Events


August 12—CBMM Waterman’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast

11705139_1617107231907277_8879083437845795276_nDate: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)

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The 8th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD on Sunday, August 12th to celebrate Chesapeake watermen and their heritage. This year’s festival features a reduced price, which includes a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, live music, and celebrity appearances.

Steamed crabs, beer, and other foods and beverages will be available for purchase. More food vendors are also being added to the festival to alleviate the long lines the event has seen in the past.

Beginning at 11 a.m., you can watch professionals in a spirited boat docking contest along Fogg’s Cove. Children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded. Starting at noon, the classic rock, country, and blues sounds of Bird Dog and the Road Kings will have people tapping their toes and dancing along the museum’s waterfront as the region’s favorite band plays live from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. Also beginning at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs, will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Kids and families can enjoy games and activities throughout the day, including model boat building, a rowing competition, and more. Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle, will take festival-goers out on the Miles River throughout the day.

Bids can be placed on a number of silent auction items alongside the museum’s Small Boat Shed. Silent auction bids can be made up until 4:30 p.m., with proceeds supporting oyster restoration projects on the Bay.

Throughout the day, festival-goers can get an up-close view of the museum’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels, along with a selection of working watermen’s boats. Festival admission also includes entrance to CBMM’s exhibits. During the festival, visitors will have full access to CBMM’s 12 exhibit buildings, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

Admission to the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will be collected at the gate the day of the event and includes the boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, and the Bird Dog and the Road Kings performance at $18 for adults, and $8 for kids 6-17, with all children under six admitted for free. Museum members along with licensed watermen and their families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per child ages 6-17. Boat rides, steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit CBMM and the Talbot County Watermen’s Association. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

September 1—CBMM Charity Boat Auction

CBMM_BoatAuction_2011_03Date: Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 1, 2018.
Gates open at 8 am; auction begins at 11 am
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is hosting its 18th annual Charity Boat Auction with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by the museum. The live auction begins at 11 a.m. along the museum’s waterfront campus, where more than 100 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. CBMM’s Boat Donations Program Manager Lad Mills takes donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of his inventory for the annual auction. Mills travels up and down the east coast working with boat owners and potential buyers wishing to support the museum through boat donations and sales.

“The revenue generated by the auction goes directly toward helping the museum’s educational programs and maintaining its antiquities,” says Mills. “Let us take an unused or unwanted boat off your hands, and you can receive a nice tax deduction. Each donated boat helps the museum do great things for the people we serve.”

The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9 a.m. til noon in which visitors are able to purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors, and more.

Beginning at noon, beer and barbeque will be available for purchase. A majority of the auction boats can be viewed atwww.cbmm.org/boatauction, with inventory updated weekly. Boat sales are on-going throughout the year, with all auction boats subject to sale prior to the auction. Auction boats will be available for inspection at the museum, several days prior to the auction.

Advance bids will be accepted and can be called in at 410-745-2916 until noon on September 1. On September 2, the campus gates open at 8 a.m., with early admission at $5 per person until 1:30 p.m. After 1:30 p.m., admission returns to the regular daily rates of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with a college ID, and $6 for children between the ages of 6 and 17. Children under 6 and museum members are admitted free.

To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, or for a fully updated listing of the boats up for auction, please contact Lad Mills at 410-745-4942.

To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, or to call in advance bids by 12 noon on Auction Day, contact 410-745-4961

See more at CBMM Website.

September 1&2—Labor Day Weekend Art Show and Sale

See Forever a painting by Donna FinleyDate: Saturday, September 1st from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 from 12:30 to 5 pm.
Location: “Under the tent” at St. Luke’s UMC, 304 S. Talbot Street

St. Michaels Art League Labor Day Weekend Show and Sale with Banner Sales and Artist Demonstrations

The St. Michaels Art League will hold its Annual Art Show and Sale, over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, under a tent at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street, St. Michaels. This show is free and open to the public. Art will be available for sale. Many exhibiting artists will be on site to discuss their art and answer questions about their work.

Painting by Donna Finley “See Forever”

Banner 2017 Jane Anderson _Garden Hens_2017 Talbot Street Banners Featured at SMAL Labor Day Show

Talbot Street in St. Michaels is once again sporting its annual finery – the colorful art banners of 2017! Now in its eighth year, this event is a favorite with residents and visitors alike, compliments of the members of the St. Michaels Art League.

Artist members offer their talents with paintings designed to “Celebrate St. Michaels”. Each year, the banners are produced through a collaboration of the St. Michaels Art League, Talbot County advocates, and local merchants.

Patrons will have an additional opportunity to purchase original banner paintings during the League’s Labor Day weekend art show on the grounds of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Talbot Street. The outdoor banners made from these paintings can be purchased directly from the artists in December when the banners are taken down from the street poles.

St. Michaels Art League membership is open to artists and art enthusiasts. Information on events, meetings, and membership can be found at www.smartleague.org. Sincere appreciation is extended to the Talbot Arts Council, St. Michaels Branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Choptank Electric Cooperative, and local merchants for their continued support of the banner program.

