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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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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 - CANCELLED
The Annual Monster Mash Cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison has been cancelled.
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
  Bird Feeder 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
Tue - Dec 02
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: Surviving Winter
Surviving Winter. There are various shapes of different sizes everywhere you look. As we walk the museum grounds, let's match natural items to different shapes and sizes and practice grouping and comparing natural items on a hike. 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 - Dec 04
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: Surviving Winter
Surviving Winter. There are various shapes of different sizes everywhere you look. As we walk the museum grounds, let's match natural items to different shapes and sizes and practice grouping and comparing natural items on a hike. 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 - Dec 05 -- Sat - Dec 06
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Solomons Christmas Walk
The museum is open and free to the public from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, serving up a smorgasbord of holiday delights for visitors of all ages. Do your holiday shopping in the Museum Store! Entertainment, Santa, and holiday crafts both nights. For more information about the 30th Annual Christmas Walk, visit www.solomonschristmaswalk.com bit.ly
Sun - Dec 07
  Museum Closed to the Public - Museum Store Open to the Public
The museum will be closed to the public for the Annual Members' Yule Party. The Museum Store will remain open to the public from 10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sun - Dec 07
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Members' Yule Party
CMM Museum Members only will spend time with friends, shop in the Museum Store, and visit with special guests Squeak the River Otter and Santa. Admission to the party is a contribution of your favorite holiday fare on a disposable dish. CMM will provide drinks and sweets. 12 noon - 4 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Museum open to Members only. Museum Store will be open to visitors from 10:15 a.m. till 4:45 p.m.
Thu - Dec 11
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts: Surviving Winter
Surviving Winter. There are various shapes of different sizes everywhere you look. As we walk the museum grounds, let's match natural items to different shapes and sizes and practice grouping and comparing natural items on a hike. 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
Sun - Dec 14
  Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop
Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop. Sessions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Register at the admission desk on the program day. Space is limited. $4 per child.
Thu - Dec 18
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Little Minnows: Hide and Seek
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Hide and Seek. Many animals can hide in plain sight from predators or curious humans by using camouflage. Through games, movement and stories, we will discover the techniques animals use to survive.For children 3 to 5 years old. Fees are $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Preregistration encouraged. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. bit.ly
Sun - Dec 21
  Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop
Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop. Sessions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Register at the admission desk on the program day. Space is limited. $4 per child.
Mon - Dec 22
  Ornament Workshop
Ornament Workshop. Sessions at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Register at the admission desk on the program day. Space is limited. $4 per child.
Tue - Dec 23
  Winter Wishes
Winter Wishes. What are your hopes and wishes for the New Year? Make a paper ornament with your secret wish written inside to hang in the Discovery Room. Ongoing throughout the day; free with admission.
Thu - Dec 25
  Museum Closed
Museum CLOSED for Christmas Day bit.ly
Fri - Dec 26
  Chesapeake Critters Program
Learn about the amazing animals in our aquarium. Free with admission. Check daily events schedule at the admission desk.
Mon - Dec 29
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Snow Globe Workshop
Snow Globe Workshop. Make snow globes out of recycled materials. Ongoing in the Harms Gallery. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tue - Dec 30
  Chesapeake Critters Program
Learn about the amazing animals in our aquarium. Free with admission. Check daily events schedule at the admission desk.
Wed - Dec 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  NOON Year's Eve Party!
In the Harms Gallery from 10 a.m. - Noon. Make a party hat, New Year's Wish Ornament, hear a special story, and join the dance party with Bubbles. Toast in the NOON Year with sparkling ginger ale and fishy snacks when the ball drops at high noon. Fee is $2 per child with museum admission. For all ages.