"SUCCULENTS A Primer: Making a mounded succulent centerpiece"

Sacred Heart Parish Hall - 510 High Street

Jane Ferguson, Chestertown Artist, will deliver a presentation on Succulents and demonstrate the creation of a mounded succulent centerpiece. Jane presentation is the first event in the 2022-2023 Program of All Seasons Garden Club, which meets on the second Monday of September-December and February-June. Meetings begin at 1:00 P.M. with a Business Session, followed at… Continue Reading "SUCCULENTS A Primer: Making a mounded succulent centerpiece"

One Maryland One Book – Book Discussion: What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Join us for a discussion of the 2022 One Maryland One Book selection, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster. Free copies of the book are available at all KCPL locations while supplies last. The book is also available for checkout. Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

Pizza & Make a Thing: Mini Pumpkin Tarts

Chestertown Branch - 408 High St

Polish your culinary skills just in time for baking season! At this baking-themed event, you'll learn how to create a tasty pumpkin tart. All supplies will be provided. Ages 13-17 Space is limited. Please register!

Snack Around the World Club: Try snacks from around the globe!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Have you ever wondered what kids around the world snack on? Join us to find out – and to try a variety of snacks! At this global snacking showdown we'll explore treats, share fun facts, and bring the rest of the world closer to home one tasty bite at a time. Please note: Due to… Continue Reading Snack Around the World Club: Try snacks from around the globe!

Uncorked Creations

Casa Carmen Wines - 312 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620

Join RiverArts and Casa Carmen Wines for a night of painting and wine! Instructor Kris Kelley Majors will teach you how to paint your very own autumn farm landscape inspired by the Casa Carmen poly-culture farm & vineyard in West Grove, PA. Painters of all levels are welcome! Enjoy Casa's premium selection of wine and… Continue Reading Uncorked Creations

Cocktail Class Racer Oktoberfest Regatta

Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing - 22170 Great Oak Landing Rd.

On Saturday, October 15, the Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association (CCWBRA) will hold its season-end Oktoberfest Cocktail Class Regatta at Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing Marina on Fairlee Creek in Chestertown, MD. Cocktail Class Racers are small, one-design homebuilt wooden racing boats powered by stock 6- or 8 hp outboard motors. CCWBRA conducts regattas… Continue Reading Cocktail Class Racer Oktoberfest Regatta

Maryland Gubernatorial General 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 General Election – Voter Registration Deadline

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: "Culture Change for Inclusive Excellence"

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theatre

Dr. Hrabowski is renowned for establishing the Meyerhoff Scholars Program that has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in STEM fields. Dr. Hrabowski is also known nationwide for his expertise and success in fostering inclusive excellence in higher education. Dr. Hrabowski's visit will be centered around his recent book,… Continue Reading Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: "Culture Change for Inclusive Excellence"

Kent County Board of Education Candidate Forum

Chestertown Volunteer Fire Station - 211 Maple Ave

League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for the candidates for the Board of Education of Kent County. Candidates will introduce themselves, answer questions from the League they have received in advance, and will answer questions from the audiance. No demonstrations, campaign signs or literature are allowed in the forum venue, including indications of… Continue Reading Kent County Board of Education Candidate Forum

Homeports Health & Wellness Expo

Kent County Family YMCA - 200 Scheeler Rd

Join us Thursday, October 20, 2022 for our Health and Wellness Expo at the new Kent County Family YMCA Free health screenings Free Morning Refreshments Flu Shots Over 60 exhibitors Printed program. Transportation available

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.

Washington College Film Series: Yuli

Washington College - Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall

The Communication and Media Studies Program invites you to this month's screening in the Washington College Film Series. In October, we'll be watching the 2018 film, Yuli with our co-hosts, the Global Education Office. This biopic follows Cuban ballet dancer, Carlos Acosta, from his childhood in Havana to his career in world-famous dance companies across… Continue Reading Washington College Film Series: Yuli

Kent County Commissioners Candidate Forum

Chestertown Volunteer Fire Station - 211 Maple Ave

League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for the candidates for Kent County Commissioners. Candidates will introduce themselves, answer questions from the League they have received in advance, and will answer questions from the audiance. No demonstrations, campaign signs or literature are allowed in the forum venue, including indications of support for any candidate.

