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Chestertown Events Calendar- August 2014

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

Contact: Patsy Ann Hornaday
PH: 410-778-5841
Email: tph203@verizon.net
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The Garden Puppet Theatre is a permanent, small museum display featuring puppets at the Kent County Visitor Center. The next show will be during the annual Holiday Fest Weekend at Chestertown's Town Hall Sat., Nov. 29 - 1pm. including a puppetry workshop prior TBA.
contactaddress: Cross Street at Maple.


Date: Friday the 1st
August 1–30
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Event: Fiber Finesse
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

Fiber artists create woven, knitted, sewn, hooked, molded, spun and wherever their imaginations take them pieces in this popular annual show.


Date: Friday the 1st
August 1–30
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Event: "When Freemen Shall Stand"- The War of 1812
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org

A traveling exhibit from the Maryland Military Historical Society, which conveys the major themes of the conflict and the Chesapeake Bay campaigns through a series of stories. They are the personal experiences of real people - great leaders and common soldiers of both sides - who participated in the events. Through their eyes, the conflict is rendered on a human scale, and brought forward to the present with considerable resonance.


Date: Friday the 1st
August 1–30
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Event: Fabrications 2014
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

An exhibition presenting art from the masterful fabrication of kiln-formed glass and steel into indoor/outdoor sculptures and tables by Sabra Richards, porcelain vessels by Rick Bisgyer, Art Quilt and “mirror images” by Jean M. Evans, “New Visions-fused” by Joyce Murrin. Plus others.


Date: Saturday the 2nd
Time: 7-8:30pm
Event: Music in the Park - Vic Vacuum & the Attachments
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD

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Led by Kent County's own Mike McBride on electric bass, the band offers classic rock with a focus on hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s. McBride has played with country rock legends such as Johnny Paycheck and Barefoot Jerry. Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

Future 2014 dates: August 16, 30


Date: Saturday the 2nd
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 2nd
Time: 830am–1230pm
Event: American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region Free Psychological First Aid Cl
Location: 125 S. Lynchburg St.– Chestertown

Contact: Brittany Fowler
PH: 410-624-2082
Email: brittany.fowler@redcross.org
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The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region invites community members to participate in a FREE, half-day training to learn how to better improve your mental health! These free classes will teach participants how to cope with emergencies and learn how to prepare, respond to, and recover from trauma. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit http://1.usa.gov/1e


Date: Monday the 4th
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: Monday the 4th
Time: 2–3pm
Event: Eggstravaganza
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

It's time to get excited about the science of eggs. Squeeze them, spin them, float them, and sink them as we explore dozens of ways that eggs defy science. Ages 5+


Date: Wednesday the 6th
Time: 11am–12pm
Event: "Saving Buster" & A Visit from Traveling Veterinarian Dr. Celeste Conn
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Learn about why it's so important to take care of our animals with the interactive puppet show "Saving Buster" with Alice Lindsay and get tips on how to be a good pet owner from Traveling Veterinarian Celeste Conn. Ages 5+


Date: Friday the 8th
August 8–9
Time: 7pm
Event: Playmakers present Charlotte's Web
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

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

Playmakers, the Garfield Center's summer theatre camp for kids, presents the children's classic, Charlotte's Web.

***August 9 show starts at 3pm***


Date: Saturday the 9th
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 9th
Time: 10–11am
Event: Snackable Stories
Location: Fountain Park

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

Join us at 10 am (weather-permitting) for a casual story time for all ages.


Date: Monday the 11th
Time: 1–2pm
Event: Sounds Like Fun
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Join special guest Marge Lynch as she brings out our inner scientist with a variety of hands-on science experiments. Ages 5+ Space is limited. Please register.


Date: Monday the 11th
Time: 10–11am
Event: Sounds Like Fun
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Join special guest Marge Lynch as she brings out our inner scientist with a variety of hands-on science experiments. Ages 5+ Space is limited. Please register.


Date: Tuesday the 12th
August 12, 14, 16
Time: 1030am–12pm
Event: Open Auditions for Inherit the Wind
Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College

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

Actors of all ages needed for this dramatization of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. Directed by Tess Hogans. Although many of the roles are male the casting will be non-gender specific. All are welcome! Auditions will be held August 12, 14, and 16.


Date: Friday the 15th
Time: 2–3pm
Event: Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Finale
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Kids, teens & adults are welcome at this end of summer celebration!


