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Fall Fashion, Festivals and Scribes on the Shore

Nov 13, 2013 10:01AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Jake Russell

The Eastern Shore has a bevy of special events this upcoming weekend, starting with the 2013 Festival of Trees Fashion Show, taking place tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Gold Ballroom of Easton’s Tidewater Inn. The show features a runway style presentation with the latest fashions from local boutiques. A quarter auction with prizes such as spa packages and golf outings will take place along with a “surprise appearance.” Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Visit for more details.

In Oxford, Mystery Loves Company bookstore will co-host Scribes of the Shore at the Oxford Community Center Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Authors include Susan Reiss (Tarnished Silver) and Bill Dudley (Maritime Maryland) will be on hand to talk about their works and life on the Eastern Shore. Mystery Loves Company will be selling books after the lectures. The event is free to the public. Visit or call 410-226-5904.

On Main Street in Salisbury, the final 3rd Friday outdoor session will take place Friday at 5 p.m. November’s theme is “Light and the Holiday Spirit” and will feature the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, which takes place on the Plaza, along with a special visit from Santa. Music, art shows and special exhibitions will also take place. Visit or call 410-774-6145 for more info.
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Shifting over to the Western Shore, Navy football will host senior day as the home schedule closes against the South Alabama Jaguars at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Mids are 4-0 at home this season and one more win will make them bowl eligible. The team travels to take on San Jose State next weekend before closing out the season against Army on Dec. 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Visit or call 1-800-US4-NAVY for ticket details.

Baltimore’s Hyatt Regency will host the JDRF Night of Hope Gala Saturday at 6 p.m. It’s a black-tie event helping the JDRF Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter raise money to fund type 1 diabetes research. This year’s theme is “Wizard of Oz,” designed to express courage, knowledge and heart through the people battling the disease. WJZ-13’s Denise Koch will emcee the event. Call 443-792-4235 for ticket information.

Starting Friday and running through Jan. 5, Christmas on the Potomac turns the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the National Harbor into an elegant, majestic winter wonderland with two million colorful lights, nightly indoor snowfall, dancing fountains and ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This attraction is perfect for kids and kids at heart who are looking to make the most of the holiday season.