Kent County Events Calendar - June 2013


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  • Youth Fishing Derby
  • Saturday, June 1   |  9am-1pm
  • Location: Turner's Creek
  • Contact: Stacey Clough
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@kentparksandrec.org
  • URL:
  • Join together with area businesses, organizations, and volunteers to teach children how to fish-not just for the sport of it, but for the family values it can instill. This special event includes prizes for casting, biggest fish of the day, biggest fish in a species and biggest fish in each age division. Free lunch and goodie bag to all registered children. Rod and reel give-away to first 75 to pre-register and arrive by 10am the day of event. Bait will be provided. $7 ($9 if registered late) Registration May 1st - 26th, 2012. This event is RAIN OR SHINE. For more information call 410-778-1948 or email info@kentparksandrec.org.
  • 3rd National Music Festival
  • Saturday, June 1   |  9am-10pm daily
  • This event runs June 1 - 15th
  • Location: various
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL: www.nationalmusic.us
  • World-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians perform
    in orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral repertoire. Presenting
    over 30 concerts and over 200 free rehearsals for music
    lovers at various locations. During the Festival, check our website daily for rehearsal schedules and locations.
  • Working Artist Forum Annual Judged Show
  • Saturday, June 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs June 1- 30, 2013
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This is an annual show of member's art work from the Working Artist Forum from the major part if the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It involves all medium of painting and drawing.
  • Beneteau Rendezvous
  • Saturday, June 1   |  2pm
  • This event runs May 31 – June 2, 2013
  • Location: Osprey Point Marina and Yacht Club
  • Contact: Vera Sohovich or Susan Parrish
  • Phone: 410-267-8181
  • Email: vera@annapolisyachtsales.com
  • URL: www.annapolisyachtsales.com/events/benetea-rendezv
  • We are pleased to host our 2013 Beneteau Rendezvous at the Osprey Point Marina and Yacht Club, May 31 – June 2, 2013. This amazing venue is located in the charming bayside village of Rock Hall and is a unique, high class yachting resort situated on 30 acres of lush solitude on Swan Creek. Rock Hall is an easy sail across the bay from Annapolis.
  • Mulebone
  • Saturday, June 1   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Hugh Pool's excellent blues/roots guitar, vocals, harmonica and stomp-board combine with John Ragusa's virtuosity on conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, flutes, tin whistle and back-up vocals for an intense mix of slide guitar boogies, 1 chord trance riffs a la Howlin Wolf, uptempo rags, country blues: a mix of tunes written by Pool and covers from the likes of the Rev. Gary Davis, Fred McDowell and Merle Travis. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Live Playwrights’ Society
  • Monday, June 3   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street, Chest
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Playwriters, readers, observers & critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. They meet the
    first Monday of every month. Open to all ages. Free! New plays read and critiqued!
  • Meet & Greet Prospective Candidate Series
  • Wednesday, June 5   |  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 Major Charles Lollar. Great opportunity to get to know a prospective Republican candidate for Governor in 2014. Real dialogue - not just sound bites! Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Featuring artist, Nancy Thomas
  • Friday, June 7   |  Reception, 5-8pm show hangs until July 28
  • Location: 239 High St Chestertown, Md
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • art Works
  • Judged Photography Show
  • Friday, June 7   |  5-8pm First Friday
  • This event runs June 7-29
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: RiverArts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.ChestertownRiverArts.org
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  • Oklahoma, a musical
  • Friday, June 7   |  Fridays, Saturdays, 8 pm, Sundays, 2 pm
  • This event runs June 7 to June 23, 2013
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Oklahoma, a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
  • Finding Excitement Through Light – Artist: Michael Bignell
  • Friday, June 7   |  5pm–8pm
  • Location: Owl Pen Fine Art Gallery
  • Contact: Laura Drons
  • Phone: 443-480-4055
  • Email: ljdrons@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Bignell is known for his breathtaking realism. His huge paintings tempt you to join the scene. This event runs from June 7 – June 30.
