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November 2017

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

November 15 @ 11:00 am - November 22 @ 5:00 pm

The perfect pairing food and wine is a balance of smell, taste, and visual presentation. Join us for a complementary, in-store wine tasting during our normal business hours November 15 - 22. We’ve an eclectic selection of 10 wines for you, selected to complement the flavors of the season; perfect for your Thanksgiving table and beyond. Our selections include sparkling, rose, white, red, and dessert wines. A full list of the wines we're sampling can be found on our website…

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Chestertown Farmer’s Market – OPEN WEDNESDAY!

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fountain Park Chestertown, 21620 United States + Google Map

The Chestertown Farmer's Market will be open in Fountain Park from 8am-12pm on Wednesday, November 22!

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Annual Holiday Show

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Will be shown in both the Main and Studio Gallery. Curator: TBA

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MASSONIART presents MARC CASTELLI

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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MassoniArt, 203 High Street
Chestertown, 21620 United States
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Swinging the Lantern Annual One Man Exhibition and the Sultana Downrigging Celebration October 20 – December 2, 2017 Gallery Hours: Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm Saturday 10-5 pm Chestertown First Friday Celebration – MASSONIART Reception Friday, November 3, 5-8pm & Friday, December 1, 5-8 pm    

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WarFront / HomeFront: Through the Eyes of Our Military

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 3, 2017

An Exhibition or Veteran and Civilian work as artistic expression of experience of military service and war Two Special Events POETRY READING - Nov 12, 2 p.m. ILLUSTRATED LECTURE - NOV 19 2 p.m. Gallery Hours from Nov 4 - Dec 3 Wednesday - Friday, 12 noon to 6 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 pm Sunday - 11 a.m.. - 4 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Happy Hour

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday before Thanksgiving we will have extended hours until 7pm and complimentary appetizers. We will be offering wine and beef specials for the evening.

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54th Annual Chestertown Antiques Show & Sale

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 25, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on November 26, 2017 at 11:00am

Includes long-time favorite dealers as well as new dealers featuring: furniture, trunks, historical prints and papers, art, jewelry, crystal, china, and silver. The show supports Kent Association of Riding Therapy whose main mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding to those with special needs. The show begins Friday, Nov. 24 from 4 - 7 pm, Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 11 am - 3 pm at Washington College Lifetime Fitness Center, 300 Washington Ave. (Route 213). Also…

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Santa’s Arrival and Lighting of the Town

November 24 @ 6:30 pm
Fountain Park United States + Google Map

The Kent County Community Marching Band will herald the arrival of Santa with classic holiday music, while Chestertown's Historic District comes aglow with twinkling holiday decorations. A family favorite!

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Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

November 25 @ 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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Kent County Christmas Parade

November 25 @ 10:00 am
High Street United States + Google Map

One of Kent County's favorite holiday traditions! Enjoy marching bands, floats, your favorite holiday characters, and of course, Santa.

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Chestertown Small Business Saturday

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and support the local businesses that invest in your community! Grab our shopping passport at retailers throughout town to enjoy discounts, unique gifts, and the opportunity to win fantastic prizes!

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Shop Local Special

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on Shop Local Saturday for a pairing of 3 award winning Crow wines and local food items. We will be featuring Orchard Point Oysters, Crow Beef and Eve’s Cheese. We will also be offering tastings of our newly released 2016 Sparkling Barbera Rosé. For more information please email info@crowvineyard.com or call 302-304-0551.For reservations please visit http://crowvineyardandwinery.com/event/shop-local-special/ and click on the register button.

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Casablanca at the Garfield Center

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
Chestertown, 21620 United States
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In 1943, “Casablanca” won three Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture. Today, 75 years after its release, the film is still considered a classic. On Warner Bros. back lot in Burbank on May 25, 1942, the first day of shooting for the new film “Casablanca,” the production schedule called actors Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Dooley Wilson to the set at 9 a.m. to shoot a flashback scene set in Paris, where the romance between Rick and Ilsa…

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Permission to Speak: Multiracial Identities, Community, and the Public Sphere

November 27 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Communication & Media Studies Department and the William James Forum.

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Senior Vocal Recital: Gloria Guo

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Department of Music presents a Senior Recital featuring vocalist, Gloria Guo. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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2017 First-Year Reading

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come hear Washington College first-year writers read from their original work!

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Washington College Student Honors Recital

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Department of Music presents the Jazz Band. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: washcoll.edu/music

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Washington College Jazz Ensemble

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Department of Music presents the Jazz Ensemble led by John Thomas. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: washcoll.edu/music

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December 2017

Dickens of a Christmas!

