Kent County Events Calendar - February 2015


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  • The Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum
  • Sunday, February 1
  • This event runs February 1–28
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • 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.
  • Olde Kent Quilters Show
  • Sunday, February 1   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through March 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • A show of their newest creations by the quilters.
  • "Lost in Yonkers", a comedy by Neil Simon
  • Sunday, February 1   |  Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Sylvia Maloney
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: execdirector@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • This memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern grandma Kurnitz. Her ne'er do well brother deposits his two young sons with them and the boys must contend with Grandma,Bella and her secret romance and an Uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum. Funny, sentimental and family-spirited, it cheers the heart strings of all audiences.
  • Literary House Series: What's Found in Translation - An Evening with Dick D
  • Tuesday, February 3   |  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
  • Dick Davis is Professor Emeritus of Persian at Ohio State University, where he was chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from 2002 to 2012. He has written scholarly works on both English and Persian literature, as well as eight volumes of his own poetry.
  • The Potters Wheel
  • Tuesday, February 3   |  Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • This event runs February 24, 2015 on Tuesdays
  • Location: RiverArts Clay Studio, 204 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/potters-wheel
  • A class for intermediate to advanced students who want to continue to develop their throwing and creative technique through one-on-one teaching and self-directed projects. For more advanced learners, the focus will be on aesthetics, craftsmanship, and personal expression.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, February 4   |  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.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, February 6   |  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 - Faculty Recital
  • Friday, February 6   |  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. The Washington College Music Department comprises over 15 talented and active musical artists. Many of these musicians will be featured at this concert.
  • Featuring our fine craftsmen
  • Friday, February 6   |  5–8pm
  • Location: The Artists' Gallery
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • We are featuring our fine craftsmen, Bob Frey, Wooden turned bowls, Eunice Schrank, knitter of scarves, shawls, purses, Jeanette siva, Jewelry, Wendy gordon, jewelry, Michele Armatano, jewelry.
  • Abstractions Art Exhibbition
  • Friday, February 6   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts.ddl@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Artists compose with color and texture, line, shape and size. RiverArts invites artists to explore the relationship of these elements of art by breaking away from the traditional representation of physical objects, to create abstractions. This departure from the traditional can be partial or total, but each piece will challenge the viewer to think creatively and to ask such questions as "How does this make me feel" and "What creative process did the artist experience".
  • Woodworkers Showcase, A Judged Show
  • Friday, February 6   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts.ddl@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Woodworker’s Showcase, a Judged Show Established and emerging woodworking artists are invited to enter their original creations in wood made by any woodworking technique. The curators seek to present the best in high-quality woodworking and design. The beauty of the wood form and finish will be enhanced by the concurrent Abstractions Exhibition, featuring two-dimensional art which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line and space. Entries will be judged with modest cash prizes awarded.
  • History and Stories of Janes Church
  • Friday, February 6   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts.ddl@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • A prominent African American church in downtown Chestertown, Janes Church has a rich history dating back to 1831. Its history will be traced through the stories and photographs of its members as part of the celebration of Black History Month.
  • Mardi Gras Dance Party
  • Saturday, February 7   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/mardi-gras-dance-p
  • A community dance party for all ages celebrating Mardi Gras. Costumes and accoutrements are strongly encouraged. There will be King Cake and music by the dixie Power Trio. The bar opens at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm. $25 - Backpack Rate $20 - General Admission $10 - Students
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, February 7   |  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.
  • Second Annual Chester Gras
  • Saturday, February 7   |  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
  • URL:
  • Family Friendly Event with Parade at 1 pm followed by: music, food, children's activities, silent auction (under a HEATED TENT). PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE AREAS BACKPACK PROGRAMS.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series - Let the Fire Burn - A Documentary Film Screenin
  • Wednesday, February 11   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Norman James Theatre - Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/
  • Jason Osder is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary Let the Fire Burn, is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, and is a partner at Amigo Media (a color-correction, postproduction, and training company). He co-authored Final Cut Pro Workflows- The Independent Studio Handbook with Robbie Carman (his partner at Amigo).
  • WC Concert Series - American Spiritual Ensemble
  • Wednesday, February 11   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll./concert
  • As part of 2014-2015 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents, The American Spiritual Ensemble. A critically-acclaimed vocal group composed of more than 20 of the finest singers in the classical music world, the ensemble has thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals and Broadway numbers. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, February 11   |  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.
  • Organ Concert by Maxine Thevenot
  • Friday, February 13   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown
  • Contact: Parish Office
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verizon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org/
  • Superb organist will play on Emmanuel's famous Harrison organ, the finest organ on the Eastern Shore. Tickets $20, $5 for students. Reception to follow concert
  • Erotic Poetry Slam
  • Friday, February 13   |  5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Tess Hogans
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: thogans@garfieldcenter
  • 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. For more information, or to sign up to read, contact Tess
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, February 14   |  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.
  • RUNA: A Celtic Valentine
  • Saturday, February 14   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • It’s a Celtic Valentine as RUNA returns with their lively traditional and contemporary Celtic songs and instrumentals. Their members hail from Ireland, the US and Canada and draw on diverse musical backgrounds in world music, rock, and traditional and recently composed Irish and Celtic music. Their repertoire combines spirited and graceful acoustic melodies, gorgeous vocals, and stirring instrumentals that fuse music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States. Call for reservations. Admission is $20.
  • Songs of the Chesapeake
  • Saturday, February 14   |  11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Historic Mainstay Theater
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: sweeneygf@aol.com
  • URL: www.easternshorewriters.org/forms/McHugh.pdf
  • Come sing along with folk singer Tom McHugh! Start at the Mainstay for tunes ($6) the move to Bay Wolf for lunch ($14). This is an Eastern Shore Writers Association event, and is open to all.
