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 Fabulous Fall is Here!

Come to Easton on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. The fabulous fall weather, warm sunny days and crisp evening temperatures, make the area a popular destination for enjoying a wide variety of outdoor activities; sailing on the Chesapeake or one of our rivers; playing golf on one of our many golf courses; testing your aim with sporting clays; welcoming the return of the Canadian Geese; watching eagles soar or catching a glimpse of other migratory wildlife in nearby refuges; cycling the Tred Avon Circle; take a leisurely stroll down our tree lined streets; visiting our unique shops, art galleries, or indoor and outdoor markets; explore the local flora, fauna and changing colors of the leaves and water grasses. Our evening diversions are just as enjoyable as our daytime activities. Easton has live theater, live music, movies, and a wide variety  of restaurants to please any palate and fit any price range. Come to Easton and unwind and indulge yourself and forget about the workday stress. Be sure to extend your visit by staying in one of our gracious Victorian Bed and Breakfasts, enjoying a leisurely morning breakfast before exploring the 8th Best Small Town in America.

Bishop's House Bed and Breakfast 2011-2017

Easton, Maryland, "the 8th Best Small Town in America"  is an arts and cultural center with a population 16,500+ individuals who love living in a small town that offers the best of many worlds: access to large metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, and Wilmington; good health care from a strong local hospital and medical community; casual and gourmet dining; shopping for all budgets from collectibles to fine antiques; eclectic art galleries; numerous public golf courses; the splendid Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in their backyard for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and crabbing; an historic Town Center with Colonial and Victorian architecture; and an active local community that welcomes new ideas and enthusiasm. 

Bishop's House Bed and Breakfast 2011-2017

  

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November 2017

Talbot Historical Society Museums  & Garden - The Federal styled garden is open seven days a week during daylight hours, (entrance through gate on Glenwood Avenue, behind the Neall House, (the James Neall House, built in 1810, the Joseph Neall House, built in 1795, and a 17th century reconstruction named "Ending of Controversie). Visit the museum Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, (10 AM to 4 PM), in the historic Mary Jenkins House at 30 S. Washington Street, entrance on Glenwood Avenue featuring Talbot County's history. The Galleries at Neall House showcase the society's wonderful collections of portraits, artifacts and furniture. New Exhibit The Working Boats of Talbot County, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM, beginning October 21, through December 16, 2017 The museum shop, Tharpe Antiques and Decorative Arts is located at 25 S. Washington Street. The shop offers a wonderful array of donated and consigned items for sale. 410-822-0773.  

Academy Art Museum - Permanent Collection contains more than 1,000 pieces including core holdings of European and American works on paper. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Amish Country Farmers Market Every Thursday through Saturday - Indoor market offering fresh produce, meats, dairy products, furniture, handcrafted items, and indoor and take away dinning and more! Thurs 9 AM - 6 PM; Fri 9 AM - 7 PM & Sat 9 AM - 3 PM. Easton Plaza, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601. Phone 410-822-8989.

Easton Market Square open Wednesday through Friday 10 AM - 6 PM & Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM. 137 N. Harrison Street, Easton. Merchants featured include: Against The Grain, artisan breads & pastries; Arbec Orchids; Brasserie Brightwell, simple French Kitchen; Cottingham Farm, certified organic vegetables and herbs; Chez Gourmet, crepes, paninis, Belgian sugar waffles; Gourmet By The Bay, gourmet dinners, artisan cheeses and catering;  Harrison's Wine & Liquor, beer, wine, liquor; Seaberry Farm & Market, fresh cut flowers, orchids, local foods; TS Smith, farm fresh produce & fancy foods; The Bean, coffee for a cause; & Medura Originals, creative wood working and functional art.

Bingo Every Friday Night - Doors open at 6:30 PM; games start at 7:30 PM. Food provided by the Easton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Easton Volunteer Fire Department, Creamery Lane, 315 Aurora Street, Easton. 410-822-4848.

Easton First Friday Gallery Walk - Galleries are open later into evening. New Exhibits and discussions with artist.

St. Michaels Second Saturday Art Night Out - Art galleries are alive with special events for the launch of their monthly Second Saturday "Art Night Out" celebrations. Enjoy a walking tour of six fine art galleries, all central located on Talbot Street.

