Dec 6,7 – FESTIVAL OF TREES 10am-8pm. The Weinberg Building, Kent Center. 410-474-9680.
Friday, September 16
A Fashion Jubilee! Back by popular demand, a runway-style fashion show will kick off the Festival of Trees 26th Anniversary. An evening of fun begins at 5:30 pm in the Crystal and Brick Rooms of the Historic Tidewater Inn with libations and fabulous hors d’ouevres. The show will feature local merchants and models. Unusual raffle and door prizes complete the evening.
Tickets are $75.00 each. Limited seating.
For more information call 410-819-FEST
Friday, November 26-Sunday, November 28
Chestertown’s Annual Festival of Trees. The Members of the Soroptimist International of Kent County are pleased to announce a new location for this year’s Festival of Trees. There will be an official tree lighting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Santa will visit from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and photos will be available. New this year, the local Girl Scout Troops will have a gingerbread house display. Also, The Kent Center Friends and Families will host a Hidden Treasure Showcase and a silent auction. Local businesses and organizations will offer trees on display reflecting themes of special interest. At the Kent Center. Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-34 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 410-639-7985.
Saturday, November 27-Tuesday, November 30
Easton’s Festival of Trees. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Easton’s Festival of Trees, presented by Friends of the Hospice. Activities include a fashion show, dinner at the Crab Claw, Christmas Elves Shop, a Run/Walk for Hospice, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, Holiday Bingo, and the not-to-be-missed Homes Tour. Ticket prices for individual events can be found on the website. At various locations in Easton, including the Tidewater Inn and the homes of Elizabeth Fago, Jack and Eleanor Shriver Magee, Scott and Janet Haddock, and Byron LaMotte. Individual event times vary, but the Homes Tour is open Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online ($30 in advance, $35 on Saturday and Sunday), or in person at the following locations:
from November 22-24 8:30 am until 5:00pm at Talbot Hospice House, 586 Cynwood Drive Easton MD
on November 26 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Gold Ballroom of the Historic Tidewater Inn
on November 27 and 28 the days of the Homes Tour at the Gold Ballroom of the Historic Tidewater Inn
Also, don’t forget about Denton’s Festival of Trees, which runs until Saturday, November 27.
2010 marks the Silver Anniversary of the annual benefit for Hospice, the Festival of Trees. This year’s event promises to celebrate this momentous occasion in grand form!
On Friday, November 5 Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag hosts a live and si-lent auction featuring handbags donated by well known people. The festivities begin at 5:30 at the Talbot Country Club.
The Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michaels will once again generously host the popular Talbot Hospice Night on Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 pm to closing.
Get off to a running start on Friday, November 26 at 10:00 am with the Run/Walk for Hospice at the YMCA. Register for either the 10K or 5K run by calling the YMCA at 410-822-0566.
Later on the 26th enjoy the Preview Gala in the Gold Ballroom at the Tidewater Inn. It will provide the first opportunity to purchase festive items for the holiday season. This elegant celebration features light fare and beverages.
Saturday, November 27 is the opening day to view the trees in the Tidewater Inn’s Gold Ballroom. When enjoying the trees, don’t forget to stop by The Christmas Elves Shop—the perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Both are open through November 30.
Saturday, November 27 is also the kick-off of the Homes Tour. See four unique and beautifully decorated homes throughout Talbot County.
Mothers and sons of all ages will trip the light fantastic with the Mother Son Dances at the Historical Society Auditorium Saturday, November 27. Daddies and Daughters can kick up their heels at the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Elks Lodge.
Candy Cane Lane will delight kids with crafts, food and games.
Come for an afternoon of fun and games with cash prizes on Sunday, November 28 with Holiday Bingo at the Easton Volunteer Fire Dept.
For more information call 410-819-FEST.
Festival co-chairs Mary Lou Macdonald and Claudia Knox recently announced the 2010 Festival of Trees kick-off designed in high silver fashion – silver tree, silver holiday décor, and a special visit from Santa arriving stylishly clad in his sparkling silver summer apparel. “We invite our festival friends and sponsors to join us as we set the stage for “A Celebration – Remembering Twenty-Five Years”, said Mary Lou Macdonald.
