Talbot County Community Events – October 10-12

“October 10: Mid-Shore Symphony Society’s 38th Anniversary Concert Series featuring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – 8 PM. Chesapeake College, Todd Performing Arts Center, Wye Mills. Admission charge. 410-827-5867.

October 10, 12 & 17: Renewing Lives – performances at the Louise K. Cadby Theatre at Chesapeake College on Oct. 10 and 12, and a final performance at St. Michaels High School on Oct. 17. “”Lepers Without Lesions,”” on the life of Frank Spillman of Secretary, is performed by veteran actor Logan MacCormick of Trappe. “”Please Don’t Forget Me,”” on the life of Tanisha Haynes, is performed by Teejay Ford. Two actors will alternate performing “”Never Quit, Never Flinch,”” on the life of Easton attorney William Hollis. They are Nick Roetzel of East New Market, and Eric Mihan of Oxford. The performances are free of charge.

October 10-11: St. Michaels Ghost Tours – Public tours Friday and Saturday Nights in October at 9:00pm. 1 Hour Costumed Guided Walking Tour through Historic St. Michaels with a mix of History and Ghost Stories. Also by reservation for groups of 6 or more. Dockside Express Cruises and Tours www.docksidexpress.com. 1-888-312-7847.

October 11: Easton Farmers’ Market – Quality & variety of produce, and crafts. 8 AM – 1 PM. Live music 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Parking Lot on Harrison St., Easton. 410-820-8822.

October 11: Freshfarm Market – Held every Saturday 8:30 AM – Noon. Weekly activities include “”Chef at Market”” cooking demonstrations and presentations by local environmental organizations. Muskrat Park, St. Michaels. 410-745-3457.

October 11 & 12: 11th Annual Arts Marketplace – Juried Indoor art and craft show featuring more than 50 artists working in a variety of media, including ceramics, wood, fabric, glass, baskets, leather, jewelry, metal, furniture, watercolors, serigraph and multi-media.10 AM – 5 PM. Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton. 410-822-8121. Admission charge $7, children under 12 admitted free. Preview Party Oct 10th 6:30 PM. $60 p.p.

October 11: Oxford Fire Company Firehouse Renovation Celebration – The Oxford Fire Company will celebrate the completion of its firehouse renovation project with a community open house, parade and rededication ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. The Fireman’s Parade will be held on Morris Street at 11 a.m., followed by a ribbon cutting at noon, officiated by fire company President Rick Schmitt.

October 11: Simone – 8 PM. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover Street, Easton. 410-822-7299. Admission charge $30.

October 11: Pumpkin Jamboree Fundraiser – 5- 10 PM. Wilderness Farm in Trappe. Historical/hysterical Presidential Pumpkins for Sale, Silent Auction photographs of Wilderness Barn, Hayrides & Old-fashioned games, Picnic style dinner, cash bar, Live music-Bird Dog & The Road Kings. Historical Society of Talbot County. Advanced reservation required. Admission charge. 410-822- 0773.

October 11: Annual Nace’s Day Celebration – Trappe celebrates a unique event that commemorates Maryland Emancipation Day and is the longest running celebration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The event is named in honor of Nathaniel “”Uncle Nace”” Hopkins (1834-1900), a former slave and Civil War soldier, for his many efforts in bringing equality and honor to the black community after the war. Hopkins is credited with starting the first school for blacks in Talbot County in 1878 and for helping establish Scotts United Methodist Church, which today sponsors the celebration. For more information, or to participate in any of the events, contact the Trappe Town Hall at 410.476.3170 or email trappeindex@verizon.net

October 12: 17th Harvest Hoedown Festival – Enjoy live bluegrass music, craftsmen, hayrides, live animal exhibits, children’s activities and more. 11 AM – 4 PM. Pickering Creek Audubon Center, 11450 Audubon Lane, Easton. 410-822-4903. Admission charge.

October 12: Lyra Russian Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia – 2:30 PM. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1210 S. Washington Street, Easton. Public Welcome. Donation requested. 410- 745-4363.

October 12: Talbot Cinema Society – Up and Down (Czech) 2004 – Winner of 5 international awards. At the Avalon Theatre – Doors open 5:30pm, refreshments; 5:45 – Film Introduction; 6:00pm – Film starts; followed by discussions. Membership: Single $50/ Guest $75 / Student $25. The Talbot Cinema Society is dedicated to promoting and enriching our community`s understanding and appreciation of classic films. (410-745-5025)

October 12: Waters United Methodist Church 125th Anniversary – .Waters United Methodist Church of Oxford is celebrating its 125th Anniversary! The public is welcome to a reception being held at the Oxford Community Center on October 12. For more information, please call 410-226-5904.