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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- August 2017


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August 1

ORLANDO RISING- PLAY BY LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT EARL LEWIN
  • ORLANDO RISING- PLAY BY LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT EARL LEWIN

  • Tuesday,   |  Fridays and Saturdays - 8pm Sundays - 2pm
  • This event runs July 29 to August 6
  • Location: Church Hill THeater
  • BC Productions proudly announces the premiere of Orlando Rising, the latest script by Chestertown playwright Earl Lewin. Set in November1963 on the heals of the Kennedy assassination, this drama in tw...

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KidSPOT Summer Camp-Artistic Journeys
  • KidSPOT Summer Camp-Artistic Journeys

  • Tuesday,   |  Mornings 9:00 am-12:00 pm Afternoons 12:30-3:30 pm
  • This event runs July 31 to August 4
  • Location: 315 High Street
  • Explore the painting and drawing techniques of several artists in this workshop designed for children ages 6-13. Children may attend morning or afternoon sessions or all day. For more information chec...

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  • River Arts Photo Club Show

  • Tuesday,   |  10am - 5pm Daily
  • This event runs August 1 to August 31
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave.
  • Recent works of the local photographers.

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August 2

  • National Night Out

  • Wednesday,   |  6 - 9pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Community gathering for activities, food, entertainment and to meet and greet local law enforcement officers

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Hedgelawn Summer Performance Series at the Garfield
  • Hedgelawn Summer Performance Series at the Garfield

  • Wednesday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Open to the public!
    $5 / group rates available contact Tess Hogans at thogans@garfieldcenter.org

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2pm
    THE HESTER ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
    Sharing our love of Irish dance...

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August 4

Juried Photography Show
  • Juried Photography Show

  • Friday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs August 4 to August 26
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Exhibition will be shown in the Main Gallery. Curator- Steve Kane.

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  • New York Artists' Guild

  • Friday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs August 4 to August 26
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Exhibition will be held in the Studio Gallery.

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  • 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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  • Festive Friday

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: The Gazebo - 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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August 5

Mikee Jones JamFest - all are welcome!
  • Mikee Jones JamFest - all are welcome!

  • Saturday,   |  2pm
  • Location: Lelia Hynson Pavilion at Wilmer Park
  • Join us again this year as we jam out in honor of Mikee Jones and his Scholarship that is endowed at Loyola University of New Orleans. (Music Majors). We are not having the Vacation Raffle this year b...

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Recipe Swap
  • Recipe Swap

  • Saturday,   |  1pm
  • Location: Worton Park
  • Lunch in the park. Bring your favorite Colchester Farm CSA veggie recipes to sample and share.

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Yard Sale/Vendor Event
  • Yard Sale/Vendor Event

  • Saturday,   |  8am - 12pm
  • Location: Worton
  • Come support the Kent County Spartans Football and Cheer Teams! Come out and find some treasures or get rid of some $10 for a yard sale spot, $15 for a talbe and vendor spots are also available. Conta...

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First Saturday ~ Galena
  • First Saturday ~ Galena

  • Saturday,   |  10 ~ 5
  • Location: Galena
  • Sassafras River Business Council

    FIRST SATURDAY IN GALENA
    Saturday, August 5, 2017
    10 AM 'til 5 PM

    30+ VENDORS Set up throughout town

    AUTHENTIC FILIPINO FOOD
    By Phamished

    OFFERED A...

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August 7

KCPS "Back to School" Fair
  • KCPS "Back to School" Fair

  • Monday,   |  2 - 5pm
  • Location: Kent County Parks & Rec Community Center, Worton
  • "Come visit our schools and community, all in one place"

    KCPS Registration Table, Meet and Greet Staff from all schools, Transportation Table, Board one of our Busses and Meet and Greet o...

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Live Playwrights' Society at the Garfield
  • Live Playwrights' Society at the Garfield

  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • The Live Playwrights’ Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics.

    This group meets the first Monday of every mont...

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August 8

Kingstown Farm Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Pruning
  • Kingstown Farm Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Pruning

  • Tuesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden
  • We will discuss pruning plants that flower in the spring. How, when, and how far to prune. Horticulture meetings are held from 6-7 pm at Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden unless otherwise noted. Walk ...

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August 9

Food Preservation Workshop at Colchester Farm
  • Food Preservation Workshop at Colchester Farm

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 31285 Cemetery Road, Galena
  • How can we make the tastes of summer linger all winter long? Learn tips and techniques about how to freeze, can, and pickle vegetables.

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Essential Oils 101 presented by Hilary Chubb
  • Essential Oils 101 presented by Hilary Chubb

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Learn the basics of integrating essential oils into your life!
    This program will include information about the process of making essential oils, discussion of how to safely use oils in a variety of w...

