Kent County Events Calendar - April 2015


Click here to add, modify or delete an event.

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • URL:
  • This is a clothesline show of students work from all the public and private schools in the area.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, April 1   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Featuring Artist : Barbara Zuehlke
  • Wednesday, April 1   |  Reception 5-8 pm Show hangs through April 26
  • This event runs April 26, 2015
  • Location: 239 High St. Chestertown Md.
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • Barbara Zuehlke is a partner in the Artists' gallery. She works primarily in watercolor and pastel
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Playwright Sheri Wilner, 2015 Douglass Wallop
  • Wednesday, April 1   |  TBA
  • This event runs April 3, 2015
  • 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
  • Sheri Wilner has twice been a co-winner of the prestigious Heideman Award granted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville: in 1998 for Labor Day, which premiered at the 1999 Humana Festival, and in 2001 for Bake Off, which premiered at the 2002 Humana Festival. Bake Off was heralded by The New York Times for being a “barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing satire on gender roles” that was “the clear apex” of the festival.
  • Free Community Health Fair
  • Thursday, April 2   |  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Middle School
  • Contact: HomePorts
  • Phone: 443-380-0940
  • Email: info@homeports.org
  • URL: www.homeports.org
  • Free health screenings, ten talks by health experts, over 50 exhibitors, free snacks and information on local services and products for all ages to live well
  • Workshop: Living the Good Life
  • Thursday, April 2   |  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Kent County Middle School
  • Contact: HomePorts
  • Phone: 443-480-0940
  • Email: info@homeports.org
  • URL: www.homeports.org
  • Interactive workshop for each registrant to prepare a personal master aging plan, led by Peter Engstrom and Maureen Cavaiola
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, April 3   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • 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.
  • The Redds and the Ladies
  • Friday, April 3   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Brothers Chuck Redd on vibes and drums and Robert Redd on piano team up with New York based Aussie Nicki Parrott on bass and vocals. Watch the Mainstay website for the identity of the other stellar musician in this quartet. This will be an evening of sparkling jazz standards and great fun as these old friends get in the groove. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Still Pond to Betterton Tree Run
  • Saturday, April 4   |  Race Day Registration: 9 AM, Race: 10 AM
  • Location: Still Pond, MD
  • Contact: Robin Whitney
  • Phone: 410-348-5880
  • Email: robin@ehos.org
  • URL:
  • The Tree Run is a 3.6 mile footrace from Still Pond to Betterton, which celebrates Arbor Day and the coming of Spring. Amateur runners and walkers welcome! Registration forms available at www.ehos.org. Race is sponsored by Speakman Nurseries, The Peoples Bank and Echo Hill Outdoor School.
  • Guest Chef Dinner Benefiting United Way of Kent County
  • Tuesday, April 7   |  5, 6, 7 & 8 pm seatings
  • Location: The Lemon Leaf Cafe/JR's
  • Contact: Beth Everett
  • Phone: 410-778-3195
  • Email: unitedwaykc@verizon.net
  • URL: www.unitedwayofkentcounty.org
  • Paella Buffet Dinner Benefiting United Way of Kent County. Ticket cost: $35 including tax & gratuity. Seating Reservation Required.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, April 8   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Finding the Chester River's Original Shore-men
  • Wednesday, April 8   |  5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • A presentation by Dr Julie Markin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College . When Europeans ventured into the Eastern Shore, they encountered many different societies that had varying ways of acquiring food, uneven participation in regional exchange networks, and differing ideas about the distribution of power. We can look at historical accounts and archaeological evidence to try to locate these groups and develop a better picture of who they were. Free.
  • "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.
  • Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties Luncheon & Fashion Show
  • Saturday, April 11   |  Noon
  • Location: 
  • Contact: Louise Skinner
  • Phone: 410-708-5301
  • Email: weasie100@yahoo.com
  • URL:
  • Fashion Show and Luncheon. Venders for shopping, Silent Auction & our famous Bead Sale.Spring fashions from local shops.
  • "Afternoon Delight" - Fashion Show & Luncheon
  • Saturday, April 11   |  Doors open at 12: noon - Luncheon at 1:00pm
  • Location: Chester RiverYacht & Country Club
  • Contact: Louise Skinner
  • Phone: 410-708-5301
  • Email: weasie100@yahoo.com
  • URL:
  • Fashion Show and Luncheon. Venders for shopping, Silent Auction & our famous Bead Sale.Spring fashions from local shops.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, April 11   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Wine and Chocolate Pairing
  • Saturday, April 11   |  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Join us for a pairing of award winning wines and fine chocolates. Nolia Chocolates specializes in small batches of intensely flavored confections. RSVP at crowvineyardwines@gmail.com or call 302-304-0551 $10 pp
  • Revolution in Eye Care
  • Saturday, April 11   |  11:00 a.m.
