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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- October 2021


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October 1

RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose
  • RENEW: Exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose

  • Friday,   |  open by appointment
  • This event runs September 1 to October 1
  • Location: Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College
  • Monica Jahan Bose's paintings, works on paper, performances, workshops, and installations are symbolic narratives that address issues that include climate change, women's issues, and racial ...

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MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY Geometries
  • MassoniArt presents MARCY DUNN RAMSEY Geometries

  • Friday,
  • This event runs September 11 to October 11
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street - MassoniArt - 203 High Street
  • Opening Reception
    Saturday, September 11th, 11 am - 2 pm
    Artist Talk – Saturday, September 11th, 12 noon
    Collectors' Preview – September 4th-8th, by appointment
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September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp
  • September 18 Advanced Techniques: Glaze Camp

  • Friday,   |  10:30 am - 1 pm
  • This event runs September 18 to October 2
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 10:30 - 1:00 pm on Saturdays, running from September 18th through to October 2nd.

    This pottery course offers students a 3-week workshop exploring inte...

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September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • September 20 Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Friday,   |  6 - 8:30 pm
  • This event runs September 20 to October 25
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for intermediate level wheel throwing with a focus on form and design. Each week you will address new throwing techniques and finishing ...

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The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage
  • The Garfield Center presents Clue: On Stage

  • Friday,
  • This event runs September 24 to October 10
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • Written by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price, Sandy Rustin
    Directed by Brad Chaires

    It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of...

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  • Friends of the Kent County Public Library Book Sale

  • Friday,   |  See description for daily hours
  • This event runs October 1 to October 3
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street
  • Used Books, Games, DVDs and More!

    Friday, October 1 -- 10:00-8:00

    Saturday, October 2 -- 10:00-3:00

    Sunday, October 3 -- 10:00-3:00
    Box Day, $5 a box...

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October 2

Chestertown Car Show
  • Chestertown Car Show

  • Saturday,   |  2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown
  • Register your own pride and joy to compete for trophies, or just stroll the street to admire what other auto enthusiasts have brought to display, from custom hotrods to classic and antique beauties. ...

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  • Sultana Public Paddle - Head of the Chester

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need ...

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Hands-on Tortilla & Nixtamilization Class
  • Hands-on Tortilla & Nixtamilization Class

  • Saturday,   |  11:00am
  • Location: Modern Stone Age Kitchen- 236 Cannon Street
  • Come join us to learn how to make handmade tortillas entirely from scratch! We will begin by nixtamalizing (an ancient food processing technology) heirloom maize that we import from Oaxaca, Mexico to...

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October 3

  • Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

  • Sunday,   |  9:00am
  • Location: Wilmer Park - - Wilmer Park
  • Half Marathon & 5K to benefit KART, providing therapeutic horseback riding and equine activities for the special needs community.

    Both courses are USAFT certified. This is a TriState Events U...

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October 6

  • Jim Crow Media Networks - A Talk by Dr. Eurie Dahn

  • Wednesday,   |  5:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual Event - Virtual Event! - Virtual Event - Virtual Event!
  • This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Endowment at Washington College.

    Advance registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuutpjguGtI...

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October 9

Rock Hall Fallfest
  • Rock Hall Fallfest

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 4pm
  • Location: Main St, Rock Hall
  • Rock Hall's 22nd annual Fallfest celebration!. Family fun with music, FREE Kids Kourt, and OYSTERS a-plenty!

    Come enjoy the fall beauty of Kent County when you attend Rock Hall's annual ...

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  • Sultana Public Paddle - Bald Eagle

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need ...

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  • Philip Dutton and the Alligators

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Join the fun as the Alligators led by Philip Dutton on piano wow you with the sounds of New Orleans. From Professor Longhair to Dr. John to Marcia Ball, you'll find it hard to stay in your seat!...

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A Deconstructed Dinner
  • A Deconstructed Dinner

  • Saturday,   |  5:30
  • Location: Wildly Native Flower Farm - 7060 Broad Neck Road
  • Join the Modern Stone Age Kitchen & Wildly Native for a delicious, nourishing, and enlightening farm-to-table meal. We have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind hyper seasonal, local dinner that ce...

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Back in the Day Block Par-tay
  • Back in the Day Block Par-tay

  • Saturday,   |  4:00-10:00
  • Location: Street Fair - Calvert and College Streets
  • Back in the Day Par-tay with live music, vendors, vaccines, and community resources. Don't miss it!

