Club

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center

443-521-3653

P.O. Box 251, Denton, MD 21629

The Tuckahoe Equestrian Center is a ‘Family and Youth-Oriented’ organization located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Tuckahoe State Park north of Route 404. We are a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, actively promoting all equestrian activities such as 4-H, youth activities, games days, trail riding, driving, jousting, parades, and horse shows which include jumping, dressage, and English or Western equitation.

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Service

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center features a barn with several stalls, a clubhouse, tree-shaded picnic area, a 300′ x 150′ outdoor arena with a permanent raised announcer’s stand, lighted jousting path, permanently installed audio system which covers the entire equestrian center grounds, and 15 miles of trails throughout the state park. Color-coded trail maps and trail guides are available at the Tuckahoe State Park office on Eveland Road.

Fees

Fees are $30/year for individual membership or $40/year family membership.

Caroline County Bird Club

c/o Danny Poet, P. O. Box 223, Queenstown, MD 21358

Caroline County Chapter of a non-profit statewide organization, the Maryland Ornithological Society (www.mdbirds.org), comprised of people who are interested in birds and nature.

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Promotes the study and enjoyment of birds, knowledge about our natural resources and fosters its appreciation and conservation. Maintains a system of sanctuaries to encourage the conservation of birds and their habitats. Helps to record and publish observations of bird life. Volunteers accepted to help clean Pelot Sanctuary, go into schools and teach children about nature, and to lead bird walks. If you find an injured bird, or to find a bird rehabilitator in your area, please go to the following websites: https://tristatebird.org/ orhttp://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/rehabilitators.aspx. For our Facebook page please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Caroline-County-Bird-Club-138388266259687/?ref=hl

Fees

Yearly dues for members. All activities are free and open to the public.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

All

AARP, Chapter #915

410-482-6039

To address the needs & interests of persons 50 and older. Through information and education, advocacy and service, the group seeks to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity, and purpose.

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Service

Meetings on the second Monday of every month start with a covered dish luncheon at noon, followed by a program of guest speakers or entertainment. Meetings are held at the Denton Church of the Nazarene, 10660 Greensboro Road, Denton. There are no meetings in July and August. Members donate their time, money, and goods to local non-profit organizations in the area. The group also sponsors a yearly free tax assistance service at each of the library branches. The tour committee sponsors trips that are open to the public.

Eligibility

Must be a member of the National AARP to qualify for local chapter membership

Fees

Yearly dues of $7.

Areas Served

Caroline County and adjacent counties.

Tuesday Night Book Club

410-479-1410

To discuss selected books reflecting topics of interest and to generate lively discussion.

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Service

Meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street, Denton in the small meeting room. The club meets January-November (no mtg. in December). The discussion leader and refreshment provider rotates among attendees. Information about upcoming book discussions can be found in the monthly Caroline Review magazine.

Areas Served

Mid-Shore

Area

Denton

Scouts, BSA

302-622-3300 x205

100 W. 10th Street, Suite 915, Wilmington, MD 19801

It is the mission of the Scouts of America and the Del-Mar-Va Council to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law.

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The Scouts of America is the Delmarva Peninsula’s foremost youth program of character development and values based leadership training. In the future Scouting will continue to: Offer young people responsible fun and adventure; Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath & Law; Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership; Serve America’s communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

Eligibility

Cub Scouts is for boys and girls ages 5-11, Scouts is for boys and girls ages 11-18

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Dorchester Counties

Chesapeake Bay Community Band

443-995-2297

P.O. Box 601, Stevensville, MD 21666

To maintain a community band of youth and adult volunteers who provide a pleasurable musical and cultural experience through concerts for community functions in Queen Anne’s County Maryland and the surrounding Chesapeake Bay Region all the while providing a forum for band participants to continue to expand their musical training and knowledge. Our continuing goal is to grow in musical performance, experience and membership thereby enhancing the quality and ambiance of performances.

