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Kent County Events Calendar - August 2015


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  • Chestertown Photo Club Art Show

  • Saturday,   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs August 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • Recent works by the members of the Chesterttown Photo Club.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • The Garden Puppet Theatre–Mini-Museum

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs through August 31, 2015
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown at Cross & Maple Streets.

  • Betterton Day

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 a.m. Until ...
  • Location: Betterton Maryland
  • Contact: Betterton Volunteer Fire Company
  • Phone: 410-348-5678
  • Email: bettertonday@gmail.com
  • URL: www.bvfc5.org
  • Saturday, August 1, 2015. Join us for a fun-filled family day at Betterton Beach! Parade starts down Main St. at 10:30 followed by rides, crafts, food and vendors at the beach. Town Museum and fascinating historical guest speaker presentations. Free Admission. Parking and Rides Available.

  • Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned traditional bluegrass. Their instrumentation, lead vocals and vocal harmonies convey all the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny’s lead vocals have earned him an IBMA nomination as Male Vocalist of the Year. With his son Ryan on mandolin, Mark Delaney on banjo; TJ Lundy on fiddle and Eric Troutman on bass and vocals. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • An Afternoon of Inspirational Music

  • Sunday,   |  2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
  • Contact: Glenda Dierker
  • Phone: 443-480-2104
  • Email: weetoofarm@yahoo.com
  • Inspirational music performed by a variety of talented musicians in air conditioned comfort. John Dierker, Wesley Chapel Choir, Men of Jane's Choir, Kathie Wright and many others. Free will offering to benefit the RHVFC. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Class: Beginning & Continuing Pottery Wheel

  • Monday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • This event runs August 3 to August 7
  • Location: RiverArts Clay Studio: 204 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/clay-studio-c
  • With Doug Sassi. The essential skill for successful “throwing” on the potters’ wheel is proper preparation of the clay. Wedging techniques to prepare the clay are necessary. Then, starting with the clay in one to two pound pieces, centering techniques are demonstrated. There are several ways to position one’s hands and every person has to explore which method fits their particular physical ways to work. All wheel thrown pieces are variations on cylinders and hemispherical shapes and there are a variety of ways to make them.

  • Class: 4-week Adv. Pottery Wheel

  • Tuesday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Clay Studio: 204 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/clay-studio-c
  • With Marilee Schumann. A four-week class for intermediate to advanced students who want to continue to develop their throwing and creative technique through one-on-one teaching and self-directed projects. For more advanced learners, the focus will be on aesthetics, craftsmanship, and personal expression.

  • Class: 4-week Intro to Pottery Wheel

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Clay Studio: 204 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/clay-studio-c
  • Award-winning sculptor, potter and educator, Marilee Schumann, will share a four week introduction to throwing on the wheel for beginner and intermediate potters. Focus will be on aesthetics, craftsmanship, and personal expression.

  • Class: Wine & Watercolor

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT: 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/wine-watercol
  • With Raven Bishop. Adult Class. Splashy color for Summer will brighten your walls! We will splash, splatter, fling, spray and do some brushwork to create a lively painting you will take home with you. You should bring a smock or wear something that might get a little paint on it. All materials included in the cost, but bring your own paints and brushes if you wish. And two glasses of wine are on the house!

  • Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend

  • Friday,   |  Fri 7 pm - 10 pm; Sat 10 am - Mid; Sun 9 am - 4 pm
  • This event runs August 9, 2015
  • Location: Rock Hall, Maryland
  • Contact: Suzanne Einstein
  • Phone: 410-935-3491
  • Email: firstandonlymate@aol.com
  • URL: www.rockhallpirates.com
  • Avast! Buccaneers and landlubber of all ages. Come by land or come by sea to Rock Hall for a town-wide theme party that you won't forget. Sea Shanty Sing A Long, Rum Tasting, Decorated Dinghy Parade, Dinghy Poker Run, Caribbean Beach Party, Buccaneer's Ball, 5K Plunder Run, Live Entertainment, Costume Contests, Treasure Hunt, Kids Games, Mayhem and Fun for the whole family. Costumes and acts of piracy arrrr encouraged!

