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Kent County November 2018 Events

November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

“Minding the Dogvane” Exhibit

Massoni Gallery, 203 High Street, Chestertown

First Friday Reception, November 2 • 5-7:30 p.m.

Marc Castelli Gallery Talk, Saturday, November 3 • Noon

Marc Castelli’s one-man exhibition, “Minding the Dogvane,” continues through December 1. This year his 25th anniversary exhibit features over 40 new watercolor paintings with a full range of subjects guaranteed to delight both collectors and those new to his work. For additional information, contact Carla Massoni at 410-778-7330 or visit www.massoniart.com.

The Great Migration: A Journey in Art, Words, and Music

November 1 • 7 p.m.

Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown

Based on the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series panels, five playwrights created five new short plays for the Philips Collection’s 2015 exhibit of the full panel series. Produced by visiting artist Jacqueline Lawton, (Chairman, Theater Department, UNC Chapel Hill) and Directed by Washington College Theater Department Chairman, Michele Volansky, the five plays will be presented in staged readings, followed by a revival performance of Kent County’s own Migration story, “Red Devil Moon.” “Migration” is a multi-faceted program of the KCAC, partnering with Kent County Public Schools, Chestertown RiverArts and The Garfield Center for the Arts. The program culminates with an exhibit of student artwork based on works of Jacob Lawrence at RiverArts and four nights of Words and Music at the Garfield including five new short plays on November 1 through 4. Call 410-778-3700 for a full schedule of events.

“Let Go of the World”

November 1 • 7 p.m.

Sumner Hall, 206 South Queen Street, Chestertown

The fifth selection in the Chestertown Environmental Committee’s 3rd Annual First Thursday Film Series, “Let Go of the World,” is a free film offered to all interested members of the public. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Call 443-282-0023.

History Happy Hour

November 2 • 4 p.m.

Bordley History Center, 301 High Street, Chestertown

Come listen to an informative history lecture while enjoying a glass of wine. For details, call 410-778-3499.

An Alumni Journalism Panel

November 2 • 4 p.m.

Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington College, Chestertown

How is rhetoric used in journalism, politics, and public relations in this day and age? Panelists from each of those fields will illuminate how rhetoric or “spin” has shaped American culture in the last two years, with some discussion of relaying information and facts in a “Post-Truth” society. For details, call 410-810-5768.

Chestertown First Friday

November 2 • 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 downtownchestertown@gmail.com.


November 2 • 7:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Church on Fountain Square, Chestertown

The Emmanuel Church (Chester Parish) presents a concert that is ideal for the entire family.


November 3, 10, 17, 24 • 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.

Live Playwrights’ Society

November 5 • 7:30 p.m.

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, 210 High Street, Chestertown

The Live Playwrights’ Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers and 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.

Maryland State Boys Choir

November 9 • 7:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, across from the Fountain Square, Chestertown

The Boys Choir of the State of Maryland will present a concert of choral music. For details, call 410-778-3477.

Goosebump Jump

November 10 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Betterton Beach and Fire Hall, Betterton

The Goosebump Jump benefits the Kent Center family. Proceeds from this event will provide flexible and accessible transportation options to promote community inclusion and independence. Since 1970, Kent Center has ensured the safety and wellbeing of people with diverse abilities through personalized supports, essential training, open communication, and community partnerships. Call 410-778-7303 for details.

Casino Night Fundraiser

November 10 • 6:30-11 p.m.

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, 210 High Street, Chestertown

Las Vegas-styled Casino Night fundraiser with “celebrity” dealers from the community. Proceeds support health care excellence and the people proudly served by UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. There will be craps, roulette, blackjack, poker and more. The $200 admission includes a $100 donation, heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktail upon arrival, live entertainment, dancing and fabulous prizes. Cash bar. For more information, call 410-810-5660.

Literary House Series

November 12 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington College, Chestertown

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, and is a poet, novelist, essayist, and the author of a collection of poems, Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf, 2017), as well as the young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, which was a New York Times Bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many prestigious literary journals. For details, call 410-810-5768.

Tigerland, 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

November 15 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College, Chestertown

Acclaimed journalist and author, Wil Haygood, will discuss his new book, hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “an engrossing tale of one shining moment in dark times.” Written largely during his sojourn at the Starr Center, Tigerland traces the story of a racially segregated high school that, amid the turmoil following Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968, won state baseball and basketball championships. Call 410-810-7161.

Annual Christmas Bazaar

November 17 • 8:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Church, 101 North Cross Street, Chestertown

Entrance is free. Silent auction, Elegant elephants, Collectibles, Hand knitted items, Pre-owned jewelry, Plants, Christmas and Thanksgiving decorations, Gourmet goodies. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preview Party is November 16 at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 at the door and includes wine bar and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds to support various local charities. For details, call 410-778-7836.

Lighting of the Town

November 23 • 6:30-8 p.m.

Fountain Park, Chestertown

Members of the Kent County Community Marching Band herald the arrival of Santa Claus to Chestertown. Classic holiday characters join the fun and dance with the crowd.

Arts and Crafts Show

November 23-24 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rock Hall Fire House, Rock Hall

The Country Crafts Guild presents handmade crafts, including jewelry, Christmas decorations and ornaments, folk art, wood boxes, furniture, trivets, plant stands, acrylic paintings, photography, notecards, needlework, knitting, crochet, shell crafts, soaps, lotions, local wildflower honey, potpourri, teas and herbs, glass bottle art, etched glass, wreaths, swags, trees, fishing lures, fish carvings, decoys, wood bowls, cutting boards, pens, quilts, wall hangings, placemats, machine embroidery clothing, tote bags and linens. For more information, call 410-778-1432.

Christmas Parade

November 24 • 10 a.m.

High Street, Chestertown

This holiday tradition features fire trucks, classic cars, marching bands, floats and Santa. Email downtownchestertown@gmail.com.

Small Business Saturday

November 24 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Chestertown Historic District

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Downtown Chestertown. Following the Kent County Christmas Parade, pick up a Shopping Passport. Local retailers are offering special Small Business Saturday discounts. Redeem an offer, make a purchase, and collect stamps in your passport. Each stamp earns an entry in the raffle giveaway. Email downtownchestertown@gmail.com.

Open Mic Night

November 28 • 7:30 p.m.

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, 210 High Street, Chestertown

Play music on your own or with a band, read poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. Email Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information. There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated.


November 30 • 7:30 p.m.

Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown

The WC Department of Theatre and Dance presents Dancescape. This performance is free and open to the public. Call 410-778-7888.

“Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol”

November 30, December 1, 7, 8 • 8 p.m.

December 2, 9 • 3 p.m.

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, 210 High Street, Chestertown

Director Bonnie Hill brings to the stage the classic story of “A Christmas Carol” as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas Day, even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens novel, Tony award winner Ken Ludwig writes a heartwarming Christmas tale full of family fun! Directed by Bonnie Hill. For tickets, call 410-810-2060.


November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Kent County, Maryland
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