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|P. O. Box 354
103 Railroad Avenue
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Youth Programs: 410-745-5102
Treasure Cove: 410-745-0669
The United Fund
The Bryan Foundation
St. Michaels Rotary Club
St. Michaels Bus. Assoc.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime
Talbot County YMCA
Inn At Perry Cabin
Health System, Inc
Computer Literacy for Kids.
Mid Shore Mediation
WCEI RADIO - Local Events
Talbot County P.E.A.C.E.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc.
Carpe Diem Arts
St. Michaels Studio
Phillips Wharf E. C.
|Links to our
|Many of our programs
are also partially
funded by the Talbot
Family Network and
other donors as
|We always welcome
If you'd like to join our
"family", give us a
call at 410-745-6073
or stop in to
see us !
credit card by
at top left-hand
corner of this
|Thank you EVERYONE for your friendship and your generous support !
|In loving memory of Avery Monique Bechtel
March 27, 1998 - August 15, 2011
|Artists, Sue Stockman and Bobby Malzone work with SMCC after school kids to create a mosaic memorial in
depicting a friendship circle of love in honor of Avery Bechtel
|At SMCC on Thursdays after school, any child
interested in learning about starting a garden,
planting seeds, tending the garden beds, harvesting
the bounty and recipes to make meals with what
we've grown is welcome to join anytime for free!
Call Trish at 410-745-6073
|The Garden Committee of
St. Michaels Community
Center, under the
leadership of Laurie Pratt,r
worked diligently for
nearly two years to
achieve the goal of
building a truly community
garden in St. Michaels.
With the help of so many,
such as Jerry Leonard,
Jack Shannahan, Frank
Hopkinson, Roger Clark,
The Rotary Club of St.
Michaels, Christmas in St.
Gardners, Volunteers from
Habitat for Humanity,
Water Boys for Jesus, The
Boy Scouts, The Town of
St. Michaels and much
more, a wonderfully
beautiful space has been
created to grow food,
|Reverand Johnson officially opening the
SMCC Community Garden
Open Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday & Saturday,
10 am - 3 pm
at 933 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels
This quaint resale shop is staffed by
community volunteers. Newcomers are
always welcome to join us.
The Treasure Cove is always in need of
clean, in season, clothing, gently used
furniture and usable household goods.
We generally do not accept large
appliances but will take your name
and number in case we
have a family in need.
Every penny we earn from
your donations goes towards
underwriting the programs and
operating expenses of the
St. Michaels Community Center.
SMCC strives to meet the unfilled
needs of our community by providing
low-cost merchandise that goes
back into our community.
Please call 410-745-6073 if you'd like to
volunteer your time or make a donation.
Thanks for your support !
|Chuck Shenk with kids
|had this to say....on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Every Wednesday - Chair Yoga, Free
9:30 - 10:30
at the Housing Authority
on Dobson Ave.
Wednesdays - 10:30 - 12:30
Luncheon and Program
No charge but donations
encouraged, all are welcome
1st Wednesday of each month - Bingo
2nd Wednesday - Brain Games
3rd Wednesday - Art Class
4th and 5th Wednesdays -
Speakers or Games
Every Wednesday at SMCC
FUN WII BOWLING for Seniors
from 12:30 - 1:30 pm All welcome
|To take a little tour of the St. MIchaels Community Center
and to find out more about what we do....Click Here What is SMCC all about???
|Chief Tony Smith of the SMPD teamed up with Trish Payne of SMCC and through
the S.M.Y.L.E. (St. Michaels Youth and Law Enforcement) took eight children and
their parents to the Wilderness Presidential Resort in Spotsylvania, VA over a the
long Easter holiday weekend. A reward program was intiated that allowed children
to earn the opportunity to go with their families to the resort by completing
community service projects or participating in drug and alcohol prevention
classes. Chief Smith and Trish Payne intend to offer 3 - 4 trips per year to
alternating groups of local children and their families.
