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November 2019 Events in Kent County
November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 12:00 am
November 1 • 5-8 p.m.
Park Row: High, Cross and Cannon streets, Downtown Chestertown
First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown’s downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries. This event is held the first Friday of every month and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 443-282-0246 for more information.
KCPS Student Art Exhibit Opening Reception
November 1 • 5-8 p.m.
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Chestertown
This two-week show will feature work by Kent County Public School students – elementary through high school grades. The exhibit is a partnership with the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre and the Kent County Arts Council. Curator is Nancy Bennington.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For details, call 410-778-6300.
Chestertown Farmers’ Market and Artisans’ Market
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 8 a.m.-Noon
Fountain Park, Chestertown
Find fresh home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as hand-crafted works of local artisans. For details, visit chestertownfarmersmarket.net.
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 9 a.m.-Noon
KidSPOT is a hands-on creative learning center for children aged two to 12 open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by an adult. 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. Located right next door to the RiverArts galleries, KidSPOT invites children to play, create and explore the arts and sciences. Kids participate in activities that incorporate visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, music, science and technology. Call 410-778-6300 for details.
Live Playwrights’ Society
November 4 • 7:30 p.m.
The Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre, 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 and is open to all ages. For more information, visit liveplaywrightssociety.org.
November 6 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown
Jason Fagone is a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle who has also covered technology, sports, and culture for the Huffington Post and other places. Jason is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies. His other books include Ingenious and Horsemen of the Esophagus. Jason’s nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, The New York Times magazine, Wired, GQ, Esquire, and elsewhere. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter. For details, call 410-810-5768.
Veterans Day Concert
November 8 • 7 p.m.
Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre, Chestertown
Brad Chaires and Shannon Whitaker will perform live in concert at 7 p.m. Free to members of the military in honor of Veterans Day. For more information, call 410-810-2060.
November 8 • 6 p.m.
Kent School, 6788 Wilkins Lane, Chestertown
Take part in art that comes from the heart. Enjoy a variety of soups and take home a student’s handmade ceramic bowl of your choice as a reminder of all the empty bowls throughout our community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. Admission, soup, and bread with the purchase of a $10 student bowl. Email RSVP@kentschool.org.
Emmanuel Church Concert Series
November 8 • 7:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Church, Chestertown
Nicole Simental is Assistant Director of Music and Principal Organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, call 410-778-3477.
Second Saturdays in Chestertown
November 9 • 3-7 p.m.
Bad Alfred’s Distilling, Cannon Street Parking lot between Cross and Mill streets, Chestertown
Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend. There is plenty of free public parking. For more information, call 443-282-0246.
US Naval Academy Superintendent’s Combo
November 9 • 7:30 p.m.
Washington College, Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Chestertown
The Naval Academy Band’s Superintendent’s Combo will present an evening of jazz. Under the direction of Chief Musician Colin Renick on saxophones and clarinet, the Superintendent’s Combo will perform a stroll through jazz history, from Dixieland to bebop, and from swing to fusion and funk. The program will intertwine the history of America’s music – jazz –with the history of the U.S. Navy in the 20th century. This is a free concert. Call 410-778-7839 for details.
Garfield Improv Group
November 12, 26 • 7 p.m.
Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, Chestertown
Enjoy a free unscripted performance by the Garfield’s very own Improv Group. Call 410-810-2060.
Literary House Series: A Reading by Monica Ferrell
November 13 • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown
Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the poetry collection You Darling Thing. Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year. Her first collection of poems, Beasts for the Chase, won the Sarabande Books Kathryn A. Morton Prize. She has taught fiction and poetry for the MFA Program at Columbia University, and is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Purchase College (SUNY). She was born in New Delhi, India, and lives with her husband and children in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. For details, call 410-810-5768.
The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band Plays Louis Armstrong
November 16 • 7 p.m.
Sumner Hall, 206 South Queen Street, Chestertown
The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band is the third edition to this year’s concert series. This group encompasses a diverse collection of artists who together have performed all over the United States and in other countries. Performing music from the legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong, this night at Sumner Hall will truly be one to remember. Call 443-282-0023 for more information.
RiverArts Film Society
November 17 • 4:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Movies, 21 Washington Square, Chestertown
The RiverArts Film Society (RAFS) is dedicated to providing transformative cinematic experiences by screening films with diverse perspectives followed by thought-provoking discussions. RAFS screens at least 12 films a year in venues across Kent County. On November 17, watch “The Fall.” For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Show/Gift Sale Opening Reception
November 21 • 5-8 p.m.
The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook. These unique gifts created by members include everything from children’s clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more. For details, call 410-778-6300.
Annie: The Musical
November 22 – December 8
Fridays and Saturdays • 8 p.m. Sundays • 2 p.m.
Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre, 210 High Street, Chestertown
Directed by Jennifer Kafka Smith. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of New York City. In a fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and finds a new home and family with a billionaire, his personal secretary, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. For tickets, call 410-810-2060.
Small Business Saturday
November 30 • 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Kickstart the holiday shopping season by shopping small and shopping local with your Chestertown independent merchants. As you shop, grab a ticket to win fantastic prizes donated by local neighbor merchants, gallery owners, artists, and restaurants. There will be music, food, wine and spirits, and fabulous shopping all over town. For more information, call 410-282-0220.