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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- April 2020


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April 1

Intermediate Pottery
  • Intermediate Pottery

  • Wednesday,   |  6 - 8:30 pm
  • This event runs March 19 to April 9
  • Location: Chestertown River Arts Clay Studio - 204 High Street
  • Only on Thursdays (Mar. 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 2, Apr. 9)

    Taught by Marilee Schumann

    Continuing the progression from bowl and cylinder, Intermediate Pottery will focus on closed and lidded forms, wit...

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Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Marcey Sherman (8 weeks)
  • Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Marcey Sherman (8 weeks)

  • Wednesday,   |  6-8 pm
  • This event runs March 30 to May 4
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Due to the coronavirus, this event will now begin on March 30th and end May 4th.

    *Only on Mondays*

    Ever seen “Ghost” and wondered if making pottery is really like that? Actually, th...

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Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer (8 weeks)
  • Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer (8 weeks)

  • Wednesday,   |  10 am - 12:30 pm
  • This event runs March 31 to May 5
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Due to the coronavirus, this event will now begin on March 31st and end on May 5th.

    *Only on Tuesdays*

    This class is for beginning pottery students with little or no wheel experience, and those ...

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CANCELED - WC-ALL trip to Walters Art Museum
  • CANCELED - WC-ALL trip to Walters Art Museum

  • Wednesday,   |  Bus leaves WAC 8:30 a.m.; departs Baltimore 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Walters Art Museum - Baltimore, MD
  • Spend a day immersed in the Walters' collections of American, European, and Asian art. Guided tour includes extensive rare book collection with the recently restored St. Francis Missal. Time to e...

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  • Spring Walking Tour

  • Wednesday,   |  2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Wed - Fri during April & May
  • This event runs April 1 to May 29
  • Location: Bordley History Center - 301 High Street - Bordley History Center - 301 High Street
  • Come learn about the people associated with the homes and buildings which are the gems of Historic Chestertown. Beyond the architecture lived the merchants, tradesmen and families who lived the histo...

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April 2

Writers as Editors Series Presents Paul Henrickson and Jonathan Segal
  • Writers as Editors Series Presents Paul Henrickson and Jonathan Segal

  • Thursday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Jonathan Segal is a 1966 graduate of Washington College, where he majored in English and took courses in creative writing. He is now Vice President and Senior Editor at Alfred A. Knopf in New York Cit...

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April 3

  • MassoniArt presents Elemental

  • Friday,
  • This event runs April 3 to May 9
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Elemental
    April 3 - May 9

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April 4

Vines to Wine Roaring 20's Spring Dinner
  • Vines to Wine Roaring 20's Spring Dinner

  • Saturday,   |  6pm - 9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for the 1st of our 2020 Vines to Wine Farm to Table Series, a Roaring 20’s themed dinner. Start with welcome Sparkling and apps in the Tasting Room, then tour the vineyard to see our 202...

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April 5

The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Sacred Monsters
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Sacred Monsters

  • Sunday,   |  4 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Sacred Monsters is a collaboration between soprano Kyle Leigh Carney and lutenist Cameron Welke dedicated to connecting the stories of the Renaissance and Baroque song repertoire with the lived experi...

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April 11

The Hedgelawn Bluegrass Series presents The Dirty Grass Players
  • The Hedgelawn Bluegrass Series presents The Dirty Grass Players

  • Saturday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Hailing from Baltimore, The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass and blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. Comprised of Mike...

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Wine & Oysters
  • Wine & Oysters

  • Saturday,   |  1pm - 4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for a local pairing of award-winning Crow wines and oysters from Orchard Point Oysters. The pairing includes a tasting of 3 wines and 3 oysters as well as samples of local Eve's Cheese an...

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April 14

Creative Nonfiction Writer Kathryn Nuernberger, 2020 Mary Wood Fellow—A Creative Nonfiction Reading
  • Creative Nonfiction Writer Kathryn Nuernberger, 2020 Mary Wood Fellow—A Creative Nonfiction Reading

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Kathryn Nuernberger’s third poetry collection, Rue, is forthcoming in Spring 2020 (BOA). The End of Pink (BOA, 2016), which won the 2015 James Laughlin prize from the Academy of American Poets, ...

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April 15

Creative Nonfiction Writer Kathryn Nuernberger, 2020 Mary Wood Fellow—A Craft Talk
  • Creative Nonfiction Writer Kathryn Nuernberger, 2020 Mary Wood Fellow—A Craft Talk

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Kathryn Nuernberger’s third poetry collection, Rue, is forthcoming in Spring 2020 (BOA). The End of Pink (BOA, 2016), which won the 2015 James Laughlin prize from the Academy of American Poets, ...

