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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- December 2018


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December 1

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (Opening Weekend)
  • Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (Opening Weekend)

  • Saturday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs November 30 to December 9
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Director Bonnie Hill brings to the GCA stage the classic story of A Christmas Carol as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim!

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  • Dancescape

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • This year’s concert features a wide range of choreography from students, faculty, and guest artists. Guest artists include Andrew Matte from First State Ballet Theatre and Broadway alum Benjamin...

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  • Regular Museum Hours

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Enter the richness of a culture often missed, and have a slice of history at Sumner Hall within the context of other kinds of Chestertown feasting.

    Offer a bit of balance to your children during th...

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6th Annual Toy Train & Model Railroad Exhibit
  • 6th Annual Toy Train & Model Railroad Exhibit

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Kent County Public Library hosts its 6th Annual Toy Train & Model Railroad Exhibit, featuring tinplate trains from the 1920s & 1930s and magnificent operating layouts in O and Standard Gauge. ...

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  • Santa Arrives and Crab Basket Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Saturday,   |  6:00 - Santa Arrives by Boat
  • Location: Town of Rock Hall - The bulkhead for Santa's arrival, then Main St. for tree lighting
  • Christmas festivities kick off for Rock Hall with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by boat at the bulkhead at 6:00 PM, The Community Band will be on-hand to entertain - both at the bulkhead awaiti...

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An Evening With Tom Anthony
  • An Evening With Tom Anthony

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • $15 online $18 door/phone

    Come join us at The Mainstay for an evening honoring one of the Eastern Shore’s musical treasures, Tom Anthony. Tom’s career is deep and storied, and he&rsqu...

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December 2

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

  • Sunday,   |  11am - 3pm
  • Location: Massey Aerodrome - 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650
  • Sunday Dec 2nd (RAIN or SHINE), 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...

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December 3

Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and the Washington College Jazz Combo
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and the Washington College Jazz Combo

  • 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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December 5

Happiness Hour: How to Make a Tiny Book!
  • Happiness Hour: How to Make a Tiny Book!

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Registration required.

    Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!

    Featured Project: Make a Tiny Book!

    This beginner’s class will teach you the basics ...

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December 6

Washington College Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble
  • Washington College Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Decker Theatre
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director) and Jazz Ensemble (John Thomas, Director).
    This event is FREE and open to the public....

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December 7

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol
  • Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs December 7 to December 9
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Director Bonnie Hill brings to the GCA stage the classic story of A Christmas Carol as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim!

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Wassail Party
  • Wassail Party

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: 301 High Street
  • Join the Historical Society as we celebrate the holiday season in historic fashion with our annual Wassail Party!

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Annual Artisan Sale at The Artists' Gallery
  • Annual Artisan Sale at The Artists' Gallery

  • Friday,   |  First Friday Reception, December 7, 2018, 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • On First Friday, December 7th, The Artists' Gallery will feature a wide variety of handcrafted, creative work from their collection of artists from the Eastern Shore and beyond in their Annual Ar...

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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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Washington College Vocal Studio Recital
  • Washington College Vocal Studio Recital

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - 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 Bennett Umhau.

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WACappella
  • WACappella

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on December 7 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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Dickens of a Christmas
  • Dickens of a Christmas

  • Friday,   |  Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 4 p.m.
  • This event runs December 7 to December 9
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Chestertown Historic District
  • Historic Chestertown transforms itself into Victorian-era London and celebrates Charles Dickens and his famous novella, A Christmas Carol. Enjoy carriage rides, family entertainment, street theater, h...

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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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  • Festival of Trees-Dickens of a Christmas Weekend

  • Friday,   |  5-7pm Friday, 10-5pm Sat., 11-3pm Sun.
  • This event runs December 7 to December 9
  • 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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Festive Fridays in Chestertown
  • Festive Fridays in Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Park Row, High St., Cross St., and Cannon St. - Downtown Chestertown - Park R
  • Join your local independent Chestertown shops, galleries, studios, and restaurants along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street for a night out on the town.

    On December 7th we'...

