As Tiny Tim exclaimed, “God bless us every one”. At this time of year, the Bay Hundred Area is brimming with blessings and charity from many resources. The St. Michaels Community Center is one that is hosting a large toy drive so that local families will be able to provide presents under the tree for their children on Christmas morning. We are in need of toys, books, diapers,boys and girls new clothing items and shoes (newborn to youth size 16), These items can be dropped off at SMCC at 103 Railroad Avenue in St. Michaels as well as the St. Michaels Library on Fremont St. and the St. Michaels Police Department, next to the Library on Fremont Street. Collections until December 14.
SMCC is also collecting household goods (laundry detergent, small laundry baskets, cleaning products, toiletries, personal hygiene items, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) that will be distributed to local families and seniors in need of a little help this winter. These items are being collected at SMCC or St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street in St. Michaels until December 14.
Please check out the following websites for holiday church services and love being shared with our neighbors by local organizations in St. Michaels:
Christmas in St. Michaels: christmasinstmichaels.org
Town of St. Michaels, MD: stmichaelsmd.gov
St. Michaels Business Association: stmichaelsmd.org
Please be sure to check out all the other Bay Hundred Area churches and organizations from Royal Oak and Newcomb to Tilghman Island for holiday dinners, services and celebrations.
Kids Christmas Craft Week is scheduled for Mon., November 26 through Thursday, November 28. Monday is Gingerbread houses with K – 2nd. Tuesday is Gingerbread houses with 3 – 5th grades. Wednesday is crafts and “shopping” with K – 2nd and Thursday is crafts and “shopping” with grades 3 – 5. Each day is $10 per student. Call Amy or April at 410-745-5102 to sign up.
Christmas Train Villages
Once again, SMCC plays host to the Annual Christmas Train Villages, open to the public from December 7 through December 12 from 10am – 3pm daily. Baked goods and crafts will be for sale on Saturday, the 8th (after the parade) and Sunday, the 9th. There is no charge to see the trains. Donations are gratefully accepted. Fun for all kids of all ages!!!
Neighborhood Holiday Dinner – Wednesday, before Thanksgiving, 11am to 3pm, SMCC, 103 Railroad Ave. Open to all!
Neighborhood Holiday Dinner – Saturday, Dec. 15, 4-7pm, Union United Methodist Church Parish Hall. Open to all!
Validating the Afterlife with Roland Comtois (Medium, Author, Speaker) – Nov. 17, 7-9pm at St. Michaels Inn. Pre-registration is required. He will offer random audience readings. For tickets and information, go to RolandComtois.net or call Bobbi Parlett at 610-209-5409.
On-Going Activities & Programs for the Community
Every Monday – Aunt Jeannie’s Community Café – 4pm to 7pm at Union United Methodist Church, Parish Hall on Fremont Street.Jeannie has added an home-cooked dinner to the weekly schedule. Great for busy families and anyone looking for a welcoming place, friendly company and delicious food. Pay “what you can, IF you can”, donations gratefully accepted.
Every Monday and Wednesday – Food Distribution – to assist St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Bank, SMCC distributes food every Monday and Wednesday at 103 Railroad Avenue from 12:30 – 3pm. Anyone needing food assistance is welcome to stop by, once a week, to collect 2 bags of fresh veggies, fruit, bread, cheeses, meat and/or desserts.
Every Wednesday – Senior Gathering – Every Wednesday from 10:30 – 12:30, anyone over the age of 55 is welcome to join us at SMCC for a healthy meal provided by Upper Shore Aging amid fellowship and fun. Every first and third Wednesday enjoy Bingo, the second Wednesday the YMCA joins us for “Brain Games” and on the fourth and fifth Wednesdays, activities vary from games, movement exercises to art projects. Please join us!
Every Friday – Aunt Jeannie’s Community Café – open for lunch every Friday at SMCC from 11 – 2. Open for dinner every Monday evening at Union United Methodist from 4 – 7pm. All are welcome! No charge, donations appreciated.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE to the “Rockettes – Christmas Spectacular” bus Trip on Thursday, December 6 with time to shop after the show! Cost of $179 per person includes round trip bus fare, tip for driver and tickets on the first mezzanine for the 11am show. Make this your special, holiday tradition! Call NOW 410-745-6073