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Blackwater Distilling - Click Here!

Blackwater Distilling™ - 184 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666 - (443) 249-3123
Blackwater Distilling is now open for FREE tours and tastings Fri-Sun 12pm-6pm located on Log Canoe circle in the business park in Stevensville! We'd love for you to come in and see how our multiple Gold Medal-winning Sloop Betty Vodka is made, taste Sloop Betty, Sloop Betty Honey (made with Eastern Shore honey) and the new products we're working on (including a rye whiskey), and learn how to make your own flavored vodka by infusing herbs, spices, and local produce!
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Kent Island Carnival

July 26 - August 1, 2015

Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Carnival

Red Eyes Dock Bar

QAC Department of Emergency Services presented a $1,000 scholarship!:
Posted July 24th, 2015

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services presented a $1,000 scholarship to Samantha Nicolle Hartless on behalf of Maryland Emergency Management Association. This award is offered every year to promote careers in Emergency Management with high school seniors. Samantha graduated from QAC High School this past May with a GPA of 3.8. She will be attending University of Alabama in the fall, studying Political Science and Law Enforcement. Samantha would eventually like to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Behavioral Analysis Unit. Pictured Left to Right: DES Director, Scott Haas; County Commissioner Steve Wilson; Award recipient Samantha Nicolle Hartless; Samantha’s mother, Jennifer Hartless; DES Emergency Planner, Dave Rivett; and QACPS Academic Dean, Tracy Kenna. Photo by Beth Lewis.

Red Eyes Dock Bar

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Retired Army veteran, Captain Ferris Butler and his wife, Laura, announce their second annual fundraiser, Blasting for the Brave, to support two top-rated military nonprofits. ‘Blasting for the Brave: Round 2’ is a Sporting Clays Tournament and family fun day that will take place on Saturday, September 19th at the Point at Pintail in Quenstown.

Since Captain Butler lost both of his feet due to an IED explosion in Iraq in late 2006, the Butler’s have been assisted by countless nonprofits that they credit with their seamless transition out of the military. As a way to pay forward and say thank you to those who supported them when they needed it most, the Butler’s are hosting this sporting clays fundraiser and family fun day to benefit two organizations that are positively impacting veterans. This event will bring together the local community to celebrate our nation’s service members and the nonprofits that continue to support their reintegration into civilian life.

The sporting clays tournament will be accompanied by a family fun day that will include fishing, moon bounces, face painting, live chainsaw carving, a silent auction, an exhibition sporting clays shooter, a catered lunch, and much more! This year, the event will benefit Project Healing Waters and Homes for our Troops. Project Healing Waters is a Maryland-based nonprofit that shares the healing powers of fly-fishing with disabled veterans all across the country. They were responsible for Ferris’ first adventure out of the hospital many years ago and continue to aid in his recovery to this day. Founded in 2004, Homes for Our Troops has proudly built 189 accessible homes across the country for our nation’s most severely injured service members. They proudly maintain their 4-star charity rating with 90 cents of every dollar going directly to veteran programs. Ferris and Laura moved into their Homes for Our Troops house in 2010 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

For more information, registration, and sponsorship information, please visit:


October 3 & 4, 2015

Artisans and crafters with original work for sale are sought for the "44th Annual Artisans Festival" to be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, October 4th from 11 am to 4 pm at the Queen Anne’s County 4H Park. The park is located on Route 18, four miles west of Centerville.

A sliding scale for 10x10 spaces is being used: $95.00 inside building, $85.00 outside under pavilion, and $70 outside no cover. All spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Space is also available for food vendors and non-profit organizations. Over 70 artists from throughout the Delmarva Peninsula will be exhibiting a wide range of talents and treasures. Included in the original offerings are paintings, pottery, basketry, stained glass, wood carving, jewelry, photography and much more. Admittance to the park is free but donations at the gate are welcomed. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser support local youth scholarships, operation of the regional shelter for victims of domestic violence, participation in the Rotary worldwide project to eradicate polio and Lifetime Wells for Ghana, a clean water project in Africa.

For more information visit the Centreville Artisan’s Website, Email or call Judy Friis at 410-827-8200.

Delmarva Guide

QAC Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center:
Posted July 21, 2015

Looking for something rewarding to do? Join the CARE Center's "Because We Care" Committee. The CARE Center, Queen Anne's County's child advocacy center is seeking volunteers - parents, child advocates, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference - to help organize and implement fundraising events, garner community support, and lend a hand to ensure the ongoing success of the CARE Center and its mission.

