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

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
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

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 frames.

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.

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.

Wine Bar at Berlin, Ltd.:
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

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.