Things To Do: Wicomico pickleball tournament is this weekend

Posted 9/28/21

Wicomico pickleball tournament is this weekend

Pickleball players of all skill levels will step on the court to compete in the Shore Showdown pickleball tournament at Billy Gene Jackson Sr. Park …

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Things To Do: Wicomico pickleball tournament is this weekend


Wicomico pickleball tournament is this weekend

Pickleball players of all skill levels will step on the court to compete in the Shore Showdown pickleball tournament at Billy Gene Jackson Sr. Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Open to players ages 19 and older, the tournament offers three divisions to accommodate various ability levels. 2.5-3.0 is the recreational division, 3.5 is the intermediate division and 4.0-5.0 is the advanced division. Each skill division is then broken up by age group.

The Women’s and Men’s Singles event will take place Friday. Men’s and Women’s Doubles events will be played on Saturday, followed by Mixed Doubles on Sunday.

SA golf event is Oct. 15 at Green Hill

The Salvation Army Lower Eastern Shore will host its annual “Fore The Kids” golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 15. The event raises money to support youth and family programs.

The tournament will be held at the Green Hill Country Club in Quantico, beginning at 8 a.m. with a shotgun scramble.

Following play, there will be lunch, awards and a silent auction.

The tournament is a vital component of The Salvation Army’s annual campaign to raise funds and create awareness of its programs.

“Events like this allow us to continue to financially support our initiatives while also generating excitement around opportunities to support our local youth programs,” Corps Officer Capt. Matthew Trantham said.

The Salvation Army Lower Eastern Shore provides age appropriate, evidenced based programming to more than 1,000 youngsters each year.

To learn more about the 2021 “Fore The Kids” golf tournament, volunteering or to make a donation to help with efforts, call at 410-749-7771 ext. 100.

Blessing of the Animals at St. Peter's this Sunday

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church provides its annual animal blessings in its courtyard on St. Peter’s Street in Downtown Salisbury on Sunday at 4 p.m.

“The Blessing of Animals is a tradition that is associated with St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is the following Monday,” said the Rev. David Michaud, St. Peter’s rector, who will preside.  

All members of the public and their animal companions are invited to participate in the Sunday event. Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier.

For more information call 410-742-5118 or visit the St. Peter’s website at

Fruitland Chamber to host economic director

The Fruitland Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly membership meeting Wednesday, Oct. 20, at noon, at Adams Grill &Tap House.

The meeting is open to the public.

The featured speaker is Dave Ryan, Executive Director of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development.

His topics include current and future economic trends in our county, the status of the airport extension and how the wind turbine installations along the East Coast is going to benefit the local economy.

The cost is $13 per person. As an option, the meeting will also be available via ZOOM.

Please visit the Chamber’s Facebook page to register your attendance.

 Wiffle Ball tournament scheduled at Field 7½

 The HPAC Classic Wiffle Ball tournament is back this fall at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex’s Field 7½.

This two-day event returns to give adults another chance to make their childhood dreams come true. Teams will compete to win custom medals, a trophy and an engraved brick to be placed on the walkway leading to Field 7½.

Games will be played Nov. 6-7 at Field 7 ½. Each team is guaranteed three games. Equipment will be provided.

The tournament is limited to 12 teams, each with a 4-10 player roster. Participants must be ages 16 and older. Registration is $75 per team and is open until Oct. 29 online at Contact Brian Workman at 410-548-4900, ext. 105, or email 

Cherry Beach Market set for Saturday

The Cherry Beach Twilight Artisan Market is being planned for Saturday in Cherry Beach and Cope Bennett Parks in Sharptown.

Local artisans and crafters will be set up and selling their goods. Live music will be provided by The Mercury Agenda. Food trucks That Kitchen and Moore Pizza will be in attendance.

The town Recreation and Parks commission will be selling hot cider and cocoa out of the park concession stand. Local author Andy Nunez will be reading an excerpt from his book "Ghosts of the Eastern Shore." 

For further information, contact Rachel Carroll at

Virtual poetry reading to be held Oct. 5

Wor-Wic Community College is inviting the public to a free virtual poetry reading with Marcus Wicker on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., via Zoom.

Wicker is the author of “Silencer,” winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award, and “Maybe the Saddest Thing,” selected by D.A. Powell for the National Poetry Series. He received a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship, Pushcart Prize and the 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Wicker’s poems have appeared in “The Nation,” “The New Republic,” “The Atlantic,” and “Oxford American.” He is the poetry editor of “Southern Indiana Review” and an associate professor of English at The University of Memphis in Tennessee.

Visit the events section of for more information.

Feature Friday concerts planned Downtown

Salisbury University faculty and staff display their musical talents throughout the fall semester during Feature Friday concerts in Downtown Salisbury.

Performances this semester are:

  • Oct. 8 – Red Letter Day, featuring Suzanna Mallow (Event Technical Services), Colleen Clark. (Music, Theatre and Dance), and alumni Andrea Jones and Becca Doughty.
  • Nov. 12 – Matt Michaud (Music, Theatre and Dance).
  • Dec. 10 – David Raizen (Information Technology) and Jerry Atkins.

All performances are free and held from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Brick Room, 116 North Division St. Attendees must be 21 years of age and over.

For more information call 410-543-6450 or visit the SU website at

 5K Run/Walk scheduled Saturday

The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk, along with the 2021 Law Enforcement Team Cup Challenge, on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury. Check in and registration begin at 8 a.m.

The 5K run and one-mile walk are open to the public. The Law Enforcement Team Cup Challenge is open to employees of any law enforcement agency who will compete in teams of two to three runners for the Law Enforcement Team Cup, currently held by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

All 5K runners and law enforcement team members will be eligible for first place overall male and female trophies, as well as medals for the top three male and female finishers in eight different age categories.

The first 100 registrants will receive an event shirt. All participants are invited to stay afterward for the awards ceremony, refreshments, music and fun activities for the whole family.

The entry fee is $25 per person, or $35 per person after Sept. 29. Proceeds will benefit the students of Wor-Wic. For more information or a registration form, visit the college website at or call 410-334-2808.