November Events in Kent County, MD

  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Thursday, November 1
  • This event runs November 1-30
  • 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.
  • Art Show by Joanne Scott
  • Thursday, November 1   |  10am–5pm
  • This event runs November 1 – December 31
  • Location: Heron Point
  • 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.
  • Sophie Kerr Living Writers Series: A Fiction Reading by Ron Hansen
  • Thursday, November 1   |  4pm
  • Location: Tawes Experimental Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts at Washington Colleg
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.english.washcoll.edu/sophiekerrlegacy/lectures
  • Ron Hansen is the author of eight novels, two collections of stories, and a book of essays. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha and went on to the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and Stanford University. His novel Atticus was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. His novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and was made into a movie starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.
  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, November 2   |  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.
  • Sally Clark: New Works in watercolor and Mixed Media and painted furniture
  • Friday, November 2   |  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
  • Annual Member's Judged Show
  • Friday, November 2   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs November 2 to November 25, 2012
  • Location: Chestertown Arts League
  • Contact: Chestertown Arts League
  • Phone: 410-778-5789
  • Email: artsleague@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownartsleague.org
  • The annual Judged Photography Show represents the best work of Arts League members and will have cash prizes awarded for the best art. The show opens on First Friday, November 2 with a reception at the Arts League from 5-8pm.
  • Chestertown Book Festival
  • Friday, November 2   |  Friday, 7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Location: Washington College & Emmanuel Church Hall
  • Contact: Gerard Cataldo, James Dissette
  • Phone: 410-810-3880
  • Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • URL: www.chestertownbookfestival.org
  • The Chestertown Book Festival begins at 7pm Friday evening, Nov. 2, with a keynote talk by Adam Goodheart, author of "1861, The Civil War Awakening" at Hynson Lounge, Washington College. The festival runs Saturday, Nov 3, from 10am - 4pm at Emmanuel Church Hall, downtown Chestertown, with over 35 authors, publishers, illustrators, and a featured talk by Pulitzer winner Richard Ben Cramer, at 1pm. Both events are free to the public.
  • The Real Inspector Hound
  • Friday, November 2   |  8pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • 'The Real Inspector Hound' runs for two weekends in November. For further information and ticket prices please call our box office.
  • Rock Hall Elementary School Basket Bingo
  • Friday, November 2   |  6pm Doors Open, 7pm Games Start
  • Location: Rock Hall Fire House
  • Contact: Krista Batchelor
  • Phone: 410-810-2622
  • Email: rockhallelementarypta@gmail.com
  • URL: www.facebook.com/events/421774707888072/
  • Rock Hall Elementary School PTA Presents a Basket Bingo! Featuring filled Longaberger Baskets and Thirty-One Gifts. There will be 20 Games as well as special games and raffles. Food will be available for purchase.
  • Artworks Studio Tour
  • Saturday, November 3   |  10am-5pm
  • This event runs October 28-29 and November 3-4, 2012
  • Location: 306 Park Row, Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Artworks
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: artworkschestertown@verizon.net
  • URL: www.artworkschestertown.org
  • Take this free self-guided tour of some 50 art studios, featuring artists of note working in many different media from fiber to paint to jewelry, clay, metal, glass, and wood. You will meet friendly artists, happy to answer your questions, and have the chance to buy original work at studio prices. The tour will include studios in Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton, Church Hill, and Arts at Still Pond Station in Worton.
  • Chestertown Book Festival
  • Saturday, November 3   |  10am-4pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church Hall, Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Chestertown Book Festival Committee
  • Phone: 410-810-3880
  • Email: chesbookfest@gmail.com
  • URL: www.chestertownbookfestival.org
  • Over 30 authors, publishers, illustrators will present their work. The event is free to the public. Saturday speakers to be announced, as well as Friday evening, Nov. 2 keynote.
  • Ethos Percussion Group/ Washington College Community Concert Series
  • Sunday, November 4   |  4pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Kate Bennett
  • Phone: 410-778-7839
  • Email: kbennett2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.wascoll.edu
  • Ethos Percussion Group concert
  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, November 5   |  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!
  • 7th Annual Goose Bump Jump
  • Saturday, November 10   |  11am
  • Location: Betterton Beach
  • Contact: Bonnie Brady
  • Phone: 410-778-7303 ext. 20
  • Email: bonniebrady@kentcenter.org
  • URL: www.kentcenter.org
  • Take a gander to the wild side and jump into the Chesapeake Bay to support our community's adults who have developmental disabilities. Costumes Encouraged! Minimum contribution of $25 per jumper. Money donated will go to Kent Center, a local nonprofit focused on enabling adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and contribute positively to their communities. Melt down Party will follow the Jump at the Betterton Volunteer Fire Company. Transportation to/from beach provided.
