May Day Celebration set in historic Stevensville
STEVENSVILLE — A May Day Celebration is planned for Saturday, May 7 in the Historic Stevensville Arts and Entertainment District that includes a number of family events, including a May Day Basket Contest, Kids May Day Baskets, and a May Pole Dance.
The day’s events will take place from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, in the heart of historic Stevensville. It will be the second event in the First Saturdays Program for Stevensville.
The May Day Basket Contest is open to residents, businesses, and artists in the Entertainment District. Entries must feature live/ real flowers and will be judged on originality, creativity, and overall quality of basket arrangement.
Participants must preregister to have baskets judged by the Kent Island Garden Club. Registration forms are available at Trade Winds Exchange or at http://stevensvilleartsandentertainment.org/events-activities/ The winning basket will be announced at 1 p.m. in the Stevensville Pocket Park.
Children are invited to create their own May Day Baskets to hang on doors and brighten someone’s day, organizers said.
A May Pole Dance around a traditional May Pole will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Stevensville Pocket Park.
All historic sites in old Stevensville — the Cray House, Stevensville Post Office, Stevensville Railroad Station, and old Christ Church — will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on May 7 and the first Saturdays of each month through November.
For more information on the Stevensville Arts and Entertainment District and upcoming events there, log onto http://stevensvilleartsandentertainment.org