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Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm to Host Holiday Open House December 10th

Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm
December 2016

Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm invites you to celebrate the season at their Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event, which takes place at the Farm Store located at 24480 Pinetown Road in Preston, features farm tours, unique holiday gifts, seasonal refreshments and more.

From luxurious alpaca apparel to children’s toys crafted from alpaca fiber, you’ll find a gift for everyone on your list at this family-friendly event. Alpaca fleece is a soft and durable fiber that is renowned for it’s hypoallergenic qualities, and the Farm Store is stocked with a fantastic assortment of new inventory. Shoppers will find an array of alpaca products, including scarves, hats, sweaters, vests, toys, raw fiber and the wonderfully soft and warm Paca-Socks!

Those who come to the Holiday Open House will also have a chance to meet the growing herd of Huacaya Alpacas at Outstanding Dreams. Phil and Vickie, owners of the farm, are eager to share their love and knowledge of the gentle animals with visitors.

“We encourage everyone to come out and learn about the wonderful world of Alpacas,” says Liske. “But be warned, they will steal your heart.”

For more information on the Holiday Open House or to plan a visit to Outstanding Dreams Farm, please contact Phil and Vickie at (410) 673-2002. More information is also available at

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Homestead Manor Assisted Living Honors Veteran’s with Free Crab Cake Luncheon

Homestead Manor Assisted Living

“Offering Seniors Life in Full Bloom”

Denton, MD (October 6, 2016)

In honor of Veteran’s Day Homestead Manor Assisted Living is hosting a free crab cake luncheon for all veterans and anyone considering assisted living on Thursday, November 10th at noon. The luncheon will feature a short presentation along with a guided tour of the newly remodeled resident suites followed by the crab cake luncheon. Reserve your space today by calling Michelle Pepper at 410-479-2273.

This is the second annual Veteran’s Day luncheon Homestead Manor has hosted to honor veteran’s and raise awareness of their assisted living facility. “We liked to honor our veteran’s by hosting this luncheon and information session. Many veterans and their families feel they cannot afford assisted living or even know there is assisted living support provided by VA said Christine Harrington, Executive Director.

Homestead Manor Assisted Living is founded on the principles of acceptance, compassion, care, and love, Homestead Manor is an assisted living facility dedicated to providing a caring community environment across all levels of care associated with retirement living. Our mission is to support independence, comfort, dignity and safety in an individualized home-like setting resulting in a high quality life experience.

About Homestead Manor Assisted Living
Homestead Manor Assisted Living offers personalized care for your loved one. Over 50
spacious resident suites, each with their own private patio and fully accessible bathrooms.
State of the art infrastructure through Care Tracker and Medication Management assures your
love one is well taken care of along with on-site doctor visits and physical therapy. Residents
enjoy a full range of activities and social activities so they can live life in full bloom.
Homestead Manor is located at 410 Colonial Drive, Denton, MD 21629 For more information
call 410-479-CARE(2273) or

15th Annual Chrome City Ride is July 31, 2016

15th Annual Chrome City Ride

From custom and classic to a few concept luxury vehicles, the 15th Annual Chrome City Ride is set to take place on Sunday, July 31st 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Benedictine School in Ridgely. All motorcycles, street rods and custom cars are invited to participate.

Each year the event draws hundreds of motorcycles, street rods and custom cars from around the region to raise money for Benedictine’s annual fund needs that includes tuition assistance, technology tools and renovation projects on campus.

Riders gathering at designated registration locations in Laurel, Annapolis, Salisbury and Easton will cruise in police escort convoys to the Benedictine School campus. Spectators will get the chance to hear the roar of vehicles as riders come down the mile drive onto campus.

On display at this year’s event will be a 1941 Willys Pro-Street Coupe, a unique donation from a New Jersey car collector with an appraised value of $72,000. The hot rod will go to the highest bidder through an online auction on Ebay Motors.

Scheduled activities include raffles prizes which include a weekend stay in an Affinia Hotel in New York City and the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Md., along with door prizes, car contests and foo. According to event chairman Spud Blake, the event is organized and produced by volunteers, primarily from state and local law enforcement.

“We are so appreciative of the committee members who help put on this event each year,” said Blake. “The excitement these folks have brought to the campus at Benedictine over the last fourteen years is impressive.”

The event’s $25-per-rider registration fee provides each rider with an official Ride T-shirt, catered lunch, and entertainment and a day of fun showing off their chrome to an appreciative crowd.

