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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- September 2016


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  • Festive Fridays on Main

  • Thursday,   |  Starting at 5:30pm
  • This event runs May 6 to October 28
  • Location: Rock Hall Main Street
  • Contact: Owen Mccoy
  • Phone: 443-480-1893
  • URL:  http://www.rockhallmd.com/town-hall/news/festive-fridays-main
  • Looking for a fun way to start your weekend? The Town of Rock Hall is launching a new event, to be scheduled at 5:30 PM every Friday during the summer, called "Festive Fridays on Main". This event, featuring live entertainment, will have something of interest for the whole family, including some Main Street merchants keeping their doors open for business.

  • Film: Just Eat It

  • Thursday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall, 2016 S Queen Street
  • Contact: Chestertown Environmental Committee
  • URL:  www.chestertown.com/environment
  • A food waste story. Americans toss out the equivalent of $165 billion in food annually. FREE and open to the public

  • History Happy Hour

  • Friday,   |  4:00 pmv
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Contact: Historical Society of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • URL:  www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Learn more about Kent County and Maryland history while enjoying a glass of wine.

  • Evie Baskin

  • Friday,   |  Opening Reception, 5-8pm
  • This event runs September 2 to September 27
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Evie Baskin is an accomplished painter in oils and pastels. She loves to paint the local horses, llamas ducks, geese, etc. She also does portraits.


The Kathy Kallick Band
  • The Kathy Kallick Band

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Kathy Kallick is a legend in bluegrass: one of the great bluegrass composers and vocalists. Her band is known for its solid, hard-driving mixture of originals and classics. It is music that honors tradition and yet is contemporary in its sound and vision. The instrumental work is dazzling and inventive and the vocals are luminous and extraordinary. Each of the band members sings and they play guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, dobro and mandolin. Call for reservations. Admission is $20.

  • First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5pm - 8pm
  • Location: Downtown
  • Contact: Downtown Chestertown Association
  • Email: downtownchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.facebook.com/downtownchestertown
  • Explore Chestertown's Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy longer shopping hours every First Friday of the month. Many retailers and galleries are open from 5-8pm and feature special exhibits, entertainment and refreshments. Restaurants entice with happy hour specials and unique culinary creations. Check our Facebook event page monthly for details!


  • By the Bay Car Show

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Bulkhead & Bayside Park
  • Contact: Rosalie & Ed Kuechler
  • Phone: 410-708-8416
  • Lots of great cars, food, music, 50/50, door prizes and fun. Bring your car or just come to enjoy the day. Rain date Sept. 4, 2016.

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Turtle Paddle

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf

Kent Massive 2016
  • Kent Massive 2016

  • Saturday,   |  3 - 11pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/kent-massive-2/
  • The 6th Annual KENT MASSIVE returns to the Garfield Center for the Arts this Labor Day weekend. Get ready for the most diverse small-town music festival on the Eastern Shore!

  • Peoples Party in the Park

  • Sunday,   |  Noon to 6pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact: Karen Willis, The Peoples Bank
  • Phone: 410-778-3500
  • An Old Fashioned Labor Day Event, music: East Roc, Sombarkin, Sue Matthews Band, Pam Ortiz Band, Phil Dutton & The Alligators, The Lions of Bluegrass, food, old cars and kids' activities.

DAY IN THE PARK FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE
  • DAY IN THE PARK FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE

  • Sunday,   |  1 - 6pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Rosemary Johnson
  • Phone: 302-397-1505
  • Education, Fun and Food.
    Vendors on site, Admission $5.00

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Nevin Dawson, viola
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Nevin Dawson, viola

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guest is the versatile violist Nevin Dawson. There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133.

Live Playwrights' Society
  • Live Playwrights' Society

  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/live-playwrights-society-2015-03-02/2016-09-05/
  • 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/

Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Idra Novey
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Idra Novey

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  http://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/12058-sophie-kerr-lecture-series-first-year-book-event
  • Each year, new students read a book that reflects Washington College's mission. The 2016 First-Year Book is Idra Novey's Ways to Disappear, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a Staff Pick at The Paris Review. Idra Novey's poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the National Poetry Series; The Next Country, winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award; and Clarice: The Visitor, a collaboration with artist Erica Baum. She has written for The New York Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, Slate, and The Paris Review. She has also translated work by several prominent Brazilian writers.

