Kent County Events Calendar - October 2014


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Wednesday, October 1
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • 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.
  • The Real War: World War II Veterans Remember - Opening Reception
  • Wednesday, October 1   |  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • Interviews with veterans and their families done by CV Starr Center students and transcribed by RiverArts members. Thirty-three veterans' half of whom reside at Heron Point, share their stories about the war and their service. Dr. Davy McCall, Vince Raimond, Bobbie Anselmi, Joseph Doherty and Raz Kloman share their stories of incredible courage and resourcefulness during WWII.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Living Writers Series — A Reading by Julie Mari
  • Thursday, October 2   |  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/
  • Julie Marie Wade is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014). A recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, she teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.
  • Candidates Forum
  • Thursday, October 2   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown
  • Contact: League of Women Voters of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-639-7811
  • Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
  • URL: www.kent.lwvmd.org
  • Forum for general election candidates for the offices of Clerk of Court and State' Attorney. Audience will be encouraged to ask questions of the candidates.
  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
  • Friday, October 3   |  5–9pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, October 3   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • 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.
  • 12@Hotchkiss - Nikita Borisevich, violin
  • Friday, October 3   |  12pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • 12@Hotchkiss is a noon-hour concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Held on the first Fridays of Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, & Apr, admission is FREE. Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Music of Washington College. Violinist Nikita Borisevich swept onto the Russian stage as one of today’s most promising young virtuosos. At fifteen, he won a Russian National Competition for Violinists and Cellists called “The Magical Bow” in Perm, Russia.
  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
  • Friday, October 3   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.
  • The Library's October Art Reception for "The Art Group"
  • Friday, October 3   |  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Kent County Public Library is pleased to announce a First Friday art reception featuring the work of THE ART GROUP. Drawing from the work of artists who engage in oil painting, watercolors, sculpture, craftmaking, and other art forms, THE ART GROUP has created an exhibit that is filled with diversity of style, form, and subject matter. This month's artist include: * Allen Johnson * Betty Smith * Sheila Exum * Lauryn Cunningham * David Stuebing * Cal Jackson * Theresa Schram
  • Waterman's Triathlon Festival
  • Saturday, October 4   |  Oct 4 at 8am / Oct 5 at 9am
  • This event runs Oct 4-5, 2014
  • Location: Rock Hall Landing Marina, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Greg Hawkins
  • Phone:
  • Email: greg@setupevents.com
  • URL: www.setupevents.com/mts
  • The Maryland Triathlon Series is excited to bring another event to Kent County! We've relocated our Waterman's Triathlon, with a Half distance on Sat and a Sprint on Sun. Close out the 2014 tri season with us in Rock Hall!
  • Colchester Farm 2nd Annual Oktoberfest
  • Saturday, October 4   |  4-8pm
  • Location: Colchester Farm, 31285 Georgetown Cemetery Road, Galena
  • Contact: Colchester Farm CSA
  • Phone: 443-553-4179
  • Email: manager@colchesterfarm.org
  • URL: www.colchesterfarm.org
  • Join us to celebrate the fall harvest with a buffet of CSA vegetable dishes, a pig roast, local beer tastings, live music, and lots of activities for the children including hayrides and a farm petting zoo.
  • KidSpot Creativity Center
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.
  • R/C Laser Championship
  • Saturday, October 4   |  8am
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club, 22759 McKinleyville Rd, Rock Hall
  • Contact: YC Manager
  • Phone: 410-639-2182
  • Email: manager@rockhallyachtclub.org
  • URL: www.rockhallyachtclub.org
  • "Old Guys Rule" well turn out to see some small boat racing by the guys with some experience. Brisk winds, cold water and a lot of fun to watch.
  • Apple Butter Fall Festival
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9am-3pm
  • Location: Kent Musuem, 13689 Turners Creek Road, Kennedyville
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-688-3793
  • Email: herronj45@gmail.com
  • URL: www.facebook.com/kentmuseum
  • Fifth annual apple butter festival. Live demonstration of cooking apple butter over an open fire, apple cider pressing, crafts, food, antique tractor show, small steam engine demonstrations, kids' activities, assorted other activities. Apple butter sales and apple cider sales. Museum exhibits of agricultural equipment and tools as well as other exhibits of rural farm life.Admission is free.
