Larry Paz

Larry Paz will lead his “Cooking with Larry” class Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Oxford Community Center.

‘Cooking with Larry’ starts Jan. 25

OXFORD — The Oxford Community Center has announced two special public classes scheduled for January and various events throughout the first half of 2018.

• Local Oxford personality Larry Paz shares his love for cooking monthly. The first “Cooking with Larry” is set for 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. The cooking class is interactive and educational, and January’s menu will include paella. Participants in the class sit down to a lunch celebrating new skills and friends. Refreshments and all cooking supplies are included in the $30 class fee. Register online at or call 410-226-5904.

• “Break Glass Instructional Mosaic Class with Jennifer Wagner” will come to the OCC from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Wagner has developed a following of students as she brings enthusiasm and creativity to every class. Each participant will leave with a finished piece of original artwork after the class. Wine and nibbles will be provided, along with all art supplies, for the $65 class fee. Register online at or call 410-226-5905.

• The Tred Avon Players will present “Almost Maine” by John Cariani, directed by Fiona Foster. The play is a fun look at relationships in a small winter town as residents fall in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25. For tickets and more information, visit

• As part of the celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday, the OCC and John Wesley Preservation Society will host a three-event series. The first event, on Feb. 7, will be a panel discussion titled “Black History of Talbot County.” On March 26, Dr. Clara Small, who has written and lectured extensively on African-American history, will discuss African-American participation in the Civil War. The series finale on April 29 will feature performances by local church choirs. All three events are free.

• The OCC will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17, with an Irish dinner featuring corned beef and cabbage, and fresh soda bread prepared by a team of OCC chefs, and a concert by Oxford’s Free ‘n’ Eazy Band. Tickets are $25, and reservations are required by March 10.

• Fine Arts @ Oxford will return in its 34th year May 18 to 20. Juried exhibitors will be on hand to display and sell their works. The weekend will include demonstrations and a raffle, and lunch will be available, including homemade strawberry shortcake. Exhibiting artists will be announced in mid-February.

• Certified tai chi instructor Nathan Spivey leads classes at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $10 each. YMCA instructor Janet Pfeiffer will continue the OCC’s “Steady and Strong” classes at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $8 each. Drop-ins are welcome for all classes, but registration and pre-payment is recommended.

• The OCC’s Community Café continues from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, along with Tuesday Night Jam sessions at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The Art Studio also continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring your art project and work among other community artists. Drop-ins are welcome at these free events.

For more information, call 410-226-5904, email or visit

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