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  1. Art Show: Visions of Verses

    April 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - May 5, 2019, 5:00 PM @ CalvART Gallery

    CalvART is a cooperative gallery located in Prince Frederick, MD, and affiliated with the Arts Council of Calvert County. calvART is a showcase for artists from Southern Maryland and highlights work from a wide range of styles and media. Our artists excel in paintings, pottery, jewerly, sculpture, woodturning and photography. calvART highlights artwork by the Southern Maryland community and partners with community groups and organizations for its shows. You are always welcome to browse, and spend a part of the day looking at our artwork and meeting the artists. Consider joining us at our monthly receptions and special events.

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  2. Teen Homechool Kayak mini-series

    April 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Kings Landing Park

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed Our spring Teen Homeschooler classes will be a 3-part series on kayaking and the ecology of the Patuxent river and its tributaries. Each month we will go out in kayaks to explore the river and the areas around it. We will use nets, water quality equipment, and our own senses to learn more about the river and the plants and animals that call it home. Teen homeschool days will give your teen a chance to get hands on experience with science and nature activities, provide an opportunity for service, and have fun in the company of other teens while doing it. Park by the pool.

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  3. PlasticWatch: Reducing plastic waste on Solomons Island

    April 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

    We’re all used to disposal plastic, but some of it ends up in our streams, rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and ultimately the ocean, harming the wildlife and sealife. CBL scientists are partnering with restaurants on Solomons Island to work together on reducing plastic waste. In this talk, Dr. Bailey will explain how these businesses are “making the switch” from common single-use, petroleum-based plastics, such as straws and take-out containers, to compostable and biodegradable products, and how YOU can help

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  4. Beer, Wine & Cheese Tasting

    April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

    Join us for a complimentary tasting of Wine, Ruddy Duck Craft Beer, and Cheese! Hors d'oeuvres and select varietals are provided. Our wine representatives are bringing in a variety of different wines for you to try. Enjoy smores bundled up by the fire on our outdoor patio. (Weather Permitting) Cheese is provided by Bowen Farmstead.

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  5. Little Minnows

    April 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    This month’s theme is "Outrageous Otter". A program for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers. This program focuses on one of the museum's three themes and usually includes a story and craft activity.

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  6. Mac Lab Tours

    April 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM)

    Enjoy a free behind the scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses over 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. The “Behind the Scenes” guided tour allows visitors to get up close and personal with our conservators and our collections. Reservations are not required. However, large groups need to make other tour arrangements, and may be charged a fee. Tours are at 11:00 am and again at 1:00 pm.

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  7. FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ

    April 26, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

    Friday Night Blitz is a drop in nine hole league every Friday evening. It's Golf Happy Hour League. There will be drink specials and golfers will be split into teams and play golf for fun and a small prize. Sign up by 4:30 PM - Tee off at 5:00 pm. Format: A-B-C-D Captains Choice Teams are chosen by the golf shop staff.

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  8. FOLKSY: Cultural Traditions & Outside Visions

    April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Annmarie After Hours Opening - Friday, April 26, 5-8pm Join us as we explore the wide realm of folk art, outsider art, and visionary art - and other artistic expressions that are often situated outside the world of mainstream fine arts. This exhibit will highlight the unconventional, the authentic, and the self-taught artists. What materials and perspectives are artists exploring? How are artists blurring the lines between fine and folk, maintstream and outsider? What cultural traditions, personal histories, or social commentaries inspire their work? What identities and issues are finding a voice? How does this work challenge our ideas and address the human condition? These and other ideas and expressions will find a home in this exciting new exhibit.

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  9. Campfire: Twilight on the Beach

    April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Have a relaxing evening with your family at Flag Ponds Park after hours. There will be a naturalist, look for shark's teeth, or simply relax and enjoy the view as the sky changes colors over the bay. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic supper, if you'd like. We will provide the s'mores.

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  10. FOLKSY Cultural Traditions and Outside Visions

    April 27, 2019 - September 22, 2019 @ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Date: Apr 26 2019 - Sep 22 2019 Gallery: Kay Daugherty Gallery Join us as we explore the wide realm of folk art, outsider art, and visionary art - and other artistic expressions that are often situated outside the world of mainstream fine arts. This exhibit will highlight the unconventional, the authentic, and the self-taught artists. What materials and perspectives are artists exploring? How are artists blurring the lines between fine and folk, maintstream and outsider? What cultural traditions, personal histories, or social commentaries inspire their work? What identities and issues are finding a voice? How does this work challenge our ideas and address the human condition? These and other ideas and expressions will find a home in this exciting new exhibit.

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  11. Calvert Garden Club Plant Sale

    April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Christ Church, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD

    Plants for sale include: Annuals & Perennials Native and Pollinator Plants Hanging Baskets Herbs Vegetables Trees and Shrubs Groundcovers Also for sale: Raffle Table Handmade Pottery New and gently used household and garden items Homemade Bake Sale, Grilled Food, Drinks Friendly knowledgeable club members will assist you in choosing plants and Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your garden questions.