Are you creative, talented, energetic or just plain helpful to have around? Help plan and implement our next event! If you would like to join or visit with the Because We Care committee, call us at 410 758-2533. The CARE Center coordinates the response to suspected child abuse cases by increasing communication among professional agencies. These efforts work to ensure that victims of child sexual abuse/assault and their non-offending caregivers have access to supports and services in a safe, culturally respectful environment. To learn more about CARE, visit

Maryland RESET

RESET Program "early intervention" opportunity:
Posted July 21, 2015

Peer Pressure, Poor Grades, Curfew, Disrespect to Family, Friendship concerns - RESET Program offers an "early intervention" opportunity for parents of teens/young adults between the ages of 10-24 Years.

Enrollment or additional information, please call 443-995-5367. For more information visit:

Rich Fisher

KIO Owner Interviewed on QACTV Channel 7:
Posted Summer 2015

Judy Center

The Judy Center Happenings:
Posted Summer 2015

There's lots more going on at the Judy Center.....

Vocabulary Improvement and Oral Language Enrichment Through Stories (VIOLETS) is an outreach program sponsored by the Judy Center conducted two times/week using our mobile classroom the (Judy Center) Fun Bus.

Adult Education classes are underway at Sudlersville Elementary School. These classes are possible via a collaboration with Chesapeake College, Sudlersville Elementary School (SES), the Judy Center, and local childcare providers. These classes will be offered during the school year and follow the Queen Anne's County School, and Chesapeake College class calendars.

Computer Literacy Series-The Judy Center, Queen Anne's County Migrant Education Dept., SES, Title I, Annette DiMaggio, SES PTA Vice President, and local Maryland Food bank contact, and local childcare providers have collaborated to conduct a monthly computer literacy series in an effort to assist SES students and parents learn more about technology being used in the classroom. Sean McCabe, Centreville Middle School teacher will provide instruction to parents and children in an effort to assist all parents in becoming more informed of technology in the class, and the home. Dinner will be provided prior to the sessions courtesy of the Judy Center, Migrant Education Dept., and Annette DiMaggio. Childcare will be provided by the Judy Center for younger children enrolled in the Judy Center.

Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (SEFEL)-The Judy Center is working with teachers, partnering staff, and parents to help promote the utilization of SEFEL practices. Our program goal is that SEFEL practices are being used in early learning environments such as the classroom, playgroup, and home. SEFEL lessons are also provided to partnering programs during professional development opportunities sponsored throughout the school year.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library (Imagination Library)-The Judy Center Partnership is continuing to enroll young children in the Imagination Library in an effort to promote school readiness for young children. This exciting new initiative allows the Judy Center Partnership to provide books to children every month until they reach age of 5 with the hope of assisting families in building home libraries. Books are mailed to each child directly from the publisher at a cost of $25/year, per child. Funding for this new initiative is provided by the Judy Center, the Centreville Rotary Club, and the Educare Fund. We are pleased to announce the Children’s Council as our newest sponsor with a yearly commitment to this new initiative.

Judy Center Partnership
300 South Church Street, Sudlersville, MD 21668 - (410) 438-3887

Island Bay Day Blackfoot

Island Bay Day Saturday Oct 17th at Red Eyes Dock Bar!     

Island Bay Day:
October 17, 2015

The 9th Annual Island Bay Day will be held at Red Eyes Dock Bar from 11AM-12 Midnight on nSaturday October 17th. This year's band lineup includes big name national acts: Blackfoot, Jimmie Van Zant, Derek St. Holmes, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, and the best in local bands including The Cheaters, Fast As Lightning, Love In Vein, The Roadhouse Clams, J. Coursey Willis, and more. Come see these huge bands play in an intimate setting right on the bay! The big tent will be heated, full bars will be open, beer trucks will have inexpensive beer, great food, merchandise, and more...

If you would like to be a sponsor and get you name on the radio ads, web site outreach, social media, and print ads, contact today! This event will sell-out, so get your tickets now at!

