Kent County Events Calendar - January 2014


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  • Olde Kent Quilters Art Show
  • Thursday, January 2   |  10 am to 5pm daily
  • This event runs Jan. 2 - Feb. 28, 2014
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point of Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This is a beautiful exhibit of the finest creations of Kent County Quilters. Hangings will be their lastest work. One Quilt will be raffled off at a later date but will be exhibited in this event.
  • First Friday Digital Drop-In
  • Friday, January 3   |  4-7pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kristin Tidaback
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: referencedesk@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Does your e-reader, iPad or tablet device leave you feeling #*!#? Don't despair! Bring your device(and your questions) to the Kent County Public Library's ... FIRST FRIDAY DIGITAL DROP-IN From the very basic to downloading e-books, let us help you start the new year feeling calm and confident using technology. Free.
  • Electric Dreams: Brave, New, Bold
  • Friday, January 3   |  5 -8pm
  • This event runs Jan. 3 - Feb. 1 both shows
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: laniseikaly@me.com
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
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    Also 'Youth and Their Instructors'. An art show of students and their teachers.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, January 6   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street, Chest
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • 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!
  • Wc-All Showcase of Spring, 2014 Courses
  • Tuesday, January 7   |  4pm
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center, Washington College
  • Contact: WC-All
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • Learn about Spring 2014 courses, meet instructors and register for classes. Tuesday, January 7, 4 P.M. at Litrenta Lecture Hall in the Toll Science Center on the Washington College Campus. The full catalog and registration information are on the website. Registration deadline is Jan. 13
  • Julie Barnett Art Exhibit
  • Friday, January 10   |  2-4pm
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Reception for Julia Barnett Art Show on January 10, 2014 from 2-4pm
  • Winter Film Festival-"That's Entertainment" (1974)
  • Friday, January 10   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Nancy Hartman
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: nhartman@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 135 mins. Documentary/ Family/ Musical Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history. Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby Free. Popcorn included.
  • Olde Kent Quilters - reception
  • Saturday, January 11   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Reception for Olde Kent Quilters to be held on January 11, 2014 from 1-4pm
  • Winter Film Festival-
  • Friday, January 17   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Karin Cowperthwait
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 118 mins. Drama, Western A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin Free. Popcorn included.
  • How The Other Half Loves, a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
  • Friday, January 17   |  Fri. and Sat.8 pm, Sun.at 2pm
  • This event runs Jan. 17-Feb. 2, 2014 (weekends)
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Three couples share more than the husbandsí common workplace. When their intertwined relationships begin to unravel a cover story is needed. The stage reflects the characters' increasingly shared experience of living separately in the same space. Things get even more complicated when the 'innocent' parties show up unexpectedly.
  • Wine Dinner with Chef Robbie Jester
  • Saturday, January 18   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville MD
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Five-course dinner featuring Crow Angus Beef and other local products paired with Crow wines. Cost: $120 couple or $110 wine club couples. Limited to 20
  • Dance Party with Vic Vacuum & the Attachments
  • Saturday, January 18   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • It’s a good-time dance party at the Mainstay with Vic Vacuum and the Attachments playing the great hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s and more. Mike McBride powers the group with his industrial strength bass lines and vocals and will be joined by a few friends on guitar, drums and vocals. There will be plenty of room for dancing and chairs for listeners. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • Polar Express PJ Storytime
  • Sunday, January 19   |  6:30-8:00pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Vera Shade
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: vshade@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Come to a special after hour Pajama Storytime all about The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. "Climb Aboard" and drink some hot chocolate while listening to the classic story about the magic of Christmas! Also,a special visitor from the North Pole and a craft activity.Call to reserve train ticket.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration
  • Monday, January 20   |  7-10am
  • Location: Chesapeake Room, Rock Hall Fire Hall
  • Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
  • Phone: 410-778-1149
  • Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
  • URL: kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • Annual Kent County Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King will feature speaker Joseph E. Morse, founder and editor of Delmarva African American Pride Magazine and singing groups: The Sensational Stars & The New Gospelites as well as Youth Musicians from Kent County Schools Tickets $10
  • Winter Film Festival-
  • Friday, January 24   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Karin Cowperthwait
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 96 mins. Crime/Drama/Thriller Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. Director: Stanley Kramer Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier Free. Popcorn included.
  • Pizza Night with Marc Buckley
  • Saturday, January 25   |  6pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville MD
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Handmade pizzas paired with Crow wines can be purchased by the glass or bottle; pizza can be purchased by the slice or whole pie. Free Admission
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, January 25   |  7pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • 'Argonne String Quartet' - featuring Jeff Van Osten, cello; Helen Fall, viola; Matthew Richardson, violin; Jennifer Wade, violin; performing works by Haydn, Mozart and Smetana
  • Children's Art Show
  • Saturday, January 25   |  Normal hours
  • This event runs January 25 to February 1.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery
  • Contact: Sue Basener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: Riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • Art produced by our elementary students.
    Opening reception will be on January 26 from 5-7pm.
  • Anne Kramer, of WBAL, Speaks on Human Trafficking
  • Monday, January 27   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Washington College, Litrenta Lecture Hall, Toll Science Bldg.
  • Contact: Gloria Wilson
  • Phone: 410-348-2690
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Soroptimist International of Kent County, MD, and Washington College Students Against Human Trafficking Club invites you to be enlightened about Human Trafficking - Learn about this horrific crime - it is in your back yard!
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, January 29   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • 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 fordo1@aol.com.
  • Call for Scripts - Deadline
  • Friday, January 31
  • Location: eamil
  • Contact: Tia Glomb - Producer
  • Phone:
  • Email: plays@chestertownteaparty.org
  • URL:
  • Revolutionary Theatre is seeking scripts to be considered as part of the 2014 Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Plays should have some connection to the Colonial-era and, if possible, Chestertown. Scripts do not have to reference the Tea Party itself. Plays should run between 10 to 30 minutes, and longer scripts will not be considered. For logistical reasons, plays with small casts (5 or fewer people) are preferred. Playwrights can submit one or two scripts. Please e-mail submissions by Jan 31, 2014
  • Winter Film Festival-
  • Friday, January 31   |  2pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Karin Cowperthwait
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • 126 mins. Mystery/Thriller. A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him. Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Harvey, Janet Leigh Free. Popcorn included.