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 2012 Local Events

 

CHESAPEAKE LIGHTS, LIGHTHOUSE TOURS "SUNSET PURSUIT" - Spring through the Fall  May 1, 2012

TILGHMAN ISLAND....Sails every Friday, May - September.
Embark on a voyage aboard the M/V SHARPS ISLAND, on excurisons that take you back through the history of the Chesapeake Bay and its lighthouses. Captain Mike Richards hosts your trip. He has 31 years of experience of the Chesapeake Bay and provides an exciting history and a close up look at two of its lighthouses.

  •  Great photo op and your return during sunset will be an extra bonus!
  •  BYO drinks and snacks.
  • Call 800-690-5080 for your reservations.

SKIPJACK REBECCA T. RUARK / THE OLDEST SKIPJACK - 1886 / Sails Spring through December

TILGHMAN ISLAND....Climb aboard history. Sailing into her 3rd century, REBECCA welcomes you to sail back in time. She is one of 17 newly designated National Historic Landmarks, and is the oldest working skipjack of a vanishing fleet that is declared one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

  • Sail with 5-th generation Tilghman Island skipper Capt. Wade Murphy, Jr., for a hands-on sailing experience while hearing stories of Chesapeake ecology, maritime history, nautical anecdotes, and even dredge for oysters. USCG certified for 49 passengers.
  • In the late 1890s hundreds of skipjacks plied the Chesapeake Bay to dredge for oysters. Today only a dozen working boats remain. Now, 116 years since the planks were cut for REBECCA, she carries passengers to bring alive maritime history and waterman culture, and to portray the present ecology of the Chesapeake.
  • Walk ons, buses, families, weddings, and beautiful sunsets. BYOB or catering available.
    Sails....Sunday thru Friday, 11am to 1pm / 5pm to 7pm.
    Saturdays, 11am to 1pm / 1pm to 3pm / 3pm to 5pm / 5pm to 7pm.

 

DOCKSIDE EXPRESS CRUISES AND TOURS/ CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE, Spring through the Fall

TILGHMAN ISLAND....

  • Cruises Daily by Reservation at 6:30pm.
  • CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE - Departing from Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, 21604 Chicken Point Road, Tilghman Island, MD 21671. Romantic Champagne Sunset Celebration Cruise, on the Miles River about 1 hour before sunset. Celebrate the end of another day in Paradise. Watch the sunset over the Chesapeake Bay. Cruise includes complimentary beer, wine, champagne, soda, and snacks and photo souvenir.
  • Complimentary Transportation Provided from St. Michaels for Guests Having Sunset Cruise Reservations.

 

Nature and Environment

Nature lovers often just look out their windows to spot heron and osprey, geese, deer, foxes, and other creatures that city-dwellers never see. Just a drive or bike ride down the road usually gets you away from the haunt of human habitation. To commune even more closely with nature, visit Pickering Creek an Audubon Center near Easton, with 400 acres of forests and wetlands, offering shelter to foxes, deer, and river otters. Also visit The Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, located at 21606 Chicken Point Road, on Tilghman Island. Through this Environmental Center we can learn about the care and stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay. The center offers ecology cruises and hands-on learning experiences for local residents and visitors alike.The Talbot County Bird Club has regular Sunday morning field trips to birding hot spots. Or rent a kayak and meander in the marshes on a private adventure with a few friends.


ST. MICHAELS FRESHFARM MARKET

  • Season: April to October 2012 EXACT DATES TBA
    Saturdays, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

    Muskrat Park on the St. Michaels Harbor, at Willow and Green Streets, one block from Talbot Street
    Located in historic town of St. Michaels, MD, on the Eastern Shore, this FRESHFARM Market is directly on the harbor, one of the loveliest market settings in the country. The market is a Saturday destination for locals, weekenders and boaters. Farmers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cut flowers, potted plants, breads and pastries, cow's milk cheeses, orchids, eggs and honey. We also host events and activities throughout the season, including our Chef at Market events and a community cook-off.

