Salisbury Zoo hosts 4th Friday this week

On Friday the Salisbury Zoo will be hosting 4th Friday where the Zoo will be open until 7:30 p.m.

The evening is free to the public with live animal encounters, animal enrichment activities, discovery stations and herb garden information.

Also, Eva Whipple from Soul Yoga will teaching yoga on the lawn by the Zoo stage. Yoga for adults at 5:15 p.m. and for children at 6.

Bring your yoga mat and relax at the Zoo during 4th Friday.

Great American Landscape photographs exhibited

Salisbury University Art Galleries celebrates the natural beauty of the United States during the exhibit “The Great American Landscape: Photographs by Ansel Adams, George Alexander Grant, Eliot Porter and the National Park Service.”

The exhibition is on display through Oct. 10 at the SU Art Galleries Downtown Campus. A reception and book signing with guidebook authors Ren and Helen Davis is 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

Ren and Helen Davis are co-authors of the book Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service, scheduled for release this September. Grant was the organization’s first staff photographer, from 1929-1931, holding the position of chief photographer from 1931 until his retirement in 1954.

Five of the more than 30,000 pictures he took during that time were selected to appear on U.S. postage stamps representing Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Crater Lake, Zion and Glacier national parks. With ties to the Eastern Shore, Grant is buried in Snow Hill.

A digital exhibition of Grant’s works combine with photos from SU’s permanent collection for the exhibit.

Kennel Club’s Responsible Dog Owners Day is Saturday

This Saturday at 31163 Winterplace Parkway there will be fun activities to try with your dog.

A special event is the Blessing of the Dogs at 9:15 a.m.

For those who would like to support the purchase of protective equipment for Police K-9s and small animal oxygen masks for fire departments in the Tri County area, register between 8 and 9:15 a.m. for the Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club Charitable Trust Dog Walk that starts at 9:30 a.m. The tax deductible donation is $20. for one dog and $5. for each additional dog.

On return from the Walk, enjoy refreshments. At 10:15 a.m. the Wicomico County Sheriff’s K-9 Division will provide a demonstration.

Next is a Meet the Breeds Parade of some of the more than more 150 AKC breeds of dogs. There will be plenty of opportunities to “pat and chat” to learn about them.

A special highlight of the event is the Parade of Rescue/Adopted Dogs recognizing and honoring these loyal companions at 11:30 a.m. Owners with rescue and adopted dogs are invited to participate. Each dog will receive a ribbon and certificate.

Peace & Praise is Oct. 17 at Civic Center

This marks the 2nd year for Peace & Praise, a multicultural worship experience set for 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The event is sponsored by A Master’s Peace Productions and co-sponsored by the Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center and Faith Filled Women.

The purpose of this event is to bring Christian believers of all denominations and cultural backgrounds together for an evening of worship music, dance, and drama.

“Our mission through this event is to make a positive impact within our communities and change lives,” said Kim Clark-Shaw, Executive Director of AMP, “We believe that when believers join together in praise exciting things will happen.”

The event will feature local choirs, and praise dance ministries from various churches on Delmarva including the Phenomenal Women of Praise dance ministry, Faith Filled Women – GLOW Girls, and more.

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ministry display tables are also available for rent to promote evangelism and outreach opportunities on a first-come, first-served basis.

Autumn Gardener’s Fair scheduled at St. Philip’s

The Fourth Annual Autumn Gardener’s Fair, will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Quantico on Friday, Sept. 25, 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets for this church fundraiser are $10.

All things relating to the garden will be celebrated. There will be two guest speakers with an intermission, a buffet tea, vendors and a Chinese auction.

Lorene Athey will talk about how to create a garden to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds; Ginny Rosenkranz will talk about how to create a rain garden. Attic Artists will paint from the garden. Ace Parker, master woodcraftsman will have one of a kind bowls, Christmas trees and vases.

Elise Jett from Holly Hill, Homemade Goods, will have baked sweets and breads. Dot Truitt, clay artist, will have bells, finials, tiles, chimes, etc.  There will also be gourds and pumpkins for sale. Plus, there will be a Chinese auction of unique garden creations.

Contact Elaine Wallingford, event coordinator, at ewallingford2004@yahoo.com or 410-742-1837.

AARP monthly meeting set for Sept. 3

AARP Chapter 1276 in Salisbury will be having its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Mac Center.

This month’s guest speaker will be Wicomico County Director of Planning and Zoning Jack Lenox. The center is located at 909 Progress Circle in Salisbury.

Main Street Gym raffle drawing Sept. 18

Main Street Gym is holding its annual raffle to raise funds needed to keep the operation going.

