This Weekend in Easton – May 24 – 26, 2019

The Talbot Spy shares with its readers each week Discover Easton’s “This Weekend in Easton” events newsletter. Each edition takes a look at the community events going on in Easton for the coming weekend, and highlights Signature Events hosted by Discover Easton. From shows at the Avalon Theatre, fundraisers, art exhibits, in-store promotions, festivals, and more, there is always something to do in Easton, Maryland.

 

Sam Grow Band
Thurs., May 23 | 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre (40 E Dover Rd)

Sam Grow is coming to the Avalon as part of his summer tour for his debut album, “Love and Whiskey” and fans can be part of a music video that the up-and-coming country performer will be recording during the show! More Info


Memorial Day Sale at Dragonfly Boutique
Fri., May 24 – Sun., May 26
Dragonfly Boutique (21 Goldsborough St)

Dragonfly is offering refreshments and 15% OFF purchases during Memorial Day Weekend (Fri.-Sun.). Closed Mon., May 27, to honor our American Heroes. More Info


Glass Workshop- Field of Flowers
Fri., May 24 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kiln Born Creations (1 S Washington St)

Join Kiln Born in May to learn how to cut & arrange glass into a Field of Flowers deign. $10 fee (non-refundable) $36 project. More Info


Kids Night at The Lab!
Fri., May 24 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Lab Martial Arts & Fitness Center (26 Creamery Ln)

Organized games, dancing, music, video games, food and so much more! The Lab is different from the ordinary concept of a traditional Martial Arts facility. More Info


Black Rhinoceros
Fri., May 24 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

Based in Annapolis, Ahren and Erin weave together a tapestry of intricate melodies that brings to life their self-deprecating nerd rock. This is their first time performing in the Stoltz Listening Room. More Info


Twisted Friday at the Easton VFW
Fri., May 24 | 8 p.m.
Easton VFW (355 Glebe Rd)

The Easton VFW is the place to be on the 4th Friday of every month as the boys of TWISTED FATE will be rocking the house! Open to the public, so crew up and roll on out to the VFW for the party. More Info


Farmers Market
Sat., May 25 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Lot; 100 Block of N. Harrison St

Fresh produce, nursery stock & bulbs, breads, pastries, handcrafted gifts, fresh cut flowers, local honey, pet treats, kombucha, rum, and prepared foods. Live music begins at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. More Info


Community Love & Light: Talbot Humane Society
Sat., May 25 | 2 p.m.
Eastern Shore Yoga (29512 Canvasback Dr)

A monthly donation-based class that is open to students of all-levels. We will come together as a community to gather and connect while sending our love & light to those doing good in our community. More Info


The Wailers
Sat., May 25 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history (and good vibrations) where ever they go. More Info

This Weekend in Easton – May 17 – 19, 2019

The Talbot Spy shares with its readers each week Discover Easton’s “This Weekend in Easton” events newsletter. Each edition takes a look at the community events going on in Easton for the coming weekend, and highlights Signature Events hosted by Discover Easton. From shows at the Avalon Theatre, fundraisers, art exhibits, in-store promotions, festivals, and more, there is always something to do in Easton, Maryland.

 

Encore Cinema Series – Best Of Enemies
Thurs., May 16 | 1:00, 4:00, & 7:00 p.m.
Easton Premier Cinema (210 Marlboro Ave)

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, in 1971 Durham, NC over the issue of school integration. More Info


Coastal Kids Consignment Spring Event
May 16 – May 18
Talbot County Community Center (10028 Ocean Gtwy)

Join hundreds of families selling high quality, gently used items. Infants, youth size 14/16, maternity, toys, games, and more. Thousands of items $5.00 or less! More Info


NRBQ
Thurs., May 16 | 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre (40 E Dover Rd)

You know the band, you know the songs, and we all know it’ll be party time when NRBQ appears on the Avalon stage. You might think that after 50 years, a band would want to settle down and just relax. If you do, you don’t know the Q! More Info


Ladies’ Night at Kilnborn Creations
Fri., May 17 | 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kiln Born Creations (1 S Washington St)

All ladies 18+ receive 40% off created items (some exclusions). Please bring friends, snacks, & beverages. Book a spot now – it’s free to reserve! More Info


9 & Dine at Hog Neck
Fri., May 17 | 5:30 p.m.
Hog Neck Golf Course (10142 Old Cordova Rd)

