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Adkins Arboretum’s Magic in the Meadow Gala Promises a Dazzling Evening Saturday, September 28

Al fresco dining, crisp fall air and a golden moonrise over golden meadow grasses are promised when Adkins Arboretum hosts the sixth annual Magic in the Meadow gala, an enchanted evening to benefit the Arboretum’s education and conservation programs. A limited number of tickets are still available for this dazzling gala event on Sat., Sept. 28.

As twilight falls, guests will enjoy live jazz by Chestertown band B Natural, featuring Pres Harding on guitar and a special appearance by the incomparable Joe Holt on piano. Wine, cocktails and spectacular fresh fare by Magnolia Caterers will be served in the meadow, surrounded by the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic native gardens, wetlands, forests and streams.

The evening’s exciting live and silent auctions will offer incredible travel experiences, local vacation and dining packages, art, jewelry and much more. New to this year’s event is the “Best of Live” raffle. Only a few of the 100 tickets remain. One winner, whose name will be drawn during the event, will win one of the 11 unique and valuable live auction items, including trips to San Francisco, Washington State and the Canadian Rockies. Tickets are $100, and purchasers need not be present to win.

Recognizing the Arboretum’s important conservation mission, 27 regional and national corporate sponsors have lent their support to this year’s Magic in the Meadow.

Tickets for Magic in the Meadow are $125 per person ($75 tax deductible) and can be reserved by visiting www.magicinthemeadow.org, e-mailing mgallagher@adkinsarboretum.org, or calling Meg Gallager at 410-634-2847, extension 23. For the latest information on auction items, visit www.magicinthemeadow.org.

Sponsors for Magic in the Meadow are CNB, Magnolia Caterers, Accounting Strategies Group, EDiS Company, PNC, Lake|Flato Architects, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Tyco Integrated Security, Apple Signs, Avon Dixon Insurance Agency, Babikow Greenhouses, Brodie Collins Consulting, Big Island Ventures, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Croft Wealth Management, Davis Bowen & Friedel, Inc., MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Gilbane, Inc., Joanne Shipley Graphic Design, Provident State Bank, Avery Hall Benefit Solutions, Delmarva Business Network, Clear Ridge Nursery, Severn Grove, Inc., Tanglewood Conservatories, Spy Publications and Tidewater Trader.

CNB Sponsors Adkins Arboretum’s Magic in the Meadow Gala Fundraiser

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAF. Winfield (Win) Trice, president and chief executive officer of CNB (right), and Ellie Altman, executive director of Adkins Arboretum (left), recently met at the Arboretum in Ridgely to announce CNB’s corporate Green Legacy sponsorship of the Arboretum’s signature fundraising event, Magic in the Meadow. “This is the fifth year that CNB has partnered with the Arboretum as a lead sponsor of our annual fundraising event,” commented Altman. “We are so pleased to again have CNB’s support, which helps fund the Arboretum’s conservation and environmental education programs for all ages.”

Set for Saturday, September 28, Magic in the Meadow will welcome guests as twilight falls to enjoy live music by B Natural, delicious local fare prepared by Magnolia Catering, cocktails, wines and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s education programs that promote the conservation and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay region’s native landscapes. Contact Meg Gallagher at mgallagher@adkinsarboretum.org or 410-634-2847, ext. 23 for information about table benefactor or sponsorship opportunities.

Tickets Available for Adkins Arboretum’s Magic in the Meadow Gala Sat., Sept. 29

Adkins Arboretum promises an enchanted evening Sat., Sept. 29 when it hosts the fifth annual Magic in the Meadow, a dazzling event to benefit the Arboretum’s education and conservation programs. As twilight falls, guests will mingle in the meadow surrounded by the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic native gardens, wetlands, forests and streams.

The evening will feature spectacular local fare prepared by PeachBlossoms; wine and cocktails; and music by Chestertown band B Natural, featuring Pres Harding on guitar and a special appearance by the incomparable Joe Holt on piano.

Live Auction items include exclusive travel packages to six exciting locations, including Paris and South Africa. The Silent Auction features a wide variety of art, jewelry, wine and experiences such as dog training sessions, pottery and private wine tastings.

Recognizing the Arboretum’s important conservation mission, fourteen corporate sponsors have lent their support to this year’s Magic in the Meadow, including lead sponsor CNB and media sponsors Spy Publications, Tidewater Times and Tidewater Trader.

