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Chestertown Events Calendar- April 2014

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Date: Tuesday the 1st
April 1-30
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
Time: 6:30pm
Event: The Future of History: Colonial Williamsburg's Lisa Fischer
Location: Litrenta Lecture Hall – Washington College

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

Lisa Fischer is head of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Digital History Center (DHC). Part of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, the DHC engages in the application of innovative technologies to study Virginia’s eighteenth-century capital and supports digital initiatives within the Foundation’s Research Division. The Digital History Center (DHC), located in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, directs digital initiatives for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Research Division. Founded in 2002, the DHC uses innovative technologies to engage the public in the continuing conversation about the American Revolution, citizenship, and democracy. DHC staff employ technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Virtual Reality, and XML, to create digital resources for studying and analyzing 18th-century America, with a focus on Williamsburg.


Date: Tuesday the 1st
April 1-April 30th
Time: 10am-5pm daily
Event: Kent County Schools Clothesline Art Show
Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, 501 E Campus Ave, Chestertown

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

This show represents all the public and private schools of Kent Co. MD with artwork from students grades K thru 12.


Date: Tuesday the 1st
April 1 to 27
Time: 5-8pm
Event: Sally Clark’s paintings
Location: The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High Street, Chestertown

Contact: Sally Clark
PH: 410-778-2425
Email:
URL: www.theartistsgalleryctown.com

Sally Clark is a wonderful, creative artist using many mediums as well as watercolor. She also creates painted furniture. Reception First Friday 5-8pm.


Date: Thursday the 3rd
April 3rd - 6th
Time: 4pm
Event: Sensing Change
Location: Various, Chestertown

Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
PH: 410-778-1149
Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
URL: www.kentcountyartscouncil.org

A four day series of programs from Thursday, April 3 to Sunday April 6 will be held in Chestertown. The venues include Washington College, Carla Massoni Gallery and the Garfield Center. Titled “Sensing Change” the programs explore the interaction of Creativity, Science and Art. Presentations include: a lecture by a renowned art professor from New York University; an art exhibit at Carla Massoni Gallery, a ground-breaking film; a moderated dialogue among scientists and artists and the audience; and a premier performance of an original musical composition.


Date: Thursday the 3rd
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Baratunde Thurston
Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College

Contact: owen Bailey
PH: 410-810-5768
Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/3036

Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair and the UK Independent, hosted Popular Science's 'Future Of' on Discovery Science, and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him 'someone I need to know.' This event is co-sponsored by the Black Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Sophie Kerr Committee.


Date: Friday the 4th
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. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.


Date: Friday the 4th
Time: 5:00 - 8:00pm
Event: Open House / First Friday
Location: Chester River Packet, Chestertown Marina

Contact:
PH: 410-708-6571
Email: info@chesterriverpacketco.com
URL: http://chesterriverpacketco.com/

Inaugural Weekend! First Friday - OPEN HOUSE "pub grub"/cash bar FREE to the public! Stop by the boat, docked at the Chestertown Marina (next to the Fish Whistle) and have a look around!


Date: Friday the 4th
Time: 5–7:30pm
Event: Timeless Rhythms: Sensing Change–Opening Reception
Location: 203 High St, Chestertown

Contact: Carla Massoni
PH: 410-778-7330
Email: info@massoniart.com
URL: www.massoniart.com

Art Exhibit featuring the work of John Ruppert first Distinguished Visitor of Washington College's SANDBOX Initiative; Greg Mort, founder The Art of Stewardship project; Zaria Forman, Lisa Lebofsky, filmmaker Drew Denny, Ice to Island Project; Grace Mitchell; Heidi Fowler; Deborah Weiss; Leigh Wen.


Date: Friday the 4th
Time: 4pm
Event: History Happy Hour
Location: Bordley History Center

Contact: Karen Emerson
PH: 410-778-3499
Email: director@kentcountyhistory.org
URL:

Burt Kummerow, President of Maryland Historical Society speaks about the war outside Kent County in 1814.


