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September 15-20  Road Scholar in Crisfield for Maritime Heritage Program
For more information, please visit www.roadscholar.org.

September 18  Workshop:  Ways to Lower the Cost of Flood Insurance
5 - 7 pm.  Crisfield Library, 100 Collins Street, Crisfield.  Crisfield Mayor Barry Dize invites Crisfielders to a FREE workshop on reducing the cost of flood insurance led by Kevin Wagner, MDE.  The meeting will begin with free pizza.  RSVPs are encouraged but not required.  If you have a copy of your flood insurance policy or Elevation Certificate, please bring it with you to the workshop. To RSVP, please email Jennifer Merritt at jmerritt@crisfieldcityhall.com

September 18  Brown Box Theatre Project presents Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
7:30 pm. Teackle Mansion, 11736 Mansion Street, Princess Anne. Free outdoor Shakespeare returns with political tragicomedy Measure for Measure.  What happens when corruption reaches the highest level of court?  Explore the price of principle and witness what happens when the law is bent by those who serve to uphold it.  A duke in disguise leaves the fate of his people in the hands of a ruthless judge.  A loyal sister is faced with an important decision:  save the life of her brother or uphold her honor?  Join the Brown Box Theatre Project for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of deception, virtue, and honor, and decide for yourself whether justice is served.  Bring your lawn chair/blanket.  Food and drinks available for purchase. Somerset County Historical Society 410-651-2238.  For more information, and additional performances, please visit http://brownboxtheatre.org/portfolio-items/measure-for-measure.

September 19  Original Ward Brothers Workshop Open House
10:30 - 2 pm.  3195 Sackertown Road, Crisfield.  Welcoming visitors to explore the Workshop, which is preserved in a state much like it would have been during the Ward brothers’ lives.  Additional open house dates are October 5 and October 19.  For more information, please call 410-968-2501.

September 19    Princess Anne Farmers' Market
3 - 6 pm.  Somerset Avenue, Across from Manokin River Park, Princess Anne.  Pick up some fresh fruits and veggies, jams and jellies, breads, and more.

September 20  Charlie Mac Open Charity Golf Tournament
Great Hope Golf Course, 8380 Crisfield Highway, Westover.  The full package includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, brown bag lunch donated by Peacock's of Princess Anne, MD, a catered seafood feast with beer (5 to 8 pm), complimentary gifts & prizes and an event T-shirt. The Hole-In-One prize of a new car will be donated by Pohanka Automotive Group of Salisbury, MD. Your gracious donation goes to support United Needs & Abilities, Inc. of Salisbury, MD which helps individuals with development disabilities in nine counties in Maryland.  For more information, please visit facebook.com/charliemacopen

September 20  Crabplace’s Crab & Cruise Old School 80’s R & B
4 pm crab feast; 6:30 pm cruise. This event has premium crabs measuring 6 1/4" up to 8"! DJ Flea will be playing the Old School R&B hits from the 80's (with a few 70's thrown in) on the upper level of the cruise while 97.5FM DJ, Big Mark, will be rocking the dance area on the lower level. Earlier in the day, DJ Adam Dutch will be setting the Old School vibe on stage and Hurricane Hazel will be providing crab-picking demos during the feast portion.  For more information, call 877-328-2722 or visit www.crabandcruise.com.

September 20 Water/Ways Photo Contest Opening Reception and People's Choice Selection
5 - 7 pm.  Somerset County Arts Council Gallery, 1101 West Main Street, Crisfield.  Sponsored by the Somerset County Arts Council and Somerset County Library.  For more information, please visit facebook.com/events/635495493629878.

September 20  Chesapeake Ghost Walks – Princess Anne
7:30 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.

September 21  New Freedom Christian Church & Ministries Crab Feast
11 am - 4 pm.  St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 30513 Washington Street, Princess Anne.  Admission by ticket only.  Adults $30; Children 7 - 12 $10; 6 and under eat free.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  No carry-outs available.  Hosted by New Freedom Christian Church & Ministries.  Montre' and Jamie Jenkins, Host Pastors.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 443-523-6567 or 443-783-5616.

September 21  Marion Volunteer Fire Department's Sportsman's Bash
11:30 am - 6:30 pm.  Marion Volunteer Fire Department, Marion.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/338694123726204

September 21 Crabplace’s Crab & Cruise  90’s—00’s R&B/ Hip Hop
4:00 Crab Feast & 6:30 Cruise DJ Adam Dutch will be mixing up the R&B/Hip Hop hits from 90's and 00's on the upper level of the cruise, as well as providing the music during the feast in the restaurant. 97.5FM DJ, Big Mark, will be playing on the lower level. And Hurricane Hazel will be providing crab-picking demos during the feast portion.  For more information call 877-328-2722 or visit www.crabandcruise.com.

