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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- May 2018


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May 1

  • Kohl Gallery Exhibit: The Breadth Between

  • Tuesday,
  • This event runs April 19 to May 11
  • Location: Kohl Gallery - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • The Breadth Between: WC Art Students Present Their Senior Capstone Projects in an Exhibition Opening April 19 at Kohl Gallery

    CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Kohl Gallery is pleased to announce the Senio...

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Washington College Chorus and String Orchestra
  • Washington College Chorus and String Orchestra

  • Tuesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Chorus & String Orchestra. This event is FREE and open to the public.

    For more information: washcoll.edu/music...

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May 2

The Biggest Sporting Event on Planet Earth: The History & Future of the World Cup
  • The Biggest Sporting Event on Planet Earth: The History & Future of the World Cup

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library - Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Bring your enthusiasm and your questions to this interactive presentation about the BIGGEST sporting event on the planet! Every four years, over 200 countries compete to win soccer's greatest pr...

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The Illustrative Works of Laurie Cumpton
  • The Illustrative Works of Laurie Cumpton

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 5 - 7 pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library - 408 High Street
  • Laurie Cumpston's fine illustrative works have been well-received since she was a teenager. At 17, Laurie drew a border for Vernon Goode's Famous Houses of Kent, which was presented to Quee...

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May 3

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

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Decker Theatre
  • 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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OPEN AUDITIONS: Short Attention Span Theatre
  • OPEN AUDITIONS: Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Thursday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Our annual 10-minute play festival perfect for new actors! No experience or theatre knowledge necessary. Come one, come all!

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May 4

Washington College Music Department Vocal Recital
  • Washington College Music Department Vocal Recital

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Department of Music will present a Vocal Recital featuring students from the studios of Carolene Winter and Megan Adrielle.

    For more information: washcoll.edu/music...

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Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm Sunday 3pm
  • This event runs May 4 to May 6
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • April 27 – May 13

    Directed by Shelagh Grasso

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Historical Society of Kent County
  • Historical Society of Kent County

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: 301 High Street
  • Come listen to an informative history lecture while enjoying a glass of wine!

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The Artists' Gallery Features Bonnie Howell in "Water Level"
  • The Artists' Gallery Features Bonnie Howell in "Water Level"

  • Friday,   |  First Friday, May 4, 2018, reception from 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • On First Friday, May 4th, Bonnie Howell will be the featured artist for The Artists' Gallery. In "Water Level", Bonnie's work in oil reflects the peaceful nature of the beauty th...

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  • Chestertown First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Chestertown Historic District
  • Join us for our monthly progressive open house! Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids' activities and a variety...

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Working Artist Forum
  • Working Artist Forum

  • Friday,   |  11am-4pm
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • The Working Artist Forum will have work displayed in the Main Gallery from May 4-26. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, May 4 from 5pm-8pm.

    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri (11am-4pm), Satu...

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African American Tradition Bearers
  • African American Tradition Bearers

  • Friday,   |  11am-4pm
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • The African American Tradition Bearers Exhibit will be on display in the Studio Gallery from May 4-26th. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, May 4th from 5-8pm.

    Gallery Hours: Tues-...

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An Evening with Saxophonist John Thomas
  • An Evening with Saxophonist John Thomas

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • The Mainstay invites you to an evening with John Thomas, Programming Manager of The Mainstay. John is an acclaimed saxophonist and The Mainstay hosts him along with his modern jazz quartet for an eve...

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Movie on the Lawn:  Inside Out
  • Movie on the Lawn: Inside Out

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Hope Fellowship Church - 892 Washington Avenue
  • Free Family Event: Popcorn and Drink provided.
    Bring a chair or blanket
    RAIN DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 - 8PM

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  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - Across from the Fountain Park on Cross Street
  • Ken Cowan, the world renowned organist will play his twenty-third concert on the Emmanuel Series. Mr. Cowan is regarded as on of North America's finest concert organist. Praised for dazzling art...

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May the Fourth Be With You: Celebrate Star Wars Day
  • May the Fourth Be With You: Celebrate Star Wars Day

  • Friday,   |  Friday, at 4 pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library - 408 High Street
  • Young padawans, join us this day you must. Celebrate all things Star Wars with some drop in crafts! Wear your costumes.
    May the fourth be with you.
    All ages welcome....

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May 5

  • Annual Museums of Kent Driving Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • The tour begins at Sumner Hall, then continues around the county at other local museums. Enjoy refreshments and guided tours. Free.

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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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Kent County Museum Tour - Open House
  • Kent County Museum Tour - Open House

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 4pm
  • Location: Kent County - Kent County, Maryland
  • Tour Kent County's wonderful history and culture museums... A perfect way to learn more about the county we love to visit and live in!

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OPEN AUDITIONS: Short Attention Span Theatre
  • OPEN AUDITIONS: Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Our annual 10-minute play festival perfect for new actors! No experience or theatre knowledge necessary. Come one, come all!