Delmarva Guide

It is with great sadness that I inform you of Larry Milanovich owner of Midadlantic dryject untimely death on 6/12/15. Larry who was only 36 is survived by his beautiful wife Katy and new born son Samuel. Larry and Katy live in cloverfields, Stevensville

We are all devastated by this tragic loss. As Larry and Katy just started their family, they were in the process of getting life insurance but never had a chance to finish the paper work.

I ask you to remember Larry for his kind smile, great personality, and great dedication to his family and business Midatlanticdryject. I ask you to please help his now widow and new born son as they try to figure out life without him. Please see the gofundme account link below to donate. Every little bit helps.

Thank you in advance for all your support

Delmarva Guide

Casey Curry (12) of Centreville crowned with a dual title in the PURE American Pageant System!:
Posted June 15, 2015

On May 2nd, 2015, Casey Curry (12) of Centreville, MD, daughter of Tiffany Curry and Jeff Burnett, was crowned with a dual title in the PURE American Pageant System. Casey is the 2015 PURE American Young Maryland Sweetheart and 2015 PURE American Maryland Cover Model. In addition to her main titles, she also won the following optional contests: Peoples Choice, Photogenic, Portfolio, Actress and Spokes Model. Casey is thrilled to have earned her titles and is looking forward to representing not only Maryland, but Centreville and Queen Anne’s county at the PURE American National Pageant this July in Orlando, Florida.

Pure American Pageants strives to promote the values of good self-esteem and self-confidence in women and girls of all ages. They encourage dreams and give their ladies the tools and opportunities needed to achieve them. They strive to teach strong professional qualities so ladies can be more effective and efficient workers in the professional world.

By using positive words and actions, they hope to transform lives and aid individuals in their personal growth. They encourage our contestants to "INSPIRE! LEAD! ACHIEVE!" and make their mark in life.

At Pure American Pageants every girl can be herself. They want everyone to make new friends and memories to last a lifetime! Their friendly and courteous staff will be with the girls and ladies every step of the way--from the preliminary pageant through the national competition. Their goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone they touch. They encourage good sportsmanship and emphasize good interview and public speaking skills while helping the contestant to learn more about her own style and fashion.

Casey has already taken away so much from this wonderful organization. She volunteers with the Chesapeake Cats & Dogs Foundation and Dandyland pet care center on a regular basis. She has a heart for animals and taking care of them. Casey's platform is about animal advocacy and giving all pets a “fur” ever home. Casey is using her title as the PURE American Young Maryland Sweetheart and Cover Model to help get her message out about animal advocacy, adoption and fostering.

Please consider giving an animal a home! What you'll get in return from them is priceless!

Kent Island Guide

Theresa Field's Medical Fund:
Posted May 2015

Please help if you can. Many might know Theresa from when she worked at Big Bats Cafe, or you know her from school, or kids related stuff. Theresa has been diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer that has spread. So many people have posted that they want to help, have asked how they can help, this is a way to be able to help Theresa and her family... She will not be able to return to work, so this "Go Fund Me" has been set up to help with all the extra's that may be needed and hopefully to relieve some of the stress in ways that we can help do that...

Let's come together as a community and help Theresa and her family as they go through this terrible time.

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Summer Free Concerts – Thursdays in the Park:
Summer 2015

June 25 - Wheelhouse ~ Millstream Park ~ Classic Rock
July 2 - 21 Horses ~ Chesapeake Heritage Center ~ Country
July 16 - Chris Sacks Band ~ Hemingways Restaurant ~ Beach Tunes
August 6 - Hot Tub Limo ~ Chesapeake Heritage Center ~ Today’s Hits Maryland’s 2014 Coverband of the Year.
August 20 - Sunnyland Band & Rock Candy Cloggers ~ Chesapeake Heritage Center. Blues for Family & Kids & featuring an acclaimed Storyteller.


Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Hosts Students’ Art Show:
Posted May 20, 2015

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s “STArt!” (Students, Teachers, Artists) initiative kicked off a two week exhibit of middle school student’s artwork with a reception on May 15th. A record crowd of over 150 were in attendance to celebrate the success of these young artists and their artist mentors.

Each year, the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council brings working artists into the four middle schools in the County for a one on one mentoring program with students. Artists Ric Conn, Amy Cummins, Jonathan Shaw and John Pringle visited Centreville, Matapeake, Stevensville and Sudlersville middle schools to work with students to create artworks using a variety of mediums. The artwork created by the students will be on display from May 15 through May 29 and is open to the public.

