Kent County Events Calendar - May 2014


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  • Linda Walls Photography Show
  • Thursday, May 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs May 1-31st
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This very popular and talented photographer will show her latest work created from local eastern shore landscapes, wildlife, and people. Not to be missed.
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Thursday, May 1   |  7–9pm
  • Location: Chestertown Marina
  • Contact: Stephanie Somers
  • Phone: 410-635-0321
  • Email: info@chesterriverpacketco.com
  • URL: www.chesterriverpacketco.com
  • Join the Chester River Packet Company on their FIRST public Sunset Cruise!  $25 for 2-hour minimum ride  $15 for children under 12 pub grub buffet included  cash bar  Parking: Foot of High Street  Boarding: 6:30pm (Chestertown Waterfront, near the Fish Whistle)  Leaving dock: 7pm  Returning: Between 9&10pm  **All cruises are subject to change due to weather and private chartered events**
  • Grill Night at the Vineyard
  • Friday, May 2   |  5–8pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowvineyard.com/wine-events
  • Come out to our grill night and enjoy fresh grilled items cooked to perfection by the Grill Meister, Gunner Roe. Crow Vineyard Wines can be bought by the glass or bottle.
  • History Happy Hour
  • Friday, May 2   |  4pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Contact: Karen Emerson
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • Email: director@kentcountyhistory.org
  • URL: www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • Richard Hayes Phillips speaks about his recently published book "Without Indentures:Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records".
  • Abstractions Show
  • Friday, May 2   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs May 2-31
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Beverly Sheppard
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • The opening reception is on May 2 from 5-8pm
  • Shirley Hampton Hunt
  • Friday, May 2   |  Reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs 1st Friday, May 2-June 29
  • Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.
  • Contact: Shirley Hampton Hunt
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Shirley is a noted photographer, especially her recording of the old houses that are vanishing from the Eastern shore Her book by that name, 'The Vanishing Landscape' is for sale at the gallery. She is also a painter in oil and watercolor. Her show will be a combination of mediums.
  • Timeless Rhythms : Sensing Change
  • Friday, May 2   |  5–7:30pm
  • Location: 203 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL: www.massoniart.com
  • Join us for the final days of our "climate change" exhibition.
  • First Friday–Open House
  • Friday, May 2   |  5–8pm
  • Location: Chester River Packet, Chestertown Marina
  • Contact: Stephanie Somers
  • Phone: 410-635-0321
  • Email: info@chesterriverpacketco.com
  • URL: www.facebook.com/events/684431248280056/
  • First Friday OPEN HOUSE on board the Chester River Packet! Hosted by Stephanie Somers with her artwork snacks/cash bar FREE to the public! Stop by the boat, docked at the Chestertown Waterfront (next to the Fish Whistle) and have a look around! **Parking at the foot of High Street**
  • American Power-Hydroplane test session KNRA
  • Saturday, May 3   |  All day
  • This event runs May 3 and May 4, 2014
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Joe Skinner Vice Commodore
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: vicecommodore@RockHallYachtClub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • Blue Heron Paddle
  • Saturday, May 3   |  10am–12:30pm
  • Location: Sassafras River
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Venture to the headwaters of the Sassafras and some of the best Blue Heron habitats of the Bay. $30/person no one under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 M-F
  • Galena's Dogwood Festival
  • Saturday, May 3   |  9am-3pm
  • Location: Main Street, Galena, Maryland
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410-708-3653
  • Email: srbc@shoretobefun.com
  • URL: www.SRBCinc.org
  • Hours 9AM~3PM. Fun for all ages. Car Show in the Plaza ~ Contact The Conners at 410 648 9974. Parade at 10AM on Main St. Crafts, Kids Corner games, Amusements, Face Painting, Baby Contest, Kids Talent Contest, Eastern Shore food in the Park. Live bands, food vendors and crafters also located at Main St. & Virginia Ave. Parking Lot. SRBC's 3rd Annual Beer Garden opens at 12 Noon behind 108 Main St.
  • Blake Thompson: A Blues Journey
  • Saturday, May 3   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org/
  • Blake Thompson ’s high energy band takes you on a journey from the roots of the blues in the rural South and the music of blues legends like Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson through its various incarnations in Chicago and St. Louis to the blues rock of giants like Stevie Ray Vaughan. This will be a terrific evening of the blues in all of its foot-stomping, hard-driving variety. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 3   |  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.
