Kent County Events Calendar - January 2015


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  • The Garden Puppet Theatre–Mini-Museum
  • Thursday, January 1   |  Month of January 1-31
  • This event runs January 1–31
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown at Cross & Maple Streets.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, January 2   |  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.

  • Steve Hamilton Recent Photos
  • Saturday, January 3   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through January 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This art exhibit features recent photographs mostly of the Eastern Shore of Maryland by Steve Hamilton.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, January 7   |  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.
  • Best of Members Show Opening Reception
  • Friday, January 9   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • The best work from RiverArts’ members is featured this Second Friday with a reception from 5 to 8:00. The curator, Marj Morani, has invited all member artists to submit artwork to the show, including works in photography, acrylic, mixed media, fiber, clay, sculpture and pastel.
  • Opening Receptions - Members' Open Show & Children's Art Show
  • Friday, January 9   |  TBD
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/
  • RiverArts Members are invited to show their best work in this non-themed exhibition. On display will be some of the best children’s art produced in Kent County’s eight elementary schools this year. Artwork produced by kindergarten through fifth grade students, selected by their art instructors, will be hung on clotheslines in the Studio Gallery.
  • Members' Open Show
  • Friday, January 9   |  Gallery Hours
  • This event runs January 31, 2015
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/
  • RiverArts Members are invited to show their best work in this non-themed exhibition. Regardless of medium, the exhibition will showcase only the best.
  • Childrens' Art Show
  • Friday, January 9   |  Gallery Hours
  • This event runs January 31, 2015
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/
  • On display will be some of the best children’s art produced in Kent County’s eight elementary schools this year. Artwork produced by kindergarten through fifth grade students, selected by their art instructors, will be hung on clotheslines in the Studio Gallery. Also featured will be the winning works of the National PTA Reflections art contest in Kent County.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 10   |  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.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, January 14   |  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.
  • "Lost in Yonkers", a comedy by Neil Simon
  • Friday, January 16   |  Fri & Sat 8pm,Sun 2pm
  • This event runs January 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
  • 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.
  • Soroptimist Quarter Auction
  • Friday, January 16   |  Opens at 6:00 p.m. Auction starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Elks Lodge, Rte. 20, Chestertown
  • Contact: Deb Conner or Chris Walters
  • Phone:
  • Email: debconner@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Soroptimist International of Kent County, MD, Quarter Auction. Proceeds help fund programs locally and globally to improve women and girls social and economic empowerment. For more information contact Deb Conner or Chris Walters debconner@verizon.net/dewalt7@verizon.net.
  • Volunteer Fair
  • Friday, January 16
  • Location: RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/volunteers/volunteer/
  • Volunteering is one of the easiest ways to become involved in the arts, and Chestertown RiverArts offers numerous opportunities. Hanging shows, gallery sitting, painting walls, planning and staffing special events, providing hospitality services at show openings, computer work, telephone calling, writing press releases, and even carpentry are some of the areas where volunteers can make a huge difference to the Gallery.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 17   |  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.
  • Vic Vacuum and the Attachments Dance Party
  • Saturday, January 17   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Start the New Year on the right foot with a good-time dance party at the Mainstay. Vic Vacuum and the Attachments play the great hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s and more. Mike McBride powers the group with 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.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Annual Observance and Breakfast 2015
  • Monday, January 19   |  7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Fire House, Rock Hall, Maryland
  • Contact: Carolyn Brooks
  • Phone:
  • Email: cbgerbrooks@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast which includes a delicious breakfast, music and a program with guest speaker, Sheree Sample-Hughes first African American Women appointed to the Wicomico Council and newly appointed member to the Maryland House of Delegates. The event will present Awards to several recipients -- such as the MLK, Jr. Humanitarian Award, three Outstanding Youth in Kent county middle school and the Vincent Hynson Scholarship.
  • Learn at Lunch: Alice Greenwald: The making of the 9/11 Museum of New York
  • Tuesday, January 20   |  12–2pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • Ms. Greenwald, Executive Director of the newly-opened 9/11 Museum will share her experience about the issues involved in the creation of this institution. Reservations required for Washington College's Academy of Lifelong Learning Learn at Lunch. Reservations required. Members - $15, Non members - $20.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, January 21   |  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.
  • WC Concert Series - Thomas Pandolfi, piano
  • Thursday, January 22   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • As part of 2014-2015 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents Thomas Pandolfi. A young American pianist, Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. Concert will feature works by Russian composers. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, January 24   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, Chestertown
  • Contact: Pat Diedrichs
  • Phone: 410-810-1834
  • Email: kentchambermusic@yahoo.com
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Eclatante, a harp and flute duo, features Melissa Tardiff Dvorak on harp and Julianna Nickel on flute. They will be performing works by Persichetti, Bocherini, Tredici, Rachmaninov, Saint- Saens and others.
  • Horizons Dance with the Stars
  • Saturday, January 24   |  6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Community Center, Worton, MD
  • Contact: Bob Parks
  • Phone: 410-778-9903
  • Email: bparkshorizons@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Don't miss the social event of the year where local notables and their dance pros compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy, with proceeds benefiting Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's. Come prepared to put your favorite dancer over the top with your donations! Snow date: January 31, 2015
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 24   |  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.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, January 28   |  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.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, January 31   |  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.
  • "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.