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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- December 2017


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December 1

WarFront / HomeFront: Through the Eyes of Our Military
  • WarFront / HomeFront: Through the Eyes of Our Military

  • Friday,   |  Opening Friday, November 3, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • This event runs November 3 to December 3
  • Location: 101 Spring Avenue - First Floor Gallery
  • An Exhibition or Veteran and Civilian work as artistic expression of experience of military service and war

    Two Special Events
    POETRY READING - Nov 12, 2 p.m.
    ILLUSTRATED LECTURE - NOV 19 2 p.m.
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Annual Holiday Show
  • Annual Holiday Show

  • Friday,   |  10am - 5pm
  • This event runs November 22 to December 31
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Will be shown in both the Main and Studio Gallery.
    Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat (10am-5pm), Sunday (11am-3pm)
    First Friday Reception December 1 (5-8pm)

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  • Dickens of a Christmas First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Historic District
  • Join us for Downtown Chestertown's monthly progressive open house -- with a holiday twist! Shopping, dining, caroling and special Dickensian events and activities will delight visitors of all age...

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Miracle on 34th Street
  • Miracle on 34th Street

  • Friday,   |  Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm
  • This event runs December 1 to December 17
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • DEC 1 – 17
    By Valentine Davies
    Directed by Jim Landskroener
    Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.
    $20 General
    $15 Senior
    $10 Student

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  • Holiday Shop and Dine Local

  • Friday,   |  Shops open at 10am
  • This event runs December 1 to December 3
  • Location: Main Street and Rte. 20 shops, and local restaurants
  • Rock Hall stores, shops and restaurants will offer discounts and specials.

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  • Winterfest Wassail

  • 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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Dickens of a Christmas!
  • Dickens of a Christmas!

  • Friday,   |  Friday 5pm through Sunday 2pm
  • This event runs December 1 to December 3
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Main Street Chestertown presents “A Dickens of a Christmas” celebration Friday evening through Sunday morning Dec. 1-3, 2017, throughout the historic downtown. As an arts-rich community,...

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Miracle on 34th Street (Opening Weekend)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (Opening Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  Firday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs December 1 to December 3
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • DEC 1 – 17
    By Valentine Davies
    Directed by Jim Landskroener

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Festival of Trees
  • Festival of Trees

  • Friday,   |  5-7pm Friday, 10-5pm Sat., 11-3pm Sun.
  • This event runs December 1 to December 3
  • Location: 1st Um Church, 105 N. Mill St.
  • This is a community event that allows the community for all ages to visit a display of trees decorated by businesses, organizations as well as families. This is our way of saying thank you to the comm...

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Chester River Chorale's 19th annual Holiday Concert
  • Chester River Chorale's 19th annual Holiday Concert

  • Friday,   |  7:30 pm ¬†Friday, Dec. 1; 4:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 2
  • This event runs Dec 1 to Dec 2
  • Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
  • Help Us Sing in the Holidays
    Come hear your Chester River Chorale give its 19th annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday December 1st or 4 p.m. Saturday December 2nd at the Presbyterian Church of C...

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December 2

  • Crab Basket Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Join community members for Christmas music and the lighting of Rock Hall's Crab Basket Christmas Tree, featuring several hundred decorated baskets in memory/honor of loved ones....

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  • Santa Comes to Town!

  • Saturday,   |  6:30pm on Main Street
  • Location: Public landing on Bayside Avenue and Main Street
  • Santa arrives by boat at the public landing at about 6:00 PM, accompanied by the Kent County Community Band. Upon arrival, Santa is transported to Main Street where he "takes up shop" in &q...

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Paint 'n Sip
  • Paint 'n Sip

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • We will be painting the “Believe” design on a 10×10 piece of wood. The design is a snowman with falling snow and the word “Believe” – perfect for winter or as a hol...

