Kent County Events Calendar - May 2015


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  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday,   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment
  • Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.
  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Friday,   |  Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-2pm
  • This event runs May 1 - 31
  • 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.
  • Featured Artist, Sally Clark
  • Friday,   |  5–8pm
  • Location: The Artist Gallery
  • Contact: The Artists Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • Sally clark is one of the five partners at the Artists' gallery. She works primarily in watercolor and mixed media. she also does beautiful painted furniture.
  • Linda Walls Photo Show
  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through May 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • A beautiful show of recent photographs by Eastern Shore local artist Linda Walls. Not to be missed.
  • Enchanted April
  • Friday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • This event runs through May 2, 2015
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL:boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • 3 Weekends $15 / $5 Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environments to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They decide to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning, Lady Dester.
  • KCHS Drama Club Spring Cabaret Fundraiser
  • Friday,   |  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • KCHS Drama Club Spring Cabaret Fundraiser One Night Only! All Donations Welcome! May 1st – First Friday / 5:30pm
  • Oystering the Chesapeake: Two films and a discussion
  • Friday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Two films: "Breathing Life into the Chesapeake: Of Oysters Boats and Men,” by Dave Miller and "Spat! Bringing Back Oysters to the Chesapeake Bay" by Sandy Cannon-Brown will be shown exploring the changing oyster fishery. A discussion follows. Admission is free. Donations will be collected for "The Nancy Carol Fund" to help Capt. Butch Baker and his crew who lost their workboat the Nancy Carol to ice near Love Point in March. Call for reservations.
  • Prelude to the Burning of Georgetown
  • Saturday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs through May 03, 2015
  • Location: Knocks Folly Visitor Center - Turners Creek
  • Contact: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Phone: 410-820-1668
  • Email:
  • URL:www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/sa
  • The Chesapeake Independent Blues will encamp on the grounds of the historic Knocks Folly and interpret a Kent County Militia Company just prior to the British attach and burning of Georgetown and Fredericktown on May 6, 1813. The soldiers will demonstrate military drill and firearms, as well as the daily life of a citizen soldier on campaign during the War of 1812. Free admission and parking.
  • Savage Race Mid-Atlantic
  • Saturday,   |  9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Hopkins Game Farm, 13003 Turners Creek Road Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: info@savagerace.com
  • URL:www.savagerace.com/locations/mid-atlantic-spring-2
  • Savage Race is a 5-6 mile run with 25 of the world's best obstacles. Completion requires teamwork, courage, and the will to push your limits farther than you ever have before. Run individually or create a team!
  • Galena Dogwood Festival
  • Saturday,   |  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Galena, Maryland
  • Contact: Galena Town Office
  • Phone: 410-648-5151
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • This is our 10th annual festival and it will take place throughout Galena
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Enchanted April
  • Sunday,   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL:boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • 3 Weekends $15 / $5 Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environments to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They decide to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning, Lady Dester.
  • Wine Seminar, Session 2: Grapes to Glass
  • Sunday,   |  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:crowvineyard.com/wine-events
  • Great wines begin in the vineyard and end in the winery. It is a marriage between field, flavor, and long-standing traditions. Participants will spend time in the vine- yard with a guided presentation of the techniques for premium grape growing on the Eastern Shore. Then go to the winery to explore winemaking techniques and how they are used to express terroir. The presentation will end with a guided tast- ing. Please RSVP
  • University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble
  • 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
  • Capturing all the energy and excitement of big (BIG!) band jazz, the University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble is a Mainstay favorite. This 20 member group explores a wide variety of music and performs regularly on campus, at schools and jazz festivals. They draw from the repertoire of the Count Basie and Buddy Rich bands and have a fine vocalist. Their guest soloist will be faculty member guitarist, Tony Ventura. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday,   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Getting Started with GALE Courses-Free online classes!
  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • To learn about our FREE instructor-led online classes, join us for an in-person GALE COURSES orientation! This orientation is designed to answer questions & get you started with the process, but it is not required in order to sign up for GALE Courses. A full catalog of courses can be found by visiting kentcountylibrary.org/digital/databases.php and choosing Gale Courses.
