Kent County Events Calendar - January 2012


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  • Rock Hall's Big Dip
  • Sunday, January 1   |  High Noon
  • Location: Rock Hall Beach
  • Contact: Tom and Skye Pardini
  • Phone: 484-363-0782
  • Email: saucedonmain@yahoo.com
  • URL:
  • For the past four years a merry band of somewhat hung-over folks try to beat that hangover by jumping in the Chesapeake on New Year's Day. Come celebrate the New Year with us by coming out to jump in, or just put your toes in, or just simply watch the madness unfold. All we ask is that you bring a small donation to help support our local fire hall.
    Come one and come all to the Rock Hall Beach at High Noon on New Years Day, and see the crazies jump in the water all in the name of the Rock Hall Fire hall.
    Rock Hall's 4th Annual Big Dip.
  • Art Show by Linda Hall and Erasmus Kloman
  • Monday, January 2   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs Jan. 2 to Feb. 29, 2012
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • A Retrospective Show of Original Paintings by these well known artists of Kent County.
    The show will be in the Administration Gallery Hallway.
    Reception Sunday, January 8, 2-4pm
  • Figure Study by Shirley Hampton Hunt
  • Friday, January 6   |  Opening Reception 5-8pm
  • Location: The Artists' Gallery
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email:
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  • New works by Shirley Hunt. Photographs, watercolors, pastels. The show will hang through Feb. 26, 2012.
  • Student Art Show
  • Friday, January 6   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Artworks, 306 Park Row, Chestertown
  • Contact: Artworks
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: artworkschestertown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.artworkschestertown.org
  • Showcasing the work of talented students from local schools in both Artworks Gallery and Chestertown Arts League Studio Gallery, the January show is full of imagination and color created by Kent County's next generation. Closes January 28, 2012.
  • Tundra Swan Program
  • Saturday, January 7   |  8:30am-11am
  • Location: Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge 1730 Eastern Neck Road Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Walter Ellison and Nancy Martin of the Kent County
  • Phone: 410-778-9568
  • Email: rossgull@baybroadband.net
  • URL: www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
  • Join the Kent County Bird Club and Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge for an outdoor interpretive program focused on Tundra Swans. Learn from refuge staff about these wonderful birds and their amazing annual migration while viewing them with spotting scopes and binoculars. This program begins at Tundra Swan Boardwalk.
  • Open House at Kent School
  • Thursday, January 19   |  9am-2pm
  • Location: 6788 Wilkins Lane
  • Contact: Beth Collins
  • Phone: 410-778-4100 ext. 11
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Information and tours provided for families looking for an enriched education for their children, ages 3 through grade 8.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, January 21   |  7pm
  • Location: St. Paul's Church Parish Hall, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Performance by Eclatante - a harp duo with Melissa Tardiff Dvorak and Michelle Lundy, featuring works by J. S. Bach, Andanluza and John Thomas (royal harpist to Queen Victoria). Tickets $15.
  • Ham & Oyster Buffet Dinners
  • Saturday, January 21   |  3–6:30pm
  • Location: Galena Fire Co. Hall
  • Contact: Ann Dwyer
  • Phone: 410-648-5104
  • Email: ahdwyer@verizon.net
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  • All you can eat buffet: ham, fried oysters, scalloped potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, coffee, tea, assorted desserts. Cash Bar with beer, wine & sodas. Other 2012 dates: February 11, March 10.
  • I Thought...I Had the Ticket
  • Saturday, January 21   |  3pm
  • Location: Kent County High School
  • Contact: Tynette Whiting
  • Phone: 443-480-5180
  • Email: tynettew@aol.com
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  • A stage play that is centered around a train station that consist of two trains, one traveling to hell, and the other to Heaven. But the question is who will board which one?
  • Them Eastport Oyster Boys
  • Saturday, January 28   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Shake off the mid-winter blues with an evening of goodtime maritime music and humor. The Oyster Boys play originals with island rhythms, boogie, Dixie-swing, waltzes, and good olí rock-and-roll - based on workboats, oysters, good dogs, blue crabs, and other themes unique to the Chesapeake.
    Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • Open House at Kent School
  • Saturday, January 28   |  12 noon
  • Location: 6788 Wilkins Lane
  • Contact: Beth Collins
  • Phone: 410-778-4100 ext. 11
  • Email: admissions@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org
  • Information and tours provided for families looking for an enriched education for their children, ages 3 through grade 8.
  • 2nd Annual Andy's Burger Night, Revisited
  • Sunday, January 29   |  1–4pm
  • Location: Unity Landscape Headquarters, rt. 213, Churchill, MD
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443–480–1987
  • Email: andysctown@verizon.net
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  • You can eat local in the winter! Enjoy local beef, cheese, vegetables, fruit, beer and wine. Meet the farmers. Live Music Tickets $20