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Kent County’s Live Stream Events: What’s Happening

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Kent County is always bursting with festivals, events, and other activities and we love a parade. Want to plan your calendar? Check out our always-updating feed for what might bring you to town again and again.

  • Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

    KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged 2-12. We are open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, or other responsible adult. The Center is a destination for area children where they can look forward to interacting with a variety of stimulating activities that expand their horizons. Located right next door to the RiverArts galleries, KidSPOT invites children to play, create and explore the arts and sciences. Kids participate in activities that incorporate visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, music, science and technology. KidSPOT also serves as a venue for special creativity events, RiverARTSCamp and workshops for kids. […]

  • Chestertown Farmers Market

    On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon beginning about the third Saturday in March and ending about the last Saturday in December, located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as the hand-crafted works of local artisans. A reduced vendor participation Winter Market remains open throughout the winter, weather permitting. Click here to visit the Chestertown Farmers Market website.  Visit the Chestertown Farmers Market Facebook page. […]

  • Cars on High

    Every third Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., April through October, automobile enthusiasts bring their classic, antique, or custom cars downtown to share with other car-heads and the general public. The Smoke, Rattle and Roll food truck offers. barbecue and beverages, and Lockbriar scoops ice cream. All Cars on High events are held weather-permitting. The series is organized by Jon and Barbara Slocum and Main Street Chestertown […]

  • Second Saturdays in Chestertown

    Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. Free public parking is available on High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. There are two public parking lots downtown. One between Cross & Mill Streets on Cannon Street, and two between Cross Street and Queen Street along Cannon Street. […]

  • Hebe’s Garden

    Hebe’s Garden schedules FREE children’s programming during the summer months of the Chestertown Farmers’ Market. Join us under the magnolia tree in Fountain Park. 2019 Hebe’s Garden Schedule 2019 Hebe’s Garden Schedule 1 Jun Kidspot Children’s Creativity Center 8 Jun Chestertown Ukulele (Jamie Hurley) 15 Jun Kaleidoscope Art Studio 22 Jun Kent School, Inc. 22 Jun TBD 6 Jul Kent County Public Schools 13 Jul Sultana Education Foundation 20 Jul ShoreRivers 27 Jul Bobbledy Books 3 Aug Girl Scout Troop #112 (Erin Anderson) 10 Aug TBD 17 Aug Zydeco sounds with Philip Dutton 24 Aug Friendship Montessori Schooll 31 Aug Herbal Alchemy Thank you to all of the organizations participating this summer! &nbs […]

  • Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

    KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged 2-12. We are open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, or other responsible adult. The Center is a destination for area children where they can look forward to interacting with a variety of stimulating activities that expand their horizons. Located right next door to the RiverArts galleries, KidSPOT invites children to play, create and explore the arts and sciences. Kids participate in activities that incorporate visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, music, science and technology. KidSPOT also serves as a venue for special creativity events, RiverARTSCamp and workshops for kids. […]

  • Chestertown Farmers Market

    On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon beginning about the third Saturday in March and ending about the last Saturday in December, located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as the hand-crafted works of local artisans. A reduced vendor participation Winter Market remains open throughout the winter, weather permitting. Click here to visit the Chestertown Farmers Market website.  Visit the Chestertown Farmers Market Facebook page. […]

  • Garfield Improv Group

    The Garfield Improv Group offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation. Each week the group will focus on elements such as initiating a scene, how to approach a character, making strong character choices, establishing and recognizing character status, and heightening a scene. There will be many opportunities to perform (or watch) each week and the bar will be open (so remember your ID). The Garfield Improv Group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 8pm and is open to anyone 18 or older. Questions? Email improv@garfieldcenter.org […]

  • Mobile Veterans Center at Washington College

    The Vet Center Program offers a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat veterans, active duty military members and their families. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential. Please see the Washington College Events calendar (event URL) for more information about services provided. […]