 

EASTON.... FIRST FRIDAY EVENT

  • 5 to 9 pm
    The locals go all out with incomparable Eastern Shore hospitality. Stroll the brick paved walks to browse an abundance of art galleries, antique and specialty shops and award-winning restaurants - all nestled among vintage Federal-style buildings. Enjoy live music or an outdoor concert before relaxing at one of the town's charming inns. Many art and antiques venues, with styles spanning from classical to contemporary, welcome you with open doors at this delightful monthly event.

 

19TH ANNUAL CHARITY ANTIQUES, JEWELRY AND ART SHOW, MARCH 23, 24, 25

  • Opening Night Party –March 23; $75 per guest, reservations at 410-822-0444;
  • March 24 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
  • March 25 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

    Proceeds benefit the Mental Health Association in Talbot County. For information or to make a reservation for the Opening Night Party, please call 410-822-0444 or visit our website www.mhamdes.org

    Waterfowl Festival Building, 40 S. Harrison Street
    phone: 410-822-0444
    Fax: 410-820-7283
    www.mhamdes.org

 

ST. MICHAELS ART LEAGUE WINEFEST ART SHOW AND SALE, April 28, 2012

St. Michaels Art League will hold an Art Show and Sale, Saturday, April 28th. during Winefest, at St. Lukes Methodist Churst, Talbot St. The SMAL artists who were juried into the 2012 Banner Competition in February will display their original banner artwork, as well as other work. All participating members will be displaying their artwork for sale. Stop by and enjoy this free art show during Winefest. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, FREE

Visit www.stmichaelsartleague.org for more information.

FIRST ANNUAL ST. MICHAELS RUNNING FESTIVAL, May 19, 2012

The first annual St. Michaels Running Festival, sponsored by the YMCA of the Chesapeake, in partnership with Eastern Shore Endurance Events, LLC, will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in historic St. Michaels, MD on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This event is a family oriented recreational and sporting event, based on promoting community health, physical fitness and wellness in the Bay Hundred area.

Festival participants will enjoy St. Michaels Main Street charm while experiencing its colonial past. Included in the Festival activities will be a half marathon on a soon-to-be certified USATF course, a 10K run and a 5K run/walk. The races and walks are open to people of all fitness levels and abilities. A day-long festival, following the races and walks will feature a variety of vendors, including restaurants, businesses and nonprofit organizations, along with live music and awards.

The Festival will benefit the local business and nonprofit community. A portion of the proceeds from this community-wide event will benefit the St. Michaels Family YMCA for its new building fund and the St. Michaels Community Center for its summer youth programs, as well as other area nonprofit organizations. Administrative support is provided by Running Maryland.

To register for the Festival, visit www.stmichaelsrunningfestival.com or call 443-812-1346

ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT FESTIVAL, June 15, 16, 17
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Musuem

Friday, June 15 ~ 11am to 5pm
Saturday, June 16 ~ 10am to 5pm
Sunday, June 17 ~ 10am to 2pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

www.chesapeakebayacbs.org

This annual boat event is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region! It features more than 100 antique and classic boats, boat building demonstrations, maritime artists and craftsmen, craft vendors, classic used boats, motors, and nautical flea market, along with live music, food, and more. This event is hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society International in cooperation with CBMM.

 

 TILGHMANISLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, June 23, 2012

TILGHMAN ISLAND....Many families return for both Tilghman day and the Summer Seafood Festival year after year to take advantage of the Seafood available. Oyster shuckingcontest, Crab Picking, Auction....Boat Docking Contest - Always a favorite - never disappointing. Into the slip - stern first and a line around the piling in less than 20 seconds.

Another favorite part of the event is the Vendors in the Park – including local artisans, Phillip’s Wharf maritime van and Balsamic Vinegar tasting.  Music provided by 'Bird Dog Wheeler and the Road Kings' Well known local musicians and song writers.

