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Adkins Arboretum

410-634-2847 ext 0

410-634-2878

Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre native garden and preserve, promotes the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay region’s landscapes. As a model for land management and ecological restoration, the Arboretum fosters community engagement and inspires the adoption of land stewardship practices for a healthier and more beautiful world.

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This 400-acre preserve is located on the Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of the region’s most significant wetlands. Offers five miles of walks, education programs, art exhibits, lectures, special events, wedding rentals, workshops, garden tours, and native plant sales. Public amenities include a visitor’s center with gift shop, library, and meeting room. Many volunteer opportunities available. Nature preschool gives free tuition to families living in Caroline County through a community grant.Guided Nature Walks 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00am. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through December 31.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Fees

$5 for adults, $2 for students ages 6 – 18, and free to children ages 5 and under.

Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc.

410-479-1009

410-479-5100

P.O. Box 292, Denton, MD 21629

The Caroline County Council of Arts is committed to enhancing the cultural, educational, and economic growth of the diverse people and communities of our County through community arts development.

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Presents a variety of programs throughout the year, see www.carolinearts.org for a complete listing and friend on facebook/carolinearts/ for updates. Administers The Foundry community arts gallery, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (see FiberArtsCenter.com), and maintains a local artist registry. Volunteers accepted.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday – Saturday Noon-5 pm or by appointment

Fees

One does not have to be a member to participate in events sponsored by the Council of Arts. Membership levels are: $25 Friend, $50 Family, $100 Supporter, $250 Patron, $500 Advocate, $1000 Benefactor, $2500 Sustaining

Areas Served

Caroline County primarily, but also the Mid-Shore.

Ages Served

All

Caroline County Family Support Center/Early Head Start

410-479-3298

410-479-3789

100 North Sixth Street, Denton, MD 21629

Caroline County Early Head Start strives to ensure young children and their families have the resources they need to learn and succeed. We provide quality early care and education, family support and related services to help parents meet their goals of becoming economically and socially self-sufficient in order to raise healthy, successful children.

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On-site services include parenting education classes and support groups, nutrition classes, developmental screening and education, child care for infants and toddlers while attending center classes, GED, Adult Basic Education, and English as a Second Language classes (Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1-3 PM). A family advocate is assigned to each family to be a case manager and work on their individual needs. Off-site services include home visits by a case manager. The Parents As Teachers program is a family education and support program that includes home visits and group meetings at the center. Call the center for more information or to enroll in any of the programs. Volunteers accepted.

Eligibility

There are income requirements and a sliding scale fee. You must be either pregnant, or a parent of a child that is aged 3 or under. Program includes assisting fathers, as well as mothers of young children.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM for clients, and Mon.-Fri. for staff

Areas Served

Caroline County- Centers in Denton and in the Federalsburg Judy Center

Caroline County Public Library, Greensboro Branch

410-482-2173

101 Cedar Lane, Greensboro, MD 21639

Offers free public computers with internet access, free wifi, color printing for $.25 a page, black and white copying for $.25 a page, free scanning, free access to databases, books by mail, a family information center, faxing for $1 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD’s, magazines, newspapers, and CD’s. The meeting room adjacent to the Greensboro Branch is managed by Maryland Rural Development Center. It is available at no cost for free meetings that are open to the public with a capacity of 45-50 people. Call (410) 482-2585×210 for more information.

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Hours of Operation

Curbside Pickup Mon & Wed, 2pm-6pm. Phone assistance available at (410) 479-1343×106, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

Caroline County Public Library, Denton Branch

(410) 479-1343

100 Market Street, Denton, MD 21629

Offers free public computers with internet access, free wifi, color printing for $.25 a page, black and white copying for $.25 a page, free scanning, free access to databases, books by mail, meeting rooms, faxing for $1.00 per fax, and free access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD’s, magazines, and newspapers.Offers a MakerSpace with 3D printers, Virtual Reality, gaming stations, and more. Contact the library for more information.

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Hours of Operation

Curbside pickup Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Phone assistance available Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

Caroline County Humane Society

410-820-1600

410-820-1110

407 West Bell Street, Ridgely, MD 21660

To improve the lives of the animals and citizens of Caroline County by promoting the welfare and preventing the abuse of animals, swiftly investigating acts of cruelty, educating citizens on proper care of animals, and operating a progressive, community friendly shelter that provides a safe haven for unwanted and lost animals.

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Animal care and control, animal rescue and rehabilitation, enforcement of local animal welfare laws and prosecution of animal cruelty, animal adoption, humane education programs, promoting responsible pet ownership. Spay and neuter program for County residents. Acts as a resource for people finding injured wildlife, such as birds or other animals, who want to know about agencies that provide wildlife rehabilitation. We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers 14 or older may volunteer without a guardian. 10-14 year olds may volunteer with adult supervision. All volunteers must go through our volunteer orientation which is 9am the second Saturday of the month.Eligibility: There are eligibility requirements for the spay/neuter program and also for adopting an animal. Visit the website or call the shelter for more information.

Hours of Operation

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 9 AM-4:30 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-7 PM, Sat. 10 AM-3 PM

Fees

Fees vary according to circumstance and program

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

All

Caroline County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #118

410-479-5028

P.O. Box 254, Denton, MD 21629

Established to protect the rights of law enforcement personnel and the community at large.

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The Fraternal Order of Police holds fundraisers to benefit the community and donates the money to local organizations. They sponsor Little League teams, help with After Prom Parties, participate in holiday programs that benefit local families, and take on special projects based on community need. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month on a bi-monthly basis at 6PM at private residences in Denton. There is a legal plan offered to sworn officers who are members.

Eligibility

Membership is open to all Caroline County residents. Applications can be requested from the President, or in writing.

Fees

$50/year for businesses and individuals

Areas Served

Caroline County

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 Helps!

1-866-722-HLPS (4577)

410-827-7121

P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679

Chesapeake Helps is a free and confidential service available to all Queen Anne’s County residents. Resource specialists answer calls within 72 hours during the business week. The specialists are able to assess needs and navigate callers to appropriate resources.We also provide general information for community members to access a broad array of family and child focused resources, services, programs, and organizations in Queen Anne’s County.Chesapeake Helps is funded through a grant from Governor’s Office for Children that was received by the Queen Anne’s County Community Partnership for Children and Families.

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The database catalogs community services, maintains accurate information and links citizens with needed services. In addition, the resource database may be used by community planners to document services, identify gaps in services and assist with related community – needs – assessment activities. The database contains approximately 1000 resources and programs throughout the mid-shore and surrounding areas and the United States. The database has been incorporated into two communications vehicles to assist citizens – a toll-free hotline and website. Information referral specialists are available to assist citizens contacting the hotline within a 72-hour period. Inquiries are also accepted via e-mail, fax and written correspondence.

Eligibility

Available to anyone. Confidential.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-8 PM

Fees

Free Service

Areas Served

Queen Anne’s County

Denton Wesleyan Camp

410-479-3361

443-448-4169

424 E Wesley Circle, Denton, MD 21629

Denton Camp is a Christian Campground and retreat center that is perfect for groups of all sizes from 20-300 (and concerts up to 800). We offer a quiet sanctuary with modern day conveniences perfect for spiritual retreats and training events. For retreats, we offer overnight lodging in dormatories, RV spaces, and cottages as well as meeting spaces including two dining halls and a gym. We also offer wonderful outdoor amenities including a playground, pond, pavilion, and sports fields.

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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM

Area

Denton