Where did this week go? Seems like we were just enjoying a little Monday Night Football and now Thursday Night Football is upon us. As usual, we have several local events to look forward to over the next few days, starting with this evening’s 35th Annual fundraiser dinner for the Worcester County Humane Society, Give Paws and Thanks. Friday brings us Bark for Life in Berlin (along with the 2nd Friday Art Stroll) followed by the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, the Belgian Beer Festival in Cambridge, and the International Food Festival in Milford. It’s the last weekend before the holiday madness officially kicks off on the Eastern Shore, with Winterfest of Lights, Light Up Downtown, and Thanksgiving all rapidly approaching. With the weather still feeling warm enough, we’re also planning on spending as much time as possible outside. Join us in the fun!

Give Paws and Thanks

When: Thursday, November 12, 6:30pm

Where: Captains Galley II, West Ocean City, MD

What: The Worcester County Humane Society will host their 35th Annual fundraiser dinner, which will also include their 5th annual cash raffle drawing. To be held at Captains Table, the evening is $60 per person and includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, beverage, taxes and gratuity. $25 per person goes directly to the WCHS, our local NO KILL animal shelter. Music and dancing will round out the evening, along with silent and Chinese auctions.

Bark for Life Berlin

When: Friday, November 13, 5pm-7pm

Where: Berlin Fire House & Downtown Berlin

What: Berlin welcomes its first Bark for Life event, which aims to raise funding and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Everyone, pets included, are affected by cancer, which is why the evening is designed to empower people through their canine partnerships while touting the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Waterfowl Festival

When: November 13, 14 & 15

Where: Downtown Easton

What: The Waterfowl Festival is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year in Talbot County. The three-day event boasts a little something for everyone, targeting outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, artists, wine and beer aficionados, and more. Discover local artwork, shop the vendors, enjoy the wine and beer pavilion, or visit the various events and exhibitions, including the Dock Dogs Competition.

Belgian Beer Festival

When: Saturday, November 14

Where: High Street, Cambridge

What: The High Spot invites you to join them on High Street to taste Belgian-inspired beer from regional breweries, along with food from local restaurants.

Downtown Milford International Food Festival

When: Sunday, November 15, 11am-4pm

Where: Downtown Milford on the Mispillion River

What: Milford presents the inaugural International Food Festival this month, with a fantastic lineup of food vendors, including Abbott’s Grill, Arena’s, Bibi’s Taqueria, La Chimenea, and Westside Restaurant, to name a few. Email community@downtownmilford.org for more information.