Kent County Events Calendar - September 2012


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  • "Three Weeks in Venice"
  • Saturday, September 1   |  opening reception: 5-8pm
  • Location: The Artists' Gallery" 239 High St. Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email:
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  • New watercolors by Linda Hall inspired by her three week trip to Venice in 2011. Some are plein aire and some are done in her studio from her sketches and photos. Her show will hang through Sept. 30, 2012
  • Art Show by Sihnja Whiteley
  • Saturday, September 1   |  10am–5pm
  • This event runs September 1 – October 31
  • Location: Heron Point
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This will be a retrospective show of the artist's Oriental Brushwork and Watercolor Paintings. The show will be in the Administration Gallery Hallway.
  • Dog Days Art Show
  • Saturday, September 1   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Chestertown Arts League
  • Contact: Chestertown Arts League
  • Phone: 410-778-5789
  • Email: artsleague@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownartsleague.org
  • An art show of all media with the theme "Dog Days" will open on First Friday, August 3 with a reception at the Arts League from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Fall Colors Art Show
  • Saturday, September 1   |  Daily 10am to 5pm
  • This event runs Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2012
  • Location: Skipjack Hallway, Heron Point of Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Fall Colors will be the theme for the Heron Point artists and residents to use for their fall art exhibit.
  • All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet
  • Sunday, September 2   |  7:30–11am
  • Location: Galena Fire Co. Hall
  • Contact: Ann Dwyer
  • Phone: 410-648-5104
  • Email: ahdwyer@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Buffet Menu: eggs, sausage, scrapple, bacon, French toast, chipped beef, biscuits, home fries, fruit, coffee, tea & milk. Other 2012 dates: April 29, May 13, 27, June 17, July 1, 15, 29, August 12, September 16, 30, October 14, 28, December 9
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Tuesday, September 4   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center For the Arts at the Prince Theater
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
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  • URL: www.liveplaywrightssociety.org/
  • Because of the Labor day holiday, Sep. will be on Tuesday night.
    Join us on the 1st Monday of each month for a night of reading local scripts. LPS is a forum for budding playwrights, and they also welcome readers, critics, and observers.
  • Artworks Clay Studio Show
  • Friday, September 7   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs Wed-Sat thru September 29, 2012
  • Location: Artworks, 306 Park Row, Chestertown
  • Contact: Artworks
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: artworkschestertown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.artworkschestertown.org
  • Warm earthy clay takes on various guises beneath colorful, rich glazes and the hands of our students and instructors from Artworks' Clay Studio at The Arts at Still Pond Station. From vessels thrown on wheels to hand built forms, mosaics, and more, September's show is all about clay.
  • WCTR Party At The Bay
  • Saturday, September 8   |  12noon-4pm
  • Location: Bayside Public Landing & Bulkhead, Rock Hall, Md.
  • Contact: Ken Collins
  • Phone: 410-778-1530
  • Email: kcollins@wctr.com
  • URL: www.wctr.com
  • WCTR Party at the Bay, free concert, craft vendors, food vendors, attractions, kids activities, all to benefit a local non-profit (to be named)
  • Schooner Sultana Two Hour Public Sail
  • Saturday, September 8   |  11am-1pm and 2-4pm
  • Location: Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Sultana Projects, Inc.
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: sburritt@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.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 onboard 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.
    $30 Adult /$15 under 12, no children under 5.
  • Sultana Projects Oysters & Indians Kayak Paddle
  • Saturday, September 8   |  10am-12:30pm
  • Location: Still Pond Creek
  • Contact: Sultana Projects, Inc.
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: sburritt@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.org
  • Join Sultana Projects' staff naturalists for one (or more!) of eight unique kayak paddles on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need to bring is water, a snack, and your binoculars!
    $25 per person / no children under 12.
