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Legacy Day 2022

Legacy Day is HERE! Please join us for a fun filled weekend honoring Kent County's African-American Veterans. Please click the link to see a full detailed listing of events, with location and times: https://sumnerhall.org/programs/legacy-day-2/ We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Recurring Event Legacy Day 2022

Legacy Day 2022

Downtown Chesterton Chestertown, MD

Legacy Day is HERE! Please join us for a fun filled weekend honoring Kent County's African-American Veterans. Please click the link to see a full detailed listing of events, with location and times: https://sumnerhall.org/programs/legacy-day-2/ We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Back to School Bash at Minary’s Dream Alliance

Minary's Dream Alliance 9155 American Legion Road, Chestertown, MD

Meet us at MDA on Sunday, August 21st at 1pm for the Back to School Bash: Prepared and Excited to Learn Giveaway! Free food, school supplies and backpacks will be distributed while supplies last, and the whole family will enjoy games and local vendors. Five barbers will also be on site, providing free haircuts for… Continue Reading Back to School Bash at Minary’s Dream Alliance

One Day Clay Workshop: Coil Flowerpots with Wanda Brumwell

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the RiverArts Clay Studio from 12:00 - 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 28th. No experience necessary! Open to all ages (children under 14 will need adult assistance). Clay will be provided as well as many items to imprint texture. Please feel free to bring a special imprint item to… Continue Reading One Day Clay Workshop: Coil Flowerpots with Wanda Brumwell

Chestertown Ukulele Club Jam

contact via email below

We are an informal group of music lovers who enjoy playiing our ukuleles and singing together every Wednesday evening. We encourage anyone who plays or is interested in learning.

All That Jazz – September 2022 – Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times) PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday October 3, 2022,… Continue Reading All That Jazz – September 2022 – Opening Reception

United Way of Kent County First Friday

Join the United Way of Kent County as we kick off our 65th year by highlighting our 27 agencies and the work they do. Learn more about the organizations and how you can help. Tables will be set up on the sidewalks during First Friday.

Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, 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: • #5 plastics stackable containers and lids • Plastic bottle caps and flip tops • Prescription bottles and caps • Alkaline batteries A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt • CFL lightbulbs • Razors and blades • Deodorant containers • Empty… Continue Reading Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

Sourdough Bread Making Class

236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)

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

Grape Stomp

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join us in celebrating our 2022 harvest with a grape stomp! Sip on a harvest tasting of 3 new wines, learn about the different grape varietals we grow in the vineyard, and tour the winery for a behind the scenes look at how we make award-winning wines. Additional food and wine, by the glass or… Continue Reading Grape Stomp

All That Jazz – September 2022 – Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times) PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday October 3, 2022,… Continue Reading All That Jazz – September 2022 – Artists' Talk

Fermented Dairy: Butter, Kefir, & Yogurt Cooking Class

236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)

You can make fresh fermented butter, yogurt, and kefir for your family. Not only will it taste delicious but you will save a ton of money.For thousands of years, milk has been transformed through fermentation into a multitude of foods including butter and buttermilk, kefir, yogurt, and cheese. These processes increased nutrient density and bioavailability,… Continue Reading Fermented Dairy: Butter, Kefir, & Yogurt Cooking Class

Road Rally and Car Show

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

On Saturday, September 10th, Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing will host the annual Oxford Community Center Road Rally. The Rally, sponsored in part by Safe Harbor Marinas, will feature up to 80 vintage, classic, exotic and special interest cars and other vehicles, from WWII Jeeps to $3 million Ferraris. The event raises funds for the… Continue Reading Road Rally and Car Show

Quick Draw plein air competition – !magine Street Festival

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106

Sign up to participate in our plein air "Quick Draw" competition on Sunday, Sept 11th. This is just one of the fun events planned during our !magine Street Festival. Artists must pre-register and should plan to arrive at RiverArts Gallery Sunday, September 11 between 12:00-1:00 p.m. to check in. Artists will have 2 hours to… Continue Reading Quick Draw plein air competition – !magine Street Festival

!magine:RiverArts Street Festival

Downtown Chestertown - High Street

Join RiverArts in celebrating its 10th anniversary. Like most arts festivals there will be artists selling their work and opportunities to see art in the making. What is special about this event is that it has been designed to actually engage the whole community in the creation of art with activities for all ages, several… Continue Reading !magine:RiverArts Street Festival

Creative Street Sculptures – !magine Street Festival

High St. - High St.

