Category Archives: Music

Dale Greenwood Honored as a Heritage Hero

Stories of the Chesapeake
June 22, 2015

The Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area honored four Heritage Heroes at its Heritage Happy Hour held June 11, 2015 at the Wye River Upper in Centreville Maryland.

Heritage Heroes are individuals and organizations whose exemplary efforts advance our goal to preserve, promote and interpret the vast array of natural, cultural, historic, and archeological resources that creates our special sense of place.

Dale Glenwood Green was recognized for his efforts in documenting African American Heritage. Mr. Green has been instrumental in researching and documenting the Hill in Easton and numerous sites in the Poplar Neck Area of Caroline County.

Each year, The Queen Anne’s Railroad Society holds a holiday train show that introduces the joys of model trains to hundreds of children. QARS saved the Centreville Train Station by moving the station in the middle of the night to its current location at Bloomfield Farm. They are currently working to restore the train station. We recognize the Queen Anne’s Railroad Society for its efforts to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of the railroad on the Shore.

This spring the Federalsburg Historical Society brought the Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams Exhibit to the Eastern Shore. Paired with displays of local teams and the soapbox derby, this professional exhibit demonstrates the potential of our small museums and the wide variety of stories we have to tell. We recognize the Federalsburg Historical Society for its outstanding hometown team’s exhibit.

For 50 years, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has collected tools, objects, artifacts, and traditions as a way to tell the story of the Chesapeake and the people who live, work, and play here. Created by local citizens concerned that the Chesapeake Culture was changing quickly and some of the culture were disappearing completely, the museum sets the standard for professional well-researched exhibits and displays. We recognize the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for 50 years of excellence.

Bill Betts collected artifacts from the Tolchester Amusement Park establishing the Tolchester Revisited Museum in Rock Hall. Mr. Betts spent his summer weekends manning the museum introducing visitors to the days the steamboats carried visitors from the western shore to Tolchester to spend a day on the Bay. Mary Betts volunteers with the Kent County Tourism office helping with all projects and providing information to visitors. We recognize Mary and Bill Betts for their tireless efforts and dedication to tourism in our Heritage Area.

Finally, in honor of our 10th anniversary, we recognized Al Silverstein and the certifying and founding Board of Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc., the managing entity of the Story of the Chesapeake Heritage Area.

Mana Saxophone Quartet to Perform Forest Music June 12, 2015 at Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum
(RIDGELY, MD — May 12, 2015)

Adkins Arboretum joins with the National Music Festival in presenting a unique improvisatory performance in the Arboretum forest on Fri., June 12 when Mana Saxophone Quartet performs Forest Music. Positioning themselves in various places in the forest, within hearing distance though not necessarily within sight of each other, these innovative musicians will respond to each other’s playing in a musical conversation that winds through the trees. Following the forest performance, they will give a brief concert in the Visitor’s Center. The program begins at 4 p.m.

Mana Quartet - Promotional Photo

Mana Saxophone Quartet – Promotional Photo

Championed by Chamber Music Magazine as “Saxophone Ambassadors,” the Mana Quartet has presented fresh interpretations of twenty-first-century repertoire and many virtually unheard-of twentieth-century masterworks since its inception in 2007. Using vintage instruments built to the specifications of the saxophone’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, Mana’s passionate presentations offer audiences a chance to view the saxophone in a new light—a striking aesthetic characterized by intrinsic warmth, dynamic range of character and absolute versatility. Mana redefines the saxophone quartet and the saxophone’s place in classical music.

In 2009, Mana Quartet became the first saxophone quartet in history to receive the coveted Grand Prize at the Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition, quickly elevating them to the professional chamber music arena. Since then, the group has taken on a growing list of residencies at major music festivals and universities, as well as countless community outreach concerts and events throughout the United States and Europe. Mana is repeatedly featured on NPR’s Performance Today, with orchestras across North America in featured concerto appearances, and maintains a high profile on the chamber circuit.

Mana is currently the Resident Chamber Ensemble at the National Music Festival, held May 31 to June 13 in Chestertown.

This program is free. Gallery seating for the Visitor’s Center concert is limited; early registration is highly recommended. Register for Forest Music at adkinsarboretum.org, or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.

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Friday Nites in Caroline Presents Unified Jazz Ensemble

October 2012
Denton, MD

Friday Nites in Caroline presents Unified Jazz Ensemble on Friday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. at The Caroline County Public Library in Denton.