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 21 – July 7, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Producers Diane Landskroener and Mark Sullivan invite you to the 15th year of Short Attention Span Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre. Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors – featuring original works by local playwrights! The plays selected for this year’s SAST production are: The Superhero – Written by Brent Lewis (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Diane Landskroener Don Vito’s Method – Written by Rich Pauli (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Nic Carter Mistranslations – Written by Jack Rushton – Directed by Jim Landskroener Park & Play – Written by Kara Emily Krantz – Directed by Zac Ryan Power Nap – Written by Steve Arnold (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Tia Glomb Everyone Says I Love You – Written & Directed by Mark Sullivan (Live Playwrights Society member) Old Aquatics – Written by Steven Korbar – Directed by Brad Chaires Wedding Belles – Written by Brett Hursey – Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith Featured actors in this year’s play fest are: Brianna Johnson, Paul Cambardella, Tom Dorman, and Dan Guidice in The Superhero, Brad Chaires and Lyle Pinder in Don Vito’s Method, Jim Landskroener and Diane Landskroner in Mistranslations, Christine Kinlock, Sharon Herz, and Lyle Pinder in Park and Play, Paul Cambardella, Brad Chaires, Ian Ellison and Phebe Wood in Power Nap, Amanda Fry, Nic Carter, Jen Friedman, and Dan Guidice in Everyone Says I Love You, Sharon Herz and Robert Holt in Old Aquatics and Shannon Whitaker, Zac Ryan and Jim Landskroener in Wedding Belles. Joining SAST for the first time is the Garfield Improv Group, which offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation. GIG will be performing in the Kohl Lobby at 7 p.m. before the Friday night performance of Short Attention Span Theatre on July 5th. The Garfield Improv Group is lead by Lyle Pinder and meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 8pm. All are welcome to join! Short Attention Span Theatre opens Friday, June 21, and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 7. Thank you to those who have chosen to support SAST through the Name in Lights campaign! Performances are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students with ID (plays include some adult content, and may not be suitable for children under 13). Take advantage of the Garfield’s recurring opening night discount and get $5 off when you wear your Garfield t-shirt!  Call 410-810-2060 or visit www.garfieldcenter.org. […]

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 21 – July 7, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Producers Diane Landskroener and Mark Sullivan invite you to the 15th year of Short Attention Span Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre. Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors – featuring original works by local playwrights! The plays selected for this year’s SAST production are: The Superhero – Written by Brent Lewis (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Diane Landskroener Don Vito’s Method – Written by Rich Pauli (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Nic Carter Mistranslations – Written by Jack Rushton – Directed by Jim Landskroener Park & Play – Written by Kara Emily Krantz – Directed by Zac Ryan Power Nap – Written by Steve Arnold (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Tia Glomb Everyone Says I Love You – Written & Directed by Mark Sullivan (Live Playwrights Society member) Old Aquatics – Written by Steven Korbar – Directed by Brad Chaires Wedding Belles – Written by Brett Hursey – Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith Featured actors in this year’s play fest are: Brianna Johnson, Paul Cambardella, Tom Dorman, and Dan Guidice in The Superhero, Brad Chaires and Lyle Pinder in Don Vito’s Method, Jim Landskroener and Diane Landskroner in Mistranslations, Christine Kinlock, Sharon Herz, and Lyle Pinder in Park and Play, Paul Cambardella, Brad Chaires, Ian Ellison and Phebe Wood in Power Nap, Amanda Fry, Nic Carter, Jen Friedman, and Dan Guidice in Everyone Says I Love You, Sharon Herz and Robert Holt in Old Aquatics and Shannon Whitaker, Zac Ryan and Jim Landskroener in Wedding Belles. Joining SAST for the first time is the Garfield Improv Group, which offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation. GIG will be performing in the Kohl Lobby at 7 p.m. before the Friday night performance of Short Attention Span Theatre on July 5th. The Garfield Improv Group is lead by Lyle Pinder and meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 8pm. All are welcome to join! Short Attention Span Theatre opens Friday, June 21, and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 7. Thank you to those who have chosen to support SAST through the Name in Lights campaign! Performances are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students with ID (plays include some adult content, and may not be suitable for children under 13). Take advantage of the Garfield’s recurring opening night discount and get $5 off when you wear your Garfield t-shirt!  Call 410-810-2060 or visit www.garfieldcenter.org. […]