  • Historical Society of Kent County Chestertown House Tour
  • Saturday, October 4   |  1-5pm
  • Location: Chestertown's Historic District
  • Contact: Karen Emerson
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • Email: director@kentcountyhistory.org
  • URL: kentcountyhistory.org
  • The day Chestertown opens it's doors! Come walk through Chestertown's historic district visiting privately owned homes. This year's theme is Painted Ladies of Chestertown. Along with our favorite colonial homes, never before seen grand victorians will be open. A can't be missed day!
  • Kent Museum Applebutter Festival
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9am–3pm
  • Location: Kent Museum
  • Contact: James Herron
  • Phone: 410-688-3793
  • Email:
  • URL: www.facebook.com/kentmuseum
  • Come see apple butter being cooked over an open fire, apples being pressed into cider, kids activities,bake sale, pumpkins, antique tractor show, food available, apple butter, apples, and cider for sale, nature trail, and more. Free admission, donations always appreciated!
  • Chestertown Walk To End Alzheimer's
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9am
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Debbie Heinsch
  • Phone: 410-778-1895
  • Email: lthc-dh@outlook.com
  • URL: www.act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2014/MD-GreaterMarylan
  • We all have a reason to walk. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. When visiting the website request to join a team "Chestertown Walk". Please note that the link indicates the walk is October 18th, however the "Chestertown Walk to End Alzheimer's" is actually OCTOBER 4th.
  • Family Fall Festival at Knock's Folly
  • Saturday, October 4   |  12–4pm
  • Location: Turner's Creek Landing
  • Contact: Tuckahoe State Park
  • Phone: 410-820-1668
  • Email: tuckahoe.statepark@maryland.gov
  • URL:
  • Join the Maryland Park Service and the Kent Museum for the 5th annual Family Fall Festival at the Knock's Folly Visitor Center. Activities include pumpkin decorating, tie dye t-shirts, archery, hayrides, Scales & Tales display, Kent Museum antique farm equipment displays, apple butter making, demonstrations, games, crafts, food and more!
  • Free Community Shred Event
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: The Peoples Bank, Rock Hall Branch, 21337 Rock Hall Road
  • Contact: Harriet Creighton
  • Phone: 410-639-2233
  • Email: hcreighton@pbkc.com
  • URL:
  • Bring up to two bankers boxes of secure documents to be shredded FREE, and have coffee and donuts.
  • MainstayBrasil: The Nate Najar Trio
  • Saturday, October 4   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • This concert of Brazilian jazz for classical guitar celebrates of the release of the Nate Najar Trio’s "Aquarela Do Brasil," a collection of much loved Brazilian melodies, Jobim masterpieces and jazz tunes given the samba treatment. Nate Najar one of the few guitarists playing jazz on the classical guitar and was inspired by Charlie Byrd. He will be joined by Alejandro Arenas on bass and Mark Feinman on drums Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Kent School Osprey Triathlon
  • Sunday, October 5   |  9am
  • Location: Kent School
  • Contact: Tricia Cammerzell
  • Phone: 410-778-4100
  • Email: tcammerzell@kentschool.org
  • URL: www.kentschool.org/osprey-triathlon
  • The race will consist of three legs: a 7-mile bike race, a 2-mile kayak course and a 3-mile run. (Exact distances may vary.) The course will cover mixed surfaces, including pavement, gravel paths and some grassy areas. The race will start and finish on the Kent School campus at 6788 Wilkins Lane in Chestertown.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, October 6   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • 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!
  • The Art of iPhoneography
  • Monday, October 6   |  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • This event runs on Mondays, October 6th to 27th, 2014
  • Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Stephanie Somers
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/art-of-iphone
  • Photographing with a mobile device adds a level of convenience, flexibility, and spontaneity to the photographic process. In this 4-week class, Anne Highfield will provide a solid introduction to using the iPhone/iPad as a creative tool for editing photos. Members - $135; Non-members - $165
  • Literary House Series: The Book of Scented Things — A Literary House Press
  • Tuesday, October 7   |  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/centers/lithouse/
  • Join us for a poetry reading and book signing as the Literary House Press releases its first trade paperback, an anthology of brand-new poems from 100 American poets called The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume.
