Karen Twigg, and Ricky Vitanovec. In keeping with their mission, Heart & Music’s cast plan to donate their fee for this concert to For All Seasons. The next concert is July 11th with Shelly Abbott performing Summer Music and Bob and Susan Jones of Zéfiro performing Brazilian Choro Music.

This series is funded and organized by the Tilghman United Methodist Church, sponsored by the Tilghman Waterman’s Museum and sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council with funds provided by the Talbot County Council and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

The Free Concert starts at 6:00PM on May 9th at the Tilghman United Methodist Church. For more information call Debra Brookhouser at 410-886-2881 or email dbrookhouser@gmail.com.

Easton Chick-fil Run to Benefit Young Life

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Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 1.06.24 AMThe Chick-fil-A® Restaurant in Easton invites the community to register for the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series taking place on Saturday, April 11. All proceeds will benefit Talbot County Young Life.

The 5K/10K race will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, April 11 at Idlewild Park with the 1-mile Family Fun Run beginning at 9:30 am. To register for the event, participants can visit CFAraceseries.com. The registration fee for individuals who sign up before April 11 is $25, and the fee for those who sign up on race day is $30. For 10K runners, the price is $30 and increases to $35 on race day. For groups of four or more runners, a 10 percent discount will be applied to the total registration cost. This race will cater to both competitive and non-competitive runners with a speed and spirit measuring system for points.

“We’re honored to host the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series to support Talbot County Young Life,” said Josh Horner, franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A at Easton. “It’s a great chance for us to bring people together and have a positive impact in our community at the same time.”

At the finish line, all participants will receive a dry-fit shirt, and Chick-fil-A will host a free Family Fun Zone that will include inflatables for children. To learn more about the event, visit CFAraceseries.com.

Talbot County Young Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of kids on the Mid-Shore through adults who care about helping kids develop skills, assets, and attitudes to reach their full potential.

Online registration now open at CFAraceseries.com. Idlewild Park is located at 115 Idlewild Ave in Easton, MD 21601.

Easton to Host 2015 Maryland All-Star Little League Baseball Tournament

2014 Easton Little League 11-12 boys, who captured the District 6 championship last season

The Easton Little League is pleased to announce that Easton will host the 2015 Maryland State All-Star Little League baseball tournament this summer. The tournament is scheduled to begin on Saturday, July 25 at North Easton Park.

“We are thrilled for this opportunity to host this prestigious tournament, showcase the most impressive athletic complex in the region, and to provide our guests with a sense of what makes Easton such a special place to live and visit,” said Len Foxwell, President of Easton Little League.

2014 Easton Little League 11-12 boys, who captured the District 6 championship last season

2014 Easton Little League 11-12 boys, who captured the District 6 championship last season

In all, seven District championship teams from throughout Maryland will participate in this tournament. The winner will go on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament, held in Bristol, Connecticut, and a chance to advance to the 2015 Little League World Series.

“This is a perfect chance to show the rest of the state what a gem we have here in Easton, both in terms of talent, community support and a quality ballpark experience,” said Easton Mayor Robert Willey. “We are also excited by the boost that this tournament will bring to our local hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and other small businesses.”

A task force of local volunteers is being formed to work on logistics of coordinating the tournament, and interested residents are encouraged to volunteer their time in support of this effort.

“Talbot County is a wonderful place to visit, and we are honored that for several days this summer, it will also serve as the unofficial baseball capital of Maryland,” said Corey Pack, Talbot County Council President. “Even as players and families enjoy an exciting tournament at North Easton Park, we also hope they will venture out and experience just a few of the attractions that has made our county one of the most attractive tourist destinations on the eastern seaboard.”

Concerts, Fundraisers & Arts Events Galore this Week

Wednesday, March 25, 8:00-9:00pm (6pm workshop is sold out)

VICTORIA VOX IN CONCERT

St. Michaels Studio

933 S. Talbot St, #14

St. Michaels, MD

Victoria Vox has taken the artful sound of the ukulele into eclectic new directions. Her music ranges from upbeat and clever to honest and moving, while incorporating her signature “mouth trumpet” and occasionally singing in French. Her whimsical song-writing uses a unique palette of sounds and beats that delight audiences of all ages. Featured recently on the front page of the “Wall Street Journal,” on the cover of UKULELE Magazine, and on the Jay Leno show, Victoria is taking the world by storm! A recent highlight of her career was performing in New Zealand with 2,500 children playing ukulele and singing along on Victoria’s original “Bird Song!”

www.VictoriaVox.com

TICKETS: $10-20 (please pay what you can) / Students: $5

RSVP to Peggy Ford: pjford21@gmail.com — so we have an idea re. how many chairs to set up.

