Kent County Events Calendar - June 2014


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Sunday, June 1   |  Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-2pm
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • 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.
  • Working Artists Forum Annual Art Show
  • Sunday, June 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs June 1-30th
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
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  • This is the annual judged show for the Working Artist Forum. The proceeds from art purchases go to the memorial fund created in honor of deceased members which in turn funds activities and learning events sponsored by the organization.
  • Annual Rock Hall Triathlon
  • Sunday, June 1   |  9am
  • This event runs May 31 - June 1, 2014
  • Location: Rock Hall Landing Marina 5657 S Hawthorne Ave, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Greg Hawkins
  • Phone:
  • Email: greg@setupevents.com
  • URL: www.setupevents.com/mts
  • Join us for our 4th annual Rock Hall Triathlon, part of the Maryland Triathlon Series. Experience a flat, fast race course and a very tri-friendly town at this early season event.
  • National Music Festival at Washington College
  • Sunday, June 1   |  Various
  • This event runs June 1-14, 2014
  • Location: Various
  • Contact: Caitlin Patton
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL: www.nationalmusic.us
  • The Festival's fourth season, in Chestertown, Maryland, brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together at Washington College and throughout Kent County in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. All rehearsals are free and open to the public, and children are welcome.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, June 2   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The Live Playwrights' Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, June 6   |  5-8pm
  • 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.
  • Maryland Watermen's Association Rockfish Tournament
  • Friday, June 6   |  Until 4pm each day
  • This event runs June 6-8, 2014
  • Location: Bulkhead, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Melissa Boe
  • Phone: 410-216-6610
  • Email: melissa@marylandwatermen.com
  • URL: www.marylandwatermen.com/Rockfish_Tournament.html
  • $10,000 first prize, $5,000 second prize and $3,000 third prize. Catch the fun and excitement of this big money tournament. Join the fleet or just watch as contestants weigh-in daily at the Rock Hall bulkhead in late afternoon. For more information, call Maryland Watermen's Association 410-604-0909.
  • History Happy Hour
  • Friday, June 6   |  4pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Contact: Karen Emerson
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • Email: director@kentcountyhistory.org
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  • Christos Christou, Jr., Registar and Genealogist for The Sons of the American Revolution (MD Chapter) will talk about the end of the Revolution and why America and Britain fought another war. He will also speak about why the SAR is stll relevent over two hundred years after the wars end.
  • South Pacific: Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Friday, June 6   |  Fri. & Sat 8pm, Sun. 2pm
  • This event runs June 6-22 weekends
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut St, Church Hill
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre Office
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Premiering in 1949, this classic American musical has delighted audiences for 65 years. Based on a James Michener book about WWII in the Pacific, the plot follows two couples: an American nurse and her older French lover and a lieutenant who falls for a young island maiden. With stirring music and courage on many levels, this musical returns to CHT during our own anniversary season.
    $20 adults, $17 members, $10 students.
  • The Musical Muse
  • Friday, June 6   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs June 6- 28th
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: William Brockschmidt
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • The opening reception is 5 to 8:00 on June 6.
  • Community Shred Event
  • Saturday, June 7   |  11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Location: The Peoples Bank, Galena Branch, 166 N. Main Street
  • Contact: Sheila Dwyer
  • Phone: 410-648-5681
  • Email: sdwyer@pbkc.com
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  • Community Shred Event, bring two boxes of documents to be shredded free. Free hot dogs and drinks.
  • Music in the Park
  • Saturday, June 7   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: June 21, July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 30
  • Youth Fishing Derby
  • Saturday, June 7   |  9am-12:30pm
  • Location: Turner's Creek Park, Turner's Creek Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Stacey Clough
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@KentParksAndRec.org
  • URL: KentParkAndRec.org
  • 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 each year.
    Rain or Shine!
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 7   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Art in Bloom
  • Sunday, June 8   |  5-8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • A show of beautiful art and floral designs that represent the art.
  • Osprey Paddle
  • Saturday, June 14   |  10am–12:30pm
  • Location: Chester River
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • See Osprey and their chicks up close as you paddle an undisturbed tributary of the Chester River. $30/person no one under 12 years Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • National Music Festival Grand Finale
  • Saturday, June 14   |  7:30pm
  • Location: tba
  • Contact: Bentley Orrick
  • Phone: 410-928-5566
  • Email: benorr@verizon.net
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • The Chester River Chorale reunites with Singing City, the Frederick Chorale, and the National Music Festival Orchestra in a monumental rendition of Guiseppe Verdi's Requiem led by Maestro Richard Rosenberg as the NMF completes its third year in Chestertown.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 14   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Down River Race
  • Friday, June 20   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • A Friday Regatta with O/D sailboats of many classes, racing from the dock at the Chester River Y&CC down the Chester River to the Rock Hall YC. This race starts the Regatta weekend at the RHYC.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, June 20   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs June 20, Rain date June 27
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Jack or Linda
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjakes@gmail.com
  • URL: www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • Display of hot rods, classics, street rods and custom cars. Oldies music til' 8:30. No charge to enter or to view. So, dust off that old ride and come on down.

