Get your tickets for the Second Annual “Heart & Music” Gala Fundraiser!

A Gala Fundraising event will open “Heart & Music”, the Second Annual unique music extravaganza presented by the “Mental Health and Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons, Inc.” Thursday, March 22, 2012. The Gala will once again feature the delicious catering services of “Occasions Catering”. “Heart & Music” will also offer three regular priced performances on March 23, 24 and 25, 2012. Tickets for the Gala are on sale now.

The 2012 production will feature popular songs from the sixties and seventies including songs from ABBA, The Beatles, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and more. The music will be  interlaced with monologue stories of how clients have been assisted by the “Mental Health and Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons, Inc.” in an endeavor to expand the knowledge of the work of FAS on the mid-shore.

Leadership for Women Conference

Friday, April 27

Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

Proceeds benefit the Academy Art Museum and Eventful Giving Fund of Mid-Shore Community Foundation

Meet successful women leaders.  Network.  Fee includes a book “To Lead is to Serve” and lunch at either Bartlett Pear, Masons, Out of the Fire or Tidewater Inn. 

$99 Early Bird.  $115 after March 27.  More info and to register online:  www.LeadershipforWomenConference.com


Bus trip to see "Jonah" in Lancaster, PA

St. Michaels Community Center offers bus trip to see the live production of "Jonah".  If you've never been to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, PA, you are in for the experience of a lifetime. "Jonah" is premiering for the first time this season and promises to provide the same thrills, chills and magnificence as all others before. Show date is Thursday, April 10 for the matinee performance. There will be a bus pick up in St. Michaels as well as Easton. $129 covers the cost of bus fare (including tip), the magical production of "Jonah" and a lavish buffet feast at Millers Smorgasbord on the way home. Call now for reservations at 410-745-6073. Any proceeds will benefit the St. Michaels Community Center. This is a must-see!

“Gunning Among Friends: Chesapeake Waterfowl Hunting Clubs” opens April 14 at CBMM

Banding together for a day’s hunting is a longtime practice among those hunting waterfowl for sport––and when the duck blind is too far from home, remote clubhouses near the Chesapeake’s marshy shorelines have provided a home away from home. Whether populated by wealthy hunters from another state or working class friends from closer by, waterfowling clubs have formed along the Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna Flats in the north to the saltwater marshes along the lower Eastern Shore since the early nineteenth century. This exhibit examines these clubs, featuring historic photos, documents, decoys, and other gunning accoutrements. 

 “Gunning Among Friends: Chesapeake Waterfowl Hunting Clubs” runs through November 4, 2012 and is open during regular museum hours. This special exhibit is free for CBMM members or with general museum admission. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit www.cbmm.org.

Antiques: Always in Style

Final preparations are underway for the 19th Annual Charity Antiques, Jewelry & Art Show which will be held March 23, 24 and 25 at the Waterfowl Festival Building on South Harrison Street in Easton. 

Twenty dealers will have exquisite 18th and 19th century English and American furniture, clocks, porcelains, and accessories for the home on display and available for purchase.  Among the dealers returning from last year’s show are Adair and Halligan, who will bring wonderful antique carpets and fine art; Crawford DePrince with beautiful antique and estate jewelry that is always a show favorite; Gallery at Summerhill with garden antiques and prints; At the Sign of the Sycamore with unusual Victorian silver, crystal and porcelain.  New this year are Blue Diamond (MI) with a wonderful selection of flow blue china, Guilford & Company with estate jewelry and The Old Board with English smalls.  

Untangling the Knots: 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, April 14 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 our deeply ingrained patterns of heart and mind, i.e., obsessive patterns, perfectionism and self-judgment to name a few. These patterns have been repeated so often in our lives that they have been called “karmic knots”. Through the practice of insight meditation and compassion, it is possible to work with them and come to a place of joy and freedom.

Student Art Presented At Mentors Partners In Art Reception

A rainy evening did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of guests for the creativity of Talbot Mentors students, whose work was presented at the organization’s Partners In Art reception, held at the Academy Art Museum in Easton on March 2nd. The event has become an annual addition to the month’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

Ten area artists partnered with students in the Talbot Mentors program to share their skills and introduce the youngsters to a variety of artistic media, including painting and photography, fused and stained glass, jewelry, basketry and mosaics. More than twenty pieces of art were created for the exhibit.

