Kent County Events Calendar - August 2014


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Friday, August 1   |  Open daily
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Ann Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
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  • The Garden Puppet Theatre is a permanent, small museum display featuring puppets at the Kent County Visitor Center. The next show will be during the annual Holiday Fest Weekend at Chestertown's Town Hall Sat., Nov. 29 - 1pm. including a puppetry workshop prior TBA.
    contactaddress: Cross Street at Maple.
  • Fiber Finesse
  • Friday, August 1
  • This event runs August 1–30
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Fiber artists create woven, knitted, sewn, hooked, molded, spun and wherever their imaginations take them pieces in this popular annual show.
  • "When Freemen Shall Stand"- The War of 1812
  • Friday, August 1
  • This event runs August 1–30
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
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  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • A traveling exhibit from the Maryland Military Historical Society, which conveys the major themes of the conflict and the Chesapeake Bay campaigns through a series of stories. They are the personal experiences of real people - great leaders and common soldiers of both sides - who participated in the events. Through their eyes, the conflict is rendered on a human scale, and brought forward to the present with considerable resonance.
  • The Redd Brothers Quartet featuring Houston Person
  • Friday, August 1   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The legendary Houston Person carves a hard groove with his tenor sax, a growling blues and soul style all his own. A veteran of more than 75 albums, he is one of the greats--“an eloquent messenger from a jazz era rooted in traditional blues, black church music, Broadway love songs…” (The Guardian) With the Redd Brothers Quartet featuring Chuck on vibes and drums and Robert on piano. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Fabrications 2014
  • Friday, August 1
  • This event runs August 1–30
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • An exhibition presenting art from the masterful fabrication of kiln-formed glass and steel into indoor/outdoor sculptures and tables by Sabra Richards, porcelain vessels by Rick Bisgyer, Art Quilt and “mirror images” by Jean M. Evans, “New Visions-fused” by Joyce Murrin. Plus others.
  • Betterton Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, August 2   |  10am
  • Location: Betterton Beach
  • Contact: Betterton Day Committee
  • Phone: 410-348-5678
  • Email: bettertonday@baybroadband.net
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  • Fun for the whole family! Baby contest, food, parade, craft vendors, corn hole tournament and of course COW PLOP BINGO! There will also be a 5K race starting at 10am. What better way to spend a summer day then out at the beach with the family for some fun in the sun!
  • Music in the Park - Vic Vacuum & the Attachments
  • Saturday, August 2   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Led by Kent County's own Mike McBride on electric bass, the band offers classic rock with a focus on hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s. McBride has played with country rock legends such as Johnny Paycheck and Barefoot Jerry. Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: August 16, 30
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, August 2   |  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.
  • American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region Free Psychological First Aid Cl
  • Saturday, August 2   |  830am–1230pm
  • Location: 125 S. Lynchburg St.– Chestertown
  • Contact: Brittany Fowler
  • Phone: 410-624-2082
  • Email: brittany.fowler@redcross.org
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  • The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region invites community members to participate in a FREE, half-day training to learn how to better improve your mental health! These free classes will teach participants how to cope with emergencies and learn how to prepare, respond to, and recover from trauma. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit http://1.usa.gov/1e
  • New Directions: Tom McHugh and Dick Durham
  • Sunday, August 3   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • This new Mainstay series encourages established musicians to explore new areas and journeymen to expand their skills, their repertoire and generally to take it to the next level. For this free concert, veteran jazz pianist Dick Durham has been working with Mainstay founder Tom McHugh on a concert of jazz from the 20th Century American Songbook for piano and chromatic harmonica. Come out and see what they have cooked up. Free
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, August 4   |  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!