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Rock Hall Marine Restoration & Heritage Center: Open House
  • Rock Hall Marine Restoration & Heritage Center: Open House

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • Location: Clam House at 21083 Chesapeake Ave. in Rock Hall
  • Come put in some silent auction bids on amazing prizes. Enjoy a clam basket out on the deck. Listen to music and watch a boat being built.

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May 6

  • "Do The Right Thing," RiverArts Film Society

  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • A movie presented by River Arts Film Society. Open to members and guests, this film will be followed by a "Talk-Back Session" facilitated by Pat Nugent. Refreshments available for purchase...

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing

  • Sunday,   |  12 - 4pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville
  • Join us for a pairing of award winning Crow wines and amazing Nolia chocolates. Tickets on website.

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The Hedgelawn Series: Peabody at The Mainstay presents Teodora Adzharova
  • The Hedgelawn Series: Peabody at The Mainstay presents Teodora Adzharova

  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • $15 online advance AND by phone reservation/door price

    Welcome to Peabody at The Mainstay! This new concert series presents some of the most exciting young musicians attending the Peabody Conserva...

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May 7

Free Popcorn and a Movie, too
  • Free Popcorn and a Movie, too

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Monday Movies at Kent County Public Library are free and open to all.

    Our public performance license for film restricts us from advertising the name of the movie here, but you can find more details...

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May 8

OPEN AUDITIONS: Short Attention Span Theatre
  • OPEN AUDITIONS: Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Tuesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Our annual 10-minute play festival! The perfect opportunity to get involved in community theatre!
    Seeking actors of all ages, shapes, sizes, colors, and experience levels! No preparation necessary!...

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May 10

Yacine Boulares and Ajoyo
  • Yacine Boulares and Ajoyo

  • Thursday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • $17 online advance, $20 phone reservation/door.

    AJOYO is the vision of multi-reed player Yacine Boularès, a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul. More than music, it's...

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  • WC-ALL Annual Meeting

  • Thursday,   |  5-7pm
  • Location: The Gallery at Casey Academic Center
  • WC-ALL will hold its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary and Academy Awards Presentation to honor 2017-18 instructors and present a scholarship check to Washington College. The prestigious George Award will also...

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May 11

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church on the Fountain Square,
  • International known and respected Ken Cown will make his 23rd appearance on this concert series. He is Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texa...

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Sweeney Todd (Closing Weekend)
  • Sweeney Todd (Closing Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs May 11 to May 13
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • April 27 – May 13

    Directed by Shelagh Grasso

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An Evening with Author Kate Clifford Larson
  • An Evening with Author Kate Clifford Larson

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library - 408 High Street
  • Author Kate Clifford Larson speaks on her book "Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero."

    5:30 pm talk- "The Geographies of Harriet Tubman's ...

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May 12

  • 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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Annual Rock Hall Garden Club Plant Sale
  • Annual Rock Hall Garden Club Plant Sale

  • Saturday,   |  9am to Noon
  • Location: Main Street in Rock Hall, Maryland
  • The Rock Hall Garden Club offers high-quality plants, freshly potted from members' gardens, at well below market prices. The goal is to encourage gardening and beautification throughout the count...

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Farm to Table Grill Night
  • Farm to Table Grill Night

  • Saturday,   |  6-9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kenndyville, MD
  • Join us for award winning Crow Wine and Crow Beef. Dinner includes Crow Angus Beef, 2 sides and rolls, ice tea & water and a glass of our featured wine. Wine can be purchased by glass or bottle. T...

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

  • Saturday,   |  11 AM to 3 PM
  • Location: Massey Aerodrome - 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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Poems of Resistance: The Heroism of Survival in an Oppressive Society
  • Poems of Resistance: The Heroism of Survival in an Oppressive Society

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 pm
  • Location: Kent County Public Library - Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • African-American poet and playwright Robert Earl Price returns to Kent County Public Library to continue to the conversation started during his February program. With poetry and thoughtful observation...

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May 13

Farm to Table Sunday Brunch
  • Farm to Table Sunday Brunch

  • Sunday,   |  10am
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kenndyville, MD
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Crow Vineyard & Winery. Spend the morning enjoying the beauty of the vineyard in the spring and a buffet style brunch prepared by Chefs Martha and Zach of Happy Ch...

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May 14

Free Popcorn and a movie, too!
  • Free Popcorn and a movie, too!

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Monday Movies at Kent County Public Library are free and open to all.

    Our public performance license for films restricts us from advertising the name of the movie here, but you can find more detail...

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May 17

Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6 - 8 pm
  • Location: 300 block of High Street - Downtown by Fountain Park
  • Classic, exotic, antique and customized cars are on display in the 300 block of High Street. Come admire the rides and chat with the proud owners. This season opener features music by the popular High...

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May 18

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

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Julie Lawrence leads her crew of talented young singers in the Chester River Youth Choir concert!

