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November 02, 2006|By [KRISTIN GRAY]

Pirate Day

The lowdown -- The lore of pirates' hidden treasures will be a highlight of the Calvert Marine Museum's Pirate Day on Tuesday. Kids can make pirate bracelets, sailor's spy tools and personalize a Jolly Roger flag. From 11 a.m. to noon, kids can hear pirate stories followed by a seaman's sing-along at 1 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl will be shown at 2 p.m.

If you go -- Pirate Day is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum, 14150 Solomons Island Road, Solomon. Children younger than 12 dressed in pirate costume will be admitted free. Admission is $7 for children 12 and older and $5 for children younger than 12. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or go to

Kent County art

The lowdown -- Nonprofit organization Artworks invites visitors to experience the beauty of Kent County and its artists this weekend. Artworks' annual studio tour and sale returns for two days of self-guided art viewing and sightseeing. Participants can visit the homes and studios of artists and watch demonstrations on style and technique.

If you go -- The tours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Chestertown and several surrounding towns. The kickoff exhibition is 5 p.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow at 306 Park Row in Chestertown. Tickets are $10 for both days. Call 410-778-6300 or go to artworks

All about oysters

The lowdown -- Savor the taste of Maryland's maritime culture at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Oyster Fest on Saturday. Attendees can eat raw, steamed and fried oysters and learn oyster history. Other highlights are an oyster-eating contest and an oyster exchange area for trading recipes.

If you go -- The festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St. in St. Michaels. Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and younger admitted free. Call 410-745-2916 or go to

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