Eastern Shore Events - Cambridge, Maryland - March

In the Vestibule: True Ghost Stories from the Delmarva Peninsula to the Jersey Shore (Spirits Between the Bays Series, Volume IV)
Ghost Stories by Author Ed Okonowicz
South Dorchester Folk Museum
March 2, 2011
Listen to local ghost stories as shared by author Ed Okonowicz on March 2, at 7pm at the Robbins Heritage Center, Dorchester County Historical Society, Greenway Drive and Crusader Road in Cambridge.

Delmarva native and author Ed Okonowicz, who offers chilling tales and legends and fascinating oral histories from the Mid-Atlantic region, will tell haunting tales of Dorchester and Delmarva.

He has been featured on "Ghost Waters," on The Learning Channel. Mr. Okonowicz has been named best local author by Delaware Today Magazine, and has appeared on many radio and television programs to speak about ghosts and storytelling. He has been a speaker at the Gettysburg Ghost Conference and his many haunted publications are published by Myst and Lace Publishers Inc.

He is the author of 24 books. They range from biographies and oral history to short story collections about Mid-Atlantic ghost stories, legends and folklore. He also has written two murder mystery novels set in the fictional state of DelMarVa.

Robbins Heritage Center, Dorchester County Historical Society
1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge

Event Website: http://www.sdfmuseum.net/

Ed Okonowicz, “Ghost Stories”
Mar 2nd
7:00 pm
Okonowicz is also the author of the well-known DelMarVa murder mystery series. His programs on teaching Delaware and Maryland history through folklore and legends are popular in schools and libraries. He also offers workshops in writing and storytelling and public speaking. Location: Robbins Heritage Center, DCHS 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge Free and all are welcome Questions: Lynne Schulman 301-594-2091 or John Neild 410-228-6175

The Bald Eagle (Welcome Books)Eagle Festival
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
March 12, 2011
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge's 11th Annual Eagle Festival happens Saturday, March 12, 8am-4pm. All activities are free.

The day will begin with a bird walk at 8am with our experienced birder Terry Allen. Programs will include: a live peregrine falcon program and flight demonstration with falconer Andrew Bullen; a live bald eagle program with Mike Callahan from Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center; a “Wings and Things” live birds of prey program with a MD Scales and Tales Naturalist; a live raptors program with Naturalist and Raptor Educator Liz Smith; a live owl program presented by the Carrie Murray Nature Center; Native American flute music with Ron Warren; and a photography workshop with wildlife photographer John Lore. Three eagle prowls are scheduled throughout the day, with experienced volunteers and staff leading the search for bald eagles throughout the refuge. Participants must register for the eagle prowls on the day of the event, as space is limited.

Kids’ activities will run from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm while supplies last. Activities include: “build your own” blue bird nest box, owl pellet exploration, eagle puppet construction, make your own wildlife button, design your own wildlife t-shirt, and construct an ‘edible eagle.’ An endangered species puppet show will take place at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. All puppet show attendees will receive a free Albert the Delmarva Fox Squirrel coloring book. An expert birder will be stationed along Wildlife Drive to assist viewers in sighting eagles and other birds.
Exhibitors include Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research as well as live birds of prey from the Carrie Murray Nature Center, Salisbury Zoo, and Raptor’s Eye. Vendors will include Wild Birds Unlimited Optics, Ron Warren’s Native American flute music, and Kathy Boyle Carvings & Jewelry. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Blackwater NWR’s main Visitor Center is currently closed due to renovation work. Programs and activities will take place in large heated tents located adjacent to the temporary Visitor Center along Wildlife Drive. Don’t miss out on this free event for the whole family!

For more information, please call 410-228-2677 or visit www.fws.gov/blackwater, where you'll find a detailed schedule of events.

Event Website: http://www.fws.gov/blackwater
Blackwater Eagle Festival
Mar 12th
8:00 am
Eagle prowls, birds of prey, lots of crafts for kids. Rain or shine!

