Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- May 2023


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May 1

MassoniArt presents re.new.all
  • MassoniArt presents re.new.all

  • Monday,
  • This event runs April 1 to May 1
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street
  • Collector’s Preview – Saturday, April 1, 10-5
    April First Friday – Friday, April 7, 5-7pm

    Featuring Kathryn O’Grady, Heidi Fowler, Zemma Mastin White, Blake Conroy, Katheri...

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CROSSROADS: Smithsonian On Main
  • CROSSROADS: Smithsonian On Main

  • Monday,   |  11 am to 4 pm
  • This event runs April 22 to May 31
  • Location: Raimond Center - 101 Spring Avenue
  • Stories of the Chesapeake, Maryland Humanities and the Kent Cultural Alliance present the Smithsonian's MUSEUM ON MAIN: Crossroads exhibition.

    April 22 - May 31, 2023

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Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band Concert
  • Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band Concert

  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theater
  • The Department of Music Presents Washington College's Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band (Directors Eric Plewinski and Dr. John Leupold).
    We invite everyone to join us as the Percussion Ensembl...

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May 2

Open Auditions for Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Open Auditions for Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Tuesday,
  • This event runs May 2 to May 6
  • Location: Garfield Cente for the Arts - 210 High Street
  • May 2 & 4 at 6:30pm
    May 6 at 2pm

    At the Garfield Center for the Arts, playwrights, directors and actors who delight in the art of the 10-minute play are at it again! “Short Attention Sp...

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May 4

Washington College Film Series: Hairspray
  • Washington College Film Series: Hairspray

  • Thursday,   |  7:00pm
  • Location: Washington College - Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall
  • The Communication and Media Studies Program invites you to this month's screening in the Washington College Film Series. In May, we'll be watching Hairspray (1988). This film, written and di...

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State of the Rivers: Chester & Sassafras
  • State of the Rivers: Chester & Sassafras

  • Thursday,   |  5:30–7pm
  • Location: Kent County Community Center - 11041 Worton Road, Worton, MD, 21678
  • ShoreRivers is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated State of the Rivers events—a series of free presentations held each spring to inform public about the current state of our...

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May 5

Recycled Art Show Opening Reception
  • Recycled Art Show Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5-7 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106
  • Our RECYCL'ART Month-Long Program in honor of Earth Day will educate the community about making art from recycled materials, promote local ecological awareness and green practices! The Lead Artis...

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Joe Holt's First Friday Show features Randall Butler and Jeff Davis
  • Joe Holt's First Friday Show features Randall Butler and Jeff Davis

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The age-old musical question…
    What do Etta James, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, Adele, and Lady Gaga have in common?
    Answer: You’re likely to hear sel...

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May 6

May 6, 2023: One Day Techniques: Mono-printing Surface Decoration for Ceramics with Marlayn King
  • May 6, 2023: One Day Techniques: Mono-printing Surface Decoration for Ceramics with Marlayn King

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 2 pm (1 hour lunch break)
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • This class will introduce the fundamentals of mono-printing on clay to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of transferring their hand-drawn designs to the surface of clay...

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Free Comic Book Day Giveaway
  • Free Comic Book Day Giveaway

  • Saturday,   |  10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street Chestertown
  • It's Free Comic Book Day at the library!

    Stop by and pick up a free comic book while supplies last.

    You can also create your very own comic book and decorate a superhero mask while you'...

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Chestertown Tea Party Festival Information Booth
  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival Information Booth

  • Saturday,   |  8:00-noon
  • Location: Chestertown Tea Party Information Booth - Farmer's Market - east end towards the water
  • Drop by our booth to learn all about the Tea Party Festival held Friday, Saturday and Sunday Memorial Day weekend. Learn about our schedule of free events. Order your tickets for the Beer Festival. P...

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May 7

Oltre Ponte Piano Trio Concert
  • Oltre Ponte Piano Trio Concert

  • Sunday,   |  2:00pm
  • Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown - 905 Gateway Dr
  • The Oltre Ponte Piano Trio will offer selections spanning several centuries from Bach, Chopin, Elgar, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan Williams. The program will close with Dvorak’s Dumky trio, b...

