Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- April 2022


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April 1

Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman
  • Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

  • Friday,   |  2:00-4:30 pm
  • This event runs March 31 to May 5
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from March 31st through May 5th. (6 weeks)

    This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of an...

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Trustees of the Earth opening reception
  • Trustees of the Earth opening reception

  • Friday,   |  5-7 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106
  • A RiverArts Judged Show, April 2022

    See more information at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/trustees-of-the-earth-exhibit

    EXHIBITION DATES: April 1-23, 2022

    OPENING RE...

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First Friday with Joe Holt and Paula Johns - Motown and More
  • First Friday with Joe Holt and Paula Johns - Motown and More

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Joe Holt, our host for the Mainstay's new First Friday series welcomes Philadelhia-based vocalist Paula Johns in a program they call "Motown and More". She and Joe, our resident impresa...

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April 2

One Day Clay Workshop: Colorful Clay Flowers with Lolli Sherry
  • One Day Clay Workshop: Colorful Clay Flowers with Lolli Sherry

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 2 pm
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • No experience necessary! Open to all ages (children under 14 will need adult assistance). Clay will be provided as well as many items to imprint texture.

    You will make two lovely blossoms, a larg...

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Seed Swap
  • Seed Swap

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Do you need seeds for your garden? Do you have seeds you could share? Join us for a Seed Swap in celebration of gardening and growing things.

    If you didn't save seeds last year, you are still ...

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  • Global Art Peace Project Talk

  • Saturday,   |  11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Join Chestertown RiverArts volunteer Marianne Sade to learn about the Global Art Peace Project.

    Marianne will speak about the project's history and answer questions against the backdrop of our...

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April 3

Wine Seminar: Grapes to Glass
  • Wine Seminar: Grapes to Glass

  • Sunday,   |  1-3pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Great wines begin in the vineyard and end in the winery. Spend time in the vineyard with a guided presentation of the techniques for premium grape growing on the Eastern Shore. Then off to the winery ...

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April 5

  • Ribbon Cutting - Celebrating the North County Branch's New Location!

  • Tuesday,   |  10:00am - 11:00am
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • We’re celebrating National Library Week by officially cutting the ribbon at the North County Branch’s new location!

    Join us for the ceremony, take a tour of the new space, and delight ...

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April 6

  • The Intersection Between Civil Rights and Women's Rights

  • Wednesday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • The League of Women Voters of Kent County will sponsor The Intersection Between Civil Rights and Women’s Rights, A Conversation between Dr. Martha Jones and Dr. Mia Bay, at Sumner Hall, 206 S. Q...

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  • The Intersection Between Civil Rights and Women's Rights

  • Wednesday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • The League of Women Voters of Kent County will sponsor The Intersection Between Civil Rights and Women’s Rights, A Conversation between Dr. Martha Jones and Dr. Mia Bay, at Sumner Hall, 206 S. Q...

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  • KCPL 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Launch Party!

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Sign up for KCPL's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and track your child's progress in reading prior to entering school. Prizes will be earned along the way and a special grand completion pr...

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April 7

Trustees of the Earth gallery artists' talk
  • Trustees of the Earth gallery artists' talk

  • Thursday,   |  5:00-6:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106
  • A RiverArts Judged Show, April 2022

    See more information at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/trustees-of-the-earth-exhibit

    EXHIBITION DATES: April 1-23, 2022

    OPENING...

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“NOVEL APPROACHES TO ENGAGE TARGETS  PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED INACCESSIBLE  AND UNDRUGGABLE”
  • “NOVEL APPROACHES TO ENGAGE TARGETS PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED INACCESSIBLE AND UNDRUGGABLE”

  • Thursday,   |  5:00 PM
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall - John S. Toll Science Center: Washington College
  • Talk by Matthew Streeter '13, Ph.D. of ENTRADA THERAPEUTICS.
    This is the third of three talks by Washington College Department of Chemistry alumni who have distinguished themselves in careers at...

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  • A Special Preschool Storytime - 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Launch Party

  • Thursday,   |  10:00am - 10:45am
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • In addition to our regular storytime fun, this week we're also celebrating the launch of our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative.

    Join us for a special launch party featuring books, son...

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  • A Special Baby & Toddler Storytime - 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Launch

  • Thursday,   |  11:00am - 11:45am
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • In addition to our regular storytime fun, this week we're also celebrating the launch of our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative.

    Join us for a special launch party featuring books, son...

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April 9

  • Kent Ag Center Spring Auction

  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: Kent County Fairgrounds - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Come support the Kent Ag Center at our annual auction. We will have a WIDE variety of items from local businesses including but not limited to flowers, trees/shrubs, agriculture items, household items...

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Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Coreen Weilminster
  • Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Coreen Weilminster

  • Saturday,   |  5-9 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown RiverArts
  • Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles...

