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Chestertown Tea Party Festival

Downtown Chestertown

Join the Revolution! In response to British Parliament’s closing of the port of Boston, the citizens of Chestertown, Maryland met in May of 1774 and set forth “Resolves” forbidding importing, selling, or consuming tea in Chestertown. The annual reenactment of tossing The Tea Overboard is the centerpiece of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Fun for… Continue Reading Chestertown Tea Party Festival

Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Beer Fest & Raft Race

Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park

The fun continues on Sunday, May 29 at Wilmer Park, along the Chester, beginning at noon. The Chestertown Tea party Beerfest, features 8 + local craft brewers and live music with The Dirty Grass Players. Plenty of family fun - food trucks, craft vendors and children's activities.Don't miss the raft race, starting gun at 2:30!

Memorial Day Lunch Cruise on the River Packet

River Packet - High Street Town Dock

Gather your family and friends on Memorial Day for a lunch cruise on the Chester River! Reservations are required - click the link for more information and to reserve your tickets!

Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

Exhibit curator: Joan StrandImage Credits: Banner image, Moody Tree, photograph by Lani Seikaly, Study in Ink by Ronn Akins Monochrome images easily evoke a wide range of moods through the intentional limiting of color variations. For this show, RiverArts invites artists to express their own vision of monochrome by submitting black and white drawings and… Continue Reading Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Opening Reception

Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Image credit: Fig Newtons / Cellophane #2 by Robert Lasus Curator: Andy Goddard Epicure: 1. “One with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine.” And 2. archaic : one devoted to sensual pleasure and luxurious living. (Merriam-Webster) What gives you pleasure? A glass of Chateau Lafite Rothschild? A garden of peonies? A silky… Continue Reading Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

2022 National Music Festival

Various venues in Chestertown and Kent County

June 5-18, 2022 The mission of the National Music Festival is to present world-class celebrations of music and to provide affordable arts education and entertainment year round; as well as to foster economic development by contributing to the greater Kent County community as an arts and entertainment destination on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. All… Continue Reading 2022 National Music Festival

Artist Professional Development: Websites for Artists w/Kris Kelley

online - Zoom

Whether you are a beginning artist or an established maker, a great website is essential to connect you with the art world and showcase your work. This webinar, hosted by artist and experienced website builder, Kris Kelley, will review key elements of an artist's website, content arrangement, and tips for optimizing your site to make… Continue Reading Artist Professional Development: Websites for Artists w/Kris Kelley

Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Artist's Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

Exhibit curator: Joan StrandImage Credits: Banner image, Moody Tree, photograph by Lani Seikaly, Study in Ink by Ronn Akins Monochrome images easily evoke a wide range of moods through the intentional limiting of color variations. For this show, RiverArts invites artists to express their own vision of monochrome by submitting black and white drawings and… Continue Reading Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Artist's Talk

8th Annual Backyard Bash

Recovery In Motion 300 Scheeler Road, Chestertown, MD

Free family fun event! There will be plenty of great resources, door prizes, giveaways, free food and more! Our goal is to support the Community and YOU! Parties

March For Our Lives Chestertown

400 block of High Street Chestertown, MD

March on June 11 We're marching for our lives on June 11th in DC and across the nation (100 local marches and counting). Join us in the next chapter in our fight and find a march near you. OUR POLICY PRIORITIES This policy agenda is rooted in our community’s calls for safety, grounded in the… Continue Reading March For Our Lives Chestertown

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WATER / WAYS 2022 Marcy Dunn Ramsey Annual Exhibition Surfacing

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

"Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium.  There is no life without water." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi May 13 - June 12, 2022 Collectors’ Preview – beginning May 10th, by appointment June First Friday Reception June 3rd, 5-7 pm Also featuring photographs by Michael Kahn Enjoy the video tour of the exhibit on the MassoniArt… Continue Reading WATER / WAYS 2022 Marcy Dunn Ramsey Annual Exhibition Surfacing

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Marc Castelli – Working Portraits/watermen.1

MassoniArt - Cross Street Gallery 113 South Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

