Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- September 2018


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  • Juried Photography Show (Main Gallery)

  • Saturday,   |  5pm-8pm
  • This event runs August 3 to September 1
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/juried-photography/
  • Main Gallery. All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Chestertown RiverArts Annual Photography Awards Show, “The Soul of Photography,” to be on exhibit in the Main Gallery for the month of August. You are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye. Opening reception First Friday, August 3rd 5pm-8pm.

    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri (11am-5:30pm), Saturday (10am-5:30pm), Sunday (11am-3pm)


  • MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs August 3 to September 30
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MASSONIART
  • Phone: 410.778.7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/
  • NEW WORK

    August 3 – September 30
    August First Friday Reception – August 3, 5-8 pm
    September First Friday Reception – September 7, 5-8 pm

    During August and September, Ken Schiano will be our featured artist. Our Fall Exhibition will also feature work by special guest and gallery artists.

  • Phil Dutton and The Alligators FREE at Java Rock

  • Saturday,   |  6:00 PM
  • Location: Java Rock - 21309 E Sharp St
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • This concert is FREE! Held outside at Java Rock, on the corner of Sharp and Main, Rock Hall.

    Mainstay free outdoor concerts are sponsored by Peoples Bank.

    Philip Dutton and the Alligators play music inspired by the sounds of New Orleans and the surrounding regions in a free outdoor concert to be held in front of Java Rock. Some seating available, your beach chairs welcome. The concert will move indoors to The Mainstay in case of rain or extreme heat.

    Inspired by iconic musicians such as Professor Longhair, The Meters, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Louis Armstrong, Jon Cleary, and many more, Philip Dutton and The Alligators play a broad variety of music from or about Louisiana and New Orleans with the goal of spreading these rich eclectic sounds around Maryland's Eastern Shore and beyond.

    The rich culture of New Orleans and surrounding areas have given birth to several styles of jazz, blues, R&B, Cajun and zydeco music producing greats from Satchmo (Louis Armstrong) to Clifton Chenier (the great zydeco accordion player). The Alligators have taken all these influences and put them into an enjoyable, danceable mix that has won them fans all around the Eastern Shore.

  • Auditions for Dancescape

  • Sunday,   |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: JFC Dance Studio, Johnson Fitness Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Email: amoffett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • Auditions for the Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance production of Dancescape are open to all students, community and alumni.
    The concert will be held in Decker Theatre on Fri Nov. 30th 7:30 & Sat. Dec. 1st 2:00.

    Please contact A.T. Moffett (amoffett2@washcoll.edu) with questions.

  • Mainstay Monday Featuring Joe Holt and Guest Beth McDonald

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30.

  • A Tea & Talk with Dr. Kimberly Quiogue Andrews and Lindsay Lusby

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • This tea and talk features a reading by two poets who have recently published chapbooks, followed by a Q&A and a book sale and signing.

    Lindsay Lusby is the author of two chapbooks, Blackbird Whitetail Redhand (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and Imago (dancing girl press, 2014). She is the Assistant Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House.

    Kimberly Quiogue Andrews is a poet, literary critic, and author of the chapbook BETWEEN. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Washington College.

  • Peoples DANCE

  • Wednesday,   |  8 - 10 p.m.
  • Location: The Garfield Center For The Arts - 210 High Street
  • Contact: People's bank
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: downtownchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  https://www.facebook.com/events/260788734646161/
  • Join The People's Bank and The Garfield Center For the Arts for a dance party kickoff to the Chestertown Jazz Festival!

    The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band.from D.C. will be playing & we'll have plenty of room for dancers!

  • Chestertown Jazz Festival Weekend

  • Wednesday,
  • This event runs September 5 to September 8
  • Location: Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Chestertown Jazz Festival
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/chestertown-jazz-festival-weekend-september-7-10-2/all/
  • September 6-10, 2018
    Various locations throughout Kent County
    www.chestertownjazzfestival.org

    The Chestertown Jazz Festival is an exciting collaboration between Rock Hall’s Mainstay Theater, Chestertown’s Garfield Center for the Arts and other key local influencers. The exciting musical event is a four-day jazz and blues extravaganza held each September. Experience Jazz and Blues while taking in the beauty of Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Joshua Espinoza Trio

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $15 in advance $18 by phone/at the door

    The Mainstay kicks off this year's Chestertown Jazz Festival with the Joshua Espinoza Trio!