OPEN AUDITIONS The 39 Steps
  • OPEN AUDITIONS The 39 Steps

  • Wednesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/39-steps-open-auditions/2016-09-07/
  • The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full

Chuck Redd and La Lucha
  • Chuck Redd and La Lucha

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Chestertown Jazz Festival at The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-810-2060 (Garfield box off
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Chestertown Jazz Festival opener is at The Mainstay with Chuck Redd on vibes and La Lucha, the Latin-inspired Florida-based trio of Alejandro Arenas, (Colombia) bass; John O’Leary (Mexico), piano; and Mark Feinman (USA), drums. Tickets for this concert, and other Chestertown Jazz Festival events can be purchased through the Garfield box office 410-810-2060 or purchased online at http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/2016-chestertown-jazz-festival/ Admission is $25.

2016 Chestertown Jazz Festival Weekend
  • 2016 Chestertown Jazz Festival Weekend

  • Thursday,   |  Varies
  • This event runs September 8 to September 11
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownjazzfestival.org
  • Find the whole schedule at http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/2016-chestertown-jazz-festival/ or www.chestertownjazzfestival.org

The Holmes Brothers feat. George Kilby - Part of the Chestertown Blues Series
  • The Holmes Brothers feat. George Kilby - Part of the Chestertown Blues Series

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  garfieldcenter.org
  • The Chestertown Blues Series continues with The Holmes Brothers! For 35 years, with 10 acclaimed albums and thousands of live performances, The Holmes Brothers’ jubilant and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country captivated audiences around the world.

  • Chestertown Jazz Festival

  • Saturday,   |  noon - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownjazzfestival.org
  • The wildly popular, annual Chestertown Jazz Festival is held in Wilmer Park overlooking the Chester River,. It features nationally known jazz artists. Local food, wine, and beer available for sale. Tented seating is available near the stage, or bring a blanket and chairs to sit on the grass.

  • Sultana Public Sails (Ecology)

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

“One Maryland One Book Morning Matinee - Do the Right Thing”
  • “One Maryland One Book Morning Matinee - Do the Right Thing”

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- Chestertown Branch
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
    On the hottest day of the year on a street in Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes in to violence.
    This film is being shown as part of KCPL’s participation in One Maryland One Book, a Maryland Humanities program. Experience the themes in All American Boys in the context of three very different films: Do the Right Thing, Crash, and A Raisin in the Sun.

  • CrowFest 2016

  • Sunday,   |  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD
  • Contact: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:  crowvineyardandwinery.com
  • Come join us for a day at the farm and vineyard and enjoy Crow wine, great local food, tours of the farm, vineyard and winery, blacksmith demonstrations, grape stomping, hayrides, alpacas and much more. There will be local vendors on site with a variety of custom crafted wares including reclaimed wine barrels used to make functional art, enamel art, sea glass jewelry, glassware, jewelry, herbs, pottery, chocolates, fresh cut flowers and much, much more! Music will be provided for your enjoyment.

Bob McDonald: My Way - Sinatra at 100
  • Bob McDonald: My Way - Sinatra at 100

  • Sunday,   |  2pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Bob McDonald’s distinctive baritone has landed him at Signature Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Folger Theatre, and Arena Stage. He sings baritone and is announcer and senior producer with the US Army Chorus. Now he channels Frank Sinatra in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the crooner’s birth. He’ll be joined by Scott Silbert on woodwinds, Tony Nalker on piano, Todd Harrison on drums and Paul Henry on bass for an afternoon of Sinatra classics. Call for reservations. Admission is $20.

OPEN AUDITIONS The 39 Steps
  • OPEN AUDITIONS The 39 Steps

  • Sunday,   |  11am
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/39-steps-open-auditions/2016-09-11/
  • The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object.

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Dave Schiff, sax and Mike McShane, drums
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Dave Schiff, sax and Mike McShane, drums

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guests are Dave Schiff, a respected saxophonist and Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble veteran and Mike McShane on drums. Dave, Mike and Joe have performed and recorded as "Spontaneous Invention". There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133.

