Talbot County, Maryland Events - Eastern Shore - April

Where Land and Water Intertwine: An Architectural History of Talbot County, Maryland (Maryland Historic Trust)

April 1, 2011

  • 5 to 9 pm
    The locals go all out with incomparable Eastern Shore hospitality. Stroll the brick paved walks to browse an abundance of art galleries, antique and specialty shops and award-winning restaurants - all nestled among vintage Federal-style buildings. Enjoy live music or an outdoor concert before relaxing at one of the town's charming inns. Many art and antiques venues, with styles spanning from classical to contemporary, welcome you with open doors at this delightful monthly event.


  • 410-820-8822

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    JOURNEY DANCE ~ April 1, 16
    April 1, 2011
    OXFORD....Oxford Community Center
    A combination of positive affirmations, creative visualization, and expressive movement to the inspiring rhythm of world music. For men and women of all ages and abilities.

  • Saturdays, April 1 and 16 from 10:00 am - noon.

  • $20 per session.


  • 410-226-5904

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    April 2, 2011
    TILGHMAN ISLAND....SAVE THE DATE Saturday, April 2, 2011- Third Annual SPLENDOR IN THE GLASS, A fundraiser for the Tilghman Watermen`s Museum will be held at the Tilghman Fire Hall from 5 pm- 8 pm.

  • Cost $35 per person.Tickets on sale at Fairbank Tackle, Two if by Sea Restaurant or call 886-2930 or e-mail requests to tilghmanheritage@msn.com .

  • Wine, beer, food from Island restaurants, raw bar. Silent and live auction. Music by Carter Grant.


  • 410-886-2930

    April 2, 2011
    EASTON....James Bonnet`s Storymaking on the Chesapeake Seven Day Writing Adventure Workshop- Retreats, April 2, 2011 and April 3- April 9, 2011 for authors, historians, film writers, writing instructors, publishers, editors, memoirists and non-professionals interested in capturing their own great stories.

    Modeled after the workshop-retreat that James Bonnet has been leading in France since 2006, the first two days will be devoted to the story principles he has been teaching in Los Angeles since 1999 on successful stories and story films. This will be followed by a step-by-step journey from the insriration to the final draft, and will include a complete analysis of many of today's most powerful and successful stories and films. You will spend the next five days developing your own story in an idyllic setting and each day work one-on-one with James Bonnet. Each afternoon everyone will gather together to watch an improtant film which will then be analyzed and discussed dinner. You will leave with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals you need to create your own significant and successful stories and story films.

    The Saturday evenings before each retreat begins, there will be a wine and cheese get-together where you will meet James Bonnet and the other participants and get your first taste of the Chesapeake. The workshops begin at 10:00 on Sunday mornings.

  • The total cost of the Seven Day Storymaking on the Chesapeake Retreat is $1650.00 US.

  • To reserve a space: a $650.00 deposit is required. Fee includes: All seminar and workshop instructions and consultations, the wine and cheese get-together, and a copy of the second edition of James Bonnet`s book, Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Storymaking for Writers and Filmmakers. For more information and to register: www.storymaking.com , email: bonnet@storymaking.com or phone: 310 451 5418.

  • Participants are encouraged to register early as there is room for only four participants at each retreat. Storymaking on the Chesapeake Writers Retreats are held at EASTON`S PROMISE B&B in Easton, a charming house believed to have been built shortly after the Civil War. Carla Howell, owner, has graciously offered the participants in the seven day workshop retreats a generously reduced rate.

  • To discuss the accomodations please call : 410 820 9159, for more information, www.eastonspromise.net or e-mail: eastonspromise@goeaston.net


  • 310 451 5418

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    April 2, 2011
    ST. MICHAELS....Partners In Care/Easton will hold its first annual Putt Putt Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 2nd in St. Michaels. The event is being sponsored by Bob Pascal’s Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa on the harbor in St. Michaels.

    The unusual tournament gives businesses in and around St. Michaels the opportunity to create and host the first nine holes at their own location. The back nine holes will be sited at the Harbour Inn, where refreshments and the awards ceremony will be held with trophies, prizes and surprises.

    Fees are $50 per player or $200 for a foursome. Single players are also welcome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The day will begin with teams meeting at the Harbour Inn at 11:00am to board a van to ride to the first holes.