  • Hebe’s Garden

    Hebe’s Garden schedules FREE children’s programming during the summer months of the Chestertown Farmers’ Market. Join us under the magnolia tree in Fountain Park. 2019 Hebe’s Garden Schedule 2019 Hebe’s Garden Schedule 1 Jun Kidspot Children’s Creativity Center 8 Jun Chestertown Ukulele (Jamie Hurley) 15 Jun Kaleidoscope Art Studio 22 Jun Kent School, Inc. 22 Jun TBD 6 Jul Kent County Public Schools 13 Jul Sultana Education Foundation 20 Jul ShoreRivers 27 Jul Bobbledy Books 3 Aug Girl Scout Troop #112 (Erin Anderson) 10 Aug TBD 17 Aug Zydeco sounds with Philip Dutton 24 Aug Friendship Montessori Schooll 31 Aug Herbal Alchemy Thank you to all of the organizations participating this summer! &nbs […]

  • Saturday Mornings at KidSPOT!

    KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged 2-12. We are open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, or other responsible adult. The Center is a destination for area children where they can look forward to interacting with a variety of stimulating activities that expand their horizons. Located right next door to the RiverArts galleries, KidSPOT invites children to play, create and explore the arts and sciences. Kids participate in activities that incorporate visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, music, science and technology. KidSPOT also serves as a venue for special creativity events, RiverARTSCamp and workshops for kids. […]

  • Chestertown Farmers Market

    On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon beginning about the third Saturday in March and ending about the last Saturday in December, located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as the hand-crafted works of local artisans. A reduced vendor participation Winter Market remains open throughout the winter, weather permitting. Click here to visit the Chestertown Farmers Market website.  Visit the Chestertown Farmers Market Facebook page. […]

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 21 – July 7, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Producers Diane Landskroener and Mark Sullivan invite you to the 15th year of Short Attention Span Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre. Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors – featuring original works by local playwrights! The plays selected for this year’s SAST production are: The Superhero – Written by Brent Lewis (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Diane Landskroener Don Vito’s Method – Written by Rich Pauli (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Nic Carter Mistranslations – Written by Jack Rushton – Directed by Jim Landskroener Park & Play – Written by Kara Emily Krantz – Directed by Zac Ryan Power Nap – Written by Steve Arnold (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Tia Glomb Everyone Says I Love You – Written & Directed by Mark Sullivan (Live Playwrights Society member) Old Aquatics – Written by Steven Korbar – Directed by Brad Chaires Wedding Belles – Written by Brett Hursey – Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith Featured actors in this year’s play fest are: Brianna Johnson, Paul Cambardella, Tom Dorman, and Dan Guidice in The Superhero, Brad Chaires and Lyle Pinder in Don Vito’s Method, Jim Landskroener and Diane Landskroner in Mistranslations, Christine Kinlock, Sharon Herz, and Lyle Pinder in Park and Play, Paul Cambardella, Brad Chaires, Ian Ellison and Phebe Wood in Power Nap, Amanda Fry, Nic Carter, Jen Friedman, and Dan Guidice in Everyone Says I Love You, Sharon Herz and Robert Holt in Old Aquatics and Shannon Whitaker, Zac Ryan and Jim Landskroener in Wedding Belles. Joining SAST for the first time is the Garfield Improv Group, which offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation. GIG will be performing in the Kohl Lobby at 7 p.m. before the Friday night performance of Short Attention Span Theatre on July 5th. The Garfield Improv Group is lead by Lyle Pinder and meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 8pm. All are welcome to join! Short Attention Span Theatre opens Friday, June 21, and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 7. Thank you to those who have chosen to support SAST through the Name in Lights campaign! Performances are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students with ID (plays include some adult content, and may not be suitable for children under 13). Take advantage of the Garfield’s recurring opening night discount and get $5 off when you wear your Garfield t-shirt!  Call 410-810-2060 or visit www.garfieldcenter.org. […]

  • Patterns of Eastern Shore Life Opening Reception

    Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the patterns found in our natural surroundings. Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, and wonders of rural eastern shore life. Artists are asked to capture the patterns that can be seen all around us in the life on the eastern shore. This exhibit will be on display from July 5-28, 2019. Curator: Cindy Stafford Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Sunday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm […]

