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Enjoy our fabulous outdoor weather. Easton offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in a wide variety of outdoor activities: golf on one of five golf courses; skeet shooting; visit nearby refuges and watch eagles soar and catch a glimpse of other local wildlife, cycle the Tred Avon Circle, or explore the local flora and fauna of our gardens. Easton is the perfect location to relax and recharge. Take a lazy stroll down our tree lined streets, stop in our unique shops, and art galleries and dine in our visitor friendly coffee shops and renowned restaurants. Evening entertainment is diverse and includes theatrical performances; music venues; Easton’s Cinema; bowling; and pub crawling. Indulge in a cozy stay in one of our gracious Victorian Bed and Breakfasts, enjoying a leisurely morning breakfast before exploring the 8th Best Small Town in America.

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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. 

 

  

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July 2014

Talbot Historical Society Museum  & Garden Hours- Federal styled garden opened seven days a week during daylight hours. Talbot Historical Society, 25 S. Washington Street, Easton. 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 Hours are Monday & Friday 10 AM - 4 PM;  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission $3 for non-members. 106 South Street, Easton. 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.

Centreville Farmers Market - Wednesday 3 - 7 PM & Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Over two dozen vendors with a wide array of offerings from vegetables and fruits to baked goods, meat, fresh eggs and free-range chicken, crafts, jewelry, handmade pretzels, and egg braids, flowers, herbs, wine, and Italian ice, handcrafted birdhouses, gluten-free baked goods, and Maryland Blue Crabs. Lawyer's Row and Commerce Street, Centreville.

Oxford Farmers Market - Opening Day May 7th. Wednesday 4 to 6 PM. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford.

Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market - Thursday 3 - 6 PM. Long Wharf Park, Cambridge. 

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.

First Weekend Events beginning with First Friday Gallery Walk enjoying the exhibits at galleries in downtown Easton during the evening event. Refreshments and discussion are available at several galleries, so plan to make an evening of it! 5-8 PM. Sidewalk Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM & Dine Downtown throughout the weekend via phone or Open Table reservation. First Weekend Events April through December. Easton Town Center. 410-690-4395.

Easton's Farmers' Market - Saturday - Fresh local produce and a farm products and a wide variety of talented crafters, with unique handmade items. Every Saturday, (April 12th through December), 8 AM - 1 PM. Live music from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Parking Lot on N. Harrison St., Easton. 410-253-9151.

St. Michaels FreshFarm Saturday Market - 8:30 to 11:30 AM. (through Oct. 11). The market features grass-fed pork and beef, free-range chicken, seasonal fruits, herbs, vegetables, cow's milk cheeses, cut flowers, eggs, honey and handmade soap. Cooking demonstrations by a variety of the area's chefs and home cooks are planned for the "Chef in Market" feature. Fremont Street, St. Michaels.

Saturday Historic Walking Tours of St. Michaels - 10 AM. "Historic St. Michaels: Its People, Places and Happenings" is offered on the first three Saturdays of each month, (through October), and on the fourth Saturday, "Frederick Douglass, a slave in St. Michaels 1833-1836" tour. The docent led walking tours are approximately 90 minutes leaving from the St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square. Charge is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 6 to 17 years of age. Advance reservation suggested. 410-745-0530. E-mail: stmichaelsmuseum@atlanticbb.net

First Saturday - Ballroom & Latin Dance Parties - 7:15 - 8 PM Early Bird Dance Lessons. 8 - 10 PM Dance. Beginners and singles are welcomed and encouraged to come. Music by DJ. YMCA, 202 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. $12/$10 USA Dance & YMCA members. 410-482-6169.

Thursdays Summer Concerts In Muskrat Park - 6:30 - 8 PM. Live music every Thursday evening through September 4th. Bring lawn chairs, blanket, picnic dinner, non-alcoholic beverages. Muskrat Park, St. Michaels. 410-745-6073.

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

Friday & Saturday Food Tours on Foot - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Each three-hour tour is led by experienced tour guides who are history and food buffs. Five restaurants along the way welcome the groups and provide a taste and a sip of their signature cuisines and drinks. A local culinary specialty store will offer tastings as well. The tour requires about a mile of walking with frequent stops. The tour begins at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. Advanced reservation required. Cost $49 per person. 410-635-4130. www.eatingeaston.com

July 26 - Sept 7: Academy Art Museum Annual Members' Exhibition - Represents the best of the region's artists and offers an opportunity to view the creative talents of colleagues and friends. Members' Reception and Judge's Awards on Fri., July 25th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. 410-822-2787.

