This month we are supporting our friends at the Calvert Marine Museum with some extra editorial coverage. We have always felt that they play a very important part in the history and preservation of the heritage of the Bay and the waters of Calvert County.
Put the Calvert Marine Museum at the top of your list of fun things to do this summer! There are activities and events for all members of the family. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Saturday, June 4 – Chris Young in Concert
6:00 p.m. – Gates open. See country music star, Chris Young, live in concert at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. Southern Maryland’ very own, Sam Grow will open the show for the chart topping Chris Young and emerging country star, William Michael Morgan. Tickets are $39 and $49 (additional fees apply). Buy tickets atwww.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Museum closes at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7, Thursday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 15 – Sea Squirts
10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pirates at Sea – Ahoy Matey! Come dressed as a pirate for this fun program and become the scallywags of the high seas. Free drop-in program for children 18-months to three years and their caregivers.
Thursday, June 9 – Pub Night
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bring your friends and join well-known chantey singer, Myron Peterson of Ship’s Company, for a rollicking evening of sea chanteys and hearty cheer. This will be a regular monthly gathering through September. Beer and wine available for sale. FREE event.
Thursday, June 16 – Children’s Kalmar Nyckel Tours
12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – Waterman’s Wharf located at the end of Williams Street in Solomons. Children in the 1st – 8th grade are invited to climb aboard the beautiful Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware and experience what life on a tall ship was like in 1638. The ship is a full-scale re-creation of the colonial ship that brought the first permanent European settlers to Delaware. Throughout this interactive tour, guests will learn how to steer a tall ship without a steering wheel, set and douse a sail, and learn about the ships’ tools and navigation. One adult is required for every five children. Fee is $5. Purchase tickets online at www.KalmarNyckel.org or call 302-429-7447.
Friday, June 17 – Toby Keith Concert
6:00 p.m. – Gates open. Country music legend, Toby Keith, will perform live at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. Opening the show is The Davisson Brothers Band. Tickets are $20 – $89 (additional fees apply) Museum closes at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 – Lighthouse Adventure Cruise of the Northern Bay Lighthouses
7:45a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Participants will see six lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Lunch is on your own at Kentmoor Restaurant. Registration required at least 5 business days in advance.
Saturday, June 18 – Fossil Field Experience
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a trained museum educator. For ages 8 and up. Cost is $20 and includes museum admission. Space is limited; preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Saturday, June 18 – Sunset Supper History Cruise
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Coby Treadway, museum educator-historian, will talk you through time along the Patuxent River, highlighting events that range from paleo-Indians to World War II. Enjoy a 90-minute narrated cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison followed by a light supper provided by Lotus Kitchen in the 3rd floor lounge. Learn more about our fascinating local history. Cost is $60 per person. BYOB. Space is limited; preregistration required; call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.
Sunday, June 19 – Father’s Day Brunch Cruise
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dads love being out on the water. What better way to say ‘You’re the best!’ than a brunch cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Father’s Day Evening Cruise
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. What dad wouldn’t fell special with this treat? Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres cruising aboard theWm. B. Tennison. Adults $25, children 12 and under $15. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Thursday, June 23 – Little Minnows
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A Pirates Life For Me! Ahoy There Matey! Come join the crew for a pirate adventure. Wear your favorite pirate garb, choose a pirate name, select a trade, and join a pirate band. Together we will hunt for hidden treasure. For children ages 3 to 5 years old. Members are free; $5 for non-members (cash only).
Saturday, June 25 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sail on board the Dee and experience the Patuxent River like never before! Boat leaves from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 12 and up, $15 for children 8 – 12. No children under 8 please. Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.
Saturday, June 25 – Lore Oyster House Day
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come learn everything you want to know about oysters at the J.C. Lore & Sons oyster house in Solomons. Travel back in time in this oyster packing house. Meet the skimmer, tie on an apron and become a shucker, try your hand at oyster tonging and more. FREE program. Also offered on July 16 and August 20.
Wednesday, June 29 – Performance by Super MagicMan Reggie Rice
7:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. See 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 that’s fun for all ages. Admission is $5 per person, cash or check at the door.
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 athttp://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.