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The Chesapeake Bay Community Band was formed in 1994 as the Kent Island Volunteer Marching Band and incorporated as a 501c3 Non Profit Organization. The group performs public concerts and provides musical support for community functions in Queens Anne’s County Maryland and the surrounding Chesapeake Bay Region. The band’s repertoire includes marches, classic concert band literature and Broadway favorites. The Chesapeake Bay Community Band is opened to anyone who plays a concert band instrument and has the desire to perform in a community band. We are always looking for new members.The band rehearses the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM atthe American Legion Post in Stevensville, MD. https://www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeBayCommunityBand/

Delmarva Stargazers

302-736-9842

The Stargazers were formed in 1993 for the purposes of viewing the heavens and promoting a general interest in astronomy.

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Service

We meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Smyrna, Delaware on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM. We meet September to June during the year, July, August we hold no meetings but are still active. The normal meeting format includes discussion of club activities, observing high lights, constellation and deep sky object of the month, an advertised presentation and possible guest speakers. We welcome the public to our meetings and are open to suggestions for topics and guest speakers. Observing is (usually) scheduled for the Friday and Saturday nearest the New Moon to maximize the observing hours during complete darkness. During the summer months when the park is open the observing site will be at the baseball field in the camping area at Tuckahoe State Park. In the winter we observe at the Equestrian center. Observing at Tuckahoe is limited to members of the Delmarva Stargazers only. The Delmarva Stargazers are also dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in our area through educational outreach. Club members often do presentations at local libraries, schools, and scouting organizations, among others. The club publishes a monthly newsletter, The Star Gazer News, seven days before the club meeting.

Eligibility

Anyone with an interest in any aspect of astronomy is welcome to join. To join, print and mail the membership form posted on the website.

Fees

$15/year

Areas Served

Delmarva Peninsula

Community Club of Preston

P.O. Box 4, Preston, MD 21655

To help the community of Preston through volunteer work.

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The Community Club of Preston was founded in 1923, and continues to be active as it nears its 100th anniversary. The Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through June, at 12 noon at the Community/Lions’ Club building, 114 Williamson Street, Preston, with some exceptions. Funds are raised by the Club through such activities as a Fashion Show/Luncheon and Christmas House Tour. Proceeds from their fundraisers go back in to the community via support of such groups and projects as the Preston Fire Department, Imagination Library for Caroline County, Partners In Care, CASA of Caroline County, local high school culinary departments, Power Purse ER Victims Project, Preston Elementary School, Colonel Richardson Middle School, and Colonel Richardson High School. The Club has purchased Christmas gifts for needy families, conducted a coat drive, and offers scholarships to graduating Colonel Richardson High School Seniors. The Club also installed and maintains the Little Free Library (#37123) at the James T. Wright Memorial Park in Preston. The Club is always looking for new projects to support, as well as for new members to help us accomplish our goal of supporting our local community. For more information regarding possible assistance, or if you are interested in joining the Club, call 410-310-5454.

Fees

$25/year membership fee

Choptank Ruritan Club

443-786-2201

P.O. Box 75, Denton, MD 21629

To create a better understanding between people and make their area a better place to live and work.

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Supports local hospice foundation and United Concerned Christians through monetary donations. Gives 2 $1,000 scholarships a year to local high school students. Serves funnel cakes at the Summerfest . All proceeds from events goes back to support various local organizations in the county.

Eligibility

Must be invited to join and sponsored by a member.

Fees

$175 per year per member

Choptank River Heritage

CRH documents historic places, people, and events in the Choptank River watershed, with a focus on Caroline County. We share stories of Choptank River heritage sites through blogs and other social media publications. Geographic research about places, placenames, and natural and man-made features forms the basis of our storytelling. We help neighbors and visitors Stand in the Place.

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We engage residents and visitors in the care and preservation of the Choptank River by identifying, documenting, mapping, and publishing information about historic sites and other cultural resources.