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Meet the Candidates Series: Heather Sinclair
  • Meet the Candidates Series: Heather Sinclair

  • Saturday,   |  12pm
  • Location: 357 High St.
  • Candidate for the Maryland State Senate, District 36, Health Sinclair will be at the Democratic Headquarters, 357 High St., Chestertown on December 2 at Noon to meet with interested voters. Please joi...

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December 3

  • Galena's Tree Lighting

  • Sunday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Galena Town Office
  • Santa arrives and lighting of the tree at the town hall.

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Open Hangar Party & Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome
  • Open Hangar Party & Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome

  • Sunday,   |  11am - 3pm
  • Location: 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650
  • Sunday Dec 3rd, 11am - 3pm - Open Hangar Party & Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome, General Public Invited; Free Admission, Family Friendly. Tour the Massey Air Museum, DC-3 & hangars, Watch planes l...

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Pet Photos with Winemaker Santa
  • Pet Photos with Winemaker Santa

  • Sunday,   |  12 - 4pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Bring your pet to Crow Vineyard & Winery and take their photo with Winemaker Santa and his trusty intern Elf!

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December 6

FEMINIST INTERVENTIONS: Art History Undergraduate Symposium on Women Artists in Modern and Contempor
  • FEMINIST INTERVENTIONS: Art History Undergraduate Symposium on Women Artists in Modern and Contempor

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall, Washington College
  • The symposium is organized by Professor Tenley Bick and will feature a fantastic range of research presentations by students in her Art 394 Women Artist seminar with a Q&A to follow.

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December 7

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, 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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WC-ALL Holiday Trip to Hillwood Estate and Museum in Washington, DC
  • WC-ALL Holiday Trip to Hillwood Estate and Museum in Washington, DC

  • Thursday,   |  Bus departs 8:15 am; returns 4:30 pm
  • Location: Bus leaves from Redner's parking lot to Washington, DC
  • Journey through Marjorie Merriweather Post's elegant estate to experience beautiful rooms and gardens festively decorated for the holidays. The Hillwood Collection includes decor from 18th and 19...

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December 8

  • Santa's Back!

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Santa will be back to hear children's Christmas requests.

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  • WACappella

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 8 at 7:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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  • Washington College Student Vocal Recital

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Washington College Music Department will present a Vocal Recital on Friday, December 8 at 4:00 pm.

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Miracle on 34th Street
  • Miracle on 34th Street

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs December 8 to December 10
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • DEC 1 – 17
    By Valentine Davies
    Directed by Jim Landskroener

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December 9

Holiday Wine Tasting Week
  • Holiday Wine Tasting Week

  • Saturday,   |  Tuesday - Saturday, 10-6; Sunday 11-4
  • This event runs December 9 to December 16
  • Location: 117 S. Cross St.
  • The Hanukkah and Christmas spirit is all around us here in Kent County. Join us at Chester River Wine & Cheese Co. for our holiday wine tasting. During our daily tasting we are sampling a divers...

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  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 9 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student
    A cappella group. They will be performing on December 9 at 7:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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  • MASSONIART GALLERY FAVORITES - Group Show

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs December 9 to December 31
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • The upcoming exhibition at Massoniart features a wide of array of work by Gallery favorites.

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December 10

Holiday Basket Extravaganza
  • Holiday Basket Extravaganza

  • Sunday,   |  12 - 4pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Rd, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Visitors will create a special gift box, basket or tote and fill it with featured local vendors’ products that complement the wines and beef from the Crow Farm and Vineyard. Appetizers will be p...

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December 12

Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Mailbox Swag
  • Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Mailbox Swag

  • Tuesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden
  • We will create mailbox swags using fresh greens. $7 per swag. All supplies will be provided.

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December 13

10th Annual Seasonal Sensations
  • 10th Annual Seasonal Sensations

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Kent County High School, 25301 Lambs Meadow Rd Worton, MD 21678
  • 10th Annual Seasonal Sensations
    Dinner * Concert * Silent Auction
    December 13, 2017
    Appetizers 6pm / Dinner 630pm
    Kent County High School Cafeteria

    Enjoy a meal prepared by skilled Kent County ...

