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September 26 One Day Clay Workshop: Leaf Platters with Wanda Brumwell

Clay Studio - 204 High St

No experience necessary! Open to all ages (children under 14 will need adult assistance) You will be hand building an oval or rectangular serving plate approximately 14" x 8". A slab of clay will be provided as well as a form and many items to imprint texture. Please feel free to bring anything of special… Continue Reading September 26 One Day Clay Workshop: Leaf Platters with Wanda Brumwell

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4 Tuesdays in September: Vibrant Acrylic Painting with Christine O’Neill (in person at ArtsAlive!)

Arts Alive! - 200 High St.

4 Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, & 28 Each day from 10 am to 12:30 pm Cost: $160 per participant Student level: Beginners welcome! 4 sessions of fun! Learn how to handle ACRYLICS in transparent & opaque methods. Experience the traditional canvas and the delightful flowing watercolor paper! We will cover composition, color relationships, subject… Continue Reading 4 Tuesdays in September: Vibrant Acrylic Painting with Christine O’Neill (in person at ArtsAlive!)

The Two Selenas: The Politics Of Language, Regional Latinidades, And Linguistic Crossovers Around The Claiming Of Selena

Virtual Event - Washington College

A talk by Dr. Lillian Gorman, University of Arizona This talk is to be held on Zoom. Pre-registration is required to recieve the event link by e-mail: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_orW_LUXtS9GVjdU42-162w This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs and the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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The Artists’ Gallery Opens “The Color of Water” by Bonnie Howell

Chestertown, MD

On First Friday, September 3, 2021, The Artists' Gallery will present "The Color of Water" featuring the work of Bonnie Howell. The ever changing surface of water has been a career long challenge for local artist Bonnie Howell. When preparing for this year's show at The Artists’ Gallery, the thought of transparency kept coming to… Continue Reading The Artists’ Gallery Opens “The Color of Water” by Bonnie Howell

MEMBERS NIGHT – Friends of the Kent County Public Library Book Sale

Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street

Used Books, Games, DVDs and More! Thursday is members night. Not a member? Join that night for $10! The sale continues through the weekend: Friday -- 10:00-8:00 Saturday -- 10:00-3:00 Sunday -- 10:00-3:00 Box Day, $5 a box, specials half price

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RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College

open by appointment Monica Jahan Bose's paintings, works on paper, performances, workshops, and installations are symbolic narratives that address issues that include climate change, women's issues, and racial justice. The sari is a recurring symbol in her work, standing in for herself, the female body, and women's place in the world. Water is also an… Continue Reading RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose

2021 HP Fest – cancelled

Chestertown, MD

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/

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September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 10:30 - 1:00 pm on Saturdays, running from September 18th through to October 2nd. This pottery course offers students a 3-week workshop exploring intermediate and advanced level glazing techniques. Each week you will be introduced to new glazing options for your ceramic creations! IMPORTANT: The… Continue Reading September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

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

Public Hearing – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Zoom Chestertown, MD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Chestertown intends to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application to the Maryland CDBG to assist Upper Shore Aging with a pass-through grant to replace the roof on their Senior Center on Schauber Road in Chestertown.  In accordance with the requirements of the CDBG program the subrecipient… Continue Reading Public Hearing – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Jim Crow Media Networks – A Talk by Dr. Eurie Dahn

Virtual Event - Virtual Event! - Virtual Event - Virtual Event!

This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Endowment at Washington College. Advance registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuutpjguGtIk7RtrVHeoWsRqKbdAloFf Program description can be found at www.washcoll.edu/calendar

KCPS Substitute Teachers Needed!

Kent County Middle School 402 E. Campus Avenue, Chestertown

Looking to earn a competitive wage or supplement your income? Come work for Kent County Public Schools as a substitute! ON-SITE INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: KENT COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 402 East Campus Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620 THURSDAY OCTOBER 7TH FROM 5-7 PM NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT ALL SCHOOLS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND PAPERWORK WILL BE PROVIDED.… Continue Reading KCPS Substitute Teachers Needed!

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

Back in the Day Block Par-tay

Street Fair - Calvert and College Streets

Back in the Day Par-tay with live music, vendors, vaccines, and community resources. Don't miss it!

