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Tidewater Trader February 17, 2021 Page 34 Learn to Start Your Own Oyster Garden This spring, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person workshop designed to teach you how to grow your own oysters. Held via Zoom from 6pm-7pm on March 18 th and on CBMM’s St. Michaels campus from 10am-12pm on March 20 th , this oyster garden- ing program will provide attendees with all the information needed to successfully grow oys- ters off their own dock. Participants may regis- ter for just the virtual program for $25 or for both sessions for $200, with a 20% discount offered to CBMM members on both options. In the virtual class, participants will learn the practical aspects of oyster gardening and why oysters are so important for the Bay’s health. Participants are then invited to CBMM for the in-person workshop to construct their own oyster cages. All in-person work- shop participants will leave with three cages, seed oysters, and the necessary components to start their own oyster garden. To learn more, and to register, please visit the webpage www.cbmm.org/oystergarden. Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on March 18 th and 20 th for a hybrid workshop designed to teach you how to successfully grow oysters off your own dock. Area Food Pantry Openings and Donation Information Six food pantries are operating throughout the area during the pandemic. These include: In Chestertown - Kent County Community Pantry located on Mill Street near the corner of Mill and High Streets, www.kentfoodpantry.org, ph one 410-778-0550 and Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 305 North Kent Street, phone 443-988-3886; In Millington - Millington/Crumpton Food Pantry operating at Asbury United Methodist Church located at 392 Cypress Street, phone 443-480-0053; In Ridgely - St. Martin’s Ministries located at 14374 Benedictine Lane, www.stmartinsministries.org, ph one 410-643-2537; In Rock Hall - Rock Hall Community Food Pantry located at the Rock Hall Civic Center on Civic Center Drive, phone 410-639-2351; and InWorton - Mount Olive AfricanMethodist Episcopal Church located at 24840 Lambs Meadow Road, www.mtoliveamecworton.org, p hone 410-778-3328. Each of these service providers has created a safe environment for clientele and those who would like tomake financial or in-kind donations or serve as volunteers. For specific hours of operation and for details on items being sought for donation, contact the food pantry directly or visit https://mainstreetchestertown.org/covid- 19-kent-county-food-pantry-info/ fo r complete details. Thank you to all who work devotedly to continue operating and supporting this much needed service. Samaritan Group Shelter 2021 The Samaritan Group board has updated protocols for the 2021 emergency shelter season. The shelter will be operating from January to March, with signifi- cant changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Symptoms screening, frequent cleaning, and social distancing will be implemented during all shelter operations for the foreseeable future. The 2021 shelter will not utilize evening (dinnertime) volunteers or meal deliveries in order to reduce exposure for guests, volunteers, and staff. The shelter will need, however, a regular army of volunteers to help out for the overnight (sleeping) shift. This shift allows the volunteer to sleep in a private room, separate from guests. The overnight volunteer is there only to assist the paid overnight staff person in the rare event of an emergency. The overnight volunteer will rarely have any interactions with guests or staff to limit everyone’s exposure. Please consider becoming an overnight volunteer and sign up. If you are missing your volunteer opportunities and you feel compelled to support the shelter and the essential outreach activities of the Samari- tan Group, please consider a donation. The global pandemic has hit our community hard and every donation will help the Samaritan Group com- plete its mission. Donations can be sent in the form of checks made out to Samaritan Group of Kent County and mailed to P.O. Box 934, Chestertown, MD 21620. If you know someone in need, please contact us at 443-480-3564 or email at samaritangroupkent@gmail.com. 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Betterton Volunteer Fire Co. thanks Community Events Every Thurs 3:30pm-5:30pm - Kent Island Farmer’s Market at Cult Classic Brewery, 1169 Shopping Center Rd (old Acme park- ing lot) Stevensville; Must wear mask; Va- riety of foods, herbs and much more; For more information and updates on seasonal items call 410-643-3283. Every Sat 8am-12pm - Chestertown Farm- er’s Market on High St. in downtown Ches- tertown; Fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, herbs, breads, soaps, plants, flowers, dog treats, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, seafood, cheese, wine, butter, baked goods, ber- ries, jam, alpaca & wool products, artisans, crafters, and much more; Masks required; www.chestertownfarmersmarket.org. Mon-Fri - MVA Online Appointments scheduled at https://mvascheduling. mva.maryland.gov; Appointments can be scheduled for learner’s permits, commer- cial driving tests, non-commercial driving tests, renewing driver’s license, identifica- tion cards, title work; Operating on a lim- ited, appointment-only basis. UM Shore Regional Health - Accept- ing donations of essential supplies for front line care providers, Details online at www.umms.org/covidhelp. Farmers Wagon - An online farm-to-door market that offers a fast and easy way to have products from local food producers delivered directly to your door; Place or- ders at www.farmerswagon.org. Through March 8th - Registration open for Honkers Lacrosse; U8-U14 practice starts March 9th, $50/pp; Scoopers practice starts April 1st, $30/pp; Financial assis- tance available; All CDC guidelines for CO- VID-19 followed by players, coaches and attendees; www.honkerslacrosse.com. Nana: XOXO. Like Us on Facebook

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