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.
Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair and the UK Independent, hosted Popular Science's 'Future Of' on Discovery Science, and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him 'someone I need to know.' This event is co-sponsored by the Black Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Sophie Kerr Committee.
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.
Chester River Chorale Presents
Friday, April 4
| Fri.8pm. and Sun.3pm.
This event runs Friday, April 4, and Sunday, April 6
A special spring concert featuring sacred and secular music steeped in Americaís musical soul. Special guest artists include Karen Somerville with the gospel trio Sombarkin, and the Pam Ortiz band. Several new arrangements of their music have been commissioned specifically for this collaborative performance.
Clay Shoot–all proceeds go to the Timothy Kern Memorial Fund. 10am Registration. Noon Start. Hopkins Farm and Outdoor Entertainment, Turner's Creek Road, Kennedyville, Maryland
Following the tournament, everyone is welcome to participate in the post-event party. Beer and wings will be provided free of charge to all tournament participants. $45 per shooter and a $10 donation is required at the door of post-event party for individuals that do not participate in the shoot. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Afternoon Delight & Fashion Show with Silent Auction
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!
An Evening of Poetry with Meg Kearney
Tuesday, April 8
Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown MD
Literary House Series Writing for (and about) Young Adults.
Meg Kearney is the author of two books of poetry for adults, An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award, as well as two novels in verse for teens.
Kent School's annual auction is open to the general public. This year we will be celebrating 45 years of Kent School with a Red White Ball including a live and silent auction, dinner, and music. Donations for inclusion in the live and/or silent auction are appreciated.
Enjoy an afternoon of Easter egg hunts, egg decorating, pony rides, crafts and more! Special guest–THE EASTER BUNNY! All games and pictures with the Easter Bunny are included in the total cost–$7 ($9 if registered late). Age 12 and under. Registration begins March 1st each year.
"Shoot for the Stars" Casino Night to benefit Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation (formerly Chester River Manor). Sumptuous hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening, $25,000 in chips, cash bar, live entertainment! Blackjack, poker, roulette and craps tables. Sponsorships welcome!
Literary House Series: Poet Shara Lessley, 2014 Mary Wood Fellow
A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale. Her awards include an Artist Fellowship from the State of North Carolina and the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.
An annual event featuring speakers on health care, aging in place, and financial and legal well-being. The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Walter Ettinger, Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical System.
Help clean Betterton Beach in preparation for the up-coming summer season. There will be food and beverages provided for participants following the clean-up. Free t-shirt to volunteers registered by April 18th. Registration March 1st each year. Rain Date April 27, 2014
What is a bicycle poker run? Cyclists ride on a marked route throughout Kent County Maryland, drawing a playing card at each of five drawing stations. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the 36.8 or 60 mile ride. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top ten poker hands.
Ride starts at 8:30am. Card draw stations close at 12pm. All score cards are to be returned by 1pm. The ride starts and ends at Betterton Volunteer Fire Company, Betterton, Maryland.
$20/rider until March 31
$25/rider until April 26
$30/rider day of ride
Visit website for registration form, rules and up-to-date information.
Register online at www.active.com
Spend an afternoon sampling signature dishes from Chestertown & Kent County's finest restaurants and caterers. Featured dishes range from nouvelle gourmet to regional classics such as Maryland Crab Soup. Award- winning local beer and wine available as well. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town artwork exhibited in Fountain Park. Sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association.
Open Mic Night
Wednesday, April 30
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
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 email@example.com.