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.
  • 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).
  • : Featuring our Exhibitors: Jim Rehak, Dennis Young, Jonathan shaw, Donna w
  • 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
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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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.