  • Eggstravaganza
  • Monday, August 4   |  2–3pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
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  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • It's time to get excited about the science of eggs. Squeeze them, spin them, float them, and sink them as we explore dozens of ways that eggs defy science. Ages 5+
  • "Saving Buster" & A Visit from Traveling Veterinarian Dr. Celeste Conn
  • Wednesday, August 6   |  11am–12pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
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  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Learn about why it's so important to take care of our animals with the interactive puppet show "Saving Buster" with Alice Lindsay and get tips on how to be a good pet owner from Traveling Veterinarian Celeste Conn. Ages 5+
  • Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend
  • Friday, August 8   |  Friday 5pm - Sunday 3pm
  • This event runs August 8-10
  • Location: Town Wide Rock Hall MD
  • Contact: Suzanne Einstein
  • Phone: 410-935-3491
  • Email: firstandonlymate@aol.com
  • URL: www.rockhallpirates.com
  • Buccaneers and landlubbers of all ages are invited to come by land or come by sea to a town-wide theme piratical party that you won't forget! Sea Shanty Sing A Long, Rum Tasting, Decorated Dinghy Parade, Caribbean Style Beach Party, Buccaneer's Ball, Costume Contests, Treasure Hunts, Kid's Pirate Encampment, Games, Face Painting, Tattoos, Live Entertainment and Street Performers, Merchants, Artisans, Crafters and Plenty of Grub and Grog. Costumes are Encouraged!
  • Playmakers present Charlotte's Web
  • Friday, August 8   |  7pm
  • This event runs August 8–9
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Jeff Woodbridge
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: jwoodbridge@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Playmakers, the Garfield Center's summer theatre camp for kids, presents the children's classic, Charlotte's Web.

    ***August 9 show starts at 3pm***
  • Vineyard Walk Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, August 9   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Scout the vineyard with the Vineyard Manager to learn about fruit ripeness and tour the winery as we begin the planning of our 2014 Harvest. Enjoy appetizers as you tour around the farm. Selected wine tasting or a glass of wine is included in the cost of the event. Cost: $30. Single or $25. wine club member
  • Ride To See
  • Saturday, August 9   |  6–9am Start
  • Location: Galena Elementary School, 114 Main St, Galena
  • Contact: Randy Keen
  • Phone: 410-648-5630
  • Email: registrar@ridetosee.org
  • URL: ridetosee.org
  • Scenic bike rides on many routes in Kent County. Ride 15, 30, 40, 62.5 or 100 miles. Proceeds support projects of Galena Lions Club
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, August 9   |  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.
  • Snackable Stories
  • Saturday, August 9   |  10–11am
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join us at 10 am (weather-permitting) for a casual story time for all ages.
  • Sounds Like Fun
  • Monday, August 11   |  1–2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join special guest Marge Lynch as she brings out our inner scientist with a variety of hands-on science experiments. Ages 5+ Space is limited. Please register.
  • Sounds Like Fun
  • Monday, August 11   |  10–11am
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join special guest Marge Lynch as she brings out our inner scientist with a variety of hands-on science experiments. Ages 5+ Space is limited. Please register.
  • Open Auditions for Inherit the Wind
  • Tuesday, August 12   |  1030am–12pm
  • This event runs August 12, 14, 16
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Jeff Woodbridge
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: jwoodbridge@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Actors of all ages needed for this dramatization of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. Directed by Tess Hogans. Although many of the roles are male the casting will be non-gender specific. All are welcome! Auditions will be held August 12, 14, and 16.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, August 15   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs Aug 15, Rain date Aug 22
  • 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 dates: September 19, October 17
  • Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Finale
  • Friday, August 15   |  2–3pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Kids, teens & adults are welcome at this end of summer celebration!
  • Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Assoc.
  • Saturday, August 16   |  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
  • Perhaps you have read about Cocktail Class racing in Prop Talk or Chesapeake Bay Magazine; No? These are homemade 8 foot screaming machines, 6 and 8 HP classes tear through the water at unbelievable speeds. 40 + boats run short course heat racing close to the YC beach.
