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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- October 2019


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October 1

MassoniArt presents TREES
  • MassoniArt presents TREES

  • Tuesday,
  • This event runs September 6 to October 13
  • Location: MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street
  • Featuring work by Vicco von Voss ,Grace Mitchell, Simma Liebman, Patrick Henry, Joe Dickey, Paula Shalan, Eve Stockton, Katherine Cox, Heidi Fowler, Linda Richards, Stuart Cawley, Mark Gardner, Takas...

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October 3

Bennett Umhau, Baritone
  • Bennett Umhau, Baritone

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Bennett Umhau has taught and performed across the United States and Europe. As an advocate for all styles of singing, Bennett is a National Association of Teachers member, and holds a Level II certif...

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October 4

October First Friday
  • October 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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ShoreRivers Open House with Kevin Kelmartin
  • ShoreRivers Open House with Kevin Kelmartin

  • Friday,   |  4:00-6:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Marina - 207 South Water Street, Unit B
  • Join ShoreRivers for an open house with light refreshments!

    Kevin Kelmartin will be signing his beautiful Chesapeake prints which can be found online or at The Finishing Touch. He's generousl...

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RiverArts 20th Annual Studio Tour Opening Reception
  • RiverArts 20th Annual Studio Tour Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27.
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Chestertown HP Festival
  • Chestertown HP Festival

  • Friday,   |  October 4th and 5th
  • This event runs October 4 to October 5
  • Location: Downtown - Chestertown
  • The 2019 Chestertown HP Festival’s Wizarding Weekend invites fans of all ages to convene and enjoy the historic river town’s local arts and activities. Beginning on First Friday, October 4...

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October 5

  • Historic House Tour

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center
  • Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of historic houses and buildings in Chestertown. Historic houses will be open to visitors.

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Historic House Tour
  • Historic House Tour

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Bordley History Center - 301 High Street
  • Come spend the day in beautiful, Historic Chestertown! The doors to a selection of Historic District Homes will be open to you for the 49th Annual Historic House Tour. This year's tour focuses ...

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Radiant Echo Community Demonstration
  • Radiant Echo Community Demonstration

  • Saturday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: Lawn outside Joseph H. McLain Atrium - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Join us for the public demonstration of
    Radiant Echo, an innovative art installation, designed by Glenn Shrum of Flux Studio of Baltimore

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show! Refr...

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October 11

  • Let’s Read! Books written by African American Authors

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 South Queen Street
  • Come celebrate National Book Month at Sumner Hall! Explore our new Resource Library for children and teens! Enjoy refreshments as we chat about the books. Come dressed as your favorite book characte...

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301 Devil's Playground
  • 301 Devil's Playground

  • Friday,   |  7 - 12am
  • This event runs October 11 to November 2
  • 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 ,and come see our all new 3D Phobia.A 3d black light...

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  • Save the Date for the Saint Martin's Ministries Fall Gala

  • Friday,
  • Location: Little Neck Farm
  • Annual Fall Gala to benefit Saint Martin's Ministries

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October 12

Mamie Minch Trio FallFest Headliner
  • Mamie Minch Trio FallFest Headliner

  • Saturday,   |  8 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main Street
  • Close out Rock Hall FallFest at The Mainstay with Mamie Minch and her Trio! $18 online and $22 door/phone.
    Mamie Minch is one of the youngest old-school blues guitarists and singers you've...

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October 16

Moral Expertise: Confucian Philosophers on Deference and Deliberative Autonomy
  • Moral Expertise: Confucian Philosophers on Deference and Deliberative Autonomy

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30 PM
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Princeton and San Francisco State Philosopher Justin Tiwald Leads talk sponsored by the Holstein Program in Ethics.

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  • Water Security From Conflict to Cooperation

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30 PM
  • Location: Litrenta Hall, John S. Toll Science Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs Young Alumni Program is pleased to welcome Ambika Vishwanath ’05, Co-Founder and Director of Kubernein Initiative, to discuss water security and foreign p...

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October 17

Literary House Series: Eric Reads the News: Humor in Current Events Nonfiction—A Talk by Eric Thomas
  • Literary House Series: Eric Reads the News: Humor in Current Events Nonfiction—A Talk by Eric Thomas

  • Thursday,   |  4:30
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House - Rose O'Neill Literary House
  • R. Eric Thomas is a playwright and the host of The Moth in Philadelphia and D.C. He is also a Senior Staff Writer for Elle.com where he writes a daily column. He won the 2016 Barrymore Award for Best ...

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Big Fish, a stage reading
  • Big Fish, a stage reading

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 pm
  • This event runs October 17 to October 18
  • Location: Washington College, Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and t...

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October 18

Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: Night of the Living Dead
  • Movie Night At The Garfield Presents: Night of the Living Dead

  • Friday,   |  7PM
  • Location: The Garfield Center - 210 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
  • A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States....

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October 19

Yoga & Wine
  • Yoga & Wine

  • Saturday,   |  6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Crow Wine Cellars - Crow Wine Cellars
  • Join us at Crow Wine Cellars for a scary good time as we celebrate Halloween a little early with Yoga and a wine tasting/Halloween candy pairing. We’ll learn how to properly taste, sample 4 wine...

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RiverArts Studio Tour
  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10 am - 5 pm
  • This event runs October 19 to October 20
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creat...

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Hendrik Meurkens Quartet
  • Hendrik Meurkens Quartet

  • Saturday,   |  8 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N Main Street
  • $30 online, $35 door/phone. Supported by The Chuck Redd Fund

    World renowned Harmonica and vibraphone virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens brings his jazz quartet to The Mainstay....

