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Delmarva Guide


Swim Classes for Seniors:
January 19, & 26, 2016

Senior Centers in Queen Anne’s County have partnered with Fitness Rx, located at 155 Sallitt Drive, Stevensville to hold Adult Swim Classes. Two classes will be offered during the month of January. The first class is offered on Tuesdays Jan. 5, 12, 19, & 26. Students will learn water exercises, swim lessons and water safety tips. A second class is offered on Thursdays Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28. This session is an “open swim” time. Students will practice water exercises on their own or use the time for lap swimming if they choose. The fee is $20 for four one-hour classes. Class times are 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Senior citizens, over the age of 60, can sign up for the class at either Kent Island Senior Center (410) 604-3801, located at 891 Love Point Road, Stevensville or Grasonville Senior Center (410) 827-6010, 4802 Main Street in Grasonville. Registration will not be accepted at Fitness Rx.


Delmarva Guide


Two Bills Pass - Adding Teeth to QAC Animal Cruelty Charges:
January, 2016

Possession of animal fighting paraphernalia can now land you 90 days in jail and or a $1,000 fine and animals seized as a result of an alleged cruelty violation cannot be redeemed unless approval is granted by the Queen Anne’s Animal Control Commission.

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners passed county ordinance 15-14 and 15-15, during their January 12 meeting.

“With the addition of the two new Animal Control Ordinances Queen Annes County continues to ensure that all animals in our county receive humane care and treatment and do not suffer from neglect or abuse,” said Dawn James, the county’s animal control manager.

County Ordinance No. 15-14 deals with animal fighting paraphernalia and was adopted, “For the purpose of prohibiting the possession, sale, transfer, or manufacture of animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent to engage in or otherwise promote or facilitate an animal fight.

Animal fighting paraphernalia means any equipment, product, drug, or other substance or material of any kind that is used or intended or designed for use in the training, preparation, conditioning, or breeding for, in conducting, or otherwise in furtherance of an animal fight. Each item of paraphernalia that is possessed, sold, transferred, or manufactured in violation of this section is a separate offense.

Ordinance 15-14 states, “Animal Fighting Paraphernalia includes: (i) A “breaking stick” or similar device that is designed for insertion behind the molars of a dog for the purpose of breaking the dog’s grip on another animal or object: (ii) A “cat mill” or similar device that rotates around a central support with one arm designed to secure a dog and one arm designed to secure a cat, rabbit, or other small animal beyond the grasp of the dog; (iii) A treadmill or similar device that is designed for animal exercise consisting of an endless belt on which an animal walks or runs without changing places; (iv) A “spring-pole” or similar device with a biting surface attached to a stretchable device, suspended at a height sufficient to prevent an animal from reaching the biting surface while touching the ground; (v) A “fighting pit”, walled area, or otherwise confined area that is used to contain an animal fight; (vi) Any other instrument or device that is commonly used in the training, preparation, conditioning, or breeding for, in conducting, or otherwise in furtherance of an animal fight.”

County Ordinance No. 15-15 is an “Act concerning Revisions to the Provisions on Impoundment, Redemption and Seizure of Animals under the Queen Anne’s County Animal Control Ordinance.” Any animal seized or impounded as a result of an alleged violation of Section 9-21 (Cruelty) shall not be redeemed unless approval is granted by the Animal Control Commission.

A third ordinance, No. 15-17 updates the definitions of animal cruelty and will be available for a vote late January 26th.


Delmarva Guide


"Commissioner Robert Buckey Invites the Public to a Feb. 16th Town Hall Meeting ">:
Thru February 16, 2016

The purpose of this latest Town Hall Meeting is to inform the public about two restaurants proposed to be built on a parcel of land adjacent to Grasonville’s Sleep Inn.

The meeting will be held at the Grasonville Community Center, February 16th. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and a presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m.

“Anytime there is development or infrastructure that may interest our citizens I like to reach out to the public and provide information and answer questions,” said Buckey.

The proposed project would include two restaurants in separate buildings totally about 11,000 square feet.

The county’s planning commission reviewed this proposed project and issued a favorable recommendation to the County Commissioners for Concept Plan approval, an amendment to the Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan, and the request for satellite parking although that comes with conditions.

