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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- October 2018


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October 1

  • Mainstay Monday Featuring Joe Holt and Guest Marsha Gilliam

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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October 2

  • “An African American and Latinx History of the United States” A Talk by Paul Ortiz

  • Tuesday,   |  5pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Prof. Ortiz is an Associate Professor of History in the University of Florida. He is also the Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. He specializes in African American history, Latino St...

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Artist Talk: Jacinda Russell
  • Artist Talk: Jacinda Russell

  • Tuesday,   |  4:00pm
  • Location: Larabee Studio Art Center, 100 Gibson Avenue - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Visiting Artist Jacinda Russell will present a public talk about her work and artistic practice, followed by an opening reception for her exhibit at China Hutch Projects.
    Jacinda Russell: Metaphorica...

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October 3

Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: That’s the Humor of It: Good Tickle Brain and the Silly Side of Shakespeare A Talk by Mya Gosling
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: That’s the Humor of It: Good Tickle Brain and the Silly Side of Shakespeare A Talk by Mya Gosling

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Mya Lixian Gosling is the artist and author of Good Tickle Brain, the world's foremost (and possibly only) Shakespeare stick figure webcomic, which has been posted twice-weekly online at goodtick...

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October 5

Chestertown HP Festival
  • Chestertown HP Festival

  • Friday,   |  All Day
  • This event runs October 5 to October 6
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Chestertown's annual Harry Potter inspired town-wide festival!

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History Happy Hour
  • History Happy Hour

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: 301 High Street
  • Come listen to an informative history lecture while enjoying a glass of wine!

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The Artists Gallery Features Fred Sprock
  • The Artists Gallery Features Fred Sprock

  • Friday,   |  First Friday Reception, October 5, 2018, 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • Fred Sprock is an oil painter of landscapes and still life and has lived in Snow Hill since 2012. A native of North Carolina, Fred retired from a career in advertising to become a full-time painter, ...

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  • Chestertown First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Chestertown Historic District
  • Join us for our monthly progressive open house! Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids' activities and a variety...

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Studio Tour Artists' Show
  • Studio Tour Artists' Show

  • Friday,   |  11am-4pm
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.
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First Friday in Chestertown
  • First Friday in Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Chestertown A&E District
  • We love a good celebration. The start of a new month is a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy new art, wonderful shopping, little sips of wine here and there, and dinner out. First Friday is a free ...

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October 6

Historic Ghost Walk
  • Historic Ghost Walk

  • Saturday,   |  6 pm-9pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • There is more to history than meets the eye! Guides lead ticket holders through the darkened streets of Chestertown by candlelight, sharing strange accounts collected from historic district home and b...

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Historic House Tour
  • Historic House Tour

  • Saturday,   |  1pm - 5pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Come spend a day in historic Chestertown! The doors to a selection of National Landmark Historic District Homes will be open to you for the 48th Annual Historic House Tour....

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  • Sultana Public Paddle - Millpond Expedition

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need ...

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Elsworthy Evening: Local Eats and An Evening with Bill Schindler
  • Elsworthy Evening: Local Eats and An Evening with Bill Schindler

  • Saturday,   |  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: The Skipjack Elsworth - Cannon Street Pier
  • Sail the Chester River on the Historic Skipjack Elsworth and spend the evening in conversation with Bill Schindler about his research fusing lessons from our dietary past with modern culinary techniqu...

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October 7

  • Queen of the Roses 5K Run/Walk

  • Sunday,   |  10:00 AM
  • Location: Wilmer Park - S. Cross Street
  • 5k Run / Walk to to benefit the Jasmine Queen Scholarship and Arthritis research and awareness.

    Registration starts at 9:00 AM.

    Online Registration available. $20 registration available until Se...

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October 8

  • Mainstay Monday Featuring Joe Holt and guests Ben Bennington, Ford Schumann, and Debbie Campbell

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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  • Are We There Yet? The Fight for Economic Justice and the Black Middle Class

  • Monday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • The Goldstein Program's Young Alumni Series welcomes Caryn York. This event is free and open to the public.

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October 12

  • Emmanuel Church (Chester Parish) Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown
  • Bruce Barber, organist and choir master of Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Delaware) will open the 2018-2019 Emmanuel Concert Series.

    The second concert of the series will be presented by the Mar...

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The New Vintage Gala to Benefit Saint Martin's
  • The New Vintage Gala to Benefit Saint Martin's

  • Friday,   |  6-10 pm
  • Location: The Inn at Huntingfield Creek - 4928 Eastern Neck Road
  • The New Vintage Gala will be an elegant evening of wine tastings from three local wineries: Crow Farm, Chateau Bu-De, and Broken Spoke, and will feature delicious food, collectible art, a cigar empori...

