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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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Mon - Jul 28 -- Fri - Aug 01
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Kids Camp
July 28 – August 1 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For children entering grades 1-3 Come experience the best the museum has to offer in this action-packed camp. Hunt for fossils on the beach, and participate in a beach clean-up. See the museum from a whole new perspective when you team up for a scavenger hunt. Build your own toy boat and try your hand at operating a radio-controlled boat. Spend a day at the Lore Oyster House learning all about oysters. The final day, take your parents out on the Wm. B. Tennison for a lunch time cruise on the Patuxent River. FEE: $110.00/CMMS members $95.00. bit.ly
Mon - Jul 28 -- Fri - Aug 01
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Environmental Institute I Summer Camp
July 28 – August 1, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For children entering grades 6-9. Environmental Institute I is designed for young people who have a strong curiosity about the natural environment and want to learn more through hands-on experience. The Calvert Marine Museum and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) work together to offer this exceptional opportunity. Participants will talk with CBL scientists who have collected base data on the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay for over 30 years. They will review the trends, and then do water sampling and analysis to see how their results match up. They will map the shoreline from aboard the skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s and visit a shoreline restoration project at Cove Point and a living shoreline. The institute will conclude with team presentations for friends, parents, and colleagues about their findings. FEE: $75. Participation in Environmental Institute I is based on a competitive application process and is limited to 12 participants. The tuition is subsidized by a grant from the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust. For information and a copy of the application: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. bit.ly
Fri - Aug 01
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  First FREE Friday!
First FREE Friday Returns!! The museum is open and FREE to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The Galleries and Drum Point Lighthouse are open with trained interpreters on hand to answer questions. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison, sponsored by the Calvert Marine Museum Society. bit.ly
Sat - Aug 02
  Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Northern Bay
Northern Bay - Participants will see Cove Point, Thomas Point, Shady Point, Bloody Point, Sharpes Island, and Drum Point Lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Preregistration is required. Lunch is on your own and location is TBD. The cruises depart from the Calvert Marine Museum at 7:45 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Contact 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email Melissa McCormick. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. bit.ly
Sat - Aug 02
6:00 PM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Canoe Neck Creek/Abell
Time: 8-2-2014 at 6 p.m., Location: Canoe Neck Creek/Abell, Team Leader: Rob Gibbs, 301-375-8785 or rgibbs07@gmail.com Rain Date: 8-3-2014 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
Mon - Aug 04 -- Fri - Aug 08
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Environmental Institute II Summer Camp
August 4 - 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For children entering grades 6-9. Environmental Institute II students will explore a key indicator of Chesapeake Bay health: the oyster. The skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s serves as the classroom and will convey the group to a number of sites related to this study, including an oyster hatchery at Morgan State University’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) to learn about the oyster life span. We will work with local watermen to experience harvesting oysters, visit the Lore Oyster House to learn about the oyster’s journey from the oyster bed, to the processing plant, to the table. Students will sail the Dee of St. Mary’s to Point Lookout State Park for an overnight camping experience and sail back the following day. The goal of the program is to have students understand the environmental challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay, and develop their own action plans for addressing those challenges. The institute concludes with student presentations of their findings. FEE: $150. Environmental Institute II requires successful completion of Environmental Institute I and is limited to 12 participants. The tuition is subsidized by a grant from the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust. Location: Calvert Marine Museum / Chesapeake Biological Laboratory / Dee of St. Mary’s. bit.ly
Sat - Aug 09
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Historic 1812 Sunset Supper Cruise
During the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Southern Maryland is celebrating its role with this special cruise. Visit the historic location of the largest water based battle in Maryland's history with experts, Dr. Ralph Eshelman and Don Shomette, both published 1812 authors and respected lecturers. Cruise departs from the museum on the Wm. B. Tennison and travels up the Patuxent into the mouth of St. Leonard's Creek where you will hear the exciting story of local hero Joshua Barney's courageous standoff with the mightiest sea power in the world. A light supper is included, and participants are invited to bring their own libations. FEE: $50 per person and reservations are required by the Wednesday prior to the cruise date. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. bit.ly Support provided by the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Star Spangled Banner Commission.
