WORTON — One of the headlining events for the second annual Kent Goes Purple, a campaign to raise awareness of opioid addiction, is a community party in Worton Park. What is being advertised as a Purple Jamboree will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

The Jamboree has a family focus. There will be live music provided by Karen Somerville with Gerry Werner, face painting, a rock wall/slide inflatable, team tug of war, a bounce house, hot dogs and more — all at no cost.

Also available will be recovery and prevention resources and educational materials.

The Kent Goes Purple shirts featuring Washington College’s flying goose logo will be available for purchase.

The Chestertown Jazz Festival — which begins Thursday, Sept. 12 — will see five performers take the stage Saturday during Jazz in the Park in Wilmer Park.

While there are two performances before Saturday — the Larry McKenna Quintet opens the festival at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mainstay in Rock Hall followed by Barbara Parker and Joe Holt 7 p.m. Friday at the Garfield Center for the Arts — Jazz in the Park is $30 at the gate with students paying $15 and children entering for free.

Performances begin at 11:45 a.m. with the 100 Voices Choir of Kent County. Then at 12:30 p.m., the Washington College Jazz Combo will take the stage followed by the Greg Thompkins Quintet at 1:45 p.m.

The penultimate performers of the evening, at 3 p.m., are Gregor Huebner and El Violin Latino 3.

Headliner Alicia Olatuja, who performed at former President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, will close Jazz in the Park with a performance starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Jazz Festival continues Sunday, Sept. 15 will a screening of “Jazz on a Summer’s Day” at 4:30 p.m. at Sumner Hall. Tickets are $10.

The festival comes to a close Monday, Sept. 16 back at the Mainstay when Joe Holt welcomes Max Murray and Frank Russo to the stage. Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door.

For more information on the Chestertown Jazz Festival, visit garfieldcenter.org or call 410-810-2060.

Also Saturday, the inaugural Chestertown Car Show will be held from 2 to 6 p.m.

Sponsored by Main Street Chestertown, the show will display cars in and around Fountain Park and along the 300 block of High Street between Cross and Mill streets.

There will be judges’ awards, food and beverages and auto-related contests and activities. Children can search for car parts in a scavenger hunt, paint hub caps and compete in a valve-cover car race.

The rain date for the event is Sunday, Sept. 15.

All years, makes and models are welcome. Trophies will be awarded in 10 categories ranging from vintage cars or trucks to classic imported cars to “Work in Progress: Cars that run and drive but are still projects under construction.”

Register online at ChestertownCarShow.org, where more detailed information about the event and the judging categories is posted.

Day-of registrations will be accepted, as space allows, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the event headquarters tent at High Street and Spring Avenue.

The registration fee is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.

The car show is being organized by a volunteer committee led by Jon and Barbara Slocum, who also founded Main Street Chestertown’s monthly Cars on High gatherings on the third Thursday of each month from April through September.

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