  • Fall Shoreline Cleanup
  • Saturday, September 8   |  1-3pm
  • Location: Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Colby Hawkinson
  • Phone: 410-639-7056
  • Email: colby_hawkinson@fws.gov
  • URL: www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
  • Come down to Eastern Neck NWR to get outside and make a difference! Friends of Eastern Neck and the Center for Environment & Society of Washington College are sponsoring a shoreline cleanup. Meet at the Refuge Office/Visitor Contact Station. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for weather. Bags, gloves, sunscreen, snacks & water are provided.
  • Music in the Park - Kings of Crownsville
  • Saturday, September 8   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
  • Contact:
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  • URL: http://www.chestertown.com/events/musicpark/
  • Beautiful blend of Rock-a-Billy and Blues
  • A Time to Remember
  • Sunday, September 9   |  1pm
  • Location: Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, Butlertown
  • Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
  • Phone: 410-778-1149
  • Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
  • URL: www.kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • An old fashion Camp Meeting and Prayer-Band Service. Singing & Prayer Meeting Bands of several churches in the Delmarva and Baltimore regions will be featured. Dinners,sandwiches, desserts, beverages, etc. will be on sale starting at 1pm. Guest Preacher Rev. Darius K. Butler will speak at 3pm and at 3:45pm the music will begin.
  • Crunchable Colloquium: A Reading, Conversation, & Celebration
  • Friday, September 14   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Che
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Join us for an event honoring the 11-year anniversary of Crunchable, an online literary magazine founded and run by Washington College alumni. Reading, roundtable, and tasty food!
  • Aspiration - Marcy Dunn Ramsey Exhibition
  • Friday, September 14   |  Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat 10-4
  • This event runs Sep. 14- Oct. 14, 2012
  • Location: Carla Massoni Gallery, 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL: www.massoniart.com
  • Annual one woman exhibition of new paintings by Marcy Dunn Ramsey.
  • Lions Club Community Yard Sale
  • Friday, September 14
  • This event runs September 14 & 15
  • Location: tba
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-639-7017
  • Email: rhstrong@kentgov.org
  • URL:
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  • Schooner Sultana Two Hour Public Sail
  • Friday, September 14   |  5-7pm
  • Location: Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Sultana Projects, Inc.
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: sburritt@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.org
  • Music Sail with Chris Cerino- 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 onboard 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.
    $35 Adult /$15 under 12, no children under 5.
  • Art's Alive at RiverArts
  • Friday, September 14   |  7-10pm
  • Location: 315 High Street Suite 106 Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Gala fundraiser to celebrate the union of Chestertown Arts League and ArtWorks - now to be known as RiverArts. It will be a night of food, fun, music and community building with silent auctions and appreciation of art, crafts and living masterpieces.
  • River Rock 3rd Annual Fall Fishing Tournament
  • Saturday, September 15   |  5:30am- 3pm
  • Location: Bulkhead Rock Hall Maryland
  • Contact: Marie Robertson
  • Phone: 410-639-7070
  • Email: friendsofriverrock@gmail.com
  • URL: riverrockmd.com
  • River Rocks 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament.
    Fishing Awards are at 4:30pm
  • Crabs for Character
  • Saturday, September 15   |  4-7pm
  • Location: Waterman's Crab House, 21055 Sharp Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Madhu Sidhu or Patti Carter
  • Phone: 410-778-6684 or 410-810-7
  • Email: kent.charactercounts@gmail.com
  • URL: www.cckent.org
  • Join us for our first Crabs for Character crab feast fundraiser! All you can eat crabs, burgers, hotdogs and non-alcoholic drinks. Adults $25, Youth (6-10) $10, 5 and under eat free Character Counts! Kent County supports elementary, middle and high school students in Kent County with weekly lessons delivered by over 100 community volunteers.
  • Blue Crab Grand Master's Lacrosse Tournament
  • Saturday, September 15   |  9am-4pm approx.
