Class of 1965 Chesapeake Bay Area Mini Reunion

Class of 1965 Chesapeake Bay Area Mini Reunion
Thu, 09/22/2011 - 6:00pm - Sun, 09/25/2011 - 12:30pm

Class of 1965 Mini Reunion
September 22-25, 2011
St Michaels, Maryland
A Weekend on the Chesapeake Bay

Dear Classmates and Friends,

Enclosed is the registration form for our Mini Reunion scheduled for September 22-25, 2011. Donna and I are looking forward to hosting this event, welcoming back those who attended the 2006 Mini and introducing newcomers to the Maryland Eastern Shore.

Our home will be the unofficial “headquarters”, starting with a welcome reception (cocktails and light supper) Thursday night and ending with continental breakfast on Sunday morning. Everything on the program is casual dress; coats and ties can be left at home.

The main goal of Mini Reunions is to relax and catch up with classmates and their spouses/significant others. The events are focused on exposing you to the beauty, charm, and history of this unique area. Friday morning offers two options: 1) a limited number (48) will be able to tour Poplar Island, reduced to a sandbar by erosion and restored as a wildlife refuge with dredging from Baltimore Harbor or 2) the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a tour of the Museum and an opportunity to sail on a skipjack, the sail powered oyster dredgers that harvested the once bountiful Bay oyster. Lunch for Museum goers will be at the Crab Claw restaurant next to the Museum; lunch arrangements for Poplar Islanders have yet to be firmed up, but you’ll get lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll be free to return to the Museum or explore St Michaels until dinner. The Museum has a number of new attractions (

Dinner Friday night will be at our home where we have tentatively arranged for a spectacular sunset.

Saturday will be an all day event. In the morning we’ll go by bus to Dorchester County, our neighbor to the south. First stop will be Horn Point Laboratory where we’ll learn about efforts to restore the oyster and sturgeon populations. We’ll eat lunch nearby, and after lunch, go to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge for a view of local and migratory waterfowl and a sublime marsh environment. We’re hoping to fit in a visit to the Harriet Tubman Museum, since much of the territory we’ll see was part of the Underground Railroad. For cocktails and dinner, we’ll board a real paddle wheel replica for a cocktail and dinner cruise on the Choptank River.

We’ll send a more detailed schedule as we get closer to the date. In the meantime, please read the registration form and fill it out completely so we can get a good head count and plan logistics. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Thanks and best regards,

John Pinney and Donna Cantor

P.S. We’ve repeated hotel information for those of you who have not yet reserved your room.

Reserve as soon as possible as September is a popular time on the Eastern Shore.

Recommended lodging, roughly in ascending order of price:

•    Best Western St Michaels (
•    The Summer House (B&B)
•    The George Brooks House (B&B)
•    Victoriana Inn (B&B)
•    Dr. Dodson House (B&B)
•    The Old Brick Inn (B&B)
•    The Five Gables Inn and Spa (B&B)
•    The Oaks, A Country Inn
•    St Michaels Harbor Inn and Spa
•    The Inn at Perry Cabin
•    Log on to or call 800-808-7622 for more information and lodging suggestions