Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- October 2022


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October 1

  • The Artist's Way

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 PM -8:00 PM
  • This event runs July 6 to October 5
  • Location: online - Zoom
  • 14 Wednesdays - July 6 through October 5, 7-8 pm
    On Zoom for 1st thirteen sessions, with an in-person celebratory meet-up for dinner at the end!
    Join Sharon Herz & Ann Farley for this accountabi...

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Radiant Material Opening Reception
  • Radiant Material Opening Reception

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs September 15 to December 3
  • Location: KOHL GALLERY - Washington College/GIBSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
  • Radiant Material is an illuminated exhibition featuring the work of 5 regional contemporary artists working with light: Roxana Azar, Tommy Bobo, Daniel Conrad, David Gladden, and Lindsay Packer. Exhib...

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  • The Garfield presents Neil Simon's The Good Doctor

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs September 16 to October 2
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street - Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street
  • The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending. Sometimes absurd, sometimes melancholy, but always enjoyable, it is a modern take on the essence of Cheko...

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Fun with Fermentation
  • Fun with Fermentation

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM
  • Location: 236 Cannon Street - Eastern Shore Food Lab (2nd Floor of Modern Stone Age Kitchen)
  • This fermented vegetable cooking class will cover the basics of lacto-fermentation including:

    - Sourcing high-quality ingredients and essential fermentation equipment for your kitchen,
    - The basic...

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Love Maps: Knowing your Partner's Inner World - One Maryland One Book
  • Love Maps: Knowing your Partner's Inner World - One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • The 2022 One Maryland One Book, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster, features fraught relationships that allow the reader to explore the depth and complexities of love.

    "Love Maps"...

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StoryWalk® - Everywhere Wonder
  • StoryWalk® - Everywhere Wonder

  • Saturday,   |  Any Time
  • This event runs October 1 to October 30
  • Location: Galena Town Park and Rock Hall Civic Center - 119 Main Street, Galena and 21292 Civic Center Rd., Rock Hall
  • KCPL is delighted to be bringing StoryWalk® to Galena and Rock Hall this month!

    Visit the Galena Town Park and the Rock Hall Civic Center to combine exercise with literacy as you walk the path ...

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Chestertown Car Show
  • Chestertown Car Show

  • Saturday,   |  2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown - Downtown Chestertown - High Street, Chestertown
  • Register your own pride and joy to compete for trophies, or just stroll the street to admire what other auto enthusiasts have brought to display, from custom hotrods to classic and antique beauties. C...

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  • The Galena Open-Air Market

  • Saturday,   |  10AM-3PM
  • Location: Community Parking Lot - 209 Virginia Ave. Galena, MD
  • ●Join Us Saturday October 1st for the Last Open-Air Market of 2022!
    Food, Ice Cream, Shopping & More!●

    â– Always Free to Attend & Park (Dogwood Plaza.)
    â– Friendly L...

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A Special Dick Durham Concert
  • A Special Dick Durham Concert

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Mainstay favorite and virtuoso jazz pianist Dick Durham’s concerts at the Mainstay are always a special event. This one is extra-special as we help him celebrate his 80th birthday. During his ar...

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Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more
  • Recycle bottlecaps, #5 plastics, batteries, toothbrushes, and more

  • Saturday,   |  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Environmental Committee Booth - Corner of High and Cross Streets at the Farmer's Market
  • The Chestertown Environmental Committee is collecting the following items for recycling at the Farmer’s Market:

    • #5 plastics stackable containers
    • Plastic bottle caps and flip to...

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October 2

Harpist, Karen Stern
  • Harpist, Karen Stern

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Karen Stern is a busy harpist in the greater metropolitan New York City area. In her words, she “enjoys sharing beautiful music with kind audiences and appreciates a warm and welcoming setting&r...

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Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
  • Chestertown Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

  • Sunday,   |  9:00am
  • Location: Wilmer Park - - Wilmer Park
  • Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk to benefit KART, providing therapeutic horseback riding and equine activities for the special needs community.

    Both courses are USAFT certified. This is a TriState...

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October 3

Viral Verbiage: A Science and Writing Workshop with Microbiologist and Poet Dr. Joseph Osmundson
  • Viral Verbiage: A Science and Writing Workshop with Microbiologist and Poet Dr. Joseph Osmundson

  • Monday,   |  6:00-7:30pm
  • Location: Washington College - Zoom Meeting
  • Joe Osmundson will give a brief 10-15 minute reading from his most recent book (Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Stuff in Between from Norton), then lead a generative workshop ...