Date: Friday the 4th
Friday, April 4, and Sunday, April 6
Time: Fri. 8pm. and Sun. 3pm
Event: Chester River Chorale Presents
Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, 905 Gateway Dr. Chestertown

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

A special spring concert featuring sacred and secular music steeped in Americaís musical soul. Special guest artists include Karen Somerville with the gospel trio Sombarkin, and the Pam Ortiz band. Several new arrangements of their music have been commissioned specifically for this collaborative performance.


Date: Friday the 4th
April 4-25
Time: 5-8pm
Event: The Art of the Photograph
Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown

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

Opening reception is on April 4 from 5-8pm. This is a judged show.


Date: Saturday the 5th
Time: Noon
Event: Afternoon Delight & Fashion Show with Silent Auction
Location: Chester River Yacht & Country Club 7738 Quaker Neck Rd Chestertown

Contact: Louise Skinner
PH: 410-708-5301
Email: weasie100@yahoo.com
URL:

Soroptimist International of Kent County, MD. Proceeds help fund programs locally and globally to improve women and girls social and economic empowerment.


Date: Sunday the 6th
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Event: Inaugural Cruise / Sunday Brunch
Location: Chester River Packet, Chestertown Marina

Contact:
PH: 410-708-6571
Email: info@chesterriverpacketco.com
URL: http://chesterriverpacketco.com/

Join us for our inaugural cruise down the Chester River! Boarding begins at 11:30am. We will sail at 12:30pm, returning to dock at 3:30pm. $35/person (includes brunch buffet & complimentary Bloody Mary!)


Date: Monday the 7th
Time: 7:30pm
Event: Live Playwrights' Society
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High Street, Chester

Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
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: Tuesday the 8th
Time: 5:30pm
Event: An Evening of Poetry with Meg Kearney
Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown MD

Contact: Owen Bailey
PH: 410-810-5768
Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/3037-an-evening-of-po

Literary House Series Writing for (and about) Young Adults.
Meg Kearney is the author of two books of poetry for adults, An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award, as well as two novels in verse for teens.


Date: Wednesday the 9th
Time: 12 noon–2pm
Event: Richard Rosenberg – ALL Learn at Lunch
Location: Hodson Hall at Washington College

Contact: Washington College – ALL Office
PH: 410-778-7221
Email: wc_all@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu/offices/wc-all/learn-at-lunch.php

Richard Rosenberg, Artistic Director and Conductor of the National Music Festival is one of a handful of American conductors whose experience ranges from contemporary music to historical performance practice. He will speak on The National Music Festival. Reservations required. Members - $15, Non members - $20.


Date: Friday the 11th
Time: 4:30–7:30pm
Event: Poetry Festival
Location: Bookplate, 112 S. Cross St., Chestertown

Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
PH: 410-778-1149
Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
URL: www.kentcountyartscouncil.org

Choose your favorite poem and join us at the Book Plate to present it to the gathered poetry lovers. Whether it is Longfellow or e.e. cummings; Nikki Giovanni or Milton; sung, rapped, recited or just read, we look forward to your participation. Drop into the Book Plate to sign up for your preferred time, email us with a time request, or just drop in ready to read. Brought to you by Tom Martin at the Book Plate, Leslie Raimond at Kent County Arts Council, and Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic, and Robert Earl Price and his poetry aloud class at Washington College


Date: Saturday the 12th
Time: 6pm
Event: Kent School Auction: Red - White Ball
Location: 6788 Wilkins Lane, Chestertown

Contact: Tricia Cammerzell
PH: 410-778-4100 ext. 12
Email: tcammerzell2@kentschool.org
URL: www.kentschool.org/auction

Kent School's annual auction is open to the general public. This year we will be celebrating 45 years of Kent School with a Red White Ball including a live and silent auction, dinner, and music. Donations for inclusion in the live and/or silent auction are appreciated.