First Saturday of the Month Ballroom & Latin Dance Party Sponsored by USA Dance Easton, Chapter 6099 - 7:15 - 8 PM Early Bird Dance lesson; 8 - 10 PM Monthly Ballroom & Latin Dance Party with music by DJ. Beginners and singles are welcomed and encouraged to come. The venue is smoke and alcohol free; dress is casual, no spike heels are permitted. YMCA, 202 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. Admission $12/$10 USA Dance & YMCA members. 410-758-8266.

Dancing on the Shore - Tuesday & Thursday - 7 PM & 8 PM. Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country Western Dance Group Classes. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. 410-482-6169.

Easton Farmers Market  - Every Saturday  8 AM - 1 PM April 15-December 16.  Live music 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Over 20+ vendors offering a variety of fresh fruits, organic vegetables, pork, eggs, sauces, cheese, baked goods, pies, tarts, cheesecake, flowers, plants, dog treats, local crab meat, rum, kombucha and handcrafted gift items. 100 Block North Harrison Street Parking Lot, (adjacent to Easton Market Square), Easton. 410-822-0345. Market Master E-mail: marie@avalonfoundation.org Visit the web site: avalonfoundation.org/ under the tab "Community" for more information.

St. Michaels Museum Walking Tours - Saturday 10 AM. "Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings or Frederick Douglass, a Slave, in St. Michaels 1833-1836. Admission $10 per person. 410-745-0530. 

Tilghman Watermen's Museum - Every Saturday & Sundays through November. 10 AM - 3PM. Exhibit featuring photographs of the Tilghman Packing Company from the Hollyday collection, of Eastern Shore people and places from the land, water, and air; the collection includes over 200 images of Tilghman Island and the Packing Company. Lee House, 6031 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman Island, MD.

Cars and Coffee at the Classic Motor Museum - 9 AM - 11 AM Every Saturday. Meet collectors who will bring their classic cars for show and tell. Bring your own pre or post-war classic car. St. Michaels. Free. 410-745-9303.

Kent Island Farmer's Market - Every Thursday 3:30 - 6:30 PM. Open year round. 830 Romancoke Road, Stevensville, MD 21666.

Nov 18 - Dec 31: David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints - Noted artist and scholar, David Driskell, PHD, (1931), is widely respected as an artist, curator, educator, and scholar of African-American art. This exhibition comes here from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, MD.  Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Nov 18 - Feb 25: The Caprichos Goya and Lombardo - The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Nov 18 - Mar 11: The Soothsayers: 3D works on Paper by Emily Lombardo - The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Nov 19: Modern Warrior Live - 2 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Chesapeake Music. Admission Charge. 410-819-0380.

Nov 19: Simple Gifts - Linda Littleton & Karen Hirshon - 3 PM. Two women plus ten instruments equals one impressive variety of ethnic folk styles when this award-winning duo performs. Irish jigs, American reels, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Scandinavian twin fiddling and original compositions written in a traditional style. St. Marks United Methodist Church, 101 Peachblossom Road, Easton. Free admission. 410-822-0001.

Nov 19: Old Fashioned Christmas Market - 1 - 4 PM. 25 + Vendors, "Stock Up for the Holidays" Wine Sale, Christmas Carolers, Vittles Food Truck, Wine Tasting. Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery, 4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna. 410-228-1205

Nov 22: Chandler Travis Phiharmonette-  8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Chesapeake Music. Admission Charge $25. 410-819-0380.

Nov 24: An Evening with George Winston - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge $45. 410-822-7299.

Nov 25: Easton Farmers Market  - Every Saturday  8 AM - 1 PM April 15-December 16.  Live music 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM featuring Justin Ryan. Over 20+ vendors offering a variety of fresh fruits, organic vegetables, pork, eggs, sauces, cheese, baked goods, pies, tarts, cheesecake, flowers, plants, dog treats, local crab meat, rum, kombucha and handcrafted gift items. 100 Block North Harrison Street Parking Lot, (adjacent to Easton Market Square), Easton. 410-822-0345. Market Master E-mail: marie@avalonfoundation.org Visit the web site: avalonfoundation.org/ under the tab "Community" for more information.

