Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events - September 2012

Kent County has been recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council as one of the significant arts communities in the state. With this in mind, we have designed the Arts & Entertainment site to provide you with information on what the county has to offer in relation to its arts, entertainment, and cultural heritage. Hopefully, this will help you plan a fun-filled stay, enabling you to take full advantage of places to go and people to see. For more information, call the Kent County Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416 or email tourism@kentcounty.com.

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  • Fall Colors Art Show
  • Saturday, September 1   |  Daily 10am to 5pm
  • This event runs Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2012
  • Location: Skipjack Hallway, Heron Point of Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • Fall Colors will be the theme for the Heron Point artists and residents to use for their fall art exhibit.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Tuesday, September 4   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center For the Arts at the Prince Theater
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  • URL: www.liveplaywrightssociety.org/
  • Because of the Labor day holiday, Sep. will be on Tuesday night.
    Join us on the 1st Monday of each month for a night of reading local scripts. LPS is a forum for budding playwrights, and they also welcome readers, critics, and observers.
  • Artworks Clay Studio Show
  • Friday, September 7   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs Wed-Sat thru September 29, 2012
  • Location: Artworks, 306 Park Row, Chestertown
  • Contact: Artworks
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: artworkschestertown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.artworkschestertown.org
  • Warm earthy clay takes on various guises beneath colorful, rich glazes and the hands of our students and instructors from Artworks' Clay Studio at The Arts at Still Pond Station. From vessels thrown on wheels to hand built forms, mosaics, and more, September's show is all about clay.
  • Music in the Park - Kings of Crownsville
  • Saturday, September 8   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • URL: http://www.chestertown.com/events/musicpark/
  • Beautiful blend of Rock-a-Billy and Blues
  • Art's Alive at RiverArts
  • Friday, September 14   |  7-10pm
  • Location: 315 High Street Suite 106 Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
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  • Gala fundraiser to celebrate the union of Chestertown Arts League and ArtWorks - now to be known as RiverArts. It will be a night of food, fun, music and community building with silent auctions and appreciation of art, crafts and living masterpieces.
  • Chestertown Jazz Festival
  • Saturday, September 15   |  10:30am-6pm
  • This event runs September 15, 2012
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Melvin S. Rapelyea
  • Phone: 443-480-8944
  • Email: mrapelyea@msn.com
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  • Gospel Brunch with 100 voice choir opens up the event at 11am. Followed by three local Jazz bands. Afternoon acts include Felicia Carter, Project Natale and International Acts, Giacomo Gates and Frederic Yonnet. Food and drink vendors all day.
    There will be an admission fee.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series:
  • Wednesday, September 19   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Che
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.english.washcoll.edu/sophiekerrlegacy/lectures
  • Barry McGovern is an Irish actor who has had a long career in theater, film, TV and radio. He is regarded by many as one of the leading exponents of the work of Samuel Beckett. His one-man Beckett show, I'll Go On, produced by Dublin's Gate Theatre, has played worldwide.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, September 26   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • 'Open Mic Night' is free and open to all ages! Hosted by Ford Schumann - To request a time slot, Email Ford at fordo1@aol.com
  • Community Block Party Gala Event
  • Friday, September 28   |  6pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
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  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/anniversary-gala/
  • 2012 Gala Block Party featuring entertainment by Pam Ortiz Trio, Sombarkin, & the Bratcher Project. Come be our guests and enjoy FREE refreshments, popcorn, face painting, street games, dancing, ice cream treats and more surprises! Beer and wine available for sale.
  • Black Tie Gala & Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, September 29   |  6:30pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theater
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  • Phone: 410-810-2060
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  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/anniversary-gala/
  • Cocktail Party - Music provided by Stef Scaggiari with hors díoeuvres in the Kohl Lobby and under the stars. Black Tie Gala Dance - Dance to the music of The Garfield Center Big Band featuring Julie Hall. Champagne & Dessert intermission and presentation of the Seventh Annual Kenny Award. $75 General Admission $125 Prefered Seating