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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- August 2018


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August 1

MassoniArt presents ZEMMA MASTIN WHITE
  • MassoniArt presents ZEMMA MASTIN WHITE

  • Wednesday,
  • This event runs July 6 to August 3
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • July First Friday Reception – July 6, 5-8 pm
    August First Friday Reception – August 3, 5-8 pm

    During July and August, Zemma Mastin White and Eve Stockton will be featured artists. Our...

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Collaborative Art Mural in the Style of Diego Rivera!
  • Collaborative Art Mural in the Style of Diego Rivera!

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 3 - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Last December we made a fantastic art mural using a variety of art mediums. This time we'll do it again with even more kinds of mediums including textures and fabrics.

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August 2

RUNA at The Mainstay
  • RUNA at The Mainstay

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5743 Main Street
  • $18 online $22 by phone reservation/door

    Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Ir...

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  • "Deeply Rooted" (Environmental Film)

  • Thursday,   |  7 - 9pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • The 2nd film in a Thursday night film series, sponsored by the Chestertown Environmental Committee. FREE!

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August 3

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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Mary Ellen Mabe
  • Mary Ellen Mabe

  • Friday,   |  First Friday Reception, August 3, 2018, 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • On Friday in August, The Artists' Gallery will present the work of Mary Ellen Mabe. Mary Ellen joined The Artists' Gallery as an exhibitor in 2017. Mary Ellen Mabe is a member of the St. ...

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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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Juried Photography Show (Main Gallery)
  • Juried Photography Show (Main Gallery)

  • Friday,   |  5pm-8pm
  • This event runs August 3 to September 1
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Main Gallery. All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Chestertown RiverArts Annual Photography Awards Show, “The Soul of Photography,” to be on exhibit in the Mai...

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Extraordinary Journeys
  • Extraordinary Journeys

  • Friday,   |  5pm-8pm
  • This event runs August 3 to September 1
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Studio Gallery. Opening Reception Friday, August 3rd 5pm-8pm

    Curators: Marj and Tina Morani

    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri (11am-5:30pm), Saturday (10am-5:30pm), Sunday (11am-3pm)...

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MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO
  • MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO

  • Friday,
  • This event runs August 3 to September 30
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • NEW WORK

    August 3 – September 30
    August First Friday Reception – August 3, 5-8 pm
    September First Friday Reception – September 7, 5-8 pm

    During August and September, Ken Schi...

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First Friday in Chestertown
  • First Friday in Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Chestertown A&E District
  • We love a good celebration. The start of a new month is a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy new art, wonderful shopping, little sips of wine here and there, and dinner out. First Friday is a free ...

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August 4

  • Betterton Day Breakfast Buffet

  • Saturday,   |  7 - 10am
  • Location: C. Henry Price II Post 246 - 6th Ave In Betterton
  • Betterton Day Breakfast buffet
    August 4
    7am, to 10 am
    Adults $8, 7-12 $5, 6 and under free

    Hosted by the C. Henry Proice II Post 246
    6th ve Betterton...

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  • "17 Men"

  • Saturday,   |  11 - 2 Saturdays
  • This event runs August 4 to September 29
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • Taken from a pocket-sized photo album from the Civil War (now on display at the African American History Museum in Washington, D.C.), this is an exhibit of 17 portraits of African American Civil War S...

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August 6

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guests Van Williamson and Tom Anthony

  • Monday,
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5743 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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August 8

Mid Shore Dance Academy
  • Mid Shore Dance Academy

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • A special presentation from the Mid Shore Dance Academy featuring dance, costumes, and basic steps.

    Ages 5+

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August 10

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend
  • Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend

  • Friday,   |  Friday 5 pm - 10 pm; Saturday 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday 8 am - 4
  • This event runs August 10 to August 12
  • Location: Town-Wide
  • Avast me hearties! Come by land or come by sea to the town of Rock Hall for a town-wide waterfront theme party that you won't forget! Sea Shanty Sing A Long, Rum Tasting, Decorated Dinghy Contes...