Jazz Combo Concert

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

The Department of Music Presents Washington College's Jazz Combo (Directed by Ken Schweitzer).

After-Hours Applefest

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

It's an all-ages apple extravaganza! Join us for caramel apples, apple-scented potpourri and decorations, apple crafts for kids, apple pottery pinch pots, cider making, apple smoothies, goodie bags, and so much more! All ages are welcome at this family-friendly festival! Presented in partnership with Lockbriar Farms and Kent County 4-H.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park

Gabriel Benton is the organist at Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE. He is a graduate pf the Oberlin and Julliard Conservatories and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

What The World Needs Now: A Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

What The World Needs Now: An Evening of Song and Dance with Paula Johns and Lea McGowan performing a tribute to the work of Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach. Accompanied by Joe Holt. Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-the-world-needs-now-a-tribute-to-burt-bacharach-and-dionne-warwick-tickets-428004020547

5th Annual – Chestertown Rotary Soup & Sip

The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street

Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tasting You be the judge of Kent County's best crab soup! Bring $ bills to vote at each booth. $25 includes a wine glass and raffle ticket. Proceeds this year will benefit Kent County Public Schools, project TBD.

“Reading Dog” Sculpture Installation

Chestertown Branch - Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown MD

The Chestertown Public Arts Committee is pleased to announce the coming installation of the “Reading Dog” sculpture outside of the Chestertown branch of the Kent County Public Library. “Reading Dog” is part of a collection of twenty-four contemporary sculptures being donated to Chestertown by Peter and Hanna Woicke of St. Michael’s, Maryland. Very soon, “Reading… Continue Reading “Reading Dog” Sculpture Installation

Recurring Event Duchamp Won’t Die

Duchamp Won’t Die

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Tawes Theater

Directed by Prof. Dale Daigle and Sophia Rooks ‘23 In the style of the Neo Futurists, a wild, raucous evening of short, smart, funny plays. This is theater that is a fusion of sport, poetry and living-newspaper. It is a work that embraces those unreached or unmoved by conventional theater. The audience picks the order of plays.… Continue Reading Duchamp Won’t Die

Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Taking place over the course of two October weekends, the Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour includes more than 50 working studios throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. Guests will be invited to explore creative studio spaces, watch artists at work, talk with them about their craft and purchase works at studio prices. Participation in the tour… Continue Reading Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

RiverArts Salon: Contemporary American Art: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

online - Zoom

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Some people find contemporary art to be intriguing, while it perplexes others. In this tour, we'll be discussing several works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, all by artists who are… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Contemporary American Art: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

October 25 and 26: Catching the Light with Deena Ball

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Catching the Light - a plein air painting workshop that concentrates on catching the light and essence of a scene and a day. Students will work on compositional planning, using the practice of notan and value studies to get everything down before the light shifts. See more at https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/catching-the-light

Washington College Academy of Lifelong Leaning–Learn at Lunch

Hynson Lounge - Washington College

Washington College Academy of Lifelong LeaningLearn at Lunch with Airlee Johnson and Patrick Nugent, Ph.D Preserving African American History in Kent County and the Ethics of Civic Engagement Wednesday October 26th, 12:00pm - 2:00 pm, Washington College Campus, Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Please RSVP BY October 24th $25 MEMBERS $30 NON-MEMBERS Please mail your checks… Continue Reading Washington College Academy of Lifelong Leaning–Learn at Lunch

Chestertown Open Mic

The Custom House lawn - end of High St. Chestertown - The Custom House lawn - end of High St. Chestertown

OPEN MIC is on again this month, weather permitting. Outside event at the beautiful waterfront. PARTICIPANTS and SPECTATORS wanted!! Contact Ford Schumann at Fordo1@aol.com to participate. Spectators bring a blanket or chair and enjoy!