May 26 – June 12, 2022 In the MassoniArt Cross Street Gallery @ 113 South Cross Street, Chestertown, Maryland May 27 - 29 Join the festivities on Memorial Day Weekend for the Chestertown Tea Party Festival. The gallery will be open throughout the weekend. www.chestertownteaparty.org Friday, June 3, 5-7 pm – Reception/Chestertown June First Friday… Continue Reading Marc Castelli – Working Portraits/watermen.1

Cars on High

Main Street Chestertown - Fountain Park

Come on out to Cars On High St. in Chestertown, MD to show off your Exotic, Classic or Vintage car on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April thru October.

Juneteenth Celebration “Day of Acknowledgement” – Block Party

Chestertown, MD

The Frederick Douglass Juneteenth Celebration "Day of Acknowledgment" will celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of African American life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Frederick Douglass Juneteenth "Day of Acknowledgment” Celebration will celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of African American life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This year, on June 18th,… Continue Reading Juneteenth Celebration “Day of Acknowledgement” – Block Party

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Juneteenth Celebration “Day of Acknowledgement” – Ceremonial Day

Chestertown, MD

The Frederick Douglass Juneteenth Celebration "Day of Acknowledgment" will celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of African American life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Frederick Douglass Juneteenth "Day of Acknowledgment” Celebration will celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of African American life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This year, on June 18th,… Continue Reading Juneteenth Celebration “Day of Acknowledgement” – Ceremonial Day

Father's Day Cruise on the River Packet

River Packet - High Street Town Dock

Gather your family and friends for a Father's Day brunch cruise aboard the River Packet! Reservations are required - click the link for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Community Pool Party

Kent County Parks & Rec - 11041 Worton Rd, Worton, MD 21678

Join us for a family fun FREE event. All patrons will receive free admission to the pool. Come out and learn about the local resources right here in Kent County. Raffles for prizes and more!

Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

3/28/2022 - Town Council meetings will now start at 6pm 8/16/2021 - The Town Council is following CDC guidelines and requests that all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 7/14/2021 - Town meetings are resuming in Town Hall and are open to the public.  Meetings will still be available to watch in real time… Continue Reading Mayor and Council Meeting

KCPS Job Fair

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

We're Hiring! Come talk to us about our hiring and retention stipend, full tuition reimbursement, free YMCA membership, healthcare holidays, and more! Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call Human Resources at 410-778-7140. June 23rd 9am-12pm Kent County High School 25301 Lambs Meadow Road Worton, MD 21678

Wild Painting in the Evening with Paul Santori

Chestertown

During the painting session, Paul will share some of the techniques and approaches involved in his vibrant and energetic approach which emphasizes an emotive response to landscape rather than a purely representational methodology. The first session Paul will be painting with acrylics, the second oil; however either are welcome in each session. This class is… Continue Reading Wild Painting in the Evening with Paul Santori

Surprise Fireworks!

Chestertown, Wilmer Park

Fireworks! 9:15 pm Thursday June 23 at Wilmer-Park, Chestertown All Welcome! Dr. John Conkling was a beloved chemistry professor at Washington College where he taught for nearly two decades. A resident of Chestertown for more than 50 years, he was the world's leading expert on fireworks and pyrotechnics and was responsible for creating many of… Continue Reading Surprise Fireworks!

2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Kickoff with Science Guys of Baltimore

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Come and sign up for the 2022 Summer Reading Program Oceans of Possibilities and receive your bag of swag to get started with your reading adventure! Register in person or pre-register online to play via Beanstack. Free t-shirts available while supplies last. Join the Science Guys of Baltimore to learn about waves! Waves of the… Continue Reading 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Kickoff with Science Guys of Baltimore

Young Artist's Harp Seminar: Competion Winner's Concert

Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College - Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College

Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time. This performance features winners of the Young Artist's Harp Competition.