A Walking Tour of Cambridge, Maryland (Look Up, America!)Second Saturday in Downtown Cambridge
Cambridge Main Street
March 12, 2011
Monthly celebration in downtown Cambridge features gallery openings, late shopping hours at great stores offering special deals, and entertainment in downtown restaurants. 5 to 9 pm for art and shopping. Music continues after that in some restaurants. Check www.cambridgemainstreet.com for updated info.

Event Website: http://www.cambridgmemainstreet.com/
Second Saturday in Downtown Cambridge
Mar 12th
5:00 pm
Gallery openings, late shopping hours, entertainment, dining. Rain or shine!

Harriet Tubman (DK Biography)Harriet Tubman Annual Banquet
Harriet Tubman Museum
March 12, 2011
Celebrating a scout, a spy, a nurse and an abolitionist. Held at Elks Lodge, 618 Pine Street, Cambridge, Maryland. There will be a guest speaker. A donation of $25.00 will be accepted at the door. Contact person is Donald Pinder at 410.228.0401 or 410.228.8253. This is held on Second Saturday.

Harriet Tubman Annual Banquet
Mar 12th
3:30 pm

The Wine BibleWine Weekend at the Hyatt
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort
January 15, 2011 - March 20, 2011
Enjoy fine wines at the AAA four-diamond Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort with Total Wine & More.

Wine enthusiasts can boost their savvy through special tastings hosted by Robb Kimbles, Director of Wine Education, at Total Wine & More, the nation’s largest independent wine retailer. This year’s winter wine seminars will showcase the best of California with two themes: Sensational Sonoma Selections (Feb 12 and April 16) and Napa Valley: California’s Most Famous Wine Region (March 19). During Sensational Sonoma Selections, attendees sample famous Sonoma wineries’ creations, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley; Zinfandel from Dry Creek; and the soft, lush style of Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the Alexander Valley. Napa Valley: California’s Most Famous Wine Region explores the region and its many sub-appellations, broadening attendees’ knowledge of Napa’s unrivaled wines. All tastings are accompanied by an array of cheese, bread and crackers.

The cost per person, per seminar is $35, and must be purchased separately from a guest room. Reservations are strongly suggested as group sizes are limited. Wine Weekends will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on February 12 (Sensational Sonoma Selections), March 19 (Napa Valley) and April 16 (Sensational Sonoma Selections). For more information or to make reservations, please call the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort Concierge Desk at (410) 901-1234 ext. 51.

For more about activities at the Hyatt, visit http://www.hyattregencychesapeakebay.com/activities.

Event Website: http://www.hyattregencychesapeakebay.com/
Wine Weekend at the Hyatt
Mar 19th
4:00 pm

Birds of the Chesapeake Bay: Paintings by John W. Taylor, with Natural Histories and Journal Notes by the ArtistBird Walk
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
March 27, 2011
Join an expert birder for a guided bird watching trip around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. See the many species of birds that live in and migrate through the refuge. Bring your binoculars, and dress appropriately for the weather. Walks last 2 to 4 hours.

All bird walks meet at the Blackwater Visitor Center at 8:00am. Call 410-901-6124 for more information.

Bird Walk
Mar 27th
8:00 am
with Harry Armistead

SLAVE NARRATIVES: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - MarylandLecture: Fighting Old Nep: The Foodways of Enslaved Afro-Marylanders
La Grange Plantation
March 25, 2011
Author Michael Twitty speaks at this Dorchester County Historical Society lecture on "Fighting Old Nep: The Foodways of Enslaved Afro-Marylanders." Back by popular demand.

Talk begins at 7pm on Friday, March 25, at the Dorchester Historical Society's Robbins Center, 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge.

Lecture: Fighting Old Nep: The Foodways of Enslaved Afro-Marylanders
Mar 25th
7:00 pm

Event information for Dorchester County and Cambridge, Maryland
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