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4:30 pm

Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Talk by Gene Demby

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Gene Demby is the lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch team where he covers issues on race, ethnicity, and culture. He is also cohost of the weekly Code Switch podcast. Before coming to NPR, he served as the managing editor for Huffington Post’s BlackVoices following its launch. He later covered politics. Prior to that role he spent six years in various positions at The New York Times. While working for the Times in 2007, he started a blog about race, culture, politics and media called PostBourgie, which won the 2009 Black Weblog Award for Best News/Politics Site.

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5:00 pm

9th Annual Empty Bowls

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RiverArts Clay Studio and Christ United Methodist Church will host the 9th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Kent County Food Pantry.Ticket price includes your choice of a handmade bowl to keep and a modest meal of soup and bread. First Seating, 5:00 pm, Second seating, 6:30 pm Please reserve your tickets by contacting Chestertown RiverArts

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6:00 pm

Happiness Hour: Creating Poetry from Other People's Words

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration required. Whether you think of yourself as a poet or not, if you have a love of language and an appreciation of words, you can create poetry–no writing required! If you’ve ever written down favorite quotations or made a collage of words you cut out of a magazine, you already understand the appeal of using someone else’s writing as a jumping off point for your own thoughts and creativity. This relaxed workshop will teach you how to add intention to the practice of gathering writing that speaks to you. Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning two techniques for making poetry by starting with other people’s words and ending with a new combination of thoughts, ideas and feelings that are uniquely your own: Blackout Poetry – Start with a page of someone else’s writing and eliminate the words you don’t need. What you’re left with may surprise you! Floralegium – Gather a “collection of the flowers of literature” and place them in conversation together to find new meaning. Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived! All supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring favorite quotations or other inspiration. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

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7:30 pm

Planning Commission Meeting

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Planning Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 in Town Hall.
Town of Chestertown, 118 N. Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free
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World Music Concert

The Department of Music invites you to join us for our Spring World Music Concert, featuring students from the Afro-Cuban, Steel Pan and Indian Ensembles. This concert is free and open to the public.The concert will include performances by members of the: Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Ken Schweitzer Indian Music Ensemble, directed by John Leupold and Jon McCollum Steel Revolution, the Washington College Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by John Leupold

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Caribbean Music Celebration

The Department of Music invites you to join us for a Caribbean Music Celebration, featuring students from the Afro-Cuban, Steel Pan and Indian Ensembles. This concert is free and open to the public. The concert will include performances by members of the: Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Ken Schweitzer and the Steel Revolution, the Washington College Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by John Leupold

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TOWN GOVERNMENT MEETING SCHEDULE

  • Mayor & Council Meetings: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Utilities Commission Meetings: 1st Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Commission Meetings: 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Historic District Commission Meetings: 1st Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.

TOWN TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICES The Town will be divided into two collection areas, both of which will be serviced twice each week. Collection of garbage and trash will be conducted in one area on Monday and Thursday evenings, and the other on Sunday and Wednesday evenings; except no collection will be made on New Years’ Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, but will be made on the next regular collection day after the holiday. Recycling: Paper, aluminum, household plastics picked up each Friday call 410-928-3333 (Infinity Recycling).

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