September 21  “A Taste of Smith Island” Dinner
5 pm.  Boat leaves Crisfield for Ewell. Cruise followed by dinner.  Enjoy cream of crab soup, a crab cake, clam fritters, corn pudding, sweet potato fluff, stringbeans, Cole slaw, stewed tomatoes, rolls, coffee/tea and authentic Smith Island Cake. Tickets are $55 and advance tickets are suggested. Limited ADA. Crisfield-Smith Island Cultural Alliance 410-425-3351/ www.smithisland.org.

September 23  Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Cruise
Departing Fishing Creek, MD in Dorchester County aboard Sawyer Fishing Charters, the tour will visit six lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay aboard Sawyer Fishing Charters. They are:  Hoopers Island Lighthouse, Point No Point Lighthouse, Point Lookout Lighthouse, Smith Point Lighthouse, Solomons Lump Lighthouse, and Holland Island Bar Light.  There will be the opportunity to take close-up photos and a history lesson on each light.  The cruise will stop at Smith Island for a family-style meal with seafood and non-seafood items.  The cost is $125 per person and that includes the cost of the meal.  Spots must be reserved in advance.  For more information, or to reserve a spot on the boat, please call 410-397-3743.

September 26 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens
9 am – 10:30 am   Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, Somerset County Office Complex, Princess Anne.  For more information contact Christopher A. Parks, 410-726-3134.

September 26  Princess Anne Farmers' Market
3 - 6 pm.  Somerset Avenue, Across from Manokin River Park, Princess Anne.  Pick up some fresh fruits and veggies, jams and jellies, breads, and more.

September 27  Crisfield Legacy Dinner
6 - 9 pm.  J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum, 3 Ninth Street, Crisfield.  A tribute to Crisfield native Norris "Scorchy" Tawes and recognition of Handy Seafood's 125th Anniversary.  Limited tickets available.  $50 each.  For more information, please call 410-968-2501.

September 27  Tangier Classic Fishing Tournament
6:30 am - 2 pm.  American Legion Post #16, 116 Lorie Quinn Drive, Crisfield.  Tangier Classic is a light tackle fishing tournament in Crisfield, Md. Anglers compete 2 out of 3 days across 3 divisions. Whether you fish from a boat or kayak, please join them while they celebrate the abundant fishing opportunities of the Tangier Sound and raise money for Lane Dodson.  For more information, please visit www.tangierclassic.com.

September 28  Taste of Crisfield Seafood Heritage Festival
11 am - 4 pm.  J. Millard Tawes Museum, 3 Ninth Street, Crisfield.   Celebrating the heritage, cuisine, and fishing culture of the Chesapeake.  Highlights include food and beverage tents, demonstrations, contests, and entertainment.  For more information, please call 410-968-2501 or visit tasteofcrisfield.com

September 28  Crabplace’s Crab & Cruise Motown
4 pm crab feast; 6:30 pm cruise.  Fall Grand Finale - The Ultimate Seafood Party season is closing out with a bang. The best crabs of the year show up in the Fall and we'll be putting the cream of the crop on your table. Our Jumbo grade ranges from 6 1/4" to 8"  For more information call 877-328-2722 or visit www.crabandcruise.com.

September 28 Saturday Bay Stroll
4-7 pm  City Dock, Crisfield.  Crisfield 4th Saturday Bay Strolls celebrates National Good Neighbor Day. Whether you live in Crisfield or on the Shore or are just visiting, have a good neighbor and meet a good neighbor at this FREE event celebrated with live music, artists and vendors, beer and wine and festival foods. Enjoy live music with Joshua Barrett sponsored by Cafe's Carry Out while you stroll, shop and experience great local food.   For more information, please visit facebook.com/events/2717540308345262

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OCTOBER

October 3  Natacha Bustos:  Illustrator of Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Opening Reception
4-6 pm.  Mosely Gallery, Arts & Technology Center, UMES, Princess Anne.  Exhibition will be on display October 3 - 24 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.

October 4   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

October 5  All You Can Eat Crab Feast
3 - 7 pm.  O. T. Beauchamp American Legion Post #94, 30782 West Post Office Road, Princess Anne.  Crabs, corn, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, and drinks.  Benefitting the Deal Island Chance Fire Company.  Tickets are $25.

October 5  Crisfield Fall Yard / yART Sale
7:30 am - 12 pm.  Various locations throughout Crisfield.  Find a treasured bargain at the Yard/yART sale.  For more information, please visit facebook.com/events/2033728106696312.

