Tuesday, February 16, 2016

An important opportunity to be heard and seen! Don't miss it!...a week from today, Tuesday Feb 23

A week from today, next Tuesday, February 23rd...
This will be a great opportunity to network, share and hear others ideas and concerns and enjoy some "face time" with other friends from our wonderful Eastern Shore.

See you at Chesapeake College on Tuesday February 23rd,
Higher Ed Building Room 115 6-8 pm, Refreshments served
 (We will not be having our previously scheduled chapter meeting today, Feb 16.  This is the event to attend instead.)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Saturday Afternoon Feb 6 is Chester Gras Parade and Gumbo, then get ready for the famous Mardi Gras Dance Party 7pm!

ChesterGras - Feb 6th, 12:30-4pm. High between Spring and Mill Streets.Chester Gras 2016
ChesterGras - Feb 6th, 12:30-4pm. High between Spring and Mill Streets.
This Saturday February 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm and then in the evening....the famous....
Mardi Gras Dance Party 7 to 11 pm All ages welcome!

Daytime admission free, charge for food and drink and some children’s activities
Family Friendly Mini Mardi Gras Style celebration: Festivities in heated tents start at 12:30, 1 pm parade, event finishing up at 4. Food, gumbo, beverages, silent auction, music, 50-50 raffle ALL TO BENEFIT THE AREA BACKPACK PROGRAMS.

Our Chestertown PFLAG and GSA group is marching together in the parade….bring the umbrella’s you decorated and any costumes you want…anything goes!  Traditional Mardi Gras Colors are Green, Gold and Purple.  Line up is at 12:30 in the parking lot near the courthouse (near Fountain Park, not up on High Street like before). Look for Linda’s gray van with loads of costume materials, our PFLAG banner and fun stuff to share as we parade around the park a few times with the other floats.  Bring your smiles, family and friends and join the parade, stay for music and gumbo in the heated tent all afternoon….take a break from 4 to 7 pm to rest up for the big dance party! PFLAG has reserved a hotel room for shared “crashing” in Chestertown….we don’t want you driving home too late….the dance party ends around 11 pm.  Please email dutton.linda@gmail.com or call  Linda Dutton 443 480 3138 for more information if you think would like to stay rather than drive home after the long day. We will arrange this on an individiual request basis and require parental permission if under age.

This is it!

The dregs-of-winter event that everyone's been waiting for, READ ON….
a great chance to party with your friends, draw visitors to our community and cure even the worst case of cabin fever.

Mardi Gras Dance Party
February 6, Garfield Center for the Arts
Bar opens at 7PM — Start rockin' at 8PM

While New Orleans is packed for Mardi Gras, 
we’re rockin’ out right here in Chestertown. 
And the most exciting event of the day-long celebration is the finale, 
a knock-your-socks-off dance party at the Garfield.

KING CAKE will be served!

Two great New Orleans style R&B bands — 
The Dixie Power Trio, back by popular demand for their fourth straight year, 
and our own Alligators, who electrified the biggest crowd ever 
at their high-energy concert in Fountain Park last summer. 

And with two spectacular bands, the fun never stops.

If you’re not a big dancer, grab a drink or free lemonade at the bar, head to the balcony 
and groove to an awesome concert while watching a dazzling spectacle of 
costumed dancers rockin’ to the rhythms below. 

So grab your beads, feathers and most outrageous mask 
(or not) and join the fun!

Tickets are on sale now at the Garfield's website

It’s also the best bargain of the year, at $25 for two great bands, STUDENT discount with ID $15.
(plus a highly entertaining floorshow of dancing neighbors) 
or $30, if you’d like to include a $5 donation  to the “Backpack” program, 
which provides weekend meals for local needy children.

Don’t wait! 
The fire Marshall limits the number of party-goers and 
you don’t want to miss this entertaining extravaganza.

See you there!