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Chestertown Events Calendar- July 2014

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Date: Tuesday 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: Tuesday the 1st
July 1-August 31st
Time: 10am-5pm daily
Event: Kent Photo 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:

Latest photographs taken on location mostly Eastern Shore. This show gets better every year. Not to be missed.


Date: Wednesday the 2nd
Time: 11am–12pm
Event: Hello Art, Meet Science
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Release your inner artist and find out what happens when science meets art. Ages 5+


Date: Thursday the 3rd
Time: 6:30pm
Event: Riverfront Concert Series
Location: Custom House Lawn – Water Street

Contact: Michael Buckley
PH: 410-810-7156
Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
URL: www.starrcenter.washcoll.edu

Free riverfront concert on the Custom House lawn with free lemonade and cookies and eclectic Chesapeake songs from Them Eastport Oyster Boys. Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Please bring and tell your friends!


Date: Friday the 4th
Time: Dusk
Event: Chestertown's July 4th Fireworks
Location: Chester River, Chestertown

Contact:
PH: 410-778-0500
Email:
URL: www.chestertown.com

Experience the 4th in a small, historic town. Fireworks at dusk. FREE! For more information call 410-778-0500 or visit www.chestertown.com for viewing areas.


Date: Friday the 4th
Time: 5-8pm
Event: Downtown Chestertown Independents' Day
Location: Fountain Park - High & Cross Sts. Chestertown

Contact: Andy Goddard
PH: 443-480-1987
Email: andysctown@atlanticbb.net
URL:

Old-Fashioned family fun with live music, cotton candy, sno cones, hot dogs in Fountain Park. Also, meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. 5-8pm. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.


Date: Friday the 4th
July 4-26
Time: 5-8pm
Event: Celebrating Rural Life
Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown

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

Opening reception is 5 to 8:00 on July 4.


Date: Friday the 4th
July 4th-Aug.31
Time: Reception 5-8pm
Event: Nancy Thomas
Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St. Chestertown.

Contact: Nancy Thomas
PH: 410-778-2425
Email:
URL:

Nancy Thomas is a very diversified artist using both oil and watercolor of local Eastern shore scenes.


Date: Friday the 4th
July 4–26
Time:
Event: Ted Ramsey Exhibition
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

Ramsey has been absent from the art world of the Chestertown area and is taking this opportunity to reintroduce himself and his works to you.


Date: Saturday the 5th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Event: Music in the Park - Chesapeake Brass Band
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD

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The Chesapeake Brass Band is comprised of over 30 musicians playing cornets, trombones, tubas, euphoniums, and baritone horns. The band performs marches, patriotic songs, and big-band tunes. In 2013, the Chesapeake Brass Band 2013 won First Place in their division in the North American Brass Band Association Competition. Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.


Date: Saturday the 5th
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: Monday the 7th
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 7th
Time: 2–3pm
Event: Hello Art, Meet Science: Teen & Tween Edition
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Release your inner artist and find out what happens when science meets art. Ages 10-17


Date: Tuesday the 8th
Time: 10–11am
Event: Sing-a-Long with Mr. Sam
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Get ready! Get set! It's time to rock, roll, sing, clap, bop, and boogie! Ages infant - 5


Date: Thursday the 10th
Time: 10:30–11:30am
Event: Science Unscripted
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Science comes to life with demonstrations covering topics including air, liquid nitrogen, the human body, and chemical reactions. Presented by the Maryland Science Center. Ages 5+


Date: Thursday the 10th
Time: 6:30pm
Event: Peoples Summer Concert Series
Location: Fountain Park

Contact: Karen Willis
PH: 410-778-3500
Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
URL:

Peoples Concert Series: The Dixie Power Trio, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening.


Date: Friday the 11th
Time: 11am–12pm
Event: Preschool Adventures
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Calling all 3- to 5-year olds and their families. Come for a fun filled hour of hands on activities specially designed for preschool fun! Let your imagination come alive with art, games, and much more.


Date: Friday the 11th
Time: 8pm
Event: Chestertown Blues Series Debbie Davies Blues Band
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

Contact: Garfield Center Box Office
PH: 410-810-2060
Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/event/chestertown-blues-ser

Chestertown Blues Series Debbie Davies Blues Band!


