Kent County Events Calendar - March 2015


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Sunday, March 1
  • This event runs March 1–31
  • 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.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, March 4   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 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/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Fiction Reading by Alice McDermott
  • Thursday, March 5   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/
  • Alice McDermott’s seventh novel, Someone (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013), was a New York Times bestseller, as well as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction, and the National Book Award. Three of her previous novels, After This (FSG, 2006), At Weddings and Wakes (FSG, 1992), and That Night (FSG, 1987), were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, March 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.
  • Opening Receptions: Fiber Show, Animation and the Digital Arts, Works on Paper
  • Friday, March 6   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • This event runs March 6 - 28
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/
  • Opening reception is on March 6 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 7   |  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.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, March 11   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 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/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • Soroptimist Live Annual Auction
  • Saturday, March 14   |  12pm
  • Location: Elks Lodge – Chestertown
  • Contact: Cathy Quesenberry
  • Phone: 410-778-4239
  • Email: cathq772@verizon.net
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  • Many great items to bid on with live auctioneer. Proceeds benefit Soroptimst education and signature programs that improve the lives of women and girls in the community and worldwide
  • Trojan Trample 5K Race
  • Saturday, March 14
  • Location: Kent County High School
  • Contact: Kiki Jones
  • Phone: 410-778-4550
  • Email: kikijones@kent.k12.md.us
  • URL: kchs.kent.k12.md.us
  • Race to support the school improvement activities of the PTSA.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 14   |  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.
  • Free Holiday Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Sunday, March 15   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, Cross & High Streets, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-2829
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  • Directed by Dr. Keith Wharton, the ESWE is the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown. This is the third of the band's four concerts during its annual Sept.-May season; please check closer to the concert date for details about the nature of the program. The band welcomes new members at any time, without audition or fee. The last concert of the season will be on May 17, 2015. The band is partially supported by the Kent Co. Arts Council.
  • Life Drawing
  • Tuesday, March 17   |  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 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/classes/life-drawing/
  • Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.
  • "Durer on the Museum"
  • Thursday, March 19   |  4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
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  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/calendar/#event_id/6999/view/even
  • This lecture is a part of the Janson-La Palme Distinguished Lecture in European Art History series. It is free and open to the public.
  • Organ Concert by Brian Jones
  • Friday, March 20   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Chruch, Chestertown
  • Contact: Parsih Office
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verivon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org/
  • Organist Brian Jones will play on Emmnauel's famous Harrison organ, always exciting music. Tickiets $20, $5 for students. A reception follows the concert.
  • Chester River Chorale's: Play It Again Sammy!
  • Friday, March 20   |  8 p.m. March 20 and 1 p.m. March 21
  • This event runs March 21, 2015
  • Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
  • Contact: Bentley Orrick
  • Phone: 410-928-5566
  • Email: benorr@verizon.net
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • The Chester River Chorale presents "Play it Again, Sammy!" featuring our pianist Sammy Marshall accompanied by 80 of his favorite singers performing past favorites as the Chorale celebrates its 15th year of providing amateur singers a chance to grow in artistic excellence. Former director Ann Turpin returns as a guest conductor.
  • Spring Festival
  • Saturday, March 21   |  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Worton Park
  • Contact: Antoninette Campbell
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@kentparksandrec.org
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  • Enjoy an afternoon of Easter egg hunts, egg decorating, pony rides, crafts and more! Special guest–THE EASTER BUNNY! All games and pictures with the Easter Bunny are included in the total cost–$7/child if registered by 4:30 p.m. March 13, $9/child if registered after​. Age 12 and under. Registration begins March 1st each year. Rain date March 22.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 21   |  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.
  • Summer Camp Tour Day
  • Sunday, March 22   |  1:30 p.m.
  • Location: YMCA Camp Tockwogh
  • Contact: Rhonda Poux
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: registration@ymcade.org
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  • Tour Day for families and individuals interested in seeing and hearing about our Summer Camp Programs. Meet the Directors and enjoy a walking tour of camp on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Fiction Reading by Helena María Viramontes
  • Thursday, March 26   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/
  • Helena María Viramontes is the author of the novel Their Dogs Came with Them (Washington Square Press, 2008). Named a USA Ford Fellow in Literature for 2007 by United States Artists, she has also received the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a Sundance Institute Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Luis Leal Award, and a Spirit Award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus.
  • WC Concert Series - Afro Bop Alliance
  • Saturday, March 28   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • As part of 2014-2015 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents Afro Bop Alliance. An energetic septet specializing in contemporary approaches to the rhythms of Latin American music with a strong jazz emphasis, the Afro Bop Alliance won a Latin Grammy Award in 2008 for their release with Vibraphonist Dave Samuels. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Children 12 and under are free. Season tickets are also available.
  • Country Crafts Guild Spring Arts & Crafts Show
  • Saturday, March 28   |  10am–4pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Fire House
  • Contact: Kathy Redman
  • Phone: 410-778-1432
  • Email: predman@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.countrycraftsguild.com
  • Handmade arts and crafts by juried guild members including photography, pottery, soaps, lotions, recycled wood, folk art, knitting, paper crafts, beach glass jewelry, embroidery, PVC birds, miniature house plaques, decorative gourds, flowers, crochet accessories, jewelry, childrens clothing and sewn items.
  • 8th Annual Tim Kern Memorial Clay Shoot
  • Saturday, March 28   |  10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Hopkins Game Farm
  • Contact: Greg or Meryl
  • Phone: 410-778-9008
  • Email: timkernmemorialfund@gmail.com
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  • Please join us in celebrating the memory of Tim Kern. Shooters start at 10:00AM. Refreshments and food to follow.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 28   |  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.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Playwright Sheri Wilner, 2015 Douglass Wallop F
  • Monday, March 30   |  TBA
  • This event runs March 30 – April 3
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/details/events_c
  • Sheri Wilner has twice been a co-winner of the prestigious Heideman Award granted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville: in 1998 for Labor Day, which premiered at the 1999 Humana Festival, and in 2001 for Bake Off, which premiered at the 2002 Humana Festival. Bake Off was heralded by The New York Times for being a “barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing satire on gender roles” that was “the clear apex” of the festival.