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Oxford Community Center’s September Events
September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
OCC Announces Upcoming Events
The Oxford Community Center is charged with providing fresh programs and events to enrich the lives of community neighbors, visitors and anyone who attends. September brings in great variety and invites you to explore these offerings in Oxford.
On Sunday, September 1st, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. the Oxford Artists’ Studio Tour welcomes art enthusiasts from around the region to come explore the creative spaces of roughly twenty working artists who live in Oxford. Work will be on display in their studios and gardens while the artist offers conversation and tips of the trade. The painting styles vary from contemporary, watercolor, oil, pastel and giclee prints. There is photography, sea glass jewelry, needlepoint, quilts, hand-turned wooden boxes and, forged iron creations. Tickets with map are five ($5) dollars only available at Treasure Chest Gallery and Gift Shop located at 111 S. Morris Street in Oxford. There is shuttle service running throughout the day. The studio tour runs noon – 4:00 p.m. New this year, the afternoon culminates with an exhibit and silent auction reception at the Oxford Community Center at 5:00 p.m. Each participating artists will bring a few of their favorite pieces for attendees to bid on to win. Artists will have their work at OCC as early as 11:00 a.m. for viewing. The event is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be available for sale. This event is funded in part by the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from Talbot County Council and Maryland State Arts Council. Doc’s Sunset Grille provided a 10% coupon for your meal as sponsors of the event. The coupon accompanies the ticket/map you receive at the Treasure Chest.
In September OCC hosts three relevant speaker programs. Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 p.m. we invite you to join us for a conversation with Richard Rosenfeld, son/grandson of world-renowned maritime photographers Stanley and Morris Rosenfeld.
Richard will be interviewed by his wife, Margaret (Maggie) Andersen Rosenfeld about growing up on Foto—the legendary Rosenfeld yacht from which many a classic maritime photograph was taken. Why was Foto built as it was? How did the Rosenfelds take such amazing shots from a moving boat? How did the Rosenfelds begin their photographic work? What was it like to drive Foto as your father shot images while underway? Come hear the answers to these questions and others. The program is free and open to the public. A reception to follow on the grounds of Cutts and Case where Foto is housed. Foto is mentioned in the current exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, On Land and On Sea, A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection by Margaret Andersen Rosenfeld, features the lives of women in yachting, and also as workers, caregivers, and sportswomen over the course of the twentieth century. This beautiful book is illustrated with extraordinary photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport, as captured by the Rosenfeld’s photographic eye, and reveals a dimension of the collection that can be mined for further historical research. Margaret Andersen Rosenfeld is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. Drawing on her expertise, the author includes interpretive essays to accompany the images, illuminating the social and historical context that frames the photographs. As the daughter-in-law of Stanley Z. Rosenfeld and an expert on Women’s Studies, she is uniquely situated to present this book showcasing the images of women in the Rosenfeld Collection.
Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30p.m. “Rising Waters: What Communities Need to Know”. Professor Tricia Wachtendorf, will be speaking about community vulnerability to natural disasters, including sea rise. Dr. Wachendorf directs the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, where she specializes in research on community and behavioral responses to disaster. Dr. Wachtendorf has published and consulted extensively on disaster preparedness and recovery, including following hurricanes Maria (Puerto Rico), Harvey (Houston), and Sandy (New York), earthquakes (Japan), and the devastation of 9/11. This program is being co-sponsored with the Oxford Community Center and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.
Rounding out the speaker programs Thursday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. Oxford welcomes Captain Rosie of the Edna Lockwood tour. Edna will be docked at the Tred Avon Yacht Club from August 24th -26th. Learn more about the Edna Lockwood Tour at cbmmshipyard.com/ednalockwood/2019
The weekend of September 6-8 hosts the Shore Shakespeare Company’s production of The Merchant of Venice. This theatrical show stages on the lawn off the patio at the Community Center. It is free and we encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs. Friday and Saturday shows start at 6:00 p.m., Sunday is at 5:00 p.m. Cash bar will be available, but feel free to bring picnic items.
September hosts two music concerts beginning Sunday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m. enjoy “Back to the Garden: A Celebration of Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary and a revisiting of American Anthems” In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the Oxford Community Center and Carpe Diem Arts will pay tribute to the historic, groundbreaking music festival and the ideals it embodied: peace, love, freedom and unity. Widely viewed as one of the most profound and influential cultural events in our nation’s history, Woodstock took place in August 1969 and evolved into a gathering of nearly a half million individuals who joined in the three-day celebration.
Featured artists include Walter Parks with Kentavius Jones, performing some of Richie Havens’ songs from his opening set at Woodstock. Chris Noyes will share Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” song and favorite songs and anthems from Woodstock and the past five decades. The audience will be invited to join the featured performers in singing along on the choruses. Tickets are $20. Spend an afternoon reminiscing and celebrating one another.
Wrapping up the music concerts in September we celebrate bluegrass with Sulphur Springs! A local band of talented musicians bring a contagious energy to the stage that moves us all. As described by band member Cody Finkner, “Sulphur Springs is an all acoustic, semi-traditional bluegrass band based out of Easton, MD. You can expect to hear hard-driving traditional bluegrass music with 3 part vocal harmonies as well as some hot picking on instrumentals featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, dobro, and upright bass. Join us Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. for a $10 ticket price. Supporting local talent is part of OCC’s mission and we can’t do it without you and support in part by the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from Talbot County Council and Maryland State Arts Council along with concert sponsors Kelly Distributors.
For more information, registration and tickets please contact the Oxford Community Center at 410-226-5904, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for OCC’s weekly e-newsletter for additional announcements and updates or like OCC’s Facebook page at Oxford Community Center, Inc. The OCC is always open online at www.oxfordcc.org.