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AAUW Bus Trip to Layton’s Chance Winery and Old Salty’s Restaurant

The Easton Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) is sponsoring a narrated scenic drive through Fishing Creek and Hooper’s Island in Dorchester County with lunch at Old Salty’s Restaurant and an afternoon of wine tasting at Layton’ Chance Winery, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The bus will leave Easton at 10:00 AM from Creamer Lane, Easton, and will pick up our guide and additional attendees at the Sailwinds Visitor Center in Cambridge at 10:30 AM. Following the narrated tour and scenic drive through Fishing Creek and Hooper’s Island, we will have a buffet lunch at Old Salty’s and time to explore the gift shop.

Located on a narrow island served primarily by Hooper’s Island Road, Fishing Creek has a restaurant (Old Salty’s), a post office, a hardware store with intermittent hours, and a general store (King’s Island Pride), as well as crabbing businesses. Local legend posits a number of ghosts in the Fishing Creek area. The village is on the upper island of the three island chain known as Hoopers Island, about fifteen miles from the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Hooper’s Island is actually comprised of three islands with authentic working watermen villages. Some properties have the earliest land grants in Dorchester County, issued in 1659, approximately 10 years before the County was established. The main island was allegedly bought from the Indians in exchange for blankets.

Lunch at Old Salty’s will include crab cakes, fresh fish of the day, clam strips, soft crabs (if plentiful), baked ham and baked lemon pepper chicken, salad, vegetables, backed pineapple, homemade rolls, ice tea and assorted pies to include lemon, chocolate and coconut meringue. We will leave Fishing Creek at 1:30 and arrive at Layton’s Chance Winery for an afternoon of touring and wine tasting with cheese and chocolates, and time to visit the gift shop. We will leave Layton’s Chance Winery at 4:00 PM for the drive back to Cambridge and Easton.

The cost is $78.00 for members and their guests, and $83.00 for non-members. The bus trip is a fundraiser for the Easton Branch Mature Woman’s Grant. This grant is awarded to women, 25 years and older, in the mid shore area, who are starting, or continuing their post high school education. Call Linda Tebbs at 410-763-8265 for trip reservations.

 

War of 1812 Presentation

AAUW (American Association of University Women) is sponsoring a presentation by Beth Hansen, Curator of the Historical Society of Talbot County. She will give a short presentation on life in Talbot County during the War of 1812, Monday, November 12 at 6:20 PM at Parkview at Easton, 640 Mecklenburg Ave. She will cover not only the local effects of the conflict, but fashions and furnishings of the era.

Beth Hansen has worked in small history museums for over 15 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies. Although she is a “Come Here,” she has delved into Talbot County history during the 7 years she has been here and loves every minute of it. Her mission in life is to not make history boring; so she promises to do her best to give you an interesting presentation.

The public is invited at 6:30 for light refreshments. This is an AAUW Shape the Future meeting and national membership is half price for anyone joining the organization at this meeting. Call Karen Bailor at 410-770-5223 for further information regarding membership. AAUW advances equity for all women through advocacy, philanthropy, education and research.

AAUW Bus Trip to Women’s Heritage Center and Baltimore Museum of Art

AAUW (American Association of University Women) of Easton has scheduled a bus trip to the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday, November 3rd. The Maryland Heritage Center is the first comprehensive state-based center and museum of its kind in the nation. The mission of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center is to preserve the past, understand the present, and shape the future by recognizing, respecting, and transmitting the experiences and contributions of Maryland women and girls of diverse backgrounds and regions. After visiting the Heritage Center we will have lunch at Gertrude’s, an award winning restaurant within the Baltimore Museum of Art Gertrude’s serves a “traditional Chesapeake fare with a sophistication,” prepared by award winning chef, John Shields, a TV personality and author. Chef Shields is suggesting a garden vegetable omelet, classic eggs benedict, a berry good salad or shrimp salad po’ boy as our lunch choices. Dessert choices and beverages are also included. The dining room itself is very interesting and regionally decorated. The remainder of the afternoon you may take a self-guided tour of the museum’s collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art’s outstanding collection encompasses 90,000 works of art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world, as well as masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh.