  • Organ Concert by Ken Cowan
  • Friday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Chruch, Chestertown
  • Contact: Parsih Office
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verivon.net
  • URL:www.emmanuelchesterparish.org/
  • Always popular Ken Cowan returns for his 20th consecutive year to play Emmanuel's Harrison organ. Remarkably he plays all of his music from memory. Tickiets $20 ($5 for students) Reception will follow the concert.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday,   |  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall MD 21661
  • Contact: Jack Heffner
  • Phone: 443-480-3615
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL:www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Time to turn back the clock, dust off those old rides and cruise on down to Main Street. See street rods, muscle cars, customs, antiques and classics. DJ Prestone will be spinnin’ your favorite oldies and admission is free to spectators and visitors alike. Til’ then “Keep on Cruisin”.
  • Chestertown Garden Club May Mart Boxed Lunch
  • Friday,   |  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cross & High Streets, Chestertown
  • Contact: Holly Bramble
  • Phone: 410-778-1857
  • Email: dor@dmv.com
  • URL:
  • Lunch Includes: Chicken Salad on Multigrain Bread and Ham & Swiss with Red Pepper Mayo on a Petite Kaiser Roll, Potato Chips, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Cookie & Candy Mint, Canned Beverage or Bottled Water Available for a $1.00 Purchase $ 8.50. Prepaid - Money & Prepaid order sheet picked up Wednesday, May 6th.
  • Bill Kirchen “Titan of the Telecaster”
  • Friday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/bill-kirchen-titan
  • Tickets $30 general admission / $20 student rate
  • New Line Brass Band
  • Friday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Big, bold, brassy New Orleans street parade jazz. The New Line Brass Band combines members of the Dixie Power Trio with one of the region’s finest horn lines. This heady mix of traditional brass band standards, spirituals, zydeco and originals is full of energy with a loose vibe and a funky groove. This is music that is raw, fun and full of energy. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Chester River Youth Choir Spring Concert
  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Julie Lawrence or Prince Theatre
  • Phone: 410-778-0718
  • Email: Moosicmom@aol.com
  • URL:
  • Chester River Youth Choir takes us on a musical JOURNEY around the world. CRYC takes center stage following collaborations with both the Chester River Chorale and the National Music Festival.
  • Second Saturday
  • Saturday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowvineyardwines@gmail.com
  • URL:crowvineyard.com/wine-events
  • Join us for Wine, Food, and Music. Admission includes Crow Angus Beef & 2 sides and rolls, ice tea & water and a glass of our featured wine. We will also have local musicians for entertainment. Wine can also be purchased by glass or bottle. Please register online or call us to register. Music provided by local artists. Cost: $25 pp, (wine club) $20pp
  • Rock Hall Garden Club Plant Sale
  • Saturday,   |  8:30–11:30am
  • Location: Main Street – Rock Hall
  • Contact: Connie Metcalf
  • Phone: 410-639-2965
  • Email: conniemetcalf8@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Annual sale of home grown plants plus garden treasures and tasty baked goods. Proceeds are used for the beautification of Rock Hall.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday,   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Rules of the Road: The Road to Financial Independence
  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Are you trying to find your way to financial independence? Join us to learn the rules of the road to achieve your goals! William J Caughey IV, Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will lead a workshop to teach you: *Common investing mistakes and how to avoid them *Investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals *How to start preparing for retirement at any age All are welcome at this FREE program.
  • Christine Lavin & Don White: On the Funny Side of the Street: A Night Of Brighter Laughter
  • Thursday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Christine Lavin and Don White are two very smart, very funny singer-songwriters who together create an unforgettable show. Their songs and comedy are side-splittingly funny and yet warm-hearted. After solo sets, they will take the stage together in a free for all displaying the kind of comedic and musical chemistry you get from old friends and seasoned performers who are two of the funniest entertainers anywhere! Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • 232nd Commencement
  • Saturday,   |  10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Washington College, Campus Green
  • Contact: Campus Events Office
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • Email: Campus_events@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu/calendar/commencement.php
  • The 232nd Washington College Commencement exercises will begin at 10:30 am on the Campus Lawn. The rain location will be the Johnson Fitness Center.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue Open House
  • Saturday,   |  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 5718 Main Street. Rock Hall
  • Contact: Cora Dickson
  • Phone: 410-639-7535
  • Email: info@esrrec.org
  • URL:www.esrrec.org
  • Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Education Center (ESRREC) is celebrating the opening of our new shelter at 5718 Main Street. We will hold a kick-off party at the Rock Hall Village Gazebo at the corner of Main St & Rock Hall Ave with live music and kids’ activities (facepainting, games, toy making, etc). You can tour the new ESRREC facility and shop at Usagi's Place, a store for bunny lovers that benefits the shelter.
