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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- August 2019


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August 2

August First Friday
  • August 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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Photography and Wood Exhibit Opening Reception
  • Photography and Wood Exhibit Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event runs August 2 to August 31
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • The Judged Photography and Wood showcase is a highly popular annual exhibit with historically wide-ranging participation from regional photographers and woodworkers.
    The beauty of the wood objects e...

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Judged Photography and Wood, Gallery Talk
  • Judged Photography and Wood, Gallery Talk

  • Friday,   |  5:30 pm
  • This event runs August 2 to August 8
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Come listen to the inspiration behind the art in this month's Gallery Talk. The Judged Annual Photography & Craft Show will showcase the areas best in photography and woodworking from both e...

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Talk: Historic Churches of Kent County
  • Talk: Historic Churches of Kent County

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center - 301 High Street
  • Join Historian Bill Leary as he delves into Historic Churches of Kent County during a First Friday talk. This is the first official event of the 2019 Legacy Day celebration....

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August 3

  • Chestertown Farmers Market

  • Saturday,   |  8am-12pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, ...

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Bluegrass Supergroup Blue Highway
  • Bluegrass Supergroup Blue Highway

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Multiple Grammy-nominated bluegrass supergroup BLUE HIGHWAY makes their Mainstay debut! Not only that, but they will be at The Mainstay the day after their highly anticipated new record drops! This no...

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August 5

Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Fred Hughes
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Fred Hughes

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Please note the new Mainstay Monday pricing effective May 27, 2019: $10 online in advance, $12 at the door.
    Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and ...

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August 9

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 9 to August 11
  • 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 Contest,...

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Playmakers present Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Playmakers present Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday @ 7 p.m.; Sunday @ 2 p.m.
  • This event runs August 9 to August 11
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts
  • August 9, 10 @ 7pm
    August 11 @ 2pm

    $5 suggested donation

    *Please note that the GCA has changed our Sunday matinee performance times to 2 p.m.

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Sue Matthews and the American Jazz Trio
  • Sue Matthews and the American Jazz Trio

  • Friday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Tickets are $18 purchased online and in advance, $20 at the door and by phone reservation.
    The long tradition of Kent County artists being invited to perform at Clifden Arts Week Festival in County ...

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  • One Day University: Negotiation: How to Get (more of) What You Want

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Join us for a free virtual lecture! 

    Negotiation: How to Get (more of) What You Want
    presented by Margaret Neale, Stanford Graduate School of Business

    Everyone negotiates. Yet many people ...

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August 10

  • Old Time Gospel Music & Reception

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 pm
  • Location: Bethel A.M.E. - 237 N College Ave - Bethel A.M.E. - 237 N College Ave
  • Join us for an afternoon of gospel. This is the official kick off of Legacy Day 2019.

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  • Chestertown Farmers Market

  • Saturday,   |  8am-12pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, ...

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Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend
  • Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday 8 am - 4
  • This event runs August 10 to August 11
  • 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 ...

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August 12

Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt with guest Alex Lacquement
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt with guest Alex Lacquement

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Please note the new Mainstay Monday pricing effective May 27, 2019: $10 online in advance, $12 at the door.

    Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night an...

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August 14

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups - A 3Doodler Art Workshop

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity.  Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived!

    Featured Project: 3Doodler...

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August 16

  • Sciencetellers - Aliens!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find thems...

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  • Sciencetellers - Aliens!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find thems...

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  • Sciencetellers - Aliens

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 11 am - 12
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena MD
  • During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find thems...

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August 17

6th Annual Legacy Day
  • 6th Annual Legacy Day

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Legacy Day celebrates the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in Kent County; this year's theme is Historic African American Churches. Exhibitions, a genealogy workshop, a gospel concert ...

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  • Chestertown Farmers Market

  • Saturday,   |  8am-12pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, ...

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  • Plant Your Family Tree: How to Start (and Grow!) Your Family History Research

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am - 12 noon
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Vivian Fisher, Deputy Director of Enoch Pratt Free Library's African American Department, presents an introduction to techniques for exploring family history with a focus on resources that may be...

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August 19

  • Community Music Night

  • Monday,   |  6:45 PM
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • Join us for our monthly open mic night. This month we're encouraging performances of rock and reggae, but as always, all ages, skill levels and styles are welcome....

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Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Pat Mercuri
  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Pat Mercuri

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Please note the new Mainstay Monday pricing effective May 27, 2019: $10 online in advance, $12 at the door.

    Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night an...

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August 21

  • Enneagram: A Tool to Understand Yourself and Others

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Learn the basics of Enneagram of Personality with Sarah Gifford, MA!

    Enneagram personality type indicators can help you:

    Explore your reactions to people and situations
    Better understand your m...

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August 23

  • Circle Mirror Transformation

  • Friday,   |  8 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs August 23 to September 8
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • August 23 – September 8, 2019
    Directed by Bonnie Hill

    Director Bonnie Hill brings the contemporary piece, Circle Mirror Transformation to the stage in August. Playwright Annie Baker weaves t...

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August 24

  • Chestertown Farmers Market

  • Saturday,   |  8am-12pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, ...

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Vines to Wine Dinner Series - Pre-Harvest
  • Vines to Wine Dinner Series - Pre-Harvest

  • Saturday,   |  6pm - 9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Rd. Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join Winemaker, Michael Zollo and Vineyard Manager, Brandon Hoy, for the first of the Vines to Wines Dinner Series. Enjoy a welcome craft cocktail by Blackwater Distilling and appetizers as you stroll...

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Kent Goes Purple 5K Color Fun Run/Walk
  • Kent Goes Purple 5K Color Fun Run/Walk

  • Saturday,   |  8:30 AM, On site registration at 7:30 AM
  • Location: Wilmer Park - 413 S. Cross Street - Wilmer Park
  • REGISTER ONLINE AT:

    https://www.active.com/chestertown-md/running/distance-running/kent-goes-purple-5k-color-fun-run-walk-2019?int=

    Kent Goes Purple - Kent County Sheriff's Office and Chest...

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Community Baby Shower
  • Community Baby Shower

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Location: Kent County Middle School-Cafeteria - 402 E. Campus Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Join us for a Community Baby Shower for expecting parents and parents with infants up to age 1. There will be games, prizes, speakers and demonstrations. Older children are welcome and/or you may brin...

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August 28

  • Ease Back Pain - Part 3 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Kiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents the last of a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body aches and pains.    Please register.

    Wedne...

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August 31

  • Chestertown Farmers Market

  • Saturday,   |  8am-12pm
  • Location: Fountain Park
  • On Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon located in beautiful Fountain Park in the heart of downtown Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern shore you’ll find wonderful fresh home grown produce, ...

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Dancescape Auditions
  • Dancescape Auditions

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Location: Dance Studio, Johnson Fitness Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Washington College’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to open auditions for Dancescape.
    Performances are Friday, November 22 at 7:30 AM and Saturday, November 23 and 2:00 PM.

    All ...

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