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.”

Tidewater Singers Spring Concert

The Tidewater Singers, under the direction of William R. Thomas, will present “Ubi Caritas et Amor” ,” Where Charity and Love Are”, Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5.  The program is a beautiful tribute to Charity and Love with the music of Maurice Durufle, Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre and Moses Hogan.   The Gregorian Chant melody of Ubi Caritas et Amor is used by Durufle in his first movement of “Four Motets” and is also used as the foundation for the Lauridsen “Ubi Caritas et Amor”.  The all a cappella program will also include two of the King’s Singers more popular song arrangements.

The Women by Claire Booth Luce

Anna Kusinitz, Lynn Sanchez, Gina Brent, Jena Latham, Corrie James, Ezra Vervin, and Leigh Marquess.


Thrifty Thursday Preview
May 3 at 7pm

Opening Night Celebration
Friday May 4 at 8pm

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May 5, 11, 12, 18, &19 at 8pm

May 6, 13, & 20 at 2pm

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Tred Avon Players presents the sophisticated comedy of The Women by Claire Booth Luce, opening May 3. Director Tom Quimby reprises the all-time, standing-room-only hit of 1990. The original 1936 play and the 1939 movie featured stars of the era such as Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Marjorie Main, Joan Fontaine, Hedda Hopper, and Joan Crawford.

Join ESLC for Spring Guided Bird Tours

Join a bird tour led by ESLC's own lifelong birder Jared Parks. The tours will be held on Saturday, April 28th in Talbot County and Saturday, May 5th in Kent County. These tours are part of ESLC's ongoing efforts to allow the public to get up close and personal with some of the beautiful places ESLC has preserved on the Eastern Shore.

The Talbot County walk will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 28, on a preserved, private property about 15 minutes from Easton.  Registrants will be given the address and directions to the property.  Habitat to be explored will include woodlands, field edges and newly constructed waterfowl impoundments. A conservation easement was recorded on the property in 2011.

June 17 jazz concert wraps up CBMM’s Antique & Classic Boat Festival

On Sunday, June 17 from 2 to 3:30pm, visitors to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD will enjoy the sounds of live jazz along the Miles River with the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Jazz Band performing from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand.  

The concert begins just as the three-day, 25th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival comes to a close. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit alongside the bandstand during the concert, or stroll along the museum’s many indoor and outdoor exhibits, which remain open until 6pm that day. 

Based in Parkville, MD, the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band serves the Adjutant General, the Maryland Army National Guard and the citizens of Maryland by performing live music throughout the year.

The concert is free for museum members and children under six or with general admission, which is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children 6-17. Active military and their families receive free admission to CBMM Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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!

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.




Larkin Poe with opener Eliot Bronson at NightCat

Details: Larkin Poe are two soul singin' songwriting sisters from Georgia. Tickets are $15
Category: Country/Folk/Rock
When: Monday, April 23rd at 8:00 PM
Where: Nightcat
           5 Goldsbourough Street
           Easton, MD 21601
           Box office 410-690-4544
Artist Websites: www.Larkinpoe.com

Potential Art Students: Get tips and feedback on Art Portfolio Night!

Academy Art Museum Hosts First- Ever Art Portfolio Night 

On Wednesday May 9, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host its first-ever Portfolio Night.  Representatives from three colleges: The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC; the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA; and the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) in Wilmington, DE.

High school students interested in a career in art and design, their parents, and educators are encouraged to attend this event. Students should bring a portfolio to receive feedback and pointers from the college representatives.  Participants will find out the secrets to building a winning portfolio for art school, as well as learn what a career in art has to offer. There are a variety of careers in art today, including art administration, architecture, art education, computer graphics, design, fashion, graphic design, illustration, industrial and business design, photography, and video and film.  

25th Antique & Classic Boat Festival comes to CBMM June 15-17

A collection of antique Silver Arrow Chris-Craft boats headlines the 25th anniversary celebration of the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, to be held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD over Father’s Day weekend. The event takes place June 15-17 and is hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS).

Made in limited production in the late ‘50s, the 19′ Silver Arrow runabout is considered a collectable treasure today. Powered by a big V-8 Detroit engine, its unique design combines a wood hull with a sleek and sophisticated fiberglass exterior, distinguished by the Silver Arrow’s ‘50s-style tail fins.

The festival also features more than 100 antique and classic boats, as well as building demonstrations, maritime artists and craftsmen, craft vendors, and a nautical flea market featuring classic old boats, motors, and more. A selection of regional and grilled foods, beer and music will be provided throughout the festival.

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