Kent County Events Calendar - April 2013


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  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, April 1   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at 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!
  • "Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves"
  • Thursday, April 4   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • A talk by American historian, writer and editor, Henry Wiencek, the Starr Center's 2008-2009 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow. Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book-based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers, opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jeffersons world.
  • Camp Tockwogh Service Weekend
  • Friday, April 5   |  Friday evening through Sunday lunch
  • Location: 24370 Still Pond Neck Rd. Worton, MD
  • Contact: Courtney Izett, Assistant Director
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: cizett@ymcade.org
  • URL:
  • Join us for a weekend of service and fun! All abilities and ages welcome. Day participants are welcome too! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Featured Artist : Shirley Hunt
  • Friday, April 5   |  Reception 5-8pm
  • Location: The Artists' Gallery 239 High St Chestertown
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • Show hangs through Feb 24
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
  • Friday, April 5   |   Fridays, Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays, 2 pm
  • This event runs April 5-21
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • A comedy by Alan Ball
  • Judged Members Show
  • Friday, April 5   |  5 -8pm First Friday
  • This event runs April 5-27, 2013
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: Riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • Judged show open to all members of Chestertown RiverArts.
  • Jammin' for the River: a Musical Fundraiser
  • Friday, April 5   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Heather Forsyth
  • Phone: 410-271-6607
  • Email: hforsyth@chesterriverassociation.org
  • URL: www.chesterriverassociation.org
  • Chester River Run-off and Musical Guests. $25 Admission includes snacks, hot dogs, and soft drinks. Cash Bar Available.
  • Chester River Association presents Chester River Runoff
  • Friday, April 5   |  7-11pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/chester-river-associa
  • Tickets: $25 for single/ $40 for couple (Ticket Price Includes CRA Annual Membership, hotdogs, sodas & popcorn)
  • 3rd Annual Afternoon Delight - Luncheon and Fashion Show
  • Saturday, April 6   |  12 Noon. Luncheon 1pm
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Contact: Louise Skinner
  • Phone: 410-708-5301
  • Email: weasie100@yahoo.com
  • URL:
  • Benefits Soroptimist International of Kent County’s signature and local projects that encourage the betterment of women and girls locally and around the world.
    Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.
  • Introduction to Birding Workshop
  • Saturday, April 6   |  10am-Noon
  • Location: Kent Musuem, 13689 Turners Creek Road Kennedyville, MD
  • Contact: Jim Herron
  • Phone: 410-688-3793
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Introduction to birding workshop. Rain or Shine. All ages. A nature birding walk will follow the presentation. Bring your binoculars and picnic lunch.
  • Writing in Wartime: Playwright KJ Sanchez
  • Monday, April 8
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • KJ Sanchez is founder/CEO of American Records, a theater company devoted to chronicling our time (www.amrec.us). As a playwright, she has been produced (select lists) at Asolo Rep, Actors Theater of Louisville, Two River Theater, Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE, Round House Theater, Working Classroom, Cornerstone, and Off-Broadway at Urban Stages.
  • Linda Walls Photo Show
  • Tuesday, April 9   |  10am -5pm daily
  • This event runs Apr. 9-May 31, 2013
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This show will include the artist's most recent photos of landscape, people, and wildlife.
  • Little Haynes
  • Thursday, April 11   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Steve Little and Esther Haynes are a guitar-vocal duo focused on the Great American Songbook, They bring new life to old standards ñ everything from Swing, Jazz and Big Band Standards to Bossa Nova, Bluegrass, Country and Rock. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Organ Recital
  • Friday, April 12   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 101 N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Laura Kaufmann
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verizon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org
  • Brian Harlow will present an organ concert at Emmanuel Church as part of Emmanuel's twentieth season of organ concerts. Brian is Organist and Choirmaster at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Gladstone, New Jersey. His training includes degrees from Yale School of Music and Indiana University School of Music. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for adults, $5 for students and children. Meet Brian after the concert.
  • Washington College Community Concert Series
  • Saturday, April 13   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Kate Bennett
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: kbennett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu
  • Concert by Russian pianist Inna Faliks
  • Off Bass Brass
  • Sunday, April 14   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A sound like no other - the sweet voiced, low brass sound of a tuba euphonium quartet. These large and beautiful instruments create gorgeous melodic textures and agile colorful renditions of a wide-ranging repertoire. This Hedgelawn Classical Music Series Concert at the Mainstay features primarily classical pieces but there will be a generous helping of lighter fare mixed in. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • American Gridlock: Why the Right and Left Are Both Wrong
  • Tuesday, April 16   |  5pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • A Commonsense 101 Solutions to the Economic Crisis - A talk by H. Woody Brock'
    Dr. Horace 'Woody' Brock is the founder and president of Strategic Economic Decisions, an economic forecasting and consulting firm. He has been a consultant to global corporations and other institutions on ongoing structural changes in the global economy.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: 'Shakespeare's Spirit World' with Elizabeth Har
  • Wednesday, April 17   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center, Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Elizabeth D. Harvey is Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing a co-authored book on early modern literature and science, John Donne's Physics, the first section of which is forthcoming as an article in ELH.