Watercolor Travel Journaling with Christine O’Neill

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, from 9-11 am Come have fun and learn how to really remember, and enjoy your upcoming vacations! This is a great class for people who already do plein air painting, and for newbies! It's a way to capture the moments and memories, besides with a photo. We will work… Continue Reading Watercolor Travel Journaling with Christine O’Neill

Radiant Echo Student Photo Contest Exhibition

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

Kohl Gallery and the McLain Program for Environmental Studies present an exhibition of photographs taken by Washington College students of the Radiant Echo permanent light installation located in the McLain Atrium of the Toll Science Center. Washington College Students were invited to submit photos to an open call contest which was juried by professional artist/photographer,… Continue Reading Radiant Echo Student Photo Contest Exhibition

Community Listening Sessions – Kent County Middle School Project

Chestertown, MD

KCMS COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS UPDATE: ADDITIONAL LOCATION ADDED, GALENA LOCATION TIME CHANGE "We are interested in obtaining input from the community as we consider the best long-term solution to address the problems and concerns with the current facility," said Dr. Karen Couch, superintendent of Kent County Public Schools. No decision has been made on the… Continue Reading Community Listening Sessions – Kent County Middle School Project

Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America

Washington College - Zoom Meeting

Dr. Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University, will discuss his latest book, Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America. When and how do victims of organized crime mobilize to resist? This presentation shows how the capacity of victims to engage in collective action, the nature of relations… Continue Reading Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America

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

Trick-or-Treat Dress Rehearsal & Candy Giveaway

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Why wear your costume only once when you can wear it twice! Get dressed up and stop by any KCPL location for a special trick-or-treat dress rehearsal at KCPL's after-hours candy giveaway!

Sumner Hall presents What’s in the Ditty Bag?

Sumner Hall - 206 South Queen Street

What’s in the Ditty Bag? Downrigging Weekend 2022 - Special Event October 29 10:00 am – 1:00 pm African Americans have been sailors and watermen for more than 300 years. Designed for the young and young of heart, this drop-in event will tell some stories and reveal some artifacts in the ditty bag.

Annual Chestertown Halloween Parade

Chestertown, MD

The Chestertown Lions will host and facilitate their annual Chestertown Halloween Parade on Saturday October 29th, beginning at 1 pm from Dixon Drive in Chestertown. The Parade will continue down High Street into the downtown area in front of Fountain Park. Floats, bands, show cars and costumed walkers will promenade through Chestertown and vie for… Continue Reading Annual Chestertown Halloween Parade

Trunk or Treat and Hotdogs

Presbyterian Church of Chestertown - 905 Gateway Drive

Trunks will *POP* open and treats will fly out at PCC's second annual Trunk or Treat from 4-5:30 PM. Community kids of all ages are invited to a free yummy mummy hotdog dinner at 5:30 PM.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Washington College - The Egg, Hodson Hall

In order to celebrate the Day of the Dead 2022, the Department of World Languages and Cultures invites the community to come to the Egg and participate of the making of the altar, taste Mexican cuisine, as well as listen to Latin American music performed by the student's choir and local artists, Fredy Granillo and… Continue Reading Day of the Dead Celebration

Tommy Bobo Artist Talk

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

Radiant Material exhibiting artist, Tommy Bobo will offer a talk about his work. Bobo makes art primarily with lights and computers, but also enjoys watercolors, writing, and video. Bobo says about the works in the Radiant Material exhibition, “For years I have sought to make light a tangible mass, but my recent works treat light… Continue Reading Tommy Bobo Artist Talk

The Dignity Project: human rights and dignity at the intersection of disability

Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center

The Young Alumni Series featuring Kelsey Chapman (nee Newborn) '12 Dignity is easy to discuss, but difficult to define. It is subjective, controversial, but highly relevant to the affordance and delivery of human rights for people with disability. Come and discuss ways to embed dignity and human rights into the way we work, build things,… Continue Reading The Dignity Project: human rights and dignity at the intersection of disability

First Friday TAPUM! Book Launch Party and Author Signing

Robert Ortiz Studios - 207 South Cross Street

The public is invited to celebrate the official release of the children's book, "Tapum!" by Chestertown author and illustrator Marianne Sade. The event will feature a special appearance by the Kent County High School Drumline, performance by popular musician/artist Fredy Granillo, and a book signing by the author.Attendees are invited to bring their own drums… Continue Reading First Friday TAPUM! Book Launch Party and Author Signing

