On the Road with Fran Severn
Hot & Happenin’ on the Eastern Shore Feb. 21-28
President’s Day Nature Walk, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Join members of the Kent County Bird Club for a guided walk through the refuge and see what early spring (we hope) life is showing. FREE, but reservations are appreciated. 9-11 a.m. 410-778-7295
History on Broadway series: “The Scottsboro Boys.” Moderated discussion of the development of the play based on the infamous 1930’s case of 9 black teens falsely accused and convicted of raping a white girl in Alabama. Legendary composer John Kander and librettist David Thompson (Cabaret, Chicago) join actor Forrest McClendon to explain their approach to the story and the play’s development. 5:30 Decker Theater, Washington College, Chestertown. Free. 410-810-7161. www,starrcenter.washcoll.edu
Winter Wednesdays by Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Harrisons Chesapeake House Restaurant, Tilghman Island, MD. Marine Biologist Kelley Cox, founder of the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, presents “Two if By Sea” exploring the underwater network of life in the Chesapeake Bay. FREE. Lecture starts at 6:30. People are encouraged to come early and eat at the restaurant before the program. 410-886-9200.
Sparkling Wine Course, Nage Resataurant, Rehoboth, DE. Answer all of your sparkling wine questions during this one night of learning and tasting presented by Laura Lamprecht of Specialty Wines. What are the types of sparkling wines, why are they called by different names depending on where they come from, what to eat with them, how to buy and store them, how far can you make the cork fly across the room when you open them. (Just checking to see if you were paying attention.) $40 per person, all reservations made on-line. http://www.nagerestaurant.com
Feb. 25, 26, 27
Desire Under the Elms, Church Hill Theatre, Church Hill, MD. Love, Lust and Sibling Rivalry in Eugene O’Neill’s classic play. Fri/Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. Tickets $18 adults $10 students. 410-758-1331 http://www.churchhilltheatre.org
Lysistrata, Fulton Hall, Salisbury University. Classic Greek comedy. Lysistrata convinces the rest of the girls to withhold their ‘favors’ from their men in order to end war. Think how *that* could balance the budget! Mature audiences. Fri/Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. http://bit.ly/fn0zRi
Snoopy, the Musical, Guerrieri Hall, Wor-Wic College, Salisbury, MD. Salisbury Community Players present the musical based on the enduring comic strip. Fri/Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. $11 adults $9 senions, students. 410-546-0099 http://www.communityplayersofsalisbury.org
Chili Challenge Cookoff, Greensborough Trading Company, 105 S. Main St., Greensboro, MD. Think you have the best chili on The Shore? Here’s your chance to prove it. Bring your recipe to the Trading Company and you might win a cash prize. 50/50 drawing. Barb’s cornbread. 7-10 p.m. 410-482-2200
Wildlife Tracks Program, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Get the kids out of the house and into the fresh air! Rangers will point out animal tracks and show how to make casts of them. FREE Meet at the visitor center. 9-12. 410-639-7056. http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck
Singles Night, Riverside Country Inn, Greensboro. Music by Imagine. Casual, friendly. Buy dinner at the Tavern. 410-482-6550.
Salisbury Symphony Concert, Hollway Hall, Salisbury University, Vive la France, a concert of French Music. FREE 8 p.m.
Coastal Concerts Presents Stephen Hough. Bethel United Methodicst Church, Lewes, DE. One of the most acclaimed, prolific, and multi-talented pianists, composers, and writers of his generation. 8 p.m. $25 888-212-6458 http://www.coastalconcerts.org
Frank & Frankie at the Crisfield Library. Crisfield, MD. Maryland State Banjo Champion Frank Nana keeps you smiling as he keeps pickin’ and grinnin’ along with his fiddle-playing son, Frankie. 4 p.m. FREE