Kent County Events Calendar - July 2014


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Tuesday, July 1
  • 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.
  • Kent Photo Club Art Show
  • Tuesday, July 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs July 1-August 31st
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Latest photographs taken on location mostly Eastern Shore. This show gets better every year. Not to be missed.
  • Hello Art, Meet Science
  • Wednesday, July 2   |  11am–12pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Release your inner artist and find out what happens when science meets art. Ages 5+
  • Riverfront Concert Series
  • Thursday, July 3   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Custom House Lawn – Water Street
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.starrcenter.washcoll.edu
  • Free riverfront concert on the Custom House lawn with free lemonade and cookies and eclectic Chesapeake songs from Them Eastport Oyster Boys. Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Please bring and tell your friends!
  • Chestertown's July 4th Fireworks
  • Friday, July 4   |  Dusk
  • Location: Chester River, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-0500
  • Email:
  • URL: www.chestertown.com
  • Experience the 4th in a small, historic town. Fireworks at dusk. FREE! For more information call 410-778-0500 or visit www.chestertown.com for viewing areas.
  • Annual Rock Hall July 4th Parade
  • Friday, July 4   |  10am
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-639-7611
  • Email:
  • URL: http://rockhallmd.com/events/july4/index.php
  • Old-fashioned parade begins at 10am on Main Street. Then head for the Rock Hall Community Center for a taste of local food, festivities, music, crafts & more. For more information call 410-639-7611 or visit www.rockhallmd.com
  • Georgetown Harbor Fireworks and Boat parade
  • Friday, July 4   |  5pm boat parade and dusk Fireworks
  • Location: Sassafras River, Georgetown Harbor
  • Contact: Ronda Bolinger
  • Phone: 410-275-1200
  • Email: Riwb@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Get your kids involved and decorate your boat and join in our boat parade at 5pm stick around for fireworks at dark.
  • Downtown Chestertown Independents' Day
  • Friday, July 4   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Fountain Park - High & Cross Sts. Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • Old-Fashioned family fun with live music, cotton candy, sno cones, hot dogs in Fountain Park. Also, meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. 5-8pm. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.
  • Celebrating Rural Life
  • Friday, July 4   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs July 4-26
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • Opening reception is 5 to 8:00 on July 4.
  • Nancy Thomas
  • Friday, July 4   |  Reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs July 4th-Aug.31
  • Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.
  • Contact: Nancy Thomas
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Nancy Thomas is a very diversified artist using both oil and watercolor of local Eastern shore scenes.
  • Ted Ramsey Exhibition
  • Friday, July 4
  • This event runs July 4–26
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Ramsey has been absent from the art world of the Chestertown area and is taking this opportunity to reintroduce himself and his works to you.
  • Rock Hall American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast
  • Friday, July 4   |  7–9:30am
  • Location: Rock Hall American Legion
  • Contact: Melanie Trego
  • Phone: 410-639-7638
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Buffet Style Breakfast With All the Fixin's! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, scrapple, sausage & gravy, potatoes, coffee, orange juice, apple juice, etc.
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Saturday, July 5   |  9pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Harbor
  • Contact: Art Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-1342
  • Email:
  • URL: www.rockhallmd.com/events/july4/index.php
  • DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECASTS THE ROCK HALL FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM THURSDAY THE 3RD TO SATURDAY THE 5TH.

    Welcome to the best pyrotechnic display on the East Coast. This is a 35-minute show choreographed to patriotic music. It can be viewed from the Bay and from anywhere in Rock Hall Harbor. 9pm, FREE! Rain Date: July 4th. For more information call Art Willis, 410-778-1342
  • Music in the Park - Chesapeake Brass Band
  • Saturday, July 5   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
  • Contact:
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  • The Chesapeake Brass Band is comprised of over 30 musicians playing cornets, trombones, tubas, euphoniums, and baritone horns. The band performs marches, patriotic songs, and big-band tunes. In 2013, the Chesapeake Brass Band 2013 won First Place in their division in the North American Brass Band Association Competition. Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.
