Things To Do: Allen Lions Beef Dinner returns Nov. 14

Posted 10/27/21

For more than 60 years, the Allen Lions Club has held an annual Pit Beef Dinner with an extensive menu from time-honored recipes — an area tradition.

Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 …

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Things To Do: Allen Lions Beef Dinner returns Nov. 14


For more than 60 years, the Allen Lions Club has held an annual Pit Beef Dinner with an extensive menu from time-honored recipes — an area tradition.

Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the dinner was canceled in 2020.

The Lions still feel that it is too soon to prepare and hold a full dinner. Instead, this year, they will offer beef for take-out.

The prime cut of beef the Lions offer is seasoned and then cooked overnight in underground pits over glowing wood embers. Many say it is the best beef they have ever tasted.

No side dishes are being offered this year, however.

This take-out event will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to

4 p.m. at the Allen Community Hall on Collins Wharf Road. The price is $12 per pound.

Orders are now being taken.  Most of the beef will be sold pre-sale by tickets.

Ticket sales will end in early November so that the beef can be ordered. Only a small amount of beef will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for non-ticket holders on Nov. 14.

To guarantee you’ll get beef, buy a ticket — see an Allen Lions member or call 410-546-2043.

Proceeds benefit the many charitable contributions made by the Allen Lions, including the Allen Fire Company, Allen street lights, the operation of the Allen Community Hall, the Allen Blessing Box, Lions Vision Research, Lions Leader Dogs for the blind and many others.

On the same date, local artists Doug Rayfield and Nancy Mysak will hold an art show at the Allen Museum at 3430 Allen Road.

Magi Fund to hold holiday concert Saturday, Nov. 13

The Magi Fund will hold an all-new holiday concert, “A MAGIcal Christmas,” for one performance only on Saturday, Nov. 13.

The show will be performed at 3 p.m. in the 2,000-seat Emmanuel Church Auditorium on Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury.

It will feature the renowned National Christian Choir. Joining them will be the Salisbury Children’s Choir.

The Magi Fund, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, has for three decades staged musical events as fundraisers for the Joseph House Center and the Christian Shelter.

Throughout its existence, the Magi Fund has devoted 100 percent of ticket proceeds to benefit those two charities, which provide meals, housing and crisis intervention for the region’s needy.

Most tickets will be pre-sold by mail. A limited number will be available at the Country House in Salisbury and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View.

Tickets are $15 in advance. If any remain on the day of the concert, they will be $20 at the door.

For additional information about the event or the Magi Fund, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633 or visit

Baltimore Consort appears at SU on Nov. 5

The Baltimore Consort returns to Salisbury University in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

The ensemble performs a wide variety of early music, Renaissance music and music from later periods. Its members began in 1980 as a group specializing in music of the Elizabethan period, but soon expanded their repertoire to include Scottish music, broadside ballads, and Italian, French and other European music of the 16th and 17th centuries. Their music bridges the genres of classical and folk music.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, admission is free and the public is invited. To register for tickets, visit SU’s online ticket page at

For more information, call 410-677-5407 or visit

St. John’s UMC fall bazaar is this Friday

St. John’s United Methodist Church in Fruitland is having its annual fall bazaar Friday, Oct. 29.

Located at 312 East Main St., the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The menu includes oyster fritter sandwiches, homemade vegetable beef soup, dried lima bean soup, peas and dumplings, and chicken salad (all sold as carryout in pint or quart containers).

There will also be sweet potato pies and biscuits, jams, jellies, relish, beets, cookies, candy, cakes and cornbread.

Homemade crafts and yard sale items will also be available.

Call 410-742-5592 for more information.

Ben’s Red Swings cleanup set for Saturday, Nov. 27

A Ben’s Red Swings cleanup day will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. in Salisbury City Park.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Please bring rakes, pitchforks, brooms, wheelbarrows and/or work gloves.

Volunteer hours for high school students are available.

Coffee, hot chocolate, bagels and donuts will be provided to volunteers.

Delmarva History Lecture Series returns

The Westside Historical Society will recognize National Native American Month with a talk on the local Pocomoke Indians, presented by Norris Howard.

Hereditary chief of the Pocomoke Paramountcy and a well-known presenter on local Native American history, Howard will speak at the MAC Center in Salisbury at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

Howard was born in Somerset County and has spent most of his life on the Lower Shore, researching the history of the Pocomoke and other tribal units on the Eastern Shore. Although few individuals have been able to trace their Native American ancestry, Howard has been diligent in spending his non-work time in reconstructing his family’s roots, including the Lawson, Cannon and Haley families, here on the Eastern Shore.

The leader of the Pocomoke Indian Nation, an Eastern Woodland culture of the Algonquian language group, Howard will outline the history of the Pocomoke Nation on the Shore since first contact, and will locate and describe the various sub-groups of the Pocomoke Tribe. He will also discuss the various treaties made between the Pocomoke and the colonial governments.

The lecture is free to the public and reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Westside Historical Society at or call 410-726-8047.

 Save the date for St. Peter’s holiday bazaar

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Salisbury starts its holiday bazaar and marketplace as part of the monthly 3rd Friday celebration, Nov. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m., and continuing Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All are welcome to visit the church’s air-filtered Parish Hall at 115 St. Peter’s St. or may bid online for selected items, beginning Nov. 1, at

Offerings include unique gifts, as well as oyster fritters, baked goods and wreaths.

Check as the event nears.

Zoo lecture series begins Monday

The “Night at the Zoo Lecture Series” -- an exciting new partnership between Salisbury Zoo and Salisbury University -- will feature talks by SU faculty, SU graduate students and zoo staff on current knowledge and research related to zoo animals, wildlife and conservation biology.

The inaugural lectures in the series will take place Monday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Salisbury Zoo’s ESBA Education Building.

The first lecture will be “Mammal Predators of Delmarva’s Past, Present, and Future” by Dr. Aaron Hogue, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, at Salisbury University. The second lecture will be “Creepy, Crawly, Snakeheads and Other Invasive Amphibious Fishes” by Dr. Noah Bressman, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Salisbury University.

Admission is free but seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact”

Delmar beef, dumpling dinner set Nov. 20

The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be offering a drive through beef and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Nov. 20.

The meal will consist of beef, dumplings, mashed potatoes and gravy, string beans, cole slaw and a roll.  The cost is $14.

Lines will form at the back of the fire department, travel through the engine bay and exit the front of the building onto Bi-State Blvd.

Because it will be a drive through dinner, there will be advanced ticket sales only.

Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 12. Tickets are available now, so please call 410-896-3280 or see any auxiliary member.

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 remaining this semester are:

  • 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

 Virtual poetry reading to be held Nov. 4

 Wor-Wic Community College is inviting the public to a free virtual poetry reading with Dorothy Chan on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., via Zoom.

Chan is the author of several books, including “BABE,” “Revenge of the Asian Woman,” “Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold” and “Chinatown Sonnets.” She was a 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist, a 2020 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Bisexual Poetry and a 2019 recipient of the Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing from Cornell University.

Chan is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, poetry editor of “Hobart” and co-founder and editor in chief of “Honey Literary,” a literary arts organization.

Visit the events section of for more information.

Virtual reading to be held Nov. 16

 Wor-Wic Community College is inviting the public to a free virtual reading with Ishmael Reed on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.

A novelist, playwright, poet, editor and lyricist, Reed is the author of more than 30 books, including “Conjure,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and nominated for the National Book Award, “New and Collected Poems 1964-2007,” which was named one of the best books of poetry of the year by The New York Times and won the California Gold Medal in Poetry, and his most recent book titled “The Terrible Fours.”

Visit the events section of for more information.