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.
  • 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.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, February 6   |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.