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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- July 2019


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July 1

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Monday,   |  8 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs June 21 to July 7
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • June 21 – July 7, 2019
    Produced by Mark Sullivan & Diane Landskroener

    Short Attention Span Theatre, the Garfield’s own ten-minute play festival, opens its fifteenth year in June. P...

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Mainstay Monday Featuring Joe Holt and guest Griffith Kazmierczak
  • Mainstay Monday Featuring Joe Holt and guest Griffith Kazmierczak

  • 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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  • Uke 101

  • Monday,   |  6:45 PM
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • Join us for a fun, fast-paced introduction to playing ukulele. Instruments are available to borrow for the class. Call or email the store to reserve your spot. Cost: $5/person....

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July 2

  • Introduction to Violin

  • Tuesday,   |  6:45 PM
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • Join us for a fun, fast-paced introduction to playing violin. Instruments are available to borrow for the class. Space is limited, so call or email the store to reserve your spot.

    Cost: $5/person....

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July 3

  • Fireworks

  • Wednesday,   |  9:00 PM
  • Location: The Rock Hall Bulkhead - Bayside Avenue
  • Spend the July 4th weekend in Rock Hall, and be treated to one of the best, most popular fireworks displays in the region.

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Relieve Stress-Part 1 of the Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series
  • Relieve Stress-Part 1 of the Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Relieve Stress - Part 1 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series
    Kiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body ach...

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July 4

  • Hometown Parade

  • Thursday,   |  10:00 AM
  • Location: Main Street & the Civic Center - Starting at the Lagoon Ballfields on Route 445
  • Experience an old-fashioned, hometown parade along Rock Hall's Main Street, featuring the Kent County Community band, floats, horses, antique cars, fire engines, and much more!
    The parade is fo...

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July 5

July First Friday
  • July 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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Patterns of Eastern Shore Life Opening Reception
  • Patterns of Eastern Shore Life Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the patterns found in our natural surroundings. Artists are chall...

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CD Release Party wit the Chuck Redd Quartet
  • CD Release Party wit the Chuck Redd Quartet

  • Friday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Mainstay stalwart Chuck Redd brings an all-star band to the Mainstay to celebrate the release of his new CD, “Groove City.” $30 online and $35 at the door or by phone.
    Chuck Redd has ass...

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July 6

  • 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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July 8

  • Singing for Joy

  • Monday,   |  6:45 PM
  • This event runs July 8 to July 22
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • Designed to help everyone discover the beauty of their own voices, this class will build students’ self-confidence through vocal exercises, singing harmony, and having fun singing with a group. ...

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One Day University: Can Creativity Be Taught? The Science Behind Imagination
  • One Day University: Can Creativity Be Taught? The Science Behind Imagination

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

    Can Creativity Be Taught? The Science Behind Imagination
    presented by Shelley Carson, Harvard University

    Human creativity, sometimes rising to the level of ...

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July 9

  • Mobile Veterans Center at Washington College

  • Tuesday,   |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: North Commons Student Parking Lot (off Morgnec Road) - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • 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 are...

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  • Learn 10 More Songs on Guitar

  • Tuesday,   |  6:45 PM
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • Join us for a fun, fast-paced class that will have you playing guitar in no time. Instruments are available to borrow for the class. Space is limited, so call or email the store to reserve your spot. ...

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July 10

Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens
  • Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: The Wave Room, 408 High Street
  • Strategy! Hilarity! Meeples! Find all this and more at a casual evening of board games for adults and teens.

    If Monopoly and Scrabble are what come to mind when you think about board games, this p...

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July 12

The Muse: Poetry Reading with Wendy Ingersoll, Gail Comorat, Linda Blaskey, & Jane Miller
  • The Muse: Poetry Reading with Wendy Ingersoll, Gail Comorat, Linda Blaskey, & Jane Miller

  • Friday,   |  6:00
  • Location: 112 S. Cross St.
  • Poets Linda Blaskey, Gail Comorat, Jane Miller, and Wendy Ingersoll have published 7 books of poetry between them. Their latest, Walking the Sunken Boards, is the result of a decade of biannual weeken...

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Musicamp Presents Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can Too!)
  • Musicamp Presents Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can Too!)

  • Friday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts
  • MUSICAMP presents
    Sally Sells Seashells (and you can, too!)
    Music and lyrics by Denver Casado
    Book and lyrics by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm

    July 12 @ 7pm
    $5 suggested donation...

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July 13

  • Vinyl Revival

  • Saturday,   |  12:00 pm until 10:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • The Shore’s best live music venue is throwing the record party of the year. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at The Mainstay during showtimes or online. LPs will be played over an incredible...

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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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Farm to Table Grill Night
  • Farm to Table Grill Night

  • Saturday,   |  6pm - 9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Rd. Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us for award winning Crow Wine and Crow Beef. Buffet dinner includes Crow Angus Beef, 2 farm fresh sides, rolls, dessert, ice tea & water and a glass of our featured wine. Wine can be purchas...

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July 17

Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conference Faculty Readings: Julie Iromuanya & Matthew Olzmann
  • Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conference Faculty Readings: Julie Iromuanya & Matthew Olzmann

  • Wednesday,   |  7:00pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Julie Iromuanya is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press. She is an assistant professor in the creative writing MFA program at the University of Arizona. She is at work on a second nov...

