The Third Annual Day of Resilience on Sept. 11 will commemorate the theme, “Honoring our Ancestors by Reconnecting with Our Roots," and feature Ambassador Sidique Wai of Sierra Leone as the keynote speaker during a Town Hall Meeting on Africa. The Day of Resilience was first held in 2019 in Cambridge to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. On Saturday, Global Sustainable Partnerships will sponsor free health screenings for COVID, diabetes and HIV. Habitat for Humanity will host a community visioning session for the revitalization of the Harriet Tubman mural viewing area. Vendors will be in Cannery Way throughout Saturday. There will be an outdoor fashion show at the Black Lives Matter Mural by Sierra Leone fashion designer Fatamata Koroma, followed by Jazz at the Harriet Tubman “Take My Hand” Mural with artist Reggie Upshaw. For more information about the Day of Resilience or how to contribute to the Harriet Tubman Sculpture fundraiser, visit the Alpha Genesis website https://alphagenesiscdc.org/
Come spend the afternoon walking down Historic High Street in Cambridge, MD. Take in all the sights and sounds of this beautiful waterfront venue filled for the day with creative and unique artwork for show and sale. This juried fine arts event showcases painting, photography, ceramics, drawing/pastel, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor creations; even heritage arts such as boatbuilding and blacksmithing. A little bit of everything! Once you’ve chosen an art treasure or two to enhance your visit a full array of food and refreshment vendors will be featured along with local musicians and performers providing entertainment for all ages. Rain or shine. Admission is free! Showcase is presented by the Dorchester Center for the Arts and the Dorchester County Arts Council and generously supported by the Nathan Foundation.
Mandala's Pies, a small artisan pie bakery, hosts a 5K race through historic Vienna, Maryland on Nov. 6. This will be a fun and relaxed 3.1 miles throughout the beautiful historic waterfront town of Vienna. Situated directly on the Nanticoke River, Vienna is located half-way between Salisbury and Cambridge, right off of Route 50. Runners and walkers are welcome. Must finish the 3.1 miles within two hours. The course is leashed-dog friendly, wheelchair and stroller accessible. Start at Mandala Pies bakery (115 Old Ocean Gateway, Vienna, MD) with parking on site or close by. Emergency services on site and volunteers will offer water throughout the course and snacks after completion. This day is all about building community by getting your body moving in the fresh air. All participants get a race day t-shirt, slice of pie and water after completion of the race. Plan to stay after for more fun – including vendor booths of businesses and nonprofits, music, lunch options, and more.