Kent County Events Calendar - July 2015


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  • The Garden Puppet Theatre–Mini-Museum
  • Wednesday, July 1
  • This event runs through July 31, 2015
  • 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 Photo Club Art Show
  • Wednesday, July 1   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through August 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • Recent works by the members of the Chestertown Photo Club.
  • Summer Sizzle - Gallery Artists Exhibition
  • Wednesday, July 1
  • This event runs through August 2015
  • Location: Massoniart - Carla Massoni Gallery
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: cmassoni@mac.com
  • URL: www.massoniart.com
  • Summer Exhibition featuring some of the finest artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Join in the fun and help celebrate Chestertown's designation as an Arts & Entertainment District.
  • 48th Annual Wheelmen Meet Public Demonstration
  • Thursday, July 2   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 443-553-1755
  • Email: potomacwheelmen@gmail.com
  • URL: www.thewheelmen.org
  • Join the Wheelmen for a public demonstration of antique bicycles. The Wheelmen will be in Chestertown June 30 until July 3. They are a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling, promoting the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured prior to 1918, and encouraging cycling as part of modern living. This organization follows bicycle development with such types as the Draissine, Velocipede, Boneshaker, Ordinary (also known as a High Wheeler or Penny Farthing), Tricycle, High Wheel Safety, Hard Tired Safety, Cushion Tire Safety and Pneumatic Safety (including Tandems and Chainless models).
  • Washington College Free Riverfront Concert Series - Back Porch Blues
  • Thursday, July 2   |  6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn - 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: starrcenter.washcoll.edu
  • Free acoustic blues family concert by the river. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Lemonade and cookies provided. Bring friends!
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  • Friday, July 3   |  5–8pm
  • Location: The Artist Gallery
  • Contact: The Artists Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
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  • All of our exhibitors paint in oil except, donna Winterling who is a watercolor painter.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, July 3   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Great Oak Landing Fireworks
  • Friday, July 3   |  9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Great Oak Landing Marina
  • Contact: Brad Wilson
  • Phone: 410-778-5007
  • Email: brad@mearsgreatoaklanding.com
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  • Great Oak Landing Fireworks
  • Chestertown's July 4th Fireworks
  • Saturday, July 4   |  Dusk
  • Location: Chester River, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-0500
  • Email:
  • URL: www.chestertown.com
  • The Wilmer Park is a spectacular viewing spot for the annual 4th of July fireworks shot over the Chester River. Show begins at dusk. There is no rain date.
  • Rock Hall Flat Five
  • Saturday, July 4   |  8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Maryland
  • Contact: Dennis Herrmann
  • Phone: 410-490-6951
  • Email: herrmann5836@verizon.net
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  • A 5 mile footrace through the historic town of Rock Hall Maryland, starting and finishing at the Town's Municipal Building on North Main Street. Pre-registration is required; admission fee is $15.00.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 4   |  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.
  • Music in the Park - Band TBA
  • Saturday, July 4   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Music in the Park - Band TBA
  • The Lure of Sea Glass: Our Connection to Nature's Gems
  • Wednesday, July 8   |  6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Escape the ordinary with Richard LaMotte, author of Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems and The Lure of Sea Glass: Our Connection to Nature's Gems, as he shares his passion for sea glass and encourages you to unlock the mysteries of these seaside treasures. FREE. All wecome.
  • Washington College Free Riverfront Concert Series - The High & Wides
  • Thursday, July 9   |  6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn - 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: starrcenter.washcoll.edu
  • Free concert on the water for the whole family. Acoustic country and roots music. Free lemonade and cookies. Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Night at the Museum 3
  • Friday, July 10   |  8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn
  • Contact: Custom House Lawn
  • Phone: 215-431-6671
  • Email: bill@bluestoneroad.com
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  • Shows are on the Custom House Lawn at the Foot of High Street at Water Street in Downtown Chestertown, and are FREE to the public. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, (low seated are preferred). Rain date is July 17th.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 11   |  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.
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series
  • Wednesday, July 15   |  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500 x 1142
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
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  • First concert of the 2015 Peoples Summer Concert Series. LIONS OF BLUEGRASS, a local favorite. Bring a chair, blanket, even a picnic, and enjoy the music and maybe even do some dancing. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Chestertown Volunteer Fire House.