    With a style that is tastefully modern yet firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, Baltimore pianist Joshua Espinoza blends and bends genres into original compositions and arrangements that are immediately relatable, yet hard to define. Mainstay audience members may remember Joshua from his performance with Chuck Redd and the Jazz Youngbloods in late 2016. Recently, Joshua has performed alongside such notable artists as Warren Wolf, Dezron Douglas, Jerome Jennings, Paul Bollenback, Miho Hazama, Alex Norris, John D’earth, Mike Pope, Kris Funn, Brian Settles, and Todd Marcus. A finalist in the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition, his playing has been heard on stages large and small including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Kennedy Center, the Barns at Wolftrap, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the DC Jazz Festival.

    Possessing a wide color palette, the Joshua Espinoza Trio explores shimmering harmonies and shifting orchestral contours with the aesthetic of a chamber ensemble as much as a jazz trio. Influenced by artists as disparate as Herbie Hancock, bassist Avishai Cohen, Gerald Clayton, and Maurice Ravel, the Joshua Espinoza trio takes listeners on a journey for the ears and mind alike. Josh Espinoza (piano), Mikel Combs (bass), Jaron Lamar Davis (drums).

  • Kohl Gallery Opening Reception: Amber Robles-Gordon

  • Thursday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Kohl Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6499
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • Mixed-media artist Amber Robles-Gordon presents a solo exhibit titled ‘Materialisms: the cultivation of womanhood & agency through materiality,’ on view September 6- October 9
    Kohl Gallery at Washington College will kick off the 2018-19 academic year with a solo exhibit titled Material-isms: the cultivation of womanhood and agency through materiality, featuring Washington, DC based mixed-media artist Amber Robles-Gordon. Opening on Thursday, September 6 with a public reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Material-isms will run through October 10. This exhibition will feature assemblage and installation works created from a range of found objects and textiles. Robles-Gordon will also deliver a public talk in the gallery on Thursday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m.

  • First Friday An Artist's Introduction

  • Friday,   |  5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Closing Reception
  • Location: The Vincent and Leslie Prince Raimond Arts Building - 101 Spring Avenue - The Vincent and Leslie Pri
  • Contact: Kent County Arts Council
  • Phone: 410-778-3700
  • Email: john@kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • URL:  www.kentcountyartscouncil.org
  • Join us for First Friday, Sept 7. Come meet the Kent County Arts Council's new Artist in Residence, Jason Patterson! Learn about him, his work and the projects he'll be engaging in across Kent County this coming year.

  • The Artists' Gallery Features Barbara Zuehlke

  • Friday,   |  First Friday Reception, September 7, 2018, 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • URL:  www.theartistsgalleryctown.com
  • On First Friday, September 7, 2018, The Artists' Gallery will present the work of Barbara Zuehlke. Barbara is an award winning Eastern Shore artist working in serigraph, oil and watercolor. Using wet pigment on wet paper (wet on wet), Barbara creates a softness and flow that is exctiing when combined with the sharp, clean edges of dry paper. Barbara is an active member of The Working Artists Forum and a partner in The Artists' Gallery. She teaches watercolor classes at Dorchester Arts Center and operates an art studio and quality frame shop out of her Eastern Shore home.

  • Abstract and Ceramics

  • Friday,   |  5pm-8pm
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/abstract-and-ceramics/
  • On display in both galleries.
    Curators
    Abstract: Barbara Parker and Ronn Akins
    Ceramics: Marilee Schumann
    Opening Reception Friday, September 7th 5pm-8pm

    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri (11am-5:30pm), Saturday (10am-5:30pm), Sunday (11am-3pm)

  • MassoniArt presents GRACE MITCHELL | JAMES TATUM

  • Friday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MASSONIART
  • Phone: 410.778.7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/exhibition/grace-mitchell-james-tatum/
  • September 7 – October 6, 2018
    September First Friday – September 7, 5-7:30 pm
    October First Friday – October 5, 5-7:30 pm

    New work by James Tatum and Grace Mitchell will be featured in the main gallery. We will also be exhibiting work by special guest and gallery artists.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • 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.