  • Sultana Education Foundation–Full Moon Paddle
  • Wednesday, October 8   |  6–8:30pm
  • Location: Sassafras River
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • When the sun goes down and the moon comes out, the river is transformed. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the Sassafras in "a whole new light".
  • Full Moon Paddle
  • Wednesday, October 8   |  6–8:30pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • When the sun goes down and the moon comes out, the river is transformed. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the Sassafras in "a whole new light $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Finishing Techniques for Knitters
  • Wednesday, October 8   |  9:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Stephanie Somers
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/finishing-tec
  • Master Knitter Sue Wright will share tips and advice to help your knitted projects look handmade, not homemade! Seaming, neatshaping, button holes and other useful advice will give you the skills to finish your projects beautifully. Class will be at the Cannon Street Studio. Members: $80; Non-members: $100
  • Night at the Imagination Library
  • Wednesday, October 8   |  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • The Imagination Library is coming your way. Families with children ages 5 and under are invited for a night of music, art, stories, snacks and fun. The evening will begin with a nursery rhyme rock concert by Mr. Sam at 5pm, followed by a series of activities for little ones to enjoy. Wear your pj's or dress up in a costume and spark your imagination. Families will also have the opportunity to sign up to receive a free book in the mail every month!
  • Candidates Forum - School Board
  • Thursday, October 9   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown
  • Contact: League of Women Voters of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-639-7811
  • Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
  • URL: www.kent.lwvmd.org
  • Forum for general election candidates for Kent County School Board
  • St. Martin's Ministries Arts Dinner and Auction
  • Friday, October 10   |  6-10pm
  • Location: Chesapeake Room/Rock Hall Fire House 21500 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall
  • Contact: St. Martins Ministries
  • Phone: 410-639-7779
  • Email: huntingfieldcreek@verizon.net
  • URL: www.stmartinsministries
  • 8th annual Arts Dinner and Auction to benefit Eastern Shore neediest families. Auction (silent and live) features works of the finest local artists and other interesting, desirable offerings.
  • Inside the Mind of a Mystery Writer, an evening with Brad Parks
  • Friday, October 10   |  5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown Branch of the Kent County Public Library
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Mystery Writer Brad Parks, winner of the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, will speak at the Chesterown Branch of the Kent County Public Library. As the only author to have won all three of these awards celebrating excellence in the detective and mystery genres, he will offer listeners an interesting glimpse into the crafting of a good mystery. Beginning at 5:30, the general public is invited to meet the author during a catered reception. A limited number of copies of several of Mr. Parks' books will be available for purchase and signing. At 6:30, Mr. Parks will present "Inside the Mind of a Mystery Writer." Due to limited seating, tickets are required to attend this talk and are available FREE OF CHARGE on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are available at all three KCPL locations while supplies last.
  • Chester River Runoff
  • Friday, October 10   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The rousing guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass and solid vocals of Kent County’s own Chester River Runoff is the kick-off concert for Rock Hall FallFest. Not just another bluegrass band with big harmonies and tight instrumental work, they bring an originality, edginess and energy to their music. Their polished yet still raw mix of well-crafted original songs and tunes is marked by humor, originality, and great musicianship. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Harvest Dinner with Chef Robbie Jester
  • Saturday, October 11   |  5pm
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • As the 2014 harvest wraps up at Crow Vineyard, learn about this year’s harvest & wine making from the Crow Vineyard Team and the plans for our 2014 wines. Chef will prepare a 5 course meal to celebrate our harvest. Cost: $60 single or $55 wine club member
  • 16th Annual Rock Hall FallFest - Celebrate the Oyster
  • Saturday, October 11   |  10am -5pm
  • Location: Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Jim Rich
  • Phone: 410-639-7779
  • Email: huntingfieldcreek@verizon.net
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org/fallfest/
  • In our 16th year of celebrating FallFest in Rock Hall, the time has come to celebrate the great heritage of Rock Hall by paying homage to the mighty oyster. Rock Hall Fallfest will remain true to its roots as a fun family festival with a fantastic kids kourt, craft booths and the best music this side of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • KidSpot Creativity Center
  • Saturday, October 11   |  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.
