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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- May 2017


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May 1

  • The Way We Worked

  • Monday,   |  T-Th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Friday, noon -7:00 pm; Saturday, 9:0
  • This event runs April 1 to May 20
  • Location: 206 S. Queen Street
  • Sumner Hall will be open to the public for 30 hours per week during the exhibition. The Smithsonian's The Way We Worked traveling exhibition will be displayed on the second floor of Sumner Hall a...

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  • Terry Wolf show in Egg Tempera

  • Monday,   |  10am - 5pm Daily
  • This event runs May 1 to May 31
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave.
  • This Kent County Artist will show his collection of Egg Tempura paintings for the month of May. He has demonstrated this technique in the Andrew Wyeth studio at the Brandywine Museum in Delaware and ...

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May 2

SAST Auditions at the Garfield
  • SAST Auditions at the Garfield

  • Tuesday,   |  Tuesday, May 2 @ 7pm, Thursday, May 4 @ 7pm Sunday, May 7 @
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Actors should be prepared to do cold readings from provided scripts. No experience is necessary. Short Attention Span Theatre will run three weekends: June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9. Everyon...

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May 3

  • Andrew Balio, Faith and Music

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • This event is sponsored by The Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College and is free and open to the public.

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  • SCORE Workshop

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Chestertown Public Library
  • Larissa Davidson, CPA with Radcliffe Corp., will present "QuickBooks 101" to inform/advise of the multiple capabilities within QuickBooks to support business operation and administration. Th...

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  • Andrew Balio, Faith and Music

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall in the Toll Science Center, Washington College
  • This event is sponsored by the Washington College Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture and is free and open to the public.

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  • River Arts' exhibition, "At Work"

  • Wednesday,   |  T-F: 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Sun: 1:00 pm-3
  • This event runs May 3 to May 27
  • Location: River Arts, 315 High Street
  • River Arts' exhibition, "At Work", provides a snapshot of the work we do and have done in this community. Featured will be stories and photos of employees of Vita Foods, pickling plant...

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May 4

Washington College Symphonic Band with Brass & Saxophone Ensembles
  • Washington College Symphonic Band with Brass & Saxophone Ensembles

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director), with Brass (Davy DeArmond, Director) and Saxophone (John Thomas, Director) Ensembles. This event is FR...

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May the Fourth Be With You- Star Wars  Day!
  • May the Fourth Be With You- Star Wars Day!

  • Thursday,   |  4pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • May the Fourth be with you as you get creative with Star Wars crafts and enjoy the company of other fans.

    Costumes optional, but welcome!

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May 5

  • At Work

  • Friday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs May 5 to May 27
  • Location: 315 High St Suite 106
  • Art that reflects humans and/or animals at work, their tools. etc. Curator: Lani Seikaly.

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Painting and Sculpture
  • Painting and Sculpture

  • Friday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs May 5 to May 27
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • A ceramic sculpture and pottery show. Studio Gallery.

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  • Chestertown First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Historic District
  • 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....

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  • Festive Friday

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Gazebo at The Village - Main St. and Route 20
  • Musical entertainment

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  • History Happy Hour

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Bordley History Center, 301 High Street, Chestertown
    Learn more about Kent County and Maryland history while enjoying a glass of wine and the company of other history lovers. For more information cal...

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  • WACappella

  • Friday,   |  7:00pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student
    Acappella group. They will be performing on May 5 at 7:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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Author Event: "Pretend I'm Not Here" with Barbara Feinman Todd
  • Author Event: "Pretend I'm Not Here" with Barbara Feinman Todd

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 112 S. Cross St
  • Go behind the scenes of Washington with the ghostwriter who worked with Hillary Clinton, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, and Ben Bradlee on their bestselling books — and lived to tell the tal...

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May 6

Blue Heron Public Paddle-Sultana Education Foundation
  • Blue Heron Public Paddle-Sultana Education Foundation

  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: Kent County
  • 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 nee...

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2017 Dogwood Festival of Galena
  • 2017 Dogwood Festival of Galena

  • Saturday,   |  8am - 5pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • The festival will kick off at 8:00 AM with the Dogwood Dart 5k. Admission to the festival and parking is free for this FUN FOR ALL AGES EVENT. The parade will begin at 10:00 A.M. Dogwood Plaza and th...

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Duo D'Amore Concert
  • Duo D'Amore Concert

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Founded in 1991 to investigate the little known wealth of chamber music for oboe and guitar, the D’Amore Duo has toured internationally and domestically to enthusiastic reviews.

