Category Archives: Denton

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer Reading kicks off at the Caroline County Public Library

Caroline County Public Library
June 3, 2016

Have some free fun at your Caroline County Public Library this summer. Sign up now at your favorite library location to read your way through summer, as you play games, win prizes, and beat the heat at cool programs!

• Magic comes to the library on June 16, 2016 as Mike Rose brings his “SPORT-acular Magic” presentation.
• Don’t miss the exciting dancing warriors of Capoeira is Culture: Dance and Martial Arts from Brazil on June 21, 2016.
• The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre presents “Bananas” on June 23, 2016. Join the fun; these puppets encourage audience participation!

Each of these programs will be held at the Central Library in Denton at 11:00am. No registration necessary.

There are many more upcoming Summer Reading programs, including Library Olympics for ages 5-8 at the Branches, playgroup at the library, STEM programs and much more. Some require registration, so pick up a Summer Reading flier at the library, call 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org today! All programs are FREE.

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Caroline County clergy learn about hospice resources

Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation
May 12, 2016

On May 12, 2016 Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation hosted a breakfast meeting with clergy from Caroline County. The group met at the Caroline Hospice Home in Denton.

During opening conversations Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain for Compass Regional Hospice, discussed with her colleagues how her work with hospice patients supports the work of clergy of all denominations.

“We understand that for many people a terminal illness is a time when patients and their families turn to their spiritual beliefs for comfort,” says Rev. Greenwell. “We want to be a resource for ministers and lay people, who may be trusted confidantes as their parishioners make decisions about how to live their final months of life.”

Heather Guerieri, executive director for Compass Regional Hospice, provided an overview of the services available to people of all ages in Caroline County. She also explained how the Bridges pre-hospice program is a resource for people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness when they are not yet ready medically or emotionally for hospice.

Rhonda Knotts, grief services coordinator for Compass Regional Hospice, discussed the menu of services offered to people who are grieving the death of a loved one through the Hope & Healing Center. These services include individual and group counseling, support groups, and Camp New Dawn, a summer healing retreat for children, teens and families.

Heidi Plutschak, executive director for Caroline Hospice Foundation, closed the meeting by describing how the foundation raises funds that partially cover the cost of providing hospice care in Caroline County. The foundation, which owns the Caroline Hospice Home, also relies on financial support from the community to supplement the cost of maintaining this three-room residential hospice center.

For more information about Compass Regional Hospice and the hospice and grief support services available in Caroline, Kent and Queen Anne’s County, call 443-262-4100 or visit www.compassregionalhospice.org. To support the fundraising efforts of Caroline Hospice Foundation, call 410-479-3500 or visit carolinehospice.com.

Photo: Staff from Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation hosted a breakfast meeting with clergy at the Caroline Hospice Home. Pictured are (left to right), seated, Rev. Karen Handy, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton; Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain, Compass Regional Hospice; Pastor Marie Coulbourne, Chestnut Grove and Bloomy Methodist Churches, Federalsburg; Deacon Bill Nickum, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Ridgely and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Denton; Pastor Doug Morley, Bethel Wesleyan Church, Goldsboro; and Pastor Dawn Lare, Church of the Brethren, Denton; standing, from Compass Regional Hospice, Christie Gessford, RN, director, clinical services; Sharon Loving, LCSW-C, supervisor, support services; Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief services coordinator and counselor; Heather Guerieri, executive director; from Caroline Hospice Foundation, Laura Harris, president, board of directors; and Heidi Plutschak, executive director.

Staff from Compass Regional Hospice and Caroline Hospice Foundation hosted a breakfast meeting with clergy at the Caroline Hospice Home. Pictured are (left to right), seated, Rev. Karen Handy, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Denton; Rev. Nancy Greenwell, chaplain, Compass Regional Hospice; Pastor Marie Coulbourne, Chestnut Grove and Bloomy Methodist Churches, Federalsburg; Deacon Bill Nickum, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Ridgely and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Denton; Pastor Doug Morley, Bethel Wesleyan Church, Goldsboro; and Pastor Dawn Lare, Church of the Brethren, Denton; standing, from Compass Regional Hospice, Christie Gessford, RN, director, clinical services; Sharon Loving, LCSW-C, supervisor, support services; Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief services coordinator and counselor; Heather Guerieri, executive director; from Caroline Hospice Foundation, Laura Harris, president, board of directors; and Heidi Plutschak, executive director. – Contributed Photo

Library offers free computer classes for job seekers

Caroline County Public Library
March 2016

Enhance your job seeking skills at this four-part series designed to help you get a job! Each session, held on four consecutive Mondays, from 2-3pm, covers a different topic:

April 4 – Business email
April 11 – Google job searching techniques
April 18 – Using our FREE online Gale Courses (offering certificates of completion)
April 25 – Promoting yourself with Social Media

All classes are held in the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library Computer Lab in Denton. For information or to register, please call 410-479-1343, Ext. 1 or email info@carolib.org.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes to Caroline County!