  • Music in the Park - Quiet Fire - Uptown Club Remembrabce
  • Saturday, August 16   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Quiet Fire is a soul, R&B, & funk band that covers the hits from the '60s to '80s of groups such as the Supremes, the Jackson 5, and Aretha Franklin. Concert is part of the Legacy Day celebration & remembrance of Charlie Graves' Uptown Club . Note that the stage will be on High Street near the Garfield/Prince Theatre rather than the usual location in the park. For more band info see www.quietfiremusic.com/ Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: August 30
  • Cliff's School Open House
  • Saturday, August 16   |  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, August 16   |  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.
  • Toby Walker, Blues
  • Saturday, August 16   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • An accomplished fingerstyle guitar virtuoso adept at blues, rags and country picking, Toby Walker has a knack for improvisation, is a skilled singer and songwriter and is a masterful storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. He always leaves his audiences standing, hollering for more. Last year’s recording “What You See is What You Get.” has been hailed as a shining example of a traditional blues recording. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Legacy Day 2014: Celebrating the Uptown Club and Charle Graves
  • Saturday, August 16   |  6–11pm
  • Location: High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Jeanette Sherbondy
  • Phone: 410-778-3696
  • Email: jsherbondy2@washcoll.edu
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  • There will be a parade that will start at 6:00pm at the site of the old Uptown Club, corner of College and Calvert Streets. It will proceed to the corner of High Street and Lawyers Row where the judges stand will be. DJ Stansbury will play doo-wop music there. At 7:00 Music in the Park will present there Quiet Fire, live. Bring your chairs if you can! Music and dancing in the street, with food and drink provided by vendors will continue until 11 pm. Free and open to all: kids and families especially invited.
  • Millington Day
  • Sunday, August 17   |  10am-4pm
  • Location: Millington, MD
  • Contact: Jo Manning
  • Phone: 410-928-3880
  • Email: townadmin@atlanticbbn.net
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  • Parade, Craft Show, Car Show, Local Food Vendors, and Live Music.
  • RiverArts at the Mainstay
  • Sunday, August 17   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts.ddl@gmail.com
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • RiverArts’ Fundraiser at the Mainstay in Rock Hall starts with a performance by the incomparable Sue Matthews and Joe Holt. After intermission with Open Bar, Jim and Diane Landskroener perform the comedy, “I Like Art.” EmCee Tom McHugh entertains and auctioneer Bill Blake entices with a bidder’s dream-come-true of Live Auction items and experiences. All this plus by dinner at Osprey Point! Only 100 tickets will be sold. Go to the website to reserve yours today.
  • Sacred Heart & St. John's Bull Roast and Parish Picnic
  • Sunday, August 17   |  1-5pm
  • Location: St. John's Catholic Church, Catholic & Main Street, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Jesse Taggart
  • Phone: 410-639-2186
  • Email: jesse@qmadata.com
  • URL: www.sjbr.org
  • Join our 61st year "Bull Roast" tradition. Old eastern shore style. All-U-Can eat, all inclusive price. Pit beef slow cooked over open fire, sweet corn-on-the-cob, sliced tomatoes, assorted salads, Italian Sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, french fries, ice tea & beer. Live entertainment. Games for the kids & adults. Save on advance ticket purchase at web site.
  • Farmers and the Sassafras River: Panel Discussion of Innovative
  • Thursday, August 21   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Shrewsbury Church
  • Contact: Sophie Foscue
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: sfoscue@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Join Sassafras River Association and local farmers for a panel discussion on innovative farming practices happening in the Sassafras watershed! Panelists include Trey Hill of Harborview Farms, Sean Jones of the Jones Family Farm, a representative from Colchester Farm, and others. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Raymond Forney, Global Stewardship Coordinator for AI Dupont Crop Protection.
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail-Music with the Lions of Bluegrass
  • Friday, August 22   |  5pm
  • 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.
  • Musical Sail
  • Friday, August 22   |  5–7pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • All of the fun of a regular SULTANA trip with the added treat of hearing great music by local artists or SULTANA’s own Chris Cerino. $30 adult/$15 under 12 (except as marked below) free for Captain’s Table Members. Sorry, no children under 5 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday, August 23   |  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 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.