Nov 25: The XPD's (Dance Party) - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge $20. 410-822-7299.

Nov 25 & 26: Festival Homes Tour - Self guided driving tour, visiting unique and beautifully decorated homes in Talbot County. Advanced reservation required.

Nov 25 - 28: 32nd Annual Festival of Trees "All That Glitters" - Presented by Friends of Hospice, this winter wonderland of beautifully trimmed trees and holiday decor in the Gold Ballroom of the Tidewater Inn, Dover & Harrison Streets, Easton. Admission charge. 410-819-3378.

December 2017

Talbot Historical Society Museums  & Garden - The Federal styled garden is open seven days a week during daylight hours, (entrance through gate on Glenwood Avenue, behind the Neall House, (the James Neall House, built in 1810, the Joseph Neall House, built in 1795, and a 17th century reconstruction named "Ending of Controversie). Visit the museum Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, (10 AM to 4 PM), in the historic Mary Jenkins House at 30 S. Washington Street, entrance on Glenwood Avenue featuring Talbot County's history. The Galleries at Neall House showcase the society's wonderful collections of portraits, artifacts and furniture. New Exhibit The Working Boats of Talbot County, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM, beginning October 21, through December 16, 2017 The museum shop, Tharpe Antiques and Decorative Arts is located at 25 S. Washington Street. The shop offers a wonderful array of donated and consigned items for sale. 410-822-0773.  

Academy Art Museum - Permanent Collection contains more than 1,000 pieces including core holdings of European and American works on paper. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Amish Country Farmers Market Every Thursday through Saturday - Indoor market offering fresh produce, meats, dairy products, furniture, handcrafted items, and indoor and take away dinning and more! Thurs 9 AM - 6 PM; Fri 9 AM - 7 PM & Sat 9 AM - 3 PM. Easton Plaza, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601. Phone 410-822-8989.

Easton Market Square open Wednesday through Friday 10 AM - 6 PM & Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM. 137 N. Harrison Street, Easton. Merchants featured include: Against The Grain, artisan breads & pastries; Arbec Orchids; Brasserie Brightwell, simple French Kitchen; Cottingham Farm, certified organic vegetables and herbs; Chez Gourmet, crepes, paninis, Belgian sugar waffles; Gourmet By The Bay, gourmet dinners, artisan cheeses and catering;  Harrison's Wine & Liquor, beer, wine, liquor; Seaberry Farm & Market, fresh cut flowers, orchids, local foods; TS Smith, farm fresh produce & fancy foods; The Bean, coffee for a cause; & Medura Originals, creative wood working and functional art.

Bingo Every Friday Night - Doors open at 6:30 PM; games start at 7:30 PM. Food provided by the Easton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Easton Volunteer Fire Department, Creamery Lane, 315 Aurora Street, Easton. 410-822-4848.

Easton First Friday Gallery Walk - Galleries are open later into evening. New Exhibits and discussions with artist.

St. Michaels Second Saturday Art Night Out - Art galleries are alive with special events for the launch of their monthly Second Saturday "Art Night Out" celebrations. Enjoy a walking tour of six fine art galleries, all central located on Talbot Street.

First Saturday of the Month Ballroom & Latin Dance Party Sponsored by USA Dance Easton, Chapter 6099 - 7:15 - 8 PM Early Bird Dance lesson; 8 - 10 PM Monthly Ballroom & Latin Dance Party with music by DJ. Beginners and singles are welcomed and encouraged to come. The venue is smoke and alcohol free; dress is casual, no spike heels are permitted. YMCA, 202 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. Admission $12/$10 USA Dance & YMCA members. 410-758-8266.

Dancing on the Shore - Tuesday & Thursday - 7 PM & 8 PM. Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country Western Dance Group Classes. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. 410-482-6169.

Easton Farmers Market  - Every Saturday  8 AM - 1 PM April 15-December 16.  Live music 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Over 20+ vendors offering a variety of fresh fruits, organic vegetables, pork, eggs, sauces, cheese, baked goods, pies, tarts, cheesecake, flowers, plants, dog treats, local crab meat, rum, kombucha and handcrafted gift items. 100 Block North Harrison Street Parking Lot, (adjacent to Easton Market Square), Easton. 410-822-0345. Market Master E-mail: marie@avalonfoundation.org Visit the web site: avalonfoundation.org/ under the tab "Community" for more information.

