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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- September 2017


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September 1

Life on and around the Eastern Shore Waterways
  • Life on and around the Eastern Shore Waterways

  • Friday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs September 1 to September 30
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Open to all media. Art that celebrates life on the Eastern Shore with a focus on our swales, ponds, creeks, rivers and bay. Main and Studio Galleries. Curators: Barbara & Jack Fancher...

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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: Main Street
  • Festive Friday musical entertainment at 6:00, followed by concert on Main Street.

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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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  • Dancescape Auditions

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - 7pm
  • Location: Dance Studio, Johnson Fitness Center, Washington College
  • Auditions for the departmental Dance Minor concert Dancescape will be held on on Fri. Sep. 1st from 5:30-7:00 in the dance studio at JFC. The audition is open to ALL Washington College students, alumn...

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September 2

  • Labor Day Celebration

  • Saturday,   |  TBA
  • This event runs September 2 to September 3
  • Location: Main Street and public beach
  • Labor Day Celebration - special events and activities Sept. 2; Beach Party at public beach - 8:00 PM on Sept. 3 - bonfire, games, dancing, karaoke while watching sunset....

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September 6

Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Reading by Maureen Corrigan
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Reading by Maureen Corrigan

  • Wednesday,   |  5pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associ...

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September 7

  • Fall Convocation

  • Thursday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre
  • Join us for fall convocation!

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Soil Health Workshop
  • Soil Health Workshop

  • Thursday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 31285 Cemetery Road, Galena
  • Learn what makes soil "healthy" and how that can affect your success at growing plants. Presented by Nevin Dawson, UMd's sustainable agriculture coordinator and former Colchester board ...

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September 8

  • Festive Friday

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

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Hannah Gill & The Hours – ROOTS Series at the Garfield
  • Hannah Gill & The Hours – ROOTS Series at the Garfield

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Friday, September 8, 2017
    Hannah Gill & The Hours

    GENERAL ADMISSION $25 / STUDENTS $15

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September 9

  • Savage Race

  • Saturday,
  • Location: Hopkins Farm and Outdoor Entertainment
  • It’s more than just a race. It’s about setting personal goals and smashing them. It’s about pushing your limits to defeat the world’s best obstacles. It’s about teamwork ...

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  • Sultana Public Paddle - Turtle Paddle

  • Saturday,   |  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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Chestertown Jazz Festival
  • Chestertown Jazz Festival

  • Saturday,   |  12pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • A collection of Jazz performers collect at Wilmer Park for this years Chestertown Jazz Festival!

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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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September 10

  • CrowFest

  • Sunday,   |  12 - 6pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard and Winery
  • Area local wineries will be on hand to offer tasting of local wines and craft beer. Food, music, Alpacas, hayrides, and food trucks. Special presentations and GRAPE STOMPING!...

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Kids Fly Free on Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome
  • Kids Fly Free on Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome

  • Sunday,   |  10am to 2pm. (Weather Permitting - No Rain Date)
  • Location: Massey Aerodrome 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650
  • SUNDAY Sept. 10, 10 am to 2 pm. FREE AIRPLANE RIDES to young people ages 8 to 17. NOTE: PARENTS/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT to provide permission. FREE hot dogs & hamburgers and an opportunity to exp...

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September 11

  • Remembrance Day Ceremony

  • Monday,   |  7:10pm
  • Location: Galena Fire Company
  • The Town of Galena will hold their Annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at the GVFC. All are welcome to remember the horrendous day where innocent people, Fire Fighters, Police and EMS lost thei...

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Chester River Chorale Begins 19th Season
  • Chester River Chorale Begins 19th Season

  • Monday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Heron Point's Wesley Hall
  • Come Sing with Us
    If you love to sing, the Chester River Chorale wants you! Come join us at 6 p.m. September 11 in Wesley Hall at Chestertown’s Heron Point as we begin our 19th season. Our ages...

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Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble Begins 17TH Season
  • Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble Begins 17TH Season

  • Monday,   |  7:00 - 8:30pm
  • Location: Band room (no. 116), Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • The ESWE, the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown, under the musical direction of Dr. Keith A. Wharton, invites past or present players of wind or percussion instruments to join us fo...

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September 12

Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Viburnums and Crape Myrtles
  • Kingstown Farm, Home and Garden Horticulture Meeting: Viburnums and Crape Myrtles

  • Tuesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden
  • We will discuss two robust garden plants, Viburnums and Crape Myrtles. We will cover many cultivars of both and all their seasonal benefits. Horticulture meetings are held from 6-7 pm at Kingstown Fa...