Program Chair Sharon Lipsius addressed the students, artists, and educators, giving special praise to the sponsors and foundations that supported the innovative project saying, “We truly appreciate the vision of our business partners who understand the importance of this type of programming.” She encouraged guests to acknowledge these generous sponsors by supporting & patronizing the businesses that support the Arts Council and thanked committee members Anne Paroulek, Lee Franklin, Mary Drake and Jonathan Shaw.

Our thanks to this year’s program sponsors: Priceless Industries, Inc, Will & Ann Powell, Grasonville VFW, Queenstown Bank, Tom and Anne Welsh, & Susan Bastress.

Receive discounts on events & classes by signing up for a yearly membership now - $25 individual/$35 family. Visit for our full listing of classes and events. You can register on our website or call the Arts Council at 410-758-2520. The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Stevensville Guide

Hands On Photography Workshop with Jay Fleming:
June 6, 2015

Want to improve your photography skills with advice and instruction from a pro? The Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts will host a workshop conducted by professional photographer, Jay Fleming. The workshop will focus on perfecting fine art photography techniques using proper lighting to move you beyond the digital point and shoot aspect of your digital camera. Join Jay as he introduces you to the magic world of photography and helps you build a solid foundation in the fundamentals. Bring your DSLR or point and shoot camera as the class heads outside to capture outdoor shots utilizing your newly found skills! Students are encouraged to bring their own photos with them for analysis and critique.

Jay Fleming’s photography showcases his twin passions of the outdoors and photography. Whether it’s an egret taking flight or a rainbow trout gently cutting the surface of the water, the love of his craft is obvious in every photograph. His iconic photographs featuring Maryland’s Eastern Shore can be found in almost every article or publication pertaining to our seafood industry. Jay comes from a family of passionate photographers. His father, Kevin Fleming, is a former National Geographic photographer who has circled the globe to capture timeless images. “Instead of reading me children’s books, my parents showed me photography books,” he remembered. Using one of his father’s hand-me-down rigs, a manual focus Nikon and old 300mm lens from his National Geographic days, Jay accompanied his dad to a rookery island in Delaware. His picture of a great egret won grand prize in a national EPA Wildlife of Wetlands photography competition. That award-winning photo, snapped at the age of 14, remains one of his most memorable photographs.

The workshop will be held June 6th from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Bring your own SLR or point and shoot camera. Classroom instruction will be followed by an outdoor photography session. Open to ages 12 and up. Call the QAC Arts Council to register 410-758-2520 by May 30th. For further information and a full listing of classes visit us at

Receive discounts on events & classes by signing up for a yearly membership now. Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617 unless otherwise noted. The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Historic Stevensville

Hogs & Heroes Foundation Bike/Car Show & Cornhole Tournament:
July 11, 2015

The Hogs & Heroes Foundation Bike/Car Show & Cornhole Tournament features Vendors, Live Music by Great Train Robbery Duo and "The Other Two", an acoustic Led Zeppelin experience, plus food, prizes and games. The event is free to the public.

Show registration in $20 / Corn Hole is $20 per person / $40 per team.

Location is at Rita's Ice on Kent Island from 10AM-3PM.

Kent Island Library

June / July Events for Teens at the KI Library:
Spring / Summer 2015

Spring and Summer Events for Teens Kent Island Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666 (410) 643-8161 -
All library events are free of charge. Registration is required only where noted.

Cooking For Kids - Grades 1 - 11
Monday, June 8 and July 13 at 4:30PM
Be part of Jamie Oliver's Foor Revolution as we prepare (and eat!) easy, no-heat, helthy food and snack options. Led by KIHS teacher Rob Glass.

Brownies and Books Grades 6-12
Monday, June 8 and July 13 at 5:15PM
In this LEGO® engineering challenge, create a safe and fast Lego car for your egg driver. We'll race our creations to see which cars reach the finish line first without cracking the egg driver. Supplies provided.

Teen Writers
Mondays June 15, 29 and July 13, 27 at 6PM - 7PM For 6th-12th grade.
Love to write? Practice your craft and be inspired by others who enjoy creative writing. We'll try free writing and themed prompts in your choice of poetry or prose.

Design your own hero - Grades 6-12
Friday June 19 1:30pm-3:30pm
Artist Hanna Kingsley leads participants through the process of creating a heroic character, from initial drafts to the final inking with an exploration of color techniques. Supplies provided.

