Celebrating October in Calvert County

October 1, 2011

The frost may soon be on the pumpkin but the fun doesn’t end in Calvert County, Md. Why not take some time from your busy day to enjoy a family-friendly event on Maryland’s western shore? 

Saturday, October 1 (9 a.m.-noon)
Maker’s Market
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
13480 Dowell Road, Solomons
410-326-4640 • www.annmariegarden.org

Annmarie Garden hosts Maker’s Market on the first Saturday of the month, featuring vendors selling fresh produce, handmade crafts and

Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9 (10 a..m.-5 p.m.)
Patuxent River Appreciation Days
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons
410-326-2042 • www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

Celebrate the past, present and future of the Patuxent River with environmental exhibits, free museum admission and boat rides, toy boat building, an arts and crafts fair, delicious food and activities for the whole family. Parade is Sunday,  October 9 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, October 15 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
American Indian Heritage Day
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard
410-586-8501 • www.jefpat.org

Watch, do and learn! Experience America’s first culture through demonstrations and explore traditions in an Indian Village. Visit www.jefpat.org for more information.

Saturday, October 15 (Time TBD)
Guided Canoe Trip
American Chestnut Land Trust
Warriors Rest Sanctuary, 1920 Scientists Cliffs Road, Port Republic
410-414-3400 • www.aclt.org

Experience a scenic harvest moon tour of Parkers Creek. Tour will depart from Warriors Rest. Reservations are required; call 410-414-3400 or email info@acltweb.org for more information. Please note that canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe for up to one-quarter mile over sand to access the creek.
Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16 (1-4 p.m.)
13th Annual Calvert County Farm Tour
Calvert County Agriculture Commission
410-535-4583 • www.calvertag.org

Spend a day down on the farm and get to know Calvert County’s rural community. Tour working farms, enjoy hay rides, sample wines, visit with farm animals and participate in many special activities and educational opportunities. Shop for local produce, baked and canned goods.

Sunday, October 16 (1-4 p.m.)
Annual Fall Family Fun Day
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
410-257-3892 • www.cbrm.org

Explore the museum and its history with free children’s programs, crafts and games.

Saturday, October 22 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Fossil Field Experience
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons
410-326-2042 • www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

This program is designed for adults and children eight and older who want to learn about fossils, where to find them, how to identify them and what they tell us about the past. Space is limited and registration is required.

Saturday, October 22 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Halloween in the Garden
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
13480 Dowell Road, Solomons
410-326-4640 • www.annmariegarden.org

Looking for something SPOOKtactular to do for Halloween? Bring the family for a safe and spook-free daytime trick-or-treating parade along the Garden’s wooded walking path. More than 70 local businesses and nonprofit organizations set up booths and hand out treats to all the trick-or-treaters.

Sunday, October 23 (6:30-8 p.m.)
Haunted Waterpark
Chesapeake Beach Water Park
410-257-2230 • 301-855-8398 • www.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com

Dress up in your costume and visit the waterpark for a howlin’ good time! Trick-or-treat around the park and walk through the haunted river where you will encounter spooks and haunts at every turn.

Saturday, October 29 (1-3 p.m.)
Fall Foliage Hike at Double Oak Farm
American Chestnut Land Trust
676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick
410-414-3400 • www.acltweb.org

Bask in beautiful fall foliage and autumnal views of Parkers Creek and the Chesapeake Bay while hiking on the North Side Trail.

Saturday, October 29 (4:30-5:30 p.m.)
10th Annual Monster Mash Cruise
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons
410-326-2042 • www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

All aboard, little goblins! Don your Halloween costume and cruise with your family aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Reservations required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the Calvert County, Md., Department of Economic Development, visitor sites and attractions and the services available to assist county businesses, call 410-535-4583, 800-331-9771 or 301-855-1880; send an email to info@ecalvert.com, or visit
online at www.ecalvert.com.

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