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June 2019

June 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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Judged Painting and Craft Opening Reception

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This exhibition will showcase the region’s finest artwork in the Judged Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibition, June 7 to June 30, 2019. Artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft (including metal, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass and jewelry) will be on display this month.Curators: Marj Morani & Pat Thompson Judge: Mary McCoy 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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Community Open House at the Garfield

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

YOU’RE INVITED! Community Open House at the GARFIELD CENTER Friday, June 7th 5-6:30pm Special Performance by The Garfield Improv Group Take our survey and get a free glass of wine! Meet our board! Free snacks from Above the Salt Catering Garfield Center | 210 High Street | Chestertown

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Community Open House at the Garfield

YOU’RE INVITED!Community Open House at the GARFIELD CENTER Friday, June 7th 5-6:30pm Special Performance by The Garfield Improv Group Take our survey and get a free glass of wine! Meet our board! Free snacks from Above the Salt Catering Garfield Center | 210 High Street | Chestertown

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The Mainstay at the Garfield presents: Haint Blue

“There’s folk music, and then there’s Haint Blue. The local sextet’s bold take on the Americana genre lands somewhere in the eye of the storm—between calm and chaos—a lilting chamber orchestra meets a holy roller gospel choir…. In the three years since the band’s debut EP, their chemistry has coalesced into a crescendo of emotion and talent. You feel their rich harmonies, of voice and instrument, in your bones.” -Baltimore Magazine

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Open Auditions at the Garfield – Circle Mirror Transformation

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 6, 2019

One event on June 8, 2019 at 10:00am

Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Auditions for Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie Baker’s Obie Award-winning play will be held at The Garfield Center for the Arts on Tuesday and Thursday, June 4th and 6th at 6PM, and Saturday, June 8th at 10AM. Directed by Bonnie Hill, the play runs three weekends from August 23 rd – September 8th . In an artsy small town, a quirky collection of strangers assembles to take a six-week-long acting class in the local community center. The students engage in theatre…

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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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Farm to Table Grill Night

Join us for award winning Crow Wine and Crow Beef. Buffet dinner includes Crow Angus Beef, 2 farm fresh sides, rolls, dessert, ice tea & water and a glass of our featured wine. Wine can be purchased by glass or bottle. For more information email us at info@crowvineyard.com or call 302-304-0551.

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Mobile Veterans Center at Washington College

The Vet Center Program offers a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat veterans, active duty military members and their families. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential. Please contact Lisa Walker at (410) 605-7826 for more information. 711 Washington Avenue, Parking Lot

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Judged Painting and Craft Gallery Talk

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This exhibition will showcase the region’s finest artwork in the Judged Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibition, June 7 to June 30, 2019. Artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft (including metal, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass and jewelry) will be on display in this exhibit.Our Gallery Talks feature our Artists as they describe their inspirations and the techniques and processes used to create their work. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday:…

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Life As a Radio Freelancer

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

From baseball greats to high wire artist Phillipe Petit, from cat resorts to fly fishing in Montana, freelance radio producer Mary Saner has spent decades creating stories for NPR, CBS, Voice of America, and other outlets. Whether hip-deep in trout streams or riding a motorcycle, her mic is always close to the action. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the action, the challenges, and the excitement that make up the process of finding the story and producing the show.…

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Father's Day Farm to Table Brunch

Celebrate Father’s Day at Crow Vineyard & Winery. Spend the morning enjoying the beauty of the vineyard in the spring and a buffet-style brunch prepared by Chefs Martha and Zach of Happy Chicken Bakery and featuring award-winning Crow Wines. For more information please email info@crowvineyard.com or call 302-304-0551.