To get up to speed on the topic ahead of time, the county has two online videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qM8xtuyAWI and

http://qac.org/611/Planning-Commission


Delmarva Guide


"Art of Photography Class For Seniors">:
Thru February 17, 2016

Grasonville Senior Center and Chesapeake College Continuing Education and Workforce Training Program announce a new Craft Design and Production class with emphasis on The Art of Photography. Instructor Debbie Scott will lead this fun class which will be held on Wednesdays, 10AM – 12PM, Jan. 6 through February 17, 2016.

There are many interesting things to do with your pictures, rather than just keep them in your camera. Participants will learn what makes a good picture, critiquing of images, editing techniques, printing on assorted mediums, enjoy an optional photo adventure field trip, and discover Shutterfly books and more. Students will explore the options of printing on metal, acrylic, or canvas, and may decide to design a book to celebrate the Holidays, commemorate a vacation, or preserve family memories. In addition, your photo creations can make wonderful gifts! New participants are always welcome and encouraged to join in. Membership to the senior center is free. Registration cost $15 for the seven-week session. Advance registration is suggested as class size is limited. Participants must be age 60 or better. Grasonville Senior Center is conveniently located at 4802 Main Street, Grasonville. Call Ann Martin for more information (410) 827-6010 or drop in to register today!


Delmarva Guide


Kent Island Elks #2576 13th Annual Golf Scholarship:
April 28, 2016

For information and to register, call or Email: Sharon or Cleveland 443.603.2335 / Sharon.sweeney@qacps.org
Or Stop By the Elks Lodge #2576 on Route 8 in Stevensville. Includes Lunch & Dinner by Adam’s Taphouse Grill at the course.

Queenstown Harbor Golf Course
Thursday April 28, 2016

Your contribution as a player, and/or sponsor, will help turn high school students into college students! In our 12 years, we have awarded over $140,000 to more than 155 local high school seniors.

Fee: $135.00 per player / $540.00 per foursome.

Includes:
Continental Breakfast
Free use of driving range
Best Ball Format / 18 holes
Lunch on the Course
Beverages on the course
On the Green 50/50
Longest Drive prizes
Closest to the pin prize
Door prizes & giveaways
50/50 Raffle
Prizes/Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Awards Ceremony with dinner immediately following on the course.


Delmarva Guide


Theresa Field's Medical Fund:
Re-Posted January 2016


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.

Click Here: http://www.gofundme.com/r7acnc?fb_action_ids=10204101504631081&fb_action_types=og.shares


Matapeake


QAC CENTRE FOR THE ARTS OFFERS ACRYLICS PAINTING WORKSHOP:
January 30, 2016

Got your head in the clouds? Whether you’re on Cloud 9 or just enjoying the beauty of a winter day, capture the moment as you experiment with painting different cloud formations and colors to create beautiful skies. Complete two small canvases that can be hung together or separated to share with a friend. Feel free to bring your own photos if inspired.

Artist teacher Susan Mayberry is a painter, mosaicist and expert in decorative faux finishing. Susan has been transforming interiors with faux finishes and murals in homes and businesses in the Annapolis area and on the Eastern Shore for 15 years. The Cloud Painting Workshop will be held January 30 from 1-4 pm at the Centre for the Arts. Cost is $55 ($50 members) and open to ages 13+. The registration deadline is January 22.

Receive discounts on events & classes by signing up for a yearly membership now - $25 individual/$35 family. 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.

More Info: 410.758.2520 bcook@queenannescountyarts.com


Chester Maryland


Free hearing screenings for seniors, anyone with disabilities, and caregivers:
February 9, 10, 17, 2016

The Queen Anne’s County Maryland Access Point (MAP) office and Bay Area Center for Independent Living (BACIL) will offer free hearing screenings at each of the three senior centers. The screenings will be provided by Maryland Hearing Aid Service Eastern Shore, and will take place on: February 9th at Kent Island Senior Center, February 10th at Sudlersville Senior Center, and February 17th at Grasonville Senior Center. Appointments can be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions about your hearing, now is the time to get a hearing check-up with this free service. The Free Hearing Screenings are offered to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. Space is limited, appointments are required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact: Shelby Clark, 410-758-1040 ext. 2702 or sclark@qac.org.