July 31: 3rd Annual "Scossa Balloon Burner Bake Off Cooking Contest" Kick-Off for the Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival - 5 - 6 PM. Four Chefs will heat their dishes using the 15 million BTU Hot Air Balloon burner. The public is invited to watch. Washington Street in front of the Court House, Easton.

July 31: Underground Theatre Presents: Kiss of the Spider Woman - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

August 2014

Talbot Historical Society Museum  & Garden Hours- Federal styled garden opened seven days a week during daylight hours. Visit the museum store and exhibits depicting the history of Talbot County. Talbot Historical Society, 25 S. Washington Street, Easton. 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 Hours are Monday & Friday 10 AM - 4 PM;  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission $3 for non-members. 106 South Street, Easton. 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; Easton Teas, gourmet teas; Gourmet By The Bay, gourmet dinners, artisan cheeses and catering;  Harrison's Wine & Liquor, beer, wine, liquor; Mabel's Bakery, Heavenly cakes, pies & homemade desserts; Seaberry Farm & Market, fresh cut flowers, orchids, local foods; TS Smith, farm fresh produce & fancy foods & The Bean, coffee for a cause.

Centreville Farmers Market - Wednesday 3 - 7 PM & Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Over two dozen vendors with a wide array of offerings from vegetables and fruits to baked goods, meat, fresh eggs and free-range chicken, crafts, jewelry, handmade pretzels, and egg braids, flowers, herbs, wine, and Italian ice, handcrafted birdhouses, gluten-free baked goods, and Maryland Blue Crabs. Lawyer's Row and Commerce Street, Centreville.

Oxford Farmers Market - Opening Day May 7th. Wednesday 4 to 6 PM. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford.

Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market - Thursday 3 - 6 PM. Long Wharf Park, Cambridge. 

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.

First Weekend Events beginning with First Friday Gallery Walk enjoying the exhibits at galleries in downtown Easton during the evening event. Refreshments and discussion are available at several galleries, so plan to make an evening of it! 5-8 PM. Sidewalk Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM & Dine Downtown throughout the weekend via phone or Open Table reservation. First Weekend Events April through December. Easton Town Center. 410-690-4395.

Easton's Farmers' Market - Saturday - Fresh local produce and a farm products and a wide variety of talented crafters, with unique handmade items. Every Saturday, (April 12th through December), 8 AM - 1 PM. Live music from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Parking Lot on N. Harrison St., Easton. 410-253-9151.

St. Michaels FreshFarm Saturday Market - 8:30 to 11:30 AM. (through Oct. 11). The market features grass-fed pork and beef, free-range chicken, seasonal fruits, herbs, vegetables, cow's milk cheeses, cut flowers, eggs, honey and handmade soap. Cooking demonstrations by a variety of the area's chefs and home cooks are planned for the "Chef in Market" feature. Fremont Street, St. Michaels.

Saturday Historic Walking Tours of St. Michaels - 10 AM. "Historic St. Michaels: Its People, Places and Happenings" is offered on the first three Saturdays of each month, (through October), and on the fourth Saturday, "Frederick Douglass, a slave in St. Michaels 1833-1836" tour. The docent led walking tours are approximately 90 minutes leaving from the St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square. Charge is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 6 to 17 years of age. Advance reservation suggested. 410-745-0530. E-mail: stmichaelsmuseum@atlanticbb.net

First Saturday - Ballroom & Latin Dance Parties - 7:15 - 8 PM Early Bird Dance Lessons. 8 - 10 PM Dance. Beginners and singles are welcomed and encouraged to come. Music by DJ. YMCA, 202 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. $12/$10 USA Dance & YMCA members. 410-482-6169.

Tuesday & Thursdays - Dancing On The Shore  - Ballroom, bolero, tango, East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Latin variety, Rumba and Samba Classes - 7 & 8 PM. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. 410-482-6169.