  • Teams and sponsors can register by contacting Pam O’Brien at 410-822-1803, pamobrien@partnersincare.org, or by visiting partnersincare.org/easton to pay by credit card online.

    Partners In Care Maryland is a 501(c)3 community nonprofit organization whose mission is to help older adults stay independently in their own homes by providing volunteer drivers to take them to doctors appointments and grocery shopping. Housed in the Talbot Senior Center on Brookletts Avenue in Easton, PIC volunteers drove more than 8,000 miles while providing more than 600 trips to older adults who no longer drive or cannot drive due to injury or poor eyesight.

  • See www.partnersincare.org/Easton.php to learn more.


  • 410-822-1803

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    April 7, 2011
    EASTON....Sporting Collectibles Auction April 7, 2011.

  • To be held at The Canvasback Gallery prior to the East Coast Decoy Collectors meet in St. Michaels, Maryland on April 8 & 9. Waterfowl and Shorebird decoys, shotshell boxes, gunpowder tins, antique shotguns, advertising and flat art.


  • 410-770-4470 or 443-362-2230

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    April 9, 2011
    ROYAL OAK....
    6pm at The Oaks
    Silent and live auction, full open bar, great food and music
    $100 per person, Call to reserve your tickets.
    410-819-3780 / www.jmbryan.com

    2010 KIA SOUL Raffle
    Winning ticket to be drawn at the event!
    Tickets on sale now - ONLY 300 will be sold!
    $100 per ticket....includes MES Crab License Plate and Maryland Sales Tax.



  • 410-819-3780

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    April 9, 2011
    EASTON....Abracadrabra! CASA of Talbot County presents this year’s fun-filled fund-raising event, The Magic of CASA, on April 9, 2011, an evening you and your friends won’t want to miss!

    From 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., plan to stroll through a magically-transformed Gold Room in the Tidewater Inn while enjoying gourmet cuisine, fine wines, shows of illusion, and magical tricks galore. The evening promises plenty of wizardly whimsical surprises and illusions that will delight even those with the keenest of eyes.

    This annual benefit helps raise needed funds to support CASA’s work with children who are under the court’s protection due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are dedicated community members who are trained to advocate for the best interest of children who are under court protection due to maltreatment. CASA volunteers accomplish this valuable work by providing a consistent presence for the child, a voice of hope, and assessments and recommendations to the court about what each of these children needs to be safe, happy, and healthy. CASA’s work has been likened to magic, for it shows time and again that dedicated advocates make a positively magical difference in the course of children’s life. CASAs, like magic, are adept at unlocking barriers, dissolving obstacles, and opening doors for vulnerable children. CASA’s involvement can help to pave the way so that children have a more hopeful future.

  • Please call 410-822-2866 to make your reservation now for a magically enjoyable evening, knowing your support will help us to make a difference in a child’s life. Tickets are $150 per person, and sponsorship opportunities exist as well. All proceeds support our work with abused, neglected children, and abandoned.


  • 410-822-2866

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    April 9, 2011
    EASTON....The Met: Live in HD Experience the world's best opera as it happens - in simulcast!

  • The Avalon is proud to be the only performing arts center in the state of Maryland partnering with The Metropolitan Opera in an effort to bring the best opera performances to the Mid-Atlantic region - as they happen. Add our state-of-the-art sound system and a high definition picture on the big screen, and you've got the real thing.

  • Contact the box office for information regarding full & half season subscriptions, as well as single performance tickets from only $15.

  • Tickets go on sale Tuesday, 9/7 at 9am!

  • 4/9 LE COMTE ORY (Rossini)
    4/23 CAPRICCIO (R. Strauss)
    4/30 IL TROVATORE (Verdi)


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    April 10, 2011
    OXFORD....7:00 to 11:00am.
    What could be better than pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, fruit, coffee, juice, and more - served to you on a Sunday morning. Come visit Oxford`s Volunteer Fire Department - Oxford Road (Route 333).

  • Visit the Oxford Ladies Auxiliary Crafts and Bake Sale tables....

  • All proceeds benefit the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department services.

