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Apr 04, 2012 03:54PM ● By Anonymous


In a Small Town

On April 28th, the town of Oxford will hold its annual celebration of small town living: Oxford Day. An all-day family event, Oxford Day unites all of the town’s businesses and organizations. Together, they’ll create an activity-packed day of fun that’s featured everything from pancake breakfasts to parades in the past. This year, all participants have been asked to add an environmentally-friendly element to their displays, floats, and events to show that the community is committed to making a difference. So, forget your chores, pack up the family, invite your friends, and head to Oxford to enjoy one of the Shore’s finest events. Find out more by visiting

Delicious Dishes

Taste of the Town (And County) welcomes visitors to enjoy Kent County’s culinary delights. Taking place on April 29th from noon to 3 p.m. in Chestertown’s Fountain Park, the event brings restaurants, chefs, caterers, farms, local producers, and locavores together in a celebration of all things food. This year’s event will also give attendees the chance to check out an exhibit of the work produced by the artists participating in Chestertown’s Paint the Town Plein Air and vote for their favorite. Proceeds from Taste of the Town (and County) will go toward the work of the Downtown Chestertown Association, including its planting project, Curb Appeal. To find out more, visit


Adkins Arboretum offers the region’s largest selection of native plants in its Native Plant Sale. Visitors can purchase flowering trees and shrubs, ferns, perennials, and grasses for spring planting. Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer questions, and docents will lead guided walks throughout the arboretum’s grounds. The sale, which benefits the organization’s educational programs, opens to members on April 13th, and to the public on April 14th and 15th, all between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit or call 10-634-2847, ext. 0, to find out more.

Make Fast

On April 19th through the 22nd, United States Yacht Shows will bring the Bay Bridge Boat Show to the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville. The mid-Atlantic’s biggest spring boat show, it will feature more than 400 new and brokerage boats, free seminars and demo rides, antique and classic boat displays, an appearance by the Kent Narrows Racing Association, and kayaks, canoes, rowing shells, and inflatables. Attendees will also be given extensive food and drink options. Ticket prices range between $4 and $19, with children six and under admitted at no cost. To find out more about the show, visit or call 410-827-6767.

Hey, Batter, Batter

For a lot of Marylanders, April means baseball. That’s because the Washington Nationals, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Delmarva Shorebirds all kick off their seasons this month. The Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins for their April 6th home opener and the Nats will host the Cincinnati Reds in theirs on April 12th. The Shorebirds will play the Greensboro Grasshopers on the 12th. So, whether your loyalty lies in D.C., Baltimore, or Salisbury, now is your chance to head to the ballpark, grab some peanuts, and refresh your umpire-scolding skills. Visit or to learn more.