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MSG Acoustic Blues Trio The Piedmont Blues
  • MSG Acoustic Blues Trio The Piedmont Blues

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 South Queen Street
  • The second band to bless the Sumner stage in this year's series is the MSG Acoustic Blues Trio which will be their second time performing at Sumner Hall. They are influenced by the likes of Arc...

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October 20

Duo Sorolla
  • Duo Sorolla

  • Sunday,   |  4 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Series at at The Mainstay presents Duo Sorolla, with cellist Ismar Gomes and pianist Wan-Chi Su. All tickets $15.
    After meeting in graduate school at the Peabody Conservatory,...

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October 21

Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt and Zach Lambert
  • Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt and Zach Lambert

  • Monday,   |  7. p.m.
  • 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. Our featured guest tonight is Za...

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October 24

Flute Duo with Piano
  • Flute Duo with Piano

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - 300 Washington Avenue
  • Dr. Lori Kesner is an award-winning musician and scholar, enjoying a distinguished and active career as both a performing flutist and world music lecturer. Dr. Kesner is Lecturer in Music in Flute at ...

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October 25

Pumpkin Explosions!
  • Pumpkin Explosions!

  • Friday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: McLain Atrium, John S. Toll Science Center - 300 Washington Avenue
  • This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Washington College ACS (American Chemical Society).

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October 26

The Music of Hoagy Carmichael
  • The Music of Hoagy Carmichael

  • Saturday,   |  8 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Vocalist Sue Matthews and pianist Robert Redd pay tribute to the music of Hoagy Carmichael, the composer of such standards as “Stardust” and “Lazy River” in another installment...

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Fall Hayride Tour & Tasting
  • Fall Hayride Tour & Tasting

  • Saturday,   |  3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Rd. Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Join us in celebrating Fall with a glass of sparkling wine, hayride tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our award-winning wines. A tour of the winery follows the tasting, and a bonfire will be waiti...

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RiverArts Studio Tour
  • RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event runs October 26 to October 27
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creat...

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Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tasting
  • Soup & Sip! Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tasting

  • Saturday,   |  Noon - 3 PM
  • Location: The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • You be the judge of Kent County's best crab soup!
    Bring $ bills to vote at each booth.

    $25 includes a wine glass and raffle ticket.

    All proceeds benefit Kent County Public Schools Summer T...

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MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit
  • MassoniArt presents Marc Castelli Annual Exhibit

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs October 26 to November 30
  • Location: MassoniArt - MassoniArt, 203 High Street
  • Marc Castelli | King’s Tide
    October 25 – November 30, 2019
    Collectors Reception Friday, October 25, 6-7:30pm

    Sultana Downrigging 2019 – Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
    Weeke...

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  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s Charity Pancake Breakfast

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - Cross St.
  • The event includes all-you-can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, juices, and coffee for only $5.00. 100% of funds raised will be donated to charity.
    The proceeds from the event will be split betwee...

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October 27

Harvest Pot Luck Celebration
  • Harvest Pot Luck Celebration

  • Sunday,   |  3pm - 6pm
  • Location: Crow Vineyard & Winery - 12441 Vansants Corner Road
  • Come celebrate the harvest season with us and tour the winery with owners, Roy and Judy Crow and winemaker, Michael Zollo. This is a pot luck afternoon with the Crows providing their grass fed Angus b...

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RESONANCE: Formerly Kent Chamber Music
  • RESONANCE: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

  • Sunday,   |  3pm
  • Location: St Paul’s Church 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd
  • The Piazzolla Trio brings the passion of tango-inspired music to the Resonance Series season opener. The trio’s members, Elaine Kwon, piano; Gjilberta Lucaj, cello; and Anat Malkin Almani, violi...

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  • Louisiana Shrimp Boil and Fais Do-Do

  • Sunday,   |  1pm
  • Location: Silver Hill Farm - 25050 Learman Rd.
  • Return to Silver Hill Farm for another fabulous party! Shrimp Plus by Germaine’s! Paella & Wine by Casa Carmen! Beer and Soft Drinks from Lewes Market and live music by Philip Dutton & ...

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October 28

Mainstay Monday with The Jazz Cats
  • Mainstay Monday with The Jazz Cats

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • 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. Tonight's featured guests are Chuck Redd (vibes), Amy Shook...

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Mainstay Monday Jazz Cats
  • Mainstay Monday Jazz Cats

  • Monday,   |  7 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Mainstay Monday Jazz Cats

    Tonight's featured guests joining pianist Joe Holt are Chuck Redd - vibes, Amy Shook - upright bass, and Frank Russo - drums. Earlier this year, Joe was given the op...

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October 29

  • Ward 2 Candidates Forum

  • Tuesday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown Town Hall - 118 North Cross St.
  • The League of Women Voters of Kent County will sponsor a forum for the candidates for Town Council in Ward 2, Mr. Tom Herz and Ms. Linda Kuiper. The candidates will have and opportunity to answer pr...

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October 30

Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens
  • Out of the Box: Modern Board Games for Adults & Teens

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: The Wave Room, 408 High Street
  • Strategy! Hilarity! Meeples! Find all this and more at a casual evening of board games for adults and teens.

    If Monopoly and Scrabble are what come to mind when you think about board games, this p...

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Coffee, Frogs and Workers: Conservation in the Anthropocene
  • Coffee, Frogs and Workers: Conservation in the Anthropocene

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Litrenta Hall, John S. Toll Science Center - Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Theta of Maryland, is happy to host Dr. Paul Robbins, a world leader in addressing rapid global environmental change.

    Part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program, Robbins i...

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