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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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Fri - Sep 05
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  First FREE Friday!
The museum is open and FREE to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The Galleries and Drum Point Lighthouse are open with trained interpreters on hand to answer questions. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison, sponsored by the Calvert Marine Museum Society. The Naval Academy Band, Commandant's Combo, will perform at 6:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 06
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. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 06
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Solomons Island Kite Day
Celebrate our annual Solomons Island Kite Day with Wings Over Washington Kite Club. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glascock's Field (located across the street from the museum). Bring your own kite or make one at the museum. Kite kits will be on sale for $5 each, cash only. Admission is FREE and open to the public. General museum admission applies for visitation to the exhibition gallery. Kite Day is co-sponsored by the Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County, working to build awareness of Autism, with additional support from Lighthouse Market Place, Roy Rogers, and Papa Johns. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 06
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Bushwood/Wicomico Creek
Time: 9-6-2014 at 10 a.m., Location: Bushwood/Wicomico Creek, Team Leader: Brian Forsyth, 443-804-6439 or bforsyth@comcast.net Rain Date: 9-7-2014 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 - Sep 06
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Celtic Society Workshops
The Southern Maryland Celtic Society hosts Afternoon Workshops from 2 - 4:00 p.m.: Scottish Fiddle Tune Teach-in; Songs of the Supernatural from the Celtic Tradition; Writing New Tunes that Sound Old; and DADGAD Open Tuning Guitar Workshop. Space is limited. For fees and additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 06
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. bit.ly Support provided by the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Star Spangled Banner Commission.
Sat - Sep 06
7:30 PM
  Maritime Performance Series presents Ocean Quartet: SMCS Concert
Ocean Quartet: SMCS Concert. Presented by the Southern Maryland Celtic Society, Ocean Quartet features Jennifer Cutting on electric keyboard and accordions; Stephen Winick and Lisa Moscatiello on vocals; and Andrew Dodds on Scottish fiddle. With its buoyant beats and soaring Celtic melodies, OCEAN provides an uplifting soundtrack for traveling on life's changing seas. Audiences can lose themselves in dreamy reverie, or cut loose and dance to the propulsive beat of electric jigs and reels. It's a marriage of otherworldly Celtic beauty and raw world-beat energy. There's nothing else like it anywhere... it's Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns! Tickets are $25 advance online purchase, fees apply. Order online at www.cssm.org/tickets/ or call 301-375-0534. For fees, additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery; wine and beer available for sale. Afternoon Workshops from 2 - 4:00 p.m.: Scottish Fiddle Tune Teach-in; Songs of the Supernatural from the Celtic Tradition; Writing New Tunes that Sound Old; and DADGAD Open Tuning Guitar Workshop. Space is limited. For fees and additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org. bit.ly
Tue - Sep 09
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: What Does the Fish Say?
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. bit.ly
Thu - Sep 11
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: What Does the Fish Say?
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. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 13
1:00 PM
  Fossil Club Meeting
Fossil Club Meeting at 1 p.m. in the Museum Lounge (held in normal location) bit.ly
Sat - Sep 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Public Cruise on the Dee of St. Mary's
The museum offers two-hour public sails aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s departing at 2 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. from the Lore Oyster House in Solomons, Maryland. This is a great way to experience the Patuxent River aboard an iconic Chesapeake workboat. The fee is $25 per person, 12 and up, $15 for children 8 - 12. No children under 8, please. Preregistration required for all sails. Refunds available with 5 business days notice. A $5 processing fee will apply. Contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 for reservations. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 13
2:30 PM
  Fossil Club Public Lecture: FOSSIL - A National Network of Amateur and Professional Paleontologists in the U.S.
Held at 2:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Dr. Bruce MacFadden of the Florida Museum of Natural History will present FOSSIL - A National Network of Amateur and Professional Paleontologists in the U.S. bit.ly
Thu - Sep 18
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: What Does the Fish Say?
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. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 20
  Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay
Southern Bay - Participants will see Point No Point, Point Lookout, Smith Point, Solomons Lump, Hooper Island and Drum Point Lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Preregistration is required. Lunch on your own at the Bayside Inn on Smith Island. Contact 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email her. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 20
2:00 PM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Rappahannock River/Wine Tasting
Time: 9-20-2014 at 4 p.m., 2 p.m. for Wine Tasting Location: Rappahannock River/Wine Tasting, Team Leader: Karine Ingersoll, 301-475-2483 or kingersoll@md.metrocast.net Rain Date: 9-21-2014 at 4 p.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
Thu - Sep 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Little Minnows: Shine on Me! Lighthouses
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For children 3 to 5 years old. Shine on Me! Lighthouses. Stories and age appropriate activities. Fees are $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Preregistration encouraged. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 27
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-Argggghhh! $12 per person. Registration required by Thursday, September 25. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 27
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Toy Boat Building
On the fourth Saturday each month (with the exception of May, October, and December) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. build a toy boat. Sessions starting on the half hour, $2 donation requested. bit.ly
Fri - Oct 03
  NO First FREE Friday!