  • Tommy Cecil and Bill Mays: Sondheim and More
  • Saturday, July 5   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The notable jazz pianist, Bill Mays joins up with bassist Tommy Cecil to continue the great tradition of piano/bass duos. Sondheim's wonderful tunes are rarely heard in an instrumental jazz setting but Mays and Cecil present them with creative and appealing arrangements and wonderful jazz improvisations that reveal fresh nuances and put these masterful compositions in a new light. Dedicated to Stephen Sondheim Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 5   |  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.
  • Waterman's Day
  • Sunday, July 6   |  12pm
  • Location: Bayside Landing Park
  • Contact: Andrea Jaquette
  • Phone: 410-639-2176
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Workboat docking contest, Anchor toss contest, Most patriotic workboat contest, Dunking booth, Food, T-Shirts.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, July 7   |  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!
  • Hello Art, Meet Science: Teen & Tween Edition
  • Monday, July 7   |  2–3pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Release your inner artist and find out what happens when science meets art. Ages 10-17
  • Sing-a-Long with Mr. Sam
  • Tuesday, July 8   |  10–11am
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Get ready! Get set! It's time to rock, roll, sing, clap, bop, and boogie! Ages infant - 5
  • Science Unscripted
  • Thursday, July 10   |  10:30–11:30am
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Science comes to life with demonstrations covering topics including air, liquid nitrogen, the human body, and chemical reactions. Presented by the Maryland Science Center. Ages 5+
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series
  • Thursday, July 10   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
  • URL:
  • Peoples Concert Series: The Dixie Power Trio, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening.
  • Preschool Adventures
  • Friday, July 11   |  11am–12pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Calling all 3- to 5-year olds and their families. Come for a fun filled hour of hands on activities specially designed for preschool fun! Let your imagination come alive with art, games, and much more.
  • A Patriotic 2nd Saturday in Galena
  • Saturday, July 12
  • Location: Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410 708-3653
  • Email: srbc@shoretobefun.com
  • URL: www.SRBCinc.org
  • A Patriotic theme event with the Shops and Businesses in Galena.
  • BBQ with Chef Sabrina Sexton
  • Saturday, July 12   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Featuring Crow Angus Beef and grilled seasonal vegetables. Wine tasting of selected wines or a glass of wine. Cost $45. single or $40. wine club member
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 12   |  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, July 12   |  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.
  • Stories and Science with Ms. Rachael
  • Monday, July 14   |  11am–12pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Did you ever wonder why things are the way they are? Come and hear stories that explain how the world works and then do science experiments to find out why stuff really happens. Ages 5 and up. Let your imagination come alive with art, games, and much more.
  • Button Making
  • Wednesday, July 16   |  2–3pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • So you wanna be a Button Maker? Tweens and teens come show off your creativity by designing and creating your very own buttons. Ages 10-17 Space is limited. Please register.
  • Kent County Fair
  • Thursday, July 17   |  9am-11pm
  • This event runs July 17 - 19, 2014
  • Location: Tolchester, MD 21620
  • Contact: Kent County Ag Center, Extension Office
  • Phone: 410-778-1661
  • Email: emshill@umd.edu
  • URL: www.kentcountyfair.org
  • A traditional county fair, the Kent County Fair celebrates 32 years at the Kent Ag Center, a former US Army Nike facility, in 2014. Every year there are new events along with attractions fair goers have come to expect - great food, 4-H animal and project exhibits, farm exhibits, entertainment, 4-H auctions, vendors and so much more! A great family event right in your own backyard!
  • Riverfront Concert Series
  • Thursday, July 17   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Custom House Lawn – Water Street
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.starrcenter.washcoll.edu
  • Free riverfront concert on the Custom House lawn with free lemonade and cookies and eclectic ukelele & cello songs from Victoria Vox and Katie Chambers. Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Please bring and tell your friends!
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series
  • Thursday, July 17   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
  • URL:
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series: Banjo Man & Bill with Tom Anthony. Bring a blanket or chair and come out and enjoy the evening. In the case of bad weather the concert will be held at the Chestertown Fire House.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, July 18   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs July 18, Rain date July 25
  • 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: August 15, September 19, October 17
  • Hedgelawn Multicultural Performance Series: Quest Visual Theatre
  • Friday, July 18   |  1pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Jeff Woodbridge
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: jwoodbridge@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/hedgelawn-performance
  • Featuring a cast of talented deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing performers, the show is an entertaining mixture of story theatre, sign mime, A-B-C stories, poetry, and songs performed in American Sign Language (ASL) and Dance.
