OCC Announces January Events

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The Oxford Community Center announces two special public classes scheduled for January of 2018 as well as various save-the-dates.

Oxford’s local favorite personality, Larry Paz shares his love for cooking monthly. The first “Cooking with Larry” is January 25th, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Oxford Community Center. The cooking class is interactive and educational.  The January menu is Paella.  Participants in the class sit down to a wonderful lunch celebrating new skills and new friends.  Refreshments are included as well as all cooking supplies for $30 class fee. Register online at oxfordcc.org or call 410-226-5904.

“Break Glass Instructional Mosaic Class with Jennifer Wagner” comes to the OCC January 31st from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Jen has developed a following of students as she brings such enthusiasm and creativity to every class. Each participant leaves with a finished piece of original artwork after the three hour class.  Wine and nibbles are provided. $65 class fee, all art supplies included. Register online at www.oxfordcc.org or call 410-226-5905.

The Tred Avon Players present Almost Maine by John Cariani, directed by Fiona Foster. A fun hearted look at relationships in a small winter town as residents fall in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 7:30pm; February 18 and 25 at 2:00pm or start the weekend early with Thrifty Thursday February 15th at 7:30pm. For tickets and more information, visit www.tredavonplayers.org

As part of the Frederick Douglass 200th celebration the OCC and John Wesley Preservation Society will host a three event series. The first starting February 7th at 6:00 pm being a panel discussion entitled “Black History of Talbot County”. This moderated panel, composed of African-Americans who have lived in Talbot County most of their lives, will entertain questions regarding education, employment, and the role of the Black Church in Talbot County. The questions will be stimulating and the discussion lively. The discussion will be followed by questions from the audience.Coffee/tea will be provided. Save the date for the next one on March 26th welcoming speaker Dr. Clara Small, who has written and lectured extensively on African- American History and will discuss African-American participation in the Civil War Between the States.  Talbot County was the source of many United States Colored Troops who fought bravely in the war. The series finale is April 29th at 4:00pm featuring a Concert with Music performed by various local church choirs.  Free for all three events.

Jennifer Wagner

OCC celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17, at 6:00 pm with an Irish dinner featuring corn beef and cabbage and fresh soda bread prepared by a team of OCC chefs and a concert by Oxford’s Free ‘n Eazy Band. $25 per person.  Cash bar. Limited seating. Reservations required by March 10th.

Fine Arts @ Oxford returns in its 34th year May 18-20, at OCC. Juried exhibitors will be on hand to display and sell their works. The weekend includes demonstrations and a raffle; lunch will be available, including homemade strawberry shortcake. Don’t miss the Preview Gala on Friday the 18th!  Selected Exhibiting Artists will be announced mid-February.

Health and Wellness programs have sprung for the New Year!  Don’t miss a chance to learn Tai Chi from certified instructor Nathan Spivey whose approach is whole body wellness. His classes are offered Tue/Thurs 8am and Tuesday evenings at 5:45pm. $10/each. OCC’s Steady and Strong lead by YMCA instructor Janet Pfeiffer continues Tues/Thurs mornings at 10:30 am. $8 each. Drop-ins welcome for all classes, but registration and pre-payment is recommended. Bulk pricing available.

OCC’s Community Café continues on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9-11 am. And Tuesday Night Jam sessions 6:30pm on Tuesdays.  Our open Art Studio also continues on Tuesdays from 9 am-1 pm. Bring your art project and work among other community artists. Drop-ins welcome at all events and are offered free to the public.

For more information, registration and payments please contact the Oxford Community Center at 410-226-5904, or email oxfordcc@verizon.net, or visit our oxfordcc.org.  Sign up for OCC’s weekly e-newsletter for additional announcements and updates or like OCC’s Facebook page at Oxford Community Center, Inc.

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