Date: Saturday the 12th
Time: 7-11pm
Event: Shoot for the Stars - Casino Night!
Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown

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

"Shoot for the Stars" Casino Night to benefit Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation (formerly Chester River Manor). Sumptuous hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening, $25,000 in chips, cash bar, live entertainment! Blackjack, poker, roulette and craps tables. Sponsorships welcome!


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: http://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 14th
April 14 - 18
Time: tba
Event: Literary House Series: Poet Shara Lessley, 2014 Mary Wood Fellow
Location: tba

Contact: Owen Bailey
PH: 410-810-5768
Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/3309-baratunde-thurst

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale. Her awards include an Artist Fellowship from the State of North Carolina and the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.


Date: Monday the 14th
Time: 6:30–9pm
Event: Red Cross Volunteer Recognition: Free Movie Screening
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact: Shaun Antrim
PH: 302-472-6275
Email: shaun.antrim@redcross.org
URL:

For all volunteers and general public, We would like to say a big thank you at the start of National Volunteer week. We would like to take you to the movies. With our "movie star" themed month, we will be providing you with free movie nights throughout the Delmarva Region by screening "In Love & War".The movie is rated PG-13.


Date: Tuesday the 15th
Time: 4pm
Event: Pysanka, Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Location: Main Meeting Room, KC Public Library, 408 High Street, Chestertown, MD

Contact: Annie Woodall, Public Services Librarian
PH: 410-778-3636
Email: awoodall@kent.lib.md.us
URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org

Pysanka, a make-and-take program for teens & adults. Pysanka is a Ukrainian batik technique using wax to decorate eggs. Put your creative powers to work and take home a fantastically decorated egg of your own design! Space is limited and registration is required! Call 410-778-3636 to reserve your space today.


Date: Tuesday the 15th
Time: 5:30pm
Event: American Educator and Historian Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, Smithsonia
Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College

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

American educator and historian, Lonnie Bunch is a former director of the Chicago Historical Society and, currently, the founding director of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He's responsible for defining the new museum’s mission, developing exhibitions and public programs, and coordinating the museum’s fundraising and budget development. As author, Bunch has written on topics ranging from the black military experience, the American presidency and all-black towns in the American west to diversity in museum management and the impact of funding and politics on American museums.


Date: Tuesday the 15th
Time: 8am-1pm
Event: Healthy Aging Symposium
Location: Kent County Middle School, 402 E Campus Ave, Chestertown

Contact: HomePorts
PH: 443-480-0940
Email: info@homeports.org
URL: www.homeports.org

An annual event featuring speakers on health care, aging in place, and financial and legal well-being. The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Walter Ettinger, Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical System.


Date: Wednesday the 16th
Time: 5:30–7pm
Event: Earthen Pyramids of the Southeastern United States
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact: Karin Cowperthwait
PH: 410-778-3636
Email: kcowperthwait@kent.lib.md.us
URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org

A presentation by Dr. Julie Markin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College. For 3000 years, American Indian groups across the Southeast built earthen mounds to mark territory, bury their dead, and communicate social status. Dr. Markin's talk explores how an emerging nobility constructed earthen pyramids and created new symbols to legitimize their control of power and resources during the period AD 800-1000. Free. Light refreshments.


Date: Thursday the 17th
Time: 6:30pm
Event: Recipes for Change: Our Food, Our Future - Growing Power's Will Allen
Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College

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

Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Will promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times. Using methods he has developed over a lifetime, Will trains community members to become community farmers, assuring them a secure source of good food without regard to political or economic forces. In 2008, Will was named a John D. and Katherine T. McArthur Foundation Fellow and was awarded a prestigious foundation “genius grant” for his work.


Date: Thursday the 17th
Time: 3–6pm
Event: Growing Our Community with Will Allen
Location: Garnett Elementary School

Contact: Kathy Thornton
PH: 410-810-7162
Email: kthornton2@washcoll.edu
URL: http://www.washcoll.edu/live/news/5480-growing-foo

Will Allen, former professional basketball player and now founder of Growing Power, will be in Chestertown on April 17! There will be a community gathering with free food, music, and kids' activities to celebrate good community and good food.


