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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: garfield­cen­

— 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: kent­coun­ty­his­

— 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: face­ 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.

Dec. 7-9

— 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

— 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: face­­townch­ester­town.

— 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] at­

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

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: wash­

— 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

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: wash­

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]­cen­

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]

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: chester­town­river­

— 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:­ester town­river­

— 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 face­ ernShoreWindEnsem­ble. ESWEe­[email protected]­

— 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.

Tues­days Satur­days

— 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.


4-H clubs:

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 peakevoy­

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.

On­go­ing Li­brary

For in­for­ma­tion about events of­fered by the Kent County Pub­lic Li­brary, call 410-778-3636 or visit www. kent­countyli­

— 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] ver­i­

Thurs­days Thurs­days

— Chestertown Fiber Artist Group — 4-6 p.m., JR’s Restau­rant, 337 High St., Chestertown. — LIFT

First Fri­days

—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.

Sec­ond Mon­days

— 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:

— 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-

Sec­ond Wed­nes­days

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.

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