Thursdays Summer Concerts In Muskrat Park - 6:30 - 8 PM. Live music every Thursday evening through September 4th. Bring lawn chairs, blanket, picnic dinner, non-alcoholic beverages. Muskrat Park, St. Michaels. 410-745-6073.

6th Annual Oxford Picket Fence Tour - Local artists have created masterpieces on 22 fences located at various businesses around Oxford. Maps with information about each fence is also available throughout town. A special exhibit, ("Pickets to Eternity"), is on display in the lobby of the Robert Morris Inn. Raffled tickets are available for these unique artworks. Drawing will take place on October 11th at the annual Auction of the Picket Fences. Oxford.

Aug 1 & 2: 3rd Annual Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival - Aug 1 at 5 PM preparing for launch. Featuring 15 hot air balloons, skydivers, balloon rides tethered to the ground will be offered at $20 adults, $10 children for 12 years and under, and a giant walk-through hot air balloon for children and adults. Aug 2 Presentation of Colors will take place at 6 AM, with a massive ascension. Limited number of boarding passes to ride in the launch are available for $200 each. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the events. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. Mistletoe Drive, off Glebe Road, Easton. Fundraiser for Talbot Paramedic Foundation.

Aug 1 - 3: 5th Annual Wheat Threshing, Stem and Gas Engine Show - 10 AM. Steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, antique cars and steam models in operation, demonstrations include wheat threshing, single sawing, sawing with miniature and full size sawmills and rock crushing. A daily parade of all equipment will be held on Friday and Saturday at 5 PM, and at 4 PM on Sunday. Children of all ages will enjoy riding "Smokey Joe", a miniature steam train that is a replica of the Civil War era "General" locomotive. Large flea market with more than 125 dealers; live music Friday and Saturday evenings and Gospel music on Sunday at 5 PM. Church service available Sunday morning at 9 AM. Plenty of good food available including fried chicken dinners, crab cakes, hamburgers and hot dogs. Thresherman's Showgrounds, 5806 Federalsburg Highway, (Route 313, between Denton & Federalsburg), Federalsburg. 410-754-8422 or 410-673-2414.

Aug 1: Rebecca Pronsky - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room located on 2nd floor, Easton. Admission Charge $15. 410-822-7299.

Aug 1 & 2: Underground Theatre Presents: Kiss of the Spider Woman - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Aug 3: Underground Theatre Presents: Kiss of the Spider Woman - Matinee 2 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge $25. 410-822-7299.

Aug 6: 145th Annual St. Josephs Jousting Tournament - Horse Show starts at 9 AM. Lunch includes country ham and barbecued chicken dinner starting at 11:30 AM.  Jousting Tournament starts at 1:15 PM. Chances available featuring a Homemade Quilt for 1st prize, 2nd prize a Wooden Racking Horse, 3rd prize is $200.00 and 4th prize is $100.00. Old St. Joseph's Church, Cordova, MD. Dinner tickets $15 adult/children under 12 $7. Gate charge is $1.00 per adult. 410-822-6915.

Aug 5 - Sept 26: Fran Skiles Exhibit at Adkins Arboretum - Earth Matters Mixed media/collage works on paper and fabric. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Aug 6: Kinky Friedman - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street,  Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Aug 7: "Curtains" - By Rupert Holmes, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Directed by Joe Tyler. 7 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Think Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street! The creators of Cabaret and Chicago craft a comedy mystery with show stopping razzmatazz, hilarious one-liners and best-of-Broadway songs. A funny musical-within-a-musical where everyone is a murder suspect. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Aug 8 & 9: "Curtains" - By Rupert Holmes, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Directed by Joe Tyler. 8 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Think Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street! The creators of Cabaret and Chicago craft a comedy mystery with show stopping razzmatazz, hilarious one-liners and best-of-Broadway songs. A funny musical-within-a-musical where everyone is a murder suspect. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Aug 9: Roadhouse Clams - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room located on 2nd floor, Easton. Admission Charge $15. 410-822-7299.

Aug 9: Outdoor Summer Concert Series O'Malley's March  - 7 PM. Harrison Street, between Dover and Goldsborough Street, Easton. Avalon Foundation in partnership with the historic Tidewater Inn. Bring a lawn chair! FREE. 410-822-7299.

