Kent County Events Calendar - May 2015


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  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, May 1   |  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.
  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Friday, May 1   |  Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-2pm
  • This event runs May 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.
  • Featured Artist, Sally Clark
  • Friday, May 1   |  5–8pm
  • Location: The Artist Gallery
  • Contact: The Artists Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
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  • Sally clark is one of the five partners at the Artists' gallery. She works primarily in watercolor and mixed media. she also does beautiful painted furniture.
  • Linda Walls Photo Show
  • Friday, May 1   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through May 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • A beautiful show of recent photographs by Eastern Shore local artist Linda Walls. Not to be missed.
  • Galena Dogwood Festival
  • Saturday, May 2   |  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Galena, Maryland
  • Contact: Galena Town Office
  • Phone: 410-648-5151
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  • This is our 10th annual festival and it will take place throughout Galena
  • Rock Hall Garden Club Plant Sale
  • Saturday, May 9   |  8:30–11:30am
  • Location: Main Street – Rock Hall
  • Contact: Connie Metcalf
  • Phone: 410-639-2965
  • Email: conniemetcalf8@gmail.com
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  • Annual sale of home grown plants plus garden treasures and tasty baked goods. Proceeds are used for the beautification of Rock Hall.
  • Free Holiday Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Sunday, May 17   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, Cross & High Streets, Chestertown
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  • 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 last 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 band is partially supported by the Kent Co. Arts Council.
  • Summer Camp Tour Day
  • Sunday, May 17   |  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.
  • Memorial Day Family Camp
  • Friday, May 22   |  Friday - Monday
  • This event runs May 25, 2015
  • Location: YMCA Camp Tockwogh Worton, MD
  • Contact: Rhonda Poux
  • Phone: 410-348-6000
  • Email: registration@ymcade.org
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  • Enjoy camp with your family over Memorial Day weekend on the Chesapeake Bay. Pricing includes cabin, meals and activities. Please see our website for more details.
  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival
  • Saturday, May 23   |  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Sabine Harvey
  • Phone: 410-810-3890
  • Email: greenbien@hotmail.com
  • URL: www.chestertownteaparty.org/
  • Celebrate the history of Colonial Chestertown with a parade and the re-enactment of tea being thrown into the Chester River. Throughout the day, enjoy walking tours of the historic district; craft vendors and demonstrators; childrens’ games and activities; food; music and performances at the local Revolutionary Theatre.
  • Beer, Wine Tasting and Raft Race
  • Sunday, May 24   |  Noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Sabine Harvey
  • Phone: 410-810-3890
  • Email: greenbien@hotmail.com
  • URL: www.chestertownteaparty.org/
  • Enjoy a crazy race of home made rafts while sampling craft beer and local wine. The day would not be complete without music, food and craft vendors.
  • Golf Tournament fundraiser
  • Friday, May 29   |  8am–1:30pm
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Contact: Maryann Ruehrmund
  • Phone: 410-810-5660
  • Email: mruehrmund@chesterriverhealth.org
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  • 21st annual golf tournament fundraiser to benefit the people served by UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown (formerly Chester River Hospital Center). Proceeds will help fund the purchase of a new inpatient quality, safety and satisfaction technology. Two tee times: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • National Music Festival
  • Sunday, May 31
  • This event runs June 13, 2015
  • Location: Washington College
  • Contact: National Music Festival
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL: www.nationalmusic.us
  • The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, these musicians live and work together, presenting over 35 concerts — ranging from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus — and 200 free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world.