A Deconstructed Dinner

Wildly Native Flower Farm - 7060 Broad Neck Road

Join the Modern Stone Age Kitchen & Wildly Native for a delicious, nourishing, and enlightening farm-to-table meal. We have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind hyper seasonal, local dinner that celebrates the unique terroir of the Eastern Shore. Dine on a six-course meal in the open air surrounded by a picturesque field of wildflowers at… Continue Reading A Deconstructed Dinner

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The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

Written by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price, Sandy Rustin Directed by Brad Chaires It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well…dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

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MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY – Geometries

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

September 11 - October 11 Opening Reception Saturday, September 11th, 11 am - 2 pm Artist Talk – Saturday, September 11th, 12 noon Collectors' Preview – September 4th-8th, by appointment October First Friday Reception October 1st, 5-7 pm Also featuring work by Michael Kahn, Katherine Cox, Rick Bisgyer and Shelley Robzen Gallery Hours: Thursday &… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY – Geometries

October Fall Hayrides

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

Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes. This is a wine focused tour, if you’d like to bring children please give us a call: 302-304-0551… Continue Reading October Fall Hayrides

October 11 Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

Beginners Wheel Course DescriptionThis course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming, and glazing clay into finished pieces. Class time and the encouraged Open Studio practice time will enable students to create at… Continue Reading October 11 Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Washington College Academy for LifeLong Learning…Learn at Lunch

Chester River Yacht and Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Road

October 12 noon Learn at Lunch sponsored by Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning with photographer Jim Graham presenting “The Equestrian Life and the Land: A Photographic Essay.” His photographs are stunning visual presentation of the many facets of the equestrian world he has covered, particularly in nearby Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Jim’s presentation will… Continue Reading Washington College Academy for LifeLong Learning…Learn at Lunch

Thomas Jefferson and Race – A Conversation with Author & Scholar Mia Bay

Zoom - Online

Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson and his impact, but what did African Americans think about this founding father? Join us for a Zoom conversation with Mia Bay—leading scholar of African American history—about her current book project on Jefferson. Bay is in residence at Washington College this year, as the 2021-2022 Patrick Henry History… Continue Reading Thomas Jefferson and Race – A Conversation with Author & Scholar Mia Bay

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

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BOOK CLUB: On the Courthouse Lawn

Zoom Chestertown, MD

Chestertown Unites Against Racism is excited to announce our official Book Club Invitation: On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century by Sherriyn A. Ifill, 2018. Moderated by Artura Jackson, MA First Session: Monday, September 27th – 6:30-8:00pm ET Second Session: Thursday, October 14th – 6:30 – 8:00pm ET Meetings… Continue Reading BOOK CLUB: On the Courthouse Lawn

KCHS Homecoming Game!

Kent County High School 25301 Lambs Meadow Rd, Worton, MD

Show your support for Kent County High School! Fill the stands and show your pride in the blue and gold!

Emmanuel Church Concert – Andrew Sheranian, Organist

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

Friday, October 15, 2021 7:30 p.m. Andrew Sheranian is Organist and Master of Choristers at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (Episcopal) in Boston. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Yale University Institute of Sacred Music and has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. This is his second appearance on… Continue Reading Emmanuel Church Concert – Andrew Sheranian, Organist

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

October Fall Hayrides

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

Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes. This is a wine focused tour, if you’d like to bring children please give us a call: 302-304-0551… Continue Reading October Fall Hayrides

Performance by Ros Murray, hi mountain, hi water

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Kohl Gallery and YouTube

A starting point for hi mountain, hi water is the memory of a child calling and waving ‘hi plane’ on the runway during the artist’s flight from Ireland to Montana for Mapping Meaning 2018. What’s big enough to handle, but small enough to care about? Ros Murray shares the absorption of her studio to connect… Continue Reading Performance by Ros Murray, hi mountain, hi water

PANEL- Mapping Meaning: Praxis for Ecological Futures

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - TAWES THEATRE at Washington College

For over 10 years Mapping Meaning has brought together artists, scientists, and scholars for experimental workshops, exhibitions, and transdisciplinary research. This wildly interdisciplinary and multi-generational collective explores ways in which cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration offer up alternative pathways to create new modes of acting in the face of social and ecological emergence(y). MASKS REQUIRED. for… Continue Reading PANEL- Mapping Meaning: Praxis for Ecological Futures

Performance by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, How to build a wall and other ruins

Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Kohl Gallery and YouTube

Employing photographs of Incan rocks as raw building materials, Skvirsky’s live participatory performance doubles as a community action, with the audience assisting in the building of an ephemeral Incan border wall within the gallery. The participatory performance links popular narratives concerning the persistence of pre-Columbian identity with current discourses about borders, migration, and nationhood. Performance… Continue Reading Performance by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, How to build a wall and other ruins

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

The High & Wides – LIVE at the Garfield!

