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Emmanuel Church Christmas Bazaar – canceled

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

This popular event cannot be held this year due to Corona Virus mandates regarding events that involves crowds. Please mark your calendars for Nov. 20 2021.

11th Annual Wild & Scenic VIRTUAL Film Festival

Online Platform - Online Platform

Things will look a bit differently this year with the event moving to a virtual platform. Join us in celebrating ShoreRivers’ achievements while we enjoy each other’s virtual company and debut a special selection of award-winning films that will excite and inspire. Our diverse film lineup is rooted in both environmental activism and an enduring… Continue Reading 11th Annual Wild & Scenic VIRTUAL Film Festival

GCTV PRESENTS 2nd VIRTUAL OPEN MIC WITH FORD SCHUMANN THIS WEDNESDAY!

Garfield Center for the Arts 210 High Street, Chestertown

Ford Schumann, the organizer and host of the Garfield Center's monthly Open Mic events, hosts GCTV's second virtual edition of Open Mic via Zoom alongside Steven Arnold, the GCA's Executive Director. The event will be available for viewers on the Garfield Center for the Arts YouTube channel this Wednesday, November 25, at 7:30 PM. Not… Continue Reading GCTV PRESENTS 2nd VIRTUAL OPEN MIC WITH FORD SCHUMANN THIS WEDNESDAY!

Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Virtual Event

Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. In compliance with the Maryland Open Meeting Act, the agenda for the meeting will be posted on Kent County Public Library's website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. For details on joining this virtual meeting, visit https://kent-md.libcal.com/

Dickens of a Christmas – Bah, Humbug! – canceled

Downtown Chestertown - Chestertown

Bah Humbug! Main Street Chestertown Cancels 2020 “Dickens of a Christmas” The board of Main Street Historic Chestertown has announced the cancellation of the nonprofit organization’s signature winter event, Dickens of a Christmas, for 2020 because of COVID-19 concerns.The holiday event was scheduled to take place Dec. 4 and 5.In an email to key volunteers, the nonprofit’s executive director,… Continue Reading Dickens of a Christmas – Bah, Humbug! – canceled

Chestertown Cheer First Friday – MODIFIED

Downtown Chestertown - Chestertown Historic District

Because of the surge in COVID-19 positivity rates, the Town has cancelled the Chestertown Cheer activities originally scheduled for Dec. 4, including the carriage rides, and stilt walkers. SHOPS will be open until at least 7:00 p.m. for your holiday shopping needs!

Chestertown Seasonal Art Walk

Downtown Chestertown

10am - 5pm Art walk maps will be available in downtown shops and restaurants. Masks and social distancing required at all venues. Chestertown’s Arts & Entertainment District hosts a Seasonal Art Walk, a mapped tour of 10 galleries and studios plus three pop-up sites. Pick up the map at participating venues: Robert Ortiz Studios, CREATE,… Continue Reading Chestertown Seasonal Art Walk

Holiday Market – Chestertown Farmers Market

300 block of High Street - Downtown by Fountain Park

Open Wednesday morning before Christmas. 8am-12pm Our bonus Pre-Christmas Farmers' Market will have both farm and artisan vendors.

The Garfield Center presents “(Stay) Home for the Holidays!”

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - - Online

EXTENDED TO JANUARY 3!!! DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, GCA'S "(STAY) HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" EXTENDS ITS ONLINE RUN TO JANUARY 3rd! Sponsored by Chesapeake Bank and Trust, The Garfield Center’s “(Stay) Home for the Holidays!” is a family-friendly, holiday-themed online video program. Produced by GCA Executive Director Steven Arnold, the program was scheduled to finish… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents “(Stay) Home for the Holidays!”

MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street

2020 Holiday Exhibition December 2020 – January 2021 New work by Gallery Artists and special guests. This Fall we have been featuring the work of Marcy Dunn Ramsey and Marc Castelli in their annual one-person exhibitions. But our other gallery artists have been actively creating new work for our 2021 schedule. Give yourselves the gift… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Holiday Exhibition

RiverArts Salon with Paul Ware – Cultural Differences between the global East & West

Arts Alive! - online

Paul will reflect on cultural differences between the global East and West, focusing on the specific cases of New Zealand and Taiwan. What are the different ideas and values informing their nation-building projects? How are these embodied and expressed by the state, the community, the family and the individual? And, most importantly, what can each… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon with Paul Ware – Cultural Differences between the global East & West

Feb 3, 10, & 17 – Exploring Watercolor with Deena Ball (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

A three week exploration of the fundamentals of watercolor. Students will learn to control the ratio of water to pigment, recognize and create value differences and mix luminous colors. The class format will be on zoom., with additional instructional PDFs and homework assignments. Through a series of watercolor exercises students will become proficient enough to… Continue Reading Feb 3, 10, & 17 – Exploring Watercolor with Deena Ball (via Zoom)

Feb 9 – Collaborative Project Class – Yarnstorming How-To (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Join RiverArts staff for this FREE class as we demonstrate a variety of ways to create fun and colorful art from yarn. We hope that you will be inspired to participate in Adkins Arboretum’s Yarnstorming event which will take place from March 6 through April 3: https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/yarn-storming-2021.html Short demos will be followed by time to… Continue Reading Feb 9 – Collaborative Project Class – Yarnstorming How-To (via Zoom)

RiverArts Salon – Creative Patterns in Nature with Dr. Eve Armstrong

Arts Alive! - online

From the formation of galaxies to the electrical circuit activity of our hearts, there’s a pattern that connects. How does this happen? Join physics theorist Eve Armstrong to learn about the unexpected connections between the “small-world architecture” in our nervous system and the “cosmic web” in cosmology. https://www.nyit.edu/bio/earmst01 https://www.amnh.org/research/staff-directory/eve-armstrong https://reality-aside.com/ - check out her April… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon – Creative Patterns in Nature with Dr. Eve Armstrong

RiverArts Salon: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown with Fredy Granillo

Arts Alive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom Tuesday, February 16: Salon with Fredy Granillo: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown Fredy Granillo discusses his journey to find a home for his… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown with Fredy Granillo

Feb 18 – So You Want to Learn to Draw – with Vanna Ramirez (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

This one hour Zoom class will give you a short intro lesson on the basics of drawing, including materials, tools, perspective, proportion. All that's required is paper and pencil. Come learn some drawing principles and discover whether you'd like to pursue this art form in more detail!

RiverArts Salon – Lifelong Learning with WC-ALL Leadership

Arts Alive! - online

Join Jan Elvin and David White of Washington College's Academy for Lifelong Learning to hear about the important intellectual and social benefits of lifelong learning and the incredible breadth and depth of their programs. You'll have a chance to give input on future programs, instructors, and format. Read More: https://www.washcoll.edu/people_departments/offices/wc-all/index.php We have a Learn at… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon – Lifelong Learning with WC-ALL Leadership

An Evening of Words and Song

Starr Center, Chesapeake Heartland, Kohl Gallery - ZOOM/Starr Center FBLive

An Evening of Words and Song in artistic conversation with the exhibit "On the Black History of Kent County and Washington College" by Jason Patterson is presented as part of the new spring series: Thursdays with the Starr Center and organized collaboratively by the Starr Center, Chesapeake Heartland, and Kohl Gallery at Washington College. Stream… Continue Reading An Evening of Words and Song

RiverArts Salon: Looking Back with Natalie Donoso & Annie Woodall of the Kent County Public Library

Arts Alive! - online

Join Kent County Public Library librarians to talk about looking back and how much the past should inform people's perceptions of the present. They will discuss the library's upcoming "Look Back" art contest and talk about Read Across America Day. "A Look Back" Contest: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7480231 Read Across America: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7480582

Thursdays with the Starr Center – Author Neal Gabler

Starr Center - Washington College - Online

Acclaimed biographer Neal Gabler discusses his new book "Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour." About the book: Though he is often portrayed as a reckless hedonist who rode his father’s fortune and his brothers’ coattails to a Senate seat at the age of thirty, the Ted Kennedy in Catching the Wind is… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center – Author Neal Gabler

