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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 !
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|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
NOW LOCATED AT
200 RAILROAD AVENUE
(directly across the street from the Union Church)
Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday &
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
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
410-745-0669 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
|To find out more about the St. Michaels Community Center .... 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
|Thank you EVERYONE for
your friendship and your
generous support !
|St. Michaels Community Center ~ 1990 - 2015 ~ Celebrating 25 years of community service!
|FOX News interviews Chief Smith of SMPD and Trish Payne
of the St. Michaels Community Center, July 2015
to talk about the important S.M.Y.L.E. program
click the link below to watch the interview
S.M.Y.L.E and SMCC interview
|Trish Payne's interview video with
The Talbot Spy click here
|You can now generate donations for St. Michaels Community Center when they buy items on Amazon's Electronics
Gift Guide at smile.amazon.com. Click on this link to donate to SMCC: Donate to SMCC
click REGISTRATION FORM
or call 410-745-5102
Programs and Classes
MAHJONG GAMES - open to all, every Thursday, 10am - Noon
ONGOING CLASSES FOR
ADULTS & SENIORS AT SMCC
CHAIR YOGA with Susan Irwin, every Wednesday from 9:30 to
10:15 at the St. Michaels Housing Authority Community Room on Dodson Ave. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome from novice to expert. This
class is wonderful for improving flexibility, strength and peace of mind. There is no charge and no need to register. Call 410-745-6073 for more information.
SENIOR GATHERING every Wednesday from
10:30 – 12:30, anyone over 55 years of age is welcome to enjoy us
for a well-prepared meal from Upper Shore Aging and a weekly activity or speaker. No need to call ahead, just drop in at the St. Michaels Community Center
at 103 Railroad Avenue any or every Wednesday and meet new friends or bring yours with you. First Wednesday is Bingo, second Wednesday is “Brain
Games” with help from the YMCA, third Wednesday is Art or Crafts and Fourth Wednesday is helpful insurance or medical information from Pam Haynes of
the Talbot Senior Center in Easton.
CHESS CLUB – Open every second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 1pm – 3pm at the St. Michaels Community
Center at 103 Railroad Ave. Everyone is welcome from novice
to expert, students to seniors and it’s FREE. Just drop in or
call 410-745-6073 for more information.
NEW - MAH JONG - Thursdays at the St. Michaels Community Center from 10am to Noon. Open to all who want to learn or play this ancient Chinese game
of skill and strategy. No charge, no experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome.
SMCC CARVERS – If you’d enjoy learning to carve or working with peers who happen to be master carvers, this group meets every Thursday, Friday and
Saturday mornings at the St. Michaels Community Center from 9 – 12 to share their knowledge and talent. Everyone is welcome at no charge. Call 410-745-
6073 for more information.
MOSAICS with local artist, Jennifer Wagner. Every Wednesday from 6 – 8pm and Sundays from noon – 4pm, Jen will guide you through the creation of your
beautiful window mosaic. A cost of $250 provides you with the window, the supplies and the instruction for your very own masterpiece. Take as long as you
need to finish. The cost covers the entire project process. This is an extremely fun and creative group. Contact Jen at 443-521-4084.
Community Tennis – (weather permitting) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am on the courts at the St. Michaels High School. Moderate to Intermediate
players are welcome to join. There is no charge. Please call 410-745-9589 for more information.
|Now the excitement begins!!! The St. Michaels
Community Center has been able to purchase the property at 103
Railroad Avenue to become a permanent fixture in the community
thanks to a Community Development Block Grant submitted on our
behalf by the Town of St. Michaels. In the next couple of years,
the existing structure will be improved to include a large
multi-purpose room, additional office space, a commercial kitchen
and more classroom space. "We are hoping to be able to provide
an incredible location for a wider array of community events,
activities and classes" says SMCC Executive Director, Trish
Payne. Help us grow by donating to our building fund at:
SMCC, Building Fund, P. O. Box 354, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Thank you Tri-Cycle and Run
and all the participants of the March 12 Fun Run
for all the food items donated to SMCC
for our neighbors!!!
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|The St. Michaels Community Center
proudly invites you to the 3rd Annual
Talent “For Shore” Competition
For amateur singers and dancers from
the Upper Eastern Shore, any age.
Auditions will be held at the St. Michaels High School Auditorium on
Saturday, July 23, from 9am – 3pm. Contestants must call ahead,
410-745-6073 to be scheduled for audition times. 10 performers
from each category will be chosen by experienced judges in the
respective genres. The chosen contestants will be notified and will
compete before a live audience on Sunday afternoon, July 24
beginning at 3pm. Tickets for the Sunday performances will be $10
Adults and $5 students and seniors over 60, children under 6 are
free. Audience members will cast a vote for their favorites and
winners will be announced after a brief intermission. The overall
winner will receive the coveted, Grand Prize Crystal Trophy for 2016
in addition to a nice cash prize. Trophies and cash will also be
awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners.
Space is limited so sign up early for your chance to win.
For more information, call 410-745-6073.
Unfortunately, I have had to make the decision to cancel
the 2016 Talent For Shore Competition on July 23 and 24
at the St. Michaels High School auditorium. The low
response we've had to contestants and some health
issues have made it necessary to cancel the event.
I'm grateful for the support and interest I've received
from volunteers and registrants and I apologize for any
inconvenience this may have caused.
Thanks for your understanding...