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Now - November 22  Three Eastern Shore Artists Exhibit
Somerset County Arts Council Gallery, 1101 West Main Street, Crisfield.  Art by Rob Horsey, Douglas Rayfield, & Phil Rayfield on display.  For more information, please call 410-968-2787.

November 12  Arts & Entertainment District Property Tax Incentive Workshop and Arts & Entertainment District Planning Meeting
5 - 6:30 pm.  Corbin Studio & Gallery, 4 East Main Street, Crisfield.  Come out for a conversation about Crisfield’s Arts & Entertainment District property tax credit implementation, covering both completing and processing the paperwork for implementation and its similarities to other programs, and means of recruiting businesses to the area to take advantage of the tax incentives. Business owners, potential business owners, City and County staff and elected officials are all encouraged to join us for this conversation. This meeting is open to the public and community participation is encouraged.  The conversation will be led by Stuart Eisenberg, Executive Director of the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation.  For more information, please visit www.crisfieldarts.org or the Facebook event page.

November 12  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR
5-9:30 pm.   Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, 11916 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  For more information, please contact Christopher A. Parks at 410-726-3134.

November 14  Meaning in the Materials Exhibition Artists Panel Discussion
11 am.  Mosely Gallery, Arts & Technology Center, UMES, Princess Anne.  Panel discussion with  artists John Barnes, Wesley Clark, and George Lorio.  They will share their insights, inspiration and creative processes in using materials such as barbed wire, tree bark, toys, and charred wood to create contemporary sculpture imbued with powerful and revelevant meaning.  The Meaning in the Materials exhibit will be on display through November 26th at the Mosely Gallery, during regular gallery hours.  For more information, please visit www.moselygallery.com or contact Susan Holt, Gallery Director at 410-651-7770 or gallery@umes.edu.

November 15  Deadline for Maryland State Arts Council Independent Artist Application - Performing Arts
Full applications for the 2020 Independent Artist Award from the Maryland State  Arts Council are available.  Deadline is 5 pm.

November 15  Ladies Night 
4-7 pm.  West Main Street, Crisfield.  Join The Bay Gift Vault, Tim & Doris's Country Store, and The Weathered Porch as they kick-off the holiday shopping season with a list of items you would love to receive as a Christmas Gift.  So many times husbands come in and have no idea what to buy - this solves that issue and everyone is happy!  Discount offer varies by retailer, 20% off at The Bay Gift Vault.  Refreshments will be served.

November 15 - 17  Black Box Theater Production
Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, UMES, 11868 College Backbone Road, Princess Anne.  Performance of
"Fireflies" by Donja R. Love.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit umestickets.com or call 410-651-6553.

November 16 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED 
8 am - 3:30 pm.   Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, Somerset County Office Complex, Princess Anne.  For more information, please contact Christopher A. Parks at 410-726-3134.

November 16  Holiday Bazaar at Aurora Senior Living of Manokin
9 am - 2 pm.  11974  Edgehill Terrace, Princess Anne.  Featuring homemade crafts, baked goods, luncheon items, vendors, raffles, door prizes, candy jar guess, holiday music, and much more.  For more information, or to have a table at the event, please contact Activity Director Kimberly Ward at 410-651-0011 Ext. 1407.

November 16 
 Holiday Ornament, Snow Globe, or Wine Glass Painting and Decorating
1 - 4 pm.  M & C Vessey Farm, 31783 Vessey Orchard Road, Westover.  All supplies included.  Only $7 per person.  For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.

November 21  Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Meeting
12 noon.  Peacock's Restaurant, 30361 Mt. Vernon Road, Princess Anne.  Cost is $8/person.  Members and those interested in joining the Princess Anne Chamber are welcome.  Guest speaker is Somerset County Economic Development Director, Danny Thompson.  For more information, please call Dennis Williams at 410-651-2118.

November 22 - 24  Weathered Porch Open House
10 am - 5 pm.  1003 West Main Street, Crisfield.  Refreshments and door prizes.  20% off regular priced holiday merchandise.  Trees, wreaths, snowmen, and more.  For more information, please call 410-251-2126.

November 22  Somerset County Technical High School's 3rd Quarter Auction
Doors open at 5 pm; auction begins at 6:30 pm.  Somerset County Technical School Banquet Room, 7994 Tawes Campus Drive, Westover.  Tickets and 1st paddle $10; additional paddles $5 each.  Vendors, food, and more.  Proceeds benefit  students involved with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and SkillsUSA.  Monies will be used to provide these students with necessary supplies, as well as leadership and competitive experiences.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 410-651-2285.