  • Snack Cruise
  • Saturday, May 3   |  1–2:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Marina
  • Contact: Stephanie Somers
  • Phone: 410-635-0321
  • Email: info@chesterriverpacketco.com
  • URL: www.chesterriverpacketco.com
  • PUBLIC EVENT  Join the Chester River Packet Company for a snack cruise on the Chester River!  $15 -- light snacks included -- refreshments available $10 for children under 12 Parking: Foot of High Street  Boarding: 12:30pm (Chestertown Waterfront, near the Fish Whistle)  Leaving dock: 1:00pm  Returning: 2:30pm  **All cruises are subject to change due to weather and private chartered events**
  • Snack Cruise
  • Saturday, May 3   |  10–11:30am
  • Location: Chestertown Marina
  • Contact: Stephanie Somers
  • Phone: 410-635-0321
  • Email: info@chesterriverpacketco.com
  • URL: www.chesterriverpacketco.com
  • PUBLIC EVENT  Join the Chester River Packet Company for a snack cruise on the Chester River!  $15 -- light snacks included -- refreshments available $10 for children under 12 Parking: Foot of High Street  Boarding: 9:30am (Chestertown Waterfront, near the Fish Whistle)  Leaving dock: 10:00am  Returning: 11:30am  **All cruises are subject to change due to weather and private chartered events**
  • Ann Hennessy Live Poets' Society Poetry Reading
  • Sunday, May 4   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org/
  • The late Ann Hennessy, a Rock Hall writer and activist started this annual free poetry reading at the Mainstay. In Ann’s memory, we ontinue to celebrate the wealth of talent we find among our local writers and (a week late) National Poetry Month. The readers include local poets and the winners of the Ann Hennessy Live Poets’ Society Poetry Contest for middle school students in Kent County. Refreshments will be available. Admission is Free.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, May 5   |  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!
  • Max's Mainstay All-Stars with Geoff Gallante
  • Thursday, May 8   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org/
  • Max’s Mainstay All-Stars return with special guest trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante. Gallante has been to the Mainstay before but now at 13, he’s ready to take on the All-Stars - unrehearsed improvisation at its best. Gallante has appearances on the Tonight Show and the Today Show to his credit, has performed at the Kennedy Center and even the White House - the youngest instrumentalist ever accorded that honor. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Local Public History Forum
  • Thursday, May 8   |  7–9pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact: Marissa Seidel
  • Phone: 717-418-5423
  • Email: mseidel2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.facebook.com/events/796170583741148/?ref_dashb
  • This event will allow the public to talk to local historians from different historically affiliated groups in the community. It will allow them to share their opinion on what history they would like to see researched about Kent County or exhibits or event they would like to see done in the future on local history.
  • Jacques T. Baker, Jr., Author of "Gilbert Byron, A Life Worth Examining"
  • Friday, May 9   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Bookplate, 112 S. Cross St., Chestertown
  • Contact: Tom Martin
  • Phone: 410-778-4167
  • Email: bookplate@verizon.net
  • URL: www.bookplate.biz
  • Author Jacques Baker, Jr. will discuss his book "Gilbert Byron, A Life Worth Examining". Mr. Baker is a former student of Gilbert Byron as well as his informal agent and personal representative following his death in 1991. He has recently published a biography, Gilbert Byron – A Life Worth Examining”. The goal of Mr. Baker has been to preserve Byrons Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Regional Literary Legacy.
  • Mothers Day Wine & Food Pairing
  • Saturday, May 10   |  5pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowvineyard.com/wine-events
  • Mother’s Day Wine & Food Pairings with Chef Sabrina Sexton Small plates and appetizers prepared and paired with Crow wines. Chef & Winemaker will discuss food presentation and how food compliments and or changes the wines paired. Cost: $45 single or $40 wine club member. Call 302-304-0551 or email us at crowfarmmd@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
  • Mother’s Day Wine & Food Pairings with Chef Sabrina Sexton
  • Saturday, May 10   |  5pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Small plates and appetizers prepared and paired with Crow Wines. Chef & Winemaker will discuss food presentation and how food compliments and or changes the wines paired. Cost $45. single or $40. wine club member.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 10   |  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.