Spectators are also welcome, and their $25 registration fee also provides them with an official Ride T-shirt, lunch and a day of fun. Everyone goes home with something!

Riders are expected to arrive on campus around 11:00 a.m. The event ends at 2 p.m.

To register, visit Chrome City Ride at or call 410-634-2292.

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 today! All programs are FREE.


Adkins Arboretum Announces ‘Native Table’ Raffle

Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY, MD—May 22, 2016)

Winner will receive exquisite dining experience for 20

Early-afternoon brunch en plein air with fall leaves drifting lazily to the forest floor…a sunset dinner on the wetland overlook set to a serenade of spring peepers…indulgent desserts in the Native Plant Nursery’s lush greenhouse. These delights are what winners of Adkins Arboretum’s Native Table raffles can anticipate.

Beginning this spring, the Arboretum will hold two Native Table raffles annually. Winners will receive a seasonal dining experience for 20 inspired by the Arboretum’s wild edibles. Only 100 tickets will be sold per raffle, with proceeds used to support the Arboretum’s mission of conserving the Chesapeake Bay region’s native landscapes.

The winner of the first Native Table raffle will receive Brunch Under the Branches, a decadent brunch for 20 catered by chef Steve Konopelski of Turnbridge Point Bed & Breakfast. Guests will indulge in offerings inspired by the field and forest, including wild onion frittata, banana and black walnut muffins, sassafras sweet tea, highbush blueberry cobbler, and field greens garnished with wood sorrel in a sumac vinaigrette.

Konopelski is a classically trained pastry chef and couture wedding cake designer who graduated at the top of his class from the prestigious French Culinary Institute. A former Broadway performer, he infuses his creations with passion and artistry. His love of performing and ability to connect with people have made Konopelski a popular teacher whose love of teaching is almost matched by his love of baking. Konopelski and his husband, Rob Griffith, own and operate Turnbridge Point, an upscale bed and breakfast and event venue in Denton.

Brunch Under the Branches will be held under the Arboretum’s new education pavilion on Sun., Sept. 18 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ticket sales are underway and will end on Thurs., June 30 or when all 100 tickets are sold. The winner will be selected by a random drawing on Fri., July 1. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0. for more information.

Free Library Movie Night! “Zootopia” at Library in Federalsburg

Caroline County Public Library
May 20, 2016

Cheer on Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, as she jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with a scam-artist fox to solve the mystery.

Disney fans of all ages are invited to the Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg to watch Zootopia (PG) on Friday, June 10 at 6pm.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 410-754-8397 or visit

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

Ellie Altman to Receive Conservation Landscaping Award

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
October 30, 2015

On November 12, 2015, Ellie Altman, recently retired Director of Adkins Arboretum, will become the second recipient of the Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award. The award, given by the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC), a regional non-profit, recognizes Altman for her role in the conception of the CCLC, her long time commitment to conservation landscaping and environmental education, and the recent publication of the book “Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide”, by Barbara W. Ellis.

The award will be presented by Britt Slattery, the recipient of the previous award who was also instrumental in founding the CCLC. The presentation will take place at the Welcome Dinner preceding CCLC’s 2015 Turning a New Leaf Conference on Friday, November 13, at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, Maryland. The conference educates professionals on sustainable landscaping and development best practices.

The Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award was created by the CCLC to honor former Council chair and Maryland naturalist and educator, Marcy Damon. Damon passed away in 2013 from acute myeloid leukemia. Damon spent many years contributing passionately to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s effort to “Save the Bay,”
and her dedication to sustainable landscaping, habitat preservation, and environmental education was inspirational.

Altman, as Director of the Adkins Arboretum, steered the mission towards educating the public about conservation landscaping, played a role overseeing the First Stop for the Bay campaign, and oversaw the project to create the book “Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide”, which took several years from idea to fruition. The book is a comprehensive guide on how to create more eco-friendly landscapes.

CCLC encourages individuals, businesses and organizations to join the non-profit organization. For more information and to register for the dinner and the conference, visit

About the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
CCLC is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to researching, promoting, and educating the public about conservation-based gardening and landscaping practices in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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.

Symposium for students and parents on current drug/alcohol trends at Chesapeake College

Queen Anne’s County Drug Free Coalition
September 2015

Thursday- October 1st, the Queen Anne’s County Drug Free Coalition will sponsor a symposium for students and parents on current drug/alcohol trends. There will be lots of resources and helpful presentations.

The event starts at 6pm at the Todd Performing Arts Center (Chesapeake College).

Visit www.facebook.comQACDFC or for more information.

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