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eagle in nestIt is winter, even though your thermometer may be telling you otherwise, the perfect time to purchase vegetable seeds and oogle those gorgeous perennials in the catalogs; and if you’ve ever considered adding chickens to the mix (so in right now) Adkins Arboretum is offering a Homegrown Series beginning this Friday. The three sessions include Backyard Chickens, Beginning Vegetable Gardening, and Growing With Kids. You can sign up for one, two, or all three.

Here’s a last minute addition:  Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers to assist in their annual mid-winter eagle survey this Thursday. The eagle count is conducted in two parts. The non-roost count, or morning count, takes place from 10:00 – 10:30 am, while the roost count, or evening count, takes place from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Weather is looking perfect. More info below.

If you are a KISS fan – don’t miss the tribute band, Rock Bottom, at the Avalon on Friday. Rock’n roll, hon.

If you’re a fan of a slightly different style of costumed entertainment, we believe there are still tickets available for Saturday’s War of 1812 Ball, at the Miles River Yacht Club, dinner included.

Time traveling in Talbot County.

Thursday, January 10 – 8am & 3 pm: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge 

Friday, January 11 – 10 am to noon: Homegrown Series: Backyard Chickens at Adkins Arboretumchicken_fancy

In this three-part series, writer and educator Elizabeth Beggins will teach participants the basics of producing food. 12610 Eveland Rd. Ridgley, MD 21660

Friday, January 11 – 8 pm:  KISS Tribute Band – Rock Bottom @ Avalon Theatre  The Mid-Atlantic’s premiere KISS tribute band from Ocean City. Tickets $15.  40 E Dover St., Easton, MD  21601.  410 822 7299.

Saturday, January 12 – 6 pm: War of 1812 Ball   Dinner @ 6, ball begins @ 7:30. Dance the night away just like Dolly Madison and Francis Scott Key. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Talbot County. Miles River Yacht Club, 24750 Yacht Club Road, St. Michaels

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