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Playmakers presents Alice in Wonderland
  • Playmakers presents Alice in Wonderland

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 7pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs August 10 to August 12
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • The final performances of our annual children's theatre camp!

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The Brandywine Zoo: LIVE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER!
  • The Brandywine Zoo: LIVE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5:30 PM
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • A Not To Be Missed Summer Reading Finale Event! All Ages are welcome.

    There probably won't be a lion at the library.
    Or an elephant.
    But there will be many creatures you can meet.
    And one o...

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August 11

Vineyard Walk
  • Vineyard Walk

  • Saturday,   |  6-9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kenndyville, MD
  • Join vineyard manager, Brandon Hoy and winemaker, Michael Zollo for a behind the scenes tour of the vineyard and winery. A glass of wine and appetizers are included in the cost of the event and a port...

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Benefit for Guys and Doll
  • Benefit for Guys and Doll

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5743 Main Street
  • Benefit tickets $18 online/advance, $20 phone reservation

    This eclectic and talented band of musicians will return to Clifden Arts Week, County Galway this coming September 13 to 21 for their sixth...

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August 12

  • River Arts Film Club

  • Sunday,   |  4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • "The Man Who Wasn't There" - part of the Coen Brothers film series sponsored by River Arts.

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August 13

Mainstay Mondays featuring Joe Holt and guests Holly Lane and Mike McShane
  • Mainstay Mondays featuring Joe Holt and guests Holly Lane and Mike McShane

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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The Brandywine Zoo: LIVE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER!
  • The Brandywine Zoo: LIVE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER!

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 1 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street,
  • All Ages are welcome.

    A not to be missed Summer Reading Finale Event!

    There probably won't be a lion at the library.
    Or an elephant.
    But there will be many creatures you can meet.
    And on...

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August 15

It's the Brandywine Zoo Live Animal Encounter!
  • It's the Brandywine Zoo Live Animal Encounter!

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday 5pm & Wednesday 6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • A Not To Be Missed Summer Reading Finale Event!

    There probably won't be a lion at the Library.
    Or an elephant.
    But there will be many creatures you can meet.
    And one of them might be a turt...

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August 16

Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6 - 8pm
  • 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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WC-ALL Fall Showcase and 25th Anniversary Plaque Dedication
  • WC-ALL Fall Showcase and 25th Anniversary Plaque Dedication

  • Thursday,   |  4 pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall in Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College
  • Learn about the 25 courses being offered during the fall semester, as well as upcoming Learn at Lunch lectures and special events. Celebrate 25 years of WC-ALL as a commemorative plaque is unveiled. J...

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August 17

Paint Night
  • Paint Night

  • Friday,   |  6 - 8pm
  • Location: Kent Center - 215 Scheeler Road
  • Come join us for our SECOND SPECTACULAR PAINT NIGHT hosted by local artists extraordinaire, Arthur Lee and Eric Clark. Create a beautiful still life to proudly display in your home or office. $25 per ...

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  • Vintage Sailplane Rally at Massey Aerodrome

  • Friday,   |  10 am to 5 pm
  • This event runs August 17 to August 19
  • Location: Massey Aerodrome - 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650 - Massey Aerodrome - 33541 Maryland Lin
  • Vintage Sailplane Assoc. East Coast Sailplane Rally to be held at Massey on Fri., Sat. & Sun. August 17th, 18th & 19th from 10 AM to 5 PM all three days. Gliders from the 30's thru 60...

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Rock Hall Cruise Night
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night

  • Friday,   |  5:30 until 8:30pm
  • Location: Main Street - Main Street
  • Cars & Trucks including Classics, Antiques, Muscle, Custom, Street Rods & Exotics will be in attendance. With "DJ Prestone" spinning the oldies from 5:30 til' 8:30. Never been h...

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August 18

Legacy Day
  • Legacy Day

  • Saturday,   |  4:30 - 10:30pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Revel with our community in this outdoor- multi cultural celebration. Celebrating the heritage of Kent County, Legacy Day will start with a parade featuring antique cars and more. Live band with danci...

