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September 2017

MEMBER NIGHT: Model Guild and Model Sailing

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Watch radio controlled model skipjacks sail along our waterfront as Model Guild members share their stories of how maritime model making and radio controlled sailing work. Bob Mason, Model Guild volunteer, will speak.

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ALL Course: Readings in Contemporary American Poetry

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This six-week course will focus on contemporary American poetry by writers who are living, some of whom are well established and others who are less well known, but who may become the canonical writers of the future.

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ALL Course: Driving Defensively – And Other Things You Should Know

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You may consider yourself a good driver and you may have never had a major accident, but you may also have been lucky up to now. We will discuss the finer points of how to raise your awareness of your surroundings, use what you see to your advantage, and how to avoid those crazies out there. We will also discuss automobiles in general, the various types including the myth of all wheel drive vehicles and winter driving as well as other related topics. Learn how to modify your driving skills and what to watch for. It is a jungle out there and this course may well save your life or loved ones.

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ALL Field Trip: Easton/Newnam Field

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On this walking tour, Mike Henry, Airport Manager for the past 14 years, will tour you through Newnam Field and learn what a local airport can mean to the community. Who uses it? Who works there? How is it funded? You will also learn what has been done to make the airport an environmentally good neighbor.

The walking tour includes Spitfire LTD, a collection of beautifully restored WWII fighter craft.
Participants are invited to lunch on their own at Sugar Buns Airport Café inside the airport after the tour.

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WAITLIST – Homeschool Day

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Homeschool students and their adults are invited to come to CBMM’s fall Homeschool Day, selecting either a morning or afternoon program to explore the history of the greatest oyster factory on Earth —the Chesapeake Bay. Students will help construct a dugout canoe, learning about a time in which oysters lay thick as stones, explore the cabin of a skipjack, and investigate close-up the tiny critters that inhabit an oyster reef. Families are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and picnic on campus. The Campus Challenge scavenger hunt will also be available for families to explore other museum highlights at their own pace. Individual families and co-op groups alike are welcome to attend.

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ALL Course: Islam: Origins, Decline, and Rekindling

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The religion of Islam, or surrender to the will of God, had its beginnings among Arabs who inhabited the desert of what is now Saudi Arabia in the mid-7th century. Conquest, consolidation, and religious fervor united a significant portion of the Mid East, North Africa, Asia, and parts of Europe from the 7th century through the 15th under the rule of Islam.

Convinced of the absolute truth of Islam, Muslims traditionally have not sought dialogue with representatives of other religions, although Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Judaism are recognized in Islam as the other “religions of the book” (based on Revelation).
Islam is much more than a religion. It is law, governance, ethics, and a daily way of life that the devout Muslim believes is given to them by Allah through the Koran and the works and life of Mohammad and it is their right and direction by Allah to govern all others under the rule of Islam.

It is this belief and the actions of jihadists that have brought the strife and bloodshed we are now witnessing worldwide. This talk will be an exposition of the world of Islam.

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Family Day @ CBMM

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get hands-on with our campus! Your family will have a chance to explore the Museum through hands-on activities and family-friendly exhibits, perfect for a day of family fun. Take a Quest Card and find your way around campus, learning to take photos like Robert de Gast, examining the critters that live on an oyster reef, and helping shape a dugout canoe.

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Family Boatshop

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join CBMM shipwrights in the boat shop for a family experience helping to complete Pintail, a 25’ Draketail under construction, restore a canoe and start a new build in October. For ages 10 and up, accompanied by an adult.

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ALL Field Trip: Poplar Island

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Poplar Island, once on the verge of disappearing, is today a national model for habitat restoration and the beneficial use of dredged material. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, teamed with the Maryland Port Administration and other State and Federal agencies to restore the island using dredged material from the Baltimore Harbor and Channel Federal navigation projects. Approximately 40 million cubic yards of dredged material will be placed to develop 570 acres of wetlands and 570 acres of uplands.

A guided tour of the island’s 13 miles of dikes will offer views of emerging habitat for a variety of wildlife species including bald eagles, osprey, heron, and egret as well as insight into the challenges of island restoration.

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Canvas Building and Painting Class

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Students in grades 6 to 9 will build a stretcher frame and stretch their own canvas the first day, and use their finished product on Wednesday to paint their own masterpiece. Creativity encouraged, and artistic guidance provided!

