2014-12-19

Oxford, Maryland Upcoming Events



Events At A Glance – remaining 2014 dates for your calendar!             
  • 19 December:  at St. Paul’s Church of Oxford:  Tidewater Singers a cappella, 7:30 pm
  • 20 December:  Caroling in the Town Park at 5:15 pm – refreshments to follow at the Oxford Museum.  Bring your flashlights!
  • 25 December:  Christmas Day at the Robert Morris Inn:  Serving between 12 noon and 3 pm; enjoy the same great menu wherever your mode takes you.  Please call for reservations and pricing.
Events At A Glance – upcoming 2015 spring dates for your calendar! (Go to the Calendar to see additional information on these events!)
  • 10 January: YOGA Basics with Suzie Hurley, 9:30 – 11 am; $18.00 per class – meet at the OCC!
  • 11 January:  Firehouse Breakfast:  8-11 am; served by our own firefighters
  • 12 January:  Drawing & Painting w/ Deborah Scales at the OCC: 0930 – 1130 ; 8 sessions for 120.00
  • 12 January:  Conversational Spanish on Tuesdays at the OCC for 6 weeks: $15.00 per class
  • 17 January: YOGA Basics with Suzie Hurley, 9:30 – 11 am; $18.00 per class – classes held at the OCC
  • 19 January:  In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr:  Volunteer to be a part of Habitat for Humanity for the day:  Call OCC for more information!
  • 22 January:  How Newspapers covered the War of 1812 with Steven Goldman from 1030 – noon.  Call 410-745-4941 to register.
  • 24 January:  Genealogy Workshop from 10 am to 3 pm at the OCC.   Contact Ellen Anderson at 410-226-0191 for more information.
  • 08 February:  Firehouse Breakfast 8-11 am
  • 21 February:  Rummage Sale:  9-12 noon (drop off 9-4 on 20  Feb)
  • 08 March:  Firehouse Breakfast:  8-11 am
  • 13 March:  Ladies Auxiliary Card Party (call 410-226-5266 for reservations!)
  • ?? April:  Ferry Opens for the 2015 Season
  • 11 April:  Antiques and Uniques Sale at the Fire Hall:  10 am – 2pm
  • 12 April:  Firehouse Breakfast 8-11 am
  • 25 April:  Oxford Day!!!  Parade starts at 11 am.  More details to come!
  • 10 May:  Mother’s Day Firehouse Breakfast 8-11 am
  • 23 May:  11 am – Historic Walking Tour of Oxford (Flyer pending under special events)
  • 30 May:  Steve Goldman Lecture at John Wesley Church, 11 am
  • 06 June:  Rummage Sale:  9 – 12 noon.  (Drop off 9-4 on 5 June)
  • 07 June:  11 am – Historic Walking Tour of Oxford (flyer pending under special events)
  • 27 June:  Pending Date:  Cardboard Boat Races!
  • 07 Sep:  Labor Day Piga-Figa-Licious – 12 noon – 2:30 pm
  • 10 Oct:  Oxford Picket Fence Auction at the OCC!  4 – 6 pm

Information on Oxford, MD events came from www.portofoxford.com

2014-09-18

El Galeón Andalucía - Only galeón class vessel in the world sailing today and docks in Oxford, MD

El Galeón Andalucía


El Galeón Andalucía docked in Oxford, MD
El Galeón Andalucía visits Oxford, Maryland

El Galeón Andalucía is the only galeón class vessel in the world sailing today and docks in Oxford, Maryland September 17-19th!  You don’t want to miss this free public event, so come on down to the Ferry Dock in Oxford and take a stroll back in time.
The El Galeon tour is a self-guided walking tour of the ship, soon to be docked next to the ferry in Oxford, MD.
 Once aboard, you are free to roam above and below the decks  (5 total), talk to the current crew members (real sailors living on board), and absorb dozens of interactive exhibits, videos, historical documents and displays. 

Hours of visitation are: 10 am - 6:00 pm

 September 18 – 20, 2014
There is no time limit for your tour, and photos are welcome. Children of all ages and small, carry able dogs are welcome aboard!
Come share the passion and awe of working and living aboard a legendary vessel to our past!

There is no cost for the tour in Oxford, but donations are greatly appreciated
 
The galeón class vessel was an ocean going ship type that evolved from the carrack in the second half of 16th century. Galeóns were constructed from oak, pine and various hardwoods for hull and decking. Hulls were usually carvel-built. Hundreds of expert tradesmen, including carpenters, blacksmiths, shipwrights and pitch-melters worked day and night for months to make a galeon seaworthy. To cover the expense, galeons were often funded by groups of wealthy businessmen who pooled resources for a new ship. Therefore, most galeons were originally consigned for trade, although those captured by rival states were usually put into military service. The most common gun used aboard was the demi-culverin, although gun sizes up to demi-cannon were possible.

El Galeón was featured in the NBC mini-series Crossbones that starred John Malkovich as the legendary pirate Blackbeard! Since her debut on U.S. television, the ship has become well known and has attracted a following during her tour of the East Coast of the United States. 

Travel back in time 500 years when you step on board these magnificent ships and experience first hand what it was like explore the World in the 16th century! 
 
El Galeón Andalucía is a replica of the late 16th century fabled merchant vessels and war ships that made up the early navies of Europe. She is the only galeón class vessel sailing the open seas today!


For More Travel Information visit www.portofoxford.com