    The Duo has r...

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Cliffs School Open for Museums of Kent Self-Driving Tour
  • Cliffs School Open for Museums of Kent Self-Driving Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10am to 4pm
  • Location: Rt. 289 So, Quaker Neck Rd toward Cliffs City
  • Cliffs School Museum, one of 12 museums in Kent County, is located 8.5 mi So of Chestertown. It is a preserved and restored one-room school still in its original location and configuration. Grades 1...

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  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  2:00pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student
    Acappella group. They will be performing on May 6 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student Acappella group. They will be performing on May 6 at 7:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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  • A Walk Through Working Chestertown

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall
  • A Walk Through Working Chestertown

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  • Kenneth Walley Funeral Home

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 4pm
  • Location: Library Annex
  • Kenneth Walley Funeral Home

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  • Driving Tour of the Museums of Kent County

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 4pm
  • Location: Various Locations in Kent County
  • Driving Tour of the Museums of Kent County: Historical Society of Kent County at the Bordley History Center, Sumner Hall, Massey Air Museum; Kent Museum (agriculture, rural heritage); Knock's Fol...

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May 7

  • Taste of Chestertown

  • Sunday,   |  12 - 3pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • The 11th Annual Taste of the Town (& County) will be Sunday, May 7, 2017. Noon to 3pm. Spend an afternoon sampling signature dishes from Chestertown & Kent County's finest restaurants and...

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May 9

Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden Horticulture Meeting: Walk & Talk in the Garden Center
  • Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden Horticulture Meeting: Walk & Talk in the Garden Center

  • Tuesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden
  • We will walk and talk in the garden center as we discuss annuals and what to plant in your containers and gardens. Horticulture meetings are held from 6-7 pm at Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden unles...

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May 10

Those Were the Days: The Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen
  • Those Were the Days: The Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • In partnership with Museum on Main Street's "The Way We Worked" exhibition, Tom McHugh, Director Emeritus of The Mainstay in Rock Hall, and Ron Fithian, Rock Hall Town Manager, will sho...

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May 12

Chester River Youth Choir Spring Concert
  • Chester River Youth Choir Spring Concert

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • The students of Julie Lawrence's Spring concert.

    FREE (suggested $5 Donation)

    More info coming soon.

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  • Festive Friday

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Gazebo at The Village - Main St. and Rte. 20
  • Musical entertainment

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  • Movie on the Farm - CANCELED

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Colchester Farm - outdoors, weather permitting.
  • The outdoor movie has been canceled due to chilly, wet weather forecast for Friday. Keep an eye out for future events at Colchester Farm!

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May 13

  • Sultana Public Paddle - 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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  • Porchfest

  • Saturday,   |  12 - 5pm
  • Location: Historic District
  • This outdoor music festival pairs musicians with front porches or storefronts so visitors can discover the sights of Downtown Chestertown to a local soundtrack. Free....

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  • Movie Night

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Family movie will be shown on big screen in grassy lot, with seating provided.

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Mother's Day Special
  • Mother's Day Special

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs May 13 to May 14
  • Location: Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden
  • We have the perfect gift for Mom!
    Great selection of Roses, Mandevilla, Tropical Hibiscus, Orchids, Hanging Baskets, and Mixed Potted Annuals, Pottery and Statuary, Bird Feeders, Pet & Horse Supp...

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Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome
  • Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 3pm
  • Location: 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650
  • General Public and Aviation aficionados are invited to the 15th Annual Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome. Good weather brings over 100 general aviation aircraft, many taildraggers, biplanes, ant...

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KidSPOT Family Yoga
  • KidSPOT Family Yoga

  • Saturday,   |  1-3 pm
  • Location: 315 High Street
  • Fun activities for mind and body the whole family can enjoy.

    Carrie Evans from Joyspring Yoga will lead participants in playful poses, Yoga games, and mindfulness crafts.
    Please bring mats or tow...

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May 15

CRYC Fundraiser Dinner at Luisa’s
  • CRYC Fundraiser Dinner at Luisa’s

  • Monday,   |  2 seatings: 5 and 7 pm
  • Location: Luisa's Cucina Italiana, 849 Washington Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Chester River Youth Choir (CRYC) Fundraiser Dinner at Luisa’s
    Monday, May 15
    2 seatings: 5 and 7 pm
    $50 adult
    $18 kid
    Choice of entrees . Dessert included.
    Adult meal with salad and bever...