November 22  UMES Jazz and Pop Ensemble Performance
7 pm. Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts, UMES, 11868 College Backbone Road, Princess Anne.  All are invited to attend the jazz celebration.  For more information, please call 410-621-1514.

November 22 Chesapeake Ghost Walks – Princess Anne
7 pm start.  Meet in front of the Teackle Mansion, intersection of Prince William and Mansion Streets, Princess Anne.  Sites on the Princess Anne Ghost Walk include the old Princess Anne jail, the Teackle Mansion, the Washington Hotel and several historic homes along the main streets. Hear tales of the dead on a walk through St. Andrew's graveyard and listen for spirits of the Manokin River and more. Meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start.  For more information, please visit www.chesapeakeghosts.com.

November 23  Christmas Bazaar at Chance Church of God of Prophecy
8am-2pm.  23541 Cemetery Road, Chance.  Breakfast sandwiches, Crabcakes, Oyster Fritters, Soft Crabs, Chicken Salad, Homemade Soups, Baked goods and much more.  Crafts and vendors on site.  For more information, please call the church at 410-784-2536.


November 23  St. Andrews Episcopal Church Annual Bazaar
Mary Buell Parish House, Corner of Washington and Church Streets, Princess Anne.  Breakfast and lunch will be offered as well as the baked goods, basket raffles, silent auction items, the Christmas items, and general merchandise.

November 23    Holiday Ornament, Snow Globe, or Wine Glass Painting and Decorating
1 - 4 pm.  M & C Vessey Farm, 31783 Vessey Orchard Road, Westover.  All supplies included.  Only $7 per person.  For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.

November 23  Kenny Knopp at "Tavern Live"
6:30 pm.  The Washington Inn and Tavern, 11784 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  Talbot County's own Kenny Knopp has a loyal following in Easton and beyond, returns for the winter.  Whilst no typical set, his music ranges from his own written music and lyrics to classic country and popular music.  Free entry, great food, friends and music. Join the Tavern fireside, enjoy a meal and listen to Kenny live.  Call 443-399-3353 for reservations.

November 29  Black Friday at The Bay Gift Vault
962 West Main Street, Crisfield.  Save 30% off at The Bay Gift Vault on all purchases in-store from 9  - 11 am.   Save 20% on all purchases from 11 am - 6 pm.  Some consignors excluded.  For more information, please call 917-575-0467.

November 30  FOOT Prints Matter
9 am - 1 pm.  Corbin Studio and Gallery, 4 East Main Street, Crisfield.  Bring your little one and make a keepsake of their footprint or handprint on Vermont slate.  For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.

November 30  Small Business Saturday:  Eat, Drink, & Shop Small in Downtown Princess Anne.
10 am - 7 pm.  Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  Shop Small in historic downtown Princess Anne on Small Business Saturday.  Enjoy shopping & dining discounts, special giveaways, and prizes.  Support local businesses and local families.

November 20  Small Business Saturday:  Shop Local in Crisfield
Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Support your town and community and get unique items in Crisfield.  Free promotion for all Crisfield businesses.  Contact arts@crisfieldcityhall.com with information about deals.

November 30  Small Business Saturday at The Bay Gift Vault
15% off everything plus the first 24 customers will receive an $18 value Crisfield Soapstone Coaster 4-pc. set as a gift with purchase while supplies last.  For more information, please call 917-575-0467.

November 30  Deal Island – Chance Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast
7 - 10 am.  Last Saturday of each month.  Order off the menu and help support this local organization.  For more information, please call Debbie Jacobsen at 410-784-2508.

November 30  Christmas Art & Craft Fair

9 am - 1 pm.  Corbin Studio and Gallery, 4 East Main Street, Crisfield.  Admission and participation is free.  Please go to crisfieldarts.org to register.  Space is limited.  Presented by the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District Project.  For more information, please email arts@crisfieldcityhall.com.

November 30  M & C Vessey Farm Christmas Open House
12 - 3 pm.  M & C Vessey Farm, 31783 Vessey Orchard Road, Westover.  Visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, live Christmas trees and wreaths, hot cider, food tastings (dips, soups, cheesecakes, breads).  Free gift with every purchase.  For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.

November 30  Miracle on Tenth Street
3 - 7 pm.  Tenth Street, Crisfield.  Special appearance by Santa & Mrs. Claus, Lighting of the Crabpot Christmas Tree with Mayor Barry Dize. Cocoa, cookies, and train rides.  Vendors and food.  Christmas shopping opportunities.  Singing Christmas Carols with Mayor Dize and Santa.

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DECEMBER

December 1-6  Road Scholar in Crisfield for Decoy Carving Program with Road Scholar
For more information, please visit www.roadscholar.org.