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Sat - Oct 04
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. bit.ly
Sat - Oct 04
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Lake Conoy/Pt. Lookout
Time: 10-4-2014 at 10 a.m. Location: Lake Conoy/Pt. Lookout, Team Leader: Zak Krebeck, 301-934-8553 or zakchris27@hotmail.com Rain Date: 10-5-2014 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 - Oct 07
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. bit.ly
Thu - Oct 09
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. bit.ly
Sat - Oct 11 -- Sun - Oct 12
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. Arts and Crafts Fair, local food vendors in the parking lot, music, free boat rides on the Tennison and Dee of St. Mary's, Bounty of the Patuxent featuring local wines, homemade goods, fresh produce, jams, jellies and more. Environmental activities and displays on the Patuxent River and many activities for children and their families all weekend. The music stage will host live performances. Parade on Sunday at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.pradinc.org or call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. for more information. bit.ly
Fri - Oct 17
7:30 PM
  Maritime Performance Series: The Eastport Oyster Boys
The Maritime Performance Series presents The Eastport Oyster Boys. A troupe of Chesapeake Bay Troubadours celebrating life here in the "Land of Pleasant Living" and along the shores of the Chesapeake... through song and story and mirth... The Eastport Oyster Boys have been acclaimed as the Musical Goodwill Ambassadors from the City of Annapolis, the Maritime Republic of Eastport and the Chesapeake. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. bit.ly
Thu - Oct 23
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Sea Squirts: with Little Hands
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with Little Hands. 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. bit.ly
Thu - Oct 23
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  Little Minnows with Little Hands
This is a morning program for pre-schoolers age 3-5. Sessions focus on one of the museum’s three themes. The program usually includes a story and craft activity. Fee: non-members $5, members $4. bit.ly
Sat - Oct 25
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Fitzie's/Newtown Neck
Time: 10-25-2014 at 10 a.m. Location: Fitzie's/Newtown Neck, Team Leader: Rob Gibbs, 301-373-8785 or rgibbs07@gmail.com Rain Date: 10-26-2014 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 - Oct 25
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Annual Monster Mash Cruise
4:30-5:30 p.m. This cruise os for the little goblins and their families. Adults$8, children 5-7 $7 and children 4 and under $5. Registration required by Wednesday, October 22. bit.ly
Tue - Nov 04
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. bit.ly
Thu - Nov 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. bit.ly
Fri - Nov 07
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  First FREE Friday!
The museum is open and FREE to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Music in the Harms Gallery by Some Assembly starting at 6:30 p.m. New Estuarine Biology exhibit, River to Bay, open. Come tell us what you think! bit.ly
Sat - Nov 08
11:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Vera's/St. Leonard Creek
Time: 11-8-2014 at 11 a.m. Location: Vera's/St. Leonard Creek, Team Leader: Ken Spring, 410-326-6669 or springk@hughes.net Rain Date: 11-9-2014 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
Thu - Nov 13
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. bit.ly
Wed - Nov 19
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Home School Day!
Home School Day, focusing on the Estuarium. More details to follow. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. bit.ly
Thu - Nov 20
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. bit.ly
Fri - Nov 21
7:30 PM
  Maritime Performance Series: Bumper Jacksons
The Maritime Performance Series presents Bumper Jacksons. The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Deeply rooted in their love for early swing, blues, and old time country, Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals, re-imagining American roots music with both power and tenderness. They reach back to a time when jazz was the rowdy street music of America - a music of pleasure and celebration, of freedom, and a good old-fashioned dance party - before it really even had a name. They perform these traditional sounds of America, heart-wrenching and youthful, and always in the spirit of raw adventure. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. bit.ly
Sat - Nov 22
12:00 PM
  Fossil Club Meeting and Potluck
Fossil Club Meeting at Noon at the Chestnut Cabin at Scientists Cliffs. Potluck lunch and meeting. bit.ly
Sat - Nov 22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Toy Boat Building
On the fourth Saturday each month (with the exception of May, October, and December) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. build a toy boat. Sessions starting on the half hour, $2 donation requested. bit.ly
Thu - Nov 27
  Museum Closed
Museum CLOSED for Thanksgiving. bit.ly