Kent County Events Calendar - July 2013


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  • Kent County Photo Group Show
  • Monday, July 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs Jul. 1-Aug. 31, 2013
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Recent on the site photographs of the Eastern Shore of Maryland by the members of the Kent County Photo Group.
  • Featuring artist, Nancy Thomas
  • Monday, July 1   |  Reception, 5-8 First Friday.
  • This event runs July 1 to 28th
  • Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.
  • Contact: The Artists’ Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: theartistsgalleryctown.com
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  • Rock Hall Flat Five
  • Thursday, July 4   |  8am-1pm
  • Location: Rock Hall
  • Contact: Dennis Herrmann
  • Phone: 410-490-6951
  • Email: herrmann5836@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • A Five Mile footrace through the town of Rock Hall Maryland, beginning at the Municipal Building (South Main Street) and finishing near the center of town.
  • Georgetown Harbor Fireworks and Boat Parade
  • Thursday, July 4   |  5pm
  • Location: Georgetown Harbor Sassafras River
  • Contact: Ronda Bolinger
  • Phone: 410-275-1200
  • Email: Rlwb@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Get your kids involved and decorate your boat and join in our boat parade at 5 stick around for fireworks at dark. 5 pm boat parade , dark fireworks.
  • Chestertown's 1st Friday Independence Day
  • Friday, July 5   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Fountain Park & Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Marilyn Klompus
  • Phone: 410-810-4898
  • Email: info@homegrownandgreen.com
  • URL: www.downtownchestertown.org
  • Our annual Independents' Day Celebration - with live music, complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, sno cones and giveaways from your local businesses! $1 hot dogs and 50 cent sodas.
  • Full Bloom Art Show
  • Friday, July 5   |  5-8 P.M. First Friday
  • This event runs July 5-27, 2013
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: RiverArts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • An art show celebrating the "full bloom" of summer.
  • Guest Artist: Terry Wolf: Images from Maryland and Maine
  • Friday, July 5   |  5pm–8pm
  • Location: Owl Pen Fine Art Gallery
  • Contact: Laura Drons
  • Phone: 443-480-4055
  • Email: ljdrons@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Terry Wolf's show will be an expression of the artist's love of the environment and the people of Maryland and Maine.
  • Three Jazz Divas and the Redds
  • Saturday, July 6   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Three of the brightest young women in jazz: SharÛn Clark, a sultry, bluesy vocalist; Nicki Parrott, a premier bassist and dynamic swinging vocalist; Bria Skonberg, a rising star on trumpet whose singing can be sweet or smoky as the mood requires; work together for the first time! The Redd Brothers, Chuck on vibes and drums and Robert on piano will offer support, tasteful solos and a few duo gems. Call for reservations. Admission is $20
  • Kent County Watermen's Day
  • Sunday, July 7   |  1pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Bulk Head on Bayside Ave.
  • Contact: Chuckie White
  • Phone: 410-708-3941
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • A tradition of this small fishing village, Waterman's Day celebrates the men and women of Rock Hall, who have and still do, make a living fishing local waters. Most Patriotic Work Boat Contest, Anchor Toss Contest, Work Boat Docking Contest. Cash prizes. Food, music, dunking booth and fun for the entire family. Proceeds go towards scholarship fund for a waterman's child or grandchild. Rock Hall Bulkhead. $1 admission. 1pm For more information call 410-708-3941
  • Meet & Greet Prospective Candidate Series
  • Wednesday, July 10   |  6:30pm
  • Location: 327 High Street, Chestertown, MD, 21620
  • Contact: Dawn Jacobs
  • Phone: 410-924-4442
  • Email: dawniebird@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • The Republicans of Kent will be hosting William Campbell, former CFO of Amtrak. Great opportunity to get to know a prospective Republican candidate for Comptroller in 2014. Real dialogue - not just sound bites! Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Tim Sparks
  • Friday, July 12   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Tim Sparks is an extraordinary fingerstyle guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise. Guitar Player Magazine calls his music "Fresh, exotic, and totally cool." Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it "rich and sensuous", and guitar wizard Leo Kottke says "He's really one of the best musicians I know." This will be a stylish mix of traditional country blues, gospel, jazz, be bop, classical and world music. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • Second Saturdays in Galena
  • Saturday, July 13   |  5-8pm
  • Location: North Main Street Business District in Galena
  • Contact: John Carroll
  • Phone: 410-708-0247
  • Email: john@villageagents.com
  • URL: srbcinc.org
  • A Patriotic theme for July! Shops and Businesses in Galena will be open, offering refreshments and special promotions. Live music by The Burkes. Bring chairs and enjoy an evening of folk and blues. Performance will be next to Scoop de Ville Ice Cream Shop.

    Galena Kitchen will have BBQ specialties for sale behind Scoop De Ville & Nana's Niche.

    Activities and Games in the Library Parking Lot for kids 5-12 years old.

