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PO Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
F: 410-326-6691

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The Calvert Marine Museum Calendar of Events

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Wed - Apr 30
10:00 AM
  Thompson Square Concert Tickets ON SALE to MEMBERS
Tickets for the show will go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30th and on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6th. If you are not already a member and would like to sign-up to have a shot at the best seats in the house, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or email Lisa Howard to sign-up today! Ticket prices and more information will be announced soon.
Sat - May 03
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  GRAND RE-OPENING of the CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
GRAND RE-OPENING of the Calvert Marine Museum serves up Southern Maryland traditions with the 2014 Solomons Maritime Festival. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE!
Sat - May 03
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Solomons Maritime Festival
The GRAND RE-OPENING of the Calvert Marine Museum serves up Southern Maryland traditions with the Solomons Maritime Festival. The event includes The Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show which features exhibits from over 30 collectors of antique and classic boats, and vintage marine outboard and inboard engines. You can taste traditional foods, learn how to pick crabs and shuck oysters like the pros, enjoy local gospel and old time music, see Chesapeake Bay retriever in action, watch model boats skim the waters of the boat basin, talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. For the kids, there will be toy boat building and more. Free 1/2 hour cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. bit.ly
Tue - May 06
10:00 AM
  Thompson Square Concert Tickets ON SALE to PUBLIC
Tickets for the show will go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30th and on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6th. If you are not already a member and would like to sign-up to have a shot at the best seats in the house, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or email Lisa Howard to sign-up today! Ticket prices and more information will be announced soon.
Tue - May 06
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Drop-in program is FREE and open to the public. This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. You can attend all the sessions and help your child learn through familiarity and repetition, or drop in occasionally.
Thu - May 08
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Drop-in program is FREE and open to the public. This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. You can attend all the sessions and help your child learn through familiarity and repetition, or drop in occasionally.
Sat - May 10
  MUSEUM CLOSED
The museum will be closed all day in preparation for the Bugeye Ball.
Sat - May 10
  Bugeye Ball
The Bugeye Club Rolls Again: This year's Bugeye Ball promises to be an evening of fun and entertainment with fine cuisine, classy music and casino-style riverboat gambling. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10, 2014 and join us at the inaugural event as we unveil the new Harms Gallery. Invitations will be mailed in March. bit.ly
Sat - May 10
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Mallow's Bay
Time: 5-10-2014 at 10 a.m., Location: Mallow's Bay, Team Leader: Chuck Kohls, 204-925-8587 or chuckkohls@md.metrocast.net Rain Date: 5-11-2014 at 11 a.m. If interested in participating contact the Trip Leader via an email or phone as soon as possible. This helps in logistics and is essential when reservations are needed. Must be a member to attend. Not a member and want to join? Contact club President - Ken Spring (410) 326-6669; springk@hughes.net or club Secretary/Treasurer - Ev Eshelman (410) 326-9481; eme47@comcast.net
Sun - May 11
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  Mother's Day Brunch Cruise
11:30-1:00 p.m. What better way to say "You're Special" than a relaxing cruise and brunch. Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Registration required by Wednesday, May 7. bit.ly
Sun - May 11
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Mother's Day Evening Cruise
5:00-6:30 p.m. A perfect ending to Mom's special day. Heavy hors d' oeuvres served. Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Registration required by Wednesday, May 7. bit.ly
Tue - May 13
10:00 AM
  Under the Sun Tour Concert Tickets ON SALE to MEMBERS
Tickets for the show will go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13th and on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20th. If you are not already a member and would like to sign-up to have a shot at the best seats in the house, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or email Lisa Howard to sign-up today! Ticket prices and more information will be announced soon.
Thu - May 15
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: with Shannon Brauner of Creative Dance
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with Shannon Brauner of Creative Dance. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Drop-in program is FREE and open to the public; Preregistration suggested. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Sat - May 17
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Fossil Field Experience
Come and explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs. For ages 8 and up. Cost is $20. Space is limited. Pregestration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Sat - May 17
1:00 PM
  Fossil Club Meeting
Fossil Club Meeting at 1 p.m. in Museum Lounge (held in normal location) bit.ly
Sat - May 17
2:30 PM
  Fossil Club Public Lecture
Held at 2:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Details to come. bit.ly
Sun - May 18
  National Museum Day
Museum is open and FREE to the public. Special members only reception in the newly renovated Harms Gallery.
Sun - May 18
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  CMM Members' Party
CMM members only will enjoy a celebration along with good food from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Museum will remain open to visitors.
Tue - May 20
10:00 AM
  Under the Sun Tour Concert Tickets ON SALE to PUBLIC
Tickets for the show will go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13th and on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20th. If you are not already a member and would like to sign-up to have a shot at the best seats in the house, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or email Lisa Howard to sign-up today! Ticket prices and more information will be announced soon.
