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expand Opportunity Shop to Open
Date/Time: 08.01.15 / 8:00 AM

Location: 100 W Federal St.

Description:

Whatcoat United Methodist Church will open its Opportunity Shop on Saturday August 1, from 8am until noon. It will also be open on Friday morning, July 31st from 8:00am until noon.

Stop by for fabulous deals and great bargains.

The shop is located at 100 W Federal Street

 

expand Free Admission Day for locals at Museum
Date/Time: 08.01.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 West Market Street

Description:

The Julia A Purnell Museum will have free admission for local residents today and every first Saturday of the month. If you have not been to the museum lately, you must go again!

410-632-0515

expand 17th Annual :Blessing of the Combines
Date/Time: 08.01.15 / 11:00 AM

Location: Downtown Snow Hill

Description:

SNOW HILL, MD.    Combines are a familiar sight on the Eastern Shore, moving purposefully and efficiently through fields of grain, corn and soy beans, offloading their harvest into waiting trucks.  But seeing a combine from afar is very different from being close enough to touch one. Snow Hill is The Home of the Blessing of the Combines, and the 17th Annual Blessing will take place on Saturday August 1st   from 11 – 3.  Free shuttle parking is at Byrd Park.  Admission is free.

Festivities begin with a parade led by a horse-drawn combine, followed by antique tractors, garden tractors, an antique fire truck, and combines of red and green. Following the “Throttle Thrust” Master of Ceremonies Steve Hales  leads a program with presentation of colors by the Snow Hill JROTC;  singing of the National Anthem by Rachel Allmam; and a dove release.. The featured keynote speaker is Joe Bartenfelder, Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary. The program concludes with the blessing of the combines by Pastor Ken Elligson.  

Exhibits and displays are set up along Green, Pearl and Bank Streets, including a Petting Barnyard.  At the Children’s Barnyard are sand art, face painting, a soy bean pit, a moon bounce, a working pitcher pump, and a corn maze just for children. Lollipop the Clown, and a strolling magician will delight young and old.  Free hayrides and free pony rides will be available.   The Program Stage will feature Free Indeed Praise & Worship Team, The Matt Watson Band, and Ted Elliott.    Festival food vendors on Bank Street join Harvest Moon and The American Legion in offering a wide selection of delicious foods.   Further down Bank Street, near Scales and Tales, you will find the Worcester County Emergency Services Special Operations Trailer and the Maryland State Police Rescue Boat along with craft vendors who compliment Snow Hill’s shops. A Pie Eating Contest and the Children’s Tractor Pull are also held. The Worcester County Extension Office is celebrating with an Open House.  The Worcester County Library will host a Yard Sale.   At the river, pontoon boat cruises are available.  The Wheels That Heal Car Club will host a car show beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Sturgis Park along the Pocomoke River. 

 

At 3:00 the festival ends as the combines leave Green Street.  Activities continue at 4:00 pm at Preston Motors Snow Hill Auto Body with the Sure Fun Lawn Mower and Tractor Pull (food is available).  At 7:00 Dancing Under the Stars at Sturgis Park (sponsored by Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum) begins. 

Go to:   www.blessingofthecombines.org for photos and information; contact Becky Payne at 443-783-1715;  email blesscombines@gmail.com; find us on Facebook.

 

expand National Night Out
Date/Time: 08.04.15 / 5:00 PM

Location: Byrd Park

Description:

Let's give Crime a "Going-Away" Party

Join the Snow Hill Police Department and the Worcester County Sheriff's Department for their National Night Out Celebration in Byrd Park

National Night Out is a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW)

It is designed to:
Heighten
crime and drug prevention awareness
Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships
Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

Live Performance by DJ WIZ, free hot dogs, facepainting, fire engine, and neighborhood fun!

