December Events in Kent County, MD

  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Saturday, December 1
  • This event runs December 1-31
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N. Cross St. Chest
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
  • 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.
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Saturday, December 1   |  1-4pm
  • Location: Kent County Community Center
  • Contact: Stacey Clough
  • Phone: 410-778-1948
  • Email: info@kentparksandrec.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 - 22nd, 2012. For more information call 410-778-1948 or email info@kentparksandrec.org. Snow Date December 2, 2012
  • Art Show by Joanne Scott
  • Saturday, December 1   |  10am-5pm daily
  • This event runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 31st.
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • This will be a show of original artworks by this well-known artist of Maryland, Delaware, and Maine. The show will be in the Administration Gallery Hallway.
  • Rock Hall’s Annual Christmas Festivities
  • Saturday, December 1   |  see below
  • Location: Rock Hall Harbor and Mainstreet
  • Boat Parade and Santa’s Arrival at Rock Hall Harbor. 5:30pm
    Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade on Main Street. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
    Santa will be collecting Canned Food and Toys to be given to Children and Families in Rock Hall.
    Free Refreshments provided by Durding’s Store!
    Free Photo with Santa provided by Smilin’ Jakes!
  • Opening - Artworks Holiday Gift Sale
  • Saturday, December 1   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Artworks, 306 Park Row, Chestertown
  • Contact: Artworks
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: artworkschestertown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.artworkschestertown.org
  • The Artworks' gallery and gift shop will be full of inspired and creative artwork to help making finding that perfect gift easier. With most items priced under $100 and pieces from metal to clay, paper to textiles, paintings to pastels, there will be something for every taste and style.
  • Sally Clark: New Works in watercolor and Mixed Media and painted furniture
  • Saturday, December 1   |  Opening reception 5-8pm
  • Location: The Artists' Gallery 239 High St. Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Sally is very creative. No two shows are alike. She paints very decoratively and uses mixed media as well as doing very creative painted furniture and paper mache' sculpture. Her show will hang through Dec. 30, 2012
  • Rock Hall Reindeer Stampede
  • Saturday, December 1   |  10am
  • Location: Rock Hall Village Pavilion, Rock Hall, MD
  • Contact: Krista Batchelor
  • Phone: 410-810-2622
  • Email: rockhallelementarypta@gmail.com
  • URL: www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=6
  • Come Walk/Run this 5k with us though Rock Hall's winter wonderland on Dec 1st with us. Please visit the site listed for registration pricing and forms. A Free RHES Reindeer Dash will be held before the 5k for all children under 10!
  • Chester River Chorale concert-
  • Sunday, December 2   |  3pm
  • Location: tba
  • Contact: John Ames
  • Phone: 410-810-1438
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • A gala Holiday Concert highlighted by Washington National Opera Young Artist, baritone, Thomas Beard; Chestertown's own Cantor Gary Schiff and various soloists from the Chorale. The program of traditional Christmas and Hanukkah music will also feature accompaniments by organ, piano and a small chamber orchestra.
  • Holiday Happening on the Flower Farm
  • Sunday, December 2   |  11am-2pm
  • Location: Galena Bloom
  • Contact: John Carroll
  • Phone: 410-708-0247
  • Email: john@villageagents.com
  • URL: srbcinc.org
  • Multi Vendors at Galena Bloom.
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, December 3   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 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. New plays are read and critiqued each month!
  • Jewish Voices: An Evening of Poetry with Idra Novey
  • Tuesday, December 4   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, a 2011 National Poetry Series Selection, and The Next Country, a finalist for the Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry. She has received awards from the Poetry Society of America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PEN Translation Fund.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, December 7   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • 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.
  • First Friday- Artworks Holiday Gift Sale
  • Friday, December 7   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Artworks, 306 Park Row, Chestertown
  • Contact: Artworks
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: artworkschestertown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.artworkschestertown.org
  • The Artworks' gallery and gift shop will be full of inspired and creative artwork to help making finding that perfect gift easier. With most items priced under $100 and pieces from metal to clay, paper to textiles, paintings to pastels, there will be something for every taste and style. Closes December 29, 2012
  • Featuring our Artisans
  • Friday, December 7   |  Opening Reception 5-8pm
  • Location: The Artists' Gallery 239 High St. Chestertown
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Michele will return with newly designed one of a kind 18K gold jewelry, containing precious and semi-precious stones. Bob Frey will be on hand to talk about his turned wooden bowls; Eunice Schrank will have some beautiful newly knitted scarves and shawls.
