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Sultana Downrigging Announcement Party

Chestertown Marina - Chestertown Marina

Join Sultana at Chestertown's Town marina for live music, food and beer, live music from Kentavius Jones and a visit from The Pride of Baltimore II. This is a free event, open to the public for a celebration of great news about the Sultana Downrigging Festival in October!

Vines to Wine Farm to Table Summer Dinner

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

Join us for our 2021 Vines to Wine Farm to Table Summer Dinner! Start with welcome Sparkling and appetizers, then tour the vineyard to see our 2021 vine growth. You will then be seated on our patio for a 4-course meal crafted by celebrity Chef Robbie Jester and enjoy newly released Crow wines. Menu to… Continue Reading Vines to Wine Farm to Table Summer Dinner

Bay to Bay Bicycle Ride

Starts & Ends at Betterton Vol Fire Company

We want you to feel safe when participating in our bicycling event. Social distancing & precautions will be maintained. The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to its summer bicycling challenge, the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of five routes between 26 and 102 miles in length. The flat loop routes take in the… Continue Reading Bay to Bay Bicycle Ride

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MassoniArt presents Finding Light.1

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

Featuring Greg Mort, Katherine Cox, Claire McArdle, Grace Mitchell, Heidi Fowler, Zemma Mastin White, Catherine Kernan, Elizabeth Casqueiro, Kathryn O’Grady, Peter Guttmacher, Kenneth Schiano, Eve Stockton, Carol Rowan, Jon Mort, Simma Liebman, Blake Conroy, Shelley Robzen, Vicco von Voss, Jason Patterson MassoniArt will be open Friday - Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 11-2 without appointments and… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Finding Light.1

June 29 Salon – Poplar Grove, Part 3: African American History at Poplar Grove with Adam Goodheart and Olivia Wood

Arts Alive! - Zoom

A RiverArts Salon, is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. The Poplar Grove Project Part Three of our series of Salon discussions about the Poplar Grove Project, exploring the history of a 400 year old former plantation on a remote peninsula in… Continue Reading June 29 Salon – Poplar Grove, Part 3: African American History at Poplar Grove with Adam Goodheart and Olivia Wood

Scales & Tales with Department of Natural Resources

Chestertown, MD

Get up close and personal with live wildlife! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will share tales of how these animals came into their care and promote stewardship of wildlife and other natural resources. Ages 5-12

Sand Art Terrariums – Teen Event

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Create a colorful sand art terrarium to house your very own succulent plant! Teens. Space is limited and registration required. Please call 410-778-3636 or visit https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7887288 to register.

Scales & Tales with Department of Natural Resources

Chestertown, MD

Get up close and personal with live wildlife! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will share tales of how these animals came into their care and promote stewardship of wildlife and other natural resources. Ages 5-12

Fabled Beasts Trivia

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Test your knowledge of fabled beasts at this fast-paced trivia night. Play on your own or with a team! Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 places. Adults. Registration required. To register, call 410-778-3636 or visit https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/7896329

July 8: Fancy Lettering with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

Learn something new & enjoy the camaraderie of creating with others in this casual lunchtime class. We will be creating a beautiful and simple kind of illuminated letters, using materials you already have at home. An alphabet font will be provided upon registration. Suggested supplies include: * Paper - card stock, watercolor paper, mixed media… Continue Reading July 8: Fancy Lettering with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Rt 20 Road Closure – July 11-July 17

Chestertown, MD

Plan ahead this week! Starting the evening of July 11 MD 20 will be closed to all traffic between Martin Wagner Road and MD 288 (Crosby Rd) for hopefully no more then 6 days. For more info visit the Rock Hall website - https://www.rockhallmd.com/town-hall/news/md-route-20-road-closure

Nursery Rhyme Concert with Mr. Sam

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Mr. Sam returns with all your favorite hits! Rock out with your ABCs and 1-2-3s as we start the morning with a concert for preschoolers. Ages 0-5

July 13 RiverArts Salon: "How does research inform or inspire your fiction?" with writer Jennifer Shannon

Arts Alive! - online

Calling all writers! An article about a fugitive slave who murdered or attempted to murder her children when she was captured inspired Toni Morrison's classic novel Beloved. This week's guest, Jennifer Shannon, is currently writing a novel which came to fruition after she moved to Baltimore. She comes to us to pose questions leading to… Continue Reading July 13 RiverArts Salon: "How does research inform or inspire your fiction?" with writer Jennifer Shannon

Protect, Care, and Conserve with Sassafras Environmental Education Center

Chestertown, MD

Meet Kent County Public Library at Turner’s Creek to visit the Sassafras Environmental Education Center and learn about how you can help SEEC care for our natural world. Learn about the work of a small environmental center in Kent County, including the importance of conservation. All ages welcome!

