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Chestertown Events Calendar- September 2014

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Date: Monday the 1st
Ongoing monthly
Time:
Event: Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N Cross St, Chestertown

Contact: Patsy Hornaday
PH: 410-778-5841
Email: tph203@verizon.net
URL:

Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County, and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown, at Cross & Maple Streets.


Date: Monday the 1st
September 1- October 31st
Time: 10am-5pm daily
Event: Annapolis Watercolor Club Art Show
Location: Administration Gallery, Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave, Chestertown

Contact: Barbara Finneson
PH: 410-778-3224
Email: finneon@verizon.net
URL:

This is a beautiful show of the Annapolis Watercolor Club members' paintings.


Date: Monday the 1st
Time: 7:30pm
Event: Live Playwrights' Society
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Lucia Foster
PH: 410-810-2060
Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
URL: www.garfieldcenter.org

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 7:30pm and is open to all ages. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!


Date: Thursday the 4th
Time: 6pm
Event: WC Concert Series - US NAVY's Electric Brigade
Location: Martha Washington Square – Washington College

Contact: Ken Schweitzer
PH: 410-778-7839
Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll./concert

As part of its 2014-2015 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents The Electric Brigade, the Navy’s premier popular music group. With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment for United States Navy Bands all over the world. Limited seating will be provided. Bring your blankets and chairs, and come good music, popcorn, lemonade, and Rita’s Ices on us!


Date: Friday the 5th
Sep. 5th thru' Oct. 26th
Time: Reception 5-8pm
Event: Layers
Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.

Contact: Bonnie Howell
PH: 410-778-2425
Email: bonhowell@wildblue.net
URL:

Bonnie is an accomplished artist using many layers of oil glazes to show atmosphere, water and landscape


Date: Friday the 5th
Time: 12pm
Event: 12@Hotchkiss - Marty Knepp Trio
Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College

Contact: Ken Schweitzer
PH: 410-778-7836
Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu

12@Hotchkiss is a noon-hour concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Held on the first Fridays of Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, & Apr, admission is FREE. Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Music of Washington College. The Marty Knepp Trio features jazz and Latin jazz with Clem Ehoff on piano, Jason Gano on bass, and Marty Knepp on drums.


Date: Friday the 5th
Time: 5–8pm
Event: The Literary Muse Opening Reception
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: Diane Landskroener
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org

The Literary Muse Exhibition features art work inspired by great (or not so great) literature. All pieces have a point of reference in a work of literature; subject matter examples include a favorite literary character, a specific scene or setting, a thematic refrain or element, a cherished book title, or a well-known author.


Date: Friday the 5th
Time: 5–8pm
Event: "Portraits: Conversing with the Sitter" Opening Reception
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: Diane Landskroener
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org

RiverArts’ Studio Gallery welcomes “Portraits: Conversing with the Sitter,” an exhibition which asks artists to consider how the portrait tells the sitter’s story. Artists of many mediums show their best, most personal portraits.


Date: Saturday the 6th
Time: 11am–2pm
Event: schooner SULTANA Public Sail
Location: The foot of Cannon Street

Contact: Liza Brocker
PH: 410-778-5954
Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
URL: www.sultanaeducation.org

Departing and returning from SULTANA's home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA's two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River on board a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.


Date: Saturday the 6th
September 6
Time: 11am-6pm
Event: Chestertown Jazz Festival 2014
Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown MD

Contact: Dr. M. Rapelyea
PH: 443-480-8944
Email: mrapelyea@msn.com
URL: www.garfieldcenter.org

Jazz performances throughout the afternoon. Food, beer and wine vendors. Concurrent with Art in The Park, same location.


Date: Saturday the 6th
Time: 10am–2pm
Event: KidSPOT Creativity Center
Location: 315 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/

A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.


Date: Saturday the 6th
Time: 5–8pm
Event: The Art of Stewardship
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: Diane Landskroener
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org

Opening Reception for the first annual Art of Stewardship Exhibition, a joint effort between Chestertown RiverArts and the Chester River Association, with the support of The Art of Stewardship Project and the Carla Massoni Gallery. The exhibition, in the RiverArts Galleries, will feature works that express and exemplify the importance of being good stewards of the Earth. Marcy Ramsey, president of the Chester River Association is curator and juror for this show.


