Kent County Events Calendar -  This Weekend


  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Friday, August 1   |  Open daily
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Ann Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
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  • The Garden Puppet Theatre is a permanent, small museum display featuring puppets at the Kent County Visitor Center. The next show will be during the annual Holiday Fest Weekend at Chestertown's Town Hall Sat., Nov. 29 - 1pm. including a puppetry workshop prior TBA.
    contactaddress: Cross Street at Maple.
  • Fiber Finesse
  • Friday, August 1
  • This event runs August 1–30
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Fiber artists create woven, knitted, sewn, hooked, molded, spun and wherever their imaginations take them pieces in this popular annual show.
  • "When Freemen Shall Stand"- The War of 1812
  • Friday, August 1
  • This event runs August 1–30
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
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  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • A traveling exhibit from the Maryland Military Historical Society, which conveys the major themes of the conflict and the Chesapeake Bay campaigns through a series of stories. They are the personal experiences of real people - great leaders and common soldiers of both sides - who participated in the events. Through their eyes, the conflict is rendered on a human scale, and brought forward to the present with considerable resonance.
  • The Redd Brothers Quartet featuring Houston Person
  • Friday, August 1   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
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  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The legendary Houston Person carves a hard groove with his tenor sax, a growling blues and soul style all his own. A veteran of more than 75 albums, he is one of the greats--“an eloquent messenger from a jazz era rooted in traditional blues, black church music, Broadway love songs…” (The Guardian) With the Redd Brothers Quartet featuring Chuck on vibes and drums and Robert on piano. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.
  • Fabrications 2014
  • Friday, August 1
  • This event runs August 1–30
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • An exhibition presenting art from the masterful fabrication of kiln-formed glass and steel into indoor/outdoor sculptures and tables by Sabra Richards, porcelain vessels by Rick Bisgyer, Art Quilt and “mirror images” by Jean M. Evans, “New Visions-fused” by Joyce Murrin. Plus others.
  • Betterton Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, August 2   |  10am
  • Location: Betterton Beach
  • Contact: Betterton Day Committee
  • Phone: 410-348-5678
  • Email: bettertonday@baybroadband.net
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  • Fun for the whole family! Baby contest, food, parade, craft vendors, corn hole tournament and of course COW PLOP BINGO! There will also be a 5K race starting at 10am. What better way to spend a summer day then out at the beach with the family for some fun in the sun!
  • Music in the Park - Vic Vacuum & the Attachments
  • Saturday, August 2   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Led by Kent County's own Mike McBride on electric bass, the band offers classic rock with a focus on hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s. McBride has played with country rock legends such as Johnny Paycheck and Barefoot Jerry. Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: August 16, 30
  • New Directions: Tom McHugh and Dick Durham
  • Sunday, August 3   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
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  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • This new Mainstay series encourages established musicians to explore new areas and journeymen to expand their skills, their repertoire and generally to take it to the next level. For this free concert, veteran jazz pianist Dick Durham has been working with Mainstay founder Tom McHugh on a concert of jazz from the 20th Century American Songbook for piano and chromatic harmonica. Come out and see what they have cooked up. Free