Spring Hayrides & Tastings

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join us in celebrating Spring with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of 4 wines. Enjoy additional food and wine by glass or bottle available for purchase. This event has 2 time slots: 1-2pm and 2-3pm. Max 20 people per time slot. You will be contacted in regards… Continue Reading Spring Hayrides & Tastings

RiverArts Salon: Mindful Simplicity with Yolanda Acree

Arts Alive! - online

Learn strategies for living simply and intentionally from creative local collage artist Yolanda Acree. In addition to being an artist, Yolanda is the author of Mindful Simplicity: Practical Strategies for Finding Harmony in Your Home, Work, and Life, and founder of Black Minimalists. https://yolandavacree.com/ https://yolandavacree.com/book https://yolandavacree.com/diary/februllage-x-black-history-month https://fiberartscenter.com/new-virtual-presentations-knit-bits-and-local-highlights/ https://www.facebook.com/yolandavacree/ https://www.instagram.com/yolandavacree/

Mar 11 – Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Papermaking spread from China to the Islamic world by the 8th century. By the 11th century it had made its way throughout Europe. Each culture along that path developed its own unique style of papercutting using scissors, knives, hammers and more. Now considered a folk-art medium, papercutting is experiencing a renaissance with more people than… Continue Reading Mar 11 – Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

Myrtle's Birthday Party to Benefit ACSKC

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road - Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Celebrate Myrtle’s birthday with us! Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting of (3) pre-selected wines and samples of Crow Grass-fed Angus beef. Please bring a donation to benefit The Animal Care Shelter for Kent County. We will accept cash donations or items from their wish list, found on their website.

RiverArts Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

Arts Alive! - online

Acclaimed local poet Robert Earl Price will be reading & answering questions about two occasional poems of resistance from his book Blood Flow. These poems were sparked by local (Chester River) events. A Poem of Remembrance” - p.28 “Celebrating Juneteenth at Sumner Hall” - p.38 At this salon, Price is more interested in how the… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

Wine & Oyster Pairing

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

Join us for a local pairing of Crow wines and local oysters from Orchard Point Oysters. The pairing includes a tasting of 3 wines and 3 raw oysters and samples of local meat and cheese. Additional wine, food and raw oysters will be available for purchase for your table or to-go! This event has 3… Continue Reading Wine & Oyster Pairing

Alex Zelin: Womxn at Work

Washington College - Virtual Event!

This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Gibson-Wagner Psychology Department Fund. For a direct link to the event, please visit washcoll.edu/calendar.

RiverArts Salon: Discover Louise Gluck, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

Arts Alive! - online

Louise Glück: America's Nobel Laureate: In 2020, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück, a poet who published her first collection in 1968 when she was in her mid-twenties. In its citation, the Nobel Committee marked Glück's accessible language, her urgent voice, and her use of biting wit and humor. We'll talk… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Discover Louise Gluck, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

Thursdays with the Starr Center – "Freedom Riders" with Director Stanley Nelson

Starr Center - Washington College - Online - Starr Center - Washington College - Online

The Crossing Cultures Lecture Series at Washington College presents a free virtual film screening and discussion with award-winning director Stanley Nelson. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the journey of the Freedom Riders, when 400 Black and white Americans risked their lives challenging Jim Crow segregation through the Deep South. Watch the film ahead… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center – "Freedom Riders" with Director Stanley Nelson

Mar 25 – Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple… Continue Reading Mar 25 – Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

Rochelle Rice

The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.

Rochelle Rice lives in between the cracks of hard and fast genre rules, between jazz, folk, and soul. Her her soaring vocals as she joins us for an evening of beautiful music!

