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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- February 2016


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  • Quilters of Kent County

  • Monday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs February 1 to March 31
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • The Quilters of Kent County will show their most recent creations at a show in Heron Point of Chestertown MD for the months of February and March. 501 Campus Ave. Chestertown, MD 21620

  • Live Playwright's 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: liveplaywrightssociety.org/
  • 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/

  • Opening Recpetion - Eastern Shore Pyrography: The Art of Woodburning

  • Wednesday,   |  5-7pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117785627
  • Pyrography–the art of wood burning–is a skill that Eastern Shore native and artist William Satterfield has been cultivating for over 20 years. This exhibit showcases his work which is inspired by the wildlife, people, and scenery of Delmarva and surrounding areas. A seventh-generation blacksmith who also works in charcoal and acrylics, Mr. Satterfield's love of pyrography shows in the details of his work. This exhibit will be on display at the Chestertown branch through the month of February. All are welcome at the opening reception on Wednesday, February 3rd from 5-7pm.

  • Minecraft

  • Wednesday,   |  2:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED! AGES 8+
    Join us for a collaborative gaming session at the library.

  • History Happy Hour

  • Friday,   |  4:00 pm
  • 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.

  • Gallery is featuring our Jewelers Michele Armitano from Rhode Island

  • Friday,   |  Opening reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs February 5 to February 28
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Showcasing our Jeweler Artisans featuring Michele Armitano.

  • Humans of Kent County Exhibit

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs February 5 to February 27
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: chestertownriverarts.org
  • Photographs and interviews with people in Kent County, Maryland.

  • RiverArts "Confluence" (Abstract) Exhibition

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs February 5 to February 27
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • "Confluence" will partner written pieces with abstract works curated by Ronn Akins and Barbara Parker.

  • Raphael Fusco, harpsichord

  • Friday,   |  12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: 12@Hotchkiss Series, Washington College Concert Se
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/8661-raphael-fusco-harpsichord
  • As part of its FREE 12@Hotchkiss Series, the Washington College Department of Music presents a noontime concert featuring Raphael Fusco. The Concert Series is pleased to welcome back the keyboard virtuoso and composer Raphael Fusco. For this concert, Mr. Fusco will perform and discuss Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, in its entirety. More information about Raphael Fusco can be found via his website: http://www.raphaelfusco.com.

  • 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 vibrant 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!

  • Third Annual Chester Gras

  • Saturday,   |  12:30 p.m. Tent Opens, 1:00 p.m. Parade
  • This event runs February 6 to February 6
  • Location: High Street between Mill Street & Spring Avenue
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500
  • Email: kaw0929@gmail.com
  • Family friendly Mardi Gras style event in heated tent: parade, gumbo, music, silent auction, children's activities.

  • Mardi Gras Dance Party

  • Saturday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts/Chester River Reveler
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The 5th annual Mardi Gras Dance Party will be held at the Garfield Center for the Arts on February 6, 2016. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Music and dancing from 8 - 10 p.m. Dance away the evening the Louisiana sounds of the Dixie Power Trio and Philip Dutton & the Alligators. Costumes encouraged. King Cake will be served.

  • Saturday Workshop/Stories and Songs

  • Saturday,   |  9 -11am
  • This event runs February 6 to February 6
  • Location: Kent School Library 6788 Wilkins Lane
  • Contact: Kent School
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Music teacher Kate Bennett will lead a "Stories & Songs" session in the Kent School library. Kate will entertain and involve children in read-aloud stories, singing with musical accompaniment and audience participation. Ages 6 & under. Open to the public. Free of charge to kids accompanied by parent/adult. During program breaks the student will have access to activities in the Little School classroom and playground. Staff on hand to guide children.

  • Recycled Valentines - Crafting for Grownups

  • Saturday,   |  1pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library - North County Branch
  • Phone: 410.648.5380
  • URL: http://kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117699374
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED. With a little bit of creativity and plenty of glue, you can turn items from the recycling bin into Pinterest-worthy Valentines for your dearest friends and sweethearts. Come practice your scissors skills at this craft program for grown-ups.