  • Location: 914 Gateway Dr., Chestertown21620
  • Contact: Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River
  • Phone: 410-778-3440
  • Email: uuofchesterriver@gmail.com
  • URL: www.uuchesterriver.org
  • Dr. Robert Abel Jr will speak on the “Revolution in Eye Care” at the Unitarian Universalists Church at 914 Gateway Dr. in Chestertown. Dr. Able is an internationally respected ophthalmologist and author of “The Eye Care Revolution” among other books. He will be speaking about eye facts, memory, and general health as well as methods to prevent and even reverse many vision disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. The talk is free and open to the public.
  • The Saia - Garcia - Fournier Trio
  • Sunday, April 12   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Nick Saia on jazz guitar is the recipient of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Peabody. He will be joined by Corey Garcia on drums and Alex Fournier on bass for an afternoon of standards from the Great American Songbook, some great works from the 60s and a few originals. This concert is one of a series celebrating what would have been Charlie Byrd's 90th birthday. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Wine Seminar, Session 1: Wine Basics
  • Sunday, April 12   |  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: crowvineyard.com/wine-events
  • Learn the who/what/when/where and how of wine. Wine Basics seminar will provide participants with an overall knowledge of what wine is, how and where it is made, and end with a guided tasting that covers the basics of tasting
  • 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.
  • The Pennsylvania Amish
  • Tuesday, April 14   |  11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Photojournalist, Heather R. Davidson, presents her collection of photography taken in Pennsylvania's Amish communities.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Wednesday, April 15   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, April 15   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • The Short of It: Complete Stories in Less than 250 words
  • Thursday, April 16   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • The challenging fun of writing flash pieces is completing stories within a designated length; either number of words or pages. Join members from The Chestertown Writer's Group, The Advanced Writer's Critique Group and The Wordsmiths-all of which meet at KCPL-as they share The Short of It: Complete Stories in Less than 250 Words.
  • Organ Concert David Schelat
  • Friday, April 17   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Chruch, Chestertown
  • Contact: Parsih Office
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verivon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org/
  • Organist David Schelat will present a variety of organ pieces on Emmnauel's famous Harrison organ. Tickiets $20, $5 for students. A reception follows the concert.
  • Chesapeake Scenes - Celebrate the River with Oysters
  • Friday, April 17   |  4:30pm - 6:30pm, music at 5:15pm
  • Location: CRA - 400 S. Cross St., Suite 2, Chestertown
  • Contact: Anna Wolgast, Chester River Association
  • Phone:
  • Email: awolgast@chesterriverassociation.org
  • URL:
  • Chester River Association celebrates Earth Day with music and storytelling by Chesapeake Scenes. Enjoy original songs and poetry by Tom McHugh, spoken word pieces gathered and presented by Andy McCown and bluesy guitar and vocals by Bill Matthews with the support of Tom Anthony on bass. These songs and stories pay tribute to our river and Bay and the people who live and work on the water. Oysters, beer and wine round out this river tribute.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, April 17   |  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall MD 21661
  • Contact: Jack Heffner
  • Phone: 443-480-3615
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL: www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Time to turn back the clock, dust off those old rides and cruise on down to Main Street. See street rods, muscle cars, customs, antiques and classics. DJ Prestone will be spinnin’ your favorite oldies and admission is free to spectators and visitors alike. Til’ then “Keep on Cruisin”.
  • Enchanted April
  • Friday, April 17   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2061
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:
  • 3 Weekends $15 / $5 Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environments to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They decide to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning, Lady Dester.
  • Sassafras River Sips
  • Friday, April 17   |  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kitty Knight House, Georgetown MD
  • Contact: Kelly Reed
  • Phone: 410-708-9073
  • Email: kelly.c.reed10@gmail.com
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Celebrate the beautiful Sassafras River with a Happy Hour at the Kitty Knight House. 100% of Profits benefit the SRA!
  • 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
  • URL:
  • 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.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, April 18   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • The Geoff Gallante Jazz Quartet
  • Saturday, April 18   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Fourteen year old trumpet phenom Geoff Gallante deserves a lot of attention for the quality, depth and emotion of his playing. He returns to the Mainstay as a leader with his quartet featuring some of D.C.'s finest rhythm players: Robert Redd on piano, Tommy Cecil on bass and Lenny Robinson on drums. This will be an evening of great straight-ahead jazz, hard swinging standards and a twist of bop. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Mud, Guts, and Glory:How to Win the Chestertown Tea Party Raft Race
  • Saturday, April 18   |  11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Learn tips for planning, building and racing handmade watercraft from reigning and past champions of Memorial Day weekend's most offbeat event! This informative and entertaining program about the annual Chestertown Tea Party Raft Race is open to everyone. Anyone curious about participating in the Raft Race is encouraged to attend and ask questions!
