Kent County Events in October 2018
October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Live Playwrights’ Society
October 1 • 7:30-9 p.m.
Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre, 210 High Street, Chestertown
The Live Playwrights’ Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. For more information, visit http://liveplaywrightssociety.org.
Chestertown HP Festival
Chestertown’s annual Harry Potter-inspired town-wide festival. For all the details, call 410-810-2060.
History Happy Hour
October 5 • 4 p.m.
Bordley History Center, 301 High Street, Chestertown
Historical Society of Kent County hosts an informative history lecture while attendees enjoy a glass of wine. For details, call 410-778-3499.
Chestertown First Friday
October 5 • 5-8 p.m.
Chestertown Historic District
Each month on First Friday, the Downtown Chestertown Association hosts this progressive open house. Businesses keep their doors open later so everyone can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids’ activities and a variety of dining options. For more information, email email@example.com.
Fish Whistle Rodeo
October 6 • 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Fish Whistle, 98 Cannon Street, Chestertown
The fishing tournament, with a $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool (minimum of 50 boats), is set for the weekend of October 6 and 7. On October 5, there will be a Captains Meeting and Kick-off Party with live music under the tent at 98 Canon Street. Cost is $600 per boat and includes fishing both days. Awards will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Fish Whistle parking lot. For more information, call 410-778-3566.
October 6, 13, 20, 27 • 9 a.m.-noon
Between RiverArts and Dunkin Donuts, Chestertown
KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged 2-12. Every Saturday, free of charge, the center is a destination for area children where they can look forward to interacting with a variety of stimulating activities that expand their horizons. For details, call 410-778-6300.
Sultana Public Paddle
October 6, 14, 20 • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sultana Education Foundation, 200 South Cross Street, Chestertown
Join Sultana Education Foundation’s staff naturalists for a kayak paddle on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Kayaks for these trips are provided; bring water, a snack, and binoculars. To register, call 410-778-6954.
Historic House Tour
October 6 • 1-5 p.m.
Bordley History Center, Chestertown
The doors to a selection of National Landmark Historic District Homes will be open for tour during the 48th Annual Historic House Tour. For tickets, call 410-778-3499.
October 6, 13 • 4-6:30 p.m.
The Skipjack Elsworth, Cannon Street Pier, Chestertown
On October 6, 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 techniques to create a meaningful, accessible and relevant food system in our modern Western World. He will draw from his work with National Geographic’s “The Great Human Race,” his recent sabbatical research (ranging from indigenous groups practicing traditional food ways to some of the world’s top Michelin Star Chefs), and the Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College. Then, on October 13, 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 the Chesapeake. Call 410-348-5880.
October 12 • 6-10 p.m.
The Inn at Huntingfield Creek, 4928 Eastern Neck Road, Rock Hall
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 emporium and spirit sampling, plus new and vintage treasures. The individual ticket price is $125 per person. The gala will benefit St. Martin’s Ministries. For details, call 610-996-9211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Hall Fallfest
October 13 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Main Street, Rock Hall
Rock Hall’s 21st annual Fallfest celebration provides family fun with music, a free kids court, and lots of oysters.
Megg Farrell and Friends Concert
October 13 • 8 p.m.
The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
Megg returns with her take on classic country and her own new country/Americana compositions. Megg Farrell is quickly establishing herself as a voice to be heard in the Americana music scene. After paying her dues in the highly competitive New York City jazz world, she has cultivated a vocal style that is both moving and masterfully proficient. For details, call 410-639-9133.
Historic Ghost Walk
October 13, 20, 27 • 6-9 p.m.
Bordley History Center, Chestertown
Guides lead ticket holders through the darkened streets of Chestertown by candlelight, sharing strange accounts collected from historic district home and business owners. Behold true tales of murder and mayhem and folklore that still lingers from the region’s British and African heritage. For information, call 410-778-3499.
Cars On High
October 18 • 6-8 p.m.
300 block of High Street by Fountain Park, Chestertown
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. Call 410-778-2991 or email CarsOnHighChestertown@gmail.com for all the details.
Low Lily Concert
October 18 • 8 p.m.
The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
Start with excellently matched vocals, add some world-class playing, sprinkle with raised-off-grid Americana and you get Low Lily. Call 410-639-9133 for tickets.
301 Devil’s Playground
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, November 3 • 7 p.m.-Midnight
Devil’s Playground, 13335 Alexander Road, Galena
301 Devil’s Playground is Maryland’s newest haunted attraction. It has two terrifying haunts that include The House of Hell and The Barn of Torture. Come ride The Zombie Paintball Ride and shoot live zombies. Visit the Buried Alive funeral home and take your “Last Ride.” Visit www.301devilsplayground.com. Tickets available online and on site (cash only).
October 19 • 6-9 p.m. Auction
October 20 • 8 p.m. Costume Dance
Henry Price II, Post 246, 6th Avenue, Betterton
Auction benefits the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 246 Scholarship fund. Call 443-298-0057.
Juanito Pascual New Trio Concert
October 20 • 8 p.m.
The Mainstay, Rock Hall
Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual’s sound is a truly organic blend of masterful traditional and contemporary flamenco with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach. Call 410-639-9133.
Washington College Concert Series
October 21 • 6-8 p.m.
Washington College, Chestertown
As part of its Premier Artists series, the Washington College Concert Series presents the Anisimova/Palmer Duo. Inquires and ticket holds can be sent to email@example.com or 410-778-7839.
“The Unlading,” A Dramatized Poem by Robert Earl Price
October 26 • 6 p.m.
October 27, 28 • 1:30 p.m.
October 27 • 7 p.m.
Janes UMC, 120 South Cross Street, Chestertown
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 American soil, via a Dutch Man of War, in Jamestown, August 1619. This is part of the official schedule of Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Weekend. For details, call 410-778-3700.
Kent Non-Fiction Book Group
October 30 • Noon-2 p.m.
Chestertown Library, 207 Calvert Street, Chestertown
The Kent Non-Fiction Book Group meets on the last Tuesday of each month at the Chestertown branch. Bring a lunch. Drink and dessert provided. New members are always welcomed. Discussion this month is of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin.
Open Mic Night
October 31 • 7:30 p.m.
Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre, Chestertown
Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. Email Ford Schumann at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or for more information. There’s no admission; cash bar; donations appreciated.