Friday, February 26, 2016

Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival to be held April 9th -10th


Ophiuroidea “ The O” located at 609 S. Talbot St. in St Michaels, Maryland, will host the 5th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    

Parking is available at the St Michaels School Campus parking lot two short blocks away, as well as municipal parking lots throughout the Town of St. Michaels.  

The festival entrance fee is $5.00 per person, per day, children under 12 are free.  The festival will be held outdoors (tented) and will be a rain or shine event. 

The Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival is hosted by Ophiuroidea “The O”, a coastal inspired clothing, home d├ęcor, gift and art gallery, located in St Michaels, Maryland.   The first festival was held in 2011 and featured 12 local artisans.  Each year the festival has grown, as the love of sea glass grows in popularity.  This year, the Eastern Shore Sea Glass andCoastal Arts Festival will include two fun filled days, and over 35 artisans from all over the East Coast, from Maine to South Carolina.    Local musicians will keep the festival atmosphere throughout the weekend.

As an added bonus, retail shops throughout town will also feature their favorite sea glass artisans all weekend long, a list of participating shops and galleries can be found on the festival website.

For a list of participating artisans, musicians, parking and general information, please visit www.seaglassfestival.com


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to Start Summer Kids Camps in June



Beginning June 20 and continuing through July 25, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering its week-long, half day Kids Camps, which bring age-appropriate Chesapeake-themed camps for children 4-7 years of age.

Led by a CBMM educator, young Kids Club campers explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and watercraft through fun and interactive activities, stories, games, and crafts.

CBMM’s summer camps for children 4-5 years of age are offered during the weeks of June 20, July 4, and July 18; camps for children 6-7 years of age are offered the weeks of June 27, July 11, and July 25.

Daily camps take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with campers meeting at CBMM’s Dorchester House and exploring the museum’s 18-acre campus and numerous exhibition buildings as part of the program.

Participation is limited, with camps filling fast and pre-registration required. The cost for the week-long camp is $125 for CBMM members, or $150 for non-members, with scholarships available. 
For more information, visit www.cbmm.org/learn/kids-club/ or contact Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or aspeight@cbmm.org to register.

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Registration is now open for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s week-long, half-day summer camps for children ages 4-7. The Kids Club camps take place over six weeks beginning June 20, with each age-appropriate session delivering Chesapeake-themed, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts that help bring children closer to the Chesapeake Bay. Camps fill fast, with advanced registration needed. Call 410-745-4941 or email aspeight@cbmm.org to register, or visit www.cbmm.org/learn/kids-club/ for more information.


Blessing of the Fleet to be held April 14th at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Blessing of the Fleet in St. Michaels Thursday, April 14th

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(ST. MICHAELS, MD -- February 19, 2016)  Celebrate the beginning of this year's boating season by joining the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for its annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. The April 14 ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. near the boatyard, inviting the public to honor the working vessels and pleasure craft of the Chesapeake Bay, including the museum's floating fleet. Prayers will be offered to boaters for a safe and bountiful season, and also for those mariners whose lives have been lost at sea.
 
Easton High School's NJROTC will begin the ceremony with a presentation of the colors, followed by the Star Spangled Banner and Navy Hymn. The blessing will be performed by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, Md.
 
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At this year's event, a special blessing will be given for the 1889 log-bottom bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood. A registered National Historic Landmark, Edna represents the last remaining log-bottom bugeye still under sail and is considered the queen of the museum's fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels. 
 
The event is free and open to the public, with a reception following, offering light refreshments and live music with a Chesapeake theme from the Royal Oak Musicians. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved into the museum's Small Boat Shed.
 
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"The Blessing of the Fleet is a terrific way to kick off the season for both boaters and the museum alike," commented CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. "Our campus starts to fill up in April, with a wide range of activities and projects for guests to engage in. Also, it's my hope that we'll be able to share a major announcement at the Blessing, regarding funding for one of our boat restoration projects."
 
Boaters are invited to bring their vessels to the ceremony, with marina reservations made by contacting CBMM Guest Services Manager Ed Rowe at erowe@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4981
For more information, visit www.cbmm.org
 




 
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. invites the public to come by land or water to welcome in the boating season with a Blessing of the Fleet ceremonyon Thursday, April 14. Led by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, Md., shown here, the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. near the museum's boatyard, and includes a presentation of the colors and the Star Spangled Banner and Navy Hymn. Live music by the Royal Oak Musicians and light refreshments finish out the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.
 
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This year, CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. will be hosting its Blessing of the Fleet near the boatyard beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception offering light refreshments and live music with a Chesapeake theme from the Royal Oak Musicians. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved into the museum's Small Boat Shed.
 
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At CBMM's April 14 Blessing of the Fleet, a special blessing will be given for the 1889 log-bottom bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, as shown here on the museum's marine railway. A registered National Historic Landmark, Edna represents the last remaining log-bottom bugeye still under sail and is considered the queen of the museum's fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels. 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Lighthouse Overnight Adventures