Bay to Bay Jim Gent Memorial Ride

Ride starts/ends Betterton Volunteer Fire Company - 2 Howell Point Rd Betterton, MD 21610

The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of four routes 26, 50, 85, or 102 miles in length. The flat loop routes take in the scenery of the heartland of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware including farmlands, old country homes, quaint towns, and great… Continue Reading Bay to Bay Jim Gent Memorial Ride

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ISAAC: A Musical Journey – June 24, 25 & 26

Decker Theater - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College

World Premier of newly Commissioned Musical - staged reading - ISAAC: A Musical Journey, written and composed by Marlon Saunders, commissioned by Kent Cultural Alliance in partnership with Chesapeake Heartland Friday June 24 - 7:30 Saturday June 25 - 7:30 Sunday June 26 - 2:30 Gibson Arts Center at Washington College

Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election – Voter Registration Deadline

Chestertown, MD

Register to Vote To vote in the 2022 Election, you must be registered to vote. To learn more about who can register to vote, click here. The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information is June 28, 2022 for the Gubernatorial Primary Election; and October 18, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General… Continue Reading Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election – Voter Registration Deadline

Young Artist's Harp Seminar Recital with Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang

Emmanuel Episcopal Church 101 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time. This performance features Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang.

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LOWV Candidate Forums

Chestertown, MD

The League of Women Voters of Kent County has scheduled a series of informative candidate forum events, so voters can learn more about the people running for office here and in our area.  Here is the information provided by this nonpartisan group: The League of Women Voters of Kent County announces its calendar of forums for… Continue Reading LOWV Candidate Forums

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Encore Chorale’s Annual Summer Choral Institute for Older Adults

Washington College - - 300 Washington Avenue

The program draws singers 55+ interested in improving their vocal technique and spending a week with fellow music lovers. Each day begins with optional fitness or yoga classes followed by vocal technique classes, sectionals, and full rehearsals. The challenging music selection includes the oratorio repertoire, spirituals, Broadway favorites, American Songbook and more. Concerts and recitals… Continue Reading Encore Chorale’s Annual Summer Choral Institute for Older Adults

Message in a Bottle: Create a Charm!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Write a tiny message in a bottle and turn it into a necklace or keychain that is uniquely yours! What will your secret message say? Teens | Ages 13-17

Seashell Picture Frames & Instant Ocean Photobooth

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

It's beach week at the library! Use watercolors to paint seashells for decorating your very own picture frame. What will you put in your frame? That's up to you, but we'll have an ocean-themed photobooth where you can create instant memories and find inspiration! Recommended for Ages 5+

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Community Flock Walk

Wilmer Park and Rails & Trails - 413 S Cross St

Join us each Tuesday and Thursday (weather permitting) for a Free Community Walk! Come meet fellow community members, while walking the Chestertown Rails and Trails. We meet at 5:30pm at Wilmer Park and walk about an hour. All are welcome!

Marine Science! with Dr. Paulinus Chigbu of University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

If you're interested in oceanography and marine life, you don't want to miss what's happening at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore! Dr. Paulinus Chigbu, Professor of Marine Science and Director of the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center, joins us to share details about the current Marine Science research and training programs that… Continue Reading Marine Science! with Dr. Paulinus Chigbu of University of Maryland Eastern Shore

July 2022 – Local Color opening reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

WHAT IS LOCAL COLOR? Color can be defined in several different ways. It is often considered an element consisting of three properties: hue, intensity, and value. It is the aspect of an object caused by different qualities of light reflecting from it. It can be vibrant or muted, and as Stewart White points out, “Simple… Continue Reading July 2022 – Local Color opening reception

Carnival On High

Downtown Chestertown

Main Street Chestertown’s newest event… Carnival On High! Balloon animals, face painting, cotton candy, train rides, games & prizes! Mark your calendar, more updates to come! Food, drinks, beer & wine will be available for purchase!

Young Artist's Harp Seminar Opening Concert

Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College

Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time.

Kent County Waterman's Day

Rock Hall Bulkhead

We are back in action!Join us on Sunday, July 3rd for our annual family fun day of food, contests, vendors and the beloved boat docking!

