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.
  • Olde Kent Quilters Show
  • Sunday, March 1   |  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • This event runs March 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • A show of their newest creations by the quilters.
  • Maryland Wine Passport Experience
  • Sunday, March 1   |  12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chesapeake Wine Trail
  • Contact: Rebecca Dulka
  • Phone: 410-252-9463
  • Email: rebecca@marylandwine.com
  • URL: www.marylandwineevents.com
  • The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends; February 21-22 and February 28-March 1 from 12:00- 5:00 pm. The Passport Experience pass is $25.00 per person and includes complimentary tastings at participating wineries, in addition to other discounts and deals along the way.
  • 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.
  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch: Chestertown Mayor Chris Cerino
  • Wednesday, March 4   |  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • Chestertown Mayor, Chris Cerino will speak about the vision for Chestertown, town-gown relationships; implementing/funding the new waterfront.
  • 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.
  • Peter and Will Anderson with Chuck Redd
  • Friday, March 6   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Twins Peter and Will Anderson are each virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone. Originally from DC, they started touring internationally at 15 and attended Julliard. Now in their 20s and living in NYC, they are saxophonists of choice for Jimmy Heath, Wycliffe Gordon, and the Village Vanguard Orchestra. They will be joined by Chuck Redd on vibes and guitarist Alex Wintz for a fresh, creative swinging take on traditional jazz. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Gidion's Knot
  • Friday, March 6   |  Fri and Sat 8 pm & Sun 3 pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/gidions-knot/2015-
  • Feb 20, 21, 27, 28, March 6 & 7 @ 8pm Feb 22, March 1 & 8 @ 3pm Written by Johnna Adams Directed by Timothy Maloney Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. *Adult content. May not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. Tickets $15 / $5
  • Soroptimist Live Annual Auction
  • Saturday, March 7   |  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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Email:
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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.
  • Literary House Series: What's Found in Translation — An Evening with Benjamin Paloff
  • Tuesday, March 17   |  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
  • Benjamin Paloff is the author of two collections of poems, And His Orchestra (forthcoming 2015) and The Politics (Carnegie Mellon, 2011). His poems have appeared in A Public Space, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere. A former poetry editor at Boston Review and a regular contributor to The Nation, he has translated several books from Polish and Czech. He has received grants and fellowships from the US Fulbright Programs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • "Durer on the Museum"
  • Thursday, March 19   |  4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact:
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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.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Sunday, March 22   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Pat Diedrichs
  • Phone: 410-810-1834
  • Email: Kentchambermusic@yahoo.com
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Pyxis Piano Quartet, featuring Meredith Amado, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Jie Jin, cello; and Hiroko Yamazaki, piano; will perform works by Tintorer, Tansman, and Schumann
  • 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
  • URL:
  • 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.