Final Fun Friday is Aug. 27 at zoo
The Salisbury Zoo will celebrate its last Fun Friday of the summer on Aug. 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening at the zoo with music, food and fun activities for the kids.
There will be encounters with the zoo’s educational animal ambassadors, as well as animal enrichment demonstrations by the zookeepers.
There is a charge for food and drinks, but admission to the event is always free. Visitors must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol.
Fun Fridays are sponsored by the Delmarva Zoological Society.
Cornhole event planned at Brew River
Get ready for cornhole and outdoor fun on the riverfront.
Join the Mid-Shore Pro Bono team at Brew River on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Proceeds from sales will benefit Mid-Shore Pro Bono, a nonprofit organization that provides free or reduced fee legal services to eligible community members.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono staff and board members will be there to participate, as will guest bartenders.
UMES offers free Asian cooking class
Mirroring the change in demographics on Delmarva, there is a growing demand from a diverse group of consumers for ethnic specialty crops that they prefer for dishes with which they are accustomed.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension is working to help growers meet that demand and to educate consumers new to those crops on their nutritional value and how to enjoy them.
UMES Extension is offering an Asian vegetable online cooking class Saturday, Aug. 28, and an on-site workshop for growers and gardening enthusiasts on Saturday, Aug. 21.
Both begin at 10 a.m. and are free, but require advanced registration at umes.edu/SANS/Events. The workshop will be held on the UMES Farm located on College Backbone Road near the Food Science and Technology building.
For more information, contact Gail Stephens at 410-621-3850.
Summer BBQ platters on sale
Orders are now being taken for Summer BBQ platters, with proceeds to benefit MAC’s Meals On Wheels program.
Platter choices include: BBQ chicken, $12; Pulled Pork Sandwiches, $13; and Baby Back Ribs, $15. All platters include potato salad, green beans, roll, drink and dessert.
Platters must be ordered in advance. Orders are due by noon on Friday, Aug. 27.
Curbside pickup of orders is planned at MAC from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29.
Orders can be placed in person at MAC, or by calling 410-742-0505. Orders also can be placed online at macinc.org/summer-BBQ
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:
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 www.salisbury.edu.
MAC Inc. has Jolly Roger tickets
Celebrate summer with discounted pass cards for MAC’s Weekend Summer Fun Days at Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Ocean City.
The passes can be used at Ocean City’s Jolly Roger Amusement Park on any Saturday or Sunday now through Aug. 29 and are good for:
Pass cards are $35 each. Children age 2 and under are admitted free. Proceeds will benefit MAC’s health and wellness programs.
Concessions will be on sale; visitors also can bring their own food and drink.
For more information or to order pass cards, call MAC at 410-742-0505.
Orders for tickets also can be placed at macinc.org/jolly-roger.
All orders must be picked up at MAC.
Vendors sought for PA craft fairs
Princess Anne organizers Lara Nagle and Dee Savarese are seeking vendors for a series of craft fairs scheduled through the end of the year.
The Clever Crafters Princess Anne Craft Show will be held the second Saturday of every month: Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.
The events will be held outdoors, in the Main Street District, adjacent to The Washington Inn and Tavern.
A 10-by-10-foot space will be provided for each vendor. If additional space is required to accommodate registered vendors, displays will expand through the district.
Vendor fees are $10 per show, however, if a vendor commits to all five scheduled events, the fee is reduced to only $30, total.
Vendors are required to provide all necessary equipment and displays.
Supported, in part, by Main Street Princess Anne, the events are an extension of the popular Summer on Somerset offerings. To register, please contact Lara Nagle at email@example.com, 443-497-2560.
Showdown pickleball tournament Oct. 1-3
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 on Oct. 1-3.
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, Oct. 1. Men’s and Women’s Doubles events will be played on Saturday, Oct. 2 followed by Mixed Doubles on Sunday, Oct. 3.
Winners of each age group in each division will be awarded medals for first, second and third place finishes. Registration is open until Sept. 26. The $50 per person fee covers entry for up to three events.
Register in person at the Wicomico Civic Center box office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or online at WicomicoRecandParks.org. Contact Brian Workman at 410-548-4900, ext. 105, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K Run/Walk for Wor-Wic to be held Oct. 2
The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk, along with the 2021 Law Enforcement Team Cup Challenge, on Saturday, Oct. 2, 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 worwic.edu or call 410-334-2808.