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Posted on: October 20, 2015


October 20, 2015
For Immediate Release - Also include in community calendars


A chill is in the air and it’s the perfect time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum. There are activities and events for all members of the family. For a complete listing of programs, visit the website at

Tuesday, November 3, Thursday, November 5, and Wednesday, November 11
Sea Squirts - 10:00-10:30 a.m. and 11:00-11:30 a.m. Leaves, Leaves, Falling Down. Trees grow tall to reach the sun, put down deep roots, and are lush and green in warmer months, but what happens in winter? Through movement, story, and song, learn about trees and have fun playing with leaves. Program includes a walk around the grounds.

Friday, November 6 – First Free Friday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The museum is open and free to the public. Join Song Circle for a jam session and sing-along in the Harms Gallery at 6:00 p.m. Docents will be in every gallery.

Sunday, November 8 – “On Watch” Memorial Service
2:00 p.m. 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.

Wednesday, November 11 – Military Appreciation Day
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate and honor America’s veterans. Come and learn about the contributions of Maryland’s veterans through the ages as well as Solomons Island’s unique contribution to America’s Second World War efforts. Family friendly activities will be continuing all day and will include letter writing by children for veteran organizations and yellow ribbons for current service members. Museum admission is free for veterans, active military and their families.

Friday, November 13 – Sea Squirts
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Join Special Guest, Robert Gatton, from Solomons Public Library. Story Time theme is Leaves, Leaves, Falling Down.

Friday, November 13 – Special Needs Family Fun Night
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The museum is open and free exclusively for families with special needs. The museum otter mascot will visit from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., seated massage provided, courtesy of College of Southern Maryland’s Massage Therapy Department. Family fun night is offered in cooperation with Calvert County Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services.

Thursday, November 19 – Little Minnows
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Autumn Time Is Here! The weather is starting to get cooler and trees are changing colors. It must be autumn! The trees and animals prepare for winter. How many signs can we find that winter is coming by exploring the grounds? We will make a leaf magnet, hear a story and play a game to learn about autumn.

Friday, November 20 – Maritime Performance Series presents BUMPER JACKSONS
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Tickets are $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door. Returning after last year’s sold out performance, Bumper Jacksons early jazz and country repertoire paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Recognized as DC’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the 2013 Washington Area Music Awards, the group has positioned themselves squarely at the helm of the young roots music scene in DC. Buy tickets today at

Wednesday, November 25 – Bird Feeder Workshop
Sessions will start at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Make a bird feeder using recycled materials and get messy making a birdseed stuffed pinecone. For children age 5 – 10. Register at the admissions desk the day of the workshop. Space is limited; $4 per child due at time of registration.

Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving Day

Saturday, November 28 – Small Business Saturday
10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Bring friends and shop in the Museum Store for everyone on your holiday list today! Mention “Small Business Saturday” at check-out and receive 20% off of your purchase. For more information, call 410-326-2750.

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

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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