Cupcake Wars: Superhero Edition for grades 6-12
Tuesday June 23 at 2:30pm.
Test your skills in this fun cupcake decorating contest. Everyone will get two cupcakes to decorate and will be allowed 30 minutes with provided supplies. The winner will receive a special prize!

Baseball Heroes For Grades 5-7
Tuesday June 30 2PM-3PM
Do the math! Who's the greatest of all time? Debate and compute as we look at some of baseball's greatest players. Presented by STMS Teacher Mr. Jeff Harbour.

Comic Book Art - Grades 6-12
Wednesday July 29 at 2:30PM
Come to the library to create artwork from old comic books and manga! All supplies will be provided so you just need to bring yourself and a friend!

Upcycled Totes and Aprons
Wednesday July 8 at 2:30PM
What can you do with animal feed bags, grommets, and binder twine? Upcycle them into your own apron or tote bag! Presented by Queen Anne's County 4H.

You "Can" Make Salsa - Grades 5-9
Thursday July 16 at 2:30PM
Do you know what's in your canned food? There's more corn in food and non-food items than you might think. We'll learn more about nutritional labels (sodium content, sugar, protein, etc.) as we make salsa using four different canned goods, plus cheese. Corn chips provided.

Marvel Movie Trivia for Grades 6-12
Wednesday July 15 at 2:30PM
Are you a fan of all things Marvel? Have you seen all of the movies? Then come to the library to test your knowledge against other fans!

Stevensville News

June / July Events for Children at the KI Library:
Spring / Summer 2015
Spring and Summer Events for children Kent Island Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666 (410) 643-8161 -
All library events are free of charge. Registration is required only where noted.

Community Heroes Club Grades 1-5
Mondays July 13 and July 20th at 1:30PM & Thursday July 30 at 1:30PM.
We will meet to discuss people who support our community through their work and dedication, such as first responders, volunteers, and our verterans and/or current serving military members (July 13). We will create showcase pieces (July 20) and invite our heroes in for a presentation and thank you tea (July 30) with light snack served for our heroes and club members. Led by Colleen Sedora. Registration is required for each date.

Superheroes and Sidekicks Aes 7-10
Friday July 10 from 2:30PM-4PM
Physical, speed, and trivia challenges for you and your sidekick. Led by Linda Kohler.

Junie B. Jones Party Animals for Grades 1-5
Tuesday July 14 at 1:30PM
Celebrate Junie B. with themed games, a snack, and a craft. Led by Colleen Sedora.

Rock 'n Roll Hero: Elvis Presley - Ages 3-12
Tuesday July 14 at 10:30AM
Color a velvet art poster with markers while listening to music by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll.

Glaxo SmithKline Science In The Summer for Grades 2-3 & 4-6
Tuesday July 21 and Wednesday July 22. Grades 2-3 9:30-11:30AM / Grades 4-6 12:30-2:30PM
GSK Science in the Summer will introduce students to physical science and electricity through interesting investigations that help them to understand how magnets work and what makes electricity. Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline in a partnership with The American Association for the advancement of science and taught by QACPS teacher Stephanie Wishart. Parent or Guardian must complete a form to register children for this 2 day mini camp.

Baseball Heroes For Agest 10-12
Tuesday June 30 2PM-3PM
Do the math! Who's the greatest of all time? Debate and compute as we look at some of baseball's greatest players. Presented by STMS Teacher Mr. Jeff Harbour.

Upcycled Totes and Aprons for ages 10-14
Wednesday July 8 at 2:30PM
What can you do with animal feed bags, grommets, and binder twine? Upcycle them into your own apron or tote bag! Presented by Queen Anne's County 4H.

You "Can" Make Salsa - Ages 10-14
Thursday July 16 at 2:30PM
Do you know what's in your canned food? There's more corn in food and non-food items than you might think. We'll learn more about nutritional labels (sodium content, sugar, protein, etc.) as we make salsa using four different canned goods, plus cheese. Corn chips provided.

Easton Maryland

Here's What's Happening at The Edge Training Academy:
Ongoing in 2015

Kent Island Events

Chesapeake Cats & Dogs "Pasta For Paws":
June 13, 2015

Help CC&D and fill your belly while helping! The menu: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, a Cash Bar. Carry-out is available too!
Adoptable pets, a raffle and silent auction too!

