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Calvert Marine Museum has announced its upcoming events for February.
The museum is at 14200 Solomons Island Road in Solomons.
Feb. 1 — First Free Friday. Museum is open free from 5 to 8 p.m. Come and meet Calvert County watermen who will share their experiences in the maritime gallery from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will play in the auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be docents in every gallery to answer your questions. Free.
Feb. 3 — Brownies Badge Program “In the Mud.” The program is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee $11; pre-registration required.. Call 410-326-204, ext. 41.
Feb. 7 — PEM Talks Sustainable Chesapeake presents Henry Miller giving an “Overview of Human Use of the Chesapeake through History.” Described by Capt. John Smith as “An Abundant and Fruitful Land” the Chesapeake region is now facing serious environmental degradation. Using archaeology and history, Miller traces the impacts of human land use since colonial days, providing an important and fascinating historical perspective. Miller is director of research programs at Historic St. Mary’s City. 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Free.
Feb. 12 — Sea Squirts. Special guest Shannon Brauner of Chesapeake Creative Dance will present a themed creative movement program, sponsored by PNC Bank. Free drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.
Feb. 14 and 21 — Sea Squirts: Dino-Power! The Mighty Dinosaurs. Some were very large, some were very small, and some ate plants, while others ate meat, but all of them lived long, long ago. Free drop-in program for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.
Feb. 16 — 2013 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition. The competition is hosted by the Maryland State Arts Council and Poetry Out Loud; in the auditorium at 1 p.m. Free.
Feb.17 — Jr. Girl Scout Badge Program “In the Mud.” The program is offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Fee $11; registration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41.
Feb.. 21 — PEM Talks Sustainable Chesapeake presents Jonathan McKnight talking about “Invasive Species in the Chesapeake.” Few people realize the toll invasive plants and animals are taking on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. McKnight, director of DNR’s Maryland Natural Heritage Program, will talk about the advent of invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay, the effect that they can have on native ecosystems, and the efforts being taken to prevent, control, or eradicate them. DNR is the state agency responsible for protecting rare, threatened and endangered species and natural areas. 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Free.
Feb. 23 — Fossil Club and free public lecture. 1 p.m. regular club meeting followed by a talk at 2:30 in the museum’s auditorium. Feb. 28 — Little Minnows: The Fish Tank. Presented by author Kristina Henry. Brought to CMM through PNC Bank, the program includes the story and a craft. 10 to 11 a.m. Space is limited and registration suggested. Free.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum members and children younger than 5 are always admitted free. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2 for children ages 5 to 12.
For more information about the museum, upcoming events or membership, go to www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042.