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Posted on: August 21, 2015


August 21, 2015

For Immediate Release - Also include in community calendars


The kids are back to school and it’s always a great time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum. Visit the website at for a complete list of programs and activities.

Friday, September 4 - First Free Friday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The museum is open and free to the public. The Navy Band Commodores will be performing on the PNC Waterside Stage starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic. Enjoy free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Waterside Concert Series.

Friday, September 4 - Dee of St. Mary’s Sunset Cruise
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Relax with friends and learn about the history of both this traditional workboat and the life of a working waterman. Leaving from the museum dock. Bring your snack and libation of choice on board. (Children under 12 are not permitted on this sail.) Seating is limited. Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Saturday, September 5 - Solomons Island Kite Day
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the field across from the museum. Celebrate our annual Solomons Island Kite Day with Wings Over Washington Kite Club. 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.

Saturday, September 5 - Lighthouse Adventure Cruise, Southern Route
7:45 a.m. Participants will see six lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Registration required by 5 business days in advance. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

Tuesday, September 8, Thursday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 16 –
Sea Squirts: Feathers, Beaks, and Claws
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. A free drop-in program for children 18-months to 3 years and their caregivers.

Friday, September 11 - Maritime Performance Series presents JOHN MOCK performing From Sea to Shore
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door and available at John Mock is an artist and the ocean and its coasts are his muse. From his native New England to the shores of Ireland and Scotland, John captures in music and story the heritage of the sea. John shares this heritage through his captivating concert presentations which include both traditional and original instrumental compositions performed on guitar, concertina, mandolin, and tin whistle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with beer and wine available for sale.

Saturday, September 12 - Fossil Club Public Lecture
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Speaker to be announced.

Saturday, September 12 - Sunset Supper History Cruise
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join historian, Coby Treadway for a journey through time along the Patuxent River highlighting events that range from paleo-Indians to World War II. Light supper by Lotus Kitchen included. Cost is $60 per person. Preregistration required; call 410-326-2042 ext. 41. Seating is limited.

Saturday, September 19 - Dee of St. Mary’s Pirate Sail
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take a sail aboard the skipjack crewed by local pirates. Fee is $25 for 13 and up, $15 for children 8 – 12. No children under 8 please. Leaves from the museum dock. Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register. Seating is limited. LAST PUBLIC SAIL OF THE SEASON!

Saturday, September 19 - Fossil Field Experience
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Go to a local beach with a trained educator to search for fossils and learn about your finds. Get a special tour of the fossil hall. For ages 8 and up, pre-registration required, $20 per person includes museum admission. Space is limited. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 – Maryland Lighthouse Challenge
10th Anniversary
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. How many Chesapeake lighthouses can you see in a weekend? See two of these treasures in Solomons – Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses. Shuttle service will be provided from the museum to Cove Point Lighthouse. Museum Store is stocked with unique lighthouse items, pins, badges, and more.

Wednesday, September 23 – Pirate Day!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Throw on your best pirate outfit and head for the museum to hear pirate stories, sing sea chanteys, make a pirate hat, get a pirate tattoo, learn to tie knots and walk the plank on our pirate ship. Regular admission applies.

Thursday, September 24 - Little Minnows
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Migrations. Birds migrate all over the world, and some of them come right back to the museum. A program for children age 3 – 5 and their caregivers. Fee is $5, members free. Preregistration suggested. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41

Saturday, September 26 – Toy Boat Building
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Make your own toy boat in the Maritime History Hall with sessions starting on the half hour. $2 donation requested with museum admission.

Press Contact: Traci Cimini - or call 410-326-2042 ext. 62

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 or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

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