  • Honors Piano Trio
  • Sunday, May 11   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org/
  • A delightful afternoon of classical music from a talented trio of musicians from the Temple University Music Prep’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. Daniel Kim (violin), age 15, Isaiah Kim (cello) age 12 and Stephen Li (piano) age 16 will play the Arensky Piano Trio as well as individual and duo recital pieces from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Wieniawski as part of our Hedgelawn Classical Music Series. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Sunday, May 11   |  3pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Pat Diedrichs
  • Phone: 410-810-1834
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • The Pyxis Piano Quartet, featuring Hiroko Yamazaki, piano; Amy Leonard, viola; Meredith Amado, violin; Jie Jin, cello, will be performing works by Lutoslawski, Beethoven and Chausson. Ticket are $15 and may be purchased at the door the day of the concert.
  • Spring Sing by Chester River Yoith Choir
  • Friday, May 16   |  7pm
  • Location: Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Julie Lawrence
  • Phone:
  • Email: Youthchoir@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:
  • Join us for Chester River Youth Choirs inaugural concert! FREE......($5 suggested donation)
  • Farm and Wine Paddle
  • Saturday, May 17   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: Turner's Creek
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Paddle through the relative wilderness of Turner's Creek on the Sassafras River in the morning, then follow Sultana's instructors to Crow Farm for a winery tour in the afternoon. $40 per person/no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • 231st Commencement
  • Saturday, May 17   |  10:30am
  • Location: Washington College, Campus Green
  • Contact: Shirley Loller
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • Email: sloller2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/calendar/commencement.php
  • The 231st Washington College Commencement exercises begin at 10:30 am on the Campus Lawn. The rain location will be the Johnson Fitness Center.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 17   |  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.
  • Ken & Brad Kolodner
  • Saturday, May 17   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org/
  • Tight, sophisticated arrangements of original and traditional old-time music from Ken Kolodner, one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US and his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world. They expand the boundaries of the Appalachian tradition, with their driving, melodic interpretations of traditional and original fiddle tunes and songs for hammered dulcimer, banjo, fiddles and vocals. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble - Band Concert
  • Sunday, May 18   |  4pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 101 N. Cross St. Chestertown.
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-2829
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • This free-admission program, about one hour in duration, will appeal to listeners of all ages. The ESWE is an all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown and is directed by Dr. Keith Wharton. New members are welcome to join at any time, without audition or fee.
  • Music of Early Maryland
  • Wednesday, May 21   |  5:30pm
  • Location: The Lounge at JR's Past Time Pub
  • Contact: Juanita Wieczoreck
  • Phone: 410-810-2799
  • Email: programming@chestertownteaparty.org
  • URL: chestertownteaparty.org
  • National experts, David and Ginger Hildebrand will appear in period costume and, using a variety of musical instruments of the time, perform examples of music heard in early Maryland. Their presentation explores the influences of social class, gender, and heritage. Types of music range from instrumental dance music to ballads and patriotic songs to military marches. It is free to the public. Space is limited; reservations are recommended.
  • Llama Llama Red Pajama PJ Party!
  • Wednesday, May 21   |  6pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact: Natalie Lane
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email: nlane@kent.lib.md.us
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/
  • Wear your PJ's and bring your best stuffed animal friend to the Library for stories and more!
  • The Chestertown Tea Party Fetival
  • Friday, May 23   |  5:30-10pm on May 23rd
  • This event runs May 23, 24, 25, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: info@chestertownteaparty.org
  • URL: www.chestertownteaparty.org
  • 8am-6pm, May 24; 9:30am-6pm, May 25
    A parade down Main Street USA, demonstrations of colonial life, historic reenactments, 5K & 10K distance runs, arts & crafts vendors, local musicians & food, and a wild & creative raft race are among the reasons this event is one of the great traditions on the Eastern Shore. No admission for the festival; some events require tickets.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, May 23   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs May 23rd, Rain date May 30th
  • 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: June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday, May 24   |  10am–4:30pm
  • 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.
  • Tea Party Weekend Public Sails
  • Saturday, May 24
  • This event runs May 24 – May 25, 2014
  • 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 no children under 5 Dates and times for sails at above address
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 24   |  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.
