Kent County Events Calendar - September 2014


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Monday,
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • 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.
  • Annapolis Watercolor Club Art Show
  • Monday,   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs September 1- October 31st
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This is a beautiful show of the Annapolis Watercolor Club members' paintings.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.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. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!
  • WC Concert Series - US NAVY's Electric Brigade
  • Thursday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Martha Washington Square – Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll./concert
  • As part of its 2014-2015 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents The Electric Brigade, the Navy’s premier popular music group. With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment for United States Navy Bands all over the world. Limited seating will be provided. Bring your blankets and chairs, and come good music, popcorn, lemonade, and Rita’s Ices on us!
  • Layers
  • Friday,   |  Reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs Sep. 5th thru' Oct. 26th
  • Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.
  • Contact: Bonnie Howell
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: bonhowell@wildblue.net
  • URL:
  • Bonnie is an accomplished artist using many layers of oil glazes to show atmosphere, water and landscape
  • 12@Hotchkiss - Marty Knepp Trio
  • Friday,   |  12pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • 12@Hotchkiss is a noon-hour concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Held on the first Fridays of Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, & Apr, admission is FREE. Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Music of Washington College. The Marty Knepp Trio features jazz and Latin jazz with Clem Ehoff on piano, Jason Gano on bass, and Marty Knepp on drums.
  • The Literary Muse Opening Reception
  • Friday,   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • The Literary Muse Exhibition features art work inspired by great (or not so great) literature. All pieces have a point of reference in a work of literature; subject matter examples include a favorite literary character, a specific scene or setting, a thematic refrain or element, a cherished book title, or a well-known author.
  • "Portraits: Conversing with the Sitter" Opening Reception
  • Friday,   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • RiverArts’ Studio Gallery welcomes “Portraits: Conversing with the Sitter,” an exhibition which asks artists to consider how the portrait tells the sitter’s story. Artists of many mediums show their best, most personal portraits.
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday,   |  11am–2pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:www.sultanaeducation.org
  • 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 on board 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.
  • Chestertown Jazz Festival 2014
  • Saturday,   |  11am-6pm
  • This event runs September 6
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown MD
  • Contact: Dr. M. Rapelyea
  • Phone: 443-480-8944
  • Email: mrapelyea@msn.com
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Jazz performances throughout the afternoon. Food, beer and wine vendors. Concurrent with Art in The Park, same location.
  • SRA's Birthday Bash on the Sassafras
  • Saturday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: 14041 Augustine Herman Hwy, Georgetown, MD 21930
  • Contact: Sophie Foscue
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: sfoscue@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL:www.sassafrasriver.org/Birthday_Bash/index.php
  • The Sassafras River Association is celebrating 10 years! Please join us for our birthday party at the beautiful Duck Hollow Estate, overlooking the Sassafras River. Raw Bar, Live Music by Bonn Fuego, Chesapeake "Tapas", local beer and wine sampling, and a Live Auction. Tickets $80. Sponsorships available. Please visit our website or call the office for more information.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • The Art of Stewardship
  • Saturday,   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Opening Reception for the first annual Art of Stewardship Exhibition, a joint effort between Chestertown RiverArts and the Chester River Association, with the support of The Art of Stewardship Project and the Carla Massoni Gallery. The exhibition, in the RiverArts Galleries, will feature works that express and exemplify the importance of being good stewards of the Earth. Marcy Ramsey, president of the Chester River Association is curator and juror for this show.
  • Hugh and Zane Campbell: Music and Film Presentation
  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Hugh and Zane Campbell put on a lively, fascinating show based on a rich family tradition of singing and songwriting. They sing and tell stories in the colorful mountain tradition of their ancestors. The prizewinning documentary film about the Campbells and their family, “New River: a family musical history tour” will be shown and they will have some of their folk art furniture on display and for sale. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • New Directions: Allen LaMontagne & Joe Holt
  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Allen LaMontagne will sing songs from the 20th century Great American Songbook and contemporary folk songs all to the sparkling piano accompaniment of Joe Holt. The Mainstay’s “New Directions” series encourages established musicians to explore new areas and journeymen to take it to the next level. Joe will play a few solo pieces and Allen will also play guitar on some numbers. Free!