Thu - May 22
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Little Minnows
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For children 3 to 5 years old. Sessions focus on one of the museum's three themes. Stories and age appropriate activities. Fees are $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Preregistration encouraged. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Sat - May 24
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  Kid's Pirate Pizza Cruise
11:30-1:00 p.m. Dress like a Pirate and eat pizza on board the Tennison-Arggggh! $12 per person Registration required by Friday, May 24. bit.ly
Thu - May 29
3:00 PM
  CMM CLOSES at 3:00 p.m.
The museum will close at 3:00 p.m. for concert preparation.
Thu - May 29
7:30 PM
  RASCAL FLATTS Concert
Country music superstars Rascal Flatts will open the newly renovated PNC Waterside Pavilion on May 29th. Rascal Flatts has received the most awards in the past 10 years (40 awards), has had 14 - #1 hits, and is one of the hottest selling acts currently on tour in any genre! Tickets for the show will go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum on Tuesday, March 25th and on sale to the general public Tuesday, April 1st. If you are not already a member, and would like to sign-up to have a shot at the best seats in the house, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or email Lisa Howard to sign-up today! Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. with rising country singer Brandy Clark. Seating will be a little different than normal for this concert because Rascal Flatts uses a catwalk, which causes the first five rows to become standing Pit Tickets around the catwalk. Pit (standing section around catwalk) and Premium tickets are *$68. Reserved tickets are *$58. A limited number of Standing Room Only tickets (on grounds, outside of regular seating area) will be sold after seats are sold out; cost will be *$48. *Additional service fees apply. bit.ly
Sat - May 31
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Rocky Gorge
Time: 5-31-2014 at 10 a.m., Location: Rocky Gorge, Team Leader: Zak Krebeck, 301-934-8553 or zakchris27@hotmail.com Rain Date: 6-1-2014 at 11 a.m. If interested in participating contact the Trip Leader via an email or phone as soon as possible. This helps in logistics and is essential when reservations are needed. Must be a member to attend. Not a member and want to join? Contact club President - Ken Spring (410) 326-6669; springk@hughes.net or club Secretary/Treasurer - Ev Eshelman (410) 326-9481; eme47@comcast.net
Tue - Jun 03
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Drop-in program is FREE and open to the public. This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. You can attend all the sessions and help your child learn through familiarity and repetition, or drop in occasionally.
Thu - Jun 05
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Drop-in program is FREE and open to the public. This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. You can attend all the sessions and help your child learn through familiarity and repetition, or drop in occasionally.
Thu - Jun 12
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Drop-in program is FREE and open to the public. This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. You can attend all the sessions and help your child learn through familiarity and repetition, or drop in occasionally.
Sat - Jun 14
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Mattawoman Creek
Time: 6-14-2014 at 10 a.m., Location: Mattawoman Creek, Team Leader: Chuck Kohls, 204-925-8587 or chuckkohls@md.metrocast.net Rain Date: 6-15-2014 at 11 a.m. If interested in participating contact the Trip Leader via an email or phone as soon as possible. This helps in logistics and is essential when reservations are needed. Must be a member to attend. Not a member and want to join? Contact club President - Ken Spring (410) 326-6669; springk@hughes.net or club Secretary/Treasurer - Ev Eshelman (410) 326-9481; eme47@comcast.net
Sat - Jun 14
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  The Jib's Up Fundraiser for the Dee of St. Mary's
Help support the maintenance of our new skipjack, Dee of St. Mary's. Enjoy small plates with delectable local fare, cash bar, silent auction featuring Dee artifacts and artwork, and music by a local band. Plank Owners sail 2 - 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. All proceeds go toward the purchase of a new jib sail for the Dee of St. Mary's. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 for information.
Sat - Jun 14
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Historic 1812 Sunset Supper Cruise
During the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Southern Maryland is celebrating its role with this special cruise. Visit the historic location of the largest water based battle in Maryland's history with experts, Dr. Ralph Eshelman and Don Shomette, both published 1812 authors and respected lecturers. Cruise departs from the museum on the Wm. B. Tennison and travels up the Patuxent into the mouth of St. Leonard's Creek where you will hear the exciting story of local hero Joshua Barney's courageous standoff with the mightiest sea power in the world. A light supper is included, and participants are invited to bring their own libations. FEE: $50 per person and reservations are required by the Wednesday prior to the cruise date. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. Support provided by the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Star Spangled Banner Commission.
Sun - Jun 15
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  Father's Day Brunch Cruise
11:30-1:00 p.m. Dad's love being out on the water-a perfect way to say "You're the best". Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Registration required by Wednesday, June 11. bit.ly
Sun - Jun 15
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Father's Day Evening Cruise
5:00-6:30 p.m. What dad wouldn't feel special with this treat? Heavy hors d' oeuvres served. Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Registration required by Wednesday, June 11. bit.ly
Thu - Jun 19
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Little Minnows with Susan Glick
This is a morning program for pre-schoolers age 3-5. Sessions meet from 10-11 a.m. and focus on one of the museum’s three themes. The program usually includes a story and craft activity. Fee: non-members $5, members $4.
