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Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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August 2015

“Life is a saxophone” – A film by S. Pearl Sharp

August 7, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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 "First Friday Aug.7 at the GAR - A film by S. Pearl Sharp, "Life is a saxophone" featuring Kamau Daaood, an oral poet in an electronic age. Filmed in 1984 in Los Angeles this word musician's story includes a live concert at the Watts Towers  Arts Center with musicians Billy Higgins, Nirankar Singh Khalsa, Dadisi Komolafe, Roberto Mirands, artist Gale Fulton Ross, martial artist Dadisi Sanyika, dancer Lula Washington. The film runs 58 minutes, and will screen at 5, 6:10 and 7:15. This film is a…

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Pre-Legacy Day Listening Party

August 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join us at the Charles Sumner Post (G.A.R.) on Friday evening, August 14, 5:00 to 8:00 for a Pre-Legacy Day Event to reminisce about the music and social life of Kent County in the 1950’s through 1970’s.  We will be spinning records of James Brown, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and many more of the musical stars of the era. Refreshments will be provided.

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September 2015

First Friday Film – Gil Scott Heron Godfather of Rap

September 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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First Friday Film at G.A.R. Post 25 Friday, September 4, 2015 RBG- Gil Scott Heron Godfather of Rap-A Bio-Documentary Projected in ten minute segments. Starts at 5pm and the six part piece will rotate every ten minutes until 7:30pm. Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949, Died: May 27, 2011, New York City)  was an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with…

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Pre Chestertown Jazz Festival

September 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Open House:  5 pm – 7 pm   (with Kent County Arts Council) More information about The Chestertown Jazz Festival

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Museum Open: Chestertown Jazz Festival Weekend

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Museum Open, 10 am – 1 pm Chestertown Jazz Festival Weekend The wildly popular Chestertown Jazz Festival returns September 12, 2015 to Wilmer Park for another fabulous year of excellent jazz by the Chester River as the Sultana sails in the background.

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Private Event

September 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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1 - 5 pm

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Annual Meeting & Open House

September 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Board of Directors of G.A.R. Post #25, Inc. cordially invites you to the Annual Meeting of the organization.   Monday, September 28, 2015 Sumner Hall 206 South Queen Street Chestertown, Maryland   Open House and Reception 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Meeting:  A Report to the Community  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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October 2015

First Friday Film Program at Sumner Hall

October 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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First Friday:  Refreshments and Film Program, 5 pm – 7 pm Lunch Poems - Amiri Baraka A UC Berkeley filmed reading Friday, October 2, 2015 Three screenings: 5:00, 6:05 and 7:10pm Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.   Revolutionary poet, playwright, and activist Amiri Baraka (1934 – 2014) is recognized as the founder of the Black Arts Movement, a literary period that began in Harlem in the 1960s and forever changed the look, sound, and feel of American poetry.…

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Vaughn Bratcher’s Jazz Workshop

October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Vaughn Bratcher of the local smooth jazz group "The Bratcher Project" will conduct a series of monthly workshops on the history of Jazz titled "Jazz: The Historical Soundtrack of the American Experience." The first workshop will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 12 noon to 1:30pm at the Sumner Hall (206 S. Queen St. Chestertown, MD.) The workshop will consist of documentary films tracing the parallels -- both the positive and negative aspects -- of the social climate of this…

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Program Committee Meeting

October 20, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Meeting to discuss upcoming programming

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Tuesday Night Line Dancing

October 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Line Dancing Led By Zoe Ferrin Every Tuesday Night from 6-8 pm (except Nov 24) Enjoy Fun and Fitness at Sumner Hall $10 per session  

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Kent Museum Quarterly Meeting

October 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Kent Museum Quarterly Meeting:  10 am

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Sultana Movie Night

October 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Join us for a nautical movie to kick-off Sultana Education's annual Downrigging Weekend 2015 in Chestertown - October 30 - Nov 1, 2015 Movie starts at 7pm on Friday, October 29, 2015

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Downrigging Weekend Open House

October 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Downrigging Weekend Open House: 4 pm – 7pm (with Kent County Arts Council) Join us at Sumner Hall during Sultana Education’s annual Downrigging Weekend 2015 in Chestertown  for these events. Thursday, October 29, 2015 7pm The nautical movie The Bounty is featured on the first night of the festival Friday, October 31, 2015 3pm Maryland Emancipation Observance at Sumner Hall Observe the 151st Anniversary of this seminal event Sumner Hall. Traditional music will be provided by The Burke Family Singers, The…

