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CBMM offers woodworking, new boat shop programs

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD has announced a new fall series of programs in the museum’s boat shop. The public programs begin September 14 and continue through November 23, with limited space and pre-registration needed.

CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop program takes place on September 14 and 28, October 26, and November 9 and 23, and invites members of the public to work on a small woodworking project of their own, or to bring ideas for a future project. Participants will receive the advice and guidance of an experienced shipwright and woodworker and can expect assistance with CBMM’s machinery and tools, plans, measurements, and the execution of their small-scale project. Small-scale projects could include plans for a small gift, frames, furniture, models, artwork, and more. The Friday Open Boat Shop program runs from 5:30-8:30pm and costs $20 per session for CBMM members and $30 per session for non-members. Space is limited with pre-registration required by calling 410-745-4941. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

On Thursday, September 20 from 6:30-8pm, Woodcuts with Kevin Garber offers the opportunity to meet the master printmaker as he demonstrates and discusses the proper techniques for duplicating a print from an early 1960s Philip McMartin wood cut. Garber’s work can be found in the Kemper Art Museum and Island Press at Washington University, as well as in collections throughout the country, including the Whitney Art Museum in New York City, and in CBMM’s new exhibit, Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Bay Tugboats. The cost is $25 for CBMM members and $35 for non-members, with space limited and pre-registration required by calling 410-745-4941.

See What's Happening at Queen Anne's County Libraries this Summer!

Tuesdays, June 12 and July 17 at 10:30 a.m.

LEGO® Introduction to Engineering

Ages: K-5th grade

An introduction to the concept of engineering and to LEGO® materials paired with a specific design challenge: a chair for Mr. Bear. Please call 410-643-8161 to register. Registration opens June 1. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.


Wednesdays,  June 13, 27 and July 11, 18, and 25 at 10:30 a.m.              

Junie B. Jones Club

For ages 6-9

Talk about your favorite series and make Junie B. crafts! Please call 410-643-8161 to register. Registration opens June 1. Free. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville.

Cecil County Library Events for May 2012

Wednesday, May 9

Chapters & Crafts, 3:00 pm at Chesapeake City Branch, 2527 Augustine Herman Highway, Chesapeake City. Explore books, then get creative with a Mother's Day theme! This program is for children in grades K-3. To register, please call 410-996-1134.

Discover Science: LEGO Challenge, 3:30 pm at Rising Sun Branch, 111 Colonial Way, Rising Sun. Work in teams with LEGO blocks to design creative solutions to a specified challenge. For children in grades K-5. To register, please call 410-658-4025.

Discover Science: Let's Experiment! 3:30 pm at Elkton Central Branch, 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton. Join Ms. Vicki for fun hands-on science activities designed to stimulate and engage the scientific mind. For children in grades K-5. To register, please call 410-996-5600 x 482.

Thursday, May 10

Mother's Day On My Own, 10:30 am at Perryville Branch, 500 Coudon Boulevard, Perryville. Mother's Day related stories, songs and activities for children ages 3.5 – 5 who are ready for an independent story time experience. Caregivers join children for a craft. To register, please call 410-996-6070 x3123.

Glass Etching, 3:30 pm at Chesapeake City Branch, 2527 Augustine Herman Highway, Chesapeake City. Learn the art of glass etching! Discover the basics of this art form and create a unique piece of etched glass. Open to teens in grades 6-12. To register, please call 410-996-1134.

Savvy Social Security, 7:00 pm at Perryville Branch, 500 Coudon Boulevard, Perryville. Join Certified Financial Planner, Derek DiManno, and take a fresh look at your social security benefits. He'll review how social security works; how benefits are calculated; and how to coordinate benefits. To register, please call 410-996-6070.



First Saturday Guided Walk
Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.
Explore the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by an Arboretum docent naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse the native meadows, and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Free for members, free with admission for the general public. 410.634.2847, ext. 0 for more information. 

Second Saturday Guided Walk
Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 1 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m.

Come on a unique journey toward understanding native plants and how they can become a greater part of your home garden. Horticulturalist Eric Wittman will lead a walk about gardening with ornamental native plants. Join this walk to learn about native plants and how they can become a greater part of your home gardening experience. Free for members, free with admission for the general public. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.