St. Michaels Museum Walking Tours - Saturday 10 AM. "Historic St. Michaels: its People, Places and Happenings or Frederick Douglass, a Slave, in St. Michaels 1833-1836. Admission $10 per person. 410-745-0530. 

Tilghman Watermen's Museum - Every Saturday & Sundays through November. 10 AM - 3PM. Exhibit featuring photographs of the Tilghman Packing Company from the Hollyday collection, of Eastern Shore people and places from the land, water, and air; the collection includes over 200 images of Tilghman Island and the Packing Company. Lee House, 6031 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman Island, MD.

Cars and Coffee at the Classic Motor Museum - 9 AM - 11 AM Every Saturday. Meet collectors who will bring their classic cars for show and tell. Bring your own pre or post-war classic car. St. Michaels. Free. 410-745-9303.

Kent Island Farmer's Market - Every Thursday 3:30 - 6:30 PM. Open year round. 830 Romancoke Road, Stevensville, MD 21666.

Dec 1: Cocktails & Concerts The Suspicious Cheese Lords  - Cocktails at 5:30 PM Concert at 6 PM. An all male a cappella Ensemble featuring Choral Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $66 non-member $55 members. 410-822-2787.

Dec 1 & 2: 17th Annual Handmade from the Heart Festival - Shop for unique works by local artisans - jewelry, scarves, bath & body, pottery, mosaics, wooden toys, seasonal greenery, and much more! Artist will be on hand to share their work. On Friday Night an auction featuring: Vacation in Provence, Custom Pet Portrait - Oil Painting by P. Fisher, Framed Martha Hudson Watercolor and more! Live music, local craft beverages, fresh shucked oysters and other delights. Evergreen, 770 Port Street, Easton Point, Easton. 410-819-3395. Free admission.

Dec 1: Easton First Weekend- a Winter Wonderland in downtown Easton, as we welcome in the Christmas season with our Christmas in Easton festivities. First Friday - Galleries are open later into evening. New Exhibits and discussions with artist.

Dec 2, 9, 16, 30 & 31: Carriage Rides - Free carriage rides for five days during the holiday season! Don't miss the opportunity to see downtown Easton in old-style fashion during the most wonderful time of the year! Sponsored by and departing from The Tidewater Inn. Free.

Dec 1: Pictures with Santa - 5 - 8 PM. Family pictures with Santa, hot cocoa, snacks, and the chance to see Santa. Bullitt House, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, 102 E. Dover Street, Easton.

Dec 1: Christmas in Easton Art & Craft Marketplace Kickoff Party - 4 - 9 PM. Live music, tastings by Lyon Distillery, Ugly Sweater Contest. One-of-a-Kind, Handcrafted Gifts. Beer & Wine Available. Waterfowl Festival Headquarters, (Old Armory Building), 40 South Harrison Street, Easton.

Dec 1: Easton Moonlight Madness - Come out to shop in downtown Easton for the chance to wine raffle prizes, enjoy in-store experiences, and hear live entertainment and caroling throughout the night. Raffle tickets are available at participating stores starting in November.

Dec 1: Easton Choral Arts Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" - 7:30 PM. Along with seasonal favorites accompanied by harpest Rebecca Smith of the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Easton Choral Arts under the direction of Wes Lockfaw. Christ Church, Easton. Admission charge $25 in advance; $30 at door. Students are admitted free with reservation. Purchase tickets on-line at eastonchoralarts.org e-mail: eastonchoralarts@gmail.com 410-200-0498.

Dec 1: "A Very Slambovian Christmas - 7 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Dec 1 - 31: David Driskell: Renewal and Form, Recent Prints - Noted artist and scholar, David Driskell, PHD, (1931), is widely respected as an artist, curator, educator, and scholar of African-American art. This exhibition comes here from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, MD.  Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Dec 1 - Feb 25: The Caprichos Goya and Lombardo - The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Dec 1 - Mar 11: The Soothsayers: 3D works on Paper by Emily Lombardo - The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Dec 2 - Feb 4: Beth Van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Born in Boise, ID, Beth Van Hoesen was an American artist who earned her BA from Stanford and then continued her studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Fontainebleu, the Academie Julian , and the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. Through her career, she distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Dec 2: Christmas in Easton Art & Craft Marketplace - 9 AM - 7 PM. Live music, tastings by Lyon Distillery, Ugly Sweater Contest. One-of-a-Kind, Handcrafted Gifts. Beer & Wine Available. Waterfowl Festival Headquarters, (Old Armory Building), 40 South Harrison Street, Easton.

