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MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY Geometries

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

September 11 - October 11 Opening Reception Saturday, September 11th, 11 am - 2 pm Artist Talk – Saturday, September 11th, 12 noon Collectors' Preview – September 4th-8th, by appointment October First Friday Reception October 1st, 5-7 pm Also featuring work by Michael Kahn, Katherine Cox, Rick Bisgyer and Shelley Robzen Gallery Hours: Thursday &… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY Geometries

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The Artists’ Gallery Opens “The Color of Water” by Bonnie Howell

Chestertown, MD

On First Friday, September 3, 2021, The Artists' Gallery will present "The Color of Water" featuring the work of Bonnie Howell. The ever changing surface of water has been a career long challenge for local artist Bonnie Howell. When preparing for this year's show at The Artists’ Gallery, the thought of transparency kept coming to… Continue Reading The Artists’ Gallery Opens “The Color of Water” by Bonnie Howell

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RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College

open by appointment Monica Jahan Bose's paintings, works on paper, performances, workshops, and installations are symbolic narratives that address issues that include climate change, women's issues, and racial justice. The sari is a recurring symbol in her work, standing in for herself, the female body, and women's place in the world. Water is also an… Continue Reading RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose

MEMBERS NIGHT – Friends of the Kent County Public Library Book Sale

Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street

Used Books, Games, DVDs and More! Thursday is members night. Not a member? Join that night for $10! The sale continues through the weekend: Friday -- 10:00-8:00 Saturday -- 10:00-3:00 Sunday -- 10:00-3:00 Box Day, $5 a box, specials half price

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The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

Written by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price, Sandy Rustin Directed by Brad Chaires It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well…dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

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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

2021 HP Fest – cancelled

Chestertown, MD

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/

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September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 10:30 - 1:00 pm on Saturdays, running from September 18th through to October 2nd. This pottery course offers students a 3-week workshop exploring intermediate and advanced level glazing techniques. Each week you will be introduced to new glazing options for your ceramic creations! IMPORTANT: The… Continue Reading September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

Hands-on Tortilla & Nixtamilization Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen- 236 Cannon Street

Come join us to learn how to make handmade tortillas entirely from scratch! We will begin by nixtamalizing (an ancient food processing technology) heirloom maize that we import from Oaxaca, Mexico to make nixtamal. Then we will rinse the nixtamal, practice grinding it both by hand on a stone mortar and then on a Molino… Continue Reading Hands-on Tortilla & Nixtamilization Class

Chestertown Car Show

Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown

Register your own pride and joy to compete for trophies, or just stroll the street to admire what other auto enthusiasts have brought to display, from custom hotrods to classic and antique beauties. Category prizes and food and beverage offerings contribute to a fun afternoon that welcomes all. Event is free to the public. A… Continue Reading Chestertown Car Show

Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Wilmer Park - - Wilmer Park

Half Marathon & 5K to benefit KART, providing therapeutic horseback riding and equine activities for the special needs community. Both courses are USAFT certified. This is a TriState Events Ultimate Challenge Series Event. Race day registration will be available! Packet pickup starts at 8 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. at Wilmer Park, Chestertown,… Continue Reading Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

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September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for intermediate level wheel throwing with a focus on form and design. Each week you will address new throwing techniques and finishing options. You will discuss aspects and approaches of scale, design, construction, and glazing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh… Continue Reading September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

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Utilities Commission Meeting

Town of Chesterotwn 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

7/27/2021 - The Town Council voted to change the meeting start time to 6:30pm moving forward CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

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Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

8/16/2021 - The Town Council is following CDC guidelines and request that all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 7/27/2021 - The Town Council voted to change the meeting start time to 6:30pm moving forward 7/14/2021 - Town meetings are resuming in Town Hall and are open to the public.  Meetings will still be… Continue Reading Mayor and Council Meeting

Jim Crow Media Networks – A Talk by Dr. Eurie Dahn

Virtual Event - Virtual Event! - Virtual Event - Virtual Event!