  • Summer Camp Tour Day
  • Sunday, February 15   |  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.
  • Literary House Series: Slice-of-Life - The Craft and Business of Webcomics
  • Tuesday, February 17   |  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
  • Danielle Corsetto is the creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, a story about twenty-something BFFs Jamie and Hazel, and an expansive cast of their friends, including a talking cactus and a ghost cat (among other oddities). The slice-of-life dramedy revolves around topics of love, booze, sex, relationships, careers, living with your parents, and the worthlessness of an English degree.
  • Learn at Lunch: "State of the College/Search for President," Interim Washington College Pres,, Jay G
  • Tuesday, February 17   |  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/
  • Interim Washington College President, Jay Griswold will discuss future of the College, town gown relations, new buildings, and its growing student population.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, February 18   |  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.
  • George Washington's Birthday Convocation
  • Friday, February 20   |  3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Campus Events Office
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • Email: campus_events@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu
  • George Washington's Birthday Convocation
  • Gidion's Knot
  • Friday, February 20   |  Fri and Sat 8 pm & Sun 3 pm
  • This event runs through March 8, 2015
  • Location: Garfield center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/gidions-knot/2015-
  • Feb 20, 21, 27, 28, March 6 & 7 @ 8pm Feb 22, March 1 & 8 @ 3pm Written by Johnna Adams Directed by Timothy Maloney Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. *Adult content. May not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. Tickets $15 / $5
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, February 21   |  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.
  • Emily Asher's Garden Party
  • Saturday, February 21   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Warm up a cool night with some swinging red hot jazz brought vividly to life by these all-stars from the vibrant New York City early jazz scene. Led by Emily Asher's tenacious trombone and sweet vocals, they draw on the repertoire of Louis Armstrong's enchanting Hot Fives, Duke Ellington's sophisticated melodies, the funky and soulful music of New Orleans brass bands, and Hoagy Carmichael's masterpieces. Call for reservations. Admission is $20.
  • Saturday Workshop/Arts & Crafts
  • Saturday, February 21   |  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Kent School
  • Contact: Tricia Cammerzell
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Little School teachers will lead children in arts and crafts projects. "We'll provide the tools for the children to make their own masterpieces to bring home. There will be a couple of stations so children can choose which materials they would like to work with to make their art." said Julia Gross, Little School Director. Ages 6 and under. There is no charge and public is welcome. During program breaks the students will have access to activities in the Little School classroom and playground. Staff on hand to guide children.
  • Maryland Wine Passport Experience
  • Saturday, February 21   |  12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chesapeake Wine Trail
  • Contact: Rebecca Dulka
  • Phone: 410-252-9463
  • Email: rebecca@marylandwine.com
  • URL: www.marylandwineevents.com
  • The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends; February 21-22 and February 28-March 1 from 12:00- 5:00 pm. The Passport Experience pass is $25.00 per person and includes complimentary tastings at participating wineries, in addition to other discounts and deals along the way.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Sunday, February 22   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Pat Diedrichs
  • Phone: 410-810-1834
  • Email: Kentchambermusic@yahoo.com
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Pianist, Grace Kim, and cellist, Daniel Shomper, will perform the music of Stravinsky, Beethoven, Schnittke and Shostakovich
  • Enchanted April Auditions
  • Tuesday, February 24   |  Feb 24 & 26 - 6 pm and 28 - 11 am
  • Location: Garfield center for the Arts
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: dianelandskroener@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Director Diane Landskroener seeks to cast five women and three men, in ages ranging from late 20s to 60 or so, and encourages everyone with an interest in performing on stage to try out. Actors will perform in various accents, English and Italian, but auditioners with no experience should not shy away. You can be taught! Performances are scheduled for three weekends: April 17-19, April 24-26 and May 1-3.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, February 25   |  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.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Lecture by Jonathan Hsy
  • Thursday, February 26   |  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/departments/english/
  • Jonathan Hsy is Associate Professor of English at George Washington University. He specializes in late medieval literature and culture, and his interests span the fields of translation studies, disability theory, and the digital humanities. His first book, Trading Tongues: Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature (Ohio State University Press, 2013) examines the work of polyglot urban writers across the late medieval and early Tudor eras.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, February 28   |  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.
  • Saturday Workshop/Gym
  • Saturday, February 28   |  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Kent School
  • Contact: Tricia Cammerzell
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Physical Education teacher Erin Kent will lead a session that will get kids moving through age-appropriate obstacle courses and exercise activities. Ages 6 & under. There is no charge and public is welcome. During program breaks the students will have access to activities in the Little School classroom and playground. Staff on hand to guide children.
  • Native Son:A Documented History of Henry Highland Garnet
  • Saturday, February 28   |  11:00 am.m
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Maya Davis, Research Archivist at the Maryland State Archives, has gone deeper into the story of H.H. Garnet and his family. Kent county Public Library in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Kent County, is pleased to present Ms. Davis's "Native Son" and share what she has uncovered in the records of the MD State Archives. Light refreshments will be served.
  • The Lena Seikaly Quartet: Happy Birthday Billie!
  • Saturday, February 28   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Lena Seikaly is a masterful vocalist whose captivating interpretations and exquisite voice have made her a favorite at the Mainstay in her two appearances in “Art of the Song.” She is a swiftly rising star in the Washington jazz scene. For the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth, she has created a show honoring Holiday and her remarkable body of song recorded in the 20s, 30s, 40s. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.