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"Inspirations on the Shore"

The Artists' Gallery - 239 High Street

Throughout July, The Artists' Gallery will feature Evie Baskin's new series- "Inspirations on the Shore." With limited access to others during the pandemic, the artist began to notice pockets of beauty and life springing up around her. Her first work for this show was inspired when driving home after being vaccinated and seeing Highland Longhorn… Continue Reading "Inspirations on the Shore"

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Crazy Days

Downtown Chestertown

Downtown Chestertown's Annual Sidewalk Sale! Fun For the Whole Family!! Bargains galore Restaurant specials Live Music Free Popcorn See Less

Pet Rocks: Paint It, Name It, Set It Free – Teen Event

KCPL Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Bring creativity and a sense of fun! We'll be turning rocks into creatures with paint and imagination! Once your creation is complete, choose its perfect habitat – take it home or release it into the wild for someone else to find. Ages 13-17. Registration required.

Cat Castles with the Cat Colloquium

KCPL Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Create the most amazing cardboard castle for your feline royalty! The Cat Colloquium will be on hand to share info about their organization and how it serves the community. Ages 18+ Registration required.

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Summer 2021 Intermediate Wheel with Marilee Schumann

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 Summer 2021 Intermediate Wheel with Marilee Schumann

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The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage – OPEN AUDITIONS

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

The Garfield Center for the Arts is pleased to announce audition dates for the fall comedy Clue On Stage by Lynn, Foster, Price, and Rustin. Auditions will be held inside the theatre, at 210 High Street in Chestertown, on Saturday, July 24th at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 27th, and Thursday, July 29th, both at 6:30… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage – OPEN AUDITIONS

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MassoniArt presents Finding Light .2

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

Finding Light continues featuring Gallery Artists. MassoniArt will be open Friday - Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 11-2 without appointments and masks at your discretion. Please schedule appointments if you wish to come and enjoy the gallery privately. Happy to accommodate your schedule. Please email or call Carla Massoni at 410.778.7330 to schedule.  

Heart To Heart With Horses

Airy Hill Stables - 7886 Airy Hill Stables

Spend a peaceful afternoon with our herd of horses at the beautiful Airy Hill Stables.Together we’ll enjoy the sounds of nature, horses, dogs, birds and some singing bowls! You’ll have quality time and plenty of hands-on interactions with a few of the 20 equine residents here at the farm. You’ll learn a bit about their… Continue Reading Heart To Heart With Horses

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The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

Our annual 10-minute play festival returns! Three weekends! July 23 – Aug 8 Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM Sundays @ 2PM For tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-attention-span-theatre-tickets-160030967933   The Garfield Center for the Arts has been hard at work rehearsing the 10-minute plays that make up this summer’s installment of our annual Short Attention Span Theatre. Also known as… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

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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

Sultana Public Paddle – Lotus 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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SUSPENDED – Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery 315 High Street Suite 104, Chestertown

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

Run the Vineyards – Crow 5k

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21678

Run for Wine at the Amazing Crow Vineyard! NEW IN 2021 — Summer Evening Race featuring Post Race Barbecue!Race and Post Race Features Include: Chip-Timed 5K Run with instant results Flat Cross Country style course through the 365 acre farm and 12 acre vineyard Post Run Wine (1 complimentary glass of wine included for those… Continue Reading Run the Vineyards – Crow 5k

National Music Festival – 10th Anniversary Season

Various venues in Chestertown and Kent County

We had hoped to bring live concert music back to Kent County in August 2021, 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… Continue Reading National Music Festival – 10th Anniversary Season

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College Boot Camp 2021

Chestertown

College Boot Camp 2021 This is open to RISING SENIORS at Kent County High School. You'll get a head start on the college process! Register - https://forms.gle/PsApvKZ36mFwjY8a8 • Write college essay • Meet college students • Start the Common Application • Financial Aid information • Three options: Goucher (Aug 3) & Wash College (Aug 5)… Continue Reading College Boot Camp 2021

Fantastic Beasts Trivia – Teen Event

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Test your knowledge of fantastic beasts from Harry Potter at this fast-paced trivia event. Play on your own or with a team! Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 places. Ages 13-17.

Underwater Tails String Art

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Shark tails, whale tails, mermaid tails - so many tails! Choose from a variety of templates and create a unique piece of string art featuring an underwater creature. Space is limited. Registration required. Ages 5-12.

Happiness Hour: Storytime & Crafts for Grown-Ups

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for a relaxing evening storytime for grown-ups! Create a simple craft while having a short story read to you. Please register! Adults only.

Sultana Public Paddle – Mt. Harmon Lotus

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

August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Take a peaceful hour for yourself to create this simple yet elegant turtle design. You'll have fun learning techniques to add unique doodles & some special effects. Enjoy the camaraderie of creating with like-minded souls. Suggested supplies include: * Paper * Thin black micron pen * A black Elegant Writer marker (must be this brand)… Continue Reading August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Kent County Parks & Recreation Community Discussion

Chestertown Town Hall - 118 North Cross St.

The Kent County Parks & Recreation Community Discussion originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 27 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 17 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Chestertown Town Hall, 118 N. Cross Street, second floor. Please register at https://forms.gle/aM6iDA56kZrkxdSs9, hope to see you for a lively discussion about the amenities you would like to see in… Continue Reading Kent County Parks & Recreation Community Discussion

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

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

Live Stream Virtual Event - Virtual Event - To register click: www.nationalmusic.us Chestertown

NMF is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade is being held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August. July 22, 7-8 PM, featuresParker-Harley, associate professor of flute at the Univ. of South Carolina and an experienced orchestral soloist. She was a member of… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

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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!)

August 29: Photography Walking Tour with Kris Kelley (in person outdoors!)

Arts Alive! - Downtown Chestertown

Learn the secrets of great photography as dusk approaches in downtown Chestertown. You will walk the cobblestone streets, learning to capture images of this historic colonial riverside town. Kris is a fantastic teacher and professional photographer who will open your eyes to new possibilities. Bring your camera & wear your walking shoes!

Sultana Public Paddle – Tuckahoe

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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MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY Geometries

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

September 11 - October 11 September 11 - Noon Opening Reception and Artist Talk Marcy's annual exhibit. Also featuring work by Michael Kahn and Katherine Cox

25th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park

Tickets on sale now - https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/chestertown-jazz-festival-25th-anniversary/ Schedule Thursday 9th: Jazz at The Mainstay in Rock Hall Friday 10th: Gala Cocktail Party & Concert in the Festival Tent, WiImer Park (tickets $40) The Bratcher Project Special performance by The Sholbertshire Quintet Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails Saturday 11th: An Afternoon in Wilmer Park of Fabulous Jazz featuring… Continue Reading 25th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

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

Chestertown Car Show

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

Bring your pride and joy to compete for trophies or just stroll the street to admire the vintage. collectible, sport, custom and other fine automobiles on display.

Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

Clovelly Farm

September 18, 2021 6-10pm...Cross your fingers and join the Sultana Education Foundation at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment featuring live music, dancing and maybe even games. Sultana’s Annual Gala raises funds to support the Foundation’s award-winning programs in Environmental Science and American History that serve more than 12,000 K-12… Continue Reading Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

Sultana Public Paddle – Full Moon 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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The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

Directed by Bradley Chaires The play will be performed Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons starting September 24th through October 10th. GCA’s Covid Reopening Public Safety Policies - https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gca-covid-reopening-public-safety-policies-06222021/  

Sultana Public Paddle – Ghost Fleet

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

2021 HP Fest – cancelled

Chestertown

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/

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

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

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

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

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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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

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!

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.

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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