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Mini-Book Key Chains: A Pizza & Make a Thing Event
  • Mini-Book Key Chains: A Pizza & Make a Thing Event

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Make a teeny-tiny model of your favorite book and create your own unique book-themed key chain!

    Let us know the title of the book you'd like to have on your key chain when you register so that...

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Deanna Bogart
  • Deanna Bogart

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The Mainstay welcomes back an old friend when Deanna Bogart returns with her spectacular combination of boogie-woogie, rocking contemporary blues, country and jazz. 40 years as a road musician, bandle...

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April 11

Public Lecture: "Oaks: An Evolutionary Success Story Now in Jeopardy”
  • Public Lecture: "Oaks: An Evolutionary Success Story Now in Jeopardy”

  • Monday,   |  4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall - Washington College
  • The Washington College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa cordially invites you to join us for Dr. Victoria Sork's public lecture, "Oaks: An Evolutionary Success Story Now in Jeopardy," to be gi...

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April 12

April 12: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • April 12: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Tuesday,   |  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • This event runs April 12 to May 17
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from April 12th through May 17th. (6 weeks)

    This 6-week course is intended to be a "next step" for returnin...

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April 13

  • Open Mic Night at the Mainstay

  • Wednesday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St. - The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Open Mic Night at The Mainstay! Open to singers, musicians, comedians, playwrites, poets, etc. Free admission

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April 14

Soap Making - Triple Aloe Bars: A Pizza & Make a Thing Event
  • Soap Making - Triple Aloe Bars: A Pizza & Make a Thing Event

  • Thursday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Join us for an afternoon of learning the art of melt-and-pour soap making!

    In this collaborative program, you'll work together to customize the color, scent, and inclusions for our group batch...

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Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • This event runs April 14 to May 19
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from April 14th through May 19th. (6 weeks)

    This 6 week course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginnin...

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April 15

Bookmark Making Extravaganza!
  • Bookmark Making Extravaganza!

  • Friday,   |  2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Bring your creativity and create your own unique bookmark in celebration of libraries and reading!

    Ages 5+

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April 16

Nook & Crannie
  • Nook & Crannie

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Acoustic Duo Nook & Crannie (Ann Carey and Matt Mielnick) dip into familiar favorites by Patti Page and Rosemary Clooney, classic hits of Patsy Cline and Don Williams, and folk gems by John Prine ...

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April 17

  • Easter Cruise on the River Packet

  • Sunday,   |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Location: River Packet - High Street Town Dock - River Packet - High Street Town Dock
  • Gather your family and friends for a brunch cruise on the River Packet! Easter Sunday sail from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Reservations are required ahead of the cruise date. Click the link for additional infor...

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April 18

Bookmark Making Extravaganza!
  • Bookmark Making Extravaganza!

  • Monday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Bring your creativity and create your own unique bookmark in celebration of libraries and reading!

    Ages 5+

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April 20

Dirt Cup Dessert Take & Make Kit
  • Dirt Cup Dessert Take & Make Kit

  • Wednesday,   |  All Day Event
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Request a kit and take home a tasty bite of spring!

    What's a dirt cup? A yummy dessert made of pudding, crushed up cookies, and tasty gummy critters. This take & make kit contains instruct...

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  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch

  • Wednesday,   |  Noon
  • Location: Hynson Lounge - Hodson Hall Washington College Campus - Hynson Lounge - Hodson Hall Washington College Campus
  • Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning presents Meredith Hadaway, an award winning poet for a Learn at Lunch talk at noon on Wednesday, April 20 at the Hynson Lounge on the Washington College...

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April 21

Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - 300 block of High Street by Fountain Park
  • Every third Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., April through October, automobile enthusiasts bring their classic, antique, or custom cars downtown to share with other car-heads and the general public.

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Girls' Night Out Cruise on the River Packet
  • Girls' Night Out Cruise on the River Packet

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Location: River Packet - High Street Town Dock
  • Ladies' Night on the Chester River! Grab your friends/sisters for a fun evening with food and drinks on the River Packet. Reservations are required ahead of the cruise. Click the link for more in...

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April 22

Keyboard Wizard Bob Malone
  • Keyboard Wizard Bob Malone

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Called a “keyboard wizard” by The New Yorker, BOB MALONE has amassed a loyal international fan-base through twenty-five years of relentless touring and nine critically acclaimed album rele...

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Annual Studio Art Senior Capstone Exhibition
  • Annual Studio Art Senior Capstone Exhibition

  • Friday,   |  4:30-6:30pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery at Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College
  • Kohl Gallery in conjunction with the Art + Art History Department at Washington College is pleased to present, "nothing to do but be with ourselves", the 2022 Studio Art Senior Capstone Exhi...

