Kent County Events Calendar - September 2014


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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Monday, September 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.
  • Annapolis Watercolor Club Art Show
  • Monday, September 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs September 1- October 31st
  • Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneon@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • This is a beautiful show of the Annapolis Watercolor Club members' paintings.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, September 1   |  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!
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 2   |  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.
  • Layers
  • Friday, September 5   |  Reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs Sep. 5th thru' Oct. 26th
  • Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.
  • Contact: Bonnie Howell
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: bonhowell@wildblue.net
  • URL:
  • Bonnie is an accomplished artist using many layers of oil glazes to show atmosphere, water and landscape
  • 12@Hotchkiss - Marty Knepp Trio
  • Friday, September 5   |  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. The Marty Knepp Trio features jazz and Latin jazz with Clem Ehoff on piano, Jason Gano on bass, and Marty Knepp on drums.
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday, September 6   |  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.
  • Chestertown Jazz Festival 2014
  • Saturday, September 6   |  11am-6pm
  • This event runs September 6
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown MD
  • Contact: Dr. M. Rapelyea
  • Phone: 443-480-8944
  • Email: mrapelyea@msn.com
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Jazz performances throughout the afternoon. Food, beer and wine vendors. Concurrent with Art in The Park, same location.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 9   |  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.
  • Learn at Lunch: Paul Spies: How Fields and Fish Can Coexist
  • Tuesday, September 9   |  12–2pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-7221
  • Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/
  • Paul Spies' talk will cover stresses farmers face to grow healthy crops while ensuring clean runoffs from farmland. This is the first Learn at Lunch of the year for Washington College's Academy of Lifelong Learning. Reservations required. Members - $15, Non members - $20
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Building a Digital Gazetteer for Shakespeare’s
  • Wednesday, September 10   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall – Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/
  • Janelle Jenstad is Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria. She directs MoEML, a project that maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London (1560-1640).
  • 4th Annual Taste of the Sassafras
  • Friday, September 12
  • Location: Galena, MD
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410 708-3653
  • Email: srbc@shoretobefun.com
  • URL: www.SRBCinc.org
  • Local food vendors offering tastes of their cuisine with featured local beer and wine.
  • The Miracle Worker: A drama by Wiliam Gibson
  • Friday, September 12   |  Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. 2pm
  • This event runs Sep. 12-28, 2014 (weekends)
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut St, Church Hill
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre Office
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Helen Keller, blind, deaf and nearly feral, is more than her indulgent parents can handle. Strong-willed Annie Sullivan, young and nearly blind herself, takes on the challenge of teaching Helen to engage with the world and those who love her. Wise and richly compassionate, this is a play for the entire family.
  • Wheels and Keels Show
  • Saturday, September 13   |  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
  • Something new for RHYC a car and boat show on the land, walk around talk to the owners about the vehicle or vessel they are showing. Food and drink served.
  • R/C Laser Championship
  • Saturday, September 13   |  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
  • The smallest racing boats on the Bay. These Radio Controlled Laser replicas are a thing to watch. The sailors are all experienced big boat drivers looking for a "little" fun. All racing takes place within 100 feet of our dock. Anyone can join in, see if you like it, then buy your own R/C Laser and race!
  • Oysters and Indians
  • Saturday, September 13   |  10am–12:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Explore the remnants of ancient Indian settlements while paddling Still Pond Creek $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Harvest Lunch with Chef Sabrina Sexton
  • Sunday, September 14   |  Noon
  • Location: Crow Farm, 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville
  • Contact: Judy Crow
  • Phone: 302-304-0551
  • Email: crowfarmmd@gmail.com
  • URL: www.crowfarmmd.com
  • Celebrate with the Crow Family the beginning of the harvest. Guests will see the early stages of processing of the grapes in the winery to make our 2014 vintages. Cost: $45 single or $40 wine club member
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 16   |  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.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Living Writers Series — A Reading by Mark Doty
  • Tuesday, September 16   |  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/
  • The author of eight books of poetry, Mark Doty is one of only two Americans ever to have won Britain's prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize. His first collection, Turtle, Swan (David R. Godine Publishing), appeared in 1987. My Alexandria (University of Illinois Press, 1993) received both The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Friday, September 19   |  5:30-8:30pm
  • This event runs Sep 19, Rain date Sep 26
  • 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 date: October 17
  • schooner SULTANA Public Sail
  • Saturday, September 20   |  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.
  • Hidey Hidey Ho!–Sultana Education Foundation's Gala
  • Saturday, September 20   |  6–9pm
  • Location: Clovelly Farm, Chestertown
  • Contact: Liza Brocker
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL: www.sultanaeducation.org
  • Join Sultana in welcoming The World Famous Cab Calloway Orchestra to the Eastern Shore. The evening will feature great food, friends, lots of dancing and exciting auction items. Proceeds benefit the Sultana Education Foundation.
  • Waterfront Festival
  • Saturday, September 20   |  Noon-4pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Katherine Thornton
  • Phone: 410-810-7146
  • Email: kthornton2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu
  • The Center for Environment & Society announces its 8th annual Waterfront Festival! Part of Fall Family Weekend at Washington College, CES celebrates the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay with the famous cardboard boat regatta, environmental displays, crafts and games, food, and live music!
  • Scott D. Livie Memorial Blue Crab Grand Master's Lacrosse Tournament
  • Saturday, September 20   |  All day
  • This event runs September 20-21
  • Location: Worton Park
  • Contact: Rick Coffin
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@KentParksAndRec.org
  • URL: KentParkAndRec.org
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  • Relay For Life
  • Saturday, September 20   |  11am–11pm
  • Location: Kent County High School
  • Contact: Steve Atkinson
  • Phone: 410-708-3653
  • Email: sga@Shoretobefun.com
  • URL: www.Relayforlife.com/KentMD
  • It's going to be a 20th Anniversary celebration for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Kent MD.
  • Cliff's School Open House
  • Saturday, September 20   |  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!
  • Lecture: HEROINES AND HELPMEETS: Women and Politics in the War of 1812.
  • Sunday, September 21   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The presenter will be Rachel Walker, Ph.D. candidate, American History, University of Maryland.

    Rachel comes with the highest recommendation from the head of the department at Maryland. He says she is vibrant, charismatic, funny,and "one of the best he has worked with in the program".

    Free, Donations accepted.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 23   |  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.
  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, September 24   |  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.
  • Farm and Wine Paddle
  • Saturday, September 27   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • 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/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)
  • Chester River Crab Chase - 5K Race
  • Saturday, September 27   |  Reg'n 8am., Race starts at 9am. Crabs at 11am.
  • Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Maryann Ruehrmund
  • Phone: 410-810-5660
  • Email: mruehrmund@chesterriverhealth.org
  • URL: www.umshoreregional.org
  • 5 K race (walk or run)- proceeds to help fund a new, 12-bed Alzheimer's & Memory Care Unit at UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown. This event is also a Tri-Sports Events Sanctioned race. Register for race, sponsor and/or raise money for your participation at our website or call: 410-810-5661. TEams encouraged!
  • WC Concert Series - Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee, pianists
  • Sunday, September 28   |  3pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • As part of its 2014-2015 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee. Experience the thrilling sonorities of works for two pianos through Camille Saint-Saëns’s whimsical “Carnival of the Animals” and “Dance Macabre,” Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and Maurice Ravel’s exhilarating “La Valse.” This all-French program promises to delight the youth and the young at heart. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Tuesday, September 30   |  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.