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Pageturners - One Maryland One Book
  • Pageturners - One Maryland One Book

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 1 pm
  • Location: Municipal Building, 5585 Main Street
  • Pageturners Book Group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Rock Hall branch. New members are always welcomed.

    In October, the Pageturners will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a ...

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October 13

Rock Hall Fallfest
  • Rock Hall Fallfest

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 4pm
  • Location: Main St, Rock Hall
  • Rock Hall's 21st annual Fallfest celebration!. Family fun with music, free kids kourt, and OYSTERS!

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Historic Ghost Walk
  • Historic Ghost Walk

  • Saturday,   |  6 pm-9pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • There is more to history than meets the eye! Guides lead ticket holders through the darkened streets of Chestertown by candlelight, sharing strange accounts collected from historic district home and b...

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Eye-Witness to the Criminal Justice System - One Maryland One Book
  • Eye-Witness to the Criminal Justice System - One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Explore the difficulties inherent to eye-witness testimony and its impact on the criminal justice system with Bridget Lowrie, J.D.

    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

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Megg Farrell and Friends
  • Megg Farrell and Friends

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • "Organic, acoustic, folk-esque instrumentation and heart warming harmonies a-plenty – Megg Farrell’s album Fear Nothing is a total joy to embrace on a rainy weekend." - Rebecca C...

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Elsworthy Evening: Music Over Water
  • Elsworthy Evening: Music Over Water

  • Saturday,   |  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: The Skipjack Elsworth - Cannon Street Pier
  • Spend a musical evening on the Chester River with Captains Andrew McCown, Annie Richards, and Aaron Thal. Enjoy beer, wine, cheese, and oysters on the half shell, and listen to River Songs and Lore of...

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October 14

  • Sultana Public Paddle - Waterfowl Paddle

  • Sunday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need ...

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October 15

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guest Vince Lardear

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a...

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October 18

Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6 - 8pm
  • Location: 300 block of High Street - Downtown by Fountain Park
  • Classic, exotic, antique and customized cars are on display in the 300 block of High Street. Come admire the rides and chat with the proud owners. This season opener features music by the popular High...

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Low Lily
  • Low Lily

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Start with excellently matched vocals, add some world-class playing, sprinkle with raised-off-grid Americana and you get Low Lily. Flynn’s deft flatpicking on guitar and mandolin and Lissa&rsquo...

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October 19

301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Friday,   |  7 - 12am
  • This event runs October 19 to October 20
  • Location: 13335 Alexander Rd. Galena, Md 21635
  • 301 Devil's Playground is Maryland newest Haunted Attraction!! It has 2 Terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell , The Barn of Torture . Come ride The Zombie Paintball Ride and shoot live...

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  • Halloween Fest Auction

  • Friday,   |  Doors open at 6pm Auction starts at 7pm
  • Location: C. Henry Price II Unit 246 - 6th Ave In Betterton
  • Halloween Fest
    Live Auction
    October 19
    Doors open at 6pm, auction starts at 7pm
    Free all are welcome
    light refreshments
    Benifits ALA Scholarchip fund

    At C. Henry Price II, Post 246
    6th Av...

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Soroptimist Quarter Auction
  • Soroptimist Quarter Auction

  • Friday,   |  Doors Open: 6 p.m. Auction Begins: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown Elks Lodge - 8631 Bell Rose Ln.
  • Quarter Auction featuring Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, Longaberger, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Gifts by Nana, Tupperware, Lilla Rose, Avon and Mann Made Creations by Melissa and Soroptimist Charity...

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October 20

Elsworthy Evening: Music Over Water
  • Elsworthy Evening: Music Over Water

  • Saturday,   |  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: The Skipjack Elsworth - Cannon Street Pier
  • Spend a musical evening on the Chester River with Captains Andrew McCown, Annie Richards, and Aaron Thal. Enjoy beer, wine, cheese, and oysters on the half shell, and listen to River Songs and Lore of...

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  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs October 20 to October 28
  • Location: 315 High Street Suite 106
  • The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 18th Annual Studio Tour featuring Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, g...

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Historic Ghost Walk
  • Historic Ghost Walk

  • Saturday,   |  6 pm-9pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • There is more to history than meets the eye! Guides lead ticket holders through the darkened streets of Chestertown by candlelight, sharing strange accounts collected from historic district home and b...

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  • Sultana Public Paddle - Waterfowl and Foliage Paddle

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for one (or more!) of our unique kayak paddles on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided so all you need ...

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  • Halloween Fest Dance

  • Saturday,   |  8pm to 12pm
  • Location: C. Henry Price II Unit 246 - 6th Ave In Betterton
  • Halloween Fest
    Costume Dance
    October 20
    8pm to 12 pm
    Live Music- EAST ROC
    $18 per person, $30 couple
    Beer, finger foods, cash prizes included
    Must Be 21
    Cash Bar
    At: C. Henry Price II, post...

