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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

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MassoniArt 2021 Holiday Exhibition

Chestertown, MD

2021 Holiday Exhibition Continues December 2021 – January 2022 New work by Gallery Artists and special guests. *Announcing Reduced January Hours: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday 10-4, Sunday open on Cross Street 11-2 and by appointment on High Street. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Masks are… Continue Reading MassoniArt 2021 Holiday Exhibition

Sourdough Bread Making Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Join Dr. Bill Schindler for a start to finish approach to baking hand-built, real, traditional long-fermented sourdough bread. Long, slow fermentation that utilizes wild bacteria and yeasts transforms difficult, and dangerous to digest grains into nutrient dense, bioavailable, delicious bread. Dr. Bill will discuss harnessing hyper-local bacteria and yeast to start your mother culture all… Continue Reading Sourdough Bread Making Class

January 22: Yarnbombing 101

ArtsAlive! - 200 High St.

Location: Most likely, our ArtsAlive Education Center at 200 High Street, on the corner of High & Queen Streets, right across from Evergrain Bakery. We will have ongoing construction in this building in early 2022, so you will receive an email closer to the class date confirming the exact location in downtown Chestertown (in case… Continue Reading January 22: Yarnbombing 101

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PRY: ENVIRONMENTAL ART EXHIBITION

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Kohl Gallery + Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall

PRY is an environmental art exhibition in 2 locations by Baltimore-based artist, Stephanie Garon. It can be experienced in Kohl Gallery and outside the Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall on the public walking path. It uses the invasive plant species Phragmites australis as subject and material and is presented collaboratively by Washington College's Center for Environment and… Continue Reading PRY: ENVIRONMENTAL ART EXHIBITION

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January 18: Ceramic Handbuilding with Sofe Cote

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from January 18th through February 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 January 18: Ceramic Handbuilding with Sofe Cote

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January 5: 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 January 5th through February 9th. (6 weeks) This 6 week 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,… Continue Reading January 5: Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

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January 6: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from January 6th through February 10th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through instruction and weekly project assignment. More advanced techniques… Continue Reading January 6: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

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Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St

Please email Steve Kane (srkane@gmail.com) for more details about how to participate. As always, participation in the club is free and all are welcome, from advanced photographers to beginners coming for the first time. We highly encourage Photo Club participants to support RiverArts by donating or becoming a member. The benefits are many, for a minimal annual fee. Photographers… Continue Reading Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

LMB Homelessness Resources Day

Driftwood Inn 609 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD

Are you homeless or in danger of becoming homeless? Stop by the Kent County Local Management Board's Resource Event If you have any questions please call 443-480-0131

Wine Seminar: Barrel & Tank Tasting

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Experience wines that will be bottled this Spring, hear from the winemaker and owners on the art and science of crafting Crow wines. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and wine samples. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase pre-bottled wines that they tasted. This intimate event requires proof of vaccination. *Non-refundable*

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Eat Like a Human Journey

Virtual Via Zoom - Virtual Via Zoom

Join Dr. Bill Schindler on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8 this Feb & March as he unpacks each chapter of his new book, Eat Like a Human: Nourishing Foods and Ancient Ways of Cooking to Revolutionize Your Health, in a LIVE virtual course. Each week, we will spend 2 hours together diving into a… Continue Reading Eat Like a Human Journey

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.

Community Prayer Breakfast

Potter's House Ministries 8814 Fairlee Road, Chestertown, MD

Saturday, February 5 @ 9am Sponsored by: The Kent County Branch of the NAACP Ticket price: $15.00 Adults under age 10 $6.00 Limited Seating Donations for event are accepted and welcomed Mail to Kent NAACP P.O. Box 600 Chestertown, MD 21620 Location: The Potter’s House Ministries Hall 8814 Fairlee Road Chestertown, MD 21620 410-778-0100 For… Continue Reading Community Prayer Breakfast

Fermented Dairy: Butter, Kefir, & Yogurt Cooking Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

You can make fresh fermented butter, yogurt, and kefir for your family. Not only will it taste delicious but you will save a ton of money.For thousands of years, milk has been transformed through fermentation into a multitude of foods including butter and buttermilk, kefir, yogurt, and cheese. These processes increased nutrient density and bioavailability,… Continue Reading Fermented Dairy: Butter, Kefir, & Yogurt Cooking Class

Wine & Sweets with Happy Chicken

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

Join us for our Valentine’s month Wine & Sweets pairing featuring Happy Chicken Bakery. The pairing includes a tasting of Crow wines paired with 3 mini sweets. Additional wine and food items will be available for purchase. This event will have 1-hour time slots. *Non-refundable*

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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

Stephanie Garon Environmental Art Talk

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - TAWES THEATRE at Washington College

Baltimore-based artist, Stephanie Garon has been working on her environmental art exhibition PRY for the past year. PRY can be experienced to two locations: in Kohl Gallery and outside the Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall on a public walking path. It uses the invasive plant species, Phragmites australis as both subject and material and is presented collaboratively… Continue Reading Stephanie Garon Environmental Art Talk

Valentine's Weekend Dining with your Sweetheart

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

An Experience like no-other!We are working out all the details, but this chocolate burrata is just a glimpse into what you can expect for our Valentine’s weekend dining experience. If you attend the dinner, you can count on a few things - 100% homemade. 100% delicious. 100% nutrient dense. 100% 1-of-a-kind Let us know if… Continue Reading Valentine's Weekend Dining with your Sweetheart

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.