The bus will depart from Creamery Lane in Easton at 8:30 am and leave Baltimore at 4:30 pm. Cost is $75.00 and includes bus transportation, entrance to both the Center and Museum of Art, and lunch at Gertrude’s. To make your reservation and lunch choice, contact Linda Tebbs at 410-763-8265.

Dream Act Presentation

AAUW (American Association of University Women) invites the public to a presentation and discussion of the Maryland Dream Act and Deferment Act, on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 pm at The Pines, Genesis Health Care on Dutchmans Lane. These Acts will appear on the November ballot in Maryland.

The presenter is Patty Silver, the ESL Coordinator of the Chesapeake College Adult Education Program. She is a graduate of Penn State University, earned her master’s degree in TESOL at Salisbury University, and is currently working toward her PhD in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations at Notre Dame of MD University.

The Dream Act and The Deferment Act are two incredible pieces of policy that have the potential to make a huge impact in the lives of many immigrant young people on the Eastern Shore. Ms Silver will explain the reasoning behind these initiatives, the requirements for those who wish to take advantage of them, and the effects they may have on our community.

Light refreshments will be served.

The AAUW mission is to advance equity for all women and girls, through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For membership information, call Karen Bailor at 410-770-5223.

AAUW Book and Costume Jewlery Sale

The AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold a used book sale on Friday, September 21st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Christ Episcopal Church parish house at Harrison and South Sts in Easton, MD. In conjunction with the book sale, there will also be a gently used costume jewelry sale.

If you would like to donate books, DVDs, video tapes or CDs to the sale, please bring them to the Christ Church parish house on Thursday, September 20th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  No magazines, National Geographic’s or text books will be accepted, however.  Please do not leave books prior to that date.  Any jewelry donations can be made by calling Lee Schatz at 410-770-3389 prior to September 20th.

The monies raised will support the Education Foundation and the Legal Advocacy Fund of the Association. For more information, contact Patricia Crane (410-819-3653).

The AAUW mission is to advance equity for all women and girls, through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For membership information, call Karen Bailor at 410-770-5223.

 

Scholarship Opportunity From AAUW Easton Branch

The American Association of University Women-Easton Branch is pleased to announce the opportunity for a 2012 Mature Woman’s Grant to females age 25 and over who are residents of one of these Maryland counties: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s or Talbot.

The intention of this grant is to assist women who are returning to complete their college education, who are pursuing further graduate studies, or who are applying for a certificate program to enter a new career path and would benefit from some extra financial assistance in accomplishing their goal. The amount of the grant is still to be determined; last year, the AAUW-Easton Branch awarded three $500 grants.

Applications for this AAUW 2012 Mature Woman’s Grant can be found at local libraries in the five-county region, at Chesapeake College, Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Wicomico Community College, Washington College or electronically by request at aauwgrant@goeaston.net.

The deadline for submission, postmarked or e-mailed, is June 1, 2012. Applicants will be notified during July and August. The grants will be awarded officially at the September dinner meeting of the AAUW-Easton Branch.

Mature Woman’s Grant Recipients

At the fall “Salad Daze” meeting of the Easton Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) three Mature Woman’s Grant recipients were honored.  The purpose of this grant is to assist women who are returning to complete their college education, pursuing further graduate studies, or applying for a certificate program to enter a new career path and would benefit from some extra financial assistance in accomplishing this goal.  This is the seventh year that grants have been awarded to women who are residents of the counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s or Talbot counties, and are over 25 years of age.

The 2011 recipients of a $600 grant were Shirl Jenkins, attending the University of Maryland University College where she is pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration; Jennifer Bosch, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Marine e
Estuarine and Environmental Science at the University of Maryland; and Jennifer Orr Blunt, pursuing a Master of Education degree in Elementary and Secondary Counseling at Wilmington University.

Members of the Easton Branch AAUW Mature Woman’s Grant committee are Patricia Crane, chairman, Priscilla Hilliard, Janet Harford, Joan Leukhardt, and Debbie Smith.  Application for the 2012 grant will be available in April, 2012 at local libraries in the five-county region, at Chesapeake College, Salisbury University, Washington College, Wicomico College or electronically by request at aauwgrant@goeaston.net.

If you hold an associate’s or equivalent, bachelors, or higher degree from an accredited college or university, you can join AAUW. If you are an undergraduate in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution, you can join as a student affiliate of a branch or a student-affiliate-at-large. Qualified institutions are educational institutions that offer recognized associate, baccalaureate, or higher degrees and that have full regional accreditation (including two-year or community colleges) or appropriate professional association approval.