  • Ecology Sail
  • Saturday, August 23   |  11am–1pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Help pull our 20-foot-wide sampling net to catch fish, crabs, and other critters from the Chester River. Lots of fun for kids and adults, too. And yes, we still go sailing, fire the guns, and do all of the other things that make a SULTANA sail fun. More information at the web address provided Other Ecology sails: September 6 and 20
  • Fish Fry at Wesley Chapel
  • Saturday, August 23   |  1-6pm
  • Location: 6065 Rock Hall Rd., Rock Hall, Md
  • Contact: Nancy Legg
  • Phone: 410-639-2559
  • Email: nancylegg1959@gmail.com
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  • Wesley Chapel UM Church will be hosting its 53rd annual fish fry. This year the dinner has been changed to Saturday, and serving time will be 1-6pm. This is a real Eastern Shore Fish Fry. Eat in or take out.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, August 23   |  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.
  • Snackable Stories
  • Saturday, August 23   |  10–11am
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join us at 10 am (weather-permitting) for a casual story time for all ages.
  • Hakeme and Sgraffito Workshop
  • Saturday, August 23   |  10am-5pm
  • Location: Still Pond Clay Studio
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • Hakeme, the Oriental technique of applying white slip with a brush made of straw allowing the slip to be applied thickly, and Sgraffito, the technique of scratching through an applied slip layer to reveal the color of the body beneath, will be explored in this day-long workshop. A leather-hard slab will be provided for each participant, but participants are encouraged to bring their own leather-hard pot to decorate. All other materials will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Mea Rhee Cost: $150 Members; $165 Non-members Registration deadline: August 15
  • Modern Man
  • Saturday, August 23   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Described as a cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Marx Brothers, David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach are celebrated singers, songwriters and terrific instrumentalists with gorgeous voices. And they are very funny. They harmonize on themes from God to Godzilla, from manliness to cluelessness. They won Back Stage Magazine’s 2002 award for Best Musical Comedy and the 2008 New York Nightlife Award for best comedy group. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • Karl's Music: Bluegrass and more
  • Sunday, August 24   |  12:30pm–6pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • An afternoon of bluegrass, folk, Americana and good times celebrating the memory of the Mainstay’s good friend Karl Gottesman. Performing are Banjo Man Tom McHugh, Col. Leonard’s Irregulars, the Eastern Shore Foggy Memory Boys, The Lions of Bluegrass and The Patuxent Partners w/Tom Mindte. Mama Pia’s hot dogs & more out back. The (cash) bar will be open. Free/Donations requested.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, August 27   |  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.
  • 5th Annual Race to Erase MS 5K
  • Saturday, August 30   |  8am
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Steven Wheeler
  • Phone: 443-480-8813
  • Email: Accentswitches@hotmail.com
  • URL: www.trisportsevents.com
  • Come out and have fun at the 5th Annual Race to Erase MS 5K run/walk, all proceeds benefit the National MS Society.
  • DCA's prelude to Sunday's Battle of Caulk's Field
  • Saturday, August 30   |  10am
  • This event runs August 30
  • Location: High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-0416
  • Email: tourism@kentcounty.com
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/1812
  • Downtown Chestertown Association is sponsoring and event to celebration the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Caulk’s Field. Come talk with and get a 1st hand look at an 1812 Eastern Shore Militia encampment on Friday evening in the Historic District of Chestertown. Saturday there will be a period parade down High Street at 10:30am featuring the American and British Reenactors, dragoons, and the Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Also, enjoy tours and sails on the Pride of Baltimore II and Sultana, a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony at the War of 1812 Memorial, lectures with archaeologist Julie Schablitsky, Ph.D. and displays of the artifacts recovered from the Battle of Caulk’s Field at the Bordley History Center, re-enactor demonstrations, and more.