  • This event runs September 15 & 16, 2012
  • Location: Worton Park
  • Contact: Rick Coffin
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@KentParksAndRec.org
  • URL:
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  • Chestertown Jazz Festival
  • Saturday, September 15   |  10:30am-6pm
  • This event runs September 15, 2012
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Melvin S. Rapelyea
  • Phone: 443-480-8944
  • Email: mrapelyea@msn.com
  • URL:
  • Gospel Brunch with 100 voice choir opens up the event at 11am. Followed by three local Jazz bands. Afternoon acts include Felicia Carter, Project Natale and International Acts, Giacomo Gates and Frederic Yonnet. Food and drink vendors all day.
    There will be an admission fee.
  • Schooner Sultana Two Hour Public Sail
  • Saturday, September 15   |  11am - 1pm and 2-4pm
  • Location: Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Sultana Projects, Inc.
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: sburritt@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.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 onboard 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.
    $30 Adult /$15 under 12, no children under 5.
  • Open House at Cliffs Schoolhouse
  • Saturday, September 15   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown
  • Contact: Maggie Smith
  • Phone: 410-778-2529
  • Email: truffles253@gmail.com
  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/cliffs_schoolhouse/index.htm
  • One of the better kept secrets of the county is this school house, the last Kent County one-room school to remain in its original configuration. It served the farming and watermenís communities from 1878 to1939. It is the restoration and preservation project of the Port of Chester Questers based in Chestertown. The schoolhouse is graced with artifacts, including the lessons for grades 1 through 7 for the last day of the school that remain on the blackboard.
  • All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet
  • Sunday, September 16   |  7:30–11am
  • Location: Galena Fire Co. Hall
  • Contact: Ann Dwyer
  • Phone: 410-648-5104
  • Email: ahdwyer@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Buffet Menu: eggs, sausage, scrapple, bacon, French toast, chipped beef, biscuits, home fries, fruit, coffee, tea & milk. Other 2012 dates: April 29, May 13, 27, June 17, July 1, 15, 29, August 12, September 2, 30, October 14, 28, December 9
  • The Betterton Heritage Museum Open House
  • Sunday, September 16   |  1-3pm
  • Location: 100 Main Street, Betterton, MD
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-348-5695
  • Email: scopper@atlanticbb.net
  • URL:
  • We are very excited about our new museum and would welcome any items or memorabilia of Betterton that anyone would like to share with the museum on loan or as a gift. Please come join us as we showcase Charles "Speed" Joiner's carvings and other items of Betterton.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series:
  • Wednesday, September 19   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Che
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.english.washcoll.edu/sophiekerrlegacy/lectures
  • Barry McGovern is an Irish actor who has had a long career in theater, film, TV and radio. He is regarded by many as one of the leading exponents of the work of Samuel Beckett. His one-man Beckett show, I'll Go On, produced by Dublin's Gate Theatre, has played worldwide.
  • Antiques Seminar and Appraisals
  • Thursday, September 20   |  10am-noon, 2-4pm
  • Location: Amy Lynn Ferris Center 200 Schauber Rd., Chestertown
  • Contact: Joyce McCracken or Doris Floyd
  • Phone: 410-778-7350 or 410-778-5
  • Email:
  • URL:
  • Port of Chester Questers hosts this event to benefit preservation of Cliffs Schoolhouse Chestertown. Appraisers Aurelia Bolton (Sothebys) and Raab Christhilf ( Alex Cooper Auctioneers) will evaluate and discuss each item presented. Collectibles as well as antiques are welcome. There are two sessions: 10 am to noon and 2pm to 4pm. Admission is $20 and includes one appraisal. One other item may also be appraised for an additional $20. Appraisals will be limited to 35 per session.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night
  • Friday, September 21   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Main Street Rock Hall
  • Contact: Smilin' Jake's
  • Phone: 410-639-7280
  • Email: smilinjake@verizon.net
  • URL: www.rockhallcruisenightsbysmilinjakes.blogspot.com
  • September cruise night 2012. Think Endless Summer. So...clean up that rod and cruise on down to Rock Hall. Don't have one then just come and join in the fun and check out the cars, music, and relive the 60's.