Chester Maryland


Creating clay Pinch Pots:
March 5, 2016

Saturday March 5, 2016 - 10:00am at the Kent Island Branch Library Creating clay pinch pots and learning the history of this ancient craft with artist Jen Fisher. Free for registered children grades 2-5. Register online at http://www.calendar.qaclibrary.org Funded in part by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.


Chester Maryland


Creating Painted Mosaic Birdhouses:
April 30, 2016

Saturday April 30, 2016 3:00pm at the Kent Island Library Creating painted mosaic birdhouses with artist Candace Liccione from Wye River design. Free for registered children grades 2-5. Register online at http://www.calendar.qaclibrary.org Funded in part by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.


Chester Maryland


Money Talks - Free Financial Seminars for Seniors:
Spring, 2016

Money Talks: Financial Seminars for Seniors is a series of workshops offered at Grasonville Senior Center. Presented by William Caughey of Edward Jones, these free seminars are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month through March 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Focused on Fixed Income & Market Update explains the basics of fixed income investments, the seven characteristics of, the advantages of laddering, and how fixed income may be part of your investment strategy. This Seminar is open to all and will take place Tuesday Jan. 12, 2016.

Interested participants may call Ann Martin (410) 827-6010 to register in advance.


Delmarva Guide


Cross Island Trail extending to Grasonville:
Re-Posted January, 2016

Gov. Hogan has approved the funding as of 1/16! The Cross Island Trail will be extending to Grasonville thanks to a state grant of more than $3 million.

The connecter trail will be north of Route 50 and will be 1.2 miles long; beginning at Kent Narrows Bridge and continuing to Long Point Park in Grasonville.

The scenic trail is to be predominantly boardwalk over marshlands and water and will include observation areas.

This is a section of a Cross County Connector Trail which has a long term plan to begin at the Chesapeake Bay and end at Tuckahoe State Park.

The $3,431,084 grant is from the Maryland Department of Transportation, which also granted the county another $30,000 for boardwalk repair and sealcoating of the Cross Island Trail.

All told, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state was granting $14.9 million in grants statewide for bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use trails across the state.


Delmarva Guide


Teenager Bailey Quinn Rides Cross Country to Raise Money for Cancer Charity:
Posted September 21, 2015

After completing a 70 day, 4,000+ mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle and raising $4,550 for a cancer charity, Stevensville native Bailey Quinn was recognized with a proclamation by the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners August 26th.

The funds Quinn raised go to the 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, which is dedicated to changing lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship.

On his 4K for Cancer website Quinn explained, “Throughout my life I've seen not just my family, but others as well, cope with the loss of a loved one to cancer. It's a devastating, helpless feeling inside that stays with a person. I've had several relatives diagnosed, from grandparents, to aunts and uncles, and it never gets any easier. Seeing loved ones in pain, and fighting just to stay alive is an extremely humbling experience, and allows me to gain some perspective on the big picture. We all have something to gain by finding cures to help our loved ones.”

“This is an incredible chance to not only travel across the U.S and see the nation in a different perspective, but also to contribute to a cause that is helping cancer patients every day.,” stated Quinn,. “By raising funds for research aiming to find different cures for cancer, hopefully I can help someone who is in this fight. Meeting those who have beaten cancer, and also those currently fighting will definitely change my outlook on things, and fuel my desire to accomplish this cross country trip.”

Quinn departed Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on May 31, 2015 and rode into the heart of central Pennsylvania over the Appalachian Mountains. From Central PA, he headed toward the Great Lakes and then travel north through Michigan and around the lake to Chicago. From the Windy city, he traveled west through Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota until he reach the Badlands and Mt Rushmore. After the Badlands, he headed north through Montana to Glacier National Park before tackling the North Cascades into Washington State and the Pacific Ocean. His ride finished up in the historic Pikes Place Market in Seattle on August 8th.