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    April 10, 2011
    EASTON.... Located on Maryland's Eastern Shore the Talbot Cinema Society is a club of film lovers who are dedicated to promoting and enriching our community's understanding and appreciation of classic films

  • Wages of Fear - 1953. In the South American jungle, Yves Montand and three other derelicts drive trucks full of nitroglycerin toward a remote oil field. A tense rivalry develops between the drivers, even though the slightest jolt on the rough roads promises sure death. Wages defines the white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat film experience. Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique). 131 minutes

    5:15 PM - Doors open and food served
    5:45 PM - Film introduction
    6:00 PM - Film starts
    Followed by questions, answers, and discussions

    Talbot Cinema Society membership is by subscription only. All memberships include season tickets and limited guest passes. Tickets NOT sold at the door!
    Single - $40
    Couple - $80
    Student - $25

    Phone: (410)-820-4367
    Phone: (410)-822-0345 - Avalon Theater
    Email piratepete@goeaston.net
    Mail P.O. Box 222, Easton, MD 21601


  • (410)-822-0345

    April 12, 2011
    ST. MICHAELS....
    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels is offering its first two-day Boater Safety Course for 2011 on April 12 & 13. The course will be held from 6 to 10 pm each day on the CBMM campus. The course is suited for participants eight years of age and older.

    Any Maryland boater born after July 1, 1972, is required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education, in order to operate a vessel. The certificate is obtained by passing a Department of Natural Resources approved boating safety course, and once obtained; the Certificate is valid for life. Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive this Certificate. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater.

  • Cost is $25 per participant, with pre-registration. To register or for more information, contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email hvanfleet@cbmm.org. For information about future Boater Safety Courses, visit the “Learn” page at www.cbmm.org


  • 410-745-4941

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    April 12, 2011
    TILGHMAN ISLAND....“Growing Up on Tilghman”, a film produced by the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum, will be shown on Maryland Public Television, , Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in prime time at 8:30 pm.

    The film, featuring residents of Tilghman over the age of 70, will permit viewers to enter the lives and history of eleven individuals, watermen and wives, whose families as well as themselves, have fostered the culture of this beautiful Island. Listening to their stories of growing up on Tilghman, will transport you back in time, of how this Island had and continues to capture individuals by its charm, and desire to be part of its culture, it’s the calling of the sea, its beauty and tranquility, which makes Tilghman’s Island a special place.

    The film was selected for viewing at the Chesapeake Film Festival held in the summer of 2010. This film is one of the numerous and diverse programs the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum will be presenting to the general public in coming years. Interviews have started for their second film

    The Museum, a 501(3) charitable organization, which was started in 2007, has as a part of its mission, attempted to capture and preserve the rich history of Tilghman’s Island watermen, their families and their community.

    The Museum is located at 5778 Tilghman Island Rd and opened on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am -3 pm, April to November or by calling 410-886-2930. Plans are underway to restore the historic Lee House, a classic “W” house for their permanent home.

    April 14, 2011
    Hippodrome Theatre
    Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11am
    Cost: $70, Non-members $105 PTRI102

    More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by its two-time Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of West Side Story recently won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album.

  • To register, call us at 410-822-2787


  • 410-822-2787

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    April 14, 2011
    EASTON....Evening at the Movies Sponsored by Talbot County Connections Focuses on Keeping Children Safe in our Community

    On Thursday, April 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD, Talbot Community Connections will honor Child Abuse and Neglect Month by featuring an awards ceremony and reception for the Children's Advocacy Center's logo contest, as well as the airing of the documentary, "Lost Sparrow." The Children's Advocacy Center is a "safe place where a child can speak and be heard."

    The 78-minute film chronicles a brother’s journey to solve his adoptive brothers’ deaths and confront a painful truth that shattered his family. Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community. The “Lost Sparrow,” captures the heartache in filmmaker Chris Billing’s own life regarding child abuse in his blended multi-ethnic family.

    Billing has more than two decades of experience in documentary filmmaking and network news coverage. His first documentary was “Up to the Mountain, Down to the Village” (2005). Billing worked for more than a decade as a China-based journalist, including a five-year stint as Beijing Bureau Chief for NBC News (1996-2001). During his NBC tenure, he reported on numerous historic events.

