Recycle batteries, toothbrushes, and more

The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling during the Farmer's Market: • Christmas light strands Alkaline batteries A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt • Lithium-ion batteries (button type batteries) • CFL - Spiral shaped lightbulbs • Plastic razors and blades • Deodorant containers • toothpaste tubes • floss containers • Plastic… Continue Reading Recycle batteries, toothbrushes, and more

Pizza & Make a Thing: Mochi Making

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Make mochi and learn about Japanese New Year traditions! Pizza will be provided. Ages 13-17 Space is limited. Please register!

Art Supply Swap

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Looking to get rid of leftover art supplies cluttering up your creative space? Searching for supplies for a new project? Come to KCPL's Community art supply swap! Refresh your art supplies, pick up something new-to-you, and share the creative wealth with the community. We're going through our craft closets to find items that are ready… Continue Reading Art Supply Swap

Quilling with Marjorie Caraway

Arts Education Center - 200B High St.

Like many forms of craft, Quilling can trace its origins back hundreds of years to 15th century France and Italy when it was created to decorate religious objects. Join artist Marjorie for a fun class and create your own decorative piece in this historic art form. Learn the foundations of Quilling including how to roll… Continue Reading Quilling with Marjorie Caraway

National Opposite Day Scavenger Hunt

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Will it be easy or difficult? Will you be hot or cold? Find out at this here-and-there, up-and-down, back-and-forth scavenger hunt all around the library as we celebrate National Opposite Day! When you complete the hunt, choose a prize from the the Mystery Prize Box.

Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley

online - Zoom

Wednesday, January 25, 6-8 pm - on 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… Continue Reading Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley

Chestertown Open Mic

Garfield Theater

OPEN MIC is back at THE GARFIELD,! PARTICIPANTS and SPECTATORS wanted!! Contact Ford Schumann at schumannford@gmail.com to participate.

Event Series Teen Drop-In

Teen Drop-In

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Teens, join us in the wave room to get creative, hang out, and try a variety of activities! Most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Kameelah Janan Rasheed Lecture & Opening

Tawes Theatre - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College

Kohl Gallery & the Rose O'Neill Literary House present Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Lecture: The Erotics of Translation In this lecture which opens her exhibition in Kohl Gallery, SmooOOoOoooooOooth Operator: the eternal outlays ennoble and rekindle an unlikely savior, Rasheed will build on her September 2022 Poetry Project presentation to explore translation as a container to… Continue Reading Kameelah Janan Rasheed Lecture & Opening

Kameelah Janan Rasheed Multimedia Writing Workshop

Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College - 407 Washington Avenue, Bldg# ROLHAC2

Literary House & Kohl Gallery Present:Artist & Writer Kameelah Janan Rasheed Workshop: Feral Play Please bring a mask, pen, and paper--and your voracious intellectual curiosity! In this workshop, Kameelah Janan Rasheed invites participants to play! Participants will be invited to perform a series of writing and drawing prompts encouraging us to think about the relationships… Continue Reading Kameelah Janan Rasheed Multimedia Writing Workshop

"The Local to Global Impacts of Arctic Thaw," a Conversation with Arctic Ecologist Dr. Susan Natali

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

Join us for Part I of WC's Polar Expedition Speakers Series—a Conversation and Reception with Arctic Ecologist Dr. Susan Natali. Hear her insight into the local to global impacts of Arctic thaw, as well as how to connect science, people and policy for just and equitable climate responses. A wine and cheese reception with the… Continue Reading "The Local to Global Impacts of Arctic Thaw," a Conversation with Arctic Ecologist Dr. Susan Natali

Meet the Director Welcome Reception, hosted by the Center for Environment & Society

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall - 485 S. Cross Street - Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall - 485 S. Cross Street

Join CES to welcome the Center's newest director, Dr. Valerie Imbruce, at a riverfront reception held in her honor. Enjoy music, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and tours of the new environmental hall. This event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. to environment_society@washcoll.edu.