Again this year, Dan Burt of Pumpin Hard Charters and D.W.Burt has generously donated a six-man, full-day charter aboard the “Pumpin Hard,” based out of Sunset Marina in Ocean City.

Tickets are $10 each and just 600 were printed.

The drawing will be held at Headquarters Live during 3rd Friday on Sept 18.

Don Hall’s band “Blessed Gypsy” will open for national act Chris Duarte and Headquarters Live will also be making a donation to the Main Street Gym.

For information, contact Hal Chernoff, Program Director Main Street Gym, at 410-430-6687.

Chefs for Habitat Culinary Celebration Sept. 19

 Chefs for Habitat: A Culinary Celebration is a fabulous party that raises money to build a home for a deserving low-income family.

Habitat For Humanity’s Chef’s Committee has created a magical evening of fine food and festivities for Habitat’s sixth annual signature fundraising event. The event, which begins at 5:30 at Dove Pointe in Salisbury, will feature tastings of the signature dishes of some of Delmarva’s most talented chefs, live and silent auctions featuring exclusive get-a-way trips, dinner parties, original works of art as well as an exciting Waiter’s Race.

The event will raise money to build a home at 425 Coles Circle for a Habitat’s Family Partner Family. The money Habitat raises in mortgages is invested in building more homes for new Habitat family partners.

For further information, or to purchase ticket reservations, visit chefsforhabitat.com or call 410-546-1551.

Bingomania returns to Civic Center Sept. 12

 Bingomania, the Eastern Shore’s largest bingo cash prize event, returns to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 12. Doors open at 5 p.m. for early bird games and regular games begin at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to Bingomania includes all regular and special games, including the Jumbo Jackpot Game. Regular game payouts are $500 while special games will pay out $1000. The Jumbo Jackpot Game pays a maximum of $10,000 depending upon attendance.

Increase your chances of winning and help a local food bank at the same time by bringing three non-perishable food items to the game. Those that do will receive three additional cards for the first early bird game.

Tickets are $45 per person in advance and $55 per person at the door, fees may apply to ticket prices. Tickets are on sale now at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office, online at WicomicoCivicCenter.org and by phone at 410-548-4911.

All proceeds benefit the Mardela Middle and High School Bands. For more information contact the Mardela Band-Aides at 410-677-5170.

Friends of Poplar Hill Mansion planning events

On Thursday Oct. 15, Poplar Hill Mansion will present its fall tea with fashion show by “The Dressing Room” Menu includes fruit cup, harvest soup, tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweets and Lady Gray tea.

Great raffle items will be available to bid on. Cost is $22 per person. Please RSVP to guarantee a seat. Call 410 749 1776 or curator@poplarhillmansion.org for information.

Friday, Oct. 23, will be an after-hours Open Mike Night for singers, and authors from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring your books and read an excerpt to tempt the audience, or bring your C.Ds to sell. There is no cost to artists, but please donate 20 percent of any sales to the Mansion.

Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event to the public.

On Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 to 11 p.m., come for a hauntingly ghoulish time at our annual Halloween party. Refreshments will be served, and, and possibly a medium will fly in.

Wear your favorite spooktacular clothing and have a chance to win multiple prizes!  Author of the “Ghosts” series, Ghost Detective Andy Nunez and author Aleta Davis of “Spirit History of Poplar Hill Mansion will be there to answer your paranormal queries and autograph copies of their books.  Cost per person is $5 and readings from medium are $5.

Deer’s Head Oyster Roast is Oct. 6

Deer’s Head Hospital Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary hosts their 13th Annual Bull & Oyster Roast Tuesday, Oct. 6 at The Fountains 1800 Sweetbay Drive in Salisbury.

Proceeds benefit Deer’s Head patients and residents. $35 tickets must be purchased by Sept. 25th and will not be sold at the door. Dinner served 5 to 7 p.m. includes: Chef Carved Top Round of Beef with assorted sauces, freshly baked rolls, fried oysters, oysters casino & rockefeller, raw oysters, fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, assorted desserts, iced tea/coffee/water.

Cash bar, live music by WW Tunes, door prizes, 50/50 raffle until 8 p.m. Silent auction with hotel stays, golf, restaurant/entertainment gift certificates, and much more.

For tickets and more information, contact Helen Young-Deer’s Head Hospital 410-543-4052 or Angie Smythe at The Fountains 410-749-5445.

Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding is Sept. 19

Joey and Gina are getting married, and everyone is invited to the wedding!

