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Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse

Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Winter Speaker Series, “This Old Chesapeake House” commences this Thursday with the fascinating story of Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse owner Jane Cox, who is restoring the lighthouse, “one load of ferried-in supplies at a time.” And if the plethora of lighthouse replicas in stores and catalogs is any indication, Cox is not alone in her obsession, although she probably would not call it that.

This Spy is seriously considering attending the 23rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner at St Luke’s UM Church in St Michaels this Friday. We have been craving the dish ever since Jean Sander’s Food Friday article, On Top of Spaghetti came out last week. Much better to  not have to wash dishes – sorry, Jean – and there is carry out.

Saturday one of our favorite bands currently touring, Caravan of Thieves, comes to the Avalon. They’re another one of those ‘hard to pigeonhole’ groups. The website describes the music as, “Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin.” That’s just the half of it. They also stomp and clap and insist that you sing along. The best twenty bucks you’ll spend this month.

Thursday, January 17 – 10 am: Preserving Chesapeake Lighthouses   Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Baltimore Light House   Space is limited, pre-registration required. Call 410-745-4941.$6 members, $8 non-members.

Friday, January 18 – 4:30 to 7:30:  23rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner  “All You Can Eat” for only $10.00 (Children 11 and under $4.00). Take-outs will be available. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 304 Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Info and tickets 410-745-2534

Gypsy swing meets the Beatles?  Caravan of Thieves perform Saturday at Avalon's Stoltz Listening Room

Gypsy swing meets the Beatles? Caravan of Thieves perform Saturday at Avalon’s Stoltz Listening Room

Saturday, January 19 – 8:00 pm: Caravan of Thieves Stoltz Listening Room at Avalon Theatre  “There’s something about Caravan of Thieves’ witty, spirited gypsy folk-jazz that is so new and yet so familiar all at once.” The Washington Post. Video.  Tickets $20.  40 E Dover St., Easton, MD,  21601.   410 822 7299.


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