Merging Perspectives – Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

In celebration of Black History Month the February exhibit, “Merging Perspectives” will feature both local and regional black artists who work in a broad range of media. To complement the exhibit there will be two additional chances to hear from special artists. On Saturday, February 4, at 1pm Kyle Hackett will present “Circular Narratives.” Kyle… Continue Reading Merging Perspectives – Opening Reception

Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups – Cookies & Cards

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: Valentines Show your love for friends, family, and anyone who's special to you by making them a handmade valentine! Enjoy delicious cookies from… Continue Reading Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups – Cookies & Cards

Artist Talk: Circular Narratives by Kyle Hackett

RiverArts Gallery - 315 High St.

Kyle Hackett (b. Still Pond, MD) Artist, Professor, and RiverArts Board Member returns home to share the influences and autobiographical connections to his artwork and journey. Hackett will address painting tradition, contemporary image-making, and concepts of identity rooted in the communities that shaped him.

Into the Ice, a Screening of an Environmental Documentary, Presented by WC's Center for Environment & Society

Washington College - Norman James Theatre

Join CES for a free, exclusive screening of a thrilling environmental documentary, following three scientists during their research adventures on the Greenland ice sheet. This film screening is a precursor to the second exciting guest in WC's Polar Expedition Speaker Series, Arctic Climatologist and Glaciologist, Dr. Jason Box, who stars in this film. Watch the… Continue Reading Into the Ice, a Screening of an Environmental Documentary, Presented by WC's Center for Environment & Society

Picture Book Valentines

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

We've turned some of our favorite stories into crafts full of love! Share your love of picture books and create a unique Valentine for someone special. All ages welcome.

Merging Perspectives – Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

In celebration of Black History Month the February exhibit, “Merging Perspectives” will feature both local and regional black artists who work in a broad range of media. To complement the exhibit there will be two additional chances to hear from special artists. On Saturday, February 4, at 1pm Kyle Hackett will present “Circular Narratives.” Kyle… Continue Reading Merging Perspectives – Artists' Talk

Kameron Fields: "What's the Tea, Cis?"

Washington College - Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons

Kameron Fields is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader for the Core Technology Division at W.L Gore & Associates. He believes diversity and inclusion are essential to innovation, and he is passionate about engagement and support of underrepresented minorities in STEM. Overall, we'll discuss the intersections of race, sexual orientation, gender, homophobia, and transphobia within… Continue Reading Kameron Fields: "What's the Tea, Cis?"

Couples Cheesemaking Class

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

What a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Weekend with the one you love – making mozz and drinking wine! During this hands-on Friday evening class, each couple will have a bottle of wine of their choice to enjoy as Bill walks them through the art of cheesemaking and breaks it down so each couple can… Continue Reading Couples Cheesemaking Class

Recycle Britta filters, batteries, plastic bottlecaps, and more

Farmer's Market

The Chestertown Environmental Committee Booth is collecting the following items for recycling during the Farmer's Market: • Plastic bottle caps • Britta filters • Alkaline batteries A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, lithium button batteries • CFL lightbulbs • Razors and blades • Deodorant containers • Empty toothpaste tubes • Plastic floss containers • Plastic… Continue Reading Recycle Britta filters, batteries, plastic bottlecaps, and more

Pizza & Make a Thing: Making Fudge!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Let's make fudge! Join us for a special chocolatey treat at the library. Ages 13-17 Space is limited. Please register! Pizza and Make a Thing is a program series for teens where we eat pizza and make a thing.

CINDY KING speaks about "“TAKING CARE OF AN OLDER GARDEN”

SACRED HEART PARISH HALL - 510 HIGH STREET

Cindy King, Certified Professional Horticulturist at The Mill in Kingstown, MD will speak on the topic "TAKING CARE OF AN OLDER GARDEN." Cindy's talk will be proceeded by a 1:00 PM business meeting whose single agenda item will be the May 2023 ALL SEASONS GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW.

