It’s Happening Downtown!

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Calling All Cars!

Every third Thursday, from April through October, 6 to 8 pm, weather permitting.

(April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18)

Auto enthusiasts meet to share their classic, antique, and exotic wheels with the public. The season opening April 19 features the blues/bluegrass music of The High & Wides.   For more info: https://www.facebook.com/CarsOnHighStreet/

Party Like It’s 1776!

Tea Party Festival returns May 25-27, 2018

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/

  • 2nd Annual KART Klassic Golf Tournament

    Now in its 2nd year, the KART Klassic Golf Tournament supports Kent Association of Riding Therapy, a non-profit dedicated to providing therapeutic riding to children and adults with special needs. Come join us for a fun afternoon of golf, in scramble format, followed by dinner at Back Creek Golf Club! Interested in participating as a player, sponsor, or volunteer? Please send an email to kentridingtherapy@gmail.comReady your foursome for this great event, supporting a great program! […]

  • MassoniArt presents – BEGINNINGS

    Opening Reception – April First Friday, April 6th, 5-8 pm Open House – Saturday, April 7th, 11-3 pm Closing Reception – May First Friday, May 4th, 5-8 pm Collectors are welcome to preview the exhibit April 4th & 5th James Tatum, Elizabeth Casquiero, Deborah Weiss, Heidi Fowler, Joe Karlik, Susan Hostetler, Blake Conroy, Katherine Allen, Marc Castelli, Alessandra Manzotti, Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern, Larry Schroth and Katherine Cox. Spring is a time of renewal. Artists inspire us, raise our awareness, and motivate us to see with new eyes. In planning this exhibit, we reached out to gallery artists to learn what was capturing their attention – perhaps a new series, medium, or subject area. Part of the process of beginning anew or changing direction is experimentation. Beginnings are simply the point of departure. We welcome you to join us for the journey. It all begins when the soul would have its way with you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

  • Paint the Town 2018

    Over fifty artists from all over the east coast will arrive in Chestertown for four days of plein air painting/drawing of the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County. […]

  • Washington College Jazz Ensemble

    The Department of Music presents the Jazz Ensemble led by John Thomas. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: washcoll.edu/music […]

  • State of the Chester

    Join ShoreRivers for our annual State of the Chester report card release event! The event will begin with refreshments, open bar, and free oysters at 5:15 p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. The presentation and 2017 grade unveiling will begin at 6 p.m. ShoreRivers staff will discuss the health of the Chester and water quality trends over the past few years. We'll also share updates on our exciting restoration and outreach efforts in the Chester watershed. This event is sponsored by the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College. […]

  • Kohl Gallery Exhibit: The Breadth Between

    The Breadth Between: WC Art Students Present Their Senior Capstone Projects in an Exhibition Opening April 19 at Kohl Gallery April 19 to May 11 CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Kohl Gallery is pleased to announce the Senior Capstone Exhibition 2018, which features the work of graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Art History and opens with a reception on April 19. “The Breadth Between” features the Senior Capstone Projects of seven seniors, whose art presents topics ranging from gender politics to cityscapes, and from visualizing inner emotions to investigating the absurd. Seniors Morgan Bench, Annie Grosscup, Julie Lazer, Austin Maddux, Andrew Poe, Anna Watts, and Qinxuan Zhang, will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. on April 19 to welcome guests to the Kohl Gallery and to talk about their work. The public is welcome. Breadth is often considered a range or area of knowledge or ability held by a person, but it may also be varied qualities spread between different individuals. This is certainly true for the diversity of gestures and objects made in this exhibition. The title for this exhibition was left unfinished as a gesture of inclusion toward viewers who are considered active participants, extending new meanings and interpretations of what each person has presented. For more information, please contact Renee van der Stelt, interim director, Kohl Gallery, at rvanderstelt2@washcoll.edu. Wednesday—Friday: 1pm—6pm Saturday—Sunday: 11am—4pm […]