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MARCY DUNN RAMSEY and CLAIRE MCARDLE at MassoniArt

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 16, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 16, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 16, 2019

MassoniArt, 203 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

May 17 - June 16, 2019 Opening Cocktail Reception - Friday, May 17, 6-7:30 pm Open House – Saturday, May 18, 11-3 Artist Talk – Saturday, May 18, 12 noon June First Friday Reception - Friday, June 7, 5-7:30 pm Also featuring new work by: Claire McArdle – NATURA – Recent Bronzes Joe Dickey - Woodturnings Marcy Dunn Ramsey’s one-person exhibition – Turning - opens at the Carla Massoni Gallery on Friday, May 17 and remains on exhibit through June 23.  Ramsey…

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Mindful Journaling – Theme: Hope

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Krystal McGinnis for an interactive writing workshop designed to explore the practice of mindful journaling and how it can be used as a tool for stress reduction, improving brain health, and better self-understanding. The theme of the session is hope. This guided workshop will include writing prompts and creative activities, plus resources to inspire continued journaling on your own. Space is limited in this free workshop. Please register.

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Cars on High with Touch a Truck!

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., April through October, automobile enthusiasts bring their classic, antique, or custom cars downtown to share with other car-heads and the general public. The Smoke, Rattle and Roll food truck offers. barbecue and beverages, and Lockbriar scoops ice cream. For the June meet up, we'll offer a family-oriented Touch a Truck experience on Park Row. All Cars on High events are held weather-permitting. The series is organized by Jon and Barbara Slocum and…

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Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso, Frank Vignola

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frank Vignola's virtuosity has allowed him to perform with many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O’Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops. Guitar legend Les Paul, named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. A true virtuoso, Sumner Hall is honored to be able to host him on Saturday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online or by emailing Sumner…

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Art in Bloom

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Seventh Annual “Art in Bloom,” a celebration of the art of floral design, will be held Sunday, June 23 from 4 to 6 pm. Floral arrangements inspired by the artwork in the RiverArts June show will fill the galleries. Please join us for this delightful event. Guests are encourage to vote for their favorite floral arrangement while enjoying champagne, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Proceeds support KidSPOT SUmmer Camp Scholarships

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Mary Ann East & David Lang Vocal Recital

Come see this fabulous free concert hosted by Encore Creativity for Older Adults' Washington College Summer Institute!

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David Darwin-One Man Sideshow in Chestertown

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this year's A Universe of Stories summer reading kickoff event! Imagine being entertained with the silliness of juggling three balls while playing the harmonica, the danger of eating and manipulating real fire, or the bizarre sounds of bare feet walking across broken glass! Dave's act will thrill you with whip cracking, plate spinning, lasso, ball spinning, unicycling and more. All ages welcome. This event is made possible by the 2019 Library Readers Reach for the Stars grant…

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Otherworld Jazz Quartet

Come see this fabulous free concert hosted by Encore Creativity for Older Adults' Washington College Summer Institute!

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David Lang Organ Recital

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

Come see this fabulous free concert hosted by Encore Creativity for Older Adults' Washington College Summer Institute!

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Mindful Start Kids Yoga with Stav

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

408 High Street United States

Mindful Start kids yoga is its own specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class, that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Our classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time; Mindful Start is -most of all- FUN! Ages 2-4 with parent. Younger children are welcome to watch. No special equipment is needed. About the Instructor: Stav Pinder, BA: an actress, mom, &…

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Encore Summer Institute Finale Concert

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come see the culmination of our 55+ campers' hard work and dedication after studying choral music for a full week at the Washington College Summer Institute! This concert is free and open to the general public--no reservations are required.

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Book Signing with Christopher Tilghman: "Thomas & Beal in the Midi"

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
112 S. Cross St. United States

Christopher Tilghman will be reading from his new novel, Thomas & Beal in the Midi, continuing the saga of the Mason and Bayly families. His new work chronicles one interracial couple's escape from Maryland to France in 1892. Chris is the director of creative writing at UVA.

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July 2019

Uke 101

July 1 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us for a fun, fast-paced introduction to playing ukulele. Instruments are available to borrow for the class. Call or email the store to reserve your spot. Cost: $5/person.

