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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- June 2016


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June 1

  • Festive Fridays on Main

  • Wednesday,   |  Starting at 5:30pm
  • This event runs May 6 to October 28
  • Location: Rock Hall Main Street
  • Looking for a fun way to start your weekend? The Town of Rock Hall is launching a new event, to be scheduled at 5:30 PM every Friday during the summer, called "Festive Fridays on Main". Th...

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Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge
  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge

  • Wednesday,
  • This event runs May 13 to June 17
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge
    May 13 - June 17, 2016
    Also featuring work by Michael Kahn and Bart Walter

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  • Working Artist Forum Annual Judged Art Show at Heron Point

  • Wednesday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs June 1 to June 30
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • The Working Artist Forum will have their annual judged show at Heron Point of Chestertown, MD 501 Campus Ave. Chestertown. This show is comprised of the top artist of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. ...

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June 2

  • Lecture- Andrew Ristvey

  • Thursday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall, 2016 S Queen Street
  • Discussion on niche crops with an emphasis on introducing aronia as a viable crop in this region.

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June 3

  • History Happy Hour

  • Friday,   |  4:00 pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Learn more about Kent County and Maryland history while enjoying a glass of wine.

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  • Marc Rubin

  • Friday,   |  Opening Reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs June 3 to June 28
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Marc Rubin is an Artist from Elmira, NY Is a classical representational artist. His rich use of color and finely developed eye for compositions sets him apart from his contemporaries....

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Friday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • This event runs June 3 to June 4
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Shore Shakespeare Company returns to Wilmer Park with it's fourth annual touring production, William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. This most infamous of plays explores the darker si...

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  • RiverArts Juried Fine Arts Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  11am - 8pm
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • All media welcome for this juried exhibition of fine arts.

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  • 22nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

  • Friday,   |  8:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Scramble; 2 tee times; proceeds benefit our community's hospital

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  • First Friday in Downtown Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5pm - 8pm
  • Location: Downtown
  • Explore Chestertown's vibrant Arts & Entertainment District and enjoy longer shopping hours every First Friday of the month. Many retailers and galleries are open from 5-8pm and feature speci...

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June 4

  • WCTR Party In The Park/ Camp Fairlee Fundraiser

  • Saturday,   |  4-8pm
  • Location: Camp Fairlee
  • Fundraiser for Easter Seals and Camp Fairlee

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  • Rock Hall Triathlons

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 a.m.
  • This event runs June 4 to June 5
  • Location: Rock Hall Harbor
  • International and Sprint distance triathlons

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  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the C...

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June 5

  • National Music Festival - At Washington College

  • Sunday,   |  National Music Festival - At Washington College
  • This event runs June 5 to June 18
  • Location: multiple times & venues in Chestertown, Rock Hall, & other Kent & Queen Ann County locat
  • The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together inspiring mentors and the next generation of gifted musicians. All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, the...

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June 8

  • Robert Day for President: An Evening with Author Robert Day & Publisher Jim Dissette

  • Wednesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Enjoy lively selections from author Robert Day's latest book, Robert Day for President: An Embellished Campaign Autobiography, and learn about the creative and logistical processes of turning a m...

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June 10

  • 21st Annual Pro-Am Rockfish Tournament

  • Friday,
  • This event runs June 10 to June 12
  • Location: Rock Hall Harbor
  • For more information call 410-216-6610 or visit www.marylandwatermen.com

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June 11

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs June 11 to August 27
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local and regional m...

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  • Farms, Fishes, and Fine Wine Day in the Country

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Enjoy a day in the country with a visit to Turner’s Creek, one of the oldest settlements in Kent County. Visit the Kent Museum, Knock’s Folly, the granary (now a popular fishing pier), and...

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  • Chester River chorale sings Beethoven

  • Saturday,   |  TBD
  • This event runs June 11 to June 12
  • Location: TBD
  • Singers from the Chester River Chorale and Philadelphia's Singing City once again join with the National Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Richard Rosenberg to present the g...

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June 16

BLOOMSDAY
  • BLOOMSDAY

  • Thursday,   |  10:30am - until
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • A celebration of James Joyce's novel "Ulysses", Bloomsday features interactive and educational talks, dramatization, musical performances, film, readings, food & drink, a cruise, an...

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  • Chestertown Bloomsday II - James Joyce's Dublin: A Literary Biography

  • Thursday,   |  1 - 6pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Take part in Chestertown Bloomsday II with a screening of the fascinating documentary, James Joyce's Dublin: A Literary Biography, which explores James Joyce's native city to discover the in...

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  • Zumba Reunion Event with Cherae Ensor

  • Thursday,   |  6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Kent County Community Center
  • Kent County's first Zumba Instructor returns to Worton, MD from Atlanta, GA to amaze participants with her signature fast-paced, high energy, and dynamic fitness and dance moves that packed rooms...