Featuring innovative performances of old favorites and original compositions, Unified Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to bringing the best of jazz to audiences of all ages.

Unified Jazz Ensemble

Unified Jazz Ensemble

Unified Jazz Ensemble includes multi-instrumentalist Mike Noonan, bassist John Pineda, Dominick Smith on drums and trumpeter Tim Stanley.

Why Unified? Something remarkable happens with years of consistent group performance, which is vital to building the UJE’s unique musical approach. While in demand as frequent freelance musicians, the UJE members share a common commitment to performing as an ensemble, developing repertoire, and evolving their group sound.

Founded in 1992, the UJE engages listeners with creative performances of jazz standards and original compositions. As the first jazz group in the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residency Arts Initiative, the UJE has performed across the United States and internationally. The band performs regularly at the exclusive 49 West in downtown Annapolis. www.unifiedjazz.com

For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343, info@carolib.org

Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library and the Maryland States Arts Council, and is FREE for all attendees

Friday Nites in Caroline presents the Kuznik Classical Trio, Friday, October 19

September 2012
Denton

Friday Nites in Caroline presents the Kuznik Classical Trio, Friday, October 19 at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Story Stage – Caroline County Public Library in Denton.

The Kuznik Classical Trio performs solo concerts and chamber music recitals. They collaborate with other musicians to perform in a piano trio and a string quartet and their repertoire includes such composers as Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Debussy, Ravel, Honegger, Kodaly, Gershwin, Joplin and Bacewicz.

Swiatoslaw Kuznik earned his Master of Music in violin performance at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Kuznik has performed with the New World Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic of the Nations in Germany and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. Mr. Kuznik is a concertmaster and on the violin faculty of the Siena Summer Session for Music and the Arts in Italy.

Aneta Otreba-Kuznik won first place in the Baltimore Music Club Competition and the Liberman Music Competition in Baltimore. She has also performed as a soloist with the Towson University Orchestra with additional performances at New World Symphony in Florida and the Washington Summer Opera.

Frederick Minger has been a pianist for over thirty years and is widely known as a collaborative pianist, in particular as a vocal accompanist and chamber musician. He has performed and recorded with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra both as a member of the orchestra and as a soloist. His master and doctorate degrees were earned in piano performance at The Peabody Conservatory. Dr. Minger is a piano faculty member of the International Music Institute and Festival USA.

For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343, info@carolib.org
Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn and the Maryland States Arts Council, supported by Caroline County Recreation and Parks and is FREE for all attendees.

Following the yellow brick road to Oz: Regional music is a big draw for Caroline Summerfest August 17-18

August 15, 2012
DENTON, MD

August is a popular month for festivals, but few festivals capture the imagination and interest of entire families quite like the Caroline Summerfest which will be held this Friday and Saturday in historic downtown Denton. Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The rain date for Saturday only is Sunday, August 19th.

Often described as the Fourth of July and a music festival rolled into one, one of the more unique features of this two-day event is the volume and diversity of live regional music offerings. This year is no exception.

Bands with Caroline County roots, include:
• Ashley Mitchell Band, featuring Ashley Mitchell, a Goldsboro native, Donny Marvel of Ridgely, Jarvis ‘Jeb’ Barnes, and Shawn Simon, both of Dover. The band plays pop and cover music.
• Chill and The Rabbits, a Henderson-based band, featuring Frankie Schline, Devan Kibler, Kyle Kibler and Timmy Stetka. The band blends hip pop, blues with an “in your face” rock sound.
• Randall-Butler Wright is a county music singer and North Caroline High School alumnae.
• Flatland Drive, a bluegrass band featuring Denton resident Curt Fox on banjo and vocals and Alan Rausch from Greensboro on dobro and vocals as well as Harrington, Del. residents Lee Collins on guitar and vocals, Brad Turner on mandolin and vocals and Rodney Collins on electric bass and vocals.
• New and Used Bluegrass Band, featuring three members who have been friends since high school: Ed Finkner of Easton; Toby Price of Preston; and Alan Breeding of Greensboro. Rounding out the band is Jon Simmons of Greensboro. The band also hosts various guest bass players from time to time.