  • Gourds for Birds
  • Saturday,   |  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: North County Branch, Kent County Public Library, 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Get Creative and Decorate a Gourd Bird House for Your Yard! All ages are welcome at this family program. Space is limited. Please register.
  • Dick Durham and Stef Scaggiari
  • 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
  • Two world class virtuoso pianists on one stage, performing and improvising on standards, swing, ballads, bossa nova and their own originals. Both favorites at The Mainstay, it’s a rare treat when Dick Durham and Stef Scaggiari perform together with their brilliant, stylish take on jazz for two pianos. They will bring a wonderful mix of standards, swing, ballads, bossa nova and their own originals to the Mainstay stage. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Cliffs School Museum Open House
  • Saturday,   |  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 8.5 miles from Chestertown Quaker Neck Rd Rt 289
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL:www.kentcounty.com/attractions/museums/php
  • This restored one-room schoolhouse opened in 1878 to children of farming and watermen's families living in southern Kent Co. See student desks, blackboard lessons for grades 1-7, text books, potbellied stove and more. Closed in 1939 it remains in its original configuration. Private showings on request with advance notice. Free. Donations welcome.
  • Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Sunday,   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cross & High Streets, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-2829; 410-810-183
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • With a theme of "Only in America," the program will highlight the successes of American musical icons Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leroy Anderson, Clare Grundman and others. The community concert band, directed by Dr. Keith Wharton, also will pay musical homage to those willing to take a stand for what they believe and the values they hold dear. The program will feature Jodi Bortz in a piece for solo flute and band, and trumpeters Ray Diedrichs, Joe Diamond and Chris Harrison will be the trumpet trio for "Bugler's Holiday." The program will also include Grundman's Civil War suite, "The Blue and the Gray"; "Fidelity March"; highlights from "The Sound of Music"; "Smokey Mountain Rhapsody"; and "The Third Army March." The program will conclude with the band's salute to America's armed forces.
  • Summer Camp Tour Day
  • Sunday,   |  1:30 p.m.
  • Location: YMCA Camp Tockwogh
  • Contact: Rhonda Poux
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: registration@ymcade.org
  • URL:
  • Tour Day for families and individuals interested in seeing and hearing about our Summer Camp Programs. Meet the Directors and enjoy a walking tour of camp on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday,   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • An author visit with WILLIAM PEAK
  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Author William Peak will talk about his experiences as an author and share readings from his debut novel, "The Oblate's Confession". Published in December 2014, The Oblate's Confession received a starred review in Kirkus and was awarded the Independent Book Publishers Association's 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for"Best New Voice" in the category of fiction. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. FREE and open to all.
  • Computer Connections: Search, Request, Organize, and More: Learn how to use the Library catalog for
  • Thursday,   |  10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • The Library catalog has always been a tool for finding information, but in 2015 it has the ability to be much more. You will learn how to search more efficiently, place requests, create lists, discover recommended reads, explore other catalog features, and manage your account settings. In order to fully experience the class, you will need a valid library card and a library account password. FREE & open to all. Space is limited, so please register.
  • 34th Annual Kent County Spring Fling
  • Friday,   |  Noon May 22nd to 4:00 p.m. to May 25th
  • This event runs May 25, 2015
  • Location: Washington College
  • Contact: Robert Carson
  • Phone: 410-828-8604
  • Email: bikebob@comcast.net
  • URL:www.Baltobikeclub.org
  • Join the Baltimore Bicycling Club and enjoy four days cycling the lightly traveled roads of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore. Rides of 11 to 100 miles meander along flat to rolling roads — through rural towns and along scenic rivers.
  • Block Party
  • Friday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Sabine Harvey
  • Phone: 410-810-3890
  • Email: greenbien@hotmail.com
  • URL:www.chestertownteaparty.org/
  • The kick-off celebration of the Tea Party Festival, the Block Party is sure to be a hoppin’ good time! Come for the food, live music, other entertainment. There will be fun for all ages!
  • Memorial Day Family Camp
  • Friday,   |  Friday - Monday
  • This event runs May 25, 2015
  • Location: YMCA Camp Tockwogh Worton, MD
  • Contact: Rhonda Poux
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: registration@ymcade.org
  • URL:
  • Enjoy camp with your family over Memorial Day weekend on the Chesapeake Bay. Pricing includes cabin, meals and activities. Please see our website for more details.