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Introduction to Violin

July 2 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us for a fun, fast-paced introduction to playing violin. Instruments are available to borrow for the class. Space is limited, so call or email the store to reserve your spot. Cost: $5/person.

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Relieve Stress-Part 1 of the Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Relieve Stress - Part 1 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch SeriesKiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body aches and pains. Attend all three sessions or choose the topics that interest you. Please register. Wednesday, July 3 - Relieve Stress Learn simple breathing techniques that can help reduce stress and tightness in the neck and shoulders.

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4th of July Fireworks – none in Chestertown

July 4
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

There will be no 4th of July Fireworks in Chestertown this year (2019). Thank you to the Tidewater Trader for use of their list of other area fireworks!  

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July 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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Patterns of Eastern Shore Life Opening Reception

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the patterns found in our natural surroundings. Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, and wonders of rural eastern shore life. Artists are asked to capture the patterns that can be seen all around us in the life on the eastern shore. This exhibit will be on display from July 5-28, 2019.…

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Short Attention Span Theatre

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 7, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 7, 2019

June 21 – July 7, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Producers Diane Landskroener and Mark Sullivan invite you to the 15th year of Short Attention Span Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre. Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors – featuring original works by local playwrights! The…

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One Day University: Can Creativity Be Taught? The Science Behind Imagination

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Join us for a free virtual lecture! Can Creativity Be Taught? The Science Behind Imagination presented by Shelley Carson, Harvard University Human creativity, sometimes rising to the level of genius, is essential to our ability to survive and thrive as a species. In the arts it enriches our lives, transforms our moods, and transmits culture from generation to generation, while in the sciences it improves our health and living conditions, and opens the worlds of outer space and inner space…

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Singing for Joy

July 8 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Designed to help everyone discover the beauty of their own voices, this class will build students’ self-confidence through vocal exercises, singing harmony, and having fun singing with a group. Students will take an active part in song selections. This class will meet once per week for three weeks and is open to all ages.

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Mobile Veterans Center at Washington College

The Vet Center Program offers a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat veterans, active duty military members and their families. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential. Please see the Washington College Events calendar (event URL) for more information about services provided.

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Learn 10 More Songs on Guitar

July 9 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us for a fun, fast-paced class that will have you playing guitar in no time. Instruments are available to borrow for the class. Space is limited, so call or email the store to reserve your spot. Cost: $5/person.

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Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Strategy! Hilarity! Meeples! Find all this and more at a casual evening of board games for adults and teens. If Monopoly and Scrabble are what come to mind when you think about board games, this program is an excellent opportunity to experience the landscape of modern board games. Whether you enjoy storytelling, multi-layered strategy, collaborative problem-solving, or fast-paced competition, there’s a game for you! Gamers of all experience levels are welcome at this casual evening of board games. Can’t make…

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The Muse: Poetry Reading with Wendy Ingersoll, Gail Comorat, Linda Blaskey, & Jane Miller

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
112 S. Cross St. United States

Poets Linda Blaskey, Gail Comorat, Jane Miller, and Wendy Ingersoll have published 7 books of poetry between them. Their latest, Walking the Sunken Boards, is the result of a decade of biannual weekend writing retreats at Shipping Creek Farm, from which they draw inspiration for their work. Hosted by Amanda Newell.

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Musicamp Presents Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can Too!)

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MUSICAMP presents Sally Sells Seashells (and you can, too!) Music and lyrics by Denver Casado Book and lyrics by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm July 12 @ 7pm $5 suggested donation

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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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Cars on High

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., April through October, automobile enthusiasts bring their classic, antique, or custom cars downtown to share with other car-heads and the general public. The Smoke, Rattle and Roll food truck offers. barbecue and beverages, and Lockbriar scoops ice cream. All Cars on High events are held weather-permitting. The series is organized by Jon and Barbara Slocum and Main Street Chestertown

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View the Log Canoe Races aboard the River Packet!