  • Intro to Chair Yoga with Fletcher Johnson
  • Wednesday, July 15   |  5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Join yoga instructor Fletcher Johnson for this brief intro to chair yoga and feel relaxed for the rest of your evening! Chair yoga is a great way to stretch while alleviating pressure off the joints. It is perfect for first timers, people with physical limitations, and those who wish to experience 'regular' yoga poses in a different way. Using the chair allows for a deeper stretch while being supported. This class is FREE, but space is limited and registration is required. Please click the "Sign Up" button on KCPL's online calendar or call 410-778-3636 to register. Instructor Fletcher Johnson call be reached at 410-708-2798 or riverwarrioryoga@aol.com if you have questions about what the demonstration will include.
  • Kent County Fair
  • Thursday, July 16   |  9:00 am - 11:00 pm Daily
  • This event runs through July 18, 2015
  • Location: Kent Agriculture Center, Tolchester, MD
  • Contact: John Plummer, President
  • Phone: 410-778-1661
  • Email: emshill@umd.edu
  • URL: www.kentcountyfair.org/
  • A traditional rural county fair, the Kent County Fair offers a wide variety of activities, food, entertainment, agricultural education and Fun for the whole family. A nominal admission includes all entertainment and exhibits.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, July 17   |  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall MD 21661
  • Contact: Jack Heffner
  • Phone: 443-480-3615
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL: www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Time to turn back the clock, dust off those old rides and cruise on down to Main Street. See street rods, muscle cars, customs, antiques and classics. DJ Prestone will be spinnin’ your favorite oldies and admission is free to spectators and visitors alike. Til’ then “Keep on Cruisin”.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 18   |  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.
  • Music in the Park - Swing City, Delmarva's Big Band
  • Saturday, July 18   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Swing City, Delmarva's only "Big Band", plays music from Basie, Miller, & Dorsey as well as jazz favorites. Bring your dancing shoes! Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park. Future 2015 dates: August 1, 15, 29
  • Cliffs School Museum Open House
  • Saturday, July 18   |  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 8.5 miles from Chestertown Quaker Neck Rd Rt 289
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/attractions/museums/php
  • This restored one-room schoolhouse opened in 1878 to children of farming and watermen's families living in southern Kent Co. See student desks, blackboard lessons for grades 1-7, text books, potbellied stove and more. Closed in 1939 it remains in its original configuration. Private showings on request with advance notice. Free. Donations welcome.
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series
  • Wednesday, July 22   |  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500 x 1142
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
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  • Second of three concerts in The Peoples Summer Concert Series. PHILIP DUTTON AND THE ALLIGATORS. Bring a chair, blanket, even a picnic and enjoy some New Orleans style music and possibly even do some dancing. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Chestertown Volunteer Fire House.
  • Reptile Wonders, The Nature Center on the Go
  • Wednesday, July 22   |  11:00 a.m.
  • Location: KCPL,Rock Hall Branch, 5585 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
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  • Join us for a hands on interactive experience featuring exotic reptiles.
  • Reptile Wonders, The Nature Center on the Go
  • Wednesday, July 22   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
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  • What is that scaly creature over there? The Nature Center on the Go will present a hands-on, interactive presentation with 10-13 different exotic species of reptiles. Ages 5+
  • Back to the Future
  • Friday, July 24   |  8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn
  • Contact: Custom House Lawn
  • Phone: 215-431-6671
  • Email: bill@bluestoneroad.com
  • URL:
  • Shows are on the Custom House Lawn at the Foot of High Street at Water Street in Downtown Chestertown, and are FREE to the public. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, (low seated are preferred). Rain date is July 31st.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 25   |  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.
  • The Third Summer Poetry Salon of 2015
  • Tuesday, July 28   |  4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/details/events_c
  • Join us for an afternoon of poetry, local music, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life! This third and final salon of summer 2015 will feature readings by poets Joelle Biele and Aaron Smith, as well as music from Nevin Dawson.
  • Peoples Summer Concert Series
  • Wednesday, July 29   |  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500 x 1142
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
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  • Final Concert of The Peoples Summer Concert Series. THE CHRIS SACKS BAND. Bring a chair, blanket, even a picnic and enjoy some Island Style music. You will think you are listening to Jimmy Buffet or better. You will definitely want to get up and dance. In the case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the Chestertown Volunteer Fire House.