AUGUST EVENTS AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
August is an awesome time at the Calvert Marine Museum with activities and programs for visitors of all ages. For a complete listing of events, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Monday, August 1 - 5: Music by the Bay Summer Camp
Space still available for children entering grades 1 - 2. Campers will explore the musical world around the Chesapeake Bay through songs, dances, stories, and crafts. Swoop over the water like pelicans scooping up fish and dance like fiddler crabs in the sand. Learn about the sounds of instruments like the flute, viola and harp and play to the beat of the music with instruments like rhythm sticks and shakers. Designed to help parents use music with their children, each day ends with family time to share, sing, and dance. This camp is run by guest certified instructor Jennifer Anderson , 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The fee is $115.00/CMMS members $100.00. There is an additional $25 materials fee for a take-home music kit. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.
Friday, August 5 - First Free Friday
The museum is open and free to the public from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with docents in every gallery. This month features a performance by local musician, Deanna Dove, performing her original songs starting at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison, sponsored by M&T Bank.
Sunday, August 7 - National Lighthouse Day
The Calvert Marine Museum joins other Southern Maryland Lighthouses in celebrating National Lighthouse Day, first proclaimed in 1789. Both the Drum Point Lighthouse and Cove Point Lighthouse will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cove Point is free; museum admission is required to see the Drum Point Lighthouse. The Museum Store will highlight special lighthouse merchandise, and there will be children's activities throughout the day. See website for details of other activities in the region.
Thursday, August 11 and 18 - Sea Squirts
Sniff, Touch, Taste, and Listen - Sense-Sational! Did you hear that? What is that smell? Look at that color! Discover how we use our senses to observe the world around us. Free drop in program for children 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 13 - 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. Pre-registration required. Fee is $20. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.
Saturday, August 20 - Picnic Cruise
Cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bring along a picnic basket and enjoy a cruise on the Patuxent River. $15 per person, pre-registration required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.
Sunday, August 21 - ZZ Top Concert & Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Rock all night long with these legendaries beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49 for reserved seats and $59 for premium seats with additional fees applying. To buy tickets, call 1-800-787-9454, go to the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or visit Prince Frederick Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge in Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Thursday, August 25 - Little Minnows
Summer Fun - Fishing, Crabbing, and Sailing! Come play a fishing game, enjoy the summer scene, and play with boats in the basin. Space is limited. Children ages 3 - 5 years old are invited from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fee is $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Space is limited. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.
Friday, August 26 - Maritime Performance Series presents Bob Zentz
A well known performer hailing from Norfolk, Virginia, Bob is a prolific musician, playing several dozen instruments in a repertoire of more than 2,000 songs in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. His albums span the genres of folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music and beyond, and his recordings also appear on other artist compilations. $5 per person cash or check at the door; wine, beer, and light bites available for sale starting at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 - Lighthouse Adventure Cruise Southern Route
Depart at 7:45 a.m. under the Lighthouse and head south, pausing to see point No Point, Point lookout, and Smith Point Lighthouses before stopping for lunch at The Bayside Inn on Smith Island. After taking in the local sites, the cruise will continue on to circle Solomons Lump and Hooper island Lighthouses. The boat returns at about 4:30 p.m. to the museum. The fee is $130 for the day-long trip; Museum members pay $120. Lunch is on your own. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required; call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 and reserve your spot today.