The Garden Puppet Theatre is a permanent, small museum display featuring puppets at the Kent County Visitor Center. The next show will be during the annual Holiday Fest Weekend at Chestertown's Town Hall Sat., Nov. 29 - 1pm. including a puppetry workshop prior TBA.
contactaddress: Cross Street at Maple.
A traveling exhibit from the Maryland Military Historical Society, which conveys the major themes of the conflict and the Chesapeake Bay campaigns through a series of stories. They are the personal experiences of real people - great leaders and common soldiers of both sides - who participated in the events. Through their eyes, the conflict is rendered on a human scale, and brought forward to the present with considerable resonance.
The Redd Brothers Quartet featuring Houston Person
The legendary Houston Person carves a hard groove with his tenor sax, a growling blues and soul style all his own. A veteran of more than 75 albums, he is one of the greats--“an eloquent messenger from a jazz era rooted in traditional blues, black church music, Broadway love songs…” (The Guardian) With the Redd Brothers Quartet featuring Chuck on vibes and drums and Robert on piano. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
An exhibition presenting art from the masterful fabrication of kiln-formed glass and steel into indoor/outdoor sculptures and tables by Sabra Richards, porcelain vessels by Rick Bisgyer, Art Quilt and “mirror images” by Jean M. Evans, “New Visions-fused” by Joyce Murrin. Plus others.
Fun for the whole family! Baby contest, food, parade, craft vendors, corn hole tournament and of course COW PLOP BINGO! There will also be a 5K race starting at 10am. What better way to spend a summer day then out at the beach with the family for some fun in the sun!
Music in the Park - Vic Vacuum & the Attachments
Saturday, August 2
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
Led by Kent County's own Mike McBride on electric bass, the band offers classic rock with a focus on hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s. McBride has played with country rock legends such as Johnny Paycheck and Barefoot Jerry. Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.
This new Mainstay series encourages established musicians to explore new areas and journeymen to expand their skills, their repertoire and generally to take it to the next level. For this free concert, veteran jazz pianist Dick Durham has been working with Mainstay founder Tom McHugh on a concert of jazz from the 20th Century American Songbook for piano and chromatic harmonica. Come out and see what they have cooked up. Free
Live Playwrights' Society
Monday, August 4
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
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!
Learn about why it's so important to take care of our animals with the interactive puppet show "Saving Buster" with Alice Lindsay and get tips on how to be a good pet owner from Traveling Veterinarian Celeste Conn. Ages 5+
Buccaneers and landlubbers of all ages are invited to come by land or come by sea to a town-wide theme piratical party that you won't forget! Sea Shanty Sing A Long, Rum Tasting, Decorated Dinghy Parade, Caribbean Style Beach Party, Buccaneer's Ball, Costume Contests, Treasure Hunts, Kid's Pirate Encampment, Games, Face Painting, Tattoos, Live Entertainment and Street Performers, Merchants, Artisans, Crafters and Plenty of Grub and Grog. Costumes are Encouraged!
Scout the vineyard with the Vineyard Manager to learn about fruit ripeness and tour the winery as we begin the planning of our 2014 Harvest. Enjoy appetizers as you tour around the farm. Selected wine tasting or a glass of wine is included in the cost of the event. Cost: $30. Single or $25. wine club member
Ride To See
Saturday, August 9
| 6–9am Start
Location: Galena Elementary School, 114 Main St, Galena
Perhaps you have read about Cocktail Class racing in Prop Talk or Chesapeake Bay Magazine; No? These are homemade 8 foot screaming machines, 6 and 8 HP classes tear through the water at unbelievable speeds. 40 + boats run short course heat racing close to the YC beach.
Music in the Park - Quiet Fire - Uptown Club Remembrabce
Saturday, August 16
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
Quiet Fire is a soul, R&B, & funk band that covers the hits from the '60s to '80s of groups such as the Supremes, the Jackson 5, and Aretha Franklin. Concert is part of the Legacy Day celebration & remembrance of Charlie Graves' Uptown Club . Note that the stage will be on High Street near the Garfield/Prince Theatre rather than the usual location in the park. For more band info see www.quietfiremusic.com/ Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.
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!
Join our 61st year "Bull Roast" tradition. Old eastern shore style. All-U-Can eat, all inclusive price. Pit beef slow cooked over open fire, sweet corn-on-the-cob, sliced tomatoes, assorted salads, Italian Sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, french fries, ice tea & beer. Live entertainment. Games for the kids & adults. Save on advance ticket purchase at web site.
schooner SULTANA Public Sail-Music with the Lions of Bluegrass
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 on board 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.
All of the fun of a regular SULTANA trip with the added treat of hearing great music by local artists or SULTANA’s own Chris Cerino. $30 adult/$15 under 12 (except as marked below) free for Captain’s Table Members. Sorry, no children under 5 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
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.
Help pull our 20-foot-wide sampling net to catch fish, crabs, and other critters from the Chester River. Lots of fun for kids and adults, too. And yes, we still go sailing, fire the guns, and do all of the other things that make a SULTANA sail fun. More information at the web address provided Other Ecology sails: September 6 and 20
Wesley Chapel UM Church will be hosting its 53rd annual fish fry. This year the dinner has been changed to Saturday, and serving time will be 1-6pm. This is a real Eastern Shore Fish Fry. Eat in or take out.
Hakeme, the Oriental technique of applying white slip with a brush made of straw allowing the slip to be applied thickly, and Sgraffito, the technique of scratching through an applied slip layer to reveal the color of the body beneath, will be explored in this day-long workshop. A leather-hard slab will be provided for each participant, but participants are encouraged to bring their own leather-hard pot to decorate. All other materials will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Mea Rhee Cost: $150 Members; $165 Non-members Registration deadline: August 15
Open Mic Night
Wednesday, August 27
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
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.
Downtown Chestertown Association is sponsoring and event to celebration the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Caulk’s Field. Come talk with and get a 1st hand look at an 1812 Eastern Shore Militia encampment on Friday evening in the Historic District of Chestertown. Saturday there will be a period parade down High Street at 10:30am featuring the American and British Reenactors, dragoons, and the Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Also, enjoy tours and sails on the Pride of Baltimore II and Sultana, a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony at the War of 1812 Memorial, lectures with archaeologist Julie Schablitsky, Ph.D. and displays of the artifacts recovered from the Battle of Caulk’s Field at the Bordley History Center, re-enactor demonstrations, and more.
MainStay Back Deck Free Concert
Saturday, August 30
Location: The Mainstay
Contact: The Mainstay
Free Concert: Johnny Zep, Delta Blues
Music in the Park - Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition
Saturday, August 30
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD
Traditional & modern Bluegrass music with fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin & vocals. Hand-clappin', toe-tappin' fun to tunes such as Fox On The Run, Ten Times A Day, & Orange Blossom Special. Roger Green, founder & leader. For more band info see www.annapolisbluegrass.com/ Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.
There will be a wreath laying ceremony to remember the American and British Soldiers that fought at the Battle of Caulk's Field. The British had soldiers that died and are buried on the battlefield. This event is FREE and open to the public
A once-in-a-lifetime thrilling memorial event will take place as a tribute to both the American and British forces, and the British Marines and Sailors who died on Kent County soil. There will be a reenactment, American and British encampments, a flag raising, the unveiling of two new memorial markers honoring the American and British forces, wreath laying, reenactor demonstrations, period exhibits, live music, food, vendors, historical interpretation of the actions and participants of the engagement, living history, and much more.