Aug 9: Star-Spangled Celebration - 9 AM - 5 PM. The Pride of Baltimore 11 will be dockside at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The tall ship will transport the Maryland Historical Society's replica Star-Spangled Banner, with boarding opportunities available. The event features activities and family-friendly programs. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Navy Point, St. Michaels. Free for CBMM members or with general museum admission. 410-745-2916.

Aug 9: 35th Annual Rescue Fire Company Seafood Feast-I-Val - 1 - 6 PM. Gates open at 1 PM. Live entertainment, craft sales, door prizes and displays. Feast on Chesapeake Bay cuisine including steamed Maryland blue crabs, crab soup, fried clams and fish, BBQ chicken, fries, hot dogs, corn, tomatoes, and watermelon. Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park, 200 Byrn Street, Cambridge. All-You-Can-Eat! Admission charge. E-mail: info@seafoodfestival.com 410-228-1211.

Aug 10: 5th Annual Watermen's Appreciation Day & Crab Feast - 10 AM - 5 PM. In celebration of watermen and their heritage, including hot crabs, cold beer, celebrity appearances, a boat docking contest, (a "Watermen's Rodeo"), and live music with Bird Dog & the Road Kings. Kids and families can enjoy games and activities throughout the day, including model boat building, a rowing competition, and more. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Navy Point, St. Michaels. Admission charge including Crab Feast: $25/$16 ages 6-17 & under 6 free. Admission charge without Crab Feast $18/children $8. Special admission charge for CBMM members & watermen, 410-745-2916.

Aug 10: "Curtains" - By Rupert Holmes, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Directed by Joe Tyler. 2 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Think Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street! The creators of Cabaret and Chicago craft a comedy mystery with show stopping razzmatazz, hilarious one-liners and best-of-Broadway songs. A funny musical-within-a-musical where everyone is a murder suspect. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Aug 15: Jerry Douglas - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Aug 15 & 16: Caroline Summerfest - Friday 5 - 10 PM & Saturday Noon to 9 PM. Mega-block party with fun for the whole family and includes a parade, fireworks display, free children's events and live music on three stages. Downtown Denton. 410-479-8120. 

Aug 15 & 16: "Curtains" - By Rupert Holmes, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Directed by Joe Tyler. 8 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Think Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street! The creators of Cabaret and Chicago craft a comedy mystery with show stopping razzmatazz, hilarious one-liners and best-of-Broadway songs. A funny musical-within-a-musical where everyone is a murder suspect. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Aug 16: Opening Reception for Fran Skiles Exhibit at Adkins Arboretum - 3 - 5 PM. Earth Matters Mixed media/collage works on paper and fabric. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Aug 16: Outdoor Summer Concert Series US Navy Band Cruisers  - 7 PM. Harrison Street, between Dover and Goldsborough Street, Easton. Avalon Foundation in partnership with the historic Tidewater Inn. Bring a lawn chair! FREE. 410-822-7299.

Aug 17: "Curtains" - By Rupert Holmes, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Directed by Joe Tyler. 2 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Think Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street! The creators of Cabaret and Chicago craft a comedy mystery with show stopping razzmatazz, hilarious one-liners and best-of-Broadway songs. A funny musical-within-a-musical where everyone is a murder suspect. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Aug 22 & 23: "Curtains" - By Rupert Holmes, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Directed by Joe Tyler. 8 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Think Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street! The creators of Cabaret and Chicago craft a comedy mystery with show stopping razzmatazz, hilarious one-liners and best-of-Broadway songs. A funny musical-within-a-musical where everyone is a murder suspect. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Aug 22: Pam Ortiz Band - 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Stoltz Listening Room located on 2nd floor, Easton. Admission Charge $20. 410-822-7299.

Aug 23: Outdoor Summer Concert Series Mule Train - 7 PM. Harrison Street, between Dover and Goldsborough Street, Easton. Avalon Foundation in partnership with the historic Tidewater Inn. Bring a lawn chair! FREE. 410-822-7299.

Aug 23: The Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival & Wars - 10 AM - 5 PM. Celebrate the tomato and more during this all-day family friendly festival on the banks of the Nanticoke River. Heritage demonstrators, canning industry memorabilia, vendors, tomato games, entertainment, food, and messy Tomato Wars. Sponsored by the Dorchester County Historical Society. Nanticoke River Waterfront in Vienna. E-mail: dchs@verizon.net 410-228-7953.

