EASTON — Local nonprofits will host a second CommUNITY Day on Saturday, May 15, in Easton with arts and crafts, live music and other events.
A coalition of nonprofits hosted a similar event in November to promote their causes as well as downtown Easton.
The Waterfowl Chesapeake led the community events effort in November and is also at the helm for the May events which will feature more local organizations and events.
“All our organizations, some who participated in the fall and many that have joined us for spring, wanted to collaborate again,” said Margaret Enloe, executive director of Waterfowl Chesapeake. “We all wanted to come together to celebrate spring and support our community as it is today — rich in diversity, art, nature and culture.”
Enloe is leading planning efforts for the May community day. Events will include arts activities, free carriage rides, live music, historical tours and cultural events.Most of the activities will take place in Easton outside the YMCA, the Talbot County Free Library, Waterfowl Building and Academy Art Museum.
The events run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seventeen local nonprofits and community groups are taking part in the May 15 events. Those include the Avalon Foundation, Academy Art Museum, Building African American Minds, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers, Easton Arts District, Easton Economic Development Corp., For All Seasons, Historical Society of Talbot County, Imagination Library, Talbot County Free Library, Talbot County Women’s Club, Talbot Hospice Talbot, Interfaith Shelter, The ARC of the Central Chesapeake Region, Waterfowl Chesapeake, and YMCA of the Chesapeake.
Local nonprofits have been challenged the by the pandemic and its economic upheavals. The events look to promote the nonprofits and their causes as well as bring residents and visitors to outdoor venues in Easton. The event will abide by COVID social distancing and other rules, organizers said.
More information can be found at www.EastonEDC.com/Community-Day.
CommUNITY Day Events —
Here is a sample of some of the events planned for May 15 in Easton:
• Free carriage rides
• Children’s Story Walk & Book Giveaway
• Grab & Go Kids Activity Bags
• Hummingbird Craft Kit
• Live Music
• Tours of historic Easton
• Waterfowl-themed arts and activities