To see all the fun click on the link below
SMPD & SMCC, our 1st trip to Wilderness Resort, Spotsylvania, VA
|First Camp Wilderness Resort Trip
with Chief Tony Smith
|Frequently throughout the year, SMCC and S.M.Y.L.E. provide community service opportunities and/or
drug/alcohol abuse prevention programs to the youth and families of our community. The community
service activities often help our neighbor non-profits or the Town of St. MIchaels and instill a sense of
accomplishment and pride. Young participants earn eligibility to join SMCC and (sometimes
representatives of S.M.Y.L.E). on a weekend camp trip to the Wilderness Presidential Resort in
Spotsyvania (wpresort.com). Call Trish at 410-745-6073 to learn how to join us!
|SMCC and S.M.Y.L.E. join forces to inspire youth to
"Give Back to the Community"
click here to find out more: "Community Give Back"
|On October 10, the Jr. Gardeners used vegetables and herbs from our
Community Garden beds and learned to make spaghetti sauce from
scratch. It was SOOOOO good!
|The Treasure Cove
|Click here to view the fun!
Family Wilderness Weekend May 2014
|Click here for a printable Summer Concert Schedule
Summer Concerts 2014
|NEW SERIES OF CLASSES BEGIN!
|The CHESS CLUB is open to anyone,
novice to pro, every 2nd and 4th
Wednesday of the month at the St.
Michaels Community Center from 1 - 3
pm. No Charge, just fun and friendship!
Call 410-745-6073 for more info.
TENNIS PLAYERS (moderate to
intermediate) are encouraged to join
other players on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings at the St. Michaels High School
tennis courts at 8 am. Everyone
welcome, no charge, just show up for
fun. Call 410-745-9589 for more info.
|6th Annual SMCC Tea and Fashion Show at the Inn at Perry Cabin
On June 8, the Inn at Perry Cabin hosted the St. Michaels Community Center's 6th Annual Tea, Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Over 100 guests enjoyed an elegant
afternoon tea with sparkling wine and a buffet of scones, sandwiches and sweets which were generously provided by the Inn at Perry Cabin.
A Fashion Show featured clothing from the Chesapeake Bay Outfitters, Charisma, Chesapeake Trading Company, Knotty Living and the Treasure Cove Thrift Store.
A Silent Auction included items from the following local businesses: Five Gables Inn & Spa, Inn at Perry Cabin Linden Spa, Barbed Wired Designs, Shore Fit, Come By
Chance, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Jan Kirsh, A Wish Called Wanda, Higgins & Spencer, Simpatico, St. Michaels Winery, Mike & Eric's Front Street Restaurant,
Marcoritaville, Oliven's, Justine's Ice Cream, Lyons Distillery, Selina II, Shore Pedal and Paddle Kayaks. Twenty-five guests were given a tour of the Perry Cabin gardens
led by Joanne Effinger. Curt Heavey provided beautiful classical guitar music throughout the event.
The St. Michaels Community Center strives to meet the unmet needs of the Bay Hundred community. Proceeds from this event will support the SMCC programs which
include free luncheons and activities for seniors, free holiday dinners, clothing drives, after school programs and summer camps for children.
To learn more about SMCC, visit our website at www.stmichaelscc.org or call 410-745-6073.
|Fashions were presented by models from Charisma, Chesapeake
Trading, Chesapeake Bay Outfitters, Knotty Living and The Treasure Cove.
|Upcoming Kids Programs !
Watch our FaceBook page:
StMichaels CommunityCenter (two words)
or this website for upcoming Fall After School Classes.
Schedules will also be sent home from school
in early September.
Sign up NOW!!! for Softball Pitching Clinic with Mr.
Michael Lawrence for ages 7 to 12 beginning September
16, every Tuesday for 12 wks. Practice will be at
SMES. Students will need to bring someone to catch for
them. Time slots will run 45 mins. and be assigned at
time of registration. Cost is $40. Registrations will be
accepted until September 11. Call 410-745-5102 or
|Mentor Series starting at the St. Michaels Community Center
In an effort to preserve cultural heritage and protect our forebearers' skills and talents, the St. Michaels
Community Center is launching a Mentor Series of classes that will offer new generations the opportunity to
learn from Masters of their crafts. Our first class in this series will be the SMCC DECOY CARVERS taught
by Professional Carver, Larry Parker of St. Michaels. This class is open to anyone 18 and older who has an
interest in learning to carve or improving their decoy carving skills. The group meets on Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays from 9 to Noon at 103 Railroad Avenue in St. Michaels beginning September 4th and will continue
weekly. The cost of $20 per person per project will include wood, professional instruction, use of carving
tools, paints, brushes and mounts. Projects vary in complexity and the amount of time required to complete.
Please call 410-745-6073 for more information or to reserve your spot. "Drop ins" are welcome anytime!
