October Events at Calvert Marine Museum

September 24, 2011

October is outstanding at the Calvert Marine Museum with  activities, events, and programs all month long. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing.

Saturday, October 1 – J.C. Lore Oyster House Experience
Visit the J.C. Lore Oyster House and learn about oyster processing from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., from the dock through to the shipping room. Find out how heavy a basket full of oysters really is. In the shucking room learn how to shuck an oyster, and learn a song to help move the work along faster. See the giant fabric oyster, “Rock E. Feller” and all the amazing parts of this bivalve. Free to everyone.

Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9 – Patuxent River Appreciation Days
Celebrate the river with activities and FREE fun for visitors of all ages from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.!  Enjoy boat rides, juried Arts & Crafts Fair, and great food and music all weekend. On Saturday, the highlights include toy boat building, environmental exhibits, and Bounty of the
featuring local wine tasting. The PRAD parade is on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Fee charged for pony rides and face painting. Visit www.pradinc.org for complete schedule.

Thursday, October 13 and 20 – Sea Squirts
Incredible, Amazing Dinosaurs! Free drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 21 – Gordon Bok
Gordon Bok, American folksinger/songwriter is appearing live at 7:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Tickets are $15 in advance and available
at http://calvertmarinemuseum.ticketforce.com. Bok’s repertoire consists of a rich trove of ballads of Maine and the Maritimes, songs and dances
of the Americas and abroad, stories of boats and sailors, his own composition of sea folk tales, contemporary songs, and instrumentals. He’s recorded over twenty albums, and plays at concert halls, festivals, and folk clubs throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Scandanavia. Tickets are available at the door for $20 each.

Saturday, October 22 – Fossil Field Experience
Go to a local beach to search for fossils with a trained guide from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied
by an adult. Pre-registration required. Fee is $20.  Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

Wednesday, October 26 – Homeschool Open House
Homeschool families are invited from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to participate in hands-on activities based around the museum’s three themes of
paleontology, the environment and maritime history. 30-minute scheduled programs will be repeated throughout the day. Fee is $5 per person. Space is limited. Visit the website for the complete schedule at http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/education/education-youth-homeschool.php. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to register.

Thursday, October 27 – Little Minnows A Pirate’s Life For Me!
Children ages 3 -5 are welcome from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Fee is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited. Call
410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Thursday, October 27 – PEM Talks: Lost Landmarks
Kirsti Uunila, Historic Preservation Planner for  Calvert County, will share her research on the history of African Americans in Calvert County. Using churches, graveyards, school records, oral histories, settlement patterns, court records, population data, photographs, letters, and
family stories, she will discuss visible traces of the legacy of segregation. FREE at 7:00 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

Sunday, October 23 – Sunday Conversation with Chesapeake Authors
Dr. Ralph Eshelman, world traveler, scientist, historian, Renaissance Man, and previous director of the Calvert Marine  Museum will feature his trio of books about the War of 1812. Enjoy a historical tour following the steps of the American and British Troops two centuries ago at 2:00 p.m. in the lounge. Books available in the museum store.

Saturday, October 29Annual Monster Mash Cruise and Costume Contest
Little goblins and their families are welcome to cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Adults $7,  Children 5-12 $5, children 4 and under $4. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2.00 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. Become a fan on Facebook.

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