This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Endowment at Washington College. Advance registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuutpjguGtIk7RtrVHeoWsRqKbdAloFf Program description can be found at www.washcoll.edu/calendar

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Chestertown Environmental Committee Meeting

Chestertown, MD

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

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

Back in the Day Block Par-tay

Street Fair - Calvert and College Streets

Back in the Day Par-tay with live music, vendors, vaccines, and community resources. Don't miss it!

A Deconstructed Dinner

Wildly Native Flower Farm - 7060 Broad Neck Road

Join the Modern Stone Age Kitchen & Wildly Native for a delicious, nourishing, and enlightening farm-to-table meal. We have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind hyper seasonal, local dinner that celebrates the unique terroir of the Eastern Shore. Dine on a six-course meal in the open air surrounded by a picturesque field of wildflowers at… Continue Reading A Deconstructed Dinner

Washington College Academy for LifeLong Learning…Learn at Lunch

Chester River Yacht and Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Road

October 12 noon Learn at Lunch sponsored by Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning with photographer Jim Graham presenting “The Equestrian Life and the Land: A Photographic Essay.” His photographs are stunning visual presentation of the many facets of the equestrian world he has covered, particularly in nearby Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Jim’s presentation will… Continue Reading Washington College Academy for LifeLong Learning…Learn at Lunch

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Public Art Committee

Chestertown, MD

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

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Equity Advisory Committee

Chestertown, MD

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. Topic: EQUITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Time: Aug 10, 2021 07:00 PM… Continue Reading Equity Advisory Committee

2021 Health & Wellness Expo

Kent County Community Center - 11041 Worton Road, Worton, MD

HomePorts, Inc. in partnership with the Kent County Health Department, the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, and Kent County Parks and Recreation, will hold the annual Health and Wellness Expo on Thursday, October 14, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Kent County Community Center in Worton. The Expo, which is free and… Continue Reading 2021 Health & Wellness Expo

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BOOK CLUB: On the Courthouse Lawn

Zoom Chestertown, MD

Chestertown Unites Against Racism is excited to announce our official Book Club Invitation: On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century by Sherriyn A. Ifill, 2018. Moderated by Artura Jackson, MA First Session: Monday, September 27th – 6:30-8:00pm ET Second Session: Thursday, October 14th – 6:30 – 8:00pm ET Meetings… Continue Reading BOOK CLUB: On the Courthouse Lawn

Emmanuel Church Concert – Andrew Sheranian, Organist

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

Friday, October 15, 2021 7:30 p.m. Andrew Sheranian is Organist and Master of Choristers at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (Episcopal) in Boston. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Yale University Institute of Sacred Music and has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. This is his second appearance on… Continue Reading Emmanuel Church Concert – Andrew Sheranian, Organist

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

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Planning Commission Meeting

Town of Chestertown 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

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

Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tasting

The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620

You be the judge of Kent County's best crab soup! Bring $ bills to vote at each booth. $25 includes a wine glass and raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit local non-profit. More details coming soon.

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

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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!)

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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

The Washington College Concert Series – Kimberly McCollum (violin), Melinda Wade-English (flute), & Woobin Park (piano)

Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

Performing works from the Romantic and Twentieth century, the trio combines artistry with flare. The performance includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No. 3, for Violin and Piano, a Trio for Flute, Violin, and Piano (1958) by Nino Rota, and a North American premier of Corentin Bossier’s Sonata for flute and piano. You won’t… Continue Reading The Washington College Concert Series – Kimberly McCollum (violin), Melinda Wade-English (flute), & Woobin Park (piano)

Hands-on Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - - 236 Cannon Street

Learn the art of traditional cheesemaking! We'll start the class by walking down to the Chestertown Farmer's Market to pick up fresh milk from Nice Farms and have a chance to chat with Farmer Bob about what makes their milk so good. We'll also head over to Lockbriar Farm to meet with Jacqueline to grab… Continue Reading Hands-on Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Fall Foraging Fun around Chestertown

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street - Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street - Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street - Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Before you load up on Halloween candy, join Dr. Bill on a foray of Chestertown to forage for food! Chestertown’s lawns, parks and sidewalks are full of good things to eat, if you know how and where to look. After foraging around town, the class will return to to the Modern Stone Age Kitchen to… Continue Reading Fall Foraging Fun around Chestertown

Chestertown Election

Chestertown, MD

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, the Town of Chestertown will hold an election for Mayor and Councilmembers from the 1st and 3rd Wards. For more info visit our election page.

