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Community Events
The Arts & Times Community Calendar, highlights special events, exhibits, rural arts, performances, and classes on the Lower Eastern Shore. Look for the print edition quarterly in the local galleries and cultural attractions of Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties.

August 1-31, 2016
Worcester County Arts Council August Featured Artists
Featuring Marcy Snyder watercolor & acrylic paintings, Dee Brua- watercolors. Opening reception August 12, 5pm-8pm.
August 2-27, 2016
August Exhibits at the OC Center for the Arts
Open daily M-F 9am-4pm, S-S 11am-4pm
Artwork from "Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event", featured artist John Davis Held, Gerilyn Gaskill, Brigitte Bowden, and Margaret Bradach.
August 2-27, 2016
Ocean City Art League Featured Artists For August
Featured artist John Davis Held and artwork from the Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event. Opening Reception: August 5, 5pm-7pm.
August 4-25, 2016
Random Juxtaposition - August Art Classes
Art classes for kids of a variety of ages.
August 2016
Exhibit: 3 Friends
Featuring works by friends Annie Compton, Linda Epstein and Jane Rowe. Opening reception August 5, 2016 - 5pm.
through September 11, 2016
Living Landscapes: The Photography of Cam Miller
Mon -Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun. Noon-5pm.
The 2015 Art in Nature Photo Festival Grand Champion will fill the Welcome Gallery with scenes featuring the diverse people, structures, natural formations and events she has encountered through her years as a professional photographer.
August 25-28, 2016
Cirque Italia Water Circus
Thursday & Friday 7:30pm - Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm, 5:30pm, and 8:30pm
Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid which lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing water to fall like rain from above as fountains dazzle below! This incredible show takes place under our majestic white and blue big top tent which came all the way from Italy……..Inside we have such a theatrical and intimate setup, you just might forget you are under a circus tent! This incredible show is completely ANIMAL-FREE.
August 25, 2016
Sunset Park Party Nights
Featuring Sir Rod/Tommy Edward - Rod Stewart Tribute. Bring own seating. Free.
August 26-27, 2016
11th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival
As always, the 2016 Sea Glass Festival will have much to offer the whole family on Saturday, featuring expert lecture presentations on the history and collection of genuine sea glass, and prized sea glass collections from all over the world in the Collectors area. The Shard of the Year Contest will offer opportunities to enter your authentic beach finds to win cash prizes.
August 26 - January 22, 2016
Chincoteague Decoys: Tides & Time
This fall the Ward Museum is excited to celebrate the place of Chincoteague decoys in the world of carving, and in the heritage of the Eastern Shore. Come experience the form and artistry of both antique and contemporary Chincoteague decoys. Learn about this unique island and the carvers born of this place. Opening Reception October 8 during the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
August 28, 2016
Sundaes in the Park
Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment. The night will end with a fireworks display.
August 30-October 1, 2016
September Exhibits at the OC Center for the Arts
Open daily M-F 9am-4pm, S-S 11am-4pm
"Artists Choice" group show, "Mentors" exhibit featuring Ricky Sears and Lesley McCaskill, artists Carl Forsberg, Barbara Stepura, and Fay Kempton.
August 31, 2016
Film Revival: The King & I
Sparks fly again as the king of Siam and the western teacher he hires return to the big screen for a 60th anniversary celebration. Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic movie musical The King and I (1956)! Siam, 1862. British schoolteacher and recent widow Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) is sent to Siam as a teacher for the royal children. But she immediately clashes with their father, King Mongkut (Yul Brynner). Her modern, Western ways don't sit well with the ruler - but over time, he slowly gains respect for her willingness to stand up to him. $15
August 31, 2016
Concerts on the Beach
Free live entertainment with tribute bands and local favorites. Bring your own seating.
September 2-4, 2016
69th Annual National Hard Crab Derby & Fair
Crab races & picking, parade, boat docking, carnival, arts & crafts, seafood, entertainment, fireworks.
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Holidays This Month

August 1 - Lughnasadh (Festival of Light) (Celtic)
August 4 - Coast Guard Day
August 6 - The Transfiguration (Christian)
August 9 - Smokey Bear`s Birthday (Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires)
August 14 - V.J. Day
August 15 - Assumption Day (Christian)

Birthstone: Jade, Peridot
Flower: Gladiolus

Astrological Signs - Leo: July 23rd - August 22nd, Virgo - August 23rd - September 22nd