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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 - Oct 03
  NO First FREE Friday!
No First Free Friday bit.ly
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: Signs of the Animals
We will explore the animal world by looking a the signs animals leave behind. Their tracks, scat, holes and food remains are just a few clues we can piece together to determine what animals live here. Join us for games, stories, and a walk outside. 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: Signs of the Animals
We will explore the animal world by looking a the signs animals leave behind. Their tracks, scat, holes and food remains are just a few clues we can piece together to determine what animals live here. Join us for games, stories, and a walk outside. 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
  Grand Opening of River to Bay: Reflections and Connections
Don’t miss the grand opening of our new estuarine biology exhibit River to Bay: Reflections and Connections. The new 14 aquarium exhibit will be an immersive experience introducing guests to the amazing diversity of animal life found in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The exhibit highlights three unique bay habitats: the deep, open waters, the brackish coastal shallows, and freshwaters of the coastal plains. Visitors can explore how bay creatures are connected to their surroundings, to each other, and to humans.
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
  Dino Days!
Dino Days to celebrate National Fossil Day! Be a paleontologist for the day, dig for dinosaur bones in the Discovery Room sand box and go on a scavenger hunt filled with fun dinosaur facts that ends with you cracking a dinosaur egg. Make your own dino hat; listen to dinosaur stories; sing special dinosaur songs; and learn the dinosaur stomp dance. Learn all you can about dinosaurs while having fun and playing games – fossil day has never been so exciting! All activities are free with museum admission.
Fri - Oct 17
7:30 PM
  Maritime Performance Series: Them Eastport Oyster Boys
Maritime Performance Series presents Them Eastport Oyster Boys, well known for their wit, wisdom and special message of stewardship and appreciation for the bay. The group draws from a wide variety of instruments and musical styles including island rhythms, boogie woogie, Dixie-swing, maritime chanteys, waltzes and even good ol’ rock-and-roll. Admission is $10 at the door, cash or check; beer, wine, water, and snacks available for sale. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. bit.ly
Thu - Oct 23
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Sea Squirts: with Chesapeake Creative Dance
10 - 10:30 a.m. with Chesapeake Creative Dance. Come learn about Bay animals through creative movement, dance, and storytelling with guest teacher Shannon from Chesapeake Creative Dance provided by PNC Grow Up Great. 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 - 12:00 PM
  Little Minnows with Chesapeake Creative Dance
Come learn about Bay Animals through creative movement, dance, and storytelling with guest teacher Shannon from Chesapeake Creative Dance provided by PNC Grow Up Great. 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
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Museum Madness Day: Who Eats Whom?
Ages 7-10. A fun-filled, action-packed day with the museum's many animals learning all about food chains, helping prep animal food, playing the food chain game and so much more. $25 registration fee, pre-registration recommended. Museum admission and pizza lunch included. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to reserve your spot.
Tue - Nov 04
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: Animal Homes
Animal Homes. Can you figure out what animal lives in what home? While we live in a house, some animals dig holes, others carry their homes, and others build nests. Let's play games and hear stories to learn about animal homes. 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: Animal Homes
Animal Homes. Can you figure out what animal lives in what home? While we live in a house, some animals dig holes, others carry their homes, and others build nests. Let's play games and hear stories to learn about animal homes. 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
Sun - Nov 09
2:00 PM
  "On Watch" Memorial Service
"On Watch" Memorial Service at the site of the On Watch statue at the end of Dowell Road, Dowell, Maryland. Join us to thank all of our veterans for their service. Refreshments served on site following the program.
Tue - Nov 11
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Museum Madness Day: The Nano World
Ages 7-10. There is an entire world that is invisible to the naked eye. Come and discover tiny zooplankton and other incredibly miniscule creatures with the help of a microscope. $25 registration fee, pre-registration recommended. Museum admission and pizza lunch included. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to reserve your spot.
Thu - Nov 13
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: Animal Homes
Animal Homes. Can you figure out what animal lives in what home? While we live in a house, some animals dig holes, others carry their homes, and others build nests. Let's play games and hear stories to learn about animal homes. 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 14
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Special Needs Night
Family fun night for families with special needs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The museum will open exclusively for the special needs population and their families. A great opportunity to see our new River to Bay: Reflections and Connections exhibit! Enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils and maritime history in a fun and supportive environment. The otters will be outside from 5-6 p.m. A special calming room will be provided. Offered in cooperation with Calvert County Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services. FREE. For more information, contact Kathleen Porecki at 410-326-2042, ext. 11.
Wed - Nov 19
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Home School Day: River to Bay: Reflections & Connections
Home School Day - River to Bay: Reflections and Connections. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Special hands-on workshops for homeschoolers throughout the museum focusing on the animals, habitats, and environmental challenges in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For children ages 5-12 with adult. Admission applies plus a program fee of $2 per child. Register in the lobby. bit.ly
Thu - Nov 20
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Little Minnows: Birds, Beaks, Feet, and Feathers
Birds, Beaks, Feet, and Feathers. Birds are amazing! Their special adaptations allow them to fly, keep warm, and find food. Using household items and different foods, let's figure out how birds eat. Inspect a feather up close to understand how it keeps birds warm and dry. 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
Wed - Nov 26
  Birdhouse Workshops
Make a bird feeder using recycled materials and a birdseed stuffed pinecone. For children ages 5-10. Sessions will start at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Register at the admission desk on the day of the workshop. $5 per child.
Thu - Nov 27
  Museum Closed
Museum CLOSED for Thanksgiving. bit.ly