2 Musical Events to get you into the Holiday Spirit

 

Do you have an inner performer just dying to get out, but you’re a little shy?  Have you always wanted to belt out a song just for the sheer joy of singing, but were afraid you’d disturb the neighbors?  Well, stay at our bed and breakfast in Chestertown, MD this weekend and you won’t have to do it alone!

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The Chester River Chorale will hold its annual community “Holiday Sing-In” at the Garfield Center for the Performing Arts, just minutes from our bed and breakfast in Chestertown, MD, this Thursday, December 19,  to benefit the Kent County Food Pantry.  Each year just before Christmas, the Chorale invites the public to sing along to Handel’s Messiah (you probably know most of the words, but they will be provided to you just in case!)  There are a few professional soloists, and a string quartet to back you up, but the audience is the star at this beloved annual event.

Check it out here:  http://youtu.be/yWLKrd9R-uo

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

Not ready to jump onto the stage just yet?  Here’s another option for you:  Also at the Garfield Center,  on Friday, December 20, “Jazz Up the Holidays” is a performance by local musicians and vocalists  with international acclaim.

Just another example of the rich cultural life available here when you stay at our bed and breakfast in Chestertown, MD.

 

 

 

 

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Winter Film Series at the Kent County Library in Chestertown

And now, for something completely different:  Our lovely public library near our Chestertown, MD bed and breakfastoffers the Winter Film Festival.

Starting this Friday, December 13 and continuing for 5 more weeks, Friday is matinée movie day at the Kent County Public Library.  It’s free and so is the popcorn!

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It’s always fun going to the movies in the daytime; when you come out it’s still daylight! At least for a little while at this time of the year; and then you still have your whole evening ahead of you.  It’s a fun way to stretch out these short winter days. The library is just over a mile from our Chestertown, MD inn.  When the movie is over, you’ll be back to the inn just in time for afternoon tea!

Winter Film Series Schedule:

12/13:    From Here to Eternity

12/20:    Double Feature this week:   The Joy Luck Club   and then   A Christmas Carol

1/3:        No film this week.

1/10:      That’s Entertainment

1/17:       Shane

1/24:      The Defiant Ones

1/31:      The Manchurian Candidate

Additionally, the Garfield is screening It’s a Wonderful Life on Friday night, December 21 at 7pm.  Yes, you’ve  probably seen it multiple times already, but there really is something special about seeing it, or any movie, in a theater and with an audience.  The laughs, and the tears, just feel better with a crowd!

See you at the movies! Then see you at our Chestertown, MD bed and breakfast!

 

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Early December Events

Black Friday has come and gone.  Shop local Saturday is a thing of the past.  Cyber Monday is over.  Did you give on #Giving Tuesday??

Thank goodness for First Fridays near our Chestertown, MD bed and breakfast

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Winter Fun in Chestertown, MD!

…which will continue here in Chestertown throughout the winter.  This Friday, December 6, shops and galleries stay open late and the sidewalks will actually be crowded (well, sort of crowded, for Chestertown!) It’s always very festive with luminary bags lining the sidewalks, and carolling school children.  Even the banks stay open and offer cookies and punch.  It’s almost impossible to resist the holiday spirit with all of this happening near our Chestertown, MD bed and breakfast.  If you are still in the shopping mood after this past long weekend of merchandising, you’re in luck.  One of the best places to go for (literally) one of a kind gifts is Chestertown RiverArts, our community art center.  Their Holiday Gift Show is just that: an art exhibit full of local art that makes great gifts.

But what if you’ve had it with shopping and just want some fun?  No worries, there is so much to choose from this weekend, you may have trouble deciding what to do:

On both Friday and Sunday, take in a classical concert at the always popular Chester River Chorale’s “A Chester River Holiday”

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, take in a show at the Garfield with an  “Eastern Shore Home companion with(out) Garrison Keillor”.

Want to feel like a kid again?  Check out the  Toy Train and Model Railroad exhibit at our wonderful public library!

On Saturday, join the throngs traipsing through historical houses that are decked for the season on the   Holiday House Tour.  Or if you’d rather be outdoors, Saturday is also the day for the yearly open house at Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge

Heading back home on Sunday?  Still looking for a bit of fun?  Head to Galena, MD for the Holiday Happening on the Flower Farm  for food, local wine, a bonfire, and well, yes, gifts!

And if that sounds like a lot of activity for one weekend, just remember our Chestertown, MD bed and breakfast will be here for you with comfy beds, glowing fires and tasty treats!

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Get into the holiday spirit with us!

 

 


 

 

 

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