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Festival of Trees
  • Festival of Trees

  • Friday,   |  5-7pm Friday, 10-5pm Sat., 11-3pm Sun.
  • 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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Annual Holiday Show Opening Reception
  • Annual Holiday Show Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook – from stocking stuffers to hostess gifts, home decor to a child’s sweater....

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December 8

WACappella
  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - 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 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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WACappella
  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - 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 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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Dickens of a Christmas
  • Dickens of a Christmas

  • Saturday,   |  10 a.m. to
  • This event runs December 8 to December 9
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - High, Cross, Cannon streets
  • Beginning Friday evening, historic Chestertown transforms itself into Victorian-era London and celebrates Charles Dickens and his famous novella, A Christmas Carol. Enjoy carriage rides, family entert...

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  • Regular Museum Hours

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • 'Tis the season for.......a visit to a small, local history museum!

    If "Christmas crazy" hits you or your family members, bring all of them into Sumner Hall for a visit. It's a...

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  • Daryl Davis Offers Boogie Woogie & a Message

  • Saturday,   |  7 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • 2nd in the African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues & Gospel concert series produced by Tom McHugh, Daryl Davis will be onstage. An educational component with a talkback following th...

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Scrooge Shares His Wealth
  • Scrooge Shares His Wealth

  • Saturday,
  • Location: spa angels boutique and spa - 306 Park Row
  • Scrooge will be at Spa Angels on Saturday December 8 for our Dickens Of A Christmas - Chestertown, MD Good Ole’ Ebenezer has decided to share the wealth by handing out chocolate coins‼ï¸...

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December 9

Run Like the Dickens 5K
  • Run Like the Dickens 5K

  • Sunday,   |  8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Start at intersection of Cross and High Streets
  • As part of Chestertown's Dickens of a Christmas weekend, this fun race takes runners through charming, historic downtown Chestertown including the beautiful Chester Cemetery and Wilmer Park. Th...

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Harp and Soul- Meredith Hadaway and Friends
  • Harp and Soul- Meredith Hadaway and Friends

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • $15 online and $18 at the door/by phone

    Celebrate the Songs for the Season with the lovely and lively traditional songs, dance tunes & carols from the British Isles, Celtic lands & beyond. ...

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December 10

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Brad Chaires

  • 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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December 12

An Evening with Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
  • An Evening with Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts - 210 High Street
  • Lisa Damour, Ph.D. writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internatio...

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Gingerbread Houses in Rock Hall
  • Gingerbread Houses in Rock Hall

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 3 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

    Looking for some fun family time to get ready for the holidays? Why not build a gingerbread house and fill your home with sugar plums and gumdrops.

    Sign Up to register...

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Gingerbread Houses in Chestertown
  • Gingerbread Houses in Chestertown

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 5:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

    Looking for some fun family time to get ready for the holidays? Why not build a gingerbread house and fill your home with sugar plums and gumdrops....

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December 13

WC-ALL Holiday Tour of Historic Odessa, DE
  • WC-ALL Holiday Tour of Historic Odessa, DE

  • Thursday,   |  Bus leaves Redners' parking lot at 8:45 a.m. and depart
  • Location: Historic Odessa, DE
  • See some of the finest examples of 18th and 19th century architecture in DE while touring 3 festively decorated homes with the Odessa Historic Foundation. Period rooms are filled with antiques and Ame...

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December 14

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (Closing Weekend)
  • Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol (Closing Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 8pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs December 14 to December 16
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Director Bonnie Hill brings to the GCA stage the classic story of A Christmas Carol as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim!

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Festive Fridays in Chestertown
  • Festive Fridays in Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Park Row, High Street, Cross St., and Cannon St.
  • Join your local independent Chestertown shops, galleries, studios, and restaurants for a night out on the town.

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Festive Fridays In Chestertown
  • Festive Fridays In Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hight St., Park Row, Cross St., & Cannon St. - Downtown Chestertown
  • Shop small this holiday season with your local neighbor merchants, artists, galleries, and restaurants here in downtown Chestertown.

    We're staying open late every Friday in December to bring ...

