North Beach News for October 11, 2019

News Release, Town of North Beach

Celebrate the annual Fall migration of birds with North Beach’s first Big Sit Birding Weekend.  

We will do a kickoff event with an evening Owl Prowl on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 7 pm.  Meet at the parking lot of Wetlands Overlook Park, dress for weather and flashlights are allowed.  For ages 6 & up.  No strollers on a woodland trail.  Free.

owl prowl

Big Sit Day on Sunday, October 13, 2019, from 7 am to 3 pm.  It’s like a tailgating party that’s for the birds!  We will set up in our count circle in the parking lot by our visitor’s center to bird all day, counting all the species we see flying, swimming or walking by!  Bring chairs, binoculars, snacks, and hats.  All invited.  This national event is held at many count circles throughout the USA annually during Fall migration.  You don’t have to stay all day but do come out.  Finish the weekend with our Tally Rally dinner locally at @5pm.

big sit

For more information contact Lisa Garrett, North Beach Director of Eco-tourism at 443-646-2426 or [email protected]

For more information on the Big Sit click here.


The 2019 Hound of the Town will be here before you know it! A costume parade just for dogs and dog lovers.  On Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 12 pm, owners will walk their furry friends along the parade route where they will be introduced and judged by our panel of judges for this fun event to benefit Calvert Animal Welfare League.


The 10th Annual Halloween Boo Bash is Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 3:00 pm on the boardwalk. Children of all ages parade through and are judged on their Halloween costumes. After prizes are awarded, we invite you to parade through town to Trick or Treat at the local businesses. Please arrive by 2:15 to register. See all you ghosts and goblins at the beach!


[email protected] is featuring the nationally recognized artist Carmelo Ciancio presenting his exquisite scratchboards in his show “All Things Exotic” for the month of October.  The Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 11 am to 5 pm located at 8905 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714.


The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be sponsoring their 8th Annual Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, 11/9/19 from 9 am to 3 pm at the fire department located at 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732.  There will be crafters and vendors at the event.  Please join us for this wonderful event and show your support for the Auxiliary, crafters, and vendors.  For more information contact Caty Mistichelli at 443-433-8550.  Baked goods will also be available for purchase.


“THE MORE YOU KNOW” free dinner and a show!  A free family-friendly educational event presented by the Twin Beach Opioid Abuse Awareness Committee in collaboration with the Twin Beach Players to learn more about substance abuse, prevention, and hope in recovery.  Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm at Windy Hill Middle School auditorium.  This event is free but please click here to register so we have enough pizza and chairs. 


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