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Summer Gallery Artists Exhibition

MassoniArt - 203 High Street

New work each week during the month of July! In both the High Street Gallery & Cross Street Gallery Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday 11-4, Saturday 10- 5, Sunday 11-2. Appointments may be scheduled at your convenience.

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Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

3/28/2022 - Town Council meetings will now start at 6pm 8/16/2021 - The Town Council is following CDC guidelines and requests that all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 7/14/2021 - Town meetings are resuming in Town Hall and are open to the public.  Meetings will still be available to watch in real time… Continue Reading Mayor and Council Meeting

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Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for the wheel. Each week we will address new throwing techniques and finishing options while exploring scale, design, construction, and finishing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh or just want to expand your ceramics repertoire, this class is for you! The… Continue Reading Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

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Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from August 17th through September 21st. (6 weeks) This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging, centering, throwing,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

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The Artist’s Way

online - Zoom

14 Wednesdays - July 6 through October 5, 7-8 pmOn Zoom for 1st thirteen sessions, with an in-person celebratory meet-up for dinner at the end! Join Sharon Herz & Ann Farley for this accountability & inspiration group as we read & work through this influential book. Sharon & Ann are simply there to guide the… Continue Reading The Artist’s Way

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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

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Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from August 18st through September 22nd. (6 weeks) This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their… Continue Reading Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

Cars on High

300 High Street - Fountain Park

Come on out to Cars On High St. in Chestertown, MD to show off your Exotic, Classic or Vintage car on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April thru October.

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RiverArts Photography Club

RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St

1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month. 7 pm. Via Zoom. Contact Steve Kane at srkane@gmail.com to participate. Participation in the club is free and all are welcome, from advanced photographers to beginners coming for the first time.

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Chestertown Farmers Market

Fountain Park

Chestertown Farmers' Market Visit www.chestertownfarmersmarket.org for more information. Social distancing and mask wearing will remain in effect at the downtown location. 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,… Continue Reading Chestertown Farmers Market

Artist Professional Development – Photographing Your Artwork w/Kris Kelley

ArtsAlive! - 200 High St.

Whether you are submitting your artwork for a show, documenting it for your online portfolio, or selling in your online shop, it is crucial to have good photos showcasing your artwork! In this session, photographer and artist Kris Kelley will teach you how to position, light, and photograph your work to capture every beautiful detail,… Continue Reading Artist Professional Development – Photographing Your Artwork w/Kris Kelley

Aunt Sarah's Playground Dedication

Wilmer Park - 413 S. Cross Street

Join the Town of Chestertown to dedicate the newly erected playground at Wilmer Park to Aunt Sarah Derry. Ms. Derry, also known as Aunt Sarah to many, had no children of her own, but she was a friend to all and mother to many in our community. Aunt Sarah exemplified all we wish our community… Continue Reading Aunt Sarah's Playground Dedication

Back to School Bash at Minary’s Dream Alliance

Minary's Dream Alliance 9155 American Legion Road, Chestertown, MD

Meet us at MDA on Sunday, August 21st at 1pm for the Back to School Bash: Prepared and Excited to Learn Giveaway! Free food, school supplies and backpacks will be distributed while supplies last, and the whole family will enjoy games and local vendors. Five barbers will also be on site, providing free haircuts for… Continue Reading Back to School Bash at Minary’s Dream Alliance

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ARPA Task Force

Chestertown, MD

After receiving the first installment of the promised $4.4 million in ARPA funds, the Mayor and Council formed an ARPA Advisory Committee on December 6, 2021, to assist in reaching out to the community, evaluating proposals, and making recommendations for the best use of some of those funds. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday… Continue Reading ARPA Task Force

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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

All That Jazz – September 2022 – Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times) PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday October 3, 2022,… Continue Reading All That Jazz – September 2022 – Opening Reception

