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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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credit card by
at top left-hand
corner of this
|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
Hours: Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
Location: 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
|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 Thrift Store
|Click here to view the fun!
Family Wilderness Weekend May 2014
|Visit us on Face Book at:
StMichaels CommunityCenter (only two words)
|Thank you EVERYONE
for your friendship and
your generous support !
|NEW SUMMER CLASSES AVAILABLE.
Swimming, Art, Tennis, Gardening, Field Hockey, Field trips and MUCH MORE!
FOR A PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM click HERE
|St. Michaels Community Center
1990 - 2015 and going strong!
Celebrating 25 years
of community service!
|Ongoing SMCC Programming
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays - Chess Club
from 1 - 3 p.m., at Railroad Avenue, no charge, everyone
welcome from novice to expert.
Every Wednesday, 6 - 8 p.m. and Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m.
Mosaics with Jen Wagner.
Stained Glass Window Project, $250 fee includes instruction,
supplies and use of tools. No time limit. Other projects priced
individually. Contact Jen at 443-521-4084.
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon,
Duck Carving Class with Master Carver, Larry Parker
Everyone welcome from novice to pro. Fee based by project.
Every Wednesday - Senior Lunch Gathering
9:30 - 10:15 Chair Yoga with Susan Irwin at the St. Michaels
Housing Authority Bldg. on Dodson Avenue in St. Michaels
from 10:30 - 12:30 at Railroad Avenue, no charge, donation
requested for lunch, provided by Upper Shore Aging.
Activities vary weekly. Week 1 - Bingo, Week 2 - YMCA Brain
Week 3 - Art/Crafts, Week 4 - guest speaker. All are welcome.
Also, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Community Tennis,
8:30 a.m. at the courts at the St. Michaels High School.
Moderate to intermediate players are welcome to join. No
Call 410-745-9589 for more information.
The MRYC Foundation seeks to assure that all children
under 18 learn to swim.
The Sink or Swim (SOS) Program started in the summer of 2014 by
partnering with the St. Michaels Community enter to offer free
swimming lessons for children at the Bay Hundred Community Pool.
To date, through classes at the Bay Hundred Pool, this program has
helped nearly 300 students learn to swim.
Registrations are now being taken at SMCC
by calling 410-745-5102
Please help support theSOS program by donating to the
at their website: mrycfoundation.donortools.com/my/funds/
|New Officers Elected and New Board Members
join SMCC for the 2015/2016 term
(seated l to r) Vastine Holliday, new member Karen Shook, President
Mattie Fountain, new member (standing l to r) Harley Gates, new member
and Treasurer Rene' Stevenson, Secretary, Betsi Shays, Vice President
and Richard Berntsen, new member
SMCC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
(St. Michaels, MD June 1, 2015) The St. Michaels Community Center celebrated its 25th
Anniversary with a good ‘ole fashioned, Eastern Shore Clam Bake on Saturday, May 23 from
5 – 9pm. Joe Trippi and Kathy Lash generously hosted this fantastic event at their lovely home
at Cummings Creek Farm. There were nearly 225 registered guests including Senator Addie
Eckhardt, Delegate Johnny Mautz, SMCC Board members and esteemed attendees from far
and near. Steamed clams, shrimp, corn and potatoes filled the buffet trays in addition to pit beef,
bar-b-que chicken and hot dogs with all the fixin’s thanks to generous sponsors, Chesapeake
Landing, Catering By Jamie and lots of volunteer help from Advisory Board members and friends.
Plenty of fresh salads garnished the table and dessert was provided by Justine’s Ice cream
topping off the 25th Anniversary Cake. Lively and wonderful music by AKA Productions kept
the crowd dancing all evening under the lighted tent in the meadow by the water.
In celebration of the SMCC’s 25th Anniversary, the Board of Advisors decided to award the first
Annual “Heart of the Community Award” to a recipient who signifies exemplary service to St.
Michaels, the Bay Hundred Area and beyond. The first Annual award was presented to Jeannie
Haddaway, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs on the Governor’s Staff, for her efforts to keep
our community strong economically and environmentally and her work to preserve our quality of
life. The engraved, crystal heart was chosen as the award to represent the slogan of SMCC
being “the heart of the community”.
|SMCC ART STUDENTS SHOWCASE MULTI-MEDIA WORKS
The St. Michaels Community Center After School Kids (A.S.K.) Art
Program exhibited the creative works of 24 budding artists at the
St. Michaels Branch of the Talbot Free Library on June 1 from
5 - 7pm. Instruction was provided by 6 local artists from the St. Michaels
Art League, including Joan Cranor, Heide Wetzel, Ann Farley, Judy
Bittorf, Marty Smythe and Valerie Sypula, who
introduced the students to 6 different media types of art.
The young artists ranging in age from Kindergarten through
5th grade experienced basket weaving, collage, pastels, water
color, making storyboards, and mixed media creative expression.
This program was orchestrated by Ann Farley and allowed students
to showcase their new-found talents to their parents and the community.
The funding was partially provided by the Talbot
County Arts Council with funds from the Talbot County Council
and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels in addition to funding
from the Talbot Family Network and the St. Michaels Art League. The
artwork will be on display through the month of June . We invite you to
please come and enjoy it!
|Dust off your dancing shoes and warm up those vocal chords........
Talbot "For Shore"
will be hosting auditions on Saturday, August 1 from 9am - 3pm
at the St. Michaels High School Auditorium
Contestants who are chosen to compete by the judges will
perform in front of a live audience, Sunday, August 2 at 7pm
Audience members will vote the winners of dance and music.
$10 entry fee to audition $10 admission to show , students $5
SMCC SUMMER CONCERTS
AT MUSKRAT PARK
Begin Thursday, June 11 and end August 27
Every Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8pm
everyone is welcome to enjoy a beautiful
view of St. Michaels Harbor while listening
to a variety of fantastic musicians
throughout the summer.
Bring family, friends, dogs, picnic baskets,
and lawn chairs. (alcohol is prohibited in the park)
For a line up of the scheduled performers
Click 2015 Summer Concert Schedule