Echoes of Nature – Animal Olympics

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Echoes of Nature is hosting its very own Animal Olympics show to celebrate the Summer 2021 Olympics. Of their animal ambassadors, who has the record for the high jump, speed or agility? Participants will also try to best the record for the animal chosen for the high jump, broad jump and more. All ages welcome!

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

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Kent County Fair

Chestertown, MD

The Kent County Fair is a traditional small county fair featuring great food, 4-H and community exhibits, animals, tractors, games and entertainment. The focus of the fair is agricultural education for the community and county youth. Each day features special entertainment and activities including 4-H auctions Saturday night. Each evening features a special dinner in… Continue Reading Kent County Fair

Paint a Pet Portrait – Teen Event

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Get ready for an animal-inspired artistic adventure! Learn basic painting techniques as you create a portrait of your pet or a favorite animal with Sarah Focht Ages 13-17

Reading with Dogs

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Did you know dogs love to read? Meet a therapy dog, learn how they are trained to listen, and share a story! Ages 5-12

Paint a Pet Portrait – Evening Out for Adults

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Get ready for an animal-inspired artistic adventure! Learn basic painting techniques as you create a portrait of your pet or a favorite animal with Sarah Focht. Ages 18+ Registration Required

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

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

NMF is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade is being held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August. August 26, 7-8 PM, features Tom Parchman, principal clarinetist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine, and professor at the University of Southern Maine. He… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

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July 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

Arts Alive! - - Chestertown outdoors

Explore a “secret garden” and capture its flowers and plants in this special, weekend-long edition of instructor Kate Livie’s Joy of Nature Journaling class. Participants will deepen their connection to the environment, build their observation & reflection skills, and get creative using “line and wash'' techniques and traditional journaling. Designed for beginners/ intermediates, this nature… Continue Reading July 24 & 25: The Joy of Nature Journaling, Secret Garden Edition, with Kate Livie (in person outdoors!)

Meditation With Horses/ PEMF Demo

Airy Hill Stables - 7886 Airy Hill Rd

Come experience PEMF therapy for humans and horses alike. We utilize world renowned FDA approved BEMER technology. Supporting the parasympathetic nervous system is the basis for all health and wellness. We incorporate a variety of health and wellness modalities including yoga, meditation, CBD, horses, nature, breathwork, sound healing and more! Meet other like-minded friends! We… Continue Reading Meditation With Horses/ PEMF Demo

July 27 – RiverArts Salon: Visit the Rock Hall Yarnbombing with Laurie Walters

Arts Alive! - Sharp Street

Did you see the cool sea-themed yarn creations in Rock Hall last summer? The town creatives are at it again, this time with a pirate-themed yarnbombing display! Organized by Laurie Walters, this fun public art project will make you smile as you view all the colorful and unique pirate creations! We'll meet in Rock Hall… Continue Reading July 27 – RiverArts Salon: Visit the Rock Hall Yarnbombing with Laurie Walters

Pet Rocks: Paint It, Name It, Set It Free – Teen Event

KCPL Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Bring creativity and a sense of fun! We'll be turning rocks into creatures with paint and imagination! Once your creation is complete, choose its perfect habitat – take it home or release it into the wild for someone else to find. Ages 13-17. Registration required.

Cat Castles with the Cat Colloquium

KCPL Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Create the most amazing cardboard castle for your feline royalty! The Cat Colloquium will be on hand to share info about their organization and how it serves the community. Ages 18+ Registration required.