  • Schooner Sultana Two Hour Public Sail
  • Saturday, September 22   |  11am-1pm and 2-4pm
  • Location: Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Sultana Projects, Inc.
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: sburritt@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.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 onboard 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.
    $30 Adult /$15 under 12, no children under 5.
  • Chestertown Running Festival
  • Saturday, September 22   |  9am
  • Location: Wilmer Park Chestertown MD
  • Contact: Sarah Oglesby
  • Phone: 410-963-7501
  • Email: sarah@athletesservingathletes.org
  • URL: www.chestertownhalfmarathon.com
  • The Chestertown Running Festival is back for it's 3rd year! Proceeds of the event benefit: Athletes Serving Athletes, Character Counts - Kent County, Radcliffe Creek School, and WIN, the alley. Thanks to the Town Council and Washington College, it will be another great success! Run the Half Marathon or try the 5K. We will get you to the finish line with our new training program powered by Commitment Fitness.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, September 26   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • 'Open Mic Night' is free and open to all ages! Hosted by Ford Schumann - To request a time slot, Email Ford at fordo1@aol.com
  • Protecting Our Democracy: Understanding American Political Talk in the Age
  • Wednesday, September 26   |  7pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: Jane Hardy
  • Phone: 410-810-3881 or 410-639-7
  • Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Linguist Kathryn Ruud will address such questions as: What is happening to political dialog in the U.S.? Why did we stop listening to each other? What can we do to bring civility back? How can we make political discussions less polarizing and more helpful?
  • Community Block Party Gala Event
  • Friday, September 28   |  6pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/anniversary-gala/
  • 2012 Gala Block Party featuring entertainment by Pam Ortiz Trio, Sombarkin, & the Bratcher Project. Come be our guests and enjoy FREE refreshments, popcorn, face painting, street games, dancing, ice cream treats and more surprises! Beer and wine available for sale.
  • Chester River Crab Chase - 5K Run and Crab Feast
  • Saturday, September 29   |  tba
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Maryan Ruehrmund
  • Phone: 410-810-5661
  • Email: foundation@chesterriverhealth.org
  • URL: www.chesterriverhealth.org
  • Save the Date! 5K Run/Walk followed by a crab feast, festivities and music in Wilmer Park; proceeds to benefit community hospice services provided by Chester River Home Care & Hospice! More information will be available soon!
  • Black Tie Gala & Cocktail Party
  • Saturday, September 29   |  6:30pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theater
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/anniversary-gala/
  • Cocktail Party - Music provided by Stef Scaggiari with hors díoeuvres in the Kohl Lobby and under the stars. Black Tie Gala Dance - Dance to the music of The Garfield Center Big Band featuring Julie Hall. Champagne & Dessert intermission and presentation of the Seventh Annual Kenny Award. $75 General Admission $125 Prefered Seating
  • All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet
  • Sunday, September 30   |  7:30–11am
  • Location: Galena Fire Co. Hall
  • Contact: Ann Dwyer
  • Phone: 410-648-5104
  • Email: ahdwyer@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Buffet Menu: eggs, sausage, scrapple, bacon, French toast, chipped beef, biscuits, home fries, fruit, coffee, tea & milk. Other 2012 dates: April 29, May 13, 27, June 17, July 1, 15, 29, August 12, September 2, 16, October 14, 28, December 9
  • Full Moon Paddle
  • Sunday, September 30   |  5-7pm
  • Location: Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: J. Fairchild
  • Phone: 410-778-7295
  • Email: jfairchild2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
  • Join Friends of Eastern Neck and the Center for Environment & Society of Washington College for fun on the water. Bring your own kayak, lifejacket, paddle & flashlight. Meet at Bogles Wharf. Group limit 24 people.
    Register with jfairchild2@washcoll.edu.