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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- April 2019


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April 1

Live Playwrights Society
  • Live Playwrights Society

  • Monday,   |  7:30PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • 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 month at...

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April 4

"Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West," a talk by Dr. Patrick Spero, librarian and director of the American Phil
  • "Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West," a talk by Dr. Patrick Spero, librarian and director of the American Phil

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 PM talk. Book signing to follow
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall, John Toll Science Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience welcomes Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia. As a scholar of early American h...

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Mimi Stillman, Flute, and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Mimi Stillman, Flute, and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Mimi Stillman, flute, and members of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Ernie Green....

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Container Gardening with Mrs. Fancy Plants
  • Container Gardening with Mrs. Fancy Plants

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 5 - 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Master Gardener Kacey Martin, aka “Mrs. Fancy Plants,” will present a free workshop on the basics of how to create and maintain a gorgeous container garden, including selecting containers,...

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April 5

April First Friday
  • April First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, & Cannon Street
  • First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street. This event is ...

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  • Kent School Golf Tournament

  • Friday,   |  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Road
  • To help celebrate Kent School's 50th Anniversary, we are bringing back our popular Golf Tournament.

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The Art of Stewardship Opening Reception
  • The Art of Stewardship Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106 - Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite
  • Each April, Chestertown RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting The Art of Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit wo...

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Broadway By The River
  • Broadway By The River

  • Friday,   |  8PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Annual Broadway By The River Fundraiser event hosted by New York sensation Marti Gould Cummings!

    Get your tickets here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broadway-by-the-river-tickets-57633538465...

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April 6

Second Saturdays in Chestertown
  • Second Saturdays in Chestertown

  • Saturday,   |  3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location: Bad Alfred's Distilling - Cannon Street Parking Lot (Between Cross & Mill Streets)
  • Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling! This event is held rain or shine.

    Guests ...

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  • Kappa Sigma Semi-Annual Charity Pancake Breakfast

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - N. Cross Street
  • The event includes all-you-can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, juices, and coffee for only $5.00. 100% of funds raised will be donated to charity.

    The proceeds from the event will be split betw...

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  • Kent School 50th Anniversary Gala

  • Saturday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Brittland Manor - 211 Britland Farm Lane
  • This year our Gala will celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Our event includes both silent and live auctions, the success of which is entirely dependent on the generosity of others – both auction do...

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Delaware's Forgotten Daughter
  • Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Delaware's Forgotten Daughter

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 - 11 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Mary Ann Shadd Cary sounds like a modern-day superwoman – a teacher, journalist, editor, feminist, lawyer, wife, and mother with a steadfast commitment to racial and gender equality.

    In fact...

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Afternoon Delight Luncheon & Fashion Show
  • Afternoon Delight Luncheon & Fashion Show

  • Saturday,   |  12 noon
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club - 7738 Quaker Neck Rd - Chester River Yacht & Country Clu
  • Luncheon & Fashion Show with a little shopping thrown in. $40 per person (reservations required in advance). Local vendors will be featured in the fashion show.Tickets may be purchased at Houston&...

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April 7

Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing

  • Sunday,   |  12pm - 4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road
  • Join us for a pairing of award winning Crow wines and fine chocolates. Nolia Chocolates specializes in small batch, intensely flavored confections. For more information please email info@crowvineyard....

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  • Kent County Poetry Festival - 12th Annual

  • Sunday,   |  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location: The Bookplate - 112 S. Cross Street
  • Join us for the 12th Annual Kent County Poetry Festival on Sunday, April 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Bookplate in Chestertown.

    More Details to come! Stay Tuned....

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April 8

Maddie Morton, Soprano - Senior Recital
  • Maddie Morton, Soprano - Senior Recital

  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Department of Music presents a vocal Senior Recital featuring Maddie Morton, soprano. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Beer Taps at a Nuclear Power Plant?  Human Factors: What it Is and Why it Matters
  • Beer Taps at a Nuclear Power Plant? Human Factors: What it Is and Why it Matters

  • Monday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Litrenta Hall, John S. Toll Science Center - 300 Washington Avenue
  • This talk is sponsored by the Gibson-Wagner Psychology Department Fund at Washington College. Please see the image and the calendar event for more details....

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April 9

  • Mobile Veterans Center at Washington College

  • Tuesday,   |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Parking Lot B, Near Kirby Stadium
  • The Vet Center Program offers a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat veterans, active duty military members and their families.


    All services are free of cost and a...

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WC-ALL Trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • WC-ALL Trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Tuesday,   |  Bus departs 8:00 a.m. and returns by 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA
  • Participants will have an hour-long guided introductory Highlights Tour that includes examples of the museum's impressive holdings in Renaissance, American, Impressionist, and Modern art. Admissi...

