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February 2016

ALL Course: Canasta is Back

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - March 9 @ 3:00 pm
Oxford Community Center,
200 Oxford Road, Oxford, MD United States
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Canasta Cards

Classic Canasta, popular in the 50s, is making a huge comeback. Social clubs all over are holding Canasta games. Many played this game as children and found it not only fun but a game for all ages and great for family groups. Experience is not necessary. This class will cover the main objectives of the game and basic strategies, with time for practice games. Canasta cards, shufflers, and card trays will be available for purchase at the first class meeting for those who need them.

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ALL Course: Great Decisions Program

February 4 @ 1:30 pm - March 24 @ 3:00 pm
Large Conference Room at Eastern Shore Landconservancy,
114 South Washington Street, Easton, 21601 United States
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Foreign Policy Association Logo

Developed by the Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org) in 1954, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the longest-standing and largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind. It is designed to encourage debate and discussion of the important global issues of our time. 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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Free admission in February

February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 12 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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CBMM Free in February 2016

Thanks to generous sponsor support, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be offering free admission Monday through Friday during the month of February. Free admission covers access to the entire museum, including the working boatyard and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as well as numerous permanent and changing exhibitions along CBMM’s waterfront campus in historic St. Michaels, Md.

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Rising Tide: Boat Shop Orientation, Session 1

February 9 @ 3:30 pm - February 11 @ 5:30 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Students learn the ropes of the boat shop, with an emphasis to keep themselves and others safe in a working environment. Students learn how to use a tape measure with fractional increments, and practice using basic hand tools, such as a saw and a plane. Class meets two nights and is a requirement before a student can participate in any other Rising Tide classes.

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ALL Course: From the White Rabbit to Rikki-Tikki Tavi, Books of British Victorian Childhood

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - March 2 @ 2:30 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Alice in Wonderland

In Victorian England, childhood was, for the first time, widely embraced as a separate stage of life development. Rather than tiny adults, children in the post-Enlightenment Era were now viewed as malleable creatures, to be guided by equal doses of love and morality into successful adulthood. Books like Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Books were written not only for their delight and diversion, but also to instill personal and political values. Join us as we read and discuss these cornerstones of children’s fiction, revisiting them as flights of marvelous fancy and seeking to discern the deeper purposes of Kipling’s and Carroll’s respective works.

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ALL Meet the Author Course: “Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation and Future” by Kate Livie

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Chesapeake Oysters Book Author Kate Livie.

Join CBMM’s Director of Education Kate Livie for a discussion of the creation and content of her new book, Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation and Future. Chesapeake Oysters explores the history, culture, and future of the Bay’s beloved bivalve, from the oyster middens of the Chesapeake Indians to modern boutique oyster farms raising sustainable shellfish. Kate will be giving a presentation and reading of her new book, followed by a book signing.

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$45 - $55

Apprentice For a Day Boatbuilding Program

February 13 @ 10:00 am - February 14 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

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ChesAdventures Session 2: Chesapeake Critter Tracks

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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CBMM Director of Education Kate Livie, left, works with a past participant in the museum’s educational programs for children. CBMM’s ChesAdventures takes place each Saturday in February, with each session offering two-hours of age-appropriate Chesapeake-themed activities.

Bring your little mariner to the Museum for Bay games, crafts, stories, and hands-on activities. Each day has a different theme that explores the environment, people, and traditions that make
the Chesapeake Bay unique. TIMES: 10am-noon for ages 4-6 and 1-3pm for ages 7-9

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Valentine’s Day Special: 2-for-1 Apprentice for a Day Program

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

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Free admission in February

February 15 @ 10:00 am - February 19 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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CBMM Free in February 2016

Thanks to generous sponsor support, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be offering free admission Monday through Friday during the month of February. Free admission covers access to the entire museum, including the working boatyard and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as well as numerous permanent and changing exhibitions along CBMM’s waterfront campus in historic St. Michaels, Md.

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ALL Course: Who’s Driving Your Bus?

February 16 @ 10:30 am - February 23 @ 12:00 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Bus Clip art

Join us for an insightful, interactive, and light-hearted discussion that explores just what gets in the way of us being in the driver’s seats of our own lives. Too often, as Pogo said, “we have met the enemy and he is us!” We will explore topics such as temperament, stress, excuses, habits, and the real effects of aging. Excerpts from the books Treat Me, Not My Age by Mark Lachs M.D., Another Country by Mary Pipher, and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg will be referenced during the discussion.

