Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade thrills crowds

CAMBRIDGE – The 71st Annual Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade took place Saturday evening, delighting crowds lining the streets of downtown. Led by a color guard from the Cambridge Police Department, the parade included elected officials, many fire departments – some with the latest equipment, others driving well maintained antique vehicles – school bands and Santa Claus […]

Christmas events fill local calendar

CAMBRIDGE — Thanksgiving is past and the Christmas season is officially underway. The county’s calendar has plenty on it to keep families and friends busy celebrating — and just about everything is free. • The 71st Annual Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. The floats and marchers will proceed […]

Holiday happenings at DCA

The season of thanks and giving is upon us. Everyone here at DCA extends a heartfelt thanks to the community for your support. Donors and sponsors, visitors and volunteers, stage performers, program participants and presenters – the entire creative circle we call family. We extend to you our gratitude – we are not a community […]

Local dancers to perform in Orlando

CAMBRIDGE — The Eastern Shore Dance Academy, under the direction of Jessica Hindman has selected a group of 27 dancers to perform at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 24. The group of dancers ages range from 5 to 18 have been rehearsing since January and have been planning the trip since September 2018. […]

Practicing for the Christmas season

CAMBRIDGE — On May 31, 2019 the Chorus of Dorchester presented a concert in the sanctuary of Immanuel United Church of Christ. The concert entitled “Make A Joyful Noise!” was planned to benefit the Choral Programs of Dorchester County high schools; North Dorchester High School (under the direction of Sabra Steward) and Cambridge-South Dorchester High […]

Kite Festival held at Sailwinds Park East

CAMBRIDGE — The Annual Kite Festival at Sailwinds Park East, next to the Visitor’s Center on the banks of the Choptank River, took place on Sunday afternoon. With cool temperatures, sunny skies and a steady breeze, the weather was just about perfect for the event. Families brought out many young children to fly their own […]

Donors needed for Christmas parade

CAMBRIDGE — It’s only about a month to go before the 71st Annual Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade, and, “We still need donors to pull off our event,” a statement from organizers said last week. This year’s theme is “Christmas Past & Present.” The event, held on the first Saturday of December each year, is brought […]

Gallery of gifts opens at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts welcomes the traditional holiday show and sale “Wednesday Morning Artists and Friends Gallery of Gifts” in the galleries for November and December, inspired by the theme “Water Moves Us.” This seasonal favorite features an extensive selection of handcrafted items from local and regional artists, perfect for thoughtful gift-giving. A variety […]

Grant Opportunities at DCA

The Dorchester Center for the Arts serves as the designated county arts council for Dorchester. Twice a year funding received from the State is granted to nonprofit organizations in Dorchester for arts activities and events through DCA’s Community Arts Grants program. These funds, allocated by the Maryland State Arts Council, are intended to encourage arts […]

Water/Ways exhibit opens at DCA

CAMBRIDGE — The ribbon was cut Friday on the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. The traveling display is one of only six in the state, and features local contributions. The exhibit highlights the area’s deep ties to water in its history, culture and commerce. Among the displays are items from […]