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April 17, 4 p.m.—COSM Special Session, Funding for Revision to Zoning Code

April 12, 2017, 4 p.m. – COSM Special Session, Funding for Revision of Zoning Code

May 1, 5 p.m.—Art Trail Ribbon Cutting

St. Michaels Art Trail Opens
Monday, May 1st, at 5 p.m.

Winners of the competition to install sculpture on the St. Michaels Rails to Trails bike path have been announced. Five proposals will take shape on the trail May 1st between Boundary Lane and W. Chew Ave.
Local author and retired real estate broker Ann Hymes conceived the idea and sponsored the $500 prizes for each winner.

“Submissions were an interesting mix of ideas, color, texture, and fun,” explains Hymes. “The other two judges and I were looking for sculpture that would interest and delight walkers and bikers on our wonderful bike path. “Multiple entries were welcome, and I am thrilled with the enthusiasm and response.”

The winners are: “Cosmic Energy, Earth’s Life Forces,” by Mario Tama, with Leah Bell & Nick Frock; “Seeking Refuge,” by Karen O’Dowd; “Y Recycle?” by the St. Michaels YMCA; “Yarn Bombing” by Parker Herron; and “Fisher King” by Cole Meyerhoff.

The public is invited to come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at the W. Chew Ave. end of the Art Trail, at the park.

April 3—Curb and Sidewalk Project Begins

The Town has begun a long-awaited project to replace the broken and crumbling concrete curb and sidewalk in the 300-400 block of S. Talbot Street with ADA compliant granite curbs and brick sidewalks. As can happen with construction projects, once started it was determined by Talbot County that the sewer line needed to be replaced as well, adding a few days to the project.

Please expect delays and intermittent lane closures for the next several weeks as the project moves along. Call the Town Office if you have any concerns or questions at 410-745-9535. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated during this inconvenience.

May TBD, 6 p.m.—Informational Meeting for Running Festival

Public Notice
Informational Meeting for St. Michaels Running Festival

St. Michaels Running Festival staff will be holding an informational meeting on MAY TBD, 6-6:30 p.m. at the St. Michaels Public Library for St. Michaels business owners and residents.

TO BE DISCUSSED:
– Running Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 20
– Brief overview of parking and courses
– Review of race weekend timeline
– Open meeting to public for questions
– Community benefits of the event

Visit www.runstm.com for more information.

April 25, 10 a.m.—St. Michaels Garden Club

St. Michaels logo Spring FBCommunity Meeting, Tuesday, April 25th at 10 a.m. at the Christ Church Parish Hall

Join your neighbors for a meeting at 10 a.m. to talk about planning for this year with a presentation at 10:30 a.m. by guest speakers Warner & Jane Golde, founders of Lewes in Bloom. The “grass roots” award-winning beautification project started with seven enthusiast citizens and grew to a 12-month-a-year project with hundreds of volunteers.

Download a flyer.

April 26, 6 p.m.—COSM Legislative Session

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The second Wednesday is a public working session and begins at 6 p.m. The fourth Wednesday is a public legislative session and begins at 6:00 p.m.

FYI 18 Budget and Tax Rate, vote

Annexation of Rolles Range, George Brooks House

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office at 410-745-9535 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

May 10, 6 p.m.—COSM Working Session

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The second Wednesday is a public working session and begins at 6 p.m. The fourth Wednesday is a public legislative session and begins at 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office at 410-745-9535 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

May 26—Theater in the Park “Songs for a New World”

SFANW-5x5-Web-Image-v2Theatre in the Park
Directed by Kyler Taustin, Brown Box Theatre Project

ST. MICHAELS: Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Muskrat Park | 207 Willow Green Street
(In case of rain, go to the Christ Church, Etherton Hall, 103 Willow Street)
Be sure to put the Shakespeare in the Park performance of Hamlet on your calendar! Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s about one moment.”

Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking song
cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of
characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A
soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a
mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough
choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a
New World
begs to be liberated from the walls of a theater, and will
be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts
and Delmarva as Brown Box’s premier musical spectacular.

Songs for a New World is performed outdoors and seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, including weather updates and rain locations, visit www.brownboxtheatre.org

April 22, 2-6 p.m.—Classic Motor Museum “Grand Opening”

CMM CCDates: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 2-6 p.m.

The historic town of St. Michaels, Md. makes history again with a tribute to America’s love affair with the automobile and the open road. The Classic Motor Museum opens its doors to the public on April 22nd with a grand opening celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. It’s the only museum of its kind in the mid-Atlantic between Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and it has a unique educational mission.

Fans of classic vehicles will find a rotating collection that offer a different experience with each return visit.  The collection will include pre World War II classics, post WWII sports cars, and modern specialty cars like Corvettes, Mustangs and rat rods.  Visitors will also be able to pore over an extensive collection of motoring artifacts, including classic models and a comprehensive automotive library.   And it doesn’t end there.  The price of admission will support the non-profit museum’s mission to educate and train young people in the art and craft of classic vehicle restoration and maintenance. Classes are already underway. The grand opening is the culmination of five years of planning, fundraising and building. It began in the Spring of 2012 when Talbot County came to the Commissioners of St. Michaels looking for ideas to boost tourism. They came up with the concept of a classic motor museum, but decided it would be more than a tourist attraction. Museum President, Tad duPont, says, “Right from the start we saw the museum as a way to give back to the community.” In addition to the educational program, part of the museum proceeds will go to charitable organizations in the county, once the museum pays off its construction debt. It has all been made possible though the generosity of donors and volunteers.  duPont points out that not a single tax dollar has been spent on the museum.

The Grand Opening celebration will help. Tickets are $50 and will be available at the door, or through the museum website at http://www.classicmotormuseumstmichaels.org. In addition, the museum is selling raffle tickets to win a classic 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Roadster. Raffle tickets are $50 each and only 500 will be sold.

The Classic Motor Museum is located at 102 E. Marengo St. in St. Michaels. After the grand opening celebration, the museum will be open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday beginning April 27th.

May 21—Community Day at CBMM

52eaf788-7964-4d93-8c95-8e0c30d63bb8Dates: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices/Links: FREE

As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

Highlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

The day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award-winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at noon, and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

While enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

While at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs ARE NOT permitted on Museum grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs ARE permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.

For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit CBMM.