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The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage – OPEN AUDITIONS

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

The Garfield Center for the Arts is pleased to announce audition dates for the fall comedy Clue On Stage by Lynn, Foster, Price, and Rustin. Auditions will be held inside the theatre, at 210 High Street in Chestertown, on Saturday, July 24th at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 27th, and Thursday, July 29th, both at 6:30… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage – OPEN AUDITIONS

Heart To Heart With Horses

Airy Hill Stables - 7886 Airy Hill Stables

Spend a peaceful afternoon with our herd of horses at the beautiful Airy Hill Stables.Together we’ll enjoy the sounds of nature, horses, dogs, birds and some singing bowls! You’ll have quality time and plenty of hands-on interactions with a few of the 20 equine residents here at the farm. You’ll learn a bit about their… Continue Reading Heart To Heart With Horses

Sultana Public Paddle – Lotus Paddle

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

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"Inspirations on the Shore"

The Artists' Gallery - 239 High Street

Throughout July, The Artists' Gallery will feature Evie Baskin's new series- "Inspirations on the Shore." With limited access to others during the pandemic, the artist began to notice pockets of beauty and life springing up around her. Her first work for this show was inspired when driving home after being vaccinated and seeing Highland Longhorn… Continue Reading "Inspirations on the Shore"

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Crazy Days

Downtown Chestertown

Downtown Chestertown's Annual Sidewalk Sale! Fun For the Whole Family!! Bargains galore Restaurant specials Live Music Free Popcorn See Less

Run the Vineyards – Crow 5k

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21678

Run for Wine at the Amazing Crow Vineyard! NEW IN 2021 — Summer Evening Race featuring Post Race Barbecue!Race and Post Race Features Include: Chip-Timed 5K Run with instant results Flat Cross Country style course through the 365 acre farm and 12 acre vineyard Post Run Wine (1 complimentary glass of wine included for those… Continue Reading Run the Vineyards – Crow 5k

National Music Festival – 10th Anniversary Season

Various venues in Chestertown and Kent County

We had hoped to bring live concert music back to Kent County in August 2021, but, though the COVID-19 situation is improving, it is not yet possible for us to responsibly and successfully hold a two-week orchestral event with musicians who travel from far and wide to be here. Therefore, the NMF Board of Directors… Continue Reading National Music Festival – 10th Anniversary Season

Kent County 1st Annual Night Out

Worton Park 10932 Worton Road, Worton, MD

Join us at Worton Park on August 3rd 6-8 PM for a Youth vs Law Enforcement Kickball game, complete with refreshments and giveaways!  

Fantastic Beasts Trivia – Teen Event

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Test your knowledge of fantastic beasts from Harry Potter at this fast-paced trivia event. Play on your own or with a team! Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 places. Ages 13-17.

Underwater Tails String Art

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Shark tails, whale tails, mermaid tails - so many tails! Choose from a variety of templates and create a unique piece of string art featuring an underwater creature. Space is limited. Registration required. Ages 5-12.

Happiness Hour: Storytime & Crafts for Grown-Ups

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Why should kids have all the fun? Join us for a relaxing evening storytime for grown-ups! Create a simple craft while having a short story read to you. Please register! Adults only.

Sultana Public Paddle – Mt. Harmon Lotus

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles

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The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

Our annual 10-minute play festival returns! Three weekends! July 23 – Aug 8 Fridays/Saturdays @ 8PM Sundays @ 2PM For tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/short-attention-span-theatre-tickets-160030967933   The Garfield Center for the Arts has been hard at work rehearsing the 10-minute plays that make up this summer’s installment of our annual Short Attention Span Theatre. Also known as… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Short Attention Span Theatre

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College Boot Camp 2021

Chestertown, MD

College Boot Camp 2021 This is open to RISING SENIORS at Kent County High School. You'll get a head start on the college process! Register - https://forms.gle/PsApvKZ36mFwjY8a8 • Write college essay • Meet college students • Start the Common Application • Financial Aid information • Three options: Goucher (Aug 3) & Wash College (Aug 5)… Continue Reading College Boot Camp 2021

Washington College Academy of Life Long Learning

Washington College Gibson Center

The WC-ALL Fall 2021 Showcase will be held at 4 pm Tuesday, August 10 at Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts on the WC Campus. Instructors will be present to discuss their courses, and registration will also be available. Nineteen courses are offered . Deadline to register is August 18. See for the… Continue Reading Washington College Academy of Life Long Learning

August 10 RiverArts Salon: Chestertown's Newest Mural with Bob Ortiz and Fredy Granillo

Arts Alive! - 207 S. Cross Street

El Trompo, Recuerdos de mi patria (The Top, Memories of my homeland) was designed and painted by Fredy Granillo with assistance from Vanna Ramirez. The mural was commissioned by Roberto and Pamela Ortiz and Robert Ortiz Studios with additional funding by the Kent Cultural Alliance, the Chestertown Arts and Entertainment District, the Social Action Committee… Continue Reading August 10 RiverArts Salon: Chestertown's Newest Mural with Bob Ortiz and Fredy Granillo

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MassoniArt presents Finding Light .2

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

Finding Light continues featuring Gallery Artists. MassoniArt will be open Friday - Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 11-2 without appointments and masks at your discretion. Please schedule appointments if you wish to come and enjoy the gallery privately. Happy to accommodate your schedule. Please email or call Carla Massoni at 410.778.7330 to schedule.  