Date: Friday the 11th
Time: 1pm
Event: Hedgelawn Multicultural Performance Series: Mark Jaster in Piccolo's Trunk
Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College

Contact: Jeff Woodbridge
PH: 410-810-2060
Email: jwoodbridge@garfieldcenter.org
URL: www.gawww.garfieldcenter.org/event/hedgelawn-perfo

A wordless clownish character enchants with illusions and humorous surprises. $5 admission.


Date: Saturday the 12th
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 12th
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 14th
Time: 11am–12pm
Event: Stories and Science with Ms. Rachael
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact: Kent County Public Library
PH: 410-778-3636
Email:
URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org

Did you ever wonder why things are the way they are? Come and hear stories that explain how the world works and then do science experiments to find out why stuff really happens. Ages 5 and up. Let your imagination come alive with art, games, and much more.


Date: Wednesday the 16th
Time: 2–3pm
Event: Button Making
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

So you wanna be a Button Maker? Tweens and teens come show off your creativity by designing and creating your very own buttons. Ages 10-17 Space is limited. Please register.


Date: Thursday the 17th
Time: 6:30pm
Event: Riverfront Concert Series
Location: Custom House Lawn – Water Street

Contact: Michael Buckley
PH: 410-810-7156
Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
URL: www.starrcenter.washcoll.edu

Free riverfront concert on the Custom House lawn with free lemonade and cookies and eclectic ukelele & cello songs from Victoria Vox and Katie Chambers. Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Please bring and tell your friends!


Date: Thursday the 17th
Time: 6:30pm
Event: Peoples Summer Concert Series
Location: Fountain Park

Contact: Karen Willis
PH: 410-778-3500
Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
URL:

Peoples Summer Concert Series: Banjo Man & Bill with Tom Anthony. Bring a blanket or chair and come out and enjoy the evening. In the case of bad weather the concert will be held at the Chestertown Fire House.


Date: Friday the 18th
Time: 1pm
Event: Hedgelawn Multicultural Performance Series: Quest Visual Theatre
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

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

Featuring a cast of talented deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing performers, the show is an entertaining mixture of story theatre, sign mime, A-B-C stories, poetry, and songs performed in American Sign Language (ASL) and Dance.


Date: Saturday the 19th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Event: Music in the Park - Swing City, Delmarva's Big Band
Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD

Contact:
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Swing City, Delmarva's only "Big Band", plays music from Basie, Miller, & Dorsey as well as jazz favorites. Bring your dancing shoes! Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

Future 2014 dates: August 2, 16, 30


Date: Saturday the 19th
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 22nd
July 22 and 23
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Literary House Series: Summer Poetry Salons, Part 1 &2 (Jewish Symposium)
Location: The Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College

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

Join us for an afternoon of American Jewish poetry, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life. Poets for this event will be announced in the coming months.


Date: Wednesday the 23rd
Time: 2–3pm
Event: Weather the Storm
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Tornadoes, rainbows, fog, frost, and dew. We'll withstand the elements at the Library as we explore weather science. Ages 5+


Date: Thursday the 24th
July 24 – 26
Time: 9am–5pm
Event: Crazy Days
Location: Downtown Chestertown

Contact: Andy Goddard
PH: 443-480-1987
Email: andysctown@Atlanticbb.net
URL:

Sidewalk sale with bargains galore. Children's activities in Fountain Park. Free Parking all three days


Date: Thursday the 24th
Time: 6:30pm
Event: Peoples Summer Concert Series
Location: Fountain Park

Contact: Karen Willis
PH: 410-778-3500
Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
URL:

Peoples Summer Concert Series: The Lions of Bluegrass, bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the evening. In the case of bad weather, the concert will be held in the Chestertown fire house.


Date: Friday the 25th
Time: 2–3pm
Event: Aquatic Insects Invade!
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Find out about creepy crawly creatures that live in water in this fascinating look at aquatic insects. Ages 5+


Date: Friday the 25th
Time: 1pm
Event: Hedgelawn Multicultural Performance Series: Magpie
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

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

Celebrate the Earth's environment, history and culture with award-winning musical duo Magpie's engaging and uplifting music. $5 admission


Date: Saturday the 26th
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 26th
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 30th
July 30
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 31st
Time: 2:30–3:30pm
Event: Hello Art, Meet Science
Location: North County Branch, Kent County Public Library, Galena

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

Release your inner artist and find out what happens when science meets art. Ages 5+


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