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August 2019

Photography and Wood Exhibit

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 31, 2019

The Judged Photography and Wood showcase is a highly popular annual exhibit with historically wide-ranging participation from regional photographers and woodworkers.The beauty of the wood objects enhance the concurrent Photography Exhibit in the Main Gallery, comprising 2-D art which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line, and space. Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri: 11- 5:30 Sat: 10-5:30 Sun: 11-3 First Fridays: 11-8 Mon: Closed

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Summer Exhibiton – Group Show at MassoniArt

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Summer Exhibition – Group ShowJune 28 – August 25, 2019 July 5, First Friday Reception – 5-7:30 August 2, August First Friday Reception – 5-7:30Summer at MASSONIART – new work coming into the gallery every week.Gallery favorites – a few surprises – and the chance to cool down, be inspired and  dazzle the eye.ART is always the ANSWER and provides just the respite needed during the “canicular days” of summer.  

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Circle Mirror Transformation

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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August 23 – September 8, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Directed by Bonnie Hill Director Bonnie Hill brings the contemporary piece, Circle Mirror Transformation to the stage in August. Playwright Annie Baker weaves the tale of four lost New Englanders who enroll in a six-week-long community-center drama class. While they experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish…

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Chestertown Farmers Market

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fountain Park United States + Google Map

On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon beginning about the third Saturday in March and ending about the last Saturday in December, located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as the hand-crafted works of local artisans. A reduced vendor participation Winter Market remains open throughout the winter, weather permitting. Click here to visit the Chestertown…

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Kent Goes Purple Color Fun Run/Walk

REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://www.active.com/chestertown-md/running/distance-running/kent-goes-purple-5k-color-fun-run-walk-2019?int= Kent Goes Purple - Kent County Sheriff's Office and Chestertown Rotary

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Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 104
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged 2-12. We are open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, or other responsible adult. The Center is a destination for area children where they can look forward to interacting with a variety of stimulating activities that expand their horizons. Located right next door to the RiverArts galleries, KidSPOT invites children to play, create and explore the arts and sciences. Kids participate in activities that incorporate visual…

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Hebe’s Garden

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fountain Park United States

Hebe's Garden schedules FREE children's programming during the summer months of the Chestertown Farmers' Market. Join us under the magnolia tree in Fountain Park. 2019 Hebe's Garden Schedule 1 Jun Kidspot Children's Creativity Center 8 Jun Chestertown Ukulele (Jamie Hurley) 15 Jun Kaleidoscope Art Studio 22 Jun Kent School, Inc.   6 Jul Kent County Public Schools 13 Jul Sultana Education Foundation 20 Jul TBD 27 Jul Bobbledy Books   3 Aug Girl Scout Troop #112 (Erin Anderson) 10 Aug…

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Community Baby Shower

Join us for a Community Baby Shower for expecting parents and parents with infants up to age 1. There will be games, prizes, speakers and demonstrations. Older children are welcome and/or you may bring a guest. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Contact Rebecca Rice at 410-778-2167 to register or for more information.

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Vines to Wine Dinner Series – Pre-Harvest

Join Winemaker, Michael Zollo and Vineyard Manager, Brandon Hoy, for the first of the Vines to Wines Dinner Series. Enjoy a welcome craft cocktail by Blackwater Distilling and appetizers as you stroll through the vineyard with Brandon to see how the grapes are progressing. See a seasonal dish demo by celebrity chef – Chef Jerry Pellegrino, Co-owner Schola Cooking School, Baltimore, MD. Sit down to a 5-course meal in the Haybarn, crafted by Magnolia Caterers, and featuring Crow Farm Grass-fed…

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Garfield Improv Group

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The Garfield Improv Group offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation. Each week the group will focus on elements such as initiating a scene, how to approach a character, making strong character choices, establishing and recognizing character status, and heightening a scene. There will be many opportunities to perform (or watch) each week and the bar will be open (so remember your ID). The Garfield Improv Group meets every…

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Ease Back Pain – Part 3 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents the last of a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body aches and pains.    Please register. Wednesday, August 28 - Ease Back Pain Gain a better understanding of the inconnectedness of your anatomy, including how working the muscles in your legs and stomach can help alleviate back discomfort.

