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Chestertown Events Calendar- October 2014

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Date: Wednesday 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: Thursday the 2nd
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Living Writers Series — A Reading by Julie Mari
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/

Julie Marie Wade is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014). A recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, she teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.


Date: Thursday the 2nd
Time: 7pm
Event: Candidates Forum
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact: League of Women Voters of Kent County
PH: 410-639-7811
Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
URL: www.kent.lwvmd.org

Forum for general election candidates for the offices of Clerk of Court and State' Attorney. Audience will be encouraged to ask questions of the candidates.


Date: Friday the 3rd
Time: 5–9pm
Event: RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.


Date: Friday the 3rd
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 3rd
Time: 12pm
Event: 12@Hotchkiss - Nikita Borisevich, violin
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. Violinist Nikita Borisevich swept onto the Russian stage as one of today’s most promising young virtuosos. At fifteen, he won a Russian National Competition for Violinists and Cellists called “The Magical Bow” in Perm, Russia.


Date: Friday the 3rd
Time: 5–8pm
Event: RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.


Date: Friday the 3rd
Time: 5–8pm
Event: The Library's October Art Reception for "The Art Group"
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Kent County Public Library is pleased to announce a First Friday art reception featuring the work of THE ART GROUP. Drawing from the work of artists who engage in oil painting, watercolors, sculpture, craftmaking, and other art forms, THE ART GROUP has created an exhibit that is filled with diversity of style, form, and subject matter. This month's artist include: * Allen Johnson * Betty Smith * Sheila Exum * Lauryn Cunningham * David Stuebing * Cal Jackson * Theresa Schram


Date: Saturday the 4th
Time: 1-5pm
Event: Historical Society of Kent County Chestertown House Tour
Location: Chestertown's Historic District

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

The day Chestertown opens it's doors! Come walk through Chestertown's historic district visiting privately owned homes. This year's theme is Painted Ladies of Chestertown. Along with our favorite colonial homes, never before seen grand victorians will be open. A can't be missed day!


Date: Saturday the 4th
Time: 9am
Event: Chestertown Walk To End Alzheimer's
Location: Wilmer Park

Contact: Debbie Heinsch
PH: 410-778-1895
Email: lthc-dh@outlook.com
URL: www.act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2014/MD-GreaterMarylan

We all have a reason to walk. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. When visiting the website request to join a team "Chestertown Walk". Please note that the link indicates the walk is October 18th, however the "Chestertown Walk to End Alzheimer's" is actually OCTOBER 4th.


Date: Saturday the 4th
Time: 9:30am–1:30pm
Event: KidSpot Creativity Center
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.


Date: Monday the 6th
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 6th
October 6–27
Time: 6:30–8pm
Event: The Art of iPhoneography
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: Stephanie Somers
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/art-of-iphone

Photographing with a mobile device adds a level of convenience, flexibility, and spontaneity to the photographic process. In this 4-week class, Anne Highfield will provide a solid introduction to using the iPhone/iPad as a creative tool for editing photos. Members - $135; Non-members - $165


Date: Tuesday the 7th
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Literary House Series: The Book of Scented Things — A Literary House Press
Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College

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

Join us for a poetry reading and book signing as the Literary House Press releases its first trade paperback, an anthology of brand-new poems from 100 American poets called The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume.


Date: Wednesday the 8th
Time: 6–8:30pm
Event: Full Moon Paddle
Location: The foot of Cannon Street

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

When the sun goes down and the moon comes out, the river is transformed. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the Sassafras in "a whole new light $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)


Date: Wednesday the 8th
Time: 9am–12pm
Event: Finishing Techniques for Knitters
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: Stephanie Somers
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/art-of-iphone

Master Knitter Sue Wright will share tips and advice to help your knitted projects look handmade, not homemade! Seaming, neatshaping, button holes and other useful advice will give you the skills to finish your projects beautifully. Class will be at the Cannon Street Studio. Members: $80; Non-members: $100


Date: Wednesday the 8th
Time: 5–7pm
Event: Night at the Imagination Library
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

The Imagination Library is coming your way. Families with children ages 5 and under are invited for a night of music, art, stories, snacks and fun. The evening will begin with a nursery rhyme rock concert by Mr. Sam at 5pm, followed by a series of activities for little ones to enjoy. Wear your pj's or dress up in a costume and spark your imagination. Families will also have the opportunity to sign up to receive a free book in the mail every month!