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September 14

Wishes Are Horses - Julie Wills
  • Wishes Are Horses - Julie Wills

  • Thursday,   |  4:30 - 6:30pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Washington College
  • Please join us for an opening reception celebrating the opening of Julie Wills's exhibition, "Wishes Are Horses."

    The show will remain open until October 22....

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September 15

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 PM - Cruise Night; 6:00 - Festive Friday
  • Location: Festive Friday - the Gazebo at the Village - Main and Rte. 20; Cruise Night - Main Street
  • Festive Friday - musical entertainment; Cruise Night- antique cars displayed on Main Street

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September 16

  • Scott D. Livie Memorial Blue Crab Grand Masters Lacrosse Tournament

  • Saturday,   |  All Day
  • This event runs September 16 to September 17
  • Location: Worton Park-10932 Worton Road
  • Registration begins August 1 each year. Bring the family and join us for a weekend of live action sports competition! Grand Masters teams will compete separately in a 2 day lacrosse tournament....

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  • Sultana Education Foundation's Annual Gala

  • Saturday,   |  6-10pm
  • Location: The Reward
  • September 16, 2017 6-10pm...Join the Sultana Education Foundation and Chris Havemeyer at the hottest event in town. Great food, open bar and entertainment featuring Cirque performers and DJs and danci...

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  • Movie Night

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Family movie on large screen in green space on Main Street. Grandstand seating provided.

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  • Sultana Public Sails-Full Day

  • Saturday,   |  10 - 3pm
  • 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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  • Cliffs School Museum Open House

  • Saturday,   |  1 - 4pm
  • Location: Rt 289 South Quaker Neck Rd
  • Cliffs School Museum is one of 12 museums in Kent County. Located 8.5 miles South of Chestertown on Rt. 289, it is a preserved and restored one room school dating from 1878-1939 and still in its origi...

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September 18

  • Sultana Public Sails-Full Day

  • Monday,   |  10 - 3pm
  • 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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September 19

  • George Washington Prize Talk

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts
  • George Washington Prize Talk by 2017 George Washington Prize winner Nathaniel Philbrick

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September 20

  • Brown Bag at the Bordley

  • Wednesday,   |  Noon
  • 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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WC-ALL Learn at Lunch lecture by Cheapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chief Curator, Pete Lesher
  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch lecture by Cheapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chief Curator, Pete Lesher

  • Wednesday,   |  12 noon
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • WC-ALL luncheoon and presentation: Pete Lesher, chief curator of CBMM will speak on "Cultural Crossings on the Chesapeake - Watermen and Boaters 1870-1970". Lesher will explore the Chesapeak...

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  • Build Your Self-Care Toolkit, Facilitated by Wendy Eckel, LCSW

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • In the 2017 One Maryland One Book selection Purple Hibiscus, characters find hope and new perspectives when they spend time outside of an oppressive and abusive home environment.
    Wendy Eckel, LCSW, j...

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September 21

Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Dr. Lauret Savoy
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Dr. Lauret Savoy

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Dr. Lauret Savoy is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College. Her book Trace won the 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Trace was also a fin...

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Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Dr. Lauret Savoy
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: First-Year Book Event with Dr. Lauret Savoy

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Dr. Lauret Savoy is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College. Her book Trace won the 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Trace was also a fin...

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  • Meet the Candidates Series Continues

  • Thursday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Cassinelli’s, 323 High St.
  • Please join us for an interesting evening with three candidates at Cassinelli’s, 323 High St. They are: Michael Pullen, candidate for Maryland’s First Congressional District (https://pull...

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September 22

  • Festive Friday

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

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September 23

  • 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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Sustainable Landscaping on the Eastern Shore
  • Sustainable Landscaping on the Eastern Shore

  • Saturday,   |  9:30am - 2:15pm
  • Location: Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Wye Mills
  • For anyone who has property on the Eastern Shore and is interested in creating a landscape that is both ecologically-friendly and low maintenance, the following workshop might be just what you are loo...

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  • 11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

  • Saturday,   |  3pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • 11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

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Fall Wine Tasting
  • Fall Wine Tasting

  • Saturday,   |  7 - 9pm
  • Location: 117 S. Cross St.
  • Celebrate fall with us! The air is crisp, our clothing warmer, our food richer, and our wine bolder. During the tasting we will introduce 6 new wines for fall. Our tastings are social events and all f...

