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Community Events
The Arts & Times Community Calendar, highlights special events, exhibits, rural arts, performances, and classes on the Lower Eastern Shore. Look for the print edition quarterly in the local galleries and cultural attractions of Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties.

September 1-November 30, 2016
Exhibit: Twentieth Century Artists
Exhibit features 20th century artists including French artist René Genis, Russian born American artist Ilya Bolotowsky and the “King of Art Deco” Erté.
September 2-18, 2016
Shakespeare By The Brown Box Theatre: Cymbeline
Cymbeline has the romance of Romeo and Juliet, the ferocity of Macbeth, and the intrigue of Hamlet, all encompassed in one Shakespearean gem. Bring your own seating. Free.
September 2016
Random Juxtaposition September Art Classes
Weekly classes for kids and adults.
November 9, 2016
Film & Discussion, Beat of the Drum
In Indian country, the drum is the heartbeat of the Mother Earth. From rock ‘n’ roll to electronic to traditional music, this documentary profiles four high-profile First Nations musical performers and songwriters. Roundtable discussion follows.
September 6 - November 5, 2016
Exhibit: inFORMATION
Black Voices in Contemporary Art. Part of a series of provocative and inquisitive artist projects, performances, screenings and talks that engage the Salisbury community. Reception: September 16, 5-8pm. Performance Party featuring Baltimore Boom Bap Society: Friday, October 21, 5-8pm.

September 16-February 12
Chincoteague Expressions
Artists in Their Environment. Artists living and working in modern-day Chincoteague, VA, showcase their work as it reflects the natural environment they call home and explore connection between the people and landscape of the island. Reception: Sept 16, 5-7pm.
October 2016
Ocean City Art League October Classes
Drawing, painting, and ceramics classes for adults and kids, and BYOB sip and paint events.
Ocotber 2016
Art Institute & Gallery October Classes
Intermediate ceramics, oil landscapes, art classes for homeschoolers.
through January 22, 2016
Chincoteague Decoys: Tides & Time
This fall the Ward Museum is excited to celebrate the place of Chincoteague decoys in the world of carving, and in the heritage of the Eastern Shore. Come experience the form and artistry of both antique and contemporary Chincoteague decoys. Learn about this unique island and the carvers born of this place. Opening Reception October 8 during the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo.
October 4-29, 2016
October Exhibits at the OC Center for the Arts
Open daily M-F 9am-4pm, S-S 11am-4pm
"Abstract" group show, featured artists Evan Fitzgerald and Damon Pla, artists Maria Gayhart, Dot and Bob Truitt.
Starting October 7, 2016
October Featured Artists: Martha Graham and Louise Dusinberre
Our featured artists, mother-daughter Martha Graham and Louise Dusinberre, will offer insight into their creative inspiration. Visit with them and taste our October wines from Portugal. Opening Reception October 7, 2016 - 5pm-8pm. October Artist In Residence Scott Dolby - October 15
October 10 - November 7, 2016
Bharatanatyam Indian Dance
Mondays, 5pm
Indian classical dances are rooted in devotion; a majority of them originated as temple dances. Moushumi Chakraborty teaches the classical dance forms, especially Bharatanatyam, as building blocks to choreograph a Rabindranath Tagore dance.
October 24–31, 2016
Seventh Annual Locals Appreciation Week
The Ocean City Museum Society is offering FREE admission and 10% off gift shop purchases to any visitor who considers themselves a “Local”. Complete the Black Cat Scavenger Hunt and receive a complementary membership for one year.
October 25-28, 2016
Kent & Robin English Memorial Fund Art Auction
The extensive and diverse art collection of the late Kent and Robin English will be displayed at AI&G then auctioned off on Oct. 29, 5:30pm, through a silent auction event.
October 27, 2016
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
One of the foremost dance companies of India, Nrityagram blends Odissi, a classical Indian dance form, with contemporary concepts to transport viewers to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality.
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Holidays This Month

National School Lunch Week Week beginning on 2nd Sunday in October
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 3 - Rosh Hashana (Judaism), Islamic New Year (Muslim)
Ocotber 10 - Native American Day
October 12 - Yom Kippur (Judaism), Day of Ashura (Muslim)
October 14 - Peace Corps Birthday
October 16 - Dictionary Day
October 17-18 - Sukkot (Judaism)
October 20 - Birth of the Bab (Bahai)
October 24 - United Nations Day
October 27 - Navy Day
October 31 - Halloween

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Flower: Calendula

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