Community Calendar
Poetry writing retreat
Salisbury University's Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) hosts a poetry writing retreat with visiting scholar James Arthur 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at the University House on Camden Avenue.
This retreat provides an immersion into poetry writing for poets of all levels. Participants examine several contemporary poems, paying close attention to structural elements like meter, assonance, refrain and the poet's management of the verse line.
They also determine how each poem establishes expectations in the reader's mind, then either gratifies or subverts those expectations. Brief in-class writing exercises give participants the opportunity to apply these techniques in first-draft poems of their own.
Arthur's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic and Poetry, among others. His honors include Princeton University's Hodder Fellowship, Stanford University's Stegner Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship and the prestigious Discovery/The Nation Prize. His debut poetry collection, Charms Against Lightning, is available from Copper Canyon Press.
An assistant professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, he also has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to the Seamus Heaney Centre in Northern Ireland. This summer, he is in residence at the Al Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh, Ontario, Canada.
Registration is $80 before Tuesday, August 1; $95 after, including lunch, beverages and snacks. Poets of all levels are welcome. The public is invited.
To register, or for more information, call 410-543-6090 or visit the CELL website at
Fundraiser dinner at Ward Museum
Fundraiser Dinner at the Ward Museum, Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD - The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University is holding a "Party on The Pond Fundraiser Dinner" on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 5:00PM to 8:30PM. The evening will include a silent auction of artwork and jewelry. Funds raised will be used for education and outreach of the Ward Museum.

Your ticket purchase includes a choice of Flounder Florentine, Chicken with Mornay Sauce or stuffed Portobello mushroom. Tickets are $85 per person for Ward Museum members and $100 per person for non-members and $750 for a table. The meal includes wine & beer, iced tea and coffee, and a dessert bar.

Tickets for the event are available now in Treetops Gifts or online. This event is sponsored in part by Jerry Fletcher Catering. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on the Ward Museum. the fundraiser dinner or to sponsor the event contact the Ward Museum at 410-742-4988 ext. 120 .
SU Art Galleries Downton
Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown (SUAGD) opens its new permanent home in the Gallery Building with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit "The Way We Worked" September 15-November 3.
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting for the gallery at 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 15. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. as part of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District's monthly 3rd Friday celebration. The Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum provides a broom-making demonstration during the reception.
Also in connection with the exhibit, musician and storyteller Shannon Murray presents two performances of People's Music, a project preserving working-class history in story and song. They are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 14, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall and 5:45 p.m. Friday, September 15, on the 3rd Friday Main Stage on the Downtown Plaza.
Drawing from photographs and objects at the National Archives and SU's Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, the exhibit traces the changes that have affected the workforce and work environments in the past 150 years. This includes the growth of manufacturing and increased use of technology.
Artists Cat Mazza, Curtis Woody, Phillip McMartin and Mierle Laderman Ukeles expand on the story of labor through their works that depict garment industry workers, slaves, local watermen and sanitation workers. Mazza delivers a talk about her work 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26.
Developed by the National Archives, the exhibit is part of "Museum on Main Street," a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Maryland Humanities.
Support for Museum on Main Street is provided by the U.S. Congress. This final stop on the Maryland tour of "The Way We Worked" is sponsored by Maryland Humanities, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and SU. Community partners include the City of Salisbury, Nabb Center, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Julia A. Purnell Museum and SU's Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.
SUAGD hours are 12-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the University Galleries website at
Motorcycle Safety course
Motorcycle safety course begins Sept. 8

A motorcycle safety basic rider course is being offered by the continuing education division at Wor-Wic Community College in cooperation with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

The class will meet on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and on Sunday, Sept 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This 17-hour course is designed for beginning riders who have little or no riding experience. It includes seven hours of classroom and 10 hours of riding instruction. It covers traffic law, risk awareness, acceptance and management, and riding skills and strategies.

The instructors are certified by the MVA.

Anyone who is 16 years and six months old can take the course. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form.

Other sections of this course begin Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.