August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Arts Alive! - online

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. Suggested supplies include: * Paper * Thin black micron pen * A black Elegant Writer marker (must be this brand)… Continue Reading August 17: Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb (via Zoom)

Kent County Parks & Recreation Community Discussion

Chestertown Town Hall - 118 North Cross St.

The Kent County Parks & Recreation Community Discussion originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 27 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 17 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Chestertown Town Hall, 118 N. Cross Street, second floor. Please register at https://forms.gle/aM6iDA56kZrkxdSs9, hope to see you for a lively discussion about the amenities you would like to see in… Continue Reading Kent County Parks & Recreation Community Discussion

Iron Chef Candy Sushi Competition – Summer Reading Finale for Teens

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Does your candy cuisine reign supreme? Come to compete or spectate! Participants will create a variety of candy sushi rolls for the judges to consider on plating and presentation. Free books will be available for this special teen 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Reading Finale. Teen prize drawing winners will be named, but you don't… Continue Reading Iron Chef Candy Sushi Competition – Summer Reading Finale for Teens

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

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Summer 2021 Intermediate Wheel with Marilee Schumann

Clay Studio - 204 High St

This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for intermediate level wheel throwing with a focus on form and design. Each week you will address new throwing techniques and finishing options. You will discuss aspects and approaches of scale, design, construction, and glazing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh… Continue Reading Summer 2021 Intermediate Wheel with Marilee Schumann

Marvelous Mystery Auction – Summer Reading Finale for Adults

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 – Summer Reading Finale for Adults

Wildlife Adventures Tails & Tales Summer Reading Finale

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Celebrate the end of the Tails & Tales Summer Reading program with by visiting with animals from Wildlife Adventures, including rabbits, reptiles, and more! All ages welcome.

LEGACY DAY

Sumner Hall & Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park - Sumner Hall & Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park

Annual Celebration - LEGACY DAY Friday and Saturday Events. For more info visit https://garpost25.org/legacy-day-2021/

August 24 – RiverArts Salon: The Power of Pastels – A Visit to Mary Pritchard’s Garden & Studio

Chestertown

A RiverArts Salon is a place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Tuesday, August 24: The Power of Pastels - A Visit to Mary Pritchard's Garden & Studio Mary Pritchard is an accomplished local pastel artist & beloved instructor. Join her in her downtown Chestertown… Continue Reading August 24 – RiverArts Salon: The Power of Pastels – A Visit to Mary Pritchard’s Garden & Studio

FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

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

NMF is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a series of delightful live discussions recalling the decade is being held via Zoom on 4th Thursdays, April - August. July 22, 7-8 PM, featuresParker-Harley, associate professor of flute at the Univ. of South Carolina and an experienced orchestral soloist. She was a member of… Continue Reading FESTIVAL FORUM from the National Music Festival

1st Annual Back To School Block Party

Janes UM Church - 120 S Cross Street

Bookbag giveaway for all age groups (Elementary- High Schoolers)Food Trucks, vendors, dj , games , face painting and end of summer fun!!

August 29: Photography Walking Tour with Kris Kelley (in person outdoors!)

Arts Alive! - Downtown Chestertown

Learn the secrets of great photography as dusk approaches in downtown Chestertown. You will walk the cobblestone streets, learning to capture images of this historic colonial riverside town. Kris is a fantastic teacher and professional photographer who will open your eyes to new possibilities. Bring your camera & wear your walking shoes!