Saturday June 13th from 4:30PM-7PM at Christ Church on Romancoke Road (Route 8) in Stevensville. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and kids under 6 are free. Call 410-643-9955 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Kent Island Coupons

Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Summer Class Schedule:
Summer 2015

Looking for fun & creative activities the whole family can enjoy ~ Check out our summer class offerings!

Students can learn to draw, dance, paint, make jewelry, design mosaics, get fit, and much more. Talented artist instructors Steven Bleinberger, Kurt Plenke, and Ric Conn are offering painting classes in watercolors and gouache for all ages and talent levels. Candace Liccione is again offering a variety of one day workshops that will help you create unique works of art to display and to wear.

Want to improve your photography skills – look no farther! With the ease of smart phones and digital cameras, we can snap and share all day long! But taking good photos is a different matter. Join New York based photographer Amanda Lessner as she takes you past the Auto Mode setting on your DSLR camera with her “Mom Can Shoot” course! Amanda is an accomplished photographer specializing in family, child, and newborn portraits. We are also pleased to welcome back Jay Fleming, known for his passionate photography of our Eastern Shore treasures, as he provides hands on instruction in an outdoor setting.

Challenge your mind and body! Come and get fit and have fun every Tuesday and Thursday in our Zumba class with popular instructor Heather Efland! Sign up to learn tools and techniques to research your genealogy with Catherine Wilson.

We’ve got something to cure the summer blues for your little ones too! We have teamed up with the Chesapeake YMCA to offer a variety of kids’ camps - Messy Masterpieces, QAC Players Theatre, and 2D Art will keep them and YOU smiling all summer long! Maria Sage is back by popular demand with her Creativity Art Camp. Young Picassos will create a different project each day using a variety of art materials and techniques with watercolor, tempera, and oil pastels. The projects your little artist will bring home are sure to be treasured heirlooms!

We are now offering private Birthday Paintbrush Parties for kids 8 and up! You can decorate anyway you like and party goers will each create a work of art to take home. It’s a great way to celebrate and is perfect for ALL skill levels.

Visit for our full class listing. You can register on our website or call the Arts Council at 410-758-2520. Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617 unless otherwise noted.

Kent Island News

Kent Island Farmers Market:
Thursdays, 2015

Kent Island Farmers Market - Every Thursday from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Christ Church, 830 Romancoke Rd, Stevensville.

We are a producer only market featuring raw milk artisan cheeses, yogurt made with local Maple and honey, sustainable wild caught seafood, local wheat artisan breads, grass fed beef, local heirloom fruits & vegetables and produced by farmers from the Chesapeake Bay region.

Kent Island Dock Bar

Taylor's Fresh Organics Delivers:
Spring / Summer 2015

Our local family farm is dedicated to providing healthy, organic, real vegetables and fruits for your family - while building a sustainable future together with our community. We are a certified organic fifth generation Eastern Shore farm. Get 20 weeks of locally grown produce, starting mid-May at $25 a week full share or $13.75 a week half share.

Call Madelin Berger at 443-515-0323 for farm-fresh, locally grown produce delivered every week, all season long and visit us online at:

Kent Island Forum

Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Offering Wildlife and Nature Art Classes:
Summer 2015

We have a variety of classes highlighting wildlife and the outdoors this summer. Our skilled instructors are offering classes designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Classes are limited in size to ensure quality individual instruction.

Some people say watercolors are difficult. Local Artist Instructor Kurt Plinke disagrees. Over 30 years of painting in this medium, he’s found that it can be learned easily and that watercolor can be a blast. Kurt Plinke makes painting wildlife fun, easy, and understandable with simple-to-learn basic watercolor techniques with two workshops at Centre for the Arts. Painting an Eastern Shore Landscape will be held May 30th from 11 am to 5 pm. Join Plinke as he paints a typical Eastern Shore landscape including fields, barns and distant trees. Plinke returns to the Centre on June 27th for Painting a Bird which will be held from 11 am to 5 pm. Plinke will also teach an 8 week course in painting Watercolors and Wildlife on Thursdays from 6-9 pm June 11 thru July 30.

Talented Artist Instructor Ric Conn will teach beginning and advanced classes in Painting Birds in Gouache. Designed to increase technical and compositional skills, these classes will also aid students to recognize features necessary for realistic depiction of not only birds but all wildlife. The beginning class will run 5 weeks on Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm, June 2 thru 30. The advanced class will run for 6 weeks Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm July 7 thru August 18.