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

CORRECTION: Doors open at 7pm, the concert begins at 8pm. Sorry for any confusion, enjoy the show! One night only! October 22 @ 8pm “From fiery barn burners to heartbroken ballads, this talented string quartet is celebrating the region’s rich bluegrass history, carrying the torch for the Old-Line legends who came before.” — Baltimore Magazine

Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tastings

The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620

You be the judge of Kent County's best crab soup! $25 includes a wine glass, 10 tastings, and a raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit KCPS "One School, One Book" Galena Elementary School

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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Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

The 21st RiverArts Studio Tour, 2021 Saturdays and Sundays, October 16 & 17 and October 23 & 24. Following the tradition of two decades and counting, artists in and around Kent County will open their studios to visitors on two weekends in October, to share their work, their processes, and the spaces where they create.… Continue Reading Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

October Fall Hayrides

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

Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes. This is a wine focused tour, if you’d like to bring children please give us a call: 302-304-0551… Continue Reading October Fall Hayrides

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September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

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 September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

LWV Virtual Candidate Forum

VIRTUAL Event

The League of Women Voters of Kent County Invites you to attend a Virtual Candidates’ Forum for Chestertown’s Councilmembers 1st and 3rd Wards Tuesday October 26, 2021 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The audience will have an opportunity to submit questions for the candidates during the Zoom Webinar or by October 25, 2021 to kentcountylwv@gmail.com… Continue Reading LWV Virtual Candidate Forum

KCHS Trojans vs Parkside

Kent County High School 25301 Lambs Meadow Rd, Worton, MD

Our game vs Parkside has been changed to THURSDAY night at 6:30pm. Come support your favorite TROJAN players!

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Virtual Photo Club (Free!)

RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St

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

The Washington College Concert Series – Kimberly McCollum (violin), Melinda Wade-English (flute), & Woobin Park (piano)

Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

Performing works from the Romantic and Twentieth century, the trio combines artistry with flare. The performance includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No. 3, for Violin and Piano, a Trio for Flute, Violin, and Piano (1958) by Nino Rota, and a North American premier of Corentin Bossier’s Sonata for flute and piano. You won’t… Continue Reading The Washington College Concert Series – Kimberly McCollum (violin), Melinda Wade-English (flute), & Woobin Park (piano)

Chestertown Halloween Parade

Downtown Chestertown

Sponsored by the Chestertown Lions Club and Washington College SGA -Date of the event: Sat., October 30th at 10 a.m. --Rain date: next day (Sun) at 3 pm (to allow people to get out of church) -Handing out cash prizes totaling $355 dollars for six categories -The parade assembly area and starting point is Dixon… Continue Reading Chestertown Halloween Parade

Hands-on Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - - 236 Cannon Street

Learn the art of traditional cheesemaking! We'll start the class by walking down to the Chestertown Farmer's Market to pick up fresh milk from Nice Farms and have a chance to chat with Farmer Bob about what makes their milk so good. We'll also head over to Lockbriar Farm to meet with Jacqueline to grab… Continue Reading Hands-on Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Pizza Pop Up

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

Join us for Pizza & Wine featuring Chef Paul McCormick, fellow Wine Club member, and his brick oven pizza truck Bohemia Wood Fired Pizza. Personalized pizza for $15.00. Wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase. No tickets required.

Fall Foraging Fun around Chestertown

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

Before you load up on Halloween candy, join Dr. Bill on a foray of Chestertown to forage for food! Chestertown’s lawns, parks and sidewalks are full of good things to eat, if you know how and where to look. After foraging around town, the class will return to to the Modern Stone Age Kitchen to… Continue Reading Fall Foraging Fun around Chestertown

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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

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The Artists’ Gallery Features “Confluence” by Freeman Dodsworth in October

Chestertown, MD

Freeman Dodsworth's newest work in oil will be featured in The Artists' Gallery throughout the month of October.  The paintings in "Confluence" depict the coming together of things and their abiding together for a time.  Light and dark, river and marsh, man and nature.  This coming together can be peaceful, as when a boat floats… Continue Reading The Artists’ Gallery Features “Confluence” by Freeman Dodsworth in October

October Fall Hayrides

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

Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes. This is a wine focused tour, if you’d like to bring children please give us a call: 302-304-0551… Continue Reading October Fall Hayrides

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Live Playwrights’ Society

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

Live Playwrights’ Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7pm and is open to all ages. For more information visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org/  Until further notice, you need to be vaccinated and wear a mask to… Continue Reading Live Playwrights’ Society

Chestertown Election

Chestertown, MD

The election is Nov. 2. The only polling place is the Chestertown firehouse. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, the Town of Chestertown will hold an election for Mayor and Councilmembers from the 1st and 3rd Wards. For more info visit our election page.