Spring Hayrides & Tastings

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join us in celebrating Spring with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of 4 wines. Enjoy additional food and wine by glass or bottle available for purchase. This event has 2 time slots: 1-2pm and 2-3pm. Max 20 people per time slot. You will be contacted in regards… Continue Reading Spring Hayrides & Tastings

RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

Arts Alive! - online

Writer & performing artist Traci Williams will talk about a libretto that she wrote for an opera that was performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Salon attendees will have a chance to read it ahead of time. Traci is a writer and performing artist. In 2019, she participated as a performing artist in the Philadelphia… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

Thursdays with the Starr Center – Journalist Steve Kornacki

Starr Center - Washington College - Online - Starr Center - Washington College - Online - Starr Center - Washington College - Online - Starr Center - Washington College - Online

Washington College's Harwood Lecture Series on American Journalism presents political author, journalist, television host, and 2020 election map sensation Steve Kornacki to discuss the historical roots of our present-day politics. Kornacki's 2018 book "The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism" explores the topic in-depth. This event is co-sponsored by… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center – Journalist Steve Kornacki

Spring Hayrides & Tastings

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

Join us in celebrating Spring with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of 4 wines. Enjoy additional food and wine by glass or bottle available for purchase. This event has 2 time slots: 1-2pm and 2-3pm. Max 20 people per time slot. You will be contacted in regards… Continue Reading Spring Hayrides & Tastings

April 6 – RiverArts Salon: Kyle Hackett

Arts Alive! - online

Kyle will discuss how their paintings explore issues of race class and social standing through approaches to self-representation and the constructed image. Hackett has received numerous honors and awards including DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship and Grant Civil Society Institute Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center Residency The Ruth Katzman Scholarship at… Continue Reading April 6 – RiverArts Salon: Kyle Hackett

Shifting Shores: Immigration Stories & Maryland's Eastern Shore

Starr Center - Washington College - Online

In this virtual event, hear stories of immigrants who have moved to the Eastern Shore and learn about two organizations working directly with local immigrant communities: the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center and Mid-Shore Pro Bono. This dynamic conversation about shifting demographics will highlight both the struggles and triumphs of immigrants who have chosen to make… Continue Reading Shifting Shores: Immigration Stories & Maryland's Eastern Shore

Bless of the Vines

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join the Crow Team & Rev. Henry Sabetti of Shrewsbury Parish for the blessing of the vines. Hear the history of Crow vines, be taken through a blessing & prayer, enjoy a sparkling toast with Crow winemaker & tour the vineyard. We look forward to another great growing year for crafting quality wines. Food &… Continue Reading Bless of the Vines

Recreation Commission Meeting

Chestertown

Meeting will be held via Zoom. Interested participants should contact Jim Bogden at jbogden.kent@gmail.com to get the Zoom link. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

April 13 – RiverArts Salon: Plants Music Light and Art with Sam Nester

Arts Alive! - online

Sam Nester is a passionate educator and advocate for high quality arts education programs. Since 2010 Nester has designed interactive education programs for a number of organizations and institutions in New York. He currently serves on trumpet faculty for The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program a Saturday instruction program that actively seeks students from diverse… Continue Reading April 13 – RiverArts Salon: Plants Music Light and Art with Sam Nester

April 14 – Daytime Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits. Let professional photographer Kris Kelley teach you how to prepare your images, bios, art descriptions, and more. You will learn how to: * take good photos * edit your images * name image files… Continue Reading April 14 – Daytime Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

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

NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. To mark the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions will be held via Zoom. April 14, 7–8 PM., veteran NPR host Liane Hansen interviews NMF Artistic Director Richard Rosenberg and Exec. Director Caitlin Patton. The Forums continue on 4th Thursdays, April - August. Each features… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

The Other Chesapeake: Segregated Beaches, White Sand, & Black Feet

Starr Center - Washington College - Online

Join us for guest speaker Vince Leggett, “Admiral of the Chesapeake” and Founder and President of Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, as he discusses the era of segregated vacation spots on the Chesapeake Bay. Award-winning recording artist Karen Somerville and acclaimed pianist and composer Shajid McMillan will join Leggett in paying tribute to the musicians… Continue Reading The Other Chesapeake: Segregated Beaches, White Sand, & Black Feet

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

Bohemia Wood-fired Pizza & Wine

Join us for a glass of award-winning Crow wine and a personal wood-fired pan pizza by Chef Paul McCormick. Ticket includes 1 glass of featured Crow wine, 1 personal pan pizza and a salad. Additional food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase.