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River Arts Studio Tour Exhibits

October 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - November 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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October 31 - November 1, 2015 10am - 5pm Artists on Display at Sumner Hall during River Arts Chestertown Studio Tour Oct 24, 25, 31 and Nov 1, 2015 DONNA LOBOS Mixed Media Donna’s work reflects her love of nature merged with her passion for crafts, including painted bird houses and guitars among other items. ALLEN JOHNSON Sculpture, Oil Paintings and Pastels Allen is a painter and wood carver. His thought-provoking paintings explore African American themes and his wood carvings…

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Maryland Emancipation Observance at Sumner Hall

October 31, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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On November 1, 1864, the State of Maryland amended its constitution to abolish slavery and free all those held in bondage within its borders. Observe the 151st Anniversary of this seminal event at the Charles Sumner Post #25 (Sumner Hall) Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Traditional music will be provided by The Burke Family Singers, The New Gospelites, and Derryl Deaton with Men of Janes Choir. Poetry by Robert Earl Price, and film will also be featured in this…

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November 2015

Meeting of the Board of Directors

November 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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November 2 Meeting of the Board of Directors

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First Friday at Sumner Hall

November 6, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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November First Friday in Chestertown: 4:30 to 7:30 Exhibit: History of Emancipation in Maryland and Kent County Performance: Andre Sisco: 6:00 to 6:45 pm      

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Black Men Speak

November 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Many topics discussed

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Ned & Constance Sublette: “The American Slave Coast” Book Reception

November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Starr Center former Patrick Henry Fellow Ned Sublette’s new book “The American Slave Coast” offers a provocative vision of US history from earliest colonial times through emancipation that presents even the most familiar events and figures in a revealing new light. More info. Reception following at Sumner Hall 7:00 to 9:00pm

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Workshop for Artists “Mind Your Business”

November 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Workshop for Artists “Mind Your Business” Advice on insurance, copyright, workspace, budgeting, etc. By Maryland Citizens for the Arts 1:00 to 3:30 pm  

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Movie Night at Sumner Hall: Do the Right Thing

November 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Spike Lee’s "Do the Right Thing" Friday, Nov. 20 at Sumner Hall 7:00 pm FREE Sumner Hall's monthly film series (third Friday of each month) features a film  of historical, cultural or social significance. Friday, November 20 join us for Spike Lee's award winning film Do the Right Thing. Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the…

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Jazz Cabaret

November 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
$30

Jazz Cabaret Featuring "The Bratcher Project" at Sumner Hall Saturday, November 28, 2015 TWO SHOWS! 6pm-730pm and 8pm-930pm Tickets: $30 Tickets can be purchased at Sumner Hall during regular business hours - Saturday 10am-1pm or by calling 443-282-0023 or emailing info@sumnerhall.org Entertainment sponsored by The Kent County Arts Council.

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December 2015

Exhibit Planning: The Founders

December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This is the first planning meeting leading to an exhibit on the Founders of Charles Sumner Post #25. Professor Jeanette Sherbondy will lead the effort. Anyone interested in working on this project is welcome to attend this session.

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Sumner Hall Closed to the Public

December 26, 2015
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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January 2016

Sumner Hall Closed to the Public

January 2, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Exhibit Planning: The Founders

January 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This is the second planning meeting leading to an exhibit on the founders of Charles Sumner Post #25. Professor Jeanette Sherbondy is leading the effort. Anyone interested in working on this project is welcome to attend this session.

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Second Annual King Film Festival

January 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

The Boy King (1986) will be shown at 5:00 p.m. It focuses on young Martin Luther King Jr.'s early encounters with prejudice and how the love and courage of his family moved him to speak out against segregation and become a leader in the civil rights movement. The classic Daughters of the Dust (1991) was written , directed and produced by Julie Dash.  It will play at 6:15 p.m.  It was the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in…

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Downtown Chestertown Association: Monthly Meeting

January 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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February 2016

Community Breakfast Group Planning Meeting

February 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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“Atomic Family: History + Performance” Project Rehearsal

February 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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CEC Film & Lecture Series

February 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Water Quality in the Mid-Shore Region A lecture by Eric Beuhl featuring ways citizens can reduce their impact on water quality, including the use of rain barrels, rain gardens, native plants and proper use of pesticides. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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Reception: “God, the Church and His Word”

February 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Reception to meet Joella Cooper and Yvette Hynson, the artists behind the exhibit God, the Church and His Word, which will be featured on Saturdays during February.