Finally, join award winning artist and instructor Steve Bleinberger for a workshop that will show you how to paint Beautiful Skies and Dramatic Clouds in watercolor on June 3rd 10 am - 4 pm.

Receive discounts on events & classes by signing up for a yearly membership now - $25 individual/$35 family. Visit for our full listing of classes and events. You can register on our website or call the Arts Council at 410-758-2520. Classes are held at the Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617 unless otherwise noted.

Kent Island Beach

1st Alert CPR Training:
Ongoing in 2015

1st Alert CPR Training located near Easton, MD We are career firemen/EMT's that know the importance of good training. As American Heart Association instructors we believe that everyone can benefit from CPR and first aid training. 2-year certifications and we can come to you or classes in the Preston area. Call Jay 443-496-2464 or Email for more information.

Delmarva Guide

Tuesday Evenings - Harmony On The Bay:
Tuesday Evenings in 2015

Harmony on the Bay is a Sweet Adeline Chorus. New members are welcome to learn and sing popular tunes in four-part harmony. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm, Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville, 608 Church Hill Road (Rt. 213) For more information call Claudia 410-924-0013 or Joanne 410-763-7920.

Chesapeake Bay

The Vipers have arrived on the Eastern Shore!!:
Upcoming 2015 Season

CBC/Island Elite All Stars are now Vipers Cheer & Dance!! Check out our Website for information on our Summer Camps, Tryout Dates, and Open Gym!

Queen Anne's County

RESET Program:
Ongoing in 2015

Our youth and young adults are being offered a drug and alcohol educational experience to change their behavior and attitudes. The RESET program is an alternative sentencing option for the judicial system. Parents may also enroll their teenagers without an arrest taking place allowing RESET as an early intervention.

RESET serves 14 to 24 year olds who have fallen victim to drug and alcohol use or are “at risk”. The program serves as an alternative sentencing option or condition of probation by the Courts. RESET is an early intervention education program involving many agencies, volunteers, professionals and facilities. The program serves the upper shore counties.

The program is presented on three Friday nights and one Saturday night, utilizing the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Chester River Hospital, Queen Anne’s Circuit Courthouse and the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. Classes begin promptly at 5:45 pm and end at 9:00 pm. The next classes begin May 20th and conclude on June 3rd.

The September class will begin in Kent County at the 911 Center and then utilize the normal locations for conclusion of the program.


Adult Home Bible Study:
Ongoing in 2015

Adult Home Bible Study forming soon on Kent Island. Call 443-249-3534 for more information. Thoroughly Christian (not a cult), just honest Bible Study for beginners through scholars alike. Come check out God’s Word!

Love Point

Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc. Seeks Board of Directors Members:
Ongoing in 2015

Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc. (CVI) seeks volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must live in the mid-shore region and have an interest in mental health. Preference is given to applicants who are receiving or have received mental health services. The Board of Directors, composed of both consumers of mental health services and other residents of the region having a professional or personal interest in mental health, is responsible for the governance of the organization.

CVI, a non-profit organization (501 (c)(3) pending), advocates for and supports consumers of mental health services in the mid-shore region. It provides peer support through formal programs and informal group and individual interaction at its wellness and recovery centers in the mid-shore region.

To apply for appointment to the Board of Directors, please send a letter of interest and a resume or bio to Sheila Tolliver, President, Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc., 342-C North Aurora Street, Easton, MD 21601 by June 6, 2010 (or email to


Queen Anne's County RESET Program:
Ongoing in 2015

Queen Anne's County RESET Program offers parents an opportunity to enroll their children who are "at risk" of becoming involved or who are involved with alcohol and minor drug use. The RESET Program mission is to change attitudes and behaviors through education. RESET serves parents, Courts, Juvenile Services, Teen Court, Board of Education, Health Department and the State's Attorney's Office in providing an intervention education for those who have been found/suspected of being involved in drug and alcohol related incidents. RESET conducts four classes (3 Friday nights and one Saturday night) providing education of short term and long term effects involving alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and prescription medication as well as informing the students how these drugs effect the family and the community. A visit to the Chester River Hospital educates our students learn what occurrs from accident scene to shock trauma and how drugs and alcohol may interfere with treatment. A visit to the Circuit Courtroom allows our students to learn the laws and penalties involving drugs and alcohol from State's Attorney Lance Richardson and Agent Broughton from Parole and Probation. Guest speakers also share personal experiences to provide our students with "real life" experiences from community members. A tour of the Queen Anne's County Detention Center allows our students to understand how their lifes will change and hear the details of prison life from the inmates. RESET involves homework and 100% involvement by the student. Student fee: $130. Classes are from 5:45 pm until 9:00 pm. For more information: Terry Ober 443-995-5367. Classes are conducted quarterly or as needed.