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August 11

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 11 to August 13
  • 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: The Princess Bride

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm
  • This event runs August 11 to August 13
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Playmakers Summer Theatre Camp at The Garfield Center For The Arts is provided for children ages 8-15. The summer camp program runs four weeks, culminating in two evening performances and a matinee pe...

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  • Festive Friday

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: The Gazebo - Main Street and Rte. 20
  • Musical entertainment

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  • Festive Friday

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: The Gazebo - Main Street and Rte. 20
  • Musical entertainment

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August 12

  • Vineyard Walk

  • Saturday,   |  6 - 9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Harvest season is approaching. Stroll the vineyard to scout for ripe fruit and enjoy and evening of music, and cocktail party format. Winery and farm tours given. Meet the Crow family and the team ...

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KidSPOT Family Yoga
  • KidSPOT Family Yoga

  • Saturday,   |  1-3 pm
  • Location: 315 High Street
  • Fun activities for mind and body the whole family can enjoy.

    Carrie Evans from Joyspring Yoga will lead participants in playful poses, Yoga games, and mindfulness crafts.
    Please bring mats or tow...

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Candidate Meet & Greet Series: Alec Ross, Democratic Candidate for Maryland Governor
  • Candidate Meet & Greet Series: Alec Ross, Democratic Candidate for Maryland Governor

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 2pm
  • Location: Farmers Market & 357 High St.
  • Come and meet Candidate Ross Saturday, August 12
    11am -12 Noon at the Chestertown Farmer’s Market
    12 Noon -2 pm at the Democratic Club of Kent County Headquarters, 357 High St. Chestertown...

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August 16

  • KQAI Vigil - Hate Has No Home Here

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Fountain Park - Chestertown
  • Hate has no place here.

    This weekend, hate groups and domestic terrorists of all stripes went to Charlottesville, VA to push their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, anti-Semitism, and bi...

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August 17

  • WC-ALL Showcase of Fall 2017 Courses

  • Thursday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for Arts on the Washington College Campus
  • Come hear about the 26 courses being offered during the Fall 2017 semester, as well as upcoming special events. Meet the instructors and enjoy refreshments and conversation with fellow learners. Free ...

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August 18

Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - 8:30pm
  • Location: Main St.
  • Car Cruise Night Open to Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics & Antiques

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  • Festive Friday and Cruise Night

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - Cruise Night; 6:00 - Festive Friday
  • Location: Festive Friday - Gazebo at the Village - Main & Rte. 20; Cruise Night - Main Street
  • Festive Friday - musical entertainment; Cruise Night - antique cars displayed on Main Street.

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August 19

  • Lessons from the Caulk family: How to Do Family History Research

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday 10am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Legacy Day
    Presented by Dr. Jeanette Sherbondy in partnership with the Historical Society of Kent County.
    An information-packed talk on researching African-American family history, including informa...

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  • Legacy Day

  • Saturday,   |  4:30 - 10pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • “Music in the Park” joins forces with the Kent County Histrical Society to present Chestertown’s 4th annual “Legacy Day.” Revel with our community in this outdoor multi-c...

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August 23

Reception: Celebrating 27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Reception: Celebrating 27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30 - 7:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • 5:30pm Reception & Resource Fair
    View Advocacy: A History of People Speaking Up for Themselves, a touring exhibit on loan from the Museum of disAbility History, coordinated by the Maryland Depart...

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Film: Life, Animated
  • Film: Life, Animated

  • Wednesday,   |  6:45pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Life, Animated is the true story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of ...

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August 25

  • Festive Friday

  • Friday,   |  6pm
  • Location: The Gazebo at the Village - Main and Rte. 20
  • Musical entertainment

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  • 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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  • Little Nippers - Oyster Tonging Boat in Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  11am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Try your hand at oyster tonging on a 5ft x 8ft boat that will be installed inside the library! Learn about the practice of tonging for oysters in the Chesapeake and explore the Little Nippers boat wi...

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  • Little Nippers - Oyster Tonging Boat in Rock Hall

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Try your hand at oyster tonging on a 5ft x 8ft boat that will be installed inside the library! Learn about the practice of tonging for oysters in the Chesapeake and explore the Little Nippers boat wi...

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August 26

Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz
  • Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Country blues, bottleneck and finger-busting guitar, offered up with powerful voice, deep soul and wry humor.

    $20 General Admission

    More Info Coming Soon...

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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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  • 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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  • Candidate Meet & Greet Series: Rich Madaleno, Democratic Candidate for Maryland Governor

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • Location: 357 High st. & Farmer's Market
  • Come and meet Candidate Madelano
    11am -12 Noon at the Chestertown Farmer’s Market

    12 Noon -2 pm at the Democratic Club of Kent County Headquarters, 357 High St. Chestertown...

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August 30

Open Mic Night at the Garfield
  • Open Mic Night at the Garfield

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Last Wednesday of each month!

    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 ...

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