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Exhibition: “God, the Church and His Word”

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

An exhibition featuring the works of local artists Joella Cooper and Yvette Hynson

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Juneteenth 2016 Planning Meeting

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Buffalo Soldiers Cavalry Scouts Annual Meeting

February 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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“Atomic Family: History + Performance” Project Rehearsal

February 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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11th Annual KENNY Award

February 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

The KENNY Award is given each year by the Hedgelawn Foundation and Kent County Arts Council to a person who has significantly contributed to the development of the arts in Kent County. The 2015 KENNY Award will honor Lani Seikaly. An arts showcase and award ceremony will be followed by a reception.

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Henry Highland Garnet Symposium

February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

One Chapter in the Life of Sumner Hall: How a Community Saved a Building. The symposium will be followed by a light luncheon.

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The Men of Gospel Concert

February 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Reserved for Private Events

February 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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March 2016

CEC Film & Lecture Series

March 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Dirt: The Movie A story with heart and soul brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impacts that soil has on our society. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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Reception for Artist Bill Lewis

March 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Please join us on an inspiring visual journey through one man’s experience with brain cancer.

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Juneteenth 2016 Planning Meeting

March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Anyone interested in helping to produce this community celebration is invited to join the Planning Committee. Let’s make Sumner Hall’s third annual Juneteenth celebration a great success!

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Exhibition: “It’s All in the Story” – Paintings by Bill Lewis

March 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Saturdays throughout March

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“The History of Emancipation”

March 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

"The History of Emancipation" Sponsored by the Historical Society of Kent County and the Kent County Arts Council

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The Parker Sisters: Reading, Book Signing, and Reception

March 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The Parker Sisters by Lucy Maddox A Reading by the Author, Book Signing, and Reception 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. In this book, Lucy Maddox tells the story of the kidnapping of Elizabeth and Rachel Parker, free black children snatched from a Pennsylvania farm under the Fugitive Slave Act. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Kent County, Kent County Arts Council, and Sumner Hall

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CAAM Meeting

March 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Community Arts Alliance of Maryland (CAAM) Meeting

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AAHPP Meeting & Workshop

March 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

African American Heritage Preservation Program of Maryland Historical Trust meeting and workshop

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Closing Party: “It’s All in the Story” Exhibition

March 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Closing Party for the Bill Lewis exhibition, "It's All in the Story" Sponsored by the Kent County Arts Council and Sumner Hall

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April 2016

Reception for artist Carol Dooley

April 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

We will feature an exhibition of paintings by artist Carol Dooley of Rock Hall, Maryland throughout the month of April. A reception for the artist will take place on Friday, April 1 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on the second floor of Sumner Hall.

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Exhibition: “The Beauty Around Us” – Paintings by Carol Dooley

April 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

We will feature an exhibition of paintings by artist Carol Dooley of Rock Hall, Maryland throughout the month of April. A reception for the artist will take place on Friday, April 1 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on the second floor of Sumner Hall.

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Demonstration of Artistic Techniques

April 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Join local artists Kevin Harris, Emily Kalwaitis, and Allan Johnson as they demonstrate various artistic techniques. These include creating multi-colored abstracts on glass, using graphite and washed acrylic on wood and paper, and mask-making and decorating techniques using a sculpture format. Light refreshments will be served.

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Juneteenth 2016 Planning Meeting

April 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Anyone interested in helping to produce this community celebration is invited to join the Planning Committee. Let’s make Sumner Hall’s third annual Juneteenth celebration a great success!

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CEC Film & Lecture Series

April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Vanishing Bees Follow commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy. Bees pollinate a third of the food we eat but they are vanishing from their hives at an alarming rate. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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River-Friendly Yard Workshop

April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

You can improve water quality in our local rivers starting right in your own backyard. Join Chester River Association (CRA) for a Lawn Fertilizer Workshop and Native Plant Sale, where you will hear about fertilizer best practices and have the opportunity to ask local nursery and Master Gardener experts all your lawn care questions. These events kick off CRA’s River-Friendly Yards campaign, which encourages residents of the Chester River watershed to reduce fertilizer use and incorporate more native plants into…

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Earth Day Celebration

April 23, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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“Black Men” Poster Presentations

April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Students of Dr. Alisha Knight's "Black Men: Images of Race" class at Washington College present their "Black Men" posters.   The public is invited to attend.

