Coming Events

There’s plenty to do in Kent County this weekend. Kent Goes Purple events continue with the Purple Jamboree held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Worton Park.

Listed events are taking place in Kent County and adjoining areas. To be included, submit the event title, time and address to social@thekentcountynews.com at least one week in advance. Once submissions are approved, events will run as space allows.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12

KENT COMMUNITY BREAKFAST GROUP, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, 105 Scheeler Road, Chestertown. Bob Jacob, Kent County commissioner, will discuss his business in Kent County and how he developed it. 

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Kent County Public Library, 111-B1 N. Main St., Galena branch.

CHESTERTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL KICKOFF, 8 p.m., the Mainstay, 5753 Main St., Chestertown. With the Larry McKenna Quartet. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door or by phone reservation. Info and tickets: mainstayrockhall.org or 410-639-9133. 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13

MERCHANT OF VENICE, 6 p.m., Centreville Wharf, 212 Watson Road. Performances are free to attend. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair or blanket. Info: shoreshakespeare.com.

BARBARA PARKER AND JOE HOLT, 7 p.m., Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High St., Chestertown. As part of the Chestertown Jazz Festival. Tickets are $20. Info: garfieldcenter.org or call 410-810-2060. 

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, 7:30 p.m., Fountain Park, Chestertown. 

REBECCA LUKER, AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 7:30 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown. Luker's Broadway roles include Helen in "Fun Home," fairy godmother in "Cinderella" and Winifred in "Mary Poppins," a role which earned her a Tony Award nomination. Info: washcoll.edu

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.-noon, Fountain Park, Chestertown. Home grown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants and cut flowers as well as handcrafted works by local artisans.

KIDSPOT CREATIVITY CENTER, 9 a.m.-noon, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown. Variety of free arts activities for ages 2-12.

JAZZ IN THE PARK, first performer to take the stage at 11:45 a.m., Wilmer Park, Chestertown. 100 Voice Choir of Kent County followed by Washington College Jazz Combo at 12:30 p.m., Greg Thompkins Quintet at 1:45 p.m., Gregor Huebner and El Violin Latino 3 at 3 p.m. and headliner Alicia Olatuja at 4:30 p.m. Ticket are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Students pay $15. Children are free. Info: garfiledcenter.org and 410-810-2060. 

ANNUAL CRAB AND CHICKEN DINNER, 1-3 p.m., Bethel A.M.E. Church, 237 N. College Ave., Chestertown. Menu is a half dozen crabs, chicken, corn on the cob, salad, rolls and tea; donation $20; Sponsored by the Men and Women's Ministry of Bethel.

KENT GOES PURPLE COMMUNITY JAMBOREE, 1-4 p.m., Worton Park. Free food as well as bounce house and climbing wall for children. Speakers and more. Info: kentgoespurple.org

CHESTERTOWN CAR SHOW, 2-6 p.m., downtown Chestertown, Fountain Park and nearby streets. See a variety of vehicles from custom hotrods to classics and antiques. Category prizes, food and beverages, children's activities and car-releated contests. Event is free to the public. Registration fee for each car entered in the show. Info: chestertowncarshow@gmail.com

WALKING ROOTS BAND, 4 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, High and Mill streets, Chestertown. A free will offering will be received during the concert. Walking Roots Band is an acoustic, Americana, folksy, bluegrass, roots music based in Harrisonburg, Va. 

MERCHANT OF VENICE, 6 p.m., Centreville Wharf, 212 Watson Road. Performances are free to attend. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair or blanket. Info: shoreshakespeare.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15

THE ROAR RISING FROM THE VOID, 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown. Benjamin Van Dyne will give second part of his two-part sermon series using the works of James Baldwin. Religious exploration and childcare will be provided during the service. All are welcome. Info: 410-778-3440.

CORSICA RIVER DAY, noon-4 p.m., Corsica River Yacht Club, 589 Conquest Road, Centreville. 