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April 10

  • Politics of Gratitude? The Subversive Vision of the New Testament in the Age of Trump

  • Wednesday,   |  5:00 PM
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • A Talk by Diane Butler Bass
    This program is sponsored by the Institute of Religion Politics and Culture at Washington College.
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April 11

Gallery Talk - Art of Stewardship
  • Gallery Talk - Art of Stewardship

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 315 High St Suite 106
  • By crafting a unique response to the world around us, the artist engages in an act of stewardship, an act of care and attention. Sharing that vision brings artist and observer together in an awareness...

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Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Rion Amilcar Scott
  • Literary House & Sophie Kerr Series: Living Writers—A Reading by Rion Amilcar Scott

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Rion Amilcar Scott’s short story collection, Insurrections (University Press of Kentucky, 2016) was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2017 Hillsdale Award from the Fel...

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2019 Induction of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society followed by the Chemistry and the Poetry of Fireworks
  • 2019 Induction of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society followed by the Chemistry and the Poetry of Fireworks

  • Thursday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Litrenta Hall, John S. Toll Science Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • A treatise on the science and the art of fire by Chris Mocella ’01, in the scholarly lineage of Dr. Joseph H. McLain ’37 and Dr. John A. Conkling ’65 and to commemorate the publishin...

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April 12

Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: The Gold Rush
  • Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: The Gold Rush

  • Friday,   |  7PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: The Gold Rush

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April 13

  • Concert! Jason Blythe & U of DE Band Re-Create the Lester Young Trio

  • Saturday,   |  7 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Produced by Tom McHugh for Sumner Hall, the African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues & Gospel series hosts its 5th concert on April 13th!

    Jason Blythe, a saxophone player in the Un...

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  • Humane Society Fundraiser

  • Saturday,   |  6PM -10PM
  • Location: Kent County Community Center - 11041 Worton Roage - Kent County Community Center - 11041 Worton Roag
  • Fundraising event to benefit The Humane Society of Kent County. Format to be determined.

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Kinetic Creatures! Presented by Futuremakers
  • Kinetic Creatures! Presented by Futuremakers

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 1 - 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Please join us for this special STEM program presented by Futuremakers!

    Please register.
    Most suitable for ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult.
    Designed and adapted for children with visual impa...

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Yoga & Wine
  • Yoga & Wine

  • Saturday,   |  6:30pm - 8pm
  • Location: Crow Wine Cellars - 439 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown, MD 21658
  • Join us for wine tasting and yoga at Crow Wine Cellars beautiful tasting room where we’ll taste some wine while we do a fun and relaxing yoga practice. We’ll learn how to properly taste, d...

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  • A Taste of Rock Hall

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 to 10:00 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company - Route 20 - Rock Hall
  • This year's 3rd Annual "Taste of Rock Hall", a kick-off to "Restaurant Week", promises to provide both good food and fun, with a theme of "A Hollywood Night at the Movies...

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  • Rock Hall Restaurant Week

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs April 13 to April 20
  • Location: Participating Rock Hall restaurants - Rock Hall
  • Rock Hall will once again feature "Restaurant Week" as a follow-up to "A Taste of Rock Hall" and a kick-off to the "season". Restaurants featuring specials from April 13...

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April 16

“Crossing Borders” a talk with Cristina Jimenez
  • “Crossing Borders” a talk with Cristina Jimenez

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30 PM
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Executive Director and Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country

    Cristina Jimenez is Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream,
    th...

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April 17

9th Annual Empty Bowls
  • 9th Annual Empty Bowls

  • Wednesday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Christ United Methodist Church - 401 High Street
  • RiverArts Clay Studio and Christ United Methodist Church will host the 9th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Kent County Food Pantry.
    Ticket price includes your choice of a handmade bowl to ke...

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  • Caribbean Music Celebration

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - - Washington College
  • The Department of Music invites you to join us for a Caribbean Music Celebration, featuring students from the Afro-Cuban, Steel Pan and Indian Ensembles. This concert is free and open to the public.
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Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Talk by Gene Demby
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: A Talk by Gene Demby

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Gene Demby is the lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch team where he covers issues on race, ethnicity, and culture. He is also cohost of the weekly Code Switch podcast. Before coming to NPR, he se...

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Happiness Hour: Creating Poetry from Other People's Words
  • Happiness Hour: Creating Poetry from Other People's Words

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 - 7 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Registration required.

    Whether you think of yourself as a poet or not, if you have a love of language and an appreciation of words, you can create poetry–no writing required!

    If you&rsquo...

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April 18

Reanna Sherman, Soprano - Senior Recital
  • Reanna Sherman, Soprano - Senior Recital

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Department of Music presents a vocal Senior Recital featuring Reanna Sherman, soprano. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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  • Art of Stewardship Poetry Reading

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • By crafting a unique response to the world around us, the artist engages in an act of stewardship, an act of care and attention. Sharing that vision brings artist and observer together in an awareness...