July 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Don't miss out on this beautiful sailing competition! The River Packet is heading out to watch the Log Canoe Races! Saturday, July 20, 2019 Boarding at 12:15 pm at Quaker Neck Landing Returning after the races (3-hour+ Luncheon Cruise) $40 per passenger Cash Bar available **Space is limited; reservations required.

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Lekeisha Mosely Television Show

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be a part of the live audience for the Lekeisha Mosley Show! Multi Award-Winning Television and Radio Producer, Jerry Royce, will be producing his 7th cable television show in Chestertown before a live studio audience with live Gospel Entertainment by Independent Gospel Artists, Sermonic Praise and Karlessa Beach. A limited number of free tickets will be offered for those who would like to be in the audience for this event. You must register on Eventbrite to attend. If you are…

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One Day University: Do My Eyes Deceive Me? The Science of How Humans See the World

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Join us for a free virtual lecture! Do My Eyes Deceive Me? The Science of How Humans See the World presented by Andrew Shatté, University of Arizona It is estimated that humans get 80% of their information about the world through their eyes and so the science of vision has fascinated us for centuries. Human vision performs a remarkable feat; it glimpses a 3-D world, represents it as 2-D on the eye, and then uses the brain to reconstruct it…

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Drumming Extravaganza

July 23 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us for a fun, fast-paced drumming extravaganza. We'll cover basic technique for playing different hand-percussion instruments within a drum circle setting. Instruments are available to borrow for the class. Space is limited, so call or email the store to reserve your spot. Cost: $5/person.

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Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale

SAVE THESE DATES....July 25,26,27....CRAZY DAYS SIDEWALK SALES in Chestertown!! 3 days of food, fun and fabulous SALES throughout our historic downtown! Join us Friday for shopping during the day and late night hours Friday evening. We'll have food and ice cream for the entire family and amazing deals in stores throughout downtown Chestertown!

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Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale

July 25,26,27....CRAZY DAYS SIDEWALK SALES in Chestertown!! 3 days of food, fun and fabulous SALES throughout our historic downtown! We'll have food and ice cream for the entire family and amazing deals in stores throughout downtown Chestertown!

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Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale

July 25,26,27....CRAZY DAYS SIDEWALK SALES in Chestertown!! 3 days of food, fun and fabulous SALES throughout our historic downtown! We'll have food and ice cream for the entire family and amazing deals in stores throughout downtown Chestertown!

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Wood Fired Weekend – Farm to Table Dinner

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for award-winning Crow Wine and a dinner fully prepared by Chef Paul McCormick’s new wood-fire oven. 1 Glass of the featured wine is included in the ticket price. All other wine will be available for purchase by glass or bottle.

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Community Music Night

July 29 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us for our monthly open mic night. This month we're encouraging performances of jazz and blues, but as always, all ages, skill levels and styles are welcome.

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Hedgelawn Summer Performance series

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on July 31, 2019 at 2:00pm

July 17th @ 2 p.m. – Chicago Improv Productions – The Make ‘Em Up July 24th @ 2 p.m. – Curtis Blues: Up-Cycling: Turning Junk Into Musical Instruments from Africa to America July 31st @ 2 p.m. – Box Out Bullying FREE to Playmakers $5 general admission to the public Sponsored by the Hedgelawn Foundation

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Calm Headaches – Part 2 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body aches and pains. Attend all three sessions or choose the topics that interest you. Please register. Wednesday, July 31 - Calm Headaches Explore how mobilizing the cranial bones and soft tissue in the head and neck can minimize headaches and discuss simple lifestyle changes, such as adjusting desk height or modulating the brightness of screens, can play a role…

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August 2019

August 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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Photography and Wood Exhibit Opening Reception

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

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. Curators: Michael Wootton (Photography) & Chuck Engstrom (Wood) 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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Talk: Historic Churches of Kent County

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Historian Bill Leary as he delves into Historic Churches of Kent County during a First Friday talk. This is the first official event of the 2019 Legacy Day celebration.

