Welcome Guests and Friends to Oxford, Maryland!  

  • Oxford Picket Fences for 2015 are now on display! Look for the numbered fences throughout town! This one is titled 'Mr. Willson's Fence, by Peggy Morey
  • View of Oxford proper
  • So much happening at the OCC throughout the year! Check out their website!
  • Step back in time as you stroll through Oxford's historic district
  • Sunset over the Oxford Ferry docked on the Tred Avon River (oldest operating Ferry in the U.S.A)
  • What a real treat! El Galeon visited Oxford Port in September 2014
  • You really can't be crabby in Oxford! (but you can certainly eat them!!)
  • The Sandaway - a piece of paradise awaits you...
  • Free Music in the Park (during summer months)
  • Historic Robert Morris Inn (B&B and restaurant) Salter's Tavern located on the premise as well!
  • Oxford Picket Fences - a tradition and unique local piece of art work!
  • Popes Tavern
  • Combsberry Inn By Night (picture courtesy of Abby Rose)
  • Colorful Boat Races on the Tred Avon River
  • Frolicking on Oxford's Beach
  • Always a great day for kayaking on the Tred Avon River
  • All your water sport needs can be rented in town!
  • June Cardboard Races - an event not to miss!
  • The Highland Creamery Ice Cream is simply spectacular! After all that fun in the sun, what could be better!
  • Need a cold drink or a quick bite to eat? Stop by the local Oxford Market and Deli! ATM available!
  • Don't miss the museum of Oxford's history!
  • Christmas on the Creek Official Lighting in December
  • Maryland's Eastern Shore. Why would you want to live anywhere else!

769-1***Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., OCC hosts an open art studio in our arts & crafts classroom. Artists bring their own materials to work on their projects in the company of other artists. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.

***Monday – Wednesday – Friday 0900-1100 Free  — Enjoy a cup of coffee with your Oxford neighbors and Friends at the OCC
Check out their website at www.oxfordcc.org



The Oxford Market is now open on Wednesdays, from 3:30 – 5:30 (new hours).  Come by the OCC for all your fresh garden vegetables and local artisan works!




may calendar



Remaining May Events at a Glance: 



19 May:  Understanding Bridge:  (Tuesdays, 19 May, 26 May, 2 June, and 9 June) at 10:30 am. The Oxford Community Center Presents “Understanding Bridge”, a four part series of talks beginning May 19, 2015. These talks, by Gary Evans, are not bridge lessons! There will be no card tables and sample hands. Instead, Gary will present four groups of PowerPoint slides that explain how the game of bridge has changed from the one many learned a number of years ago and then explain why the various “new” conventions improve our scores. The slides will describe the logic of the new methods and show how and why they actually work.

b8befefd-1fa2-4a83-bf64-39cbe9273b02-1The presentations will be held on four Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., beginning May 19th and running through June 9th. Each will run one to 1-1/2 hours.

Session One on May 19th will cover Bidding Basics.
Session Two on May 26th will cover Interfering Bids (including Doubling).
Session Three on June 2nd will cover Playing the Cards.
Session Four on June 9th will address Probability. 
The fee for each class session is $5.00.

23 May  @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm  – Oxford Walking Tour.  Join us, as the town of Oxford hosts its famous history walking tours. Take a step back in time and learn about the early days in the port town of Oxford. Tour meets at the Ferry dock at 11:00 a.m., and will last about 1.5 hours. Come and stroll down memory lane with us! While the tour is free of charge, donations will be accepted to support the Oxford Museum.

25 May:  Memorial Day  – FLY YOUR FLAG to remember the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.  The holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.

Field of American Flags in evening lit by artificial light with sunset sky as backdrop


28 May/Thursday @ 10 am:  Zentangle Workshop:  How can a paper tile, a string and several tangles help you to relax yet be focused? Zentangle is a fun, calming and mindful way to create beautiful images from structured patterns found within one’s environment. It is a practice that increases attentiveness, reduces stress, is meditative and builds confidence.

This introductory Zentangle class sets the groundwork for Zentangle art. Basic patterns from nature are broken down into small units and taught one step at a time. You will leave with a general understanding of Zentangle art, 1-2 completed paper tiles, and tangle patterns to experiment with at home.

You don’t have to be an artist to create Zentangle art. There are no right or wrong tangles. The practice helps to remove the barrier of “I can’t…” With guidance you will create designs unique to you.

Instructor Susan Green is a certified Zentangle Teacher, having completed a CZT seminar directed by Zentangle originators Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Green has been involved in Zentangle for the past six years and teaches at locations on the Eastern Shore.

Registration fee: $15
Basic Zentangle Kit fee paid to instructor at time of class: $5

Please visit zentangle.com for additional information.

30 May – Oxford Ladies Auxiliary Rummage Sale at the Firehall from 0900-1200.  Always good treasures to be found!  Check it out, but don’t wait til noon – items are scarfed up quickly!



May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Steve Goldman Lecture on African American Press in the 19th and 20th Centuries

30 May @ 6pm, 31 May @ 2 pm:  Shore Shakespeare presents The Comedy of Errors. directed by Greg Minahan.  Cash bar and light fare will be available on both dates.  Time to grab a a blanket or lawn chair and head to OCC!   This rollicking comedy features not just one, but TWO sets of twins and their adventures when one set arrives in Ephesus, unbeknownst and unknown, to the other. Confusion reigns, and hilarity ensues, as the straight-laced Syracusans come face-to-face with the free-spirited Ephesians. The Comedy of Errors was Shakespeare’s first big hit. It became the basis for the smash Rogers & Hart Broadway musical The Boys from Syracuse.  Director Greg Minahan is a Broadway veteran, having performed in and dance supervised the Broadway company of CATS. He later wrote and directed numerous musical plays for children in NYC. Last summer, he portrayed Mercutio in Shore Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.  Performances of The Comedy of Errors will be held al fresco on the west lawn (in the auditorium in case of inclement weather) . Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.  Shore Shakespeare Company’s performances are presented for the benefit of the public. A huge investment of time, effort, and money goes into each production. We ask our audiences to support their efforts by making donations of any size.  A donation of $15 per person is suggested.

Check out the Cookings Classes at the Combsberry Inn!



 June events at a glance!


6 June:  Secret Garden Tour – see calendar notice for details!  Rain or shine, 9:30 – 4pm.  Pre order box lunches.  Early tickets for $15.00; $20.00 day of event.  Contact nicholshouse@verizon.net

6 June:  Quilt Show – Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, Inc. will hold their semi-annual quilt show, “A Garden of Quilts”, in the picturesque waterfront town of Oxford, MD. Located in the Oxford Community Center, our show will be a vibrant experience displaying the quilting artistry of our talented members. In addition to selected quilts for sale, there will be a boutique of handmade items for sale.  As in years past, “A Garden of Quilts” will be held in conjunction with the Oxford Garden Club’s semi-annual show featuring the charming gardens of their town.

7 June:  Oxford Parks and Recreation sponsored KickBall Tournament!

14 June:  Music in the Oxford Park (Greg Farley playing summertime tunes!)

14 June:  Breakfast at the Fire Hall

27 June:  Cardboard Races (See calendar event for details!)


July Events at a Glance: 

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12 July:  Music in the Park, featuring Free Range, a four piece blue grass band!

26 July/5:00 pm  – 7:30 pm: FREE community event and potluck dinner beginning at 5 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center! Festivities include live music, a community art project, a delicious homemade meal, and family-friendly fun. We look forward to sharing smiles and stories with you!



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9 Aug:  Music in the Park (pending)




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