Sat - Jun 21
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Fossil Field Experience
Come and explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs. For ages 8 and up. Cost is $20. Space is limited. Pregestration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Sat - Jun 21
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Tall Ship Tours - FREE!
As part of the Star Spangled Celebration – Tall Ship Invasion, FREE Tall Ship Tours in Solomons, Maryland on Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. Participating Tall Ships: Kalmar Nyckel, from Wilmington, Delaware will be docked at the Waterman's Wharf. Pride of Baltimore II, of Baltimore, Maryland will be docked at the Solomons Island Yacht Club. Sultana, from Chestertown, Maryland will be docked at Zahniser's Marina. The Dove, from St. Mary's City, Maryland will be docked at the Calvert Marine Museum.
Sat - Jun 21
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Nan's Cove/Broomes Island
Time: 6-21-2014 at 10 a.m., Location: Nan's Cove/Broomes Island, Team Leader: Buddy Parks, 202-641-6230 or buddy20676@comcast.net Rain Date: 6-22-2014 at 11 a.m. If interested in participating contact the Trip Leader via an email or phone as soon as possible. This helps in logistics and is essential when reservations are needed. Must be a member to attend. Not a member and want to join? Contact club President - Ken Spring (410) 326-6669; springk@hughes.net or club Secretary/Treasurer - Ev Eshelman (410) 326-9481; eme47@comcast.net
Sat - Jun 21
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Star-Spangled Celebration: Tall Ship Invasion/1812 Fair and Reenactment at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Star-Spangled Celebration: Tall Ship Invasion. Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of St. Leonard Creek, June 1814. 1812 Fair and Reenactment at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Visit the Tall Ships during Open Ship Tours from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Public sails all afternoon. The Calvert Marine Museum and Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum are offering FREE admission. Visit their website for more details: www.jefpat.org
Sun - Jun 22
  Star Spangled Celebration
Star-Spangled Celebration: Tall Ships sailing to JPPM for 2 p.m. battle reenactment. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is offering FREE admission. Visit their website for more details: www.jefpat.org
Mon - Jun 23 -- Sat - Jun 28
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Build Your Own Canoe Summer Camp
June 23 – June 28 9:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. July 7- 11 (Boating Safety Course). For children entering grades 6-9. Build a real boat you can take home! We will teach you to make your own 12-foot plywood canoe. During the week, you will master basic woodworking and finishing skills to make a boat that you can enjoy for years to come. Learn sailing skills when commanding radio-control model sailboats in the boat basin and practice some of the maritime skills needed to catch crabs during a cruise on the drake tail work boat. We’ll take a break from boat building with a lunch cruise with your family members on the Wm. B. Tennison. At the Grand Finale on Saturday, you and the other campers will race your new canoes on the Patuxent River. Your family and friends are encouraged to join us at our own regatta and celebrate with awards. Students enrolled in this course will have a spot reserved in the Spirit of America Boating Safety Program for middle school students run by St. Mary’s College of Maryland & the Sailing Center Chesapeake and sponsored by the National Water Safety Congress and the Spirit of America Foundation. At the end of this week-long program, participants will receive the State of Maryland boating safety certificate. For more information and to download enrollment forms, visit www.sailingcenterchesapeake.org Open to members only. FEE: $270 for the two-week experience; scholarships available from the Conant Fund for eligible applicants. Call for information. bit.ly
Sat - Jun 28
  Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Northern Bay
Northern Bay - Participants will see Cove Point, Thomas Point, Shady Point, Bloody Point, Sharpes Island, and Drum Point Lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Preregistration is required. Lunch is on your own and location is TBD. The cruises depart from the Calvert Marine Museum at 7:45 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Contact 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email Melissa McCormick. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. bit.ly
Mon - Jun 30 -- Fri - Jul 04
  Jr. Docent Boot Camp - By invitation only
June 30 – July 3. For children entering 6-9 grade. This program involves a two year commitment from middle school students to learn how to be museum docents. The program kicks off with a weeklong “boot camp” where each cohort gets initiated into the behind-the-scenes workings of a museum. To be considered for the Jr. Docent Program, go to the web site for criteria and application procedures. (www.calvertmarinemuseum.com). FEE: $25 to cover materials, badge, and T-shirt. bit.ly
Mon - Jun 30 -- Fri - Jul 04
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Pirates & Scallyways Summer Camp
June 30 – July 4 9:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m. For children entering grades 1-3 Ahoy, Mates! Join our weeklong adventure as part of our scallywag crew. For your week with us, you will wear pirate garb, eat pirate grub and do pirate work. What? Pirates worked? You bet they did. Hunt for hidden treasure; stage a sea battle in the museum’s newly constructed land-locked bugeye, swab the deck and sing sea chanteys; climb aboard to learn about local pirates, and sail the high seas of the Patuxent River on the “Jolly Roger” Dee of St. Mary's. Arrrgh! FEE: $110.00/CMMS members $95.00. bit.ly