  • MassoniArt presents – BEGINNINGS

    Opening Reception – April First Friday, April 6th, 5-8 pm Open House – Saturday, April 7th, 11-3 pm Closing Reception – May First Friday, May 4th, 5-8 pm Collectors are welcome to preview the exhibit April 4th & 5th James Tatum, Elizabeth Casquiero, Deborah Weiss, Heidi Fowler, Joe Karlik, Susan Hostetler, Blake Conroy, Katherine Allen, Marc Castelli, Alessandra Manzotti, Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern, Larry Schroth and Katherine Cox. Spring is a time of renewal. Artists inspire us, raise our awareness, and motivate us to see with new eyes. In planning this exhibit, we reached out to gallery artists to learn what was capturing their attention – perhaps a new series, medium, or subject area. Part of the process of beginning anew or changing direction is experimentation. Beginnings are simply the point of departure. We welcome you to join us for the journey. It all begins when the soul would have its way with you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

  • Paint the Town 2018

    Over fifty artists from all over the east coast will arrive in Chestertown for four days of plein air painting/drawing of the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County. […]

  • Open Mic Night at the Garfield

    Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre! Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated. […]

  • Everything Is Made Up and the Law Doesn't Matter: The Strange Life of Intellectual Property Speaker: Dr. Mel Stanfill, University of Central Flor

    This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Communications and Media Studies Department. […]

  • Kohl Gallery Exhibit: The Breadth Between

    The Breadth Between: WC Art Students Present Their Senior Capstone Projects in an Exhibition Opening April 19 at Kohl Gallery April 19 to May 11 CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Kohl Gallery is pleased to announce the Senior Capstone Exhibition 2018, which features the work of graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Art History and opens with a reception on April 19. “The Breadth Between” features the Senior Capstone Projects of seven seniors, whose art presents topics ranging from gender politics to cityscapes, and from visualizing inner emotions to investigating the absurd. Seniors Morgan Bench, Annie Grosscup, Julie Lazer, Austin Maddux, Andrew Poe, Anna Watts, and Qinxuan Zhang, will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. on April 19 to welcome guests to the Kohl Gallery and to talk about their work. The public is welcome. Breadth is often considered a range or area of knowledge or ability held by a person, but it may also be varied qualities spread between different individuals. This is certainly true for the diversity of gestures and objects made in this exhibition. The title for this exhibition was left unfinished as a gesture of inclusion toward viewers who are considered active participants, extending new meanings and interpretations of what each person has presented. For more information, please contact Renee van der Stelt, interim director, Kohl Gallery, at rvanderstelt2@washcoll.edu. Wednesday—Friday: 1pm—6pm Saturday—Sunday: 11am—4pm […]

  • League of Women Voters of Kent County Annual Meeting

    The League of Women Voters of Kent County will host a lecture by David Shreve, Ph.D., during their 42nd Annual Meeting on April 25th. Shreve’s talk “Insights on the New Tax Law (How it will work for you?)” will begin at 12:45 at Emmanuel Church Parish Hall 101 Cross St., Chestertown and is open to the public. David Shreve has served as an economic policy consultant and professor of economic history at the University of Virginia, where he held a joint appointment at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and the Department of History. He also served as a consultant to the Center for Survey Research at UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. A specialist in national, state, and local economic policy and 20th century U.S. political history, Dr. Shreve has also served as a budget analyst for the Louisiana legislature. He is the author of many publications on economic history, economic theory, and tax policy, including the forthcoming books, American Promise: Lyndon Johnson and the Keynesian Revolution, and An Idealized State Tax Structure: Modeling for Equity, Adequacy, and Wide-Spread Prosperity. Dr. Shreve is currently the Executive Director of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, a non-profit dedicated to providing outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities.The public is invited to attend the luncheon preceding the lecture, starting at noon, for a cost of $30 per person. To make a reservation or for more information call 410-810-1883. Reservations for the lunch must be made no later than Tuesday, April 17. […]