9 holes scramble format with two person teams. After golf, dinner served at Eagle’s Cafe. Chef Jordan Lloyd offers a starter, artisan pizza, & dessert. $25 for members, $40 for non-members. More Info


Willy Porter
Fri., May 17 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

Willy blurs the line between indie-folk & rock with his searing finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He’s been turning first-time listeners into diehard fans for more than two decades. More Info


Farmers Market
Sat., May 18 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Lot; 100 Block of N. Harrison St

Fresh produce, nursery stock & bulbs, breads, pastries, handcrafted gifts, fresh cut flowers, local honey, pet treats, kombucha, rum, and prepared foods. Live music begins at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. More Info


Travel the World to Canada
Sat., May 18 | 10 a.m.
Academy Art Museum (106 South St)

“Travel the World” takes children ages 6+ and their parents on a “trip” to a far-away country where they will work together on an art project typical of that country. More Info


Marc Berger
Sat., May 18 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

Marc has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival, The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. More Info


Crashbox Theatre’s Free Public Performance
Sun., May 19 | 2 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church (111 Brookletts Ave)

The “CRASHBOX THEATRE TROUPE” perform solos & duets from some of Broadway’s favorite musicals. Donations will benefit the Talbot Interfaith Shelter. More Info

This Weekend in Easton – May 10 – 12, 2019

The Talbot Spy shares with its readers each week Discover Easton’s “This Weekend in Easton” events newsletter. Each edition takes a look at the community events going on in Easton for the coming weekend, and highlights Signature Events hosted by Discover Easton. From shows at the Avalon Theatre, fundraisers, art exhibits, in-store promotions, festivals, and more, there is always something to do in Easton, Maryland.

 

Dragonfly’s Anniversary Celebration
May 10 & May 11 | 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dragonfly (21 Goldsborough St)

Celebrate Dragonfly’s 7th year! Refreshments, door prizes, and 25% off (see store for details). Also open on Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) More Info


Let’s Roll Skate Night
Fri., May 10 | 7 p.m.
Talbot County Community Center (10028 Ocean Gtwy)

Come out to the Talbot County Community Center on Friday, May 10th for a special evening of Roller Skating. Live DJ, Snack Bar, and 2-Hours of Open Skating with your family and friends. More Info


Chesapeake Center, Inc.’s Pit Beef Fundraiser
Fri., May 10 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Autozone Parking Lot (815 Dover Rd)

Delicious pit beef is prepared by “Catering by Jamie”. Purchase a sandwich, bag of chips, & drink for $8! Proceeds support Chesapeake Center. More Info


Driftwood
Fri., May 10 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

While the acoustic configuration may tempt one to label them a bluegrass act, Driftwood’s sound owes as much a nod to ‘60s R&B, ‘70s country rock, and contemporary pop as it does to folk and traditional Appalachian music. More Info


Community Yard Sale
Sat., May 11 | 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Talbot County Community Center (10028 Ocean Gtwy)

A perfect opportunity to get some spring cleaning done and sell your items. Clean out your garages, attics, basements, and closets! One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. More Info


Farmers Market
Sat., May 11 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Lot; 100 Block of N. Harrison St

Fresh produce, nursery stock & bulbs, breads, pastries, handcrafted gifts, fresh cut flowers, local honey, pet treats, kombucha, rum, and prepared foods. Live music begins at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. More Info


The Met: Live in HD Presents Dialogues des Carmélites
Sat., May 11 | 12 p.m.
Tidewater Inn (101 E Dover Rd)

The Met brings us LIVE transmissions in HD from Lincoln Center in New York City on Saturday afternoons to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. More Info


Chesapeake Film Festival Presents Moving Stories
Sat., May 11 | 3 p.m.
Talbot County Free Library (100 West Dover St)

Q&A with filmmakers and reception follow the screening. The event is free, but seating is limited. More Info


Talbot Players Improv Night
Sat., May 11 | 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre (40 E Dover Rd)

Featuring several kinds of improv games. Each holds a twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Side-splitting puns and hilarious pantomime, every scene is sure to be a hit. More Info


Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun., May 12 | 10 a.m.
Tidewater Inn (101 E Dover Rd)

Treat the special ladies in your life to an extraordinary Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Tidewater Inn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Hunters’ Tavern 410.822.4034 for reservations. More Info

This Weekend in Easton – May 3 – 5, 2019

The Talbot Spy shares with its readers each week Discover Easton’s “This Weekend in Easton” events newsletter. Each edition takes a look at the community events going on in Easton for the coming weekend, and highlights Signature Events hosted by Discover Easton. From shows at the Avalon Theatre, fundraisers, art exhibits, in-store promotions, festivals, and more, there is always something to do in Easton, Maryland.