Date: Monday the 8th
Time: 6pm
Event: Chester River Chorale's New Season
Location: Heron Point's Wesley Room

Contact: Bentley Orrick
PH: 410-928-5566
Email: benorrW@verizon.net
URL:

The Chester River Chorale begins its new season Monday, September 8, at 6 p.m. at Heron Point’s Wesley Room where regular practices for the December Holiday Concert will be held every Monday evening. New members are most welcome to join us in singing for the joy of it. More information is at chesterriverchorale.org.


Date: Tuesday the 9th
Time: 12–2pm
Event: Learn at Lunch: Paul Spies: How Fields and Fish Can Coexist
Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College

Contact:
PH: 410-778-7221
Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/

Paul Spies' talk will cover stresses farmers face to grow healthy crops while ensuring clean runoffs from farmland. This is the first Learn at Lunch of the year for Washington College's Academy of Lifelong Learning. Reservations required. Members - $15, Non members - $20


Date: Wednesday the 10th
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Building a Digital Gazetteer for Shakespeare’s
Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall – Washington College

Contact: Owen Bailey
PH: 410-810-5768
Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/

Janelle Jenstad is Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria. She directs MoEML, a project that maps the streets, sites, and significant boundaries of late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century London (1560-1640).


Date: Wednesday the 10th
Time: 3–4:30pm
Event: Disney & Red Cross Pillowcase Project
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact: Kent County Public Library
PH: 410-778-3636
Email: nlane@kent.lib.md.us
URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org

Disney and the American Red Cross are bringing art and disaster preparedness education to the youth of the Delmarva Region with The Pillowcase Project. This interactive project teaches youth Grades 3-6 how to prepare their families and their communities for disasters during emergencies. Each youth receives their own Disney pillowcase to design and take home with them to begin their own emergency preparedness kit.


Date: Thursday the 11th
Time: 10–11:30am
Event: Family Cafe - Skillful Parenting For Parents of Toddlers & Preschoolers
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact:
PH: 410-778-3636
Email:
URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org

Helen Nolan from Skillful Parenting will be visiting the library and providing tips and techniques for supporting young children as they develop an understanding of their emotions. Participants will take away new ideas and materials to use at home. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. For parents of children ages 4 and under. Please register in advance by calling the library at 410-778-3636.


Date: Friday the 12th
Sep. 12-28, 2014 (weekends)
Time: Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. 2pm
Event: The Miracle Worker: A drama by Wiliam Gibson
Location: Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut St, Church Hill

Contact: Church Hill Theatre Office
PH: 410-758-1331
Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
URL: churchhilltheatre.org

Helen Keller, blind, deaf and nearly feral, is more than her indulgent parents can handle. Strong-willed Annie Sullivan, young and nearly blind herself, takes on the challenge of teaching Helen to engage with the world and those who love her. Wise and richly compassionate, this is a play for the entire family.


Date: Friday the 12th
September 12 – 13
Time: 7pm
Event: The River City Revue Cavalcade of Comedy
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

Contact: Box Office
PH: 410-810-2060
Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/the-river-city-revue-

Garfield Center for the Arts will host the River City Revue, a vaudeville style cavalcade of comedy. As we bid farewell to summer a veritable who's who of local talent will present scenes from Steve Martin, Monty Python, William Shakespeare and more making sure to have the audience rolling in the aisles. Jokes, skits, audience participation, slapstick will be accompanied by the musical talents of Music Life's Bill Drazga.


Date: Saturday the 13th
Time: 10am–12:30pm
Event: Oysters and Indians
Location: Chestertown

Contact: Liza Brocker
PH: 410-778-5954
Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
URL: www.sultanaeducation.org

Explore the remnants of ancient Indian settlements while paddling Still Pond Creek $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)


Date: Saturday the 13th
Time: 10am–2pm
Event: KidSPOT Creativity Center
Location: 315 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/

A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.


