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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- October 2017


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October 1

Waterman's Triathlons
  • Waterman's Triathlons

  • Sunday,   |  8am on Sat and 9am on Sun
  • This event runs September 30 to October 1
  • Location: Rock Hall
  • The Waterman's Triathlons include a Half, International and Sprint distance races. The Half & International are Saturday and the Sprint is on Sunday. there is not a better place to do race ...

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  • Fiber Dimensions Art Show

  • Sunday,   |  10am - 5pm Daily
  • This event runs October 1 to October 31
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave.
  • This group of 7 fiber artists do fabulous work. The show is not to be missed. You will see some of the finest needlework and quilt work ever. A reception will be announced at a later date....

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  • 1st Annual Car Show

  • Sunday,   |  9am - 2pm
  • Location: Betterton Volunteer Fire Co.
  • $10 pre-registration. $15 registration until noon the day of event. Trophies will be awarded at 2:00 pm. Dash plaques awarded to the first 50 registered vehicles. There will also be food, music an...

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October 4

Michael Buckley
  • Michael Buckley

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • “The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House” Former Patrick Henry Writing Fellow Daniel Mark Epstein returns to Washington College to discuss and celebrate his new book partiall...

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Harry Potter Potions
  • Harry Potter Potions

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Calling all young wizards to try your hand at some potion making! Join us at the library to create some artistic harry potter potion bottles for all of your wizarding needs.
    Potion bottles will be f...

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October 5

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Full Moon Paddle

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 - 8:30pm
  • 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 6

  • 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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Chestertown Harry Potter Festival
  • Chestertown Harry Potter Festival

  • Friday,   |  All Day (with various ticketed events)
  • This event runs October 6 to October 7
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the third annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and eve...

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  • Festive Friday

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: The Gazebo at the Village - Main and Rte. 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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An Elsworthy Evening: River Stories, Songs, and Lore
  • An Elsworthy Evening: River Stories, Songs, and Lore

  • Friday,   |  5 - 7:15pm
  • Location: Cannon Street Docks
  • An Elsworthy Evening on the Chester River
    Fridays in October, 5:00pm - 7:15pm

    River Stories, Songs, and Lore
    October 6th - First Friday / $65
    A musical evening with Captain Andrew McCown and ...

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Chestertown HP Festival
  • Chestertown HP Festival

  • Friday,   |  All Day
  • This event runs October 6 to October 7
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Don't miss the Third annual Harry Potter festival right here in Chestertown MD.

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October 7

301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Saturday,   |  7 - 12am
  • This event runs October 7 to November 4
  • Location: 13335 Alexander Rd. Galena, Md 21635
  • 301 Devil's Playground is Maryland newest Haunted Attraction!! It has 3 Terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell , The Barn of Torture and The Zombie Paintball Ride . Come out and Play !!...

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  • Historic House Tour

  • Saturday,   |  1 - 5pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Chestertown opens its doors to the past! One of the longest running historic house tours in Maryland, with a dozen or more properties open to ticket holders, this is a lovely way to spend a fall after...

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Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music
  • Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Sacred Heart Church
  • Ayreheart

    Brian Kay vocals, lute & komuz
    Ronn McFarlane, lute
    Willard Morris, colascione
    Mattias Rucht, percussion
    ~
    Ayreheart's original music is an eclectic mix that includes elemen...

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301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Saturday,   |  7 - 12am
  • Location: 13335 Alexander Rd. Galena, Md 21635
  • 301 Devil's Playground is Maryland newest Haunted Attraction!! It has 3 Terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell , The Barn of Torture and The Zombie Paintball Ride . Come out and Play !!...

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  • FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION

  • Saturday,   |  10 ~ 2
  • Location: Galena
  • Street vendors
    Pumpkin decorating for children.
    Filipino Food
    Games for adults and children

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  • Special Movie Showing - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Saturday,   |  10:30am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Participating in the Harry Potter Festival activities? Join us for a showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
    FREE Popcorn!

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October 9

Sophie Kerr Series: A Creative Nonfiction Reading by James Allen Hall
  • Sophie Kerr Series: A Creative Nonfiction Reading by James Allen Hall

  • Monday,   |  5pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • James Allen Hall is an associate professor of English at Washington College, where he also serves as Director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House. In April 2017, he published I Liked You Better Be...

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October 10

  • Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden Horticulture Meeting: A Sustainable Yard

  • Tuesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden
  • We will discuss how to make your yard sustainable including the production of food and diversity in planting. Horticulture meetings are held from 6-7 pm at Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden unless oth...