 


First Weekend
Fri., May 3 – Sun., May 5
Easton, Maryland

Shop | Dine | Arts

Experience Easton on the first weekend of each month. Our local merchants are excited to show you what makes our business community special and showcase our Eastern Shore hospitality! More Info


Easton Ghost Walk
Fri., May 3 | 7 p.m.
Meet in Front of the Tidewater Inn

Take a nighttime ghostly walk through the Eastern capital of Maryland. Filled with history and mystery, the Easton ghost walk is a hauntingly entertaining evening that is fun for the entire family. More Info


Sulphur Springs
Fri., May 3 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

Sulphur Springs is an all-acoustic, semi-traditional bluegrass band based out of Easton, MD. Expect to hear hard-driving traditional bluegrass music with three-part vocal harmonies. More Info


Farmers Market
Sat., May 4 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Lot; 100 Block of N. Harrison St

Fresh produce, nursery stock & bulbs, breads, pastries, handcrafted gifts, fresh cut flowers, local honey, pet treats, kombucha, rum, and prepared foods. Live music begins at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. More Info


20th Annual Multicultural Festival
Sat., May 4 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Idlewild Park (115 Idlewild Ave)

The Multicultural Festival celebrates cultural diversity by providing events that positively showcase cultural differences and encourages people to share and celebrate in unity. More Info


Talbot Historical Society WWII Veterans Exhibit
Sat., May 4 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Talbot Historical Society (30 S Washington St)

Amazing stories of the county’s veterans are told with uniforms and war artifacts on display. More Info


Chesapeake Classic Car Club
Saturday Cruise-ins
Sat., May 4 | 5 p.m.
Waterside Village (28632 Marlboro Ave)

The CCCC is hosting Cruise-ins the first Saturday of each month May through October from 5 to 8 pm. All makes and models are welcome. More Info


Benedictine’s Annual Spring Benefit: A Night at the Races
Sat., May 4 | 5 p.m.
Tidewater Inn (101 E Dover Rd)

Kentucky Derby themed affair with a live viewing of the races, sophisticated southern menu, & live bidding on custom auction items. More Info


Big Top Circus
Sat., May 4 | 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Talbot Ag & Ed Center (10659 Hiners Lane)

A “Real Circus Under the Big Top” is coming to Easton with two spectacular performances! For the best seats –arrive early. Tickets availabe online or at the door. More Info


Saved by Zero
Sat., May 4 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

Get ready to be transported back to the decade of decadence with the area’s hottest new wave party band. An irresistible force of high-energy entertainment that will rock the dance floor to one of the greatest decades of music…the ‘80s! More Info

Discover Easton Spotlight: Crackerjacks Turns 40 May 4

 

At the Crackerjacks 35th celebration. Linda Laramy (center) was flanked by long-time employees Jane Worm (left) and Patty Woodward (right)

Manager Jane Worm (left) and owner Linda Laramy pictured with her grandchildren.

May 4, 1979. Little did owner Linda Laramy think that Crackerjacks Toys and Children’s Books would still be around 40 years later. As she says, “It seemed like a good idea at the time”. Yes indeed, and so it began. Forty years brings changes to all of us. Two of Laramy’s children grew up in the store and now have children of their own. We often see young parents bringing their children into the store and sharing with us their fond memories of the magic of being in Crackerjacks as a child. And the grandparents! They love having an excuse to come back into the store.

A retail store is basically buying wholesale and selling retail. Besides going to major trade shows in New York or New Orleans, sales reps from many different toy companies come to us. One of our reps told us once that Crackerjacks is unique in having the same wonderful sales force, practically from the beginning. Manager Jane Worm and book buyer Cindy Orban came on board early, and although Cindy went on to The Country School, Jane is still here. Patty Woodward came soon after, and only left us two years ago. We have had a procession of high school girls, a new one every four years. Our sales team is the heart of the business and they make buying toys such fun!

Crackerjacks has weathered several storms, the first being the arrival of Walmart. Although we always emphasized specialty toys, once it arrived we let them handle all the Barbie dolls and TV advertised toys. This gave us the freedom to explore in depth the interesting toys coming out of Germany, Denmark and yes, Thailand and China as well. Our next challenge is ongoing… Amazon. You can get anything on Amazon, but you can’t touch it or try it out, and for sure you can’t get the benefit of our years of experience to advise you about the perfect toy for your little one.