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11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race and Get to Know CES
  • 11th Annual Cardboard Boat Race and Get to Know CES

  • Saturday,   |  1 - 4pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • From 1 pm to 4 pm in Wilmer Park, enjoy fun, games, prizes, food, beer, and live music by the High and Wides. Visit each table for your chance to enter a drawing for one of two prizes, a ride for up t...

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September 25

  • The New Caudillos: Popular Support for Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Americas

  • Monday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown MD 21620
  • The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs is pleased to present Dr. Orlando J. Pérez for a discussion on voter support for “strongmen” in the Americas.

    This event is free and open ...

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KCPS Strategic Planning Community Meetings
  • KCPS Strategic Planning Community Meetings

  • Monday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Kent County High School, 25301 Lambs Meadow Rd Worton, MD 21678
  • ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME. KCPS is developing a Facility Strategic Plan for future facility usage and configuration. We are asking the community to provide input into future school facility requir...

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September 26

The Backyard Medicine Cabinet - Simple remedies for everyday ailments
  • The Backyard Medicine Cabinet - Simple remedies for everyday ailments

  • Tuesday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • Plants have been used throughout history to heal wounds, settle tummies and soothe coughs. Learn which plants to cultivate in your own living medicine cabinet, their historic uses and simple ways to p...

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The Backyard Medicine Cabinet - Simple remedies for everyday ailments
  • The Backyard Medicine Cabinet - Simple remedies for everyday ailments

  • Tuesday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • Plants have been used throughout history to heal wounds, settle tummies and soothe coughs. Learn which plants to cultivate in your own living medicine cabinet, their historic uses and simple ways to p...

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September 27

KCPS Strategic Planning Community Meetings
  • KCPS Strategic Planning Community Meetings

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Galena Elementary School, 114 South Main Street Galena, MD 21635
  • ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME. KCPS is developing a Facility Strategic Plan for future facility usage and configuration. We are asking the community to provide input into future school facility requir...

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September 28

Formosa Quartet
  • Formosa Quartet

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • As part of it’s 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents the Formosa Quartet. Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Co...

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Sophie Kerr & C.V. Starr Center: An Evening with Craig Steven Wilder
  • Sophie Kerr & C.V. Starr Center: An Evening with Craig Steven Wilder

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Craig Steven Wilder’s most recent book is Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, which Kirkus Reviews named one of the best nonfiction books of...

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KCPS Strategic Planning Community Meetings
  • KCPS Strategic Planning Community Meetings

  • Thursday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Elementary School, 21203 Sharp Street Rock Hall, MD 21661
  • ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WELCOME. KCPS is developing a Facility Strategic Plan for future facility usage and configuration. We are asking the community to provide input into future school facility requir...

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September 29

  • Festive Friday

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

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September 30

Waterman's Triathlons
  • Waterman's Triathlons

  • Saturday,   |  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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Meet the Candidates Series Continues
  • Meet the Candidates Series Continues

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 2pm
  • Location: Farmers Market & library
  • Rushern Baker, candidate for Governor of Maryland and current County Executive, Prince George's County will visit the Democratic Club’s booth in the Farmers Market at 11:00 am. At noon, he ...

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Oktoberfest at Colchester Farm
  • Oktoberfest at Colchester Farm

  • Saturday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Colchester Farm, 31285 Georgetown Cemetery Road, Galena
  • Celebrate the fall harvest with seasonal fare, roast pig, beer and wine, children's activities, and live music. Raffles and door prizes. All proceeds benefit Colchester Farm CSA's education ...

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  • The Mainstay at the Garfield presents PigPen Theatre Company

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Saturday, September 30 / 8PM
    Tickets: $15

    Don’t miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY concert performance!

    PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen ...

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Dixon Yard Sale
  • Dixon Yard Sale

  • Saturday,   |  8am to 12 noon
  • Location: Chestertown
  • DIXON'S YARD SALE
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH
    8:00AM - 12: 00PM
    800 HIGH STREET, CHESTERTOWN, MD

    Did you see that news story about a person finding a $500,000 ring at a yard sale? Well, you p...

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Crab Feast!
  • Crab Feast!

  • Saturday,   |  4 - 7:30pm
  • Location: Echo Hill Outdoor School
  • Support RiverArts and savor the quintessential tastes of summer on the Chesapeake at our first annual Crab Feast! Crabs, chicken, corn, salads, desserts, and beverages all included, plus music and law...

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Mainstay at the Garfield Presents PigPen Theatre Co.
  • Mainstay at the Garfield Presents PigPen Theatre Co.

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Don’t miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY concert performance!

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