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October 13

  • Ed Athey Annual Golf Tournament

  • Friday,   |  Registration at 8:15am
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Please join us for the Ed Athey Golf Tournament benefiting Washington College Athletics.

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  • "Sylvia" at the Garfield

  • Friday,
  • This event runs October 13 to October 22
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • OCT 13 – 22
    By A.R. Gurney
    Directed by Bonnie Hill

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  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church on the Fountain Square,
  • An organ concert by Clive Harries of the United Kingdom, who was the first musician when the concert series began, will mark the opening of this, the 25th anniversary of the series.

    Series tickets ...

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An Elsworthy Evening: River Stories, Songs, and Lore
  • An Elsworthy Evening: River Stories, Songs, and Lore

  • Friday,   |  5 - 7:15 pm
  • Location: Cannon Street Docks
  • An Elsworthy Evening on the Chester River
    Fridays in October, 5:00pm - 7:15pm

    River Stories, Songs, and Lore
    October 13th - First Friday / $65
    A musical evening with Captain Andrew McCown and...

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301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Friday,   |  7 - 12am
  • This event runs October 13 to October 14
  • Location: 13335 Alexander Rd. Galena, Md 21635
  • 301 Devil's Playground is Maryland newest Haunted Attraction!! It has 3 Terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell , The Barn of Torture and The Zombie Paintball Ride . Come out and Play !!...

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October 14

  • Rock Hall Fallfest

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 4pm
  • Location: Main St, Rock Hall
  • Come join us for Rock Hall's annual Fallfest celebration. Free family fun with MUSIC, CRAFT VENDORS, a totally FREE Kids Kourt, FOOD, and OYSTERS! This will be the 20th year for this celebration ...

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Broad Reach Sculpture Dedication
  • Broad Reach Sculpture Dedication

  • Saturday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Entrance to Wilmer Park, 400 S. Cross Street
  • Come celebrate the first installation in Chestertown's Public Arts Master Plan, a bold interactive sculpture by David Hess titled "Broad Reach." The two-piece steel sculpture, consisti...

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Happiness Hour, Creative Time for Grown-ups
  • Happiness Hour, Creative Time for Grown-ups

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday at 11am
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Happiness Hour is a time to explore your powers of creativity!
    Featured project: Folded Book Art
    Learn how to turn a book that has seen better days into an adorable little animal. Play with creativ...

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October 15

  • 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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  • Osprey Triathlon

  • Sunday,   |  9am - 1pm
  • Location: Kent School, 6788 Wilkins Lane, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Family friendly event. Mixed surfaces, including pavement, gravel paths and some grassy areas. USTA sanctioned. Entry fees includes performance shirt, post race lunch and live music....

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October 16

  • Free Popcorn! (And a Movie)

  • Monday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Drop by KCPL's Chestertown branch for Monday Movies! For more details about upcoming movies, visit the library's website.

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October 18

  • Brown Bag at the Bordley

  • Wednesday,
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Bordley History Center, 301 High Street, Chestertown
    Bring your lunch and a thirst for Kent County history. Learn about our local history, books, and archival materials. 12pm For more information, ca...

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Bloodshed, 27 Athletes, and a Quest for Northern Freedom
  • Bloodshed, 27 Athletes, and a Quest for Northern Freedom

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • A talk by Patrick Henry Fellow Wil Haygood.
    Wil Haygood is a cultural historian and an award-winning author of seven nonfiction books. His latest book, Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Cou...

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WC-ALL Learn at Lunch lecture
  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch lecture

  • Wednesday,   |  Buffet lunch at 12 noon
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • "Bound to Keep a Promise: The Story Behind the Creation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, State Park, and National Historical Park." Kristin Saunders, former Assista...

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LEGO Day! at the library
  • LEGO Day! at the library

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 2 - 3pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Build, create, repeat! It's LEGO time at the library where only your imagination is the limit. All ages welcome.

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3Doodler Art Workshop - Adults only
  • 3Doodler Art Workshop - Adults only

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
    This workshop is for adults.
    Everytime we've had a kids' 3Doodler program, we've gotten a lot of questions from grownups who are curious about drawing in 3D. ...

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October 19

Literary House Series: Scream: A Literary House Press Book Launch with Lia Purpura
  • Literary House Series: Scream: A Literary House Press Book Launch with Lia Purpura

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Join us for a creative nonfiction reading and book signing as the Literary House Press releases a limited-edition letterpress chapbook, Scream (or never minding), by Lia Purpura, including original il...

