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Friday Nites in Caroline

John Flynn

March 27th 7pm


Friday Nites in Caroline

Flatland Drive

NEW DATE: APRIL 10th 7pm








Caroline County
Council of Arts

P.O. Box 292

Denton, Maryland 21629

Phone: (410) 479-1009
Fax: (410) 479-5100

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John Flynn | Flatland Drive | 2nd Saturday | FACES Classes | Storytellers



John Flynn


FNC presents singer-songwriter John Flynn!

Friday Nites proudly presents nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter John Flynn, on Friday, March 27, 7:00pm, at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton.


John Flynn has remained one of the better-kept secrets in the Americana scene. Influenced by the writings of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Flynn has found his niche singing the praises of nature and the simple joys of family life. Flynn sings about the things that are precious to everyday people: family, friends, faith, and meaningful work. With a body

of work encompassing story songs, love songs, folk songs, songs for kids, songs of social justice and meditations on loss, tolerance, faith and hope, there is something here to appeal to diverse musical tastes!


For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or

Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Caroline County Recreation and Parks, Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Maryland State Arts Council and is FREE for all attendees.



Bluegrass band Flatland Drive: NEW DATE April 10th!

Flatland Drive

This performance has been rescheduled for April 10th at 7pm at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton.


The band is composed of members from Denton, Maryland and Harrington, Delaware.  Their sound is influenced by the patriarchs of bluegrass music, and also pays homage to the likes of the Seldom Scene, the Bluegrass Album Band, and the Lonesome River Band.


Curt Fox, on banjo and vocals, is heavily influenced by the great J.D. Crowe, who is considered the dean of Scruggs-style bluegrass banjo.  Lee Collins, on guitar and vocals, lends his magnificent tenor voice on any song he sings for Flatland Drive.  Alan Rausch, on dobro and vocals, hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, where he started learning ukelele, and then guitar, mandolin, banjo, and pedal steel before settling on his love of playing dobro.  Rodney Collins, on electric bass and vocals, traces his musical roots from an independent rock band to learning bluegrass bass in a southern gospel band.  Brad Turner, on mandolin and vocals, began listening to bluegrass by way of Ray Davis of WAMU through a large, floor-model stereo that his father would play every evening.


For more information, contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Caroline County Recreation and Parks, Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Maryland State Arts Council and is FREE for all attendees



2nd Saturdays at the Artsway

2nd Saturday at the Artsway


On Saturday, March 14, 2-4pm, there are several activities for the public to enjoy at the Denton Artsway in downtown Denton. These activities are free and open to all ages.


Denton Community Demonstration GardenThe Denton Community Demonstration Garden offers their “Come Grow with Us” series where the community can participate in a number of community garden efforts to support the community garden. These activities will be offered on the Second Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm at the community garden which is located next to the Town Municipal Parking Lot near Fourth and Gay streets in downtown Denton. The March activity is making seed starters and bird feeders out of empty toilet paper rolls. Help us create a “bird habitat” by making and placing bird feeders around the community garden. We will also planting seeds for the garden into the seed starters that we make. Participants can take the planted seed starters home for use in their own garden, or they can bring the seedlings back to the April or May Second Saturday program to plant in the community garden. So start saving your toilet paper rolls and join us on March 14 to have some fun at the community garden!


The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) hosts a Knit Along with FACES instructor Alida Greenhalgh. Knitters of all skill levels, or those interested in learning, are welcome to bring their latest knitting project and join in. Get guidance and tips, while enjoying the company of fellow knitting enthusiasts.


The Artsway is located on Fourth Street, between Market and Gay Streets in Denton. Demonstrations and activities from a variety of artists are typically held either at The Foundry community arts gallery (401 Market St.), FACES (7 N. Fourth St.) or at the Community Demonstration Garden (behind FACES). For more information please contact the Caroline County Council of Arts at 410-479-1009. Friend us on facebook for more details.



FACES Exhibits and Classes


Current Exhibits:


Art in the Weave, Early American Coverlets:

Art in the Weave


The Spence Collection On display through March 28, 2015

The coverlet collection of the Spence family will make you wonder why you haven’t spent more time looking for your own piece of American history. These hand woven beauties from the 1800’s were made by women, men, the housewife, and the itinerant weaver. Easily overlooked in their day as necessary items, today the art in their various designs, use of color, durability, and charm is hard to miss. This slice of America’s material culture will be on display in the FACES gallery for visitors who want to experience a lost art form.


Men At Work, Looking at the Local Artist:

Men at Work
Through March 28th

In an art form often dominated in modern times by women, there is a different point of view to be found, the male perspective. Through various media the male fiber artist does not create to define their gender but to express themselves in this versatile media. Come help us to honor the work of some local artists who are experimenting in the world fiber. Come by and see the work of Jim Fons – Rug Hooker, George Laufert – Embroidery, Demian Savits – Dyer, George Simacourbe – Quilter


Upcoming Classes:


Knitted Irish Moss Hat
Tuesdays, Feb 17 & 24, 6pm-8pm

Instructor: Alida Greenhalgh


For adults

A two session class for knitters. Learn how to take a basic stitch and turn it into a work of art

Jelly Roll Quilt Top

Friday, Feb 20, 6pm-9pm

Instructor Lynn Davis


For adults - Ideal for beginners

A “jelly roll” is a bundle of pre-cut fabric strips. Learn how to sew these strips into a wonderful quilt top that can used for the Jelly Roll Throw class on Sunday, Feb. 22!


Quilt As You Go Jelly Roll Throw

Sunday, Feb 22, 9am-4pm

Instructor Lynn Davis


For adults - Ideal for beginners

Learn an easy way to quilt using your standard home sewing machine. Students can bring their own Jelly Roll quilt top, or attend the companion class on Friday, Feb. 20.


Intro to Quilting

March 1st -3rd, Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Mon & Tues: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Instructor Donna Hayes


For adults

Gain a basic understanding of how to make quilts on the sewing machine. Techniques will include beginning level piecing, quilting, and finishing. Students will have a completed lap quilt square at the end of the course.


Teen Friday Night Sew-In

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, & 27, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Instructor Lynn Davis

$10 per session or $30 for all 4 sessions

Ages 14 and up; parents welcome

Learn basic sewing skills while making 4 cool projects: three seam pillow case, quilted cell phone cozy, infinity scarf, and zippered wristlet.


Knitting a Shawl

Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7, & 14, 6pm-8pm

Instructor Alida Greenhalgh


For adults

Four session class for knitters who would like to broaden their knitting skills. Students will complete a simple shawl.


Scrappy Mod Quad Quilt

Sundays, April 12 & 19, 10am-4pm

Instructor – Lynn Davis


For adults - Ideal for beginners

Learn how to make a modern looking quilt using a special quilt-as-you-go technique that makes the joining strips disappear.


Beginning Knitting

Tuesdays, April 21, & 28, 6pm-8pm

Instructor Alida Greenhalgh


For adults

Learn the basics of knitting. Students will complete a cowl.




Local Writers Publish Storytellers & Host a Book Launch


The Caroline County Council of Arts has had a long standing tradition of providing programs for local writers, including an annual short contest for all ages that is now in its thirteenth year, and, most recently, an adult writing club called Write On! which meets twice a month at The Foundry. At these meetings writers share their work, encourage fellow writers, and generally enjoying the process.  This fall all this activity has culminated in the publishing of “Story Tellers”, a selection of writings from Write On! members and  Short Story Contest winners.  The book is illustrated by artwork from this year’s Youth Art Show winners.
Now on sale at The Foundry or online! 






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