  • Mark Valenti, piano

  • Monday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/8628-mark-valenti-piano
  • As part of 2015-2016 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series welcomes back pianist, Mark Valenti. A favorite of the Series, Valenti will be performing an eclectic mix of classical piano pieces which serve as an excellent overview of the evolution of piano styles from the elegant gracefulness of Classicism to the passionate lyricism of Romanticism through the atmospheric Impressionism of Debussy to the rhythmic percussiveness of Modernism.

  • Voices of Freedom

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620 Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/voices-freedom/2016-02-12/
  • Voices of Freedom is a historical theatre piece based on the lives of former slaves interviewed during the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project and preserved in the WPA Slave Narrative Collection. This theatrical interpretation, written and directed by Tamika Hall and under the musical direction of Tee Tunnell Harris, is a compilation of the actual slave narratives. If ever there were a way to learn of the everyday lives, emotions, and thoughts of the American slave, the narratives are perhaps the most accurate accounts. Be transported in time through first hand accounts, music and so

  • Death by Chocolate Bake Sale

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Contact: Historical Society of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • URL: www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Treat yourself or your valentine to a selection of your favorite chocolate treats and learn some history about the traditions of Valentine’s Day.

  • Ham & Oyster Dinner

  • Saturday,   |  3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: 90 East Cross St Galena Md
  • Contact: Galena Vol. Fire Company
  • Phone: 410-648-5050
  • Oysters, ham, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, gr. beans, coffee, ice tea, desserts, cash bar

  • Joe Holt & Beth McDonald

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Joe Holt and Beth McDonald each tell stories of love through their music: Beth through the songs she writes and those she chooses to sing with her sweet/tart voice and stunning interpretations and Joe from the piano, especially through his inventive improvisations on originals, jazz and popular standards. Together, they present material that weaves a tapestry that the heart understands. Perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend! Admission is $15. Call for reservations.

  • Voices of Freedom

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/voices-freedom/2016-02-13/
  • Voices of Freedom is a historical theatre piece based on the lives of former slaves interviewed during the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project and preserved in the WPA Slave Narrative Collection. This theatrical interpretation, written and directed by Tamika Hall and under the musical direction of Tee Tunnell Harris, is a compilation of the actual slave narratives. If ever there were a way to learn of the everyday lives, emotions, and thoughts of the American slave, the narratives are perhaps the most accurate accounts. Be transported in time through first hand accounts, music and so

  • Credit Reports 101

  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410.778.3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117793309
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Credit reports, credit scores, and obtaining credit are important topics, but can be confusing and overwhelming. This presentation will walk you through the steps to obtain credit reports from each of the three credit reporting agencies, how to read each report, and possible actions necessary for responsible consumer use with credit. Attendees will also participate in interactive activities to evaluate credit options. This program is part of a series being presented by Dr. Melissa Welsh from the University of Maryland Extension. The workshops will be held at Kent County.

  • 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. Noon. Bordley History Center, 301 High Street, Chestertown.

  • Chuck, Ken and Clairdee: The Great American Songbook

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Mainstay favorites Chuck Redd on vibes and drums and the marvelous clarinet/sax player Ken Peplowski introduce San Francisco area vocalist, Clairdee, with her beautiful voice, soulful delivery, impeccable swing and great gift for engaging an audience in an evening of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook including the work of Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and more. With piano and bass. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.


  • Saturday Workshop/Arts & Crafts - Ages 6 & under

  • Saturday,   |  9 - 11am
  • This event runs February 20 to February 20
  • Location: Kent School Little School 6788 Wilkins Lane
  • Contact: Kent School
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Little School teachers will lead children in arts and crafts projects. "We'll provide the tools for the children to make their own masterpieces to bring home. There will be a couple of stations so children can choose which materials they would like to work with to make their art" said Julia Gross, Little School Director. Ages 6 & under. Open to the public. Free of charge to kids accompanied by parent/adult. During program breaks the students will have access to activities in the Little School classroom and playground. Staff on hand to guide children.

  • Saturday Workshop/Arts & Crafts - Ages 7 -11

  • Saturday,   |  9 - 11am
  • Location: Kent School Library 6788 Wilkins Lane
  • Contact: Kent School
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Little Needlework's and craft instructor Tambra Trevarrow will lead children in arts and crafts projects. There will be several stations set up for boys and girls to choose which project they want to make. A wide range of choices available from light saber making to pom pom making. All tools and materials are included. Open to the public. Free of charge to kids accompanied by parent/adult. Staff on hand to guide children.

