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Blue Ribbons Hung in Honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time set aside to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, and to encourage individuals and communities to support children and families. On April 5, supporters of the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) participated in its annual tradition of tying blue ribbons to the tree in front of Memorial Hospital at Easton to commemorate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each ribbon represents a child who, in the last year, received services through the CAC located at MHE. The CAC, which provides services to children who have been victims of sexual abuse, is a partnership between the Talbot County Department of Social Services (TCDSS) and Shore Health System.

Children from Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Queen Anne’s counties come to the center for forensic medical examinations, as necessary, for their care and to collect evidence needed for legal prosecution. The CAC provides additional services for Talbot County children, including forensic interviews, forensic medical examinations, advocacy services and mental health services. 

Upcoming Programming in May at the Talbot County Free Library

Easton’s New Main Library to Open May 5

The Talbot County Free Library’s newly renovated and expanded main library in Easton will open to the public Saturday, May 5.  Plans are in the works for grand opening ceremonies featuring a ribbon cutting, children’s programs, live music, and local dignitaries.  Wednesday, April 11, will be the last day of business for the Easton library’s temporary quarters on Glebe Road.  From April 12 through May 4, the Easton library will be closed to allow its collection to be crated up, moved to 100 West Dover Street, unpacked, and then set up in the new building.  The St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Library will remain open during its regular hours while the main library is closed.  The library will waive fines for materials that come due while the Easton library is closed.  There will be no book-drop open in Easton while the main library is closed, but patrons may return materials to the St. Michaels branch if they wish.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Children’s Programs

(Unless otherwise noted, please pre-register for all children’s programs.)

Easton

First Step Storytime

Tuesdays, May 15 – June 5, 10:00 a.m.  Storytelling for children 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

Origami!

Tuesday, May 15, 4:00 p.m.  Come learn the magic of origami!  Ages 8 and up.

Seven-Year-Old Youth Ambassador for the Maryland Tour de Cure

 Allison Holdgreve, 7, has Type One diabetes. But it doesn’t have her.

Lasear, noticing that Allison was going to the bathroom a lot and generally “not herself,” her parents took her to see the pediatrician. At that visit, the doctor directed them to the emergency room immediately, and Allison stayed in the hospital for an entire week, until her blood sugar levels and other imbalances caused by the fresh diagnosis of diabetes could be restored.

“That day our lives just changed, in an instant,” said Jennifer Holdgreve, Allison’s mother, referring to Allison’s family: Dad, Chris, and siblings Ryan and Samantha.

As anyone familiar with diabetes knows, everything that is eaten must be scrutinized for its sugar and carbohydrate content. Every meal; every snack.  The Holdgreves have a new rule for their dinner table: no one eats until Allison’s blood sugar has been checked.

CBMM awarded grant through PNC “Grow Up Great” program

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD has been awarded a grant from PNC Foundation’s “Grow Up Great” program. The grant allows CBMM to expand its summer Kids Club program by an additional two weeks, which will be used in collaboration with the St. Michaels Community Center (SMCC) in providing free programming for underserved members of the Bay Hundred area 

Kids Club is a half-day, week-long, Chesapeake-focused camp for youth ages four to seven, where children learn firsthand about the Chesapeake Bay through activities, stories, games, and crafts. As part of the grant program, PNC will also assist in providing volunteers.

“One of the main priorities of the PNC Foundation is to provide educational and developmental opportunities that improve the school readiness of underserved children,” explains Kimberly Kastel, vice president and branch manager of St. Michaels PNC Bank. “Our volunteers are really looking forward to helping out with the camp this summer.”

Red, White & Zoo

Red, White & Zoo
We’re celebrating July 4th with an old-fashioned day at the Plumpton Park Zoo 
 
July 1, 2012
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free activities with paid admission
 
Hey mom and dad, remember growing up with games like the sack race or a three legged race?   Bring the family to this fun filled day featuring games, moon bounce, food, face painting and more!  
 
Adults can enjoy horse shoes and donkey bingo.   
 
Come early to sign up for our games played throughout the day.  Games include water balloon toss, watermelon eating contest, 3 legged race,
hula hoop contest and several others.
 
