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The Calvert Marine Museum is hosting a rare gathering of the only three surviving log-built Chesapeake Bay buyboats (or deckboats as they are more commonly known in Virginia) on Monday, August 6 in the boat basin from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The boats will be open to the public.
Joining the museumís 1899-built passenger boat, Wm. B. Tennison, is the Old Point, built in Poquoson, Va., of nine logs in 1909, and owned by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, and the nine-log F.D. Crockett, built in 1924 in Dare, Va., and currently operated by the Deltaville Maritime Museum in Deltaville, Va.
These three survivors are unique to the Chesapeake Bay and represent the ultimate step in the evolution of multi-log boats that trace their ancestry back to the native-American dugout canoe. They will be joined by other buyboats, members of the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association (CBBA), as they stop over in Solomons during their annual reunion and cruise.
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Dine in the casual elegance of The Inn at Brome Howard at 18281 Rosecroft Road on the grounds of Historic St. Maryís City, Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Andy will have a quick meal of slow-cooked soup, salad and fine breads ready to serve. Those with time might savor a hearty sandwich with fresh-made pub chips, Expressionís signature crab cake, or a daily special. Entree prices will range from $6 to $12. Save room for a homemade dessert or the sorbet of the day. The Inn features a full bar and will offer a cocktail special each day, served fortified or alcohol-free.
No reservations are necessary but large parties are urged to call ahead.Call 240-237-8319 o go to Expressions@stmaryscity.org to reserve space and plan meals. Carry out meals are available during normal working hours; call 240-237-8319 to pre-order.
Childrenís Day offersfun, foodand festivity
The Museum Division of the St. Maryís County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold its annual Childrenís Day event at the St. Clementís Island Museum in Coltonís Point from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4.
Museum staff and volunteers will provide kids with heritage games, face painting, crafts and free sno-cones. Enjoy music and magic by Reggie Rice, known as the SuperMagicMan, throughout the event. The museumís water taxi to St. Clementís Island will begin at 10 a.m., weather permitting, with the fee for children waived for this special event. Adults are $7 each. This is an opportunity to take your kids to see the replica of the Blackistone Lighthouse.
Representatives from the St. Maryís County Library will have story time and the St. Maryís Hospital Health Connections van will offer a Teddy Bear Clinic. Kids are encouraged to bring in their teddy bears for some expert care and parents can get screenings for high blood pressure. Ladies from The Delicados will give away free balloons! The 7th District Optimist Club will have a boyís and girlís bike giveaway (need not be present to win), a kiddie tractor pull, and 50-cent per item lunch menu! Bring your camera for pictures with Filip the Frog, mascot of Community Bank of Tri-County. Also meet community heroes from the Seventh District Fire Department and Seventh District Rescue Squad and St. Maryís County Sheriffís Office.
Free t-shirts will be available for the first 100 kids thanks to the following generous event sponsors: Chesapeake Custom Embroidery, Cullins Pool Water, Combs Drury Reeves Insurance Agency, Avenue Flags & Flagpoles, Nanny On Call of Southern Maryland, Tidewater Dental Associates, The JumpYard, Bella Music School, Macaroni Kid, Community Bank of Tri-County, and a generous donor in memory of Clemmie and Marguerite Cheseldine.
The St. Clementís Island Museum is located in Coltonís Point at the end of Route 242, nine miles south of Clements intersection at Routes 234 and 242. The museum and grounds are handicap accessible.
Call 301-769-2222 or go to www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.
Governorís Cup Yacht Race Party
Location: SMCM Campus at St. Mary's City
Date: 8/4/2012Time: 11 AM
Duration: 11:00St. Mary's College of Maryland 39th Annual Governorís Cup Yacht Race Sets Sail in August
Sailors: Online Registration Open
St. Mary's College of Marylandís 39th annual Governorís Cup Yacht Race will be held Aug. 3-4.
Each year, hundreds of boating enthusiasts participate in and gather shoreside for the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay, starting from Annapolis and ending at the St. Maryís River in St. Maryís City.
This yearís race will also include a Potomac Leg; some competitors will start at Dahlgren, Va. and end at St. Maryís City along with the finishers from Annapolis.
On Aug. 4, the last day of the race, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the collegeís James P. Muldoon River Center, attendees can enjoy a full day of family-fun activities to include:
n Shopping for Goví Cup merchandise provided by Chesapeake Custom Embroidery
n Beverages by the Leonardtown Rotary Club
n Food selections provided by various vendors
n A variety of live entertainment, including Deanna Dove
n Afternoon music by the Caribbean Calypso Trio "Ewabo" (entertainment tent)
n Night time music by 'The Byzantine Top 40'
In addition to the festivities, attendees will be able to track progress of the race in real-time through live GPS on the Goví Cup website.
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