Chestertown RiverArts is excited to announce our quirky, anything goes, free-standing and free sculpture competition that will be featured at our 10th anniversary celebration, !magine on Sunday, September 11 from 1:00 to 6:00. We plan to enliven the middle of High Street with a menagerie of wild things, curious characters and gravity-defying assemblages. All fun-loving… Continue Reading Creative Street Sculptures – !magine Street Festival

Call for Photographers – !magine Street Festival

Chestertown RiverArts - High St.

RiverArts has an interest in acquiring photographs from the 10th anniversary RiverArts Street Festival for future promotions and is sponsoring a contest for the best festival photos. The winner will be awarded a $100 prize, and will be announced in the local press along with five runners-up. Each photographer can submit up to ten images.… Continue Reading Call for Photographers – !magine Street Festival

The Canadian Guitar Quartet – Resonance Concert Series

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

The National Music Festival kicks off the 2022-23 Resonance concert series with a performance by The Canadian Guitar Quartet. Since its debut in 1999, the group has performed on three continents, going from one standing ovation to the next, and has established a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. Single… Continue Reading The Canadian Guitar Quartet – Resonance Concert Series

Clay Play with Kayti Didriksen

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

This class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Mondays, running from September 12th through October 17th. (6 weeks) Flex your creative muscles in a yoga-for-your-brain style setting, where creativity is the product. Explore and experiment with clay while exercising your dexterity, visual acuity, brainstorming abilities, and imagination. Classes… Continue Reading Clay Play with Kayti Didriksen

Celebration of Robert Day

Washington College - Zoom Meeting

The first event of our 50th year celebrates our founding director, Bob Day. Please come and either hear about Prof. Day, share a favorite memory of him, or share a short passage or poem. More information and Zoom registration link can be found by visiting the Rose O'Neill Literary House's website (https://url.avanan.click/v2/___https://www.washcoll.edu/lithouse___.YXAzOndhc2hjb2xsOmE6bzpiOGU1YzgxMjI3NDNhZGRmY2U1ZWQxYjBkYTM3YjAyZDo2OjVmOWI6YTM5ZGI2MTYxZTI3MTRlMDRhNzhjZDE1MDY3NGNjZmIzYjQxZGVmYjlhMDBiM2MxZWZmNmY3YTg2NjAwYTBjMjp0OlQ) and clicking on… Continue Reading Celebration of Robert Day

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: Real Genius

Washington College - Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall

The Communication and Media Studies Program invites you to the first film in this year's Washington College Film Series. In September, we'll be watching the 1985 cult classic, Real Genius, starring Val Kilmer. This film is full of college hijinks, lasers, and a great liberal arts question: what is science without philosophy? Join us for… Continue Reading Washington College Film Series: Real Genius

People, Places, Stories & Stuff: A Pop-Up Exhibit of the Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships Projects in Kent County

Washington College - The Egg, Hodson Hall - Washington College - The Egg, Hodson Hall

Please join us for the pop-up museum debut of the Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships (DSMP) project's 4 years of community collaboration with museum partners in Kent County. Tour the exhibit, experience virtual and augmented reality technology, and learn from community and college project members.A short project presentation and recognition of our museum partners will… Continue Reading People, Places, Stories & Stuff: A Pop-Up Exhibit of the Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships Projects in Kent County

U.S Naval Academy Brass

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

The Washington College Concert Series presents the U.S. Naval Academy Brass Ensemble. Come join the USNA Brass Ensemble as they perform music free to the public on September 16, 2022 at 7:30pm in Hotchkiss.To learn more, visit washcoll.edu/concert CONTACT: concertseries@washcoll.edu All tickets for this event are free.

Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

Chestertown Environmental Committee Booth - booth located at corner of High and Cross streets

The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling:• #5 plastics stackable containers • Plastic bottle caps and flip tops • Prescription bottles + caps • Alkaline batteries A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt • CFL - Spiral shaped lightbulbs (no standard, fluorescent, halogen bulbs) • Razors (plastic and metal), razor blades and… Continue Reading Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

Kent County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Fair

Downtown Chestertown-Various - 200 Block of High Street

The second annual Kent County Nonprofit Volunteer fair is an opportunity for community nonprofit organizations that use volunteers to display their function to the public in order to inform and attract new volunteers. The goal is to strengthen the ability of local service groups to meet the health, educational, and cultural needs in greater Kent… Continue Reading Kent County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Fair

Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown

Paint in the great outdoors! Say bye-bye summer and hello to crisp weather & autumnal landscapes in watercolor along with award winning watercolorist and popular RA instructor Steve Bleinberger. Enjoy fall leaves & nature's changing palette as you learn earn tips and techniques for creating striking colors, shades, and washes. All levels welcome! Bring your… Continue Reading Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Chestertown A&E Fall Art Walk

Chestertown A&E District - Downtown Chestertown

Come to the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District’s ART WALK. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling works at galleries, storefronts, restaurants and around town. Live music will also be happening throughout town.For information email hester@kentculture.org or call the Kent Cultural Alliance at 410-778-3700

One Day Workshop: Mobile Raku with Brett Thomas

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio (and in the street nearby) from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday September 17th. Students will learn the process of raku firing by glazing self-supplied bisque ware, learning how to load and unload a raku kiln, and experiencing smoked reduction. Students may participate in the… Continue Reading One Day Workshop: Mobile Raku with Brett Thomas

Post Back to School Block party

Janes UM Church - 120 S Cross Street

It’s hard to believe another summer is coming to a close, and schools are back in session. Janes UM Church is hosting a Post Back to School Block Party. It’s a free event geared to welcoming community and church engagement ; an evening of entertainment and farewells to the summer of “22”!!

Soroptimist Small Business Bingo

Chestertown Elks Lodge - 8631 Bell Rose Ln

Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties having Small Business Bingo Fundraiser. Doors open 12 noon and games begin 1 pm. $30 Per game pack. All sales at door (no presales) Refreshments available for sale. No outside beverages allowed as this a private club. All proceeds fund Soroptimist Women and Girl Projects. Check us… Continue Reading Soroptimist Small Business Bingo

Grape Stomp

Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road

Join us in celebrating our 2022 harvest with a grape stomp! Sip on a harvest tasting of 3 new wines, learn about the different grape varietals we grow in the vineyard, and tour the winery for a behind the scenes look at how we make award-winning wines. Additional food and wine, by the glass or… Continue Reading Grape Stomp

Recurring Event Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Chestertown, MD

Shore Shakespeare is pleased to announce our 2022 tour of Measure for Measure, touring this September. This outdoor production will be held in WIlmer Park September 17th @ 6pm and September 18th @ 3pmConsidered by many a “problem play” for falling somewhere between comedy and tragedy, Measure for Measure is a tale of morals and… Continue Reading Measure for Measure

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 what KCPL is planning for the fall 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… Continue Reading 7 Questions with KCPL's Executive Director

How globalization shapes inequality: Lessons from 40 years of trade liberalizations

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

Dr. Nina Pavcnik, Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar and Niehaus Family Professor in International Studies and Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. Income inequality has increased in most developed and developing countries since the 1980s, including in the United States. Was increased international trade between rich and emerging economies the main culprit? This lecture will… Continue Reading How globalization shapes inequality: Lessons from 40 years of trade liberalizations

Offensive to Pious Ears: Obscenity and Censorship in 18th Century Spanish Literature

Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center

A talk about censorship, the Spanish Inquisition, and sex and sexuality. Prof. Deanda will present her recently published book: "Offensive to Pious Ears: Obscenity and Censorship in 18th Century Spanish Literature" (Frankfurt: Iberoamericana, 2022). A panel, composed of profs. Martin Ponti and Kate Charles will discuss the book, followed by a Q & A.

Recurring Event Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for the wheel. Each week we will address new throwing techniques and finishing options while exploring scale, design, construction, and finishing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh or just want to expand your ceramics repertoire, this class is for you! The… Continue Reading Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Recurring Event Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

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 Wednesdays, running from August 17th through September 21st. (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

Recurring Event Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

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 August 18st through September 22nd. (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

OPEN AUDITIONS – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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

AUDITION DATES are Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 PM, and Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 PM. Directed by Jen Friedman Auditions are open to anyone of any age, including children. The show features a children’s chorus. All roles are available for casting. Auditions will be held at the Garfield… Continue Reading OPEN AUDITIONS – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)

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

Fall FunFest

Downtown Chestertown - High Street & Memorial Plaza - Downtown Chestertown - High Street & Memorial Plaza

September 24, 2-5pm, the Kent County Chamber of Commerce will stage a free, carnival-style midway on High Street, featuring prize games of skill and chance, a bounce house, a sound stage with calliope music, beer, wine and popcorn. Brian Moore of WCTR will be the MC and will be drawing raffle tickets for fun adventures.… Continue Reading Fall FunFest

Race, Politics, and Latinx Identity in the US.