Kent Narrows

Discovery Toys are available through Barbara Thomas of Stevensville, MD:
Ongoing in 2015

Discovery Toys has offered quality educational toys and products for over 30 years, promoting learning through play. Play is the way children learn in their early years and all of the toys are designed to promote learning and development in infants through elementary school aged children. Host a party and earn free products or order online 24 hours a day at Discovery Toys offers great fundraising programs, especially for businesses that need toys - daycare centers, nurseries, preschools etc. Contact Barbara for more details - This is also a great opportunity to make additional income, earn money while promoting education and learning. Let me know if you would be interested in doing what I do!

Wye Mills

Studio 180 Dance Classes:
Ongoing in 2015

Studio 180 Dance is starting the New Year with a new semester of classes for all ages, 2-adult. To view our schedule, please visit us at The Winter/Spring 2009 schedule is posted under classes, spring schedule. Register today to get ready for our recital in June!

Among our newest classes are:
Zumba, a latin rhythm dance exercise class for adults, Wednesdays 7-8pm and Saturday 10-11am
Pre HipHop ages 4-6, Saturday, 10-10:30am
Pre Lyrical ages 4-6, Saturday, 10:30-11am
Hip Hop 1a ages 7-11, Saturday 2-2:45pm
Modern 1a ages 7-11, Saturday 2:45-3:30pm

You may purchase a 10 class card for all classes except aerial for $180 or a 15 class card for $270. Aerial class cards are $375 for 15 classes.

For more information please visit our website at or call us today at 410.268.5299.


Band Members Needed!

Ongoing in 2014

The Kent Island Community Band is currently looking for new members. We are looking for musicians who play trombone, euphonium, tuba and percussion, but all concert band instruments are welcomed. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm in the band room of the Stevensville Middle School, 610 Main Street, Stevensville, MD 21666. For more information, visit or call Dee Dee Miller at 443-995-2297.


"Pride of the Bay Pirate Chorus:"
Ongoing in 2015

Pride of the Bay Pirate Chorus

Under the direction of Tom Sterling, our local chorus includes members from all over the Eastern Shore and from other towns over the Bay Bridge.

The chorus meets every Wednesday night at 6:30 at the Cadby Theatre in the Humanities Building at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland.

For more information please call Jack Walsh at (443) 262-9449


Sign Language Classes Offered
Ongoing in 2015

Kids Can Sign is offering sign language classes for children at the Xtreme Bounce Zone in Millersville. Classes are geared toward Babies (ages 1-24 months) and their caregivers as well as Toddlers (ages 2-4 years). Discover the many benefits of using American Sign Language (ASL) with children in a fun and relaxed environment. Signing provides pre-verbal children a way to communicate, helping to avoid frustration. It increases fine motor skills, verbal skills and literacy skills. Most of all, signing is a fun way to spend time with your child. Call today to find out more. 410-421-5843

Chester Maryland

"I Love Someone With Lymphoma" - Supporting Sarah Meyers:
Date: Ongoing in 2015
Please help local resident Sarah Meyers!

To donate directly please send to:
Sarah Meyers Fund
P.O. Box 224
Chester, MD 21619
Thanks to everyone in the community for helping out!
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Stevensville Maryland

Ongoing in 2015
Community Mediation Upper Shore can help with free, confidential mediation services in Queen Anne's, Kent and Cecil counties. Call 410-810-9188 or E-mail for more information.

Delmarva Guide

"Ride Share to DC"
Ongoing in 2015

Anyone interested in sharing a ride to work from Kent Island to Washington, DC on a daily basis? Share gas and expenses and we can use the commuter two-man express lanes. I presently work in Anacostia, Bolling AFB, Washington, DC. If interested, please call 703-643-7073.

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