Bohemia Wood-fire Pizza & Wine

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join us for a glass of award-winning Crow wine and a personal wood-fired pan pizza by Chef Paul McCormick. Ticket includes 1 glass of featured Crow wine, 1 personal pan pizza and a salad. Additional food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase.

Bohemia Wood-fired Pizza & Wine

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

Join us for a glass of award-winning Crow wine and a personal wood-fired pan pizza by Chef Paul McCormick. Ticket includes 1 glass of featured Crow wine, 1 personal pan pizza and a salad. Additional food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase.

April 20 – RiverArts Salon: Provincetown Printers with Fred Dylla

Arts Alive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Fred’s white-line woodcuts have been shown at art exhibits in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware for the last 15 years. His work makes frequent appearances at the Rehoboth Writers Guild Art in the… Continue Reading April 20 – RiverArts Salon: Provincetown Printers with Fred Dylla

Slavery and Freedom at Washington College

Virtual Event - Washington College - Virtual Event - Washington College

Dr. Carol Wilson, the Arthur A. and Elizabeth R. Knapp Professor of History at Washington College will present on research from the past three years. Registration is required. This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the History Department, the Black Studies Program and the Richard Holstein '68 Program in Ethics.

Planning Commission Meeting

Town of Chestertown 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown

Any member of the public wanting to join the Zoom meeting should contact Kees de Mooy at 410-778-0500 or kees@chestertown.com CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Students, Trees, & Bees: Earth Day and the American Campus

Starr Center - Washington College - Online

The first Earth Day in 1970 was conceived as an “environmental teach-in” for college campuses across the United States. Fifty-one years later, the environmental movement has gained traction — particularly among younger generations — while the world faces climate crisis and mass extinctions. We will explore the legacy of Earth Day here at Washington College… Continue Reading Students, Trees, & Bees: Earth Day and the American Campus

April 22 – Evening Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits. Let professional photographer Kris Kelley teach you how to prepare your images, bios, art descriptions, and more. You will learn how to: * take good photos * edit your images * name image files… Continue Reading April 22 – Evening Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

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

NMF celebrates its 10th Anniversary Festival, in Chestertown, Aug. 1–14. Leading up to the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade will be held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August. April 22, 7-8 PM, features Jeff Keesecker, Professor of Bassoon at Florida State U. and principal bassoonist of the Tallahassee… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

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!)

11th Annual Earth Day Festival

Downtown Chestertown

Celebrate our planet and sustainability at the11th Annual Earth Day Festival in Downtown Chestertown from 9am to 1 pm. FREE battery and fluorescent bulb recycling FREE paper shredding courtesy Chesapaeake Investment Advisors Trash Walks on Rail Trail & Downtown Electric Vehicle Car display Infinity Recycling "Guess the Bale Weight" Educational booths Want to participate in… Continue Reading 11th Annual Earth Day Festival

April 24: A Watercolor Spring “Tune-Up” Where The Sky's Not The Limit! with Steve Bleinberger

Arts Alive! - Outdoors near the Chestertown waterfront

Saturday April 24 10am-2pm Outdoors near the Chestertown waterfront There’s never been a better time to learn to paint dramatic clouds and beautiful skies in watercolor. Learn tips and techniques for creating striking colors shades and washes. Bring your own watercolor supplies and enjoy painting outdoors in the springtime. Website: http://www.bleinberger.com/

Spring Art Walk

Chestertown's A&E District - Chestertown Historic District, Cross and High streets

Live music will enliven the sidewalks Saturday, April 24 as The Chestertown Arts and Entertainment District hosts a Spring Art Walk to a dozen downtown galleries and studios. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Masks and safe distancing will be required in all venues and near the musicians. The theme of… Continue Reading Spring Art Walk

