On the weekend of November 14-15, ten Easton-based nonprofits will come together, along with local restaurants and businesses, to create CommUNITY Day: Easton Arts & Culture Celebration. This new event for Talbot County intends to give local residents a way to be outside, support local businesses and enjoy each other’s company during the fall season.
“The fall is such a vibrant season on the Shore. All our organizations wanted to all work together to create something for the people who live here to celebrate the fall,” explains Margaret Enloe, Executive Director of Waterfowl Chesapeake, who has been leading the planning team. “Our collective goal is to create a way to be together without actually having a gathering and to support our community as it is today – rich in diversity, art, nature and culture.”
Partners in this weekend offering things to do or see that showcases their community commitment and their individual missions. Some programs will be offered on both days, and some just on Saturday, with programs ranging from family art activities, learning about feeding birds and bird watching, educational lectures, a drive through art gallery, conservation activities, music and many more.
While some activities will be indoors, many will be outside scattered across various locations in Easton to help people remain socially distant and safe. Most activities are free and some require pre-registration.
“It is great to see all these organizations collaborating and creating something different for our town,” says Easton’s Mayor Bob Willey. “CommUNITY Day will be a much-needed boost for their missions and for our local shops, restaurants and businesses.”
Every participating organization is following agreed-upon COVID-related safety protocols, including wearing a mask in indoor spaces, limiting family groups to six people and ensuring groups or individuals are safely six feet apart.
Explore everything going on during Easton CommUNITY Day at www.EastonCommunityDay.com. New organizations continue to join in the weekend with new activities. People are encouraged to check the site often and click on each organization’s event info to explore and sign up for things they’d like to do!
Events already planned for CommUNITY Day 2020:
Pick up your free Easton Maze at theAcademy Art Museum and search around downtown to seek and re-hide AAM Kindness Rocks around town.
Drive or walk down Hanson Street toward Idlewild Park and enjoy “Art for the Outdoors” – an Avalon Foundation exhibition and sale of artwork for outside enjoyment produced by local artists.
Watch “Bridges Always Allow Movement,” a video production by Building African American Minds.
Check out some of our youngest local artists at the Art Birds exhibit by Chesapeake Multicultural Center’s Aftershool Arts Enrichment students.
Try out the fun of family coloring with For All Seasons new Color Me Closer activity, for anyone who wants to improve relationships or just relax together.
Enjoy uplifting contemporary, faith-based music videos created by Christ Church Easton.
Watch the downtown Pumpkin Carve hosted by Discover Easton and the ongoing Scarecrow Decorating Contest – see if you can choose the winner!
Learn about and sample Everything Oysters! and meet watermen at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center while enjoying a photography exhibit by noted Bay photographer Jay Fleming.
Take a stroll through a self-directed, interactive Children’s Story Walk and enjoy craft activities for children and families at the Talbot County Free Library. Free books will be available while supplies last.
Find out All About Birds with a host of activities offered by Waterfowl Chesapeake including ‘drive-in’ lectures winter bird feeding, decoy painting for children, activities for young artists and more.
More activities are being added over the next month! Learn more: www.EastonCommunityDay.com