Grape Stomp

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join us in celebrating our 2022 harvest with a grape stomp! Sip on a harvest tasting of 3 new wines, learn about the different grape varietals we grow in the vineyard, and tour the winery for a behind the scenes look at how we make award-winning wines. Additional food and wine, by the glass or… Continue Reading Grape Stomp

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Utilities Commission Meeting

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

3/28/2022 - Town Council meetings will now start at 6pm CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

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Live Playwrights’ Society

Garfield Center for the Arts 210 High Street, Chestertown, MD

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 7pm and is open to all ages. For more information visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org/  Until further notice, you need to be vaccinated and wear a mask to… Continue Reading Live Playwrights’ Society

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September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

In the handbuilding space at RiverArts Clay Studio in downtown Chestertown, MD -- or outside if the weather is nice! Over the four weeks you will be able to create at least four different items and watch them take shape week on week, for yourself or for unique gifts. It’s your choice! Paintings; shells for… Continue Reading September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

All That Jazz – September 2022 – Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times) PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday October 3, 2022,… Continue Reading All That Jazz – September 2022 – Artists' Talk

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26th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

Wilmer Park

Friday 6 - 9 pm, Saturday noon to 6 pm Enjoy a weekend filled with New Orleans style jazz under the big tent in Wilmer Park overlooking the Chester River.Friday evening cocktail party & concert. Saturday fabulous music food & fun noon to 6 pm

Quick Draw plein air competition – !magine Street Festival

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

Sign up to participate in our plein air "Quick Draw" competition on Sunday, Sept 11th. This is just one of the fun events planned during our !magine Street Festival. Artists must pre-register and should plan to arrive at RiverArts Gallery Sunday, September 11 between 12:00-1:00 p.m. to check in. Artists will have 2 hours to… Continue Reading Quick Draw plein air competition – !magine Street Festival

Creative Street Sculptures – !magine Street Festival

High St. - High St.

Chestertown RiverArts is excited to announce our quirky, anything goes, free-standing and free sculpture competition that will be featured at our 10th anniversary celebration, !magine on Sunday, September 11 from 1:00 to 6:00. We plan to enliven the middle of High Street with a menagerie of wild things, curious characters and gravity-defying assemblages. All fun-loving… Continue Reading Creative Street Sculptures – !magine Street Festival

!magine:RiverArts Street Festival

Downtown Chestertown - High Street

Join RiverArts in celebrating its 10th anniversary. Like most arts festivals there will be artists selling their work and opportunities to see art in the making. What is special about this event is that it has been designed to actually engage the whole community in the creation of art with activities for all ages, several… Continue Reading !magine:RiverArts Street Festival

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Public Arts 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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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

Cars on High

300 High Street - Fountain Park

Come on out to Cars On High St. in Chestertown, MD to show off your Exotic, Classic or Vintage car on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April thru October.

Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown

Paint in the great outdoors! Say bye-bye summer and hello to crisp weather & autumnal landscapes in watercolor along with award winning watercolorist and popular RA instructor Steve Bleinberger. Enjoy fall leaves & nature's changing palette as you learn earn tips and techniques for creating striking colors, shades, and washes. All levels welcome! Bring your… Continue Reading Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Chestertown A&E Fall Art Walk

Chestertown A&E District - Downtown Chestertown

Come to the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District’s ART WALK. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling works at galleries, storefronts, restaurants and around town. Live music will also be happening throughout town.For information email hester@kentculture.org or call the Kent Cultural Alliance at 410-778-3700

Soroptimist Small Business Bingo

Chestertown Elks Lodge - 8631 Bell Rose Ln

Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties having Small Business Bingo Fundraiser. Doors open 12 noon and games begin 1 pm. $30 Per game pack. All sales at door (no presales) Refreshments available for sale. No outside beverages allowed as this a private club. All proceeds fund Soroptimist Women and Girl Projects. Check us… Continue Reading Soroptimist Small Business Bingo

Grape Stomp

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join us in celebrating our 2022 harvest with a grape stomp! Sip on a harvest tasting of 3 new wines, learn about the different grape varietals we grow in the vineyard, and tour the winery for a behind the scenes look at how we make award-winning wines. Additional food and wine, by the glass or… Continue Reading Grape Stomp

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park

Jeffrey Brillhart is Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, PA, and on the music faculty of Yale University where he teaches organ improvisation.

