CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042 x62
March 23, 2017
For Immediate Release - Also include in community calendars
APRIL EVENTS AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
Spring is in the air at the Calvert Marine Museum. Programs and activities are planned for all ages in April. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing.
Saturday, April 1 – Bugeye Ball
7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of enchantment with fine cuisine, live entertainment, and casino-style gambling at the annual Bugeye Ball. Tickets are $150 each and proceeds support the preservation of the Drum Point Lighthouse. Raffle tickets are also available for the chance to win a trip to Belize or exquisite jewelry by Dickinson Jewelers. Tickets are $100 each and only 150 will be sold; winners need not be present to win. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/234/Bugeye-Ball. The Museum will be closed.
Friday, April 7 – First FREE Friday
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The museum is open and free to the public with docents in every gallery. The Drum Point Lighthouse and the Museum Store are open. Live music is by Bluegrass Fusion ~ Gray, Green, and Travers starting at 6 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.
Tuesday, April 11; Thursday, April 13; and Wednesday, April 19 - Sea Squirts
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. O is for Otters! FREE drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers.
Wednesday, April 12 – Meet the Lighthouse Keepers
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Step back in time and meet Mr. and Mrs. Goeshy, the keepers of Drum Point Lighthouse from 1930 – 1931. Live character interactions with the Goeshy’s at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will highlight the aspects of life at Drum Point Lighthouse during the early 1930’s. Appropriate for all ages.
Thursday, April 13 – Miocene Fossil Exploration
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spend a day exploring the amazing fossils in our collection! Throughout the day, interpreter-guided activities in the Treasures From the Cliffs exhibit will allow visitors to touch Miocene Era fossils and practice preparing a fossil specimen. Make and take home your own fossil imprints at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Appropriate for all ages.
Thursday, April 13 – Norse Exploration Day Camp
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This day-long camp explores the culture of the Norse explorers. Dive into topics such as navigation, ship building, runes, and shield symbology of these fearless seafarers. This camp is for kids in grades 5 and 6; program fee is $25 per participant. Participants should bring a bag lunch, a snack will be provided. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Friday, April 14 – Birds of the Marsh
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Join one of our interpreters for a guided marsh walk at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. to explore and observe the many birds that make their homes in our salt marsh. Learn how to identify birds by their tracks and discover the meaning of bird feathers. Make your own flying bird mobile to capture the wonder of flight! Activities planned for ages 5 – 10.
Saturday, April 15 – Fossil Egg Hunt
10 a.m. - 12 noon. Back by popular demand! Look for eggs with real fossils inside, hidden throughout the museum. New this year: participants will be given a container for egg collection; no baskets are needed! After finishing the hunt, docents will identify your fossil finds. A follow-up activity will allow participants to “excavate” fossils from matrix, using the tools of a paleontologist. Activities planned for ages 3 – 10.
Saturday, April 15 – Fossil Club Meeting and Lecture
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Third Floor Lounge. Following the meeting is a public lecture from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.
Monday, April 17 – Predator/Prey Day
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join in some fun activities as we learn about predator/prey relationships between the animals in the museum’s exhibits. Discover the many ways that animals avoid falling prey to a predator, and conversely, the adaptations that help predators catch their prey! Activities planned for ages 5 – 10.
Tuesday, April 18 – All About Plants!
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Take a tour of our upland marsh and rain garden to discover what plants grow best in these environments. Wander through the Children’s Maritime Garden and explore the different areas and treasures they hold. Bring home a milkweed plant and start your own “butterfly garden” at home! Activities planned for ages 5 – 10.
Wednesday, April 19 – Gills Club
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free programs for girls interested in learning more about sharks. Gills Club is a STEM-focused program from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy with activities designed for girls ages 7 – 12. Preregistration is required. Register at www.bit.ly//GillsClubRegistration.
Saturday, April 22 – Build a Toy Boat
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Make a toy boat in the Maritime History Hall with sessions starting on the half hour. $2 donation requested. Museum admission required.
Sunday, April 23 – The Celtic Fiddle Festival
7 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. The Maritime Performance Series presents The Celtic Fiddle Festival, the last concert in the series. The Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. The quartet, which includes Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany), Charlie McKerron (Scotland), and Nicolas Quemener combines considerable talents, rich musical traditions, and spontaneous humor for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. Each artist plays a solo set, showcasing their individual musical styles and cultural heritage, followed by a collaborative set featuring all three fiddlers. Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, these traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires, and together conjure an unforgettable performance, playing with such relentless precision and fire. The tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine for sale. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door and available at www.bit.ly//MaritimeConcerts.
Thursday, April 27 – Little Minnows
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Slip Slide Away! Where do the otters play? For children ages 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Fee is $5, CMM members are FREE.
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.