Celebrating Presidents Month, puppets George & Martha Washington–First American President & First Lady as they appeared in the 1994 & 1995 Historic Society of Kent County puppet show THE PRESIDENT & PATSY. George Washington and the family of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington addressed her by the family name of “Patsy”. Two surviving letters (written to her by her husband) addressed her as “My Dearest Patsy” as he prepared to lead and eventually form the new nation by the 18th Century American Revolution. Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N. Cross St., Chestertown.
Live Playwrights' Society
Monday, February 3
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street, Chest
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!
National African American Read-In with Jacqueline Woodson
Wednesday, February 5
Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown MD
Jacqueline Woodson is the author of several books for young adults and children, including Coming On Home Soon, Each Kindness, and Miracle's Boys. Woodson has received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing for Young Adults and the 2012 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Reader's Literature.
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.
Literary House Series Writing for (and about) Young Adult. Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the UNEARTHLY series with HarperTeen. She has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
George Washington's Birthday Convocation
Friday, February 21
Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Performing Arts, Washington College
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.
Open Mic Night
Wednesday, February 26
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.