  • Chester River Chorale's New Season
  • Monday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Heron Point's Wesley Room
  • Contact: Bentley Orrick
  • Phone: 410-928-5566
  • Email: benorrW@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • The Chester River Chorale begins its new season Monday, September 8, at 6 p.m. at Heron Point’s Wesley Room where regular practices for the December Holiday Concert will be held every Monday evening. New members are most welcome to join us in singing for the joy of it. More information is at chesterriverchorale.org.
  • Learn at Lunch: Paul Spies: How Fields and Fish Can Coexist
  • Tuesday,   |  12–2pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • Paul Spies' talk will cover stresses farmers face to grow healthy crops while ensuring clean runoffs from farmland. This is the first Learn at Lunch of the year for Washington College's Academy of Lifelong Learning. Reservations required. Members - $15, Non members - $20
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Building a Digital Gazetteer for Shakespeare’s
  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall – Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/
  • Janelle Jenstad is Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria. She directs MoEML, a project that maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London (1560-1640).
  • Disney & Red Cross Pillowcase Project
  • Wednesday,   |  3–4:30pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: nlane@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Disney and the American Red Cross are bringing art and disaster preparedness education to the youth of the Delmarva Region with The Pillowcase Project. This interactive project teaches youth Grades 3-6 how to prepare their families and their communities for disasters during emergencies. Each youth receives their own Disney pillowcase to design and take home with them to begin their own emergency preparedness kit.
  • Family Cafe - Skillful Parenting For Parents of Toddlers & Preschoolers
  • Thursday,   |  10–11:30am
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Helen Nolan from Skillful Parenting will be visiting the library and providing tips and techniques for supporting young children as they develop an understanding of their emotions. Participants will take away new ideas and materials to use at home. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. For parents of children ages 4 and under. Please register in advance by calling the library at 410-778-3636.
  • 4th Annual Taste of the Sassafras
  • Friday,
  • Location: Galena, MD
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410 708-3653
  • Email: srbc@shoretobefun.com
  • URL:www.SRBCinc.org
  • Local food vendors offering tastes of their cuisine with featured local beer and wine.
  • The Miracle Worker: A drama by Wiliam Gibson
  • Friday,   |  Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. 2pm
  • This event runs Sep. 12-28, 2014 (weekends)
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut St, Church Hill
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre Office
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL:churchhilltheatre.org
  • Helen Keller, blind, deaf and nearly feral, is more than her indulgent parents can handle. Strong-willed Annie Sullivan, young and nearly blind herself, takes on the challenge of teaching Helen to engage with the world and those who love her. Wise and richly compassionate, this is a play for the entire family.
  • The River City Revue Cavalcade of Comedy
  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • This event runs September 12 – 13
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org/event/the-river-city-revue-
  • Garfield Center for the Arts will host the River City Revue, a vaudeville style cavalcade of comedy. As we bid farewell to summer a veritable who's who of local talent will present scenes from Steve Martin, Monty Python, William Shakespeare and more making sure to have the audience rolling in the aisles. Jokes, skits, audience participation, slapstick will be accompanied by the musical talents of Music Life's Bill Drazga.
  • Wheels and Keels Show
  • Saturday,   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL:www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • Something new for RHYC a car and boat show on the land, walk around talk to the owners about the vehicle or vessel they are showing. Food and drink served.
  • R/C Laser Championship
  • Saturday,   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL:www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • The smallest racing boats on the Bay. These Radio Controlled Laser replicas are a thing to watch. The sailors are all experienced big boat drivers looking for a "little" fun. All racing takes place within 100 feet of our dock. Anyone can join in, see if you like it, then buy your own R/C Laser and race!
