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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- May 2019


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May 1

Where the Wild Things Are
  • Where the Wild Things Are

  • Wednesday,   |  7 PM Friday and Saturday 2 PM Sunday
  • This event runs April 26 to May 12
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • April 26 – May 12, 2019
    Directed by Bee Betley

    In April, director Bee Betley will present Where the Wild Things Are adapted by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze from the beloved children’s b...

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Washington College Percussion Ensemble
  • Washington College Percussion Ensemble

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • The Washington College Department of Music presents the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Plewinski. This concert will showcase the full spectrum of percussion instruments and explore t...

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Percussion Chamber Music Concert
  • Percussion Chamber Music Concert

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • The Department of Music presents a Chamber Music concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Plewinski...

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  • Spring Walking Tour

  • Wednesday,   |  Tuesdays through Fridays; starts at 2:30; 30 minutes
  • Location: Bordley History Center - 301 High Street
  • Spring has sprung and so has our Spring Walking Tour! Our new tour will focus on what life was like in Chestertown prior to the Revolution. Kent County was heavily involved in the war by sending sup...

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May 2

Washington College Symphonic Band, Saxophone and Jazz Ensembles
  • Washington College Symphonic Band, Saxophone and Jazz Ensembles

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College
  • The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, Director) and Jazz and Saxophone Ensembles (John Thomas, Director). This event is FREE and open to the public....

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

  • Thursday,   |  May 2 @ 6PM and May 4 @ 11AM
  • This event runs May 2 to May 4
  • 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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State of the Chester
  • State of the Chester

  • Thursday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge - Washington College
  • All are welcome to ShoreRivers' 4th annual State of the Chester where we will present the 2018 Report Card. Learn about the health of the Chester, recent water quality trends, and hear about ways...

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May 3

May First Friday
  • May 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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WACappella
  • WACappella

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 3 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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Visual Storytellers Exhibit opening Reception
  • Visual Storytellers Exhibit opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • What does it take to tell a story? Storytelling is vital to making compelling images. Great feats of visual storytelling appear all around us; church windows, works by Norman Rockwell and the publish...

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May 4

WACappella
  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  2:00 pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 4 at 2:00 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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WACappella
  • WACappella

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College
  • WACappella is Washington College’s Student A cappella group. They will be performing on May 4 at 7:30 pm in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. This is a free concert....

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Museums of Kent Driving Tour
  • Museums of Kent Driving Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10am to 4pm
  • Location: Various sites in Kent County
  • A self-driving tour of the 11 museums in Kent County. The museums exhibit the culture, lifestyles and history of Kent County.

    Special events will be held at select museums. Pick up a Museum Pass f...

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  • Rock Hall Marine Restoration & Heritage Center: Open House

  • Saturday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • Location: Clam House - Clam House at 21083 Chesapeake Ave. in Rock Hall
  • Fish & Fries and Captain Scratch's Rockfish Stew
    Exhibit on Rock Hall Gun Clubs and Decoy Carvers
    Decoy collection from Charlie Heinefield and friends Boat raffle tickets available
    Commem...

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May 6

Live Playwrights Society
  • Live Playwrights Society

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

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May 7

  • WC-ALL Annual Meeting

  • Tuesday,   |  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Location: The Gallery at Casey Academic Center - Washington College
  • WC-ALL will hold its Annual Red Carpet Celebration and Academy Awards Presentation to honor 2018-19 instructors and present a scholarship check to Washington College. The prestigious George Award will...

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May 9

Visual Storytellers Gallery Talk
  • Visual Storytellers Gallery Talk

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Storytelling can be a means of education, cultural preservation, a moral compass or just entertainment. Following in the paths of Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth, Alphonse Mucha et al.,...

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May 11

  • Concert! Karen Somerville Sings Mahalia, Aretha...and More!

  • Saturday,   |  7 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • This is the 6th concert in the Tom McHugh-produced African American Legacy & Heritage in Jazz, Blues, & Gospel concert series.

    Local talent, Karen Somerville, will take the stage for an eve...

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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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Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing

  • Saturday,   |  12pm - 4pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • 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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Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome
  • Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome

  • Saturday,   |  11 AM to 3 PM
  • Location: Massey Aerodrome - 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, Maryland 21650
  • General Public is invited to the 17th Annual Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome. Fly-In or Drive in. Good weather will attract over 100 general aviation aircraft, many taildraggers, biplanes, ant...

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May 12

Mother's Day Farm to Table Brunch
  • Mother's Day Farm to Table Brunch

  • Sunday,   |  10am - 12pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Crow Vineyard & Winery. Spend the morning enjoying the beauty of the vineyard in the spring and a buffet-style brunch prepared by Chefs Martha and Zach of Happy Ch...

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May 14

  • 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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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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May 17

  • Chester River Youth Choir Concert

  • Friday,   |  7PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Come see the talented young singers of the Chester River Youth Choir!

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State of the Sassafras
  • State of the Sassafras

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Betterton Fire Hall - Betterton, MD
  • All are welcome to ShoreRivers' annual State of the Sassafras where we will present the 2018 Report Card. Learn about the health of the Sass, recent water quality trends, and hear about ways YOU ...

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May 18

  • Spring Bike Fest

  • Saturday,   |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company - Route 20 - Rock Hall
  • Games, contests, barbecue, give-aways, vendors, music, 50/50 raffle. $5 admission.

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May 20

2019 All Seasons Garden Club Flower Show
  • 2019 All Seasons Garden Club Flower Show

  • Monday,   |  Noon-3:00 PM
  • Location: Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall - 510 High Street
  • FLOWER SHOW
    The All Seasons Garden Club 2019 Flower Show, with the theme "Thru the Garden Gate” will be held Monday, May 20, 2019 from noon until 3:00 PM in Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 510 H...

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May 25

  • Ona Judge and the Spirit of Freedom at The Chestertown Tea Party Festival!

  • Saturday,   |  TBA
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts - High Street
  • Exciting, interactive, musical theatre: Revolutionary War era history onstage!

    A 30-minute program for all ages, the audience will be introduced to Ona Judge. Through Ona's story, each will ...

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  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival

  • Saturday,
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Come join us in celebrating the Chestertown Tea Party Festival!

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May 29

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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