Governor Larry Hogan Presenting Crackerjacks with a Certificate of Recognition during Small Business Saturday in 2015

People ask if we’ll close up shop anytime soon. At this time, it’s still fun, and we have a very loyal following. We’ll probably be around for the foreseeable future. Maybe a 50th party in 2029?

Please join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for Crackerjack’s 40th birthday party. There will be 15% off all toys all day, a ribbon and cake cutting at 11 a.m., balloons, and lots of fun. And don’t forget to send us a birthday card!

Crackerjacks is a proud member of Discover Easton. For more information on Discover Easton, including ways to support the independent businesses community of Easton, visit www.discovereaston.com. Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @discovereaston.

 

 

Easton, Maryland Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation

Easton, Maryland has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™. Organized and maintained by Discover Easton, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, Easton, Maryland is one of the longest-accredited Main Street communities in the State of Maryland.

“We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 840 nationally accredited Main Street America programs that have worked tirelessly to strengthen their communities,”said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These programs deserve recognition for generating impressive economic returns, preserving community character, and celebrating local history.Main Street America Accredited communities are part of a powerful movement of changemakers, and their dedication to improving quality of life in the places they call home is inspiring.”

In 2018 alone, Main Street America programs generated $4.93 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 5,310 net new businesses, generated 25,301 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,146 historic buildings, and clocked 2.2 million volunteer hours.

Easton’s performance is annually evaluated by Main Street Maryland through the Department of Housing and Community Development, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

“We are excited to continue our work with Main Street Maryland and the National Main Street Center,” Discover Easton director Ross Benincasa said. “To be nationally-accredited is a highly sought-after recognition, and we are excited to continue to engage our Easton community over the next year in new events and initiatives throughout our Main Street.”

In addition to Easton’s Main Street designation, Discover Easton manages marketing and event promotions for the Town of Easton and serves as the independent business association for the town. They have recently submitted plans to create an Easton Arts District to the State of Maryland and a proposal to extend the town’s Main Street district, which would offer more incentives to the growing business community.

ABOUT DISCOVER EASTON

Discover Easton is a marketing, promotion and events non-profit organization operating as a member of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. The mission of Discover Easton is to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality of Easton’s independent merchants which benefit business owners, residents and visitors; and to bring awareness to the Town’s historical roots and lifestyles. To learn more about our organization, businesses, and upcoming events, head to www.discovereaston.com.

ABOUT MAIN STREET AMERICA

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $79.12 billion in new public and private investment, generated 640,017 net new jobs and 143,613 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 284,936 buildings.Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This Weekend in Easton – April 26 – 28, 2019

The Talbot Spy shares with its readers each week Discover Easton’s “This Weekend in Easton” events newsletter. Each edition takes a look at the community events going on in Easton for the coming weekend, and highlights Signature Events hosted by Discover Easton. From shows at the Avalon Theatre, fundraisers, art exhibits, in-store promotions, festivals, and more, there is always something to do in Easton, Maryland.

 


Shearer the Jeweler’s Mother’s Day Sale
Now through May 11
Shearer the Jeweler (22 N Washington St)

Select a flower during Shearer’s Mother’s Day Sale and you can earn 10-50% off your purchase. Don’t wait, shop now for all the moms in your life! See store for details. More Info



Encore Cinema Series: Shoplifters

Thurs., April 25 | 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
Easton Premier Cinemas (210 Marlboro Ave)

As a result of the overwhelming response from the community, Triton Entertainment is proud to announce the continuation of the “Encore Cinema Series” film program. More Info


Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Thurs., April 25 | 6 p.m.
Easton High (723 Mecklenburg Ave)

Six teams of 5th Graders will test their knowledge by answering questions from a broad range of categories. Each team will be paired with a community celebrity guest! More Info


Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–55
Open Reception: Fri., April 26 | 5:30 p.m.
Academy Art Museum (106 South St)

A comprehensive exhibit of Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity, focusing solely on the paintings and drawings that precede his 1955 shift to figuration at age 33. More Info


Easton Choral Arts Presents Songs from the Heart
Fri., April 26 & Sun., April 28
Christ Church Easton (11 S Harrison St)

A seven-movement work for chorus, strings, and oboe that is based on poetry by Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Sara Teasdale. More Info


Count Basie Orchestra
Fri., April 26 | 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre (40 E Dover Rd)

