September 17—Kirkin o’ the Tartan

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Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

Don’t miss the pageantry of this great Scottish tradition.  Don your tartan and come join us!  Plan on meeting up at 10:00 AM to process in for the 10:15 AM Service.  Ice Cream by Highland Creamery will follow immediately on the lawn.

September 19, 9 a.m.—Children’s Art Day

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Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

It’s that time once again for your budding Picassos to join the St. Michaels Art League in their annual Children’s Art Day. This year the event is on Saturday, September 16th from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn of St. Lukes Methodist Church, 304 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD. This event is free and open to all children from Kindergarten to the 8th grade. The materials, including acrylic paints, art panels, brushes and easels, will be provided by the Art League and our members will offer assistance. It is recommended that your children wear old clothes.

Please come and join us for a fun morning of painting in beautiful St. Michaels, sponsored by the SMAL, the Talbot Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Any questions call Joan Cranor, Chairperson of Children’s Art Day for St. Michaels Art League, at 410-310-8382 or email

SMAL is supported in part by the Talbot Arts Council with revenue from the Maryland State Council of the Arts.

September 24—St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance

Reunion of Eastern Shore Style Icons is Eight Years in the Making

Elegance canvassed the grounds of Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond Thursday night as St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance Chairman Luke L. Phipps announced that the Concours, presented by August Classics, will once again be held on this famously idyllic waterfront property on September 22-24, 2017.

Now in its 11th year, the internationally acclaimed St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance in fact opened on the grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin back in 2007 in partnership with Concours Founding Chairman George Walish. It took place there through 2009, but as residents of the mid-shore will no doubt recall, the classic car competition has moved around over subsequent years.

Inn at Perry Cabin interim General Manager Klaus Kabelitz and team couldn’t be happier to welcome back the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. “We look forward to hosting classic car enthusiasts from near and far,” says Kabelitz. “St. Michaels is truly the gem of the Chesapeake Bay, and we hope that people find the Inn to be a gem within St. Michaels. Hosting the Concours is just one way we’d like to help position and promote this town as a premier destination in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

The St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance showcases some of the finest automobiles from around the world every year. Last year’s Best in Show winner was a 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster that took owners Albert and Barbara Mason 15 years to personally restore. Collectors compete on an invitation-only basis and to qualify, their luxury cars must meet strict standards, such as having won similarly prestigious awards previously. The St. Michaels Concours has been dubbed by some as one of the top 10 such events in the United States, and Walish has called it the “Pro-Bowl” to Pebble Beach’s “Super Bowl” of classic motorcar competitions.

Local volunteers of the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance celebrated an historic return home to St. Michaels in 2016 through a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and are delighted by their recent partnership with the newly founded Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels.

“But in order for the Concours to reach its full potential,” says Phipps, “it has to be back at Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond. The Inn’s historic nature, its beautiful 200-year-old gardens and its grandeur are the perfect backdrop for an event that has style at its core.” Phipps adds, “With Chef MacDonald’s culinary expertise and commitment to local ingredients, we’ll be able to debut in 2017 an enhanced VIP and entrants gallery, which will feature a gourmet garden party with live music, flowing champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres.”

The Concours will continue its partnership with the Maritime Museum in 2017, too, with plans to continue to host the classic and antique boat showings at the Museum’s Fogg’s Cove Landing, as well as additional activities including, for the first time, classic automobiles for sale.

“That partnership remains particularly important to us,” adds Phipps, “as the beneficiary of the 2017 Concours will be the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels, and both the Motor Museum and Maritime Museum prioritize education for local kids and young adults. The lack of vocation-technical education in our tri-county area is a real concern of ours, and when the Motor Museum opens in March, we look forward to launching an automotive educational program much like the Maritime Museum’s boatbuilding one.”

Tickets for the 2017 St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance will go on sale in July and be available on the event’s website at

Mark your calendar for a day of casual elegance, Senior Award winning automobiles, food, refreshment, and celebration.

Tickets will go on sale June 1, 2017 at

All proceeds benefit the new Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels.

September TBD—St. Luke’s UMC Craft Show & Book Sale

Date: Saturday, September TBD, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

September TBD—Unity Day & Community Cookout

Unity DayDate: Saturday, September TBD from 11-4

Neighborly Community Cookout, everyone welcome! Music, fun and fellowship! The St. Michaels Community Center is joining forces with the St. Michaels Police Department and the Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity, founders of Unity Day, to make our annual block party even more of a celebration of community. Between our location at 103 Railroad Ave. in St. Michaels and the United Methodist Church on Freemont St., we’ll host an outdoor cookout, dance and games for neighbors and friends to enjoy. Hope to see you there!

October TBD, 10 a.m.—St. Michaels FaithFest

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 4.22.14 PMDate: Saturday, October TBD, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: St. Luke’s Methodist Church, St. Michaels MD

St. Michaels FaithFest showcases a variety of local Christian musical talent, outreach ministries, children’s activities, blessing of the animals, food, fun, and fellowship.

Faith Fest was started in 2010 by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in St. Michaels, MD to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music and ministry. It is a faith-based music and arts festival held at two venues in St. Michaels, MD, St. Luke’s Church grounds and Muskrat Park. Church representatives from St. Michaels, Easton, Tilghman and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate.

For more information, visit

October TBD— S.M.Y.L.E. Golf Tournament

PrintThanks to everyone who supported S.M.Y.L.E. by attending the Crab Feast in September!

Golf Tournament, October TBD, Harbourtowne, $125 per person.

Proceeds benefit St. Michaels Youth & Law Enforcement (S.M.Y.L.E.)

For info call 410-745-9500 or 410-745-5557.

October 6-8—Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival & Maritime Model Expo

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Sat. & Sun., 10 am-5 pm

Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting the 35th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and the Maritime Model Expo as a combined event on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.

Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes and maritime models. Check out the model pond and boats on land or watch many of these one-of-a-kind vessels race along the Miles River along CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus. The event is free for CBMM members or with general admission and features small craft both on and off the water, a demonstration pond, model races, engaging exhibits, kids’ activities, food and more. More info on the CBMM Events Calendar or call 410-745-2916.

October 6 & 7—Christ Church Fall Rummage Sale

a8f4bbcd128d4a93a98ee7195a8efe56Dates: Donations will be accepted Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, October 2-4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Parish House. SHOPPING HOURS: Friday, October 6 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Location: Christ Church, Episcopal Parish

The time has come to clean out your closets, your attic, and your garage while giving back to our community. We are looking for furniture, kitchenware, and linens, gently used fall/winter clothing for women, men and children, shoes, jewelry, books, art work, and toys. And if that “special outfit” is no longer special, please donate to our women’s boutique. We are also looking for volunteers to join us in this fun and worthwhile event to assist during the week by accepting donations, setting up and organizing, providing lunch for the our hard working team, and working during the sale itself. We also encourage everyone to come and shop—you may find that hidden treasure! And remember, all proceeds from the sale are donated to charities assisting children, families and the elderly. For more information, contact Judy Sandground, 703-408-1890.

Fall Rummage Sale! THE MOVIE! Watch a fun video here!

October TBD, 7 a.m.—Fire Department Flea Market

The Fall Flea Market will be Saturday, October 8th doors open at 7:00am. Rain or Shine, 75 tables of treasures, something for everyone, all under one roof! For more info, visit