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Berlin to host Second Friday, Arts Night event, tree lighting event

11/7/13 | By Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN—In November the Town of Berlin will host two major art and shopping events, its Second Friday Art Stroll on Nov. 8, and its annual Tree Lighting and Arts Night on Nov. 29. Meanwhile, both the town and the Chamber of Commerce are searching for candidates to coordinate their respective programs and activities.

The Town of Berlin is seeking a full-time coordinator to assist in coordinating town-sponsored Main Street events on a contractual basis. Basically, the coordinator would manage the administrative logistics and interact with the businesses, organizations and governmental entities necessary to successfully execute a Berlin Main Street event.

Consider it an official town party planner, so enthusiasm for event management and customer service is a must. The planner would build relationships with internal and external customers. Along with strong people skills the candidate will also need some social media skills; a high school diploma or GED, but preferably a college degree. Interested individuals meeting those qualifications are invited to contact Human Resources Director Jeff Fleetwood at 410-641-4002, or by e-mail at, for further information. Officials list the salary range as $21,840-$28,000 depending on qualifications. 

Applications may be submitted to: Town of Berlin, Attn: Human Resources, 10 William Street, Berlin, Md., 21811. 

Meanwhile, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce is on the search for a part-time executive director, who would oversee the operations of the Chamber’s South Main Street headquarters and implement the direction, policies, procedures, and objectives of its board of directors. The management position would require business networking and interpersonal skills in order to successfully interact with town officials, merchants and local organizations to positively promote the business community overall and chamber events specifically, according to a job description.

Duties of the position include working the occasional evenings and weekends when the chamber sponsors events and having a working knowledge of Excel and Quickbooks. Interested qualified individuals are encouraged to send their resume and salary requirements to

Baked Dessert Café & Gallery:  Floral designer Ami Reist, also known as Little Miss Lovely, will have garlands and floral arrangements to add a decorative touch of autumn to the culinary offerings. The gallery will also host a debut exhibit for local artist and photographer Justin Pyle.

Bruder Hill:  Bonnie Preziosi will be on hand to show and discuss her breathtakingly vibrant paintings.

Bungalow Love: Artist Erick Sahler will exhibit his original limited-edition serigraphs. All of the artwork is hand printed.

Church Mouse Thrift Shop: The Church will be designating profits from November's Second Friday to The Cricket Center, a child advocacy center in Worcester County.  The organization’s operations depend on community donations and grants for its funding.

The Globe: The work of artist and authorRobert and his wife, artist Diane Heron, will continue to hang in the gallery until Friday, Nov. 22. Please note, there will be a private event in the Balcony Art Gallery & Lounge on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Jeff Auxer Designs: The working studio will be open to feature noted local artist Jeffrey Auxer’s hand blown glass creations.

JJ Fish Studio & Fine Crafts Gallery: The shop will host a “meet and greet” with woodturner Tom Frey. He will exhibit extraordinary wooden items from ornaments to vases, intricately honed from uniquely textured woods, and discuss the fascinating techniques he uses to create such perfectly beautiful art from “less than perfect wood.”

The Nest:  Maggie Lewis, a mosaic artist from Kent Island will be on hand to discuss the artistic methods she uses to create her mirrors, bird houses, and picture s.

Saltwater Media:  Local author Barbara Marie Lockhart, will sign and discuss her multiple novels and short stories for both children and adults, including her latest novel, "Elizabeth's Field," the story of Elizabeth, a woman of Indian and African-American decent who is born free but encounters struggles on the Eastern Shore during the years of the Civil War.

Victorian Charm: Music by the Country Grass will define the tempo of the evening, while Salisbury native and glass artist Jim Blankenship shows his lamp-worked creations, including, pendants, earrings, and assorted other jewelry, and drink stirrers and wine stoppers.

Worcester County Arts Council: The kick-off reception for the WCAC’s annual Holly-Days exhibit begins.The showcase will be featured for the months of November and December, beginning on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5-8 p.m. during the Second Friday Art Stroll.

Maryland Wine Bar at Berlin, Ltd.: The venue will be showcasing the jewelry of Bev Harrington’s Copperbuoy Jewelry.  From 5-7 p.m., suspense writer Robert Lewis Heron will do a book signing of his 2012 book “Artful Deception”, a murder thriller which takes readers on a journey through Scotland, Greece, Seattle and finally Ocean City, all places Heron has spent time.   He is now working on his fourth book, a romance based on a recent trip to Venice.

The Poole Brothers will be playing and featured artists will be Kirk McBride and Lynn Lockhart.

Zenna Wellness Studio: Artist, photographer, writer Alex Otterstein and Nick Tribuno will raffle off a Jimi Hendrix poster during the evening events and the International Mountain Bikers Association will also raffle off a free mountain bike.

Independent vendors:  Don’t forget to stop by the Berlin Chamber of commerce building where Kaitlin Sowa, of Sowa Street and painter Kelly Brown will have their art pieces on exhibit.

Sowa creates unique and curious butterfly taxidermy displays and terrarium jewelry. Her pieces feature one-of-a-kind modern Victorian keepsakes fashioned from natural moss and actual butterfly species.

Brown, a graphic designer by trade, will be presenting her Kelly B. Design Works collection of illustrations of animals, people and children, along with paintings of famous scenes, such as the inner harbor of Baltimore. 


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