Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- August 2019


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  • Photography and Wood Exhibit Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event runs August 2 to August 31
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 4107786300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/judged-photography-and-wood/
  • The Judged Photography and Wood showcase is a highly popular annual exhibit with historically wide-ranging participation from regional photographers and woodworkers.
    The beauty of the wood objects enhance the concurrent Photography Exhibit in the Main Gallery, comprising 2-D art which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line, and space.
    Curators:
    Michael Wootton (Photography) &
    Chuck Engstrom (Wood)
    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sunday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Judged Photography and Wood, Gallery Talk

  • Friday,   |  5:30 pm
  • This event runs August 2 to August 8
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/judged-photography-and-wood/
  • Come listen to the inspiration behind the art in this month's Gallery Talk. The Judged Annual Photography & Craft Show will showcase the areas best in photography and woodworking from both established and emerging artists.
    Curators: Michael Wootton & Chuck Engstrom
    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 -5:30
    Saturday: 10:00 - 5:30
    Sunday: 11:00 - 300

  • Bluegrass Supergroup Blue Highway

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Multiple Grammy-nominated bluegrass supergroup BLUE HIGHWAY makes their Mainstay debut! Not only that, but they will be at The Mainstay the day after their highly anticipated new record drops! This not-to miss show is supported in part by the Chuck Redd Fund. $30 advance/online and $35 phone/door.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Fred Hughes

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Please note the new Mainstay Monday pricing effective May 27, 2019: $10 online in advance, $12 at the door.
    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.

  • Playmakers present Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday @ 7 p.m.; Sunday @ 2 p.m.
  • This event runs August 9 to August 11
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/2019-playmakers-final-production/2019-08-09/
  • August 9, 10 @ 7pm
    August 11 @ 2pm

    $5 suggested donation

    *Please note that the GCA has changed our Sunday matinee performance times to 2 p.m.

  • Sue Matthews and the American Jazz Trio

  • Friday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Tickets are $18 purchased online and in advance, $20 at the door and by phone reservation.
    The long tradition of Kent County artists being invited to perform at Clifden Arts Week Festival in County Galway, Ireland continues! For this year's festival, planners have invited Sue Matthews to return with pianist Robert Redd and the fabulous trombone player John Harris to bring the Great American Songbook to Ireland. They will be traveling as the American Jazz Trio.As usual, the festival provides lodging and meals for the performing artists, but not transportation to and from Ireland, nor travel within Ireland. This concert will be a fundraising event to send them "over the pond."

  • One Day University: Negotiation: How to Get (more of) What You Want

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 10:00 am - 11:15 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 for a free virtual lecture! 

    Negotiation: How to Get (more of) What You Want
    presented by Margaret Neale, Stanford Graduate School of Business

    Everyone negotiates. Yet many people think of negotiation primarily as an adversarial interaction where there is a winner and a loser. Framing negotiations in this way creates adversarial interactions because what we expect is what often what we get.

    In this talk, Professor Margaret Neale will explore the opportunities that exist when negotiators reframe their interactions from adversarial battles to collaborative problem solving. In doing so, she will demonstrate how to get (more of) what you want by expanding the opportunities to create and claim value in everyday interactions as well as in those rare, high-value interactions.

    Margaret Neale is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Professor Neale's major research interests include bargaining and negotiation, distributed work groups, and team composition, learning, and performance. She is the author of over 70 articles on these topics and is a coauthor of three books.  She is the faculty director of three executive programs at Stanford University: Influence and Negotiation Strategies, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success, and the Executive Program for Women Leaders.

  • Old Time Gospel Music & Reception

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 pm
  • Location: Bethel A.M.E. - 237 N College Ave - Bethel A.M.E. - 237 N College Ave
  • Contact: Sumner Hall
  • Phone: 443.282.0023
  • Email: info@sumnerhall.org
  • URL:  www.sumnerhall.org/about-us/legacy-day
  • Join us for an afternoon of gospel. This is the official kick off of Legacy Day 2019.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt with guest Alex Lacquement

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Please note the new Mainstay Monday pricing effective May 27, 2019: $10 online in advance, $12 at the door.

    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.

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups - A 3Doodler Art Workshop

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity.  Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived!

    Featured Project: 3Doodler Art

    It’s time to doodle!  You bring the creativity and we’ll bring the 3Doodlers.  What is a 3Doodler?  A 3Doodler pen is essentially a freehand 3D-printer that lets you draw in three-dimensional space using a special plastic that is pliable when melted and hardens in seconds as you draw. 

    All supplies will be provided.  Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

  • Sciencetellers - Aliens!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

    Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!

    Ages 5+

    This event is made possible by the 2019  Library Readers Reach for the Stars grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Sciencetellers - Aliens!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, Rock Hall Branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

    Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!

    Ages 5+

    This event is made possible by the 2019  Library Readers Reach for the Stars grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Sciencetellers - Aliens

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 11 am - 12
  • 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
  • During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

    Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!

    Ages 5+

    This event is made possible by the 2019  Library Readers Reach for the Stars grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Plant Your Family Tree: How to Start (and Grow!) Your Family History Research

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am - 12 noon
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Vivian Fisher, Deputy Director of Enoch Pratt Free Library's African American Department, presents an introduction to techniques for exploring family history with a focus on resources that may be of particular value to those with African American ancestors.

    After the program, stay to enjoy a light lunch and continued conversation.

    This program is presented in partnership with Sumner Hall as part of Legacy Day 2019. 

  • Community Music Night

  • Monday,   |  6:45 PM
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • Contact: MusicLife
  • Phone: 410-778-7010
  • Email: musiclifedelmarva@gmail.com
  • URL:  musiclifedelmarva.com
  • Join us for our monthly open mic night. This month we're encouraging performances of rock and reggae, but as always, all ages, skill levels and styles are welcome.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Pat Mercuri

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 4106399133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Please note the new Mainstay Monday pricing effective May 27, 2019: $10 online in advance, $12 at the door.

    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.

  • Enneagram: A Tool to Understand Yourself and Others

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  wwwkentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Learn the basics of Enneagram of Personality with Sarah Gifford, MA!

    Enneagram personality type indicators can help you:

    Explore your reactions to people and situations
    Better understand your motivations
    Let go of stress
    Build self-awareness and mindfulness
    Space is limited. Please register!ww

  • Circle Mirror Transformation

  • Friday,   |  8 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs August 23 to September 8
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: events@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/circle-mirror-transformation/2019-08-23/
  • August 23 – September 8, 2019
    Directed by Bonnie Hill

    Director Bonnie Hill brings the contemporary piece, Circle Mirror Transformation to the stage in August. Playwright Annie Baker weaves the tale of four lost New Englanders who enroll in a six-week-long community-center drama class. While they experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see (with hilarious detail and clarity) the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m.

  • Ease Back Pain - Part 3 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Kiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents the last of a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body aches and pains.    Please register.

    Wednesday, August 28 - Ease Back Pain

    Gain a better understanding of the inconnectedness of your anatomy, including how working the muscles in your legs and stomach can help alleviate back discomfort.

  • Dancescape Auditions

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Location: Dance Studio, Johnson Fitness Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Contact: Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Phone: 410-778-5858
  • Email: amoffett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:  https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/22163-1
  • Washington College’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to open auditions for Dancescape.
    Performances are Friday, November 22 at 7:30 AM and Saturday, November 23 and 2:00 PM.

    All levels are welcome, beginning to advanced.

    For questions, please contact A.T. Moffett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance. amoffett2@washcoll.edu.