Wicomico candidates’ forum to be held Wednesday

The Coastal Association of Realtors and The Salisbury Independent will present a public Candidates’ Forum at Wor-Wic Community College from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The event in Guerrieri 101 at Wor-Wic will be moderated by Greg Bassett, editor of The Independent.

This nonpartisan event is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring questions for the candidates. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call 410-641-4409.

Candidates scheduled to attend are:

Senate District 37: Adelaide Eckardt and Chris Robinson

House of Delegates 37B: Christopher Adams, Keasha Haythe and Johnny Mautz

House of Delegates District 38A: Charles Otto and Percy Purnell

House of Delegates 38B: Carl Anderton and Norman Conway

Wicomico County Executive: Bob Culver and Rick Pollitt

Wicomico County Council At-Large: Laura Mitchell, John Cannon and Matt Holloway

Allen Church Fall Festival set for Oct. 18

Allen Asbury United Methodist Church in Allen will hold its Fall Festival and Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Allen Community Hall on Collins Wharf Road in Allen just past the church.

Available will be fried oyster sandwiches, homemade vegetable beef, bean, and chicken soups, chicken salad sandwiches, Maryland beaten biscuits and sweet potato biscuits, hot dogs, and platters with green beans, homemade dumplings, roll, and choice of chicken salad or oyster fritter.

There will be a Make and Take Table with children’s activities, and local vendors with screen printed artwork, beaded jewelry, hats by the late Bettie Sue Malone, leather goods, natural local honey, and crafts, plants and flowers, produce, baked goods, and more.

The cooks of Allen are baking and canning many delicious homemade foods for the bazaar. You can also bring your old, dull knives to be sharpened while you shop and eat.

There will be an outdoor yard sale, weather permitting, opening at 9 a.m. as well. Tables are available for $10. Please call 410-749-5650 to reserve your table.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will support the church’s outreach to the Christian Shelter.

Candidates environmental forum is Thursday

The Wicomico Environmental Trust and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation invite all Wicomico County voters to a free candidate forum on environmental issues Thursday 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury.

Don Rush of Delmarva Public Radio will serve as moderator, and prepare and ask questions of candidates for Wicomico County Council and County Executive. The audience also will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The event follows similar forums in June in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Discussion topics included Chesapeake Bay restoration, energy and climate, and managing future growth. All candidates have agreed to participate.

Christmas Gift and Craft Show Oct. 25-26

The Quota International of Salisbury will sponsor a show of 190 crafters and local venders with a variety of items for sale, including: wooden toys, ceramics, hats, scarves, candles, wreaths and flower arrangements, baskets, jewelry.

In addition to crafters, there will be local gift shops and commercial venders selling specialty items from their shops.

More information about the Gift and Craft Show or Quota International of Salisbury may be found at www.QuotaCraftFair.com.

SU students planning “I Love Salisbury’ event

Hundreds of Salisbury University students are expected to help clean up public, private and nonprofit properties during the seventh annual “I Love Salisbury” event Saturday, Nov. 8.

Students gather in Red Square to pick up supplies at 9:30 a.m. They then report to cleanup sites through 2 p.m. SU’s Student Government Association sponsors the event.

Individuals and non-profits seeking assistance with yard work, cleaning, sweeping and other household chores should fill out an online request form at www.salisbury.edu/campusgov/sga by Friday, Oct. 31.

For more information call 410-548-4757 or e-mail sgavpofea@salsibury.edu.

Westside Center’s Halloween Party returns Oct. 31

The Westside Community Center will host its Annual Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The whole family can enjoy a safe and fun Halloween with plenty of games, candy, a bounce house, costume contest and more. Admission is just $3 per person, proceeds benefit the Westside Community Center.

The center is located at 21109 Bivalve Lodge Road in Bivalve.

For more information on this event, contact C.R. Krauss at 410-873-2993 or email ckrauss@wicomicocounty.org.

‘Old Bottles, Crocks, and Jugs’ topic for discussion

Bill Simms, well-known local expert on all kinds of bottles and other similar containers from the 18th through the 20th century will speak about them on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Community Room of the Mardela Springs Fire House at 2 p.m.

Simms will bring in many items from his own collection but also encourages the audience to bring in any items they have and he will evaluate them. He and the Westside Historical Society, who sponsors this event, especially hope to see Mardela Springs Mineral Water bottles and any old local dairy’s milk bottles.

Admission is free, but there will be a charge of $10 for evaluation of up to three items.  Refreshments will be served after the program.

For more information contact Sylvia Bradley at westsidehistorical@gmail.com or 410-726-8047.


