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Small Business Free Workshop

Chesapeake College Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the impact the changing economy, technology, and public policy can have on your small retail or restaurant business. This is a fast paced and interactive workshop designed to explore opportunity in difficult times. In room EDC-27 of the Economic Development Center. Pre-registration required as seating is limited.

http://www.chesapeake.edu/.  410-827-5833

Library Civil War Book Discussion: “The Killer Angels”

On Monday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m., “library guy” Bill Peak will host a discussion in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library of Michael Shaara’s acclaimed novel, “The Killer Angels.”  Often called the greatest Civil War novel ever written, “Killer Angels” tells the story of the battle of Gettysburg from the point of view of several of that engagement’s most important players.  Library programs are free and open to the public, but patrons are asked to call and pre-register for this discussion.  For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit www.tcfl.org.

ACADEMY ART MUSEUM – SEPTEMBER 2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

EXHIBITIONS

Modernist Inclinations: The Art of Jan Matulka

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, will host the exhibition, Modernist Inclinations: The Art of Jan Matulka, through October 16, 2011.  In the 1920s and 30s, Jan Matulka (1890-1972) was a leader in the New York art world promoting new modes of expression based on his experiences in Paris and across Europe. As an artist and a teacher, he investigated and advocated Cubism, Surrealism, Precisionism and related movements. The exhibition is underwritten in part by gifts from Mary Beth Cahill and Steve Champlin, PURE and The Avon Dixon Agency and sponsored in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Talbot County Arts Council.  The Academy Art Museum would also like to thank the Estate of Jan Matulka and the McCormick Gallery in Chicago, Illinois for their assistance in organizing this exhibition.

Photo: Jan Matulka, Canoe & Sailboat on Lake, 1920's, (detail), Watercolor on paper,

Estate of Jan Matulka (Matulka: Canoe & Sailboat on Lake.jpg)

 

Pirates, Children and other Rascals

Brown Bag Lunch - Monday, Oct 3, 2011

Local author Pete Imirie will be the quest speaker for the Oct Brown Bag Lunch on Monday, Oct 3, 2011. The lunch is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be held at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library. The subject will be Pirates, Children and other such Rascals.  “To Touch the Wind…” is a series of three books designed for cruising families.

Wetlands in Watercolor

Class Times: Friday, August 5th, 9am-12pm

Location: Environmental Concern Wetland Learning Center 

Price: $25 per person, materials provided,

Special Group Rates Available!

Learn professional watercolor techniques while exploring the beautiful wetlands on the campus of Environmental Concern’s Wetland Learning Center. Sketching, watercolor techniques and compositional arrangements will be demonstrated.  All ages and families welcome! 

Letting Go of Negative Energy Retreat

A One-Day (or half-day) Silent Meditation Retreat

Suitable for both beginning and experienced meditation students, this silent meditation retreat includes guided meditation periods, silent sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk in the afternoon, and question-and-answer session.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Third Haven Friends Meeting House, 405 South Washington St , Easton , MD

What: This day of practice will include direction in mindfulness of the breath, body, emotions and thoughts as a way of becoming aware of the habits and compulsions that we have developed to cope with life’s challenges. Through the practice of insight meditation and concentration, it is possible to work with habits of behaviors, thought and emotional patterns and substances. In this way, instead of the old ways of reacting to life’s stresses, you develop more skillful ways of responding to them that will bring you increased meaning, joy and freedom no matter how stressful your life may be.