First Friday TAPUM! Book Launch Party and Author Signing

Robert Ortiz Studios - 207 South Cross Street

The public is invited to celebrate the official release of the children's book, "Tapum!" by Chestertown author and illustrator Marianne Sade. The event will feature a special appearance by the Kent County High School Drumline, performance by popular musician/artist Fredy Granillo, and a book signing by the author.Attendees are invited to bring their own drums… Continue Reading First Friday TAPUM! Book Launch Party and Author Signing

Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups – Autumn Wreaths

Chestertown Branch - 408 High St

Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived! Featured Project: Autumn Wreaths All supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring additional materials to add to your craft. Space is limited… Continue Reading Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups – Autumn Wreaths

Mid-Atlantic mEAT-Up

Eastern Shore Food Lab & Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Bringing like-minded people together to celebrate the proper human diet and learn how to optimize your quality of life. A whole animal focused event friendly to keto, carnivore, paleo and ancestral lifestyles and those who want to learn more about these approaches to health Learn from leaders in the field including Dr. Bill Schindler, Bronson… Continue Reading Mid-Atlantic mEAT-Up

Recurring Event Fall Musical

Fall Musical

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

The Department of Music presents this Fall's musical, A Grand Night for Singing (Directed by Ernest Green). This musical collects over 30 works by Rodgers & Hammerstein and turns them into something new with artful arrangements and grand interpretation.

One-Day Ceramic Techniques: Clay Carving with Yoshi Fujii

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

This 1-day ceramic techniques workshop will introduce students to hand-carved decorative embellishments. Previous clay experience is required. Students will be provided leather hard ceramic tiles for instruction and are encouraged to bring one or two simple forms to practice with at the end of the session. Leather-hard to hard-leather is preferred, and please use smooth… Continue Reading One-Day Ceramic Techniques: Clay Carving with Yoshi Fujii

Recurring Event Public Arts Committee

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

Recurring Event A&E District Committee

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

Recurring Event ARPA Task Force

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

WC-St. John's Philosophy Roundtable

Washington College - Sophie Kerr Room, Clifton M Miller Library

WC-St. John's Philosophy Roundtable featuring audience discussion of a philosophical text. The discussion is co-led by Tutors Tom May and Mathew Holtzman of St. John's College, Annapolis. All students, faculty, staff, and members of the college community are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to read the text prior to the event and participate. This… Continue Reading WC-St. John's Philosophy Roundtable

Maryland STEM Festival: Robot Bugs, Match That Meme, and More

Chestertown Branch - 408 High St

STEM Fest is back with a whole new lineup of activities focused on the online experience! Join us for "social media" poster making sessions for kids, play a game of match that meme, and learn about protecting your identity online. While you're here, you can visit the Malware Museum to take a trip down virus… Continue Reading Maryland STEM Festival: Robot Bugs, Match That Meme, and More

CMS Speaker Series/ "I Am Not Your Negro: A Brief History of Black American Counterculture" with Theo George

Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center

Merriam-Webster declared “culture” as the Word of the Year in 2014 and many years later the world is still trying to grasp what exactly “culture” is, let alone what “counterculture” is. For most Americans, the 1969 Woodstock Festival is the go-to image for countercultural moments that shaped American history, yet Black countercultural arts movements have… Continue Reading CMS Speaker Series/ "I Am Not Your Negro: A Brief History of Black American Counterculture" with Theo George

Sumner Hall presents African American Veterans of Kent County

Sumner Hall - 206 South Queen Street

African American Veterans of Kent County Exhibition Opening November 11, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Talk and Discussion: 5 pm Since re-opening to the public in 2015, Sumner Hall has been collecting information about African American men and women who served in the uniformed services of the U. S. from Revolutionary War days to… Continue Reading Sumner Hall presents African American Veterans of Kent County