  • Kent Chamber Music Concert

  • Sunday,   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue (Route
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 610-316-3224
  • Email: kentchambermusic@yahoo.com
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • A chamber music concert featuring Trio Simpatico performing on clarinet, horn and piano.

  • My Fair Lady (OPEN AUDITIONS)

  • Tuesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/fair-lady-open-auditions/
  • Feb 23 & 25 @6pm and Feb 27 @ 11am
    Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner,
    Music By Frederick Loewe,
    Based On The Play “Pygmalion” By George Bernard Shaw
    Directed By Tess Hogans
    Check back for more info!
    Show dates are:
    THREE WEEKENDS
    APRIL 15TH- MAY 1ST

  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch with Michael Hardesty speaking on "The Chesapeake Semester: An Investiga

  • Wednesday,   |  Noon - 2pm
  • This event runs February 24 to February 24
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Contact: WC-ALL (Academy of Lifelong Learning)
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch featuring Michael Hardesty speaking on "The Chesapeake Semester: An Investigation of Environmental Controversies." The Chesapeake Semester is a unique 15 week intensive course of study open to a select group of students who examine the history, ecology and culture of various coastal communities in the Western Hemisphere to discover common issues of concern. Reservation required by February 18; $15 for WC-ALL members, others $20. Checks payable to WC-ALL, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620.

  • Can Food Production and a Clean Chesapeake Bay Coexist? A panel discussion between farmers, environm

  • Thursday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Washington College, Decker Theater, Gibson Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Sassafras River Association, Chester River Association, the Center for Environme
  • Phone: 410-810-7162
  • Email: riverkeeper@chesterriverassociation.org
  • URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/926101987480369/936901476400420/
  • A panel discussion between farmers, environmentalists, and local residents about challenges and successes in the effort to achieve a healthier Chesapeake Bay while continuing to produce food. The discussion will be driven by questions from the audience and moderated by Hon. Wayne Gilchrest -Education Director, Sassafras Environmental Education Center. Panelists: Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Trey Hill, Harborview Farms; Jeff Horstman, Miles-Wye Riverkeeper; Sean Jones, Jones Family Farm, Mark Nardi, USGS; Mike Twining, Willard Agri-Service

  • My Fair Lady (OPEN AUDITIONS)

  • Thursday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/fair-lady-open-auditions-2/
  • Feb 23 & 25 @6pm and Feb 27 @ 11am
    Book And Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner,
    Music By Frederick Loewe,
    Based On The Play “Pygmalion” By George Bernard Shaw
    Directed By Tess Hogans
    Check back for more info!
    Show dates are:
    THREE WEEKENDS
    APRIL 15TH- MAY 1ST

  • Saturday Workshop/Gym

  • Saturday,   |  9 - 11am
  • This event runs February 27 to February 27
  • Location: Kent School Gym 6788 Wilkins Lane
  • Contact: Kent School
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Physical Education teacher Erin Kent will lead a session that will get kids moving through age-appropriate obstacle courses and exercise activities. Ages 6 & under. Open to the public. Free of charge to kids accompanied by parent/adult. During program breaks the student will have access to activities in the Little School classroom and playground. Staff on hand to guide children.

  • Toby Walker: How I Got the Blues

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Fingerstyle guitar blues master Toby Walker creates an entertaining multi-media journey through the Deep South, where he learned songs and licks from the old time blues musicians who laid the foundation for the modern Blues. Tales of masters like Etta Baker and James “Son” Thomas come to life with stories, songs, and photos and on Toby’s National Steel guitars, harmonica, cigar box guitar and a one string diddley bow. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Compass Points

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • This event runs February 27 to February 27
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D117687247
  • Retired Salisbury University history professor Dr. Clara Small presents an exploration of the history of African Americans on the Eastern Shore. Dr. Small will be speaking on her most recent book, Compass Points, which brings together extensive research and oral histories to showcase the accomplishments of notable African Americans from Delmarva. This free program is co-sponsored by the Kent County League of Women Voters and Kent County Public Library. All are welcome.