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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- May 2020


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May 1

Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Marcey Sherman (8 weeks)
  • Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Marcey Sherman (8 weeks)

  • Friday,   |  6-8 pm
  • This event runs March 30 to May 4
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Due to the coronavirus, this event will now begin on March 30th and end May 4th.

    *Only on Mondays*

    Ever seen “Ghost” and wondered if making pottery is really like that? Actually, th...

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Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer (8 weeks)
  • Introduction to the Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer (8 weeks)

  • Friday,   |  10 am - 12:30 pm
  • This event runs March 31 to May 5
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • Due to the coronavirus, this event will now begin on March 31st and end on May 5th.

    *Only on Tuesdays*

    This class is for beginning pottery students with little or no wheel experience, and those ...

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  • Spring Walking Tour

  • Friday,   |  2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Wed - Fri during April & May
  • This event runs April 1 to May 29
  • Location: Bordley History Center - 301 High Street - Bordley History Center - 301 High Street
  • Come learn about the people associated with the homes and buildings which are the gems of Historic Chestertown. Beyond the architecture lived the merchants, tradesmen and families who lived the histo...

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  • MassoniArt presents Elemental

  • Friday,
  • This event runs April 3 to May 9
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Elemental
    April 3 - May 9

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  • The Garfield Center presents The Fantasticks

  • Friday,
  • This event runs April 17 to May 3
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • The Fantasticks
    April 17 – May 3
    Written by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
    Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith

    Thank you to our sponsors: Andrew & Leslie Price and Chesapeake Bank &am...

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  • Judged Fine Art and Craft Show

  • Friday,   |  5:00-8:00pm
  • This event runs April 29 to May 31
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106
  • Join RiverArts for its First Friday opening reception for its "Judged Fine Art and Craft" Show. This annual exhibition showcases the region;s finest art and craft. Works include painting, dr...

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May 2

Dom Flemons The Radical Baggage of the Banjo
  • Dom Flemons The Radical Baggage of the Banjo

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 South Queen Street
  • Do you know the history of the banjo? Become apart of the journey Dom Flemons takes listeners on when he traces the history all the way back to its Afro-Caribbean roots. We hope you are as excited a...

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May 3

Wine Seminar Series 4: The Art & Science of Blending Wines
  • Wine Seminar Series 4: The Art & Science of Blending Wines

  • Sunday,   |  1pm - 3pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Work side by side with the winemaker to explore the value of blending wines. See the process we use to blend wines, and sample some of Crow's future wines. This is limited to 15 people and this s...

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May 7

  • Judged Fine Art and Craft Show - Curator and Artists' Talk

  • Thursday,   |  5:30
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106 - RiverArts Gallery - 315 High St, Suite 106
  • Artists and artisans as well as the curator of this judged exhibit will discuss their work which includes painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft including metal, wood, f...

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  • Member's Preview Night - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

  • Thursday,   |  5:30 - 7:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown MD
  • Members can join us for for our semi-annual book sale.

    Guests are invited to join the FOL on Members' Night or anytime for $10 ($20 for families).

    Open to the public:
    May 8 10am-8pm
    May 9...

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May 8

  • Emmanuel Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church - Cross Street
  • Andrew Sheranian is Organist and Master of Choristers at All Saints Episcopal Church, Ashmont, in Boston. He is a New England Conservatory of Music and the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music. T...

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  • Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

  • Friday,   |  Friday 10-8, Saturday and Sunday 10-3
  • This event runs May 8 to May 10
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street
  • Proceeds benefit library and literacy programs throughout Kent County.

    New and gently used books, games, DVDs and more!
    May 8 - 10am-8pm
    May 9 - 10am-3pm
    May 10 - 10am-3pm

    Members may join us...

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May 9

Mid-Shore PRIDE
  • Mid-Shore PRIDE

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Various locations on the upper eastern shore and Chestertown - Fountain Park
  • Save the date(s) for a weekend of Pride here on the Mid-Shore, Maryland May 9, 2020 !

    More info to follow!

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The Peabody Jazz Quartet presents The Music of Wayne Shorter
  • The Peabody Jazz Quartet presents The Music of Wayne Shorter

  • Saturday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The Peabody Jazz Quartet presents “The Music of Wayne Shorter”. This quartet from Peabody Conservatory’s renowned Jazz department consists of Allen Branch on drums, Lawrence Hutfles...

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Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome
  • Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome

  • Saturday,   |  10 AM - 2 PM
  • Location: Massey Aerodrome - 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey MD 21650
  • General Public & fans of aviation are invited to the 18th Annual Chili Fiesta Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome. Good weather attracts antique & classic aircraft, taildraggers & biplanes. Hear th...

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May 10

Mother's Day Sip & Shop
  • Mother's Day Sip & Shop

  • Sunday,   |  12pm - 6pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Spend the day tasting and shopping with Mom!
    Ticket price includes shuttle (both loops): North loop shuttle includes S. Chesapeake City, Chateau BuDe, and Broken Spoke. South loop shuttle includes Br...

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The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Duo Sorolla
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents Duo Sorolla

  • Sunday,   |  4 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series presents the return of Duo Sorolla, comprised of cellist Ismar Gomes and pianist Wan-Chi Su. Mr. Gomes and Ms. Su have a collaborative relationship that evolved into Du...

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May 15

  • Commencement and Alumni Weekend

  • Friday,
  • This event runs May 15 to May 17
  • Location: Washington College - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Please visit the college website for more details. Registration for events will open on April 1st.

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State of the Sassafras River & Sassafras Sips
  • State of the Sassafras River & Sassafras Sips

  • Friday,   |  5:00pm
  • Location: Betterton Fire Hall - Betterton Fire Hall
  • Join us for ShoreRivers' annual State of the Sassafras event at the Betterton Fire Hall in Betterton, MD. The event will be combined with Sassafras Sips for the second year in a row! Enjoy light ...

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May 16

Dick Durham
  • Dick Durham

  • Saturday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Mainstay favorite and virtuoso pianist Dick Durham returns with some of his favorite musical compatriots in tow. Whatever the surprises this musical magician pulls out of his hat, this will be a wonde...

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May 17

  • Washington College's 237th Commencement Exercies

  • Sunday,   |  10:30 AM
  • Location: Washington College - 300 Washington Avenue
  • If nice weather, the event will be held outside on the Campus Lawn where all are welcome.

    If inclement weather, the event will be held in the Johnson Fitness Center Field House. Admission will be b...

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May 22

  • MassoniArt presents Marcy Dunn Ramsey | High Water

  • Friday,
  • This event runs May 22 to June 20
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • MARCY DUNN RAMSEY | High Water
    May 22 – June 22, 2020
    also featuring work by Michael Kahn, Marilee Schumann, and more

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The Hedgelawn Bluegrass Series- Allison DeGroot & Tatiana Hargreaves
  • The Hedgelawn Bluegrass Series- Allison DeGroot & Tatiana Hargreaves

  • Friday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Allison Degroot and Tatiana Hargreaves’s impressive musicianship is a reflection on voices we seek to hear as we explore the expansive, diverse canon of American roots music. Allison de Groot ...

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