African-American Read-In: Community Celebration of African-American Authors

Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street, Chestertown

Join us at Sumner Hall for a community celebration of African-American authors! The National African-American Read-In is the nation’s oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. This interactive, multigenerational program that will celebrate black authors, literacy, reading, and diversity in literature through readings from a wide variety of authors shared by members of the community.… Continue Reading African-American Read-In: Community Celebration of African-American Authors

Washington College Film Series: Before the Flood

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 February, we'll be watching Before the Flood (2016). This documentary film, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, looks closely at the devastating effects of climate change around the globe. This month's event is co-sponsored by the Center for… Continue Reading Washington College Film Series: Before the Flood

Lori Kesner (flute) & Maria José Parker (piano)

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

The Washington College Concert Series presents Lori Kesner (flute) and Maria José Parker (piano). Daydreams of the Flute takes the audience on a musical journey of the flute fantasia repertoire. The program includes a broad range of styles in this free-form genre, including the Baroque Fantasies of Telemann, the gypsy-inspired Airs Valaques, the dance-themed Fantasía… Continue Reading Lori Kesner (flute) & Maria José Parker (piano)

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

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

February 17 - 20 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. This 4-day, 7-class intensive workshop will teach you everything you need to know to nourish your family with the… Continue Reading 4-day Intensive Cooking Class to Learn to Eat Like a Human

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!

Kent Attainable Housing Open House

Kent Attainable Housing Office - 114 S. Lynchburg St Suite D

Kent Attainable Housing, Inc. (KAH) invites you to join them for an OpenHouse and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the opening of their new office location in downtown Chestertown. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be available.

Early Birds & Ducks in Water: An Intro to Birding & Avian Research

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Maren Gimpel, Field Ecologist and Outreach Coordinator at Foreman's Branch Bird Observatory, shares the basics of backyard birding and answers your bird-related questions! You'll leave this program ready to explore your own backyard (just in time for the Great Backyard Bird Count, which takes place Feb 17-20) and with lots of new information, including FBBO's… Continue Reading Early Birds & Ducks in Water: An Intro to Birding & Avian Research

DINNER AT CRCC AND STAGED READING OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAN – A NEW PLAY BY EARL LEWIN

Chester River Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Road - Chester River Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Road

BC Productions proudly announces the premiere of the staged reading of A Brief History of Man, the latest script by Chestertown playwright Earl Lewin. Chester River Country Club offers this one night only opportunity for dinner and show to experience the premiere of Lewin’s latest script. On Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 4pm dinner is… Continue Reading DINNER AT CRCC AND STAGED READING OF A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAN – A NEW PLAY BY EARL LEWIN

Event Series 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

OPEN AUDITIONS – Prescription: Murder at the Garfield Center

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

THE GARFIELD CENTER ANNOUNCES AUDITION DATES FOR “PRESCRIPTION: MURDER” It is not widely known that TV’s Columbo first originated as a character in the play “Prescription: Murder,” by William Link & Richard L. Levinson. The play never made it to Broadway – it was first performed at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco on January… Continue Reading OPEN AUDITIONS – Prescription: Murder at the Garfield Center

Chestertown Open Mic

Garfield Theater

OPEN MIC is back at THE GARFIELD,! PARTICIPANTS and SPECTATORS wanted!! Contact Ford Schumann at Fordo1@aol.com to participate.

Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from January 19th through February 23rd. (6 weeks) This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their… Continue Reading Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

MassoniArt – Winter Special Our gift to you!

Chestertown, MD

January 14 - February 25 MassoniArt is pleased to offer 15%-20% off all of our current gallery artwork. Some exclusions do apply – but now is the time to buy!! All work on the walls and in the flat files in BOTH galleries are included in this once-a-year offer. Escape the dreary winter and find… Continue Reading MassoniArt – Winter Special Our gift to you!

Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of Black History and Culture

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theater

Please come out to BSU's end-of-Black History Month celebration, Lift Every Voice and Sing. This event will take place Next Friday, February 24th at 7 pm in Decker Theater. This event will highlight performances from students and others, so please come out and help us end Black History Month in celebration.

