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Juneteenth Training Sessions presented by Washington College

Chestertown

REGISTRATION FOR JUNETEENTH TRAININGS NOW OPEN: JEDI Trainings (JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION) 6:30pm start times Monday June 14th - (Micro) Aggressions (90mins) Tuesday June 15th- Identity and Privilege (90mins) Wednesday June 16th- (Micro) Anti-Racism (120mins) Thursday June 17th- Courageous Conversations (90mins) To register click the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdz_sT8aKf_x51PN3nm_dKalRi_oyucq6WOa1NMvTky-rzzmQ/viewform

SAST – Open Auditions!

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

As part of its efforts to re-start public performances, the Garfield Center for the Arts is planning its popular annual Short Attention Span Theatre (also known as SAST). The location for the performances is still being finalized, but SAST performances will take place on July 23, 24, 30 and 31 with a possibility of a… Continue Reading SAST – Open Auditions!

Planning Commission Meeting

Town of Chestertown 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown

Any member of the public wanting to join the Zoom meeting should contact Kees de Mooy at 410-778-0500 or kees@chestertown.com CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

Virtual Community Baby Shower for new and expecting parents, Kent County, MD.

Chestertown

We want to celebrate you, your growing family, and your new little one! If you are a new or expectant parent or caregiver, join us for a fun online Community Baby Shower featuring live Zoom meetups, games, prizes, and tons of information about local resources for your family. This event is for Moms, Dads, Foster… Continue Reading Virtual Community Baby Shower for new and expecting parents, Kent County, MD.

MassoniArt presents Finding Light.1

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

Please note: The gallery will be closed on Sunday, June 13, for a family event. Featuring Greg Mort, Katherine Cox, Claire McArdle, Grace Mitchell, Heidi Fowler, Zemma Mastin White, Catherine Kernan, Elizabeth Casqueiro, Kathryn O’Grady, Peter Guttmacher, Kenneth Schiano, Eve Stockton, Carol Rowan, Jon Mort, Simma Liebman, Blake Conroy, Shelley Robzen, Vicco von Voss, Jason… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Finding Light.1

Juneteenth Celebration

Downtown Chestertown

Click on image to enlarge Juneteenth celebration: Friday June 18th, 2021 6-9pm Saturday June 19th, 2021 10am-8pm Sunday June 20th, 2021 11am-3pm The Black Union of Kent County and the Town of Chestertown Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration, June 14-19, 2021 On June 19, 1865, a group of formerly enslaved people celebrated the announcement of the… Continue Reading Juneteenth Celebration

Chestertown Farmers Market

Fountain Park

UPDATE 3/23/2021 - The full season of the Chestertown Farmers and Artisans Market opens Saturday, March 27 and will continue to the week leading up to Christmas. Artisans, who are back after the winter pause, and new and returning farm vendors will be set up from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday in the 200… Continue Reading Chestertown Farmers Market

SUSPENDED – Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery 315 High Street Suite 104, Chestertown

We’re busy at KidSPOT distributing craft bags to help kids in less affluent parts of our community have access to art materials and projects until we can open again. If you’re interested in supporting this initiative, please visit our website at https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/donations and make a donation. Thank you!

ShoreRivers Solstice Celebration

Region-wide

Beginning on the Summer Solstice (Sunday, June 20) until June 26, ShoreRivers will host a new kind of Solstice Celebration that offers something for everyone. Instead of one evening under the tent, the week-long celebration will include small-group expeditions, an online auction, and a free livestream concert with Philip Dutton and the Alligators. ShoreRivers is… Continue Reading ShoreRivers Solstice Celebration

Father's Day Bohemia Wood Fired Pizza & Wine

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645

This Father's Day join us for a glass of award-winning Crow wine and a personal wood-fired pan pizza by Chef Paul McCormick. Ticket includes 1 glass of featured Crow wine, 1 personal pan pizza and a salad. Additional food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase.

Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown

LINK TO LIVE FEED Any member of the public wanting to join the Zoom meeting should contact Kees de Mooy at 410-778-0500 or kees@chestertown.com CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

June 23: Painted Tea Bag with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

In this class, you will learn techniques for creating miniature paintings on tea bags. Learn a few tips, create a sailing scene together, and then try some designs of your own. Experienced local artist, crafter, and teacher Brenda Foehrkolb will guide us through this fun activity while we enjoy camaraderie with each other. Make some… Continue Reading June 23: Painted Tea Bag with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

July 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

Arts Alive! - - Chestertown outdoors

Explore a “secret garden” and capture its flowers and plants in this special, weekend-long edition of instructor Kate Livie’s Joy of Nature Journaling class. Participants will deepen their connection to the environment, build their observation & reflection skills, and get creative using “line and wash'' techniques and traditional journaling. Designed for beginners/ intermediates, this nature… Continue Reading July 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

Live Stream Virtual Event - Virtual Event - To register click: www.nationalmusic.us Chestertown

NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary Festival, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. Leading up to the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade will be held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August. June 24, 7-8 PM, features Jared Hauser, oboist, praised for his “subtle refined style” by Gramophone Magazine. He was appointed… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St

Undaunted by social isolation, RiverArts Photography Club facilitator Steve Kane hosted the first meeting of a new online version of the club on Thursday, March 26, using the Zoom platform. The club normally meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the ArtsAlive Education Center from 7 to 9 pm, and provides a forum for discussion… Continue Reading Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

Vines to Wine Farm to Table Summer Dinner

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645

Join us for our 2021 Vines to Wine Farm to Table Summer Dinner! Start with welcome Sparkling and appetizers, then tour the vineyard to see our 2021 vine growth. You will then be seated on our patio for a 4-course meal crafted by celebrity Chef Robbie Jester and enjoy newly released Crow wines. Menu to… Continue Reading Vines to Wine Farm to Table Summer Dinner

Bay to Bay Bicycle Ride

Starts & Ends at Betterton Vol Fire Company

We want you to feel safe when participating in our bicycling event. Social distancing & precautions will be maintained. The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to its summer bicycling challenge, the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of five routes between 26 and 102 miles in length. The flat loop routes take in the… Continue Reading Bay to Bay Bicycle Ride

Chestertown Environmental Committee Meeting

Chestertown

The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) meets every month on the first Thursday (changed 9/12/19) at 7:30PM. Please email darran.tilghman@gmail.com to attend a Chestertown Environmental Committee zoom meeting. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Historic District Commission Meeting

Town of Chestertown 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES  

July 8: Fancy Lettering with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Learn something new & enjoy the camaraderie of creating with others in this casual lunchtime class. We will be creating a beautiful and simple kind of illuminated letters, using materials you already have at home. An alphabet font will be provided upon registration. Suggested supplies include: * Paper - card stock, watercolor paper, mixed media… Continue Reading July 8: Fancy Lettering with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Public Art Committee

Chestertown

The PAC meets, as needed, on the second Tuesday of the month.  While COVID-19 precautions require meetings by video conference.  To attend a meeting, contact the A&E District Manager (chestertownae@gmail.com) at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting to receive log-in information. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Equity Advisory Committee

Chestertown

The Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Anyone wanting to get on the agenda or speak at the meeting should email John Queen at chestertownequityadvisory@gmail.com by at latest 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Kent County Fair

Chestertown

The Kent County Fair is a traditional small county fair featuring great food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games and entertainment. The focus of the fair is agricultural education for the community and county youth. Each day features special entertainment and activities including 4-H auctions Saturday night. Each evening features a special dinner in… Continue Reading Kent County Fair

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

Live Stream Virtual Event - Virtual Event - To register click: www.nationalmusic.us Chestertown

NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary Festival, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. Leading up to the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade will be held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August. July 22, 7-8 PM, featuresParker-Harley, associate professor of flute at the Univ. of South Carolina and an experienced orchestral soloist.… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

Sultana Public Paddle – Lotus Paddle

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

Run the Vineyards – Crow 5k

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21678

Run for Wine at the Amazing Crow Vineyard! NEW IN 2021 — Summer Evening Race featuring Post Race Barbecue!Race and Post Race Features Include: Chip-Timed 5K Run with instant 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… Continue Reading Run the Vineyards – Crow 5k