December 2  Cyber Monday at The Bay Gift Vault
Save 20% off all online purchases with free shipping at The Bay Gift Vault.  Visit www.baygiftvault.com to take advantage of the deal.

December 3  Giving Tuesday
Visit www.shoregivesmore.org  and make your donation to support local Somerset County non-profit organizations.

December 5  Senior Show Opening Reception
4 - 6 pm.  Mosely Gallery, Arts & Technology Center, UMES, Princess Anne.  Join the Mosely Gallery for an exhibition of works by graduating seniors.  The exhibition will be on display December 5 - 12 during gallery hours, Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm.  For more information, please visit www.moselygallery.com or contact Susan Holt, Gallery Director at 410-651-7770 or gallery@umes.edu.

December 6  Opening Reception:  Artist Cheryl Weisbrot at The Bay Gift Vault
4 - 7 pm.  962 West Main Street, Crisfield.  Join The Bay Gift Vault for an opening reception featuring artist Cheryl Weisbrot.  They will be open late, serving refreshments throughout the evening during the Crisfield Miracle on Tenth Street.  For more information, please call 917-575-0467.

December 6  Crisfield Christmas Parade
6:30 pm.  Parade route will start at the Crisfield Library at Collins Street and go towards the city dock area.  For more information, please call the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913.

December 6 Christmas Tree Lighting in Princess Anne
6 pm.  Somerset County Courthouse Lawn, corner of Somerset Avenue, and Prince William Street.  Celebrate small town spirit with the official lighting of the Christmas Tree.  Caroling and cocoa. 

December 7  Crisfield's Christmas Shopping Fair
9 am - 1 pm.  Crisfield Elks Lodge #1044, 4410 Crisfield Highway, Crisfield.  Shop locally!  There will be handmade crafts, floral arrangements, wreaths, baked goods, and tasty treats.  There will also be small business vendors on site.  For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.

December 7  Christmas in Princess Anne
11 am. Christmas Parade followed by visits with Santa at the Princess Anne Fire Hall.
1 - 5:30 pm.  Holiday Home Tour in Princess Anne and surrounding areas.  Tickets are $15/person and are available at Somerset Choice Antiques (410-651-2238).  For a list of homes and historic places on the tour, please visit their Facebook event page.
6 - 9 pm. Candlelight Cocktail Reception (limited tickets). Tickets are $50/person and are available at Somerset Choice Antiques (410-651-2238).
Special shopping incentives in downtown at the Main Street Holiday Market.  Limited ADA.  For more information, please call 410-651-2238 or visit somersetcountyhistoricalsociety.org. $

December 7  St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Fiber Arts Show
12 -4 pm.  11710 Beckford Avenue, Princess Anne.  Join St. Andrew's Church for a showing of fiber arts created by people past and present.   Quilts, hand-hooked rugs, knitting, and embroidery and are just some of the items being displayed.  Admission is free.

December 7 – January 18, 2020   Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit
Tawes Museum, Crisfield.  Exhibition dives into water—an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally and historically.   More information coming soon at crisfieldheritage.org.

December 7  Tickled Paint ARTworks at the Crisfield American Legion Post 16
7:30 - 9:30 pm.  116 Lorie Quinn Drive, Crisfield.  Public Art pARTy painting "Frosty the Snowman" with instructor Brenda.  Admission is $25/seat.  Participants must be 21 and over to participate.  For more information, please call 410-713-2013.

December 8  Holiday Open House at the Teackle Mansion

3 - 5 pm.  Free admission.  Tour Teackle Mansion and enjoy cider and cookies, visit with Santa, and children's activities too!

December 11  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR
5 - 9:30 pm.   Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, 11916 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  For more information, please contact Christopher A. Parks at 410-726-3134.

December 14  Tea with Mrs. Claus
12 pm.  Crisfield Elks Lodge #1044, 4410 Crisfield Highway, Crisfield.  Join Mrs. Claus for a holiday story, tea, and craft.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets are $15/person and must be purchased by December 6th.   For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call Carly Evans at 410-968-1309.

December 14 Gary Hammer at "Tavern Live"
6:30 pm.  The Washington Inn and Tavern, 11784 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  Gary Hammer, acoustic singer/songwriter returns to "Tavern Live". Formerly of popular Duo TAKE 2, Gary performs easy listening selections in his own unique style covering pop, country, rock, blues and originals from the 70’s to present.  Free entry, great food, friends and music. Call 443-399-3353 for reservations.