Your Community Chorale Wants You!
  • Your Community Chorale Wants You!

  • Monday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Heron Point's Wesley Hall
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • Phone: 410 928 5566
  • URL:  chesterriverchorale.org
  • Come join us as your Chester River Chorale begins its 18th season of song at 6 p.m. Monday, September 12, in Heron Point’s Wesley Hall. Dues are $50 with students free. No auditions. All voices welcome to sing for the joy of it. Chesterriverchorale.org

“One Maryland One Book - Rock Hall discusses ALL AMERICAN BOYS”
  • “One Maryland One Book - Rock Hall discusses ALL AMERICAN BOYS”

  • Monday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library - Rock Hall branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • All are welcome to join us for a discussion of All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Narrated in alternating viewpoints by Rashad and Quinn. Open to all. All American Boys is the 2016 One Maryland One Book selection. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

  • “One Maryland One Book - North County discusses ALL AMERICAN BOYS”

  • Monday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- North County Branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • All are welcome to join us for a discussion of All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Narrated in alternating viewpoints by Rashad and Quinn. Open to all. All American Boys is the 2016 One Maryland One Book selection. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Desires of Classic Noir Authors & their Detectives
  • Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Desires of Classic Noir Authors & their Detectives

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- Chestertown Branch
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Spend an evening with Karen Huston Karydes, author of Hard-Boiled Anxiety: The Freudian Desires of Dashell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross McDonald, and Their Detectives. She'll share tidbits from her book, talk about her experience becoming a published author, and answer questions. A limited number of books will be available for sale and light refreshments will be served.

  • SANDBOX: Death Perception

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Litrenta Hall, John S. Toll Science Center
  • Contact: Professor Julie Markin
  • Phone: 410-778-6472
  • Senior Meghan Dulin and Professor Julie Markin were recipients of the latest SANDBOX summer project grant. With Professor Markin’s input, Meghan sought out unique groups, ranging from the Gullah in South Carolina, to Maori Elders in New Zealand, in an effort to conceptualize her own perceptions of death through the rituals and practices of other cultures. This presentation will discuss the culmination of that experience.

  • Annual Community Yard Sale

  • Friday,   |  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • This event runs September 16 to September 17
  • Location: Main Street
  • Contact: Rock Hall Lions Club
  • Phone: 410-310-6824
  • Furnishings and more at this community-wide yard sale. Donations welcome up to the day of the event. Call 410-310-6824.

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Full Moon Paddle

  • Friday,   |  6:30 - 8:30pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! - See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/public-paddles/#sthash.Yp8lxOvf.dpuf


  • Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

  • Saturday,   |  6-10pm
  • Location: Land's End Road
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  www.sultanaeducation.org
  • September 17, 2016 6-10pm...Join the Sultana Education Foundation and Linda Knight at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment from the hippest band around: The Gregorio Uribe Big Band. Sultana’s Annual Gala raises funds to support the Foundation’s award-winning programs in Environmental Science and American History that serve more than 12,000 K-12 students each year.

  • Sultana Public Sails (Ecology)

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

  • One Maryland One Book - What Is Racism?

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- Chestertown Branch
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join Joyell Johnson, J.D., for thoughtfully facilitated community conversations that will leave you better equipped to unpack the core themes in All American Boys and with a deeper understanding of the ways race impacts us all. The first conversation on Saturday, September 17 will dig into the definition of racism. The second conversation on Saturday, October 15 will center around the intersection of race and criminal justice. Whether or not you’ve read the book, you are welcome to be a part of this conversation.

  • Bed Post Derby & Family PJ Party in the Park!

  • Sunday,   |  Check in at 10, Party at 12, Races at 1
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Chester River Health Foundation
  • Phone: 410-810-5661
  • Email: dlauser@umm.edu
  • Make your bed then race it down High Street! Family pajama party (cookout) in Fountain Park complete with moon bounce, face painting, corn hole, sack (pillow case) races, wine tasting, live entertainment, celebrity judges and more! Sponsors encouraged!

Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: The Two Gentlemen of Verona—American Shakespeare Center
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: The Two Gentlemen of Verona—American Shakespeare Center

  • Sunday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/12060-sophie-kerr-lecture-series-the-two-gentlemen-of
  • Founded in 1988, the ASC On Tour boasts more than 25 years’ worth of global touring experience on stages in 47 states, five foreign nations, and one U.S. Territory. The ASC On Tour invites audiences to enjoy this show as Shakespeare’s troupe performed it—on a bare stage and surrounded by audience members who share the same light with the actors, each of whom plays multiple roles. This highly interactive style allows the ASC On Tour to forge a sense of community between performers and audience rarely found in theatre today, and enables our audience to understand and enjoy these classic works.

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with vocalist Karen Somerville
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with vocalist Karen Somerville

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guest is vocalist Karen Somerville for an evening of jazz, blues and gospel. There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133.

  • Nara Park Talk

  • Monday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery
  • Washington, DC-based sculptor and installation artist Nara Park will return to campus to give a talk in Kohl Gallery. Come hear her speak about her practice as an artist and about the exhibition “Nara Park: Believe.” This exhibition will be on display in Kohl from September 8 through October 23.

  • The Gay Civil Rights Revolution: An Unlikely Hero

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge
  • Carter, the Fall 2016 Patrick Henry Fellow, is writing a biography of Franklin Kameny, the fascinating but little known leader who helped launch LGBT activism in America. Cosponsored by the Rose O’Neill Literary House

  • Brown Bag Lunch at the Bordley

  • Wednesday,   |  Noon
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Contact: Historical Society of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • URL:  www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Bring your lunch and a thirst for Kent County history to the Historical Society of Kent County Library. Learn about our local history, books, and archival materials.

Live Songwriters' Society

  • WCTR Women In Business

  • Thursday,
  • Location: TBA
  • Contact: WCTR Radio
  • Phone: 410-778-1530
  • Email: info@wctr.com
  • URL:  www.wctr.com
  • Women in business luncheon

Education and Outreach Program: Nritya
  • Education and Outreach Program: Nritya

  • Thursday,   |  10am
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/nritya/
  • NRITYA, in the Indian dance vocabulary, means expressive dance. Expressing oneself through dance is an exhilarating experience which the artists try to communicate with their audience/students through performance. Myths and legends of India reach out to the students to introduce them to a new culture with its rich traditions while also identifying the shared commonalities.

  • Filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress presents “Eyes on Mississippi”

  • Thursday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Litrenta Hall, John S. Toll Science Center
  • Ellen Ann Fentress will present a film she made about Mississippi journalist Wilson F. Minor and his coverage of the civil rights movement there. A Q&A Session will follow the film. For more information about the documentary, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Eyesonmississippiproject/. This event is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the History Department and the C.V. Starr Center, and the Black Studies program.

  • Ellen Ann Fentress "Eyes on Mississippi" (Film)

  • Thursday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center at Washington College
  • Contact: Department of History, Black Studies program and the Starr Center
  • Eyes on Mississippi is a one-hour documentary film preserving this iconic journalist’s eyewitness account of milestones in the state’s, and the nation’s history.

RiverFest Illumination Party
  • RiverFest Illumination Party

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - 10pm
  • Location: Town Landing, Foot of High Street
  • Contact: RiverArts, SANDBOX, A&E
  • Phone: Andy Goddard
  • Email: andygoddard@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.org/events/riverfest-2016/
  • Kick off RiverFest 2016 with the illumination of the Bridge of Art sculpture garden on the pedestrian bridge near Town Landing, plus two popular sculptures from the 2016 Light City Baltimore festival, "Charlie the Peacock," and "Diamonds." Pres Harding and the Illuminators kick things off musically at 5:30, Fish Whistle caters, and RiverArts sells wine and beer and glow sticks. Come dance to Charlie's light and sound show and celebrate art and the Chester River! Sponsored by RiverArts, SANDBOX, and the A&E District.

UltraFaux
  • UltraFaux

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • UltraFaux is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass performing original acoustic music with Romani, Manouche, swing, funk, blues, and musette influences and drawing inspiration from the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt. Sami Arefin and Michael Joseph Harris trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass holds down the steady swinging beat and brings his passion for improvisation to the group. Call for reservations. Admission is $20.

