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
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  • 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:
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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.

  • 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
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  • This art exhibit features recent photographs mostly of the Eastern Shore of Maryland by Steve Hamilton.
  • 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.
  • "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
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  • Email: debconner@verizon.net
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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.