RunUnited 5K Run/Walk

Wilmer Park - 413 S Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620

The race starts and ends at the Park across from 400 Cross Street in Chestertown. A free Kiddie Dash for ages 10 and under will precede the race. Registration begins at 8am in Wilmer Park or may be done in advance online at unitedwayofkentcounty.org. Until November 6, registration is $25. After November 6, it's $30.… Continue Reading RunUnited 5K Run/Walk

3-day Intensive Cooking Class to Learn to Eat Like a Human

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

You have been asking for an intensive cooking class where you can commit to learning how to eat like a human over a few days with like-minded community members focused on nutrition. We are excited to offer you this opportunity in November where you will get a chance to reconnect with your food, and understand… Continue Reading 3-day Intensive Cooking Class to Learn to Eat Like a Human

Dance with the Stars 2022

Brittland Manor - Chestertown, Maryland

Horizons of Kent & Queen Anne's is a non-profit that focuses on helping children in our community through a six week educational summer program as well as activities throughout the school year. Dance with the Stars supports our program through the generosity of our dance pros and our great community stars. The event is a… Continue Reading Dance with the Stars 2022

Recurring Event Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theater

Directed by Abbey Wark ‘18A Performance SCE from Emma Russell Duda ‘23

A Reading by Manuel Muñoz

Washington College - Rose O'Neill Literary House

Manuel Muñoz reads from his new book of stories, The Consequences, just published by Graywolf Press. A Q&A and author signing will follow.  Readings take place in a narrow space where social distancing is nearly impossible. Please consider the safety and health of others, including our visiting authors, and bring a mask with you.

Signals from a Shattered Planet

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theater

The Washington College Concert Series presents Signals from a Shattered Planet (C. Tara & David Gladden).Signals from a shattered planet is a sci-fi audiovisual fantasy composed for large scale projection, live cameras, live and looped voice, sound and video synthesizers. To learn more, visit washcoll.edu/concert CONTACT: concertseries@washcoll.edu Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC… Continue Reading Signals from a Shattered Planet

Out of the Box: After Hours Board Game Night

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

We're filling the library with games! Join us to enjoy a mix of old favorites, new games, GIANT games, and more – whether you enjoy storytelling, multi-layered strategy, collaborative problem-solving, or fast-paced competition, there’s a game for you! Gamers of all ages and all experience levels are welcome at this casual evening of board games.… Continue Reading Out of the Box: After Hours Board Game Night

Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from October 12th through November 16th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction and weekly project assignment. It is… Continue Reading Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Chorus/Jazz Vocals Concert

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

The Washington College Music Department presents the WC Chorus and Jazz Combo (directed by Ernest Green and Ken Schweitzer).

WC_ALL Learn at Lunch– James Dissette

Hynson Lounge - Hodson Hall--Washington College

The lunch speaker will be Chestertown Spy Editor James Dissette who is the founder of monthly community newspapers in Oregon, Michigan and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A 1971 graduate of Washington College, and winner of the Sophie Kerr Award for Creative Writing, James has been writing, editing, and publishing newspapers and magazines since… Continue Reading WC_ALL Learn at Lunch– James Dissette

Family Camping Storytime

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Share an evening by the "campfire" as we snuggle in for a special family evening storytime! Enjoy stories, crafts and a snack with your favorite children's librarians. Ages 2-7

2022 Holiday Show & Sale Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

RiverArts Annual Holiday Show is a great place to find wonderful handmade gifts crafted by our talented artisans. With price points to fit every budget, come by the gallery to find the perfect gift and support both the arts and artists in our community. All current RiverArts members may participate in the 2022 Holiday Show… Continue Reading 2022 Holiday Show & Sale Opening Reception

Washington College Film Series: Belfast

Washington College - Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall

The Communication and Media Studies Program invites you to this month's screening in the Washington College Film Series. In November, we'll be watching the 2021 Oscar-winning film, Belfast. This film is a coming-of-age story about a young boy's experiences during the early years of The Northern Ireland Conflict. Join us for a screening and discussion.