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Open Mic Night at the Garfield

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chestertown, 21620 United States

Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre! Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated.

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Dancescape Auditions

Washington College’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to open auditions for Dancescape.Performances are Friday, November 22 at 7:30 AM and Saturday, November 23 and 2:00 PM. All levels are welcome, beginning to advanced. For questions, please contact A.T. Moffett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. amoffett2@washcoll.edu.

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September 2019

The Garfield Center Presents: Live Playwrights’ Society

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 5, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on January 2, 2018 at 7:30pm

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Live Playwrights’ Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. For more information visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org

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MassoniArt presents TREES

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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TREES tree-ness September 6 - October 13 Opening Reception – September First Friday, September 6, 5-7:30 pm Closing Reception – October First Friday, October 4, 5-7:30 pm Vicco von Voss ,Grace Mitchell, Simma Liebman, Patrick Henry, Joe Dickey,Paula Shalan, Eve Stockton, Katherine Cox, Blake Conroy, Heidi Fowler, Linda Richards, Stu Cawley, Mark Gardner, Robert Ortiz, Takashi Ichihara,Vanna Ramirez, Lindsay Mullen, Lisa Lebofsky, Zemma Mastin White,Marcy Dunn Ramsey, Emily Kalwaitis, Nicole Fall, Karen Hubacher,Deborah T. Colter, Anne Nielsen and special guests.…

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September First Friday

First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is held the first Friday of every month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Make it a night with a stay at one of our wonderful Kent County bed and breakfasts. Saturday morning check out the Chestertown Farmer's Market, and our other quaint Kent County towns of Rock Hall,…

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Connections: Work in a Series – Opening Reception

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The idea of working in series or in distinct purposeful directions is not about repetition but rather about being able to explore, investigate, examine or address ideas, themes, issues, compositions, concepts or topics in progressively deeper and more meaningful ways, and from a greater variety of perspectives than is possible by making just one or two.Come in to explore the connections the artists have made with their series of work. Exhibit on display from September 6 - 29, 2019 Gallery…

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Emmanuel Church Concert Series

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tim Robinson, organist, returns for a program of organ and Horn music with Cary Ebli, English Hornist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy Show

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

First Annual Charllie Joiner Memorial Decoy show honoring the late Charlie Joiner, native of Betterton & Chestertown Md. and a world renowned Decoy carver from Kent County Maryland.. We are expecting close to 100 Vendors for this one day event that will include new decoys, old decoys, antique fishing lures, shell boxes, oyster cans, fishing and hunting licenses and much more. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Charlie Joiner/Charlie Bryan Investment Account at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.…

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Music in the Park – Summer Concert Series

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Fountain Park United States

8/2/19 Update: Well, global warming is apparently not our friend this summer. The director of Swing City has decided to postpone this Saturday's planned concert due to the heat along with the possibility of thunderstorms. The temperature is predicted to be in the 80s at 7 pm with of course a higher "feels like" temperature. This is especially difficult weather for musicians playing trumpets and other wind instruments. The band is too large to fit into our usual back-up locations.…

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5th Annual CrowFest

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Celebration of the Eastern Shore’s Bounty! Farm & Vineyard Festival. Live music, food & wine seminars, crafts, tours, hayrides, grape stomping, great food and much more!

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Jazz Festival

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our 2019 LineupAlicia Olataju, headliner Gregor Huebner Greg Thompkins Quintet WC Jazz Combo

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Kent Goes Purple Community Jamboree

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COME OUT AND ENJOY FREE FOOD BOUNCE HOUSE AND CLIMBING WALL FOR THE LITTLE ONES A SPECIAL SPEAKER AND MORE....

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First Annual Chestertown Car Show

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The monthly Cars on High auto-enthusiast gatherings partners with Main Street Chestertown to create a downtown Car Show. Come admire a variety of vehicles from custom hotrods to classic and antique beauties. Category prizes, food and beverages, children's activities, and car-related contests will contribute to a fun afternoon that welcomes all. Event is free to the public. A modest registration fee is required for each car entered in the show. For information and to register, email: ChestertownCarShow@gmail.com.