An Evening of Poetry: Richard Blanco & Maureen Corrigan

Kent Cultural Alliance ZOOM Platform - ZOOM

Join the Kent Cultural Alliance, The Bookplate, and The Rose O'Neill Literary House for an evening of poetry and conversation with Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and Literary Critic Maureen Corrigan from NPR's Fresh Air. We'll also hear from local poet's Meredith Davies Hadaway, James Allen Hall, and Robert Earl Price. Free, but pre- registration is… Continue Reading An Evening of Poetry: Richard Blanco & Maureen Corrigan

Spring Hayrides & Tastings

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

Join us in celebrating Spring with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of 4 wines. Enjoy additional food and wine by glass or bottle available for purchase. This event has 2 time slots: 1-2pm and 2-3pm. Max 20 people per time slot. You will be contacted in regards… Continue Reading Spring Hayrides & Tastings

April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Fun in Virtual Museums with Raven Bishop & Sara Clarke-de Reza

Arts Alive! - online

What can you learn in a virtual museum? Sara Clarke-de Reza and Raven Bishop lead a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of an online visit.Sara Clarke-de Reza is an Assistant Professor of Education at Washington College, and an educational researcher with interests in curriculum studies, museum education, and visual culture studies. Raven Bishop is… Continue Reading April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Fun in Virtual Museums with Raven Bishop & Sara Clarke-de Reza

April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Love in the time of Covid – a home and studio visit with Paul & Inez Santori

Arts Alive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom Tuesday, April 27: Paul & Inez Santori A celebration of love, art and music overcoming the adversity of the virus (with a lot of help… Continue Reading April 27 – RiverArts Salon: Love in the time of Covid – a home and studio visit with Paul & Inez Santori

April 27: Paper Mache Piñata – Kit Class (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Supply kit of piñata & so much more must be purchased in advance from the Artesanas of the Creative Alliance in Baltimore: https://www.creativealliance.org/programs/artesanas Order a Fiesta Pack from the Artesanas, a group of talented women who are natives of Mexico, Ecuador, and El Salvador living in Southeast Baltimore. The Fiesta Pack can be purchased here:… Continue Reading April 27: Paper Mache Piñata – Kit Class (via Zoom)

Thursdays with the Starr Center: The Lives of American Women

Starr Center - Washington College - Online

Portrayals of early America often center on men. Yet rich — and often untapped — sources remain for understanding the vibrant economic, political, cultural, material, and psychological lives of 18th-century American women. At this event, three Starr Center visiting fellows- Tara A. Bynum, Judith Ridner, and Martha Saxton- will discuss what we can glean about… Continue Reading Thursdays with the Starr Center: The Lives of American Women

MassoniArt Collector’s Special – March 15-April 30

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

For a limited time, we are offering a reduction of 25% on 99.9% of all work being exhibited. ARTISTS INCLUDE: Marc Castelli | Deborah T. Colter | Katherine Cox | Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern | Takashi Ichihara | Michael Kahn | Claire McArdle | Kathryn O’Grady | Shelley Robzen | Kenneth Schiano | James Tatum |… Continue Reading MassoniArt Collector’s Special – March 15-April 30

5th Annual KART Klassic Golf Tournament

Back Creek Golf Club - Middletown, DE

Now in its 5th year, the KART Klassic Golf Tournament supports Kent Association of Riding Therapy, a non-profit dedicated to providing therapeutic riding to children and adults with special needs. Come join us for a fun afternoon of golf, in scramble format, followed by a post party at Back Creek Golf Club! Interested in participating… Continue Reading 5th Annual KART Klassic Golf Tournament

Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown

LINK TO LIVE FEED Any member of the public wanting to join the Zoom meeting should contact Kees de Mooy at 410-778-0500 or kees@chestertown.com CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Historic District Commission Meeting

Town of Chestertown 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES  

Chestertown Environmental Committee Meeting

Chestertown

The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) meets every month on the first Thursday (changed 9/12/19) at 7:30PM. Please email darran.tilghman@gmail.com to attend a Chestertown Environmental Committee zoom meeting. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

May Mart Plant & Bake Sale

Memorial Park Plaza - Next to Fountain Park

The Chestertown Garden Club will hold their May Mart on Friday, May 7 from 9 am to 1 pm at Memorial Park Plaza. Local plants, garden supplies, baked goods, and Park Place Boutique treasure will be available, along with box lunches for $8.75. Box-lunch pre-orders may be made by calling 410-708-2326.