December 1 - December 3

Main Street Chestertown presents “A Dickens of a Christmas” celebration Friday evening through Sunday morning Dec. 1-3, 2017, throughout the historic downtown. As an arts-rich community, Chestertown invites visitors to enjoy a memorable weekend filled with authentically themed holiday fun. The charm of our historic 311-year-old river town will be the backdrop to a lively display of Dickens-era holiday attractions: carriage rides, street theater, live music, food vendors, decorated house tour, and more!

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Winterfest Wassail

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bordley History Center, 301 High Street, ChestertownLearn more about Kent County and Maryland history while enjoying a glass of wine and the company of other history lovers. For more information call 410-778-3499.

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Dickens of a Christmas First Friday

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

Join us for Downtown Chestertown's monthly progressive open house -- with a holiday twist! Shopping, dining, caroling and special Dickensian events and activities will delight visitors of all ages. Part of Main Street Historic Chestertown's inaugural Dickens of a Christmas Weekend.

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Festival of Trees

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on December 3, 2017 at 11:00am

Dec 1-3 5-7pm Friday, 10-5pm Sat., 11-3pm Sun. 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…

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Chester River Chorale’s 19th annual Holiday Concert

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 2, 2017 at 4:30pm

Help Us Sing in the Holidays Come hear your Chester River Chorale give its 19th annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday December 1st or 4 p.m. Saturday December 2nd at the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown. Artistic Director Douglas Cox has put together a program spanning the ages to celebrate the season. The 90-member Chorale will be joined again by the Chester River Youth Choir. The suggested donation is $15. Keep up with the Chorale on Facebook and at www.chesterriverchorale.org.

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Miracle on 34th Street

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DEC 1 – 17 By Valentine Davies Directed by Jim Landskroener Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. $20 General $15 Senior $10 Student More info coming soon.

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Miracle on 34th Street

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DEC 1 – 17 By Valentine Davies Directed by Jim Landskroener

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Paint 'n Sip

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

We will be painting the “Believe” design on a 10×10 piece of wood. The design is a snowman with falling snow and the word “Believe” – perfect for winter or as a holiday gift. All instruction and painting materials included. One glass of wine is included for all painters. No experience necessary and you will leave with a finished painting in 2 hours. For reservations please visit kdpaint.party/crowbelieve

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First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Explore Chestertown's vibrant Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy longer shopping hours every First Friday of the month. Many retailers and galleries are open from 5-8pm and feature special exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Restaurants entice with happy hour specials and unique culinary creations. Check our Facebook event page monthly for details! https://www.facebook.com/downtownchestertown/  

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Pet Photos with Winemaker Santa

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your pet to Crow Vineyard & Winery and take their photo with Winemaker Santa and his trusty intern Elf!

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The Garfield Center Presents: Live Playwrights’ Society

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 5, 2017 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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WC-ALL Holiday Trip to Hillwood Estate and Museum in Washington, DC

December 7 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Journey through Marjorie Merriweather Post's elegant estate to experience beautiful rooms and gardens festively decorated for the holidays. The Hillwood Collection includes decor from 18th and 19th century Russia and France and a special exhibition, "Spectacular Gems and Jewelry". $75. for members and non-members includes bus, self-guided audio tour, luncheon buffet at Hillwood Cafe, and driver tip. Reservations and check made payable to WC-ALL by Nov. 21 to WC-ALL, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620. Include name and contact information…

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Washington College Symphonic Band with Brass and Saxophone Ensembles

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director), with Brass (Davy DeArmond, Director) and Saxophone (John Thomas, Director) Ensembles. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: washcoll.edu/music

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Washington College Student Vocal Recital

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Washington College Music Department will present a Vocal Recital on Friday, December 8 at 4:00 pm.

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WACappella

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 8 at 7:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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WACappella

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 9 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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WACappella

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

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 9 at 7:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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Holiday Basket Extravaganza

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitors will create a special gift box, basket or tote and fill it with featured local vendors’ products that complement the wines and beef from the Crow Farm and Vineyard. Appetizers will be provided and wine will be available to purchase by the glass or the bottle. There is no charge for the event, Crow Vineyard just asks that you support the local vendors. For more information email us at info@crowvineyard.com or call 302-304-0551.For reservations please visit http://crowvineyardandwinery.com/event/holiday_basket/ and click…

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Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Mailbox Swag

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We will create mailbox swags using fresh greens. $7 per swag. All supplies will be provided.