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Thursday, March 26, 6:00pm – GALA FUNDRAISER

Friday, March 27, 8:00pm

Saturday, March 28, 8:00pm

Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm

THE BEST OF HEART AND MUSIC

A Benefit – For All Seasons

These thrilling four shows benefit the Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center.
TICKETS: Gala Fundraiser, March 26, 6pm, $100
Performances, March 27-28, 8pm, March 29, 2pm
Adults $20, students $5 For reservations,
call 443-258-1230 or visit www.forallseasonsinc.org.

FOR ALL SEASONS, INC. is a private, non-profit human services agency offering outpatient mental health services, including psychiatry, for children, youth and adults, and crisis support for victims of rape, sexual assault and other traumas. The umbrella in our logo is a metaphor for the support and services we provide to all individuals, groups, organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Shore to assist, maintain and enhance social functioning regardless of race, religion, income, sex or age.

www.ForAllSeasonsInc.org

www.OxfordCC.org

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Thursday, March 26, 8:00pm (doors 6:30pm)

10 STRING SYMPHONY

Stoltz Listening Room @ The Avalon

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

The Nashville music scene is a famous home for world-class side musicians, as well as a plethora of legendary songwriters. Now it presents us with a duo that combines the best of both worlds: skilled instrumentalists with an incredible amount of soul and a love of great songs! 10 String Symphony, with their mesmerizing acoustic innovation, blends the two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices of Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, encompassing “aggressive, almost discordant, Celtic and, dare I say, punk string-chording experimentations” (The Bluegrass Situation). Only two years old as a band, Rachel and Christian have already gained recognition and attention from some major festivals, landing slots at the ROMP festival in Owensboro, KY, the Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, CA, and a headlining slot at the 2014 Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

TICKETS: $20

www.AvalonFoundation.org

http://www.10stringsymphony.com/

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Friday, March 27, 8:00pm (doors open 7:30pm)

JIM BRICKMAN

Avalon Theatre

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

Piano sensation Jim Brickman returns to the Avalon Theatre to commemorate two incredible decades of music with The Platinum Tour: Celebrating 20 Years! Hailed by the Boston Herald as “a crowd-pleaser”, Brickman will showcase new music, along with the hits that made him the most charted (30) Billboard Adult Contemporary artist and earned him two Grammy nods and four gold albums. The Platinum Tour: Celebrating 20 Years is an experience of emotion, intimacy, warmth, and humor that’s fused together with hits like “Valentine,” “Rocket to the Moon,” “Love of My Life” and “If You Believe.”

Brickman’s performance will take you on an enticing musical journey with his romantic piano melodies and engaging wit, making this concert event the must see of the season!

TICKETS: $40

http://www.jimbrickman.com/

www.AvalonFoundation.org

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Saturday, March 28 – Two shows @ 7:30pm and 9:30pm (doors open 7 & 9pm)

HANNAH GILL BAND

Hannah Gill returns to the Stoltz stage to celebrate the recent release of her anticipated, new EP, I Feel Awake! Though still in her teens, Hannah is already recognized (both here on the Shore and beyond) for her rich, mature vocals that draw comparisons to Beth Orton, Katie Melua, and Adele (to name a few). But there’s a depth of spirit to Hannah that sets her apart. As one critic notes, “The beauty and soul in her voice place her in a category that few vocalists, young or seasoned, could ever even dream of being in.” Be sure to come out and support this local, young artist who is certainly on her way to bigger things.

TICKETS: $10

www.AvalonFoundation.org

http://hannahgillmusic.com/

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Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm

ELAINE EFF: PAINTED SCREENS “BOOK TASTING”

Dorchester Arts Center

321 High Street

Cambridge, MD

Book Talk, Signing and Reception to celebrate PAINTED SCREENS, the second edition of the book, the shore’s love of FOLK ART and all things Maryland.