Wine & Yoga Happy Hour

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

Join us for the 1st of our Wine & Yoga Happy Hour’s taking place in May! Enjoy a 1-hour yoga session, taught by Alyson of Serenity Yoga, while overlooking the vineyard. Afterwards sip and snack on Crow wine and a cheese pack. Additional food and wine will be available for purchase. Ticket comes with 1… Continue Reading Wine & Yoga Happy Hour

FINAL WEEKEND – Garfield Center presents “1959 Pink Thunderbird”

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - - Online

LIVE THEATRE! ACTORS ON STAGE! CURTAIN GOES UP AT 8PM! DON'T BE LATE! The Garfield Center is excited and pleased to announce its return to live performances starting April 30th with 1959 Pink Thunderbird. Written by James McLure, the program is a presentation of two one-act plays, Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, which are… Continue Reading FINAL WEEKEND – Garfield Center presents “1959 Pink Thunderbird”

Public Art Committee

Chestertown

The PAC meets, as needed, on the second Tuesday of the month.  While COVID-19 precautions require meetings by video conference.  To attend a meeting, contact the A&E District Manager (chestertownae@gmail.com) at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting to receive log-in information. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

May 11 – RiverArts Salon: This Year's National Music Festival with Richard Rosenberg and Caitlin Patton

Arts Alive! - online

This summer, the National Music Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Chestertown. Learn how NMF has flourished over its first decade, and about plans for this year’s Festival Aug. 1 – 14. From symphony concerts to a little Gershwin to kid-friendly activities, get the low down from Artistic Director Richard Rosenberg and Executive Director Caitlin… Continue Reading May 11 – RiverArts Salon: This Year's National Music Festival with Richard Rosenberg and Caitlin Patton

Equity Advisory Committee

Chestertown

The Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Anyone wanting to get on the agenda or speak at the meeting should email John Queen at chestertownequityadvisory@gmail.com by at latest 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Merlot Vertical Tasting & Pairing

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

Join us for a vertical tasting of Merlot: 2015 Merlot, 2016 Merlot and 2019 Merlot Reserve. Crow winemaker, Michael Zollo, and local wine enthusiast Jon Peterson will walk you through tasting each wine, talk all things merlot, how it’s made and how it pairs with small plates of Crow tidbits. Opportunity to purchase limited release… Continue Reading Merlot Vertical Tasting & Pairing

Bohemia Wood Fired Pizza & Wine

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

Join us for a glass of award-winning Crow wine and a personal wood-fired pan pizza by Chef Paul McCormick. Ticket includes 1 glass of featured Crow wine, 1 personal pan pizza and a salad. Additional food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase.

Wine & Yoga Happy Hour

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

Join us for our 2nd Wine & Yoga Happy Hour taking place in May! Enjoy a 1-hour yoga session, taught by Alyson of Serenity Yoga, while overlooking the vineyard. Afterwards sip and snack on Crow wine and a cheese pack. Additional food and wine will be available for purchase. Ticket comes with 1 glass of… Continue Reading Wine & Yoga Happy Hour

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

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

MassoniArt presents Finding Light.1

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

Featuring Greg Mort, Katherine Cox, Claire McArdle, Grace Mitchell, Heidi Fowler, Zemma Mastin White, Catherine Kernan, Elizabeth Casqueiro, Kathryn O’Grady, Peter Guttmacher, Kenneth Schiano, Eve Stockton, Carol Rowan, Jon Mort, Simma Liebman, Blake Conroy, Shelley Robzen, Vicco von Voss, Jason Patterson Although we have increased to 10 the number of guests visiting the gallery, we… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Finding Light.1

Bohemia Wood Fired Pizza & Wine

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

Join us for a glass of award-winning Crow wine and a personal wood-fired pan pizza by Chef Paul McCormick. Ticket includes 1 glass of featured Crow wine, 1 personal pan pizza and a salad. Additional food and wine by glass or bottle will be available for purchase.

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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