  • Jewish Voices: An Evening of Words & Music with Anna Solomon & Clare Burson
  • Tuesday, November 13   |  4:30pm
  • Location: The Egg, Hodson Dining Commons First Floor
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Anna Solomon is the author of the novel, The Little Bride. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, One Story, Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere, and have twice been awarded the Pushcart Prize.
    Clare Burson's latest album, Silver and Ash, is a concept album that explores Burson's maternal grandmother's life in Germany, from her birth in 1919 to her escape in 1938, as well as Burson's own struggles with rupture, silence, guilt, empathy, and continuity.
  • Opening - Artworks Holiday Gift Sale
  • Friday, November 16   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs Nov. 16-Dec. 29, 2012
  • 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.
  • Thanksgiving/Christmas Bazaar
  • Saturday, November 17   |  8:30am–2pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, 101 N. Cross St. Chestertown
  • Contact: Hanson and Linda Robbins
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verizon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org
  • Handmade gifts, decorations, bake table, jewelry, collectibles, silent auction. Lunch 11am–1:30pm.
  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Saturday, November 17   |  7pm
  • Location: St. Paul's Parish, Kent, 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd. Chestertown
  • Contact: Faith Souders
  • Phone: 410-810-2805
  • Email: fsouders@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Eclatante: a harp duo featuring Melissa Tardiff Dvorak and Michelle Lundy.
  • Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: 'Spiritual Committee-Work: The Yeatses and A Vi
  • Monday, November 19   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.english.washcoll.edu/sophiekerrlegacy/lectures
  • Margaret Mills Harper is Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick. She specializes in Irish literature, literary modernisms, and poetry of the long twentieth century.
  • 49th Annual Chestertown Antiques Show and Sale
  • Friday, November 23   |  Fri. 4-7pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-3pm
  • This event runs Nov. 23-25
  • Location: Washington College Lifetime Fitness Center
  • Contact: Marilyn Klompus
  • Phone: 410-810-4898
  • Email: mklompus@gmail.com
  • Show and sale by an impressive selection of quality antique dealers representing Period to 20th century furnishings & accessories.
    Admission $6 ($5 with card or coupon)
  • Country crafts Guild Fall Arts & Crafts Show
  • Friday, November 23   |  10am-4pm both days
  • This event runs Fri.23–Sat. 24. Nov.
  • Location: Rock Hall Fire House
  • Contact: Kathy Redman
  • Phone: 410-778-1432
  • Email: predman@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: countrycraftsguild.com
  • Unique handmade arts & crafts including: fresh greens, plants, wreaths, miniatures, house plaques, wood crafts, paintings, photography, dolls, woodworking, pottery, knitting, crocheting, tole painting, potpourri, herbs, teas, folk art, santas, Christmas decorations, paper crafts, cutting boards, bottle stoppers, wreaths, sewn vests and purses, stuffed animals, bulletin boards, candy, cheeses, weaving, bead, glass, silver jewelry, statuary, quilts, wall hangings, placemats, American Girl doll clothes, etc. Lunch served.
  • Annual Festival of Trees
  • Friday, November 23   |  Fri.10am–8pm, Sat.10am–5pm, Sun.10am–3pm
  • This event runs Fri. Nov. 23-Sun.Nov. 25, 2012
  • Location: The Weinberg Building at The Kent Center. 215 Scheeler Rd., Chestertown, MD
  • Contact: Carol Walls
  • Phone: 410-708-0850 cell
  • Email: 47speedracer@gmail.com
  • Soroptimists Int. of Kent County presents annual Festival of Trees. Trees are decorated by local businesses, clubs and youth organizations. Old fashion garden, refreshments, free admission, handicap accessible. free parking.
  • First-Year Reading
  • Thursday, November 29   |  7pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Contact: Kathryn Bursick
  • Phone: 410-778-7899
  • Email: kbursick2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.lithouse.washcoll.edu/
  • Come hear the best and brightest Washington College First-Year writers read from their original work!
  • A Chester River Holiday
  • Friday, November 30   |  Fri. 8pm and Sun. 3pm
  • Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
  • Contact: The Chester River Chorale
  • URL: www.chesterriverchorale.org
  • The Chester River Chorale, joined by a small chamber orchestra and the PCC Handbell Choir, presents a Holiday Concert including works by two Maryland composers and a newly commissioned setting of the African-American spiritual, Follow That Star, by Robert L. Jefferson, and the Jewish Shabbat song, Shalom Aleichem, by Sholom Kalib. The concert will also feature a new Christmas carol medley by John Curtis Browning, based on the short works of contemporary American composer, Alfred Burt.

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