Tickets for Magic in the Meadow are $125 per person ($75 tax deductible) and can be reserved by visiting www.magicinthemeadow.org, e-mailing mgallagher@adkinsarboretum.org, or calling Meg Gallager at 410-634-2847, extension 23. For the latest information on auction items, visit www.magicinthemeadow.org.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

National, Regional and Local Corporations Support Adkins Arboretum’s Magic in the Meadow Fundraising Gala

Recognizing Adkins Arboretum’s important mission of conserving the Chesapeake Bay region’s native landscapes, Lake/Flato Architects of San Antonio, Tex., has joined numerous local and regional businesses as Green Supporter sponsors for Adkins Arboretum’s fifth annual Magic in the Meadow signature fundraiser. “By sponsoring Magic in the Meadow, these corporations have embraced Adkins Arboretum as an important community asset,” said Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman. “We are delighted to welcome these generous new partners.”

Lake/Flato Architects, designer of the W. Flaccus and Ruth B. Stifel Center at Adkins Arboretum, is known nationally for environmentally sensitive designs and use of indigenous materials. The firm joins Accounting Strategies Group, Brodie Collins Consulting, Chester River Health System, PNC, Shore Health System, and Valliant & Associates as the event’s Green Supporter sponsors. Spy Publications, Tidewater Times and Tidewater Trader are media sponsors, and CNB is the 2012 Magic in the Meadow lead corporate sponsor.

Set for Sat., Sept. 29, Magic in the Meadow will celebrate the beauty of the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic gardens, meadows and forests while directly supporting the Arboretum’s education and conservation programs. The twilight event promises an enchanting evening under the stars, with wines, cocktails, tantalizing local fare prepared by the Eastern Shore’s premier caterer, PeachBlossoms, and the music of B Natural, featuring Pres Harding on guitar and a special appearance by renowned pianist Joe Holt.

The evening’s exciting live auction will offer an array of fabulous travel opportunities, including trips to Argentina, the mountains of Washington State, London’s Chelsea Flower Show and more, as well as the “Trustees’ Choice,” a collection of 24 fine wines selected by the Arboretum’s Board of Trustees.

Tickets for Magic in the Meadow are $125 per person and may be reserved at www.magicinthemeadow.org, by e-mailing mgallagher@adkinsarboretum.org, or by calling Meg Gallagher at 410-634-2847, ext. 23. Sponsorship opportunities as well as tables for ten are available for reservation.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build the new W. Flaccus and Ruth B. Stifel Center at Arboretum Center and redesign its entrance to broaden educational offerings and public outreach initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0. For information about the Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, contact Kate Rattie at krattie@adkinsarboretum.org or 410.634.2847, ext. 33.

Chester River Health System, Shore Health System Sponsor Adkins Arboretum’s Magic in the Meadow Fundraising Gala

Recognizing Adkins Arboretum’s important mission of conserving the Chesapeake Bay region’s native landscapes, Chester River Health System and Shore Health System have signed on as lead corporate sponsors for the Arboretum’s fourth annual Magic in the Meadow signature fundraiser. “As Magic in the Meadow’s first Green Champion sponsors, Shore Health System and Chester River Health System have embraced Adkins Arboretum as an important community asset for healthy living,” said Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman. “We are delighted to welcome these generous new partners.”

Set for Sat., Sept. 24, Magic in the Meadow will celebrate the beauty of the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic gardens, meadows and forests while directly supporting the Arboretum’s education and conservation programs. The twilight event promises an enchanting evening under the stars, with tantalizing hors d’ouevres; cocktails; delicious wines; dinner prepared by the Eastern Shore’s premier caterer, PeachBlossom; and the music of the incomparable Stef Scaggiari. Exciting live and silent auctions will offer an array of fabulous travel opportunities, local adventures, luscious wines, art and much more. The winner of “12 Nights on the Town,” an exclusive live auction item, will receive gift certificates for twelve of the Mid-Shore’s finest restaurants, plus a dozen crab cakes and a Smith Island cake to take home at the end of the evening celebration.

“We’re very pleased to sponsor the Arboretum’s Magic in the Meadow event,” commented Jim Ross, president and CEO of Chester River Health System. “We have teamed with our sister health system, Shore Health, as the Green Champion sponsor.” Ross added that both health systems recognize the connection between one’s health and the environment. “Chester River Health and Shore Health embrace environmentally friendly practices and products, and are always open to exploring green options to conserve energy and to reduce waste in their facilities,” Ross commented.

Jerry Walsh, interim president and CEO for Shore Health System, noted, “We live and work in such a beautiful part of the world and fully support Adkins Arboretum’s commitment to educating people about the natural resources that surround us on the Eastern Shore.”

Tickets for Magic in the Meadow are $125 per person and may be reserved at www.magicinthemeadow.org, by e-mailing magic@adkinsarboretum.org, or by calling Lynda Tison at 410-634-2847, ext. 21. Sponsorship opportunities as well as tables for ten are available for reservation.