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May 2016

CEC Film & Lecture Series

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Chasing Ice Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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Private Event

May 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Reserved for C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience

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Porchfest: Karen Somerville/Sombarkin

May 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Sumner Hall hosts musicians Karen Somerville/Sombarkin as part of Chestertown's annual Porchfest!

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Private Event

May 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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June 2016

National Music Festival: Pre-Festival Talk

June 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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CEC Film & Lecture Series

June 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Andrew Ristney Discussion on niche crops with an emphasis on introducing aronia as a viable crop in this region. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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National Music Festival: Rehearsal

June 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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National Music Festival: Rehearsal

June 6, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free
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National Music Festival: Rehearsal

June 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Stories of the Chesapeake Annual Meeting

June 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Museums of Kent County Open House

June 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Native American Cultural Event

June 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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National Music Festival: Rehearsal

June 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free
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RiverArts Annual Meeting

June 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Davon Teat Film Series

June 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Sumner Hall Member, Davon Teat, shares two documentaries from his collection to spur reflection and discussion:  Hidden Colors 2 and Elementary Genocide 2.

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July 2016

CEC Film & Lecture Series

July 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Lyle Almond A review of CCLC's Eight Essentials of Conservation Landscaping, and aesthetic and ecological principles of woodland gardening. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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Private Event

July 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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August 2016

CEC Film & Lecture Series

August 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Blue Gold Wars of the future will be fought over water, not oil, as the source of life takes center stage in the global political arena for control of our dwindling fresh water supply. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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Legacy Day Reception

August 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Presented by the Historical Society of Kent County and Sumner Hall

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September 2016

CEC Film & Lecture Series

September 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Free

Just Eat It A food waste story. Americans toss out the equivalent of $165 billion in food annually. The Chestertown Environmental Committee (CEC) is presenting a series of films and lectures on the first Thursday of each month from January through September. The series is free and open to all.

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Mid Shore Pro Bono Board Meeting

September 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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RiverFest

September 24, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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Harry Potter Festival

September 30, 2016 - October 1, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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October 2016

Historic House Tour

October 1, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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RiverArts Studio Tour

October 22, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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Film Series

October 24, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Film Series hosted by Sumner Hall Member, Mr. Davon Teat.

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RiverArts Studio Tour

October 29, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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Emancipation Day Celebration

October 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Program and Reception:  Black Watermen & Women Shuckers - Co-sponsored with Kent County Arts Council

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November 2016

Chestertown Environmental Committee Film Series

November 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Inhabit:  A Permaculture Perspective:  A film about food system design.

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Documentary Film Series Hosted by Davon Teat

November 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Hidden Colors  Part 4    -  film and discussion

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Private Event

November 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Strategic Planning Working Group Meeting

November 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Documentary Film Series Hosted by Davon Teat

November 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

    Elementary Genocide 2:  The Board of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration.   This follow-up documentary to Elementary Genocide:  The School to Prison Pipeline, illustrates how the education system is failing today's African American children.  It features interviews with noted educators, psychologists, politicians, judges and social commentators.

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December 2016

Chestertown Environment Committee

December 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Alone in the Wilderness:  A film about a homesteader in Alaska

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Winterfest Weekend

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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G.A.R. Post #25 Historians’ Working Group

December 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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“11:11” – Exhibition Opening and Reception for Artist Brandy Barrett

December 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The paintings of Chestertown native, Brandy Barrett, will be exhibited at SumnerHall during the month of December.   Called "11:11" by the artist, in recognition of her fascination by the 11:11 phenomenon, the acrylic paintings incorporate Afro-centric themes, one of her current focus areas. Brandy began her artistic journey by photographing her family, friends and scenery in her home town.  In addition to her artistic interests, Brandy works full time as an RN at Anne Arundel Medical Center and is also…

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African American Pastors Roundtable

December 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Discussion of the potential role of Sumner Hall as a community resource.

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Documentary Film Series with Davon Teat

December 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Hidden Colors IV is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: The original image of Christ; The true story about the Moors; The original people of Asia; The…

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Town Hall Meeting: The Impacts of Renewable Energy on Kent County

December 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Preservation Maryland and Kent Conservation and Preservation are hosting this meeting.  This is a kickoff event for the designation of Kent County as one of Preservation Maryland's Six-to-Fix 2016 Awards.  We are looking for ways to face the challenges of energy production, carbon dioxide emissions and land use.  What are the current regulations and laws in Maryland?  How can we resolve differences between the environment al and historic preservation communities?  The discussion  will look at the impacts of renewable energy on…

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