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Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Mailbox Swag

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We will create mailbox swags using fresh greens. $7 per swag. All supplies will be provided.

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Community Sing-Along — Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

December 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fountain Park United States + Google Map

Community Sing-AlongLet's Come Together as a Community to Celebrate the Season! Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends, neighbors! Would your choir like to help lead the singing? Would you or your musical group like to perform? Also seeking service organizations to sell refreshments. Donations Accepted Proceeds after expenses will be donated to the Good Neighbor Fund, POB 227, C'town 21620

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January 2018

RiverArts Members Show

January 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

January 5 - January 28 Members of RiverArts will showcase their artistic works in both galleries. Opening Reception on January 5th from 5pm-8pm.

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RiverArts Members Show

January 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Members of RiverArts will showcase their artistic works in both galleries. Opening Reception on January 5th from 5pm-8pm.

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History Happy Hour

January 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chestertown United States + Google Map

Come enjoy an informative historical lecture and enjoy a glass of wine!

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The Artists Gallery Sale – First Friday, January 5th

January 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On First Friday of 2018, The Artists' Gallery would like to invite everyone to drop by and celebrate the new year with them! The partners of The Artists' Gallery will offer a discount of 15% off each of their individual works of art during the first two weeks of January. The partners in the gallery are: Bonnie Howell, Sally Clark, Nancy R. Thomas, Barbara Zuehlke and Evie Baskin.

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Chestertown First Friday

January 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly progressive open house! Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids' activities and a variety of dining options. This is one of Chestertown's most beloved social events.

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Concert with organ and brass

January 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Trumpeters Paul Neebe and Ben Lostocco will perform with organist Tim Robson at Emmanuel Church on Friday evening January 12, 2018.  Proceeds from the concert will go to support the NMF lunches provided by Emmanuel during the summer 2018 Festival. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Concert

January 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Garfield Center for the Arts presents its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Concert!

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Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

January 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Natasha Farny Violoncello Recital Natasha Farny, Violoncello Anne Kissel, Piano ~

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February 2018

Literary House Series: A Reading by Natalie Diaz

February 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Narrative Magazine, Gwarlingo, The Rumpus, and Ploughshares. Her poetry has garnered the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry, the Narrative Poetry Prize, the…

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Black + White Exhibit (Main Gallery)

February 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

February 2 - February 24 The Black + Whtie Exhibit, celebrating the art of simplicity, will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. Opening Reception Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm

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Joanne Scott: Retrospective

February 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

February 2 - February 24 Joanne Scott will be showcasing her exhibit "Retrospective" in the Studio Gallery from February 2-24th. Opening Reception on First Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm.

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Joanne Scott: Retrospective

February 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joanne Scott will be showcasing her exhibit "Retrospective" in the Studio Gallery from February 2-24th. Opening Reception on First Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm.

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Black + White Exhibit (Main Gallery)

February 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Black + Whtie Exhibit, celebrating the art of simplicity, will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. Opening Reception Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm

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Trio Simpatico

February 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Trio Simpatico performs eclectic chamber music with an orchestral bent. Their unusual instrumentation of clarinet, horn, and piano borrows from orchestral timbres. Audiences remark, “…It sounds like a whole orchestra.” This is a FREE concert.

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History Happy Hour

February 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come enjoy an informative history lecture while enjoying a glass of wine!

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Chestertown First Friday

February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly progressive open house! Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids' activities and a variety of dining options. This is one of Chestertown's most beloved social events.

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Sophie Kerr Series: Sometimes We Tell the Truth: An Evening with Kim Zarins

February 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kim Zarins has a PhD in English from Cornell University and teaches medieval literature and children's literature at Sacramento State University. Her debut novel, Sometimes We Tell the Truth (Simon and Schuster, 2016), retells Chaucer's Canterbury Tales with modern teens, transforming the fourteenth-century collection into contemporary genres and tackling issues relevant for today's teens.

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OPEN AUDITIONS: Sweeney Todd

February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seeking actors of all ages and experience levels to bring Sondheim's beloved tragedy Sweeney Todd to the Garfield Center stage.

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OPEN AUDITIONS: Sweeney Todd

February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seeking actors of all ages and experience levels for the GCA production of Sweeney Todd.

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Thomas Beard – The Evolution of Negro Spirituals

February 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup The Concert Series presents a performance by lyric-dramatic baritone, Thomas Beard, accompanied by Julia Morris-Myers and dancer Leandria Gilliam. Advance tickets are available through the Concert Series website: washcoll.edu/concert

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African-American Read-In: A Community Celebration of African-American Authors

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a community celebration of African-American authors! All ages are welcome. Presented in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English.