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December 15

  • Santa's Back!

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Santa will be back to hear children's Christmas requests at "Santa's House".

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December 16

Candidate Meet & Greet Series: Jesse Colvin, Candidate, MD Congressional District 1
  • Candidate Meet & Greet Series: Jesse Colvin, Candidate, MD Congressional District 1

  • Saturday,   |  Noon-2 PM
  • Location: 357 High St.
  • Jesse Colvin will be meeting with interested voters on Saturday, December 16, 12 Noon – 2 PM at the Democatic Headquarters, 357 High St., Chestertown.

    His statement: I’m a 4th-generatio...

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Nana's Niche' Open House
  • Nana's Niche' Open House

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 5pm
  • Location: 111 N. Main Street
  • Nana's Niche' Open House

    Saturday, December 16th
    10 AM ~ 5 PM

    20% Off Items Marked "C"

    Light refreshments!

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  • Gather 'Round: Holiday Stories for All Ages

  • Saturday,   |  3:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Join us at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre for a special storytime full of seasonal stories for children of all ages. All are welcome at this FREE program....

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December 17

  • Community Sing-Along -- Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • Community Sing-Along
    Let's Come Together as a Community to Celebrate the Season! Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends, neighbors! Would your choir like to help lead the singing? Would...

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Splendor of the Season: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Splendor of the Season: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 101 Cross St. (near High St.) - handicapped accessible
  • The all-ages community concert band directed by Dr. Keith A. Wharton and based in Chestertown will present a program of sacred and secular music to celebrate the Christmas and Hanukkah season. The aud...

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Harp and Soul
  • Harp and Soul

  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street
  • Celebrate the Songs for the Season with the lovely and lively traditional songs, dance tunes & carols from the British Isles, Celtic lands & beyond. The core group of Meredith Hadaway (Celtic ...

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December 18

  • Procrastinators Shopping Spree

  • Monday,   |  December 18 - 23 shops open until 7 p.m.; December 24 shops
  • This event runs December 18 to December 24
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Is this you? "Aargh, it's almost Christmas and I haven't started shopping yet!?!?" or - "I feel no pressure and will be inspired when I get inspired..." or - "UGH, I...

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Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Sylvia Frazier
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Sylvia Frazier

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street
  • Joe Holt at the piano welcomes his special guest, Sylvia Frazier, best known for her work over the years leading the locally-based 100 Voice Choir. For this Mainstay Monday, she will perform Gospel, S...

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December 27

  • Teen Movie & Book Talk- "Everything, Everything"

  • Wednesday,   |  Weds. 5-8pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Rated PG-13

    It tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative eighteen-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment wi...

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  • Super Smash Bros. WiiU

  • Wednesday,   |  Weds., 11am-1pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Ages 5+
    FREE FOR ALL!

    Are you a fan of Super Smash Bros.? Can you melee with the best of them?

    Join us for a casual Smash Bros. day and show us your moves. Play some friendly matches for fun a...

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December 28

  • Community Mural: Diego Rivera Style!

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 2 - 5 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Looking for a fun collaborative art project that will be prominently displayed in the library?

    Spend part of your winter break helping us create a community mural in the style of Diego Rivera! T...

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December 29

  • LEGO Day

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 11am- 12:30pm
  • 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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All Ages After - Hours Game Night!
  • All Ages After - Hours Game Night!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5-7 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Kent County Public Library with support from the Chestertown Recreation Commission presents another evening of games!

    Choose from an assortment of games on hand or bring a favorite game to share, t...

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December 31

New Year's Eve Potluck with Joe Holt
  • New Year's Eve Potluck with Joe Holt

  • Sunday,   |  6pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street
  • Ring in the new year with a potluck supper and music with Joe Holt at the piano. Bring one of your good potluck specialties to share, enough to feed several people, but don't bring alcohol, the M...

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