FRIDAY, MAY 11 is National Public Gardens Day. Admission is free!


On two days in 1761 and 1769, astronomers across the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare sight: Venus traveling across the face of the sun. The two transits were to become the most significant astronomical events in scientific history, as by recording the path of Venus and comparing results, these men hoped to calculate the dimensions of the solar system—one of the most pressing questions of the Enlightenment.

On Sun., May 20, New York Times Best Selling and award-winning author Andrea Wulf returns to Adkins Arboretum to discuss this extraordinary story as recounted in her newest book, Chasing Venus. Told as a race across the world, Chasing Venus features a cast of some of the most recognizable names in history, including Benjamin Franklin, Mason and Dixon, and Catherine the Great. It is a thrilling adventure story, a tale of personal tragedy and obsession, and an inspiring account of Enlightenment science and man’s quest to understand the universe.

Wulf’s talk begins at noon. Advance registration is required, and early registration is encouraged as seating is limited. The fee is $15 for members, $20 for the general public.


Join the front line of defense against new pests and plant diseases when Adkins Arboretum offers First Detector Training for Insect and Disease Pests of Plants on Wed., May 9 at 1 p.m.

The Arboretum is part of the Sentinel Plant Network, an association of botanical gardens that is on the lookout for emerald ash borer, Asian longhorn, beetle, sudden oak death and other pests and diseases that threaten forest health. This workshop will offer training for volunteers who can help spot potential problems, collect samples, and submit them to insect and disease specialists in Maryland.

In this two-hour workshop, Adkins Arboretum science advisor Dr. Sylvan Kaufman and educator Jenny Houghton will introduce participants to the Sentinel Plant Network. Dr. Karen Rane, director of the University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Lab, and Dr. Dave Clement, plant pathologist for University of Maryland Extension, will teach plant and pest identification indoors and on an outdoor walk, weather permitting. Training will also cover how to collect and submit samples.

This program is free. Advance registration is required at 아메리칸 룰렛www.adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.


Academy Art Museum May Schedule of Events



An Exotic Adventure to the Kingdom of Morocco

Friday, May 4, 4 p.m. FREE

Lecture: “Morocco: America’s Oldest Friend”

Former US Ambassador to Morocco, Ed Gabriel

Gabriel will share some little known history between the US and Morocco, including Morocco being the first to recognize the US as a country and signing the first treaty with the US. Learn fascinating facts about Morocco’s role in protecting the Jewish population during WWII, protecting women’s rights in the Arab world, and setting the pace for fashion, food and décor during the past decade.


Marrakesh Souk

Saturday, May 5, noon – 6 p.m.

Step into Marrakesh for a market where artisans, craftsmen and vendors sell their handmade goods, such as carpets, caftans, tunics, purses and spices from the regions of Morocco. A dramatic staged performance of traditional Moroccan music and a fashion show will entertain shoppers as they experience the bargaining process for handcrafted Moroccan items over a cup of mint tea and Moroccan pastries.  Special guests, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco and Mrs. Rachad Bouhlal will take part in the festivities.

Funds from the weekend fundraiser support the Academy Art Museum’s mission to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum’s expanding art collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs for dance, painting, music and more.

BEAD TRUNK SHOW: Make your own jewelry!





Come to our Bead Trunk Show! Free Admission!







Brown Bag Lunch “Magic of American Humor”

Come join us for an hour of American Humor with Oxford resident David Foster. Mr. Foster will be the guest speaker for the May 7th Brown Bag Lunch at the St. Michaels Branch of the Talbot County Free Library at noon.

Drawing on the works of Mark Twain, Ben Franklin, Will Rogers, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Langston Hughes, Groucho Marx, Garrison Keillor, Robert Benchley, Zora Neale Hurston, Sam Levenson, Erma Bombeck and a host of others, Foster illustrates how deeply and vitally humor is engrained in the American experience. Throughout his career as a lawyer, political advocate and business executive, David Foster has pursued an amateur vocation in the theatre as an actor, director, producer and teacher of acting and stagecraft. He has served as past president of Oxford’s Tred Avon Players, and has appeared on its stage in many roles.

Brown Bag Lunches are sponsored by Friends of the Library and patrons are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy coffee and sweets provided by the library.  Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.




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.

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