Winner of 18 Grammy Awards, performed with legendary vocalists like Billie Holiday, appeared in several movies, television shows, and at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. More Info


Jalopyrama!
Sat., April 27 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Talbot County Community Center (10028 Ocean Gateway)

A traditional style hot rod and custom car show supporting Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group, The Benedictine, ARC of Central Chesapeake, and Talbot hospice.  More Info


Farmers Market
Sat., April 27 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Lot; 100 Block of N. Harrison St

Fresh produce, nursery stock & bulbs, breads, pastries, handcrafted gifts, fresh cut flowers, local honey, pet treats, kombucha, rum, and prepared foods. Live music begins at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. More Info



Chesapeake Classic Car Club 2019 Car Show

Sun., April 27 | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Talbot County Community Center (10028 Ocean Gateway)

It’s CCCC’s 35th anniversary! Free admission and parking, lunch available, exhibits, and much more to see and enjoy! More Info


Save the Date: First Weekend in Easton | May 3-5

You’re invited to experience Easton on the first weekend of each month. Join us in May to find the perfect gift for mothers day! More Info

This Weekend in Easton – April 19 – 21, 2019

The Talbot Spy shares with its readers each week Discover Easton’s “This Weekend in Easton” events newsletter. Each edition takes a look at the community events going on in Easton for the coming weekend, and highlights Signature Events hosted by Discover Easton. From shows at the Avalon Theatre, fundraisers, art exhibits, in-store promotions, festivals, and more, there is always something to do in Easton, Maryland.

 

Encore Cinema Series – Destroyer
Thurs., April 18 | 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
Easton Premier Cinemas (210 Marlboro Ave)

As a result of the overwhelming response from our community, Triton Entertainment is proud to announce the continuation of the “Encore Cinema Series” film program. More Info


Dragonfly’s Eggstravaganza Sale
April 19 & 20
Dragonfly (21 Goldsborough St)

Shop at Dragonfly during their Eggstravaganza Sale and pick an egg for a chance to save up to 25% off your entire purchase! See store for details. More Info


Ladies’ Night
Fri., April 19 | 5 p.m.
Kiln Born Creations (1 S Washington Street)

Ladies 18+ receive 40% off created items (some exclusions). Please bring snacks or beverages. Book a spot now – it’s free to reserve! More Info


The Dirty Grass Players
Fri., April 19 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

From Baltimore, The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass & blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. More Info


Farmers Market
Sat., April 20 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Lot; 100 Block of N. Harrison St

Fresh produce, nursery stock & bulbs, breads, pastries, handcrafted gifts, fresh cut flowers, local honey, pet treats, kombucha, rum, and prepared foods. Live music begins at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. More Info


Easton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 20 | 10 a.m.
Talbot County Courthouse (11 N Washington St)

Over 5,000 Easter eggs, some include special prizes from our local businesses. Also enjoy free face painting and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. More Info


Jenn Grinels
Sat., April 20 | 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre (40 E Dover Rd)

Fans of Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison, Brandi Carlile and just plain good singing will want to see Jenn when she returns to the Avalon stage to perform music from her upcoming studio album. More Info


Easter Sunday Grand Brunch Buffet
Sun., April 21 | 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Tidewater Inn (101 E Dover St)

Celebrate Easter at the Tidewater Inn with friends and family for Easter brunch. Call ahead for reservations on the hour between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (410.822.4034). More Info



Easton was nominated for “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” in USA Today
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This Weekend In Easton – April 12 – 14, 2019

 

The Talbot Spy shares with its readers each week Discover Easton’s “This Weekend in Easton” events newsletter. Each edition takes a look at the community events going on in Easton for the coming weekend, and highlights Signature Events hosted by Discover Easton. From shows at the Avalon Theatre, fundraisers, art exhibits, in-store promotions, festivals, and more, there is always something to do in Easton, Maryland.