Tue - Aug 12
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
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 - Aug 14
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
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 - Aug 15
7:30 PM
  Maritime Performance Series presents Simple Gifts
The Maritime Performance Series presents Simple Gifts. Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time. This award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery; admission is $10 at the door, cash or check; wine and beer available for sale.
Sat - Aug 16
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 - Aug 23
8:30 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Kings Landing/Chew Creek
Time: 8-23-2014 at 8:30 a.m., Location: Kings Landing/Chew Creek, Team Leader: Ken Spring, 410-326-6669 or springk@hughes.net Rain Date: 8-24-2014 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 - Aug 23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Public Cruise on the Dee of St. Mary's
The museum offers two-hour public sails aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s departing at 2 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. from the Lore Oyster House in Solomons, Maryland. This is a great way to experience the Patuxent River aboard an iconic Chesapeake workboat. The fee is $25 per person, 12 and up, $15 for children 8 - 12. No children under 8, please. Preregistration required for all sails. Refunds available with 5 business days notice. A $5 processing fee will apply. Contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 for reservations. bit.ly
Sat - Aug 23
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
Sun - Aug 24
3:00 PM
  CMM CLOSES at 3:00 PM
The museum will close at 3:00 p.m. for concert preparation.
Sun - Aug 24
7:30 PM
  JOURNEY Live in Concert
JOURNEY - JUST ANNOUNCED: SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 - 7:30 PM bit.ly In a career spanning five decades, Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the line-up of Neal Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals). The band has reached heights that likely no artist can hit these days. It is not luck; it is persistent, hard work over the years and Southern Maryland, they will be right here performing at the PNC Waterside Pavilion! Since the group's formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Schon said, “has become this national anthem, world anthem. It’s really wild. If somebody plays it, no matter where, everybody sings it.” With songs like "Open Arms", "Faithfully", "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" and "Anyway You Want It", Journey holds a special place in the hearts and memories of so many people. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see their live performance in Solomons on August 24. Tickets go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum on Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 A.M. If you are not a member of the museum and would like a shot at the best seats in the house, then click here to become a year-round supporter of the museum. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 29 at 10:00 A.M. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket Prices: Gallery Seats (first 8 rows) $124; Premium (rows 9-40) $84; Reserved (rows 41+) $74; Standing Room Only $64. *Additional service fees apply
Thu - Aug 28
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Sea Squirts: with Echoes of Nature
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with Echoes of Nature. 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 - Aug 28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Little Minnows with Echoes of Nature
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
Fri - Sep 05
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  First FREE Friday!
The museum is open and FREE to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The Galleries and Drum Point Lighthouse are open with trained interpreters on hand to answer questions. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison, sponsored by the Calvert Marine Museum Society. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 06
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 - Sep 06
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Solomons Island Kite Day
Celebrate our annual Solomons Island Kite Day with Wings Over Washington Kite Club. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glascock's Field (located across the street from the museum). 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. Kite Day is co-sponsored by the Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County, working to build awareness of Autism, with additional support from Lighthouse Market Place, Roy Rogers, and Papa Johns.
Sat - Sep 06
10:00 AM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Bushwood/Wicomico Creek
Time: 9-6-2014 at 10 a.m., Location: Bushwood/Wicomico Creek, Team Leader: Brian Forsyth, 443-804-6439 or bforsyth@comcast.net Rain Date: 9-7-2014 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 - Sep 06
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Celtic Society Workshops
The Southern Maryland Celtic Society hosts Afternoon Workshops from 2 - 4:00 p.m.: Scottish Fiddle Tune Teach-in; Songs of the Supernatural from the Celtic Tradition; Writing New Tunes that Sound Old; and DADGAD Open Tuning Guitar Workshop. Space is limited. For fees and additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 06
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Historic 1812 Sunset Supper Cruise
During the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Southern Maryland is celebrating its role with this special cruise. Visit the historic location of the largest water based battle in Maryland's history with experts, Dr. Ralph Eshelman and Don Shomette, both published 1812 authors and respected lecturers. Cruise departs from the museum on the Wm. B. Tennison and travels up the Patuxent into the mouth of St. Leonard's Creek where you will hear the exciting story of local hero Joshua Barney's courageous standoff with the mightiest sea power in the world. A light supper is included, and participants are invited to bring their own libations. FEE: $50 per person and reservations are required by the Wednesday prior to the cruise date. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. bit.ly Support provided by the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Star Spangled Banner Commission.
