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Chestertown Maryland Calendar of Events- September 2022


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September 1

  • The Artist's Way

  • Thursday,   |  7:00 PM -8:00 PM
  • This event runs July 6 to October 5
  • Location: online - Zoom
  • 14 Wednesdays - July 6 through October 5, 7-8 pm
    On Zoom for 1st thirteen sessions, with an in-person celebratory meet-up for dinner at the end!
    Join Sharon Herz & Ann Farley for this accountabi...

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Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Thursday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • This event runs August 16 to September 20
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for the wheel. Each week we will address new throwing techniques and finishing options while exploring scale, design, construction, and ...

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Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Thursday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • This event runs August 17 to September 21
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from August 17th through September 21st. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginni...

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Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman
  • Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

  • Thursday,   |  2:00-4:30 pm
  • This event runs August 18 to September 22
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from August 18st through September 22nd. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to studen...

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September 2

All That Jazz - September 2022 - Opening Reception
  • All That Jazz - September 2022 - Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5-7 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106
  • EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022

    OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

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United Way of Kent County First Friday
  • United Way of Kent County First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown-Various - - 200 & 300 Block of High Street
  • Join the United Way of Kent County as we kick off our 65th year by highlighting our 27 agencies and the work they do. Learn more about the organizations and how you can help. Tables will be set up on ...

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September 3

Sourdough Bread Making Class
  • Sourdough Bread Making Class

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM
  • Location: 236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)
  • Join Dr. Bill Schindler for a start to finish approach to baking hand-built, real, traditional long-fermented sourdough bread.
    Long, slow fermentation that utilizes wild bacteria and yeasts transfor...

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KCPL Cares Giveaway - Back-to-School & Great Outdoors
  • KCPL Cares Giveaway - Back-to-School & Great Outdoors

  • Saturday,   |  All Day Event
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • The library is not a standalone organization, it's a vital part of the community! KCPL Cares is a quarterly free giveaway initiative that lets us connect with and support the community in a varie...

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Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more
  • Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Booth located at corner of High and Cross streets at the Farmer's Market
  • The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling during the Farmer's Market:

    • #5 plastics stackable containers and lids
    • Plastic bottle caps...

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September 8

All That Jazz - September 2022 - Artists' Talk
  • All That Jazz - September 2022 - Artists' Talk

  • Thursday,   |  5:00-6:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106
  • EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022

    OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

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  • September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

  • Thursday,   |  1:00-3:00 PM
  • This event runs September 8 to September 29
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • In the handbuilding space at RiverArts Clay Studio in downtown Chestertown, MD -- or outside if the weather is nice!

    Over the four weeks you will be able to create at least four different items and...

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September 9

26th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival
  • 26th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

  • Friday,   |  Friday 6 - 9 pm, Saturday noon to 6 pm
  • This event runs September 9 to September 10
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Enjoy a weekend filled with New Orleans style jazz under the big tent in Wilmer Park overlooking the Chester River.
    Friday evening cocktail party & concert.
    Saturday fabulous music food & fu...

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September 10

Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more
  • Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Environmental Committee Booth - booth located at corner of High and Cross streets
  • The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling:
    • #5 plastics stackable containers
    • Plastic bottle caps and flip tops
    • Prescription bottles...

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Fermented Dairy: Butter, Kefir, & Yogurt Cooking Class
  • Fermented Dairy: Butter, Kefir, & Yogurt Cooking Class

  • Saturday,   |  10:00am
  • Location: 236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)
  • You can make fresh fermented butter, yogurt, and kefir for your family. Not only will it taste delicious but you will save a ton of money.
    For thousands of years, milk has been transformed through fe...

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Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more
  • Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Booth located at corner of High and Cross streets
  • The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items at the Farmer's Market for recycling:

    • #5 plastics stackable containers
    • Plastic bottle caps and flip top...

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Pizza & Make a Thing: Nature Journaling & Sweet Treats
  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Nature Journaling & Sweet Treats

  • Saturday,   |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Back to School Nature Walk!

    Join us for an early fall walk along the Chestertown Rail Trail to Wilmer Park. We'll meet at the library, walk the Rail Trail, enjoy the park view, and start a n...

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26th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival
  • 26th Annual Chestertown Jazz Festival

  • Saturday,   |  Noon to 6 pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Enjoy a weekend filled with New Orleans style jazz under the big tent in Wilmer Park overlooking the Chester River.

    Saturday fabulous music food & fun noon to 6 pm...

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Road Rally and Car Show
  • Road Rally and Car Show

  • Saturday,   |  12:00 PM -6:00 PM
  • Location: Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing - 22170 Great Oak Landing Rd.
  • On Saturday, September 10th, Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing will host the annual Oxford Community Center Road Rally. The Rally, sponsored in part by Safe Harbor Marinas, will feature up to 80 vintage...