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May 9

Cherry Tree Issue 9 Launch Reading
  • Cherry Tree Issue 9 Launch Reading

  • Tuesday,   |  7:00-8:00pm
  • Location: Washington College - Zoom Meeting
  • Come help us to celebrate the release of Cherry Tree's 9th issue. Contributors from the current issue of the journal will read from their poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary shade....

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State of the Rivers: Sassafras
  • State of the Rivers: Sassafras

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30–7pm
  • Location: Galena Fire Hall - 90 East Cross Street, Galena, MD, 21635 - Galena Fire Hall - 90 East Cross Street, Galena, MD, 21635
  • ShoreRivers is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated State of the Rivers events—a series of free presentations held each spring to inform public about the current state of our...

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May 10

May 10, 2023: Uncorked Creations at Casa Carmen
  • May 10, 2023: Uncorked Creations at Casa Carmen

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • Location: Casa Carmen Wines - 312 Cannon St.
  • LOCATION: Casa Carmen Wines, 312 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620

    FEE: Must be 21 years of age with ID. $35 for Washington College students and RiverArts Members, $45 for all other registrants

    J...

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May 12

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park
  • Ken Cowan, one of the nation's most admired and respected concert organist, is returning for his 26th. performance on the concert series. Ken is Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University&#...

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Taking Care of your Mother Weekend!
  • Taking Care of your Mother Weekend!

  • Friday,   |  5:00pm - 8:00pm and 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • This event runs May 12 to May 13
  • Location: Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor) - 236 Cannon Street
  • What better gift for Mother’s Day than a “Taking Care of Your Mother” weekend!

    Friday May 12:
    Arrive at 5:00 and enjoy wood fired pizza and the Sourdough Mother Class (see descri...

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Recycled Art Show Artist Talk
  • Recycled Art Show Artist Talk

  • Friday,   |  5-7 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106
  • Our RECYCL'ART Month-Long Program in honor of Earth Day will educate the community about making art from recycled materials, promote local ecological awareness and green practices! The Lead Artis...

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MassoniArt presents Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Inside/Outside
  • MassoniArt presents Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Inside/Outside

  • Friday,
  • This event runs May 12 to June 18
  • Location: MassoniArt - 203 High Street
  • Opening Reception – Friday, May 19th, 5:30-7:30 pm
    Artist Talk – Saturday, May 20th, 12 noon
    June First Friday Reception – June 2nd, 5-7 pm...

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May 13

Sultana Education Foundation Annual Gala
  • Sultana Education Foundation Annual Gala

  • Saturday,   |  6pm-10pm
  • Location: Sultana Education Foundation - Clovelly Farm
  • Sultana’s Gala is a party with a mission – raising $100,000+ each year to support the Foundation’s work. You can look forward to world-class entertainment, a crowd of 400+, fantastic...

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19th CHILI FIESTA FLY-IN
  • 19th CHILI FIESTA FLY-IN

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Massey Aerodrome - 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650
  • General Public Invited! No Admission or Parking charge. If weather permits, a large contingent of interesting airplanes will fly in. Festivities begin around 10 AM and go until 2 PM. The Airport, Air ...

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Dogwood Festival of Galena
  • Dogwood Festival of Galena

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM
  • Location: Main Street Galena, MD
  • The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is a fun, family-friendly event bringing together craft and food vendors from around the region to celebrate the start of the Upper Eastern Shore’s gorgeous sp...

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  • Garden Club of Rock Hall's Annual Plant Sale

  • Saturday,   |  8:30am sharp
  • Location: Main Street Rock Hall - Grassy area off Main Street, adjacent to the Villages of Rock Hall - Main Street Rock Hall - Grassy area off Main Street, adjacent to the Villages of Rock Hall
  • Stock up on native plants, houseplants, herbs & blooms! Shop our Garden Treasures, Jewelry & Scarf Boutique. Yummy baked goods on site, ready to eat! DO bring your wagon and DON'T be l...

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Ready To Hatch: Get Ready for Baby!
  • Ready To Hatch: Get Ready for Baby!

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street Chestertown
  • If you're getting ready for a new baby, Ready to Hatch is for you!