Young Artist's Harp Seminar Prep Division in Concert

Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College

Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time. This concert features participants in the Prep Division, aged 8-17.

Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

3/28/2022 - Town Council meetings will now start at 6pm 8/16/2021 - The Town Council is following CDC guidelines and requests that all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 7/14/2021 - Town meetings are resuming in Town Hall and are open to the public.  Meetings will still be available to watch in real time… Continue Reading Mayor and Council Meeting

Utilities Commission Meeting

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

3/28/2022 - Town Council meetings will now start at 6pm CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Ocean Retro Tie-Dye

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Go ocean retro and get groovy creating a tie-dye masterpiece! Bring a plain white t-shirt or other item you'd like to tie-dye (100% cotton fabric works best). A limited number of blank tote bags available as well. All other supplies will be provided. Teens (ages 13-17) Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

The National Aquarium Presents: Shark!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Sharks are unique and intelligent animals with amazing survival adaptations that have kept them at the top of the ocean food chain since prehistoric times. The National Aquarium joins us to dispel common shark myths (spoiler alert: sharks are not the fearsome eating machines portrayed in movies) and introduce us to the amazing world of… Continue Reading The National Aquarium Presents: Shark!

Local Color Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

WHAT IS LOCAL COLOR? Color can be defined in several different ways. It is often considered an element consisting of three properties: hue, intensity, and value. It is the aspect of an object caused by different qualities of light reflecting from it. It can be vibrant or muted, and as Stewart White points out, “Simple… Continue Reading Local Color Artists' Talk

Shark-cuterie: Create a Custom Cutting Board

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Shark-cuterie! Dive into the charcuterie trend by creating your very own shark-themed board. At this workshop, we'll provide a board and all the supplies you need to create a colorful shark design. You'll bring your creativity and take home a gorgeous board to inspire you to chomp into charcuterie! Adults Please register to reserve a… Continue Reading Shark-cuterie: Create a Custom Cutting Board

Young Artist's Harp Seminar Solo Concert

Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College

Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time.

Young Artist’s Harp Seminar Gala Grand Finale Concert

Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College

Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time.

Young Artist's Harp Seminar Gala Grand Finale Concert

Gibson Center for the Performing Arts - Washington College

Over 50 of the world’s top young harpists will gather in Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer as the renowned Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition comes to Washington College for the first time.

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The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

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

"Short Attention Span Theatre" by various writers Produced by Mark Sullivan Performance Dates: June 24, 25, 26, July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2022 2022 SAST Directors: Steve Arnold, Nic Carter, Jennifer Kafka Smith, John Mann, Melissa McGlynn, Mark Sullivan & Adrienne Wrona The beloved annual tradition, which frequently features new works by local… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

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

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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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OPEN AUDITIONS – The Good Doctor

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

GCA’s AUDITIONS FOR NEIL SIMON’S “THE GOOD DOCTOR” SET FOR JULY 12, 14, AND 16! The Garfield Center for the Arts has announced audition dates for their upcoming production of the Neil Simon comedy “The Good Doctor.” Auditions are Tuesday and Thursday, July 12th and14th, both starting at 5:30 PM, and Saturday, July 16th, starting… Continue Reading OPEN AUDITIONS – The Good Doctor

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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

Paracord Survival Bracelets

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Learn how to create survival bracelets out of paracord - functional, stylish, and able to save a life in an emergency situation! After you learn the basics, you'll make two bracelets. One is for you to keep. The other will be donated to Operation Gratitude to be included in a care package for someone who… Continue Reading Paracord Survival Bracelets

Message in a Bottle

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

If you were stuck on a desert island and only had one bottle, what message would you send? At this program, you'll explore different types of communication, including morse code! You'll also make and decorate a special desert island bottle and write your own message to send to the world. Recommended for ages 5+

Dessert Island

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

The only desert island here is a dessert island! Learn how to create a simple no-cook dessert that looks like a desert island – fun, easy, tasty, and perfect for a summer treat! All supplies provided. Adults Please register to reserve a space!