Date: Tuesday the 16th
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Living Writers Series — A Reading by Mark Doty
Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College

Contact: Owen Bailey
PH: 410-810-5768
Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/

The author of eight books of poetry, Mark Doty is one of only two Americans ever to have won Britain's prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize. His first collection, Turtle, Swan (David R. Godine Publishing), appeared in 1987. My Alexandria (University of Illinois Press, 1993) received both The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


Date: Tuesday the 16th
Time: 5pm
Event: UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown Emergency Department Grand Opening!
Location: 100 Brown Street – Chestertown

Contact: Cathy Wright
PH: 410-822-1000 ext 5507
Email: cwright@shorehealth.org
URL: www.umshoreregional.org

Join the community celebration as UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown opens the doors on to your new Emergency Department. Tours of the $4.3 million, state-of-the-art trauma center will be conducted.


Date: Tuesday the 16th
Time: 7pm
Event: Parents Families and Friends of LGBT (PFLAG) Chapter Monthly meeting
Location: Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

Contact: Linda Dutton
PH: 443-480-3138
Email: dutton.linda@gmail.com
URL: www.pflagchestertown.com

Our monthly chapter meetings offer an educational program plus opportunities for socializing, support and advocacy planning. All are welcome, confidentiality is respected. Meeting locations may vary at times.


Date: Friday the 19th
Time: 7pm
Event: The Chestertown Book Festival Presents: An Evening with Ryan Grim
Location: Bookplate

Contact: Owen Bailey
PH: chesbookfest@gmail.com
Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
URL: www.chestertownbookfestival.org/2014-chestertown-b

Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief for The Huffington Post and Kent County native, will give a talk on America’s Drug War and the growing shift towards police militarization. Grim is the author of This is Your Country on Drugs, winner of the 2007 Alt-Weekly Award for best long-form news-story for “The Painmaker,” the December 2010 Sidney Hillman Award for “The Poorhouse,” and the 2011 Maggie award for “Behind the Assault on Planned Parenthood.” This event will take place at the Bookplate on Cross Street in Chestertown.


Date: Saturday the 20th
Time: 11am–2pm
Event: schooner SULTANA Public Sail
Location: The foot of Cannon Street

Contact: Liza Brocker
PH: 410-778-5954
Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
URL: www.sultanaeducation.org

Departing and returning from SULTANA's home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA's two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River on board a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.


Date: Saturday the 20th
Time: 6–9pm
Event: Hidey Hidey Ho!–Sultana Education Foundation's Gala
Location: Clovelly Farm, Chestertown

Contact: Liza Brocker
PH: 410-778-5954
Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
URL: www.sultanaeducation.org

Join Sultana in welcoming The World Famous Cab Calloway Orchestra to the Eastern Shore. The evening will feature great food, friends, lots of dancing and exciting auction items. Proceeds benefit the Sultana Education Foundation.


Date: Saturday the 20th
Time: Noon-4pm
Event: Waterfront Festival
Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown

Contact: Katherine Thornton
PH: 410-810-7162
Email: kthornton2@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu

The Center for Environment & Society announces its 8th annual Waterfront Festival! Part of Fall Family Weekend at Washington College, CES celebrates the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay with the famous cardboard boat regatta, environmental displays, crafts and games, food, and live music!


Date: Saturday the 20th
Time: 10am–2pm
Event: KidSPOT Creativity Center
Location: 315 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/

A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.


Date: Saturday the 20th
September 20 – 21
Time: 8pm
Event: Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

Contact: Jeff Woodbridge
PH: 410-810-2060
Email: jwoodbridge@garfieldcenter.org
URL: www.garfieldcenter.org

Hugh Gregory Gallagher Motivational Theatre is partnering with the disAbility Coalition to produce Time Stands Still. 2 showings.


Date: Saturday the 20th
Time: 10am
Event: Harry Potter Read-a-Thon
Location: Bookplate

Contact: Owen Bailey
PH: chesbookfest@gmail.com
Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
URL: www.chestertownbookfestival.org/2014-chestertown-b

In collaboration with the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival, the Chestertown Book Festival will host the Harry Potter Read-a-Thon at the Chestertown Branch of the Kent County Public Library. Sign up to read, or come out to listen as volunteers and participants begin reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. To sign up, please send an email to chesbookfest@gmail.com or call The Bookplate at (410) 778-4167. This event is part of the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival (September 26 – 27, 2014)


Date: Wednesday the 24th
Time: 7:30pm
Event: Open Mic Night
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Box Office
PH: 410-810-2060
Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
URL: www.garfieldcenter.org

Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.


