July FUN at Calvert Marine Museum

June 28, 2012
July is overflowing with events and programs at the Calvert Marine Museum. Don’t miss out on the fun! Visit the website for a complete schedule at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
 Friday, July 6 – First Free Friday
The museum is open and free to the public from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 257th Army Band returns for the third year playing on the outdoor stage at 7:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic supper. Docents will be in every gallery talking about the exhibits. Visit Drum Point Lighthouse and enjoy 30-minute boat rides on the Wm. B. Tennison sponsored by M&T Bank. FREE.

Tuesday, July 10, 12, & 19 – Sea Squirts
Grunt, Squeak, and Growl! FREE drop-in program from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.
Thursday, July 12 – The SuperMagicMan’s Big Illusion
Starring Reggie Rice, D.C.’s two-time Comedy Magician of the Year, this family show is a high energy, magic production that is filled with fantastic illusions, dancing, and comedy. 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $4 per person at the door.
Saturday, July 14 – SHARKFEST!
Come see live sharks and sturgeon in the Shark and Sturgeon Pavilion from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Take your picture in the jaws of a Giant Megalodon shark skeleton. Find a 20-million-year-old shark’s tooth in the Discovery Room. The day will include fish face painting, shark crafts, displays by the Fossil Club, and shark mural painting. Museum admission applies; free for members. Buy a family membership at $5.00 off and avoid the lines! Strollers are not allowed inside the museum and complimentary museum passes will not be honored.
Friday, July 20 – Maritime Performance Series
The Maritime Performance Series presents Pint and Dale at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Seattle duo William Pint and Felicia Dale have boundless enthusiasm for creating and sharing music. With guitar, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, violin, whistles, harmony, joy and pure energy, Pint and Dale offer humor and drama in equal measure. Admission is $5 at the door. Lotus Kitchen will offer Lite Bites for sale starting at 6:00 p.m.; wine, beer, and water also available for sale.
Saturday, July 21 – Fossil Field Experience
Do you know why Calvert County is known for its shark’s teeth? Did you know that they can be 20 million years old? Join a museum educator and discover the clues found buried in the sand, telling tales of life long before humans walked the earth from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Space is limited. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.
Saturday, July 21 – Waterman for a Day at the Lore Oyster House
Experience life and work in an oyster packing house, use oyster tongs, work in the shucking room and sing work songs from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn about oyster biology and how to help restore Crassostrea virginica from the Southern Maryland Oyster Cultivation Society. FREE
Special one-hour Patuxent excursions aboard a Chesapeake workboat, the Roughwater. Limited to six passengers each outing, $20 per person, pre-registration required. Leaving from the Lore Oyster House at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register by July 19 to ensure a spot.
Saturday, July 21 – Sunset in the Tropics Cruise
Experience “Sunset in the Tropics” in Key West style with music and tropical cuisine aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennisonfrom 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Parrot Heads encouraged. Preregistration required. Call 410-326- 2042 ext. 41.
Thursday, July 26 – Little Minnows
Working the Bay – Workboats and Waterman: Children ages 3 – 5 years are invited to participate from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $4 members; $5 non-members. Space is limited. Pre-registration suggested. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.
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