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Upcoming Events in Kent County

February 13 - March 25

Kent Attainable Housing Open House

February 17 • 4-6 p.m.

Kent Attainable Housing Office, 114 South Lynchburg Street, Suite D, Chestertown

Kent Attainable Housing, Inc. (KAH) invites the public to its Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new office location in downtown Chestertown. Light refreshments will be available. For details, contact 443-480-6842 or kentattainablehousing@gmail.com.

Mardi Gras Celebration

February 21 • 7 p.m.

The Mainstay, Rock Hall

The Mainstay is observing the flavor and excitement of Mardi Gras with a Fat Tuesday show. Philadelphia-based James Day and the Fish Fry perform all styles of New Orleans Music: A Gumbo mix of Street Parade music, Cuban Rumbas, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, and New Orleans Classics. It’s all there in the pot: backbeat drumming, slapping upright bass, fat tone guitar, squeezing accordion, honking saxophone, scratchy frottoir, Cajun fiddle and ripping harmonica. For details, visit www.mainstayrockhall.org.

Bluegrass Night

February 25 • 8 p.m.

The Mainstay, Rock Hall

Enjoy the dynamic father and son team of Ken and Brad Kolodner and their quartet for a night of bluegrass and old-timey music. Their popular performances capture a unique, personal, and captivating soundscape that reveals a passion for traditional music. Ken is regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players in North America. The hypnotizing groove of his percussive hammered dulcimer, along with his son’s rhythmic clawhammer banjo and the group’s seamless three-part harmonies, give their bluegrass material a signature sound. They are joined by Alex Lacquement on stand-up bass, and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Eddy on fiddle, banjo, guitar and vocals. Rachel is a former member of the Old-Time supergroup Uncle Earl. For more information, visit www.mainstayrockhall.org.

“Arctic Climate & Greenland Ice” A Talk

February 28 • 7 p.m.

Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre, Chestertown

Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society presents “Artic Climate & Greenland Ice” with Arctic Climatologist and Glaciologist Dr. Jason Box. He has appeared in three films (one produced by Leonardo DiCaprio), was dubbed “The Ice Maverick” by Rolling Stone magazine, made 30 separate expeditions to Greenland, camped on the ice for over a year, and was even arrested in front of the White House while protesting a pipeline project. After learning all of this, one has to wonder if there’s anything Dr. Box hasn’t attempted. A reception will follow his talk in the theater lobby. Pre-registration is required by calling 410-810-8405 or emailing environment_society@washcoll.edu.

Winter Waterfowl and Refuge Walk

March 4 • 8 a.m.

Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, Eastern Neck Island, Rock Hall

Walk the refuge to see seasonal flora and fauna as well as wintering waterfowl and local wildlife. Friends of Eastern Neck host the walk in areas of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge that are usually closed to the public. Guides are local refuge and birding experts. The walk is free with a voluntary donation requested. Register at www.eventbrite.com.

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

March 4 • Noon

RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Chestertown

Considered by many to be a “sacred magical art,” the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple instruments called kistkas, the humble materials of beeswax and intensely vibrant dyes. For details, call 410-778-6300 or email info@chestertownriverarts.org.

Broadway by the River

March 11 • 8 p.m.

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

Broadway by the River “From the Bay to Broadway” is the Gala Fundraiser for the Garfield Center. Successful Broadway performers perform for a night of musical magic, including Matt Wood (“Spongebob Squarepants,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), Amanda Rose (“Wicked, “Holiday Inn,” and “Merrily We Roll Along”) and Daniel Quadrino (“Wicked,” “Newsies,” “Bye, Bye Birdie”). The evening includes a cocktail hour and the performance for $50 to $125. For details, call 410-810-2060.

Organ Series

March 24 • 7:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Church, 101 North Cross Street, Chestertown

Enjoy a performance by Katherine Johnson, an organ performance student at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studies with Christa Rakich. For more information, contact 410-778-3477 or gdb20024@gmail.com.

KCA Raimond Center Opening Gala

March 24 • 6 p.m.

Raimond Center, 101 Spring Avenue, Chestertown

The Kent Cultural Alliance (KCA) will host an Open House Celebration at the Grand Opening of the Vincent and Leslie Prince Raimond Cultural Center. Dinner and tour of the new KCA Raimond Center will be the highlight, along with an art show “Our Best Foot Forward,” and a live performance. KCA has worked tirelessly for three years to stabilize and rebuild the historic Mansfield-Eliasson House, which saved an important part of the African American history of Kent County. The Open House continues on March 25 from 2 to 10 p.m. For more information, contact 410-778-3700, John@kentculture.org or visit www.kentculture.org.

17th Annual Tim Kern Memorial Clay Shoot

March 25 • 9 a.m.

Hopkins Hunting and Sporting Clays, Kennedyville

Come on out rain or shine for a fun time. After party starts at noon and includes food, 50/50 raffle, and more. All proceeds benefit the Tim Kern Memorial Fund, an annual scholarship given to a local graduating high school student who has participated in sports and is furthering their education/career entering a college or trade school. For details, contact Meryl Kern at 410-778-9008 or mkern@chesapeakebenefits.com.


February 13
March 25


Kent County, Maryland
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States + Google Map
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