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Second Saturdays in Chestertown

Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. Free public parking is available on High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. There are two public parking lots downtown. One between Cross & Mill Streets on Cannon Street, and two between Cross Street and Queen Street along Cannon Street.

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Foraging & Feasting: A Presentation by Dina Falconi

Dina Falconi, clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing, will kick off the Center for Environment & Society’s 20th Anniversary Events Series on Sept. 17. The free and public presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Litrenta Lecture Hall at Washington College’s Toll S. Center, followed by a book sale and signing. Falconi’s Foraging & Feasting Presentation will explore the culinary treasures hidden in wild foods. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare these ancient…

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Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: The Little Princess

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War.

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Run the Vineyard – Crow 5k

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Run for Wine at at the Amazing Crow Vineyard!Race and Post Race Features Include: Timed Run with results Flat Cross Country style course through the 365 acre farm and 12 acre vineyard Post Run Wine (1 complimentary glass of wine included for those 21 and older) Live music by Greg Jones til Noon! On Site food vendors throughout the morning Lawn games for all! Free downloadable Photos Tech Shirt and Souvenir wine glass for all participants ***Shirt choices guaranteed if…

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Fall [Re]Build Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestertown United States

ReBuilding Together Kent County volunteers will visit Kent County neighbors and offer a FREE Home Safety Checkup. Call, Click or Text! Let us know you want to participate. Please provide your name and address—that’s it! We’ll do the rest! Call us or text your information to 410-708-9936 or Register online at RebuildingTogetherKCMD.org

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Osprey 5k & Fall Festival

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Held on the beautiful grounds of Kent School in Chestertown, MD, the Osprey 5k is a family friendly event welcoming athletes at all levels of skill and experience. The race will consist of a 3.2-mile run. The course will cover mixed surfaces, including pavement, gravel paths and some grassy areas. Racers under the ages 10 must be accompanied by a running partner at least 16 years of age. We hope you'll stick around after the race to enjoy the Fall…

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October 2019

October First Friday

First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is held the first Friday of every month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Make it a night with a stay at one of our wonderful Kent County bed and breakfasts. Saturday morning check out the Chestertown Farmer's Market, and our other quaint Kent County towns of Rock Hall,…

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RiverArts 20th Annual Studio Tour Opening Reception

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. Curator: Dave Hegland Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sunday, 11:00…

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Chestertown HP Festival

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Downtown – Chestertown United States

Locations throughout Chestertown, Marylandwww.chestertownhpfest.org Event Benefits the Garfield Center for the Arts & Mid-Shore Community Foundation’s Fund for Kent County Wizards and loyal Harry Potter fans will convene in Chestertown, Maryland for the Fourth consecutive Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. The fun filled weekend features a wide array of free and ticketed events sure to delight wizards and muggles alike. Event proceeds will benefit the Garfield Center for the Arts and the Kent County Fund through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. The…

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Historic House Tour

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bordley History Center United States

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of historic houses and buildings in Chestertown. Historic houses will be open to visitors.

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Historic Ghost Walks

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every Saturday in October tours will begin at 6:30 and run every half hour until 8:30. Times are subject to change according to demand and reservations. Our Ghost Walks share some of the odder tales of local lore, including those of murder and mayhem. From the tales of a haunt in the attic where George Washington did sleep, to the Court House Ghost that made international news a few years ago, guides will walk ticket holders through centuries of stories,…

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Second Saturdays in Chestertown

Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. Free public parking is available on High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. There are two public parking lots downtown. One between Cross & Mill Streets on Cannon Street, and two between Cross Street and Queen Street along Cannon Street.

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Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: Night of the Living Dead

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

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RiverArts Studio Tour

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may…

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RiverArts Studio Tour

October 26 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may…

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MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit

October 26 @ 11:00 am
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Marc Castelli | King’s Tide October 25 – November 30, 2019 Collectors Reception Friday, October 25, 6-7:30pm Sultana Downrigging 2019 – Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival Weekend – November 1-3 Opening Celebration Reception – First Friday – Friday, November 1, 5-7:30 pm Artist Talk – Saturday, November 2, 10 am. Join Marc for coffee as he shares the his new collection of watercolors of the Chesapeake. Gallery hours* are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we…

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Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tasting

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You be the judge of Kent County's best crab soup!Bring $ bills to vote at each booth. $25 includes a wine glass and raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit Kent County Public School Summer Tech Camps.