Lighthouse Overnight Adventures this spring




The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is now accepting reservations for its spring Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Under the guidance of a museum educator, youth groups and their chaperones can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, all while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which is now situated along the Miles River at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md.
The adventure program is offered on select Fridays and Saturdays, April through June, and again in the fall, with advance reservations needed. Groups of 12 to 15 children and their chaperones can participate in the adventure program.
The program shares the stories of the keepers who lived and worked in Chesapeake lighthouses. From lighthouse engineering to the daily task of maintaining the great lamp, the overnight adventure uses games, costumes, and historic object kits to explore the world of Bay lighthouses. The experience can also be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones.
The cost is $40 per person, with a 12-person minimum, 18-person maximum. The fee includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), the cost of program activities, two days admission to the museum, and a souvenir patch. Space is limited, with early registration recommended by contacting CBMM's Education and Reservations Coordinator Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4941
For specific dates and more information about the program, visit the "Learn" section at www.cbmm.org.
Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 70,000 guests each year, the museum's campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels' harbor.  For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.
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Children ages 8-12 travel back through time to explore the adventurous, exciting, and sometimes dangerous life of a late 19th-century lighthouse keeper while staying overnight in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. Lighthouse Overnight Adventures take place on select Fridays and Saturdays in the spring and fall, and includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), two days admission to the museum, and a souvenir patch, with more information found under the "Learn" tab at www.cbmm.org.  
Girl Scouts swear the oath of lighthouse allegiance and become official Hooper Strait Light Keepers during CBMM's Lighthouse Overnight Adventures, offered in St. Michaels, Md. on select Fridays and Saturdays in the spring and fall. Space is limited, with early registration encouraged by contacting CBMM's Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4941.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center hosts Tidy up Tilghman April 9th

Tidy Up Tilghman 2016
6129 Tilghman Island Road 
Tilghman, MD 21671


Tidy UP Tilghman Project Clean Stream volunteers, 2015

Join your neighbors and help clean up our beautiful waterways on April 9, 2016.  
This fun, community wide effort gets tons of trash “off the street!” and puts it in its proper place every year! Last year ninety-two Tidy Up volunteers collected sixty bags of recycling, 2382 cigarette butts, twenty-two tires and over a ten cubic yards of regular trash! 
 Tilghman Project Clean Stream volunteers are requested to meet at the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center by 9 am.  The on-site coordinator, Barbara Boyd, will hand out supplies (bags, gloves) and give the team direction on where to go. This effort is part of a state-wide challenge for citizens to do their part and help keep the watershed clean.
Fact:  By the year 2050 there will be more plastics in the ocean then fish!  Please help to stem the tide of plastics and other debris into our beloved Chesapeake Bay.  Service Learning Hours available
Project Clean Stream is a state-wide program organized and coordinated by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional 501(c)3 non-profit. 
To register for the event, please go to www.pwec.org/event/tidy-up-tilghman.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a volunteer non-profit organization that informs and inspires people to become good stewards of the Chesapeake Bay through hands-on education, our Fishmobile program and our educational lecture series. For more information about our working waterfront and other educational programs see our event tab on our website: phillipswharf.org.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Upcoming Events in St. Michaels and Tilghman Island


St. Michaels offers a variety of annual festivals and events all year long. The festivals are kicked off in early April, with the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival 
on April 9th-10th, a festival which brings artisans from all over the East Coast.  Later in the month, the sea glass festival is followed by the highly anticipated annual WineFest at St. Michaels. Winefest is a premier Maryland wine festival, offering a unique experience throughout the Town of St. Michaels and a VIP event on Friday April 22nd.

As Spring turns warmer, the St. Michaels Running Festival , now in it's 5th year, includes a newly designed 5K that heads down gorgeous country lanes, traverse our breathtaking rails to trails runners path and finishes right in downtown St. Michaels at the runner's after party. St. Michaels Brewfest is held June 4th this year, and will feature over 70 beers including one-off’s, seasonal’s, collaborations and casks from local, regional & national breweries. This will all take place throughout three locations within easy walking distance in the heart of St Michael’s, MD.
After you've attended the festivals, it's the perfect time to stroll the historic streets, dine in our award winning restaurants, shop in the many unique boutiques and galleries and wind down in one of our many enchanting Inns and Bed & Breakfasts!   See you soon!


April

Talbot Restaurant Week 

April 3 - 9, 2016

Talbot Restaurant Week
The popular Talbot Restaurant Week launch party featured 25 restaurants and food businesses that offered generous samples, as well as a chance to interact with chefs and owners. Dishes ranged from escargot brulee and crab eclairs to jambalaya and salted caramel brownies.
Book a reservation today and enjoy the best that Talbot restaurants have to offer!

Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival 

April 9 - 10, 2016 

Saturday 10am - 5pm  Sunday 10am -3pm


Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
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Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival is hosted by Ophiuroidea 609 S. Talbot St. Artisans from around the country selling their sea glass and coastal inspired jewelry, art, featuring music and fun for all. 410-745-8057 www.seaglassfestival.com

WineFest at St. Michaels   

April 26 - 28, 2016  

Friday evening VIP event

Saturday & Sunday  12pm - 5pm


Winefest at St. Michaels is unique amongst wine tasting events, WineFest at St. Michaels is a streetscape festival  where hundreds of wines will be poured and available for purchase at pouring venues throughout the beautiful Town of St. Michaels, MD.  

 

May

Bay Day  

May 14, 2016

A great day for families and friends of the Chesapeake Bay. Many free demonstrations, kids activities, live music and more! Bring the whole family!
Free admission.  Hosted by the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center.


St. Michaels Running Festival 

May 21, 2016

St. Michaels running festival  

St. Michaels Running Festival it’s a fun, community spirited event benefiting the town of St. Michaels and its local businesses. The day will start with various races including a 1 mile fun walk, a 5K, a 10K and a 1⁄2 marathon.
The races followed by an all day festival with food, vendors and live music. We welcome you all to join St. Michaels local businesses, organizations and food purveyors for a day of exercise, fun and entertainment. 

St. Michaels Brewfest 

June 4, 2016  

12pm - 5pm


St Michaels BrewFest

St. Michaels Brewfest, featuring over 45 Craft Beers, Casks, Seasonals, Meet the Brewmasters. Held throughout three locations in the Heart of St. Michaels.