Phragmites australis Eco Art Workshop

Center for Environment and Society at WC - 485 South Cross Street, Chestertown, MD, 21620

Join environmental artist, Stephanie Garon and Director of the River and Field Campus, Michael Hardesty for this participatory, informative experience. In this 2-hour OUTDOOR workshop, you will be introduced to the artist's creative process, the Phragmites australis plant, and you will actively participate in the removal of this invasive species from the Chester Riverbank. The… Continue Reading Phragmites australis Eco Art Workshop

November 5: Indigo in the Afternoon

Arts Alive! - 200 High St

Friday, November 5, 2:30 to 4:30 pm Cost: $30 per participant Material Fee - $10, instructor will collect material fee at class. Adults and teens welcome! Learn to indigo dye during the “blue” hours! We will learn about indigo and explore various Shibori resist methods while creating some great gifts. When you’re ready to dye… Continue Reading November 5: Indigo in the Afternoon

November 5: Indigo at Night

Arts Alive! - 204 High St

Friday, November 5, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Cost: $30 per participant Material Fee - $10, instructor will collect material fee at class. Adults and teens welcome! Learn to indigo dye during the “blue” hours! We will learn about indigo and explore various Shibori resist methods while creating some great gifts. When you’re ready to dye… Continue Reading November 5: Indigo at Night

Kent BrewFest

Memorial Plaza - Historic Downtown Chestertown

Join the Kent County Chamber of Commerce as we host the 4th Annual BrewFest in Historic Downtown Chestertown, MD on Saturday, November 6. Craft Beer | Live Music | Food Truck Tickets available at https://www.kentbrewfest.com/

ISAAC – Premiere of new Musical by Marlon Saunders

VIRTUAL Event

On Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. we will host a virtual event that will preview the work with the composer, Marlon Saunders, and we hope you will join us. This is a ZOOM event and pre-registration is required. Register at www.kentculture.org Thank you!

The Washington College Concert Series – Eric Plewinski (percussion)

Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

The Washington College Concert Series presents percussionist Eric Plewinski who will showcase the colorful array of repertoire in the solo percussion genre. Join Eric on a rhythmic journey exploring many instruments, timbres, and moods spoken through the voice of the unique instrumentation of the percussion family. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College… Continue Reading The Washington College Concert Series – Eric Plewinski (percussion)

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Public Art Committee

Chestertown, MD

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

November 9 – RiverArts Salon: The American Impressionists: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

ArtsAlive! - online

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. In this virtual tour, we will look more closely at just what constitutes Impressionism and then meet several American Impressionists and their work from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.… Continue Reading November 9 – RiverArts Salon: The American Impressionists: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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A&E District Committee

Chestertown, MD

The A&E District committee meets every other month via Zoom on the First Wednesday 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

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Equity Advisory Committee

Chestertown, MD

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. Topic: EQUITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Time: Aug 10, 2021 07:00 PM… Continue Reading Equity Advisory Committee

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October 23, 30, & Nov 13: Watercolor Journaling with Jim Mahla

Arts Alive! - 200 High St

3 Saturdays: October 23, October 30, November 13, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $100 per participant Adults and teens welcome! This workshop with Jim will focus on how to develop a watercolor journal for traveling or simply painting “En Plein Air”. You will begin with some studio time learning various watercolor techniques and then… Continue Reading October 23, 30, & Nov 13: Watercolor Journaling with Jim Mahla

Modern Stone Age Kitchen Ribbon Cutting & Eat Like a Human Book Launch

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Come celebrate with us as Bill's book, Eat Like a Human, debuts PLUS we are hosting our Modern Stone Age Kitchen Ribbon and Eastern Shore Food Lab ribbon cutting at 4:00 PM.The afternoon will kick off with a ribbon-cutting with the Kent County Chamber of Commerce. Then we'll all move inside and listen as Bill… Continue Reading Modern Stone Age Kitchen Ribbon Cutting & Eat Like a Human Book Launch

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November 2 Advanced Techniques: Teapots with Marcey Sherman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

November 2, 9, and 16 from 6:00-8:30 pm This pottery course offers students a 3-week workshop exploring the art of ceramic teapots. Learn how to combine all your ceramic skills (and perhaps learn some new ones!) with the ultimate ceramic project. Students will be guided through the process of designing, throwing, hand building, trimming, and… Continue Reading November 2 Advanced Techniques: Teapots with Marcey Sherman

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Every Tuesday: MAKEspace – Get your creative project done!