Cars on High

300 High Street - Fountain Park

Come on out to Cars On High St. in Chestertown, MD to show off your Exotic, Classic or Vintage car on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April thru October.

Saturday in the Park

Chestertown, Wilmer Park

Saturday in the Park - On July 23rd Chestertown is hosting an all day new annual event at Wilmer Park called Saturday in the Park. It will include lawn games, waterfront activities, open mic, competitions and kayak sales and swaps. For general info contact chestertownrecreation@gmail.com For Challenge or Open Mic contact Stu at 301-257-5446

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Kent County Fair – July 21, 22 & 23

Kent County Fairgrounds - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620 - Kent County Fairgrounds - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

The Kent County Fair is a county fair featuring great food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games and entertainment. The focus of the fair is agricultural education and providing educational opportunities for county youth. The greased pig contest and the 4-H livestock and cake auctions are popular fair events. Each evening features different foods… Continue Reading Kent County Fair – July 21, 22 & 23

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ARPA Task Force

Chestertown, MD

After receiving the first installment of the promised $4.4 million in ARPA funds, the Mayor and Council formed an ARPA Advisory Committee on December 6, 2021, to assist in reaching out to the community, evaluating proposals, and making recommendations for the best use of some of those funds. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday… Continue Reading ARPA Task Force

Crazy Days

Downtown Chestertown

Downtown Chestertown’s annual sidewalk sale, Thursday, July 28 to Saturday, July 30, with many stores carrying the specials into Sunday. This summer tradition is sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association, (DCA). Great deals on men’s and women’s designer fashions, children’s clothing and toys, jewelry, home décor, crafts, kitchen items, books, art supplies, pampered pet must… Continue Reading Crazy Days

Pirate Terrariums

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Arrrgh – here there be pirates! Set the scene and design a unique pirate-themed terrarium. Teens (ages 13-17) Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

Encore ROCKS Summer Camp – Free Concert

Gibson Center for the Arts, Decker Theatre - 300 Washington Avenue, GCAC3 - Gibson Center for the Arts, Decker Theatre - 300 Washington Avenue, GCAC3

Encore ROCKS Campers (singers that are 55 and over) will be performing on their last day of camp, and would love for you to come hear them sing! Below are their songs in their camp repertoire: Best of the Beach Boys, Medley from Forrest Gump, Build Me Up Buttercup, Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World,… Continue Reading Encore ROCKS Summer Camp – Free Concert

Aquatic Insects with 4-H's Beth Hill

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Explore containers full of pond insects, snails, plants, and more as you learn what it takes to be a limnologist – that's the name for a scientist who studies the ecosystem of ponds, pond animals, and pond plant life. Please register to reserve a space! Recommended for Ages 5+

Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning Showcase

Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center - 300 Washington Avenue

It's time for the WC-ALL Fall Showcase! Join us for an opportunity to meet the instructors, learn about the Fall Courses and our Learn at Lunch guests. Light refreshments available to mix and mingle with our community afterwards. Attendance is free. First session classes start August 28 Meanwhile, you can check out the Fall At-A-Glance… Continue Reading Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning Showcase

Create It: Thump Mat Knotted Trivet

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Add nautical flair to your table with a thump mat knotted trivet! Thump mats are woven rope pads that keep blocks and pulleys from hitting and damaging the deck on boats such as Chestertown's Sultana. They're also excellent hot pads for protecting your table. Adults Please register to reserve a space!

Crazy Days

Downtown Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown

Downtown Chestertown’s annual sidewalk saleThursday, July 28 to Saturday, July 30, with many stores carrying the specials into Sunday. This summer tradition is sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association, (DCA). Great deals on men’s and women’s designer fashions, children’s clothing and toys, jewelry, home décor, crafts, kitchen items, books, art supplies, pet must - haves… Continue Reading Crazy Days

Crazy Days

Downtown Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown

Downtown Chestertown’s annual sidewalk sale, Thursday, July 28 to Saturday, July 30, with many stores carrying the specials into Sunday. This summer tradition is sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association, (DCA). Great deals on men’s and women’s designer fashions, children’s clothing and toys, jewelry, home décor, crafts, kitchen items, books, art supplies, pampered pet must… Continue Reading Crazy Days

