April 11, 2016
For Immediate Release - Also include in community calendars
DISCOVER THE SEA OF BEAUTY AT THE BUGEYE BALL
Annual Event on April 23 at the Calvert Marine Museum
Join us for an evening of fine cuisine, live music and casino-style gambling at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Annual Bugeye Ball on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Discover the Sea of Beauty features Ken Upton of Ken’s Creative Kitchen, elegant décor, and many other surprises. Tickets are $150 each and proceeds will support the preservation and maintenance of the historic Wm. B. Tennison. Tickets may be purchased at www.bit.ly//BugeyeBall2016.
Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Dinner Cruise on the Chesapeake or a piece of exclusive, elegant jewelry. The dinner cruise aboard the 87’ luxurious sailing yacht, Quixote, features dinner prepared by Ken’s Creative Kitchen. Ten guests will be pampered by a first-class chef and his professional team while taste buds are tantalized with perfectly paired foods and wines. The raffle winner may also choose from a collection of hand-selected fine jewelry beautifully crafted with fine metals and precious stones from Dickinson Jewelers. Two winners will be drawn; the first winner in attendance will have first choice. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 150 will be sold. Winners need not be present to win. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 16 to purchase a raffle ticket.
Built in 1899, the Wm. B. Tennison is the only Coast Guard licensed, log-hulled, passenger carrying vessel in the United States. The vessel served as an oyster buyboat until 1978 and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. While the Tennison is in remarkably good condition for being 117 years old, like any aging wooden vessel, it requires a great deal of maintenance which is labor intensive and challenging. Your support will help the museum keep this iconic landmark treasure afloat.
The Calvert Marine Museum is a public, non-profit, educational, and community museum, established in 1970 by local residents. Visitors can explore and learn how our prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come together to tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. Raising money through membership, grants, donations, and special events has allowed the museum to grow into an exceptional facility, providing history, education, and culture to all of Southern Maryland.
Business and personal sponsorships ranging from $250 - $10,000 are also available. Please visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042 x16 for more information and to purchase tickets.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.