  • Copyright for Writers: Fundamentals of Copyright Law, Protect Your Work and Avoid Infringement

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join us to explore how writers can protect their own works and best avoid liability for infringement of others' rights. Topics will include overviews of the scope of copyrightable subject matter, copyright registration, remedies for copyright infringement, and the concept of "fair use," as well as lightning introductions to trademark law, defamation law and the rights of privacy and publicity. Questions welcomed and encouraged.

    Lynn McLain was born and raised in Chestertown, and returned home when she retired from teaching at the University of Baltimore Law School in 2013. As a law student at Duke, she was taught copyright law by the inspirational Professor David Lange, who is largely responsible for establishing Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain. Professor McLain began teaching at UB in 1977, and enjoyed teaching Copyright and the Arts from 1980-2010. She is now an emerita professor.

  • Capital Focus Concert

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 A.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Phone: 4432820023
  • Email: info@garpost25.org
  • URL:  garpost25.org
  • An event made possible through a local grant and through the generosity of the sponsors and musicians. Dedicated to spreading their love of jazz to those in the community who share this passion, the event is presented to local school-age musicians, their families, teachers, guests of Sumner Hall and others in the local African American community.

  • Come Sing with the Chester River Chorale

  • Monday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Heron Point's Wesley Hall - 501 East Campus Avenue
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • URL:  chesterriverchorale.org
  • If you love to sing, the Chester River Chorale wants you! Come join us at 6 p.m. Monday, September 10, in Wesley Hall at Chestertown’s Heron Point as we begin our 21st season. Our ages range from college student to octogenarian. Our voices range from soprano to bass. No auditions required. Dues are $50 with students free as we begin to practice for our annual Chester River Holiday concert. See our website at www.chesterriverchorale.org for more information.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guests Tom Baldwin and Aggie Brown

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30.

  • 3Doodler Art Wporkshop- Kids & Teens

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 3:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • AGES 7+
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
    This workshop is for kids & teens. Info about the 3Doodler workshop for adults is here.

    Interested in drawing in 3D? Sign up to make some 3D art with our 3Doodler pens.

    A 3Doodler pen allows kids to draw in three dimensional space with a special plastic that hardens in seconds once melted.

    Let your imagination come alive!

    Participation in this workshop is limited, so sign up early!

  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Horrible History, Terrible Tale: Chaucer and Jephthah’s Daughter A Reading by David Wallace

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary Hou
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • David Wallace has been Judith Rodin Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania since 1996. He is a Fellow of the English Association, currently President of the Medieval Academy of America, and the author or editor of ten books, including Chaucerian Polity (Stanford, 1999), The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature (Cambridge, 2002), Strong Women (Oxford, 2011), and Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Introduction (Oxford, 2017). In 2016 Oxford University Press published Europe: A Literary History 1348-1418, a revolutionary literary history that breaks with older nationalist models.

  • Ribbon Cutting! Celebrating Project 20/20 Phase II & III Renovations

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 10:30 am
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Please join us for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the completion of Project 20/20 Phase II & III renovations at Kent County Public Library's Chestertown Branch.

    Light refreshments. All are welcome.

    Funding for Project 20/20 is provided by The County Library Capital Grant Program, Maryland State Library; The Kent County Government; The Friends of Kent County Public Library; and The Foundation for the Kent County Library.

  • Gallery Talk: Amber Robles-Gordon

  • Thursday,   |  3:00 PM
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Kohl Gallery
  • Phone: 4107786499
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • Mixed-media artist Amber Robles-Gordon presents an artist talk in Kohl Gallery in conjunction with her solo exhibit on view September 6- October 9

    The Kohl Gallery is open from 1:30pm - 5:30pm Wednesday-Friday and noon - 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Animal Crackers (Opening Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs September 14 to September 16
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Jennifer Kafka Smith's debut in directing at the Garfield Center for the Arts!


  • 911: Stories In Fragments

  • Friday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main St. Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: RiverArts Film Society
  • Phone: 2025316246
  • Email: louise.miller1993@gmail.com
  • How do you grasp an event as enormous as September 11? At the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, you start small: a briefcase, a Blackberry, a hero’s nametag, a victim’s sweatshirt. These tragic treasures and personal stories reveal the extraordinary power of ordinary objects. Stories from New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA are recounted in the donors’ own words as well as curators, giving the perspectives of victims, witnesses and ordinary people.