KCHS Theatre presents Romeo & Juliet

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

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet presented by KCHS Theatre One night only! $5 admission at the door

Dungeons & Dragons: Character Creation

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Interested in getting started with D&D character making? Want to learn how to fill out a character sheet? Join KCPL's Teen Services Clerk for a casual D&D character making session and get pro tips on characters and how to play the game from a D&D Dungeon Master. Free gaming dice available while supplies last! Ages… Continue Reading Dungeons & Dragons: Character Creation

Musicians' Union Showcase

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theater

The Department of Music presents The Musicians' Union Showcase. Please join the student club, The Musicians’ Union, for their Fall Showcase concert at 7:30 PM in Decker Theater. Students will present solo and ensemble performances they have been developing this semester during club meetings. We hope to see you there!

Emmanuel Church Bazaar

Emmanuel Church Bazaar - 101N Cross St.

Emmanuel Church will reactivate its famous Bazaar after the COVID interuption. We will present Elegant Elephants, Bake Table, Jewelty, Botanical Delights, Knitting table, Silent Auction and much more. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go to local charaties. This year benificiaries wil be: Open Doors Partners in Education Community Food Pantry… Continue Reading Emmanuel Church Bazaar

Orchestra & Symphonic Band

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theater

The Department of Music Presents Washington College's Orchestra and Symphonic Band (Directors Prof. McCollum and Dr. McCollum).

Annual Kent County Holiday Parade

300 High Street - Fountain Park

Chestertown’s holiday season officially kicks off with Hometown Holiday on Friday evening, Nov. 25 as Santa presides over the Annual Kent County Holiday Parade, beginning at 5:30pm on High Street. This popular holiday event features marching bands, classic automobiles, various floats, and familiar characters such as Rudolph, Olaf, and the Grinch. Parade judges will award… Continue Reading Annual Kent County Holiday Parade

Recycle batteries, toothbrushes, makeup and more. . .

Booth located at corner of High and Cross streets at the Farmer's Market

The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling during the Farmer's Market: • Alkaline batteries A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt • CFL lightbulbs • Razors and blades • Deodorant containers • Empty toothpaste tubes • Plastic floss containers • Plastic toothbrushes • Makeup: lipstick and gloss, lip balm, mascara, compacts, cream… Continue Reading Recycle batteries, toothbrushes, makeup and more. . .

Hometown Holiday & Shop Local Day

300 High Street - Fountain Park

Chestertown’s holiday season officially kicks off with Hometown Holiday on Friday evening, Nov. 25 as Santa presides over the Annual Kent County Holiday Parade, beginning at 5:30pm on High Street. This popular holiday event features marching bands, classic automobiles, various floats, and familiar characters such as Rudolph, Olaf, and the Grinch. Parade judges will award… Continue Reading Hometown Holiday & Shop Local Day

MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli – Paralian

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

October 22 – November 27 Marc’s annual exhibition has become synonymous with Sultana’s Downrigging Festival. Now in its 22nd year, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend Festival is one of the largest annual tall ship gatherings in North America. https://downrigging.org 11-4 Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 12-3 Sunday - Cross Street All CDC guidelines will… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli – Paralian

SCE Fall Events Class of 2023: MAT and PHY

Washington College - Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center

Come watch some of our Class of 2023 grads from the MAT and PHY departments present their SCEs.This event is open to the public.

SCE Fall Events Class of 2023: MAT and PHY

Washington College - Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center

Come watch some of our Class of 2023 grads from the MAT and PHY departments present their SCEs.This event is open to the public.

Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley

online - Zoom

Are you an artist that would like to teach art? Are you an established teaching artist, but want to refine your class? This webinar, hosted by artist and experienced teacher, Kris Kelley, will review how to create a class to share your expertise with interested students. This will include creating a class structure, identifying learning… Continue Reading Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley

First-Year Reading

Washington College - Rose O'Neill Literary House - Washington College - Rose O'Neill Literary House

Come hear Washington College first-year writers read from their original work!  Readings take place in a narrow space where social distancing is nearly impossible. Please consider the safety and health of others, including our visiting authors, and bring a mask with you.

Music Department Student Showcase

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

The Washington College Music Department presents our Music Department Student Showcase.

Recurring Event 2022 Holiday Show & Sale

2022 Holiday Show & Sale

315 High St, Suite 106

November 18 - December 31 RiverArts Annual Holiday Show is a great place to find wonderful handmade gifts crafted by our talented artisans. With price points to fit every budget, come by the gallery to find the perfect gift and support both the arts and artists in our community.