Talbot County-based bands include:
• Call Me Mercy, featuring Sam Pugh and Anthony Graves, both of Easton, and Jake Cohen of Silver Spring and Jordan Kellermeyer from Washington, D.C., formerly of Denton. The band’s genre-defying blend of driving melodies, climactic musical ascents and occasionally jazzy touches has continued to captivate and excite audiences in venues throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. The group is set to release an EP within the next few months.
• Mule Train, featuring Ryan Catterton, Greg Hilderbrand, Jim Fodrie, all from Easton, and Woody Lambert, from Trappe. The band performs an eclectic mix of rock, blues and folk.
• Street drummer Tommy “Buckets” Pisciotta of Easton has literally trotted the globe to demonstrate his commitment to the bucket movement to create music using recycled items like buckets and garbage cans. In his other life Tommy is a 2012 Chesapeake College graduate and John T. Harrison Award winner.
• Jenny & The Bets, featuring Easton residents Cody Finkner, Dan Van Skiver and Jenny Madino. The band blends an original acoustic country/soul sound.

Western Shore performers making their Summerfest debut include progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon of Washington, D.C., Brooks Long, a soul shouter and pop poet from Baltimore, and the Olney Big Band. Back for an encore performance is the Mike Butler Band, featuring singer, songwriter and guitar player Mike Butler from Odenton, Md. Butler has been performing in the United States for more than three decades, playing clubs and small shore bars from Boston to southern Maryland. Many of his original songs are stories about life in those regions of the country. Check out the complete performance schedule at www.carolinesummerfest.com.

Caroline Summerfest is the traditional end of the summer celebration for area families. The free festival features three stages of regional and local entertainment, a pedestrian parade, fireworks show, strolling performers, free KidZart! activities and food and gaming vendors, benefiting local non-profits. The festival is a pet-free, wheel-free and alcohol-free event. For more information or to register for the parade, call (410) 479-8120 or toll-free (888) SUNFEST (786-3378).
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Programs and Events at Adkins Arboretum Fall 2012

ADKINS ARBORETUM
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 2012

EVENTS

MAGIC IN THE MEADOW
Saturday, September 29, 6–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an elegant yet relaxed evening celebrating Adkins Arboretum! Set against the backdrop of the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic native forest, meadows, and gardens, this signature fundraiser supports the Arboretum’s education and conservation programs. The evening includes fresh local fare prepared by PeachBlossom, delicious wines, and the music of B Natural of Chestertown, featuring Pres Harding on guitar and a special appearance by renowned pianist Joe Holt. Live and silent auctions will include exciting travel packages, an exclusive collection of wines, local dining experiences, and unique art, jewelry, clothing, and collectibles. Tickets are $125 per person ($75 tax deductible). For more information or to reserve tickets, call 410.634.2847, ext. 23 or visit www.magicinthemeadow.org.

Fall Native Plant Sale
Members-only Sale
Friday, September 14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Public Sale Days
Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Enjoy fall in the garden! Take advantage of autumn’s cool, moist weather to add color and wildlife habitat to your landscape. The region’s largest selection of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees will be for sale. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions, and Arboretum docents will be on hand to lead guided walks. Members, including those who join on any sale day, receive a 10% discount on plants, gift shop items, and new books. Members who join at the Contributor level and above receive a 20% discount on plants. Sale days are popular and can be crowded, so please leave dogs at home. The sale benefits the Arboretum’s education programs and introduces the public to the beauty and benefit of gardening with native plants.

The Tent Symposium presents: Sources of Inspiration
Sunday, September 30, noon–4 p.m.
Fee: $65 members, $85 general
Registration required. Limit: 125
Immerse yourself in a full day at Adkins Arboretum for the second annual fall symposium. Take a walk along the paths that bisect the Arboretum’s rich and unique native plant habitat—mature and young native forests, meadows, wetland, and native gardens. Visit the Native Plant Nursery and plant sale, then enjoy lunch followed by inspiring presentations by Thomas Rainer and Dan Benarcik.

Thomas Rainer will present Artful Interpretations of Native Plant Communities.
As native plants grow in popularity, there is surprisingly little information about how to design with them in gardens and landscapes. As a result, native landscapes often end up looking messy and wild, thus discouraging gardeners from gardening with natives. This talk offers a critique of the current approach to designing with native plants and suggests an alternative: composition based on artful interpretations of native plant communities. This talk will focus on selecting appropriate native communities as inspirations for designed landscapes; identifying patterns, and artfully replicating those patterns in gardens; and creating bold, modern designs that celebrate the beauty of natives.