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September 11

The Canadian Guitar Quartet - Resonance Concert Series
  • The Canadian Guitar Quartet - Resonance Concert Series

  • Sunday,   |  3 p.m.
  • Location: St. Paul's Parish, Kent - 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd.
  • The National Music Festival kicks off the 2022-23 Resonance concert series with a performance by The Canadian Guitar Quartet. Since its debut in 1999, the group has performed on three continents, goin...

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  • Call for Photographers - !magine Street Festival

  • Sunday,   |  1-6 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - High St.
  • RiverArts has an interest in acquiring photographs from the 10th anniversary RiverArts Street Festival for future promotions and is sponsoring a contest for the best festival photos. The winner will b...

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Creative Street Sculptures - !magine Street Festival
  • Creative Street Sculptures - !magine Street Festival

  • Sunday,   |  1:00-6:00 PM
  • Location: High St. - High St.
  • Chestertown RiverArts is excited to announce our quirky, anything goes, free-standing and free sculpture competition that will be featured at our 10th anniversary celebration, !magine on Sunday, Septe...

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Quick Draw plein air competition - !magine Street Festival
  • Quick Draw plein air competition - !magine Street Festival

  • Sunday,   |  12:00-5:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Sign up to participate in our plein air "Quick Draw" competition on Sunday, Sept 11th. This is just one of the fun events planned during our !magine Street Festival. Artists must pre-registe...

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!magine:RiverArts Street Festival
  • !magine:RiverArts Street Festival

  • Sunday,   |  1:00-6:00pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - High Street
  • Join RiverArts in celebrating its 10th anniversary. Like most arts festivals there will be artists selling their work and opportunities to see art in the making. What is special about this event is th...

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September 13

Celebration of Robert Day
  • Celebration of Robert Day

  • Tuesday,   |  8:00-10:00pm
  • Location: Washington College - Zoom Meeting
  • The first event of our 50th year celebrates our founding director, Bob Day. Please come and either hear about Prof. Day, share a favorite memory of him, or share a short passage or poem. More informat...

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September 14

International Dot Day
  • International Dot Day

  • Wednesday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Celebrate International Dot Day with art! Be your own creative genius with the simplicity of the dot.

    We'll be making air dry stepping stones, dot themed buttons, exploring pointillism art an...

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September 15

Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6pm-8pm
  • Location: 300 High Street - Fountain Park
  • Come on out to Cars On High St. in Chestertown, MD to show off your Exotic, Classic or Vintage car on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April thru October....

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Washington College Film Series: Real Genius
  • Washington College Film Series: Real Genius

  • Thursday,   |  7:00pm
  • Location: Washington College - Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall
  • The Communication and Media Studies Program invites you to the first film in this year's Washington College Film Series. In September, we'll be watching the 1985 cult classic, Real Genius, s...

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Radiant Material Opening Reception
  • Radiant Material Opening Reception

  • Thursday,
  • This event runs September 15 to December 3
  • Location: KOHL GALLERY - Washington College/GIBSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
  • Radiant Material is an illuminated exhibition featuring the work of 5 regional contemporary artists working with light: Roxana Azar, Tommy Bobo, Daniel Conrad, David Gladden, and Lindsay Packer. Exhib...

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September 16

  • The Garfield presents Neil Simon's The Good Doctor

  • Friday,
  • This event runs September 16 to October 9
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street - Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending. Sometimes absurd, sometimes melancholy, but always enjoyable, it is a modern take on the essence of Cheko...

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U.S Naval Academy Brass
  • U.S Naval Academy Brass

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss
  • The Washington College Concert Series presents the U.S. Naval Academy Brass Ensemble. Come join the USNA Brass Ensemble as they perform music free to the public on September 16, 2022 at 7:30pm in Hotc...

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People, Places, Stories & Stuff: A Pop-Up Exhibit of the Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships Projects in Kent County
  • People, Places, Stories & Stuff: A Pop-Up Exhibit of the Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships Projects in Kent County

  • Friday,   |  5:00pm
  • Location: Washington College - The Egg, Hodson Hall - Washington College - The Egg, Hodson Hall
  • Please join us for the pop-up museum debut of the Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships (DSMP) project's 4 years of community collaboration with museum partners in Kent County. Tour the exhi...

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September 17

Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more
  • Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 - noon
  • Location: Chestertown Environmental Committee Booth - corner of High and Cross streets
  • The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling at the Farmer’s Market:

    • #5 plastics stackable containers
    • Plastic bottle caps and flip to...

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Young Adult Author visit with Paul Briggs: The Locksmith Trilogy
  • Young Adult Author visit with Paul Briggs: The Locksmith Trilogy

  • Saturday,   |  11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Paul Briggs, author of the Locksmith Trilogy, joins us for a special author reading event featuring the final book in the trilogy: Locksmith's War.

    Reading & book signing!...

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Post Back to School Block party
  • Post Back to School Block party

  • Saturday,   |  3P-8P
  • Location: Janes UM Church - 120 S Cross Street
  • It’s hard to believe another summer is coming to a close, and schools are back in session. Janes UM Church is hosting a Post Back to School Block Party. It’s a free event geared to welc...

