Earth, Wind & Fire, Sharkfest and more this month at CMM

News Release, Calvert Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – July 1, 2019 – Summer is in full swing at the Calvert Marine Museum! For a complete listing of programs & activities this month, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Wednesday, July 3 – Earth, Wind & Fire LIVE in Concert  5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
70s supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire will perform live at the PNC Waterside Pavilion.  Opening acts include Big Money Band at 5:30 p.m. on the side stage and comedian Dave Temple at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage.  Gates open early at 5 p.m. with food and beverage vendors onsite.  The museum closes at 3 p.m. for concert preparations.  Tickets are available at bit.ly/CMMconcerts.

Thursday, July 4 – Fireworks Cruise  Beginning at 8 p.m. 
Join us on the Wm. B. Tennison for the best view in town. Bring your own favorite food and libations. $35 per person, for ages 7 and up only.  Rain date is July 5.  Cruise is currently full.

Sunday, July 7 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Sail on the Dee of St. Mary’s, leaving from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please.  Preregistration is required; visit bit.ly/DeeOfStMarysCruises to register.

Tuesday, July 9; Thursday, July 11; & Wednesday, July 17 – Sea Squirts  10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
This month’s theme is Sharks!  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 a.m.

Saturday, July 13 – SHARKFEST!  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Celebrate all things shark, all day at CMM!  Visit live sharks, featured in the Corbin Pavilion. Learn fascinating ‘sharktoids’, examine evidence of prehistoric sharks, make a shark-themed craft, and take a picture with the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark. Food and drink will be for sale on site. Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum for SHARKFEST. Museum admission applies; members are FREE.

Saturday, July 20 – Fossil Field Experience  9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Come explore the fossils of Cove Point with a trained museum educator. Learn where to find fossils, how to identify them, and the secrets they hold about Earth’s prehistory. Return to the museum after lunch for tours of our paleo hall and fossil prep lab before exploring the rest of the museum at your leisure!  For ages 8 and up. Cost is $20. This session is currently full.  Please consider registering for the August or September sessions at bit.ly/CMMfossils.

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

Thursday, July 25 – Little Minnows  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
This month’s theme is Sharks, No Bones About It!  A program for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. Fee is $5, CMM members are FREE.

Friday, July 26 – Brett Eldredge with Cassadee Pope LIVE in Concert  5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
Country music star Brett Eldredge will perform live at the PNC Waterside Pavilion.  Opening for Eldredge is winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope, at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage.  Gates open early at 5 p.m. with food and beverage vendors onsite.  The museum closes at 3 p.m. for concert preparations.  Tickets are available at bit.ly/CMMconcerts.

Saturday, July 27 – Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay  7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Lighthouse lovers are welcome aboard a private charter vessel to tour the Southern Bay and see six lighthouses. The cost is $130 for the day-long trip; museum members pay $120.  Space is limited; preregistration is required by July 25. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/CMMLighthouseCruise.

Saturday, July 27 – Toy Boat Building  2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Toy boat building, sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild, has been part of the museum for over 30 years and is offered on the fourth Saturday of every month.  A $2 donation per boat is requested. Museum admission is required. This activity is ideal for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, July 27 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Sail on the Dee of St. Mary’s, leaving from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please.  Preregistration is required; visit bit.ly/DeeOfStMarysCruises to register.

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 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, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free.  For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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