Recurring Event RiverArts Photography Club

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.

Recurring Event Chestertown Farmers Market

Chestertown Farmers Market

Fountain Park

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, on Maryland’s Eastern… Continue Reading Chestertown Farmers Market

Recurring Event Dickens of a Christmas 2022

Dickens of a Christmas Weekend – Dec. 2-3, 2022

Chestertown Historic District - 200 block High Street

The 5th Annual Dickens of a Christmas is back on December 2-3, 2022! Join us for even more Victorian events and fun as popular favorites return after a Covid hiatus and new events debut. “Dickens of a Christmas” is a festival inspired by Charles Dickens’s beloved novella A Christmas Carol. Set in the Historic District,… Continue Reading Dickens of a Christmas Weekend – Dec. 2-3, 2022

Recurring Event Festival of Trees Weekend

Festival of Trees Weekend – Dec. 2-3, 2022

1st Um Church, 105 N. Mill St.

This is a community event that allows the community for all ages to visit a display of trees decorated by businesses, organizations as well as families. This is our way of saying thank you to the community for helping Soroptimist with the betterment of women and girls. Our Christmas Tree display is free and open… Continue Reading Festival of Trees Weekend – Dec. 2-3, 2022

Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups – Crafting Smörgåsbord

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived! Featured Project: Crafting Smörgåsbord Create cards full of good cheer, design custom gift tags, craft decorations, and more! A wide variety of supplies will be… Continue Reading Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups – Crafting Smörgåsbord

Recurring Event Radiant Material Exhibition

Radiant Material Exhibition

KOHL GALLERY - Washington College/GIBSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Radiant Material is an illuminated exhibition featuring the work of 5 regional contemporary artists working with light: Roxana Azar, Tommy Bobo, Daniel Conrad, David Gladden, and Lindsay Packer. Exhibition themes include light as subject and material, the perceptual experience of color and light in space and time, custom designed experimental systems and processes, unconventional material… Continue Reading Radiant Material Exhibition

MassoniArt 2022 Holiday Exhibit

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

Why not give someone the gift of art this season? Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday 11-4, Saturday 10- 5, Sunday 12-3. Private appointments are popular with our clients and may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512.

The Garfield Center presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Dec 2-18

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Tim Rice (Lyrics) and Andrew LLoyd Webber (Music) Directed by Jen Friedman Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, Inc. December 2-18, 2022 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm) https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/joseph-dreamcoat/all/ “Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Dec 2-18

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

KCPL Cares – Warm & Cozy Giveaway – Dec 2-5

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 in a variety of ways. This month, our giveaway features a variety of items to help keep you warm and cozy this winter! Care… Continue Reading KCPL Cares – Warm & Cozy Giveaway – Dec 2-5

Recurring Event Take-Home Bingo – Dec. 1-14

Take-Home Bingo – Dec. 1-14

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Take Home Bingo is a fun, laid-back approach to Bingo with the possibility of winning prizes! Pick up a Bingo card at any KCPL location starting December 1st. One card per person per day. Visit us in-person each day from December 1st-14th to see the day's numbers. Numbers will be posted at all KCPL locations… Continue Reading Take-Home Bingo – Dec. 1-14

Recurring Event Mayor and Council Meeting

Mayor and Council Meeting

Chestertown Town Hall 118 N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

Town meetings are in Town Hall and are open to the public.  Meetings will still be available to watch in real time at https://townhallstreams.com/towns/chestertown_md.  We are working to improve our equipment to incorporate remote participation and hope that this will be a viable option in the near future. CLICK FOR TOWN AGENDAS & MINUTES

Recurring Event Live Playwrights’ Society

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

Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band Concert

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theater

The Department of Music Presents Washington College's Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band (Directors Eric Plewinski and Dr. John Leupold).We invite everyone to join us as the Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band (Steel Revolution) present a joint Fall concert on Monday, December 5th at 7:30 in Decker Theater. You will hear solo and ensemble works from… Continue Reading Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band Concert

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