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3Doodler Art Workshop for Kids & Teens- Ages 8+
  • 3Doodler Art Workshop for Kids & Teens- Ages 8+

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 4pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • AGES 8+
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
    This workshop is for kids & teens.
    Interested in drawing in 3D? Sign up to test out our latest addition to the library's STEM lineup with a 3Doodler pen wor...

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Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6 p.m. til dark
  • Location: 300 block of High Street
  • Join auto enthusiasts for the final monthly Cars on High evening of the season. Classic, antique, and exotic cars line up in the 300 block of High Street adjacent to Fountain Park to share their love ...

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October 20

  • Cruise Night

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Cruise Night - antique cars displayed on Main Street.

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  • Historic Ghost Walk

  • Friday,
  • This event runs This event runs October 20 to October 21
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • There is more to history than meets the eye! Guides lead ticket holders through the darkened streets of Chestertown by candlelight, sharing strange accounts collected from historic district home and b...

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An Elsworthy Evening: Orchard Point Oyster Sail
  • An Elsworthy Evening: Orchard Point Oyster Sail

  • Friday,   |  5 - 7:15pm
  • Location: Cannon Street Docks
  • An Elsworthy Evening on the Chester River
    Fridays in October, 5:00pm - 7:15pm

    Orchard Point Sail
    October 20th / $65
    Spend the evening with Scott Budden, as he shucks his Orchard Point Oysters, g...

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Everything is Connected - A Collection of Stories: Mostly Weird, Many True
  • Everything is Connected - A Collection of Stories: Mostly Weird, Many True

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Washington College
  • Peterson Toscano, a climate comedian, helps us look at our current climate crisis from multiple angles including as a human rights issue as well as a deeply spiritual one.

    A shapeshifter, he trans...

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301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Friday,   |  7 - 12am
  • This event runs October 20 to October 21
  • Location: 13335 Alexander Rd. Galena, Md 21635
  • 301 Devil's Playground is Maryland newest Haunted Attraction!! It has 3 Terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell , The Barn of Torture and The Zombie Paintball Ride . Come out and Play !!...

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WHEE Community Performance Art Project Workshop
  • WHEE Community Performance Art Project Workshop

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • You are invited to participate in a local, multi-generational Performance Art project about our relationship to the earth and our impact on the planet!
    Local Performing Arts Artist Hope Clark of Whee...

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October 21

  • Studio Tour

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs October 21 to October 22
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • River Arts Annual Studio Tour. More information TBA

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  • Cliffs School Museum Open House

  • Saturday,   |  1 - 4pm
  • Location: 8.5 miles Rt 289 South of Chestertown on Quaker Neck Rd
  • Located 8.5 miles South of Chestertown on Rt. 289, Cliffs School is a preserved and restored one room school dating from 1878-1939 and still in its original location and configuration in rural souther...

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October 23

Free Popcorn (And a Movie)
  • Free Popcorn (And a Movie)

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

    For more details about upcoming movies, visit the library's website.

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October 24

The Story Behind Your Chocolate Bar
  • The Story Behind Your Chocolate Bar

  • Tuesday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • Co-founder of Agrofloresta Mesoamerica, Hugo Chavez Ayala, will discuss cacao cultivation and how the choices we make as consumers of chocolate can affect the people, landscape, and cultures of the co...

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October 25

The Mashups
  • The Mashups

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Concert Series presents The Mashups, a trio of musicians specializing in genre bending. Their passion lies in mixing Beyonce with Bizet and coupling Porter with Puccini. They break all the rules w...

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  • Movie Night at the Library!

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 5:30pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Movie Night at Kent County Public Library is free and open to all!

    For more details about what we'll be showing, visit the library's website or call 410.778.3636....

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October 27

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

  • Friday,   |  All Day
  • This event runs October 27 to October 30
  • Location: Foot of Cannon and High Streets, Chestertown
  • Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival has evolved into one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast. Visitors to festival can expect to see a water...

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  • Historic Ghost Walk

  • Friday,
  • This event runs This event runs October 27 to October 28
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • There is more to history than meets the eye! Guides lead ticket holders through the darkened streets of Chestertown by candlelight, sharing strange accounts collected from historic district home and b...

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An Elsworthy Evening: Chesapeake Waterfowl
  • An Elsworthy Evening: Chesapeake Waterfowl

  • Friday,   |  5 - 7:15 pm
  • Location: Cannon Street Docks
  • An Elsworthy Evening on the Chester River
    Fridays in October, 5:00pm - 7:15pm

    Chesapeake Waterfowl
    October 27th / $65
    An evening with guest speaker Kate Livie,
    notable author, and Director of ...