  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment
  • Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Friday,   |  8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn
  • Contact: Custom House Lawn
  • Phone: 215-431-6671
  • Email: bill@bluestoneroad.com
  • Shows are on the Custom House Lawn at the Foot of High Street at Water Street in Downtown Chestertown, and are FREE to the public. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, (low seated are preferred). Rain date is August 14th.

  • Reception: Caroline Huff solo exhibit "Lightscapes"

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery: 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/
  • Caroline Huff wants to take viewers on a journey from the Chesapeake Bay to Italy and the Greek Islands in her new exhibit at River Arts which opens on August 7. An opening reception to meet Huff and view this exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.,August 7, at the gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend. The exhibit runs through August 29.

  • Exhibit: Caroline Huff's "Lightscapes"

  • Friday,
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery: 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/
  • Caroline Huff wants to take viewers on a journey from the Chesapeake Bay to Italy and the Greek Islands in her new exhibit at River Arts which opens on August 7. An opening reception to meet Huff and view this exhibit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.,August 7, at the gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend. The exhibit runs through August 29.

  • Exhibit: Communication Arts

  • Friday,   |  Tues - Fri, 11-4pm; Sat, 10-4pm
  • This event runs August 7 to August 29
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibitions/call-for-
  • Consider the cross pollination of media around us every day. Printing, is changing history again with 3D printing. Comic artists, illustrators and street artists cut through visual static to catch your attention with wit and bold images. Projected art, mapping, and animation change objects, walls, buildings into fantastic environments. Kinetic sculpture reaches past and through music and time to capture our attention.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Vineyard Walk

  • Saturday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowvineyardwines@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowvineyard.com/wine-events
  • Scout the vineyard with the Vineyard Manager to learn about fruit ripeness and tour the winery as we begin the planning of our 2015 harvest. Enjoy appetizers you tour around the farm. Part of the proceeds donated to non-profit, Bridges at Worthmore.

  • Communication Arts Exhibit

  • Saturday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery: 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibitions/call-for-
  • Art and New Media: Are you communicating your ideas through new media? Exploring traditional media in new ways? RiverArts invites you to submit your work for an exciting multimedia show scheduled for August.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Music in the Park - Larry Tucker Band in Celebration of Chestertown's Legacy Day

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
  • URL: www.facebook.com/TheLarryTuckerBand
  • Join us in celebrating Legacy Day in Chestertown, Md., with music provided by the Larry Tucker Band playing Rythym & Blues, Oldies, Motown, and Reggae. Free Admission. Bring something to sit on. Only limited seating is available. Rain location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. across from the park. Future programs - 29 August 2015 These free programs are sponsored by the Town of Chestertown with support from The Kent County Arts Council & Community Contributors. To help make these programs possible, please send donations payable to the Town of Chestertown and designated for “Music in the Park,” to 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

  • Legacy Day

  • Saturday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestetown
  • Contact: Karen Emerson
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • Email: director@kentcountyhistory.org
  • URL: www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Come join us for our second annual Legacy Day and dance in the streets to the music of the Larry Tucker Band. The Historical Society will once again celebrate history and community while we explore the African American musical legends of Kent County and the places where they performed.

  • Cliffs School Museum Open House

  • Saturday,   |  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 8.5 miles from Chestertown Quaker Neck Rd Rt 289
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/attractions/museums
  • This restored one-room schoolhouse opened in 1878 to children of farming and watermen's families living in southern Kent Co. See student desks, blackboard lessons for grades 1-7, text books, potbellied stove and more. Closed in 1939 it remains in its original configuration. Private showings on request with advance notice. Free. Donations welcome.

  • Sacred Heart/St. John's Bull Roast/Parish Picnic

  • Sunday,   |  1–5pm
  • Location: St. John's Catholic Church – Rock Hall
  • Contact: Jesse Taggart
  • Phone: 410-639-2186
  • Email: jesse@qmadata.com
  • URL: sjbr.org
  • The Lions of Blue Grass will be back for you to enjoy live music while you share in a traditional pit beef dinner and bounty of assorted sandwiches, salads, cold beer and other cold drinks.
    comments: This is our 62nd year for this event. Always the 3rd Sunday in August.