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October 4

Storytime Resumes!
  • Storytime Resumes!

  • Tuesday,   |  10 :00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Join us for books and fun! Preschool Storytime runs from 10 AM to 11 AM on Tuesdays, and Baby and Toddler Storytime runs from 11 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays....

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October 5

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Quintet
  • Mid-Atlantic Symphony Quintet

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30 PM
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss
  • The Washington College Concert Series presents the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Quintet, (Kimberly McCollum, Yuri Tomenko, Diana Golden, Chris Chlumsky, and Woobin Park), who will perform two beautiful piano...

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October 6

Professional Artist Series: Angelisa Gillyard
  • Professional Artist Series: Angelisa Gillyard

  • Thursday,   |  4:00-5:00 PM
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Tawes Theater
  • Washington College Department of Theatre & Dance presents Angelisa Gillyard.

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StoryWalk® Storytime at Galena Town Park
  • StoryWalk® Storytime at Galena Town Park

  • Thursday,   |  10 AM - 11 AM
  • Location: Galena Town Park - 119 Main Street, Galena
  • Join us at the Galena Town park for a special StoryWalk® storytime!

    Enjoy a casual stroll in the park as we read a story of wonder and enjoy a morning in nature. The StoryWalk® features Eve...

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Storytime Resumes!
  • Storytime Resumes!

  • Thursday,   |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N Main Street, Galena
  • Join us for books, rhymes, music, and movement!

    This interactive program helps adults and little ones connect while introducing early literacy skills.

    Ages 0 to 2

    Baby and Toddler Storytime...

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  • Watercolor Travel Journaling with Christine O’Neill

  • Thursday,   |  9:00 AM -11:00 AM
  • This event runs October 6 to October 27
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, from 9-11 am

    Come have fun and learn how to really remember, and enjoy your upcoming vacations! This is a great class for people who already do plein air painting,...

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October 7

Joe Holt Hosts a US Navy Commodore Band Jazz Alumni Reunion
  • Joe Holt Hosts a US Navy Commodore Band Jazz Alumni Reunion

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • 30 years ago, Steve Abshire, Scott Silbert and Dave Schiff served together as members of the elite Navy Commodores Jazz Big Band. The three of them haven't performed together since. For First Fri...

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StoryWalk® Storytime at Rock Hall Civic Center
  • StoryWalk® Storytime at Rock Hall Civic Center

  • Friday,   |  4 PM - 5 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Civic Center - 21292 Civic Center Rd., Rock Hall
  • Join us at the Rock Hall Civic Center for a special StoryWalk® storytime!

    Enjoy a casual stroll in the park as we read a story of wonder and enjoy an afternoon in nature. The StoryWalk® fea...

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Pizza & Make a Thing: Spooky Charms
  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Spooky Charms

  • Friday,   |  4 PM - 5 PM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N Main Street, Galena
  • Craft and create your very own spooky charm!

    Into vampires? Prefer zombies? Mad science in your future? We'll have supplies for making all sorts of spooky swag for the season.

    And, of cours...

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October 8

  • Touch A Truck Ag Fest

  • Saturday,   |  10am - 2pm
  • Location: Kent County Ag Center - 21349 Tolchester Beach Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Come out to the Ag Center and explore emergency vehicles, construction and farm equipment, trucks and more! Fun Family Event!

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Dixie Power Trio -- Special 7:00 PM Show
  • Dixie Power Trio -- Special 7:00 PM Show

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The Mainstay offers the perfect nightcap following an exciting day of Fall Fest music with returning favorites, the Dixie Power Trio. A long time ago in a basement far, far away, three guys got togeth...

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Pizza & Make a Thing: Spooky Charms
  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Spooky Charms

  • Saturday,   |  1 PM - 2 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Craft and create your very own spooky charm!

    Into vampires? Prefer zombies? Mad science in your future? We'll have supplies for making all sorts of spooky swag for the season.

    And, of cours...

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Rock Hall FallFest
  • Rock Hall FallFest

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall, MD. - Main Street
  • Come enjoy the fall beauty of Kent County when you attend Rock Hall's annual Fallfest celebration. Enjoy MUSIC, FOOD, CRAFT VENDORS, a totally FREE Kids Kourt, and OYSTERS! Please join us for thi...

