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Posted 3/28/24

Kilmon, Milhollan lead Waterfowl, Inc.

Deena Kilmon of Easton has recently been named executive director of Waterfowl Festival, Inc. For more than 50 years, the Waterfowl Festival, Inc. has …

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Kilmon, Milhollan lead Waterfowl, Inc.

Deena Kilmon of Easton has recently been named executive director of Waterfowl Festival, Inc. For more than 50 years, the Waterfowl Festival, Inc. has staged an annual event, the Waterfowl Festival, that has raised $5.7 million for wildlife and habitat conservation, education and research.

The organization also recognized Eric Milhollan as the new president of its board of directors. Mr. Milhollan brings experience as a community and business leader.

He currently is a senior project manager and part owner at Willow Construction LLC, and has served as a volunteer for the festival for many years, along with his wife Victoria and their children.

Soup ’n Walk Program

Adkins Arboretum has announced the 2024 lineup for its Soup ’n Walk programs. Explore the Arboretum’s forest, meadows and wetland on a guided walk themed to the season, then enjoy lunch and a brief talk about nature and nutrition.

Copies of recipes are provided. All gift shop purchases on these days receive a 20% discount. This year’s offerings include:

April 13, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Look for pink, white and yellow blooms and listen for early pollinators. Plants of interest include pink spring beauty, may apple, dogwood, golden groundsel, spicebush, sassafras and white beech. Menu: ginger sweet potato soup, Eastern Shore crunchy cole slaw, ancient grain bread with strawberry jam, oatmeal walnut cookies.

May 18, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Observe Tuckahoe Creek view while scouting for signs of beavers. Plants of interest include mountain laurel, beech, tulip tree, pink lady’s slipper, Solomon’s seal and may apple. Menu: kale, apple, and lentil soup, green bean salad with honey cider vinaigrette, pumpernickel bread and apple butter, cinnamon crunch apple cake.

Free line dancing classes

Learn & Burn line dancing classes, Mondays and Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., free, perfect for beginners at Dorchester Lodge #223, 618 Pine St. Cambridge.

Spring SU Student Art Space

Salisbury University B.F.A. students will show their works throughout the spring semester at the Guerrieri Student Union Art Space.

Exhibits include:

March 4-April 5 – “The Divinity of Color” by Daijah Richardson

April 8-May 3 – “The Unseen Observer” by Momina Waheed

The Art Space is in the Guerrieri Student Union’s second-floor concourse. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Those planning to park on campus must register in advance for a free parking pass. For more information call 410-543-6274.

Lower Shore competition

May 10 – 31 - Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition:

Hosted by the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, this competition is open to middle and high school students in Dorchester, Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico Counties, and is supported by the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center, and the Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester County Health Departments.   

The competition is an opportunity for Lower Shore students to explore the theme of addiction awareness and recovery, exercise their creativity, and have their art displayed to the wider community. The critical conversations that their art encourages are key to keeping opioid addiction awareness, and hope for recovery, integrated in our community and family conversations. 

The event will take place at Salisbury Art Space, Salisbury Art Space, 212 West Main St., 101, Salisbury, (410) 546-4748,

CFF’s 2024 Festival Dates

The Chesapeake Film Festival is now open for submissions on Film Freeway for its 17th edition. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their work for consideration for this event, set to take place in Easton, from Sept. 27-29.

As a platform dedicated to showcasing the best in independent cinema, the festival offers a unique opportunity for filmmakers to connect with audiences and industry professionals. 

The festival has also recently been awarded two grants: the Maryland Humanities’ Marilyn Hatza SHINE Memorial Grant and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation's Artistic Insights Fund Grant. These awards will further support the festival's mission of celebrating the art of filmmaking and fostering cultural exchange. 

For further information on becoming a sponsor, volunteer or to sign up for the festival’s newsletter, visit

Town of Preston

Preston Connects will welcome Mrs. Marilou of Appleseed Books for St. Patrick’s Day-themed story times.

Bring your children and grandchildren to Town Hall from 10:30-11:15 a.m. on March 13 for a St. Patrick’s Day story with a cloverleaf make or take activity.

Main Street Gallery

The Main Street Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Second Saturdays until 8 p.m. The gallery is at 518 Poplar St., in Cambridge.

Ridgely VFC line dancing

Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department offers line dancing to the public every second Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free.

An instructor will teach one or two new dances each week and then there will be social time to show off dance moves. The Firehouse is located at 101 Sunset Boulevard, Ridgely. For more information, call 410-634-2424 or email

Dorchester County Public Library

If you or someone you know would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the library, become a summer reading sponsor, send us items from our Amazon Wishlist, or join the Friends of the Library, visit for more information.

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