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  • Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown
  • Paint in the great outdoors!

    Say bye-bye summer and hello to crisp weather & autumnal landscapes in watercolor along with award winning watercolorist and popular RA instructor Steve Bleinberger...

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Chestertown A&E Fall Art Walk
  • Chestertown A&E Fall Art Walk

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown A&E District - Downtown Chestertown
  • Come to the Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District’s ART WALK. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling works at galleries, storefronts, restaurants and around town. Live music will...

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  • One Day Workshop: Mobile Raku with Brett Thomas

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio (and in the street nearby) from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday September 17th.

    Students will learn the process of raku firing by glazing self-supplied bisq...

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  • Measure for Measure

  • Saturday,   |  3:00 PM and 6:00 PM
  • This event runs September 17 to September 18
  • Location: Wilmer Park - 118 N. Cross street
  • Shore Shakespeare is pleased to announce our 2022 tour of Measure for Measure, touring this September. This outdoor production will be held in WIlmer Park September 17th @ 6pm and September 18th @ 3p...

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  • Kent County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Fair

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown-Various - 200 Block of High Street
  • The second annual Kent County Nonprofit Volunteer fair is an opportunity for community nonprofit organizations that use volunteers to display their function to the public in order to inform and attrac...

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September 18

Soroptimist Small Business Bingo
  • Soroptimist Small Business Bingo

  • Sunday,   |  12 Noon/1 pm Doors Open
  • Location: Chestertown Elks Lodge - 8631 Bell Rose Ln
  • Soroptimist International of Kent & Queen Anne's Counties having Small Business Bingo Fundraiser. Doors open 12 noon and games begin 1 pm. $30 Per game pack. All sales at door (no presales) R...

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September 19

7 Questions with KCPL's Executive Director
  • 7 Questions with KCPL's Executive Director

  • Monday,   |  1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Do you have a burning question about Kent County Public Library? Executive Director Arnessa Dowell has answers!

    You'll leave this information-packed hour knowing what KCPL is planning for the ...

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How globalization shapes inequality: Lessons from 40 years of trade liberalizations
  • How globalization shapes inequality: Lessons from 40 years of trade liberalizations

  • Monday,   |  7:00-8:45pm
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss
  • Dr. Nina Pavcnik, Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar and Niehaus Family Professor in International Studies and Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College.

    Income inequality has increased in most deve...

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September 20

Offensive to Pious Ears: Obscenity and Censorship in 18th Century Spanish Literature
  • Offensive to Pious Ears: Obscenity and Censorship in 18th Century Spanish Literature

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30-7pm
  • Location: Washington College - Litrenta, Toll Science Center
  • A talk about censorship, the Spanish Inquisition, and sex and sexuality. Prof. Deanda will present her recently published book: "Offensive to Pious Ears: Obscenity and Censorship in 18th Century ...

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September 24

Fall FunFest
  • Fall FunFest

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 pm - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - High Street & Memorial Plaza - Downtown Chestertown - High Street & Memorial Plaza
  • September 24, 2-5pm, the Kent County Chamber of Commerce will stage a free, carnival-style midway on High Street, featuring prize games of skill and chance, a bounce house, a sound stage with calliope...

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Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class
  • Mozzarella Cheesemaking Class

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM
  • Location: 236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)
  • Who wants to make Mozz?
    Join us at the Modern Stone Age Kitchen at 11:00am on Saturday September 4th and then we'll walk down to the Chestertown Farmer's Market and pick up fresh milk from ...

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September 27

Race, Politics, and Latinx Identity in the US.
  • Race, Politics, and Latinx Identity in the US.

  • Tuesday,   |  7:00-8:30pm
  • Location: Washington College - Toll Science Center - Litrenta
  • Dr. Flavio Hickel, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Washington College will deliver a lecture on Latinx Identity and Politics as part of the college's Latinx Heritage Month celebration...

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September 28

Chestertown Open Mic
  • Chestertown Open Mic

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30PM
  • Location: The Custom House lawn - end of High St. Chestertown - The Custom House lawn - end of High St. Chestertown
  • OPEN MIC is back!
    Outside event at the beautiful waterfront.
    PARTICIPANTS and SPECTATORS wanted!!
    Contact Ford Schumann at Fordo1@aol.com to participate.
    Spectators bring a blanket or chair and ...

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September 29

Sophie Kerr & Harwood Series: Award-Winning Humorist Damon Young on "Finding the Funny"
  • Sophie Kerr & Harwood Series: Award-Winning Humorist Damon Young on "Finding the Funny"

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Washington College - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Join the English Department for the kickoff event of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series and the Harwood Lecture Series!


    An Evening with Humor Columnist Damon Young:
    Damon Young, winner of the Thurbe...

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September 30

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park
  • Jeffrey Brillhart is Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian, PA, and on the music faculty of Yale University where he teaches organ improvisation....

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