Washington College - Toll Science Center - Litrenta

Dr. Flavio Hickel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington College will deliver a lecture on Latinx Identity and Politics as part of the college's Latinx Heritage Month celebrations.

Chestertown Open Mic

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

OPEN MIC is back! 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!

September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

In the handbuilding space at RiverArts Clay Studio in downtown Chestertown, MD -- or outside if the weather is nice! Over the four weeks you will be able to create at least four different items and watch them take shape week on week, for yourself or for unique gifts. It’s your choice! Paintings; shells for… Continue Reading September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

Sophie Kerr & Harwood Series: Award-Winning Humorist Damon Young on "Finding the Funny"

Washington College - Rose O'Neill Literary House

Join the English Department for the kickoff event of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series and the Harwood Lecture Series! An Evening with Humor Columnist Damon Young: Damon Young, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will discuss the art of finding the funny. Young, author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A… Continue Reading Sophie Kerr & Harwood Series: Award-Winning Humorist Damon Young on "Finding the Funny"

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park

Jeffrey Brillhart is Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, PA, and on the music faculty of Yale University where he teaches organ improvisation.

Fun with Fermentation

236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)

This fermented vegetable cooking 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, - Fermenting whole vegetables (such as carrots which are perfect for school… Continue Reading Fun with Fermentation

Love Maps: Knowing your Partner's Inner World – One Maryland One Book

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

The 2022 One Maryland One Book, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster, features fraught relationships that allow the reader to explore the depth and complexities of love. "Love Maps" is an opportunity to explore your relationships with significant others and learn ways to make them less fraught and more loving and supportive. Through this… Continue Reading Love Maps: Knowing your Partner's Inner World – One Maryland One Book

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 Run/Walk 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,… Continue Reading Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

The Garfield Center presents Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor

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

The original production of Neil Simon’s comedy “The Good Doctor” opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Broadway in 1973 and featured a stellar cast including Christopher Plummer, Marsha Mason, Frances Sternhagen, René Auberjonois, and Barnard Hughes. The play was a departure for Simon from his usual living room-style comedy. He set out to celebrate… Continue Reading The Garfield Center presents Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor

Storytime Resumes!

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Join us for books and fun! Preschool Storytime runs from 10 AM to 11 AM on Tuesdays, and Baby and Toddler Storytime runs from 11 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Quintet

Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss

The Washington College Concert Series presents the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Quintet, (Kimberly McCollum, Yuri Tomenko, Diana Golden, Chris Chlumsky, and Woobin Park), who will perform two beautiful piano quintets from the 19th century. Join them as they perform Piano Quintet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 30 by Louise Farrenc and Piano Quintet in A Major,… Continue Reading Mid-Atlantic Symphony Quintet

Touch A Truck Ag Fest

Kent County Ag Center - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

Come out to the Ag Center and explore emergency vehicles, construction and farm equipment, trucks and more! Fun Family Event!

Pizza & Make a Thing: Spooky Charms

Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown

Craft and create your very own spooky charm! Into vampires? Prefer zombies? Mad science in your future? We'll have supplies for making all sorts of spooky swag for the season. And, of course, there will be pizza! Ages 13-17 Space is limited. Please register!

Sumner Hall presents The Journey of Monifa by Ruby Moore Johnson

Sumner Hall - 206 South Queen Street

Reception and Book Signing October 8, 2022 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Author’s Talk: 5 pm This memoir tells the story of the adventures of Ruby and Allen Johnson in the 1960’s as they moved away from Kent County to eventually settle in New York City.

Recurring Event MassoniArt presents Drawn to Water

MassoniArt presents Drawn to Water

MASSONIART 203 High Street, Chestertown

Drawn to Water Katherine Cox – Drawn to Water Grace Mitchell – Eternal Return September 9 - October 9 WATER/WAYS 2022 continues with an exhibition of new work by Katherine Cox and Grace Mitchell. Also featuring new work by Kathryn O’Grady, Blake Conroy and Heidi Fowler. Katherine Cox Drawn to Water Literally and figuratively Kathrine… Continue Reading MassoniArt presents Drawn to Water

"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

Recurring Event Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

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.

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