  • Neville Dickie with the Midiri Brothers
  • Friday, June 7   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • From the UK, Neville Dickie is one of the world's great Stride and Boogie Woogie piano players. He is respected both here and abroad for his Fats Waller style of playing: a rumbling left hand providing counter-melodies to the sparkling improvisations on the right. He will be joined for this swinging evening by the Midiri Brothers: Paul Midiri on vibes & drums and Joe Midiri on clarinet and sax. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • First Friday Celebration - Marc Castelli - Climbing the Stars
  • Friday, June 7   |  5 -7pm
  • 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
  • Meet the artist - Marc Castelli - and enjoy a town-wide celebration June First Friday. After our reception, plan to attend the National Music Festival concert at 7:30 pm.
  • ART at your library - a First Friday reception
  • Friday, June 7   |  5 -8pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • The public is invited to visit Kent County Public Library's Chestertown branch for a First Friday reception celebrating the artwork of Lauryn E. Cunningham. Enjoy the exhibit, meet the artist, and engage with others who support and celebrate the arts in Kent County. Convenient parking is available, family-friendly refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend this free community event.
  • Help at Home
  • Tuesday, June 11   |  2pm
  • Location: Chestertown Town Hall
  • Contact: Karen Wright
  • Phone: 44-480-0940
  • Email: info@homeports.org
  • URL: www.homeports.org
  • Free presentation with Cindy Bach, OT, Director of Chester River Home Care and Hospice, and staff members, Sam Ricketts, RN, Community Educator, and Bob Denison, MSW, Medical Social Worker, will discuss roadblocks and solutions to staying at home as we age, the need for advocacy, families as case managers, and navigating the present and future health care system.
  • Camp Tockwogh Summer overnight camp
  • Wednesday, June 12   |  ongoing
  • This event runs June 12-August 16
  • Location: 24370 Still Pond Neck Rd. Worton, MD
  • Contact: Rhonda Poux or Alex Flaxenburg
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: rpoux@ymcade.org
  • URL:
  • YMCA overnight summer camp on the Chesapeake Bay! We offer a 3 day Mini-camp (completion of grades K-5), 1 and 2 week sessions (completion of grades 2-10), and 4-week leadership programs (completion of grades 10 & 11). Your children will meet new friends, enjoy exciting and challenging activities all in a safe environment.
  • RHYC Down River Race and One-Design Regatta
  • Friday, June 14
  • This event runs June 14-16
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club
  • Contact: Connie Ranney
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: web@RockHallYachtClub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • The Down River Race is a 75 year old Chester River sailing tradition where any one-deisgn sailboat races from CRY&CC to RHYC. That race is followed by the annual Summer One-Design Regatta at RHYC which includes 2 days of sailboat racing and fun! Open to all sailors!
  • Reception and Book Signing; Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron
  • Friday, June 14   |  6-8pm
  • Location: Kent County GOP Headquarters, 327 High Street
  • Contact: Sandy Terpeluk
  • Phone: 410-708-8814
  • Email: kentcountyrcc@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Dr. Ron Utt, author of Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron; The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy, will speak about his book. Book sales benefit the Kent County Republican Central Commitee. Open to the public.
  • Chester River Chorale at National Music Festival
  • Saturday, June 15   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Johnson Fitness Center, Washington College
  • Contact: Bentley Orrick
  • Phone: 410-928-5566
  • Email: benorr@verizon.net
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • The Chester River Chorale and Philadelphia's Singing City Choir will provide the choral voices for the triumphant conclusion of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the Resurrection Symphony, as the National Music Festival concludes its third season with a stirring full orchestral and choral presentation under the direction of guest conductor Gilbert Kaplan.
  • Dragonfly Heart Triathlon/Dragonfly Heart Youth Triathlon
  • Sunday, June 16   |  7:15am kids start, 8:15am adult start.