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ALL Course: Identifying the Trees of Delmarva

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Pickering Creek Audubon Center Director Mark Scallion for an exploration of trees of Delmarva. You’ll explore several different local sites, both public and private, as you learn the 40 most common trees that are found on the coastal plain. Over the course of the fall we’ll learn to identify trees not just by leaves, but also buds, twigs, bark and fruit. Along the way we’ll discuss the ecology of forests and the history and uses of trees. We also cover occasional fall blooming plants we encounter along the way. This course assumes no previous expertise and is open to persons of all skill levels.

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Timberframing Workshop

September 28 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm
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Participants will learn about the age-old building process of timber framing, help layout a building plan and mortise and tenons using all hands tools. Instructor Grigg Mullen got involved in timber framing in 1994 as a craftsman, engineer, rigger and event organizer. In this time, he has worked on numerous projects both in the US and UK. He joined the Timber Framers Guild in 1994, serving three terms on the TFG board of directors, and is a founding and ongoing member of the Timber Framing Engineering Council.

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October 2017

Girls’ Beginners Woodshop

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - October 4 @ 7:30 pm

Calling all girls in grades six to nine! Join CBMM for an evening Girls’ Woodshop program. Over the course of three days, we will teach you the basics of hand tools and wood construction as we each create our own planter box from scratch. Led by Seip Family Foundation Rising Tide Apprentice Lauren Gaunt, the goal of the workshop is to provide girls with knowledge of basic hand tools and wood construction, and help them feel confident and at home in the workshop.

Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. Participants must attend all three days, as the project will progress step by step over the course of the program.

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ALL Course: Great Decisions Discussion Program

October 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Developed by the Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org) in 1954, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the largest and longest-standing world affairs program of its kind. Any individual with an interest in expanding his/her knowledge of international relations as well as engaging in active discussion of crucial global issues is welcome.

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ALL Course: Cooking Paella

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and learn how to make Spain’s most famous dish. There will be a hand out, a recipe, and a cooking demonstration. After, we will sit down and enjoy the Paella for lunch.
Note: There is shellfish in the Paella.

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Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
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On Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIII.

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ALL Course: True Stories, Well Told

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Would you like to write about your life, about your family and its unique history, or about the significance of a particular day, a so-called shining moment that you will remember forever?
Please join us as we continue our journey into the art of writing memoir. Class time will be devoted to reading aloud your one to two page submissions to our writer’s group each week.
We will also discuss opportunities that are currently available to independently publish your work.

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ALL Course: The Equation That Could Not Be Solved

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The quadratic formula was known to the ancient Babylonians. The mid-sixteenth century saw the claims and counterclaims of Tartaglia, Cardano, and Ferrari for the discovery of the general solution of third and fourth degree equations. It would take a new level of abstraction, the mathematical group and symmetry, to prove that there exists no general solution for algebraic equations of the fifth degree and higher. The outline of that proof was written down the night before the twenty-year-old Evariste Galois was killed in a duel.
Come and explore together the colorful history of the general solutions of algebraic equations and the Galois proof that above the fourth degree such solutions do not exist.

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MEMBER NIGHT: Edna Lockwood Update and Brew Tasting

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Experience the ongoing transformation of the historic restoration of the log hull of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood. The queen of CBMM’s Floating Fleet, Edna Lockwood is the last historic sailing boat of her kind. Boatyard manager and shipwright Mike Gorman will share how shipwrights and apprentices are shaping and carving the new hull like they did more than 127 years ago. Enjoy tastings from a local brewery while enjoying the boatyard.

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ALL Course: How to Find Out What You Have and What to Do with Things You Do Not Want

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You’ve decided to clear out your closets, attic, or basement. Whether you are preparing for a move or just freeing space for new things, this program will help you identify what you have and explore the options for turning your discards into cash.
You’ll learn where to find out more about your possessions, so you will know whether that old desk or print is a rare antique to be cherished or just old. We’ll cover values and learn how to navigate the internet to get a rough idea of prices. We will also talk about market shifts and look at lists of what is and isn’t selling at the top consignment shops in Philadelphia and DC.
We’ll discuss various options for disposing of your things and summarize the benefits of using each — from museum donations to estate sales, or consignment shops to auctions.

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