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Juanito Pascual New Trio
  • Juanito Pascual New Trio

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • $22 online and $25 by phone/door

    Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual is an internationally recognized guitarist and “flamenco phenom” (The Boston Globe). His sound is a truly organic...

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  • Concert with Klasinc & Lončar Guitar Duo & Silviu Ciulei

  • Saturday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Concert with the amazing Klasinc & Lončar Guitar Duo, and the exciting classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciulei. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite....

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October 21

Farm to Table Sunday Brunch
  • Farm to Table Sunday Brunch

  • Sunday,   |  10am
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kenndyville, MD
  • Enjoy a buffet style brunch, featuring award winning Crow Wines, prepared by Chefs Martha and Zack of Happy Chicken Bakery. Tickets are $27 each and available on our website....

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Tanya Anisimova, cello and Matt Palmer, guitar
  • Tanya Anisimova, cello and Matt Palmer, guitar

  • Sunday,   |  6:00 pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts - Washington College - Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for
  • As part of its Premier Artists series, the Washington College Concert Series presents the Anisimova/Palmer Duo.

    Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors over a...

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October 26

Elsworthy Evening: Fireworks and Folksongs
  • Elsworthy Evening: Fireworks and Folksongs

  • Friday,
  • Location: The Skipjack Elsworth - Cannon Street Pier
  • Join us on the Chester River for a sunset cruise by the many historic ships of Downrigging Festival. Enjoy oysters, beer, wine and cheese, and Chesapeake folk songs performed by James Stankewicz and C...

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301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Friday,   |  7 - 12am
  • This event runs October 26 to October 27
  • Location: 13335 Alexander Rd. Galena, Md 21635
  • 301 Devil's Playground is Maryland newest Haunted Attraction!! It has 2 Terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell , The Barn of Torture . Come ride The Zombie Paintball Ride and shoot live...

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Downrigging Weekend
  • Downrigging Weekend

  • Friday,   |  FR: 12:00 PM- 9:30 AM, SAT: 8:00AM- 9:30 PM, SUN: 8:30- 4:00
  • This event runs October 26 to October 28
  • Location: Chestertown Marina, Foot of High Street
  • Now in its 18th year, Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival is one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast. Visitors to the festival can expect to...

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The Unlading: Twenty and odd enslaved Africans buried in Ameriaca's Past
  • The Unlading: Twenty and odd enslaved Africans buried in Ameriaca's Past

  • Friday,   |  6:00 p.m
  • This event runs October 26 to October 28
  • Location: Janes United Methodist Church - 120 S. Cross Street
  • This new play, based on a poem by Robert Earl Price, tells the story and shares the voices of the "twenty and odd" African people who were the first enslaved Africans to arrive on North Ame...

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  • MassoniArt presents MARC CASTELLI

  • Friday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • 25th Anniversary Exhibition
    Minding the Dogvane
    October 26 – December 1, 2018
    Collector’s Preview – October 20 – 25 – by appointment
    Exhibition and Downrigging Openin...

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October 27

Historic Ghost Walk
  • Historic Ghost Walk

  • Saturday,   |  6 pm-9pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • There is more to history than meets the eye! Guides lead ticket holders through the darkened streets of Chestertown by candlelight, sharing strange accounts collected from historic district home and b...

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  • Chicken and Dumplings AYCE

  • Saturday,   |  4:30pm to 7 pm
  • Location: C. Henry Price II Post 246 - 6th Ave In Betterton
  • Chicken and dumplings
    October 27
    4:30 to 7pm
    Chicken and dumplings,
    cole slaw, apple sauce, rolls
    variety of desserts
    coffe, water, tea and lemonade...

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THE UNLADING, a dramatized peom by Robert Earl Price
  • THE UNLADING, a dramatized peom by Robert Earl Price

  • Saturday,   |  1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. - TWO PERFORMANCES
  • Location: Janes United Methodist Church - 120 S. Cross Street - Janes United Methodist Church - 120 S. Cross S
  • See OCT 26 Event

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October 29

Kevin Jin, Saxophone - Senior SCE Recital
  • Kevin Jin, Saxophone - Senior SCE Recital

  • Monday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts - Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • The Washington College Department of Music presents a Senior Recital featuring Kevin Jin on saxophone. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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October 30

Kent Non Fiction Book Group - One Maryland One Book
  • Kent Non Fiction Book Group - One Maryland One Book

  • Tuesday,   |  Tuesday, Noon
  • Location: The Chestertown Library, Inc., building, 207 Calvert Street
  • The Kent Non Fiction Book Group meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Chestertown branch. Bring your lunch. Drink and Dessert provided. New members are always welcomed.

    In October, KNFBG ...

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