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Kiki
  • Phone: 410-778-4179
  • Email: loverslane5@verizon.net
  • URL: www.piranha-sports.com
  • Great kids and first timers race. Kids race is a 100 yd swim, 2.4 mile bike and a .4 mile run. The adult race is 1/4 mile swim
    12 mile bike and a 2.5 mile run.
  • Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
  • Tuesday, June 18   |  7pm
  • Location: 
  • Contact: Linda Dutton
  • Phone: 443-480-3138
  • Email: pflagchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Monthly Chapter meeting offering programming related to LGBT Education, Support and Advocacy. Walk in's are welcome.
  • Meet & Greet Prospective Candidate Series
  • Wednesday, June 19   |  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 David Craig, current Harford County Executive. Great opportunity to get to know a prospective Republican candidate for Governor in 2014. Real dialogue - not just sound bites! Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night
  • Friday, June 21   |  5:30–8pm
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Smilin' Jake's
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • 3rd 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.
  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Friday, June 21   |  8pm, 21-22, 3pm, 23rd June
  • This event runs June21st-23rd
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:
  • Tickets $15 / Students $5 with valid ID Short Attention Span Theatre returns to the Garfield Center for a 9th year! Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! All ticket holders are invited to return after Sunday's (6/30) performance for a 'talk-back' with playwrights, directors & actors.
  • Two Hour Public Sail-Schooner Sultana
  • Saturday, June 22   |  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 Sultanas home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), Sultanas 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 Sultanas seven-foot long tiller and explore the authentically reproduced crews quarters below-decks.
  • Sassafest River Jam
  • Sunday, June 23   |  12 Noon-5pm
  • Location: Georgetown Yacht Basin
  • Contact: Sophie Foscue
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: sfoscue@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Join Sassafras River Association at Georgetown Yacht Basin from noon – 5pm for our annual music event and fundraiser. Activities include the annual wade-in, dinghy poker run, and kayak race. Kitty Knight House will sell local food and drink and a variety of environmental exhibitors and local vendors will be present.
  • Lost Heroes Memorial Motorcycle Ride
  • Sunday, June 23   |  8:30am
  • Location: Rock Hall American Legion
  • Contact: Beverly Fabri
  • Phone: 410-778-1871
  • Email: bfabri@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Lay wreaths at 4 different gravesites honoring our fallen soldiers and police officer. Registration starts at 8:30am Kickstands up at 10am
  • Summer Poetry Salon
  • Tuesday, June 25   |  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 poet Steve Kistulentz and Cave Canem Fellow Yona Harvey as well as a performance by local musicians, Sleeper Cell. Good conversation, literature, music, and wine!
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, June 26   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street, Chest
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Free and open to all ages! To request a time slot, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.
  • Music Fest
  • Friday, June 28   |  7pm.-Music Starts. (Refreshments served at 6:30-7pm.)
  • Location: Rock Hall Firehouse (on Rt. 20)
  • Contact: Maria Coakley
  • Phone: 410-708-3925
  • Email: mcoakley1@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Everyone is welcome to come & enjoy an evening of local musical talent. Don't miss out -- you will be WOWED! There is no admission fee, but rather you are free to give a donation (or not) to benefit a children's mission in Pucallpa, Peru.
  • Two Hour Public Sail-The Lions of Bluegrass
  • Saturday, June 29   |  11am-1pm, Lions of Bluegrass, 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 Sultanas home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), Sultanas 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 Sultanas seven-foot long tiller and explore the authentically reproduced crew's quarters below-decks.
  • Red June
  • Saturday, June 29   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A bright young Americana/roots trio from Asheville, NC. Will Straughan, John Cloyd Miller and Natalya Weinstein use powerful three-part harmonies, tasteful, expert musicianship on fiddle, guitar, steel guitar and mandolin, and honest songwriting to create a seamless blend of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, traditional country and American roots music.
    Admission is $15. Call for reservations.