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
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
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.
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.
Club Regular Meeting
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
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.