National Music Festival – 10th Anniversary Season

Various venues in Chestertown and Kent County

We had hoped to bring live concert music back to Kent County in August 2021, but, though the COVID-19 situation is improving, it is not yet possible for us to responsibly and successfully hold a two-week orchestral event with musicians who travel from far and wide to be here. Therefore, the NMF Board of Directors… Continue Reading National Music Festival – 10th Anniversary Season

Sultana Public Paddle – Mt. Harmon Lotus

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles

August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Take a peaceful hour for yourself to create this simple yet elegant turtle design. You'll have fun learning techniques to add unique doodles & some special effects. Enjoy the camaraderie of creating with like-minded souls. Suggested supplies include: * Paper * Thin black micron pen * A black Elegant Writer marker (must be this brand)… Continue Reading August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

Live Stream Virtual Event - Virtual Event - To register click: www.nationalmusic.us Chestertown

NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary Festival, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. Leading up to the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade will be held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August. August 26, 7-8 PM, features Tom Parchman, principal clarinetist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, and professor at the… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

August 29: Photography Walking Tour with Kris Kelley (in person outdoors!)

Arts Alive! - Downtown Chestertown

Learn the secrets of great photography as dusk approaches in downtown Chestertown. You will walk the cobblestone streets, learning to capture images of this historic colonial riverside town. Kris is a fantastic teacher and professional photographer who will open your eyes to new possibilities. Bring your camera & wear your walking shoes!

Sultana Public Paddle – Tuckahoe

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs

25th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park

Tickets on sale now - https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/chestertown-jazz-festival-25th-anniversary/ Schedule Thursday 9th: Jazz at The Mainstay in Rock Hall Friday 10th: Gala Cocktail Party & Concert in the Festival Tent, WiImer Park (tickets $40) The Bratcher Project Special performance by The Sholbertshire Quintet Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails Saturday 11th: An Afternoon in Wilmer Park of Fabulous Jazz featuring… Continue Reading 25th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

Clovelly Farm

September 18, 2021 6-10pm...Cross your fingers and join the Sultana Education Foundation at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment featuring live music, dancing and maybe even games. Sultana’s Annual Gala raises funds to support the Foundation’s award-winning programs in Environmental Science and American History that serve more than 12,000 K-12… Continue Reading Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

Sultana Public Paddle – Full Moon Paddle

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

Sultana Public Paddle – Ghost Fleet

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles

2021 HP Fest – cancelled

Chestertown

2021 Chestertown HP Festival Weekend Announcement The organizers of the Chestertown HP Festival Weekend regret to announce that the festival has been canceled for this year. Ordinarily, organizing volunteers and fundraising for the event would have started at the beginning of the year. With the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty of future health regulations it has… Continue Reading 2021 HP Fest – cancelled

Sultana Public Paddle – Head of the Chester

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/

Sultana Public Paddle – Bald Eagle

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs

Sultana Public Paddle – Waterfowl Paddle

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

Sultana Public Paddle – Trade Routes

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs

Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Bluegrass Festival

Chestertown Marina

Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend and Bluegrass Festival has evolved into one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast and is combined with 3 days of live bluegrass music and entertainment. Visitors to the festival can expect to see a waterfront packed with ships, schooners, and wooden boats; performances by world-class musicians; lectures… Continue Reading Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Bluegrass Festival

Dickens of a Christmas

Chestertown Historic District - 200 block High Street

Chestertown's Dickens-inspired holiday festival returns with more street performers, live music, food and drink, carriage rides, and more!

Holiday Market – Chestertown Farmers Market

300 block of High Street - Downtown by Fountain Park

Open Wednesday morning before Christmas. 8am-12pm Our bonus Pre-Christmas Farmers' Market will have both farm and artisan vendors.

National Music Festival – Delayed Until 2022 – Hope to See You Then

Various venues in Chestertown and Kent County

We had hoped to bring live concert music back to Kent County in August, but, though the COVID-19 situation is improving, it is not yet possible for us to responsibly and successfully hold a two-week orchestral event with musicians who travel from far and wide to be here. Therefore, the NMF Board of Directors has… Continue Reading National Music Festival – Delayed Until 2022 – Hope to See You Then

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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