  • MainStay Back Deck Free Concert
  • Saturday, August 30   |  7pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
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  • Free Concert: Johnny Zep, Delta Blues
  • Music in the Park - Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition
  • Saturday, August 30   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD
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  • Traditional & modern Bluegrass music with fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin & vocals. Hand-clappin', toe-tappin' fun to tunes such as Fox On The Run, Ten Times A Day, & Orange Blossom Special. Roger Green, founder & leader. For more band info see www.annapolisbluegrass.com/ Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: August 30
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, August 30   |  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.
  • Snackable Stories
  • Saturday, August 30   |  10am–12pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join us at 10 am (weather-permitting) for a casual story time for all ages.
  • Johnny & Zep: Free Outdoor Blues
  • Saturday, August 30   |  7pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • MainstayBlues magic with Johnny Never and Zep Harpo (AKA Seth Holzman), the dynamic duo of the Delta Blues in a free outdoor concert on the Mainstay’s back deck. Johnny’s exquisite finger style guitar work and passionate voice mesh perfectly with Seth’s deep range of harmonica styles in a mix of blues ballads, intense Delta slide moans and driving Little Walter and Muddy Waters riffs. Bring a comfortable chair. Indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate. FREE!
  • Karl's Music: Bluegrass and more
  • Saturday, August 30   |  12:30pm–6pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • An afternoon of bluegrass, folk, Americana and good times celebrating the memory of the Mainstay’s good friend Karl Gottesman. Performing are Banjo Man Tom McHugh, Col. Leonard’s Irregulars, the Eastern Shore Foggy Memory Boys, The Lions of Bluegrass and The Patuxent Partners w/Tom Mindte. Mama Pia’s hot dogs & more out back. The (cash) bar will be open. Free/Donations requested.
  • Rock Hall 8th Annual By the Bay Car Show
  • Saturday, August 30   |  9am—3pm
  • Location: Bayside Park & Bulkhead / Bayside Ave
  • Contact: Rosalie or Ed Kuechler
  • Phone: 410-639-2428
  • Email: tbirdrock@verizon.net
  • URL: www.rockhallmd.com/carshow/
  • Free to Public! Car registration $10 from 9 to 12, participant judging, Best of Show and top 35 Awards. Dash Plaques to first 75 cars Food,50/50 and music by DJ Prestone.
  • 4th annual Kent Massive festival
  • Saturday, August 30   |  3–10pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Trevor Janega
  • Phone: 647-893-8738
  • Email: tha1whotrevs@gmail.com
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/kent-massive/
  • Kent Massive continues its quest to bring together diverse artists and audiences in a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This year's lineup includes everything from hip-hop to heavy metal, post-punk to neo-soul. In addition to a vast array of local Kent County talent, the main stage will welcome Akoko, an avant-garde hip-hop duo from Washington DC who have recently been covered in The Source and performed at the NXNE festival in Toronto. The theater lobby will also host the work of several visual artists and photographers from the area.
  • Caulk’s Field Wreath Laying
  • Sunday, August 31   |  11am
  • This event runs August 31
  • Location: Caulk's Field Monument
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-0416
  • Email: Tourism@kentcounty.com
  • URL: www.kentcounty1812.org
  • There will be a wreath laying ceremony to remember the American and British Soldiers that fought at the Battle of Caulk's Field. The British had soldiers that died and are buried on the battlefield. This event is FREE and open to the public
  • Bicentennial of The Battle of Caulk’s Field
  • Sunday, August 31   |  10am-4pm
  • This event runs August 31, 2014
  • Location: Caulk's Field Battlefield
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-0416
  • Email: tourism@kentcounty.com
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/1812/events.php
  • A once-in-a-lifetime thrilling memorial event will take place as a tribute to both the American and British forces, and the British Marines and Sailors who died on Kent County soil. There will be a reenactment, American and British encampments, a flag raising, the unveiling of two new memorial markers honoring the American and British forces, wreath laying, reenactor demonstrations, period exhibits, live music, food, vendors, historical interpretation of the actions and participants of the engagement, living history, and much more.