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October 2019

Chestertown Farmers Market

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Historic Ghost Walks

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

October 19 @ 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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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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Yoga & Wine

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Crow Wine Cellars for a scary good time as we celebrate Halloween a little early with Yoga and a wine tasting/Halloween candy pairing. We’ll learn how to properly taste, sample 4 wine/candy combos, play trivia and games and finish up with posing for prizes. Oh, and it wouldn’t be a Halloween party without a costume contest. Come prepared to have fun. No yoga or wine tasting experience needed. $40 includes wine tasting/candy pairing and the yoga class.…

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MSG Acoustic Blues Trio The Piedmont Blues

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The second band to bless the Sumner stage in this year's series is the MSG Acoustic Blues Trio which will be their second time performing at Sumner Hall. They are influenced by the likes of Archie Edwards, Etta Baker, and Cephas & Wiggins. This night will be filled with traditional Piedmont blues. We hope to see you there!

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Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission – An Introduction

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In February 2018 Governor Larry Hogan signed into law the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission after it unanimously passed both chambers of the state legislature. Join us at Sumner Hall to learn more about the mission of the Commission from one of its members, Professor Marshall F. Stevenson, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and from Mr. Will Schwarz, President of Maryland Lynching Memorial Project.

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Garfield Improv Group

October 22 @ 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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Flute Duo with Piano

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr. Lori Kesner is an award-winning musician and scholar, enjoying a distinguished and active career as both a performing flutist and world music lecturer. Dr. Kesner is Lecturer in Music in Flute at Washington College. Gina Eichman performs flute with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, and is a member of Music Teacher’s National Association. Dr. Tomoko Kanamaru, Associate Professor of Music at the The College of New Jersey, is a versatile recitalist,…

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MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit

October 25 @ 11:00 am
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King’s Tide – Annual Exhibition October 25 - November 27, 2019 also featuring Chesapeake Boat Models by Ken Castelli Opening of the Exhibition & Reception Friday, October 25, 5-7:30pm Collector’s Preview – October 21-24 – by appointment November First Friday Celebration November 1, 5 -7:30 pm Marc Castelli – Gallery Talk Saturday, November 2 – 10 am In-depth conversation with Marc as he shares the narrative of this year’s collection. CASTELLI & DOWNRIGGING 2019 Now in its 19th year, the…

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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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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 Schools Summer Tech Camps.

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Fall Hayride Tour & Tasting

Join us in celebrating Fall with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our award-winning wines. A tour of the winery follows the tasting, and a bonfire will be waiting for you afterwards to enjoy a glass of wine and bowl of chili next to. Food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Cheese and summer sausage platters included with ticket price. Max 12 people. Group price for 6…

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A Tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Featuring Sylvia Frazier and the Sweetettes Vaughn Bratcher with the Bratcher Project Lester Barrett, Jr.

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Louisiana Shrimp Boil and Fais Do-Do

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Return to Silver Hill Farm for another fabulous party! Shrimp Plus by Germaine’s! Paella & Wine by Casa Carmen! Beer and Soft Drinks from Lewes Market and live music by Philip Dutton & The Alligators! Also, sponsored by The Peoples Bank! Join us at the performance barn at 25050 Learman Road, Quaker Neck in Chestertown. $42 per ticket, available on Eventbrite.

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Harvest Pot Luck Celebration

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the harvest season with us and tour the winery with owners, Roy and Judy Crow and winemaker, Michael Zollo. This is a pot luck afternoon with the Crows providing their grass fed Angus beef. Admission for the evening is a dish to feed at least 6 people. Please choose your dish according to your last name: A-G Appetizers, H-K Breads, L-Q Side Dishes and R-Z Dessert.

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Open Mic Night at the Garfield

October 30 @ 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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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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Run for Clean Rivers

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

5K Run/Walk: $35 before 10/26 then $40 through race day10 Mile Run: $60 before 10/26 then $65 through race day To be guaranteed a T-shirt in your size, please register online by October 4, 2019! Registration 8am Race Start 9am Spend your Saturday morning of Sultana Downrigging running along our rural roads overlooking the Chester River. After your morning run, enjoy beer, food, and entertainment while the tall ships take sail. Proceeds support vital restoration projects, advocacy efforts, and water…

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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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Fall Hayride Tour & Tasting

Join us in celebrating Fall with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our award-winning wines. A tour of the winery follows the tasting, and a bonfire will be waiting for you afterwards to enjoy a glass of wine and bowl of chili next to. Food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Cheese and summer sausage platters included with ticket price. Max 12 people. Group price for 6…

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The Garfield Center Presents: Live Playwrights’ Society

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Saxophone Solo and Chamber Music Concert

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Washington College Department of Music will present a Saxophone Solo and Chamber Music concert on November 4.

