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Through Sept. 30th - Sponsors needed for 4 Kent County Spartans Cheer Elite Team cheerleaders to travel in December to Kissimmee, Florida to perform in the AYC National Cheerleading Competition; The estimated costs for each cheerleader is about $800 for flights, hotel costs, and the universal ticket; To sponsor a cheerleader call 443-480-0026.

Through October 1st - Charlie the Peacock and Diamonds large scale light sculptures in Chestertown for RiverFest celebration; Also being unveiled are three sculptures by local artists; Charlie the Peacock will be at the foot of High St.; Diamonds will be along the curve of S. Cross St.; Info at www.chestertownriverarts.com.

Through October 31st - Donate to Friends of Eastern Neck to save the Tubby Cove boardwalk and overlook platform at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Rock Hall; Drop off donations of any amount at the Refuge Lodge bookstore or mail to The Friends of Eastern Neck, PO Box 450, Rock Hall, MD 21661.

Through Nov. 30th - Celebrate St. Michaels Banners displayed on telephone poles lining Talbot St. in St. Michaels; Sponsored by St. Michaels Art League; www.smartleague.org.

Through Dec. 20th - Striped Bass Season fish must be a minimum of 20 in. with a limit of 2 fish per person per day; Only 1 of the 2 can be equal to or longer than 28 in.; www.dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/sbmaps.

Through Dec. 31st - Raffle for a shotgun or $1,500; Second prize $300 merchandise at Molly's Place; Tickets 1 for $2 or 3 for $5; Drawing held Jan. 11, 2017; Tickets available from Lions Club Members weekends in Chestertown at JBK Hardware, Blue Bird Tavern, Houck's Menswear and Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden, in Kennedyville at Molly's, in Middletown at Tractor Supply Co.; Benefits Chestertown Lions Club charities; Call 410-778-5799.

Through March 10, 2017 - Register for the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills; Workshops, speakers, authors, editors, publishers, promotion experts, poets, networking and much more; $100/ESWA members, $120/others; Conference held on March 11, 2017; Register at www.baytoocean.com.

Thurs, Sept. 29th 4:30pm - Poetry Reading by Jericho Brown at Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College, Chestertown; Call 410-810-5768; www.washcoll.edu.

Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre Events - Sept. 30th Harry Potter Festival Weekend; Oct. 7th Sue Foley Band; Oct. 14th A Delicate Balance; Nov. 11th The Nighthawks Concert; Every Mon. Chester River Youth Choir Practice; 210 High St., Chestertown; Call 410-810-2060; www.garfieldcenter.org.

QAC Free Library Events - Sept. 30th Preschool Storytime; Oct. 1st Grades K-5 Textured Collage Painting; Through Oct. 1st Banned Books Week; Oct. 4th, 11th & 18th Bouncing Babies; Oct. 5th Teen Hangout; Oct. 6th Teen Series Keep Calm & Stress Less; Oct. 6th & 13th Wiggle Giggle Story Time; Oct. 11th, 13th, 25th & 27th Read to Rover; Oct. 11th Book Club; Oct. 15th Weird But True Trivia & 24 Game Math Club; Oct. 19th Book Buddies; Oct. 22nd Story Time & Movie “Halloweentown”; Oct. 24th Teen Writers; Oct. 25th HallowBabies; Oct. 26th Friends of the Garden; Oct. 28th Halloween Story Time & Costume Parade; Oct. 29th Grades K-5 Polymer Pendants; Every Tues. Bouncing Babies; Reading Buddies to help your child read better; Pre-literacy iPads; 200 Liberty Circle, Stevensville, 410-643-8161; www.qaclibrary.org.

Fri-Sun, Sept. 30th-Oct. 2nd - 3rd Annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival in downtown Chestertown; Activities and events for all ages; Films, Read-a-thon, quidditch, wands, scavenger hunt, wooden boats, dueling, face painting, magic, crafts, food, vendors, potions, cruise, rare books, skits, costumes, dancing and much more; Free and ticketed events; Benefits Garfield Center for the Arts and Mid-Shore Community Foundation's Kent County Fund; Scavenger hunt clue at Champion Realty Office on Cross St.;Call 410-739-5402; www.chestertownhpfest.org.

QAC Free Library Events - Through Sept. 30th Guess how many Lego bricks in the container; Oct. 7th Flu Shots; Oct. 14th Matinee Movie; Oct. 20th Adult Spelling Bee at Wye River Upper School; Through Oct. 25th Mother Goose on the Loose every Tues.; Through Oct. 26th Story Time every Wed.; Nov. 10th Wrap Bracelet Workshop; 121 S. Commerce St., Centreville; Pre-literacy iPads; For events, classes, registration, dates & times call 410-758-0980; www.qaclibrary.org.

Fri, Sept. 30th 5:30pm - Festive Fridays on Main in Rock Hall; Live entertainment, merchants open late, family fun and more; Call 443-480-1893; www.rockhallmd.com.

Fri, Sept. 30th 7pm - Vendor Quarter Auction at Chestertown Elks Lodge #2474, 8631 Bell Rose Lane, Chestertown; Doors open 6pm; Lots of vendors; $5/paddle; Call 410-639-7979.

Fri, Sept. 30th 8pm - Chuck Redd & the Jazz Young Bloods at The Mainstay, 5753 Main St., Rock Hall; $20; Call 410-639-9133; www.mainstayrockhall.org.

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