Sat - Sep 06
7:30 PM
  Maritime Performance Series presents Ocean Quartet: SMCS Concert
Ocean Quartet: SMCS Concert. Presented by the Southern Maryland Celtic Society, Ocean Quartet features Jennifer Cutting on electric keyboard and accordions; Stephen Winick and Lisa Moscatiello on vocals; and Andrew Dodds on Scottish fiddle. With its buoyant beats and soaring Celtic melodies, OCEAN provides an uplifting soundtrack for traveling on life's changing seas. Audiences can lose themselves in dreamy reverie, or cut loose and dance to the propulsive beat of electric jigs and reels. It's a marriage of otherworldly Celtic beauty and raw world-beat energy. There's nothing else like it anywhere... it's Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns! Tickets are $25 advance online purchase, fees apply. Order online at www.cssm.org/tickets/ or call 301-375-0534. For fees, additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org. 7:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery; wine and beer available for sale. Afternoon Workshops from 2 - 4:00 p.m.: Scottish Fiddle Tune Teach-in; Songs of the Supernatural from the Celtic Tradition; Writing New Tunes that Sound Old; and DADGAD Open Tuning Guitar Workshop. Space is limited. For fees and additional information and registration, check online at www.cssm.org. bit.ly
Tue - Sep 09
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
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 - Sep 11
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
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 - Sep 13
1:00 PM
  Fossil Club Meeting
Fossil Club Meeting at 1 p.m. in the Museum Lounge (held in normal location) bit.ly
Sat - Sep 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Public Cruise on the Dee of St. Mary's
The museum offers two-hour public sails aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s departing at 2 p.m. and returning at 4 p.m. from the Lore Oyster House in Solomons, Maryland. This is a great way to experience the Patuxent River aboard an iconic Chesapeake workboat. The fee is $25 per person, 12 and up, $15 for children 8 - 12. No children under 8, please. Preregistration required for all sails. Refunds available with 5 business days notice. A $5 processing fee will apply. Contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 for reservations. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 13
2:30 PM
  Fossil Club Public Lecture
Held at 2:30 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Dr. Bruce MacFadden of the Florida Museum of Natural History will be our guest lecturer. bit.ly
Thu - Sep 18
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Sea Squirts
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 - Sep 20
  Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay
Southern Bay - Participants will see Point No Point, Point Lookout, Smith Point, Solomons Lump, Hooper Island and Drum Point Lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Preregistration is required. Lunch on your own at the Bayside Inn on Smith Island. Contact 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email her. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 20
2:00 PM
  Canoe & Kayak Club Trip - Rappahannock River/Wine Tasting
Time: 9-20-2014 at 4 p.m., 2 p.m. for Wine Tasting Location: Rappahannock River/Wine Tasting, Team Leader: Karine Ingersoll, 301-475-2483 or kingersoll@md.metrocast.net Rain Date: 9-21-2014 at 4 p.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
Thu - Sep 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Little Minnows
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For children 3 to 5 years old. Sessions focus on one of the museum's three themes. Stories and age appropriate activities. Fees are $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Preregistration encouraged. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 27
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  Kid's Pirate Pizza Cruise
11:30-1:00 p.m. Dress like a pirate and eat pizza on board the Tennison-Argggghhh! $12 per person. Registration required by Thursday, September 25. bit.ly
Sat - Sep 27
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