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December 15

  • Gather 'Round

  • Saturday,   |  3:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Christmas storytelling event! Hot chocolate, carols, Christmas joy.

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  • Regular Museum Hours

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Last chance to visit Sumner Hall this year!

    Make it a new holiday tradition!

    Don't miss the Kwanzaa exhibit!

    Children welcome!

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Gingerbread Houses in North County
  • Gingerbread Houses in North County

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

    Looking for some fun family time to get ready for the holidays? Why not build a gingerbread house and fill your home with sugar plums and gumdrops.

    Sign Up to register...

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Its a Redd Christmas with Chuck and Robert Redd
  • Its a Redd Christmas with Chuck and Robert Redd

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Chuck and Robert Redd will present "A Redd Christmas" for the first time at The Mainstay. Join the brothers and all of us here at the Mainstay for a jazz take on all of your favorite holiday...

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December 16

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

  • Sunday,   |  3:00 PM
  • Location: Fountain Park - Fountain Park, Chestertown - Fountain Park - Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Join your friends and neighbors in an old-fashioned community sing-along. Celebrate the spirit of the season singing Christmas carols and holiday songs. Please come!...

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Hedgelawn Classical Series Presents Amanda Dame, Flute
  • Hedgelawn Classical Series Presents Amanda Dame, Flute

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Peabody at The Mainstay featuring flautist Amanda Dame.

    Peabody at The Mainstay presents some of the most exciting young musicians at the Peabody Conservator...

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A Winter's Eve: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • A Winter's Eve: Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - 101 N. Cross St. (at High St.)
  • The ESWE, the all-ages community concert band directed by Charles Thai and based in Chestertown, will present an hour-long program of holiday music, followed by refreshments in the parish hall.

    Fou...

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December 17

Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Jeff Davis
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Jeff Davis

  • 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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December 21

Festive Fridays in Chestertown
  • Festive Fridays in Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street
  • Join your local independent Chestertown shops, galleries, studios, and restaurants for a night out on the town.

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  • Festive Fridays In Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - High St., Park Row, Cross St., & Cannon St.
  • Shop small with your local neighbor merchants, artists, galleries, and restaurants this holiday season.

    Your downtown Chestertown merchants are staying open late this holiday season to bring you Fe...

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Holiday Plate Paint Night
  • Holiday Plate Paint Night

  • Friday,   |  6-8pm
  • Location: Kent Center - 215 Scheeler Road
  • Looking for that perfect last minute gift in the form of a heartfelt keepsake? Look no further, join us at Kent Center for another fun-filled Paint Night hosted by Arthur Lee.
    The price is $25 which...

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December 29

  • Kwanzaa Celebration!

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • KWANZAA!!!

    More details to be announced.

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December 31

  • Happy Noon Year's Eve!

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 11 am to 12 pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Can't quite make it to midnight? All are welcome to a Noon Year's Eve celebration!

    We'll have snacks, drinks, a Polaroid photo booth, party hat making, noise makers and more as we do...

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  • New Year's Eve "Rock the Block" on Main Street

  • Monday,   |  6:45 PM
  • Location: Main Street
  • The Town of Rock Hall's Parks and Recreation Board is pleased to host a New Year's Eve celebration on Main Street to ring in 2019. The evening's festivities, to be held in a large, hea...

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New Years EVe Potluck at The Mainstay with Joe Holt at the Piano
  • New Years EVe Potluck at The Mainstay with Joe Holt at the Piano

  • Monday,   |  5:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Ring out 2018 at a Mainstay Potluck with the dynamic Joe Holt at the piano. Bring a dish to share with the group and fill up on good cheer and good food. The bar in the Byrd Room will be open and se...

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Kitty Knight New Year's Eve Bash
  • Kitty Knight New Year's Eve Bash

  • Monday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: Kitty Knight - 14028 Augustine Herman Highway, Georgetown, MD 21930
  • Celebrate the legacy of the Kitty Knight legend and join us for a spectacular New Years Eve Bash including an open bar, buffet, dancing with Bill the DJ, champagne toast and VIP specials. Limited to 1...

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