  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival
  • Saturday,   |  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Sabine Harvey
  • Phone: 410-810-3890
  • Email: greenbien@hotmail.com
  • URL:www.chestertownteaparty.org/
  • Celebrate the history of Colonial Chestertown with a parade and the re-enactment of tea being thrown into the Chester River. Throughout the day, enjoy walking tours of the historic district; craft vendors and demonstrators; childrens’ games and activities; food; music and performances at the local Revolutionary Theatre.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Veronneau Concert and Film: Bossa Nova: The Music that Charmed the World
  • 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
  • French Canadian vocalist Lynn Véronneau has a warm, compelling voice, love of powerful melodies, sophisticated phrasing and heartfelt focus on the story. Her quartet has a sparkling jazz-pop sound with elements of bossa nova, samba, swing and gypsy jazz. As part of the Mainstay’s “Byrd Series: Celebrating Charlie’s 90th”, they will be perform a concert set and show their film “Bossa Nova: The Music That Charmed the World” Call for reservations. Admission is $20.
  • Beer, Wine Tasting and Raft Race
  • Sunday,   |  Noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Sabine Harvey
  • Phone: 410-810-3890
  • Email: greenbien@hotmail.com
  • URL:www.chestertownteaparty.org/
  • Enjoy a crazy race of home made rafts while sampling craft beer and local wine. The day would not be complete without music, food and craft vendors.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday,   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Side Car Dog Benefit
  • Thursday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL:www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/side-car-dog-show-
  • FREE! Donations welcome! Featuring: Van Albert, Joe Holt, Mary Simmons and Wilbo Wright Come join us for an evening of music and entertainment with the goal of promoting the spay/neuter effort across the USA.
  • Golf Tournament fundraiser
  • Friday,   |  8am–1:30pm
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Contact: Maryann Ruehrmund
  • Phone: 410-810-5660
  • Email: mruehrmund@chesterriverhealth.org
  • URL:
  • 21st annual golf tournament fundraiser to benefit the people served by UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown (formerly Chester River Hospital Center). Proceeds will help fund the purchase of a new inpatient quality, safety and satisfaction technology. Two tee times: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Nevin Dawson: The Versatile Viola
  • 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
  • Chestertown’s Nevin Dawson will be joined by Sammy Marshall on piano, Meredith Davies Hadaway on harp, Tom Anthony on bass and guitar, and Ray Anthony on drums in a concert showcasing the many facets of the viola, Moving seamlessly from classical to Celtic to jazz to rock, Nevin will share how he grew from a third grader playing Twinkle Twinkle into a cross-genre musician. Admission is $15 Call for reservations.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Rock Hall Triathlon - International
  • Saturday,   |  8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Landing Marina
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: races@vtsmts.com
  • URL:www.vtsmts.com/rockhallinternational/
  • The Rock Hall Triathlon is nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County. Only 18 miles from Baltimore “as the fish swims” (put your bike rack on a boat!) and 90 miles from Philadelphia, Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history.

    International Distance: 1500 Meter Swim (bay); 24.5 Mile Bike (flat); 10K Run (flat)
  • National Music Festival
  • Sunday,
  • This event runs June 13, 2015
  • Location: Washington College
  • Contact: National Music Festival
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:www.nationalmusic.us
  • The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, these musicians live and work together, presenting over 35 concerts — ranging from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus — and 200 free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world.
  • Rock Hall Triathlon - Sprint
  • Sunday,   |  9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Landing Marina
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: races@vtsmts.com
  • URL:www.vtsmts.com/rockhallinternational/
  • The Rock Hall Sprint Triathlon is nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County. Only 18 miles from Baltimore “as the fish swims” (put your bike rack on a boat!) and 90 miles from Philadelphia, Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history.

    Sprint Distance: 750 Meter Swim; 15 Mile Bike (flat); 5K Run (flat)
  • Wine Seminar, Session III: Pairing Food & Wine
  • Sunday,   |  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL:crowvineyard.com/wine-events
  • Crow wines are excellent paired with a variety of foods and we pride ourselves in pairing with local cuisine. Learn the art of wine and food pairing through guided tastings and presentation. RSVP for event