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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.

  • Visual Storytellers Exhibit opening Reception

    What does it take to tell a story? Storytelling is vital to making compelling images. Great feats of visual storytelling appear all around us; church windows, works by Norman Rockwell and the published sketchbooks of Leonardo Di Vinci. Visual storytelling tells a story. It uses the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations.Come enjoy this compelling exhibit, on display May 1-June 2, 2019 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:30, Saturday 10:00-5:30 and Sunday 11:00-3:00 […]

  • May 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 […]

  • MassoniArt presents LIGHT water + stone

    LIGHT water + stone Greg Mort – Shelley Robzen March 30 – May 5, 2019 Opening Reception – Saturday, March 30, 12-3 pm April First Friday Reception – Friday, April 5, 5-7:30 pm Open House / Artist Talk – Saturday, April 6, 12 noon May First Friday Reception – Friday, May 3, 5-7:30 pm Closed for Easter Sunday, April 21 Also featured in the rear gallery Katherine Cox, Michael Kahn, Lisa Lebofsky and James Tatum. Gallery hours are Thursday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 11-2 pm. We are closed Monday thru Wednesday except by appointment or by chance. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Of course, you are always welcome by chance – if you see the lights on – just knock! […]

  • Washington College Symphonic Band, Saxophone and Jazz Ensembles

    The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director) and Jazz and Saxophone Ensembles (John Thomas, Director). This event is FREE and open to the public. […]

  • Washington College Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble

    The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director) and Jazz Ensemble (John Thomas, Director).This event is FREE and open to the public. […]

  • Open Auditions: Short Attention Span Theatre

    OPEN AUDITIONS! Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm Thursday, May 2 at 6pm Saturday, May 4 at 11am PERFORMANCE DATES: THREE WEEKENDS JUNE 21 – JULY 7 ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! Those who wish to audition but are unable to attend auditions are invited to contact the theater at 410-810-2060 to make other arrangements. We are also looking for volunteers and stage crew including set builders, painters, costumers. […]

  • State of the Chester

    All are welcome to ShoreRivers' 4th annual State of the Chester where we will present the 2018 Report Card. Learn about the health of the Chester, recent water quality trends, and hear about ways YOU can help preserve and restore our home river. Question and answer session will follow. Refreshments provided at 5:30; presentation at 6pm, featuring our Chester Riverkeeper, Tim Trumbauer. Thanks to our sponsors: Dock Street Foundation, The Easton Group & the Easton Branch at Morgan Stanley, LaMotte Company, and Dukes-Moore Insurance Agency, Inc. […]

  • MassoniArt presents LIGHT water + stone

    LIGHT water + stone Greg Mort – Shelley Robzen March 30 – May 5, 2019 Opening Reception – Saturday, March 30, 12-3 pm April First Friday Reception – Friday, April 5, 5-7:30 pm Open House / Artist Talk – Saturday, April 6, 12 noon May First Friday Reception – Friday, May 3, 5-7:30 pm Closed for Easter Sunday, April 21 Also featured in the rear gallery Katherine Cox, Michael Kahn, Lisa Lebofsky and James Tatum. Gallery hours are Thursday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 11-2 pm. We are closed Monday thru Wednesday except by appointment or by chance. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Of course, you are always welcome by chance – if you see the lights on – just knock! […]

  • Percussion Chamber Music Concert

    The Department of Music presents a Chamber Music concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public. The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Plewinski, will present a showcase that explores the many different colors, timbres, and diversity of sounds that these instruments are able to produce. […]

  • Washington College Percussion Ensemble

    The Washington College Department of Music presents the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Plewinski. This concert will showcase the full spectrum of percussion instruments and explore the many different colors, timbres, and diversity of sounds that these instruments are able to produce. […]

  • Spring Walking Tour

    Spring has sprung and so has our Spring Walking Tour! Our new tour will focus on what life was like in Chestertown prior to the Revolution. Kent County was heavily involved in the war by sending support to Washington’s Army, and Chestertown was home to several naval heroes. Our last stop will be for tea at the White Swan. The tea will be included in the walking tour price of $15 per person. So get a group of friends together and come take a walk through beautiful downtown Chestertown! Our guides would like to take no more than 15 per tour and no less than 5. Call for special exceptions. Tuesdays through Fridays; starts at 2:30; 30 minutes […]

  • Washington College String Orchestra and Chorus

    The Department of Music presents the Washington College Chorus, under the direction of Ernie Green & String Orchestra, under the direction of Kimberly McCollum. This event is FREE and open to the public. […]

  • Open Auditions: Short Attention Span Theatre

    OPEN AUDITIONS! Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm Thursday, May 2 at 6pm Saturday, May 4 at 11am PERFORMANCE DATES: THREE WEEKENDS JUNE 21 – JULY 7 ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! Those who wish to audition but are unable to attend auditions are invited to contact the theater at 410-810-2060 to make other arrangements. We are also looking for volunteers and stage crew including set builders, painters, costumers. […]

  • The Garfield Center presents “Where The Wild Things Are”