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The Garfield Center’s Playmakers present “The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”

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

Friday, July 29 @ 7pm, Saturday, July 30 @ 7pm, Sunday, July 31 @ 2pm $5 suggested donation The Garfield Center for the Arts’ Playmakers has returned! The GCA’s annual summer youth education camp for children ages 8-15 has a long and successful history of teaching skills in theatrecraft and performance. The camp had been… Continue Reading The Garfield Center’s Playmakers present “The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”

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Utilities Commission Meeting

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

3/28/2022 - Town Council meetings will now start at 6pm CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

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Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

3/28/2022 - Town Council meetings will now start at 6pm 8/16/2021 - The Town Council is following CDC guidelines and requests that all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status. 7/14/2021 - Town meetings are resuming in Town Hall and are open to the public.  Meetings will still be available to watch in real time… Continue Reading Mayor and Council Meeting

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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

Epic Quest of the Sea

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

This adventure quest is part scavenger hunt, part interactive story, and treasure awaits any who solve Poseidon’s riddles! You and your teammates will travel through the library, putting together clues, and solving the final riddle that unlocks the prize at the end of the quest. Teens (ages 13-17) Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome!

SOS hosts Strong Schools Maryland

Stam's Luncheonette 215 High Street, Chestertown, MD

Stop by Stam’s Luncheonette on Thursday, from 1-4 and ask your burning "Blueprint for Maryland's Future" questions of your local SOS/Strong Schools and state leadership from Strong Schools Maryland. We will have take-aways to help you understand what the law proposes and how it is already working in our schools. For more information on Strong… Continue Reading SOS hosts Strong Schools Maryland

Bright Star Children's Theatre Presents: The Little Mermaid

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Hilarious duo Lenny and Mabel – “The Greatest Actors in the World” – provide this fun take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The story follows the adventures of a mermaid who wishes to become human and win the heart of a human prince. This surprising tale of love and loss… Continue Reading Bright Star Children's Theatre Presents: The Little Mermaid

Maryland Dove: Tales and Legends

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Spend an evening with Jenifer Dolde, Associate Curator of Collections at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and discover the stories behind the 1970s build of Maryland Dove by Dorchester County’s iconic boatbuilder Jim Richardson and his “hippie” crew. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history,… Continue Reading Maryland Dove: Tales and Legends

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RiverArts Photography Club

RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St

1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month. 7 pm. Via Zoom. Contact Steve Kane at srkane@gmail.com to participate. Participation in the club is free and all are welcome, from advanced photographers to beginners coming for the first time.

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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

Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Image credit: Fig Newtons / Cellophane #2 by Robert Lasus Opening Reception: Epicure Curator: Andy Goddard Epicure: 1. “One with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine.” And 2. archaic : one devoted to sensual pleasure and luxurious living. (Merriam-Webster) What gives you pleasure? A glass of Chateau Lafite Rothschild? A garden of… Continue Reading Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

Eastern Shore Food Lab Open House

Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor) - 236 Cannon Street

Pop into Chestertown for 1st Friday this week and stop by the 2nd floor of 236 Cannon Street to see our new teaching kitchen. We'll be launching our fall class schedule later this month so come see the space where it all will happen - including private events and guest chef dinners! We'll also be… Continue Reading Eastern Shore Food Lab Open House

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Chestertown Farmers Market

Fountain Park

Chestertown Farmers' Market Visit www.chestertownfarmersmarket.org for more information. Social distancing and mask wearing will remain in effect at the downtown location. 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,… Continue Reading Chestertown Farmers Market

BSO performs “Peter and the Wolf” at the Chestertown Farmers Market

Chestertown Farmers Market - Chestert - Chestertown Farmers Market - Chestert

FREE this Saturday at 11:00 at the Chestertown Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity for children to see world class musicians perform. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet Wordsmith, Spoken Word Artist For children of all ages and their parents This timeless Prokofiev classic, which has entertained and educated children of all ages, will be… Continue Reading BSO performs “Peter and the Wolf” at the Chestertown Farmers Market