Dec 2: Easton's Annual Old Tyme Holiday Parade - 6 - 8:30 PM. Holiday parade along the street's of Easton's Historic Business District.

Dec 2: Eileen Ivers' Joyful Christmas - 8 PM. "The Jimi Hendrix of the violin. The pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge $30. 410-822-7299.

Dec 2: 16th Annual St. Michaels Midnight Madness - Great shops will be open 'til Midnight with refreshments and snacks, and special sales. St. Michaels.

Dec 2: Holiday Open House & Wreath/Greens Sale - Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. 410-634-2847.

Dec 2: Mistletoe & Mimosas - 11 AM - 1 PM. Holiday decorating does not feel complete without the wreath hung on the door! Join us for a morning of wreath making, we are all a little craftier with a mimosa in our hand! Wreath Making Class. Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery, 4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna. Admission $75 per person includes bottomless mimosas, Danishes, donuts, coffee, materials and instruction for wreath making. Limited space, reserve early. 410-228-1205 SOLD OUT

Dec 2: Mistletoe & Mimosas Waitlist - 2  - 4  PM. Holiday decorating does not feel complete without the wreath hung on the door! Join us for a morning of wreath making, we are all a little craftier with a mimosa in our hand! Wreath Making Class. Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery, 4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna. Admission $75 per person includes bottomless mimosas, Danishes, donuts, coffee, materials and instruction for wreath making. Limited space, reserve early. 410-228-1205

Dec 3: Christmas in Easton Art & Craft Marketplace - 11 AM - 4 PM. Live music, tastings by Lyon Distillery, Ugly Sweater Contest. One-of-a-Kind, Handcrafted Gifts. Beer & Wine Available. Waterfowl Festival Headquarters, (Old Armory Building), 40 South Harrison Street, Easton.

Dec 3: Easton Choral Arts Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" - 4 PM. Along with seasonal favorites accompanied by harpest Rebecca Smith of the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Easton Choral Arts under the direction of Wes Lockfaw. Christ Church, Easton. Admission charge $25 in advance; $30 at door. Students are admitted free with reservation. Purchase tickets on line at eastonchoralarts.org e-mail: eastonchoralarts@gmail.com 410-200-0498.

Dec 3: Breakfast with Santa - Annual breakfast with Santa in the Gold Room. Tidewater Inn, Dover & Harrison Sts., Easton. Advanced reservation required. Reservation through Hunters Tavern 410-822-4034.

Dec 3: Oxford's Holiday House Tour - 10 AM - 4 PM. Seven beautiful houses featuring Bonfield Manor. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford.  Admission charge $30. Advanced reservation required. 410-226-5904.

Dec 3: The Julian Brezon Quintet - 7 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Dec 6: Glen Miller Orchestra - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge $30. 410-822-7299.

Dec 7: 20th Anniversary MASO Season Holiday Joys Ring in the Season - "Reaching Ever Higher" - 7 PM. Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Julian Benichou. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission charge. 1-888-846-8600.

Dec 8: Karaoke Happy Hour - Christmas Edition - 6 - 10 PM. Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater! Prizes awarded for best ugly sweaters! Plus, a Christmas Carol Karaoke Contest! No registration is required. Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery, 4225 New Bridge Road, Vienna.

Dec 8 - 10: 2nd Annual St. Michaels Art League's Exhibition & Sale - Special holiday weekend in historic St. Michaels featuring different mediums, sizes and price ranges; framed and ready for hanging. A collection of smaller works of art, "Small Treasurers", for under $100.00. Many works feature local scenes capturing the unique beauty of our Eastern Shore. Clark Gallery of Fine Art, 308 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels.