  • Summer's End Family Camp

  • Sunday,   |  Sunday - Sunday
  • This event runs August 23, 2015
  • Location: YMCA Camp Tockwogh Worton, MD
  • Contact: Rhonda Poux
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: registration@ymcade.org
  • Enjoy camp with your family on the Chesapeake Bay! Pricing includes cabin, meals and activities. Please see our website for more details.

  • WC-ALL Showcase

  • Monday,   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center, Washington College
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • The Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning (WC-ALL) is hosting a SHOWCASE to introduce its Fall Semester of Courses. Meet instructors and learn about all the new classes. Open to members and potential members; free with no reservations required.

  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's

  • Friday,   |  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall MD 21661
  • Contact: Jack Heffner
  • Phone: 443-480-3615
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL: www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Time to turn back the clock, dust off those old rides and cruise on down to Main Street. See street rods, muscle cars, customs, antiques and classics. DJ Prestone will be spinnin’ your favorite oldies and admission is free to spectators and visitors alike. Til’ then “Keep on Cruisin”.

  • MARCY DUNN RAMSEY - Line Dancing

  • Friday,
  • This event runs from August 21 - October 4
  • Location: Massoniart - Carla Massoni Gallery
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: cmassoni@mac.com
  • URL: www.massoniart.com
  • Annual exhibition of Marcy Dunn Ramsey's oil paintings. One of the finest artists in the mid-Atlantic region - Ramsey is beloved by those who treasure the waterways of the Chesapeake region. She marries abstract and narrative styles to create a fresh contemporary viewpoint.

  • Fantastic Mr Fox

  • Friday,   |  8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn
  • Contact: Custom House Lawn
  • Phone: 215-431-6671
  • Email: bill@bluestoneroad.com
  • Shows are on the Custom House Lawn at the Foot of High Street at Water Street in Downtown Chestertown, and are FREE to the public. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, (low seated are preferred). Rain date is August 28th.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Clovelly Vineyards Small Plates Wine Pairing Event

  • Saturday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Clovelly Vineyards, 301 Clovelly Lane, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tara Holste
  • Phone: 410-708-1775
  • Email: info@clovellyvineyards.com
  • URL: www.clovellyvineyards.com/tastings-events
  • Join Clovelly Vineyards for an exclusive wine tasting event. Enjoy sweeping views of the vineyard and Chester River, sampling five of our select wines paired with carefully crafted small plates. Sip a glass of wine while you watch the sun sink low over the horizon in one of those famed Eastern Shore moments. You’ll never forget the view! Tickets $110/person, wine club members $95. Tickets can be purchased online. Reservations are limited.

  • Wesley Chapel Fish Fry

  • Saturday,   |  1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rt 20, Rock Hall, Md 21661
  • Contact: Nancy Legg
  • Phone: 443-480-3989
  • Email: nancylegg1959@gmail.com
  • Adults $15.00, Children 6-12 $12.00, under 6 free. All carryouts $15.00. Menu: Pan Fried Fish, 1 Crab Cake, Dutch Oven Bread, Molasses, Scalloped Potatoes, Fried Potatoes, sliced Tomatoes, Applesauce, Pickled Beets, Iced Tea, Dessert. Prior to Fish Fry Call 410-639-7663, Day of Fish Fry call 410-639-7181.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Music in the Park - Vic Vacuum & The Attachments

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
  • Classic Rock-n-Roll band playing the hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and beyond – The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix. etc. Featuring Mike McBride (Vic) on bass and vocals. Free Admission. Bring something to sit on. Only limited seating is available. Rain location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. across from the park. These free programs are sponsored by the Town of Chestertown with support from The Kent County Arts Council & Community Contributors. Please send donations payable to the Town of Chestertown and designated for “Music in the Park,” to 118 N. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

  • SassaBash: Party on the River

  • Saturday,   |  6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Duck Hollow, Georgetown MD
  • Contact: Sassafras River Association: Kelly Reed
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: kelly.c.reed10@gmail.com
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Live music, live auction that includes trips to Mexico and New York City, Local wine and Beer sampling, Chesapeake Bay Style food, all for a great cause! For tickets contact Kelly Reed at 410-275-1400