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The Garfield Center presents The Laramie Project
  • The Garfield Center presents The Laramie Project

  • Friday,
  • This event runs April 22 to May 8
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • In October 1998 21year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bru...

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April 23

  • The Washington College Concert Series - Caroline Oltmanns (piano)

  • Saturday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Washington College Concert Series presents Carolin Oltmanns, featuring the piano music of Couperin, Janacek, Beethover, Wilding, Debussy, Griffes, Sinding, and Liszt. Individual tickets are $20 (a...

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12th Annual Chestertown Earth Day Festival
  • 12th Annual Chestertown Earth Day Festival

  • Saturday,   |  9 am to 1 pm
  • Location: Park Row & Fountain Park Downtown Chestertown
  • This family friendly event features a Community Trash Walk, electric vehicle car display, free paper shredding, free recycling of batteries, #5 plastics, fluorescent bulbs, a guess the bale weight con...

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  • Museums of Kent Driving Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 4pm Saturday; 12noon - 3pm Sunday
  • This event runs April 23 to April 24
  • Location: Museums of Kent - Countywide - Museums of Kent - Countywide
  • Celebrate the history and diversity of Kent County's museums on the Museums of Kent Driving Tour. Each museum will have an activity in celebration of Earth Day while showcasing its unique heritag...

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April 24

Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Ride
  • Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Ride

  • Sunday,   |  730am - 2pm
  • Location: Ride starts/ends Betterton Volunteer Fire Company - 2 Howell Point Rd Betterton, MD 21610
  • The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to Draw For Sight Bicycle Poker Ride. The tour
    consists of a 36 or 60 mile rolling to flat course. The route takes in the scenery of the heartland of Upp...

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Lutenist Ronn McFarlane
  • Lutenist Ronn McFarlane

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • GRAMMY-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. Ronn is a founding member of the Baltimore Consort...

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Resonance Concert Series: Violinist Emily Daggett Smith
  • Resonance Concert Series: Violinist Emily Daggett Smith

  • Sunday,   |  3:00 PM
  • Location: Saint Paul's Parish, Kent - 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd.
  • Virtuoso violinist Emily Daggett Smith will give a solo performance violin classics, tango, and a the Maryland debut of a work written expressly for her: "Amid a place of stone." Her program...

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April 28

Dirt Cup Dessert Workshop
  • Dirt Cup Dessert Workshop

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Celebrate spring by making a tasty dirt cup dessert!

    What's a dirt cup? A yummy dessert made of pudding, crushed up cookies, and tasty gummy critters. We'll provide everything you need to...

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  • Paint the Town - April 28-May 1, 2022 "Quick Draw" competition

  • Thursday,   |  9 am - 3 pm
  • This event runs April 28 to May 1
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106
  • "Paint the Town" is a 4-day event and artists have the opportunity to lose themselves while exploring the beautiful countryside and capturing it in their paintings. After 3 days of painting,...

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  • Paint the Town- "Wet Paint Show & Sale" Reception

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • This event runs April 28 to May 1
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106
  • "Paint the Town" is a 4-day event and artists have the opportunity to lose themselves while exploring the beautiful countryside and capturing it in their paintings. After 3 days of painting,...

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April 29

Shore Love Quilts! Show and Market
  • Shore Love Quilts! Show and Market

  • Friday,   |  10 AM- 4 PM
  • This event runs April 29 to April 30
  • Location: The Presbyterian Church of Chestertown - 905 Gateway Drive
  • The Guild members have created more than 80 quilts through a variety of styles and techniques which will be on display at the show. Several of the quilts have won honors at the Kent County and Marylan...

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  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series - Ken Cowan, organist

  • Friday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church. Chestertown - across from Fountain Square, Chestertown
  • Internationally renowned organist, Ken Cowan is Associate Professor of Organ At Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. He is making his twenty-fifth appearance of the conce...

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  • 6th Annual KART Klassic Golf Tournament

  • Friday,   |  1:00 PM
  • Location: Back Creek Golf Club - Middletown, DE
  • Now in its 6th year, the KART Klassic Golf Tournament supports Kent Association of Riding Therapy, a non-profit dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding to the special needs community. Join...

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WASHINGTON COLLEGE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
  • WASHINGTON COLLEGE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

  • Friday,   |  11:30 AM through 5:30 PM
  • Location: Martha Washington Square; Miller Library Terrace; - Virginia Gent Decker Arboretum on Washington College Campus
  • A DAY-LONG CELEBRATION:
    *11:30 AM: Planting of Tulip Poplar tree, descendent of one planted at Mt. Vernon Estate by George Washington and gifted to the College by Mt. Vernon. LOCATION-Martha Washing...

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April 30

Mad Agnes
  • Mad Agnes

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders are Mad Agnes. The genre-bending acoustic trio's live shows feature compelling songwriting, and masterful instrumentation on guitar, mandolin, pe...

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