Kent County Events Calendar - February 2013


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  • The Artists' gallery featuring two of our exhibitors, Donna Wintering and J
  • Friday, February 1   |  Reception 5-8pm Show hangs through Feb 24
  • Location: 239 High St Chestertown, Md
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Exhibits
  • Out of Mind Art Show
  • Friday, February 1   |  Fri.5 -8pm, Wed-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 9am-3pm
  • This event runs February 1-23
  • Location: Chestertown , 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: Riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.Chestertownriverarts.org
  • An art show featuring expressions of imagined images, dreams and ideas.
    Also featured:RiverArts Clay Studio Show.
    From beautiful vessels gracefully formed on the potter's wheel to imaginative handbuilt forms, mosaics, and more, the Clay Show showcases the work of students and instructors from Chestertown RiverArts Clay Studio at the Arts at Still Pond Station.
  • Midstream
  • Friday, February 1   |  First Friday, Feb. 1, 5-8pm and March First Friday, Mar.1, 5
  • This event runs Feb. 1-Mar. 1, 2013
  • Location: Carla Massoni Gallery, 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL: www.massoniart.com
  • New work by Greg Mort and Vicco Von Voss showcased in the ongoing exhibition - Midstream - featuring the photographs of Kelly Parisi Castro and Alessandra Manzotti.
  • Marc and Ken Castelli Art Show
  • Friday, February 1   |  10am-5pm
  • This event runs February 1 to 14
  • Location: Administration Gallery at Heron Point
  • Contact: Barbara
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Spectacular show of paintings of the Chesapeake Bay and its
    watermen in watercolor and oils and ship models.
  • AUDITIONS FOR TWO HISTORICAL SHOWS
  • Friday, February 1   |  6pm
  • Location: Kent County Historical Society building, 301 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-0416
  • Email: toruism@kentcounty.com
  • URL: kentcounty1812.org
  • The Friends of Kent County, Maryland War of 1812 Committee is proud to announce auditions for its upcoming productions of “The Burning of Georgetown and Kitty Knight” and “Mitchell Becomes a Prisoner.” Both productions are being developed by the War of 1812 Committee as integral components of the Maryland Star Spangled 200 Celebration.

    In support of its mission to create awareness and inform residents, students, and visitors about the history of the War of 1812 in Kent County, the Committee is developing scripts to commemorate these two pivotal events. Auditions will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. All interested actors and re-enactors are asked to meet at the Kent County Historical Society's future Bordley History Center at 301 High Street in Chestertown. The Committee will be casting a total of 31 male and female actors and re-enactors for both productions, as well as looking for technical crews for both events.

    “The Burning of Georgetown and Kitty Knight” has a cast of 14 male and female actors that will be needed to depict this event which will be staged with two performances on Sunday, May 5.

    “Mitchell Becomes a Prisoner” has a cast of 17 male and female actors that will be needed to depict this event which will be staged with two performances on Sunday, Sept. 1.

    Those interested in portraying speaking and non-speaking roles, re-enacting, or being technical workers are encouraged to come to auditions which will consist of cold readings from the scripts. The Friends of Kent County, Maryland War of 1812 Committee encourages anyone who is interested, regardless of experience, race, gender, or personal beliefs, to audition. The Committee endeavors to cast new faces and fresh talent through standard and/or non-traditional means to promote involvement. All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open to anyone auditioning without pre-casting or exclusion.

