Special Nov. 30-Dec. 9
— Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol —8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m., Sundays; Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High St., Chestertown. Director Bonnie Hill brings to the GCA stage the classic story of “A Christmas Carol” as presented from the perspective of Tiny Tim. Info and tickets: garfieldcenter.org.
— The Be-In 2018 — 6:30 p.m., the Egg, Hodson Hall, Washington College. Interactive evening celebrating a collection of peace storeis. Free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Nov. 6, Thursday Dec. 7, Friday
— Wassail Party — 4 p.m., Bordely Building, 301 High St., Chestertown. Join the Historical Society as they celebrate the holiday season in historic fashion with its annual Wassail Party. Info: kentcountyhistory.org.
— Chestertown First Friday — 5-8 p.m., Chestertown Historic District. Monthly progressive open house. Businesses keep their doors open later so visitors can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, children’s activities and a variety of dining options. Info: facebook.com/down townchestertown.
Dec. 7, Friday Dec. 7, Friday
— Book signing — 6 p.m., the Bookplate on Cross St., Chestertown. Booking signing for “The Real McCoys” and “Two’s a Crowd” by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr.
— Dickens of a Christmas — events begin at 5 p.m. and continue through Sunday at 4 p.m., downtown Chestertown. Chestertown transforms itself into Victorian-era London and celebrates Charles Dickens and his famous novella, “A Christmas Carol.” Enjoy carriage rides, family entertainment, street theater, high tea, holiday house tour, a “Run Like the Dickens” 5K race, children’s games and crafts, lectures, authentic food and drink and a stage production of “Tiny Tim’s Christmas.” Info: dickens chestertown.org.
— Festive Fridays — 5-8 p.m., Downtown Chestertown. Join local independent Chestertown shops, galleries, studios and restaurants along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street and Cannon Street for a night out on the town. Business hours will be extended so shoppers will have more time to shop after the work day is over. Info: facebook.com/downtownchestertown.
— Festival of Trees — 5-7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; noon3 p.m., Sunday; First United Methodist Church, 105 N. Mill St., Chestertown. Christmas Trees decorated by community organizations. Sponsored by the Soroptimist of Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties.
Dec. 7-21 Dec. 7-9 Dec.
— Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony — 6 p.m., Town Hall, Galena. Santa will cruise down Dogwood Drive making a stop at town hall to help the mayor light the town’s Christmas tree with music provided by the Kent County Marching Band. He will then head to the Galena Volunteer Fire Department for refreshments and holiday cheer.
Dec. 8, Saturday 12, Wednesday
— An Evening with Lisa Damour — 6-8 p.m., the Garfield for the Arts, 210 High St., Chestertown. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and serves as the executive director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. In “Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood,” Damour pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your child’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary and natural. This event is free and open to the public. Info: [email protected]
Dec. 12, Wednesday
— Seasonal Sensations —6 p.m., appetizers; 6:30 p.m., dinner; Kent County High School cafeteria, Worton. Dinner, concert and silent auction. Info: mar[email protected] atlanticbb.net.
Dec. 13, Thursday
WC-ALL Holiday Tour — of Historic Odessa — 8:45 a.m., bus leaves Redners’ parking lot, Chestertown. See some of the finest examples of 18th and 19th century architecture in Delaware while touring three festively decorated homes with the Odessa Historic Foundation. Period rooms are filled with antiques and Americana. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Cantwell’s Tavern and then explore the village on your own. $65 for members and nonmembers includes bus, tour, lunch, and driver tip. Note that the tour has limited accessibility due to steps to entrances and staircases within historic buildings. Reservations by Dec. 6 with check to WC-ALL, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620. Info: wash coll.edu.
Dec. 15, Saturday
— Winter Fest and Cookie Walk — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Millington firehouse. With vendors and plenty of cookies. Santa will arrive via fire truck for the event and there will be fire truck rides for children from 2 to 4 p.m.
Dec. 15 and 16
— Train Show — 11 a.m.-3 p.m., old town hall building on Third Avenue, Betterton. With new additions to the Lionel and American Flyer layout as well as a new sound system. Sponsored by the Betterton Community Development Corporation.
Dec. 15, Saturday
— Christmas Recital — 1 p.m., Kent County High School, Worton. Dance recital for students at Jennifer’s School of Dance. Admission is an unwrapped toy. All toys will go to the Kent County Christmas Basket Committee.
Dec. 15, Saturday
— Gather ‘Round — 3:30 p.m., Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High St., Chestertown. Christmas storytelling with hot chocolate, carols and, of course, Christmas joy. Info: boxof[email protected] garfieldcenter. org.
Art & Music Dec. 6, Thursday
— Washington College Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble — 7:30 p.m., Gibson Center for the Arts, Chestertown. The Department of Music presents the Washington College Symphonic Band (Keith Wharton, director) and Jazz Ensemble (John Thomas, director). This event is free and open to the public. Info: washcoll. edu.
Dec. 7, Friday
— Washington College Vocal Studio Recital — 4 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College. The Department of Music presents a vocal recital featuring students from the studios of Carolene Winter and Bennett Umhau. Info: washcoll.edu.
