Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- September 2017


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  • Life on and around the Eastern Shore Waterways

  • Friday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs September 1 to September 30
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.org/2017-exhibition-schedule/
  • Open to all media. Art that celebrates life on the Eastern Shore with a focus on our swales, ponds, creeks, rivers and bay. Main and Studio Galleries. Curators: Barbara & Jack Fancher

  • Chestertown First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Historic District
  • Contact: Kristen Owen
  • Email: downtownchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.downtownchestertown.org
  • Enjoy late shopping hours in unique shops, gallery exhibit openings, special tastings and a variety of dining options during Downtown Chestertown's monthly progressive open house.

  • Dancescape Auditions

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - 7pm
  • Location: Dance Studio, Johnson Fitness Center, Washington College
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Phone: 410-778-7888
  • Email: amoffett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  washcoll.edu/calendar
  • Auditions for the departmental Dance Minor concert Dancescape will be held on on Fri. Sep. 1st from 5:30-7:00 in the dance studio at JFC. The audition is open to ALL Washington College students, alumni in the area, as well as the Chestertown community. Dancescape will be performed Nov. 17th at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18th at 2:00 p.m.

    The Dance Minor program’s 2017 departmental concert Dancescape will feature a range of exciting new works created and performed by Washington College students, alumni, faculty, and guest artists. Choreographer Carol Hess and sound designer Tim Nohe

  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Reading by Maureen Corrigan

  • Wednesday,   |  5pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/18906-sophie-kerr-lecture-series-a-reading-by-maureen
  • Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Corrigan served as a juror for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Her book So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures was published in September 2014, and her memoir, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading! was published in 2005.

  • Chestertown Jazz Festival

  • Saturday,   |  12pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownjazzfestival.org
  • A collection of Jazz performers collect at Wilmer Park for this years Chestertown Jazz Festival!

    More info coming soon.

  • 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. – See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/#sthash.wJBLUOOv.dpuf

  • Chester River Chorale Begins 19th Season

  • Monday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Heron Point's Wesley Hall
  • Contact: Chester River Chorale
  • URL:  www.chesterriverchorale.org
  • Come Sing with Us
    If you love to sing, the Chester River Chorale wants you! Come join us at 6 p.m. September 11 in Wesley Hall at Chestertown’s Heron Point as we begin our 19th 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 program in early December, welcoming in the winter holiday season with music from yesteryear to yesterday. See our website at www.chesterriverchorale.org for more information.

  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble Begins 17TH Season

  • Monday,   |  7:00 - 8:30pm
  • Location: Band room (no. 116), Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Phone: 410-810-1834; 410-778-2829
  • Email: ESWEemail@yahoo.com
  • URL:  www.facebook.com/EasternShoreWindEnsemble
  • The ESWE, the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown, under the musical direction of Dr. Keith A. Wharton, invites past or present players of wind or percussion instruments to join us for our Sept.-May season of rehearsals and concerts. No fee or audition is required. This collegial, supportive group, which enjoys making music together and presenting it to the public, gives four band-sponsored Sunday-afternoon concerts per season: on Sultana's Downrigging Weekend (this year on Oct. 29), in early Dec., in mid-March, and in mid-May.

  • Wishes Are Horses - Julie Wills

  • Thursday,   |  4:30 - 6:30pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Washington College
  • Contact: Kohl Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6499
  • Email: kohl_gallery@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  www.washcoll.edu/kohlgallery
  • Please join us for an opening reception celebrating the opening of Julie Wills's exhibition, "Wishes Are Horses."

    The show will remain open until October 22.

  • 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 16, 2017 6-10pm...Join the Sultana Education Foundation and Chris Havemeyer at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment featuring Cirque performers and 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-Full Day

  • Saturday,   |  10 - 3pm
  • 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. – See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/#sthash.wJBLUOOv.dpuf

  • Cliffs School Museum Open House

  • Saturday,   |  1 - 4pm
  • Location: Rt 289 South Quaker Neck Rd
  • Contact: Carol Cordes
  • Phone: 410-778-9173
  • Email: cordescarolb@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.kentcounty.com/cliffs-school-1
  • Cliffs School Museum is one of 12 museums in Kent County. Located 8.5 miles South of Chestertown on Rt. 289, it is a preserved and restored one room school dating from 1878-1939 and still in its original location and configuration in rural southern Kent County. Students in grades 1-7 were taught by one teacher. Student desks, textbooks, lessons on the blackboards for each grade and a potbellied stove are all there to transport the visitor to an earlier time. Enjoy scenic views of the Chester River, old churches, farms and 100+ yr old houses along the way. Admission Free

  • Sultana Public Sails-Full Day

  • Monday,   |  10 - 3pm
  • 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. – See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/#sthash.wJBLUOOv.dpuf

  • Build Your Self-Care Toolkit, Facilitated by Wendy Eckel, LCSW

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • In the 2017 One Maryland One Book selection Purple Hibiscus, characters find hope and new perspectives when they spend time outside of an oppressive and abusive home environment.
    Wendy Eckel, LCSW, joins us for a conversation about developing tools to build resilience and empower yourself to weather life's difficult situations. While inspired by the challenges and changes experienced by the main character in Purple Hibiscus, you are welcome and will find plenty to take away from this program even if you haven't read the book!
    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Dr. Lauret Savoy

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/18909-sophie-kerr-lecture-series-first-year-book-event
  • Dr. Lauret Savoy is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College. Her book Trace won the 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Trace was also a finalist for the PEN American Open Book Award and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, as well as shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Dr. Lauret Savoy

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/18909-sophie-kerr-lecture-series-first-year-book-event
  • Dr. Lauret Savoy is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College. Her book Trace won the 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Trace was also a finalist for the PEN American Open Book Award and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, as well as shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

  • 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. – See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/#sthash.wJBLUOOv.dpuf

  • Formosa Quartet

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Contact: Washington College Concert Series
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: concert_series@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/14557-formosa-quartet
  • As part of it’s 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents the Formosa Quartet. Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition, Formosa Quartet is “one of the very best quartets of their generation.” On several numbers, the Formosa Quartet will be joined by Woobin Park, piano.
    Individual tickets are available through the Concert Series website: washcoll.edu/concert

  • Sophie Kerr & C.V. Starr Center: An Evening with Craig Steven Wilder

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Contact: Julie Armstrong
  • Phone: 4108105768
  • Email: jarmstrong2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/18907-sophie-kerr-cv-starr-center-an-evening-with
  • Craig Steven Wilder’s most recent book is Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, which Kirkus Reviews named one of the best nonfiction books of the year. He is also the author of A Covenant with Color: Race and Social Power in Brooklyn; and In the Company of Black Men: The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City. Professor Wilder began his career as a community organizer in the South Bronx. He is a senior fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, and is currently MIT’s Barton L. Weller Professor of History.