Aug 24: "Curtains" - By Rupert Holmes, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Directed by Joe Tyler. 2 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Think Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street! The creators of Cabaret and Chicago craft a comedy mystery with show stopping razzmatazz, hilarious one-liners and best-of-Broadway songs. A funny musical-within-a-musical where everyone is a murder suspect. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Aug 25: Steve Fidyk Parlour Project Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Aug 28 - 31: 5th Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival - Presented by Chesapeake Chamber Music's Jazz on the Chesapeake. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-819-0308.

September 2014

Talbot Historical Society Museum  & Garden Hours- Federal styled garden opened seven days a week during daylight hours. Visit the museum store and exhibits depicting the history of Talbot County. Talbot Historical Society, 25 S. Washington Street, Easton. 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 Hours are Monday & Friday 10 AM - 4 PM;  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission $3 for non-members. 106 South Street, Easton. 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; Easton Teas, gourmet teas; Gourmet By The Bay, gourmet dinners, artisan cheeses and catering;  Harrison's Wine & Liquor, beer, wine, liquor; Mabel's Bakery, Heavenly cakes, pies & homemade desserts; Seaberry Farm & Market, fresh cut flowers, orchids, local foods; TS Smith, farm fresh produce & fancy foods & The Bean, coffee for a cause.

Centreville Farmers Market - Wednesday 3 - 7 PM & Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Over two dozen vendors with a wide array of offerings from vegetables and fruits to baked goods, meat, fresh eggs and free-range chicken, crafts, jewelry, handmade pretzels, and egg braids, flowers, herbs, wine, and Italian ice, handcrafted birdhouses, gluten-free baked goods, and Maryland Blue Crabs. Lawyer's Row and Commerce Street, Centreville.

Oxford Farmers Market - Opening Day May 7th. Wednesday 4 to 6 PM. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford.

Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market - Thursday 3 - 6 PM. Long Wharf Park, Cambridge. 

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.

First Weekend Events beginning with First Friday Gallery Walk enjoying the exhibits at galleries in downtown Easton during the evening event. Refreshments and discussion are available at several galleries, so plan to make an evening of it! 5-8 PM. Sidewalk Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM & Dine Downtown throughout the weekend via phone or Open Table reservation. First Weekend Events April through December. Easton Town Center. 410-690-4395.

Easton's Farmers' Market - Saturday - Fresh local produce and a farm products and a wide variety of talented crafters, with unique handmade items. Every Saturday, (April 12th through December), 8 AM - 1 PM. Live music from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Parking Lot on N. Harrison St., Easton. 410-253-9151.

St. Michaels FreshFarm Saturday Market - 8:30 to 11:30 AM. (through Oct. 11). The market features grass-fed pork and beef, free-range chicken, seasonal fruits, herbs, vegetables, cow's milk cheeses, cut flowers, eggs, honey and handmade soap. Cooking demonstrations by a variety of the area's chefs and home cooks are planned for the "Chef in Market" feature. Fremont Street, St. Michaels.

Saturday Historic Walking Tours of St. Michaels - 10 AM. "Historic St. Michaels: Its People, Places and Happenings" is offered on the first three Saturdays of each month, (through October), and on the fourth Saturday, "Frederick Douglass, a slave in St. Michaels 1833-1836" tour. The docent led walking tours are approximately 90 minutes leaving from the St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square. Charge is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 6 to 17 years of age. Advance reservation suggested. 410-745-0530. E-mail: stmichaelsmuseum@atlanticbb.net

First Saturday - Ballroom & Latin Dance Parties - 7:15 - 8 PM Early Bird Dance Lessons. 8 - 10 PM Dance. Beginners and singles are welcomed and encouraged to come. Music by DJ. YMCA, 202 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. $12/$10 USA Dance & YMCA members. 410-482-6169.

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

6th Annual Oxford Picket Fence Tour - Local artists have created masterpieces on 22 fences located at various businesses around Oxford. Maps with information about each fence is also available throughout town. A special exhibit, ("Pickets to Eternity"), is on display in the lobby of the Robert Morris Inn. Raffled tickets are available for these unique artworks. Drawing will take place on October 11th at the annual Auction of the Picket Fences. Oxford.