  • Star Wars Reads Day
  • Saturday, October 11   |  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Young padawans, join us this day you must. Celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, trivia, refreshments, giveaways and more! Costumes optional, but welcome. May the force be with you. All ages.
  • The Eastport Oyster Boys
  • Saturday, October 11   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Eastport Oyster Boys bring their goodtime maritime music and humor to Rock Hall FallFest. They play originals with island rhythms, boogie, Dixie-swing, waltzes and good ol’ rock-and-roll – all based on workboats, oysters, good dogs, blue crabs, and other themes unique to the Chesapeake. Spinsheet Magazine said their “style is fun and easy, while their lyrics sing true to the beauties and realities of living on the Bay.” Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Sultana Education Foundation–Waterfowl Paddle
  • Sunday, October 12   |  10am–12:30pm
  • Location: Cheter River
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Witness the fall migration of waterfowl as you explore a tributary of the upper Chester River.
  • Waterfowl Paddle
  • Sunday, October 12   |  10am–12:30pm
  • Location: The foot of Cannon Street
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Witness the fall migration of waterfowl as you explore a tributary of the upper Chester River. $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Celebrating The Banjo
  • Sunday, October 12   |  2:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Rock Hall FallFest finale. This will be a lively afternoon celebrating of a variety of musical styles in which the banjo plays a prominent role – old-time Appalachian with Diane Jones with back-up from her Driven Women bandmates, bluegrass with Chester River Runoff’s Sam Guthridge and a mix of traditional music and originals from folk dance musician Bill Quern on tenor banjo with backing by Sarah Gowan. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.
  • Candidates Forum - State Legislature, District 36
  • Tuesday, October 14   |  6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown
  • Contact: League of Women Voters of Kent County
  • Phone: 410-810-1883
  • Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
  • URL: www.kent.lwvmd.org
  • Forum for general election candidates for the offices of State Senator and State Delegates, Legislative District 36.
  • Sumi-e Painting with Sihnja An Whiteley
  • Tuesday, October 14   |  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/creative-live
  • Sihnja has studied brush painting, Chinese calligraphy, oil painting and watercolor painting. Her paintings have been shown in many galleries and are distinguished by their synthesis of East and West: discipline of the East and freedom and individuality of the West. She has taught watercolor and bush painting since 1985. In this lecture, she will discuss her creative process. Members: $20; Non-members $25.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, October 15   |  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Holly Geddes
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.
  • Delaware Museum of Natural History Presents: Wild Animals
  • Wednesday, October 15   |  2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Get wild at the library as we welcome the Delaware Museum of Natural History and their animal safari of worldly proportions. All ages welcome.
  • Anime in the Afternoon
  • Thursday, October 16   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Chi's Sweet Home - Episodes 1-20 Interested in manga? A fan of anime? Entertained by rambunctious cats? Then join us for a drop in screening of Chi's Sweet Home. We will show the first 20 episodes in this first hour of Anime in the Afternoon. Each episode is only three minutes long, but if you're wanting more you can check out Chi's Sweet Home manga volumes from the library! Interested in watching other shows at the library? We will be taking suggestions after the screening. Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome.
  • Raw Nerves
  • Thursday, October 16   |  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • This event runs December 5, 2014
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Washington College
  • Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
  • Phone: 410-778-1149
  • Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • Contemporary Baltimore artists Warren Lyons and Jeffrey Kent will exhibit their paintings at Washington College's Kohl Gallery. Provocative images depict the African American experience. Opening reception of Oct. 16, Artist talks on Oct. 17, and Oct. 21.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, October 17   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs Oct. 17, Rain date Oct. 24
  • 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.
  • Galena's AutumnFest
  • Saturday, October 18
  • Location: Galena, MD
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410 708-3653
  • Email: srbc@shoretobefun.com
  • URL: www.SRBCinc.org
  • Galena businesses will celebrate autumn with their 2nd Annual AutumnFest
  • Cliff's School Open House
  • Saturday, October 18   |  1–4pm
  • Location: Rt. 289 S. Quaker Neck Road
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/cliffs_schoolhouse
  • Cliffs School Museum is open to visitors at no charge the third Saturday each month through October. Located 8.5 miles from Chestertown on Rt. 289 South, this one room school served children of watermen's and farmers' families from 1878 to 1939. Preserved and restored by Port of Chester Questers and Kent Retired Teachers, it is in its original location and configuration. Lessons for grades 1-7 on chalk boards, potbellied stove, schoolbooks and Weekly Readers used during its 136 years. Bring the kids!