It’s FREE but call to help them plan: 410-228-7782

www.PaintedScreens.org

www.DorchesterArts.org

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Wednesday, April 1, 8:00pm (doors open 7:30pm)

THE STEEL WHEELS

Stoltz Listening Room @ The Avalon

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

They’re part of this year?s Wintergrass Music Festival line up and have a new album on the way…Yeah, the Steel Wheels have rolled a long way since the last time they visited Easton! The Steel Wheels have captured audience across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

TICKETS: $25

www.AvalonFoundation.org

http://www.thesteelwheels.com

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Thursday, April 2, 6:00pm

FAMILY SPRING CRAFTS: POETRY COLLAGE ART

St. Michaels Library

St. Michaels, MD

For all ages

NOTE: Children 5 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

www.TCFL.org

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Friday, April 3, 7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)

SETH GLIER

Stoltz Listening Room @ the Avalon

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, Glier’s subsequent record Things I Should Let You Know landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”. His latest recording is “If I Could Change One Thing.”

As an advocate for Musicians On Call and a national spokesperson for ChildFund International who has helped over 200 children find sponsors, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off. He participated in the 2012 ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip, and took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. For his 2013 Things I Should Let You Know Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and raised over $5,000 for the not-for-profit organization. The last two years have also garnered Seth musical placements on television (Lifetime and Bravo), as well as coveted slots on the Cayamo Cruise, at the Penang Jazz Festival in Malaysia, and as a performer for former House Speaker Eric Cantor.

TICKETS: $20

www.AvalonFoundation.org

www.SethGlier.com

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Saturday, April 4, 8:00pm (doors open 7:30pm)

TOM PRINCIPATO BAND

Stoltz Listening Room @ Avalon Theatre

40 E. Dover

Easton, MD

Tom Principato is one of the most unique guitarists around, combining his rich blues background with high-energy rock, and a highly charged, emotionally expressive delivery. For over 40 years, Tom has been setting his telecaster on fire all across the globe and making ground-breaking American blues enjoyed by fans the world over. In the ‘70s, he led the legendary band Powerhouse, a critically acclaimed East-Coast phenomenon. Today, his current band enjoys the passionate virtuosity of Jay Turner on bass, Joe Wells on drums, John Howell on congas, percussion, vocals, and harmonica.

TICKETS: $25

www.AvalonFoundation.org

http://www.tomprincipato.com/

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Sunday, April 5, 6:00pm

TALBOT CINEMA SOCIETY PRESENTS FOG OF WAR: McNAMARA

Avalon Theatre

40 E. Dover St.

Easton MD, 21601

Presented by Henry Shaw

www.AvalonFoundation.org

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Monday, April 6, 6:00pm

POETRY THAT CONFIDES

Easton Public Library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Bill Peak hosts a discussion of confessional poetry. Copies of the poems to be discussed can be picked up at either branch of the library.

www.TCFL.org

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Wednesdays, April 8, 22, 29 @ 10:30am

STORY TIME

St. Michaels Library

St. Michaels, MD

For children 5 and under accompanied by an adult.

www.TCFL.org

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Thursday, April 9, 3:00pm

POETRY THAT CONFIDES

St. Michaels Library

St. Michaels, MD

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Bill Peak hosts a discussion of confessional poetry. Copies of the poems to be discussed can be picked up at either branch of the library.

www.TCFL.org

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Friday, April 10, 7:30pm

TIDEWATER SINGERS: A CAPPELLA CONCERT

Trinity Cathedral

Easton, MD

Under the direction of William Thomas, The Tidewater Singers are a select group of professional and amateur singers founded in 2001. Now in his seventh season as artistic director of the Tidewater Singers, Thomas is assistant professor of music at Chesapeake College. Previously he directed the choirs at Easton High School and has been organist and director of music at Christ Church (Episcopal) in St. Michaels since 1987. The concert will include works by the 17th century composer William Byrd, contemporary composers Ysaye Barnwell and Eric Whitacre, arrangements of spirituals by William Dawson and Stephen Hatfield, and a trio of songs by Lennon and McCartney.

The Tidewater Singers gratefully acknowledges the funding it has received from the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

TICKETS: $12 advance; $15 at the door. FREE for students.

Available @ www.tidewatersingers.org and at Cracker Jacks in Easton and Reeser’s Pharmacy in St. Michaels.

www.TidewaterSingers.com

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Saturday, April 11, 3:00pm

GENTICORUM FROM QUEBEC

CARPE DIEM! MUSIC IN THE GALLERY CONCERT

Contemporary Tapestry Studio and Gallery

5592 Poplar Lane

Royal Oak, MD

(near Oxford-Bellevue Ferry)

A chance to see Ulrika Leander’s tapestries and one of the world’s largest looms.