  • The Best of Times on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Wednesday, April 17   |  7pm
  • Location: Auditorium - Rock Hall Municipal Building, 5585 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Karin Cowperthwait, Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • A talk and book signing by Robert L. Rich, Jr., author of The Best of Times on the Chesapeake Bay, An Account of a Rock Hall Waterman: Captain Larry Sims. This is the highlight of the week-long celebration of National Library Week, emphasizing 2013's theme, COMMUNITIES MATTER at your library. Free.Dessert Reception.
  • 'Writing in Wartime': Anthony Swofford
  • Thursday, April 18   |  5pm.
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Author of the critically acclaimed and best selling memoir, Jarhead, A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, Anthony Swofford served as a lance corporal in a U.S. Marine Corps Surveillance and Target Acquisition/Scout-Sniper platoon during the 1991 Gulf War.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night
  • Friday, April 19   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Smilin' Jake's
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • 1st Cruise Night for 2013. So...clean up that rod and cruise on down. Don't have one, then just come and join in the fun and check out the cars, music, and relive the 60's.
  • Chester River Runoff
  • Friday, April 19   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • With guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass and solid vocals, youíd think Kent County's own Chester River Runoff was just another bluegrass band with big harmonies and tight instrumental work but they bring a youthful edginess and energy to their music. Their polished yet still raw mix of well-crafted original songs and tunes is marked by humor, originality, and great musicianship. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, April 20   |  7pm
  • Location: St. Paul's Church Parish Hall, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • A group of young musicians from Peabody Conservatory performing baroque and renaissance music on period Instruments, under the direction of Mark Cudek. $15/adult.
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Saturday, April 20   |  9am-1pm
  • Location: Memorial Row, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Heather Forsyth
  • Phone: 410-271-6607
  • Email: hforsyth@chesterriverassociation.org
  • URL:
  • Celebrate our Earth & learn how to care for her. Over 30 vendors offering tips on everything from energy efficiency to natural lawn care. Live music, food. Don't miss the Mutt Strut antics on the Courthouse lawn.
  • Ann Hennessy Live Poets' Society
  • Sunday, April 21   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The late Ann Hennessy, a Rock Hall writer and activist started this annual free poetry reading at the Mainstay. We continue the event in Ann's memory during National Poetry Month and celebrate the wealth of talent we find among our local writers. The readers include local poets and the winners of the Ann Hennessy Live Poets' Society Poetry Contest for middle school students in Kent County. Refreshments will be available. Admission is Free.
  • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
  • Tuesday, April 23   |  7pm
  • Location: 914 Gateway Drive Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: Linda Dutton
  • Phone: 443-480-3138
  • Email: pflagchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Chestertown Chapter Monthly Meeting ncludes the annual election of Chapter officers as well as a special film featuring two of our favorite friends! (Garfield is also showing on Sat April 20.)
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, April 24   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • "Open Mic Night' is free and open to all ages! Hosted by Ford Schumann - To request a time slot, Email Ford at fordo1@aol.com
  • The Voyage of the 'Revenge': Making the World Safe for Slavery
  • Wednesday, April 24   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • A talk by Starr Center Fellow Peter Silver .
    The crew of the "Revenge," a Rhode Island privateer vessel that cruised against Spanish shipping in the War of Jenkins's Ear, saw and took part in some of the most surprising, emblematic episodes of the war and Anglo-Spanish conflict, which started promisingly for Britons in 1739 but ended with fiasco and disaster.
  • Paint the Town Plein Air
  • Thursday, April 25
  • This event runs April 25-28, 2013
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: RiverArts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • More than 30 artists painting scenes throughout Chestertown, culinating in a Wet Paint sale on Saturday night and a judged Quick Draw competition on Sunday morning.
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Friday, April 26   |  4:30-7pm
  • Location: Rock Hall UMC Church Hall at the corner of Liberty & Sharp Streets.
  • Contact: Jennifer Willis
  • Phone: 443-480-2501
  • Email: rhjenwillis@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Adults $8 Children $4. RHUMC Eat in or Carry out. Advance orders 410-639-7910. Orders 4/26 410-639-2667.
  • Two Hour Public Sail-Schooner Sultana
  • Saturday, April 27   |  2-4pm
  • Location: Cannon Street Pier, Chestertown
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.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.
  • 6th Annual Taste of the Town (and County)
  • Sunday, April 28   |  Noon-3pm
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andys.ctown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.tasteofchestertown.com
  • Sample food from the area's finest restaurants and chefs. Local beer and wine will be available as well. Advance passes for Taste of the Town will be available from April 1 and may be purchased online or at The Finishing Touch at 311 High Street in downtown Chestertown and other locations which may be seen on the website.
  • Paint the Town Quick Draw
  • Sunday, April 28   |  11am-Noon
  • This event runs April 28, 2013
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: RiverArts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • A Quick Draw competition with artists exhibiting their Quick Draw work in the park as the final activity for Paint the Town event.
  • Senior Reading
  • Tuesday, April 30   |  7pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Bid farewell to your favorite graduating senior writers as they read from their original pieces.