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  • Hedgelawn Summer Performance series

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday @ 2 p.m.
  • This event runs July 17 to July 31
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts
  • July 17th @ 2 p.m. – Chicago Improv Productions – The Make ‘Em Up
    July 24th @ 2 p.m. – Curtis Blues: Up-Cycling:
    Turning Junk Into Musical Instruments from
    Africa to Ameri...

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July 18

Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conference Faculty Readings: Julie Marie Wade and Lindsay Lusby
  • Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conference Faculty Readings: Julie Marie Wade and Lindsay Lusby

  • Thursday,   |  7:00
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • Julie Marie Wade is the author of ten collections of poetry and prose, including Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, Small Fires, When I Was Straight, Catechism: A Love Story, and SIX. Her newest collec...

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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. Th...

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July 20

  • 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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View the Log Canoe Races aboard the River Packet!
  • View the Log Canoe Races aboard the River Packet!

  • Saturday,   |  12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Chester River Packet Co. - Quaker Neck Landing
  • Don't miss out on this beautiful sailing competition! The River Packet is heading out to watch the Log Canoe Races!

    Saturday, July 20, 2019
    Boarding at 12:15 pm at Quaker Neck Landing
    Retur...

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Just Call Me Billie: A Tribute to Billie Holiday featuring Karen Somerville
  • Just Call Me Billie: A Tribute to Billie Holiday featuring Karen Somerville

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • A tribute to the quintessential voice of jazz, Billie Holiday, aka Lady Day, as celebrated by the Shore’s own Lady K, Karen Somerville. Tickets $20 in advance and $25 by phone reservation/at t...

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July 21

Lekeisha Mosely Television Show
  • Lekeisha Mosely Television Show

  • Sunday,   |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • Be a part of the live audience for the Lekeisha Mosley Show! Multi Award-Winning Television and Radio Producer, Jerry Royce, will be producing his 7th cable television show in Chestertown before a liv...

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July 22

Geospatial Discoveries Day Camp
  • Geospatial Discoveries Day Camp

  • Monday,   |  8:30-4:30
  • Location: Washington College - Washington College
  • Washington College GIS has created an exclusive, hands on geospatial experience for the ages 12-16. In the Geospatial Discoveries Day Camp, campers will get the chance to explore Minecraft 3D World, S...

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One Day University: Do My Eyes Deceive Me? The Science of How Humans See the World
  • One Day University: Do My Eyes Deceive Me? The Science of How Humans See the World

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

    Do My Eyes Deceive Me? The Science of How Humans See the World
    presented by Andrew Shatté, University of Arizona

    It is estimated that humans get 80% ...

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Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt featuring Vaughan Bratcher and Dave Gladding
  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt featuring Vaughan Bratcher and Dave Gladding

  • 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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July 23

  • Drumming Extravaganza

  • Tuesday,   |  6:45 PM
  • Location: MusicLife - 241 High Street
  • Join us for a fun, fast-paced drumming extravaganza. We'll cover basic technique for playing different hand-percussion instruments within a drum circle setting. Instruments are available to borr...

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July 25

Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale
  • Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale

  • Thursday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Shops along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street
  • SAVE THESE DATES....July 25,26,27....CRAZY DAYS SIDEWALK SALES in Chestertown!! 3 days of food, fun and fabulous SALES throughout our historic downtown!

    Join us Friday for shopping during the day a...

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July 26

Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale
  • Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Shops along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street
  • July 25,26,27....CRAZY DAYS SIDEWALK SALES in Chestertown!! 3 days of food, fun and fabulous SALES throughout our historic downtown!

    Join us Friday for shopping during the day and late night hours ...

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John Gorka
  • John Gorka

  • Friday,   |  8:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • The legendary folk singer and songwriter John Gorka returns to The Mainstay. $25 online and $30 door/phone.

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July 27

  • 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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  • Wood Fired Weekend - Farm to Table Dinner

  • Saturday,   |  6pm - 9pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - Crow Vineyard & Winery
  • Join us for award-winning Crow Wine and a dinner fully prepared by Chef Paul McCormick’s new wood-fire oven. 1 Glass of the featured wine is included in the ticket price. All other wine will be ...

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Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale
  • Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - Shops along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street
  • July 25,26,27....CRAZY DAYS SIDEWALK SALES in Chestertown!! 3 days of food, fun and fabulous SALES throughout our historic downtown!

    We'll have food and ice cream for the entire family and ama...

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July 28

Child Auditions for Annie
  • Child Auditions for Annie

  • Sunday,   |  Sunday @ 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday @ 7p.m.
  • This event runs July 28 to July 30
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts
  • all additional info available at:

    http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/open-auditions-annie/2019-07-28/

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July 29

  • 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 jazz and blues, but as always, all ages, skill levels and styles are welcome....

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Mainstay Monday Joe Holt SOLO SHOW
  • Mainstay Monday Joe Holt SOLO SHOW

  • 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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Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt featuring Libby Yorke
  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt featuring Libby Yorke

  • 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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July 31

Calm Headaches - Part 2 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series
  • Calm Headaches - Part 2 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Kiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body aches and pains. Attend all three sessions or choose the topics that in...

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