Dec 8: Tidewater Singers "The Peaceable Kingdom"  - 7:30 PM. Winter concert The Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson and includes a selection of songs of the season. Renowned for their a cappella singing. Directed by William Thomas. Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough Street, Easton. Admission $15/$12 advance. Students free. 1-888-752-0023.

Dec 8: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Dec 9: Tidewater Singers "The Peaceable Kingdom"  - 7:30 PM. Winter concert The Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson and includes a selection of songs of the season. Renowned for their a cappella singing. Directed by William Thomas. St. Paul's Church, 225 S. Morris Street, Oxford. Admission $15/$12 advance. Students free. 1-888-752-0023.

Dec 9: Flatland Drive - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Dec 9: Skate with Santa - Santa will visit the Talbot County Community Center to share holiday memories with the whole family! Talbot County Community Center, Ocean Gateway Highway, Easton.

Dec 9: Candlelit Caroling Celebration - Live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash wine bar, and docent-led candleit through the woodland paths. Sing carols and roast marshmallow over a roaring bonfire, view the winter sky and top off the evening with a winter tram ride to see lights around the meadow. Wildlife tree decorating and a ginger bread playhouse will be of special interest to children. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. Advanced registration required. Admission charge Adult $20 members, $25 for non-members; $10 for children 3 to 18 years of age; children 2 and under free. 410-634-2847.

Dec 9: Great Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting and Boat Parade - 5:30 - 9 PM. Tilghman Island residents will kick off the holidays with a cocktail party at The Bridge Restaurant at 5:30 PM. Tilghman Island.

Dec 9 & 10: Christmas in St. Michaels Tour of Homes - Sat 11 AM - 5 PM & Sun 11 AM - 4 PM. Homes in town are within walking distance of each other, providing a great opportunity to stroll through town and soak up the historic atmosphere. Most of the homes, built in the 18th & 19th centuries. The countryside homes are located just outside of town, often situated on expansive waterfront settings. Exquisite architectural details and creatively set amidst the Eastern Shore  landscape. Shuttle bus service to reach the country homes departing from the Crab Claw parking lot. Advance ticket price $25, after Dec 8th $30. Available online at https://christmasinstmichaels.org/product/tour-of-homes E-mail: info@christmasinstmichaels.org 410-745-0745.

Dec 10: A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols - 4 PM. Christ Church Choir, instrumentalists and guests. Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton. Admission free will offering. 410-822-2677.

Dec 10: Tidewater Singers "The Peaceable Kingdom"  - 4 PM. Winter concert The Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson and includes a selection of songs of the season. Renowned for their a cappella singing. Directed by William Thomas. Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. Admission $10 at door. 1-888-752-0023.

Dec 15 & 16: "A Christmas Carol" - 7 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 16: Bells of The Bay Handbell Choir Present A Christmas JuBellee! Concert - 3 PM. A community handbell choir based in Easton performs traditional carols of the season, showcasing the wide range of beautiful music that can be played on handbells and hand chimes. Brookletts Place, Talbot Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton. Free & open to public. Good will donations gratefully appreciated.

Dec 16: Allegro Children's Chorus Holiday Concert - 6:30 PM. The Children's Chorus represent young vocalists from Maryland's Mid-Shore communities, directed by Amy Morgan. The program will feature a variety of holiday music, with piano accompaniment by Lyn Banghart, and a reception to follow the performance. Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough Street, Easton. Admission free. 410-603-8361.

Dec 17: "A Christmas Carol" - 2 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 17: A Winter's Eve of Revelry - 3 PM. A holiday celebration of Scandinavian, Ukrainian & Balkan Music & Dance. Presented by Carpe Diem Arts and St. Michaels Community Center. St. Michaels High School Auditorium, 200 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels. Admission $10-25 at the door, free admission for students 18 and under.

Dec 18: A Longwood Christmas Trip - Noon - 9 PM. We're headed back to Longwood Gardens for organ sing-alongs, strolling carolers, and performances that fill the landscape with festive cheer. Delight in the holiday horticulture showcasing more than 6,000 seasonal plants. Outside, the sounds of oohs and ahhs fill the air as illuminated stars twinkle above, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, and a half-million lights brighten the night. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. Fee for members $75/$100 fee for non-members. Pre-registration required by December 1st. 410-634-2847.

