Upcoming June Events in Queen Anne’s County
June 1 @ 12:00 am - June 30 @ 12:00 am
Syntheseizures Pixels & Poetry Opening Reception
June 1 • 7-9 p.m.
Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville
Joe Thompson is a digital art teacher, a graphic designer, videographer, photographer, illustrator, poet, playwright and songwriter. He feels fortunate to have had some of his poetry published, some of his plays produced and his music brings smiles to the faces of young children and their parents. Over the years he has won awards for some of his writing and theatrical ventures. The evening will include beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and the magic of pixels and poetry. Openings are free and all are welcome. Call 410-758-2520.
June 8 • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center and Museum, 410 Kidwell Avenue, Centreville
Kennard Alumni Association will be hosting Queen Anne’s County’s annual Juneteenth Celebration. This will be a free community festival where African American artists will perform and display their craft, vendors will offer their wares, lecturers will educate, and guests will sample African American food and drink. This Juneteenth celebration is not only an African American milestone in our nation, but an opportunity to educate and dialogue with all citizens and reflect on our shared history in Queen Anne’s County. This celebration will also serve as a “Giving Day,” where Kennard High School graduates and attendees will bring pictures and memorabilia for copying or donation of school and community events down through the years. These items will help expand the museum exhibits. For additional information, contact Clay Washington at 443-239-2110 or Kia Reed at 410-739-0395.
Sporting Clays Classic
June 8 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Point at Pintail, 511 Pintail Point Farm Lane, Queenstown
This 75-target sporting clay tournament benefits the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. Entry fee includes targets, guns on stations, lunch, prizes and awards. The event is sponsored by Memorial Hospital Foundation. Call 410-822-1000 x5763.
“Ask a Master Gardener” Plant Clinic
June 13 • 3:30-6:30 p.m.
830 Romancoke Road, Stevensville
The Queen Anne’s County Master Gardeners, University of Maryland Extension, will conduct a plant clinic to answer horticultural questions in an effort to teach sound, sustainable practices. Visit extension.umd.edu/queen-annes-county/master-gardener-home-gardening/plant-clinics.
Old Wye Mill Grinding Days
June 15 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wye Grist Mill, 900 Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills
Witness the water wheel, powered by millstones, grind grain in this historical landmark that ground flour for George Washington’s troops during the Revolutionary War. For more information, call 410-827-3850.
Drink Maryland: Centreville
June 15 Noon-5 p.m.
Downtown at Lawyers Row and Broadway, Centreville
The purpose of this event, which is open to the public, is to celebrate Maryland Markers and their products. Drink Maryland features local wine, cider, mead, beer and spirits. Plus, attendees can enjoy Maryland artisans, music, food and more. Visit drinkmaryland.org.
Bluegrass in the Blueberry Patch
June 23 • Noon-4 p.m.
Godfrey’s Farm, Sudlersville
Spend a relaxing afternoon listening to live, local bluegrass music while picking blueberries, watching children jump in the moon bounce or lounging on the lawn. In addition to the live music and blueberry picking, there will be hayrides around the farm, a moon bounce, kids’ activities, hand-dipped ice cream and fresh fruit slushies. Call 410-438-3509.
Krusty Crab Jam Benefit Show
June 29 • 5 p.m.
Cult Classic Brewing Company, 1169 Shopping Center Road, Stevensville
Kent Island Beach Cleanups (KIBCU) and BioSafe by Conscious Distributors are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Krusty Crab Jam Benefit Show. This event will feature five bands, including nationally known Tubefreeks on their final stop of The Dry Tide Tour. There will be a silent auction, food trucks, environmental education, drink specials, and more. A $5 minimum donation at the door is requested. KIBCU, in its 7th year in Queen Anne’s County, was founded to protect and preserve the beauty of the beaches, parks, and estuaries of Kent Island. Upcoming beach cleanups are on June 15, July 20 and August 24. Call 410-458-1240 for more information or visit kentislandbeachcleanups.com.