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KIVFD Wine Pairing

An annual fundraiser for the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, this Wine Pairing is one you don't want to miss! Restaurants and caterers join in providing their signature dishes that are paired with wines for your enjoyment. Beer is also available.

This year they are celebrating 70 years of providing emergency services to our community. To mark that milestone, the Wine Pairing will be held in the station’s heated engine bays so they can showcase at least one antique fire truck as well as accommodate more celebrants. Increased seating will also be available and will include space for the popular silent auction.

This event will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $65 per person and tickets at the door are $75 per person. Order your tickets by clicking here or mailing a check to: KIVFD 1610 Main Street, Chester, MD 21619.

2017 Chesapeake Home, Garden and Craft Expo

The Chesapeake Spring Home Show will be held at the Talbot Community Center on Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This year the show will offer a behind the scenes, reality TV experience. Their speaker lineup includes renowned interior designers with a flare of Eastern Shore lifestyle and an antiques appraiser with over twenty years' experience. Jamie Merida from Bountiful Interiors will lead a question and answer panel with a team of four more interior designers - Denise Perkins, Amanda Friend, Ellen Fink, and Carol Wheeler.  At this interior design speaker series Jamie and his staff will have a 10-minute private consultation with each ticket holder at this unique event. In addition to the interior design speaker series, the appraisal road show rolls all weekend long and will be offering FREE antique appraisals. There is no limit on the number of items you wish to be appraised. Bring special items up on stage for extra VIP attention.

Bring the family and have the kids try out Maryland Bubble Ball on the fields of Talbot County Community Center. Interact with alpacas from Tuckahoe Treasures and meet and cuddle with Talbot Humane’s variety of furry friends. Enjoy an assortment of delicious family fare food available: Easton’s Pit Beef by Jaime and East New Market’s Two Chicks Food Truck offering crab cakes, shrimp, clams, flounder, hamburgers, and hotdogs. In addition to the local Mid-Shore caterers, there will be family friendly concessions available at the Chesapeake Spring Home Show.

Arrive early for best selection of Walmart Spring flowers. Proceeds benefit The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund, helping local families throughout the Mid-Shore counties for over thirty years. The first 15 people to attend the show each day will get their pick of DOORBUSTER giveaways!

Artisan crafters and traditional home show vendors will be available together in the main expo area. There are 90+ categories that offer a one of a kind setting where you can receive information on your project under one roof.

Admission is $5.00 per family and $3.00 per person. For more information about the Chesapeake Home Show, call (443) 239-0307.

Compass Regional Hospice Gala

The Compass Regional Hospice Annual Gala will be held at Annie's Paramount Steakhouse on Friday, April 7 from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. Profiles of Courage will be highlighted at the event, a full dinner will be served, and a silent auction will take place.

Funds raised at this, and all Compass Regional Hospice fundraisers benefit Home, Residential and Inpatient Hospice Care, Bridges, a pre-hospice program that offers care and support for anyone who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, Grief Care & Support, through the Hope & Healing Center they offer a variety of grief services, support and counseling for hospice families and anyone in the community who needs help following the death of a loved one, and Compass Kids, a family-centered program providing specialized pediatric palliative care and support programs and counseling for children and families grieving the loss of a loved one.

Tickets are $200 per person. For more information about purchasing tickets or becoming a sponsor, please contact Kenda Leager at (443) 262-4106.

Shore Kids Connection

The Shore Update's 6th Annual Shore Kids Connection is a FREE family event that is taking place on Saturday, May 3 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Kent Island High School. The event features activities, fun, food, education and information on camps. This event is rain or shine! Please contact Shore Update at (410) 827-9312 for more information.

Guided Hikes At The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Guided hikes will lead participants on CBEC’s Lake Trail for a unique opportunity to discover several ecologically important habitats to the Chesapeake Bay watershed found on our 510-acre peninsula in Grasonville, MD. A docent will lead participants on a journey to explore topics of Hummock Succession, Oyster Reef Ecology, Salt Marsh Plants, Lake Knapp Bird Residents, and Resident Raptors all while walking a 1.5-mile flat path around the center of our 510-acre peninsula.  Each month we will be announcing a specialty topic for these hikes led by a Maryland Master Naturalist, please check our calendar on our website for these announcements.  Specialty topics include:  Birding, Botany, Fungus, or Reptiles/Amphibians. There is a half-way rest stop with restroom accessibility. Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and binoculars. Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center at 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville, MD. Cost is FREE to CBEC Members, $5 for Non-Members

All hikes are from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and a schedule of 2017 hikes can be found here.

Local Activities


QAC Senior Centers

QAC Senior Centers

The Area Agency on Aging and Commission on Aging are pleased to announce that anyone 55 years and older may now become a member of the Queen Anne’s County Senior Centers: Grasonville, Kent Island, and Sudlersville. The previous age to join was for those 60 and older. Now anyone 55 and older may become a member and utilize many resources available to them at the centers. Fitness equipment, clubs, benefits counselors, and classes are just a few of what the senior centers have to offer. There is no cost to join, although individuals ages 55-59 must pay full price when having lunch, and will pay a higher cost to participate in Chesapeake College classes offered at the centers.

Visit their website for more information, or contact Annie Sparks, Senior Center Administrator, at (410) 758-0848 ext. 2715 or

Queen Anne's County Library

Did you know? The Queen Anne's County Library offers a variety of classes and workshops for children to adults in both their Kent Island and Centreville locations.

View their monthly calendar or call their Kent Island branch at (410) 643-8161 or their Centreville branch at (410) 758-0980.

Queen Anne's County Library

Talbot County Free Library

Talbot County Free Library

Are you researching your Family History and Genealogy? Do you want to find something to entertain the kids for a few hours? Maybe you've recently lost your job or are thinking about switching careers? If you said yes to any of these questions, you need to visit the Talbot County Free Library! They have tons of resources available and a monthly newsletter that features event at either the Easton branch or St. Michael's branch.

View their website for more information.

Call (410) 822-1626.

Caroline County Public Library

Whether it's Family Game Night, MegaLEGOthon, or Sleepover Story time, the Caroline County Library has it all!

Their calendar of events can be found on their website, here or call any of their locations in Federalsburg (410) 754-8397, Greensboro (410) 482-2173 or Denton (410) 479-1343.

Caroline County Public Library

 For more information on how to get your event published, please contact Holly Rhodes by email at or by phone (410) 819-3089.


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