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Nasar Abadey Trio
  • Nasar Abadey Trio

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Nasar Abadey

    $17 online and $20 door/phone reservation

    (Drummer) is the founder, leader and driving force of his band SUPERNOVA®. Though a bandleader for many years he has also built a solid...

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Family History Forum! Inspiration & Ideas for Researching African-American Genealogy
  • Family History Forum! Inspiration & Ideas for Researching African-American Genealogy

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • KCPL is pleased to be partnering with Sumner Hall for another Legacy Day program focusing on researching African-American genealogy!

    This year, we will be welcoming several genealogists who will be...

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August 19

  • Sing a Song for Owen

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • The Mainstay misses our long-time volunteer and friend, Owen McCoy.

    Come to listen, sing a song, or tell a story for Owen. He loved music and developed a large repertoire of songs, especially Iris...

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August 20

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt SOLO SHOW

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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August 21

  • Social Action Committee Meeting

  • Tuesday,   |  6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • Regular monthly meeting of this group formed to address issues of social inequity in our community. Newcomers welcome!

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Brushes & Bubbly at the Garfield!
  • Brushes & Bubbly at the Garfield!

  • Tuesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Join in the fun while painted and embellishing through texture this large 20 inch Maryland Blue Crab shape. You will be given lots of color choices and finishes as well as tools to add texture. I will...

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August 23

The Sounds of Nature- Animals, Insects, & How They Make Noise
  • The Sounds of Nature- Animals, Insects, & How They Make Noise

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 3:30pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Join 4-H's Beth Hill as she shares the sounds of the insect and animal world and how they are created.

    Ages 5+

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August 24

  • Sultana Public Sails (Music Sail)

  • Friday,   |  5 - 7pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • All of the fun of a regular SULTANA trip with the added treat of hearing great music by local artist.

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  • River Arts Film Club

  • Friday,   |  7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St. - Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" - part of the 60s series of movies presented to the River Arts Film Club.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Film Screening
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Film Screening

  • Friday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 N Queen St
  • This critically acclaimed, classic trial film burst onto the scene in 1962, revealing ugly truths at a time when Civil Rights activists and students were challenging segregation in the South. The stor...

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August 25

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • 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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  • Sultana Public Sails (Ecology)

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • 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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Reggie Harris
  • Reggie Harris

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • $18 online, $22 phone reservation/door

    Reggie Harris is a musician, storyteller and educator who has been a vibrant force in musical, educational and historical circles for over 35 years.

    A well...

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  • AYCE Taco Bar

  • Saturday,   |  4:30pm to 7 pm
  • Location: C. Henry Price II Post 246 - 6th Ave In Betterton
  • AYCE build your own taco Bar
    Aug 25
    4:30 to 7 pm
    Hard and soft Tacos
    Beef and chicken and all the fixins
    Rice and beens
    variety of desserts
    tea, lemonade, coffe, and water...

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Brad Chaires Live! A Concert Tribute to the Rat Pack
  • Brad Chaires Live! A Concert Tribute to the Rat Pack

  • Saturday,   |  7pm,
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Local performer, Brad Chaires will be taking to the Garfield stage on August 25th at 7pm. Usually seen on stage in many of the Garfield’s plays, Chaires, 24, will be delighting the audience with...

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August 26

AUDITIONS – Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
  • AUDITIONS – Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs August 26 to August 30
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
    by Tim Ludwig
    directed by Bonnie Hill

    AUDITION DATES:
    Sunday, Aug 26 @ 2pm
    Tuesday, Aug 28 @ 6pm
    Thursday, Aug 30 @ 6pm

    PERFORMANCE DATES:
    TWO WEEKENDS:
    N...

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August 27

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe and guest Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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August 29

Open Mic Nigth at the Garfield
  • Open Mic Nigth at the Garfield

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center For the Arts at the Prince Theatre!

    Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitles...

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August 31

  • The Bumper Jacksons

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Tickets are $20 online and $25 by phone reservation and at the door.

    Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafrai...

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