    Bike parade - prizes for most patriotic and most creatively decorated bike.
  • Opening - MASSONIART Summer Exhibition
  • Saturday, July 13   |  10am-5pm
  • Location: Carla Massoni Gallery, 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL: www.massoniart.com
  • GALLERY GROUP EXHIBITION - The Summer Exhibition at MASSONIART features new work by Gallery artists and welcomes new artists to participate in the season's most eclectic show.
  • Crow Winery BBQ
  • Saturday, July 13   |  6-9pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansant Corner Rd. Kennedyville, Md.
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 410-648-5687
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Featuring Chef Robbie Jester, ejoy a BBQ style event featuring Crow Farm Angus Beef and other local products. Cost is $45 single or $80. couple. Dinner includes wine tasting of available wines. Additional wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle.
  • Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
  • Tuesday, July 16   |  7pm
  • Location: UUCR 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Linda Dutton
  • Phone: 443-480-3138, 410-778-344
  • Email: pflagchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Monthly Chapter meeting offering programming related to LGBT Education, Support and Advocacy. Walk in's are welcome.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night
  • Friday, July 19   |  5:30–8pm
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Smilin' Jake's
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • 4th Cruise Night for 2013. So...clean up that rod and cruise on down. Don't have one, then just come and join in the fun and check out the cars, music, and relive the 60's.
  • Savage Race Mud Run
  • Saturday, July 20   |  9am–1pm
  • Location: Hopkins Farm and Outdoor Entertainment
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-708-0863
  • Email:
  • URL: www.savagerace.com
  • We are proud to be partnering with Savage Race to create a mud run that will be one of their biggest and baddest events. Registration is open online! Come and join the fun!
  • Karen Somerville
  • Saturday, July 20   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Blues, jazz, gospel, the superb vocalist Karen Somerville sings it all with grace and emotion. For this evening she'll pull out some of her most memorable songs from her many musical projects. Joining her will be some of her favorite people to work with: her partners in Sombarkin, Lester Barrett, Jr and Jerome McKinney along with Stef Scaggiari on piano and Tom Anthony on bass. Call for reservations. Admission is $20.
  • Cliffs Schoolhouse Museum Open House
  • Saturday, July 20   |  1–4pm
  • Location: Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/attractions/museums.php
  • Located 8.5 miles south of Chestertown the one-room schoolhouse opened in 1878 to children of a farming and watermen's community. Visitors can see the potbellied stove, lessons on the blackboards for the seven grades taught there, schoolbooks and other artifacts of that era. Closing in 1939 it remains in its original configuration. No admission fee.
  • Devin Arne and Todd Simon
  • Sunday, July 21   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Jazz standards, originals and bossa nova from Devin Arne, an internationally in-demand guitarist, composer and producer who is a past recipient of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Scholarship at Peabody and pianist Todd Simon, a Peabody graduate and member of the Naval Academy Band. This guitar/piano concert is part of the Mainstayís series featuring recipients of the Charlie Byrd Memorial Scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • Summer Poetry Salon
  • Tuesday, July 23   |  4:30-6pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown MD
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/1680-the-second-summe
  • Join us for an afternoon with emerging poets Elana Bell and Sarah Arvio as well as a performance by Nevin Dawson & Merideth Buxton, Classical Violin Duet. Good conversation, literature, music, and wine!
  • Downtown Chestertown Crazy Days
  • Thursday, July 25   |  9-5 daily
  • This event runs July 25-27, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown Crazy Days
  • Contact: Andy Goddard
  • Phone: 443 480 1987
  • Email: andys.ctown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.downtownchestertown.org
  • Not just your average sidewalk sale. Downtown's famous Crazy Days sale is held once a year in the historic district. It's easy to find fabulous bargains as local shops display sale items on the red-brick sidewalks of Chestertown.
  • Public Paddle-Lotus Tour
  • Thursday, July 25   |  9-11:30am
  • Location:  Mt. Harmon, Sassafras
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.org
  • Join Sultana Projects' staff naturalists for a unique kayak paddle on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars! Paddle through acres of blooms of America's largest flowering plant on the Sassafras River.
  • Dover Quartet
  • Friday, July 26   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A program of Schubert, Shostakovich and Beethoven from a young remarkably talented string quartet. The Dover Quartet (formerly Old City String Quartet) formed at Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, when its members were just 19 years old and was the winner of the 2010 Fischoff Competition. While honoring the musical lineage of the Vermeer and Guarneri Quartets, Dover brings its youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • Still Pond U.M. Church Ham & Chicken Salad carry out
  • Friday, July 26   |  Noon-5:30pm
  • Location: Betterton Volunteer Fire Company
  • Contact: Jean Payne
  • Phone: 410-348-5721
  • Email: jean.payne @ gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Ham,Chicken Salad,Potatoe Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Applesauce Roll And Cake. $10.00
  • Two Hour Public Sail-Schooner Sultana
  • Saturday, July 27   |  11am-1pm Ecology Sail, 2-4pm
  • Location: Cannon Street Pier, Chestertown
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.org
  • Departing and returning from Sultana's home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), Sultana's two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana's seven-foot long tiller and explore the authentically reproduced crew''s quarters below-decks.
  • Grilling Cooking Class
  • Saturday, July 27   |  4-6pm
  • Location: Crow Winery in Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 410-648-5687
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Featuring Chef Sabrina Sexton, of the Institute of Culinary Education of NY City. She will showcase a variety of cuts of Crow Angus Beef as well as other local products. Cost is $25 single or $45. couple. Ticket includes tasting of available wines. Additional wines may be purchased by the glass or bottle.