Date: Saturday the 19th
Time: 9am–1pm
Event: Earth Day Festival
Location: Memorial Row, Chestertown

Contact: And Goddard
PH: 410-778-6929
Email: andysctown@atlanticbb.net
URL:

Celebrate our Earth & learn how to care for her. Over 30 vendors offering tips on everything from energy efficiency to natural lawn care. Live music, food. Don't miss the Mutt Strut antics on the Courthouse lawn.


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: Sunday the 20th
Time: 12–3:30pm
Event: Easter Brunch Cruise
Location: Chestertown Marina

Contact:
PH: 410-708-6571
Email: info@chesterriverpacketco.com
URL: http://chesterriverpacketco.com/

PUBLIC EVENT Boarding begins at 12-noon. We will sail at 12:30pm, returning to dock at 3:30pm. $35/person (includes full brunch buffet & 3-hr cruise) **All cruises are subject to change due to weather and private chartered events**


Date: Friday the 25th
April 25
Time: Boarding: 5:30pm
Event: War of 1812 Cruise & Lecture
Location: Foot of High Street, Chestertown, MD

Contact: Kevin Hemstock
PH: 410-739-9909
Email:
URL: kentcounty1812.org/1812-crusise-lecture/

Come join us for a spring voyage and lecture on the Chester River. Noted historian, Gene Allen Smith, will talk about his widely acclaimed book, "The Slaves' Gamble Choosing Sides in the War of 1812".

This not-to-be-missed event will be held aboard the RIVER PACKET – latest addition to the Chestertown waterfront.

Proceeds from this event will go to our planned Battle of Caulks Field 2014 Bicentennial Reenactment.

TICKETS are $75.00 per person, space is limited, and are selling fast. Pre-event registration required, no tickets sold at the dock. Hors d'oeuvre and wine served.


Date: Saturday the 26th
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Event: K.C.Comm. Marching Band Cocktail Party
Location: Chesapeake Bank & Trust - High Street

Contact: Patsy Whiteley
PH: 410-708-1198
Email: whiteley@championrealty.com
URL:

Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser. Proceeds to benefit Community Band Operating Fund. Singing Sam Scalzo with provide music for the evening accompanied by Karen Sommerville.


Date: Saturday the 26th
Time: 5-8pm
Event: Paint the Town Wet Paint Show
Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown

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

A reception and premier show and sale of work done by the 50 plein air artists in town for four days of painting Kent County scenes.


Date: Saturday the 26th
Time: 7pm
Event: Kent Chamber Music Concert
Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall - Washington College

Contact: Faith Souders
PH: 410-810-2805
Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
URL: www.kentchambermusic.com

'Philadelphia Camerata', featuring Yuko Izuhara Gordon, piano; Charles Forbes, cello; Simon Gollo, violin and Michael Strauss, viola, performing works by Juaquin Turina, Mozart and Gabriel Fauré.


Date: Sunday the 27th
Time: Noon-3pm
Event: Taste of the Town and County
Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown

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

Spend an afternoon sampling signature dishes from Chestertown & Kent County's finest restaurants and caterers. Featured dishes range from nouvelle gourmet to regional classics such as Maryland Crab Soup. Award- winning local beer and wine available as well. Diners will want to come early to view the Paint the Town artwork exhibited in Fountain Park. Sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association.


Date: Wednesday the 30th
Time: 5:30PM
Event: Word Girls
Location: Bookplate, 112 S. Cross St, Chestertown, MD

Contact: Tom Martin
PH: 410-778-4167
Email: bookplate@verizon.net
URL: http://www.bookplate.biz

Meredith Davies Hadaway, Erin Murphy and Anne Agnes Colwell are the Word Girls who will be at Bookplate to entertain, enlighten and delight us with their poetry. Come out and enjoy the poetry and refreshments!


Date: Wednesday the 30th
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.


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