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Chestertown Events Calendar- December 2014

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Date: Monday the 1st
Time: 7:30pm
Event: Live Playwrights' Society
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at 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 1st
December 1-28
Time:
Event: Divergence
Location: The Artists' Gallery, 239 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Linda Hall
PH: 410-778-2425/410-348-2343
Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
URL:

Linda works in watercolor as well as oils and pastel. This show will be primarily watercolor using different papers, such as YUPO paper and watercolor canvas. They will diverge from realism to semiabstract.


Date: Wednesday the 3rd
Time: 4–7pm
Event: Life Drawing
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/

Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.


Date: Friday the 5th
Time: 5-8pm
Event: Chestertown's 1st Fridays
Location: Downtown Chestertown

Contact:
PH:
Email:
URL: www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment

Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. Luminary bags are being decorated by local school children. Kristen Owen will need assistance in placing and collecting bags around town on Friday.
Santa will stroll around town and visit stores. Kent School students will be caroling. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.


Date: Friday the 5th
December 5 – 6
Time: Fri – 8pm, Sat – 3pm
Event: A Chester River Holiday
Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown

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

No French hens, but there is a French horn in the brass sextet that will back the Chester River Chorale as it sings in the winter holidays on Friday evening December 5 and Saturday afternoon December 6 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown. An organ and percussion ensemble and guest artists Cantor Gary Schiff and the Chester River Youth Choir will join the program. Suggested donation is $15 with children free. Visit www.chesterriverchorale.org for more information, or call 410 928 5566.


Date: Friday the 5th
Time: 5:30–7:30pm
Event: Pet Portraits with Santa Paws to Benefit The Humane Society
Location: Coco' Pet Center Boutique, 335 High St

Contact: Carolyn Thompson
PH: 410-778-3648
Email: cthompson@kenthumane.org
URL: www.kenthumane.org/upcoming-events/

As a part of Chestertown’s First Friday event, bring your pets out and about to enjoy the festivities in town while making a lasting memory of your pets and family with Santa. Photo portraits will be sent digitally. A suggested donation of $10 per pet portrait will benefit the homeless animals of The Humane Society of Kent County.


Date: Friday the 5th
December 5 – 6
Time: 6–8pm
Event: A Night in Bethlehem
Location: First United Methodist Church

Contact: Tonya McClain
PH: 410-778-2977
Email: fumcchestertown@verizon.net
URL: www.1st-umc.org

Join us for A Night in Bethlehem, a hands-on Holy Land Experience, where you will experience Bethlehem as it was when Jesus was born. Experience the market place with crafts and food and meet Mary and Joseph at the live nativity. For all ages.


Date: Friday the 5th
Time: 6–7pm
Event: Winterfest Middle School Band Concert At The Peoples Bank
Location: The Peoples Bank High Street

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

The Kent County Middle School Band led by Mr. Leon Frison will perform from 6:00 to 7:00. Refreshments will be served.


Date: Friday the 5th
December 5 – January 3
Time: Mon-Sat 10-5pm; Sundays 12-4pm
Event: Holiday Show and Sale
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/

Want to shop local this year and support the artists and craftsmen in our community at the same time? Be sure to visit RiverArts Annual Holiday Show and Sale. Opening in the Studio Gallery on (Black) Friday, Nov. 28 and opening Gallery-wide on Dec. 5, this year's sale promises to be better than ever. Opening ceremony to be held on December 5th from 5–8pm


Date: Saturday the 6th
Time: Noon-3pm
Event: Colonial Chestertown's Holiday House Tour
Location: Emmanuel Church, 101 N. Cross Street, Chestertown

Contact: Deeann Jones
PH: 410-810-3990
Email: jonesy222@verizon.net
URL:

Step back in time for the day and come to beautiful and historic Chestertown to experience the holiday season in true colonial style. On this self-paced tour, docents will guide you through several of Chestertown's most historic and significant buildings decorated in their holiday best. Tickets are available online or order by mail. Send a check and ticket request information to : 2014 Holiday House Tour, 910 N. Meadowview Drive, Chestertown, MD. 21620.


Date: Saturday the 6th
Time: 1-4pm
Event: Santa's Workshop
Location: Community Center, 11041 Worton Rd, Worton

Contact: Antoninette Campbell
PH: 410-778-1948
Email: info@KentParksAndRec.org
URL: KentParkAndRec.org

Children and families will love to participate in this seasonal gathering featuring Santa! Come enjoy crafts, refreshment and don't forget your list! All crafts, refreshments, and pictures with Santa are included in the cost. $7 ($9 if registered late) Registration November 1st - each year.


Date: Saturday the 6th
December 06 – 07
Time: 10am–8pm
Event: 31st Festival of Trees
Location: The Weinberg Building at The Kent Center

Contact: Annie Stewart
PH: 410-474-9680
Email: tippytow@hotmail.com
URL:

The members of Soroptimist International of Kent County, MD, are pleased to bring back to the community the Festival of Trees. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree. Santa will be there--so bring your camera. Free admission and handicapped accessible free parking. Contact Annie Stewart at 410-474-9680 or tippytow@hotmail.com if your organization would like to display a tree. Sunday Hours 10am–3pm


Date: Saturday the 6th
December 6 – 7
Time: Dec. 06 – 7pm, Dec. 07 – Shows at 4pm and 7pm
Event: Eastern Shore Home Companion - Revisited
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

Contact:
PH: 410-810-2060
Email:
URL:

$15 / $5. Information TBA


Date: Saturday the 6th
Time: 12–3pm
Event: Hynson-Ringgold House Open House
Location: 105 S. Water St.

