Volunteer ‘keepers’ for 2019 season are sought

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation is looking to expand its roster of volunteer “keepers” at the Choptank River Lighthouse for the coming season. Keepers staff the Lighthouse on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between May and November. “Our volunteers serve as goodwill ambassadors not just for the Lighthouse, but for our whole community,” says Cassie […]

Edging plants add color and fragrance to a garden

Santolina or lavender cotton makes an attractive edging plant with unusually colored, fragrant foliage and cute little yellow flowers.

Edging plants, whether growing along a walkway, flower beds or some other spot, lend a decorative touch that can transform a garden from nice to lovely. Like a cake that’s delicious without garnishing, add frosting, rosettes and a happy wish written in butter cream, and you elevate it to a different sphere. Among the many […]

Artful March happenings at DCA

Coffeehouse performer Terry White

March 21 at 7 p.m., DCA welcomes David Mercier, M.S. L.Ac., Acupuncturist for a talk on mindfulness and creativity. This talk is part of the “100 Choptanks” exhibit that showcases mindfulness and art through photographs by John Lewis. Mr. Mercier is the author of award-winning A Beautiful Medicine, which is also used as the text […]

C-SD seniors will present ‘Shrek the Musical’

The cast of C-SD’s “Shrek the Musical” is ready to perform the Class of 2019’s play March 14-17.

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge- South Dorchester High School class of 2019 will present “Shrek the Musical” on March 14 through 17, one of the most technically involved shows that C-SD has ever produced. Shrek features many elaborate sets, extensive character makeup, and a giant dragon, just to name a few of the surprises in store […]

NDHS play ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is this week

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The cast of North Dorchester High School's senior class play, "Beauty and the Beast," gathered for a photo in full costume.

SHILOH — Fans of musical theater will have a treat this week, when the North Dorchester High School Class of 2019 presents, “Beauty and the Beast”. Shows will begin tomorrow and continue through Sunday. Finishing touches were being made in rehearsals last week, when ND teacher and play Technical Director Adam Wilson said, “We chose […]

Community sessions focus on volunteers

Crew members of the Nathan of Dorchester are looking for shipmates.

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Skipjack Committee will host three one-hour community education sessions in Talbot and Dorchester counties. These community sessions are a great opportunity to learn about the history of skipjacks, oystering and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries. Dates, times, and locations are listed below. Refreshment will be served at […]

Happenings at DCA

Hand-crafted dolls from the “I Am My Sister” collection by A. Renee Designs

Dorchester Center for the Arts offers monthly exhibits featuring a variety of art forms. Weekly exhibit hours are Tuesday – Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission. Currently on exhibit through Feb. 23, “Woven through Time: Fiber Arts Past and Present” offers an […]

Hands-on art at DCA

Fiber Arts instructor Windy Karpavage with her felted wool bags.

Dorchester Center for the Arts maintains a full schedule of instructional arts classes in a variety of mediums as well as special workshops and concerts. Numerous opportunities await to learn something new this winter, enhance existing skills, or experience a performance. Visit DCA online for complete schedule: www.dorchesterarts.org. The following classes are now open for […]

Academy Art Museum displays students’ art

submitted to dorchester banner/amy steward Student work from Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions.

EASTON – The Academy Art Museum opened its 2019 Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions on Feb. 1. The annual Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibitions highlight the artistic talents of students in grades kindergarten through 12 from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, […]

Fiber Arts February at DCA

Loom weaving with Michelle Follett

Greetings everyone! It’s good to be back. My deep appreciation goes out to Gloria Rojas for penning this column for so many weeks, and to Sylvia Windsor for her understanding and flexibility that allowed us to continue to share the arts at DCA with the community. A creative winter continues, with a focus on fiber […]