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October 11 Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

Beginners Wheel Course DescriptionThis 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, trimming, and glazing clay into finished pieces. Class time and the encouraged Open Studio practice time will enable students to create at… Continue Reading October 11 Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

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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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The Artists’ Gallery Features “Confluence” by Freeman Dodsworth in October

Chestertown, MD

Freeman Dodsworth's newest work in oil will be featured in The Artists' Gallery throughout the month of October.  The paintings in "Confluence" depict the coming together of things and their abiding together for a time.  Light and dark, river and marsh, man and nature.  This coming together can be peaceful, as when a boat floats… Continue Reading The Artists’ Gallery Features “Confluence” by Freeman Dodsworth in October

Performance by Ros Murray, hi mountain, hi water

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Kohl Gallery and YouTube

A starting point for hi mountain, hi water is the memory of a child calling and waving ‘hi plane’ on the runway during the artist’s flight from Ireland to Montana for Mapping Meaning 2018. What’s big enough to handle, but small enough to care about? Ros Murray shares the absorption of her studio to connect… Continue Reading Performance by Ros Murray, hi mountain, hi water

PANEL- Mapping Meaning: Praxis for Ecological Futures

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - TAWES THEATRE at Washington College

For over 10 years Mapping Meaning has brought together artists, scientists, and scholars for experimental workshops, exhibitions, and transdisciplinary research. This wildly interdisciplinary and multi-generational collective explores ways in which cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration offer up alternative pathways to create new modes of acting in the face of social and ecological emergence(y). MASKS REQUIRED. for… Continue Reading PANEL- Mapping Meaning: Praxis for Ecological Futures

Performance by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, How to build a wall and other ruins

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Kohl Gallery and YouTube

Employing photographs of Incan rocks as raw building materials, Skvirsky’s live participatory performance doubles as a community action, with the audience assisting in the building of an ephemeral Incan border wall within the gallery. The participatory performance links popular narratives concerning the persistence of pre-Columbian identity with current discourses about borders, migration, and nationhood. Performance… Continue Reading Performance by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, How to build a wall and other ruins

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

The High & Wides – LIVE at the Garfield!

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

One night only! October 22 @ 7pm “From fiery barn burners to heartbroken ballads, this talented string quartet is celebrating the region’s rich bluegrass history, carrying the torch for the Old-Line legends who came before.” — Baltimore Magazine

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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

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October 23, 30, & Nov 13: Watercolor Journaling with Jim Mahla

Arts Alive! - 200 High St

3 Saturdays: October 23, October 30, November 13, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $100 per participant Adults and teens welcome! This workshop with Jim will focus on how to develop a watercolor journal for traveling or simply painting “En Plein Air”. You will begin with some studio time learning various watercolor techniques and then… Continue Reading October 23, 30, & Nov 13: Watercolor Journaling with Jim Mahla

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Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

The 21st RiverArts Studio Tour, 2021 Saturdays and Sundays, October 16 & 17 and October 23 & 24. Following the tradition of two decades and counting, artists in and around Kent County will open their studios to visitors on two weekends in October, to share their work, their processes, and the spaces where they create.… Continue Reading Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tastings

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

You be the judge of Kent County's best crab soup! $25 includes a wine glass, 10 tastings, and a raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit KCPS "One School, One Book" Galena Elementary School

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

October Fall Hayrides

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

Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes. This is a wine focused tour, if you’d like to bring children please give us a call: 302-304-0551… Continue Reading October Fall Hayrides

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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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MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI / Querencia

Chestertown, MD

MARC CASTELLI / Querencia October 29 – November 28 Gallery Hours: Thursday 11-2, Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-5 Masks are required. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Marc Castelli’s annual show at MassoniArt has become a Downrigging tradition. Expect to see unmatched renderings of watermen, workboats, and log… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI / Querencia

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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)

Chestertown Halloween Parade

Downtown Chestertown

Sponsored by the Chestertown Lions Club and Washington College SGA -Date of the event: Sat., October 30th at 10 a.m. --Rain date: next day (Sun) at 3 pm (to allow people to get out of church) -Handing out cash prizes totaling $355 dollars for six categories -The parade assembly area and starting point is Dixon… Continue Reading Chestertown Halloween Parade

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

Pizza Pop Up

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

Join us for Pizza & Wine featuring Chef Paul McCormick, fellow Wine Club member, and his brick oven pizza truck Bohemia Wood Fired Pizza. Personalized pizza for $15.00. Wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase. No tickets required.

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

October Fall Hayrides

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

Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes. This is a wine focused tour, if you’d like to bring children please give us a call: 302-304-0551… Continue Reading October Fall Hayrides

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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

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.

November 5: Indigo in the Afternoon

Arts Alive! - 200 High St

Friday, November 5, 2:30 to 4:30 pm Cost: $30 per participant Material Fee - $10, instructor will collect material fee at class. Adults and teens welcome! Learn to indigo dye during the “blue” hours! We will learn about indigo and explore various Shibori resist methods while creating some great gifts. When you’re ready to dye… Continue Reading November 5: Indigo in the Afternoon

November 5: Indigo at Night

Arts Alive! - 204 High St

Friday, November 5, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Cost: $30 per participant Material Fee - $10, instructor will collect material fee at class. Adults and teens welcome! Learn to indigo dye during the “blue” hours! We will learn about indigo and explore various Shibori resist methods while creating some great gifts. When you’re ready to dye… Continue Reading November 5: Indigo at Night

Kent BrewFest

Memorial Plaza - Historic Downtown Chestertown

Join the Kent County Chamber of Commerce as we host the 4th Annual BrewFest in Historic Downtown Chestertown, MD on Saturday, November 6. Craft Beer | Live Music | Food Truck Tickets available at https://www.kentbrewfest.com/

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)

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Annual RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106 - Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Annual RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale Something for every pocketbook! These unique & beautifully crafted handmade gifts created by our member artisans include everything from clothing to fashion accessories, jewelry, home and holiday décor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, original paintings and more!

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

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The Garfield Center presents Shrek: The Musical

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

DECEMBER 3 – 19, 2021 Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW TIMES! Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm Sundays @ 2pm

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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