 


Talbot Restaurant Week
Now – Sat., April 13
Participating Talbot Restaurants

Participating restaurants offer prix fix lunches and dinners, many with special menus designed to showcase their finest dishes. More Info


Adult Workshop: Bunny Basket
Fri., April 12 | 6 p.m.
Kiln Born Creations (1 S Washington St)

Paint one or more of your very own Bunny Basket plate or platter. You get to choose your own colors and wordings and they’ll show you the techniques. Reservations required. More Info


Robbie Schaefer Family Show – FREE!
Fri., April 12 | 7 p.m.
Avalon Theatre (40 E Dover Rd)

Don’t miss this high energy and uplifting show where you will hear all of your favorites including “Carp in the Tub” and “Sally”. Guaranteed fun for all ages! More Info


Brooks Williams
Fri., April 12 | 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room (40 E Dover Rd)

He is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, and a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” More Info


Farmers Market
Sat., April 13 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Lot; 100 Block of N. Harrison St

It’s opening day of the Easton Farmers Market 2019 season! Join neighbors for this weekly gathering of great produce, crafts, and conversation. Enjoy music and more each week. More Info


EENA Clean-up & Beautification Day
Sat., April 13 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
EENA Community Garden (Corner of South St. & Thoroughgood Lane)

Bring gloves & wear sturdy shoes. Coffee & donuts provided! Community service learning hours are available too. Join EENA this year – we’re happening! More Info


Town of Easton Open Houses
Sat., April 13 | 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
308 South Street & Railroad Station

Come celebrate the completion of two Town of Easton projects, which are part of their ongoing effort to improve Easton. Light refreshments will be served. More Info


EGGstravaganza
Sat., April 13 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Easton VFW (355 Glebe Road)

Carnival games, inflatables, rock climbing wall, an egg hunt with over 250 prize eggs, appearances by kid’s favorite characters, bunnies, and more! A fun-filled day for children 0-12 years old. More Info


Signature Event: Farmer Appreciation Day
Sat., April 13 | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Eat Sprout (335 Aurora St.)

A dozen Mid-Shore farms will come to town so locals can meet the growers behind their favorite food at Easton restaurants and markets. Samples, demos, music, and more! More Info


2019 EVFD Stop, Drop, & Run 5K
Sat., April 13 | 12 p.m.
EVFD (315 Aurora Park Drive)

Registration & packet pickup starts at 10 a.m. Entry fees cover your race, BBQ lunch, & 2 beers (21+ ID REQUIRED). All proceeds go to the Easton Volunteer Fire Department! More Info


Lip Sync Battle 2019!
Sat., April 13 | 6:15 p.m.
Waterfowl Building (40 S Harrison St)

The most fun night of the year is on its way. Dinner is 6:15-7:00 p.m., and then the fun begins! Teams compete for your votes, and the contestant who has raised the most money for the Interfaith Shelter will be champ! More Info


Kentavius Jones
Sat., April 13 | 8 p.m.
Avalon Theatre (40 E Dover Rd)

Join local singer-songwriter and guitarist Kentavius Jones for an evening of gritty rock ‘n’ soul celebrating the release of his debut CD, Bohemian Beatbox! More Info


Save the Date: Easton’s Easter Egg Hunt | April 20

Over 5,000 eggs will be spread out on the Talbot County Courthouse grounds on Saturday, April 20. Free face painting and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Be on the lookout for special eggs hidden by our local businesses with gift cards, discounts, freebies, and more inside! More Info

Easton Nominated for “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” in USA Today

Easton, Maryland is a finalist for USA Today’s “Best Small Town Cultural Scene.” Each small town chosen has a population of fewer than 30,000 people. Easton may be a small town, but it packs a “big cultural punch.”

The Talbot Historical Society Museum, Academy Art Museum, and Avalon Theatre are mentioned as ambassadors of the unique cultural scene of Easton. These are places of art, history, and culture that have all but disappeared in other small towns across the country. In Easton they are supported by its businesses and organizations that back the arts and support the community.

The Avalon is wrapping up a major renovation to its historic art deco style theatre while continuing to produce hundreds of shows each year. Meanwhile, the Academy Art Museum has announced plans for a major campus renovation later this year. Beginning April 26, the Academy Art Museum offers the only East Coast exhibition of Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

“Easton is proud to be the Cultural Capital of the Eastern Shore,” Discover Easton Marketing & Events Coordinator Jeff Lankford said. “This nomination is well deserved and is a nod to all the businesses and organizations that support the arts in Easton.”

Voting for USA Today’s “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” ends on Monday, May 6 at noon. To join the vote and get Easton to the top spot, visit vote.discovereaston.com. You can vote once per day until voting ends. Winners will be revealed on Friday, May 17.

About Discover Easton: Discover Easton is a marketing, promotion and events non-profit organization operating as a member of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.  The mission of Discover Easton is to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality of Easton’s independent merchants which benefit business owners, residents and visitors; and to bring awareness to the Town’s historical roots and lifestyles.

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