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 Run/Walk 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,… Continue Reading Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Touch A Truck Ag Fest

Kent County Ag Center - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

Come out to the Ag Center and explore emergency vehicles, construction and farm equipment, trucks and more! Fun Family Event!

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HP Fest

Downtown Chestertown-Various - 200 Block of High Street

A Weekend of Magic: Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the fifth annual Chestertown HP Festival. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and witches alike.

Maryland Gubernatorial General Election – Voter Registration Deadline

Chestertown, MD

Register to Vote To vote in the 2022 Election, you must be registered to vote. To learn more about who can register to vote, click here. The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information is June 28, 2022 for the Gubernatorial Primary Election; and October 18, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General… Continue Reading Maryland Gubernatorial General Election – Voter Registration Deadline

Homeports Health & Wellness Expo

Kent County Family YMCA - 200 Scheeler Rd

Join us Thursday, October 20, 2022 for our Health and Wellness Expo at the new Kent County Family YMCA Free health screenings Free Morning Refreshments Flu Shots Over 60 exhibitors Printed program. Transportation available

Cars on High

300 High Street - Fountain Park

Come on out to Cars On High St. in Chestertown, MD to show off your Exotic, Classic or Vintage car on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April thru October.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park

Gabriel Benton is the organist at Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE. He is a graduate pf the Oberlin and Julliard Conservatories and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

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Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Taking place over the course of two October weekends, the Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour includes more than 50 working studios throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. Guests will be invited to explore creative studio spaces, watch artists at work, talk with them about their craft and purchase works at studio prices. Participation in the tour… Continue Reading Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

5th Annual – Chestertown Rotary Soup & Sip

The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street

Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tasting 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. Proceeds this year will benefit Kent County Public Schools, project TBD.

Festival Grand Opening

Raimond Cultural Center - 101 Spring Avenue - Raimond Cultural Center - 101 Spring Avenue - Raimond Cultural Center - 101 Spring Avenue - Raimond Cultural Center - 101 Spring Avenue

A Festival Grand Opening of the Kent Cultural Alliance's new home, the Vincent and Leslie Prince Raimond Cultural Center. Music, art, food trucks, and celebration More INFO soon. Times shown may change.

Dance with the Stars 2022

Brittland Manor - Chestertown, Maryland

Horizons of Kent & Queen Anne's is a non-profit that focuses on helping children in our community through a six week educational summer program as well as activities throughout the school year. Dance with the Stars supports our program through the generosity of our dance pros and our great community stars. The event is a… Continue Reading Dance with the Stars 2022

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Hometown Holiday & Shop Local Day

300 High Street - Fountain Park

Santa arrives by fire truck Friday night. Saturday the Kent County Holiday Parade fills High Street with marching bands, floats, and costumed characters. Bring your gift list and enjoy SHOP LOCAL DAY throughout downtown.

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Dickens of a Christmas 2022

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! For a full schedule, ticket sales, and more information, visit https://mainstreetchestertown.org/dickens/

Chestertown Art Walk

Chestertown A&E District - Downtown Chestertown

Come to the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District’s ART WALK. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling works at galleries, storefronts, restaurants and around town. Live music will also be happening throughout town.For information email hester@kentculture.org or call the Kent Cultural Alliance at 410-778-3700

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

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Katherine Johnson is an organ performance student at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studies with Christa Rakich.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park

Jeremy Burns is the Director of Music and organist at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Winchester, MA. Formerly, he served as associate organist at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, NYC, and Church of the Advent, Boston, MA.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park

Ken Cowan, one of the nation's most admired and respected concert organist, is returning for his 26th. performance on the concert series. Ken is Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston,

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