Diamonds, Chestertown
  • Diamonds, Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  dusk to midnight
  • This event runs September 23 to October 2
  • Location: South end of Cross Street, near the rail trail.
  • Contact: Chestertown A&E District
  • Phone: 410-778-2991
  • Email: kay.chestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  http://townofchestertown.com/ae-district/
  • Baltimore-based artists Mina Cheon and Gabriel Kroiz bring five of their illuminated Diamond sculptures to Chestertown for ten days, September 23 through October 1. The duo created their first diamond in 2007 in Seoul, and have since revised them for exhibits abroad and in the U.S., including the first Light City Festival in Baltimore this past spring. The Diamonds will be on display through Saturday, October 1.

Peacock Glow Party

  • RiverFest

  • Saturday,
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • This annual event is sponsored by Chestertown RiverArts & Washington College's Center for Environment & Society and SANDBOX. It will be a great showcase of Chestertown, the waterfront and our community.

  • Sultana Public Sails (Ecology)

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

  • Fall Family Weekend

  • Saturday,   |  All day
  • Location: Campus wide
  • Fall Family Weekend is an annual campus tradition that brings students and their families together with the Chestertown community in a celebration of academic and co-curricular achievement.

  • The Dedication of Barbara and George Cromwell Hall

  • Saturday,   |  10:30am
  • Location: Cromwell Hall
  • Please join us for the dedication of Barbara and George Cromwell Hall. 215 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620.
    Light reception to precede the dedication Limited parking is available at Barbara and George Cromwell Hall. Please make plans to park on campus and walk to the dedication ceremony.

  • National Museum of African American History & Culture Livestream and Trip Sign up

  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: Hodson Lobby
  • Contact: Student Affairs Starr Center Intercultural Affairs Center for the Study of Bl
  • Come watch the opening of the museum & sign up for the trip in November. Limited spots available.

Chesapeake Scenes
  • Chesapeake Scenes

  • Sunday,   |  11am
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Chesapeake Scenes is Tom McHugh (banjo, harmonica, vocals), spoken word artist Andy McCown, Bill Matthews (guitar, vocals) and Tom Anthony (bass). They present songs and stories of those who work the Chesapeake or live on its shores. Their songs and stories are about everything from the love of an old boat, to a waterman working in winter, to what’s on the table in an Eastern Shore home. Note the 11 a.m. time. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Sam Guthridge, banjo
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Sam Guthridge, banjo

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guest is Sam Guthridge on banjo. Sam is a founding member of Chester River Runoff and currently performs with the High and Wides. There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133.

Open Mic Night
  • Open Mic Night

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: fordo1@aol.com
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/open-mic-night-2/2016-09-28/
  • 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.

What is Yoga Therapy?
  • What is Yoga Therapy?

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- Chestertown Branch
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Fletcher Johnson of River Warrior Yoga presents a 30-minute interactive program on the holistic practice of Yoga Therapy and its impact on health and well-being. Learn how yoga therapy differs from a group class, who it can help, and how it can complement traditional medical treatments.
    All are welcome and questions are encouraged.

  • “Who’s Choosing the President” an Election Series Event

  • Wednesday,
  • Location: Hynson Lounge at Washington College
  • Contact: The Starr Center and Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs
  • This year’s special presidential election series, cosponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, begins with a look at racial, religious, and generational changes in the American electorate.

Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Jericho Brown
  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Jericho Brown

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/11875-living-writers-a-reading-by-jericho-brown
  • Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Thom Gunn Award. Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets named The New Testament one of the best books of the year. He is an Associate Professor at Emory University.

Chestertown Harry Potter Festival
  • Chestertown Harry Potter Festival

  • Friday,   |  All day
  • This event runs September 30 to October 2
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Tess Hogans
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@chestertownhpfest.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownhpfest.org
  • Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the second annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival on September 30 – October 2, 2016. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike.

Chuck Redd and the Jazz Young Bloods
  • Chuck Redd and the Jazz Young Bloods

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Vibraphone star Chuck Redd has played with the greats so he knows talent AND he likes advancing the stars of tomorrow. This outstanding quartet features rising jazz stars: Joshua Espinoza on piano, Savannah Harris on drums, Eliot Seppa on bass and of course the great Chuck Redd on vibes for a terrific evening of jazz classics. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.