DAVID HARP TO SPEAK AT MAIN STREET GALLERY IN CAMBRIDGE

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear renowned Chesapeake Bay photographer David Harp speak about his

many years photographing the flora, fauna, people and landscape of the Chesapeake Bay!
This event, sponsored by the Main Street Gallery and the Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, will
take place during a reception on Saturday, Aug. 6th from 6-9pm at the Main Street Gallery on 413 Muir Street in
Cambridge. Nearby free parking is available.
Mr. Harp will begin speaking at 7:30pm. His presentation entitled "Light on the Chesapeake" recently
attracted over 100 people at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center near Annapolis. Slides of his
captivating photographs will accompany his talk. "Light on the Chesapeake" is being presented in conjunction
with the gallery’s current show, "Metamorphosis," which features Mr. Harp’s work, along with art from the
gallery's local artists.
Donations to help support the gallery and future programs are requested; light refreshments will be
served. The Main Street Gallery is an artist-run and owned venue, and is fully accessible.Don’t miss the opportunity to hear renowned Chesapeake Bay photographer David Harp speak about his

many years photographing the flora, fauna, people and landscape of the Chesapeake Bay!

This event, sponsored by the Main Street Gallery and the Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, will

take place during a reception on Saturday, Aug. 6th from 6-9pm at the Main Street Gallery on 413 Muir Street in Cambridge. Nearby free parking is available.

Mr. Harp will begin speaking at 7:30pm. His presentation entitled "Light on the Chesapeake" recently

attracted over 100 people at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center near Annapolis. Slides of his

captivating photographs will accompany his talk. "Light on the Chesapeake" is being presented in conjunction

with the gallery’s current show, "Metamorphosis," which features Mr. Harp’s work, along with art from the

gallery's local artists.

Outdoor Art Classes

Sunset Seascapes

Time: Tuesdays, in the evenings before sunset.

Call (410) 212-9320 to RSVP and for exact times.

Location: Lowes Wharf in Sherwood

Price: $15 per person, materials provided

There is nothing more inspiring than the sunset views on the bay at Lowes Wharf! This unique workshop on the water's edge will teach participants composition, professional painting techniques, color theory, water rendering techniques and much more. All participants will leave with a meaningful memoir of a stunning sunset on the bay. Different painting media explored each week.

Volunteer to learn Boatbuilding

Help restore a skipjack with CBMM’s Community Work Days this summer!

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) along the Miles River in St. Michaels, MD is offering the public a rare opportunity to be a part of the Rosie Parks skipjack restoration project with its recently launched Community Work Days program.

As part of the program, the museum will be opening its campus every Saturday from 10am-3pm to community members wanting to volunteer while learning the art of boatbuilding from CBMM’s Master Shipwright, Marc Barto.

Volunteers will assist in activities like tearing out the keel, stem and centerboard while learning how to build and install new ones. Volunteers must be 16 or older and have an interest in carpentry. All skillsets are welcome and women are encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is accepted, but not required.

The museum is open daily, and celebrates the way people live, work, and play on the Bay. To learn more, visit www.cbmm.org/rosieparks.htm, call 410-745-2916 or email havefun@cbmm.org.

Can Weather be Menopausal?

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson

I’m so confused ….   I’m either hot, bundled under blankets and looking for warm socks ; or overheated,  throwing off layers,  grabbing for fans and fantasizing about central air conditioning.   I was wondering if I’d jumped off the deep end into menopause, but even my kids are showing identical symptoms.   It’s not me – it’s Spring that’s having hot and cold flashes and crying fits!

She (Spring) first made an early appearance, only to disappear for weeks while she was off, sulking.  She then returned with intermittent hot flashes, causing everyone to scuttle mid-day for cooler attire.  Then, as if ashamed of her burst of energy she turned cold, dampening us with days of rain, wind and – in some areas – tornados (talk about the ultimate hissy fit!).

Maybe she’s not menopausal – Spring’s all about growth, birth and renewal.  Maybe she’s jumped on the celebrity bandwagon and is flaunting her bipolar side.  Her moods certainly seem erratic – and she seems to be having difficulty establishing a calm mid-line.  Maybe it’s just stress – that nasty imp that can cause any of us to experience mood swings, sleeplessness (or excess sleep), crying fits and night sweats.   And let’s be honest – the overall stress level of the nation has been at an all time high.  

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