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October 10

"SUCCULENTS A Primer: Making a mounded succulent centerpiece"
  • "SUCCULENTS A Primer: Making a mounded succulent centerpiece"

  • Monday,   |  1:30 PM
  • Location: SACRED HEART PARISH HALL - 510 High Street
  • Jane Ferguson, Chestertown Artist, will deliver a presentation on Succulents and demonstrate the creation of a mounded succulent centerpiece.

    Jane presentation is the first event in the 2022-202...

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October 11

  • One Maryland One Book - Book Discussion: What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

  • Tuesday,   |  3 PM - 4 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Join us for a discussion of the 2022 One Maryland One Book selection, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster.

    Free copies of the book are available at all KCPL locations while supplies last. Th...

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October 12

  • Community Listening Sessions - Kent County Middle School Project

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations - Various Locations
  • Three listening sessions are being held in mid-October, providing community members an
    opportunity to learn about the planning process and offer comments on three scenarios under review.

    • 6 ...

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Snack Around the World Club: Try snacks from around the globe!
  • Snack Around the World Club: Try snacks from around the globe!

  • Wednesday,   |  3 PM - 4 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Have you ever wondered what kids around the world snack on?

    Join us to find out – and to try a variety of snacks!

    At this global snacking showdown we'll explore treats, share fun fac...

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Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman
  • Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00-8:30 pm
  • This event runs October 12 to November 16
  • Location: Clay Studio - 204 High St.
  • The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from October 12th through November 16th. (6 weeks)

    This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for...

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October 13

Decorate It: Chocolate Pretzels
  • Decorate It: Chocolate Pretzels

  • Thursday,   |  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N Main Street, Galena
  • Adults, this delicious treat of a program is just for you!

    Using a variety of chocolates, candies, and other yummy decorations, you'll make your very own spooky, festive pretzel creations!

    ...

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October 15

"LIVE" The ‘Cultured’ Pearl - Rock Hall Art & Book Festival!
  • "LIVE" The ‘Cultured’ Pearl - Rock Hall Art & Book Festival!

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • This event runs October 15 to October 16
  • Location: Selkie Books of Rock Hall - 6202 Rock Hall Road
  • Open House & Fall Fun at Selkie Books of Rock Hall! Local Authors & Local Artists, plus Music!

    Enjoy two days of art displays, entertaining art “how-to” demo’s, and wonder...

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Anthony John Clarke Returns to The Mainstay
  • Anthony John Clarke Returns to The Mainstay

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • Irish-born/ Britain-based acoustic musician Anthony John Clarke falls into that special camp of musicians who have played the Mainstay and generate frequent, fervent requests to return. It doesn&rsquo...

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Cocktail Class Racer Oktoberfest Regatta
  • Cocktail Class Racer Oktoberfest Regatta

  • Saturday,   |  8:00-5:00
  • Location: Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing - 22170 Great Oak Landing Rd.
  • On Saturday, October 15, the Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association (CCWBRA) will hold its season-end Oktoberfest Cocktail Class Regatta at Safe Harbor Great Oak Landing Marina on Fairlee Creek...

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  • The Galena Appreciation Day

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Location: The Galena Community Park - 105 Sycamore Lane Galena, Maryland 21635
  • 🌾Join us for Our Second Annual Galena Appreciation Day!🌾
    📌Saturday October 15th 10AM-2PM 2022
    🔻We Will Have Live Music! Vendors, Artisans, Non-Profits, Local Businesses...

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October 18

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: "Culture Change for Inclusive Excellence"
  • Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: "Culture Change for Inclusive Excellence"

  • Tuesday,   |  5:30-6:30
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Decker Theatre
  • Dr. Hrabowski is renowned for establishing the Meyerhoff Scholars Program that has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in STEM fields. Dr. Hrabowski is also kno...

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  • Community Listening Sessions - Kent County Middle School Project

  • Tuesday,   |  6:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations - Various Locations
  • Three listening sessions are being held in mid-October, providing community members an
    opportunity to learn about the planning process and offer comments on three scenarios under review.

    • 6 ...

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October 19

  • Community Listening Sessions - Kent County Middle School Project

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations - Various Locations
  • Three listening sessions are being held in mid-October, providing community members an
    opportunity to learn about the planning process and offer comments on three scenarios under review.

    • 6 ...

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October 20

Washington College Film Series: Yuli
  • Washington College Film Series: Yuli

  • 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 October, we'll be watching the 2018 film, Yuli with our co-hosts, ...

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Duchamp Won't Die
  • Duchamp Won't Die

  • Thursday,   |  7:30 PM
  • This event runs October 20 to October 22
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Tawes Theater
  • Directed by Prof. Dale Daigle and Sophia Rooks ‘23

    In the style of the Neo Futurists, a wild, raucous evening of short, smart, funny plays. This is theater that is a fusion of sport, poe...