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A&E District Committee

Chestertown, MD

The A&E District committee meets every other month via Zoom on the First Wednesday 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

The Washington College Concert Series – Eric Plewinski (percussion)

Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

The Washington College Concert Series presents percussionist Eric Plewinski who will showcase the colorful array of repertoire in the solo percussion genre. Join Eric on a rhythmic journey exploring many instruments, timbres, and moods spoken through the voice of the unique instrumentation of the percussion family. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College… Continue Reading The Washington College Concert Series – Eric Plewinski (percussion)

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!

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Festival of Trees Weekend

1st Um Church, 105 N. Mill St.

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… Continue Reading Festival of Trees Weekend

Winter Birding and Refuge Walks

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge - Eastern Neck Island

How to register:https://bit.ly/2XfvGcb For Questions email: easternneckwalks@gmail.com or call Melissa Baile at 410-639-7160. Enrollment for walks is limited to 25, first-served, with children 12-and-up permitted but no pets. Walks are FREE. Dress warmly, wear boots, bring binoculars and a camera.

Winter Birding and Refuge Walks

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge - Eastern Neck Island

How to register:https://bit.ly/2XfvGcb For Questions email: easternneckwalks@gmail.com or call Melissa Baile at 410-639-7160. Enrollment for walks is limited to 25, first-served, with children 12-and-up permitted but no pets. Walks are FREE. Dress warmly, wear boots, bring binoculars and a camera.

Winter Birding and Refuge Walks

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge - Eastern Neck Island

How to register:https://bit.ly/2XfvGcb For Questions email: easternneckwalks@gmail.com or call Melissa Baile at 410-639-7160. Enrollment for walks is limited to 25, first-served, with children 12-and-up permitted but no pets. Walks are FREE. Dress warmly, wear boots, bring binoculars and a camera.

The Washington College Concert Series – Anastasia Pike (harp) and Emily Ondracek-Peterson (violin)

Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

The Washington College Concert Series presents Anastasia Pike (harp) and Emily Ondracek-Peterson (violin). Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic evening of music for harp and violin featuring works by Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, and more. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors 65 and over). Youth 18 and under are free.

Winter Birding and Refuge Walks

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge - Eastern Neck Island

How to register:https://bit.ly/2XfvGcb For Questions email: easternneckwalks@gmail.com or call Melissa Baile at 410-639-7160. Enrollment for walks is limited to 25, first-served, with children 12-and-up permitted but no pets. Walks are FREE. Dress warmly, wear boots, bring binoculars and a camera.

Emmanuel Church Concert – Simon Johnson, Organist

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

Friday, March 18, 2022 7:30 p.m. Simon Johnson was recently appointed Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, London, where he will play, conduct, and direct the choir school. He has been organist at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, since 2008 and is an active recitalist, composer, and orchestral conductor throughout the U.S., U.K, and Europe. www.simonjohnsonmusician.com… Continue Reading Emmanuel Church Concert – Simon Johnson, Organist

Tim Kern Memorial Clay Shoot

Hopkins Game Farm - Kennedyville, MD - Hopkins Game Farm - Kennedyville, MD

This year marks the 16th Annual Timothy Kern Memorial Clay Shoot. Rain or Shine.

Emmanuel Church Concert – Christa Rakich, organist

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

Friday, April 8, 2022 7:30 p.m. Christa Rakich has performed widely throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and Oberlin College Conservatory, where she is currently Visiting Professor of Organ. She specializes in bringing works to audiences by less well-known composers, especially women composers. www.christarakich.com

The Washington College Concert Series – Caroline Oltmanns (piano)

Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

The Washington College Concert Series presents Carolin Oltmanns, featuring the piano music of Couperin, Janacek, Beethover, Wilding, Debussy, Griffes, Sinding, and Liszt. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors 65 and over). Youth 18 and under are free.

Emmanuel Church Concert – Ken Cowan, Organist

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

April 29, 2022 7:30 p.m. Internationally renowned organist Ken Cowan is Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. Ken is making his Twenty-fifth appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series. Ticket Required - $20 at the door

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

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