The Christmas in July celebration is slated for July 27th from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm at Lanham Hall Design located at 12 North Washington, Street (410-822-5040). In the true spirit of the Festival, Owners Nina Ayres Lanham and Lisa Lanham Hall will toast the Festival’s 25th Silver Anniversary and graciously contribute 20% of the evening’s merchandise proceeds. Lanham Hall Design offers a spectacular array of furniture including antiques, lamps, art, and home décor and gifts with a great selection of costume jewelry, jackets and scarves.
Just next door, the Christmas in July celebration continues at Martini’s Restaurant (14 N Washington Street) where attendees can enjoy a delectable dinner. Owners Chef Ron Brown and Michelle Gannon are donating a portion of the evening’s dining fare to the Festival of Trees. Martini’s Restaurant is well known for their diverse menu featuring new twists on traditional fare to signature Eastern Shore dishes. (For reservations, call 410-820-4100).
July 27th offers a great evening of celebration, shopping and dining! For more information on this event or other festival activities and sponsorships, call 410-819-FEST.
A Celebration-Remembering Twenty Five Years is the theme for the 2010 Festival of Trees, recently announced by Chairmen, Mary Lou Macdonald and Claudia Knox. Stay tuned for a very special commemorative event! Midge Menzies and Leslie Ware, Talbot Hospice volunteers who founded the Festival of Trees in 1985 will serve as Honorary Chairpersons.
Friday, November 26th kicks off with a Preview Party at the Tidewater Inn and the festivities will continue throughout the weekend with the spectacular Decorated Trees, Homes Tour, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, Holiday Bingo, Fun Run Walk and Candy Cane Lane, along with holiday shopping in the Elf’s Shop.
Additional events are planned prior to the festival starting with a Christmas in July Kick Off with a ribbon cutting celebration at Lanham Hall Designs followed by dinner at Martini’s Restaurant on July 27th. Both businesses will donate 20% of the sales to THF. Other events include a Fashion Show on Oct. 29, Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag Dinner on Nov. 5 and the Crab Claw Restaurant benefit on Nov. 16. Westphal Jewelers will donate a beautiful piece of jewelry for a raffle.
Individuals, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to participate in the Festival by sponsoring a Christmas tree. Sponsors may decorate their own tree or be assisted by the creative FOT volunteers. Trees are available from 4 to 10 feet in size, with prices ranging from $500 to $1,200. Decorated Table and Mantle Sponsors are $300. For more information on sponsorship please call Midge Menzies at 410-822-6663 or Jean Beatty at 410-822-2207.
Stay tuned for more information and mark your calendar for A Celebration-Remembering Twenty-Five Years!
Friday, Nov 27 Fun Run 10 K run and 5 K run/walk YMCA in Easton 10 am $20 age 13 +; $10 age 6-12; Under 5 free To register call the Easton YMCA 410-822-0566
Friday, Nov 27 Preview Party First opportunity to purchase three foot and miniatures trees, wreaths, sleighs and shop at the Christmas store. Event includes live music, hors d’oeuvres and live auction items.
Tidewater Inn, $75 pp For reservations call 410-819-3378
Saturday, Nov 28-Dec 1 Festival of Trees See over 45 decorated trees, hear Holiday music and visit the Christmas Shop
Tidewater Inn, Harrison St Easton
$5 adult; $4 seniors, $1 children under 12 & free children under 1 410-819-3378
Saturday, Nov 28 Candy Cane Lane Crafts, games, refreshments and visit with Santa Waterfowl Building, Harrison St Easton 10 am- 3 pm 410-819-3378
Saturday, Nov 28 Daddy/Daughter Dance Elks Lodge, Easton
$30 Daddy $10 each daughter Two dances 5pm-7pm and 8pm -10 pm
Limited number; for reservations 410-819-3378
Saturday, Nov 28 Mother/Son Dance Historical Society Auditorium, Easton
$30 Mother $10 each son Two dances 5pm-7pm and 8pm -10 pm
Limited number; for reservations 410-819-3378
Saturday, Nov 28 Homes Tour Four Holiday Decorated Homes in the Easton area
$30 per person; for tickets call 410-819-3378
Sunday, Nov 29 Christmas Bingo William Hill Manor 2 pm- 4 pm
$20 per person for 20 Bingo cards For reservations call 410-819-3378