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Drums Alive Instructor Training to take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Share the joy of music, the power of drumming, and help others discover the thrill of being able to express their inner creativity in a fun and non-judgmental atmosphere by becoming a certified Drums Alive instructor. Master Trainer Carrie Shult will host a Drums Alive Basic Certificate workshop at the Worcester County Recreation Center on Wednesday, December 28. at 9:00 a.m.

Worcester County Government Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC), all five branch libraries and the Department of Liquor Control Administrative Offices, will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, 2016 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the libraries and WCRC will be closed Saturday, Nov. 26.

Pickleball Holiday Challenge in December at the Worcester County Recreation Center

Eastern Shore Pickleball will be holding a fun, social Pickleball Holiday Challenge! The event will be held on Saturday, December 17, at the Worcester County Recreation Center's six indoor courts in Snow Hill.
The event will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with check-in at 9:30 a.m. The entrance fee is $10 per person, which includes a meal ticket good for either breakfast or lunch from the concession stand. The registration deadline is Monday, December 12.

Worcester County Celebrates Generosity on Giving Tuesday

“Shore Gives More,” a Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) online campaign to promote charitable giving to Lower Eastern Shore nonprofit organizations takes place Tuesday, November 29. Worcester County Volunteer Connection is encouraging residents to support their favorite local charity during this year’s campaign.

Challenger named 2016 Tourism Person of the Year

Worcester County Tourism Director Lisa Challenger was named Maryland Tourism Person of the Year at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in November for her exceptional commitment to enhancing and perpetuating the Maryland tourism industry.

“I just believe in surrounding myself with really terrific people every day,” Challenger said. “I partner with a great bunch of people on a daily basis who make it possible to accomplish so many great projects that promote Worcester County.”

Business development assistance available weekly to Worcester entrepreneurs

Tim Sherman, of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Salisbury University doubled his office hours at the Worcester County Economic Development office in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services to business owners and would-be entrepreneurs. Pictured are SBDC Director John Hickman (from left,) Tim Sherman, and Worcester County Economic Development Director Merry Mears.

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is now offering business owners and would-be entrepreneurs more opportunities to meet with highly experienced professionals who can help them establish or expand Worcester County businesses. Beginning in November, Tim Sherman of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Salisbury University doubled his office hours at WCED in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, December 3

Saturday, December 3, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute. 

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information. 

Openings Available on Several Worcester County Boards and Commissions

Worcester County currently has openings on 25 boards and commissions. County residents interested in volunteering to fill these open seats are invited to contact the County Commissioners, identifying the boards or commissions that are of interest to them.

Worcester County Offices Closed November 8 and 11 for Federal Holidays

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) administrative office, will be closed for two federal holidays, Election Day, November 8, and Veterans Day, November 11.

All five Branch Libraries, Central Landfill, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores will be open during standard hours of operation on both dates.

Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

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