    April 26 – May 12, 2019 Directed by Bee Betley Midshore PRIDE weekend special – for performances the weekend of May 3 wear your pride colors for $5 off your ticket! In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are adapted by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze from the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak. Bring the whole family to see what happens when a boy named Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another from April 26-May 12. Garfield Center Announces the Cast of Where The Wild Things Are On April 26th director Bee Betley will be opening a new show at the Garfield Center for the Arts; an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s famous children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. A veteran director and actress at the Garfield, this will be Betley’s second full length production since she directed The Little Prince in 2018. The cast and crew are as follows: Max: Lydia Sensenig Mom: Sarah Lyle Claire: Izzie Southworth Teacher: Paul Cambardella Carol: John Mann KW: Georgia Rickloff Douglas: Mike Heffron Judith: Phebe Wood Ira: Zach Ryan Alexander: Aaron Sensenig The Bull: Paul Cambardella Storytellers: Zuzu Kusmider, Alden Swanson Stage Crew: Fantaye Kehm, Phoebe Kelly, Kaya Rickets Music: Seth Betley Production Manager: Sam Clabaugh Managing Director: Kirby Powell Director: Bee Betley The show runs for three weekends, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm, April 26 – May 12. Where the Wild Things Are is sponsored by Aztec Environmental and Kaleidoscope Children’s Art Studio. The 2019 season of plays at the Garfield is dedicated to the memory of Judy Kohl, a board member, patron, benefactor and friend who is missed dearly. *Please note that the GCA has changed our Sunday matinee performance times to 2pm […]

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    April 26 – May 12, 2019 Directed by Bee Betley In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are adapted by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze from the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak. Bring the whole family to see what happens when a boy named Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another from April 26-May 12. Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. […]

  • MassoniArt presents LIGHT water + stone

    LIGHT water + stone Greg Mort – Shelley Robzen March 30 – May 5, 2019 Opening Reception – Saturday, March 30, 12-3 pm April First Friday Reception – Friday, April 5, 5-7:30 pm Open House / Artist Talk – Saturday, April 6, 12 noon May First Friday Reception – Friday, May 3, 5-7:30 pm Closed for Easter Sunday, April 21 Also featured in the rear gallery Katherine Cox, Michael Kahn, Lisa Lebofsky and James Tatum. Gallery hours are Thursday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 11-2 pm. We are closed Monday thru Wednesday except by appointment or by chance. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Of course, you are always welcome by chance – if you see the lights on – just knock! […]

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    April 26 – May 12, 2019 Directed by Bee Betley In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are adapted by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze from the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak. Bring the whole family to see what happens when a boy named Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another from April 26-May 12. Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. […]

  • The Garfield Center presents “Where The Wild Things Are”

    April 26 – May 12, 2019 Directed by Bee Betley Midshore PRIDE weekend special – for performances the weekend of May 3 wear your pride colors for $5 off your ticket! In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are adapted by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze from the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak. Bring the whole family to see what happens when a boy named Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another from April 26-May 12. Garfield Center Announces the Cast of Where The Wild Things Are On April 26th director Bee Betley will be opening a new show at the Garfield Center for the Arts; an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s famous children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. A veteran director and actress at the Garfield, this will be Betley’s second full length production since she directed The Little Prince in 2018. The cast and crew are as follows: Max: Lydia Sensenig Mom: Sarah Lyle Claire: Izzie Southworth Teacher: Paul Cambardella Carol: John Mann KW: Georgia Rickloff Douglas: Mike Heffron Judith: Phebe Wood Ira: Zach Ryan Alexander: Aaron Sensenig The Bull: Paul Cambardella Storytellers: Zuzu Kusmider, Alden Swanson Stage Crew: Fantaye Kehm, Phoebe Kelly, Kaya Rickets Music: Seth Betley Production Manager: Sam Clabaugh Managing Director: Kirby Powell Director: Bee Betley The show runs for three weekends, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm, April 26 – May 12. Where the Wild Things Are is sponsored by Aztec Environmental and Kaleidoscope Children’s Art Studio. The 2019 season of plays at the Garfield is dedicated to the memory of Judy Kohl, a board member, patron, benefactor and friend who is missed dearly. *Please note that the GCA has changed our Sunday matinee performance times to 2pm […]

  • Dance Club Spring Concert

    The Spring Dance Concert has a variety of dances choreographed by Washington College students.No need to order tickets ahead of time! Admission is free at the door! The doors open at 1:30pm on Saturday. […]

  • MassoniArt presents LIGHT water + stone

    LIGHT water + stone Greg Mort – Shelley Robzen March 30 – May 5, 2019 Opening Reception – Saturday, March 30, 12-3 pm April First Friday Reception – Friday, April 5, 5-7:30 pm Open House / Artist Talk – Saturday, April 6, 12 noon May First Friday Reception – Friday, May 3, 5-7:30 pm Closed for Easter Sunday, April 21 Also featured in the rear gallery Katherine Cox, Michael Kahn, Lisa Lebofsky and James Tatum. Gallery hours are Thursday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 11-2 pm. We are closed Monday thru Wednesday except by appointment or by chance. Private appointments may be scheduled at any time by contacting Carla Massoni – 410-708-4512. Of course, you are always welcome by chance – if you see the lights on – just knock! […]

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? http://chestertownfarmersmarket.net/

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.  https://www.facebook.com/CarsOnHighStreet/

Calendar: Downrigging Weekend November 1 – 3

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.

 

 

More info: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/downrigging-weekend-2/tall-ships-parade-home/

Calendar: Chestertown Tea Party Festival May 24 – 26

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!

 

Additional info:http://www.chestertownteaparty.org/

Party Like It’s 1776!

Tea Party Festival returns May 24-26, 2019

A boisterous celebration of Colonial resistance to British rule, the town’s longest-running festival includes re-enactments, food vendors, crafts, music, talks, a raft race, and more!

http://chestertownteaparty.org/

First Fridays in Chestertown

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  • Garfield Improv Group – NEW!

    The Garfield Improv Group offers actors, writers, and creative thinkers, the opportunity to develop and grow their individual voice and […]

4th of July

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