Artist Talk: Jason Patterson: Portraiture, Woodworking, Historic Text & The Archive

RiverArts Education Center - 200B High Street

Join us for Jason Patterson’s afternoon lecture on his artwork that’s focused on the Black history of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Jason Patterson is the Arts & Exhibitions Fellow at Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, as well as the Board Vice President of the Kent Cultural Alliance. To… Continue Reading Artist Talk: Jason Patterson: Portraiture, Woodworking, Historic Text & The Archive

The Garfield Center presents Psycho Beach Party

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

Directed by Michael Moore February 10 - 26, 2023 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm Sundays @ 2pm For Tickets: https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/psycho-beach-party/all/ Charles Busch is the ultimate in off-beat playwrights. He is the author and star of over twenty-five plays including “The Divine Sister,” “The Lady in Question,” “Red Scare on Sunset,” “The Tribute Artist,” “The Confession… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Psycho Beach Party

Lecture: "On the Blackness of Flamenco" by Dr. Meira Goldberg (Fashion Institute of New York)

Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center

Lecture: "On the Blackness of Flamenco" by Dr. Meira Goldberg (Fashion Institute of New York) Dr. Goldberg asks: How is the politics of Blackness have figured in the flamenco dancing body? What does flamenco dance tell us about the construction of race in the Atlantic world? In her book, Sonidos Negros, she traces how, in… Continue Reading Lecture: "On the Blackness of Flamenco" by Dr. Meira Goldberg (Fashion Institute of New York)

"Arctic Climate & Greenland Ice," a Talk with Arctic Climatologist and Glaciologist Dr. Jason Box

Garfield Center for the Arts - Prince Theatre

He has appeared in three films (one produced by Leonardo DiCaprio), was dubbed "The Ice Maverick" by Rolling Stone Magazine, made 30 separate expeditions to Greenland, camped on the ice for over a year, and was even arrested in front of the White House while protesting a pipeline project. After learning all of this, one… Continue Reading "Arctic Climate & Greenland Ice," a Talk with Arctic Climatologist and Glaciologist Dr. Jason Box

Beginners Wheel with Marilee Schumann

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from January 26th through March 2nd. (6 weeks) This 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,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Marilee Schumann

Event Series 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.

Seed Swap

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Do you need seeds for your garden? Do you have seeds you could share? Join us for a Seed Swap in celebration of gardening and growing things. If you didn't save seeds last year, you are still welcome to attend! You do not have to bring seeds in order to receive seeds. If you do… Continue Reading Seed Swap

The Art of Sourdough Mother

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

Learn how to start, maintain, feed, and cook with sourdough mother. Our mother is the backbone of our Rise line of sourdough products and allows us to cook everything from bread to crackers to waffles. This class will specifically focus on the sourdough mother process so participants will learn the science behind the: - fermentation… Continue Reading The Art of Sourdough Mother

KCPL Cares Giveaway – Garden Prep!

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 items to help you get ready for spring gardening. Care packs are available during… Continue Reading KCPL Cares Giveaway – Garden Prep!

March 4: Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Coreen Weilminster

RiverArts Education Center - 200 High St.

At RiverArts Education Center -- 200 High St (Door B) in downtown Chestertown, MD (next to the Clay Studio & across from Evergrain Bakery). Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the… Continue Reading March 4: Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Coreen Weilminster

KCHS Theatre presents You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

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

March 3 & 4 @ 7pm Based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts bunch explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. General admission - $10 KCPS students - $5

Event Series Spring Musical

Spring Musical

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Tawes Theater

The Department of Music Presents Washington College's Spring Musical: Once Upon a Mattress. Once Upon a Mattress is a comedy musical based on the fairy tale the princess and the pea. This musical is guaranteed to make you laugh all night long.

Event Series 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

Kameelah Janan Rasheed Exhibition: SmooOOoOoooooOooth Operator

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

January 30 - March 7 Kohl Gallery and the Rose O’Neill Literary House present the solo exhibition "SmooOOoOoooooOooth Operator: the eternal outlays ennoble and rekindle an unlikely savior," featuring the work of artist and writer Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Rasheed presents photographs, videos, drawings, and prints on various substrates. Together, these works create an evolving ecosystem… Continue Reading Kameelah Janan Rasheed Exhibition: SmooOOoOoooooOooth Operator

A Reading and Workshop by Meredith Davies Hadaway

Washington College - Rose O'Neill Literary House

Meredith Davies Hadaway, Sophie Kerr Poet-in-Residence for Spring 2023, will give a reading from her poetry and then conduct a workshop. Bring something to write with!

