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Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center to Close for Annual Maintenance

The Calvert County Division of Parks and Recreation announces the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick will be temporarily closed for eight weeks starting July 13, 2015, to complete warranty repairs to the competition pool’s surface.

Patrons holding active passes to the Hall Aquatic Center will have their passes honored at Kings Landing and Cove Point pools from July 13 through Labor Day. There will be extended lap swimming available at Cove Point from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition, lap swimming will be available at Kings Landing from 6 to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Current pass holders whose passes expire after Aug. 16, 2015, will receive a five-week extension on their passes. Individuals who purchase a pass before July 13, 2015, may purchase their pass at a pro-rated cost or extend their pass five weeks.

To learn more about Calvert County Parks and Recreation aquatic operations, visit online at www.co.cal.md.us/parks or call 410-535-1600, ext. 2649.

Solomons Visitor Center Opens Four Days a Week through Thanksgiving

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces that the Solomons Visitor Information Center will remain open on a limited schedule through Nov. 30, 2015.

The Solomons center is located at 14175 Solomons Island Road South. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to provide information about local attractions, hotels, restaurants and other travel information. After the Thanksgiving holiday, the center will permanently close due to the declining number in visitors and for budgetary considerations.

Snaggletooth Shark Skeleton Now On Display

The rare fossilized snaggletooth shark skeleton found in Chesapeake Beach by the Gibson family is now on display at the Calvert Marine Museum. With the help from the Gibson family, CMM paleontologists excavated this first of its kind fossil in late October. It has been researched, prepped and is ready for viewing from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day in the Paleontology Gallery.

This shark skeleton is the first articulated and most complete snaggletooth shark fossil in the world. See the field jacket where there are 23 vertebrae, dozens of teeth, and the skull cartilage preserved in a near life-like position.

Installed in time for Sharkfest on July 11, the exhibit added to a very successful day for one of CMM’s most popular events. With over 2,500 attendees who enjoyed the Shark Pavilion - with chain dogfish, horn shark and sturgeon - along with fact stations, games, and crafts, Sharkfest offered a variety of hands-on opportunities to learn more about some of the world’s most fascinating marine creatures!

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.

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