  • Oysters and Indians
  • Saturday,   |  10am–12:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Explore the remnants of ancient Indian settlements while paddling Still Pond Creek $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Let's Jam - Frank Vignola Guitar Workshop
  • Saturday,   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Bring your guitar and $20 (cash or check made out to Frank Vignola). Students under 18 or college age with ID are $5. The first half of this 2 hour workshop will concentrate on exercises and fingerboard study. In the second half Frank and Vinny will teach some songs and then all will play together. Frank says, We ll discuss, demonstrate, question, improvise and have a heck of a time! ALL LEVELS OF EXPERTISE ARE WELCOME!
  • Harvest Lunch with Chef Sabrina Sexton
  • Sunday,   |  Noon
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Celebrate with the Crow Family the beginning of the harvest. Guests will see the early stages of processing of the grapes in the winery to make our 2014 vintages. Cost: $45 single or $40 wine club member
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Living Writers Series — A Reading by Mark Doty
  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/
  • The author of eight books of poetry, Mark Doty is one of only two Americans ever to have won Britain's prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize. His first collection, Turtle, Swan (David R. Godine Publishing), appeared in 1987. My Alexandria (University of Illinois Press, 1993) received both The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
  • UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown Emergency Department Grand Opening!
  • Tuesday,   |  5pm
  • Location: 100 Brown Street – Chestertown
  • Contact: Cathy Wright
  • Phone: 410-822-1000 ext 5507
  • Email: cwright@shorehealth.org
  • URL:www.umshoreregional.org
  • Join the community celebration as UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown opens the doors on to your new Emergency Department. Tours of the $4.3 million, state-of-the-art trauma center will be conducted.
  • Candidates Forum
  • Thursday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library Meeting Room
  • Contact: League of Women Voters
  • Phone: 410-810-1883
  • Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
  • URL:www.kent.lwvmd.org
  • Forum for candidates for the offices of Sheriff, Judges of the Orphans' Court and Register of Will. Vote in the General Election! Early Voting from Oct 23 - 30, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Election Day is Nov 4, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday,   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs Sep 19, Rain date Sep 26
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Jack or Linda
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL:www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Display of hot rods, classics, street rods and custom cars. Oldies music til' 8:30. No charge to enter or to view. So, dust off that old ride and come on down.

    Future 2014 date: October 17
  • The Chestertown Book Festival Presents: An Evening with Ryan Grim
  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Bookplate
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • URL:www.chestertownbookfestival.org/2014-chestertown-b
  • Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief for The Huffington Post and Kent County native, will give a talk on America’s Drug War and the growing shift towards police militarization. Grim is the author of This is Your Country on Drugs, winner of the 2007 Alt-Weekly Award for best long-form news-story for “The Painmaker,” the December 2010 Sidney Hillman Award for “The Poorhouse,” and the 2011 Maggie award for “Behind the Assault on Planned Parenthood.” This event will take place at the Bookplate on Cross Street in Chestertown.
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday,   |  11am–2pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:www.sultanaeducation.org
  • 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 on board 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.
  • Hidey Hidey Ho!–Sultana Education Foundation's Gala
  • Saturday,   |  6–9pm
  • Location: Clovelly Farm, Chestertown
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Join Sultana in welcoming The World Famous Cab Calloway Orchestra to the Eastern Shore. The evening will feature great food, friends, lots of dancing and exciting auction items. Proceeds benefit the Sultana Education Foundation.
  • Waterfront Festival
  • Saturday,   |  Noon-4pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Katherine Thornton
  • Phone: 410-810-7162
  • Email: kthornton2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu
  • The Center for Environment & Society announces its 8th annual Waterfront Festival! Part of Fall Family Weekend at Washington College, CES celebrates the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay with the famous cardboard boat regatta, environmental displays, crafts and games, food, and live music!