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Judged Photography and Wood Opening Reception

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Judged Annual Photography Show to be on exhibit in the gallery form July 31 to August 31, 2019. Artists are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye.The Judged Woodworking Showcase will feature a wide variety of articles and styles representing the best in woodworking craftsmanship and design from established and emerging woodworking artists. Curators: Michael Wootton and Chuck Engstrom Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday:…

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KCHS Alumni – Save the date!

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Shanty Bar at Tolchester Marina, 21085 Tolchester Beach Rd
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Event is scheduled for August 3, 2019 starts at 4 pm. No charge. Food and drinks available for purchase through the Shanty. Informal social event to reconnect with alumni from KCHS.

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Judged Photography and Wood, Gallery Talk

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come listen to the inspiration behind the art in this month's Gallery Talk. The Judged Annual Photography & Craft Show will showcase the areas best in photography and woodworking from both established and emerging artists. Curators: Michael Wootton & Chuck Engstrom Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 -5:30 Saturday: 10:00 - 5:30 Sunday: 11:00 - 300

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OPEN AUDITIONS for ANNIE

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 29, 2019 at 5:00pm

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One event on August 4, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on August 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on August 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

ANNIE Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith Performance Dates: November 22 – December 8 AUDITION DATES: Orphans (children): Sun, July 28 @ 2pm | Mon & Tues, July 29 & 30 @ 5pm Adults: Sun, Aug 4 @ 2pm | Tues & Thurs, Aug 6 & 8 @ 7pm CASTING INFO: all additional info available at: http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/open-auditions-annie/2019-07-28/

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One Day University: Negotiation: How to Get (more of) What You Want

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Join us for a free virtual lecture!  Negotiation: How to Get (more of) What You Want presented by Margaret Neale, Stanford Graduate School of Business Everyone negotiates. Yet many people think of negotiation primarily as an adversarial interaction where there is a winner and a loser. Framing negotiations in this way creates adversarial interactions because what we expect is what often what we get. In this talk, Professor Margaret Neale will explore the opportunities that exist when negotiators reframe their…

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Old Time Gospel Music & Reception

Join us for an afternoon of gospel. This is the official kick off of Legacy Day 2019.

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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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Playmakers present Fantastic Mr. Fox

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on August 11, 2019 at 2:00pm

August 9, 10 @ 7pm August 11 @ 2pm $5 suggested donation *Please note that the GCA has changed our Sunday matinee performance times to 2 p.m.

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Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups – A 3Doodler Art Workshop

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity.  Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived! Featured Project: 3Doodler Art It’s time to doodle!  You bring the creativity and we’ll bring the 3Doodlers.  What is a 3Doodler?  A 3Doodler pen is essentially a freehand 3D-printer that lets you draw in three-dimensional space using a special plastic that is pliable when melted and hardens in seconds as…

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Sciencetellers – Aliens!

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for…

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Plant Your Family Tree: How to Start (and Grow!) Your Family History Research

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vivian Fisher, Deputy Director of Enoch Pratt Free Library's African American Department, presents an introduction to techniques for exploring family history with a focus on resources that may be of particular value to those with African American ancestors. After the program, stay to enjoy a light lunch and continued conversation. This program is presented in partnership with Sumner Hall as part of Legacy Day 2019. 