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October 10

  • October Fall Hayrides

  • Sunday,   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes....

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October 11

October 11 Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • October 11 Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Monday,   |  6 - 8:30 pm
  • This event runs October 11 to November 15
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • Beginners Wheel Course Description
    This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-ste...

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October 12

Thomas Jefferson and Race – A Conversation with Author & Scholar Mia Bay
  • Thomas Jefferson and Race – A Conversation with Author & Scholar Mia Bay

  • Tuesday,   |  5 p.m.
  • Location: Zoom - Online
  • Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson and his impact, but what did African Americans think about this founding father? Join us for a Zoom conversation with Mia Bay—leading scholar of Afri...

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Washington College Academy for LifeLong Learning...Learn at Lunch
  • Washington College Academy for LifeLong Learning...Learn at Lunch

  • Tuesday,   |  Noon
  • Location: Chester River Yacht and Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Road
  • October 12 noon Learn at Lunch sponsored by Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning with photographer Jim Graham presenting “The Equestrian Life and the Land: A Photographic Essay.&rdquo...

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October 14

  • 2021 Health & Wellness Expo

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 a.m. until noon
  • Location: Kent County Community Center - 11041 Worton Road, Worton, MD
  • HomePorts, Inc. in partnership with the Kent County Health Department, the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, and Kent County Parks and Recreation, will hold the annual Health and Wellness ...

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October 15

  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chester Parish - Across from the Town's Fountain Square
  • Andrew Sheranian is Organist and Master of choristers at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (Episcopal) in Boston. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Yale University Institute of Sa...

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October 16

Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update
  • Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St. - The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Jeff Antoniuk & Helluvaband is one of the most aptly named jazz groups on the scene today. This collection of players have shared the stage with legends like Chick Corea, Marcus Miller, Helen Sung...

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Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021
  • Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 5:00 Pm
  • This event runs October 16 to October 17
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • The 21st RiverArts Studio Tour, 2021
    Saturdays and Sundays, October 16 & 17 and October 23 & 24.
    Following the tradition of two decades and counting, artists in and around Kent County will o...

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October 17

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Waterfowl Paddle

  • Sunday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need ...

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October Fall Hayrides
  • October Fall Hayrides

  • Sunday,   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes....

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October 20

Performance by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, How to build a wall and other ruins
  • Performance by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, How to build a wall and other ruins

  • Wednesday,   |  6-6:30pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Kohl Gallery and YouTube
  • Employing photographs of Incan rocks as raw building materials, Skvirsky’s live participatory performance doubles as a community action, with the audience assisting in the building of an ephemer...

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PANEL- Mapping Meaning: Praxis for Ecological Futures
  • PANEL- Mapping Meaning: Praxis for Ecological Futures

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30PM
  • Location: Kohl Gallery at Washington College - TAWES THEATRE at Washington College
  • For over 10 years Mapping Meaning has brought together artists, scientists, and scholars for experimental workshops, exhibitions, and transdisciplinary research. This wildly interdisciplinary and mult...

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Performance by Ros Murray, hi mountain, hi water
  • Performance by Ros Murray, hi mountain, hi water

  • Wednesday,   |  3pm-4pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Kohl Gallery and YouTube
  • A starting point for hi mountain, hi water is the memory of a child calling and waving ‘hi plane’ on the runway during the artist’s flight from Ireland to Montana for Mapping Meaning...

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October 21

Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street, by Fountain Park
  • This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month, April through October, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. The Town closes the 300 block of Hig...

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October 22

Phragmites australis Eco Art Workshop
  • Phragmites australis Eco Art Workshop

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Center for Environment and Society at WC - 485 South Cross Street, Chestertown, MD, 21620
  • Join environmental artist, Stephanie Garon and Director of the River and Field Campus, Michael Hardesty for this participatory, informative experience. In this 2-hour OUTDOOR workshop, you will be int...

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The High & Wides - LIVE at the Garfield!
  • The High & Wides - LIVE at the Garfield!

  • Friday,   |  7:00 pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • “From fiery barn burners to heartbroken ballads, this talented string quartet is celebrating the region’s rich bluegrass history, carrying the torch for the Old-Line legends who came befor...

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October 23

Allyn Johnson/Robert Redd
  • Allyn Johnson/Robert Redd

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Allyn Johnson is a pianist, composer, and arranger whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn began playing piano at the age of five, got his start pl...