  • Scott D. Livie Memorial Blue Crab Grand Master's Lacrosse Tournament
  • Saturday,   |  All day
  • This event runs September 20-21
  • Location: Worton Park
  • Contact: Rick Coffin
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@KentParksAndRec.org
  • URL:KentParkAndRec.org
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  • Relay For Life
  • Saturday,   |  11am–11pm
  • Location: Kent County High School
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410-708-3653
  • Email: sga@Shoretobefun.com
  • URL:www.Relayforlife.com/KentMD
  • It's going to be a 20th Anniversary celebration for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Kent MD.
  • Cliff's School Open House
  • Saturday,   |  1–4pm
  • Location: Rt. 289 S. Quaker Neck Road
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL:www.kentcounty.com/cliffs_schoolhouse
  • Cliffs School Museum is open to visitors at no charge the third Saturday each month through October. Located 8.5 miles from Chestertown on Rt. 289 South, this one room school served children of watermen's and farmers' families from 1878 to 1939. Preserved and restored by Port of Chester Questers and Kent Retired Teachers, it is in its original location and configuration. Lessons for grades 1-7 on chalk boards, potbellied stove, schoolbooks and Weekly Readers used during its 136 years. Bring the kids!
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • This event runs September 20 – 21
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Jeff Woodbridge
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: jwoodbridge@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Hugh Gregory Gallagher Motivational Theatre is partnering with the disAbility Coalition to produce Time Stands Still. 2 showings.
  • Cliffs School Museum open house
  • Saturday,   |  1–4pm
  • Location: Cliff's School House – Chestertown
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Cliffs School is one of two remaining one-room schoolhouses in Kent County. It was erected in 1878 to serve a watermen's and farming community and was so used until 1939. The building has been preserved in its original configuration and is well equipped with many authentic furnishings and artifacts of the era. Sit in students' desks, page through old school books, and try to answer questions on the chalkboards for grades 1-7. Don't miss this gem. Project of Port of Chester Questers. Located 8.5 miles south of Chestertown on Rt. 289 Quaker Neck Rd
  • Harry Potter Read-a-Thon
  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: Bookplate
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • URL:www.chestertownbookfestival.org/2014-chestertown-b
  • In collaboration with the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival, the Chestertown Book Festival will host the Harry Potter Read-a-Thon at the Chestertown Branch of the Kent County Public Library. Sign up to read, or come out to listen as volunteers and participants begin reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. To sign up, please send an email to chesbookfest@gmail.com or call The Bookplate at (410) 778-4167. This event is part of the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival (September 26 – 27, 2014)
  • Sue Matthews: Swinging On a Star
  • Saturday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The exquisite vocalist Sue Matthews sings the songs of Jimmy Van Heusen backed by pianist Robert Redd, woodwinds player Scott Silbert, bassist Tommy Cecil and a drummer. Many of Van Heusen’s songs were written for Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby and include such classics as “It Could Happen To You,” “Here's That Rainy Day,” “Come Dance With Me,” and of course, “Swinging On A Star.” Call for reservations. Admission is $20.
  • Cliffs School Museum
  • Saturday,   |  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Rt 289 South, Cliffs City, MD
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone:
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL:www.kentcounty.com/cliffs_schoolhouse/index.htm
  • One of two remaining one-room schools in Kent County. Erected in 1878 to serve a watermen's and farming community and was so used until 1939. Preserved in its original configuration with authentic furnishings and artifacts of the era. Lessons of the day on chalkboards for all 7 grades. 8.5 mi south of Chestertown. Donations gratefully accepted. Port of Chester Questers project.
  • Lecture: HEROINES AND HELPMEETS: Women and Politics in the War of 1812.
  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The presenter will be Rachel Walker, Ph.D. candidate, American History, University of Maryland.

    Rachel comes with the highest recommendation from the head of the department at Maryland. He says she is vibrant, charismatic, funny,and "one of the best he has worked with in the program".

    Free, Donations accepted.
  • Lecture: Heroines and Helpmates: Women and Politics in the War of 1812
  • Sunday,   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Rachel Walker, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland will speak on the roles of women during the War of 1812 as part of Kent County’s War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration. She studies early American history focusing on transatlantic cultural and intellectual networks of the 18th and 19th centuries, gender, race and ethnicity in early America and the social, cultural, and economic transformations of the early nineteenth century. Admission is free. Donations accepted.