    All expectant parents are welcome at this interactive early literacy program. Learn about your baby-to-be through songs and f...

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May 13, 2023: Memories, Hopes, and DREAMS as we celebrate World Collage Day!
  • May 13, 2023: Memories, Hopes, and DREAMS as we celebrate World Collage Day!

  • Saturday,   |  2:00-3:30 pm
  • Location: RiverArts Education Center - 200B High St.
  • Cost: $25 per participant

    Adults and teens welcome!

    Jump into your dreams, psyche, and express yourself in a fun, intuitive way using one of the most popular and accessible (non-digital) art for...

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Pam and Bob Ortiz
  • Pam and Bob Ortiz

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Pam and Bob Ortiz have been performing together for over 30 years. Their show highlights Pam’s songwriting – from blues to ballads – and Bob’s hand percussion, guitar, and pian...

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May 14

Sauekraut & Dill Pickles Fermentation Workshop!
  • Sauekraut & Dill Pickles Fermentation Workshop!

  • Sunday,   |  1PM - 3PM
  • Location: Oksana's Pickling Boutique - 6520 Church Hill Road, Chestertown MD 21620
  • Come learn how to make Dill Pickles and Sauerkraut from our local fermentation & pickling expert, Oksana! Participants will get to pick out a free jar of any of our products as well as take home a...

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Mother's Day Brunch on the River Packet
  • Mother's Day Brunch on the River Packet

  • Sunday,   |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Location: River Packet - High Street Town Dock
  • Gather your family/friends to celebrate Mother's Day with a brunch cruise aboard the River Packet! Reservations are required ahead of the sail - click the link for more information and to reserve...

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May 16

Virtual Ready To Hatch: Get ready for baby!
  • Virtual Ready To Hatch: Get ready for baby!

  • Tuesday,   |  6:00pm - 7:15PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - Virtual Event
  • If you're getting ready for a new baby, Ready to Hatch is for you!

    All expectant parents are welcome at this interactive early literacy program where you'll learn about your baby-to-be fu...

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May 17

Pottery Classes
  • Pottery Classes

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30 P.M.
  • Location: 203 Truslow Rd
  • Pottery classes taught by Paul Aspell at his studio at 203 Truslow Rd.

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May 18

Girls' Night Out on the River Packet
  • Girls' Night Out on the River Packet

  • Thursday,   |  6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Location: River Packet - High Street Town Dock
  • Ladies' Night on the Chester River! Gather your friends for a fun evening with food and drinks aboard the River Packet. Reservations are required - click the link for more information and to rese...

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Brampton Chocolate & Wine
  • Brampton Chocolate & Wine

  • Thursday,   |  6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Brampton Inn - 25227 Chestertown Rd
  • Discover why chocolate and wine are a match made in heaven! Guests are invited to tantalize their taste buds with locally produced artisan chocolate from Bespoke Chocolate, paired with Crow Vineyards ...

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Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6pm-8pm
  • Location: 300 High Street - 300 Block of High Street
  • Join Main Street Chestertown for Cars on High every third Thursday (April through October). Share your automotive beauty or come drool over someone else's! This event is free and open to the publ...

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May 19

Emmanuel Church, Chester Parish - PIANO Dedication Concert
  • Emmanuel Church, Chester Parish - PIANO Dedication Concert

  • Friday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street
  • Emmanuel is pleased to present a concert dedicating our new grand piano! The community is welcome and invited to attend this free concert. Hand-crafted in Estonia, this lovely piano will sing with pia...

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May 20

Museums of Kent Driving Tour
  • Museums of Kent Driving Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 4 pm
  • Location: Museums of Kent – Countywide
  • Celebrate the history and diversity of Kent County’s museums on the Annual Museums of Kent Driving Tour.

    This year 8 museums will be open to the public. To start the Tour visit any Kent Coun...

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Foraging Fun around Chestertown
  • Foraging Fun around Chestertown

  • Saturday,   |  10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Eastern Shore Food Lab | 2nd Floor | 236 Cannon Street
  • You will never look at your lawn the same way after taking this class!
    Chestertown’s lawns, parks and sidewalks are full of good things to eat, if you know how and where to look.

