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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.