Kent Island Basketball


QAC Basketball Leagues:
Posted September 21, 2015

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES, AGES 6 – 9

Leagues for Co-Rec ages 6 – 7 and boys and girls 8 – 9 are offered at four elementary schools: Sudlersville, Centreville, Grasonville and Stevensville area. Weekday practices and Saturday games are held throughout the county. Once teams are formed, coaches will notify all players of practice times and dates. The leagues play games from January – March, 2016. Playing ages determined as of September 1, 2015. Note: Grasonville Area – home court for games is Stevensville Area Elementary. Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015. Registrations received after this date will be charged a $15 late fee. Cost is $90 Please visit our website or call our office for more details….


YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES, AGES 10 – 17

Boys and Girls Leagues for ages 10 – 11, 12 – 13 and 14 -17 Sign up for Sudlersville / Church Hill, Centreville, or Stevensville area. Practices start in December at local schools; games are December – March, 2016, on Saturdays at county middle schools. Playing ages determined as of September 1, 2015. Once teams are formed, coaches will notify all players of practice times and dates. Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015. Registrations received after this date will be charged a $15 late fee. Cost $100. Please visit our website or call our office for more details.

104 Powell Street
Centreville, MD 21617 - 410.758.4489


Kent Island Carnival


QAC Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center:
Re-Posted January 10, 2016

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 qaccare.org


Maryland RESET


RESET Program "early intervention" opportunity:
Posted July 29, 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: www.resetmaryland.com


Rich Fisher


KIO Owner Interviewed on QACTV Channel 7:
Posted Summer 2015


Judy Center


The Judy Center Happenings:
Posted 2016

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


Boating safety:
Fall, 2015

Boating safety has become an increasingly important issue throughout Maryland waters. The Maryland Safe Boating Certification (MSBC) course covers knowledge that is basic for recreational boat operations, and includes: State boating safety laws and regulations, basic operational concepts, navigational aids, emergency procedures, and marine safety equipment. The instructor, a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, is a Reserve Officer with the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Anyone born on or after 1 July 1972, when operating a boat in Maryland waters, is required to carry the Certificate that will be issued upon successful completion of this course’s examination. Pre-registration is required. Cost $25.00.

Kramer Center (3 evenings)
Dates: Monday, Nov. 9th, Tuesday, Nov. 10th and Thursday, Nov. 12th
Times: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Program#: 605013
More Info: jbrooks@qac.org


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

https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/wwc4yjw


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


Here's What's Happening at The Edge Training Academy:
Ongoing in 2016


Kent Island Events


Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Summer Class Schedule:
Summer 2016

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 http://www.queenannescountyarts.com 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


Taylor's Fresh Organics Delivers:
Spring / Summer 2016

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: www.taylorsfreshorganics.com


Kent Island Forum


Queen Anne’s County Arts Council Offering Wildlife and Nature Art Classes:
Summer 2016

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 www.queenannescountyarts.com 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 2016

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 1stalertcpr@comcast.net for more information.


Delmarva Guide


Tuesday Evenings - Harmony On The Bay:
Tuesday Evenings in 2016

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 2016 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! http://www.viperallstars.com/index.php


Queen Anne's County


RESET Program:
Ongoing in 2016

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.


QAC


Adult Home Bible Study:
Ongoing in 2016

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 2016

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 sheilatolliver@gmail.com).


Ruthsburg


Queen Anne's County RESET Program:
Ongoing in 2016

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 2016

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 www.discoverytoyslink.com/barbthomas. Discovery Toys offers great fundraising programs, especially for businesses that need toys - daycare centers, nurseries, preschools etc. Contact Barbara for more details - barbthomas@atlanticbb.net. 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 2016

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 www.studio180dance.com. 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 www.studio180dance.com or call us today at 410.268.5299.


Centreville


Band Members Needed!

Ongoing in 2016

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 www.kicb.org or call Dee Dee Miller at 443-995-2297.


Queenstown


"Pride of the Bay Pirate Chorus:"
Ongoing in 2016

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


Grasonville


Sign Language Classes Offered
Ongoing in 2016

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 2016
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!
-Kent Island Online


Stevensville Maryland


CONFLICT HAPPENS:
Ongoing in 2016
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 cvcms@verizon.net for more information.


Delmarva Guide


"Ride Share to DC"
Ongoing in 2016

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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