    The film highlights that one of the most important legacies of 9/11 is friendship, courage, and ordinary people pushed by extraordinary circumstances. Originally aired on the Smithsonian Channel, 911: Stories in Fragments was the 2013 winner of the prestigious Cine Master Series Award. Producer/ Director Molly Hermann will lead a Q&A after the screening.
    Pre-registration is required for everyone, including Film Society members - so we may be sure to reserve enough seats.

    Priority seating is given to Film Society Members.

    Non Film Society Members are asked to pay $10 in advance -
    either on line or at the RiverArts galleries.
    https://secure.goemerchant.com/secure/custompayment/chestertownriverarts/5683/default.aspx?

  • Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

  • Saturday,   |  6-10pm
  • Location: The Reward
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  www.sultanaeducation.org
  • September 15, 2018 6-10pm...Join the Sultana Education Foundation at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment featuring an all Illusion show with the most talented Magicians, Illusionists, and Mentalists as well as DJs and dancing. Sultana’s Annual Gala raises funds to support the Foundation’s award-winning programs in Environmental Science and American History that serve more than 12,000 K-12 students each year.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • 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.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Nevin Dawson

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30.

  • North County Afternoon Book Group - One Maryland One Book

  • Tuesday,   |  Tuesday, 1 pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, North County branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The North County Afternoon Book Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and always welcomes new members.

    In September, the Afternoon Book Group will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin.
    To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-648-5380.
    https://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/one-maryland-one-book/2018-one-maryland-one-book/

  • Animal Crackers

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs September 21 to September 23
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Jennifer Kafka Smith's directorial debut here at the Garfield Center!

  • All Ages After-Hours Board Game Night

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5:00 - 7 PM
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Kent County Public Library and the Chestertown Recreation Commission are joining forces to present another Board Game Night!

    How does Board Game Night work? It's pretty simple - you choose a game, find some players, and play!

    There will be a variety of games available ranging from Count Your Chickens, Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game, and the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game for young children to Munchkin Deluxe, Codenames, Dixit, and Forbidden Island for adults and teens. You are also welcome to bring a favorite game you’d like to introduce to other players.

    In addition to playing board games, we'd love to talk about gaming, too! If you're curious about role playing games or interested in gaming mechanics, this is the place to strike up a conversation with other gamers.

    All ages are welcome – kids, teens, and adults!

  • Fall Wine Tasting

  • Saturday,   |  6:30 - 8:30pm
  • Location: 117 S. Cross St.
  • Contact: Chester River Wine & Cheese Co.
  • Phone: 4432820220
  • Email: info@chesterrivergourmet.com
  • URL:  chesterrivergourmet.com
  • Celebrate fall with us! The air is crisp, our clothing warmer, our food richer, and our wine bolder. During the tasting we will introduce new wines for fall. Our tastings are social events and all friends of legal sipping age are welcome to attend. The cheese counter is closed during the tasting but you'll find plenty on hand for you to enjoy. No ticket required, this event is free to attend.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • 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.

  • Cowboys and Frenchmen

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $15 online, $18 by phone/at the door

    Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, composition, and orchestration for the jazz quintet. “The band makes a glorious sound – more like a larger ensemble at times – providing intriguing, innovative and sublime music,” [Mike Gates, UK Vibe]. The front line of two alto saxophones is the vehicle for reimagining the role of horns in a small group setting, charting new territory by exploring individuality within the same timbre.

    The New York City-based quintet released its debut album Rodeo in 2015 on Outside In Music, which garnered terrific reviews and enjoyed top placement on radio charts. Their recent 2017 release, Bluer Than You Think, received a four-star review from Downbeat Magazine, and was celebrated with an eight-market tour visiting historic stages including Blues Alley (D.C.) and Cliff Bell’s (Detroit).

    Cowboys & Frenchmen was a featured presenter at the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, which served as the centerpiece for a performance and educational tour through Texas. They performed at the D.C. Jazz Festival in 2016 as finalists in the inaugural D.C. JazzPrix Competition, and again in 2017 as a featured artist. They were also selected to perform at Umbria Jazz Festival’s 2017 Conad Jazz Contest.