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WC-ALL Learn at Lunch with Dr. Bill Schindler of the Eastern Shore Food Lab
  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch with Dr. Bill Schindler of the Eastern Shore Food Lab

  • Thursday,   |  Buffet lunch at 12 noon
  • Location: Hynson Lounge in Hodson Hall - Washington College
  • WAC's Professor Bill Schindler applies prehistoric-focused approaches in experimental archaeology to address a major issue facing humans today: diet. His talk is called "Food Evolution Revol...

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April 19

Wine Seminar Series: Year of the Rose, How It's Made
  • Wine Seminar Series: Year of the Rose, How It's Made

  • Friday,   |  6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Crow Wine Cellars - 439 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown, MD 21658
  • Hear from the Crow team on how we embraced our challenging 2018 Harvest Season and created some stellar rose wines, now being enjoyed year-round. Learn the many technique of rose making and why winema...

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April 20

Yong Hi Moon, Piano
  • Yong Hi Moon, Piano

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College
  • As part of its 2018-2019 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents Pianist Yong Hi Moon.

    Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seni...

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Bluegrass Block Party
  • Bluegrass Block Party

  • Saturday,   |  noon to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - 100 block of South Cross Street
  • The acclaimed Dirty Grass Players provide the blue grass and new grass tunes as Main Street Chestertown, in collaboration with the Downtown Chestertown Association and the Chestertown Environmental Co...

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  • Tea Party Costume Sewing Bee!

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Coffee, lunch, a chance to sew with others in a bright, beautiful space where there's lots of room - what fun!

    Sewing enthusiasts and seamstresses needed, as Sumner Hall prepares to tell the &...

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9th Annual Chestertown Earth Day Festival
  • 9th Annual Chestertown Earth Day Festival

  • Saturday,   |  9 am - 1 pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Memorial Row - Downtown Chestertown - Memorial Row
  • This beloved family event in Chestertown’s Memorial Park promotes stewardship of our planet, educates residents and visitors about innovative practices, and celebrates Chestertown’s certif...

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  • Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Civic Center - Civic Center Drive
  • Hop down to Rock Hall's Very Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt!!
    Activities will include crafts, eggs with special treats, jelly bean counting contest, and prizes! Every child participating will receiv...

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April 22

Washington College Student Honors Recital
  • Washington College Student Honors Recital

  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Washington College Department of Music presents a Student Honors Recital. Student soloist and chamber ensembles are selected for this concert via competitive audition. This event is FREE and open...

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LEGO Build at Rock Hall
  • LEGO Build at Rock Hall

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 11 am - Noon
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Build, create, repeat! It's LEGO time at the library where only your imagination is the limit. All ages welcome.

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April 23

Megan Stagg, Soprano - Senior Recital, Washington College
  • Megan Stagg, Soprano - Senior Recital, Washington College

  • Tuesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Washington College Department of Music presents a vocal Senior Recital featuring Megan Stagg, soprano. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Garfield Improv Group
  • Garfield Improv Group

  • Tuesday,   |  8PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Garfield Improv Group

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April 24

  • Senior Reading

  • Wednesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Come hear graduating senior writers read from their original pieces. The Literary House will also announce the winners of the Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, the William W. Warner Prize for Creati...

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Open Mic Night
  • Open Mic Night

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no ...

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April 25

RiverArts Paint the Town
  • RiverArts Paint the Town

  • Thursday,   |  April 25, 2019, 8:00am – April 28, 2019, 3:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • RiverArts will hosts it's tenth annual plein air event, Paint the Town, April 25, 2019, 8:00am – April 28, 2019, 3:00pm

    The Paint the Town event is popular with plein air artists all ove...

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  • National Rebuilding Day

  • Thursday,   |  9am - 4pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY
    Rebuilding Together has declared National Rebuilding Day to be held across the country on the last Saturday in April. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers...

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April 26

Where the Wild Things Are - ONE WEEKEND ONLY
  • Where the Wild Things Are - ONE WEEKEND ONLY

  • Friday,   |  7 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs April 26 to April 28
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • April 26 – 28, 2019
    Directed by Bee Betley

    In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are. Bring the whole family to see what happens when a boy named Max puts on his w...

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  • Dance Club Spring Concert

  • Friday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • The Spring Dance Concert has a variety of dances choreographed by Washington College students.

    No need to order tickets ahead of time! Admission is free at the door!

    The doors open at 7:00 pm on...

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April 27

  • Dance Club Spring Concert

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 PM
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • The Spring Dance Concert has a variety of dances choreographed by Washington College students.
    No need to order tickets ahead of time! Admission is free at the door!

    The doors open at 1:30pm on Sa...

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April 30

Washington College String Orchestra and Chorus
  • Washington College String Orchestra and Chorus

  • Tuesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Chorus, under the direction of Ernie Green & String Orchestra, under the direction of Kimberly McCollum. This event is FREE and open to the ...

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Open Auditions: Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Open Auditions: Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Tuesday,   |  6PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Our annual 10-minute play festival perfect for new actors! No experience or theatre knowledge necessary. Come one, come all!

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