Thomas Rainer is a registered landscape architect, teacher, and writer living in Arlington, VA. He is a passionate advocate for an ecologically expressive design aesthetic that interprets nature rather than imitating it. His planting designs focus on creating a modern expression of the ground plane with a largely native palette of perennials and grasses. Thomas has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The New York Botanical Garden, as well as more than 80 gardens from Maine to Florida. He teaches planting design for George Washington University and blogs regularly at the award-winning site Grounded Design.

Dan Benarcik will present Inspiration.
Inspiration: where does it come from, and how do we find it? Join Dan Benarcik, one of the creative team of horticulturists at Chanticleer, as he shares his thoughts on finding that sometimes elusive spark from which creativity starts. Approaching his twentieth year at the garden, Dan is challenged with bringing new ideas, sourcing new plants, and breaking new ground at Chanticleer. Visitors come to the garden annually to be delighted, to be challenged, and to be inspired, in what Adrian Higgins refers to as one of the most “interesting and edgy gardens in America.”
As a horticulturist at Chanticleer, Dan oversees the Courtyard Gardens, concentrating on tropical, sub-tropical, and tender perennials for seasonal display. A University of Delaware graduate with a degree in plant science, he serves as regional director of the Garden Writers of America and sits on the Rare Plant Auction and Perennials conference committees. Dan lectures frequently in the Delaware Valley and nationally, and his articles have appeared in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Martha Stewart Living and Rodale’s gardening books.

 

ART EXHIBITS

The sixth biennial Outdoor Sculpture Invitational—Artists in Dialogue with Nature continues in the Arboretum’s forest and meadow through September 15. Here’s a chance to see the landscape through the eyes of seven artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Using materials ranging from branches scavenged from the Arboretum’s brush pile to brightly colored garden hoses, these artists explore how we relate to our nature and the environment.

Julia Sutliff—Found Accident
on view through September 28
Julia Sutliff loves to be surprised by nature. Searching out the remaining pockets of natural landscape within easy driving distance of her home in Cockeysville, she paints the light, colors, and textures she finds there. In her show, she captures intimate, fleeting moments with an immediacy that can only come from direct observation.

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Fall Harvest—Last in the Season’s Bounty series
Friday, September 7, 10 a.m.–noon
Fee: $15 members, $20 general public
Registration required. Limit: 35
Just because we can stop worrying about what to do with yet another summer squash doesn’t mean the food season is over. Late summer is the time to plant a fall garden and the time you’ll find the widest variety of produce all year. Elizabeth Beggins will show how a little preparation now can yield big returns as the weather turns cooler. Greens, garlic, and gorgeous local offerings available at markets and roadside stands are the focus of this program. As always, savory treats and tools to use at home are an added bonus.

Identifying Fall Wildflowers
Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.–noon
Fee: $15 members each program, $20 general public
Registration required. Limit: 20
Learn to identify the Arboretum’s beautiful yellow, white, and purple autumn flowers. Take a walk with ecologist Dr. Sylvan Kaufman for a close look at Delmarva’s native fall wildflowers. Identification will focus on flower and leaf characteristics and learning to recognize plant families. We will try different field guides to see how they differ in their approach to identification. Participants should bring a wildflower field guide and a hand lens if they have them.

Plants with a Purpose: Ecological Design and Edible Landscapes
Saturday, September 15, 1–2:30 p.m.
Fee: $15 members, $20 general public
Registration required. Limit: 35
Beyond their beauty and bountiful flavors, edible landscapes provide socio-cultural, economical, and environmental benefits within homes and communities. The food and garden movement is bringing to light the unsung role of edibles as a sustainability catalyst for green infrastructure design solutions. Jeanette Ankoma-Sey will present a series of various approaches to explore how edibles can play a key role in planning and design and as tools to restore, mitigate, and improve how landscapes function to support stormwater management, soil health, and habitat creation and biodiversity.
Jeanette is a trained landscape designer and horticulturist, and gardener who lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia. She specializes in plant-based landscape solutions with a particular interest in those that engage users with their surroundings: edible gardens, children’s gardens, campus design, public and urban spaces, and more. She teaches an edible landscape and ecology and the environment course within the George Washington University’s Sustainable Master’s Program.