    The inspiration for the band name, Cowboys & Frenchmen, is a short film by David Lynch, called “The Cowboy and The Frenchmen.” The film is a Western - but with a unique, out-there interpretation of that classic genre. Similarly, this quintet’s music has one foot firmly planted in a genre, while the other one is busy trying to kick down the genre’s door.

  • DID YOU HEAR THAT? Learning to Listen through Sound Play, Soundscapes, and Stories

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 9:30 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • KCPL is hosting a special workshop for any early childhood professionals interested in using sound explorations in their classrooms or programming.
    Mary Gresock, a master teaching artist from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, will be leading the workshop:

    DID YOU HEAR THAT? Learning to Listen through Sound Play, Soundscapes, and Stories.

    â–²Early STEM/Arts

    What was that sound? Creative sound exploration can become an effective way to strengthen critical listening skills, concentration, and self-regulation with young children. Engage in sound games and experiment with playful creations in sound science designed to motivate little ears to open up, listen, and learn. Practice habits of mind through the discovery process, language and literacy skills, and identify the shared common vocabulary of music and science. Includes handout.
    Goal: To assist participants in developing strategies that promote critical listening and focus skills and to practice the scientific method though creative, child-centered sound exploration.

  • 3Doodler Art Workshop for Adults

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED.This workshop is for adults.
    Everytime we've had a kids' 3Doodler program, we've gotten a lot of questions from grownups who are curious about drawing in 3D. This is your chance to give it a try!

    A 3Doodler pen allows you to draw in three dimensional space with a special plastic that hardens in seconds once melted.

    Let your imagination come alive!

    Participation in this workshop is limited, so sign up early!

  • Preschool Storytime: Visit with the Tooth Fairy's Helper!- North County branch

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 10:30 am
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD.
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- North County branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The “Tooth Fairy’s Helper” will be making a special appearance to share a message about oral health. She will dazzle with song and dance along with the help of puppets and marionettes. Each child in attendance will receive a FREE Tooth Fairy Helper Kit which includes a children’s toothbrush, tooth paste, flossers, coloring/activity page and dental health/nutrition brochure.
    Ages 2 to 5.

  • Literature with Lunch Book Group - One Maryland One Book

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, Noon
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The Literature with Lunch Book Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Chestertown branch. Bring your lunch. Dessert provided. New members are always welcomed.

    In September, Literature with Lunch will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin.
    To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-778-3636.
    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

  • Animal Crackers (Closing Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs September 28 to September 30
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Jennifer Kafka Smith's directorial debut at the Garfield Center!

  • The Innocence Project: Exoneree Michael Austin- One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Exoneree Michael Austin shares his journey to finding forgiveness after 27 years wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for a crime he did not commit.

    Michael Austin was at work, with co-workers and time cards to prove it, when a robbery and murder were committed in East Baltimore. Based on the testimony of a single eye-witness, he was convicted by a jury and sentenced to life plus 15 years on May 5, 1975. In 2001, after years of working with Centurion Ministries, a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to seeking prison release for the innocent, he was released from prison and, in 2003, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr., granted him a full pardon.

    Through music, therapy, and determination, Michael was able to transition back into society as a free man and find a way forward. Today, he is a successful singer/songwriter/musician and the founder of In This Together Development Inc., a 501cE nonprofit dedicated to serving underprivileged youth in Baltimore through mentorship, connecting young people with music, and community outreach.

    The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

  • Innocence Project: Exonoree Michael Austin - One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Exoneree Michael Austin shares his journey to finding forgiveness after 27 years wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for a crime he did not commit.

    Michael Austin was at work, with co-workers and time cards to prove it, when a robbery and murder were committed in East Baltimore. Based on the testimony of a single eye-witness, he was convicted by a jury and sentenced to life plus 15 years on May 5, 1975. In 2001, after years of working with Centurion Ministries, a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to seeking prison release for the innocent, he was released from prison and, in 2003, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr., granted him a full pardon.

    Through music, therapy, and determination, Michael was able to transition back into society as a free man and find a way forward. Today, he is a successful singer/songwriter/musician and the founder of In This Together Development Inc., a 501cE nonprofit dedicated to serving underprivileged youth in Baltimore through mentorship, connecting young people with music, and community outreach.

    The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.