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Rick Springfield to Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum Saturday, July 30. Rick Springfield to Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum Saturday, July 30.

Rick Springfield to Perform at the Calvert Marine Museum Saturday, July 30

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician, Rick Springfield will perform live at the Calvert Marine Museum's PNC Waterside Pavilion on Saturday, July 30. Opening up for Springfield are two other iconic 80's bands, Night Ranger and The Romantics. Tickets are $44 for reserved seats and $54 for premium seats (additional fees apply) and are on sale now at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Springfield's chart topping songs include, "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody," and "Human Touch." Rick Springfield has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits. He's a best-selling author and an accomplished actor who most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash. In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.

Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim and multi-platinum album status as they produced legendary hits such as "Sister Christian," "Don't Tell Me You Love Me," and "When You Close Your Eyes." The Romantics, made up of original members—Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill and Rich Cole—are known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time, including the singles "What I Like About You," When I Look In Your Eyes," and a cover of Ray Davies' "She's Got Everything."

Proceeds from the Waterside Music Series support the education and preservation efforts of the Calvert Marine Museum. This series of events would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. Sponsors include: Prince Frederick Ford/Jeep/Dodge, PNC Bank, Bozick Distributors, Inc., Tidewater Dental, Directmail.com, Holiday Inn Solomons, All American Harley-Davidson, Quality Built Homes, 98.3 Star FM, Bay Weekly, Quick Connections, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Isaac's Restaurant, Papa John's Pizza, O'Brien Realty, American Eagle Electric, Sherry Carter, United Rentals, Kelly Generator & Equipment, Comcast and Metrocast.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with food and drinks available on the grounds. No large bags, chairs or coolers are permitted. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. To reach a staff member, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18.

Sharkfest Returns Bigger And Better Than Ever Saturday, July 9 At The Calvert Marine Museum

Sharkfest Returns Bigger And Better Than Ever Saturday, July 9 At The Calvert Marine Museum. Sharkfest Returns Bigger And Better Than Ever Saturday, July 9 At The Calvert Marine Museum.

SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 9. Join us from 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. for one of the museum's most popular events. Regular museum admission applies; CMM members are free.

Sharks are one of the world's most fascinating creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them. Live sharks will be featured in the Corbin Pavilion, along with sturgeon from NRG Energy—The Chalk Point Generating Station. The museum will be full of hands-on opportunities to explore the diversity of sharks and their remarkable history on planet Earth. Learn fascinating 'sharktoids', examine evidence of prehistoric sharks, paint a shark mural, make a shark craft, get your face painted ($5 fee), play the Shark Game Show, and take your picture in the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark. Slide down the jaws of a giant inflated shark sponsored by Tidewater Dental.

The award winning Museum Store will be stocked full with new "shark" items arriving daily. American Legion Post #274 will be on site with food and drink, along with Maggie Moo's, and the CMM Volunteer Council will be selling snacks. Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum for SHARKFEST. F or more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

July Events

School is out and summer is officially here! Activities at the Calvert Marine Museum will keep every member of the family busy. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete list of programs.

Friday, July 1—First Free Friday

5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. The Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse are open and free to the public with complimentary 30-minute cruises aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Enjoy the Navy Band Country Current at the PNC Waterside Pavilion starting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, July 4—Fireworks Cruise

8:00 p.m. till… Come aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for the best view in town. Bring your own picnic basket if you like with your favorite food and libations. $30 per person; for ages 7 and up only. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Tuesday, July 12, Thursday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 20—Sea Squirts

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Messy Day: Fireworks! theme. Ready. Set. Paint! Join us for a fun and messy time of finger painting your own fireworks creation. Free drop-in program for children 18-months to 3 years and their caregivers.

Saturday, July 9—SHARKFEST!

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Visit live sharks and Chesapeake Bay native Atlantic sturgeon featured in the Corbin Pavilion. Participate in hands-on activities throughout the museum, paint a shark mural, do shark crafts, get your face painted ($5 fee), play in the Shark Game Show and win a prize, and take your picture in the jaws of a Megalodon shark. Slide down the jaws of a giant inflated shark sponsored by Tidewater Dental. Food vendors will be on-site. Museum admission applies; members are free.

Thursday, July 14—Pub Night

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of sea chanteys, nautical theme songs, and hearty cheer. Beer and wine available for sale. Free event.

Saturday, July 16—Fossil Field Experience

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Go to a local beach and explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a trained educator. Get a special tour of the fossil hall. For ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required, $20, includes museum admission. Space is limited. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Saturday, July 16—Lore Oyster House Day

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Stop by the J.C. Lore Oyster House in Solomons for on-going activities both in the oyster house and out on the dock. Costumed interpreters will be on site. Try your hand at oyster tonging; learn to tie a towline and coil a rope; measure oysters and follow the path an oyster takes through the processing house from the loading dock to the shipping room. Tie on an apron and become a shucker, or take on the role of the skimmer and decide how many pints have been shucked and what the shuckers should be paid. Learn oyster anatomy and see the museum's giant soft sculpture oyster, Rock-E-Feller. Free event.

Saturday, July 23—Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Southern Bay

7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Participants will see six lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat with the museum's lighthouse expert. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Registration required at least 5 business days in advance. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

Saturday, July 23—Dee of St. Mary's Public Sail

2:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Sail on board the Dee and experience the Patuxent River like never before! The boat leaves from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 12 and up, $15 for children 8—12. No children under 8 please. Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

Tuesday, July 26—Storytime with Calvert County Library at CMM

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Bay and the Ocean theme presented by Calvert County Library Southern Branch. Children 8 and under are invited, in the Harms Gallery.

Thursday, July 28—Little Minnows

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. A program for children age 3—5 and their caregivers. Messy Day: Fireworks! theme. Ready. Set. Paint! Join us for a fun and messy time of finger painting your own fireworks creation. Fee is $5, members free.

Friday, July 29—Paleo Day Camp for Middle Schoolers

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Students entering 6th—8th grade are invited to become a paleontologist for a day. Discover the world of the Miocene epoch, long before humans inhabited the planet with this unique opportunity for young people to experience science by digging in and discovering answers for themselves.

This action-filled day includes learning to find and identify fossils at Cove Point beach, a behind the scenes visit to the museum's fossil prep lab, a chance to see our 3-D printer re-creating a Megalodon tooth, and a visit to our amazing behind-the-scenes fossil collections. Campers will play Fossil Monopoly to learn just how challenging it is to become a fossil, and explore some of the problems paleontologists face in their work. Snacks and water provided; campers bring their own lunch. Fee is $25. Pre-requisition required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Saturday, July 30—Rick Springfield with Night Ranger and The Romantics

Stroll back to the 80's for an evening of memories with Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician Rick Springfield. Opening the show is Night Ranger and The Romantics. Tickets are $44 and $54 (additional fees apply) and on sale now at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or by calling 1-800-787-9454. The Museum closes at 3:00 p.m.

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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