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  12. 41st Annual Southern Maryland Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM)

    Experience Celtic dance, music, storytelling, bagpipes and other musical instruments-both foreign and familiar. Watch big men in kilts throwing stuff or fencing. Learn the history of explosions. Celtic and local foods, beer and wine.

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  13. Running Hare Vineyard Opening Day Extravaganza with Live Music By Wildgood Band

    April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Running Hare Vineyard

    Come celebrate with us as we officially kick off our out-door season! Live music from Wildgood Band - a high energy, rock cover band will be on the outdoor stage from 1-5. Bring your dancing shoes! Beer and wine tastings, food from Pizza di Vigna and The Hungry Hare (tacos and pulled pork). Local crafters and vendors! Dog and kid friendly event - just be sure your dog is on a leash at all times (and please clean up after) Don't miss this! What else do you have to do on the 27th? ***We card 100% of the time, so don't leave home without your ID. We cannot serve alcoholic beverages to anyone without a valid photo ID***

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  14. Toy Boat Building

    April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    Toy boat building, sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild, has been part of the museum for over 30 years and is offered on the fourth Saturday of every month. $2 donation per boat requested. Museum admission required. For ages 5 and up.

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  15. Terrestrial Mammal Fossils from the Miocene Chesapeake Group - Presented by Ralph Eshelman

    April 27, 2019, 2:30 PM @ Calvert Marine Museum

    “Terrestrial Mammal Fossils from the Miocene Chesapeake Group.” Presented by Ralph Eshelman 2:30 PM in the Harms Gallery at the Calvert Marine Museum

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  16. Family Fun Night at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

    April 27, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

    Family fun night is a nine hole family course. $3 hotdog, chips and drink combo will be available. Tee times must be booked in advance.

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  17. A Class and a Glass - Yoga at Running Hare Vineyard

    April 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Running Hare Vineyard

    Let’s kick off the 5th season of A Class & A Glass! Enjoy a 60 minute yoga class with yoga instructor Beth Cory-Leonini on the Portico of our Tuscan Events Building followed by a glass of wine or a pint of beer down the hill at our outdoor tasting room. Pack a picnic and stick around after yoga and enjoy live music from 1-5 pm. What to bring: yoga mat, towel, water, and your photo ID. Valid ID is required for ALL alcohol purchases. Rain or shine, we will be practicing! $20 per person

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  18. Cheerfest in the Beer Garden

    April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

    Join us for an Outdoor Patio Party on select Sundays for live music, local guest bartenders, great food and Ruddy Duck craft beer! Our outdoor patio is dog-friendly and shaded. If it is raining the party will be held indoors! April 14th- Live Music with Josh Airhart Guest Bartender, TBD April 28th- Live Music with Matt Garrett Guest Bartender, Jackie Gheen

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  19. Spring Guided Family Hike @ ACLT

    April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ American Chestnut Land Trust

    Bring the whole family for an ACLT “Guided Family Hike” starting from our North Side Trailhead. We will be hiking to ACLT’s newest and most popular feature – The Raft! The Raft connects our north and south trail systems. It’s a railed platform which uses a pulley system to allow the rider to pull themselves across a narrow section of the creek. Guests will be guided to the raft to have the fun of pulling themselves across and back, then the group will continue around Parkers Creek Loop to Double Oak Rd Trail. Call to register: 410-414-3400. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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  20. City Nature Challenge Bioblitz @ Flag Ponds

    April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    This is a self led event. Spend the an hour or a day outside exploring with your family in this fun bio blitz-style event called the “City Nature Challenge.” It’s easy – look for and find wildlife and plants, take a picture, and share it to iNaturalist (this can happen back at home also). City Nature Challenge 2019 Calvert County is part of the City Nature Challenge of the Washington DC region. Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. During the weekend of April 26-29, 2019 individuals and groups will be on the hunt for animals, plants, mushrooms, and other life forms. These observations will be documented on iNaturalist and counted towards our region's tally.

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  21. Spring Nature Play Day

    April 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flag Ponds Nature Park

    3-5 years old, Adults are required Playing outside is healthy for humans of all ages. Take some time to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded families. In this semi-structured event children and their grown-ups can explore, play games, and/or create some nature art. Families may stay for some of the listed program time – activities will be ongoing. Younger siblings are welcome, but for safety, must be supervised by their adults. Activities set up from 10am-12pm - you may stay for part or all of that time.

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  22. A Celebration of Mo Willems

    April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch

    . Help us kick off Children's Book Week with a celebration of one of our favorite children's authors--Mo Willems! Join in the fun with all things Elephant & Piggie, Knuffle Bunny and the Pigeon and see how much Mo Fun it is to read!

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