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Dorchester County Events in November 2019

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 am

Water/Ways Exhibit

Through November 30

Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High Street, Cambridge

The Water/Ways traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element. Hours are as follows: Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, noon-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 410-228-3575 for additional information or visit visitdorchester.org/waterways.

Life on the Choptank River Lighthouse

November 2 • 11 a.m.

Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge

In a discussion sponsored by the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, Jack Messick will share memories of day-to-day life on a screwpile lighthouse. Jack’s father, Harold, was the last live-aboard keeper of the original Choptank River Lighthouse, which stood near the mouth of the Tred Avon River up until the 1960s. Jack lived on the lighthouse for two weeks at a stretch to help his father. Free of charge. Call 410-228-3575.

Reading Social

November 2 • 10 a.m.-Noon

Dorchester County Public Library, 303 Gay Street, Cambridge

A monthly reading group for youth ages 2 to 12 years. Read to a volunteer or parents or be read to. Each participant will receive a book to take home. There will be a themed arts and crafts activity and healthy snacks. Organized by Harvesting Hope Youth and Family Wellness, the group meets the first Saturday of the month at the library. Free. Call 443-351-4846.

Bluegrass Jam

November 4 • 7-10 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 303 Main Street, Hurlock

On the first Monday of every month, join in the Bluegrass Jam from 7 to 10 p.m. Bluegrass musicians and fans welcome. Donations accepted for the benefit of St. Andrews food bank.

Family Fun Day at the Boatworks

November 2 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Richardson Maritime Museum, 103 Hayward Street, Cambridge

Explore the boat building heritage of Dorchester County through exhibits and hands-on activities at Ruark Boatworks. For details, call 410-228-3575.

Holiday Banners and Wreaths Installation

November 9 • 9 a.m.-Noon

Volunteers are needed with swapping out banners and distribution of the holiday wreaths on lampposts downtown on High, Poplar and Race streets. Meet at the Cambridge Main Street office at 437 Race Street. Call 443-477-0843.

Second Saturday and Art Walk: Beat the Rush

November 9 • 5-9 p.m.

Downtown Cambridge

This monthly celebration in downtown Cambridge features an Art Walk with free art gallery receptions, as well as specials in the independently owned shops and great dining. Live music is on tap at several restaurants later in the evening. More information is available at DowntownCambridge.org.

Shop, Dine and Win Promotion

November 9

Downtown Cambridge

Cambridge business owners begin the Shop, Dine and Win Promotion where customers receive a raffle ticket for each $20 they spend at participating merchants through December 14. Prize drawings will be held throughout that period. Prizes consist of gift cards from Cambridge retail shops and restaurants. For more information, email Beth Kline at beth@theblueawning.com.

Dance and Dinner

November 9 • 7 p.m.

Hurlock American Legion, 57 Legion Drive, Hurlock

Enjoy live music by Mike Hines and The Look and dinner by Lil’ Bitta Bull BBQ to benefit the Secretary Volunteer Fire Department. For tickets, call 443-521-4506.

Water/Ways: The Underground Railroad

November 9 • 2 p.m.

Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge

Join Ranger Angela Crenshaw from the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and learn about the important role that water, communication and community played on the Underground Railroad. Participate in a lively discussion and a family-friendly activity. Call 410-228-3575.

Mistletoe Market at Cannery Way

November 9, 16, 23, 30 • Noon-4 p.m.

Each Saturday between November 9 and December 14, enjoy holiday shopping at Cannery Way, located on the 400 Block of Race Street. Call 443-477-0843 for more details.


November 13 • 5:30 p.m.

Choptank Bowling Center, 1200 Goodwill Avenue, Cambridge

Enjoy an evening of bowling, laughter and prizes for a good cause – supporting Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES). Each bowler is encouraged to collect pledges for JAES to help local Kindergarten through grade 12 students. JA is a nonprofit that is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills needed to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices. For more information, call 410-742-8112.

Saving the Bay

November 14 • 6:30 p.m.

Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Alan Girard will describe the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, its results and how it’s becoming a national model for cleaning up polluted waterways. Call 410-228-3575 for details.

Free Elder Law Clinic

November 20 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care Center, 2474 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge

On the third Wednesday of the month, Mid-Shore Pro Bono provides a free clinic. Clients get a private session with a volunteer attorney to discuss legal matters. For an appointment, call 410-690-8128.

Grandtastic Jamboree

November 22 • 5 p.m.

Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park, Cambridge

The Jamboree is the public event of the Grand National Waterfowl Hunt, which brings celebrity hunters to Dorchester County. The Jamboree features oyster fritters, oysters on the half shell, pit BBQ, soft shell crabs, crab soup, and more. Bird Dog and The Road Kings will perform, followed by the Animal House Band. Grand National is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting sound conservation practices compatible with business interests here on the Shore. For details, call 410-228-0111.

Ghost Walk

November 22 • 7 p.m.

Meet at 305 High Street, Cambridge

Learn why High Street is considered the most haunted street in Maryland while strolling along with Mindie Burgoyne, the author of Haunted Eastern Shore. RSVP at chesapeakeghostwalks.com.

Family/Grocery Bingo

November 23 • 5 p.m.

Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company, 300 Charles Street, Hurlock

Fun for the whole family, play for groceries, household items, and prizes for children. Books are $5 each. Doors open at 5 p.m. and play starts at 6 p.m. Call 410-943-3110.

Holiday Bazaar

November 23 • 8 a.m.-Noon

Immanuel United Church of Christ, 5401 White Hall Road, Cambridge

Shop for hand crafted items in a country store setting, with white elephant tables as well as a silent auction and a Bid It Buy It table. Serving chicken salad, soups, hot dogs and baked goods. Call 410-228-4640 for additional details.

Guided Birding

November 24 • 8 a.m.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge

Join an expert birder for a guided trip through the refuge. The party usually carpools, stopping at various points around the Wildlife Drive. Leave from the Visitor Center at 2145 Key Wallace Drive. Call 410-901-6124 for more information.


November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 am


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