The Washington College Concert Series – Broadway Artist, Bernard Dotson with Tracy Stark, Piano

Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

The Washington College Concert Series presents the extraordinary voice of Broadway artist Bernard Dotson with Tracy Stark on piano. Bernard has been seen on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow, Chicago, Imaginary Friends, Sweet Smell Of Success, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students /… Continue Reading The Washington College Concert Series – Broadway Artist, Bernard Dotson with Tracy Stark, Piano

Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

Who wants to make Mozz?Join us at the Modern Stone Age Kitchen at 11:00am on Saturday September 4th and then we'll walk down to the Chestertown Farmer's Market and pick up fresh milk from Nice Farms and have a chance to chat with Farmer Bob about what makes their milk so good. We'll bring back… Continue Reading Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

Free Online Concert Featuring Brazilian Guitarist Camilo Carrara

Streaming Event - - Virtual

National Music Festival audience favorite and acclaimed guitarist Camilo Carrara will perform a special free online Zoom concert live from Brazil on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. To register for the free concert, visit www.nationalmusic.us.

PRAYER SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

Please plan to join us at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 8:45-9:30 AM for a Prayer Service of Remembrance on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We will begin at 8:46 AM, the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center, with the ringing of the church bell thirty… Continue Reading PRAYER SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

Kent County Volunteer Fair

Chestertown Farmers Market - Chestert - Chestertown Farmers Market - Chestert

An extensive Kent County Volunteer Fair will be held on Saturday, Sep. 11, from 9am-12, adjacent to the Chestertown Farmers Market on High Street in Chestertown in the vicinity of the Garfield Center. An impressive number of local non-profit service groups meet countless health, educational, social and cultural needs in greater Kent County. The event… Continue Reading Kent County Volunteer Fair

Sultana Public Paddle – Tuckahoe

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs

Chestertown A&E Fall Art Walk

Chestertown A&E District - Downtown Chestertown

Come to the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District's FALL ART WALK. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling works at galleries, storefronts, restaurants and two pop- up venues at the BANK (211 High St) and the GARFIELD (210 High St. For information email chestertownae@gmail.com or call the Kent Cultural Alliance at 410-778-3700 Participating Venue… Continue Reading Chestertown A&E Fall Art Walk

25th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park

Tickets on sale now - https://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/chestertown-jazz-festival-25th-anniversary/ Schedule Thursday 9th: Jazz at The Mainstay in Rock Hall Friday 10th: Gala Cocktail Party & Concert in the Festival Tent, WiImer Park (tickets $40) The Bratcher Project Special performance by The Sholbertshire Quintet Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails Saturday 11th: An Afternoon in Wilmer Park of Fabulous Jazz featuring… Continue Reading 25th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

5K Color Fun Run and Jamboree!

Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park

Registration is open! Children 12 and under are FREE, 13+ pre-registration through Sept. 11, 5 p.m. is $10. Day-of registrations are $20. First 250 registrants get a free commemorative shirt plus color pack! Don't miss the jamboree directly following the race. Want to have a resource table? Email us -- kentgoespurplee@gmail.com. Kent Goes Purple is… Continue Reading 5K Color Fun Run and Jamboree!

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Shrek: The Musical – OPEN AUDITIONS at the Garfield

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

Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith Audition Dates: Tuesday, September 7 @ 6:30pm Thursday, September 9 @ 6:30pm Sunday, September 12 @ 2:00pm Tech Week & Performance Dates (mandatory): Tech Week – Sunday, November 28-Thursday, December 2, call times TBA Performances – 3 Weekends, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Opening December 3 & Closing December 19, call times… Continue Reading Shrek: The Musical – OPEN AUDITIONS at the Garfield

Fun with Fermentation

Virtual Via Zoom - Online

Lacto-fermentation is one of the most important food processing technologies our ancestors ever created! This VIRTUAL class will cover the basics of lacto-fermentation including: - Sourcing high-quality ingredients and essential fermentation equipment for your kitchen, - The basics of lacto-fermented vegetables, - Recipe development and execution, - Prepping vegetables, scaling ingredients, initiating and controlling fermentation,… Continue Reading Fun with Fermentation

Learn at Lunch—Washington College Academy of Life Long Learning

Chester River Yacht and Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

Former Federal Communications Commission Chair Al Sikes joins us to discuss today’s political climate within the framework of his book, Current Leads Leaders Follow. Al’s column for The Chestertown Spy frequently draws on thoughts and reflections from this book, his most recent publication. Join us to hear his latest insights on what America’s political future… Continue Reading Learn at Lunch—Washington College Academy of Life Long Learning

Cars on High

Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park

This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share… Continue Reading Cars on High