Call Trish Greene at 443-880-4495 

 

expand Heritage Arts for Kids
Date/Time: 08.05.15 / 1:00 PM

Location: 208 W Market Street

Description:

Every Wedneday in August  history will come to life for children at the Purnell Museum at 208 W Market Street. Kids can learn about history with a hands-on art project. No pre-registration is needed; just drop  August dates are 5, and 12. All workshops begin at 1:00 and last until 3:00pm.

The project for August 5th is a Decoupage Box

Snow Hill, MD: - The Julia A. Purnell Museum has just begun its most popular summer offering for children: a series of heritage arts activities where kids learn about the area's history through hands-on projects. The activities are offered every Wednesday through August 12 from 1-3 pm. Throughout the summer, participants will create handmade Victorian toys, learn to play croquet in Byrd Park, and engage with the museum's fascinating collection of local artifacts. Letting children experience history hands-on engages them with the ways people lived in the past and helps them to think about how those ways of living shape their experiences today,” says Julia A. Purnell Museum Executive Director Dr. Cindy Byrd.

Thanks to the generous support of the Berlin-Ocean City Optimist Club, general admission is free for children all year in 2015, and this includes the Heritage Arts for Kids workshops. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is not needed; simply drop in between 1 and 3pm. Kids should expect to spend about 15 to 30 minutes working on their projects; afterward, they are encouraged to enjoy the museum for as long as they like. To learn more about summer activities, contact the Julia A. Purnell Museum at (410) 632-0515 or visit the website at purnellmuseum.org.

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expand Worcester County Fair
Date/Time: 08.07.15 - 08.09.15 

Location: Byrd Park [Directions]

Description:

The Worcester County Fair in located in Byrd Park on the banks of the Pocomoke River.  Admission and parking are free. Handicapped parking is available on the grounds and all others will be parked at Snow Hill Middle School and shuttled to the grounds by bus.

Friday hours: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday hours 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Attractions include: Horse Show,  livestock competition, Karate and judo demonstrations, music, craft vendors, food vendors, and antique cars,  and a Talent Show.

Call 410-632-1972 or visit the fair on the web at www.worcestercountyfair.com

expand Arts on the River First Friday
Date/Time: 08.07.15 / 5:00 PM

Location: Downtown Snow Hill

Description:

Arts on the River, Snow Hill’s Art & Entertainment District will host its First Friday Gallery Walk on, August 7, 2015. Merchants will stay open until 8:00pm or later for shoppers to explore their stores and galleries at a leisurely pace while enjoying art openings, special discounts and musical entertainment. Be sure to stop by the street vendors for an exciting purchase.

Among the stores and galleries that may be open are:

Our newest shop: Vintage Pink Quilt Studio on Washington Street. Kelly will offer classes and carries Moda Bake Shop Fabric. Call 570-657-0524.

Bishop’s Stock Fine Art Craft & Wine - Opening reception for June exhibit showcasing the work of lois Enberg and Carole Pierson.

Antiques by the River has an arts & crafts Expo until 8:00.

Miss Patti Cake has the Best Cupcakes in the World and will be open until 7:00 pm. 

Nancy Ellen Thompson's Studio

The Serenity Shoppe will be open until 7:30 pm with do-it-yourself aromatherapy kits, cleaning products, insect repellent, foaming hand soap and more.

Sassy Girl Boutique

The Corner Shoppe is featuring a brand new line of award winning BBQ and wing sauces.

The Flower Shop in Snow Hill has new summer scent Colonial candles.

“Opposite Directions” will be playing at Harvest Moon Tavern from 7:00 until 10:00 pm and Todd Crosby and the WW Tunes will entertain diners at the Blue Dog Café. Reservations are suggested.

First Friday is not complete without dinner in one of Snow Hill’s downtown restaurants. The Blue Dog Café, Harvest Moon Tavern and American Legion Post #67 offer the perfect settings for the end of a long work week.