Backyard Hobby Farm Field Trip
Saturday, September 22, 10–11:30 a.m.
Fee: $15 members, $20 general public
Registration required. Limit: 35
Robyn Affron and her arborist husband have transformed their half-acre property in Chestertown into a sustainable, productive, and lively oasis. Learn about Robyn’s backyard farming journey in this visit to her hobby farm and lush chicken garden. See sustainable land practices in action, meet the farm animals, and taste the difference of fresh free-range chicken eggs by taking home a few fresh eggs to share with family and friends. Participants will meet at Robyn’s home in Chestertown.

Wetland Plant ID: Know ’em and Grow ’em
Wednesday, September 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fee: $40 members and general public
Registration required. Limit: 35
Facilitated by Environmental Concern, an organization dedicated to understanding wetlands, this program provides educators and docents with an understanding of wetland plant ecology and adaptations, and the resources to identify plant species in the field. Materials will also cover native and non-native species and planting tips. In addition to acquiring valuable tools to increase their audiences’ interest in wetland plants, participants will gain inspiration to construct schoolyard or backyard wetland habitats. Register at www.wetland.org or by calling 410-745-9620.

Living in the Trees—Speaking to the Times
A Conversation in Music and Art
Saturday, September 8, 6:30–9 p.m.
Rain date: Sunday, September 9, 6:30–9 p.m.
Fee: $20 members, $25 general public
Registration required. Limit: 60
Join a special program in which music and art cast a spell on one of the last evenings of summer. The Pam Ortiz Band will set the scene with thought-provoking songs that probe the bittersweet richness of life in our times. As the dusk fades into night, take a walk into the forest to see Night Walk, photographer Penny Harris’s images of human figures magically projected onto the trees. As if the spirits of the trees themselves have become visible, Harris’s figures hauntingly evoke the primal link between trees and human life. After a walk through the woods, lit by luminaries and flashlights, return to the Visitor’s Center for more music and refreshments.

Contemporary songwriter Pam Ortiz has a clear voice and a rare gift for lyrics that touch deeply. Playing acoustic guitar as she sings, she is joined by her husband, Bob Ortiz, on percussion, Ford Schumann on guitar, and Nevin Dawson on viola and violin. Based in Chestertown, the band will release a new album in September. This follows three albums showcasing Ortiz’s songs with Terra Nova, a group that played to packed coffeehouses in the Baltimore-Washington area throughout the ’90s and was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center for Bill Clinton’s first inauguration.

A native of Baltimore, Penny Harris photographs landscapes and people around the world. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in museum and university collections around the country. While she has created stage sets and done curatorial work involving theater, music, and poetry, this is her first installation using light in the outdoor environment. Seeming almost to emerge from within the tall trees of the Arboretum’s forest, the ghostly glowing figures in Night Walk blur the relationship between humans and nature as they challenge us to consider our times and our place in nature.

 

GUIDED WALKS

Explore the Arboretum’s changing landscape! Led by Arboretum docent naturalists, First Saturday Guided Walks are offered on September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1 at 10 a.m. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last approximately one hour. Join horticulturalist Eric Wittman for Second Saturday Guided Walks on September 8 and October 13 at 1 p.m. Walks are free with admission and are always free for members. Visit adkinsarboretum.org for more information.

To arrange a guided walk for more than 10 participants, contact Adult Program Coordinator Ginna Tiernan at gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org or 410-634-2847, ext. 27.

Nature as Muse
First Wednesdays, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free for members, free with admission for the general public
Each month this writing group will follow a different winding path through the Arboretum to quietly observe nature in detail. This will provide inspiration for expressing ideas that begin as seeds in our minds and then blossom into discovery as we write. No previous writing experience necessary. Enjoy how the paths in the Arboretum and the paths in your mind can lead you on an unpredictable but delightful journey. Bring a sack lunch and dress for both indoor and outdoor forest adventure.

Fall Soup ’n Walks
Nature, Nurture, and Nutrition
Saturdays, September 22, October 20, November 17, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Fee: $20 members, $25 general public
Registration required. Limit: 25

September 22—Sunny Meadows
Catch a glimpse of golden brown grasses and yellow and purple flowers. Plants of interest include milkweed, black-eyed Susan, goldenrod, Maryland golden aster, purple love grass, pearly everlasting, Indian grass, and big bluestem.

