Patuxent River Appreciation Days

DAYTRIPPING

October 04, 1992

Patuxent River Appreciation Days Saturday and next Sunday pay tribute to Maryland's largest river contained within the state's boundaries. The event is an effort to make the public aware of the river's economic importance as well as its scenic beauty and historic and recreational value. The Appreciation Days, held annually for 15 years, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons.

Organizations like the Sierra Club, America's Clean Water Foundation and the Southern Maryland Audubon Society will be on hand to discuss environ-mental issues. It is also a time for families to enjoy Southern Maryland seafood, crafts, entertainment by the Navy Band's bluegrass group, puppet shows, boat building demonstrations, wood carving, fossil displays, and a traditional parade on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The museum's exhibition building will hold a weekend open house. The building contains a maritime exhibit, the new multi-aquarium "Estuary Patuxent" exhibit and, on view through October, "The Paintings of August Rolle," impressionist seascapes of the local area. You can also visit the Drum Point Lighthouse or take a cruise on the river aboard the museum's 1899 bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, Solomons' new water taxi, the Stars and Stripes, or the double-decker boat Miss Solomons. All activities and admissions are free. The museum is on state Route 2 in Solomons. Call (410) 326-2042.

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