Visit to register online. For more information, call 410-334-2815.
Multiple Dimensions of Inequality
Dr. Jennifer Lobasz of the University of Delaware (UD) is this semester's "Multiple Dimensions of Inequality" lecturer at Salisbury University.
She delivers the talk "Trafficking is Problematic: the Social Construction of Human Trafficking" 6 p.m. Thursday, September 28, in Perdue Hall's Bennett Family Auditorium.
Lobasz explains what it means to treat human trafficking and modern-day slavery as social constructions, and how constructivist points of view may lead to better research, policies and outcomes.
An assistant professor in UD's Political Science and International Relations and Women and Gender Studies departments, Lobasz has published articles including "Beyond Border Security: Feminist Approaches to Human Trafficking," in the Routledge book Gender and International Security.
She also has served as a panelist on human trafficking for the United Nations Association of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Institute for Global Studies, and participated in a National Institute of Justice Experts Working Group sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Sponsored by the Political Science and Sociology departments, Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, and Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE), admission is free and the public is invited.
For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at
SU Americana dinner
The band Mojo Rider performs during Salisbury University's Americana Dinner 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 26.
Comprised of area musicians Jerry Lee Adkins, Dave Raizen, Chuck Reich and Dave Sap, Mojo Rider specializes in blues, rock, country and folk.
Dinner is served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Bistro of the Commons. The menu includes sliced Virginia ham, carved Memphis beef brisket, Kentucky grits and greens, buttermilk biscuits, Oklahoma black-eyed peas, Georgia peaches and cream, and Mississippi mud pie cups.
Sponsored by University Dining Services and the Cultural Affairs Office, cost is $13.50, $8.15 for children under 5.
The dinner and performance are held in connection with a free concert by the Church Sisters, performing a blend of bluegrass and gospel music at 7 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium.
For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at
The Church Sisters at SU
The Church Sisters - twin musicians Savannah and Sarah Church - bring their unique blend of bluegrass and gospel to the Holloway Hall Auditorium stage as part of Salisbury University's "The Best of the Best" fall cultural events series 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 26.
Originally from the coal mining districts of Virginia, the duo began their musical career winning a local radio station talent competition in 2007, with Savannah on fiddle and lead vocals, and Sarah performing harmony. Since then, they have been featured on a CD collection with performers including Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Buffett, and even Clint Eastwood and Garrison Keillor.
In addition, they have toured with Christian music star Brandon Heath and worked on projects with country artists Joey+Rory. They also have appeared on several RFD-TV programs, including The Jory+Rory Show, Country's Family Reunion and Larry's Country Diner. Their recently released cover of Lukas Graham's 7 Years is currently airing on SiriusXM Radio.
The Church Sisters have released two albums, Farther Along and There's You.
Their SU performance is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office and funded through the Mid-Atlantic Tour Program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.
Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at
Trio Lennon
Music from The Beatles - with a classical twist - comes to Salisbury University as the Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series presents Trio Lennon 7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.
Italian soloists Luca Marziali on violin, Roberto Molinelli on viola and Alessandro Culiani on cello perform a repertoire that ranges from classical to romantic, with influences from the Vienna School to American music.
Molinelli has rearranged several melodies from John Lennon and Paul McCartney, readapting them into a wider-ranging symphonic structure while preserving the lyrical and expressive features that have made the originals such lasting successes. On "Hey Jude," for example, the musicians use their traditional instruments in new ways, emulating percussion.
Trio Lennon's SU performance is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Office; World Artists Experiences, Inc.; and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. Admission is free and the public is invited.
For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at
Hope and Healing with Horses

Coastal Hospice invites children who have lost a loved one to Hope & Healing with Horses, a free children's bereavement day camp, on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Kindred Spirit Farm, 31191 Johnson Rd. in Salisbury.

This event is for children ages 6-14 who live in the four Lower Shore counties and have experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other close loved one in the past two years. It is open to both hospice and non-hospice families.

"Children who have lost someone dear to them grieve in very different ways than adults," said Alane Capen, president of Coastal Hospice, which hosts the event. "They may find it harder to express what they are really feeling. Hope & Healing with Horses gives them a chance to connect with other children who have experienced a similar loss."

Counselors from Coastal Hospice, who are trained in grief support, conduct Hope & Healing with Horses and guide the children and their families through their feelings, teaching them strategies to express grief and reduce stress and isolation. The day camp uses horses as a tool for emotional growth and learning; the children ride, groom the horses, and talk to them.

A responsible adult must accompany each child, and the counselors also provide the adults with grief support activities. No previous experience with horses is required. Children should wear closed-toe shoes for riding. Lunch is provided. The rain date for the event is Oct. 21.

This event is free, but registration is required by Sept. 29 by calling Melissa Dasher at 443-944-5846. Coastal Hospice asks all persons to honor registrations once they have been made.

Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.
Captain Fantastic at SU
The Salisbury Film Society (SFS) presents Matt Ross's Captain Fantastic 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 10, in Fulton Hall 111.

Captain Fantastic follows Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife and six children living in the Washington state wilderness. Ben instills left-wing politics, survivalist skills and philosophy into his children while secluded from civilization. When misfortune falls upon the family, they are driven to a society that challenges Ben's ideals and he begins to question his parental guidance all together.

Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post said, "Captain Fantastic leaves viewers with the cheering, deeply affecting image of a dad whose superpowers lie in simply doing the best that he can."

The SFS series is co-sponsored by the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council (SWAC) and SU's Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts. Environmental studies and political science professor Dr. Sarah Surak of SU's Environmental Studies and Political science Department leads the group discussion following the screening.
Season tickets are $20; individual screenings are $9, $8 for Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council members, free for college and university students with ID. For more information call 410-543-ARTS (2787) or visit the SWAC website at
Stop the Bleed training
Free 'Stop the Bleed' Training October 26

Accidents can happen at any time, and no matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; it is important to step in quickly.
"Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. Peninsula Regional Medical Center will hold a free "Stop the Bleed" class on October 26 from 6-8 p.m. It will cover pressure points, applying dressing and proper use of tourniquets. It is open to the public; no medical knowledge is required. Hunters, campers, parents, Scout leaders, coaches and people who live in rural areas or work in an industry where people can get injured can especially benefit. Please register online at
Halloween Happening
Halloween Happening is the biggest Halloween event on the Eastern Shore. Sponsored by Gateway Subaru the event provides Halloween themed activities for children 10 and under who may not want to participate in the scarier parts of a Halloween event. The event runs on Saturday, October 14th and on the following Saturday, October 21st from 1pm-4pm. Children will be able to" Trick or Treat" throughout the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, educated about animals, go thru a hay bale maze and compete in a costume contest! New this year: Family Costume Contest! For more information call 443-944-0636. Tickets on sale at the Salisbury Zoo Gift Shop between 10am and 3:30pm and at First Shore Federal Savings and Loan on Civic Ave, Salisbury. Pre-sale tickets are $8 for children which includes one Free adult ticket for every child ticket purchased. Tickets purchased at the gate the day of the event are $2 adult and $8 children.


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