Dec 20: "A Christmas Carol" Dinner Theatre - 6 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 22: "A Christmas Carol" - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 23: "A Christmas Carol" - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Dec 24: Service of Lessons and Carols - 8 PM. Musical selections include arrangements for string quartet and choir, congregational singing with traditional carols, candlelit singing of Silent Night, and prelude music from the string quartet. Members Netanel Draiblate and Gale Shehan, violin, Meredith Buxton, viola and Carey Miller, cello, will accompany the Cathedral Choir, all led by Amy Morgan, Musical Director at Trinity. Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough Street, Easton. Free admission. 410-822-1931.

Dec 28: Kelsey Abbott - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $20. 410-822-7299.

Dec 29: Pressing Strings -  8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge $20. 410-822-7299.

Dec 31: 20th Anniversary MASO Season A Toast to the New Year - 7 PM. Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Julian Benichou. Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton. Admission charge. 1-888-846-8600.

Dec 31: 24th Annual First Night Talbot - 6 - 9 PM. Family friendly, alcohol, drug-free Celebration of the Arts to welcome the New Year, featuring local youth and adult performers. Entertainment venues include Avalon Theatre, Stoltz Listening Room, Prager Family Auditorium, Academy Art Museum & Waterfowl Building. Admission charge advance Adult $8, student $4 (k-college): Door adult $10, student $5. 410-770-8000.

Dec 31: MD Crab Drop - 9 PM & Midnight. South Harrison Street, Easton. Free.

Dec 31: St. Michaels Community Center Funky New Year's Eve Party - 9 PM - 1 PM. Featuring The Clones of Funk! Party with a purpose, benefitting the many programs serving the community. St. Michaels Inn, St. Michaels. Admission $50 per person. 410-745-5102.

January 2018

Jan 1 - Feb 25: The Caprichos Goya and Lombardo - The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Jan 1 - Mar 11: The Soothsayers: 3D works on Paper by Emily Lombardo - The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Jan 1 - Feb 4: Beth Van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Born in Boise, ID, Beth Van Hoesen was an American artist who earned her BA from Stanford and then continued her studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Fontainebleu, the Academie Julian , and the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. Through her career, she distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Jan 5: Easton First Friday Gallery Walk - Galleries are open later into evening. New Exhibits and discussions with artist.

Jan 5: Dan Navarro  - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $30. 410-822-7299.

Jan 11: Southern Avenue  - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Jan 12: Vance Gilbert - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Jan 13: The Opera House  -  1 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. $15. 410-822-7299.

Jan 13: Comedian Drew Landry  - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge $20. 410-822-7299.

Jan 20: Classic Albums LIVE - Led Zeppelin II - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge $40. 410-822-7299.

Jan 21: Monte Maxell Concert Organist - 4 PM. Principal Organist for the US Naval Academy. Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton. Admission free will offering. 410-822-2677.

Jan 26: Charades with a Twist: Acting Out at the Library - A fun-filled evening of wonderful food, delectable drink, lively entertainment, and scintillating conversation. Fundraiser to Benefit Talbot Country Free Library. Talbot Country Free Library, Easton Branch, Dover & West Streets, Easton. Admission $50 per person. 410-763-9291 or 443-385-0475.

Jan 27: Ken & Brad Kolodner - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $20. 410-822-7299.

February 2018

Feb 1 - 25: The Caprichos Goya and Lombardo - The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Feb 1 - Mar 11: The Soothsayers: 3D works on Paper by Emily Lombardo - The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Feb 1 - 4: Beth Van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Born in Boise, ID, Beth Van Hoesen was an American artist who earned her BA from Stanford and then continued her studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Fontainebleu, the Academie Julian , and the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. Through her career, she distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Feb 8: 20th Anniversary MASO Season A Roaring Movies Valentine (Silent Movies)  - 7:30 PM. Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Julian Benichou. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge 1-888-846-8600.

Feb 10: Victoria Vox with Jack Maher - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $20. 410-822-7299.

Feb 11: The American Boychoir - 4 PM. Under the direction of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz. Christ Church, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton. Freewill offering. 410-822-2677.