Date: Thursday the 9th
Time: 7pm
Event: Candidates Forum (School Board)
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact: League of Women Voters of Kent County
PH: 410-639-7811
Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
URL: www.kent.lwvmd.org

Forum for general election candidates for Kent County School Board


Date: Friday the 10th
Time: 5:30pm
Event: Inside the Mind of a Mystery Writer, an evening with BRAD PARKS
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Mystery Writer Brad Parks, winner of the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, will speak at the Chesterown Branch of the Kent County Public Library. As the only author to have won all three of these awards celebrating excellence in the detective and mystery genres, he will offer listeners an interesting glimpse into the crafting of a good mystery. Beginning at 5:30, the general public is invited to meet the author during a catered reception. A limited number of copies of several of Mr. Parks' books will be available for purchase and signing. At 6:30, Mr. Parks will present "Inside the Mind of a Mystery Writer." Due to limited seating, tickets are required to attend this talk and are available FREE OF CHARGE on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are available at all three KCPL locations while supplies last.


Date: Saturday the 11th
Time: 9:30am–1:30pm
Event: KidSpot Creativity Center
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.


Date: Saturday the 11th
Time: 11am–12:30pm
Event: Star Wars Reads Day
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Young padawans, join us this day you must. Celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, trivia, refreshments, giveaways and more! Costumes optional, but welcome. May the force be with you. All ages.


Date: Sunday the 12th
Time: 10am–12:30pm
Event: Waterfowl Paddle
Location: The foot of Cannon Street

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

Witness the fall migration of waterfowl as you explore a tributary of the upper Chester River. $30/person no children under 12 Reserve online or by calling 410-778-5954 (M-F)


Date: Tuesday the 14th
Time: 5–6pm
Event: Sumi-e Painting with Sihnja An Whiteley
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

Sihnja has studied brush painting, Chinese calligraphy, oil painting and watercolor painting. Her paintings have been shown in many galleries and are distinguished by their synthesis of East and West: discipline of the East and freedom and individuality of the West. She has taught watercolor and bush painting since 1985. In this lecture, she will discuss her creative process. Members: $20; Non-members $25.


Date: Wednesday the 15th
Time: 4–7pm
Event: Life Drawing
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.


Date: Wednesday the 15th
Time: 2pm
Event: Delaware Museum of Natural History Presents: Wild Animals
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Get wild at the library as we welcome the Delaware Museum of Natural History and their animal safari of worldly proportions. All ages welcome.


Date: Thursday the 16th
Time: 7pm
Event: Candidates Forum (Commissioners)
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

Contact: League of Women Voters of Kent County
PH: 410-639-7811
Email: janewhardy@gmail.com
URL: www.kent.lwvmd.org

Forum for general election candidates for Kent County Commissioners.


Date: Thursday the 16th
Time: 4pm
Event: Anime in the Afternoon
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Chi's Sweet Home - Episodes 1-20 Interested in manga? A fan of anime? Entertained by rambunctious cats? Then join us for a drop in screening of Chi's Sweet Home. We will show the first 20 episodes in this first hour of Anime in the Afternoon. Each episode is only three minutes long, but if you're wanting more you can check out Chi's Sweet Home manga volumes from the library! Interested in watching other shows at the library? We will be taking suggestions after the screening. Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome.


Date: Saturday the 18th
Time: 1pm
Event: One Maryland One Book: Radio Jarocho Live at KCPL!
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Coming to the Library from New York City, the band RADIO JAROCHO will bring a blend of music, dance and traditions from several regions of Mexico. All ages welcome at this One Maryland One Book event.


Date: Saturday the 18th
Time: 9:30am–1:30pm
Event: KidSpot Creativity Center
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.


Date: Saturday the 18th
Time: 1pm
Event: Live music at the Library- RADIO JAROCHO
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown

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

Radio Jarocho blends the spirit of traditional 'son jarocho' music from Veracruz, Mexico with assorted influences and their own contemporary creations. Join us for live music and a fandango demonstration while learning about the similarities and differences of music and dance in between regions in Mexico. Free! All ages welcome! This is a One Maryland One Book event, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council.