The traditional Quebecois trio Genticorum packs a punch with its gloriously rich instrumental and vocal arrangements and its upbeat, high-energy performances. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the group’s members weave precise and incredibly intricate fiddle and flute work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion, and guitar and bass accompaniment into an irresistibly jubilant musical feast that combines raw energy with superb musical prowess.

TICKETS (suggested donation): $20-25 / $5-15 students, those with low or no income

www.ctw-tapestry.com

www.CarpeDiemArts.org

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Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm

THE TIDEWATER SINGERS: A CAPPELLA CONCERT

Christ Church

St. Michaels, MD

Under the direction of William Thomas, The Tidewater Singers are a select group of professional and amateur singers founded in 2001. Now in his seventh season as artistic director of the Tidewater Singers, Thomas is assistant professor of music at Chesapeake College. Previously he directed the choirs at Easton High School and has been organist and director of music at Christ Church (Episcopal) in St. Michaels since 1987. The concert will include works by the 17th century composer William Byrd, contemporary composers Ysaye Barnwell and Eric Whitacre, arrangements of spirituals by William Dawson and Stephen Hatfield, and a trio of songs by Lennon and McCartney.

The Tidewater Singers gratefully acknowledges the funding it has received from the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

TICKETS: $12 advance; $15 at the door. FREE for students.

Available @ www.tidewatersingers.org and at Cracker Jacks in Easton and Reeser’s Pharmacy in St. Michaels.

www.TidewaterSingers.com

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Sunday, April 12, 7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)

LUCY KAPLANSKY

Stoltz Listening Room @ the Avalon

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs,” according to the New York Times. Blending country, folk, and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. A Billboard-charting singer who has topped the folk and Americana radio charts, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

TICKETS: $30

www.AvalonFoundation.org

http://lucykaplansky.com/

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Tuesday, April 14, 4:00pm

SPRING INTO ORIGAMI

Easton Public Library

Easton, MD

For ages 8 and older. Pre-registration required.

www.TCFL.org

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Wednesday, April 15, 3:00pm

ST. MICHAELS BOOK CLUB

St. Michaels Library

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

www.TCFL.org

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Monday, April 20, 12:15-1:00pm

CARPE DIEM PERFORMANCE SERIES @ BROOKLETTS PLACE – FREE CONCERT

VICTORIA VOX

Talbot County Senior Center

400 Brookletts Avenue

Easton, MD

FREE ADMISSION – WELCOMING ALL AGES

Lunch is available at 12 noon for $2.75 with advance reservations.

RSVP: 410-822-2869 / cbrooks@UpperShoreAging.org

Next performance: Tuesday, May 19, 12:15pm – NICOLO WHIMSEY

The Carpe Diem Series at Brookletts Place is made possible by the generous support of the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Dock Street Foundation, Brookletts Place, sound man Dr. Ed Klein (in-kind support) ~ and by individual contributions to the Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund.

For more info contact Busy Graham at BusyGraham@gmail.com or call 301-466-0183.

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Monday, April 20, 6:30pm

LIBRARY BOOK GROUP DISCUSION:

The Oblate’s Confession by Bill Peak

In their (starred) review of the book, Kirkus called The Oblate’s Confession an “entirely spellbinding debut novel.” “Library guy” Bill Peak will attend and participate in the discussion. This program (like all library programs) is open to the public.

www.TCFL.org

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Tuesday, April 21, 12 noon

MOVIE AT NOON SERIES: MILLION DOLLAR ARM

St. Michaels Library

A film based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, the first major league players from India.

www.TCFL.org

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Saturday, April 25, 12:30pm

THE MET: LIVE IN HD

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Mascagni/Leoncavallo)

Avalon Theatre

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

www.AvalonFoundation.org

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Saturday, April 25

OXFORD DAY

Saturday, May 2 – SAVE THE DATE

COME FLY WITH US! A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF FRANK SINATRA

SPRING GALA FOR THE ACADEMY ART MUSEUM

Featuring the 16-piece Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Celebrate the centennial of Frank Sinatra

The Gala will be held at Gross Coate, one of the magnificent 18th century estates of Talbot County. The glamour and elegance of the legendary Stork Club in New York will be recreated in a tent under the stars. The fun will kick off with cocktails and sign up for Artful Adventures, followed by dinner and dancing. The renowned 16-piece Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will perform, with award-winning Allan Harris singing Sinatra hits

www.AcademyArtMuseum.org

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Sunday, May 10, 3:00pm

BILLY NOVICK & GUY VAN DUSER

CARPE DIEM! MUSIC IN THE GALLERY CONCERT

Contemporary Tapestry Studio and Gallery

5592 Poplar Lane

Royal Oak, MD

(near Oxford-Bellevue Ferry)

A chance to see Ulrika Leander’s tapestries and one of the world’s largest looms.