  • Colchester Farm Open House
  • Saturday, April 18   |  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Colchester Farm, 31285 Georgetown Cemetery Road, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Aundra Weissert
  • Phone: 443-480-5603
  • Email: aweissert2@gmail.com
  • URL: www.colchesterfarm.org/calendar.html
  • Join us for a FREE Spring Open House on the farm. Celebrate the start of a new growing season, bring your family to the farm for a tour and great food, and invite new friends. Learn about how our community supported farm works to strengthen the relationships between farmers, the community, and the land. Join us and enjoy: -Local free food and a cooking demonstration -Maryland wine samples -Guided farm tours -Live music -Children's games
  • Summer Camp Tour Day
  • Sunday, April 19   |  1:30 p.m.
  • Location: YMCA Camp Tockwogh
  • Contact: Rhonda Poux
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: registration@ymcade.org
  • URL:
  • Tour Day for families and individuals interested in seeing and hearing about our Summer Camp Programs. Meet the Directors and enjoy a walking tour of camp on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
  • Enchanted April
  • Sunday, April 19   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • 3 Weekends $15 / $5 Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environments to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They decide to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning, Lady Dester.
  • Enchanted April
  • Sunday, April 19   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • 3 Weekends $15 / $5 Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environments to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They decide to seek other ladies to help share expenses, they reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning, Lady Dester.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, April 22   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • 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.
  • "Travels to India" with Sybil Wolin
  • Thursday, April 23   |  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • Reservations required for Washington College's Academy of Lifelong Learning Learn at Lunch. Members - $15, Non members - $20.
  • Sassafras River Association Report Card Meeting
  • Thursday, April 23   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sassafras River Association Report Card Meeting
  • Contact: Kelly Reed
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: kelly.c.reed10@gmail.com
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Please join us for the Annual State of the River Report Card meeting. We will have our Riverkeeper Capt. Emmett Duke presenting the Report Card, as well as speakers discussing the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Galena.
  • Trout Fishing in America
  • Friday, April 24   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Mark your calendars, make your reservations for the folk-pop mayhem of Trout Fishing in America! They play what they describe as “music for people who take their fun seriously,” folk/pop enriched by the diverse influences of reggae, Latin, blues, jazz and classical music and laced with humor and impeccable comedic timing. Best known as performers for children and families, this TFA concert is geared more towards adults. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Betterton Beach Clean-up
  • Saturday, April 25   |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Betterton Beach
  • Contact: Stacey Clough
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@kentparksandrec.org
  • URL: www.kentparksandrec.org
  • 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 11th. Registration begins April 1st each year. Rain Date April 26, 2015. Free event.
  • 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.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, April 25   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.
  • Kent Co. Community Marching Band Annual Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, April 25   |  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chesapeake Bank & Trust - High St.
  • Contact: Patsy Whiteley
  • Phone: 410-708-1198
  • Email: whiteley@championrealty.com
  • URL:
  • Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser. Proceeds to benefit Community Band Operating Fund.
  • Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Run Ride
  • Sunday, April 26   |  8:30am
  • Location: Betterton Vol. Fire Department, 2 Howell Point Rd, Betterton
  • Contact: Jim Gent
  • Phone: 410-778-4881
  • Email: president@chestertownlions.org
  • URL: www.chestertownlions.org
  • 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.
    Cost:
    $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
  • 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.
  • Quartet Vector 218: The Peabody Classical Guitar Quartet
  • Sunday, April 26   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The members of this classical guitar quartet under the direction of Julian Gray include two recipients of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Endowed Scholarship for classical guitar at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as well as a doctoral candidate and a masters student. The quartet program includes Gershwin Preludes, selections from Bizet's Carmen as well as solo works by Giuliani, Brouwer, Ponce and more. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, April 29   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Max's Mainstay All-Stars with Erik-Jon Kellso
  • Thursday, April 30   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Celebrate International Jazz Day with a terrific evening of swinging, highly improvisational, unrehearsed jazz at its best as trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, from New York, joins the Max’s Mainstay All-Stars house band: Chuck Redd, vibes and drums; Robert Redd piano; John Doughten, reeds; Steve Abshire, guitar; Sue Matthews, vocals and Tom Anthony, bass. Pianist Dick Durham will do a short set of his amazing jazz arrangements and compositions. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.