Fall is in the air and November is a perfect time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum. Activities and events are planned for all members of the family. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete list of programs.



Sunday, November 5 – “On Watch” Memorial Service

2 p.m. at the site of the “On Watch” statue at the end of Dowell Road, Dowell, Maryland. Join us to thank all of our veterans for their service. Refreshments served following the program.


Tuesday, November 7, Thursday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 15 – Sea Squirts

10 - 10:30 a.m. Theme is Lighthouse Discovery. Free drop-in program for children 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.


Thursday, November 9 – “Where Did We Stay? 1890 to 1950”

7 – 8 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Presented by Grace Mary Brady as part of the “At the Water’s Edge” Lecture Series. Brady currently serves as the Historic Preservation Planner for St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use and Growth Management. Her passion for local history, historic preservation, and collecting artifacts led her to create the Bayside History Museum in North Beach, Maryland more than 10 years ago. Join her to learn about the boarding houses and hotels where folks stayed in Chesapeake Beach back in the day when they came by train and steamboat. The series is sponsored by Bayside History Museum, Calvert Library, Calvert Marine Museum, and Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.


Friday, November 10 – STEM Festival Friday

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CMM is participating in the STEM Festival! Ongoing learning sessions include exploring simple machines that make work on a boat easier, the aerodynamics of sailing, and exploring buoyancy. FREE with museum admission.


Friday, November 10 – Maritime Performance Series presents Simple Gifts

7 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Two women plus twelve instruments equals one heck of a good time. Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest arrangements in folk music today: swing fiddle creeps into a Romanian dance, spoons show up in an Irish reel, and a blues lick introduces a Klezmer melody. Based in the hills of central Pennsylvania, these women play an amazing array of instruments, switching with ease among fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, guitjo, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, and percussion. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door and available at www.bit.ly//MaritimeConcerts. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine for sale.


Saturday, November 11 – Veterans Day

The Museum is open and admission is FREE for active military, veterans, and their families.


Thursday, November 16 – Gills Club

5:30 – 7 p.m. FREE program designed for girls ages 7 – 12 interested in learning more about sharks. Gills Club is a STEM-focused program from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. Preregistration is required. Register now at www.bit.ly//GillsClubRegistration. For more information, email Mindy.Quinn@calvertcountymd.gov.


Friday, November 17 – Special Needs Night

5 – 7 p.m. FREE family fun night for families with special needs offered in cooperation with Calvert County Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services. The museum will be open exclusively for all individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers. Meet “Bubbles” the museum otter mascot. Enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils, river otters, maritime history, the Discovery Room, and have fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. The Museum Store will be open and chock full of fun items.


Monday, November 20 – Museum Members Save 20%

10 – 11 a.m. Museum members are invited for coffee and donuts and a FREE Ornament. Members enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Store all day today and on the 20th of every month!


Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Day

The Museum and Museum Store are closed.


Friday, November 24 – American Indian Heritage Day

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Celebrate the culture of the indigenous peoples of Southern Maryland. Check the daily events schedule at the admissions desk for special tour times of our Maritime History exhibits. FREE with museum admission.


Saturday, November 25 – Small Business Saturday – Museum Store

10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Do all of your holiday shopping in the Museum Store and save 20% when you mention that you are shopping on Small Business Saturday. For more information call 410-326-2750.


Saturday, November 25 – Toy Boat Building

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Make a toy boat in the Maritime History Hall with sessions starting on the half hour. $2 donation per boat requested. Museum admission required.


Sunday, November 26 – Museum Store Sunday

10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Museum Store Sunday is a new exciting annual event and shopping campaign launched by The Museum Store Association. Join us in the Museum Store for a relaxed shopping experience, while supporting the education programs and the exhibits at the Calvert Marine Museum. FREE eco-bag with a $35 purchase and gift wrapping available.


Monday, November 27 – REMEMBER Monday – Museum Store

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. CMM members are invited for an Extraordinary Shopping Day in the Museum Store. Draw a mystery coupon at checkout and save 20 – 40% off of your entire purchase! Or be the lucky CMM member to get your entire purchase for FREE. Refreshments, after-hours cocktails, and prizes every hour.


Thursday, November 30 – Little Minnows

10 – 11 a.m. A program for children age 3 – 5 and their caregivers. Theme is Nocturnal Animals – Bats, Owls, and Racoons. Fee is $5, CMM members are FREE.


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 at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042.