    You will sp...

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ALL SEASONS GARDEN CLUB  BIENNIAL FLOWER SHOW
  • ALL SEASONS GARDEN CLUB BIENNIAL FLOWER SHOW

  • Saturday,   |  12:00 NOON-4:00 PM
  • Location: River Arts Education Center - 200B High Street
  • The All Seasons Garden Club is a non-Federated Club but its Biennial Show will be judged by Diana Bonner, Past President of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland and by Susie Middleton, Current Pres...

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Friends of Kent County Public Library's BOOK SALE
  • Friends of Kent County Public Library's BOOK SALE

  • Saturday,   |  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • This event runs May 20 to May 21
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street Chestertown
  • Excellent deals on books, movies, music, puzzles and more!

    Proceeds from the sale benefit Kent County Public Library.

    Cash and check only!

    Visit the Friends of Kent County Public Library...

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Backyard Composting Workshop
  • Backyard Composting Workshop

  • Saturday,   |  10 am to Noon
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 South Queen Street
  • Learn how to improve your garden soil and keep food scraps and yard waste out of the landfill in this FREE 2 hour workshop.

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May 21

Museums of Kent Driving Tour
  • Museums of Kent Driving Tour

  • Sunday,   |  12 pm - 3 pm
  • Location: Museums of Kent – Countywide
  • Celebrate the history and diversity of Kent County’s museums on the Annual Museums of Kent Driving Tour.

    This year 8 museums will be open to the public. To start the Tour visit any Kent Coun...

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  • Seminar 4: the Art & Science of Tasting Wines

  • Sunday,   |  1pm - 3pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard - 12441 Vansants Corner Rd - Crow Vineyard - 12441 Vansants Corner Rd
  • Take a sensory trip through Crow wines and learn the art of smelling, swirling, and sipping. Learn tasting techniques to identify aromas and flavors. What is tannin versus acidity? Is there really but...

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May 23

KCHS VISUAL ARTS - POPPIES FOR PEACE
  • KCHS VISUAL ARTS - POPPIES FOR PEACE

  • Tuesday,   |  4:00 pm
  • Location: 400 High Street - Lawn - 400 High Street
  • Join the students of Kent County High School National Arts Honors Society and Visual Arts Department for the unveiling of POPPIES FOR PEACE on the front lawn of 400 High Street, Chestertown

    This pu...

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May 26

  • Blood Bank of Delmarva

  • Friday,   |  1:00PM to 5:PM
  • Location: Chestertown Elks Lodge 2474 - 8631 Bell Rose Lane - Chestertown Elks Lodge 2474 - 8631 Bell Rose Lane
  • Blood Draw is scheduled for each month thru December. Contact 302-34-0747 for additional information.

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The Palovations
  • The Palovations

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The Baltimore-based Palovations deliver a soul music show inspired by the early Motown legends of the '60s and '70s and R&B artists of the 70s and 80s. Their silky-smooth vocals, sequine...

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  • Season Opening

  • Friday,   |  Noon to 7pm
  • Location: Lands Point Winery & Vineyards - 22622 Handy Point Road - Lands Point Winery & Vineyards - 22622 Handy Point Road
  • It’s that time of year to enjoy a lovely waterfront setting and local wines produced onsite. Lands Point Winery will be opening for the summer season on Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27 of Mem...

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May 28

"Tea Party Raft Race" view from the River Packet
  • "Tea Party Raft Race" view from the River Packet

  • Sunday,   |  1:30 - 3:00+ pm
  • Location: River Packet - High Street Town Dock
  • Join the River Packet on Sunday afternoon of Tea Party Weekend for a river view cruise of the Raft Races! Light snacks will be provided; cash bar available.

    Click the link for more information and ...

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May 29

Memorial Day Lunch Cruise on the River Packet
  • Memorial Day Lunch Cruise on the River Packet

  • Monday,   |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Location: River Packet - High Street Town Dock
  • Gather your family and friends on Memorial Day for a lunch cruise on the Chester River! Reservations are required - click the link for more information and to reserve your tickets!...

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