ESL/ABE Newsletter – Issue 21 – 07/06/2021
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SUMMER EVENTS! This month we invite you to explore your community for summer family fun and adventure. The Eastern Shore has fun activities and adventures. Visit a festival, attend an evening concert, or visit an orchard to pick fresh fruit, picnic in a park, or go to a museum. Have some summer fun as you continue your summer studies! Enjoy the Eastern Shore this Summer! 
Register for Fall Classes Now!
Contact our Registration Team and make an appointment!  

Upcoming Summer Events:
Caroline County-For calendar of events:
2nd Saturdays at the Artsway
July 10 - 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • It features live artist demonstrations and art activities. It is free and open to all ages. 
Riverfest Concert and Food Truck Wars,
July 16 & August 13 – 5:00 pm at Choptank River Park, Denton
  • Live music, food trucks, and food trucks. Admission is $10 for adults or $5 for kids 12 and under.
  • Group Therapy will be performing live in July
  • Rivers and Rhodes will be playing in August
Caroline/Dorchester County Fair
August 4 - 7 at 8230 Detour Rd., Denton
  • The fair is back, and it will have rides this year too! 
Dorchester County-For calendar of events:
2nd Saturdays Street Festival
July 10 & August 14 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Downtown Cambridge
  • This monthly celebration features an Art Walk with free art gallery receptions, as well as specials in the independently owned shops and great dining.
Harriet Tubman Museum Jazz Concert
July 10 - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 424 Race St., Cambridge
  • The Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center, along with Camp Harriet, will be offering a live music series of blues, jazz, and more.
Music on the Nanticoke
July 17 – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Vienna Waterfront Park
  • Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to enjoy the afternoon listening to Randy Lee Ashcroft & The Saltwater Cowboys.
Kent County-For calendar of events:
Kent County Fair
July 15-17 - 9:00 am – 11:00 pm at the Kent Agriculture Center
  • A traditional small county fair, featuring good food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games, and entertainment.
Cars on High
July 15 - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Downtown Chestertown
  • Owners of antique, exotic, classic or custom cars line them up to share with the general public. 
Run the Vineyards
July 31 - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Crow 5k at Crow Vineyard & Winery.
  • Summer evening race featuring post-race barbecue. 
Queen Anne’s County-For the events calendar:
KIVFD Food Truck Tuesdays
July 6 - 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Parking Lot of the Kent Island Fire Department in Chester
  • Enjoy a delicious meal or sweet treat from a variety of local food trucks on the first Tuesday of the month from June to October.
Thursdays in the Park Concert Series
July 8 – 7:00 pm – 9 pm at Cascia Winery
  • Grab your family, neighbors, friends, and kids and pack up your blankets, chairs, and coolers to enjoy free “Thursdays in the Park”. Live music performances at various locations throughout Queen Anne’s County from June to September.
Queen Anne’s County Fair
Aug 9-14 at 4H Park, Centreville
  • Exhibits, rides, shows, and more!
Talbot County-For more events:
Talbot County Fair
July 9 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 10 – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm at 10659 Hiners Lane, Easton
  • The annual Talbot County Fair 2021 will have something for everyone: movie night, food, shows, vendors, car shows, games, farm animals, and much more!
Annual Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival
July 30 - August 1 at Triple Creek Winery, Cordova
  • See many of your favorite hot air balloons up close! Tethered balloon rides and flights available (admission fees apply).
Tilghman Little Big Market
July 25 and August 29 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm on Tilghman’s Island
  • Highlighting local farms, bakers, restaurants, artists, and music.
“If happiness is the goal - and it should be, then adventures should be top priority!” – Richard Branson
Congratulations to our 2021 GED and NEDP Graduates
Mark your calendars! Our Graduation Ceremony will be October 26, 2021, on the Wye Mills Campus. Contact Janet Hilty with questions or comments,
Brittni Lyn Young
Congratulations! She earned her Maryland high school diploma in April through our NEDP Program! Brittni decided to work on this flexible online program during the pandemic while staying home with her two children, Natalee and Vincent. Now, she hopes to enter a certification program to become an esthetician.
Isabel A. Martinez-Orellana
Congratulations! She earned her Maryland high school diploma in April through our NEDP program! Isabel is a busy mom who helps run the family business and also works as a caregiver. She recently married Erick Canales who also graduated from our NEDP program in 2019! She plans to study nursing in the near future.
Sidrah Latif
“I got my diploma because it makes it possible for me to go to college. It helps me get courses that expand my opportunities in the community. I am currently working on my bilingual skills as a professional community interpreter.”
Janessa Hernandez
"I'm so thrilled to have finally gotten my GED and all the potential that follows! Finally having the privilege of earning my GED allows me to break the cycle of abject poverty I was born into and get closer to achieving my dreams of becoming a Rad Tech. I'm now doing well as a first-time college student in my 30s, and on my way to completing my gen eds. I'm so excited to be able to apply for a Rad Tech program next year and see where that takes me!"
Your hard work is paying off, we are proud of You!
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Student of the Month: Our Star Student

Jessica Travis
Instructor: Sheila Palmer-Holland

Jessica is an outstanding student. She attends classes regularly and completes assignments in an expeditious manner. Jessica's tenacity and perseverance in the program have proven that success takes commitment. Jessica is an asset to the ABE/GED program and continues to achieve.  

Congratulations to our July Star Student! 
Learn how Easy it is to Register, Attend Classes, and much more!
Brain Game: Cutting the Pole
You have a 10-foot pole that needs to be cut into 10 equal pieces. If it takes 10 seconds to make each cut, how long will the job take?
You can find the answers in our next issue!
TEACHER’S CORNER: Solution to last issue’s Brain Game: 
Taj Mahal, Agra; Basin Street, New Orlean; Left Bank, Paris; Colosseum, Rome; Piccadilly Circus, London; Kremlin, Moscow; Forbidden City, Beijing.
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Stay Connected, Stay Learning!
Brenda Horrocks
ESL and GED Program Director
Chesapeake College
For more information, please contact:
Danie Thomas, ABE Intake Specialist at (410) 829-6043 or
Karen Luceti, ESL Intake Specialist at (410) 443-1163 or