  • MassoniArt presents – BEGINNINGS

    Opening Reception – April First Friday, April 6th, 5-8 pm Open House – Saturday, April 7th, 11-3 pm Closing Reception – May First Friday, May 4th, 5-8 pm Collectors are welcome to preview the exhibit April 4th & 5th James Tatum, Elizabeth Casquiero, Deborah Weiss, Heidi Fowler, Joe Karlik, Susan Hostetler, Blake Conroy, Katherine Allen, Marc Castelli, Alessandra Manzotti, Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern, Larry Schroth and Katherine Cox. Spring is a time of renewal. Artists inspire us, raise our awareness, and motivate us to see with new eyes. In planning this exhibit, we reached out to gallery artists to learn what was capturing their attention – perhaps a new series, medium, or subject area. Part of the process of beginning anew or changing direction is experimentation. Beginnings are simply the point of departure. We welcome you to join us for the journey. It all begins when the soul would have its way with you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson […]

  • Student Honors Recital, Music Department

    The Department of Music presents the Student Honors Recital. Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information: washcoll.edu/music […]

  • WACappella Benefit Concert

    This is a return performance by WACappella, the student-led a cappella ensemble from Washington College. These talented performers will present a vocal concert, the proceeds from which will support the Emmanuel lunch program for Washington College student workers and interns and the National Music Festival members and mentees. for two weeks in June. Donations will be most welcome. […]

  • Wine Seminar Series – Session IV: The Art & Science of Blending Wines

    Work side by side with the winemaker, Catrina, to explore the value of blending wines. See the process we use to blend wines, and sample some of Crow’s future wines. This is limited to 15 people and this seminar is designed to build on Seminars 1 – 3. […]

  • Kohl Gallery Exhibit: The Breadth Between

    The Breadth Between: WC Art Students Present Their Senior Capstone Projects in an Exhibition Opening April 19 at Kohl Gallery April 19 to May 11 CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Kohl Gallery is pleased to announce the Senior Capstone Exhibition 2018, which features the work of graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Art History and opens with a reception on April 19. “The Breadth Between” features the Senior Capstone Projects of seven seniors, whose art presents topics ranging from gender politics to cityscapes, and from visualizing inner emotions to investigating the absurd. Seniors Morgan Bench, Annie Grosscup, Julie Lazer, Austin Maddux, Andrew Poe, Anna Watts, and Qinxuan Zhang, will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. on April 19 to welcome guests to the Kohl Gallery and to talk about their work. The public is welcome. Breadth is often considered a range or area of knowledge or ability held by a person, but it may also be varied qualities spread between different individuals. This is certainly true for the diversity of gestures and objects made in this exhibition. The title for this exhibition was left unfinished as a gesture of inclusion toward viewers who are considered active participants, extending new meanings and interpretations of what each person has presented. For more information, please contact Renee van der Stelt, interim director, Kohl Gallery, at rvanderstelt2@washcoll.edu. Wednesday—Friday: 1pm—6pm Saturday—Sunday: 11am—4pm […]

  • Friends of the Kent County Public Library Semi-Annual Book Sale

    Join us for our semi-annual sale of books, audio books, music, DVDs, and more! Most items $2 or less. Become a friend ($10 one person, $20 per family) and join us for our Members’ Preview Night on Thursday from 5:30-7. Open to the public: Friday 10 am-8 pm Saturday 10am – 3pm Sunday 10 am-3 pm Sunday is Box Day — Bring a box and fill it up for $5! Cash or check only, no credit cards. […]

  • Lydia Artymiw, Pianist

    As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, The Concert Series presents Lydia Artymiw, pianist. During her distinguished career, she has performed with over one hundred twenty orchestras world-wide, has enjoyed solo recital tours in all major American cities, many important European music centers, and throughout the Far East and has released 7 solo recordings. Advance tickets are available through the Concert Series website: washcoll.edu/concert […]

  • Spring Splash Countdown Ceremony! NEW DATE!

    Because of an unfavorable weather forecast, the Spring Splash celebration in Fountain Park originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7th has been cancelled. The brief countdown ceremony to turn on the fountain for the season will now take place at noon, Saturday, April 21, during the Earth Day Festival. The Earth Day Festival (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will fill nearby Memorial Row with educational displays, family fun, live music, and an electric-car show. &nbs […]