— Annual Artisan Sale — 5-8 p.m., The Artists’ Gallery, 239 High St., Chestertown. The Artists’ Gallery will feature a variety of handcrafted, creative work from its collection of artists from the Eastern Shore and beyond. Included in this show will be clay works including hand crafted coasters, mugs and bowls, as well as original works in metal, wood, jewelry, recycled glass, leather goods and more.
— WACappella — 7:30 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College. WACappella is Washington College’s student A cappella group. This is a free concert. Info: wash coll.edu.
Dec. 7, Friday Dec. 7, Friday Dec. 7, Friday
— Opening Reception: Annual Holiday Show — 5-8 p.m., RiverArts, 315 High St., in the breezeway, Chestertown. Featuring gifts created by RiverArts members. The show runs through Dec. 30. Info: chestertownriverarts. net.
Dec. 8, Saturday
— Daryl Davis offers Boogie Woogie and a Message — 7 p.m., Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St., Chestertown. Second in the concert series African American Legacy and Heritage in Jazz, Blues and Gospel produced by Tom McHugh. Daryl Davis will perform followed by an education component with a talkback. Limited seating. Info and tickets: garpost25. org.
Through Dec. 9
— Clippings, Voids and Banana Curry — Kohl Gallery, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College. Two person exhibit by Baltimorebased artists Jo Smail and Paul Jeanes on view Nov. 2 to Dec. 9, kicks off with a salon-style conversation at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Reception is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on view through Dec. 9. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; gallery closed Monday and Tuesday. Info: washcoll.edu.
Dec. 9, Sunday
— Reception: Fiber Dimensions — 2-4 p.m., Heron Point, 510 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown. Exhibit with seven artist exploring mixed media, color and texture in fiber art. The exhibit may be viewed daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 15, Saturday
— The High and Wides —8 p.m., Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High St., Chestertown. Admission is $15. Info and tickets: boxof[email protected]center.org.
Dec. 16, Sunday
— Community Sing-Along — Christmas Carols, Holiday Songs — 3 p.m., Fountain Park, Chestertown. Join friends and neighbors in an old-fashioned community sing-along. Celebrate the spirit of the season singing Christmas carols and holiday songs. Info: rev[email protected] juno.com.
Dec. 16, Sunday
— A Winter’s Eve — 6 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cross and High Streets, Chestertown. Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble with Charles Thai, music director. All are invited to this free concert with refreshments after.
Through Dec. 30
— Annual Holiday Show — 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday; 315 High St., in the breezeway, Chestertown. Featuring gifts for every pocketbook — from stocking stuffers to host gifts, home decor to sweaters. Info: chestertownriverarts.net.
— Life Drawing — 5-8 p.m., RiverArts Education Center, 200A High St., Chestertown. Cost: $15 per session in advance, block of five tickets $75, $20 drop in. Info: www.chester townriverarts.net.
— Chester River Chorale — 7 p.m., Heron Point, Chestertown. Ninetyplus member chorale. No auditions required. Dues are $50 with students free. Info: chesterriverchorale. org or 410-928-5566.
Mondays Mondays Mondays Jan. 7 beginning
— Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble — 7-8:30 p.m., band room (no. 116), Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College. The ESWE is the all-ages community concert band based in Chestertown. Members range from school students to retirees. The band always welcomes new members, without audition, fee, or section limits. The last concert of the season will be May 19. Info: 410-778-2829; 410-8101834 or facebook.com/East ernShoreWindEnsemble. ESWEe[email protected]hoo.com.
— Harmony on the Bay — 7 p.m., Ruthsburg Community Hall, 105 Damsontown Road, Queen Anne. All-women Sweet Adeline’s Int’l. chorus singing fourpart harmonies. New members welcome from all area counties. Info: Claudia at 410-924-0013 or Dale at 301512-3288.
— RiverArts KidSPOT Creativity Center — 9 a.m.-noon, KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown. Variety of free arts activities for ages 2-12.
Dec. 9, 16 and 23
— Virtues of Jesus Advent Services — 10:45 a.m., Bethel AME Church, 237 N. College Ave., Chestertown. A Word of Hope, A Word of Love, A Word of Joy and A Word of Peace.
Dec. 9, Sunday
— Walking with God — 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown. Many believe in the appeal of having a god as a life companion; how that seems to offer comfort, direction, security to those who choose to believe. How do we non-theists fill those gaps, if at all. Who or what do we walk with? Religious exploration and childcare will be provided during the service. All are welcome. Info: 410-778-3440.
— Ushers Day — 3:30 p.m., Boardly Chapel AME Church, Pondtown. With the Guest Rev. William Ross, New Life UM Church, Centreville, MD. Info: 410-928-5677.
— A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols — 4 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 101 N. St., Chestertown. Reception to follow.