Contact:
PH: 410-778-7888
Email:
URL:

Washington College Interim President Jay Griswold and his wife, Toni, welcome guests to tour the Hynson-Ringgold House and enjoy hot apple cider and cookies.


Date: Saturday the 6th
Time: 9:30am–1:30pm
Event: Children's Creativity Center
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/

Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.


Date: Tuesday the 9th
Time: 5–6pm
Event: The Creative Life with Connie Godwin & Margie Elsberg
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: Stephanie Somers
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/creative-live

Margie Elsberg and Connie Godwin both started their careers in journalism right out of college as “copy boys" then worked as newspaper reporters in Washington, D.C. Connie continued her newspaper career, becoming an editor in Anchorage, Alaska, later returning to Washington for a 20-year stint as Press Secretary to Alaska’s late senior Senator Ted Stevens. Margie remained in Washington, becoming a newspaper City Editor and later a TV news producer and assignment manager. In the past decade they have team-taught a WC-ALL course called “How the News is Made” which evolved over six classes from newspapers, once only black-and-white print, to digital on screens as small as iPads and cell-phones. Margie now works as a media consultant and volunteers in local programs. Connie also volunteers locally. Members: $20; Non-members: $25


Date: Tuesday the 9th
Time: 5–6pm
Event: Creative Lives Lecture
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/creative-live

Margie Elsberg and Connie Godwin both started their careers in journalism right out of college as “copy boys” (newsroom gophers). In the past decade they have team-taught a WC-ALL course called “How the News is Made” which evolved over six classes from newspapers, once only black-and-white print, to digital on screens as small as iPads and cell-phones.


Date: Wednesday the 10th
Time: 4–7pm
Event: Life Drawing
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/

Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.


Date: Thursday the 11th
Time: 9am–5pm
Event: Egg Tempera Workshop - Day 1
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/egg-tempera-w

Open to all levels of painters, from beginners to advanced. In this workshop students will learn aspects of egg tempera, characteristics of powered pigments, how to make fresh paint, many ways of applying the paint, including glazing and scumbling.


Date: Friday the 12th
Time: 8pm
Event: Chestertown Blues Series Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

Contact: 410-810-2060
PH:
Email:
URL: ww.garfieldcenter.org/event/shawn-holt-the-teardro

Tickets $25 / $20 Please visit the above website for more info on the band


Date: Friday the 12th
Time: 9am–5pm
Event: Egg Tempera Workshop - Day 2
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/egg-tempera-w

Open to all levels of painters, from beginners to advanced. In this workshop students will learn aspects of egg tempera, characteristics of powered pigments, how to make fresh paint, many ways of applying the paint, including glazing and scumbling.


Date: Saturday the 13th
Time: 9:30am–1:30pm
Event: Children's Creativity Center
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/

Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.


Date: Sunday the 14th
Time: 4pm
Event: Free Holiday Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
Location: Emmanuel Church, Chestertown

Contact:
PH: 410-778-2829
Email:
URL:

The Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble will present a program of Christmas and Hanukkah music. The band invites the audience to join them for post-concert refreshments. Directed by Dr. Keith Wharton, the ESWE is the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown. It gives four concerts during its Sept.-May season and welcomes new members at any time, without audition or fee. The next concert will be on March 15, 2015. The band is partially supported by the Kent Co. Arts Council.


Date: Sunday the 14th
Time: 4pm
Event: Free Holiday Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
Location: Emmanuel Church, Chestertown

Contact:
PH: 410-778-2829
Email:
URL:

The Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble will present a program of Christmas and Hanukkah music. The band invites the audience to join them for post-concert refreshments. Directed by Dr. Keith Wharton, the ESWE is the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown. It gives four concerts during its Sept.-May season and welcomes new members at any time, without audition or fee. The next concert will be on March 15, 2015. The band is partially supported by the Kent Co. Arts Council.


Date: Wednesday the 17th
Time: 4–7pm
Event: Life Drawing
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/life-drawing/

Cost: $10 per session (w/ purchase of ticket book); $15 at the door. Featuring professional models of both genders, the sessions are valuable to fine and commercial artists, both professional and amateur, who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill.


Date: Thursday the 18th
June 7, 13, 14
Time: 8pm
Event: Messiah Sing-In
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts

Contact: Bentley Orrick
PH: 410-928-5566
Email: benorr@verizon.net
URL: www.chesterriverchorale.org

Hallelujah! Join members of the Chester River Chorale and professional musicians at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 18, to benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. Sing along or just listen at the annual event sponsored by Garfield and the Chorale. A $20 donation lets you join in this holiday treat.


Date: Saturday the 20th
Time: 9:30am–1:30pm
Event: Children's Creativity Center
Location: KidSPOT at RiverArts Gallery

Contact: RiverArts
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: riverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/

Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.


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