Date: Tuesday the 21st
Time: 4:30pm
Event: Literary House Series: Poets Writing the Lyrical Essay — An Evening with Ma
Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House – Washington College

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

Maggie Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction, most recently The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (WW Norton, 2011) which was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, an Arts Writers grant from the Warhol Foundation, and most recently an Innovative Literature grant from Creative Capital.


Date: Wednesday the 22nd
Time: 4–7pm
Event: Life Drawing
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.


Date: Friday the 24th
October 24 and 25th
Time: 6:30-9pm
Event: Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown
Location: Starting from Bordley History Center 301 High Street, Chestertown

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

There's more to history than meets the eye! Join costumed guides as they lead you through the streets of historic Chestertown by lantern light and tell true stories of the area's spooky past. Call for ticket information.


Date: Friday the 24th
Time: 6-8:30pm
Event: Fall Fun Night
Location: Community Center, 11041 Worton Rd, Worton

Contact: Antoninette Campbell
PH: 410-778-2083
Email: info@KentParksAndRec.org
URL:

Register by 4:30pm, October 11th and pay just $6, the day of the event ($9 late/walkin registration) Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume! Parade of costumes begins at 7:15 pm Winners announced 7:45 pm at event Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult throughout the event Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Decorating, Rock Wall, Games, Crafts, Treats, Face Painting or Balloon Sculptures, Costume Parade & Contest, Pony Rides until 7:30 pm, Guess the Number of Candy Corn.


Date: Saturday the 25th
Oct. 25-26 and Nov 1-2, 2014
Time: 10am-5pm
Event: RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour
Location: picturesque Kent and Queen Anne's Counties

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

This fascinating, free, self-guided journey will lead visitors to discover amazing artwork and meet many of the 57 artists, many of whom are known and recognized throughout the art world. From traditional to avante-guard, you will get to appreciate paintings, pottery, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, metal, glass, wood art and furniture.


Date: Saturday the 25th
Time: 7:30pm
Event: WC Concert Series - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College

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

As part of 2014-2015 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ). Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Season tickets are also available.


Date: Saturday the 25th
Time: 9:30am–1:30pm
Event: KidSpot Creativity Center
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

A dedicated children's creativity center that will be open 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. This event is free.


Date: Wednesday the 29th
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: Wednesday the 29th
Time: 12–2pm
Event: Learn at Lunch: Phillip Walsh: Remaking College: “Love of Learning is the G
Location: Hynson Lounge – Washington College

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

Washington College Professor Phillip Walsh, a favorite past luncheon speaker, returns in his role as President of the Washington College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to remind us what is vital and enduring about the Liberal Arts at Washington College. This is the second Learn at Lunch of the year for Washington College's Academy of Lifelong Learning. Reservations required. Members - $15, Non Mmebers - $20


Date: Wednesday the 29th
Time: 4–7pm
Event: Life Drawing
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

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

Figure drawing session featuring professional models of both genders for professional and amateur artists who want to improve their sense of proportion, line quality, understanding of anatomy and overall drawing skill. Sessions are $15 each or 100 for a set of 10 tickets. No formal instruction. Bring your own supplies.


Date: Friday the 31st
October 31- November 2, 2014
Time: Various
Event: Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
Location: Chestertown, Md.

Contact: Sultana Projects
PH: 410-778-5954
Email: dmcmullen@sultanaprojects.org
URL: www.sultanaprojects.org

Visit historic Chestertown for the Mid-Atlantic's largest annual gathering of Tall Ships, schooners, and historic wooden boats. Sultana Projects' Downrigging Weekend features concerts, lectures, forums, fireworks, and opportunities to tour and sail on a fleet of historic ships representing over 400 years of maritime history.


Date: Friday the 31st
Time: 1–5pm
Event: Learn to Paint the Tall Ships
Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery

Contact: Stephanie Somers
PH: 410-778-6300
Email: chestertownriverarts@verizon.net
URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/classes/paint-the-tal

Take advantage of the parade of Tall Ships visiting Chestertown during Downrigging Weekend, and learn to paint them by getting up close and personal. Ray Ewing leads this four-hour class held at the foot of High Street. Ray has been an art instructor, active juror and guest lecturer in the Washington, DC are for over 30 years.


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