Plant a Seedling with Beth Hill from 4-H!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Calling all plant enthusiasts and newbies to start this year's growing season with your very own seedling. We will have flower seeds and all the supplies needed to make sure your seedling gets a great growing start! Beth Hill from Kent County 4-H will offer care instructions and share all sorts of information about the… Continue Reading Plant a Seedling with Beth Hill from 4-H!

A Century of Black Film with Wil Haygood

Litrenta Lecture Hall - Toll Science Center at Washington College

Acclaimed journalist, bestselling author, and former Starr Center Fellow Wil Haygood will return to Washington College to discuss his recent book "Colorization: 100 Years of Black Films in a White World." The event will be followed by light refreshments. "Colorization" examines the struggles and triumphs of Black actors and filmmakers as a window into Black… Continue Reading A Century of Black Film with Wil Haygood

Fine Art & Craft Exhibit artists' talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Chestertown RiverArts invites artisans and artists to submit work to this exhibit. We seek to showcase the fine craftmanship and incredible talent of our regional artists. 2D & 3D work is encouraged so we can fill our newly renovated gallery space with pieces in a wide variety of colors, textures and mediums. Work submitted may… Continue Reading Fine Art & Craft Exhibit artists' talk

Uncorked Creations at Casa Carmen

Casa Carmen Wines - 312 Cannon St.

LOCATION: Casa Carmen Wines, 312 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620 FEE: Must be 21 years of age with ID. $25 for Washington College students and RiverArts Members, $35 for all other registrants Join RiverArts and Casa Carmen Wines for a night of crafting and wine! All supplies are included! Enjoy Casa's premium selection of wine… Continue Reading Uncorked Creations at Casa Carmen

Washington College Film Series: Do the Right Thing

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 March, we'll be watching Spike Lee's classic 1989 film Do The Right Thing. This film explores the complex racial politics of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn on a single hot summer day. This month's event is… Continue Reading Washington College Film Series: Do the Right Thing

Charcuterie Board Class with Wine Tasting

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

This class is not your typical charcuterie board class. Charcuterie boards and tables are all the rage right now. Instead of learning how to arrange things purchased from the store on a board to make it look nice, you will learn how to actually make the different foods that would go on a charcuterie board… Continue Reading Charcuterie Board Class with Wine Tasting

Pizza & Make a Thing: Painting Terracotta Pots!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Join us to paint terracotta pots with paint pens! If time permits, we'll also create origami flowers to fill them up. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity! Ages 13-17 Space is limited. Please register!

Event Series 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

Event Series 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

Event Series 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

Homeowners Insurance & You: Bring Your Questions!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Stop by KCPL's Chestertown Branch to visit with a representative from the People's Insurance Counsel Division (PICD) of the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, and ask all your questions about your rights as a consumer of homeowner's insurance.

Learn at Lunch

Washington College - Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons

George Spilich is returning to campus for a talk about the Brain.

Uncorked Creations at Casa Carmen

Casa Carmen Wines - 312 Cannon St.

LOCATION: Casa Carmen Wines, 312 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620 FEE: Must be 21 years of age with ID. $25 for Washington College students and RiverArts Members, $35 for all other registrants Join RiverArts and Casa Carmen Wines for a night of crafting and wine! All supplies are included! Enjoy Casa's premium selection of wine… Continue Reading Uncorked Creations at Casa Carmen

Permaculture Potluck and Property Tour

ESPI'S home - 212 phelps ave Galena, MD 21635

Come to our next Permaculture Potluck! Build community, eat/share good food, tour our Permaculture Demonstration Project, play music, make new friends, and celebrate! Our friend Pam will be bringing bird house gourds to make your own bird houses and we'll have a book and magazine swap! We've got our greenhouse up, cobb pizza oven working,… Continue Reading Permaculture Potluck and Property Tour

Sourdough Bread Making Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Join Dr. Bill Schindler for a start to finish approach to baking hand-built, real, traditional long-fermented sourdough bread. Long, slow fermentation that utilizes wild bacteria and yeasts transforms difficult, and dangerous to digest grains into nutrient dense, bioavailable, delicious bread. Dr. Bill will discuss harnessing hyper-local bacteria and yeast to start your mother culture all… Continue Reading Sourdough Bread Making Class

Indigo at Night

RiverArts Education Center - 200B High St.

