October 2017 Events in Dorchester County
October 3 - October 29
Grief Support Group
October 3, 17 • 6 p.m.
Dorchester County Library, 303 Gay Street, Cambridge
Sponsored by Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care. These are free and open to anyone. Qualified grief counselors provide support to those coping with the emotional, social and financial stresses associated with loss. Group meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. RSVP 443-978-0218.
October 3, 17 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Cambridge Moose Lodge #1211, 5446 Moose Lodge Road, Cambridge
Steamed or Fried Shrimp Dinner with two sides. Cost is $10. Eat in or carry out. Open to the public. Call 410-221-8781.
October 4 • 7 p.m.
Immanuel United Church of Christ; 5401 White Hall Road, Cambridge
Support group for families and friends of addicts held the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, call 1-800-477-6291 or visit www.nar-anon.org.
Cambridge Farmers’ Market
Thursday, October 5, 12, 19 • 3-6 p.m.
540 Race Street, Cambridge
Browse and buy fresh produce, meats, flowers, plants, crafts and more. For more information, check out the Cambridge Farmers’ Market Facebook Page.
Saturday, October 7
Watch the excitement as 2,000 triathletes from all over the world take on a 140.6-mile triathlon in and around Cambridge, one of only a dozen IRONMAN full-length triathlons in the country. IRONMAN Maryland offers age group qualifying slots to the IRONMAN World Championship in fall 2017 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Athletes will enter the Choptank River for the 2.4-mile swim. The 112-mile bike ride will take athletes through Dorchester County and into the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The 26.2-mile run is flat on country roads providing a scenic and fast course.
Tink Collins Annual Corn Hole Tournament
October 7 • 11 a.m.
Linkwood-Salem Volunteer Fire Co., 3905 Ocean Gateway, Linkwood
Bags fly at 1 p.m. See Facebook at facebook.com/Linkwood-Salem-Volunteer-Fire-Company-Inc or call 410-221-0169.
Sail on a Skipjack
Saturday, October 7, 14, 21, 28 • 1-3 p.m.
Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, Long Wharf Dock, High & Water Streets, Cambridge
Experience a sail on the scenic Choptank River on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional oystering vessel and an icon of the Chesapeake Bay. On most sails, you can watch the crew dredge for oysters with a hand dredge and see what comes onboard.
Visit www.skipjack-nathan.org. Private charters are also available.
Hot Sauce and Oyster Fest
October 8 • 1-6 p.m.
High Street in front of The High Spot, Cambridge
Celebrating the sweet bivalves from the Bay with hot sauce, live music by Bird Dog and the Road Kings and the Shuck, Sauce and Slurp Oyster Eating Trialthlon (4 p.m.). Children’s activities available. Other food for sale, too. For details, visit “Hot Sauce and Oyster Fest” on Facebook.
Cambridge Coin Club
Monday, October 9 • 7:30 p.m.
Dorchester County Public Library, 303 Gay Street, Cambridge
Meets the second Monday of each month. All are welcome. Bring your coins and a member will help identify them. No cost to attend; annual dues are $5. For information, contact Eric at 443-521-0679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baywater Animal Rescue Anniversary Event
Thursday, October 12 • 5:30-7 p.m.
Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge
Celebrating 70 years of helping the animals and people of Dorchester, the folks (and pets) at Baywater Animal Rescue are extending a warm, welcoming paw to everyone to come for a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting. Register at 410-228-3575 or email@example.com.
Slave Dwelling Project
High Street, Cambridge and Handsell, Vienna
Presented by the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance and the Harriet Tubman organization. Partnering with the Slave Dwelling Project.org, Coming to the Table.org, Harriet Tubman State Park, Harriet Tubman UGRR National Historic Park, and the National Park Service Network to Freedom.
Second Saturday and Art Walk
Saturday, October 14 • 5-9 p.m.
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. Shops and galleries are open all day and into the evening, most until 8 or 9 p.m. The Art Walk starts at 5 p.m. Live music is on tap at several restaurants later in the evening. As always on Second Saturday, downtown’s restaurants will be busy, so call ahead with your dining reservations. Plenty of free parking. Updated info at www.CambridgeMainStreet.com.
Beckwith Apple Festival
Saturday, October 21 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Neck District VFC, 954 Cooks Point Rd, Cambridge
Beckwith UMC hosts this annual large flea market event at the Neck District VFC with many delicious apple delights included. For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, call 410-228-7725. Stop by the Spocott Windmill, which will be in-action that day.
Diabetes Support Group
Wednesday, October 25 • 5:30 p.m.
Dorchester Family YMCA, 201 Talbot Avenue, Cambridge
Meeting Facilitator Renee Woodward, CDE, RN provides useful and up-to-date information and strategies that will help attendees manage diabetes. There is no cost to attend; bring a guest. No registration needed. For more information, call 410-822-1000 ext. 5196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support Group
Tuesday, October 25 • 6:30 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church, 601 Church St, Cambridge
This Cancer Support Group meet monthly at the Christ Episcopal Church. Call 410-463-0946 for details.
Cambridge Lions Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 25 • 6:15 p.m.
Kay’s at the Airport, 5263 Bucktown Road, Cambridge
Contact a Lion member or call 410-330-4474 or come out and see what the Cambridge Lions are about.
Wags and Wheels Autocross
Saturday, October 28 • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Koski Entreprises, 4810 Williamsburg Road, Hurlock
This family fun event will feature exciting Autocross racing by members of the Porsche Club of America and others. Music, food and thrilling racing all benefiting Baywater Animal Rescue. Call 410-829-1518 for details.
Sunday, October 29 • Noon-4 p.m.
Sailwinds Park East, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge
Bring family and friends for the annual Kite Festival on the shores of the Choptank River. This free festival features kites of all shapes and sizes. Plus, there will be bungee, bounce, face painting, food, music and more. To keep up with the news, join the Sailwinds Park East Kite Festival Facebook page. Call 410-228-1000 for details.