Mark your calendars for this wonderful show of art for by members of the League. For more information visit www.smartleage.org or contact Joan Cranor at 410-310-8382 or Janet Prieger at 410-745-2329.

The St. Michaels Art League is sponsored, in part, with generous support from the Talbot County Arts Council.

Banner by Jane Anderson “Garden Hens”

September 15—Shakespeare in the Park “As You Like It”

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Directed by Kyler Taustin, Brown Box Theatre Project

ST. MICHAELS: Saturday, September TBD
Muskrat Park | 207 Willow Green Street
(In case of rain, go to the St. Michaels Middle High School Auditorium)

Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Bringing a chair or blanket is recommended. For more details visit www.brownboxtheatre.org

September TBD—St. Luke’s UMC Craft Show & Book Sale

Date: Saturday, September TBD, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

September TBD—Unity Day & Community Cookout

Unity DayDate: Saturday, September TBD from 11-4

Neighborly Community Cookout, everyone welcome! Music, fun and fellowship! The St. Michaels Community Center is joining forces with the St. Michaels Police Department and the Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity, founders of Unity Day, to make our annual block party even more of a celebration of community. Between our location at 103 Railroad Ave. in St. Michaels and the United Methodist Church on Freemont St., we’ll host an outdoor cookout, dance and games for neighbors and friends to enjoy. Hope to see you there!

September TBD, 9 a.m.—Children’s Art Day

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Date: Saturday, September TBD
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

It’s that time once again for your budding Picassos to join the St. Michaels Art League in their annual Children’s Art Day. This year the event is on Saturday, September TBD from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn of St. Lukes Methodist Church, 304 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD. This event is free and open to all children from Kindergarten to the 8th grade. The materials, including acrylic paints, art panels, brushes and easels, will be provided by the Art League and our members will offer assistance. It is recommended that your children wear old clothes.

Please come and join us for a fun morning of painting in beautiful St. Michaels, sponsored by the SMAL, the Talbot Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Any questions call Joan Cranor, Chairperson of Children’s Art Day for St. Michaels Art League, at 410-310-8382 or email jjcranor@gmail.com.

SMAL is supported in part by the Talbot Arts Council with revenue from the Maryland State Council of the Arts.

September TBD—Kirkin o’ the Tartan

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Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

Don’t miss the pageantry of this great Scottish tradition.  Don your tartan and come join us!  Plan on meeting up at 10:00 AM to process in for the 10:15 AM Service.  Ice Cream by Highland Creamery will follow immediately on the lawn.

September 23—St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance

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Location: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
Date: September 21-23, 2018

Now in its 12th year, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance showcases some of the finest automobiles from around the world every year. Last year’s Best in Show winner was a 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster that took owners Albert and Barbara Mason 15 years to personally restore. Collectors compete on an invitation-only basis and to qualify, their luxury cars must meet strict standards, such as having won similarly prestigious awards previously. The St. Michaels Concours has been dubbed by some as one of the top 10 such events in the United States, and Walish has called it the “Pro-Bowl” to Pebble Beach’s “Super Bowl” of classic motorcar competitions.

Local volunteers of the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance celebrated an historic return home to St. Michaels in 2016 through a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and are delighted by their recent partnership with the newly founded Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels.

“But in order for the Concours to reach its full potential,” says Phipps, “it has to be back at Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond. The Inn’s historic nature, its beautiful 200-year-old gardens and its grandeur are the perfect backdrop for an event that has style at its core.” Phipps adds, “With Chef MacDonald’s culinary expertise and commitment to local ingredients, we’ll be able to debut in 2017 an enhanced VIP and entrants gallery, which will feature a gourmet garden party with live music, flowing champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres.”

The Concours will continue its partnership with the Maritime Museum in 2018, too, with plans to continue to host the classic and antique boat showings at the Museum’s Fogg’s Cove Landing, as well as additional activities including, for the first time, classic automobiles for sale.

“That partnership remains particularly important to us,” adds Phipps, “as the beneficiary of the 2018 Concours will be the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels, and both the Motor Museum and Maritime Museum prioritize education for local kids and young adults. The lack of vocation-technical education in our tri-county area is a real concern of ours, and when the Motor Museum opens in March, we look forward to launching an automotive educational program much like the Maritime Museum’s boatbuilding one.”

Tickets for the 2018 St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance will go on sale in July and be available on the event’s website at http://www.smcde.org/.

Mark your calendar for a day of casual elegance, Senior Award winning automobiles, food, refreshment, and celebration.

Tickets will go on sale June 1, 2018 at www.smcde.org.

All proceeds benefit the new Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels.

October 6&7—Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival & Maritime Model Expo

MASCF_02CBMM_ModelExpo_01 copyDates: October 6-7, 2018
Sat. & Sun., 10 am-5 pm

Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting the 36th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and the Maritime Model Expo as a combined event on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.

Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes and maritime models. Check out the model pond and boats on land or watch many of these one-of-a-kind vessels race along the Miles River along CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus. The event is free for CBMM members or with general admission and features small craft both on and off the water, a demonstration pond, model races, engaging exhibits, kids’ activities, food and more. More info on the CBMM Events Calendar or call 410-745-2916.