Jimmie the Giraffe, and all his friends, want to see you at the zoo! 
 
For directions or information about purchasing blocks for donkey bingo,  please call the zoo at 410-658-6850. 
You can also visit us online at www.plumptonparkzoo.org
 
1416 Telegraph Rd.
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Art of Caring Slated for May 18

On Friday, May 18, friends of Dorchester General Hospital will experience a night of enjoying the fine arts while supporting services of the hospital. Beginning at 6:30 p.m, the Dorchester Center for the Arts will be the site of this fundraiser, which will benefit renovations to the Operating Suite at DGH.

The presenting sponsor is the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation.

The evening will include heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by Mollye Meredith with musical accompaniment by guitarist Curt Heavey. A silent auction will also be part of the evening’s festivities.

A limited number of tickets are available at $95 per person. To reserve your ticket, call Shelley Bell, 410-822-1000, ext 5763.

 

Cutline: Members of the Art of Caring planning committee members from left are Members of the DGH Art of Caring planning committee include Kirsten Strohmer; Kathy Effron, RN; Rose Joyce; Alma Colburn; and Lorrie Moran. Committee members not pictured are Kimberly Bair, RN; Jennifer Brant, PA-C; Rosa Mateo, MD and Lois Narr, DO. 

PET PANTRIES' OXFORD DAY EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR HUNGRY PETS

Pet Pantries, a not-for-profit corporation based in Easton, will hold a series of raffles at their booth at this year's Oxford Day celebration to further their mission of providing pet food to three area shelters and to individual pet owners. 

This year's Oxford Day, an all-day family celebration held in the historic Eastern Shore town, will take place on Saturday, April 28th, rain or shine. The Pet Pantries' booth will feature several raffle items including two beautiful planters filled with dwarf English Boxwood and annuals, original framed photographs, and an original painting by well-known folk artist Danny Doughty. (Note that all of these items would make perfect gits for Mother's Day -- support a good cause and wrap up your Mother's Day shopping!) Participants in the raffle will choose the items they want by putting their tickets in the doggie bowl in front of the item; winners will be announced at 1 PM -- so get there early!

Want to get MORE out of a Race?...

Then consider Running for Radcliffe
during the Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic on May 26th

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Run for Radcliffe TEAMS!
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Fact Sheet about TEAMS:

* Teams must sign up with Radcliffe Creek School by April 30th in order to be officially
recognized. To register, click here: TEAM REGISTRATION LINK

* All Team members will receive bonus run items!!!! These items include:

  • A technical t-shirt
  • A water bottle 
  • A running safety light 
  • A commemorative 5 gallon bucket with 2012's Run sponsor logos for each team 
  • A professional team photo

* All team members must register for the Race via active.com, click here: ACTIVE CHESTERTOWN TEA PARTY DISTANCE CLASSIC REGISTRATION for the page, or by clicking on the following: PDF OF RACE REGISTRATION for pdf of the race registration.

*  Radcliffe Creek School will help each team BUILD their own fundraising website
for each team member to share out with their friends/family. To see an example of
this, click on SAMPLE FUNDRAISING PAGE to see an example!

*  Teams must commit to raising a specific amount of money. The tiers are as follows:

Art of Caring to Benefit Dorchester General Hospital

On Friday, May 18, friends of Dorchester General Hospital will experience a night of enjoying the fine arts while supporting services of the hospital. Beginning at 6:30 p.m, the Dorchester Center for the Arts will be the site of this fundraiser, which will benefit renovations to the Operating Suite at DGH.

The presenting sponsor is the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation.

The evening will include heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by Mollye Meredith with musical accompaniment by guitarist Curt Heavey. A silent auction will also be part of the evening’s festivities.

A limited number of tickets are available at $95 per person. To reserve your ticket, call Shelley Bell, 410-822-1000, ext 5763.

Meet the Author/Book Signing event

Meet author Diane Marquette at Mystery Loves Company Booksellers, 202 S. Morris Street, in Oxford, on Saturday, May 12th, from 1:00 until 3:00.

  

 

 

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