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The Garfield Center presents The Play That Goes Wrong

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

NEW DATES! - Feb 18 - March 6, 2022 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 2pm By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields Directed by Steven Arnold A smash hit farce and worldwide phenomenon, welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” where things… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents The Play That Goes Wrong

Farm to Table Tapas & Tastings

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

Join us for our Valentine’s month Tapas and Tastings. The pairing includes a tasting of 4 Crow wines paired with a variety of 4 small bites using local product. Featured wines will be 10% off during the event. Additional wine and food items will be available for purchase for your table. This event will have… Continue Reading Farm to Table Tapas & Tastings

Wine & Sweets Pairing with Sweet Cheeks Bakery

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

Join us for our Valentine’s month Wine & Sweets pairing featuring Sweet Cheeks Bakery. The pairing includes a tasting of Crow wines paired with 3 mini sweets. Additional wine and food items will be available for purchase. This event will have 1-hour time slots. *Non-refundable*

Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Who wants to make Mozz? Come join us at the Modern Stone Age Kitchen at 7:00pm on Friday February 25th and we’ll transform milk from Nice Creamery into delicious mozzarella cheese! You'll be amazed at how simple it is to make something so delicious and wholesome.Each student will enjoy freshly made mozzarella plus bring some… Continue Reading Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Who wants to make Mozz?Join us at the Modern Stone Age Kitchen at 11:00am on Saturday February 26th and then we'll walk down to the Chestertown Farmer's Market and 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 bring back… Continue Reading Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

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.

Makin' Bacon

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

We all love bacon, but bacon is so misunderstood. We think bacon is unhealthy and consider it a “cheat” food. True, most of the bacon in the grocery store is a product of the modern meat industry, is loaded with nitrates and preservatives, and is full of water to so that it weighs more and… Continue Reading Makin' Bacon

Emmanuel Church, Chester Parish Concert Series

Emmanuel Church. Chestertown - across from Fountain Square, Chestertown

Bruce Barber trained as a choral and orchestral conductor, an organist, and cellist, and holds a bachelor of arts degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, and a master of music degree from the Yale School of Music and the Institute of Sacred Music. His primary teachers include Alexander Anderson (Rollins), Robert S. Baker, and… Continue Reading Emmanuel Church, Chester Parish Concert Series

Wine Seminar: Food & Wine Pairing

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

Crow wines are excellent paired with a variety of foods and we pride ourselves in pairing with local cuisine. Learn the art of wine and food pairing through guided tastings and presentation. This intimate event requires proof of vaccination. *Non-refundable*

Pretzel Makin' Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Learn how to make the most delicious and nutritious pretzels possible in our sourdough pretzel class. We will begin with just 4 simple ingredients: flour, butter, water and transform them through wild sourdough fermentation, shape them into pretzels, and prepare them with a traditional lye bath just before baking. You will leave a with all… Continue Reading Pretzel Makin' Class

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.

Diabetes Remission: Fact or Fiction, is your food making you sicker?

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

Come join Dr. Mark Cucuzzella and Family Nurse Practitioner Chrissy van Hilst as they share their experiences at the West Virginia University Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health. This work has sparked change in hospital menus and removal of sugary beverages from their hospital, the first hospital in our state to implement this practice. Our… Continue Reading Diabetes Remission: Fact or Fiction, is your food making you sicker?

Wine Seminar: Grapes to Glass

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

Great wines begin in the vineyard and end in the winery. Spend time in the vineyard with a guided presentation of the techniques for premium grape growing on the Eastern Shore. Then off to the winery to explore winemaking techniques and how they are used to express terroir. This intimate event requires proof of vaccination.… Continue Reading Wine Seminar: Grapes to Glass

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

Kent Ag Center Spring Auction

Kent County Fairgrounds - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

Come support the Kent Ag Center at our annual auction. We will have a WIDE variety of items from local businesses including but not limited to flowers, trees/shrubs, agriculture items, household items, tools, local meats and cheese, gift cards, experiences and more! The silent auction starts on April 9th at 10am and closes at 11am.… Continue Reading Kent Ag Center Spring Auction

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

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

Wine Seminar: The Art & Science of Blending

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Rd Kenndyville, MD 21645 - Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Rd Kenndyville, MD 21645

Work side by side with the winemaker and owners to create a red blend. You will tasting of wines to be used for blending and actually blending in small groups to create a red blend that will be bottled as Crow Club Select. This seminar is designed to build on the previously offered seminars. Seminar… Continue Reading Wine Seminar: The Art & Science of Blending

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Chestertown Tea Party Festival

Downtown Chestertown

Join the Revolution! In response to British Parliament’s closing of the port of Boston, the citizens of Chestertown, Maryland met in May of 1774 and set forth “Resolves” forbidding importing, selling, or consuming tea in Chestertown. The annual reenactment of tossing The Tea Overboard is the centerpiece of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Fun for… Continue Reading Chestertown Tea Party Festival

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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Kent County Fair

Kent County Fairgrounds - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620 - Kent County Fairgrounds - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

The Kent County Fair is a county fair featuring great food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games and entertainment. The focus of the fair is agricultural education and providing educational opportunities for county youth. The greased pig contest and the 4-H livestock and cake auctions are popular fair events. Each evening features different foods… Continue Reading Kent County Fair

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Crazy Days

Downtown Chestertown

Downtown Chestertown’s annual sidewalk sale, Crazy Days, begins on Thursday, July 28 and runs through Saturday, July 30, with many stores carrying the specials into Sunday. This summer tradition is sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association, (DCA). Great deals can be found on everything from men’s and women’s designer fashions, children’s clothing and toys, jewelry,… Continue Reading Crazy Days

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

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!

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

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