SOLOMONS, MD – July 17, 2018– Patuxent River Appreciation Days is celebrated on Columbus Day weekend, October 6 and 7, at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The annual parade is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7.

The PRAD Inc. committee is seeking parade participants. Non-profit organizations such as scouting groups, 4-H groups, school bands, schools, ROTC, Local Navy and Coast Guard, boating organizations, police, fire and rescue, team mascots, antique car clubs, etc. are welcome to participate.

Prizes are awarded for best floats; first prize is $300, second prize is $200, and third prize is $100. School bands will also receive a stipend for participation. For more information, please contact Randy Geck by emailingrgeck@xecu.net

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Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museumis 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, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; and children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website atwww.calvertmarinemuseum.comor call 410-326-2042. Like us onFacebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.