Kent County Events Calendar - April 2015


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Wednesday, April 1
  • This event runs April 1-30
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N. Cross St. Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
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  • 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 County Schools of MD Art Show
  • Wednesday, April 1   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through April 30, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • This is a clothesline show of students work from all the public and private schools in the area.
  • Planning for the Future & Community Health Fair
  • Thursday, April 2   |  8am–3:30pm
  • Location: Kent County Middle School
  • Contact: Karen Wright
  • Phone: 443-380-0940
  • Email: info@homeports.org
  • URL: www.homeports.org
  • A morning seminar for participants to learn the process of preparing a personal master aging plan; lunch; plus an afternoon of free health screenings and programs addressing healthy aging.
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  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, April 3   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
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  • 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.
  • 12@Hotchkiss - New Morse Code, Cello and Percussion duet
  • Friday, April 3   |  12pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • 12@Hotchkiss is a noon-hour concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Held on the first Fridays of Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, & Apr, admission is FREE. Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Music of Washington College. New Morse Code is devoted to bold and engaging performances of music worth sharing. Omnivorous, rigorous and inventive, Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello activate the unexpected range and unique sonic world of cello and percussion.
  • "Good People" a play by David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Friday, April 10   |  Fri & Sat 8pm,Sun 2pm
  • This event runs April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Sylvia Maloney
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: execdirector@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Southie, the Boston neighborhood, where a night on the town is bingo, people live from pay check to pay check, and Margie Walsh just lost another job. Facing eviction and looking for a break, she thinks an old fling might be her ticket. But is this self-made man able to face his humble beginnings? Margie will risk it, and with humor the playwright explores struggles,shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come from having next to nothing in America.
  • "Shoot for the Stars" Casino Night
  • Saturday, April 11   |  7–11pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Maryann Ruehrmund
  • Phone: 410-810-5660
  • Email: mruehrmund@chesterriverhealth.org
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  • Vegas-style casino night fundraiser to benefit patient and resident services at UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown. $125 per person; event sponsors welcome!
  • "Afternoon Delight" - Fashion Show & Luncheon
  • Saturday, April 11   |  12pm
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Contact: Louis Skinner
  • Phone: 410-708-5301
  • Email: weasie100@yahoo.com
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  • Soroptimist International of Kent County presents our 4th annual Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon. Fashions provided by local shops as well as other exciting vendors. A wonderful look into Spring. Soroptimist International is an International group of individuals who share the mission of improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: “Seven Sapphos” — A Faculty Tea & Talk with Pro
  • Tuesday, April 14   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/details/events_c
  • Prof. Philip Walsh will discuss various translations of Sappho and the challenges of translating ancient Greek poetry, as a complement to the “What’s Found in Translation” readings at the Literary House given by Dick Davis, Diane Arnson Svarlien, and Benjamin Paloff. Before joining Washington College faculty in 2008, Prof. Walsh taught at Brown University, where he completed his Ph.D in comparative literature and was awarded the Marie J. Langlois Dissertation Prize.
  • Kent School Auction - Red White Ball
  • Saturday, April 18   |  6pm
  • Location: Kent School
  • Contact: Tricia Cammerzell
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: tcammerzell@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org/auction
  • Kent School's annual auction, the Red White Ball, features a silent and live auction, cocktails and dinner followed by dancing to live music. All proceeds support student and faculty programs at Kent school.
  • Chestertown Earth Day Festival
  • Saturday, April 18   |  9am–1pm
  • Location: Memorial Row
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@Atlanticbb.net
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  • Celebrate our planet on Saturday, April 18 at the annual Earth Day Festival in Downtown Chestertown's Memorial Plaza. Eco-friendly services and goods, and conservation organizations,recycling info, family friendly activities.
  • Paint the Town
  • Thursday, April 23
  • This event runs April 23 – 26
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Artists from all over the east coast arrive in Chestertown for four days of painting the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County. The Sixth Annual Paint the Town is the premier plein air event sponsored by RiverArts.
  • Wet Paint Show and Sale
  • Saturday, April 25
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • The Wet Paint Show and Sale on Saturday, April 25 is the culmination of the first three days of Paint The Town the Kent County area. A reception opens at 5:30 and is free of charge to the public. However, patrons who have paid $25 will be invited to the Patron’s Preview reception at 5:00, giving them first choice of the paintings, and a chance to meet the artists in a smaller gathering.
  • 8th Annual Taste of the Town (& County)
  • Sunday, April 26   |  12–3pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443-480-1987
  • Email: andysctown@Atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.downtownchestertown.org/events/
  • 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. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town artwork exhibited in Fountain Park.