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December 2019

MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

December 2019 – January 2020 Opening Reception – December First Friday – December 6, 5-7:30 pm Please note: We will be closed on Sunday, December 8, to provide a dressing area for the Dickens of a Christmas ladies. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday weekend in Chestertown! New work by Gallery Artists and special guests. Featuring Susan Goldman, Carol Rowan, Kathryn O’Grady, Deborah Colter, Deborah Weiss, Zemma Mastin White, Kenneth Schiano, Celia Pearson, Blake Conroy, Nicole Fall, Heidi Fowler, Katherine Cox,… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

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Washington College Music Department Vocal Recital

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Music will present a Vocal Recital featuring students from the studios of Carolene Winter and Bennett Umhau. This concert is free and open to the public.

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December First Friday

First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is held the first Friday of every month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Make it a night with a stay at one of our wonderful Kent County bed and breakfasts. Saturday morning check out the Chestertown Farmer's Market, and our other quaint Kent County towns of Rock Hall,… Continue Reading December First Friday

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Dickens of a Christmas

The third annual Dickens of a Christmas weekend kicks off during First Friday festivities throughout the Historic District, bringing carriage rides, hot beverages, fire pits, s'mores stations, and special entertainment to set the mood for a joyous holiday season.

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Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

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

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 Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow… Continue Reading Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

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Annie: The Musical (Nov 22 – Dec 8)

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 8, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 9, 2019

November 22 – December 8 Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to… Continue Reading Annie: The Musical (Nov 22 – Dec 8)

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WACappella

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 6 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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Chestertown Farmers Market

December 7 @ 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

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, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as the hand-crafted works of local artisans. A reduced vendor participation Winter Market remains open throughout the winter, weather permitting. Click here to visit the Chestertown… Continue Reading Chestertown Farmers Market

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Dickens Holiday House Tour

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Eight of Chestertown's finest historic homes, dressed for the holidays, welcome you with friendly docents and live music. Part of Main Street Chestertown's Dickens of a Christmas weekend, the tour is planned to be easily walkable.

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Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow… Continue Reading Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

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Dickens of a Christmas

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chestertown's historic downtown fills with Dickensian fun that includes carriage rides, costumed street performers, high tea, live music, fire dancers, a holiday house tour, authentic British-themed food and drink, children's games, expert talks, and vendors selling hand-crafted gifts.

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WACappella

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 7 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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WACappella

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 7 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert.

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"Run Like the Dickens" 5K Run/Walk

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Good spirits prevail and costumes are welcome as participants walk or sprint their way on an in-town course that includes Chestertown's main commercial street, a loop through the beautiful Chester Cemetery, a section of the rail trail and Wilmer Park. Part of the annual Dickens of a Christmas weekend, the run ends with a cup of cheer and an awards ceremony.

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Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Tree display is free and open to the public. Our event is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday spirit. We are pleased to partner with 1st UM Church to allow… Continue Reading Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

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Rivers to Canal

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the wineries of the Rivers To Canal Wine Trail; Broken Spoke, Chateau Bu De and Crow Vineyard; for an afternoon of wine tasting coupled with holiday shopping. Your ticket includes tastings at each winery, a souvenir "Rivers to Canal" glass, a holiday shopping experience with local artisans and shuttle bus service between the three locations.

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Nutcracker in a Nutshell at the Garfield

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, slightly revised and only 30 minutes in length. Presented by students of Ballet with Becky. Free, Donations suggested.  

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Second Saturdays in Chestertown

Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. Free public parking is available on High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. There are two public parking lots downtown. One between Cross & Mill Streets on Cannon Street, and two between Cross Street and Queen Street along Cannon Street.

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Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

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January 2020

MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

January 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

December 6 – January 12 Save the date! Gallery hours* are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Thursday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 11-2 pm. We are closed Monday thru Wednesday except by appointment or by chance. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Of course, you are always welcome by chance –… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

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Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 104
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged 2-12. We are open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, or other responsible adult. The Center is a destination for area children where they can look forward to interacting with a variety of stimulating activities that expand their horizons. Located right next door to the RiverArts galleries, KidSPOT invites children to play, create and explore the arts and sciences. Kids participate in activities that incorporate visual… Continue Reading Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

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The Garfield Center Presents: Live Playwrights’ Society

January 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The 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 7:30pm and is open to all ages. For more information visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org

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Garfield Improv Group

January 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The Garfield Improv Group offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation. Each week the group will focus on elements such as initiating a scene, how to approach a character, making strong character choices, establishing and recognizing character status, and heightening a scene. There will be many opportunities to perform (or watch) each week and the bar will be open (so remember your ID). The Garfield Improv Group meets every… Continue Reading Garfield Improv Group

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Open Mic Night at the Garfield

January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chestertown, 21620 United States

Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre! Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated.

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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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