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.
  • Savage Race Mid-Atlantic
  • Saturday, May 2   |  9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Hopkins Game Farm, 13003 Turners Creek Road Kennedyville, MD 21645
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  • Email: info@savagerace.com
  • URL: www.savagerace.com/locations/mid-atlantic-spring-2
  • Savage Race is a 5-6 mile run with 25 of the world's best obstacles. Completion requires teamwork, courage, and the will to push your limits farther than you ever have before. Run individually or create a team!
  • 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
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 2   |  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, May 6   |  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.
  • Organ Concert by Ken Cowan
  • Friday, May 8   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Chruch, Chestertown
  • Contact: Parsih Office
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verivon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org/
  • Always popular Ken Cowan returns for his 20th consecutive year to play Emmanuel's Harrison organ. Remarkably he plays all of his music from memory. Tickiets $20 ($5 for students) Reception will follow the concert.
  • 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.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 9   |  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, May 13   |  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.
  • 232nd Commencement
  • Saturday, May 16   |  10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Washington College, Campus Green
  • Contact: Campus Events Office
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • Email: Campus_events@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/calendar/commencement.php
  • The 232nd Washington College Commencement exercises will begin at 10:30 am on the Campus Lawn. The rain location will be the Johnson Fitness Center.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 16   |  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, May 17   |  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 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.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, May 20   |  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.
  • 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.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 23   |  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.
  • 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.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, May 27   |  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.
  • 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.
  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, May 30   |  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.
  • Rock Hall Triathlon - International
  • Saturday, May 30   |  8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Landing Marina
  • Contact:
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  • Email: races@vtsmts.com
  • URL: www.vtsmts.com/rockhallinternational/
  • The Rock Hall Triathlon is nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County. Only 18 miles from Baltimore “as the fish swims” (put your bike rack on a boat!) and 90 miles from Philadelphia, Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history.

    International Distance: 1500 Meter Swim (bay); 24.5 Mile Bike (flat); 10K Run (flat)
  • 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.
  • Rock Hall Triathlon - Sprint
  • Sunday, May 31   |  9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Rock Hall Landing Marina
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email: races@vtsmts.com
  • URL: www.vtsmts.com/rockhallinternational/
  • The Rock Hall Sprint Triathlon is nestled on the edge of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in picturesque Kent County. Only 18 miles from Baltimore “as the fish swims” (put your bike rack on a boat!) and 90 miles from Philadelphia, Rock Hall is one of the friendliest, most laid back towns anywhere…and is full of history.

    Sprint Distance: 750 Meter Swim; 15 Mile Bike (flat); 5K Run (flat)