— Annual Steward Day — 4 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 237 N. College Ave., Chestertown. The Rev. Dr. Doretha Whittington, choir and congregation of St. John AME Church; Pocomoke City will minister the word and music. Dinner will be served at 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 9, Sunday Dec. 9, Sunday Dec. 9, Sunday Dec. 16, Sunday
— When Hard Lines Fade — 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown. Of late the term “stay in your lane” is heard often. It translates roughly to “You do your job, I’ll do mine.” At this service with Rev. Sue Browning we’ll consider when this may be helpful guidance, when it’s not, and the spiritual practic- es that may help us decide how far to extend our reach. Religious exploration and childcare will be provided during the service. All are welcome. Info: 410-778-3440.
Kent 4-H Triple Shots Shooting Sports-Shotgun
— Second and fourth Sundays, 2 p.m., alternating between the Kent County Gun Club and Sudlersville Skeet Club.
Junior Rifle Club — Second and fourth Sundays, 2-4 p.m., Kent Ag Center Rifle Range.
Kent Clover Calf Club
— Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Kennedyville United Methodist Church.
Health Second Mondays
— Caregivers Support Group — 1-2:30 p.m., Upper Shore Aging, 100 Schauber Road, Chestertown. Info: 410-7785581.
— Free and Clean Narcotics Anonymous — 8 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 237 N. College Ave., Chestertown. Recovery support group.
— Depression and Anxiety Support Group through Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc. — 2 p.m., Recovery in Motion, 300 Scheeler Road, Chestertown. Peer led support group for anyone dealing with any sort of depression or anxiety issues. One on one sessions are avaliable before or after the group meeting. Info: 410-822-1610 or www.chesa peakevoyagers.org.
Thursdays First Thursdays
— Parkinson’s Support Group — 4:30 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 401
High St., Chestertown. People with Parkinson’s Disease, or Parkinson like symptoms, and their loved ones are welcome to attend. For more information please call 410-778-0911.
— Support Groups — Recovery in Motion, 300 Scheeler Road, Chestertown. Groups for men, women, fitness, anxiety and depression, and dual diagnosis. Info: 410-778-5894.
For information about events offered by the Kent County Public Library, call 410-778-3636 or visit www. kentcountylibrary.org.
— Gingerbread Houses — 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Rock Hall branch; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chestertown branch; 11 a.m. Saturday at the North County branch. Space is limited so registration is encouraged.
— Free Popcorn and a Movie: The Meg —2
Dec. 12 and 15 Mondays
p.m., Chestertown branch. Rated PG-13. “Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deepsea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.”
Tuesdays — Baby and Toddler Story Time — 11 a.m., Chestertown branch. For ages 0-2.
— Community Chess Club — 4 p.m., Chestertown branch.
— Pre-school Story Time — 10 a.m., Chestertown branch, 10:30 a.m., Rock Hall Branch and North County Branch. For ages 2-5.
— Needlecrafters Group — 10 a.m., Chestertown Library Inc. building, 207 Calvert St.
— Preschool Story Time — 10:30 a.m., North County branch.
Tuesdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
First and third Thursdays
— Writers’ Group — 4:30-6 p.m., Chestertown Library Inc. building, 207 Calvert St. For all writers and aspiring writers.
Second and fourth Fridays
— Digital Drop-in —3 p.m., Chestertown branch.
Meetings Dec. 6, Thursday
— Kent CBG: Theresa Simmons, representing the Resorts at Chester River Manor — 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Chestertown.
Dec. 13, Thursday
— Kent CBG: Trey Hill of Harborview Farms — 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Chestertown. Hill will provide an updated view on how U.S. trade policy changes impact local farming in Kent County and an overview of the effect on the U.S. public and farming industry at large.
— Chestertown Chess Club — 7 to 11 p.m., Play It Again Sam, 108 S. Cross St., Chestertown. All ages and skill levels welcome; free. Info: pete[email protected] verizon.net.
— Chestertown Fiber Artist Group — 4-6 p.m., JR’s Restaurant, 337 High St., Chestertown. — LIFT
—6 p.m., Chestertown. Chester River Lesbians in Friendship Together, a social group for women who identify as lesbian, bi, trans, queer and questioning. For specific location and further information, contact liftofthechester[email protected] com or call 443-988-3616 or 410-778-0306.
— Diversity Dialogue Group — 6:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church, College Avenue at Calvert Street, Chestertown. Discussion of issues including oppression, inequality and privilege, in a spirit of partnership to find solutions for the entire community. All welcome.
— League of Women Voters of Kent County — 9:30-11 a.m., Chestertown Library Inc. building, 207 Calvert St., Chestertown. The meetings are for the board, but all members are encouraged to attend. Info: kent.lwvmd.org.
— Sons of Allen Christian Men’s Group — 6 p.m., Bethel AME, Chestertown. Group for men to grow spiritually.
Second Second Tuesdays Tuesdays Tuesdays
Coast Guard Auxiliary —7 p.m., Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, 2nd floor conference room, Chestertown. Guests welcome. Previous military service not required. Info: 410-778-5117.
— Upper Eastern Shore Bee-
keepers Association — 6:30 p.m., Chestertown Library Inc. building, 207 Calvert St., Chestertown. Meetings held every month except August and December; for current or prospective beekeepers in Kent, Queen Anne’s and Cecil counties.