  • Theodore Corbett BookSigning
  • Saturday, May 24   |  11am
  • Location: Bookplate – Chestertown
  • Contact: Tom Martin
  • Phone: 410-778-4167
  • Email: bookplate@verizon.net
  • URL: www.bookplate.biz
  • Theodore Corbett will be at Bookplate at 11:00 am Saurday, May 24,2014 to talk about his book "Revolutionary Chestertown". Chestertown protested parliament’s duty on tea and sent flour to aid the poor in the closed port of Boston. While militia was raised, Kent County’s true value to Washington was as a key breadbasket for his Continental army.
  • Karen Somerville
  • Saturday, May 24   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • “The Many Faces of Karen Somerville” are on display as she sings jazz, the blues, R&B, and gospel all with the passion and grace for which she is known. With Stef Scaggiari on piano, Tom Anthony on bass, Ray Anthony on drums and Karen’s special guest Seth Kibel, on woodwinds. She’ll also be joined by Lester Barrett, Jr. and Jerome McKinney who along with Karen form the trio Sombarkin. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Sunday, May 25   |  11am–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.
  • Terence Finn Book Signing
  • Sunday, May 25   |  Various Hours
  • Location: Bookplate – Chestertown
  • Contact: Tom Martin
  • Phone: 410-778-4167
  • Email: bookplate@verizon.net
  • URL: www.bookplate.biz
  • Terence T. Finn will be at Bookplate to discuss his books and to sign copies. The intellectual challenge was to take a large subject like the second World War and compress it and yet still make it complete and accurate and, hopefully, make it interesting.”
  • Literary House Series: Summer Poetry Salons
  • Tuesday, May 27   |  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 poets Carrie Jerrell and Will Schutt. Musical guests will be announced.
  • Summer Poetry Salon with Carrie Jerrell, Will Schutt and The Pam Ortiz Band
  • Tuesday, May 27   |  4:30pm
  • 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
  • Carrie Jerrell is the author of the poetry collection After the Revival, 2008 winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize from Waywiser Press. Will Schutt is the author of Westerly, winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. Pam Ortiz is that rare songwriter who can touch people where they feel deeply, where they laugh and where they cry.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, May 28   |  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.
  • How I Learned to Drive
  • Friday, May 30   |  8pm
  • This event runs May 30 – 31
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • General Admission: $15 Student Admission: $5 (with valid ID) Li'l Bit grows up in rural Maryland during the 1960s with a large extended family: her mother, who became pregnant at a young age; her grandmother, a God-fearing former child-bride; her ignorant, sexist grandfather; her Uncle Peck, who has been affected by experiences in combat and is a recovering alcoholic; and Aunt Mary, who is in denial of her husband's behavior. The play is told through a series of flashbacks under the guise of driving lessons. *PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLAY CONTAINS ADULT THEMES, AND MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUTH UNDER AGE 14.
  • Annual Rock Hall Triathlon
  • Saturday, May 31   |  May 31 at 8am / June 1 at 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.
  • Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage
  • Saturday, May 31   |  10am-5pm
  • Location: Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: The Maryland Pilgrimage Office
  • Phone: 443-282-0530
  • Email: MHGP@aol.com
  • URL: www.mhgp.org
  • The Pilgrimage is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of architecturally significant sites in Maryland and has remained constant with this mission since its inception in 1937. It is the only statewide house and garden tour organization and the oldest tour in the state of Maryland. The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage has raised and distributed well over $1 million in its 76-year history to support designated preservation projects in each host community. One of the beneficiaries of the 2014 will be the restoration, preservation, and enhancement of Fountain Park, the historic village green located in Chestertown, the County Seat.

    Advance tickets may be purchased online beginning February 1, 2014. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the event. Ticket information will be available at that time at the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage website: www.mhgp.org. This is a Rain or Shine event.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 31   |  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.
  • Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
  • Saturday, May 31   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
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  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned traditional bluegrass. Their instrumentation, lead vocals and vocal harmonies convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny’s lead vocals have earned him an IBMA nomination as Male Vocalist of the Year. With his son Ryan on mandolin, Mark Delaney on banjo; Doug Meek on fiddle and Eric Troutman on bass and vocals. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.