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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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Fall Hayride Tour & Tasting

Join us in celebrating Fall with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our award-winning wines. A tour of the winery follows the tasting, and a bonfire will be waiting for you afterwards to enjoy a glass of wine and bowl of chili next to. Food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Cheese and summer sausage platters included with ticket price. Max 12 people. Group price for 6…

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US Naval Academy Superintendent's Combo

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

Veteran’s Day CelebrationThe Naval Academy Band’s Superintendent’s Combo will present an evening of jazz at Washington College on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Chief Musician Colin Renick on saxophones and clarinet, the Superintendent’s Combo will perform a stroll through jazz history, from Dixieland to bebop, and from swing to fusion and funk. The program will intertwine the history of America’s music – jazz –with the history of the U.S. Navy in the 20th century. This…

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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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The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band Plays Louis Armstrong

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band is the third edition to this year's concert series. This group encompasses a diverse collection of artists who together have performed all over the United States and in other countries. Performing music from the legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong this night at Sumner Hall will truly be one to remember.

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Washington College Students Honors Recital

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Department of Music presents the Student Honors Recital. Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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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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Washington College String Orchestra and Chorus Concert

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Department of Music presents the Washington College Chorus, under the direction of Ernie Green & String Orchestra, under the direction of Kimberly McCollum. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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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

Percussion Chamber Music

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Plewinski, will present a showcase that explores the many different colors, timbres, and diversity of sounds that these instruments are able to produce. This event is free and open to the public.

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Washington College Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Saxophone Chamber Music

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director), Jazz Ensemble (Jon Steele, Director) and Saxophone Ensemble (John Thomas, Director). This event is FREE and open to the public.

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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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Washington College Music Department Vocal Recital

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Music will present a Vocal Recital featuring students from the studios of Carolene Winter and Bennett Umhau. This concert is free and open to the public.

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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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Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a community event that allows the community for all ages to visit a display of trees decorated by businesses, organizations as well as families. This is our way of saying thank you to the community for helping Soroptimist with the betterment of women and girls. Our Christmas Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow…

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WACappella

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

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 6 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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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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Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a community event that allows the community for all ages to visit a display of trees decorated by businesses, organizations as well as families. This is our way of saying thank you to the community for helping Soroptimist with the betterment of women and girls. Our Christmas Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow…

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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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WACappella

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 7 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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WACappella

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 7 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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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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Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a community event that allows the community for all ages to visit a display of trees decorated by businesses, organizations as well as families. This is our way of saying thank you to the community for helping Soroptimist with the betterment of women and girls. Our Christmas Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow…

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Rivers to Canal

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the wineries of the Rivers To Canal Wine Trail; Broken Spoke, Chateau Bu De and Crow Vineyard; for an afternoon of wine tasting coupled with holiday shopping. Your ticket includes tastings at each winery, a souvenir "Rivers to Canal" glass, a holiday shopping experience with local artisans and shuttle bus service between the three locations.

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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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S I Kent & QA Co Designer Purse Bingo

February 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chestertown Elks Lodge United States

To reserve tickets email: weasie100@yahoo.com or call 410-708-5301 Louise. $25 at the door. Vendors, Door Prizes, and raffles. Food for purchase. All proceeds benefit Grants for Women and Girls.

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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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Philip Dutton The Music of Allen Toussaint

March 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a night of New Orleans rhythm and blues played by Philip Dutton. Songs from the late Allen Toussaint will fill the room. We hope you are able to be a part of this special New Orleans influenced night.

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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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Soroptimist Afternoon Delight

April 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fashion Show and Luncheon - For tickets contact Connie Morris, cmorris1995@gmail.com, 410-708-2016 or Louise Skinner, weasie100@yahoo.com, 410-708-5301

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May 2020

Dom Flemons The Radical Baggage of the Banjo

May 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you know the history of the banjo? Become apart of the journey Dom Flemons takes listeners on when he traces the history all the way back to its Afro-Caribbean roots. We hope you are as excited as we are!

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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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June 2020

Scott Ainsley: The Seeds That Made Roots Music

June 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The last performer in this year's concert series is the wonderful Scott Ainsley. He has been a musician his whole life. He was fortunate enough to study music under senior masters in the Southern Appalachian Old-Time tradition, Gospel and Blues traditions of the East Coast and, to a lesser extent, the Delta. Even though those teachers have passed away their teaching and passion still lives through Scott Ainsley's music.

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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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