ArtsAlive! - 200 High St.

Haven’t carved out time to create? Are you stuck on a project? Or, are you on fire with amazing creativity and want to be in a creative hive? Bring your project to work with us in a fun atmosphere during this FREE weekly creative drop-in! Learn more - & RSVP for each week at https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/makespace

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Planning Commission Meeting

Town of Chestertown 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

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

WC-ALL Learn at Lunch

Chester River Yacht and Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Road

A Learn at Lunch PresentationNovember 18 at Noon Wendy Cronin “A Journey to the US/Mexican Border” Wendy was invited to Arizona to see the work being done, and she spent 10 days in December 2019 at or near Nogales, Arizona. She was able to observe what one group was doing, including food provision, primary healthcare,… Continue Reading WC-ALL Learn at Lunch

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

ShoreRivers - Streaming Online

Register for FREE tickets now!Join us for our 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival and celebrate 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 love of nature.… Continue Reading Wild & Scenic Film Festival

November 21 One Day Clay Workshop: Holiday Luminaries with Wanda Brumwell

Clay Studio - 204 High St

No experience necessary! Open to all ages (children under 14 will need adult assistance). Clay will be provided as well as many items to imprint texture. Please feel free to bring anything of special interest (cookie cutters, imprint items) that could be used to personalize your holiday luminary! What's your style? You are limited only… Continue Reading November 21 One Day Clay Workshop: Holiday Luminaries with Wanda Brumwell

RESONANCE CONCERT SERIES: Pianist David Brooks

St. Paul's Parish, Kent - 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd.

National Music Festival piano mentor David Brooks will perform a varied program of works by Bach and Rachmaninoff, together with his own compositions and piano transcriptions, including music based on Disney’s “Aladdin” and Brooks’ own completion of an unfinished work by Robert Schumann. A winner of several national and international competitions, he now performs a… Continue Reading RESONANCE CONCERT SERIES: Pianist David Brooks

Free Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner

The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620

It's that time of the year again. Please join us for our annual free Thanksgiving Dinner at The Kitchen! 1pm-4pm Reservations Suggested

Santa’s Arrival & Lighting of the Town

Fountain Park High Street, Chestertown

Enjoy classic holiday songs performed by the Kent County Community Marching Band, have your photo taken with Olaf, Rudolph, and the Grinch, and welcome Santa to Chestertown as he is delivered to his Fountain Street house by the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Department.

Chestertown Christmas Parade

High Street

Bring the whole family to Historic Downtown Chestertown to enjoy our annual community Christmas parade, featuring marching bands, floats, fire trucks, and of course, the guest of honor, Santa! If you would like to participate in the parade, contact Kristen Owen at kowen@mainstreetchestertown.org

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MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI / Querencia

Chestertown, MD

MARC CASTELLI / Querencia October 29 – November 28 Final Weekend - Exhibit Closes Sunday, November 28 MassoniArt on High Street will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday (private appointments can be scheduled on Tuesday& Wednesday) Masks are required. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Marc Castelli’s… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI / Querencia

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The Artists’ Gallery Features Barbara Zuehlke in "Coastal Visions"

The Artists' Gallery - 239 High Street

On First Friday, November 5th, The Artists' Gallery will present "Coastal Visions" by Barbara Zuehlke with an opening reception to meet the artist from 5-8 pm. Barbara is a partner with The Artists' Gallery and an award winning artist who brings to life the magic of the Eastern Shore, capturing the waterfowl, reflections of boats… Continue Reading The Artists’ Gallery Features Barbara Zuehlke in "Coastal Visions"

Take It Home Bingo Begins

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Pick up a Bingo card at any KCPL location starting Wednesday, December 1st. One card per person per visit, but you can visit multiple days to pick up and play multiple cards! Turn in winning cards by December 15th for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including: ice cream maker, underwater fishing camera, drone, and… Continue Reading Take It Home Bingo Begins

Holiday Party For All Ages

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Join us to kick off December with a community holiday party at the library! Enjoy stories, games, treats, a little holiday preparation, and the joy of interacting with friends and neighbors. Pajamas are encouraged! Festivities will include activities for all ages: 4pm A read aloud of the classic Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg for… Continue Reading Holiday Party For All Ages

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Chestertown Environmental Committee Meeting

Chestertown, MD

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

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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

Winter Birding and Refuge Walks

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge - Eastern Neck Island

How to register:https://bit.ly/2XfvGcb For Questions email: easternneckwalks@gmail.com or call Melissa Baile at 410-639-7160. Enrollment for walks is limited to 25, first-served, with children 12-and-up permitted but no pets. Walks are FREE. Dress warmly, wear boots, bring binoculars and a camera.

HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE

Gallery 203 - 201 Truslow Road - Gallery 203 - 201 Truslow Road

JOIN US FOR OUR HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE. CERAMIC BOWLS, MUGS, PITCHERS, VASES AND PLATES BY POTTER Paul Aspell. LINOCUT PRINTS, OIL PAINTINGS, NOTECARDS, POSTERS AND WRAPPING PAPER BY Irene Aspell. FOR THE HOLIDAYS: NEW SCULPTURAL WORK BY Paul Aspell AND EVERGREEN WREATHS MADE BY IRENE ALSO FOR SALE. CUT OUT THE MIDDLE MAN AND BUY… Continue Reading HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE

KCPL Cares Giveaway – Winter Wear

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

The library is not a standalone organization, it's a vital part of the community! KCPL Cares is a monthly free giveaway initiative that lets us connect with and support the community. This month, our giveaway features hats and gloves of all sizes. Care packs are available during normal hours of operation. No registration, first-come, first-served,… Continue Reading KCPL Cares Giveaway – Winter Wear

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Dickens of a Christmas

Chestertown Historic District - 200 block High Street

Join us December 3-5, 2021 for the 4th Annual Dickens of a Christmas in downtown Chestertown. Chestertown’s beautiful architecture is the backdrop for a lively London-themed weekend filled with Victorian entertainment, food, shopping, children’s activities, and more. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. For more info and schedule of… Continue Reading Dickens of a Christmas

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Festival of Trees Weekend

1st Um Church, 105 N. Mill St.

5-7pm Friday, 10-5pm Sat., 11-3pm Sun. 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… Continue Reading Festival of Trees Weekend

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Annual RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106 - Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Annual RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale Something for every pocketbook! These unique & beautifully crafted handmade gifts created by our member artisans include everything from clothing to fashion accessories, jewelry, home and holiday décor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, original paintings and more!

December 5: Holiday Wreath Making

Meghan Efland's backyard

In Meghan Efland's backyard, near downtown Chestertown & Washington College (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with Meghan's address.) Cost: $35 Join us for camaraderie & creativity as we make festive holiday decor that will brighten your home or make a perfect gift! Meghan started making holiday wreaths with her grandmother, mother, and… Continue Reading December 5: Holiday Wreath Making

Rivers to Canal Holiday Sip & Shop

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

Get your Christmas shopping done early and enjoy some wine while you do it! A wide variety of vendors will be at Broken Spoke, Chateau Bu De & Crow Vineyard so you can shop for local gifts for family, friends, and of course to treat yourself! A list of vendors will be updated as they… Continue Reading Rivers to Canal Holiday Sip & Shop

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The Garfield Center presents Shrek: The Musical

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

DECEMBER 3 – 19, 2021 Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW TIMES! Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm Sundays @ 2pm Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: Chesapeake Bank and Trust

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A Victorian Dining Experience

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Grab your knickers and kick off your holiday season in true Dickens fashion as you savor an authentic Victorian Dining experience at the Modern Stone Age Kitchen. Like a virtual time machine, you'll explore the history, culture and atmosphere of the Victorian era through a lavish, multi-course Christmas dinner as it would have been prepared… Continue Reading A Victorian Dining Experience

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Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

8/16/2021 - The Town Council is following CDC guidelines and request that all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 7/27/2021 - The Town Council voted to change the meeting start time to 6:30pm moving forward 7/14/2021 - Town meetings are resuming in Town Hall and are open to the public.  Meetings will still be… Continue Reading Mayor and Council Meeting

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Utilities Commission Meeting

Town of Chesterotwn 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

7/27/2021 - The Town Council voted to change the meeting start time to 6:30pm moving forward CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

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OPEN AUDITIONS – The Play That Goes Wrong

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street

Opening the 2022 season at the Garfield Center for the Arts in February is the over-the-top hilarious new comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. The Garfield Center’s Executive Director, Steven Arnold, will direct the production. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, December 4th 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00… Continue Reading OPEN AUDITIONS – The Play That Goes Wrong

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