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Guitar aficionados should not miss the Blue Rhythm Boys this Friday at the Avalon – Tom Mitchell is one of the best in the Mid Atlantic; together he and Jim Stephanson put on a fabulously swinging show.  And thank goodness the weather looks better for this Saturday, as we are planning on eating at least a dozen oysters, maybe two…at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Oysterfest.  If we’re not too full, we plan to do a little shopping at the Christmas Bazaar at Wye Mills. Or maybe  shop early, and then have oysters for lunch ?  So many decisions !

Friday, November 4 –  8pm: Blue Rhythm Boys at the Avalon Theatre The Blue Rhythm Boys have made quite a name for

Blue Rhythm Boys, l to r, Jim Stephanson & Tom Mitchell

themselves in the DC area for their swinging blues style and tight vocals. The two guitarists, Tom Mitchell and Jim Stephanson, have individually played with the likes of Dan Hicks, Elvis Costello, and rockabilly legend Billy Hancock. Together the duo’s musical blend is guaranteed to knock your socks off, as a critic for the Washington Post put it. Or, as Dan Hicks says, “Swingin’ Acoustic Guitars, southern-tinged vocals, and the best repertoire East of Bucks County all combine to float your boat up the mighty Miss-i-sip!” – $20  Avalon Theatre 40 Dover St. Easton, Md 21601. 410 822 7299

Saturday, November 5 – 10am to 4pm;  Oysterfest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime


Museum Celebrate the Bay oyster with live music, great food, family activities, skipjack and buyboat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demonstrations, oyster tonging, and cooking demonstrations. Admission to OysterFest is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children between the ages of six and 17. Children five years and under and CBMM members are admitted free. Food and boat rides are an additional cost.

Saturday, November 5 – 9am to 3pm: 48th  Annual Christmas Bazaar at  Old Wye Church, “An Old-Fashioned Christmas.” Hand-crafted holiday decorations, many made from natural materials, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and boutique items,and homemade baked goods and lunch, can all be enjoyed while listening to beautiful choral music sung by the Wye Choral Scholars. FREE.  Old Wye Church, 14114 Old Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills, MD  21679



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