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The dead­line for non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions to sub­mit event in­for­ma­tion is 3 p.m. Fri­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion. Mail info to The Dorch­ester Star, P.O. box 176, Cam­bridge, MD 21613 or email to or fax to 410-228-0685. Items are printed as space is avail­able.

Res­cue Fire Com­pany Train Gar­den

Dec. 1-31 Cam­bridge Res­cue Fire Com­pany’s 84th an­nual Christ­mas Train Gar­den runs from Satur­day, Dec. 1, to Tues­day, Dec. 31, for the hol­i­day sea­son at 311 Gay Street. The train gar­den has been com­pletely de­signed. It is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day and 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Satur­days and Sun­days. The train gar­den is free and dona­tions are wel­comed.

Dorch­ester Swingers Square Danc­ing

Fri­days

The Dorch­ester Swingers’ Square Danc­ing Club will have its first Fri­day of the Month dance in the Multi-Pur­pose room of Maple El­e­men­tary School off of state Route 16 and Egypt Road in Cam­bridge. The school is ad­ja­cent to Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High School. Park­ing is avail­able in front of the door of the multi-pur­pose room off of Egypt Road. The dance is free for mem­bers and guests that aren’t dancers. Other dancers pay $7. The time of the dance is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free snacks will be avail­able. Work­shops are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Tues­day night that school is in ses­sion. Call Ginny Bunting at 410-341-4520 to find out if there has been a can­cel­la­tion of any of these events; and, if this is your first time.

MSP Toy Drive Thur Dec. 17

The 2018 Mary­land State Po­lice “Bears That Care Mid-Shore” toy drive is un­der­way. The dead­line for dona­tions is Dec. 17. State troop­ers are col­lect­ing toys (new and un­wrapped), jack­ets and gloves for lo­cal chil­dren whose fam­i­lies are in need this Christ­mas. Dona­tions also will be ac­cepted 24 hours a day at the Eas­ton Bar­racks, 7053 Ocean Gate­way. In the 2017 hol­i­day sea­son, the toy drive helped more than 200 fam­i­lies and 600 chil­dren. Toys also were to the pe­di­atric ward of the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Eas­ton, Penin­sula Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Sal­is­bury, lo­cal churches and lo­cal shel­ters. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Michelle Web­ster or Deb­bie Hart­ness at 410-819-4794, or email bearsthat­care­toy­[email protected] or jones­[email protected] Le­gion Vet­er­ans Help­ing Vet­er­ans

Fri­days Vet­er­ans Help­ing Vet­er­ans Meet­ing be­gins 9:30 a.m. at Hur­lock Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 243. All vet­er­ans are wel­come to at­tend. Call 410-943-8205 for more info.

St. An­drews Epis­co­pal Blue­grass Con­cert

First Mon­days

On the first Mon­day of every month at St. An­drews Epis­co­pal Church, 303 Main St. in Hur­lock from 7 to 10 p.m. there is a blue­grass jam. All blue­grass mu­si­cians and fans are in­vited. Dona­tions are ac­cepted for the ben­e­fit of the Church’s food bank.

Lunch Fundraiser

Dec. 6

Come out and help raise funds to pay the med­i­cal ex­penses in­curred dur­ing the ill­ness of Edgar “Dud­ley” Ruark. Pit Beef lunch “Cater­ing By Jamie” at the cor­ner of Route 50 and Mary­land Av­enue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is $8 and con­sists of pit beef sand­wich, bag of chips and soda/water. All pro­ceeds will go to­wards the med­i­cal bills.

Cam­bridge Woman’s

Club Reg­u­lar Meet­ing

Dec. 7

The Cam­bridge Woman’s Club reg­u­lar meet­ing on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7th, at the club­house at 417 High Street, will fea­ture Ali­cia Coro Hoff­man speak­ing on “The Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts: What We Are and What We Do.” The board will meet at 11 a.m., mem­ber­ship at noon, re­fresh­ments served at 12:30 p.m. and speaker at 1 p.m. Lakes and Straits VFC Gun Raf­fle

Dec. 8

The Lakes and Straits VFC will host a gun raf­fle with the draw­ing at 4 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 8, dur­ing the VFC’s Oys­ter Frit­ter Soup Day. Tick­ets are $5 and there are only 500 tick­ets. First place will re­ceive a Stoeger 3500 Black; se­cond place will re­ceive am Amer­i­can Ruger 6.5 Creed­more; and third place will re­ceive a Ruger 10/22. Tick­ets are avail­able at Pritch­ett’s Store, Gootee’s Marine, Hoop­ers Is­land Store, Home­town Pride in East New Mar­ket, Cam­bridge Tire Tire and Ben­nett Seed and Feed.

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