First Fridays are sponsored by Arts on the River, Snow Hill’s Art and Entertainment District, the Worcester County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Check back here for details as they develop or contact 410-632-2080

 

 

 

 

 

expand Nick Haglich to perform at County Fair
Date/Time: 08.08.15 / 6:00 PM

Location: Byrd Park

Description:

Local guitarist Nick Haglich will perform in the Talent Show at the Worcester County Fair on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Come cheer Nick on!

expand Town Meeting
Date/Time: 08.11.15 / 7:00 PM

Location: 200 Belt Street - Train Station

Description:

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor & Council will be held in the Old Train Station on Belt Street on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm. 

expand Heritage Arts for Kids
Date/Time: 08.12.15 / 1:00 PM

Description:

Every Wednesday in July and two Wednedays in August  history will come to life for children at the Purnell Museum at 208 W Market Street. Kids can learn about history with a hands-on art project. No pre-registration is needed, but children must be accompanied by a paying adult. July dates are 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. August dates are 5 and 12. All workshops begin at 1:00 and last until 3:00pm.

The Project for August 12th includes woven potholders.

expand See More, Spend less Museum Weekend
Date/Time: 08.15.15 / 10:00 AM - 08.16.15  / - 4:00 PM

Location: Purnell Museum and Furnace Town

Description:

Pay your admission at the Julia A. Purnell Museum or Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum and receive $1 off admission at the second site.

Furnace Town: 410-632-2032

Purnell Museum: 410-632-0515

expand Purnell Museum Gallery Talk
Date/Time: 08.20.15 / 2:00 PM

Location: 208 W Market Street

Description:

Get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at an aspect of the museum. Call 410-632-0515.

expand Last Call for Needle Art at the Purnell Museum
Date/Time: 08.22.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 W Market Street

Description:

Snow Hill, MD. For nearly fifteen years, the annual Delmarva Needle Art Show and Competition has remained one of the Julia A. Purnell Museum’s most popular annual exhibitions. Each year many visitors make a trip to Snow Hill especially to view works by needle artists from the region.
Needle art of all types is being sought for this year’s show. This includes quilting, embroidery, counted cross-stitch, crochet, doll making, lace, appliqué, weaving, textile collage and fashion design. All art made with fiber is welcome Submissions will be accepted through August 22. The exhibit will be on display from September 1 until October 31. Please contact the Julia A. Purnell Museum for more information at 410-632-0515 or purnellmuseum@ymail.com.
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expand Community Work Session
Date/Time: 08.25.15 / 6:00 PM

Location: Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Description:

Come to a Community Work Session on Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00 at the Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Meet with your elected officials and tell them your ideas. Nasrin Rahman from the Maryland Department of Planning will discuss Redistricticting.

expand Paddling the Pocomoke River
Date/Time: 08.29.15 / 8:00 PM

Location: Pocomoke River State Park

Description:

Enjoy a cool evening paddle on the Pocomoke River sponsored by the Pocomoke River State Park.

Call 410-632-2566 for more information

expand Delmarva Needle Art Show & Competition
Date/Time: 09.01.15 / 10:00 AM - 09.05.15  / - 4:00 PM

Location: 208 W Market Street

Description:

View our popular exhibit of local needle art pieces.Check back here for details as they develop.Show runs through the end of October.

expand Nick Haglich to play at Adcock Studio
Date/Time: 09.04.15 / 5:30 PM

Location: 106 East Green Street

Description:

First Friday in September 4, 2015 finds guitarist Nick Haglich playing from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Adcock Studio at 106 East Green Street. 

expand Free Admission Day for locals at Museum
Date/Time: 09.05.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 West Market Street

Description:

The Julia A Purnell Museum will have free admission for local residents today and every first Saturday of the month. If you have not been to the museum lately, you must go again!

410-632-0515

expand Home-School Day at Museum
Date/Time: 09.15.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 W. Market Street

Description:

Come to the museum for a day of crafts and learning for home-school families. call the museum to register:

410-632-0515

expand See More, Spend less Museum Weekend
Date/Time: 09.19.15 / 10:00 AM - 09.20.15  / - 4:00 PM

Location: Purnell Museum and Furnace Town

Description:

Pay your admission at the Julia A. Purnell Museum or Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum and receive $1 off admission at the second site.