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Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet
  • Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • The dynamic father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner are joined by Rachel Eddy on fiddle, guitar and vocals and Alex Laquement on bass. They weave together a mesmerizing soundscape on hammered dulcimer,...

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  • MassoniArt presents - MARCY DUNN RAMSEY | TANGLES & KNOTS

  • Friday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Annual Exhibition
    May 18 – June 16, 2018
    Opening Reception – Friday, May 18th, 5-7 pm
    June First Friday Reception – Friday, June 1st, 5-7:30 pm...

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"Family Tree" Paint Night for Kent Center
  • "Family Tree" Paint Night for Kent Center

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Kent Center - 215 Scheeler Road
  • Families come in all shapes and sizes! Join us for this fun Paint Night hosted by local artists Arthur Lee and Eric Clark. Create a beautiful "family tree" which can be personalized with t...

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May 19

Summer Rosé Tasting
  • Summer Rosé Tasting

  • Saturday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: 117 S. Cross St.
  • As the weather heats up there is nothing more refreshing than chilled glass of crisp, dry, rosé. Join us for a party in the garden behind the wine & cheese shop to celebrate the start of su...

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Upper Chester River Public Paddle-Sultana Education Foundation
  • Upper Chester River Public Paddle-Sultana Education Foundation

  • Saturday,   |  10-12:30pm
  • 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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Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-ups in Rock Hall
  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-ups in Rock Hall

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • Location: Municipal Building, 5585 Main Street
  • Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

    Featured project: Paper Flowers

    Swap ideas, give encouragement, and leave a little happier than you arrived.

    Spac...

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May 20

  • Washington College's 235th Commencement

  • Sunday,   |  10:30am
  • Location: Campus Lawn, Rain Location: JFC Field house
  • If rain, admission is by ticket only.

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Cityscapes: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Cityscapes: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. (near High St.) - handicapped-accessible)
  • The Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Keith A. Wharton, will take its audience to cities near and far in its final concert of the season. The program features medleys that celebrate two Am...

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May 21

Free Popcorn with a Movie
  • Free Popcorn with a Movie

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Monday Movies at Kent County Public Library are free and open to all.

    Our public performance license for films restricts us from advertising the name of the movie here, but you can find more detai...

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May 25

Chestertown Tea Party Festival
  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival

  • Friday,   |  Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday
  • This event runs May 25 to May 27
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown and Wilmer Park
  • In response to British Parliament’s closing of the port of Boston, the citizens of Chestertown, Maryland met in May of 1774 and set forth “Resolves” forbidding importing, selling, or...

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  • 36th Annual Kent County Spring Fling

  • Friday,
  • This event runs May 25 to May 28
  • Location: Washington College
  • ● Great cycling on low-traffic, scenic roads, flat to rolling terrain
    Chesapeake Bay & its scenic byways with rides to Betterton Beach, Rock Hall and lunch on the pier, Centreville, Galena,...

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May 26

  • Sultana Public Sails Teaparty

  • Saturday,   |  4:30-6:30pm
  • Location: 200 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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NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET!
  • NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET!

  • Saturday,   |  8 am - 4 pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Yacht Club - 22759 McKinleyville Rd
  • Enjoy the day on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay at the Rock Hall Yacht Club. The RHYC will be hosting its annual Open House and Open Sail events the same day so there will be lots to do. Chec...

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Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic and Run for Radcliffe
  • Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic and Run for Radcliffe

  • Saturday,   |  7:45am
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • The Chestertown Tea Party Distance Classic has been a part of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival for more than 40 years. Eleven years ago, Radcliffe Creek School took over the management of these runs...

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  • Songs of World War I

  • Saturday,   |  11:30am
  • Location: Prince Theatre - - Garfield Center for the Arts
  • The Chester River Chorale’s Chester Chamber Singers will present a program of patriotic songs emphasizing American participation in World War I, the “Great War” in Europe that ended ...

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May 27

  • Beach Party

  • Sunday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Public Beach
  • Music, bonfire, games, fun while enjoying the beautiful Rock Hall sunset.

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  • Sultana Public Sails Teaparty

  • Sunday,   |  10am-12:00 & 1pm - 3
  • Location: 200 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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WORTHMORE OPEN HOUSE- MEET THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES!
  • WORTHMORE OPEN HOUSE- MEET THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES!

  • Sunday,   |  12-5
  • Location: Worthmore Equestrian Center - worton, MD
  • COME MEET THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES during the Worthmore Equestrian Center open house honoring our Veterans and Military! Food, music, horses, beer, and much more!
    $5.00 for parking and entry - Ve...

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May 28

  • Memorial Day Celebration and Wreath Laying Ceremony

  • Monday,   |  11am - 2pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall and Memorial Park - 206 S. Queen St.
  • In the tradition of the founders of G.A.R. Post # 25, we recognize veterans today.

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May 30

  • Introductory Session, National Music Festival

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30 - 8pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • Learn all about this year's program from Artistic Director, Richard Rosenberg.

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