2014 Magi Choral Festival tickets now on sale

For a limited time, tickets for the annually sold out Magi Choral Festival are now available at several Lower Shore locations.

This year’s Magi Choral Festival features the internationally celebrated National Christian Choir and the always popular Magi Children’s Choir.

The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m., at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury.

“We pre-sell most of our tickets by mail,” said Bonnie Luna, chairman of the Magi Fund, the nonprofit organization that organizes the event. “Since tickets for the public are always in high demand, I urge anyone interested in attending to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets cost $15 and are available at The Country House in Salisbury and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View.

As always, 100 percent of the ticket proceeds benefit the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore.

For additional information about tickets or the Magi Choral Festival itself, call 410-749-1633.

“Make-a-Heron” workshops scheduled

Salisbury University’s Environmental Science Department holds two “Make-a-Heron” workshops this fall in connection with the heron sculpture contest hosted by the city of Salisbury and Wicomico County’s “Stash Your Trash” program.

Workshops are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 25, and Nov. 8, at the Environmental Studies house on College Avenue.

Those who RSVP by Friday, Oct. 10, will be eligible to have a framework for the project constructed for them, upon request.

Through the contest, individuals are encouraged to create life-sized heron sculptures, representing the “Stash Your Trash” logo, out of recyclable and found objects. The public will vote on the winner during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration in downtown Salisbury beginning 5 p.m. Nov. 21.

The winning sculpture will be awarded to the Salisbury business voted as the “greenest” and will be passed on every few months to promote the anti-litter campaign.

To RSVP, or for more information, email Bill Nelson at wanelson@salisbury.edu.

Town & Country fall luncheon set for Wednesday

The Town & Country Garden Club of Salisbury will host a fall luncheon that is open to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m., in the Flanders Room at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury.

“Holiday Designs” with Jeanne Ha, AIFD, CFD, owner of Park Florist & Founder and Instructor of the Washington Flower School will be presented. Ha will demonstrate design techniques. Ha is a member of American Institute of Floral Designer since 2010, as well as a certified floral designer by AIFD. She has Asian floral design background. She has studied with floral designers such as Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD; Mary Linda Horn, AIFD; Jim Johnson, AIFD; and Lottie Nys, AIFD at Designing for Excellence. Her arrangements, as well as those created by club members, will be raffled.

Lunch will include salad, lemon and herb roasted chicken breast, orzo rice pilaf, sugar snap peas, dessert and beverage.

Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations are required. Call 410-742-0321 for reservations.

Ward Museum hosts antique evaluation night

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, will host an Antique Evaluation Night, inspired by PBS’s Antique Road Show on Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.

The public is invited to learn the history of their treasures from a panel of certified specialists who will evaluate each item. General admission is free to the public; however, there is a fee of $10 per item to be evaluated with a maximum of three items.

The event is sponsored by Dennis Hopson of Edward Jones Investing and Delmarva Document Solutions. For more information visit www.wardmuseum.org, by phone 410-742-4988 ext.108, or email wardinfo@salisbury.edu.

SU Galleries hosting Downtown Campus workshop

The Salisbury University Galleries will be hosting a workshop with artist Sebastienne Mundheim on Sunday from 12 to 4:30 p.m. at 118/120 North Division St.

The workshop is titled “Moving Objects, Moving Words.”

Sebastienne is a storyteller and interdisciplinary artist. She works with both writing and object/puppet making to tell stories. Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally.

This interdisciplinary storytelling workshop invites participants to create stories through writing, object-making, and performance.

Ward Museum offers ‘Taking Better Photos with Bob Madden’

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art will host a photography workshop for beginning to advanced photographers titled, Taking Better Photos with Bob Madden, on Nov. 7-9.

National Geographic photographer Bob Madden supplies you with a Lumix G5 camera

and takes you into the field for a hands-on experience.

He will explain in non-technical tutorials how you can improve the way you photograph people you meet and places you visit.

For more information or registration, call 410-742-4988 ext. 104, email wardeducation@salisbury.edu.

New York City bus trip scheduled Dec. 6

Kick off the holiday season with Wicomico Recreation’s bus trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Participants will be free to explore the city on their own, either sightseeing, holiday shopping, ice skating in Rockefeller Center or seeing a show.

The bus will depart from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center at 6 a.m. and return at 11:30 p.m.

The cost is $65 per person if registered by Nov. 1 and $70 per person after that date. Price includes transportation, tax and gratuities.

To register, contact Karen McInturff at 443-235-4689 or mcinturff.karen@gmail.com.

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