    Tickets to the event cost $20 each and may be purchased at the door at 6 p.m. on the evening of the event. Reservations are required. For further information or to register, call 410-820- 5571. For credit card sales or group tickets, call the Avalon Box Office at 410-822-0345. The Talbot Community Connections raises funds for unmet needs of vulnerable children and adults in Talbot County.
    April 15, 2011
    ST. MICHAELS....St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 304 Talbot Street, St. Michaels, will hold its 22nd Annual Geranium and Spring Flower Sale on Friday, April 15, 9 AM to 3 PM and Saturday April 16, 8 AM to 2 PM.

    Beautiful potted geraniums in all colors, large hanging baskets and assorted bedding plants will be available rain or shine.

  • For further information contact the church office at 410-745-2534.


  • 410-745-2534

    April 16, 2011
    Opening Saturday, April 16th, 8am – 1pm
    The Market is located on the Town parking lot on N. Harrison St., with ample free parking available across the street. Many familiar faces return – farmers with fresh local produce and farm products, as well as a wide variety of talented crafters with unique handmade items. Meet the folks who grew it, created it, and can tell you about it.
    Support your local Shore economy!

  • Live music 10:30am-12:30pm.

  • 4/16 “New & Used Bluegrass” Special Guest: Talbot Humane

  • 4/23 Justin Ryan

  • 4/30 “Dog & Pony Show” Special Guest: Talbot Partnership

  • 5/7 “Flatland Drive” Special Guest: Kitchen & Garden Tour / Katie Moose

  • 5/14 Rick Forrest & Mark Ingino

  • 5/21 “Free Range” Special Guest: Frederick Douglass Honor Society

  • 5/28 Kenny Haddaway & Jon Bland

    Easton Farmers Market is the work of the Avalon Foundation.
    Contact Carolyn 410-253-9151


  • 410-820-8822

    April 16, 2011
    ST. MICHAELS....
    Season: April 16 (?TBA) to Oct. 15, 2011
    Saturdays, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

    Muskrat Park on the St. Michaels Harbor, at Willow and Green Streets, one block from Talbot Street

    Located in historic town of St. Michaels, MD, on the Eastern Shore, this FRESHFARM Market is directly on the harbor, one of the loveliest market settings in the country. The market is a Saturday destination for locals, weekenders and boaters. Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow's milk cheeses, orchids, eggs and honey. We also host events and activities throughout the season, including our Chef at Market events and a community cook-off.

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    April 16, 2011
    ST. MICHAELS....- A major retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of famed 19th-century marine artist James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894), opens at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD, on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

    The show is organized by Mystic Seaport, the nation’s leading maritime museum, and will be on view in CBMM’s Steamboat Gallery through Sunday, October 16, 2011. The exhibit is partially financed by the Maryland Historical Trust, a part of the State Department of Planning.

    A ship portraitist who meticulously illustrated America’s Golden Age of Sail, Buttersworth captured a realistic view of sea and sky while incorporating the human element into his work. James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) has long been recognized as a premier maritime artist distinguished by his story telling prowess, as well as his meticulous attention to detail with the brush and palette.

    He began his career in England studying under his father, Thomas, a respected marine artist. The younger Buttersworth immigrated to the United States in the late 1840s, at the height of the Golden Age of Sail and steam transportation, and became immersed in chronicling the maritime world of New York. In illuminating American maritime history on canvas, Buttersworth became one of the most prolific marine artists of the nineteenth century. His paintings detailed packet ships, ocean steamships, clipper ships, naval frigates, harbor craft and most especially, the world of American yachting.

    In the 1850s, Buttersworth contributed numerous paintings and sketches to Currier & Ives depicting famous vessels and marine disasters for their popular lithographs. Like his contemporary "luminist" and Hudson River School artists, Buttersworth excelled in the dramatic renderings of sea and sky, elevating the precisely detailed renderings of ships beyond document to art.

    Paintings in the exhibition span Buttersworth’s entire career, beginning with his early British period works and ending with the 1893 America’s Cup series, completed a year before his death. The exhibition features 24 paintings, some of which were part of a gift to Mystic Seaport.

    In 2006, Donald C. McGraw Jr., grandson of McGraw-Hill Inc.’s cofounder, bequeathed his private collection of 24 Buttersworth paintings to Mystic Seaport. This bequest brought Mystic Seaport’s total number of Buttersworth paintings to more than 50, making it the largest single public collection of the artist’s work.

    Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. Mystic Seaport also features a working preservation shipyard, a re-created 19th-century coastal village, numerous exhibits and a planetarium. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. For more information, visit www.mysticseaport.org

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    April 29, 2011
    ST. MICHAELS....The dates for the 2011 WineFest at St Michaels are April 29 thru May 1, 2011!! We are excited about our 2nd year festival and will begin posting information in late summer about our plans. We plan to add more tasting venues and winemaking and cooking demonstrations. In addition, we are exploring wine auctions for rare vintage wines.

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    April 29, 2011
    ST. MICHAELS....The St. Michaels Art League will hold its spring art show on Friday, April 29th, from noon to 6pm and Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 5pm. The show is held at the St. Luke's Church during the WineFest celebration in St. Michaels. Original paintings, photography, and other art work will be on display for sale.

  • For more information on the show, or becoming a member, please visit http://www.stmichaelsartleague.org/

    April 30, 2011
    EASTON.... It's that time again!!! The 8th Annual Dave Haslup/Lou Gehrig Athletic Scholarship Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, April 30, 2011.

    The brochures are going out this week to those on the mailing list. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send me the address at lhaslup@goeaston.net.

    If you would prefer to make a donation to our foundation you can do so and send it to "The Dave Haslup/Lou Gehrig Athletic Scholarship Foundation" at PO Box 3115. Please write Golf Donation. We also have hole sponsorship and various levels of team sponsorship available. Save the date and we look forward to see you at Hog Neck!!

    April 30, 2011
    OXFORD....Oxford will celebrate its 17th Annual Oxford Day. All of the organizations and businesses in town will be working hard to prepare for this all-day family celebration. So invite your friends and family to visit, plan on staying home, put aside the yard work and errands. Just relax, walk around our wonderful town and enjoy all the activities. And, this year's Oxford Day participants will be asked to add an environmentally friendly element to their floats, displays, and events to show that as a community Oxford is committed to making a difference in our world today and tomorrow.

  • Oxford Day Parade will run from 11:00 AM until noon. Please note that Morris Street will be closed to ALL traffic during this time. Please allow extra time to travel in and out of town all morning and especially during the parade. There will be bands, many floats, various cars and trucks, a bagpiper, walkers, and some new entries in the parade.

  • Join the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory who will have plenty of hands-on, marine science activities and exhibits, including many fun activities for kids. See some of the “critters” that live in the Bay, learn about the Bay and oceans from local scientists and science professionals. Located at the end of South Morris Street, it can be accessed by walking or catching the shuttle to and from Causeway Park.

  • A Flower Basket Competition is being held in conjunction with 2011 Oxford Day. All residence and business owners are encouraged to display fresh flowers in welcome and celebration of Oxford, spring, families, and town visitors. Displays can include traditional flower baskets on doors, fences, posts, hanging basket displays, flowers displayed on porches - be creative! Contact the Oxford Town Office for more information or to sign up.

  • The Oxford Bellevue Ferry, believed to be the nation's oldest privately operated ferry service, crosses the Tred Avon River between Oxford, Maryland and Bellevue, Maryland. Established in 1683, the ferry is celebrating its 327th birthday this year, so take a ride and help celebrate history! Note: the ferry will open 1 hour early at 8:00 AM for Oxford Day.

  • The Oxford Day 10K Run and 5K fun walk will start again this year at 8:00 AM. Registration can be done online at Active.com . All proceeds benefit breast cancer support services in the Mid-Shore region by Bosom Buddies.

  • The Dog Show and Dog Walk will give you a chance to let your favorite pooch shine. These events are sponsored by Talbot Humane Society, and all proceeds will benefit the activities of the society.

    As usual, there will be music, including the US Army's "Raw Materiel", a popular music ensemble, the US Navy’s “Country Current”, Old Friend’s Gospel Band, the Mid-Shore Community Band! Food is available around town, provided by several non-profit groups, the Oxford Market and our local restaurants. Fun activities for kids occur throughout the day and in several locations. Watch the schedule as it develops between now and April 30th!

    IF IT RAINS: Oxford Day is a rain-or-shine event. Please refer to the Schedule for the Rain Plan

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    Talbot County, Maryland Events on the Eastern Shore - Sourced from
    Oxford, St. Michaels, Easton, Tilghman Island

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