Feb 14: Valentine's Day Jazz with Joe Alterman & Hannah Gill - 8 PM. Jazz pianist and composer Joe Alterman returns with his charming renditions of jazz classic. Being joined by singer-songwriter Hannah Gill with her powerful soulful and sultry voice. Presented by Jazz on the Chesapeake/Chesapeake Music. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission charge $45 per person. 410-819-0380.

Feb 22: Duke Robillard Band - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $30. 410-822-7299.

Feb 23: Against Germany: The Restitution of Nazi-looted Art Lecture - Wesley A. Fisher, Director of Research for the Conference on Jewish Material Claim. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission charge $29 non-member, $24 member. 410-822-2787.

Feb 24: James Maddock - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room, 2nd Floor, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Feb 24: Easton Wine Festival - 1 - 5 PM. The Inaugural Festival featuring Wineries from the Mid-Atlantic region, music, food, vendors, raffles and games of chance available. Easton Volunteer Fire Department, 315 Aurora Park Drive, Easton. General Admission $30 includes tasting glass and all you can sample. Designated Driver $15. Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to enter venue.

Feb 25: The All Children's Chorus of Annapolis & the Bates Performing Arts Chorus - 3 PM. Under the direction of Lauren Walker, is a community chorus that strives for vocal excellence, diversity in membership, and making a difference in the lives of children. The Performing Arts Chorus, directed by Penelope Renoll, is the premiere chorus of the Anne Arundel Country Performing & Visual Arts Magnet Schools. St. Marks United Methodist Church, 101 Peachblossom Road, Easton. Free admission. 410-822-0001.

March 2018

Mar 1 - 11: The Soothsayers: 3D works on Paper by Emily Lombardo - The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. Admission $3 for non-members.  410-822-2787.

Mar 17: St. Patrick's Day Parade - St. Patrick's Day Parade, bands, businesses and local organizations get together to celebrate the town's Irish roots. Easton.

Mar 19 - 25: Talbot Restaurant Week - Annual event, sponsored by the Talbot County Office of Tourism and Talbot County Tourism Board, with local restaurants offering specially items & priced meals during the week.

April 2018

Apr 6: Brooks Williams -  Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Apr 7 & 8: Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM and Sun 10 AM - 3 PM. Ophiuroidea, 609 South Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Admission charge $5. 410-745-8057.

Apr 19: Classic Albums LIVE - Pink Floyd "The Wall" - Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Apr 27: Easton Choral Arts "German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms -  Accompanied by orchestra and guest soloists. Easton Choral Arts under the direction of Wes Lockfaw. Christ Church, Easton. e-mail: eastonchoralarts@gmail.com

Apr 28: 24th Annual Oxford Day - A family oriented celebration of life in a small town. Parade, dog show, food, music, & much more! Oxford.

Apr 28 & 29: 9th Annual WineFest At St. Michaels - Premiere wine event, featuring nearly 400 wines from around the globe. Experience hundreds of highly-rated International, U.S. and Maryland wines at tasting venues. Various locations throughout St. Michaels. E-mail: winefeststmichaels@gmail.com

Apr 29: Easton Choral Arts "German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms -  Accompanied by orchestra and guest soloists. Easton Choral Arts under the direction of Wes Lockfaw. Christ Church, Easton. e-mail: eastonchoralarts@gmail.com

May 2018

June 2018

Jun 2: St. Michaels Brew Fest - Noon - 4 PM. Featuring over 100 beers including one-off's, seasonal's collaborations and casks from local, regional & national breweries.

July 2018

Jul 15 - 22: Annual Plein Air Competition & Arts Festival Plein Air-Easton! Collectors' Preview Party at the Academy Art Museum - FOR MORE SEE WEB SITE. www.pleinaireaston.com Sponsored by Academy Art Museum, Avalon Foundation and Easton Main Street. 410-822-7297. 

Jul 21: Tilghman Island Seafood Festival - 11 AM - 6 PM. Annual Summer Seafood Festival. Food to be served includes steamed crabs, crab cakes, soft crabs, clams, steamed shrimp, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, hamburgers, and French Fries. Ice-cold beer, children's activities, games, nautical artisans, craft vendors,  a flea market and 50/50 raffle. Benefit Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Department. Tilghman Island Fired Department, and adjacent Kronsburg Park, Main Street, Tilghman Island. Admission free; food items priced separately.

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