Sept 1 - 26: Fran Skiles Exhibit at Adkins Arboretum - Earth Matters Mixed media/collage works on paper and fabric. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Sep 5: Opening Reception for Solo Show by Louis Escobedo Exhibit - 5 - 8 PM. New paintings by nationally known artist, Louis Escobedo. 717 Gallery, 717 Goldsborough Street, Easton. Gallery hours are Wed thru Sat 10:30 AM to 5 PM; Sunday by appointment. 410-241-7020. E-Mail info@717gallery.com 

Sep 6 & 7: Chesapeake Challenge Walk MS - A 30 mile walk MS event in Talbot County. For additional information go to web site: bikemdm.nationalmssociety.org

Sep 6 - Oct 8: Solo Show by Louis Escobedo - New paintings by nationally known artist, Louis Escobedo. 717 Gallery, 717 Goldsborough Street, Easton. Gallery hours are Wed thru Sat 10:30 AM to 5 PM; Sunday by appointment. 410-241-7020. E-Mail info@717gallery.com 

Sept 7: 10th Annual Tour de Talbot - Ride the beautiful back roads of Talbot County. All riders are supported with food and drink at rest shops which is included in registration fee. The event includes a 100 mile, 62 mile, and a 20 mile distance. Benefit Midshore Riverkeeper Conservance and Chesapeake Bay Foundation for clean water. Starting and finishing located at Calhoon MEBA Engineering School, St. Michaels Road, (Route 33), Easton. Registration Fee. 

Sep 13 & 14: Adkins Arboretum Native Plant Nursery Fall Plant Sale Weekend - This event offers the opportunity to tour the Nursery, learn about propagation and rain barrels, and visit the Nursery's native gardens and purchase plants from the Native Plant Nursery featuring the region's largest selection of native plants. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847. Open house for members on Friday, Sept. 12th.

Sep 13: Adkins Arboretum Living in the Trees, Speaking of the Times - A celebration of art and music. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Sep 20: Adkins Arboretum Soup 'n Walk - Enjoy walks through native woodlands and meadows. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Sep 20: 7th Annual Summer Send-Off: Blues, Brews & BBQ - 5 - 10 PM. Enjoy the end of the summer season with great food; wash it down with a variety of brews. Listen to great live music and entertainment, and browse the sidewalk sales. This event features the wacky and fun Main Street Mile, beginning at 6 PM, which has teams doing a relay race on tricycles, wearing snorkel flippers, etc. Downtown Cambridge, 400 block Race Street, (Race & Gay Sts.), Cambridge. Free admission, additional charge for food & beverages.

Sep 20: Music on the Waterfront The Winstons: "The World's Greatest Motown & Soul Review"- 4 - 7 PM. Waterfront Park, Water Street, Vienna. Walk down memory lane and bring your dancing shoes! Food available provided by Vienna Volunteer Fire Company. Free admission. Boat docking is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Sponsored by the Vienna Arts and Music Council. 443-239-0813. www.facebook.com/musiconthenanticoke

Sep 20: Naked Blue and Bryan Russo Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Sep 27: Adkins Arboretum Museum Day - Native woodlands and meadows. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Sep 27: Adkins Arboretum Magic in the Meadow Benefit - 6 - 9 PM. Browse the unique auction items; Savor delicious food by Magnolia Caterers, jazz standards and original music by The United Jazz Ensemble; and enjoy a delightful evening under the stars. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Evening casual attire. Advance reservation 410-634-2847, ext. 23. Admission $150 per person.

Sep 27: Crabtoberfest - 5 - 10 PM. Dancing, music, German beer, German and American food are all port of this festival. Proudly serving Paulaner beer, Sam Adams Oktoberfes, Blue Moon Harvest, Moon Pumpkin Ale, and Coors Light. Musical entertainment by Enzian Wolkstanzgruppel Liab' and Schneid, from German. Downtown Cambridge. Admission is $5.

Sep 27: Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race - 10 AM - Noon. The race takes place on the Choptank River, with the staring and finish lines near the entrance to Cambridge Creek. Long Wharf or Great Marsh Park, Cambridge. Food vendors, and a radio-controlled skipjack demonstration for those who like their skipjacks on a smaller scale. Cannons on either side of the creek entrance will start and finish the race with a cannon salute. After the race, Snapper's Waterfront Cafe, (112 Commerce Street), treats the crews to lunch and is the site of the trophy presentation to the winner.