The AAUW mission is to advance equity for all women and girls, through advocacy, education and research.  For membership information, email Karen Bailor at
kbailor@chesapeake.edu.

AAUW Pearl S. Buck House and Garden Bus Trip

The Easton Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will visit the house and gardens of Pearl S Buck in Bucks County, PA on October 6, 2011. The day will also include a Chinese buffet luncheon upon arrival.

During the guided tour, we will learn about the life of the author, activist and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck by visiting her 68 acre estate, complete with a stone farm house surrounded by beautiful gardens, green houses and a renovated barn. The stone house is an excellent example of nineteenth century architecture and holds a rich collection of Pennsylvania country furniture alongside Chinese decorative screens, a silk wall hanging (presented to her by the Dalai Lama of Tibet), Chen Chi paintings, and works by celebrated artists, Redfield and Baum. The exhibit at the Pearl S. Buck house features the creative process, publication, and adaptation of several of Pearl S. Buck’s writings for film and stage. A self-guided tour follows with a Master Gardener available to answer questions.

The Pearl S. Buck Foundation is a non-profit organization with three distinct functions that operate as one, with the common missions of continuing the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck: her commitment to improving the quality of life and expanding opportunities for children; promoting an understanding of the values and attributes of other cultures and the injustice of prejudice; and the recognizing the need for humanitarianism throughout the world.

The bus will leave Creamery Lane at 8:00 am. Lunch will be served at 12:00 N and the tour of the house and gardens will begin at 1:00. The bus will leave for home at 3:30 pm. The cost of the tour is $105 and includes the bus, tours, and buffet lunch. RSVP by October 1st to Linda Tebbs, 410-763-8265

AAUW Book Sale

The AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold a used book sale on Friday, September 23rd from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Christ Episcopal Church parish house at Harrison and South Sts in Easton, MD. In conjunction with the book sale, there will also be a gently used costume jewelry sale.

If you would like to donate books, DVDs, or CDs to the sale, please bring them to the Christ Church parish house on Thursday, September 22nd from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please do not leave books prior to that date. CDs, DB Ds and videotapes are also being accepted. No magazines, National Geographic’s or text books will be accepted, however. Any jewelry donation can be made by calling Suzanne Smith at 410-822-4324 prior to September 23rd.

The monies raised will support the Education Foundation and the Legal Advocacy Fund of the Association. For more information, contact Elaine Wilson at 410-770-5049 or Suzanne Smith at 410-822-4324.

The AAUW mission is to advance equity for all women and girls, through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For membership information, call Karen Bailor at 410-770-5223.

AAUW “Tricky Tray” Fundraising Event

The AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold their bi annual “Shamrock Tricky Tray” fundraising event on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 from 10:00 am to12:30 pm at the Hill Manor Auditorium, on Dutchman’s Lane, in Easton, MD. At the “Tricky Tray,” themed gift trays/baskets are displayed for all attendees. The themes and their presentations range from the mild to the wild, only limited by the imaginations of their creators. Half the fun is discovering how the various themes are presented. After looking at all the presentations, guests then have the opportunity to place all of their tickets on the item(s) of their choice. The $25.00 admission includes a continental breakfast, program, 20 tickets, plus raffle and door prizes.

We are delighted to have Mary Handley as out speaker for the morning. She will portray Annie Oakley and tell us about her life with her husband, Frank Butler, during the years they lived on the Choptank River in Cambridge, MD.

The Shamrock designation (in addition to honoring St Patrick), recognizes this as a three pronged benefit. The monies raised will go to the AAUW Educational Foundation, (for graduate education and funds research); the Legal Advocacy Fund (assists women and men with legal fees to help them in discrimination suits in education and the workplace); and the Easton’s branch projects (Mature Woman’s Grant, and Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon).

AAUW is a national organization promoting equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Founded in 1881 the AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate degree or equivalent, a baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Composed of women of all ethnicities, perspectives, backgrounds and professions, the AAUW also seeks to promote social change through involvement in Voter Education Campaigns, Programs for Women and Girls, Political Advocacy for Women, and by providing research, fellowships and grants. Historically the AAUW has been a major influence in women’s civil rights issues.