ARCHERY, 2 p.m., Cypress Creek Archery, 2719 Cypress Road, Millington.

ANNUAL WOMEN'S AND MEN'S DAY, 3:30 p.m., Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church, Rock Hall. With the Rev. Michael Hadson of Gethsemane Church and congregation of Baltimore. All are welcome. 

JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY, 4:30 p.m., Sumner Hall, 206 N. Queen St., Chestertown. Presented by community curator Leslie Price Raimond. A concert film set in 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern. 

MONDAY, SEPT. 16

INFINITY RECYCLING OPEN HOUSE, 10 a.m., 31850 Millington Road, Millington. Hosted by Infinity Recycling and the Chestertown Environmental Committee. 

MID-SHORE PRO BONO FREE LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC, 1 p.m., yellow building, Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown branch. Info: 410-690-8128.

4-H NATURE CLUB, 4-5 p.m., Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown branch.

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: chestertownriverarts.net.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF KENT COUNTY, 6 p.m., Amy Lynn Ferris Center, 200 Schauber Road, Chestertown. Info: 443-282-0986 or sikentcounty@soroptimist.net.

MAINSTAY MONDAY, 7 p.m., the Mainstay, 5753 N. Main St., Rock Hall. Host Joe Holt welcomes Max Murray and Frank Russo. $10. Info and tickets: mainstayrockhall.org or 410-639-9133.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME, 10 a.m., Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown branch.

BABY AND TODDLER TIME, 11 a.m., Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown branch. For ages 0-2.

CHESTERTOWN ROTARY CLUB, noon, the Kitchen at the Imperial, 208 High St., Chestertown.

NORTH COUNTY AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP, 2-3 p.m., Kent County Public Library, 111-B1 N. Main St., Galena branch.

OLDE KENT QUILTERS GUILD, 3 p.m., January-March; 6:30 p.m., April-November; Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, 905 Gateway Drive, Chestertown. Guests welcome. Info: 410-490-7102.

COMMUNITY CHESS CLUB, 4 p.m., Kent County Public Library, Chestertown branch, 408 High St.

FORAGING AND FEASTING: A PRESENTATION BY DINA FALCONI, 5:30 p.m., Litrenta Lecture Hall, Washington College, Chestertown. Falconi is a clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. This is the kickoff event of the Center for Environment and Society's 20th Anniversary Events Series. Info: washcoll.edu

NAACP MEETINGS, 7 p.m., Potter’s House Ministries, 8814 Fairlee Road, Chestertown. Info: 410-778-0100.

SPORT FISHING, 7:30 p.m., Upper Eastern Shore Anglers, Kitty Knight House, 14028 Augustine Herman Highway, Georgetown. Info: Al Hart at 410-778-0289.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18

NEEDLECRAFTERS GROUP, 10 a.m., Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown branch.

MID-MONTH SOULFOOD SERVICE #4, noon, Bethel A.M.E. Church, 237 N. College Ave., Chestertown. The Rev. Emanuel Johnson, pastor of Janes and Emmanuel U.M. Charge will preach. A lunch fellowship will be shared after service. All are welcome to worship, pray, praise and fellowship.

CHESTERTOWN BOOK GROUP, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown branch.

PUPPY PALS DOG CLUB, 6:30 p.m., Radcliffe Creek School, 201 Talbot Blvd. Suite A, Chestertown.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19

KENT COMMUNITY BREAKFAST GROUP, 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, 105 Scheeler Road, Chestertown.

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Kent County Public Library, 111-B1 N. Main St., Galena branch.

WRITERS' GROUP, 5-6:30 p.m., Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown branch. For all writers and aspiring writers.

CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION, 7 p.m., Chester River Yacht and Country Club, 7738 Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown. As part of Democratic Club of Kent County meeting, Hope Clark and Darius Johnson will be on hand to discuss local resilience to sea level rise and extreme precipitation as well as legislation to reduce carbon emissions. 

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