Menu
Vegetable barley soup with oats
Roasted red beets and mesclun salad
Zucchini yeast bread
Blackberry and peach crisp

October 20—Grasses, Mushrooms, and Early Fall Color
Look for sure signs of fall along the meadow edges, see how grasses have changed since the September walk, and seek out mushrooms in the cool fall forest. Plants of interest include Indian grass, big bluestem, purple love grass, pearly everlasting, milkweek pods, devil’s walking stick, and the leaves of red and orange sweet gum, sassafras, sumac, tupelo, and dogwood.

Menu
Carrot ginger soup
Asparagus and red pepper salad
Barley oat wheat bread
Cranberry apple pie

November 17—Nuts and Berries for Wildlife
Search for dazzling yellow fall color and nuts and berries that nourish wildlife during winter. Plants of interest include tulip tree, paw paw, and hickory leaves, hickory and beech nuts, oak acorns, and the berries of dogwood, holly, sumac, hearts a bursting, devil’s walking stick, and Jack in the pulpit.

Menu
Pumpkin lentil soup
Waldorf salad
Wheat flaxseed bread
Pfefferneuse cookies

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

NATURE PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS are open to children ages 3–5 and are offered in an eight-week series, Tuesdays, September 18 to November 6, 10–11:30 a.m. The fee for a series of eight programs is $60 for members and $75 for the general public ($10 sibling discount). Each class includes a healthy snack and a craft.

Science for Home School Students: Planet Earth Clean-up!
Thursdays, September 20 through November 8, 1–2:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 members, $75 general public ($10 sibling discount)
Program is designed for students 8 to 12 years of age
Registration required. Limit: 15
Home school students will explore threats to the health of our planet, as well as ways to clean up the planet, through hands-on experiments, projects, and outdoor fun. Topics will include acid rain, ozone depletion, renewable and nonrenewable resources, pollution, smog, and the Greenhouse effect. This eight-week program will include a service-learning component in which students will help remove invasive cattails in the Arboretum’s wetland. Old clothes and comfortable shoes are a must!

Blues & Brews

Blues & Brews

Friday, August 3rd 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lily Pad Café, 104 S. 2nd Street, Denton

Come out for an evening of good music, great food, a silent auction and more at this event to benefit Caroline County Habitat for Humanity. Bid on a fabulous array of items at the silent auction, including 5 Orioles box seat tickets, while enjoying live music by the Tom Larsen Dynamic Duo. In the event of rain or extreme temperatures, the event will be relocated inside. Tickets are $4. Reservations suggested. Contact: 410-479-0700

Music in the Park – Jones Boys

Music in the Park: Jones Boys

Sunday, July 29th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

James T. Wright Memorial Park, Back Landing Rd, Preston

Come on out for an evening of fine local performances. Refreshments will also be available for purchase. Contact: 410.673.1673.

Traditional Irish Music Session at the Museum

Friday, July 27th 7:00 pm

Museum of Rural Life, 16 N. 2nd Street, Denton

Enjoy a traditional Irish music session in downtown Denton! Order your food from Pig Point or the Market Street Public House and head to the Museum of Rural Life for a toe-tappin’ evening of traditional Irish tunes. Contact: 410.479.0655

Greg Minahan and Dr. Fred Van Keuren Perfroming at Harry’s

Greg Minahan and Dr. Fred Van Keuren
…performing original songs and old favorites.

Fred Van Keuren
…began studying classical piano at four. By the 80’s he was teaching piano while playing drums as the House Band Leader at Windows On The World, The Rainbow Room, and other NYC venues. Along the way he finished Dental School, and now owns his own dental offices in Sparta, NJ. A prolific writer of passionate original tunes, Fred’s one remaining ambition is to write one big hit song! …okay, TWO big hits!

Greg Minahan
…went from Harvard to Broadway, singing and dancing in The American Dance Machine, Peter Pan, and CATS. Later he honed his writing craft creating original theater pieces for NYC school children. With Dr. Fred and The Blues Stragglers Band, he brings it all together for the joy of creating and singing good songs.

There is no cover charge for is event, come and enjoy.

Harry’s at the Goldsborough House
4 S. First Street, Denton, Md. 21629