Donating their time to this year’s project were artists Gwen Davis, Lin Layton, Tom McCall, Margot Miller, Peg Papa, Jackie Pfaff-Pratt, Tom Ryan, Jennifer Wagner, Heidi Wetzel and Paul Winters.

During the evening’s presentation, Talbot Mentors Executive Director Diana Trams expressed her appreciation to the artists and mentors for making the program possible for the students. “They thoroughly enjoyed an experience unlike any other,” she noted.

Talbot Mentors Program Coordinator Jessika Best and board member Margot Miller were recognized for their efforts in coordinating the Partners In Art activities and artists.

Rotary Club Announces J. Howard Anthony Award Recipient

The Rotary Club of Easton is proud to announce that Al Smith is the recipient of the 2011 J. Howard Anthony Award.  Al Smith was born in Englewood, New Jersey, in 1932.  He graduated from Trinity College and went on to become a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.  In 1957, he left the service and joined the sales department of Continental Can International where he later became head of Sales and Marketing.  At the time of his retirement in 1996, he was Managing Director.    

He and his family have owned a house in Oxford since 1982. His contributions to this community are staggering.  Here are only some of his accomplishments:   he was a founding board member of Talbot Mentors, where he served as president for five years and as a mentor for 13. He served on the boards of the Historical Society, the Academy Art Museum, and Character Counts, and is currently the President of Talbot Hospice.  He has also served as chairman on capital campaigns for the Oxford Fire House (where over $1,600,000 was raised) and for Camp Wright. He is currently a Senior Warden and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Oxford Episcopal Church. 

It is little wonder that he was selected as one of “Maryland’s Most Beautiful People” in 2006. Candidates for the J. Howard Anthony Award are evaluated by the Club’s Service Awards Committee. Recipients of the Award must have resided in Talbot County area for at least 10 years and must have demonstrated a significant positive impact upon the community through exemplary leadership and/or service the community.

CBMM opens new tugboat exhibit: “Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Tugboats”

“Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Tugboats,” opens as a new exhibit on Saturday, April 21 in the Steamboat Building of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD.

The Chesapeake is a highway for tugs and barges, and for the large ships aided by tugs in port. The exhibit explores the lives of the men and women who work on these tugboats and the variety of ways tugs are used around the Chesapeake.

In addition to interactive displays along with the images and stories of life on tugboats, the exhibit includes a large, compound steam engine salvaged from the 1924 C&O railroad tug, W. J. Harahan (ex-Chessie, ex-El Toro).

Visitors will gain historical perspective on what has changed in the world of tugboats on the Bay since their first arrival, and meet some of the captains and crews who work—and sometimes live—aboard these hard-working boats.

To gather the stories of these men and women, CBMM Folklorist Michelle Zacks went aboard tugs, photographed their work, collected photographs from some of the crews, and conducted a series of oral history interviews all around the Bay.

Animal Lovers Run Unleashed for Talbot Humane

Easton, MD: Talbot Humane has formed a new partnership with local Marathon Coach Amy Eutsey to train interested runners, and especially novice runners, for the Baltimore Running Festival this fall. Participants fundraise for the Talbot Humane Society animal shelter while they train for either a marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), or marathon relay team (up to 7 miles each). Runners of all fitness levels from beginner to weekend warrior are welcome to participate in this noncompetitive and fully supportive 26-week program.

“This program is meant for busy people who want to get into shape, stay in shape, and achieve an extraordinary goal,” says Eutsey. “I have coached runners who said they couldn’t run to the mailbox and back to run a marathon in 6 months, and I have helped lifetime runners achieve that first marathon experience that would allude them when they trained on their own. Our training practices and support are for literally everyone!”

The program will also involve training for the first annual kickoff 10K for Talbot Humane’s fall Bark in the Park under the directorship of fellow marathoner Julie Fickes and Eutsey.

The Unleashed program officially begins Saturday, May 12, at 7 a.m., at Idlewild Park in Easton. Interested runners can register at the informational meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m., at the Senior Center on Brooklets Ave in Easton or by contacting Eutsey at eutseyeditor@yahoo.com or 410-253-9791.

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