  • Gallery Artists Holiday Exhibition
  • Friday, December 7   |  Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat 10-4
  • This event runs Dec. 7, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2013
  • Location: Carla Massoni Gallery, 203 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL: www.massoniart.com
  • Join us for First Friday December celebration of the Arts. 10% of all sales will benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. Guests are invited to bring donations to the Gallery on First Friday.
  • Bobbledy Books Debut for Children
  • Friday, December 7   |  5:30pm
  • Location: Bookplate, 112 S. Cross St., Chestertown
  • Contact: Tom Martin
  • Phone: 410–778–4167
  • Email: bookplate@verizon.net
  • URL: www.bookplate.biz
  • Come and bring the kids! Bobbledy Books for kids is a new line of books made especially for children. See the amazing Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr as they detail the new line. Animal Crackers will be served and a good time is sure to be had by all.
  • Annual Refuge Open House
  • Saturday, December 8   |  9am-3pm
  • Location: 1730 Eastern Neck Road Rock Hall, MD 21661
  • Contact: Colby Hawkinson, Visitor Services Specialist
  • Phone: 410-639-7056
  • Email: colby_hawkinson@fws.gov
  • URL: www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
  • 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Bring the whole family out to the Annual Refuge Open House celebrate this special day. The Refuge Open House will feature birding walks, a youth archery range with certified instructors, booths from partner organizations, guided refuge tours, kids activities, and more! Meet at the Refuge Office/Visitor Contact Station, ('the Lodge.')
  • All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet
  • Sunday, December 9   |  7:30–11am
  • Location: Galena Fire Co. Hall
  • Contact: Ann Dwyer
  • Phone: 410-648-5104
  • Email: ahdwyer@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Buffet Menu: eggs, sausage, scrapple, bacon, French toast, chipped beef, biscuits, home fries, fruit, coffee, tea & milk. Other 2012 dates: April 29, May 13, 27, June 17, July 1, 15, 29, August 12, September 2, 16, 30, October 14, 28.
  • Seasonal Sensation Holiday Dinner
  • Tuesday, December 11   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Kent County High School
  • Contact: Betsy Skinner
  • Phone: 410-810-0602
  • Email: betsyskinner@hughes.net
  • KCHS students from the music and culinary arts departments combine their talents for an evening of holiday music and food. A silent auction will accompany the event. Please contact for ticket information. Limited tickets available.
  • Messiah Sing-in
  • Friday, December 14   |  8pm
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Contact: The Chester River Chorale
  • URL: www.chesterriverchorale.org/
  • The Chester River Chorale sponsors the Messiah Sing-In, with artistic director Doug Cox and accompanist Sam Marshall leading the assembled participants in a reading of George Frederick Handel's Messiah, the most well-known choral composition of the Western world. This cherished annual event is a celebration of not only Handel's great oratorio, but also an affirmation of the community's love of singing, with audience and chorale members singing the choruses and guest artists performing the solos.
  • Christmas Bird Count
  • Sunday, December 16   |  Please call Walter or Nancy for specific times.
  • Location: 1730 Eastern Neck Road Rock Hall, MD 21661
  • Contact: Walter Ellison and Nancy Martin
  • Phone: 410-778-9568
  • Email: rossgull@baybroadband.net
  • URL: www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
  • Bird counting teams will cover all of Kent County on this day, including Eastern Neck NWR. To sign up and get details, please contact Walter Ellison and Nancy Martin at rossgull@baybroadband.net or 410-778-9568.
  • Rock Hall Crawl
  • Monday, December 31   |  6:45pm
  • Location: Rt. 20 and Main Street
  • Rock Hall will host Annual Hat Competition.
    7:30pm. Prizes awarded on Main St.
    11:45pm Don long johns, bundle up and gather at the Bulkhead!
    12 midnight STRAIGHT UP!
    Prize $20.12, plus 12lbs of RockFish!

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