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OPEN AUDITIONS: Sweeney Todd

February 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Seeking actors of all varieties and levels of experience for the Garfield Center production of Sweeney Todd.

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Chester Gras

February 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chester Gras: Chestertown's Mini Mardi Gras celebration is a family friendly event. Mardi Gras style parade at 1:00 with all other events in heated tents starting at noon: silent auction, 50/50 raffle, music, dancing, food/beverage sales.

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Literary House Series: The Poetics of Eros: A Tea & Talk with Professor Elena Deanda

February 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Elena Deanna-Camacho is Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the Black Studies Program at Washington College. She studies transatlantic Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment in Spain and New Spain. She has published recent essays and articles on Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and Teresa de Cartagena.  

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Lori Kesner (flute), Dan Shomper (cello) & Woobin Park (piano)

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists Lineup, the Concert Series presents Lori Kesner (flute), Dan Shomper (cello), and Woobin Park (piano), performing works by George Crumb, Carl Maria von Weber, Bohuslav Martinu, and Astor Piazzolla. Advance tickets are available through the Concert Series website: washcoll.edu/concert

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The Little Prince

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Feb 16 – 25 Directed by Bryan Betley Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 3pm Join us, as director Bryan Betley presents Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's surreal story of love and companionship.

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Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

February 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Cornelius Woodwind Trio Featuring Jared Hauser, Oboe

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Pippin

February 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of…

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George Washington's Birthday Convocation

February 23, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Join us for George Washington's Birthday Convocation!

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church Concert Series

February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Organ Recital by Dexter Kennedy He has performed through North America and Europewhile serving as Assistant Organist at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. This will be his second performance on the the church's Harrison and Harrison organ .

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Pippin

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of…

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4th Annual Seed Swap

February 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Do you need seeds for your garden? Do you have seeds you could share? Join us for our 4th Annual Seed Swap! Presented in partnership with University of Maryland Extension, Kent County and facilitated by local Master Gardeners, the Seed Swap is a fun celebration of gardening and growing things. If you didn't save seeds last year, you are still welcome to attend. You do NOT have to bring seeds in order to receive seeds! Snow date: Saturday, March 4th…

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March 2018

Birds and Their Houses

March 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 2 - March 31 Birds and Their Houses will be on display in both the Main and Studio Galleries from March 2-March 31st. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, March 2 from 5pm-8pm

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Birds and Their Houses

March 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Birds and Their Houses will be on display in both the Main and Studio Galleries from March 2-March 31st. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, March 2 from 5pm-8pm

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History Happy Hour

March 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come enjoy an informative history lecture while enjoying a glass of wine!

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The Artists' Gallery Features Nancy Thomas

March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Artists's Gallery will present a new body of work by Nancy Thomas on First Friday in March. Nancy has been a partner with The Artists' Gallery since 2010, and is a member of The Working Artists Forum, The Washington Water Color Associate, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Her work in oil and watercolor has garnered many awards.

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Chestertown First Friday

March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly progressive open house! Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids' activities and a variety of dining options. This is one of Chestertown's most beloved social events.

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The 13th Annual Women Helping Women

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our annual Women Helping Women benefit concert for doctor Maria Boria's health clinic!

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church Concert Series

March 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Maxine Thevenot is the organist and Music Director at the Cathedral of Saint John inf Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is her 6th appearance on the Emmanuel Church Concert Series.

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Kent Ag Center Annual Ag Auction

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annual fundraising auction to benefit the Kent Ag Center facility and the Kent County Fair. It is the only fundraiser the Ag Center holds. The auction features a Silent Auction with many donated items from local businesses, artists and supporters The live auction features larger items and is highlighted by the tree and shrub sale. There's a little something for everyone including a cake auction donated by 4-H families.

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Sophie Kerr Series: An Evening with Phil Sicker

March 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Philip Sicker is a Professor of English at Fordham University in Bronx, NY. He is the author of Love and the Quest for Identity in the Fiction of Henry James (Princeton, 1980), and numerous articles on Joyce, Mann, Eliot, Lawrence, Nabokov, novel theory, and film. He is the co-editor of Joyce Studies Annual. His forthcoming book, Ulysses, Visual Technologies, and Culture, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.

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World Music Concert

March 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Department of Music presents a world music concert, featuring Japanese Ensemble (directed by Dr. McCollum), Afro-Cuban Ensemble (directed by Dr. Schweitzer), and Pan Pipe Ensemble (directed by Lori Kesner). For more information: washcoll.edu/music

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Continuum Dance Company

March 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Continuum Dance Company comes to the Garfield Center stage for this one day only dance performance!