TICKETS (suggested donation): $20-25 / $5-15 students, those with low or no income

www.ctw-tapestry.com

www.CarpeDiemArts.org

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Sunday, May 10, 8:00pm

WALTER PARKS

Avalon/Stoltz

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

www.AvalonFoundation.org

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Thursday, May 28, 8:00pm

LAURENCE JUBER—GUITAR MASTER

Former lead guitarist with Paul McCartney’s WINGS

Stoltz Listening Room

Avalon

40 E. Dover St.

Easton, MD

www.laurencejuber.com

www.AvalonFoundation.org

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ACADEMY ART MUSEUM

106 South St.

Easton, MD

410-822-ARTS

www.AcademyArtMuseum.org

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ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

Saturdays, 8:30am-11:30am (mid-April to mid-October)

FreshFarm Market

St. Michaels, MD
Located in historic town of St. Michaels, MD, on the Eastern Shore, this FRESHFARM Market is directly on the harbor, one of the loveliest market settings in the country. The market is a Saturday destination for locals, weekenders and boaters. Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow’s milk cheeses, orchids, eggs and honey. We also host events and activities throughout the season, including our Chef at Market events and a community cook-off.

www.FreshFarmMarkets.org

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Saturdays, 8:00am-1:00pm (reopens in April and runs through December)

FARMERS MARKET – EASTON

North Harrison Street

Easton MD 21601

www.AvalonFoundation.org

BAY COUNTRY BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY

Bay Country Chorus invites you to visit its rehearsals….singers and visitors welcome. Looking for prospective members, men of any age, to join us in our hobby. We meet every Monday evening at 7:00 PM at the Talbot County Senior Center, Brookletts Avenue, Easton. Be prepared for an evening of singing, fun, and fellowship in the “Barbershop Style of Music.”

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Early Bird Registration Open for “Extreme Summer” Camp

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Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers is looking ahead to warmer temperatures with the opening of 2015 summer camp registration. “Extreme Summer 2015” includes 10 weeks of extreme fun throughout CACC’s five Talbot County sites which include two locations in Easton as well as St. Michaels, Cordova and Trappe. Weekly themed activities include swimming lessons, field trips, special guests and other fun surprises, all in a safe, educational environment with CACC’s team of MSDE accredited teachers and staff. Each camp session is one week in length and is programmed with a unique theme with sessions running from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Costs vary by program and age. Breakfast, a lunch supplement and a snack is included.

This year’s themes are: Adventure Island, Crazy Critters, Mad Scientist, Happy Birthday, America, The Great Outdoors, Little Chefs, Sports of All Sorts, Space Camp Eastern Shore, Game Show Wizard and Pirate Adventures.

“We are really excited about this year’s summer camps, which are a wonderful mix of fun themes and educational programming,” says Kristine George, Critchlow Adkins Executive Director. “Our MSDE accredited team of teachers has some exciting things in store for our campers this summer!”

CACC will offer several discounts for families registering their children from “Extreme Summer” 2015. An “early birds” who register their campers by April 15 will receive either a waiver of the $30 registration fee or a comparable tuition credit. A new referral program is also available which provides a free day of camp for each friend who is referred and completes at least one week of CACC camp.

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers (CACC), Easton, is an accredited, educationally-based childcare program serving more than 450 children aged two through 12 in five locations throughout Talbot County. For more than four decades CACC has touched the lives of more than 8,000 children and adults. Each year it provides $120,000 in tuition assistance to more than 115 families.

To learn more about Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers summer camps or to register, call (410) 822-8061 or visit www.cacckids.org.

April BAAM Festival to Feature Mama Jama

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Pictured is Baltimore/Washington-based reggae-funk group Mama Jama, who will perform at BAAM Fest on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Easton, MD.

Pictured is Baltimore/Washington-based reggae-funk group Mama Jama, who will perform at BAAM Fest on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Easton, MD.

