Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces Plans for 6th Annual Sporting Clays Classic

University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced plans for its 6th Annual Sporting Clays Classic, scheduled for Saturday, October 24, at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown. Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to the purchase of a Faxitron machine for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. The Faxitron is used by surgeons to evaluate an area that has been identified for removal by mammography.

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ShoreRivers Hosts 16th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers

With more people and families seeking respite from the indoors, cycling has become an increasingly popular source of exercise and a welcome breath of fresh air. What better way to celebrate the outdoors than by riding on Sunday, September 20, at the 16th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers at Chesapeake College. Riders will enjoy the beautiful back roads of Talbot and Queen Anne’s Counties—or choose an alternate route to ride on your own—in support of ShoreRivers’ work for clean waterways. Staff, volunteers, and participants will be required to adhere to federal and state safety protocols on campus and at rest stops. This annual cycling event is a great way to end summer and celebrate our watershed community. Register at shorerivers.org/events.

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Pickering Presents the Language of Birds with Author Nathan Pieplow

Pickering Creek Audubon Center is delighted to announce that Nathan Pieplow, author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds, will provide an accessible and entertaining introduction to “The Language of Birds” during a Zoom presentation on September 9, 2020 at 7pm. All around us, birds are constantly telling us who they are and what they are doing. Nathan will unlock the secrets of their language and cue us in on what their calls and songs mean.

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Environmental Concern Announces the Eastern Shore Seed Stewards Initiative

Environmental Concern (EC), in celebration of 48 years since the first native plant seed collection expedition, is pleased to announce the launch of the Eastern Shore Seed Stewards initiative. EC’s Native Plant Nursery, operating in St. Michaels since 1972, has learned from experience that it takes more than a ‘village’ of experienced native plant specialists to collect enough seed to grow over 110 species of native plants.

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Climb Aboard Airship 103 with Chesapeake Forum

Hunter Harris describes himself as a farm boy from the eastern shore with a keen interest in things mechanical and anything aviation oriented. Harris will be chronicling his adventures piloting blimps from 1986 to 1995 for McDonald’s, Sea World’s Shamu, the Met Life Snoopy Blimp, and the Pink Floyd Airship, yes, THAT Pink Floyd, that flew around the countryside promoting the Division Bell World Tour and was used for media coverage during their concerts. He has soared above major golf and tennis tournaments, NASCAR and Indy-car races, parades, Super Bowl, and World Series games, all while accumulating thousands of hours as one of only a handful of Airship pilots.

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One Maryland One Book Now Available at Library ~ The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

This year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Island of Sea Women by New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, is now available to check out from both the Easton and St. Michaels branches of the Talbot County Free Library. One Maryland One Book is Maryland’s only statewide community reading program – like one big book club. It’s an opportunity for people to read a good book, then come together for thoughtful discussion. Patrons can reserve a copy through the Library’s Books-to-Go Service available at tcfl.org.

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Oxford Community Center September Events

Saturday, September 5th, Cars and Coffee & Community “Open House”, 9-11:30am. During the amazing Cars & Coffee show, OCC hosts a Community Open House for new residents, curious Oxfordians and neighbors to meet and learn more about what Oxford has to offer. The Oxford nonprofits and some businesses will have information tables on the patio lawn. Come grab a coffee and learn all about Oxford.
Sunday, September 6th, Oxford Artists, 10am-4pm. Enjoy an outdoor “Pop-Up Exhibit and Sales” show featuring the artists of Oxford. Light refreshments will be available for sale. Free. Masks and Social Distancing mandatory.

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