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November 2019

MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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King’s Tide – Annual Exhibition October 25 – November 27, 2019 also featuring Chesapeake Boat Models by Ken Castelli Opening of the Exhibition & Reception Friday, October 25, 5-7:30pm Collector’s Preview – October 21-24 – by appointment November First Friday Celebration November 1, 5 -7:30 pm Marc Castelli – Gallery Talk Saturday, November 2 – 10 am In-depth conversation with Marc as he shares the narrative of this year’s collection. CASTELLI & DOWNRIGGING 2019 Now in its 19th year, the… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit

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The Garfield @ The Mainstay

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Garfield at The Mainstay – The cast of Annie sings Broadway FavoritesThe cast of ANNIE with Director, Jennifer Kafka Smith, and Musical Director, Julie Lawrence, brings an evening of Broadway music to The Mainstay stage. The program will include songs from Garfield musicals past and future, and musical theatre favorites from individuals, duos, and trios in the cast. The evening will be capped off with a small selection of music from ANNIE to help build anticipation for The Garfield's upcoming… Continue Reading The Garfield @ The Mainstay

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Chestertown Farmers Market

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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 Conservatory Classic Jazz Band Plays Louis Armstrong

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band is the third edition to this year's concert series. This group encompasses a diverse collection of artists who together have performed all over the United States and in other countries. Performing music from the legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong this night at Sumner Hall will truly be one to remember.

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Washington College Students Honors Recital

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Department of Music presents the Student Honors Recital. Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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2019 Holiday Show/Gift Sale Opening Reception

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook. These unique gifts created by our members include everything from children’s clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more.

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Annie: The Musical (Nov 22 – Dec 8)

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Emmanuel Church Christmas Bazaar

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

A variety of holiday items for sale, including Elegant Elephants, Botanical Delights, Gourmet goodies, Holiday ornaments, Jewelry, and more. All proceeds go to local charities.Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Washington College String Orchestra and Chorus Concert

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Department of Music presents the Washington College Chorus, under the direction of Ernie Green & String Orchestra, under the direction of Kimberly McCollum. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Open Mic Night at the Garfield

November 27 @ 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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Chestertown Farmers Market

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

November 30 @ 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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Annual Holiday Parade

November 30 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Parade starts at 10am Crowds line High Street to enjoy an old fashioned holiday parade with floats, marching bands, and favorite characters. The Jolly Old Elf himself brings up the rear.

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Small Business Saturday in Chestertown

Kickstart the holiday shopping season by shopping small and shopping local with your Chestertown independent merchants. As you shop, grab a ticket to win fantastic prizes donated by your local neighbor merchants, gallery owners, artists, and restaurants. There will be music, food, wine & spirits, and fabulous shopping all over town.

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December 2019

The Garfield Center Presents: Live Playwrights’ Society

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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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Percussion Chamber Music

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Plewinski, will present a showcase that explores the many different colors, timbres, and diversity of sounds that these instruments are able to produce. This event is free and open to the public.

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Washington College Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Saxophone Chamber Music

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director), Jazz Ensemble (Jon Steele, Director) and Saxophone Ensemble (John Thomas, Director). This event is FREE and open to the public.

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MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

December 6 @ 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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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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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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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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Garfield Improv Group

December 10 @ 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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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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Open Mic Night at the Garfield

December 25 @ 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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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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Chestertown Farmers Market

January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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

Find out more »

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 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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