Pickering Creek Audubon Center cordially invites you to...
TOUR, TOAST &  TASTE
June 10, 2017, 5:30 PM

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      2017 Dinners & Events
Please note that details of dinners may change prior to June 10th.


Berry Delicious Blackberry Brunch
The day will start with picking copious wild blackberries at Pickering Creek Audubon Center.  We’ll then gather for a summer brunch featuring blackberry pancakes, blackberry wine and blackberry tea.  We’ll finish off the event with a delicious blackberry dessert.  It will be berry delicious.
July 9, 2017 10AM for Berry Picking 11AM for Brunch only
14 seats available
$60 per person
Hosted by Mark, Susanna and George Scallion

Boating Picnic
Bring your family or friends for an evening on the Tred Avon River with Coard Benson aboard ‘Drifter’, a Custom Bay-built 46’ Markley finished as a Yacht Cruiser.  All the amenities of home are onboard to entertain your family and friends.  You can cruise up the river or step out to the bay, your cruise and your party.  Picnic fare and libations of your choice.  Party for 10 departing Bachelor Point at 4pm for a 4 hour tour
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 4:00 PM
10 seats available

$75 per person
Hosted by Coard and Sunny Benson and Benson & Mangold Real Estate

Classic Crab Feast on Hope Creek
Grab your wooden mallet and enjoy the best of the Bay! Rick Scobey and Bruce Ragsdale are laying on a traditional crab feast with all the fixings -- crabs straight from the steamer, corn and tomatoes from a nearby farm, coleslaw, potato salad, chips, and lots of beer. Wear your jeans, catch up with friends, and enjoy the views of Hope Creek, as you crack open some jimmies. And for those who lose stamina --there will also be hot dogs and hamburgers to tide them over!
Saturday, August 27, 2016, 5:30 PM
20 seats available
$100 per person
Hosted by Rick Scobey and Bruce Ragsdale

Upscale Mexican and Margaritas at Forrest Landing
With a generous amount of fresh ingredients, you will undoubtedly enjoy this 5-course home-cooked meal prepared by Cynthia, paired perfectly with wines from the cellar and never ending margaritas! Enjoy a pleasurable evening with hosts Cynthia and Joel at Forrest Landing, their beautiful historic home on the shores of Pickering Creek, past location for two Tour, Toast & Taste events.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
12 seats available
$150 per person
Hosted by Cynthia Rickman and Joel Texter

Kayak and Appetizers
Eight eager kayakers will enjoy a serene kayak adventure on the Tred Avon River.  Starting at historic Old Bloomfield, built in 1692, we will venture up the river and explore the scenic shoreline with talented guide and outdoorsman Dirck Bartlett.  Beverages and appetizers will be provided as will kayaks, lifejackets and other gear.
Friday, September 16, 2017, 3:30 PM
8 seats available
$50 per person

Hosted by Dirck and Christy Bartlett with Mike and Christine DuFour

Crabs! Crabs! Crabs!
How many ways can we eat crabs? Let me count the ways: Steamed crabs, soft crabs, crab cakes, crab salad, crab dip, cream of crab soup, Maryland crab soup…..All of that and  local fresh vegetables, yummy desserts, wine and beer.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
12 seats available
$125 per person
Hosted by Bill and Mary Griffin

Dinner and Tour of Historic Spocott in Cambridge, MD
Hosts Jackie and George Radcliffe will lead you on a tour of Spocott, since 1663 the family estate located on Gary’s Creek on the Little Choptank River, 5.5 miles west of Cambridge.  The 350 year-old house has been recently renovated but the original structure itself remains.  It was the home of a US Senator and provided inspiration for James Michener in writing Chesapeake.  The house is full of memorabilia.  In addition, George Radcliffe has painstakingly researched his family history, based in no small part on letters left behind by a family that seems to have never thrown away much of anything.  He will regale you with stories from the past, reaching from colonial days to the War of 1812 and relationships with past U.S. Presidents.  This personal tour will be followed by a traditional Eastern Shore dinner prepared especially for you on site.
Thursday, October 18, 2017
12 seats available
$175 per person
Hosted by Jackie and George Radcliffe w/ Jo Storey

Palladian Architecture and Dinner at Wye House
Enjoy a fantastic dinner at historic Wye House, built in c.1790 and often described as the best example of Palladian architecture in the mid-Atlantic. The current owner, Richard Tilghman is the 11th generation Lloyd family descendant. Richard’s talk will describe the 16th Century villas in the Veneto designed by Andrea Palladio, the father of modern architecture and you’ll get a peak at the English version of Palladio's famous "Four Books," which dates to the mid-18th Century. 
Friday, October 20, 2017
10 Seats Available
$125 per person
Hosted by Richard & Beverly Tilghman

How Bones Talk
As an exciting prelude to Halloween, join Chip and Sally Akridge at Harleigh for an exploration of one of the earliest European gravesites in America.  The exploration will be followed by an excellent firelight dinner at Harleigh Hall. Prizes will be awarded for great costumes!
Friday, October 27, 2017
18 seats available
$150 per person
Hosted by Sally and Chip Akridge

Rocktoberfest
Dinner featuring rockfish caught and prepared by your host and served at Lombardy Orchard on the banks of the Miles River. No Rocktoberfest would be complete without a selection of microbrews and German wine.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8 seats available
$150 per person
Hosted by Carolyn Williams and Colin Walsh

Passo and Falco: Falconry by Horse Demonstration with Lunch
We’ll meet at Anne Habberton and Jonathan Shaw’s Emory Farm in the morning for coffee and a presentation in the farm’s historic Granary about the history and methods of training Falcons and Hawks. Next it is outside to enjoy seeing one of the raptors fly under Jonathan’s command.  Then off to a delightful lunch at the farms small indoor arena with a demonstration of the Paso Fino War Horse that the Spanish conquistadors used. 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
12 seats available
$100 per seat
Donated by Jonathan Shaw, Anne Habberton, Jo Storey and The Bells

Pickering Creek Paddle and Gourmet Lunch at Peterson Woods
Join Audubon staff as we launch from Pickering Creek’s main campus for a delightful morning paddle along the shore of Pickering Creek. We’ll be on the lookout for ospreys, eagles, kingfishers and more as we enjoy a delightful spring morning on the Creek.  We’ll come ashore at Peterson Woods where we’ll enjoy a delightful lunch catered by Garden and Garnish at the Peterson Lodge.  Afterwards you’ll have the option to paddle back to the main campus or take it easy and take a van ride back.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
14 seats available
$85 per person
Donated by Garden and Garnish and Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Sunday Supper and Wine at Pickering Creek
At the Mesko’s new home in St. Michaels, you will be treated to a 5 course brunch designed to enhance your enjoyment of exceptional wines currently available and wines from the collectors’ cellar that are no longer available to the public. An amazing meal!
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3PM
10 seats available
$125 per person

Hosted by Brooke & Mike Mesko

     

Dinner Purchases begin at 6:15 and go until 8 pm

The event is outside and will be held rain or shine.

There is ample parking on site; golf carts will be provided for those who may need assistance

Questions? Please call
410-822-4903