·  All exhibits open at 11:00 AM

·  11:00 AM The Row Boat Race begins at Dogwood Harbor followed by the Jigger Throw contest

·  12:00 Noon Boat Docking contest begins in Dogwood Harbor

·  At 2:00 PM Work Boat races off Avalon Island

·  The Crab picking contest is held in Kronsberg park at 3:45 PM

·  The Parade starts at 5:00 pm

 

Web Site URL
www.tilghmanmd.com/tilghmanday.htm

 

PLEIN AIR EASTON! 2012 PROSPECTUS - July 14 through July 22

Plein Air–Easton! Announces Exciting Changes for 2012!
Extended Dates: Saturday, July 14 thru Sunday, July 22, 2012
Plein Air-Easton! 2012 Prospectus Released!

Artists worldwide are painting en plein air, venturing from their studios to paint along roadsides, atop mountains, by the sea, in the gardens and in cities to capture landscapes, still lifes, figures and architecture in their natural, thriving elements.

Discover the talent and techniques behind this exciting art phenomenon and become a part of our flourishing local arts scene. Come witness the dynamic painting competition and festival that is Plein Air - Easton! Explore one of the most picturesque small art towns on the East Coast while interacting with some of the nation's top plein air painters.

http://www.pleinaireaston.com/

 

 

CHESAPEAKE FILM FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 21-23

September 21, 2012
Dramas, documentaries, comedies, shorts, children's films.
32 S. Washington St., Suite 1A, Easton MD 21601; 410-822-3500.
It is the mission of the Chesapeake Film Festival to entertain, enrich and inspire by bringing the finest in narrative, documentary and short film to the Chesapeake Bay community.

 

 

TILGHMAN ISLAND DAY, October 20, 2012

TILGHMAN ISLAND....Many families return for both Tilghman day and the Summer Seafood Festival year after year to take advantage of the Seafood available. Oyster shuckingcontest, Crab Picking, Auction....Boat Docking Contest - Always a favorite - never disappointing. Into the slip - stern first and a line around the piling in less than 20 seconds.

Another favorite event is the annual Fire Company Auction, All proceeds from this event go to support the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Co. This is a major fund raiser. There is a Silent auction during the early afternoon Followed by the live auction in the evening

Another favorite part of the day is the Vendors in the Park – including local artisans, Phillip’s Wharf maritime van and Balsamic Vinegar tasting.  Music provided by 'Bird Dog Wheeler and the Road Kings' Well known local musicians and song writers.

  • All exhibits open at 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM Silent Auction begins Kronsberg Park, and continues all day
  • 11:00 AM The Row Boat Race begins at Dogwood Harbor followed by the Jigger Throw contest
  • 12:00 Noon Boat Docking contest begins in Dogwood Harbor
  • At 2:00 PM Work Boat races off Avalon Island
  • The Crab picking contest is held in Kronsberg park at 3:45 PM
  • The live Auction begins at 4:30 PM

 

OYSTERFEST  November 3, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Saturday, November 3, 2012
10 am- 4 pm

Free for members or with museum admission

Come celebrate the Bay oyster with live music, great food, family activities, skipjack and buyboat rides, oyster aquaculture and restoration demonstrations, oyster tonging, and cooking demonstrations.

 

2012 WATERFOWL FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 9 - 11

 

EASTON.... Waterfowl Festival - A Wildlife Art & Sportsman’s Expo.
The ultimate weekend for the sophisticated sportsman or art lover.Venues throughout Easton feature world-class wildlife paintings, sculpture, carvings and photos. Collectible decoys, sporting gear and adventures to delight every outdoorsman. A wine tasting pavilion not to be missed. Also scheduled are World Championship Calling Contests, decoy auctions, shooting, retriever and fly-fishing demonstrations, a sporting clays tournament, kid’s activities and evening concerts. 18,000 visitors mingle with 400 of the nation’s finest wildlife artists, craftsmen and vendors. A festive atmosphere topped by great food and music make this event a must each November. Free parking and shuttle service.

 

For more information:  http://www.tourtalbot.org/

 

FIRST NIGHT TALBOT 2012  December 31, 2012

 

EASTON....First Night gets a little bigger every year. Downtown is full of fun things to do for adults and children. Bring the whole family back to the Avalon for dancing and the Countdown to Midnight.

6pm - midnight / Admission by First Night Button.

 

More Information and Events:  http://www.tourtalbot.org/events

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