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 you will see the wonder of indigo as your creation emerges from the dye bath colored green and turns blue before your… Continue Reading Indigo at Night

Eucalyptus Magic in the Morning

RiverArts Education Center - 200B High St.

Sunday, March 19: 9 - 11:00 am (and return from 12:00 to finish) Cost: $50 per participant for RiverArts members (non-member price is $60) Material fee: $20 for a silk scarf, cotton bandana and eucalyptus, instructor will collect material fee at class. Adults and teens welcome! Join us to naturally dye a one-of-a-kind scarf. We’ll… Continue Reading Eucalyptus Magic in the Morning

There's Gold in Those Petals

RiverArts Education Center - 200B High St.

Learn to natural dye with dried Marigolds. Students will use Shibori resists to create a large cotton scarf dyed golden. You’ll learn how to mordant cotton, prepare the dye and care for your naturally dyed textile. While the scarves are dyeing, we’ll explore the magic of indigo and dye a cotton bandana blue. Adults and… Continue Reading There's Gold in Those Petals

William James Forum Fund 2023 Critical Series Freedom Screening of "This Film is Not Yet Rated"

Washington College - Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall

William James Forum Fund 2023 Critical Series Freedom Screening of "This Film is Not Yet Rated" In a rare and refreshing reversal of roles, Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick put the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) under the microscope for inspection. Compelled by the staggering amount of power that the MPAA ratings board wields,… Continue Reading William James Forum Fund 2023 Critical Series Freedom Screening of "This Film is Not Yet Rated"

Aaron Smith Poetry Reading and Generative Workshop

Washington College - Rose O'Neill Literary House

Poet Aaron Smith will read from his five books of poetry (all published in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series) and give a generative poetry workshop. BIO: Aaron Smith is the author of five books of poetry, all published by the Pitt Poetry Series: Blue on Blue Ground, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize; Appetite;… Continue Reading Aaron Smith Poetry Reading and Generative Workshop

Josh Mlodzianowski (saxophone)

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

The Washington College Concert Series presents Josh Mlodzianowski (saxophone). Josh will premiere recently commissioned works that blend elements of hip-hop and concert music as well as performing staples of the saxophone repertoire from the 20th century.To learn more about Josh, visit www.joshonthatsax.com To learn more, visit washcoll.edu/concert CONTACT: concertseries@washcoll.edu Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and… Continue Reading Josh Mlodzianowski (saxophone)

7 Questions with KCPL's Executive Director

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Do you have a burning question about Kent County Public Library? Executive Director Arnessa Dowell has answers! You'll leave this information-packed hour knowing more about what's upcoming for KCPL and with a better understanding of the library's role in the community. We look forward to hearing your questions and are excited to give you answers!

Washington College Film Series: My Life as a Zucchini

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 March, we'll be watching My Life as a Zucchini (2016). This Oscar-nominated animated film follows an orphaned boy, nicknamed Zucchini, as he navigates his new life in a group foster home. The Communication and Media Studies… Continue Reading Washington College Film Series: My Life as a Zucchini

100 Proof Opening Reception

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

Join us for the opening reception of the 100 PROOF Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Celebrate the art and creativity of Washington College students! Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park - Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park

Katherine Johnson is an organ performance student at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studies with Christa Rakich.

A Day of Dance

Decker Auditorium, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College

The Carole Cascio Fund For Mind Movement Connections (CCF) and Washington College will be co-sponsoring a Day of Dance on March 25, 2023 on stage at Decker Theatre in the Gibson Center for the Arts on the campus of Washington College. CCF will be providing four free dance classes to the local community for ages… Continue Reading A Day of Dance

Grand Opening – Raimond Center

Vincent & Leslie Prince Raimond Cultural Center - 101 Spring Avenue

Grand Opening Weekend for the new Vincent & Leslie Prince Raimond Cultural Center. Saturday March 25 - 12 Noon Ribbon Cutting 12 - 5 pm open house, "Best Foot Forward" art exhibit celebrating Kent County artists 7 pm - Concert for the Arts - Garfield Theater, SOLD OUT.  

