Kent County Events Calendar -  This Weekend


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  • 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
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  • 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.
  • The Literary Muse Opening Reception
  • Friday, September 5   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • The Literary Muse Exhibition features art work inspired by great (or not so great) literature. All pieces have a point of reference in a work of literature; subject matter examples include a favorite literary character, a specific scene or setting, a thematic refrain or element, a cherished book title, or a well-known author.
  • "Portraits: Conversing with the Sitter" Opening Reception
  • Friday, September 5   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • RiverArts’ Studio Gallery welcomes “Portraits: Conversing with the Sitter,” an exhibition which asks artists to consider how the portrait tells the sitter’s story. Artists of many mediums show their best, most personal portraits.
  • 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.
  • SRA's Birthday Bash on the Sassafras
  • Saturday, September 6   |  6:30pm
  • Location: 14041 Augustine Herman Hwy, Georgetown, MD 21930
  • Contact: Sophie Foscue
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: sfoscue@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org/Birthday_Bash/index.php
  • The Sassafras River Association is celebrating 10 years! Please join us for our birthday party at the beautiful Duck Hollow Estate, overlooking the Sassafras River. Raw Bar, Live Music by Bonn Fuego, Chesapeake "Tapas", local beer and wine sampling, and a Live Auction. Tickets $80. Sponsorships available. Please visit our website or call the office for more information.
  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, September 6   |  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.
  • The Art of Stewardship
  • Saturday, September 6   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Diane Landskroener
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Opening Reception for the first annual Art of Stewardship Exhibition, a joint effort between Chestertown RiverArts and the Chester River Association, with the support of The Art of Stewardship Project and the Carla Massoni Gallery. The exhibition, in the RiverArts Galleries, will feature works that express and exemplify the importance of being good stewards of the Earth. Marcy Ramsey, president of the Chester River Association is curator and juror for this show.
  • Hugh and Zane Campbell: Music and Film Presentation
  • Saturday, September 6   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Hugh and Zane Campbell put on a lively, fascinating show based on a rich family tradition of singing and songwriting. They sing and tell stories in the colorful mountain tradition of their ancestors. The prizewinning documentary film about the Campbells and their family, “New River: a family musical history tour” will be shown and they will have some of their folk art furniture on display and for sale. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.
  • New Directions: Allen LaMontagne & Joe Holt
  • Sunday, September 7   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Allen LaMontagne will sing songs from the 20th century Great American Songbook and contemporary folk songs all to the sparkling piano accompaniment of Joe Holt. The Mainstay’s “New Directions” series encourages established musicians to explore new areas and journeymen to take it to the next level. Joe will play a few solo pieces and Allen will also play guitar on some numbers. Free!