MUSIC FOR MARYLAND: KENT COUNTY

Wilmer Park in Chestertown - 413 South Cross Street

The BSO makes their final stop on the first leg of the Music for Maryland Tour in Kent County. This family friendly program features American favorites including Jonathan Leshnoff’s Dancing Blue Crabs! and a special nod to Kent County and Superman himself, Clark Kent, with John Williams’ Superman March. Music for Maryland Tour reservations are… Continue Reading MUSIC FOR MARYLAND: KENT COUNTY

Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb

ArtsAlive! - 3621 Church Hill Rd, Church Hill, MD

Take a peaceful hour for yourself to create this simple yet elegant turtle design. You'll have fun learning techniques to add unique doodles & some special effects. Enjoy the camaraderie of creating with like-minded souls. The class will meet at Unity Nursery, just south of Chestertown on Rt. 213. The address is 3621 Church Hill… Continue Reading Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb

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Public Arts 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

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Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from July 5th through August 9th. (6 weeks) This 6-week 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,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

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The Artist’s Way

online - Zoom

14 Wednesdays - July 6 through October 5, 7-8 pmOn Zoom for 1st thirteen sessions, with an in-person celebratory meet-up for dinner at the end! Join Sharon Herz & Ann Farley for this accountability & inspiration group as we read & work through this influential book. Sharon & Ann are simply there to guide the… Continue Reading The Artist’s Way

2022 Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall - 118 North Cross St.

Join the Kent County Office of Emergency Services to discuss preparations you can take to protect your home and family this Hurricane season.

2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Teen Finale

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

It's a tie-dye/taste of the pie party! Celebrate the end of summer reading with DIY tie-dye on the patio and a taste of the town pizza competition. Sample cheese pizza perfection from various locations around town in a blind taste test and find out whose pizza takes the cake! You can bring your own t-shirt… Continue Reading 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Teen Finale

Epicure – August 2022 – Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

Epicure: 1. “One with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine.” And 2. archaic : one devoted to sensual pleasure and luxurious living.(Merriam-Webster) EXHIBITION DATES: August 5th – 28th OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: August 5, 2022, 5:00 -7:00 pm ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, July 31,… Continue Reading Epicure – August 2022 – Artists' Talk

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Summer Gallery Artists Exhibition

MassoniArt - 203 High Street

New work each week during the month of July! In both the High Street Gallery & Cross Street Gallery Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday 11-4, Saturday 10- 5, Sunday 11-2. Appointments may be scheduled at your convenience.

After Hours Mixer to Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

For the past 10 years, Chestertown RiverArts has provided our community with creative ways to connect with one another through the arts. This wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support we've received from our members, sponsors, talented artisans, countless volunteers and our community. Please join us to help us celebrate RiverArts' 10 year anniversary… Continue Reading After Hours Mixer to Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!

Marvelous Mystery Auction: Adults-Only Oceans of Possibility Summer Reading Finale

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

After a summer of reading and logging your minutes, now is your chance to turn those minutes into fantastic prizes. At this special one-night-only summer finale for adults, the total number of reading minutes you’ve logged this summer will be converted into KCPL Bucks – and the bidding will begin! Enjoy fun, friendly competition, excitement,… Continue Reading Marvelous Mystery Auction: Adults-Only Oceans of Possibility Summer Reading Finale

"High & Wides" Bluegrass Concert in Fountain Park

Friday, Aug 12, Fountain Park in Downtown Chestertown - in Downtown Chestertown at corner of Cross and High Streets-

The "High & Wides" play a special blend of bluegrass that weaves in influences from new wave to old time to make music that evokes the era before country, bluegrass, rockabilly, western swing, and rock'n'roll broke off into separate and strictly defined genres. Formed in 2015, the band consists of Marc Dykeman (guitar, vocals), Sam… Continue Reading "High & Wides" Bluegrass Concert in Fountain Park

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