Kintsugi with Lauren Burnett

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Cost: $40 Everything broken is new again when it comes to the Japanese art of kintsugi and in this class, you can learn how to make mending beautiful. In this beginner’s class, you will learn how to repair broken vases, plates, bowls, and statues by fusing broken ceramics with gold. You will also learn about… Continue Reading Kintsugi with Lauren Burnett

Brave New World: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chester Parish - 101 N. Cross St. (nr. High St.)

Join the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble for a program featuring works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Enjoy compositions by Holst, Copland, Balmages, Standridge, Svanoe, and Morales. Directed by Jodi Bortz, the ESWE is an all-ages community concert band that offers area wind and percussion musicians the opportunity to continue or return to the pleasures… Continue Reading Brave New World: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

Demystifying Wall Street's Equity Market: Leveraging Market Sentiment for Value Creation

Decker Auditorium, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College - Decker Auditorium, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College

Founder and CEO of Corbin Advisors, an award-winning strategic consultancy, Rebecca pioneered analytics as a means to develop research-driven insights that create corporate value and drive impact for her clients. She is Editor-in-Chief of Inside the Buy Side, a market research publication she founded in 2007, a regular contributor on CNBC and Bloomberg Radio, and… Continue Reading Demystifying Wall Street's Equity Market: Leveraging Market Sentiment for Value Creation

Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from February 28th through April 4th. (6 weeks) This 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,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

William James Forum Fund 2023 Critical Series: "Freedom of Speech and History" by Dr. Elena de Lorenzo, University of Oviedo, Spain

Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center

William James Forum Fund 2023 Critical Series: "Freedom of Speech in the History" by Dr. Elena de Lorenzo, University of Oviedo, Spain Dr. De Lorenzo will offer a European-based reading of the notion of 'freedom of speech' as it emerged in the 18th century. As the research head of the project entitled "Monarchic censorship in… Continue Reading William James Forum Fund 2023 Critical Series: "Freedom of Speech and History" by Dr. Elena de Lorenzo, University of Oviedo, Spain

Vietnam Veterans Day Recognition

Memorial Park - High Street

Click here to watch the National Vietnam War Veterans Day PSA video For the second year in a row Kent County will observe National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 in the downtown Memorial Park, Chestertown. Organizers of the inaugural event here in 2022 had expected 50 or so people, but the turnout was… Continue Reading Vietnam Veterans Day Recognition

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 March 1st through April 5th. (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

100 Proof Annual Juried Student Exhibition

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

Tues., Thurs., Fri., 1:30-5pm, Wed., 4-7pm, Sat., 12-3 Each year students across the Washington College campus from all majors are invited to submit their artwork for inclusion in this professional juried exhibition. This year's juror is Washington College alum and RiverArts Education Coordinator, Kris Kelley. Please join us in celebrating our vibrant culture of arts… Continue Reading 100 Proof Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Handbuilding Plus! with Marcey Sherman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from March 30th through May 4th. (6 weeks) This course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners whom have completed introductory Ceramic Handbuilding class. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction and… Continue Reading Handbuilding Plus! with Marcey Sherman

Kris Kelley Art Talk – NEW LOCATION

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

UPDATE 3/29/23 - LOCATION MOVE ALERT!!!Due to mechanical issues in the Gibson Building, Kris Kelley’s talk has been moved to Larrabee Arts Center! Please join us there! Parking is available just outside the Larrabee building! (click for campus map PDF) Join us for a talk given by this year's 100 Proof Juror and Washington College… Continue Reading Kris Kelley Art Talk – NEW LOCATION

Beginner Plus! Wheel with Marilee Schumann

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from March 16th through April 20th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through technique instruction and weekly project assignments. This is… Continue Reading Beginner Plus! Wheel with Marilee Schumann

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