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June 17

Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's
  • Rock Hall Cruise Night by Smilin' Jake's

  • Friday,   |  5:30 to 8:30pm
  • Location: Main Street
  • Car Cruise Night Open to Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics & Antiques

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June 18

  • Sultana Public Sails (Ecology)

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 1pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the C...

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  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the C...

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  • Juneteenth Celebration

  • Saturday,   |  10:30am - 6pm
  • Location: Across S. Queen Street from Sumner Hall under the tent
  • A day of tribute, entertainment, food & fun! Live Gospel & Jazz featuring THE BRATCHER PROJECT and other local Performers. Food vendors, raffles, exhibits, inspirational speakers and a parade...

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  • KCPL North County Branch's 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • Saturday,   |  12pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street
  • It's a celebration! In 2006, after years of having a "twig" in Galena, Kent County Public Library opened a full service North County branch. Join us for cake and celebration of its fir...

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  • CRA's 4th Annual Summer Solstice Gala

  • Saturday,   |  6 - 10pm
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • This riverside party at Wilmer Park features an open bar, dinner by Magnolia Catering, live music by Phillip Dutton and the Alligators, raffle baskets, and a live auction. New this year we have 3 raff...

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  • North County Summer Reading Kickoff

  • Saturday,   |  Noon
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Celebrate with us as we start off a very special summer at our North County Branch Library’s 10th anniversary party. Jump start your summer reading adventure with food, activities, and family ...

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June 19

  • Art in Bloom

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs June 19 to June 20
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • For the fourth year, Chestertown RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore have joined together to produce “Art in Bloom,” a celebration of the art of floral design. Proceeds from Art ...

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  • St. Paul's 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Tour

  • Sunday,   |  7pm to dusk
  • Location: 7579 Sandy Bottom Road
  • To celebrate the arrival of summer, come to St. Paul's Sunday evening June 19th.. Walk the Labyrinth in the Memorial Garden, take a Tree Tour, learn about some of the historic graves, honor the ...

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June 20

Art in Bloom Champagne Reception and Fashion Show
  • Art in Bloom Champagne Reception and Fashion Show

  • Monday,   |  3 - 5 pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • A Fashion Show and Champagne Celebration will be held Monday, June 20, from 3-5 p.m. See the latest fashions from Houston’s Dockside Emporium, Mimi’s Closet and Houck's Menswear ove...

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June 22

  • Summer Reading Kickoff with Cascading Carlos

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • It’s a juggling jamboree at the library! Join us as Cascading Carlos dazzles us with a juggling show like no other. After it’s over, learn some juggling skills of your own with real jugg...

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  • Summer Reading Kickoff with Cascading Carlos

  • Wednesday,   |  2:30pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • It’s a juggling jamboree at the library! Join us as Cascading Carlos dazzles us with a juggling show like no other. After it’s over, learn some juggling skills of your own with real jugg...

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June 24

  • Parachute Play at NCO branch

  • Friday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • What makes parachutes work? Find out as we create and test our own mini parachutes to keep our precious cargo from breaking. Ages 5+. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a gr...

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June 25

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local & regional...

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  • Marc Castelli | Summer 2016

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs June 25 to July 11
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes - Workboats - Watermen
    Also featuring Log Canoe Sculpture by John North.

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KARS Field Day
  • KARS Field Day

  • Saturday,   |  2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday
  • This event runs June 25 to June 26
  • Location: Massey Airport
  • The Kent Amateur Radio Society will be participating in the annual ARRL Field Day exercise. We invite the public to visit us and see how we can support our county emergency services entities, as well...

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Free Outdoor Concert: New & Used Bluegrass
  • Free Outdoor Concert: New & Used Bluegrass

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • A free outdoor Bluegrass concert on the back deck of The Mainstay. Eastern Shore favorites Ed Finkner, Toby Price, Alan Breeding, Jon Simmons, and Martin Wirtz provide lively instrumentals (banjos, gu...

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June 26

  • Bay to Bay Bicycle Ride

  • Sunday,   |  Reg 06:30a-09:00a / Ride starts at 07:00a / Ends 6:00pm
  • Location: Begins from Betterton Volunteer Fire Company
  • The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to this summer’s bicycling challenge, the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of four routes between 27 and 104 miles in length. The flat loop routes ...

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June 27

The Mainstay Monday: with Joe Holt and Rhonda Apple
  • The Mainstay Monday: with Joe Holt and Rhonda Apple

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Every Monday night throughout the summer Joe Holt at the piano hosts an evening of diverse music. There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Joe’s ...

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June 29

  • The Nature of Money: A Brief History & Coin Appraisal Session

  • Wednesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Learn about the role of money and what forms it has taken throughout history from ancient times to early America! Local coin appraiser and numismatic broker G. "Doc" Smith will present a br...

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  • Parachute Play

  • Wednesday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • What makes parachutes work? Find out as we create and test our own mini parachutes to keep our precious cargo from breaking. Ages 5+. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a gr...

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