Starting this earlier this year, Waterfowl Chesapeake pulled together a team of eight other Easton-based nonprofits who collectively created a new event for Easton. CommUNITY Day: Easton Arts & Culture Celebration on November 14 and 15 is intended to offer local residents a way to be outside, support local shops and restaurants, and enjoy each other’s company and the fall season.

Each participating organization is offering unique programs during the event to highlight their own work and mission. While some CommUNITY Day activities will be indoors, many will be outside scattered across various locations in Easton to help people remain socially distant and safe. Most happen on Saturday (with some on Sunday) and are free; some do require pre-registration. Every participating organization is following agree-upon COVID-related safety protocols including wearing a mask in indoor spaces, limiting family groups to six people and ensuring groups or individuals are safely six feet apart.

WC programming will offer two days of activities to focused on the winter birds that make our region unique!

All WC activities during the first Community Day: Easton Arts & Culture Celebration will be held at 40 S. Harrison Street, Easton – either in the Waterfowl Building or the lot across the street. All organizations participating in this event have agreed to the following protocols: Masks need to be worn inside, family groups should not be larger than 6 people, and 6′ social distancing will be in place.

SATURDAY

10-11 a.m. Kids’ Decoy Painting (Ages 4-10 suggested)
Family groups will be placed at one table together & limited to no more than 4 children. $15 suggested materials donation. Pre-register and make your contribution here. Note: If this session fills up, we may offer a Sunday session, too!

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (ongoing) “The Raptor’s Eye” with Liz Smith
Stop by to visit with Liz Smith and her birds of prey anytime!

10:30 a.m-4 p.m. (ongoing) Maryland Duck Stamp Paintings Exhibit – People’s Choice Voting Open!
Check out some of the finest, original, small paintings of waterfowl and choose your favorite! Artists from across the US are competing to have their work represent the State of Maryland — see if you agree with the experts! (This display will be outside, weather permitting; inside in inclement weather).

12-1 p.m. Drive-in Lecture/Demonstration: “Weathering the Winter” – The What, When and How to Feed Winter Birds with Dr. Wayne Bell
Dr. Bell will talk about the different nutritional needs of various feathered friends, show different kinds of feeders and other tips and tricks to attract birds to your home even if you live in town. No charge. Register here. Walk-up participants welcome too!

2-3 p.m. Calling Young Artists! Jr. Duck Stamp Interest Session with Richard Clifton
Each year young artists compete in the Jr. Duck Stamp Competition and hope their artwork wins to represent our state in the national competition. Creating a small painting that can be reproduced for an even smaller stamp is a challenge. Young artists in grades 7 – 12 are invited to join us to learn about the contest, its rules and regulations from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and get some insights into what it takes to create a winning masterpiece! No charge.

SUNDAY

10:30-2:30pm “The Raptor’s Eye” with Liz Smith
Stop by to visit with Liz Smith and her birds of prey anytime!

12-1pm Drive -in Lecture/Demonstration: “Weathering the Winter” – The What, When and How to Feed Winter Birds with Dr. Wayne Bell
Dr. Bell will talk about the different nutritional needs of various feathered friends, show different kinds of feeders and other tips and tricks to attract birds to your home even if you live in town. No charge. Regsiter here. Walk-up participants welcome too!

Waterfowl Chesapeake has worked with our fellow Easton non-profits to offer this weekend of programs and activities to help support local businesses and provide our community with a celebration of place for the people who live here. So venture downtown to explore opportunities to come together, have fun, learn…all without gathering. Explore the activities of other participating non-profits at www.eastoncommunityday.com

 

Visit Waterfowl Chesapeake page where you can learn more and pre-register for these exciting “All About the Birds” programming!