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Cars on High
  • Cars on High

  • Thursday,   |  6pm-8pm
  • Location: 300 High Street - Fountain Park
  • Come on out to Cars On High St. in Chestertown, MD to show off your Exotic, Classic or Vintage car on the 3rd Thursday of the month, April thru October....

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Homeports Health & Wellness Expo
  • Homeports Health & Wellness Expo

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Kent County Family YMCA - 200 Scheeler Rd
  • Join us Thursday, October 20, 2022 for our Health and Wellness Expo at the new Kent County Family YMCA

    Free health screenings
    Free Morning Refreshments
    Flu Shots
    Over 60 exhibitors
    Printed prog...

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Jazz Combo Concert
  • Jazz Combo Concert

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Washington College - Gibson Center for the Arts - Hotchkiss
  • The Department of Music Presents Washington College's Jazz Combo (Directed by Ken Schweitzer).

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October 21

Bluegrass -- the likes of which are Seldom Scene
  • Bluegrass -- the likes of which are Seldom Scene

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 N. Main St.
  • The Seldom Scene is one of America’s best-loved bluegrass bands, and no strangers to the Mainstay. Formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland the group has been instrumental in starting the progressiv...

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  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Organ Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30
  • Location: Emmanuel Church - 101 North Cross Street by the Fountain Park
  • Gabriel Benton is the organist at Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE. He is a graduate pf the Oberlin and Julliard Conservatories and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music....

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What The World Needs Now: A Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick
  • What The World Needs Now: A Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick

  • Friday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - 210 High Street - Garfield Center for the Arts - 210 High Street
  • Performing one night only on the Garfield Center for the Arts’ stage, Joe Holt teams up with vocalist Paula Johns and dancer Lea McGowan with “What The World Needs Now.” Described as...

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October 22

  • Chester River Crab Chase - 5K Walk & Run

  • Saturday,
  • Location: Wilmer Park - Wilmer Park
  • Get healthy and get outdoors!

    Proceeds from this healthy fundraiser will support the complete renovation of the hospital's protected courtyard in support of our community's health care h...

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5th Annual - Chestertown Rotary Soup & Sip
  • 5th Annual - Chestertown Rotary Soup & Sip

  • Saturday,   |  Noon - 3 pm
  • Location: The Kitchen at the Imperial - 208 High Street
  • Crab Soup Competition & Wine Tasting

    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.
    Proceeds thi...

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Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour
  • Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • This event runs October 22 to October 23
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Taking place over the course of two October weekends, the Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour includes more than 50 working studios throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. Guests will be invite...

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October 25

October 25 and 26: Catching the Light with Deena Ball
  • October 25 and 26: Catching the Light with Deena Ball

  • Tuesday,
  • This event runs October 25 to October 26
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Catching the Light - a plein air painting workshop that concentrates on catching the light and essence of a scene and a day. Students will work on compositional planning, using the practice of notan a...

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October 26

  • One Maryland One Book - Book Discussion: What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

  • Wednesday,   |  3 PM - 4 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N Main St., Rock Hall
  • Join us for a discussion of the 2022 One Maryland One Book selection, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster.

    Free copies of the book are available at all KCPL locations while supplies last. Th...

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October 27

  • Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America

  • Thursday,   |  7:00pm
  • Location: Washington College - Zoom Meeting
  • Dr. Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University, will discuss his latest book, Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin Americ...

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October 28

  • Witches of Rock Hall

  • Friday,
  • This event runs October 28 to October 30
  • Location: Town wide event - restaurants, marinas, shops, beach, etc.
  • Witches of Rock Hall weekend! Dancing, games, shopping, food, drinks and lots of witchy fun!! Come join us for the day, or stay for the weekend. The festivities begin with a Friday evening paddle. S...

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Witches of Rock Hall Weekend!
  • Witches of Rock Hall Weekend!

  • Friday,
  • This event runs October 28 to October 30
  • Location: Witches of Rock Hall - Rock Hall Main Street
  • A WEEKEND FULL OF ACTIVITIES
    Witches of Rock Hall weekend. Dancing, games, shopping, food and drinks, and lots of witchy fun!! Come join us for the day or stay for the weekend!

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28...

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October 29

Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour
  • Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • This event runs October 29 to October 30
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Taking place over the course of two October weekends, the Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour includes more than 50 working studios throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. Guests will be invite...

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