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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.

 

2011 Mature Woman’s Grant

The American Association of University Women-Easton Branch is pleased to announce the opportunity for a 2011 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 2011 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, or electronically by request at aauwgrant@goeaston.net.

The deadline for submission, postmarked or e-mailed, is June 3, 2011. Applicants will be notified during July and August. The grants will be awarded officially at the September dinner meeting of the AAUW-Easton Branch.

Ford Theater (Liberty Smith) and Museum

On May 7th, 2011 the Easton Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will sponsor a trip to the Ford Theater and Museum in Washington, DC to view the production of Liberty Smith and tour the newly renovated museum. This is a “hands on” rather than a textbook way of learning history. Marc Madnick and Eric R. Cohen, co-writers of the book of “Liberty Smith” made learning fun….and funny. Michael Weiner and Adam Abraham add both pathos and clever wit to the show with their story line and the memorable toe-tapping music and lyrics respectively.

So who or what is Liberty Smith? Think Forrest Gump meets 1776. Only not exactly! The creative team behind “Liberty Smith” want the audience to believe that they don’t know the true history of America, because a very important person has been omitted from milestones during the period from when George Washington was born until he took office as president. When Benjamin Franklin was flying his kite and needed something to weigh it down, who thought to put the key on the string? Why Liberty Smith, of course! And who actually made the infamous ride shouting “The British Are Coming” while Paul Revere was passed out from a bit too much at the local pub? Liberty Smith!!

The premise is executed with precision weaving his fictional character in and out of history lessons we should know by heart, complete with song & dance. The creators bring to life characters we know and don’t backdrop of a very exciting period of time in our history. There is also a touching love story between characters in the show.

Prior to the theater production we will tour Ford’s Theatre Museum. The museum combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, the museum transports visitors to 19th century Washington where they can follow Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861. Exhibits explore Lincoln’s presidential cabinet, what life was like in the Lincoln White House, various Civil War milestones and generals, Lincoln’s great speeches and the assassination conspiracy. The collection of artifacts includes the derringer that John Wilkes Booth used, as well as the coat that President Lincoln wore the night he was shot.

Proceeds from the trip benefit the Easton Branch AAUW Mature Woman’s Grant. This grant provides assistance to Eastern Shore women, over the age of 25, who need funds to return to school for an advanced, baccalaureate or certificate degree. The AAUW mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, philanthropy, education and research.

The bus leaves Creamery Lane (Easton Fire Dept.) at 9:00 am. Cost is $80. Lunch is on your own. A list of restaurants will be provided. Call Lois Krum at 410-673-7794 or e-mail leahrose@hughes.net for reservations.

World Medical Card Presentation

The Easton Branch of AAUW has invited Mark Hopkins, President of the World Medical Center USA Inc. to present information on the World Medical Card to its members and guests on November 15th, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton, MD. Because we think this method of keeping track of one’s own medical information is of interest and importance not only to our members, we would like to invite the community to this presentation. Using a power point presentation, Mr. Hopkins will explain the World Medical Card system and its benefits, and answer all questions.

Medical professionals agree that you should carry your important medical information with you at all times, in case of emergency. The World Medical Card lets you do that in the most safe, secure and affordable ways. The card protects against preventable medical errors and empowers the user to manage and improve his, or her, own health.

The Card has the highest levels of security available today — even higher than your bank. This system lets you organize your information, edit or change it anytime, and access it when you need it. Whether for routine use, such as visiting a new doctor, or in an emergency, your information is always available — and can save your life.

AAUW has formed a national partnership with World Medical Center and is pleased to be able to offer special discounts to its members, supporters and friends. This price will be offered to the attendees of the program. For more information, contact 410-819-3653.

AAUW 2010 Mature Woman’s Grant

The American Association of University Women-Easton Branch is pleased to announce the opportunity for a 2010 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 four $500 grants.

Applications for this AAUW 2010 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, or electronically by request at aauwgrant@goeaston.net.

The deadline for submission, postmarked or e-mailed, is June 4, 2010.  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 Honored

009 2009 awardees aauw (400 x 300)At the fall “Salad Daze” meeting of the Easton Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) three of the four 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 fifth 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 2009 recipients of a $500 grant were Marci Leach, enrolled in the University of South Dakota’s Master of Arts in Educational Administration Program; Anne Holly Miller, enrolled at Salisbury University, completing a Master of Science Mathematics Education degree; Desiree S. Cabotaje-Rochester, enrolled at Salisbury University’s in the Social Work Program and Amy Lemich-McNabb, enrolled at Chesapeake College, working toward a degree in Ethnomusicology.

Application for the 2010 grant will be available in April, 2010 at local libraries in the five-county region, at Chesapeake College and Salisbury University, or electronically by request at aauwgrant@goeaston.net.

The AAUW mission is to advance equity for all women and girls, through advocacy, education and research.  For membership information, email Cyndi Slacum at cslacum@esahec.org.