Date: Saturday the 16th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Event: Music in the Park - Quiet Fire - Uptown Club Remembrabce
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD

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Quiet Fire is a soul, R&B, & funk band that covers the hits from the '60s to '80s of groups such as the Supremes, the Jackson 5, and Aretha Franklin. Concert is part of the Legacy Day celebration & remembrance of Charlie Graves' Uptown Club . Note that the stage will be on High Street near the Garfield/Prince Theatre rather than the usual location in the park. For more band info see www.quietfiremusic.com/ Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

Future 2014 dates: August 30


Date: Saturday the 16th
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 16th
Time: 6–11pm
Event: Legacy Day 2014: Celebrating the Uptown Club and Charle Graves
Location: High Street, Chestertown

Contact: Jeanette Sherbondy
PH: 410-778-3696
Email: jsherbondy2@washcoll.edu
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There will be a parade that will start at 6:00pm at the site of the old Uptown Club, corner of College and Calvert Streets. It will proceed to the corner of High Street and Lawyers Row where the judges stand will be. DJ Stansbury will play doo-wop music there. At 7:00 Music in the Park will present there Quiet Fire, live. Bring your chairs if you can! Music and dancing in the street, with food and drink provided by vendors will continue until 11 pm. Free and open to all: kids and families especially invited.


Date: Sunday the 17th
Time: 1-5pm
Event: Sacred Heart & St. John's Bull Roast and Parish Picnic
Location: St. John's Catholic Church, Catholic & Main Street, Rock Hall, MD

Contact: Jesse Taggart
PH: 410-639-2186
Email: jesse@qmadata.com
URL: www.sjbr.org

Join our 61st year "Bull Roast" tradition. Old eastern shore style. All-U-Can eat, all inclusive price. Pit beef slow cooked over open fire, sweet corn-on-the-cob, sliced tomatoes, assorted salads, Italian Sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, french fries, ice tea & beer. Live entertainment. Games for the kids & adults. Save on advance ticket purchase at web site.


Date: Friday the 22nd
Time: 5pm
Event: schooner SULTANA Public Sail-Music with the Lions of Bluegrass
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: Friday the 22nd
Time: 5–7pm
Event: Musical Sail
Location: The foot of Cannon Street

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

All of the fun of a regular SULTANA trip with the added treat of hearing great music by local artists or SULTANA’s own Chris Cerino. $30 adult/$15 under 12 (except as marked below) free for Captain’s Table Members. Sorry, no children under 5 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)


Date: Saturday the 23rd
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 onboard 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 23rd
Time: 11am–1pm
Event: Ecology Sail
Location: The foot of Cannon Street

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

Help pull our 20-foot-wide sampling net to catch fish, crabs, and other critters from the Chester River. Lots of fun for kids and adults, too. And yes, we still go sailing, fire the guns, and do all of the other things that make a SULTANA sail fun. More information at the web address provided Other Ecology sails: September 6 and 20


Date: Saturday the 23rd
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 23rd
Time: 10–11am
Event: Snackable Stories
Location: Fountain Park

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

Join us at 10 am (weather-permitting) for a casual story time for all ages.


Date: Wednesday the 27th
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: Saturday the 30th
Time: 8am
Event: 5th Annual Race to Erase MS 5K
Location: Wilmer Park, Chestertown

Contact: Steven Wheeler
PH: 443-480-8813
Email: Accentswitches@hotmail.com
URL: www.trisportsevents.com

Come out and have fun at the 5th Annual Race to Erase MS 5K run/walk, all proceeds benefit the National MS Society.


Date: Saturday the 30th
August 30
Time: 10am
Event: DCA's prelude to Sunday's Battle of Caulk's Field
Location: High Street, Chestertown

Contact:
PH: 410-778-0416
Email: tourism@kentcounty.com
URL: www.kentcounty.com/1812

Downtown Chestertown Association is sponsoring and event to celebration the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Caulk’s Field. Come talk with and get a 1st hand look at an 1812 Eastern Shore Militia encampment on Friday evening in the Historic District of Chestertown. Saturday there will be a period parade down High Street at 10:30am featuring the American and British Reenactors, dragoons, and the Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Also, enjoy tours and sails on the Pride of Baltimore II and Sultana, a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony at the War of 1812 Memorial, lectures with archaeologist Julie Schablitsky, Ph.D. and displays of the artifacts recovered from the Battle of Caulk’s Field at the Bordley History Center, re-enactor demonstrations, and more.


Date: Saturday the 30th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Event: Music in the Park - Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD

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Traditional & modern Bluegrass music with fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin & vocals. Hand-clappin', toe-tappin' fun to tunes such as Fox On The Run, Ten Times A Day, & Orange Blossom Special. Roger Green, founder & leader. For more band info see www.annapolisbluegrass.com/ Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

Future 2014 dates: August 30


Date: Saturday the 30th
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 30th
Time: 10am–12pm
Event: Snackable Stories
Location: Fountain Park

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

Join us at 10 am (weather-permitting) for a casual story time for all ages.


Date: Saturday the 30th
Time: 3–10pm
Event: 4th annual Kent Massive festival
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

Contact: Trevor Janega
PH: 647-893-8738
Email: tha1whotrevs@gmail.com
URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/kent-massive/

Kent Massive continues its quest to bring together diverse artists and audiences in a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This year's lineup includes everything from hip-hop to heavy metal, post-punk to neo-soul. In addition to a vast array of local Kent County talent, the main stage will welcome Akoko, an avant-garde hip-hop duo from Washington DC who have recently been covered in The Source and performed at the NXNE festival in Toronto. The theater lobby will also host the work of several visual artists and photographers from the area.


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