Emmanuel Church Concert – Parker Ramsay, Organist

Emmanual Episcopal Church - 101 North Cross Street

Friday, September 17, 2021 7:30 p.m. Parker Ramsay is an internationally known recitalist and recording artist, both as an organist and harpist. He holds degrees from King's College, Cambridge, where he served as Organ Scholar, the Oberlin College Conservatory, and Julliard. This is his second appearance on Emmanuel Concerts. www.parkerramsay.com Ticket Required - $20 at… Continue Reading Emmanuel Church Concert – Parker Ramsay, Organist

Makin' Bacon

Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street

We all love bacon, but bacon is so misunderstood. We think bacon is unhealthy and consider it a “cheat” food. True, most of the bacon in the grocery store is a product of the modern meat industry, is loaded with nitrates and preservatives, and is full of water to so that it weighs more and… Continue Reading Makin' Bacon

POSTPONED – Sultana Education Foundation’s Annual Gala

Clovelly Farm

Sultana’s Annual Gala, originally scheduled for Sept 18, 2021, has been postponed to May 14, 2022. After a Covid-induced break in 2020 and 2021, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Annual Gala is back for 2022. Sultana’s Gala is a party with a mission – raising $100,000+ each year to support the Foundation’s work. You can look… Continue Reading POSTPONED – Sultana Education Foundation’s Annual Gala

Sultana Public Paddle – Full Moon Paddle

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

Going Purple Together

Idlewild Park 115 Idlewild Ave, Easton, MD

Going Purple Together Friday, September 24, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. www.midshorebehavioralhealth.org/gpt https://fb.me/e/3Ulz0Ka7w Join your neighbors and community at the second annual Mid-Shore Going Purple Together gathering in Idlewild Park on Friday, September 24. Enjoy a live DJ, virtual reality, a teen-created hip-hop time capsule, local African American history exhibit, Zumba, an art show and… Continue Reading Going Purple Together

Sultana Public Paddle – Ghost Fleet

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles

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

Clay Studio - 204 High St

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

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

Arts Alive! - 200 High St.

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

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

Virtual Event - Washington College

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

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

Chestertown, MD

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

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

Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street

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

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RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose

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

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

2021 HP Fest – cancelled

Chestertown, MD

2021 Chestertown HP Festival Weekend Announcement The organizers of the Chestertown HP Festival Weekend regret to announce that the festival has been canceled for this year. Ordinarily, organizing volunteers and fundraising for the event would have started at the beginning of the year. With the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty of future health regulations it has… Continue Reading 2021 HP Fest – cancelled

Sultana Public Paddle – Head of the Chester

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/

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September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

Clay Studio - 204 High St

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

Hands-on Tortilla & Nixtamilization Class

Modern Stone Age Kitchen- 236 Cannon Street

Come join us to learn how to make handmade tortillas entirely from scratch! We will begin by nixtamalizing (an ancient food processing technology) heirloom maize that we import from Oaxaca, Mexico to make nixtamal. Then we will rinse the nixtamal, practice grinding it both by hand on a stone mortar and then on a Molino… Continue Reading Hands-on Tortilla & Nixtamilization Class

Chestertown Car Show

Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown

Register your own pride and joy to compete for trophies, or just stroll the street to admire what other auto enthusiasts have brought to display, from custom hotrods to classic and antique beauties. Category prizes and food and beverage offerings contribute to a fun afternoon that welcomes all. Event is free to the public. A… Continue Reading Chestertown Car Show

Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Wilmer Park - - Wilmer Park

Half Marathon & 5K to benefit KART, providing therapeutic horseback riding and equine activities for the special needs community. Both courses are USAFT certified. This is a TriState Events Ultimate Challenge Series Event. Race day registration will be available! Packet pickup starts at 8 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. at Wilmer Park, Chestertown,… Continue Reading Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Public Hearing – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Zoom Chestertown, MD

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

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

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

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

KCPS Substitute Teachers Needed!

Kent County Middle School 402 E. Campus Avenue, Chestertown

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

Sultana Public Paddle – Bald Eagle

200 S. Cross Street

Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs

Back in the Day Block Par-tay

Street Fair - Calvert and College Streets

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

A Deconstructed Dinner

Wildly Native Flower Farm - 7060 Broad Neck Road

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

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The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre MD

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

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MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY – Geometries

MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street

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

October Fall Hayrides

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

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

October 11 Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

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

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