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Volunteer Friendraiser

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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CBMM_POTPVolunteer

Join CBMM volunteers and staff at our First Volunteer Friendraiser, February 16th, 2016, at 3:30-5:00 PM in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium. This event is free, but registration is required by January 30th. To register, call 410-745-4941 or aspeight@cbmm.org. We want to grow our public programs- and we are looking for new volunteers interested in learning how to lead tours exploring the Bay’s history, culture, and environment. No experience is necessary, but an enthusiasm for the Chesapeake and the gift of gab are essential.

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Rising Tide: Tool Box Build, Session 1

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - February 25 @ 5:30 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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The tool box build challenges the students with their first individual project. Students make all of the tool box components using hand tools and are introduced to a couple of basic power tools such as a bandsaw and a cordless drill and driver. The toolbox belongs to the student and can be used at the museum or brought home. This is a four-night class and students need to attend all four nights in order to complete their project.

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MEMBER NIGHT: Exhibit Exploration, A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting

February 17 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Join CBMM’s Chief Curator, Pete Lesher for a final look at our 50th Anniversary exhibition that features 50 outstanding highlights from the Museum’s collection. With artifacts ranging from gilded eagles to a sailmaker’s sewing machine, a log-built bugeye to an intimate scene of crabpickers, Lesher will tell the rich stories behind these historic objects. A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting will be closing to the public on March 1, 2016 to make way for our new exhibition. Free to members; reservations required. Space is limited!

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Winter Speaker Series Session 1: Invasive Species and the Changing Environment of the Chesapeake Bay

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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The invasive species Northern Snakehead is found in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Photo by MD DNR.

Phragmites to nutria, snakeheads to blue catfish, invasive species are everywhere in the Chesapeake Bay. In the last 50 years, their increasing numbers have dramatically impacted the Bay’s environment and ecology. Join Jonathan McKnight, Associate Director of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program, for a discussion of the origin of these invasive species and their impact on the Bay’s landscape and people, and discover how Maryland is addressing the concerning growth of these destructive interlopers.

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EXHIBITION OPENING: Maritime Talbot County, Photographs by H. Robins Hollyday

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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the ferry Governor Emerson C. Harrington II departing Claiborne, an important terminal for cross-bay ferries in the twentieth century. Before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened in 1952, a system of ferries daily carried people, goods, and vehicles, connecting Annapolis to Claiborne, and later Sandy Point to Kent Island, with a shorter crossing from Romancoke on Kent Island to Claiborne. Emerson C. Harrington II served this shorter crossing. Photograph by H. Robins Hollyday, c. 1948, collection of Talbot Historical Society

Photographer H. Robins “Bob” Hollyday (1898-1981) documented Eastern Shore people and places from land, water, and air through much of the 20th century. Beginning in 1929, Hollyday teamed with Talbot County’s most well-known aviator, Malcolm Hathaway, to fly the skies over the county. Hollyday would hang out of the open cockpit plane with a large, cumbersome camera to take photographs. Hollyday photographed properties from the air for the area’s realtors, captured events for local business and society, and documented the region’s culture. His photographs reflect a distinct sense of place, and in Talbot County, which claims 600 miles of shoreline, that character is closely intertwined with the water. In these images, Hollyday documented the area’s waterborne transportation and recreation, waterside industry, and fisheries.

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$45 - $55

REDUCED PRICE DAY – Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

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ChesAdventures Session 3: Splashy Science Experiments

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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CBMM Director of Education Kate Livie, left, works with a past participant in the museum’s educational programs for children. CBMM’s ChesAdventures takes place each Saturday in February, with each session offering two-hours of age-appropriate Chesapeake-themed activities.

Bring your little mariner to the Museum for Bay games, crafts, stories, and hands-on activities. Each day has a different theme that explores the environment, people, and traditions that make
the Chesapeake Bay unique. TIMES: 10am-noon for ages 4-6 and 1-3pm for ages 7-9

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Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

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ALL Course: True Stories, Well Told

February 22 @ 9:30 am - March 18 @ 11:30 am
Dorchester House,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, 21663
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Typewriter

Some of the best stories we can write are true stories. Do you have a true story to tell? 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? 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 writers group each week. We will also discuss opportunities that are currently available to independently publish your book.

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