October 5  Original Ward Brothers Workshop Open House
10:30 - 2 pm.  3195 Sackertown Road, Crisfield.  Welcoming visitors to explore the Workshop, which is preserved in a state much like it would have been during the Ward brothers’ lives.  Last chance open house date is October 19.  For more information, please call 410-968-2501.

October 6-11  Road Scholar in Crisfield for Maritime Heritage Program
For more information, please visit www.roadscholar.org.

October 10  Workshop with Graphic Novelist Alex Simmons
10:30 am.  Mosely Gallery, Arts & Technology Center, UMES, Princess Anne.  Join Alex Simmons, author of Blackjack and curator of The Color of Comics, for a workshop in support of the current Natacha Bustos exhibition.  For more information, please visit www.moselygallery.com or contact Susan Holt, Gallery Director at 410-651-7770 or gallery@umes.edu.

October 13-18  Road Scholar in Crisfield for Maritime Heritage Program
For more information, please visit www.roadscholar.org.

October 18  Hawk Hysteria
7 pm.  William Hytche Athletic Center, UMES, 11868 College Backbone Road, Princess Anne.  Men's & Women's basketball scrimmage.  Give-a-ways, contests, games, autographs, and mascot Harry the Hawk's birthday party.  For more information, please call 410-651-8471.

October 18   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.

October 19  Original Ward Brothers Workshop Open House
10:30 - 2 pm.  3195 Sackertown Road, Crisfield.  Welcoming visitors to explore the Workshop, which is preserved in a state much like it would have been during the Ward brothers’ lives.  For more information, please call 410-968-2501.

October 22  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR
5 pm-9:30 pm   Somerset County Department of Emergency Services, Somerset County Office Complex, Princess Anne.  For more information contact Christopher A. Parks, 410-726-3134.

October 26  Halloween Parade & Party
Noon.  Meet at City Hall Parking lot, 219 West Main Street, Crisfield.  Register for the parade, then walk behind the Crisfield High School Band to Somers Cove Marina at 715 Broadway for the party & trunk or treat.  For more information, please call 410-968-2500.

October 26  Saturday Bay Stroll Eat Drink & Be Scary
4-7 pm.   Location TBD.    Come in costume to compete for a first-place prize for both children and adults.

October 29  American Cruise Lines in port for a visit to Crisfield

October 31  Meaning in the Materials:  Trends in Contemporary Sculpture Opening Reception
4 - 6 pm.  Mosely Gallery, Arts & Technology Center, UMES, Princess Anne.  Exhibition will be open October 31 - November 26 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.

October 31  Princess Anne Halloween Festival
5-9 pm.  Manokin River Park, 11840 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne.  Trunk or Treat, haunted jail, games & activities, free food, and live music.  Sponsored by the Town of Princess Anne and Princess Anne Main Street.  For more information, please call the Town of Princess Anne at 410-651-1818.

October 31  Chesapeake Ghost Walks – Princess Anne
8 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

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NOVEMBER

November 1 - 2  Small Farm Conference at UMES
For more information, please visit umessmallfarm.com or call 410-651-6693 or 410-651-6070.

November 5  American Cruise Lines in port for a visit to Crisfield

November 8  "A Salute to Veterans" Gala
6 - 9:30 pm.  Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom, UMES, 11868 College Backbone Road, Princess Anne.  The UMES and Salisbury Chamber of Commerce event honors veterans and benefits the Silver Star Scholarship Fund.  Tickets on sale in August.  $50 per person or $500 for a table of 8.  For more information, please call 410-651-8045.

November 9  Deal Island - Chance Ladies' Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar
 For more information, please call Debbie Jacobsen at 410-784-2508.

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, Billy Colbert, and George Lorio.  For more information, please visit www.moselygallery.com or contact Susan Holt, Gallery Director at 410-651-7770 or gallery@umes.edu.

November 15 - 17  Black Box Theater Production
Wilson Hall, 2nd Floor, UMES, 11868 College Backbone Road, Princess Anne.  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 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.

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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 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 & 7 Christmas in Crisfield
Parade, “Crabpot” Christmas Tree Lighting, Tea with Mrs. Claus, and more.  ADA. Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce 410-968-2500/800-782-3913 www.crisfieldchamber.com

December 6 & 7  Christmas in Princess Anne
Parade, tree lighting, special holiday shopping incentives in downtown.  Home Tour and Reception at the Teackle Mansion.  Limited ADA.  For more information, please call 410-651-2968 or 800-521-9189. $

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 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 31   New Year’s Eve Festivities
9 pm-1 am.  Ring in the New Year at the Muskrat Dive in Princess Anne or the Oyster Drop in Crisfield.  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.

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.

JULY 2020

July 15, 2020  J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
Noon – 4pm.  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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