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Recycled Runway

March 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chestertown RiverArts is sponsoring their first annual Recycled Runway the evening of Saturday, March 24 at the Kent County Community Center.  This upscale fashion show will feature fabulous, one-of-a-kind creations designed by artists and groups of all ages using recycled or re-purposed materials. Each entry is created from recycled and re-purposed materials that may include paper and plastic bags, candy wrappers, duct tape, aluminum cans, bottle caps, cardboard, or pieces of discarded clothing that will be transformed into high-class fashion.  The designer’s imagination is…

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Empty Bowls

March 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Annual Empty Bowls event is back! Stop by to pick up a handmade bowl and have some delicious soup and bread all made locally.

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Literary House Series: An Evening with Amy Hempel

March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Amy Hempel is the author of four short story collections. Her Collected Stories won the Ambassador Award for Best Fiction of the Year, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. It was named one of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year. Hempel's fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Harper's, GQ, Vanity Fair, The Quarterly and the New York Times Magazine, among others. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a US Artists Foundation Fellowship, the PEN/Malamud…

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John Thomas (saxophone) and Teodora Adzharova (piano)

March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, The Concert Series presents John Thomas (saxophone) and Teodora Adzharova (piano), performing a mixture of classical chamber works and jazz standards. Advance tickets are available through the Concert Series website: washcoll.edu/concert

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April 2018

Art of Stewardship

April 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

April 6 - April 28 Each April, Chestertown’s RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting The Art of Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit work that reflects a moment, experience, realization or vision of nature that inspires a new outlook or reflects on the theme of “Convergence at the Edges.” The exhibit will be on display in both galleries from April 6-28.There will be an opening reception on First Friday, April 6 from…

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Art of Stewardship

April 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Each April, Chestertown’s RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting The Art of Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit work that reflects a moment, experience, realization or vision of nature that inspires a new outlook or reflects on the theme of “Convergence at the Edges.” The exhibit will be on display in both galleries from April 6-28.There will be an opening reception on First Friday, April 6 from 5pm-8pm

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Historical Society of Kent County

April 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Come enjoy an informative history lecture while enjoying a glass of wine!

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Marc Rubin Opens on First Friday at The Artists's Gallery

April 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On First Friday, April 6th, Marc Rubin will be the featured artist at The Artists' Gallery. Marc is a classical representational oil painter whose works articulate a timeless quality. His rich use of color and finely developed eye for compositions set him apart from his contemporaries. Classically trained by his mentor, Thomas Buechner, in upstate New York, Rubin emerged from his art studies with a unique point of view. His work has been featured in art galleries in Corning, NY,…

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Chestertown First Friday

April 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly progressive open house! Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids' activities and a variety of dining options. This is one of Chestertown's most beloved social events.

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Sweeney Todd Showcase Preview

April 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Stop by the theatre on First Friday in April for a teaser of our upcoming production of Sweeney Todd!

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Broadway by the River with Marti Gould Cummings

April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don't miss our second annual Broadway by the River Fundraiser event hosted by New York sensation Marti Gould Cummings!

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Kent School Believes Auction

April 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kent School is hosting its annual auction Saturday, April 7, 2018, on the Kent School campus.

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Music Department Showcase

April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Department of Music presents its annual Music Department Showcase, featuring chamber music, world music, and student soloists. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: washcoll.edu/music

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Literary House Series: Mary Wood Fellow Craft Talk

April 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for an afternoon focused on the craft of fiction and the power of narrative.  Amber Dermont, the 2018 Mary Wood Fellow, will lead this afternoon talk. Please check the Literary House website for more information.

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Literary House Series: Mary Wood Fellow Reading

April 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Amber Dermont is the author of the novel, The Starboard Sea, and the short story collection, Damage Control. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Dermont received her PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. Her fiction has appeared in TriQuarterly, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, and in numerous anthologies. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, InPrint, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, she is an associate professor…

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church Concert Series

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Parker Ramsey is making his first appearance on the concert series. Currently, he is studying at Oberlin Conservatory. Prior to his arrival at Oberlin, he served as Organ Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, U.K., under the direction of Stephen Cleobury. Parker has performed concerts in many venues both in the United States and Europe.

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Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

April 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jasper String Quartet

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2018 Senior Reading

April 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come hear graduating senior writers read from their original pieces. The Literary House will also announce the winners of the Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, the William W. Warner Prize for Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment, and the Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize.

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