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The George Fox Forum Series consists of four monthly meetings that begin with a hearty supper follow by a TED Talk or a Quaker Video Speak. A fast moving panel discussion featuring: three members of Third Haven will share with you how they found their way to Quakerism. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and enjoy fellowship. The upcoming meeting features the topic of Equality, and will take place on February 26th at 6 pm at Third Havens Friends Meeting at 405 South Washington Street in Easton. Go to Third Haven Friends Meeting on Facebook to RSVP or call Dawn Atwater at 410-714-3371.
Children ages 8 and under and their adult caregivers are invited to a Family Dance Party at the Central Library in Denton. This program is designed to combine music and activities confidently, and express themselves creatively. A dance program can help build vocabulary, teach rhythm & rhyme, and create fun bonding moments for children and their caregivers. The Dance Party also fosters a place in the library for active children (no shushing). So put on your comfy shoes and clothes and dance the morning away with the kids on Thursday, February 18th from 10:30-11:30 am. Attendance is limited, so be sure to call 410-479-1343, Ext. 1 by Wednesday, February 17th before their dance card is filled.
Friday Nites in Caroline presents a free performance featuring the music group, Fox Twin Trilogy on Friday, February 19th at 7 pm at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton. For more information please contact the Library at 410-479-1343.
Active adults who enjoy meeting friends and sharing their love of the Chesapeake Bay are invited to a Volunteer Friend-raiser at the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, on Tuesday, February 16. The event is free, with limited seating and advanced registration needed. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, the Friend-raiser open house will include complimentary refreshments and the opportunity for prospective volunteers to learn more about docent volunteering opportunities, with emphasis on interpretive programs, public and school group tours, and training. Current docent volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer any questions during the event. There will be plenty of information on CBMM tours and training, as well as a great chance to mix and mingle with current volunteers and docents. This social event is free, with registration required by January 30 by contacting Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, February 12th, at the Queen Anne's County Library in Centreville- All youngsters may come in during the day to make Valentines for loved ones.
There will be a dance on Saturday, February 6th presented by USA Dance Easton, MD Chapter #6099 at the YMCA of the Chesapeake, on Peachblossom Road in Easton. There will be a Lindy Hop lesson with Lisa Swanson from 7:15-8:15 pm and dancing to music by DJ Alison Rawleigh from 8-10 pm.
The ChesAdventure program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offered on Saturdays beginning on February 6th and running through March 5th for ages 4-9. The program will feature Chesapeake-related games, crafts, stories and other activities. Each Chesapeake-themed class has two sessions: 10-12 noon for 4-6 years old and 1-3 pm for 7-9 year olds. You can find more information at cbmm.org
Office of Tourism hosting #ILoveQAC Photo Contest in February
The Queen Anne’s County Office of Tourism is hosting a photo contest that showcases reasons why people love living, working, and playing in Queen Anne’s County. The #ILOVEQAC Photo Contest will accept photos for submission February 5 - 29. After judging by a panel, the top three photos in each category announced March 4.
To enter the #ILOVEQAC Photo Contest, photos must have been taken in Queen Anne’s County on or after January 1, 2014. Eligible contestants must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the United States. The photographers of the top three photos in each category will be recognized at a Queen Anne’s County Commissioners meeting.
Entries may be submitted in the following categories:
- Natural Wonders - Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features
- Travel - Local towns, historical sites, people, festivals, activities
- People - Individuals from all walks of life living and enjoying life
- Queen Anne’s County Experience - capture the feeling of life and leisure
- Live•Work•Play "Green" - Environmental conservation, enrichment, tourism, awareness, eco-conscious visitor behavior
- Food - showcase the abundance of amazing seafood, agriculture and dining experiences
- Top contending and winning photos will be on display at the Chesapeake Heritage Visitor Center and other county facilities. Selected photos will be featured on Facebook and a People’s Choice Award. The winner will be determined based on the most social media “likes”.
To enter the contest, visit: http://qac.org/946/ILoveQAC-Photo-Contest or www.visitqueenannes.com and be sure to follow contest rules, submission instructions and details. You may also contact 410-604-2100 for more information. Laney Solomon, Tourism Manager of Queen Anne’s County, is excited to see Queen Anne’s County through the eyes of the locals and visitors alike!
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay have started taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies including all of your favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-so-dos, and Savannah Smiles, Rah-rah Raisins, and gluten-free Toffee-tastic. All Girl Scout Cookies are $4.00 per box with the exception of Toffee-tastics at $5 per box. Cookie booth sales begin on Friday, February 12th at local businesses throughout Delmarva. Girls also take donations of Girl Scout Cookies for Operation Taste of Home. Operation Taste of Home cookies are donated to our ARmed Forces and local agencies, such as food banks and pantries, blood banks, cancer centers and youth programs. For more information call 1-800-YUM-YUM2 or visit online at GSCB.org