    The Committee asks that auditioners please bring all rehearsal conflicts covering mid-February until the end of April for the May production of “The Burning of Georgetown and Kitty Knight” and covering mid-July until the end of August for the September production of “Mitchell Becomes a Prisoner.”
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, February 4   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • 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!
  • Kent County Diversity Dialogue Group
  • Monday, February 4   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Bethel A.M.E. Church, 237 College Avenue, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: kcdiversitydialoguegroup@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • The Diversity Dialogue Group brings people together to build a strong community in Kent County. Share ideas. Make friends. Create positive change.
  • artNOW: DC
  • Friday, February 8   |  1- 6pm, Wednesday-Sunday
  • This event runs February 8 - March 29, 2013
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Gibson Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
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  • This exhibition focuses on challenging and wide-ranging contemporary art coming out of Washington, DC. Free and open to the public.
  • Mardi Gras Community Dance Party (Fais Do Do)
  • Saturday, February 9   |  7-11pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/mardi-gras-community-
  • Enjoy Gumbo, King Cake and Music by The Dixie Power Trio. Mardi Gras costumes and accoutrements strongly encouraged!
    $20 ($10 for children ages 6-12)
  • Washington College Concert Series, Ethos Percussion Group
  • Sunday, February 10   |  4pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Performing Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Kate Bennett
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: kbennett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu
  • Rescheduled after fall cancellation due to Hurricane Sandy.
  • Pancake Supper
  • Tuesday, February 12   |  4:30-7pm
  • Location: Betterton Volunteer Fire Company
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-348-5678
  • Email:
  • URL: www.bvfc5.org
  • Betterton Volunteer Fire Company will be more than happy to serve you so that you can enjoy a nice breakfast for dinner without the hassles of cleaning up.
    $8 adults and $5 for children (4-10). Children under the age of 4 are free.
  • "Red Army Red" A Poetry Reading by Jehanne Dubrow
  • Wednesday, February 13   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall Commons, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • 'Red Army Red' takes a remembered childhood behind the Iron Curtain and transforms its shadows and deprivations into the saturated colors of poetry. Mary Jo Salter Award-winning poet Jehanne Dubrow is the author of four poetry collections, including most recently Red Army Red and Stateside
  • Erotic Poetry Fest
  • Thursday, February 14   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day in an unconventional way! Join us, as a reader or audience member, as we share poetry open mic style. Bring your own poem, or read one of the ones we provide. Contact Lucia Foster for more info or to sign up to read.
  • New Orleans Comes to the Shore: Music of the South
  • Thursday, February 14   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Celebrate Valentineís Day with a warm New Orleans vibe as Graham Breedlove (trumpet soloist, US Army Band) fronts the 18 piece University of Delaware big band under the direction of Tom Palmer as they romp through New Orleans classics and Southern standards. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Organ Recital
  • Friday, February 15   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 101 N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Laura Kaufmann
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verizon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org
  • Gail Archer, reknown organist from Columbia University will make her second appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series. Gail is Director of the Music Program at Barnard College, Columbia University, and has performed world-wide. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for adults, $5 for students and children. Meet Ms. Archer after the performance.
  • Kent County Public School Clothesline Art Show
  • Friday, February 15   |  10am -5pm daily
  • This event runs Feb. 15-Mar. 9, 2013
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This show will include children of all ages in the Kent County schools and their art work selected by the teachers of each grade.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, February 16   |  7pm
  • Location: St. Paul's Parish Kent, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Caceanova/Finehouse Duo: featuring Olga Caceanoa, violin and Constantine Finehouse, piano. The duo's repertoire spans from Bach and Beethoven to Bartok and Bolcom with special emphasis on 19th and early 20th century compositions. Tickets are $15 at the door.
  • Writing in Wartime: An Evening of Fiction with Siobhan Fallon
  • Tuesday, February 19   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Siobhan Fallon's debut collection of stories, You Know When the Men Are Gone, was listed as a Best Book of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle and Janet Maslin of The New York Times. Her stories and essays have appeared in Women's Day, Good Housekeeping, New Letters, Publishers' Weekly, among others, and she writes a fiction series for Military Spouse Magazine.
  • 8th Annual Women Helping Women Concert
  • Wednesday, February 20   |  7pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/8th-annual-women-help
  • Tickets are $25. Please make your reservations early because this event often sells out. This event supports the work of Dr. Maria Boria, who has been serving this community by offering a free clinic on a weekly basis.
  • US Army Blues Swamp Romp
  • Wednesday, February 20   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Louisiana-influenced subset of the jazz band of the United States Army Band (known worldwide as 'Pershing's Own'). Fronted by Graham Breedlove from Lafayette, Louisiana on trumpet and Harry Watters from Huntsville, Alabama on trombone, they play a wide mix of New Orleans classics, Dixieland, ragtime, original compositions and contemporary works with their own special hot sauce. Spicy, swinging and sensational! Free but call for reservations.
  • Kent School Open House
  • Thursday, February 21   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Kent School
  • Contact: Tammi Stricker
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: kentschool.org
  • Open House for all families who want to learn more about Kent School. Tammi, our Admissions Director, will be giving tour of the campus and there will be several teachers on hand to answer questions. RSVP requested but not required.
  • Blood and Treasure: Captives, Smugglers, and the Slave Ship 'Wildfire'
  • Thursday, February 21   |  6pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410-810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/2061-blood-and-treasu
  • An introductory talk by Ted Maris-Wolf.
    His work has focused on law, race, and the idea of freedom in 19th-century America, as well as on runaway slave communities, the transatlantic slave trade, and the threads of history and memory that connect the United States with the Caribbean and West Africa.
    The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.
  • Logan Seith Quartet
  • Friday, February 22   |  8-10pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • $10 per ticket. Come enjoy a night of Jazz.
  • George Washington's Birthday Ball,
  • Saturday, February 23   |  8pm-12:30am
  • Location: Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center
  • Contact: Heather Morris
  • Phone: 410-810-7146
  • Email: hmorris2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/calendar/birthday-ball.php
  • Break out your dancing shoes. Washington College celebrates the birthday of its founding patron with the biggest party of the year. George Washingtonís Birthday Ball is an elaborate affair with over-the-top decorations and a big dance band. Black-tie or themed costumes are encouraged. Everybody is there: faculty, board members, parents, and alumni turn out for the fun.
  • Let's Get Creative, Kids Activity Day
  • Saturday, February 23   |  10-11:30am
  • Location: Kent School Little School
  • Contact: Vivienne Falanga or Tammi Stricker
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: kentschool.org
  • As a service to our young families in the area we want to help keep your children actively engaged this winter! The Little School at Kent School is hosting a FREE community children's event with activities suitable for children 6 and under. Mrs. Schram will set up lots of hands-on arts and craft activities in the Little School. Bring your friends, and come have some creative fun! The Little School playground will also be open so children can enjoy some outside play.
  • Unveiling Shadows: "I Will Speak for Myself"
  • Sunday, February 24   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Nate Najar on nylon string classical guitar, Chuck Redd on drums and vibes and Tommy Cecil on bass celebrate the release of their new recording 'Blues for Night People: The Nate Najar Trio remembers Charlie Byrd.' The chemistry and interplay between the three players is apparent on alluring bossa novas, romantic ballads, swinging jazz and delicate, classically influenced numbers inspired by classic Charlie Byrd arrangements. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • George Howe Colt On His Brothers and Brothers in History
  • Tuesday, February 26   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley, Program Manager
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/news-events.php
  • Brothers, is an equally idiosyncratic and masterful blend of memoir and history featuring both the author's three brothers and iconic brothers in history 'the Booths, the Van Goghs, the Kelloggs, the Marx Brothers, and the Thoreaus'. Journalist and author George Howe Colt is the author of November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide (1991) and The Big House (2003).
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, February 27   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • "Open Mic Night' is free and open to all ages! Hosted by Ford Schumann - To request a time slot, Email Ford at fordo1@aol.com