If you have a skill or talent you'd like to pass on to future generations, we'd welcome the opportunity
to help you share it!
Fall Adult Class Offerings at St. Michaels Community Center
Hammered Wire Art Jewelry with Barbara Barrowcliff - at SMCC on September 7 from 11 - 2 pm. Learn
about tools for hammering and techniques for making great baubles and bangles. Learn to shape, flatten and
design different types and gauges of wire into great jewelry. You will take home jewelry made in the class, as
many pieces as you can achieve in the time allowed. Wire, ear wires, leather thong and some beads will be
supplied but some tools are needed: Flat nose pliers, jewelry wire cutters, round nose pliers, and a chasing
hammer and bench block if you have them. Class fee: $ 65.00. Call SMCC at 410-745-6073 to reserve your
spot. Space is limited.
Mosaic Expression with Sue Stockman - Use your creative spirit to make a beautiful mosaic piece under the
guidance of one of the best. Sue is offering a two-part class on September 8 and 15 at her studio on Railroad
Avenue in St. Michaels from 6 - 8:30pm. Cost for this class is $60 and includes instruction and all materials for
$100. Call SMCC at 410-745-6073 to register, space is limited.
Basic Tap with Sharon Gilroy - 2 class times available. Monday evenings at 7pm from September 8 through
November 10 AND/OR Thursdays at 3pm from September 11 - November 13 at the St. Michaels Housing
Authority Community Room on Dobson Avenue. Cost is $60 for each 10 week class. Call SMCC at 410-745-
6073 to reserve your spot on the dance floor. This class is designed for fun and friendship!
Line Dancing and Basic Steps with Maxine Wixom on Thursdays from 10 - 11:30 am from September 25
through November 20 at the St. Michaels Housing Authority Community Room on Dobson Avenue. Get a little
taste of Broadway, Salsa, Meringue, Mambo, Charleston, Swing and Waltz. You do not need a partner. This is
a beginner class but it's also a great workout for anyone while having lots of fun! Call SMCC at 410-745-6073
to sign up. Class fees are $3 a class.
Wind and Sea Craft Class with Barbara Barrowcliff on October 5th, 11 - 2pm at SMCC. Using sea glass,
shells, drift wood and other natural finds, we’ll put together a project using beach collected goodies. You can
make either a mobile, wind chimes , a treasure box or a wall hanging from various materials in this class. We
will provide some materials but if you are a collector, we suggest you bring your treasures along to incorporate
into your project. Class fee: $65.00. Call 410-745-6073 to reserve your place, class size limited.
Make It and Take It with Sharon Gilroy - This very popular cooking class returns to the St. Michaels
Community Center on Tuesdays from 11:30 - 2pm from October 7 through October 28. Sharon is a master
chef who will have students preparing scrumptious meals in class to take home and cook for dinner. Your
family will be licking their lips for more after the first bite. Students are asked to bring the main ingredient each
week along with a serving dish or pot. A cost of $60 includes all other ingredients, the recipe and instruction.
Class is limited so call SMCC now at 410-745-6073 to reserve your place at the kitchen table.
Make Sea Glass Christmas Tree Pendants with Barbara Barrowcliff at the St. Michaels Community,
11 - 2pm on Nov. 9th, . A favorite holiday pendant for gift giving or wearing yourself. Using shards of sea
glass, we’ll decorate and wire wrap our pendant trees. All materials supplied to make at least 3 pendants. Just
bring some jewelry tools: round nose pliers, and small wire cutters. We’ll top them with stars and angels.
Barbara Barrowcliff, instructor. Class fee: $50.00. Call SMCC at 410-745-6073 to reserve your spot. Space is
|Remaining Summer Concerts for 2014
August 21 - The St. Michaels Gospel Choir Collective
an exciting combination of masterful voices from area churches
August 28 - Flatland Drive
good 'ol, foot-stompin bluegrass magic!
September 4 - Karoke Night!!! You're the Star!!!
Bring lawn chairs, picnic dinner, beverages (non-alcoholic),
bug spray, dancing shoes & friends!
Sponsored by St. Michaels Community Center
and our local business partners
|BAY HUNDRED SWIM KIDS 2014
With a generous grant from the MRYC
Foundation, SMCC was able to register
270 kids for swimming lessons at the
Bay Hundred Pool in July & August.
|To see a short
video of the fun
shared by everyone
involved in this
Bay 100 Swim Kids