Caroline County Library
October 2015

Celebrate the kick-off of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Caroline County on October 31, 2015 10am-noon, at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton. Join us for snacks and crafts at 10am and then watch the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre perform their puppet show, “The Three Not-So-Little Pigs Meet the Halloween Witch,” at 11am.

Imagination Library will send a FREE BOOK in the mail every month until your child’s fifth birthday! You can register your child for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library at any branch of the Caroline County Public Library, or online at www.imaginationlibrary.com. Sign up today; the time you spend reading with your children opens their minds to faraway places and exciting adventures, and sets them on the pathway to lifelong learning.

Dr. Who Night for all ages at the Library!

Caroline County Public Library
October 16, 2015

Calling all Whovians…Dr. Who Night for all ages at the Library!

Jump in your TARDIS, put on your bowtie and head over to the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton for a night of Dr. Who fun!

Fans of all ages are invited to enjoy Dr. Who-themed food, play trivia games, watch an episode and win prizes on October 23 at 7:00pm.

So don’t hide behind the sofa! “Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan,” and bring the whole family to the library for some wibbly wobbly, time-y wimey fun.

Free “Money Talks” financial empowerment program for women at the library

Caroline County Library
October 2015

Are you in charge of your money? Do you want to be? Empower yourself!

Join UMD educator, Melissa Leiden Welsh, for a series of “Money Talks” to be held on four Thursday evenings at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton. Topics include credit reports, ID theft and protection, budget basics and small steps to saving/investing.

Sessions meet Oct. 22 & 29 and Nov. 12 & 19, 6:30-7:30pm. This program is free; for more information or to sign up, please call Laura Powell at 410-479-1343 X161 or email lpowell@carolib.org.

Second Saturday’s at the Artsway

Caroline County Council of Arts

Second Saturday’s at the Artsway
Saturday October 10, 2-4pm

The Foundry community art gallery will offer a pumpkin painting activity with Foundry artist, Barbara Donnon. Small pumpkins will be provided or bring a pumpkin or two for painting. This activity is free and open to all ages.

The Artsway is located on Fourth Street, between Market and Gay Streets in Denton. Demonstrations and activities from a variety of artists are typically held either at The Foundry community arts gallery (401 Market St.), FACES (7 N. Fourth St.) or at the Community Demonstration Garden (behind FACES next to the Town Municipal Parking Lot near Fourth and Gay streets). For more information please contact the Caroline County Council of Arts at 410-479-1009.

2nd annual Tats for Tails Block Party

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE HOTTEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH FROM 11 – 3PM

Caroline County Humane Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Tats for Tails Block Party. This year we will be closing off the 1st and 2nd block of Market St to hold our event.

We will have vendors, adoptable pets, music, food, dunking booth, bounce houses, face painting, miniature horses and of course adults will be welcome to go get tattooed at Black Anchor Tattoo with a percentage of the price going to the Caroline County Humane Society.

Free to attend and a great event for the whole family!!

Bluebird house painting at the Denton Community Demonstration Garden and a mosaic activities at The Foundry

Caroline County Council of Arts
September 10, 2015

Second Saturday!
Bluebird house painting at the Denton Community Demonstration Garden and a mosaic activities
at The Foundry

On Saturday, September 12, 2-4pm, there are several activities for the public to enjoy at the Denton Artsway in downtown Denton. These activities are free and open to all ages.

Come and have some fun at the community garden! The Denton Community Demonstration Garden (DCDG) is partnering with Mid-Shore Riverkeepers to paint the bluebird houses that they made last month for the community garden as part of the garden’s “Come Grow with Us” series. Materials will be provided.

The Foundry community art gallery will be hosting a mosaic activity with Foundry artist Joanne Gelles. Materials will be provided for participants to do some mosaics as well as grout the dragonfly tiles that were made last month.

The Artsway is located on Fourth Street, between Market and Gay Streets in Denton. Demonstrations and activities from a variety of artists are typically held either at The Foundry community arts gallery (401 Market St.), FACES (7 N. Fourth St.) or at the Community Demonstration Garden (behind FACES next to the Town Municipal Parking Lot near Fourth and Gay streets). For more information please contact the Caroline County Council of Arts at 410-479-1009 or visit www.carolinearts.org. Sign up for the CCCA e-newsletter at carolinearts.org, or friend us on facebook for more details.

Free family movie ”Cinderella” at the Central Library in Denton

Central Library in Denton
September 1, 2015

Free family movie ”Cinderella” at the Central Library in Denton

Fall in love with Cinderella all over again in this 2015 live-action version of the classic animated movie. Popcorn, ice cream and punch will be provided. Admission is free.

Friday September 25, 7:00pm at the Central Library in Denton. For more information, please call 410-479-1343.