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Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tastings
  • Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tastings

  • Saturday,   |  Noon - 3 PM
  • Location: The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • You be the judge of Kent County's best crab soup!

    $25 includes a wine glass, 10 tastings, and a raffle ticket.

    Proceeds benefit KCPS "One School, One Book" Galena Elementary Schoo...

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Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021
  • Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 5:00 Pm
  • This event runs October 23 to October 24
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • The 21st RiverArts Studio Tour, 2021
    Saturdays and Sundays, October 16 & 17 and October 23 & 24.
    Following the tradition of two decades and counting, artists in and around Kent County will o...

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October 23, 30, & Nov 13: Watercolor Journaling with Jim Mahla
  • October 23, 30, & Nov 13: Watercolor Journaling with Jim Mahla

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • This event runs October 23 to November 13
  • Location: Arts Alive! - 200 High St
  • 3 Saturdays: October 23, October 30, November 13, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    $100 per participant
    Adults and teens welcome!
    This workshop with Jim will focus on how to develop a watercolor journal f...

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October 24

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Trade Routes

  • Sunday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need ...

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October Fall Hayrides
  • October Fall Hayrides

  • Sunday,   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes....

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The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents pianist Teodora Adzharova
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents pianist Teodora Adzharova

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • As an active soloist and a sought-after chamber musician, pianist Teodora Adzharova performs throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, frequently collaborating with musicians from both the Peabody I...

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October 26

Every Tuesday: MAKEspace - Get your creative project done!
  • Every Tuesday: MAKEspace - Get your creative project done!

  • Tuesday,   |  6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • This event runs October 26 to November 16
  • Location: ArtsAlive! - 200 High St.
  • Haven’t carved out time to create? Are you stuck on a project? Or, are you on fire with amazing creativity and want to be in a creative hive?

    Bring your project to work with us in a fun atmos...

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October 29

Sultana Education Foundation's Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Bluegrass Festival
  • Sultana Education Foundation's Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Bluegrass Festival

  • Friday,   |  All Day
  • This event runs October 29 to October 31
  • Location: Chestertown Marina
  • Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend and Bluegrass Festival has evolved into one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast and is combined with 3 days of live bluegrass music and ent...

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  • MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI / Querencia

  • Friday,
  • This event runs October 29 to November 28
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street
  • MARC CASTELLI / Querencia
    October 29 – November 28

    Gallery Hours: Thursday 11-2, Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-5

    Marc Castelli’s annual show at MassoniArt has become a Downrigging tradi...

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  • The Washington College Concert Series - Kimberly McCollum (violin), Melinda Wade-English (flute), & Woobin Park (piano)

  • Friday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Performing works from the Romantic and Twentieth century, the trio combines artistry with flare. The performance includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No. 3, for Violin and Piano, a Trio for...

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October 30

Pizza Pop Up
  • Pizza Pop Up

  • Saturday,   |  12-4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for Pizza & Wine featuring Chef Paul McCormick, fellow Wine Club member, and his brick oven pizza truck Bohemia Wood Fired Pizza. Personalized pizza for $15.00. Wine by the glass or bottle...

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Pizza Pop Up
  • Pizza Pop Up

  • Saturday,   |  12-4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for Pizza & Wine featuring Chef Paul McCormick, fellow Wine Club member, and his brick oven pizza truck Bohemia Wood Fired Pizza. Personalized pizza for $15.00. Wine by the glass or bottle...

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Hands-on Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class
  • Hands-on Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

  • Saturday,   |  11:00am
  • Location: Modern Stone Age Kitchen - - 236 Cannon Street
  • Learn the art of traditional cheesemaking!

    We'll start the class by walking down to the Chestertown Farmer's Market to pick up fresh milk from Nice Farms and have a chance to chat with F...

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October 31

October Fall Hayrides
  • October Fall Hayrides

  • Sunday,   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for Fall Hayrides happening each Sunday in October! Grab a glass or mini bottle and hop on the hayride for a tour throughout the vineyard and farm. The hayrides will take off every 45 minutes....

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Fall Foraging Fun around Chestertown
  • Fall Foraging Fun around Chestertown

  • Sunday,   |  11:00am
  • Location: Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street - Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street - Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street - Modern Stone Age Kitchen - 236 Cannon Street
  • Before you load up on Halloween candy, join Dr. Bill on a foray of Chestertown to forage for food!

    Chestertown’s lawns, parks and sidewalks are full of good things to eat, if you know how and...

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