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September Activities in Queen Anne’s County
September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
September 1 • Noon-4 p.m.
Pocket Park, Stevensville
Enjoy an afternoon of live music, water balloon toss, food, face painting, community paint toss, chalk walk, three-legged races, egg balance race, and more during First Saturday’s Labor Day Block Party. For more information, call 410-604-2100.
Centreville Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 • 2-6 p.m.
Saturdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Centreville Plaza, 611-631 Railroad Avenue, Centreville
Join your favorite bakers, artisans and farmers on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located next to Queen Anne’s County High School and features plenty of free parking. For details, call 410-758-1180 x 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Centreville Main Street on Facebook.
Kent Island Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Christ Church, 830 Romancoke Road, Stevensville
The market, open year-round, features organic beef and pork, organic veggies and fruit, artisan breads, free range chicken and eggs, honey, greens, and much more. The market is open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. For information, visit http://kifm830.wixsite.com/kifm.
Old Wye Grist Mill Grinding Day
Saturday, September 1 and 15
900 Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills
On the first and third Saturday of each month, May through November, the mill is in operation grinding wheat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Millers demonstrate the traditional stone grinding process. The Wye Grist Mill has been nearly continuously grinding grain since 1682 and produced flour that fed George Washington’s Continental Army during the American Revolution. A $2 donation is suggested. For more details, call 410-827-3850 or visit www.oldwyemill.org. The mill is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
World War II Exhibition
September 1 • 1-4 p.m.
Museum of the Eastern Shore, 126 Dulin Clark Road, Centreville
Find a unique collection of antique farm implements and tools, equipment used by watermen to harvest the Bay’s bounty, Indian artifacts, and household items. A real blacksmith shop is reconstructed, giving visitors a peek into the past. Among the museum’s most recent acquisitions is a log canoe, and a complete print shop from the late 1800s. Call 410-758-1122 for details.
Guided Kayak Trip
September 6 • 5:30 p.m.
September 23 • 1 p.m.
CBEC, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville
Experience the wonders of the wetlands via kayak. An experienced and certified naturalist/kayak guide will lead you through basic kayak instruction and then will lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. Hopefully you will encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, jellyfish and slithery water snakes. Tours scheduled for both beginner and immediate level kayakers. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required by calling 410-827-6694.
September 12 • 7-9 p.m.
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
A lecture on “Race. Racism and Race Relations in America” with Michael Eric Dyson followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Call 410-758-2520.
Rat Pack Concert
September 15 • 7-9 p.m.
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
Enjoy an evening with talented impersonators who bring the Rat Pack together again – Sinatra, Martin and Davis. Call 410-827-5867.
Bay Music Festival
September 22 • 2-9 p.m.
4-H Park, Centreville
Featuring live music from some of the best bands around. Call 410-758-2788 or visit baymusicfestival.com.