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6th Annual Legacy Day

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Downtown Chestertown Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Legacy Day celebrates the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in Kent County; this year's theme is Historic African American Churches. Exhibitions, a genealogy workshop, a gospel concert and other activities are happening in various venues. Food, drink and craft vendors will be set up in Fountain Park throughout the events. The day of celebration finishes with a dance party on High Street featuring Jasper Hackett with Quiet Fire. Contact: Sumner Hall Phone: 443.282.0023 Email: info@sumnerhall.org URL:  http://garpost25.org/about-us/legacyday/

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Chestertown Music in Park

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

Fountain Park Chestertown, MD United States

There are three remaining concerts in the Chestertown Music in the Park summer series.  All are on scheduled for Saturday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. except the Legacy Day event which starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until about 9:30 p.m. July 20 – Music from Musicals with Marcia Gilliam Aug 3 – Swing City band playing Miller, Dorsey and other Big Band favorites Aug 17 – Legacy Day – parade, street dancing, live music, 5 – 9:30 p.m.…

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Community Music Night

August 19 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us for our monthly open mic night. This month we're encouraging performances of rock and reggae, but as always, all ages, skill levels and styles are welcome.

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Enneagram: A Tool to Understand Yourself and Others

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of Enneagram of Personality with Sarah Gifford, MA! Enneagram personality type indicators can help you: Explore your reactions to people and situations Better understand your motivations Let go of stress Build self-awareness and mindfulness Space is limited. Please register!ww

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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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Summer Exhibiton – Group Show at MassoniArt

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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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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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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Hebe’s Garden

August 31 @ 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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Photography and Wood Exhibit

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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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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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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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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Circle Mirror Transformation

September 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Garfield Improv Group

September 10 @ 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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Jazz Fest presents Barbara Parker & Joe Holt

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Barbara Parker is a singer/songwriter who goes in many directions, and many of her songs have been waiting for just this moment; for a jazz combo to accompany them. For this Chestertown Jazz Festival event, Joe Holt has assembled a fine group of musicians: Cody Leavel - sax, Bob Taylor - bass, Mike McShane - drums, and of course, Joe on piano. Hear Barbara’s songs as you’ve not heard them before, along with instrumental jazz classics from the band. See…

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Rebecca Luker, American Songbook

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rebecca Luker’s Broadway roles include Helen in FUN HOME. CINDERELLA’S Fairy Godmother, Marie. Winifred in the original Broadway production of MARY POPPINS (Tony Award nomination), Claudia Nardi in NINE opposite Antonio Banderas, Marian Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award nomination & Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination); Magnolia in SHOWBOAT (Tony Award nomination), Lily in THE SECRET GARDEN (Drama Desk Nomination); Christine in THE PHANTOM…

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Jazz Festival

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

Our 2019 Schedule Larry McKenna Thursday, September 12 @ 8pm at The Mainstay, Rock Hall   Barbara Parker and Joe Holt Friday, September 13 @ 7pm at the Garfield   Jazz  in the Park Saturday, September 14 in Wilmer Park 1145am 100 Voice Choir of Kent County 1230pm Washington College Jazz ComboCollege 145pm Greg Thompkins Quintet 300pm Gregor Huebner and El Violin Latino 3 430pm Alicia Olatuja   Sumner Hall Film Festival Jazz on a Summers Day Sunday, September 15…

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Kent Goes Purple Community Jamboree

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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MassoniArt presents TREES

September 20 @ 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 Katherine Cox, Grace Mitchell, Simma Liebman, Paula Shalan, Anne Nielsen, Robert Ortiz, Heidi Fowler, Lindsay Mullen, Lisa Lebofsky, Patrick L. Henry, Eve Stockton, Mark Gardner, Emily Kalwaitis, Stu Cawley, Deborah T. Colter, Linda Richards, Nicole Fall, Vanna Ramirez, Takashi Ichihara, Joe Dickey, Marcy Dunn Ramsey, Linda Richards, Blake Conroy, Karen Hubacher, Michael Kahn,…

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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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The Little Princess (film)

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

Movie night at the Garfield presents The Little Princess (with Shirley Temple) 7pm/$5 suggested donation

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Chestertown Farmers Market

September 21 @ 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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Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

September 21 @ 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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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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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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