February Happenings Bay to Beach

Dreaming of spring? So are we. But we don’t have to let February go by without some fun. From brews to knitting bees to artist exhibitions. No need to hibernate. Getaway for a little break from the winter doldrums.

FeBREWary in Downtown Salisbury
All month long!

Enjoy a Maryland Craft Beer at all 6 restaurants featured on this card during the month of February for a chance to win! Cards must be turned into the Downtown Visitor Center by March 4, 2020 at 4:30. Find out more

Knitting Bee and Fiber Arts Social
February 1st, 2pm – 4pm
Interested in participating in Adkins Arboretum’s Yarn Storming event but not sure where to begin? Check out this pop-up fiber arts social! Participants will learn about the yarn storming phenomenon and receive basic instruction. Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided. Please come prepared with your own supplies; limited yarn will be available to share. Projects created as part of the knitting bee will be used to decorate Arboretum trees in time for the March 8th Yarn Storming reception. Sponsored by the Arboretum in partnership with FACES. FREE!
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely
Contact: AdkinsArboretum.org or 410.634.2847 ext. 0

Downtown Dover First Friday
February 7, 5-7pm

Enjoy a variety of talented musicians in downtown Dover in shops and at the library. My Roots clothing boutique will host Ryan Schumacher and Friends from Wesley College, and saxophonists Wesley Melvin at House of Coffi and Grady O’Connor at The Delaware Store.  Simaron Pizza and Steaks will feature guitar/harmonica by Rick Hudson and at Grey Fox and Grille, acoustic singer/songwriter Emily Moses McNair McNatt. Visit the Dover Public Library from 6:30-8 p.m. to see The First State Harmonizer and Voices of DelMarVa. Find out more.

Shop Small Passport Day & Pop-Up Shop
February 8th, 10am – 4pm
Downtown Denton invites you to their Shop Small Passport Day & Pop-Up Shop event. Participating businesses will have a Shop Small poster in their window. These businesses will have something to share with you as a thank you for showing your support, and they will also stamp your passport. Passports will be available to pick up at any participating store. The event will also include several pop-up shops at 323 Market Street, 12 S. 3rd Street and 214 Market Street (Joviality). For more details, please visit facebook.com/events/527404377876818/.
Downtown Denton
Contact: DowntownDenton.com

First Friday Opening 
February 7, 5-7pm, Ocean City Center for the Arts
Five new art shows open on First Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts. The public is invited to the free reception to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Ocean Downs Casino and PKS Investments. Find out more.

Brian Robertson, one of the artists exhibiting in February at Ocean City Center for the Arts

Second Saturday at the Artsway 
February 8th, 1pm – 3pm

Head to Downtown Denton for Second Saturday at the Artsway featuring live artist demonstrations and art activities. This month, Foundry artist Joanne Gelles will teach you how to make a Valentine’s gift basket. This event is free, but registration is appreciated! Register online here.FREE!
The Artsway, Fourth Street, Denton
Contact: CarolineArts.org or 410.479.1009

February 14th, 7pm – 10pm

Indulge your senses at Chocolat, a decadent evening to benefit the Caroline Culinary Arts Center. Guests will be treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, local oysters, live stations, chocolate-inspired cocktails, beer & wine, decadent desserts, s’mores bar and more! Menu highlights include cocoa seared filet, a macaroni and cheese bar, shrimp cocktail, seared scallops, local cheese and charcuterie! Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $60 and are available online at carolineculinaryarts.org/event/chocolat.
Caroline Culinary Arts Center, 512 Franklin Street, Denton
Contact: CarolineCulinaryArts.org

Sweet Heart Sale
February 14-17, Berlin, MD

The Art of the pARTy
February 21, 6-8pm, Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, MD
Enjoy live jazz, & food from area culinary programs & restaurants. This event will feature a variety of food stations prepared and served by talented local chefs and culinary art students including: Princess Royale – Box Car 40 – Wor-Wic -Marlin Moon- WTHS Culinary- Coastal Cupcake- Ice & Spice Co.- Center Plate -Somerset Culinary -Baked Desserts-Coastal Coffee Roasters -Handy Seafood Company- Ice Creations- Holt – Washington Catering, and more! Hosted by the Worcester County Arts Council and the Delmarva Chefs & Cooks Association.

Shore Craft Beerfest – Love on Tap
February 29, Noon-4pm, OC Convention Center

Unlimited beer tastings, over 15 breweries, 40+ beers, ​food,  live music  and designated drivers welcome!

Elkton’s Own Antique Road Show
February 29, 2020, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Elkton Town Hall 100 Railroad Ave. Elkton, MD 21921
Bring in your family heirlooms and treasures to be valued by certified local appraisers and antique experts! The appraisal fee is $5 per item (limit of 5 items per person due to the popularity of the event). First come, first served basis. All are welcome!

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