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November 2019

November First Friday

First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is held the first Friday of every month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Make it a night with a stay at one of our wonderful Kent County bed and breakfasts. Saturday morning check out the Chestertown Farmer's Market, and our other quaint Kent County towns of Rock Hall,…

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KCPS Student Art Exhibit 2019 Opening Reception

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This two week show will feature work by Kent County Public School students – elementary through high school grades. The exhibit is a partnership with the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre and the Kent County Arts Council .Curator: Nancy Bennington Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sunday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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RiverArts Studio Tour

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may…

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Sophie Kerr Series: Sophie Kerr 2019 Writer-in-Residence—A Craft Talk by Jason Fagone

November 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jason Fagone is a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle who has also covered technology, sports, and culture for the Huffington Post and other places. Fagone is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies. His other books include Ingenious and Horsemen of the Esophagus. Fagone’s nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, The…

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Empty Bowls

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take part in art that comes from the heart. Enjoy a variety of soups and take home a student's handmade ceramic bowl of your choice as a reminder of all the empty bowls throughout our community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. Admission, soup, and bread with the purchase of a $10.00 student bowl. Bamboo bows will also be available for a small donation. If you would like to reserve a specific bowl, please email…

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Emmanuel Church Concert Series

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Nicole Simental is Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio.

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Second Saturdays in Chestertown

Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. Free public parking is available on High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. There are two public parking lots downtown. One between Cross & Mill Streets on Cannon Street, and two between Cross Street and Queen Street along Cannon Street.

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Literary House Series: A Reading by Monica Ferrell

November 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the poetry collection You Darling Thing. Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year. Her first collection of poems, Beasts for the Chase, won the Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize. She has taught fiction and poetry for the MFA Program at Columbia University, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY).…

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2019 Holiday Show/Gift Sale Opening Reception

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook. These unique gifts created by our members include everything from children’s clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more.

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Annie: The Musical

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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November 22 - December 8 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to…

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Emmanuel Church Christmas Bazaar

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

A variety of holiday items for sale, including Elegant Elephants, Botanical Delights, Gourmet goodies, Holiday ornaments, Jewelry, and more. All proceeds go to local charities.Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Small Business Saturday in Chestertown

Kickstart the holiday shopping season by shopping small and shopping local with your Chestertown independent merchants. As you shop, grab a ticket to win fantastic prizes donated by your local neighbor merchants, gallery owners, artists, and restaurants. There will be music, food, wine & spirits, and fabulous shopping all over town.

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December 2019

MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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December 6 - January 12 Save the date! Gallery hours* are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Thursday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 11-2 pm. We are closed Monday thru Wednesday except by appointment or by chance. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Of course, you are always welcome by chance –…

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December First Friday

First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is held the first Friday of every month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Make it a night with a stay at one of our wonderful Kent County bed and breakfasts. Saturday morning check out the Chestertown Farmer's Market, and our other quaint Kent County towns of Rock Hall,…

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Dickens of a Christmas

The third annual Dickens of a Christmas weekend kicks off during First Friday festivities throughout the Historic District, bringing carriage rides, hot beverages, fire pits, s'mores stations, and special entertainment to set the mood for a joyous holiday season.

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Dickens Holiday House Tour

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Eight of Chestertown's finest historic homes, dressed for the holidays, welcome you with friendly docents and live music. Part of Main Street Chestertown's Dickens of a Christmas weekend, the tour is planned to be easily walkable.

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Dickens of a Christmas

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chestertown's historic downtown fills with Dickensian fun that includes carriage rides, costumed street performers, high tea, live music, fire dancers, a holiday house tour, authentic British-themed food and drink, children's games, expert talks, and vendors selling hand-crafted gifts.

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"Run Like the Dickens" 5K Run/Walk

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Good spirits prevail and costumes are welcome as participants walk or sprint their way on an in-town course that includes Chestertown's main commercial street, a loop through the beautiful Chester Cemetery, a section of the rail trail and Wilmer Park. Part of the annual Dickens of a Christmas weekend, the run ends with a cup of cheer and an awards ceremony.