Building African American Minds (BAAM) Inc. celebrated its 10th year anniversary this past year. The organization will host a BAAM Fest on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Easton, MD. The Fest will celebrate the partners BAAM has collaborated with in helping African American males become productive, confident citizens through positive academic, social, emotional, and spiritual experiences as children and young men.

Partners who will take part in the Fest include Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, the Neighborhood Service Center, Easton Utilities, the Department of Social Services, the Talbot County Health Department, Talbot County Free Library, Talbot County Sheriff’s Department, the Easton Police Department, YMCA of the Chesapeake, Academy Art Museum, Freedom Rowers, and the Town of Easton. There will be informational booths, musical entertainment by the Baltimore/Washington-based reggae dance group Mama Jama and DJ Randy, dancing by Easton Elementary School Hot Tigerz, giveaways and door prizes, face painting, a clown show, fitness activities, a basketball tournament, and a rap contest.  Free food and drinks will be provided by Frase’s Meat Shop of Preston, offering hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and side dishes.

According to BAAM’s executive director Debbi Short, “In addition to celebrating our partners, we hope that the BAAM Fest will help the community to get to know us better as an organization – to  learn about the programs we are offering African American boys in Talbot County and to celebrate our successes.”

BAAM is supported by many generous donors and by the United Fund of Talbot County. Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC, is helping to support the refreshments for the BAAM Fest.   For further information, contact Debbi Short at 410-714-3838 or visit BAAM’s Facebook page.

Tilghman’s Island Starts Concert Series

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This celebration of the distinctive and varied music of Tilghman’s Island starts on March 28th at 6:00PM and opens with the “Fathers and Sons” gospel quartet.

Southern Gospel music was an early musical movement on the Eastern Shore.  Grass-roots groups flourished from the 1960s through the 1980s, with quartets traveling between churches from Delaware to Virginia.  This music was so popular that at one time there were five Southern Gospel groups on Tilghman’s Island alone.  In our first Concert of the Series we celebrate this rich heritage.

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 9.55.12 PMThe “Fathers and Sons” traces their roots back to the early gospel tradition.  David “Bunky” Miller began performing gospel music in the 1960s when he sang with the “Miller Family.”  Later, Bunky and Larry Gowe sang with the “New Creations,” which was started by Larry Gowe and Carol Lowery.  This popular gospel group toured throughout the East Coast, appearing on TV and radio, and opening for such groups as Sonny James and Barbara Mandrell.  Completing the quartet are Bunky’s son, David Miller, and Tyde Mowers.

For this concert, the “Fathers and Sons” are joined by Pat Donahue on bass, Patrick Donahue Jr. on drums, and Isaiah Embert on piano. Isaiah, now in the 11th grade at Easton Christian Academy, is a talented Southern Gospel pianist who has played in local churches his whole life.  His talent and exuberant style have earned him a following and this summer he returns to the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Nashville TN where he is a scholarship student.

Please join us at 6:00 PM on March 28, 2015 at the Tilghman United Methodist Church for this free concert.  This concert series is funded and organized by the Tilghman United Methodist Church and partially sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council with funds provided by the Talbot County Council and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

Other programs in the TUMC Concert Series

May 9:   A Mothers Day Concert by the vocal ensemble “Heart & Music” playing songs and music to inspire you to sing, dance and smile.

July 11:  Brazilian ‘Choro’ Music, by multi-talented instrumentalists Susan and Bob Jones

September 12:  Country Blues  by singer & guitarist Jeff Jones  Christian Country Music by singer Lawrence Tyler

December 6December 6:  A Capella Chamber Group and Local Soloists   by the Easton High School Chamber Singers and various local artists.

For more information contact Debra Brookhouser at 410-886-2881 or email at dbrookhouser@gmail.com

 

William and Mary Choir Comes to St. Michaels

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The Choir of the College of William and Mary will be making a stop at Christ Church in St. Michaels March 21 on their spring tour this year.

The program will feature Brahms’ motet Schaffe in mir, Gott as well as two premiers: one of a Baroque choral masterwork and the other of a newly composed setting of an Irish folk song.  Gregor Werner, Joseph Haydn’s predecessor at the Esterházy Court, composed his Missa Contrapunctata in 1756 for the liturgies of Lent and Advent. This choral masterwork received its modern premier, the first since the 18th century, in Hungary recently; the W&M Choir will give the American premier of this work.