  • Cliffs School Museum
  • Saturday, October 18   |  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rt 289 South, Cliffs City, MD
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/cliffs_schoolhouse/index.htm
  • One of two remaining one-room schools in Kent County. Erected in 1878 to serve a watermen's and farming community and was so used until 1939. Preserved in its original configuration with authentic furnishings and artifacts of the era. Lessons of the day on chalkboards for all 7 grades. 8.5 mi south of Chestertown. Donations gratefully accepted. Port of Chester Questers project.
  • KidSpot Creativity Center
  • Saturday, October 18   |  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.
  • The Dick Durham Trio
  • Saturday, October 18   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Dick Durham’s Birthday Bash brings the spectacular jazz pianist, arranger and composer Dick Durham along with Max Murray on bass and Frank Russo on drums to the Mainstay. A Dick Durham concert is always magical, filled with surprises, Dick’s upbeat, offbeat humor and his one-of-a-kind, dazzling work at the piano. He’ll have new tunes, new arrangements, new jokes and the brilliant jazz piano for which he is known. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Live music at the Library- RADIO JAROCHO
  • Saturday, October 18   |  1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Radio Jarocho blends the spirit of traditional 'son jarocho' music from Veracruz, Mexico with assorted influences and their own contemporary creations. Join us for live music and a fandango demonstration while learning about the similarities and differences of music and dance in between regions in Mexico. Free! All ages welcome! This is a One Maryland One Book event, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council.
  • SRA Fall Colors Paddle
  • Saturday, October 18   |  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sassafras River, launch from Georgetown Yacht Basin
  • Contact: Emmett Duke
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: riverkeeper@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Join Sassafras River Association as we explore Mill Creek in the Sassafras River by canoe and kayak. There's no better way to enjoy the fall foliage than by boat! Picnic lunch provided. Members FREE, Non Members $10. Call or Email for more information and to register.
  • NIA
  • Saturday, October 18   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County High School
  • Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
  • Phone: 410-778-1149
  • Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • A musical concert produced and directed by Marlon Saunders featuring the fabulous talent of local singers and musicians.
  • Bjorke & Fortenbaugh
  • Sunday, October 19   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Old Songs and New Directions from Clark and Johnson who have played living room music together one night a week for more than twenty years. They often perform at the open mic at The Garfield and occasionally at other local venues. Clark is the Mainstay’s sound engineer extraordinaire. Part of their “new direction” will be old material, folk, blues and early country much of it written even before Tom McHugh was born. Admission is free.
  • Literary House Series: Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay — An Evening with Ma
  • Tuesday, October 21   |  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/centers/lithouse/
  • Maggie Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction, most recently The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (WW Norton, 2011) which was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, an Arts Writers grant from the Warhol Foundation, and most recently an Innovative Literature grant from Creative Capital.
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, October 22   |  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Holly Geddes
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.
  • Exploring Children's Religious Education
  • Thursday, October 23   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Yellow House, Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact: Ms. Pat Bjorke
  • Phone: 410-778-6348
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • IS YOUR FAMILY SPIRITUAL BUT NOT RELIGIOUS? In today's globalized culture, many families are at a loss for how to help their children understand and embrace the vibrant collage of different worldviews and spiritual paths that exist. They want to share in a safe and supportive community that will help nurture their child's best self, helping them to become loving, caring, giving citizens. If your family is looking for a group with which to explore questions about spirituality without being given a set of "right" answers, one which welcomes and respects diverse viewpoints, we invite you to join us. A formative meeting will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Kent County Public Library "Yellow House," 207 Calvert Street in Chestertown. For additional information, or if you are interested in attending, please call 410-778-6348.
  • Galena Lions Club Halloween Parade
  • Friday, October 24   |  6pm
  • Location: tba
  • Contact: Steve Schaech
  • Phone: 410-755-6037
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Will join with Galena Elementary School Annual Fallfest.
  • Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown
  • Friday, October 24   |  6:30-9pm
  • This event runs October 24 and 25th
  • Location: Starting from Bordley History Center 301 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Emerson
  • Phone: 410-778-3499
  • Email: director@kentcountyhistory.org
  • URL: www.kentcountyhistory.org
  • There's more to history than meets the eye! Join costumed guides as they lead you through the streets of historic Chestertown by lantern light and tell true stories of the area's spooky past. Call for ticket information.
  • Julian Hipkins, Sue Matthews & Lena Seikaly
  • Friday, October 24   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Three fabulous and exquisite vocalists: Julian Hipkins, Sue Matthews and Lena Seikaly who are in town for a vocal workshop with high school students at KCHS will weave their vocal magic for the Mainstay audience in the evening. This will be a stunning evening of song – jazz standards and 20th Century American Songbook, with Robert Redd, piano; Max Murray, bass; Randy Reinhart, trumpet and Frank Russo, drums. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour
  • Saturday, October 25   |  10am-5pm
  • This event runs Oct. 25-26 and Nov 1-2, 2014
  • Location: picturesque Kent and Queen Anne's Counties
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • This fascinating, free, self-guided journey will lead visitors to discover amazing artwork and meet many of the 57 artists, many of whom are known and recognized throughout the art world. From traditional to avante-guard, you will get to appreciate paintings, pottery, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, metal, glass, wood art and furniture.
  • WC Concert Series - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
  • Saturday, October 25   |  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 the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ). Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.
  • KidSpot Creativity Center
  • Saturday, October 25   |  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.
  • Little Black Dress Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, October 25   |  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bay Wolf Restaurant, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Cora Dickson
  • Phone: 410-639-7120
  • Email: ccdickson@yahoo.com
  • URL: www.lbda.org
  • Dress up & have a drink for a good cause! October is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) awareness month. Donations will be given directly to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. LBD, which affects an estimated 1.3 million individuals & their families in the United States, is the 2nd most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s. Ladies -- wear a Little Black Dress and receive 1 free drink ticket & purple corsage!! Cash bar, light hors d'ouvres provided.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, October 29   |  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.
  • Learn at Lunch: Phillip Walsh: Remaking College: “Love of Learning is the G
  • Wednesday, October 29   |  12–2pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • Washington College Professor Phillip Walsh, a favorite past luncheon speaker, returns in his role as President of the Washington College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to remind us what is vital and enduring about the Liberal Arts at Washington College. This is the second Learn at Lunch of the year for Washington College's Academy of Lifelong Learning. Reservations required. Members - $15, Non Mmebers - $20
  • Life Drawing
  • Wednesday, October 29   |  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Holly Geddes
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/
  • Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.
  • Ronny Cox
  • Thursday, October 30   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • If he looks a little familiar it’s because Ronny’s a Hollywood actor known for playing villains in films like "RoboCop" and "Total Recall" and the guitar player in “Deliverance” but as a singer-songwriter, he is a study in unforced charisma. He charms audiences with his humor, tart insights, and Southwestern folk sound. His music is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve romances, and real-life anthems. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
  • Friday, October 31   |  Various
  • This event runs October 31- November 2, 2014
  • Location: Chestertown, Md.
  • Contact: Sultana Projects
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: dmcmullen@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.org
  • Visit historic Chestertown for the Mid-Atlantic's largest annual gathering of Tall Ships, schooners, and historic wooden boats. Sultana Projects' Downrigging Weekend features concerts, lectures, forums, fireworks, and opportunities to tour and sail on a fleet of historic ships representing over 400 years of maritime history.
  • Learn to Paint the Tall Ships
  • Friday, October 31   |  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Stephanie Somers
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/paint-the-tal
  • Take advantage of the parade of Tall Ships visiting Chestertown during Downrigging Weekend, and learn to paint them by getting up close and personal. Ray Ewing leads this four-hour class held at the foot of High Street. Ray has been an art instructor, active juror and guest lecturer in the Washington, DC are for over 30 years.
  • Spooky Candy Houses
  • Friday, October 31   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • Email:
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Ready for a special treat? Start your Halloween adventure off by making a spooky candy house at the library! Wear your costumes and build your very own mini candy house to take home. All ages welcome. Please register. For more information, please call the library at 410-778-3636.