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Second Saturdays in Chestertown

Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. Free public parking is available on High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. There are two public parking lots downtown. One between Cross & Mill Streets on Cannon Street, and two between Cross Street and Queen Street along Cannon Street.

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Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

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February 2020

Writers as Editors Series Presents Kate Bernheimer

February 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kate Bernheimer is the author of two story collections, including How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales and Horse, Flower, Bird, as well as three novels, and editor of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and xo Orpheus: 50 New Myths. She both founded and edits Fairy Tale Review. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she teaches creative writing and fairy…

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Emmanuel Church Concert Series

February 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Christiana Hundred Choir, Delaware, sings each Sunday during the program year and performs at many other services at the historic parish church.

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Writers as Editors Series Presents Aimee Nezhukumatathil

February 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry: Oceanic, Lucky Fish, At the Drive-In Volcano, and Miracle Fruit. Her collection of nature essays, World of Wonder, was published by Milkweed in 2018. With Ross Gay, she co-authored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems. World of Wonder, Nezhukumatathil’s first nonfiction book, is an illustrated collection of nature essays. Nezhukumatathil serves as the poetry editor for Orion magazine.

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March 2020

Sophie Kerr Series: A Reading by Casey Cep

March 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among many other publications. Her first book is Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (Knopf, 2019). A proud graduate of the Talbot County Public Schools, she has an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.Phil. from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

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April 2020

Writers as Editors Series Presents Paul Henrickson and Jonathan Segal

April 2, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jonathan Segal is a 1966 graduate of Washington College, where he majored in English and took courses in creative writing. He is now Vice President and Senior Editor at Alfred A. Knopf in New York City. He has edited seven Pulitzer Prize-winning books, and his authors include Paul Hendrickson, Arthur Ashe, Elie Wiesel, and Tony Blair, among others.Paul Hendrickson teaches writing workshops in advanced nonfiction as Senior Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of seven books,…

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Creative Nonfiction Writer Kathryn Nuernberger, 2020 Mary Wood Fellow—A Creative Nonfiction Reading

April 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kathryn Nuernberger’s third poetry collection, Rue, is forthcoming in Spring 2020 (BOA). The End of Pink (BOA, 2016), which won the 2015 James Laughlin prize from the Academy of American Poets, and Rag & Bone (Elixir, 2011), which won the 2010 Antivenom Prize. A collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past (Ohio State University Press, 2017), won the Non/Fiction Prize from The Journal. She teaches in the MFA Program at University of Minnesota. She has received grants…

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Creative Nonfiction Writer Kathryn Nuernberger, 2020 Mary Wood Fellow—A Craft Talk

April 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kathryn Nuernberger’s third poetry collection, Rue, is forthcoming in Spring 2020 (BOA). The End of Pink (BOA, 2016), which won the 2015 James Laughlin prize from the Academy of American Poets, and Rag & Bone (Elixir, 2011), which won the 2010 Antivenom Prize. A collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past (Ohio State University Press, 2017), won the Non/Fiction Prize from The Journal. She teaches in the MFA Program at University of Minnesota. She has received grants…

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Emmanuel Church Concert Series

Internationally acclaimed organist, Ken Cowan, Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas, will make his 25th. concert appearance in the Concert Series.

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National Rebuilding Day

April 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chestertown United States

NATIONAL REBUILDING DAYRebuilding Together has declared National Rebuilding Day to be held across the country on the last Saturday in April. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers join together to provide much needed and sometimes critical and life-saving repairs, for vulnerable families in various communities. The work done by volunteers is at no cost to the recipient families. Monies for materials are raised through sponsorships, donations, and in-kind gifts. Volunteers come together from area businesses, schools,…

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May 2020

Emmanuel Church Concert Series

May 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Andrew Sheranian is Organist and Master of Choristers at All Saints Episcopal Church, Ashmont, in Boston. He is a New England Conservatory of Music and the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music. This is his third performance on the Concert Series.

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Mid-Shore PRIDE

Save the date(s) for a weekend of Pride here on the Mid-Shore, Maryland May 9, 2020 ! More info to follow!

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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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