News Release, Calvert Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – February 25, 2019 –After nearly two months of renovations, the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is excited to announceMonday, March 11, 2019as its official reopening date. Regular hours of 10am – 5pm daily will resume and all active memberships during the closure will automatically be extended by two months. Those with questions about the status of their membership can contact Lisa Howard, Membership & Development Associate, at 410-326-2042 ext. 16.

With its reopening on the horizon, CMM is wasting no time getting back to the business of hosting fun and educational community events. Programs and activities are planned for all ages in March. Visit the website atwww.calvertmarinemuseum.comfor a complete listing.

Monday, March 11 – Working the Water Photography by Jay Fleming Exhibit Opens10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Calvert Marine Museum reopens its doors and presents its newest exhibit:Working on the Water by Jay Fleming. This photography showcase of local watermen earning a living by means of the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River runs from March 11 through December 31, 2019. FREE with museum admission. Signed copies ofWorking the Waterby featured exhibitor Jay Fleming will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Tuesday, March 12; Thursday, March 14; Wednesday, March 20 – Sea Squirts10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.This month’s theme isWacky Weather.FREE drop-in program for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Space is limited; if the session is full, another program will be offered at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 20 – Museum Members Save 20%10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.Museum members enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Store all day, and on the 20th of every month!

Friday, March 22 – Karen Lovejoy & The Lovejoy Group7:00 p.m.The Maritime Performance Series presentsThe Lovejoy Group with a tribute to Nat King Cole. Vocalist and bandleader Karen Lovejoy fronts this talented quartet who have been thrilling audiences since the late 90s with lively renditions of American classics. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with beer and wine available for sale. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door, and available atwww.bit.ly//MaritimeConcerts.

Monday, March 25 – Celebrate Maryland Day during Homeschool Day in Solomons10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is partnering with Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (AMG) for Homeschool Day with the theme:Maryland Day.Homeschooled students are welcome to participate from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at CMM and 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at AMG. Ideal for grades K – 5, but all ages can discover something new. Pick up an interactive BINGO card at CMM, complete tasks at both sites to earn BINGO, and turn it in at AMG for the chance to win a prize. The program is FREE with admission at both locations. Visitwww.calvertmarinemuseum.comorwww.annmariegarden.orgfor more information.

Thursday, March 28 – Little Minnows10:30 – 11:30 a.m.This month’s theme isWacky Weather.A program for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. Fee is $5, CMM members are FREE.

Thursday, March 28 – Where the River Meets the Bay Lecture Series7:00 p.m.The Calvert Marine Museum is proud to announceWhere the River Meets the Bay,a series of lectures exploring the history and natural environment of the unique and colorful region in which we reside. The first lecture in our 2019 series,The Long Road to Chesapeake Bay Clean Waters: History, Tough Issues and Recent Successes, will be presented by Dr. Walt Boynton. FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, March 30 – OtterMania!10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Come and celebrate all things otter! Perfect for families with pre-school and elementary age children. Dance “the Swim” with our otter mascots, make an otter-themed craft, touch otter fur, meet the keepers, and learn “otterly” terrific facts about otters. Members are FREE; Museum admission applies.

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