Sep 28: 38th Annual Dorchester Center for The Arts Showcase - Noon - 5 PM. Stroll down historic High Street and enjoy this 38th annual outdoor arts and craft festival. Fine art, handmade crafts, live music, Eastern Shore cuisine, antique boats, children's activities, and more. High Street, Cambridge.

Sep 28: St. Michaels Concours D'Elegance - 10 AM - 4 PM. Featuring rare pre-war grand classics with European Coachwork; American & European Sports and Racing automobiles circa 1948-1964; wood bodied cars & fashion & classic wooden speedboats. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge. Benefit the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Tickets $35 per person or VIP $100 per person. 410-820-8366.

October 2014

Talbot Historical Society Museum  & Garden Hours- Federal styled garden opened seven days a week during daylight hours.Visit the museum store and exhibits depicting the history of Talbot County. Talbot Historical Society, 25 S. Washington Street, Easton. 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 Hours are Monday & Friday 10 AM - 4 PM;  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission $3 for non-members. 106 South Street, Easton. 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; Easton Teas, gourmet teas; Gourmet By The Bay, gourmet dinners, artisan cheeses and catering;  Harrison's Wine & Liquor, beer, wine, liquor; Mabel's Bakery, Heavenly cakes, pies & homemade desserts; Seaberry Farm & Market, fresh cut flowers, orchids, local foods; TS Smith, farm fresh produce & fancy foods & The Bean, coffee for a cause.

Centreville Farmers Market - Wednesday 3 - 7 PM & Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Over two dozen vendors with a wide array of offerings from vegetables and fruits to baked goods, meat, fresh eggs and free-range chicken, crafts, jewelry, handmade pretzels, and egg braids, flowers, herbs, wine, and Italian ice, handcrafted birdhouses, gluten-free baked goods, and Maryland Blue Crabs. Lawyer's Row and Commerce Street, Centreville.

Oxford Farmers Market - Opening Day May 7th. Wednesday 4 to 6 PM. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford.

Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market - Thursday 3 - 6 PM. Long Wharf Park, Cambridge. 

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.

First Weekend Events beginning with First Friday Gallery Walk enjoying the exhibits at galleries in downtown Easton during the evening event. Refreshments and discussion are available at several galleries, so plan to make an evening of it! 5-8 PM. Sidewalk Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM & Dine Downtown throughout the weekend via phone or Open Table reservation. First Weekend Events April through December. Easton Town Center. 410-690-4395.

Easton's Farmers' Market - Saturday - Fresh local produce and a farm products and a wide variety of talented crafters, with unique handmade items. Every Saturday, (April 12th through December), 8 AM - 1 PM. Live music from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Parking Lot on N. Harrison St., Easton. 410-253-9151.

St. Michaels FreshFarm Saturday Market - 8:30 to 11:30 AM. (through Oct. 11). The market features grass-fed pork and beef, free-range chicken, seasonal fruits, herbs, vegetables, cow's milk cheeses, cut flowers, eggs, honey and handmade soap. Cooking demonstrations by a variety of the area's chefs and home cooks are planned for the "Chef in Market" feature. Fremont Street, St. Michaels.

Saturday Historic Walking Tours of St. Michaels - 10 AM. "Historic St. Michaels: Its People, Places and Happenings" is offered on the first three Saturdays of each month, (through October), and on the fourth Saturday, "Frederick Douglass, a slave in St. Michaels 1833-1836" tour. The docent led walking tours are approximately 90 minutes leaving from the St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary's Square. Charge is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 6 to 17 years of age. Advance reservation suggested. 410-745-0530. E-mail: stmichaelsmuseum@atlanticbb.net

First Saturday - Ballroom & Latin Dance Parties - 7:15 - 8 PM Early Bird Dance Lessons. 8 - 10 PM Dance. Beginners and singles are welcomed and encouraged to come. Music by DJ. YMCA, 202 Peach Blossom Road, Easton. $12/$10 USA Dance & YMCA members. 410-482-6169.