The hysterical, full audience participation production of Joey & Gina’s Italian Wedding is coming to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Guests can dance, act and laugh themselves silly alongside the wedding party, as Joey and Gina try to keep their special day from turning into a complete disaster.

Anything and everything that can go wrong, does during the two and a half hour performance.  Will Father Goldstein remain sober? Will club dancer, Losy Linhan keep her clothes on?  Will DJ Angelo finally find his life partner?

Ovation Dinner Theatre, the area’s only audience-interactive comedy dinner theatre features professional, premier live and theatrical entertainment.  Complementing their performance, the WY&CC’s Encore Catering will provide the evening’s meal.  Non-alcoholic beverages will be available, and guests are permitted to bring their own spirits.

Tickets to the performance are $60; a group rate is available for parties of 10 or more.

For more information and tickets please visit WicomicoCivicCenter.org.

Tango Lovers is Sept. 29 at Holloway Hall Auditorium

Salisbury University’s 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Festival continues with a dance performance by Tango Lovers 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

The group achieves harmony between tango salon and tango show styles, proposing a different perspective of the genre that shows its evolution over time. It won the 2015 New York Latin ACE Award for Best Musical.

Tango Lovers mixes wardrobe, dance and songs to give the audience a taste of the rhythm of Buenos Aires during the first half of the show. In the second, it offers a modern view of the dance, inspired by the vortex of big cities and relationships among people, while displaying avant-garde aesthetics.

Sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office and World Artists Experiences, tickets are required for attendance. The public is invited. Free tickets for students, faculty and staff are available at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2. Free tickets are available to the general public beginning Thursday, Sept. 10. The limit is two per person.

SU Dining Services’ annual Hispanic Heritage Dinner precedes the concert, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Commons.

The menu includes beef empanadas, margarita chicken wings, rice and beans, green beans with garlic and tomato, Mexican corn cakes, tres leches cake, key lime pie, strawberry margarita squares, churros cheesecake and mock sangria punch.

Part of SU’s International Dinner Series, cost is $12, $7.28 for children age 5 and under.

For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at salisbury.edu.

Regional food, music and dance event is Sept. 10

Salisbury University inaugurates its “Made in America” fall cultural events series with an evening of regional food, music and dance Thursday, Sept. 10.

SU’s Cultural Affairs Office presents “The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail” at 7 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium. A dance and music workshop precedes the performance at 5 p.m. A “Royalty of Mountain Music” exhibit will be on display in Holloway Hall Lobby.

Celebrating the traditional music of families and communities since colonial times in southwest Virginia, featured performers include the Whitetop Mountain Band, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, and Sandy Shortridge.

The family-based Whitetop Mountain Band combines fiddle and banjo instrumentals with solo and harmony vocals to represent musical genres from blues, classic country and honkey tonk to traditional bluegrass, old-time ballads and four-part mountain gospel. The ensemble has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, as well as venues in Europe and Australia, among others.

Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited. The engagement is funded through the Mid-Atlantic Tour Program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.

University Dining Services presents the dinner “Crooked Road Cuisine: A Taste of the Blue Ridge Mountains” from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Commons, featuring musician Jay Smar.

The Philadelphia Folk Festival native entertains audiences with guitars, banjo, fiddle, singing and “flat-footin’” (a form of clog dancing). Smar has twice toured Scotland and recorded music for the BBC movie The Welsh in America. He serves an “acoustic buffet” of traditional American, original folk and old-time mountain music, as well as bluegrass, gospel and coal mining songs from northeast Pennsylvania.

Part of University Dining Services’ International Dinner Series, cost is $12, $7.28 for children ages 5 and under.

For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at salisbury.edu.

Vintage Car Rally fundraiser set for Sept. 19

Dust off your motor cars and get your driving goggles out.

Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council is taking pre-registration for the 2nd Annual Vintage Car Rally Fundraiser being held on Saturday, Sept. 19. The route stays secret until the day of the event but will follow routes and historic sites of the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area and Chesapeake Country Blue Crab Scenic Byway.

The end of your journey will take you to meet up with other like minded folks at a car show, sponsored by Westside Historical Society, in which there will be time for you to enter if you wish.   All proceeds go to support the LESHC to continue their mission to promote, preserve and protect the heritage and culture of the lower eastern shore.  Sponsorship are also being accepted.

Rally registration check in starts at 8:15 am and the cars will leave at promptly at 9:30 a.m.

The rally vehicle registration cost of $50 for two and includes a route book and lunch.

Deadline for pre-registration is Sept. 15.

Contact LESHC at 410-677-4706.

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