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Kent County

Posted 5/22/2002

INFORMATION

Kent County Tourism Office, (410) 778-0416, www.kentcounty.com.

ATTRACTIONS

Old St. Paul's Church, Chestertown, (410) 778-3180, (410) 778-1540. Old St. Paul's is the oldest continuously used church in Maryland. And its cemetery has a famous resident: actress Tallulah Bankhead.

Waterman's Museum, Haven Harbour Marina, 20882 Rock Hall Ave., Rock Hall, (410) 778-6697, donation requested. Just what the name suggests: a museum about life on the water, including exhibits on crabbing, fishing, and oystering, plus a shanty-house reproduction.

EVENTS

Kent County Fair, noon-10 p.m. July 18-20, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 21, Tolchester, (410) 778-0767. Animals, 4-H exhibits, games, rides, and food.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Chester River Kayak Adventures, 5758 Main St., Rock Hall, (410) 639-2001. Kayaking is adventurous enough; these tours offer the added prospect of wildlife watching.

East Neck Boat Rentals, East Neck Island, (410) 639-7100. Rent a boat of the motor or row type and equipment to catch sea creatures of the shell or scale variety.

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rock Hall, (410) 639-7056, free. This preserve is a major spot for waterfowl to feed and nest, and for you to admire them.

Maryland Swim for Life, 6:30 a.m. July 13, Rolph's Wharf, Chestertown, (410) 243-4418. 6:30 in the morning?! Yeah, if you want the free breakfast. Otherwise you can arrive as late as 8:30 a.m. to register, then it's into the water for one to five miles, to benefit HIV/AIDS services.

MS Bike Tour, June 1-2, Washington College, Chestertown, (410) 527-1770. For recreational and serious cyclists alike, this annual bike tour (25 miles for families; 29, 50, 75, or 100 miles for individuals) raises funds for programs helping people with multiple sclerosis. Afterward, there's a party.

SHOPPING

Dixon's Auction Sale and Farmers Market, 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Route 544, Crumpton, (410) 928-3006. First bid on old furniture, then buy fresh produce.

Lucinda's, Chestertown, (410) 778-4987. Lucinda loves vintage clothing, jewelry, linens, and antiques. And she loves even more for you to buy them.

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