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March 2021

Mar 3 – Pop-Art Coloring for a Good Cause – Collaborative Project Class (via Zoom)

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Do you like to color? Is your favorite part of creating art getting to choose the glorious color palette you'll use to complete your work? Do you like to give back to the larger community? Then this "class" is for you!

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Thursdays with the Starr Center – Author Neal Gabler

Acclaimed biographer Neal Gabler discusses his new book "Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour." About the book: Though he is often portrayed as a reckless hedonist who rode his father’s fortune and his brothers’ coattails to a Senate seat at the age of thirty, the Ted Kennedy in Catching the Wind is one the public seldom saw—a man both racked by and driven by insecurity, a man so doubtful of himself that he sinned in order to… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center – Author Neal Gabler

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Chestertown Farmers Market – return to Fountain Park!

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Fountain Park United States

UPDATE 6/29/2020 - The Chestertown Farmers’ Market will move back to the heart of downtown Chestertown starting Saturday, July 4, from 8 am to noon. Please come out and support the Farm and Artisan vendors. To meet pandemic safety standards, sections of the 200 and 300 blocks of High Street will be closed to traffic, and vendors will be spread out between Spring Avenue and Court Street and along Memorial Plaza as needed. Social distancing and mask wearing will remain… Continue Reading Chestertown Farmers Market – return to Fountain Park!

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SUSPENDED – Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 104
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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://chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/ and make a donation. Thank you!

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RiverArts Salon: Mindful Simplicity with Yolanda Acree

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Learn strategies for living simply and intentionally from creative local collage artist Yolanda Acree. In addition to being an artist, Yolanda is the author of Mindful Simplicity: Practical Strategies for Finding Harmony in Your Home, Work, and Life, and founder of Black Minimalists. https://yolandavacree.com/ https://yolandavacree.com/book https://yolandavacree.com/diary/februllage-x-black-history-month https://fiberartscenter.com/new-virtual-presentations-knit-bits-and-local-highlights/ https://www.facebook.com/yolandavacree/ https://www.instagram.com/yolandavacree/

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Black Studies Symposium "Leading while Black" featuring Joyell Arvella

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Mar 11 – Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Papermaking spread from China to the Islamic world by the 8th century. By the 11th century it had made its way throughout Europe. Each culture along that path developed its own unique style of papercutting using scissors, knives, hammers and more. Now considered a folk-art medium, papercutting is experiencing a renaissance with more people than ever cutting paper to reflect modern times. In this workshop you’ll learn the basic techniques of knife cutting, use them to cut your own cityscape… Continue Reading Mar 11 – Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

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RiverArts Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Acclaimed local poet Robert Earl Price will be reading & answering questions about two occasional poems of resistance from his book Blood Flow. These poems were sparked by local (Chester River) events. A Poem of Remembrance” - p.28 “Celebrating Juneteenth at Sumner Hall” - p.38 At this salon, Price is more interested in how the poems make the reader/listener feel than in extracting deep philosophical discussion. https://snakenationpress.org/robert-earl-price https://talbotspy.org/meredith-foundation-awards-poetry-honor-to-chestertowns-robert-earl-price/

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Black Studies Symposium "Speaking while Black" featuring Nick Jones

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RiverArts Salon: Discover Louise Gluck, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Louise Glück: America's Nobel Laureate: In 2020, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, a poet who published her first collection in 1968 when she was in her mid-twenties. In its citation, the Nobel Committee marked Glück's accessible language, her urgent voice, and her use of biting wit and humor. We'll talk about these characteristics--and perhaps more!--in looking at three poems by America's most recent Nobel Laureate. Link to citation (with brief overview of her work): https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2020/bio-bibliography/

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Mar 25 – Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments (made of wood and copper) called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and candlelight, and intensely vibrant dyes. Create a beautiful egg in the… Continue Reading Mar 25 – Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

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Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 and critique. After a successful first virtual meeting, the group plans to change to weekly Thursday meetings via Zoom. This week, April 2 and for… Continue Reading Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

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RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Writer & performing artist Traci Williams will talk about a libretto that she wrote for an opera that was performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Salon attendees will have a chance to read it ahead of time. Traci is a writer and performing artist. In 2019, she participated as a performing artist in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, a world-class, contemporary performing arts festival that challenges convention and inspires new ways of thinking. In addition to being a performing artist, Traci… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

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April 2021

Black Studies Symposium "Publishing while Black" featuring Alisha Knight

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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5th Annual KART Klassic Golf Tournament

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Now in its 5th year, the KART Klassic Golf Tournament supports Kent Association of Riding Therapy, a non-profit dedicated to providing therapeutic riding to children and adults with special needs. Come join us for a fun afternoon of golf, in scramble format, followed by a post party at Back Creek Golf Club! Interested in participating as a player, sponsor, or volunteer? Please send an email to kentridingtherapy@gmail.com or go to our website: www.kentridingtherapy.org/klassicgolf for player and sponsorship forms. Player slots… Continue Reading 5th Annual KART Klassic Golf Tournament

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June 2021

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 19, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on June 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

Downtown Chestertown United States

More info coming soon! Juneteenth celebration: Friday June 18th, 2021 6-9pm Saturday June 19th, 2021 10am-8pm Sunday June 20th, 2021 11am-3pm  

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December 2021

Dickens of a Christmas

December 3 @ 10:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm

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

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Holiday Market – Chestertown Farmers Market

December 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on day fourth of December, repeating indefinitely

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

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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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