  • July First Friday

    First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is held the first Friday of every month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us. Make it a night with a stay at one of our wonderful Kent County bed and breakfasts. Saturday morning check out the Chestertown Farmer's Market, and our other quaint Kent County towns of Rock Hall, Galena, and Betterton. #kentcountymd #chestertownmd #visitkentcounty […]

  • 4th of July Fireworks – none in Chestertown

    There will be no 4th of July Fireworks in Chestertown this year (2019). Thank you to the Tidewater Trader for use of their list of other area fireworks! &nbs […]

  • The Garfield Center Presents: Live Playwrights’ Society

    The 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 7:30pm and is open to all ages. For more information visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org […]

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

    June 21 – July 7, 2019 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Producers Diane Landskroener and Mark Sullivan invite you to the 15th year of Short Attention Span Theatre at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre. Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors – featuring original works by local playwrights! The plays selected for this year’s SAST production are: The Superhero – Written by Brent Lewis (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Diane Landskroener Don Vito’s Method – Written by Rich Pauli (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Nic Carter Mistranslations – Written by Jack Rushton – Directed by Jim Landskroener Park & Play – Written by Kara Emily Krantz – Directed by Zac Ryan Power Nap – Written by Steve Arnold (Live Playwrights Society member) – Directed by Tia Glomb Everyone Says I Love You – Written & Directed by Mark Sullivan (Live Playwrights Society member) Old Aquatics – Written by Steven Korbar – Directed by Brad Chaires Wedding Belles – Written by Brett Hursey – Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith Featured actors in this year’s play fest are: Brianna Johnson, Paul Cambardella, Tom Dorman, and Dan Guidice in The Superhero, Brad Chaires and Lyle Pinder in Don Vito’s Method, Jim Landskroener and Diane Landskroner in Mistranslations, Christine Kinlock, Sharon Herz, and Lyle Pinder in Park and Play, Paul Cambardella, Brad Chaires, Ian Ellison and Phebe Wood in Power Nap, Amanda Fry, Nic Carter, Jen Friedman, and Dan Guidice in Everyone Says I Love You, Sharon Herz and Robert Holt in Old Aquatics and Shannon Whitaker, Zac Ryan and Jim Landskroener in Wedding Belles. Joining SAST for the first time is the Garfield Improv Group, which offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and technique through improvisation. GIG will be performing in the Kohl Lobby at 7 p.m. before the Friday night performance of Short Attention Span Theatre on July 5th. The Garfield Improv Group is lead by Lyle Pinder and meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 8pm. All are welcome to join! Short Attention Span Theatre opens Friday, June 21, and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 7. Thank you to those who have chosen to support SAST through the Name in Lights campaign! Performances are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students with ID (plays include some adult content, and may not be suitable for children under 13). Take advantage of the Garfield’s recurring opening night discount and get $5 off when you wear your Garfield t-shirt!  Call 410-810-2060 or visit www.garfieldcenter.org. […]

Chestertown’s Farmers Market Is Back In Business

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Chestertown’s Farmers Market is both a destination market that draws folks from all over and also a very community-spirited occasion. Totally focused on “local,” you can buy seasonal goods ranging from fruits, vegetables and meats to fresh flowers, soaps, and artfully created artisan works. See you next Saturday? Click here for additional info!

Calling All Cars: Come on Down to Cars on High

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Every third Thursday, from April through October, 6 to 8 pm, weather permitting. The schedule for 2019 includes April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17.

Auto enthusiasts meet to share their classic, antique, and exotic wheels with the public.  Click here for additional info!

Calendar: Downrigging Weekend November 1 – 3

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The 19th Annual Downrigging Weekend will take place November 1 – 3. Organized by Chestertown’s own Sultana Education Foundation, this tall ship and wood boat festival is a cherished experience. Events include tall ship tours and sailing expeditions, enrichment lectures, musical concerts, 5K races and fireworks.

Click here for additional info!

Calendar: Chestertown Tea Party Festival May 24 – 26

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Can you believe this year marks the 44th annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival? The weekend, chock full of events surrounds the main event: A re-enactment of tossing tea overboard to support the Boston Tea Party. As well, don’t miss the parade, juried crafts stands, food trucks, music and more!

Click here for additional info!