    Future 2014 dates: July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17
  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Friday, June 20   |  8pm
  • This event runs June 20-23rd and following weekend
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High Street, Chester
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The 10th annual Play Fest showcases a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! Play fest runs last two weekends in June with Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday performances at 3pm. Tickets $15, Students $5 with valid ID.
  • Annual One Design Regatta and Comet Nat'ls
  • Saturday, June 21   |  8am
  • This event runs June 21-22, 2014
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • After a "no holds barred" Down River Race the day before all boats head out on as many as 4 courses to race against their own kind. All classes are welcome, 5 boats of the same class get their own start. A great two days of sailboat racing on the Chester River.
  • Grand Opening Charles Sumner Post#25, G.A.R.
  • Saturday, June 21   |  10am–6pm
  • Location: 206 S. Queen St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
  • Phone: 410-778-1149
  • Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
  • URL: CharlesSumnerPost.org
  • Built by Black soldiers returning from the Civil War, this building was used as the meeting place for the Union Veterans organization, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) It has been restored and become a community center/museum/performance venue. This Juneteenth celebration features reenactors of B Company, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Festival 10 am to 6 pm- Ribbon Cutting 4:00 pm Civil War Encampment History Reenactments Music Games for children Tours of the building- Fish Fry and Crab Cakes
  • Music in the Park
  • Saturday, June 21   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 30
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 21   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.
  • Bay to Bay Ride
  • Sunday, June 22   |  6:30-9am
  • Location: Betterton Fire Department, 2 Howell Point Rd, Betterton
  • Contact: Chestertown Lions Club
  • Phone: 410-778-4881
  • Email: president@chestertownlions.org
  • URL: www.chestertownlionsclub.org
  • The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to this summer's bicycling challenge, the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of four routes between 27 and 104 miles in length. The flat loop routes take in scenery of the heartland of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. The 27 mile ride goes through historic Downtown Chestertown for those who want a less challenging ride. Registration starts at 6:30am and ride begins at 7am. For more information visit www.chestertownlionsclub.org or call Jim at 410-778-4881, or register online at www.active.com.
    Cost: $25.00 until May 15, 2014
    $30.00 June 21, 2014
    $35.00 Day of ride
  • Lost Heroes Memorial Motorcycle Ride
  • Sunday, June 22   |  10am
  • Location: American Legion #228, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Beverly Fabri
  • Phone: 410-708-6391
  • Email: bfabri@gmail.com
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  • Ride will include 5 gravesites where a wreath will be laid. To benefit the Nick Spry Memorial Fund, helping soldiers and their families.
  • Sassafest River Jam
  • Sunday, June 22   |  12 Noon-5pm
  • Location: Georgetown Yacht Basin, 14020 Augustine Herman Hwy, Georgetown
  • Contact: Sophie Foscue
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: sfoscue@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Join Sassafras River Association at Georgetown Yacht Basin for our free annual River Awareness day! Enjoy live music, food, and drink on the Sassafras River!
  • Literary House Series: Summer Poetry Salons
  • Tuesday, June 24   |  4:30pm
  • Location: The 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
  • Join us for an afternoon of poetry, local music, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life. This Salon will feature poet Tarfia Faizullah and the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. Musical guests will be announced.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, June 25   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.
  • Junior One Design Regatta
  • Thursday, June 26   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • The Juniors show up on Thursday to pit their skills and training against all other YC and Sail Schools on the Upper Bay. Lasers, 420's and Opti's abound course and racers can be seen from the shore.
  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Friday, June 27   |  8pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The 10th annual Play Fest showcases a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! Play fest runs last two weekends in June with Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday performances at 3pm. Tickets $15, Students $5 with valid ID.
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday, June 28   |  2pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.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 on board 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.
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday, June 28   |  2–4pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Two hour sails on the schooner Sultana $30 adult/$15 under 12 (except as marked below) Sorry, no children under 5 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Saturday, June 28   |  8pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The 10th annual Play Fest showcases a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! Play fest runs last two weekends in June with Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday performances at 3pm. Tickets $15, Students $5 with valid ID.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 28   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.