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October 2018 Events in Caroline County
October 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
First Saturday Guided Walk
Saturday, October 6 • 10-11 a.m.
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely
Explore the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by an Arboretum docent naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse the native meadows, and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Guided walks are free for members and free with admission for the general public. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last approximately one hour. Visit AdkinsArboretum.org or call 410-634-2847.
Second Saturday at the Artsway
Saturday, October 13 • 2-4 p.m.
The Denton Artsway, Fourth Street, Denton
Second Saturday at the Artsway features live artist demonstrations and art activities. This month’s activity is Artist Trading Cards with Maria Day, where you will learn techniques to make trading cards using a variety of paper and acrylic paints. Free. Visit CarolineArts.org or call 410-479-1009.
Saturday, October 13 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely
Follow a trail of fairy houses along enchanted forest paths, hunt for gnomes in the Funshine Garden, and join in a meadow maypole dance. Natural materials will be on hand for making an array of magical crafts. Shimmering face painting, archery, a dragon tram, and magical games are part of the fun. Live entertainment includes performances by Shore Shakespeare and the Sammati Dance Troupe of Caroline County. Unicorn rides by Snapdragon Stables, fairy accessories, and refreshments, including ice cream from Nice Farms Creamery, will be available for an additional fee. $10/person. Children ages 2 and under are free. Visit AdkinsArboretum.org or call 410-634-2847.
Tour the Shore Road Rally
Saturday, October 13 • 9 a.m.
Crouse Park Visitor and Heritage Center, Denton
Don’t miss the Tour the Shore Road Rally, the lead-up event to the Ridgely Car Show. The rally accepts all years, makes and models of cars and begins at 9 a.m. with a mini car show and light breakfast at the new Crouse Park Visitor and Heritage Center. There will be a driver’s meeting at 10:30 a.m. followed by the first car out at 11 a.m. Drivers will take scenic back roads and finish in Ridgely. An official tour route book will be provided to the participants to guide them along the route. A commemorative dash plaque will be supplied along with stickers to identify the participating cars during the weekend. Badge credentials will be given to the driver and co-driver to be worn during the weekend, and each participant will be awarded participation points to enhance their score during the car show on Sunday. Registration is $50 per vehicle.
For more information, visit CarShowPro.com/event/208.
8th Annual Ridgely Car Show
Sunday, October 14 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
7 West Belle Street, Ridgely
This year’s event will feature autographs by “the King” Richard Petty, appearances by Linda Vaughn (“Miss Hurst”), Tom Sarmento (constructor of the General Lee) and Catherine Bach (“Daisy” from the “Dukes of Hazzard”), fire truck rides, silent and live auctions, the Mopar 1 Monster Truck, ponies, train displays, a 50/50 raffle, face painting and more. The Ridgely Car Show accepts all years, makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles in dozens of classes. Proceeds benefit The Petty Family Foundation, Pink Cares of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the DEL-MAR-VA Council of the Boy Scouts of America. For details, visit RidgelyCarShow.com.
Downtown Denton’s Supper at Sunset
Saturday, October 14 • 5-8 p.m.
200 Block of Market Street, Denton
Downtown Denton Main Street invites folks to dine in the company of friends and neighbors at Supper at Sunset. Enjoy appetizers, an elegant meal, beer and wine, dessert and live music by Wooden Ships. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple, and proceeds benefit Downtown Denton Main Street. Ages 21+ only. Seating is limited, and tickets are available at CarolineArts.org/events/ddms-supper-at-sunset-2018. For more information, email Manager@DowntownDenton.com or visit DowntownDenton.com.
Third Thursdays in Downtown Denton
Thursday, October 18 • 5-7 p.m.
Market Street, Downtown Denton
Rediscover downtown Denton as restaurants and businesses extend their hours and offer specials on the third Thursday of every month. September’s event will also feature a Corn Hole Tournament on Market Street. Visit DowntownDenton.com.
Saturday, October 20 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Federalsburg Museum, 100 Covey & Williams Alley, Federalsburg
The Federalsburg Historical Society invites you to Heritage Day, a fun-filled day celebrating Federalsburg’s vibrant history. Stop by the museum to view the many displays and exhibits. The event will also feature a selection of Charles M. Walker paintings for sale, raffles, and the debut of this year’s Federalsburg ornament, the “Tastee Freez.” Visit FederalsburgHistoricalSociety.com.
Martinak State Park’s Annual Fall Fest
Saturday, October 20 • Noon-4 p.m.
Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton
Celebrate the joys of autumn at this family-friendly event. Activities include an apple butter boil, corn shelling, Scales & Tales display, pumpkin decorating, games, local crafters and artisans and more. Build your own scarecrow. Participants must bring one pair of pantyhose, a long sleeve shirt, and long pants. Straw, twine, and decorations to bring your scarecrow to life will be provided. The cost is $3. For more information, call 410-820-1668.
A Literary Evening with Lewis Carroll
Saturday, October 20 • 6 p.m.
Caroline County Public Library, Market Street, Denton
Celebrate the life and times of Lewis Carroll, English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, photographer and most warmly remembered for his works, Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Enjoy an evening of good food, entertainment, words and wit. A selection of his works will be performed. Guests will be treated to a catered buffet by the Chesapeake Culinary Center, and a cash bar will be available. Reserve seats at Carolinearts.org/events/a-literary-evening-with-lewis-carroll/. Presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library.
Family Fun Day
Saturday, October 27 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuckahoe State Park, 13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne
Bring the family to a day of fun on Tuckahoe’s Challenge Course. Find adventure on the 40-foot rock wall, a zip line, a 50-foot giant swing, a 25-foot pamper pole and more. Pre-registration is required at 410-820-1668.
Denton Ghost Walk
Saturday, October 27 • 7 p.m.
Tours depart the Courthouse Green, Market Street, Denton
Join Chesapeake Ghost Walks for a haunted stroll through Denton, one of the most actively haunted towns on the Eastern Shore. Sites on the walking tour include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, the old St. Luke’s Cemetery and the Courthouse Green, where one will hear stories about the old Indian tribes, Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter. Pre-registration required at ChesapeakeGhostWalks.com.