December 20  Men's Night
4 - 8 pm.  West Main Street, Crisfield.  Join The Bay Gift Vault, Tim and Doris's Country Store, and The Weathered Porch for discounts and offers (offers vary).  At The Bay Gift Vault, the will help you pick out the perfect gift for your significant other, plus free gift wrapping and refreshments served.  For more information, please call 917-575-0467.

December 13  Trunk Show with Artist Carrie Cheston
4-7 pm.  The Bay Gift Vault, 962 West Main Street, Crisfield.  Carrie makes beautiful jewelry and stained glass works in the shape of crabs.  Perfect for last minute unique, one of a kind gifts that you can't get anywhere else.  For more information, please call 917-575-0467.

December 21  Jerry Lea Adkins at "Tavern Live"
6:30 pm.  The Washington Inn and Tavern, 11784 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  Welcoming back Salisbury legened Jerry Lee Adkins for the winter "Tavern Live" series.  Come and enjoy some blues, traditional folk, and more.  Free entry, great food, friends and music. Join the Tavern fireside, enjoy a meal and listen to Jerry live.  Call 443-399-3353 for reservations.

December 26  The Bay Gift Vault After Christmas Sale
962 West Main Street, Crisfield.  50% off sale begins at The Bay Gift Vault.  Some items excluded.  For more information, please call 917-575-0467.

December 31  Kenny Knopp at "Tavern Live"
6:30 pm.  The Washington Inn and Tavern, 11784 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  Talbot County's own Kenny Knopp has a loyal following in Easton and beyond, returns for the winter.  Whilst no typical set, his music ranges from his own written music and lyrics to classic country and popular music.  Free entry, great food, friends and music. Join the Tavern fireside, enjoy a meal and listen to Kenny live.  Call 443-399-3353 for reservations.

December 31   Midnight Muskrat Dive
9 pm-1 am.  Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne  Ring in the New Year with Marshall P. Muskrat as he dives into 2020.  Music, dancing, food & beverages.  ADA.  For more information, please call 410-651-2968 or 800-521-9189.

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JANUARY 2020

January 15, 2020  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR
5 pm - 9:30 pm.   Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, 11916 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  For more information, please contact Christopher A. Parks at 410-726-3134.

March 2020

March 17, 2020  Cup of Caring with the Arc Central Chesapeake Region
11 am - 1 pm.  Peacock's Restaurant, 30361 Mt. Vernon Road, Princess Anne.  Hosted by the Arc Central Chesapeake Region.  Are you struggling to understand the resources available to you and your child with intellectual and developmental disabilities?  Join Arc CCR for coffee and find out how they can help.  For more information, please visit their Facebook event page.  You may also contact the Family Engagement and Navigation Coordinator at resources@thearcccr.org or 410-770-2327.

APRIL 2020

April 23 - 26, 2020  Delmarva Birding Weekend
Guided and self-guided tours to see migration of shorebirds, waterfowl and nesting birds.  In Somerset, look for the full day Nature of Smith Island boat tour departing from Somers Cove Marina on Saturday, April 25th at 8 am.  Trips are rain or shine.  Suitable for all experience levels.  Advanced registration recommended.   For more information, or to register for trips, please visit www.delmarvabirding.org.

MAY 2020

May 30, 2020 Smith Island Art Festival
Smith Island Cultural Center, Ewell.  Sponsored by Smith Island United.  The theme will be Pelicans.  They are looking for artists who would like to participate and donations to help with the coast of boat transportation of area artists to the island, photo contest prizes, and music.  Donations can be sent to Smith Island United at P.O. Box 50, Ewell MD 21824. Please note that the donation is for the Smith Island Art Festival on the memo line of your check.  For more information, please visit www.smithislandexperience.com

We are also looking for area Artists who would like to participate in the festival. 

JULY 2020

July 15, 2020  J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
Noon – 4 pm.  Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield.  Entertainment & all-u-can-eat seafood (crabs, clams, fish, sides & beverages). Advance tickets recommended.  Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce  410-968-2500.

AUGUST 2020

September 3 - 6, 2020  73rd Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair
Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield.  Crab races & picking, parade, boat docking, carnival, arts & crafts, seafood, entertainment, fireworks. ADA. Crisfield Area C of C 410-968-2500/800-782-3913/www.crisfieldchamber.com. $ for some events.

September 5 - 7, 2020  61st Annual Skipjack Races & Land Festival
Deal Island Harbor, Deal Island.  Parade, dance, car show, music, food, arts & crafts, Skipjack race. ADA. Deal Island-Chance Lions (Bill Sailer) 410-784-2785/www.dealislandchancelionsclub.org/skipjack-festival. $ for some events.

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