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May 17

  • SCORE Workshop

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Chestertown Public Library
  • QuickBooks 2.0
    Larissa Davidson, CPA with Radcliffe Corp. will inform/respond to questions identified during our earlier "QuickBooks 101 Overview" workshop on Wednesday 5/3/2017. If you mis...

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May 19

Acclaimed Novelist Roxana Robinson Visits KCPL
  • Acclaimed Novelist Roxana Robinson Visits KCPL

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Spend an evening with acclaimed novelist Roxana Robinson! At open catered reception at 5:30 will be followed by a talk at 6:45. Free tickets for the talk are available on a first come, first served ba...

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  • Festive Friday and Public Safety Night

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Gazebo at The Village and Main Street
  • Musical entertainment and public safety education, with fire trucks being displayed on Main Street.

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Party In The Camp at Camp Fairlee
  • Party In The Camp at Camp Fairlee

  • Friday,   |  Noon to 2pm
  • Location: 22242 Bay Shore Rd
  • Easterseals invites the public to join them for the Camp Fairlee Dedication Ceremony at Camp Fairlee, Chestertown, MD. The dedication ceremony will, not only unveil the Donor Wall in the new Activity ...

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May 20

  • Washington College's 234th Commencement

  • Saturday,   |  10:30am
  • Location: Campus Lawn, Rain Location: JFC Field house
  • In the event of inclement weather, admission is by ticket only.

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Munchkins on the Move
  • Munchkins on the Move

  • Saturday,   |  10 -11:30am
  • Location: 115 South Lynchburg Street Suite B. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • This playgroup promotes healthy child and parent interaction, educational activities, early literacy and social support for families. All families are welcome to attend!

    Playgroups run from 10-11...

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May 21

Painting Paws benefits The Humane Society of Kent County, MD
  • Painting Paws benefits The Humane Society of Kent County, MD

  • Sunday,   |  2 - 5pm
  • Location: Chestertown Fire House - 211 Maple Avenue
  • Paint a Furry Friend on Canvas! Please join us for this Painting FUNraiser! The proceeds of this event will benefit The Humane Society of Kent County, MD. $50 per person includes all materials, wine ...

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Red, White, & Blue: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Red, White, & Blue: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4 - 5pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 101 Cross St. (near High St.) - handicapped accessible
  • The all-ages community concert band, directed by Dr. Keith A. Wharton, celebrates American music in its final concert of the season. The concert features works that celebrate the American spirit while...

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May 23

Flower Show
  • Flower Show

  • Tuesday,   |  Noon until 3pm
  • Location: Wesley Hall at Heron Point Retirement Community
  • The All Seasons Garden Club 2017 flower show, with the theme "America the Beautiful," will be held Tuesday, May 23, from noon until 3:00 PM in Heron Point's Wesley Hall. Members of gard...

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May 24

Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups
  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Happiness Hour is a time to explore your powers of creativity! Featured project: Folded Book Art. Supplies for coloring will be available, too. You are also welcome to bring your own creative projects...

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May 26

Rock Hall Cruise Nigh by Smilin' Jake's
  • Rock Hall Cruise Nigh by Smilin' Jake's

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - 8:30pm
  • Location: Main St.
  • Car Cruise Night Open to Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics & Antiques

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  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival

  • Friday,   |  Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday
  • This event runs May 26 to May 28
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • The Tea Party Festival starts on Friday night with a street party at the foot of High Street next to the Chester River. Come for the food, live music and other entertainment. There will be fun for all...

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The Bookplate
  • The Bookplate

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 112 S. Cross St
  • Kick off your Tea Party weekend with an author event at The Bookplate! Writer and Chestertown resident Jamie Kirkpatrick will read from and sign his new book "Musing Right Along," a collecti...

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May 27

  • Sultana Public Sails Teaparty

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • 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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  • Tea Party Distance Classic and Run for Radcliffe

  • Saturday,   |  8am
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • 2017 Tea Party Distance Classic and Run for Radcliffe. All funds raised support the Radcliffe Creek School Scholarship Fund.

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May 28

Open Sail!
  • Open Sail!

  • Sunday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • Location: 22759 McKinleyville Rd
  • Everyone is welcome to our Sailing OPEN HOUSE
    Come to the Rock Hall Yacht Club to sail, play, enjoy food & refreshments, and learn more about RHYC and RHYCSS....

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  • Beach Party

  • Sunday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Rock Hall public beach
  • Games, bonfire, karaoke and good times as we watch the sunset on the beach.

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