  • Life Drawing
  • Monday,   |  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Holly Geddes
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.
  • 15th biennial Antiques Seminar and Appraisals
  • Thursday,   |  10am–12pm, 2pm–4pm
  • Location: Unitarian Church of Chestertown
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Representing Alex Cooper and Sotheby's auction houses, fine arts appraisers Raab Christhilf and Aurelia Bolton will be in Chestertown again this year for Port of Chester Questers' 15th biennial Antiques Seminar and Appraisals to benefit Cliffs School Museum. Two sessions: 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm will be held on Thursday, Sept 25, 2014 at the Unitarian Church of Chestertown, 914 Gateway Drive. Each session includes one item for appraisal at $25 with an additional item at $20. For reservations or more info, call 410-778-9173 or 410-778-2529.
  • Harry Potter Festival
  • Friday,   |  various–check website
  • This event runs September 26th and 27th
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Robin Hill
  • Phone: 410-820-8175
  • Email: info@chestertownhpfest.org
  • URL:www.chestertownhpfest.org
  • Wizards from all over will descend upon colonial Chestertown to celebrate the magic of Harry Potter. Local businesses will be converted to Hogmeade and Diagon Alley shops with family-friendly Harry Potter-themed events going on throughout town. There will be a Harry Potter themed scavenger hunt, Quidditch and Dueling in Fountain Park, special events at the Garfield Center for the Arts, Kent County Public Library and the Bookplate. For fans inside the Age-Line, there will be a Pub Event and for the younger crowd, a Kids' Night At Hogwarts
  • Harry Potter, Renaissance Magic, and a Passion for Books
  • Friday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Bookplate
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • URL:www.chestertownbookfestival.org/2014-chestertown-b
  • In collaboration with the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival, the Chestertown Book Festival rounds out the year with Washington College Professor and Chair of the History Department, Janet Sorrentino. Her lecture, Harry Potter, Renaissance Magic, and a Passion for Books, will delve into the power and the magic of the books that helped J.K. Rowling create the world of Harry Potter. This event is part of the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival (September 26 – 27, 2014)
  • Farm and Wine Paddle
  • Saturday,   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Paddle through the relative wilderness of Turner’s Creek on the Sassafras River in the morning, then follow Sultana’s instructors to Crow Farm for a winery tour in the afternoon. $40/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Chester River Crab Chase - 5K Race
  • Saturday,   |  Reg'n 8am., Race starts at 9am.
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Maryann Ruehrmund
  • Phone: 410-810-5660
  • Email: mruehrmund@chesterriverhealth.org
  • URL:www.umshoreregional.org
  • 5 K race (walk or run)- proceeds to help fund a new, 12-bed Alzheimer's & Memory Care Unit at UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown. This event is also a Tri-Sports Events Sanctioned race. Register for race, sponsor and/or raise money for your participation at our website or call: 410-810-5661. Teams encouraged!
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • OCEAN Quartet
  • Saturday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • OCEAN Quartet plays music inspired by traditions from across the British and Celtic world from composer Jennifer Cutting on accordions & keyboard; vocalist Lisa Moscatiello on vocals, whistles & guitar; Scottish fiddler Andrew Dodds, and folklorist Steve Winick on vocals and percussion. They put a glorious spin on traditional songs and Cutting’s fine original compositions, from soaring ballads and stirring sea chanteys to blazing fiddle and accordion tunes. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • WC Concert Series - Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee, pianists
  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • As part of its 2014-2015 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee. Experience the thrilling sonorities of works for two pianos through Camille Saint-Saëns’s whimsical “Carnival of the Animals” and “Dance Macabre,” Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and Maurice Ravel’s exhilarating “La Valse.” This all-French program promises to delight the youth and the young at heart. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.
  • Life Drawing
  • Monday,   |  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Holly Geddes
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.