  • RHYC Log Canoe Races
  • Saturday, July 19   |  8am
  • This event runs July 19 & 20, 2014
  • 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 most traditional sailboat racing on the Chesapeake Bay. Some of these boats are almost 100 years old. Originally working skiffs, converted to sail to "beat the other guy" to market they have been restored and converted to racing machines.
  • Music in the Park - Swing City, Delmarva's Big Band
  • Saturday, July 19   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
  • Contact:
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  • Swing City, Delmarva's only "Big Band", plays music from Basie, Miller, & Dorsey as well as jazz favorites. Bring your dancing shoes! Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: August 2, 16, 30
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 19   |  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.
  • Cliff's School Open House
  • Saturday, July 19   |  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!
  • Literary House Series: Summer Poetry Salons, Part 1 &2 (Jewish Symposium)
  • Tuesday, July 22   |  4:30pm
  • This event runs July 22 and 23
  • Location: The Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse
  • Join us for an afternoon of American Jewish poetry, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life. Poets for this event will be announced in the coming months.
  • Mount Harmon Tour and Paddle
  • Wednesday, July 23   |  9–11:30am
  • Location: Sassafras River
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • We’ll launch from the grounds of one of Maryland’s most beautiful historic sites to explore the upper Sassafras. After paddling we’ll tour the restored 18th century manor house. $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Weather the Storm
  • Wednesday, July 23   |  2–3pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Tornadoes, rainbows, fog, frost, and dew. We'll withstand the elements at the Library as we explore weather science. Ages 5+
  • Crazy Days
  • Thursday, July 24   |  9am–5pm
  • This event runs July 24 – 26
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@Atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • Sidewalk sale with bargains galore. Children's activities in Fountain Park. Free Parking all three days
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series
  • Thursday, July 24   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
  • URL:
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series: The Lions of Bluegrass, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening. In the case of bad weather, the concert will be held in the Chestertown fire house.
  • Osprey Point Wine Tasting
  • Thursday, July 24   |  6pm
  • Location: Restaurant at Osprey Point
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-639-2194
  • Email: events@ospreypoint.com
  • URL: www.ospreypoint.com
  • Merlots & Chardonnays $15 per person starting at 5pm 6 wine selections and complimentary hors d ' oeuvres
  • Aquatic Insects Invade!
  • Friday, July 25   |  2–3pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Find out about creepy crawly creatures that live in water in this fascinating look at aquatic insects. Ages 5+
  • The Philadelphia Jug Band - Free Outdoor Concert
  • Saturday, July 26   |  7pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A free concert on the back deck behind the Mainstay. “If this music doesn’t make you smile, nothing will!” The Philadelphia Jug Band has a goodtime mix of country blues, folk and stomps on guitar, vocals, harmonica, flute, washtub bass, jug, washboard and blues kazoo. Originally inspired by the Jim Kweskin Jugband at the Philadelphia Folk Festival more than 50 years ago, they’ve been playing together ever since. Indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 26   |  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, July 26   |  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.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, July 30   |  7:30pm
  • This event runs July 30
  • 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.
  • Sciencetellers: Dragons & Dreams
  • Wednesday, July 30   |  10:30am
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch, Kent County Public Library
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join Sciencetellers as they tell us the tale of Dragons & Dreams and show us the Science of Fire & Ice using experiments with flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool" dry ice, and much more. Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing sight? Ages 5+
  • Opti Green Fleet Regatta
  • Thursday, July 31   |  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
  • Here you can see the youngest racers in their Opti's racing head to head representing their sailing school. Close in shore, big turn out, great to bring kids to watch and see what sailboat racing is all about.
  • Hello Art, Meet Science
  • Thursday, July 31   |  2:30–3:30pm
  • Location: North County Branch, Kent County Public Library, Galena
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Release your inner artist and find out what happens when science meets art. Ages 5+
  • Osprey Point Wine Tasting
  • Thursday, July 31   |  6pm
  • Location: Restaurant at Osprey Point
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-639-2194
  • Email: events@ospreypoint.com
  • URL: www.ospreypoint.com
  • Shiraz & Sauvignon Blancs $15 per person starting at 5pm 6 wine selections and complimentary hors d ' oeuvres