Date: Thursday the 25th
Time: 10am–12pm, 2pm–4pm
Event: 15th biennial Antiques Seminar and Appraisals
Location: Unitarian Church of Chestertown

Contact: Carol Cordes
PH: 410-778-9173
Email: cbcordes@verizon.net
URL:

Representing Alex Cooper and Sotheby's auction houses, fine arts appraisers Raab Christhilf and Aurelia Bolton will be in Chestertown again this year for Port of Chester Questers' 15th biennial Antiques Seminar and Appraisals to benefit Cliffs School Museum. Two sessions: 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm will be held on Thursday, Sept 25, 2014 at the Unitarian Church of Chestertown, 914 Gateway Drive. Each session includes one item for appraisal at $25 with an additional item at $20. For reservations or more info, call 410-778-9173 or 410-778-2529.


Date: Friday the 26th
September 26th and 27th
Time: various–check website
Event: Harry Potter Festival
Location: Downtown Chestertown

Contact: Robin Hill
PH: 410-820-8175
Email: info@chestertownhpfest.org
URL: www.chestertownhpfest.org

Wizards from all over will descend upon colonial Chestertown to celebrate the magic of Harry Potter. Local businesses will be converted to Hogmeade and Diagon Alley shops with family-friendly Harry Potter-themed events going on throughout town. There will be a Harry Potter themed scavenger hunt, Quidditch and Dueling in Fountain Park, special events at the Garfield Center for the Arts, Kent County Public Library and the Bookplate. For fans inside the Age-Line, there will be a Pub Event and for the younger crowd, a Kids' Night At Hogwarts


Date: Friday the 26th
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Harry Potter, Renaissance Magic, and a Passion for Books
Location: Bookplate

Contact: Owen Bailey
PH: chesbookfest@gmail.com
Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
URL: www.chestertownbookfestival.org/2014-chestertown-b

In collaboration with the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival, the Chestertown Book Festival rounds out the year with Washington College Professor and Chair of the History Department, Janet Sorrentino. Her lecture, Harry Potter, Renaissance Magic, and a Passion for Books, will delve into the power and the magic of the books that helped J.K. Rowling create the world of Harry Potter. This event is part of the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival (September 26 – 27, 2014)


Date: Saturday the 27th
Time: 10am–2pm
Event: Farm and Wine Paddle
Location: Chestertown

Contact: Liza Brocker
PH: 410-778-5954
Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
URL: www.sultanaeducation.org

Paddle through the relative wilderness of Turner’s Creek on the Sassafras River in the morning, then follow Sultana’s instructors to Crow Farm for a winery tour in the afternoon. $40/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)


Date: Saturday the 27th
Time: Reg'n 8am., Race starts at 9am.
Event: Chester River Crab Chase - 5K Race
Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown

Contact: Maryann Ruehrmund
PH: 410-810-5660
Email: mruehrmund@chesterriverhealth.org
URL: www.umshoreregional.org

5 K race (walk or run)- proceeds to help fund a new, 12-bed Alzheimer's & Memory Care Unit at UM Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Chestertown. This event is also a Tri-Sports Events Sanctioned race. Register for race, sponsor and/or raise money for your participation at our website or call: 410-810-5661. Teams encouraged!


Date: Saturday the 27th
Time: 10am–2pm
Event: KidSPOT Creativity Center
Location: 315 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/

A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.


Date: Sunday the 28th
Time: 3pm
Event: WC Concert Series - Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee, pianists
Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College

Contact: Ken Schweitzer
PH: 410-778-7836
Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu

As part of its 2014-2015 Premier Artists lineup, the Concert Series presents Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee. Experience the thrilling sonorities of works for two pianos through Camille Saint-Saëns’s whimsical “Carnival of the Animals” and “Dance Macabre,” Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and Maurice Ravel’s exhilarating “La Valse.” This all-French program promises to delight the youth and the young at heart. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.


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