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 9.28.17 PMThe Choir will also give the premier of an arrangement of The Londonderry Air by William and Mary composer Robert LaRose ’16. Works by Barrie Cabena, Lukas Foss, Christopher Hoh, Richard Jackson, Giuseppe Pitoni, and Richard Strauss will complete the program. Admission is free and open to the public.

Celebrating 92 years since its founding, the Choir of the College of William & Mary continues to appear regularly both in the United States and abroad.  The Choir has had the honor of performing twice for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II—most recently in 2007—and was one of four choirs invited to perform in concert with the United States Marine Band at the 1997 Presidential Inaugural on the Capitol steps in Washington, D.C.  In February 2012, the Choir sang for the investiture of former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as William and Mary’s new chancellor.

 

William and Mary Choir
7 PM
Saturday, March 21
Christ Church
301 S. Talbot Street
St. Michaels

 

Local Fundraiser for TalleyWags Film at Easton’s Bowling Center February 23

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Monday, February 23 at 5:00pm the Easton Bowling Center hosts a fundraiser Bowling Night to benefit the film YOU CAN STAY OR YOU CAN GO written and directed by Talley Wilford, produced by Jennifer Wagner for TalleyWags Films. The film explores a childhood friendship wracked by the pain addiction inflicts upon those who love them.  Easton Bowling Center reduced the price to bowl to $2 shoes and $2 per game!  TalleyWags Films will get 50% of shoe/game sales.

TalleyWags Films recently announced the success of their initial fundraising “kickstarter” campaign. Monies from that campaign went towards professional grade camera, audio, and editing equipment. The continued fundraising is imperative to complete the budget and secure the completion of the film up to industry standard. Much of the budget is spent in post-production with color and audio layering as well as song clearances and final digitizing.

The TalleyWags crew is available to answer any questions and is offering the opportunity to join the production and see your name on the screen.  Currently the film is in pre-production which includes casting, storyboarding, creating shooting schedule, selecting music for the project and many more tasks.  The production company intends for the film to be done with the professional qualifications to enter the international festival circuit. The filmmakers want to create a film that speaks to families across the nation who may have been touched by the story of young adults coming of age afflicted with the draw of drugs. The story is not unique to our local town, but the filmmakers are our own.  This is a great time to find out more about them.

Enjoy a night out with pizza, beer, snacks and soft drinks for the kids, while supporting the filmmakers goals to spread awareness about addiction and the ripple effect it creates.


Chesapeake Charities Offers Grant Workshop Series

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Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities Executive Director and Mary Ann Gleason, Grants and Evaluation Specialist, prepare agenda for February 24 grant training workshop.

Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities Executive Director and Mary Ann Gleason, Grants and Evaluation Specialist, prepare agenda for February 24 grant training workshop.

Chesapeake Charities announced a series of training workshops to be held in 2015. The first workshop, “Identifying Grant Opportunities and Aligning Your Program for Grant Success,” will take place on Tuesday, February 24 at Chesapeake Charities’ Stevensville location from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Participants are invited to bring grant applications that they are working on and time will be set aside for one-on-one consultation following the program.

The two-hour program will be led by Linda Kohler, Chesapeake Charities Executive Director, and Mary Ann Gleason, Chesapeake Charities’ Grants and Evaluation Specialist. Kohler has been with Chesapeake Charities since its inception and is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant, one of only seven on the Eastern Shore. Gleason has been writing and sourcing grants for nonprofits on the Eastern Shore for more than a decade.

“Many of the nonprofit organizations under our umbrella are poised for significant growth and the fund advisors are eager to gain the knowledge they will need to move ahead,” said Kohler. “We’re excited about the workshop series because this information will give small nonprofits in this area a real advantage, especially when writing and applying for grants.”

Future workshops will cover social media marketing (April 28) and managing databases (May 20.). All programs will be held at Chesapeake Business Park, 101 Log Canoe Circle in Stevensville, Maryland in Suite N on the 2ndfloor. Seating is limited and you must RSVP by February 17 to reserve a spot.

Chesapeake Charities is a community foundation that supports a wide range of charitable causes including education, health and human services, animal welfare, and the environment in the Mid-Shore area and beyond. All of its 73 funds have a common cause – a passion for making a difference in their communities. Together they have invested more than $6.5 million in the Chesapeake Bay region since 2005.

For more information about the workshops, contact Chesapeake Charities at (410) 643-4020 or meg@chesapeakcharities.org. Chesapeake Charities is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.