Furnace Town: 410-632-2032

Purnell Museum: 410-632-0515

expand Triathalon at Public landing
Date/Time: 09.26.15 / 9:00 AM

Location: 8303 Public Landing Road

Description:

The Triathlon will be held Saturday September 26, 2015 and 9 AM. It will be held at Public Landing 8303 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill MD. 

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program hosts this race every year as a fundraiser to protect the bays behind Ocean City, Maryland and Assateague Island. The Osprey Sprint Triathlon is a great fast race. 1/2 mile swim, 15 mile bike and a 3.1 mile flat out and back run. The event is held at Public Landing. It is a fun race for everyone from beginners to advanced triathletes! There is also a new relay option this year where athletes can join a team: one person swims, another bikes, and the third person runs. 

Athletes can sign up at  http://www.mdcoastalbays.org/osprey-triathlon and contact Amanda Poskaitis at amandap@mdcoastalbays.org 
with any questions!!

expand Free Admission Day for locals at Museum
Date/Time: 10.03.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 West Market Street

Description:

The Julia A Purnell Museum will have free admission for local residents today and every first Saturday of the month. If you ahve not been to the museum lately, you must go again!

410-632-0515

expand FiberFest! at Purnell Museum
Date/Time: 10.10.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 W Market Street

Description:

October 10th will mark the date for the annual Festival of Fiber Arts & Crafts at the Julia A Purnell Museum. Look for gifts to buy, Fiber arts supplies, annimals and demonstrations. Tons of fun and free museum admission.

Call 410-632-0515 for more information.

expand See More, Spend less Museum Weekend
Date/Time: 10.17.15 / 10:00 AM - 10.18.15  / - 4:00 PM

Location: Purnell Museum and Furnace Town

Description:

Pay your admission at the Julia A. Purnell Museum or Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum and receive $1 off admission at the second site.

Furnace Town: 410-632-2032

Purnell Museum: 410-632-0515

expand Julia A Purnell's Birthday Party
Date/Time: 10.24.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: Julia A Purnell Museum [Directions]

Description:

Snow Hill, MD—The Julia A. Purnell Museum is having a day of free admission for all on Saturday, October 24 to commemorate the birthday of the museum's namesake. Julia Purnell was born on October 27, 1843 and lived in Snow Hill until her death at 100 years of age.
 
On October 24, from 10am to 4pm, guests will receive free admission and a slice of birthday cake.
 
For more information about this event or the Julia A. Purnell Museum, contact us at (410) 632-0515 or visit our website at www.purnellmuseum.com. Friend the museum on Facebook to receive updates on museum programs.

expand Christmas Tree Lightng
Date/Time: 12.01.15 / 5:30 PM

Location: Byrd Park

Description:

The Snow Hill Christmas Tree will be lit on Tuesday, December 1st in  Byrd Park on Market Street.  The Town will come alive with holiday lights at 5:30. Come celebrate the official begnning of the Christmas season and hang your red ribbon bow on the bigger and better Town Tree. See the new annimated lights around the circle in the park.

There will be seasonal music along with readings and an appearance by Santa Claus. 

For more information call 410-632-2080

expand Victorian Christmas Celebration
Date/Time: 12.05.15 / 10:00 AM

Location: 208 W Market Street

Description:

Step back in time for an old fashioned holiday gathering at the Julia A Purnell Museum on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The Museum will be fully decorated for the season. Join the 19th Century party and enjoy mulled cider and old fashioned sweets. There will be special exhibits with Victorian-style Christmas trees and a children's ornmanet project.

Visit the gift shop for unique holiday giving. 

The Victorian Christmas Celebration is included in the museum's general admission fee of $2 for adults. There is no admission for children thanks to the generosity of the Berlin-Ocean City Optimist Club.

For more information, contact 410-632-0515 or www.purnellmuseum.org

 

 
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