Kent County Events Calendar - August 2014


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  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, August 1   |  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.
  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Friday, August 1   |  Open daily
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Ann Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
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  • 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.
  • Betterton Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, August 2   |  10am
  • Location: Betterton Beach
  • Contact: Betterton Day Committee
  • Phone: 410-348-5678
  • Email: bettertonday@baybroadband.net
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  • 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
  • Saturday, August 2   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: August 16, 30
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, August 4   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the 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!
  • Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend
  • Friday, August 8   |  Friday 5pm - Sunday 3pm
  • This event runs August 8-10
  • Location: Town Wide Rock Hall MD
  • Contact: Suzanne Einstein
  • Phone: 410-935-3491
  • Email: firstandonlymate@aol.com
  • URL: www.rockhallpirates.com
  • 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!
  • Vineyard Walk Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, August 9   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • 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
  • Contact: Randy Keen
  • Phone: 410-648-5630
  • Email: registrar@ridetosee.org
  • URL: ridetosee.org
  • Scenic bike rides on many routes in Kent County. Ride 15, 30, 40, 62.5 or 100 miles. Proceeds support projects of Galena Lions Club
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, August 15   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs Aug 15, Rain date Aug 22
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Jack or Linda
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL: www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Display of hot rods, classics, street rods and custom cars. Oldies music til' 8:30. No charge to enter or to view. So, dust off that old ride and come on down.

    Future 2014 dates: September 19, October 17
  • Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Assoc.
  • Saturday, August 16   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • 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
  • Saturday, August 16   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 date: August 30
  • Millington Day
  • Sunday, August 17   |  10am-4pm
  • Location: Millington, MD
  • Contact: Jo Manning
  • Phone: 410-928-3880
  • Email: townadmin@atlanticbbn.net
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  • Parade, Craft Show, Car Show, Local Food Vendors, and Live Music.
  • Sacred Heart & St. John's Bull Roast and Parish Picnic
  • Sunday, August 17   |  1-5pm
  • Location: St. John's Catholic Church, Catholic & Main Street, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Jesse Taggart
  • Phone: 410-639-2186
  • Email: jesse@qmadata.com
  • URL: www.sjbr.org
  • 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
  • Friday, August 22   |  5pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.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 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.
  • Musical Sail
  • Friday, August 22   |  5–7pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • 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)
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday, August 23   |  11am–2pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.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.
  • Ecology Sail
  • Saturday, August 23   |  11am–1pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • 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
  • Fish Fry at Wesley Chapel
  • Saturday, August 23   |  1-6pm
  • Location: 6065 Rock Hall Rd., Rock Hall, Md
  • Contact: Nancy Legg
  • Phone: 410-639-2559
  • Email: nancylegg1959@gmail.com
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  • 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.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, August 27   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • 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 fordo1@aol.com.
  • 5th Annual Race to Erase MS 5K
  • Saturday, August 30   |  8am
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Steven Wheeler
  • Phone: 43-480-8813
  • Email: Accentswitches@hotmail.com
  • URL: www.trisportsevents.com
  • Come out and have fun at the 5th Annual Race to Erase MS 5K run/walk, all proceeds benefit the National MS Society.
  • War of 1812 Celebration in Chestertown
  • Saturday, August 30   |  10am
  • This event runs August 30
  • Location: High Street, Chestertown
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  • Phone: 410-778-0416
  • Email: tourism@kentcounty.com
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/1812
  • In celebration of 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 parade down High Street at 10am featuring the American and British Reenactors, tours and sails on the Pride of Baltimore II and Sultana, a flag raising ceremony, wreath laying at the War of 1812 Memorial, lectures and displays at the Bordley History Center with the Archeologist and artifacts recovered from the Battle of Caulk’s Field, reenactor demonstrations, and more.
  • Chestertown Music in the Park
  • Saturday, August 30   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.
  • Caulk’s Field Wreath Laying
  • Sunday, August 31   |  11am
  • This event runs August 31
  • Location: Caulk's Field Monument
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  • Phone: 410-778-0416
  • Email: Tourism@kentcounty.com
  • URL: www.kentcounty1812.org
  • 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
  • Bicentennial of The Battle of Caulk’s Field
  • Sunday, August 31   |  10am-4pm
  • This event runs August 31, 2014
  • Location: Caulk's Field Battlefield
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  • Phone: 410-778-0416
  • Email: tourism@kentcounty.com
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/1812/events.php
  • 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, A Walk Through Time Exhibits, live music, food, vendors, historical interpretation of the actions and participants of the engagement, living history, and much more.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 2   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 9   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 16   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 23   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 30   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.