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February 14-19, 2016
WOODWORKING: DECOY CARVING LIKE THE OLD MASTERS (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)

Join Rich Smoker, Ward Foundation World Champion, as he conducts a hands-on, decoy-carving seminar. Starting from a block of wood and using only hand tools, learn to carve, paint and finish your own bird. The class is geared to all skill levels and provides individualized instruction to every participant. For more info, visit the link.
February 26-28, 2016
WRITERS RETREAT WEEKENDS AT THE ALEXANDER HOUSE BOOKLOVERS’ B&B

Start or finish that book, collection of poems, stories or enjoy a quiet meditation getaway. The Alexander House Booklover's B & B is hosting several Writer's Retreat weekends on the Eastern Shore of Maryland: Overnight Retreat package Includes: 2-night stay, 2 full cooked breakfasts, two hot lunches, wine and cheese reception, afternoon tea, coffee and pastry, evening liqueurs and teas, your choice of one free book from our gift shop. FREE WIFI. Overnight Package Rates Retreat for 1 (single occupancy room): $275; retreat for 2 (shared room and bed): $425. Day Rates $75 both days, $50 Saturday only, $30 Sunday only.
April 2-3, 2016
50th ANNUAL DAFFODIL SHOW

Saturday 1 - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm. Blooms & arrangements of Somerset County's Official Flower are on display.
April 21-24, 2016
DELMARVA BIRDING WEEKEND

Migration of shorebirds, waterfowl & nesting birds. Guided & self-guided tours. Advanced registration recommended. The Delmarva region possesses an extensive variety of environments including barrier islands, coastal bays, tidal wetlands, cypress swamps, upland fields and primeval forests. More bird sightings have been recorded here than in any other region of the state. The weekend combines boat trips, canoe treks and expeditions by foot. While you participate in the activities, you will be helping birds by promoting bird and habitat conservation.

Opportunities to view wildlife, both migratory and indigenous, abound in Somerset. Don't forget your binoculars and/or camera.
May 8 - 13, 2016
BEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY (A ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM)

Sunday – Friday. J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum/Crisfield. Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites, and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.
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