Formed in 1997, Chester River Health System offers state-of-the-art health care to the residents of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. The system provides health care through a network of community-based services and is recognized throughout the community for providing quality, compassionate care with a personal touch. For more information, visit www.chesterriverhealth.org.

A regional, not-for-profit network of inpatient and outpatient services, Shore Health System was formed in 1996 and serves the community with facilities in Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline and Queen Anne’s counties. The health system’s regional network of outpatient services includes primary and specialty physical practices for people of all ages. For more information, visit www.shorehealth.org.

Both Chester River Health System and Shore Health System are part of the University of Maryland Medical System.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and redesign its entrance to broaden educational offerings and public outreach initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

In Photo: Chester River Health System and Shore Health System are the Green Champion lead corporate sponsors for the fourth annual Magic in the Meadow, a gala fundraiser to benefit Adkins Arboretum, to be held Sat., Sept. 24. Pictured from left are Jim Ross, president and CEO, Chester River Health System; Arboretum Executive Director Ellie Altman; Magic in the Meadow committee member Bruce Valliant; Magic in the Meadow committee chair Pat Bowell; and Jerry Walsh, interim president and CEO, Shore Health System.

Adkins Arboretum to Sponsor Fourth Annual Magic in the Meadow September 24

Adkins Arboretum promises an enchanted evening Sat., Sept. 24, 2011 when it hosts the fourth annual Magic in the Meadow, a dazzling event to benefit the Arboretum’s conservation programs. As twilight falls, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., guests will mingle in the meadow surrounded by the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic native gardens, wetlands, forests and streams.

The evening will feature the music of the incomparable Stef Scaggiari, sumptuous multicourse small plates and hors d’oeuvres prepared by PeachBlossom, cocktails and delicious complementing wines.

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique items during the live and silent auctions taking place throughout the evening. Items range from fine wines to art, private parties and dinners, and custom travel packages to stunning destinations.

Tickets for Magic in the Meadow are $125 per person and can be reserved by visiting www.magicinthemeadow.org, calling 410-634-2847, extension 21, or e-mailing ltison@adkinsarboretum.org. Contact Kate Rattie at 410-634-2847, extension 33 or krattie@adkinsarboretum.org for information about table benefactor or sponsorship opportunities. For the latest information on auction items, visit www.magicinthemeadow.org.

Magic in the Meadow is sponsored in part by CNB (Green Legacy Sponsor); Accounting Strategies Group, LLC (Green Supporter Sponsor); Choptank Electric Cooperative, MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Green Steward Sponsors).

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Magic in the Meadow at Adkins Arboretum

By Sandra Zunino

Fireflies won’t be the only ones dancing in the moonlight on Saturday, September 18th. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Adkins Arboretum, there will be Magic in the Meadow, a Twilight Cabaret to raised funds for the 400-acre native garden and preserve in Ridgely.

This is the third year for the Arboretum’s signature fundraiser and already event coordinators are expecting record attendance, according to Director of Advancement and Planning Kate Rattie. “This is our top fundraising event,” she says. “We are expecting over 200 guests to attend this year.”

Kate attributes some of the event’s popularity to the scheduled performance of
pianist Stefano “Stef” Scaggiari and vocalist Dan Saunders. “This is the first time we will have live music and dancing at the event,” says Kate. “We think it will be a fun party.”

Truly a moment of magic in a meadow, upon arrival, guests will be escorted through Adkins Arboretum’s Visitors’ Center, down a garden path lined by native plants and twinkling lights to a meadow where the festivities will take place under an enormous tent.  Once there, guests will be treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and tapas small plates. Both silent and live auctions will also take place with an assortment of interesting wines as just some of the wonderful auction items.

Proceeds from the fundraiser, which is sponsored by Centreville National Bank and PNC Bank this year, benefit Adkins Arboretum’s many conservation programs. The only arboretum or public garden to focus solely on plants native to the mid-Atlantic coastal plain, Adkins is a model for land stewardship, playing an important roll in protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Programs and classes help adults and children understand how they can make personal choices in their own homes and backyards, such as installing rain gardens and planting native flowers in their landscapes, to help preserve the bay for future generations.

Adkins also raises money through two annual plant sale events as well as from daily plant sales from its nursery, which remains open throughout the growing season. “Purchasing plants at the arboretum also helps us raise money toward our outreach efforts,” says Kate.

There is still time to reserve tickets for Magic in the Meadow. Tickets cost $125 per person, with tables for eight available for reservation. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail jbarnett@adkinsarboretum.org. For additional information about the arboretum’s programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.