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November 2020

Oxford Walks 21654

November 14, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Virtual

Can you walk the number of miles in your zip code? Probably not, but collectively we can. The Oxford Community Center and the Oxford Volunteer Fire Company are sponsoring a virtual walk, Oxford Walks 21654, beginning on November 14 through the end of April 2021. The goal is to walk a collective 21,654 miles and to stay healthy as a community. Anyone can participate and it does not have to be in Oxford. One does not need to be a…

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January 2021

Stories Love Music’s Caregiver Program

January 27 @ 11:00 am - February 24 @ 12:00 pm
Zoom

Stories Love Music Presents "The Joy of Creative Engagement for Caregivers", a free creative engagement program for caregivers who care for senior citizens with dementia, stress management and creative tools for joy in caregiving.  A one hour session every Wednesday at 11AM on Zoom. You must register to attend this five-week series. Go to www.storieslovemusic.com.

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February 2021

Doc, I Need a Drink with Ron Lesher, PhD

February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

A Philatelist (stamp collector) looks at the lead-up to National Prohibition, the period of National Prohibition (1920-1933), and the era of 3.2 beverage alcohol (April 7 - December 4, 1933). The primary lens will be the tax stamps used to show the payment of the tax on legal alcohol during those three periods. In the lead-up to National Prohibition, we will also be looking at stamps and labels issued by the associations fighting against the Prohibition forces and the measure…

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20,000 Years of History from One Oyster Reef in the Choptank River

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

This presentation will use a sonar-mapped oyster reef from the dock of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, MD to illustrate, geologically, what the Bay looked like in this vicinity of the Choptank River from 20,000 years ago (when the sea level was 300 feet lower) until now.  You will see the Choptank as an energetic, flowing, meandering river; the subsequent incursion of saltwater into the Chesapeake Bay; and sea level reaching its present level from 6,000 years ago. The presentation…

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Chesapeake Crabs: The Story of the Bay’s Most Iconic Seafood

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Kate Livie explores the diverse story of the Bay's staple seafood, blue crabs. Crabs reveal the complex, deeply nuanced connection between the Bay’s environment and the Chesapeake people and how that relationship has transformed due to industry, adaptation, pollution and climate change. She also explores the foodways and history of the beautiful swimmer— a story of diversity, from enslaved cooks who created our Chesapeake cuisine flavored by the tastes of the diaspora, to modern-day packing houses powered by H2B migrant…

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Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore

February 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

Birds and Birding on the Eastern Shore: Special Birds in Special Places with Wayne Bell, PhD in collaboration with the Pickering Creek Audubon Center Got waterfowl? Want to see some loons and gannets? How about a warbler or two and maybe even an elusive rail? A “yes” to any or all of these questions qualifies you for this course, with no birding experience necessary. We will observe these groups of birds and more, each serving as a prelude to a…

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Mixing Art and Science

February 6 @ 12:00 am
CBMM, 213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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On four Saturdays this winter, young mariners ages 4–9 are invited to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., to participate in CBMM’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Team. Class sizes are limited, with advanced registration needed. Each week, STEAM Team participants will join an experienced educator in a hands-on exploration incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math with the arts. Two sessions will be held each week, one from 10am–noon for children ages 4 to 6, and…

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Doc, I Need a Drink with Ron Lesher, PhD

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom

A Philatelist (stamp collector) looks at the lead-up to National Prohibition, the period of National Prohibition (1920-1933), and the era of 3.2 beverage alcohol (April 7 - December 4, 1933). The primary lens will be the tax stamps used to show the payment of the tax on legal alcohol during those three periods. In the lead-up to National Prohibition, we will also be looking at stamps and labels issued by the associations fighting against the Prohibition forces and the measure…

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Hemingway: An Examination of Selected Short Stories

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom

Hemingway wrote often about hunting and fishing, war settings, bullfights and boxing, and domestic situations. Readers seem to either love his stories or to hate them. In this course, we will explore the import and highly dramatized tension created by his predominantly objective point of view, frequently in dialogue without any comment by the narrator. We will discuss Hemingway’s fiction and how his life affected his writing.  The aim of this course is to introduce some main themes that run throughout…

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How Newspapers Reported the American Civil War

February 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

FIGHTING WORDS: How Newspapers Reported the American Civil War from the Polarized Perspectives of North vs South with Stephen A. Goldman, DDS 1861 began with the United States internally fractured as never before in its history. This polarization of thoughts, customs, and politics led to the deadliest war in American history, the Civil War. This course will use the "magic carpet" of original historical newspapers to show visually how North and South covered the Civil War from very different perspectives…

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