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April 16

  • Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth - Poetry Reading

  • Thursday,   |  6:00-8:00pm
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106 - RiverArts Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106
  • RiverArts celebrates our community's long history of living close to the Earth by hosting an Earth-themed exhibit. With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this exhibit takes on special meaning. T...

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April 17

  • The Garfield Center presents The Fantasticks

  • Friday,
  • This event runs April 17 to May 3
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • The Fantasticks
    April 17 – May 3
    Written by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith

    Thank you to our sponsors: Andrew & Leslie Price and Chesapeake Bank &am...

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April 18

10th Annual Earth Day Festival
  • 10th Annual Earth Day Festival

  • Saturday,   |  9 am - 1 pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Memorial Row
  • 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

    This family friendly event sponsored by the Town of Chestertown features an array of eco-friendly goods, services, solar energy contractors, energy auditors, and cons...

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  • Bluegrass Block Party

  • Saturday,   |  12-3 PM
  • Location: Blue Canary Letterpress - - 300 High Street - Blue Canary Letterpress - - 300 High Street
  • Join the Dirty Grass players for a concert in the 300 block of Chestertown to welcome Spring.

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April 19

Wine Seminar Series 3: Grapes to Glass
  • Wine Seminar Series 3: Grapes to Glass

  • Sunday,   |  1pm - 3pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Great wines begin in the vineyard and end in the winery. It is a marriage between field, flavor and long-standing traditions. Participants will spend time in the vineyard with a guided presentation of...

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University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble with guest soloist Gerald Chavis
  • University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble with guest soloist Gerald Chavis

  • Sunday,   |  4 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Tom Palmer, and with guest soloist trumpeter, Gerald Chavis, brings the energy and excitement of big band jazz to The Mainsta...

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April 24

  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - Cross Street - Emmanuel Episcopal Church - Cross Street
  • Internationally acclaimed organist, Ken Cowan, Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas, will make his 25th. concert appearance in the Concert ...

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April 25

  • National Rebuilding Day

  • Saturday,   |  9am - 4pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY
    Rebuilding Together has declared National Rebuilding Day to be held across the country on the last Saturday in April. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers...

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Soroptimist Afternoon Delight
  • Soroptimist Afternoon Delight

  • Saturday,   |  Doors Open at 12:00 noon
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Fashion Show and Luncheon - For tickets contact Connie Morris, cmorris1995@gmail.com, 410-708-2016 or Louise Skinner, weasie100@yahoo.com, 410-708-5301...

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  • National Rebuilding Day

  • Saturday,   |  9am - 4pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY
    Rebuilding Together has declared National Rebuilding Day to be held across the country on the last Saturday in April. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers...

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  • Afternoon Delight Luncheon & Fashion Show

  • Saturday,   |  12 noon
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Rd - Chester River Yacht & Country Clu
  • Luncheon & Fashion Show with a little shopping thrown in. $40 per person (reservations required in advance). Local vendors will be featured in the fashion show.Tickets may be purchased at Houston&...

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C.E.S.'tival
  • C.E.S.'tival

  • Saturday,   |  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park - 413 S Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Featuring
    The High and Wides &
    The Pat McGee Band

    Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the Center for Environment & Society's 20th Anniversary as a Center at ...

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Sultana Public Sails
  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2pm-4pm
  • Location: Sultana Education Foundation/Chestertown Marina - 200 S. Cross Street/207 S. Water St.
  • 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 C...

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April 26

RESONANCE Concert: Julia Mintzer, Mezzo-soprano
  • RESONANCE Concert: Julia Mintzer, Mezzo-soprano

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: St Paul’s Church 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd
  • Julia Mintzer enjoys a varied career in standard and contemporary repertoire in the United States and Europe. Hailed by Montreal’s La Presse as “a true Carmen: extremely sensual, with the ...

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April 28

  • Black Men & Women: Student Presentations on Contemporary Images

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Students in ENG 494 "Black Men & Women: Images of Race and Gender" will be giving their final research presentations at this free public event. After a 10 minute mini-lecture by Dr. Ali...

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April 29

  • Judged Fine Art and Craft Show

  • Wednesday,   |  5:00-8:00pm
  • This event runs April 29 to May 31
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106
  • Join RiverArts for its First Friday opening reception for its "Judged Fine Art and Craft" Show. This annual exhibition showcases the region;s finest art and craft. Works include painting, dr...

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