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

6th Annual Oxford Picket Fence Tour - Local artists have created masterpieces on 22 fences located at various businesses around Oxford. Maps with information about each fence is also available throughout town. A special exhibit, ("Pickets to Eternity"), is on display in the lobby of the Robert Morris Inn. Raffled tickets are available for these unique artworks. Drawing will take place on October 11th at the annual Auction of the Picket Fences. Oxford.

Oct 4 & 5: 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival - 10 AM - 5 PM. One of the nation's premier small craft events! Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, and canoes. Take part in demonstrations and workshops, or simply chat with the owners and watch these one-of-a kind vessels race. Live music on Saturday Noon to 4 PM, featuring the Royal Oak Musicians at Tolchester Beach. Scenic river cruises, food and beverages will be available to round out the festival. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Navy Point, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Free for Museum members and children under 6 years of age. Non-member admission $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for ages 6 to 17. 410-745-2916.

Oct 10: Experience Talbot History in Celebration of the Society's 60th Birthday - Talbot Historical Society, 30 S. Washington Street, Easton. 410-822-0773.

Oct 16: "Chapter 2" - By Neil Simon. Directed by Ed Langrell. 7 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Romantic comedy's master mixes witty repartee with heartbreak in this autobiographical tale. The death of a man's beloved wife and a woman's brutal divorce haunt their whirlwind courtship, marriage and disastrous honeymoon. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Oct 17 - 19: Academy Art Museum's Annual Craft Show - Featuring over 60 exhibitors. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. 410-482-6169.

Oct 17 & 18: "Chapter 2" - By Neil Simon. Directed by Ed Langrell. 8 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Romantic comedy's master mixes witty repartee with heartbreak in this autobiographical tale. The death of a man's beloved wife and a woman's brutal divorce haunt their whirlwind courtship, marriage and disastrous honeymoon. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Oct 17: Season Opening of the Mid-Shore Symphony Society presentation of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - 8 PM. Chesapeake College, Todd Performing Arts Center, Wye Mills. Pre-concert lecture at 7 PM. 410-827-5867.

Oct 18: 5th Annual Bark in the Park - 8 AM - 3 PM. Dog Show, 5K run, family festival, Guinness World Record Dog Parade, (10 AM - 2 PM). Food, vendors, and displays. Idlewild Park, Aurora & Washington Sts., Easton. Benefit Talbot Humane Society.

Oct 18: Adkins Arboretum Soup 'n Walk - Enjoy walks through native woodlands and meadows. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. 410-634-2847.

Oct 18: DuPont Brothers Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 19: Long Time-Courting Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 19: "Chapter 2" - By Neil Simon. Directed by Ed Langrell. 2 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Romantic comedy's master mixes witty repartee with heartbreak in this autobiographical tale. The death of a man's beloved wife and a woman's brutal divorce haunt their whirlwind courtship, marriage and disastrous honeymoon. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Oct 24: Roadhouse Clams Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. Admission Charge. 410-822-7299.

Oct 24 & 25: "Chapter 2" - By Neil Simon. Directed by Ed Langrell. 8 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Romantic comedy's master mixes witty repartee with heartbreak in this autobiographical tale. The death of a man's beloved wife and a woman's brutal divorce haunt their whirlwind courtship, marriage and disastrous honeymoon. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Oct 25: OysterFest - 10 AM - 4 PM. In celebration of the Chesapeake oyster. Event features live music, oysters, and other local fare, children's activities, boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, document films, and an oyster stew competition among regional chefs. Food and boat rides are an additional charge. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Navy Point, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels. Free for Museum members and children 5 years of age and under. Non-member admission $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for ages 6 to 17. 410-745-2916.

Oct 26: "Chapter 2" - By Neil Simon. Directed by Ed Langrell. 2 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Romantic comedy's master mixes witty repartee with heartbreak in this autobiographical tale. The death of a man's beloved wife and a woman's brutal divorce haunt their whirlwind courtship, marriage and disastrous honeymoon. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

Oct 31: "Chapter 2" - By Neil Simon. Directed by Ed Langrell. 8 PM. Presented by the Tred Avon Players. Romantic comedy's master mixes witty repartee with heartbreak in this autobiographical tale. The death of a man's beloved wife and a woman's brutal divorce haunt their whirlwind courtship, marriage and disastrous honeymoon. Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Road, Oxford. Admission charge. 410-226-0061.

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