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301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Friday,   |  7 - 12am
  • This event runs October 27 to October 28
  • Location: 13335 Alexander Rd. Galena, Md 21635
  • 301 Devil's Playground is Maryland newest Haunted Attraction!! It has 3 Terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell , The Barn of Torture and The Zombie Paintball Ride . Come out and Play !!...

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Downrigging Lecture with Jonathan Boulware
  • Downrigging Lecture with Jonathan Boulware

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • The Street of Ships: The Recovery and Rebirth of New York’s South Street Seaport Museum.
    With South Street Seaport Museum Executive Director Jonathan Boulware...

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October 28

Studio Tour
  • Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs October 28 to October 29
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 18th Annual Studio Tour featuring Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, g...

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  • Dock Dogs at Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday 8am-5 pm and Sunday 8:30am-2:30pm
  • This event runs October 28 to October 29
  • Location: 7119 Church Hill Road
  • Dock Dogs is the world’s premiere canine aquatics competition. Come watch the dogs as they compete in a variety of categories to see who can jump furthest. You can even register and compete with...

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  • Chestertown's Annual Halloween Parade

  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: Line up at Dixon Dr. \ Parade route follows High St.
  • Co-sponsored by Chestertown Lions Club and Washington College SGA. The Parade begins at 10 AM. All those interested in participating are requested to begin gathering at Dixon Drive at 8:30 AM. All mar...

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Downrigging Weekend-Pam Ortiz Band
  • Downrigging Weekend-Pam Ortiz Band

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Join us as we celebrate Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend with an evening of songs of the sea, water and ships. It promises to be a fun night of new songs, old and new friends . The Pam Ortiz band h...

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  • Monster Dash and Halloween Costume Parade

  • Saturday,   |  Monster Dash 5K Race - 3pm; Halloween Parade - 5:30pm
  • Location: Monster Dash - Main Street; Halloween Parade - Main Street
  • Monster Dash 5K Race is to raise money for the Kent County Abroad Program at Nantucket High School. Runners/walkers follow route from Main Street to public beach and return, then host activities and ...

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  • Shore Love Quilts! Show & Market

  • Saturday,   |  10-4 Saturday, 11-3 Sunday
  • This event runs October 28 to October 29
  • Location: Kent Center, 215 Scheeler Road
  • A feast for the eyes! Olde Kent Quilters' biennial show and market. Quilts of all colors, shapes and sizes on exhibit. Last chance to buy tickets for our beautiful 2017 raffle quilt, Geese Among ...

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Downrigging featuring Pam Ortiz Band
  • Downrigging featuring Pam Ortiz Band

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Saturday, October 28 / 8PM
    $15

    THE PAM ORTIZ BAND
    Saturday, October 28 / 8:00pm / $15
    Garfield Center for the Performing Arts / 210 High Street
    Partner event with the Garfield Center for the Ar...

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Trunk Or Treat
  • Trunk Or Treat

  • Saturday,   |  6-8pm
  • Location: 12461 Augustine Herman Hwy, Kennedyville MD
  • Please Join Us! All are Welcome! If you would like to set up a trunk please email us, we would love to have you!

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October 29

Festive Fall Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble - Free Admission
  • Festive Fall Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble - Free Admission

  • Sunday,   |  4 - 5pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 101 Cross St. (near High St.) - handicapped accessible
  • The ESWE, the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown and directed by Dr. Keith A. Wharton, will present a program of music appropriate for the season. Some of the pieces to be played wil...

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October 30

Free Popcorn (And a Movie)
  • Free Popcorn (And a Movie)

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

    For more details about upcoming movies, visit the library's website.

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Trashed (Film Screening)
  • Trashed (Film Screening)

  • Monday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Norman James Theatre, Smith Hall, Washington College
  • Explore the extent of global waste in the documentary, Trashed.

    This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Washington College Norman James Theatre, from 7-8:30 pm on Monday, ...

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October 31

Literary House Series: Under Your Spell—The Psychology of Witches: A Tea and Talk with Dr. Cri
  • Literary House Series: Under Your Spell—The Psychology of Witches: A Tea and Talk with Dr. Cri

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Cristina Casado Presa is Associate Professor of Spanish, Chair of the Modern Languages Department, and Director of the Gender Studies Program at Washington College. She also teaches courses on co...

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  • Halloween Preschool Storytime & Parade

  • Tuesday,   |  Tuesday, 10am
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Let's give those Halloween costumes an early start and join us for an un-scary preschool storytime that will feature a library costume parade where kids will visit each part of the library and tr...

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